Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We gained a pound!!

No, I am not talking about me...I am trying to lose it! I'm talking about this cutie pie.

I took Mac to his 6 month check-up with Dr. Kagy at Arkansas Asthma and Allergy Clinic. He was 37 inches tall and 26 pounds...yep, 26 pounds! I've been a little worried lately because he doesn't weigh much at all. He is 3 1/2 years old and wears size 24 month clothes (and the waistband on his shorts have to be rolled so they will stay up!!). I can't begin to tell you how happy I was about this simple pound!! I do have to say that he is getting taller, so I know he is growing, but to me, he is still so small.


I went to see Eclipse last night. It was a good movie, but I liked the book better. I still think Twilight is my favorite movie so far. We did have a great time,though. I still think there could've been more Edward (maybe that's why I like Twilight better.

Eclipse Buddies: Rhonda, Michal, Amy, Christi, and Me

When Amy dropped me off at home about 2:30, our street was without electricity. I was awake until about 4:00, then up at 7:00. I'm going to drop Emma off at church for Wacky Wednesday...they are going to the zoo. Mac has a dr. appointment in Little Rock, then we'll meet them at the zoo!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ok, I admit it...

I am a Twilightaholic!! I can't wait until midnight tonight when I get to see the premiere of

and yes, I chose the poster with Edward on it!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Italian Get-Together

So last night we had a get-together at Cindy's house and the theme...Italian. It was wonderful. We had 3 main dishes, salad, and garlic bread, along with several desserts. We also surprised our friend, Nicole, with a little housewarming gift. I forgot to take my camera, so I stole these off tagged photos on Facebook. When more are uploaded, I'll post more!! Thanks, Cindy, for having us over! We had a great time!!

Nicole, Jessica, Cindy, and me

Jason, Nicole, Randall, Emma, and Mac

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wacky Wednesday- Wild River Country

This past Wednesday, the kids and I headed to Wild River Country with the group from church for Wacky Wednesday. We had a great time. I didn't get many pictures because I was too busy running around (on a HOT day) trying to keep the kids in the water. We didn't do the big slides or anything since it was just me with both kids, but we had fun enjoying the Lazy River, Wave Pool, and Kiddie Pool. It was a wonderfully cool treat on a very hot day! Next week will be our last Wacky Wednesday for the year, and we're headed to the zoo!!

I am so excited for tonight. We are once again getting together with a great group of friends from church for an Italian Potluck!! We have a great time when we are together!! I can't wait to get in some good fellowship.

Speaking of fellowships, Bro. James has started Fellowship Groups at church. These are groups that are together for 4 months. We are supposed to meet once a month just to Bible Study involved. This is part of his vision for us to get to know more people in our ever-growing church on a more personal level. Our last meeting with our group this time is Sunday after church. Hopefully I will remember to take some pictures and post about it! We have already signed up for our group for next time, and I can't wait!! I have really enjoyed the time with our last group, and I can't wait to get to know those in our next group a little better!!

I am so excited about my weight loss so far! I have lost 7 pounds, so I only have 13 more to go on my first goal...hopefully I can reach that before school starts! I have only had 3 Dr. Peppers in the last 2 weeks, and I am keeping up with my exercise and water! I am also trying to watch what I eat a little more. I am trying to eat a little healthier, and when I am full, I stop! I think that's the goal for now.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I know we's very busy!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ok...I'm going to do it!!

Next Tuesday (ok, technically Wednesday, June 30) at midnight, I am going with a group of ladies to see this movie...

...and I can't wait!! I haven't been this excited about a movie since I got caught up in this series of movies...

And come to find out, they both have one thing in common...

Yes, I am Team Edward all the way! I usually don't get caught up in books/movies that have a lot of hoopla going on about them, but as I said in an earlier post, I decided the read Twilight after much "nagging" from students...and I loved it, just as I loved the Harry Potter series once I started it. Now I am going to watch a movie release at midnight with a group of friends, and I am so excited!! Hopefully I'll remember to take my camera so I can take pics with the great group of ladies who are willing to join me at midnight!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Father's Day to Randall from me

This is what I gave Randall for Father's Day!! HaHa!! Actually, I was coming in the back door yesterday and fell. I hit my hand and have some soft tissue least it was my left hand. Unfortunately, Randall ended up doing EVERYTHING for dinner that we were cooking for my daddy for Father's Day.

Randall, I am so blessed to be married to you, and Emma and Mac are very lucky to have your for their daddy! We love you!!

Last Softball Game

Last Thursday was Emma's last softball game for the season. She has done so well this year, and I am very grateful to have been one of her coaches! We had a great group of girls. I can't wait to have them all over to the house on Saturday for pizza and playtime!!

Emma with her softball medal.

Emma and Kamryn

Kamryn, Jadyan, and Emma

Our Kiwanis softball team (6U)

Wacky Wednesday-Dodgeball and Movies

For last week's Wacky Wednesday, we had to stay at church because the church bus was gone to Arizona for a mission trip. We played dodgeball and had movies. My kids chose to watch Princess and the Frog (which I had never seen and thought was adorable!!) We had a great time, and we can't wait to head to Wild River Country tomorrow!!

Mac and Emma watching Princess and the Frog while having popcorn and drinks.

Emma playing dodgeball.

