Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Big Guy!

Hope you enjoy the steak, grilled shrimp, salad, french bread and cake with buttercream icing I have planned for you....I know I will, LOL!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

May we all remember why we have this holiday and how blessed we really are!

Please visit my friend Kat at Heart 2 Heart as she has a number of prayer requests.

And don't forget to visit my buddy Angie at Queen of the Castle Reviews for a final chance to win a custom Butt-Art piece! Giveaway ends Sunday so enter now!

Have an absolutely awesome weekend y'all!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Table Topics Tuesdays...Habit!

OK Shannon, girl you stumped me this time...I've been thinking and thinking about this one...

what habit of yours would you
most like to break?

I have so many habits, and that's the problem..I drink waaaaay too much coffee, I eat late at night, I stay up too late, etc. etc. etc. Soooo I decided to ask for help...from my hubby! I can always count on Greg for coming up with something....
And he did....POUTING...yes, I am a pouter and have always been....the difference is I do not stick my lip out anymore, I leave that up to Shea. And not only do I pout, but when I am angry I refuse to say what's wrong...I hold it in...and Greg can't stand that! When I'm mad, he wants me to let it all out...I want to hold it all in! My reasoning is; "Leave me alone to get over it cause if I open my mouth you are not gonna like what I have to say to ya Big Guy!!" So there ya have habit, pouting!! Just ask Greg, LOL!

Join us every Tuesday at Shannon's Welcome To The Nuthouse for more fab topics!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Foxy Fotos ...and a Giveaway!

Hmmmm....I get such joy living in a "Foxy" neighborhood!!!
And yes, these were taken in my backyard, by my oldest son with his trail camera, and we do live in a city neighborhood.....just goes to show, you never know what goes bump in the night out there!!

My good friend Angie over at Queen Of The Castle Reviews is hosting a giveaway....featuring moi!!! So click here on the crown to get entered!!
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankful Thursday...Heritage.


I am very thankful that tonite I was able to see "Riverdance" on it's Farewell North American tour. This is actually the third time I have seen it. The first was in 1998 in Atlanta, the second was in 2002 here with Greg and our 2 boys at the time. When my oldest read in the paper it was coming to Chattanooga, he asked me to take him. He was 6 yrs old the last he saw it. He was amazed at how much he remembered, it had a lasting impact for him.

As I sat in the dark and listened to it begin....the music....I am so thankful for that truly speaks to me. I closed my eyes and's haunting sound. My heritage is Scotch/Irish....and I feel it in the's almost like a pull to my homeland. I've listened to many, many genres of music over the heart listens to the Irish and Scottish pipes and yearns.... for a faraway place I've never seen....but a place I can feel in the music of the land. I hope to one day write a Thankful Thursday post about a trip I've taken to Ireland and Scotland. But until then, thank you Lord for bringing me "Riverdance".

Monday, May 17, 2010

Table Topics Tuesdays..Honestly???

She's done it again...Shannon that is. Here's the topic:

is it harder for you to speak kindly
or honestly?

OK, I'm gonna lay it all out there for ya. I am Southern born and bred...and I'm talking old school Southern, deep South region. My maternal Granny was what would be described as a Gentile Southern Lady...she taught me a lot. And one thing she burned into my little child brain was how to be kindly honest with others. It was in her raising, and she was determined it would be in mine. She knew I was a wild child, but she also knew she could mold me...and she did. I cannot be brutally honest...I don't have it in me and my Granny would get me if I did when I see her again. But I can truly be kindly honest, I will not hurt your feelings but I will be honest with you....we called it "sugar coating" when I was growing up. It is an art form in the South. So if you want to know if your butt looks big in your new britches...girl ask me, you'll still be smiling afterwards...even if your britches are a bit snug and you now you know it!

Join us over at Shannon's Welcome To The Nuthouse every Tuesday for more fun topics!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Table Topics Tuesday...Road Trip

OK here we go, Shannon's question for today:

where would you like to go on vacation this year?

OK now this is NOT where we are going for vacation, but it's someplace I would like to go. We always vacation in the fall, school's in session so less crowds(one of the pro's of homeschooling)! So my desire is to travel the east coast to Vermont and Maine. My SIL is from Vermont, so Rita and I used to take off in the fall and go stay with her family. This was before Greg and children. I LOVED it! So I would love to pile in the Sequoia and road trip it all the way up staying in Vermont and then Maine...for the lobster rolls of course!! Alas...we are road tripping this year, just not quite that far...we're heading to Wheeling WV by way of the Blue Ridge Parkway...why has the closest Cabela's!!

OK now head on over to Welcome To The Nuthouse and see where the rest of the nuts would like to gather!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Shop Vac + Plastic Eggs =

Annual Easter Egg Shoot.......

Has to be one of my favorite Top 10 Things to do with our kids!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Story Of Me.............

A Lovely Story About Me:
One day, long, long ago, there lived a woman who
did not whine, nag or bitch.
(That would be me...)

But that was a long time ago and it was just that one day.

The End