Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thankful Tuesday!

'It's a great day to be a live cause the sun's still shinin' when I close my eyes..'

* We had a great time on Thursday at the cooking show! It was a girls night and the best part was I won some blueberry muffins. :) I am very thankful for safe travels and a fun time with the girls. On Friday, we woke up and headed to the zoo. What a beautiful day it turned out to be. As you can see from the pictures, we had a blast and it was a lot of fun to spend the day with the family. I'm thankful again for safe travels and for such a beautiful family.
* I am thankful that I am almost done with school. I am so ready for a break and more than that I am so ready to save on my gas because I won't have to drive to Wake Tech anymore. Praise the Lord!
* I am so thankful for my family. I am so blessed to have the family that I have. I am amazed every day that the love I have for them continues to grow. You know, I have a house, a new car, and lots of other petty things, but nothing will compare to the love I have for my family. I am truly thankful for them...
* I am thankful for my relationship with Christ. There are so many moments that I've had in my life where I felt I didn't have anyone to turn to or anyone on my side. Somehow I made it through and I have Him to thank for that.

I am very blessed and I thank God every day for all He's blessed me with!

When you think it can't get any worse, it will. When you think it can't get any better, it will.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

We went to the zoo...

even though we live in a zoo :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sneaky Boy!

As I'm in the shower, I hear Jalen under my cabinet, so I peek out the shower curtain...

Me: Jalen! What are you doing?
Jalen: Ohhhh, nuffin, just take your shower.
Me: Thinking in my head - did he really just tell me that?!

I'm in the process of getting dressed and walk into the kitchen to see what he's doing...

Jalen hears me coming and runs into the hallway...
Jalen: stop mommy, go back to your room!
Me: Why?!
Jalen: just cause! go back!

I peek into the kitchen to find Jalen feeding Izzy his lunch because 'she was hungry.' He is so stinkin' smart and sneaky! He knows when he's going to get in trouble..

and just to think all that happened in 10 minutes!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thankful Tuesday

- I am thankful for the weekends off.. I was at first a little leery of taking this new job because I'd be away from Jalen for 4 days a week, rather than 3 because I'd be working shorter shifts, but now I am so glad I did. I guess this one is two 'thankfuls.' I am thankful for this job. Jalen is able to expect me home at a certain time, know the days I work, and have consistency that he needs. It's amazing how kids know these things because around 6ish he starts getting antsy and ready to be picked up. I love my little man and the doors God has opened for us!
- I am thankful that my Mom is coming to visit this week and we all get to take a trip to Wilson for the Taste of Home Cooking School. We do these semi-annually (which seems to be how often they come) and take a night for the girls. The last one was in Mebane and they are all fun! Can't wait...
- I am thankful for a night out that Nicholas and I had. AJ said he would watch Jalen as we went out and it worked out perfectly. Jalen sat and watched TV for him and never cried. He waited up for us and when he got home he went right to sleep. He's such a cutie.. :) It's like he was our Dad making sure we got home safely and on time!
- I am thankful for my beautiful family..

Friday, April 16, 2010


They are definitely pals!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cooking with Grandpa

Jalen can always con Grandpa into doing something.. They love to cook together, so they made cookies! It was so cute to see them working together, Jalen pretending to read the instructions (thanks to Grandpa!), and see them argue on what they had to do next.. They are definitely buddies! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thankful Tuesday

What a week of being blessed...

- I am thankful for my family.. I am so blessed to have the family that I do and the closeness that we share. It's an amazing feeling to know that someone is right around the corner or a phone call away.
- I am thankful for my new car.. Thanks, Dad! My car was getting a little up there in age, even though she still ran like a beauty, and had a few things to be fixed. So, on Easter I woke up to a big present that the Easter bunny brought. :) A 2008 Ford Escape.. Love it! :)
- I am thankful that my class was canceled yesterday. It was a nice surprise and a big break for me. I was able to tan, pick up Jalen, and then, fix dinner. Oh how I can't wait until I can do that every night...
- I am thankful we were able to clean the house this weekend. We got the yard done (minus the mulch and Jalen's garden) and the carpets steamed. I love a clean house. Now, to get rid of all the excess junk!
- I am thankful for Izzy. As you know, we adopted her from the shelter near my Mom's. She's such a good dog and really is Jalen's buddy. They play and annoy each other, but most of all annoy me. He pulls her tail and everything else. She's yet to snatch him up yet, which if it was me, it'd already happened.. Ha! :) They're too cute together. She loves to go on walks.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Visit to Grandma

We had a lovely visit to Grandma! We got there safely and enjoy talking for a bit before we all headed to bed. Jalen woke up at 7:30 the next morning and I thought I was going to lose it, but we didn't and we got dressed to go eat with Grandma. Once Grandma got off, we went and decided to look at their shelters for puppies. The first stop we met a puppy and now, you can meet our new family member, Izzy! She's 9 months old and a Springer mix. She resembles Cherish, just a little bit. Afterward, we went and got a pizza and headed home with a sleepy boy who fell asleep at 7:15. Jalen woke up at 7:30 the next morning and it was lovely to sleep because we were worn out. Once Grandma got off, we went down to the waterfront and walked the street to look at boats and shop. Sadly, after that, we had to pack up and head home, but it was a fun, lovely trip that we can't wait to make again!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


we're beach bound!

Jalen and I will be heading out as soon as I get off work to go visit Grandma at the beach. We're hoping the weather is nice and it's paradise... It'll be a nice get-away but it'd be better if Daddy can go with us.. Be back Saturday night!

Pray for our safe travels! :)