Sunday, May 25, 2008

Summer is here!

It's 80 something degrees now outside and definately swimming weather! Bentley and Allison came over yesterday afternoon and we took the kids across the street to the neighborhood pool. I forgot to take my camera unfortunately. I'm thinking about taking her back over there in a little bit so I'll have to remember my camera. I've really been missing our "old" house lately. Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons of the year. I've really missed planting hundreds of flowers in my 10 flower beds at the old house and I've missed our pool! I loved sitting out on the back porch and listening to the water fall on the pool and looking at all of my awesome flowers. One of the first things I do when I wake up is open all of the blinds. The whole back side of our old house were windows. I can't tell you how many times I would walk through the house and look out the windows to see my crystal clear pool and all of the color from my flowers. Now, I look out the back windows to see a wooden fence and apartment buildings. While we have been very blessed to be where we are, I still miss my old house. I'm very thankful for the positive outcome of a rough time in March! I was telling Allison yesterday I don't know what we would have done if we hadn't sold our house when we did.

Hopefully we will be able to have a pool at our next house. For the flower beds, those are a must, but if they aren't already there at the next house, I will make them!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm not weak, I'm a Survivor!

It's been a while! I've had so much going on lately I can barely keep up! I feel overwhelmed! I've been really stressed here lately and my allergies are really bad this year so I've not felt good for almost 3 weeks now! With all of the crazy stuff in life going on and so much more but way too many details to write, I have to stop and take time to write down the cute things Gracie says. She always brightens my day and takes my mind off the negative stuff around me. This morning we were in the car on the way to take her to school. Just out of the blue she said, "mommy, when I put my hands in my mouth that gives me germs." I said, " yes it sure does Gracie. Where did you hear that?" She said, " my daddy told me that and when my daddy tells me something I remember!" I just laughed at her! She says some of the funniest stuff sometimes! Jimmy has been out of town since Tuesday so I immediately had to call him and tell him what she said. We got a kick out of it!

Gracie has been getting ready for her dance recital in a couple of weeks. She had dance pictures this week and I took a bunch of pictures while the little kids were posing and stupid me deleted them before I got to save them to my computer. I was so mad at myself. I don't know what I was thinking! I have a lot of pictures that I haven't had time to post. I'll share a few of them.

I took Gracie on a bike ride this past weekend. It was a beautiful weekend!

If you know me very well, you know that one of my favorite things to do is plant flowers and do gardening. The picture at the very top is one of my pink Gerbera Daisies. For Mother's Day, my mom bought me a plant stand called "The Amazing Plant Stand." You can get them at the craft fairs and they have a website called Those are the only 2 places you can buy one. Here is a picture of mine. I'm in love with it!