Monday, June 30, 2008
I am from a little white house with a small back porch
and a gravel driveway.
I am from mimosa trees, hoola hoops and
shelling purple hull peas.
I am from swinging on Poppa and Grandma's front porch and
listening to katydids.
I am from laughing and catching lightning bugs in a mason jar.
From Grapette's, Pomac and Kick-a-poo Joy Juice.
I am from Standing On The Promises, Vacation Bible School and
homemade ice cream suppers after church.
I am from blowing kisses to momma with my sister Suz.
I am from old black and white photo's tucked inside an old hardsided suitcase.
I am from generations past.
(WHERE ARE YOU FROM?)
We leave home at 6:15 Saturday morning, drive to Little Rock in the most horrific storm ever and fly out on the 8:40. Of course as soon as they pick us up it's always off to "Sam Moon", I mean hey, first things first here! After spending at least an hour there, Kay wants to go to this new furniture store which is having its grand opening, you guessed it! They bought a table and chairs and I LOVE IT!!!! I am sooooooo jealous, couldn't get it though, no room in the overhead bin.. DAAANG! Two hours, two pair of flip flops, a purse, two pair of reading glasses and two pair of sunglasses later and a Tahoe loaded with - you guessed it table and chairs we were on our way to Celina!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Mimi at "Mimi's Moments" has awarded me my first every "Blog Award". I am so honored. Thanks, Mimi.
I have had so much fun blogging. You meet the nicest people. I know that sounds crazy, but you all know what I'm talking about. Some of us have never met, yet we feel like we've been friends forever. You can really get wrapped up in the blog world, reading about different families. I find myself laughing out loud, getting excited about the announcement of a birth, and feeling the pain over a loss.
Many of you make my day. I can't wait to log on at the end of the day and spend a minute or two with you. Many of you have already received the "You Make My Day" award. Here are a few I would like to award: Casey, Cortney, Susie & Brandi. You girls make my day!!
Then off to Dickson St. for lunch. We ate on the veranda at Hog Haus Brewing Co. The food was ever so yummy!
After eating and driving around Fayetteville for awhile (using all the cheap gas we could) we headed back to Casey's and sat out on the patio for most of the afternoon, the weather was so nice, low humidity, slight wind blowing, you get the picture.
Take me out to the ballgame
Friday, June 20, 2008
We had been told by the manager of the marina by phone that the lake was really high and when we decided to come up to be really careful because the water was so high and things didn't look the same out on the water.
Our favorite place to hang out on the lake is an island where on any given Saturday or Sunday afternoon there might be 12 to 15 boats docked. We like to tie off and swim, float on rafts, fish, grill or just hang out with friends. So imagine our dismay when will headed out of the cove where the marina is located into the open water. And this is what we saw........
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Mimi at MiMi's Moments has tagged me. This is my first time to be tagged in the blogworld. Until recently I thouht tag was a game I played in grade school, oh no not now a days, it's a adult game! HA!!!! Anyhow, here goes.............
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Alvin & I were on the Carnival Sensation in the Eastern Carribean (wish I were there now) along with Casey (our youngest daughter) and Holly who had both just graduated high school. OH MY GOSH!!!! My baby has been out of school ten years. WOOOOOO!!!!!
2. My favorite snacks.
That would be reeses peanut butter cups with popcorn (you know, pop a peanut butter cup in your mouth along with a hand full of popcorn). Preferably while watching a good movie at the theater. Oh and not butter on that popcorn please, too many calories! HA!!!
3. Five things on my to-do list today.
Well, the day is almost over, so here is what I did do today.
1. Picked up my new eye glasses.
2. Washed a load of clothes.
3. Watered my flowers. It was suppose to rain. Didn't happen.
4. Boxed up some uniform pieces I had ordered and reordered more.
5. And of course, went to Sonic for Happy Hour!!
4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire.
First, give to the Lord. Help my family and friends, especially those grandbabies. I would love to be able to travel the world and randomly give to people in need. I am so tenderhearted when it comes to the less fortunate. Those are the people who have a special place in my heart. I would also give to Heifer International.
5. Five jobs I've had.
1. American Lantern/sales department.
2. Cruise agent, sold cruises out of our home for seven years.
3. I was a computer lab instructor at the high school.
4. New York Life/Administrative Assistant
5. Current/Flight Attendant for Southwest Airlines
6. Fives places I've lived.
That's easy. I have lived in Newport, AR all my life!
7. Five Random things People wouldn't know about me.
I am ambidextrous.
I count when I ride my bike, I know it's crazy, but I do it!
I can talk and sing just like "Alvin and the Chipmunks. Yep, I can sing "Christmas Don't Be Late!
I have a photographic memory.
When I was little I wanted to be a telephone operator.
Now, that's a hard one. I love all kinds of music. All I would need is my MP3 player and I would be set. I do love anything Rod Stewart, Jimmy Buffet, Neil Diamond and Oldies But Goldies!
9. People I tag are......Susie, Cortney, Casey & Brandi!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
We always grill hamburgers and hot dogs and everyone brings different dishes. My mom always brings the ingredients for s'mores. YUMMO!!
Cade & Reid
It's always a little hard being in the airline industry. Either I'm missing from the pictures or my sweet, sweet Casey is missing. This year she had to work. Oh well, maybe next year we can both be off.
I hope everyone had a wonderful day!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I was planning on having a relaxed day today. Nothing planned just a plain ole laid back, no make up wearing, see no one day. Didn't happen. I decided to call my optometrist to make a long overdue appointment for my eye examine. And guess what? Yep, you guessed it. They could see me in 30 minutes. Good thing I had already showered. Out the door I go (with my camera in tow, you never know when a photo op might come your way)!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Mom had their lunch special. Today was poppy seed chicken with green beans, and a side salad, plus a yummy homemade roll.
Monday, June 2, 2008
My sweet little sonic girl
I don't know about you but, some mornings I hit the floor in a full blown frenzy (usually a couple of days before I have to leave for a trip). This morning was one of those days, so many things to do, so little time. Of course I have to sip a little coffee and watch a little Good Morning America before I can get my wheels turning. First off, a good three mile walk in the good ole southern humidy. Followed by changing the sheets, cleaning out my closet, paying a couple of bills, watering the flowers, moving the water sprinklers in the front and back yard every two hours, pulling weeds, feeding the fish, more laundry, riding my bike for thirty minutes and FINALLY, IT'S HERE! HAPPY HOUR AT SONIC!!!!! That's right it's two o'clock and time for that long awaited large diet vanilla coke with a splash of cherry!!! And no, I do not want a route 44 for a dime extra! But thank you for asking. Oh my goodness I almost forgot to tell you, someone tried to rob one of our little teenage girls last week at Sonic. Can you believe that and in broad day light! And it was a female! She told her she had a gun and turned to get it out of the back seat and the girl ran inside Sonic. And the authorities did find her. Poor lady she must have been in a full blown frensy that day too!