Birthday goodies

Merry Christmas!!

Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! We started our celebration yesterday with Christmas at my dad's. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go. Right before we were to leave, I got sick. I was so sad. I really hated to miss it. Aunt Pat always makes crawfish etouffee. It's so good!!

Tonight was Christmas at my mom's. We had a great time!! I was too scared to eat too much. What a waste to get a stomach bug at Christmas!

Tomorrow is at my mother-in-law's.

I've gotten some wonderful things from stitching friends for my birthday. I promise to post pictures soon. They really spoiled me!!

Oh! Thanks for the comments on my new hobby!! I have made one more pendant for Jake's girlfriend. I need to show y'all that too. I'm really hoping Santa is bring me a glass cutter........

Learned something new!!

I have been waiting on pins and needles to get the supplies in to start a new hobbie. I know, I don't NEED another hobbie but..... I wanted to learn how to do soldered glass ornaments. Well today my kit came in. YEA!! I had so much fun!! They're not perfect but the second was better than the first. I'm definitely going to have to learn how to cut glass though. Or find a cheap supplier!!

Let me know what you think!!

Only Tuesday??

I know it's been awhile! I'm sorry!! Where does the time go?? I know where most of it went, work! But I LOVE my job. I'm so happy. I feel like a new person almost. To be honest, I'm kinda nervous that I like it too much and it will not last. I've always been the *disposable* employee because I'm not full time. So I'm used to being the one that has to go. But I'm going to think positive and enjoy it while I can.

Jake has already played 2 soccer games this week. He got to play goalie last night. He'd never played that before. He did pretty good. Only like one score through. We still lost though. They won tonight though. Yea!! One more game to go Thursday. Wonder what will take my time then?? OH wait! I know!! Josh is playing basketball and Jake is trying out for the baseball team.

Please don't ask me about Christmas shopping....I'm the worst procrastinator in the world. I do have a lot of it done. But there is still more to do. I'm off this Friday so I should get it done then. I was supposed to be off last Friday but they asked me to come in for part of the day, so I did. See I told you I love my job! I would have NEVER done that before.

I promise to try to update more!!


Thought I'd better post a picture of Jake before he got too upset with me about not being on my blog!! He looks so grown up in this picture. Playing soccer this year was kind of a whim for him. One of his friends told him he should play so he tried out and LOVED it. He hasn't played since he was 6 or 7 so we've all been learning about the game. I love seeing how excited he is to play.

Angel Alert!!

Check out this cutie!!

Josh was Gabriel in our church's children's musical, Angel Alert. I wish you all could have seen him. He did so good!! My heart is just about to bust I'm so proud of him!!

Jonah was in the program too. He sang with the choir then excited out to change into a shepherd. Unfortunately his pictures didn't turn out so great tonight. They'll do the program again tomorrow night so I'll get some then.


Ok, I'm going to attempt a to post a picture! Hope it works!!

Yea!! I did it! This is from Jonah's first day at school this year. He's in second grade. His teacher is just PRECIOUS!! She calls everybody precious!! She taught Josh in kindergarten then retired. She decided she missed teaching and came back to second grade. I'm so glad she is Jonah's teacher. We just love her!!


First day at my new job and I had to leave early!! I made a GREAT impression!! My middle son had the school nurse call me to let me know he had an earache. I asked her if he was ok to stay at school and she said yes. So I told her I would call to get an appointment at the dr's office and would pick him up to go there. I called the office and found out that Josh has never seen this doctor. How could that be?? We've used this doctor for at least 5 years. Anyway the receptionist told me that she could get him in next week but not any sooner b/c he was a NEW patient. Ok, I have 3 boys. One of which just saw this dr last week!! I told her this and it didn't seem to matter. I had to hang up before I got ugly with her!! After I calmed down, I called back and asked what I needed to do to get an appt with this dr. I went through the dance and finally got an appointment for after school. UGH!!

About an hour after all of this, Josh's math teacher called me and said he was crying all through her class. So I found my new boss and told her what was going on. I felt horrible!! What a wonderful way to start my first day. Good news is Josh just has an ear infection and should be good to go to school tomorrow. I would have just died if I had to call in sick tomorrow. I did let the doctor know I was not happy about having trouble getting in today. I know this doctor - we went to college together and are from neighboring home towns. He didn't understand what happened either. He said they routinely see siblings. Guess I just got the one person who didn't know this. He apologized several times and I know he felt bad about it.

I think I'm going to love my new job!! I get to wear pink scrubs!! Next to purple, pink is my favorite color!! It's a totally different job than I've done before. Not like diagnostic x-ray at all. Everybody was really nice and patient with me. I have to learn new people, new routines, new everything!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving!! We're going to my dad's today, my mother-in-law's tomorrow and my mom's Sunday. I'm going to be HUGE!! The best part is I don't have to cook this year!! My MIL said that it was my turn next year so I'm going to enjoy this year!!

Monday I start my new position at the hospital. I'll be doing bone densities at the breast center. I was so nervous about talking to them and wasn't sure what I would do but it's just perfect for me and my family. I'll work Monday through Thursday, 9 to 2:30. I went from not having any hours to work for the month of December to having around 20hrs a week pretty much guaranteed. What a blessing!! I'm really sad about leaving my other department. I just love everybody there. It's going to be a big change but a good one.

Don't eat too much turkey!!

My Monday

What a day! I was off yesterday so today was my Monday. It was hard to go to work when everybody else in the house was sleeping!! Brad is off of work all week and the boys are out of school. I did have a short day at work because Jake, our oldest son, got braces today. Just on the top. He'll have the bottom ones put on in 4-6 months. He had a little trouble eating supper but I think he'll be fine tomorrow.

When I got home, Brad and the other 2 boys were putting up a *redneck* swing! Only my husband (or his dad) would put it together like he did. I tried to take pictures but it was too dark for my little camera. I'll try again tomorrow when I get home from work. This swing project was one that Brad and his dad wanted to do but didn't get done before he died. I just know that John (my father in law) is just grinning in heaven looking down at it! Brad did it just like he would have!! Like father,like son!! I looked out in the backyard at one point and Brad's riding the tractor through the yard. The next time I saw him, he's on one of the gocarts. The next time I saw him, he had dirt all over him. Something about going around a curve too fast and ROLLING the gocart!! I definitely have FOUR boys!!

I thought tomorrow would be my last day at work for awhile but I may have a chance to do bone densities at the breast center at my hospital. I'm going to try to talk to the director of that department tomorrow. I so need to keep working to pay for these braces on Jake's teeth!!

Well, I thought I was going to post some pictures but I need to set up an account first to put the pictures in! I promise some pics soon!!

First Post!

Well, I finally did it! We'll see how this goes. Hopefully I can keep up with it. Wish me luck!