Friday, July 29, 2011

{House rhythm & Walking}

We are getting settled into our new home, no more boxes laying around, well, in the garage maybe, but otherwise everything has found it's new place.  Now I am in the decorating stages, mother helped last week on hanging pictures, much as I want it all done righthisveryminute, that is not possible, somethings just take time, patience Stac. We do love our new home, that's for sure, we have so much more space, a beautiful deck out back, truly blessed!

Last week as we were unpacking and getting used to a new place I thought about how out of rhythm I was, houses have rhythm, we get in the rhythm of our surroundings and when they change it can be a real eye opener.  I felt unsettled, couldn't sleep, was totally lost in the kitchen, "now where did I put the tupperware"?? a fish out of water, how weird you may say, you've got a house after 2 years of apt. living, why would you feel unsettled? I was though, I am such a creature of habit, I love routine, reeeeaally love routine, ha! In the midst of my uneasiness, the poor dog is a nervous wreck, whining, following us around, freaked every time we left him alone, bless his heart, we just loved on him and made him feel safe, the rest of the gang just moved right a long!!!  I finally just ask God to help me fit in around here, slow down and just take it easy, change happens, there are times I do think my MS plays a role, my mind just can't take too much at once. 

I did things to help me along, I decided my kitchen set up was not functional, so after some rearranging, it finally felt right.  I still need to download some pics, and I will do that later.  But I do want to tell you that we are lucky enough to be just 3 houses from our middle school that has a track, and people are always there walking and running, it's in the middle of a neighborhood so people just walk over and start moving!  I have been getting up really early lately, so this morning as I was sitting here blog hopping I decided to start a new routine, I got my booty up and dressed and walked 3 times around that track!!! you know it!! morning is best, because wait til later and you may just fry right there on the track!  I have always been a walker, and I walked all the time around the apts.with Kirby and went to workout room, but for the past week or so I have not done anything, so I changed all that this morning, I have a new "deal", I so enjoyed myself,  I feel better when I am active, my mind is better.  When I went to the store yesterday I stocked up on water, I have been indulging in too many sodas lately,  I want water to be my "go to" I want to feel more in shape, one blog I read said in the winter I am working towards the bathing suit body and in the heat of summer I am working towards skinny jeans!! ha, great push!!!  I will have some pictures up later on for you, have a great day!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

{Checking In}

I am still on my moving in getting settled break, so much work to be done, we are loving our new home and can't wait to get settled without looking at boxes or just alot of things out of place,  our dining room is the current storage for things that have not been put away yet, I'll be back soon with some pictures!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


I am moving right now, it's HOT HOT HOT, moving is a real pain in the booty, but that's okay, we have such a nice new home, we are so thankful, I will talk with yall later, my break is over!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

{A day in my Life}

I started packing yesterday, my sister just moved this weekend so I got her hand me down boxes, ha! nice and economical.  We are truly feeling boxed in around here, no pun intended! anyway, we are so excited to move, our house is so beeutiful, to us at least.  So after I was through working yesterday we ran and picked up some friends of Cameron's, they are brother and sister and they are the most precious kids, sister Veronica is going in 9th grade and Hannah thinks she is the best, and I love talking with her, she is very mature, loves taking pictures, in fact, she is getting a little side business going, her brother Bobby is C age and they are best buds, so they came over and swam, then they came in and hung out, she helped me pack somethings, and I fixed dinner for everyone, I got ready for Bible Study,  B decided to go to youth group with C, so we took V home, and H and the boys and I went to church, they went to their classes, I went to mine. 

After it was over they start screaming for ice cream, and I thought that sounded pretty good also, so we went through Wendy's and got frosty's, yummi, so good, nice treat!  We go home and eat our treat, B is spending the night, everyone goes their own way, I decided to go to workout room, I needed to move it, so I worked out awhile, then decided since it felt pretty decent outside to walk, then I went and got Kirby to walk with me, he was more than happy to oblige, ha!  Maybe, just maybe I burned that frosty off!  I was feeling good after all that, so I picked up a bit around the house, took a nice cool shower, had a bowl of popcorn, because I realized I didn't eat dinner, I was busy taking care of everyone else!  Kids all settled in,  Jim and I layed in bed and watched some Food Network and off to sleep, now I am ready to do it again, about to go to work and more packing is in my future!!!  Have a great day, it's a wonderful life!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

{Kid Talk}

I need to start documenting more things that the kids say or do that really touches my heart, or that I think is just "cute".

Yesterday evening I was in the workout room doing my thing (I know, I sound so disciplined) ha! anyway Hannah came in and joined me and when we were leaving we saw a worm on the sidewalk and she stopped to talk to him, picked him, he wiggled like crazy, she said that she needed to move him into the bushes out of the way, when she finally picked him up, (he was a slippery little guy) and put him in the bushes she said " that sidewalk was gonna fry him to death, he is all better now". AHHHH, how sweet!! haha

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I wanted to share what we have been snacking on and drinking this summer!!

We LOVE Sonic, and go there almost every time we run errands, which is several times a week, a large Cherry Limemade for me, cherry DP for Cameron and root beer for Hannah,  we usually go around happy hour so that makes it even better, I could go there everyday to be honest with you! hehe!

Pasta Salads have been the big deal, I made one a couple of weeks ago and the kids loved it! so I now make one every week for us to snack on, they give me ideas of what they would like in it, we have made some yummy ones!

Popsickles are always in the freezer, along with kool-aid in the frig, they get 1 soda a day, we have to keep hydrated in this Texas heat!!

We are also loving fresh fruit, Hannah loves peaches, we have enjoyed grapes, watermelon (my fav) cantalope and strawberries!

We have some more fun things to try out, we'll let you know!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

{Our 4th}

We had a great 4th,  we got to see our family in Dallas,  the kids got spoiled their by aunts, uncles and grandma with all the attention, we went to visit our old neighborhood and reconneted with our "old life" it was fun to see everyone, they were glad to see us, our old house is just "our old house" it's not like there was saddness or longing, just where we used to live, made wonderful memories, made best friends for life, our life is somewhere else now, it's fun to go back, but it's also nice to come back to our new home, I learned that while the big city is so crowded and busy, how did we ever drive in all this? we sounded old and grouchy, Jim said he sure appreciated his 5 minute commute down a simple little road to work now,  I never say never as far as "I would never live there again" because I have learned to not say that, period.  you never know where life will take you, you have to be ready for what comes up! 

I am starting a new ladies bible study tonight, I am so excited about it, giddy actually, I haven't done one in awhile, I knew when it came up that I would do it, I need something bigger than myself,  and I think I will find it in this study, I will tell you more about it next time, have a great day, keep cool, say your prayers, be thankful!!!  Stacy

 My 4th decor...

 Me and Grandma

 Hannah and Grandma

 The kids with Aunt T

 Cameron and Uncle John

Mother and Son!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

{July Yumminess}

It's July and I can hardly believe it!! I started this post yesterday, and never got to finish it, dinner got in the way! ha!  I am so excited about the fun weekend we have ahead.  I had been telling Jim that I wanted to have a fun 4th with family and friends somewhere, well, sure enough he talked to his family in Dallas and we are going to visit them, we are very excited as we have not seen them in awhile, we are going to have a party at his sisters house and watch the fireworks from their house, they live right in the middle of town and we will have a great view of a town fireworks show!! love the festivites of the 4th, love the colors, the food, and of course Miss H picked herself out a cute 4th shirt and I have some fun jewelry to wear, so excited!

This picture is so 4thy!

And don't these look good!