Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spooktacular Time !

We had a great time last night with our mini-Halloween party. The boys got to dress up and it was a great time of eating and fun. It's so nice to be able to all get together and enjoy the time together. Plus, we got some great pictures that we really needed... :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thankful Tuesday!

This week has been an eventful week and thankfully, we survived. As with every week we survive we are very thankful...

I'm thankful...
* Chloe didn't destroy the house while Lindsay and Dwight went to the Bahamas.. She's a different dog when they're gone. Jalen likes torturing her. Basically, they have a love/hate relationship.
* I got to spend a week with Cherish. Love that doggie! One day, when the time is right, we'll get a new puppy.
*I got to watch Kate Answers last night. I still love watching Jon and Kate Plus 8 (hey, Jalen likes having really long showers, it's okay, he's clean, nothing wrong with that!)
*My Mom folded my 10 piles of laundry before she went on vacation. I love my Mama! Unfortunately, I still have some more to fold after I just did more..
* My Dad was able to watch Jalen on Saturday!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Click on the link above to get the scoop on what 'not me' Monday is all about...
- I did not go and turn on George for Jalen at 8:15, give him a 'bottle' of milk, and some apples and then go back to bed until 10:15 because I was so tired, nope not me. I always get up with him and cook him a big ol' breakfast!
- I did not leave about 10 piles of laundry on my Mom's bed and then say I would fold them before she got there, but then really just move them to the extra upstairs bed. Nope, I fold my laundry as soon as they get out of the dryer so they do not wrinkle.
- At work, I did not do homework while I was there because while I am there, I do all of my work and then, find extra things to do to make sure everything is always done and neat.
- I do not buy Jalen an Icee as soon as I get to Target to keep him quiet so I can shop it peace! I never buy my son's happiness!
- I did not let Jalen make a mess and say I would clean it up later so I could get what I wanted to get done, done! Nope, not me.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Invites and Annoucements!

After getting a new program, I've been creating invites and announcements! Please let me know if you know anyone who may be interested or pass along my information -- Feel free to e-mail me ( Above are some examples... I'll try anything and can make it exactly how you want it :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thankful Tuesday.. Oops Thursday!

We've been very busy lately and it seems like it is never slowing down! Whew... But, hey, what would I do if we weren't busy? Get stuff done, have school done before the due date, etc...yeah, right!

I am thankful --
* we had a very safe trip to the zoo and back on Sunday. It was filled with lots of fun, pictures, and laughs. We felt like we brought the zoo to the zoo, but it was fun. It was a great day with great weather!
* we had a great dinner with the family on Monday.. Yummy! I got to try a new recipe and it turned out really good. I love cooking.
* my Mom gets to come visit on Saturday, even if it is for a day before she flys out!
* for a healthy family. Please keep Dwight's brother in your prayers - he's battling H1N1 and needs lots of prayers and wishes.. Also, pray for his family!
* Jalen is slowly easing into the school thing. We're back to crying when we leave each other, but he'll get better soon. He loves his teachers and we do too!
* for having a great day with Nicholas, Jalen, and Ry on Tuesday! and I'm thankful Ry took a 2 hour nap because I was worn out..

Pictures to come soon. Stay tuned. Happy Fall!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Yes, Jalen got a BUG today at school and I'm very proud of him. A BUG, or Behavior Unusually Good, is a certificate Jalen got today for helping cleaning up and always helping his friends multiple times a day. I am so proud of him and I can't say that enough. He was very proud to show everyone and tell everyone. To top his day off, he got to spend the day with Ki. He came home with a Scooby movie, a George movie, and a new skateboard. I have to say he made everyone proud and had an excellent day!

Jalen - I am very proud of you and I love you very much!

On another note, I'm going to invent a system for Jalen to promote good behavior to help him at school. I can admit that at home, I don't make him clean-up because sometimes it's easier for me to just do it. My system is still under construction and I'll keep you updated, but I'm thinking along the lines of a goodie box and such.. Any ideas? Let me know. :)

Thankful Tuesday!

This week has been full of thankfulness! I am very blessed and each week I see this more and more.

I am very thankful...
* we made it to the Seafood Festival safe and sound. It was a great time, once Jalen took a nap, and we were able to see all of the cool arts, crafts, and different people! The weather was beautiful. Next time, we'll go a couple hours later when it isn't 80 degrees and sunny, so it isn't so hot.
* Jalen is doing very well in school. He doesn't cry anymore and walks right in. He grabs his name badge and sticks it by his picture, then goes to play with his friends. He's a great little boy who adapts to anything.
* I get to volunteer at Jalen's fall festival on Thursday. I love being able to do things like this. He's my pride and joy.
* I got VIP tickets to the Taste of Home Cooking Show. Yup, I set my alarm so I could get the first tickets because we never get to do things like this. :)
* Jalen has slept in underwear for about a week now. We are offically never buying diapers for Jalen again. This is wonderful news to my bank account. He is too smart with things like this!!

I'm thankful for my life, my family, my house, God, everything...