Mac chillin!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Show Us Your Life-Proposal Stories

Today's Show Us Your Life is about proposal stories...and I have to admit, Randall did a great job when he proposed. I knew the time was coming, but I didn't know when. We had been to several jewelry stores looking at rings so he would know what I liked and what I didn't, but in the end, he picked out my ring all on his own! (Well, with a little help from my mom!!) On Saturday, May 3, 2001 (a week before I graduated from college), we went out to a park that we have on the outskirts of town that overlooks the Little Red River. This was not unusual because we had done this before. The park has trails and little overlooks, and we were walking down one. He leaned over to kiss me, then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him...of course, I said yes. I then called my parents (even though the already knew) and he called his mom. We went to Colton's to eat, then went back to my house.

My ring was (and still is) beautiful. It is almost a 1/2 carat marquis with almost 1/3 carat bagets on both sides.

To add to the story, Randall was a true Southerner...he did ask my dad if he could marry me before he proposed, and he did this while he was in the woods turkey hunting with my dad...and yes, my dad had a gun!!

One thing I have to say about me is that I made him sit down and set a date IMMEDIATELY!! I knew I wanted to get married in the summer, but I wanted time to plan the wedding, so we set the date for July 20, 2002. Well, he ended up getting deployed and called 3 days after he left and said he wouldn't be there on July 20 for the wedding. Obviously you can't get married without the groom, so we postponed the wedding until August 17,2002...the weekend before school started (remember, I am a teacher!!).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sizzling Summer Savings #2

On Saturday, Randall and I were at Wal-Mart and found this great deal sure to give the kids lots of summer fun...a Buzz Lightyear slip-n-slide!! Only $5! What a great deal for loads of summer fun!!


Softball season for Emma is coming to an end. We have a game tonight and Thursday night, and then it will all be over for another year. I am very impressed by the progress she's made this year over last year. Every once in a while, she'll still cry on the field, but for the most part, she does a good job hitting and playing first base. She has even hit 2 home runs this year! I haven't taken many pictures because I am the assistant coach, but I made sure to take a few last night!!

Emma and Kamryn...Love those socks!!

Mac helping Daddy gather balls for the pitching machine.

Waiting for Gramps and Grammy

She hits....

and she run!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Music Monday


Today's Music Monday is songs with your significant other. This is the song that Randall and I had played at our wedding while we lit the unity candle.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Updated To-Do List

To check out the updated to-do list, click here.

Weight Loss

Ok, so I have a problem. Ok,there, I admitted it...that's the first step, right? I am very uncomfortable with my body, so I am trying to lose some weight. My first goal is to lose 20 pounds by the time school starts. That's attainable for me. After I lose that 20, then I'll set a new attainable goal. I have to take baby steps. This last week, my goal was the walk twice daily, drink 100 ozs. of water a day, and try to wean myself off Dr. Pepper. The only days I didn't walk twice this week were Wednesday and Friday, but I did get in one walk on those days. Dr. Pepper just tastes funny after drinking that much water, so I'm not craving it anymore, and I've only missed the 100 oz. mark one day (and I had 96 ozs. that day!!). And the result? I lost 4 1/2 pounds this week!! GO ME!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Emma, Mac, and Maggie

These are pictures of Emma, Mac, and Maggie (Gramps' new blue heeler puppy).

It Won't Be Like This for Long

As I type this post, Mac is sitting here in my lap with me. It seems like just yesterday Randall and I were getting married, then came Emma, then Mac...the time just goes by too quickly. Summer times are very special to me. I enjoy being home and spending time with Emma and Mac. I always try to come up with fun and inexpensive ideas to keep them busy. Today is one of Emma's favorite days...we are having pajama day! According to the radar, rain is heading our way, so I thought this would be the perfect day for is a song to sum up how I feel...

Show Us Your Life- China Patterns

Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is once again hosting Show Us Your Life this week. The topic is china pattern. I was like Kelly when I was registering for china...I didn't want a formal china. I wanted something for everyday use...and the funny thing is, I don't ever use it! I am planning now to start using it more often. My "china" is Fitz and Floyd Tuscany. It is discontinued now, so I had to search for different pictures of it so I didn't have to take all of mine out of the cabinet to take pictures of.

I really love these dishes. My kitchen is green and is decorated with grapes, and this china goes great with it...since I don't use it much, I actually took some of the salad plates (there are 2 different designs) and alternated the designs on the wall. I really liked the way it turned out!

I also chose a very simple style of glasses for my everyday glassware...I chose Libbey Gibraltor. They are very heavy and withstand a lot!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sizzling Summer Savings

Movie admission for 3- $6
3 bags of popcorn and 3 drinks- $6
Lunch at McDonalds (after the refund from the Shrek glasses)- $3.04
Summertime fun with my babies- priceless

Today the kids and I went to the movies for their summer movie program. Admission is $2 per person, and you can get a small bag of popcorn for $1 and a small drink for $1. It's a great way of entertaining the kids!

Afterwards, we went to McDonald's for lunch. I had to return 2 Shrek glasses I had bought because they had been recalled. I ended up only having to pay $3.04 for lunch! Talk about our cheap entertainment for the day!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wacky Wednesdays- Sandy Beach

Today was our second Wacky Wednesday outing with church. We loaded up the church bus (I actually drove my van, too) and headed to Sandy Beach in Heber Springs. We had a great time of fellowship with all the adults and children who were there...I am a little worse for the legs are RED!! That's even after 3 coats of sunscreen. We did have a good time, though. Here are a few pictures from the day!