Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I got the Apartment!!!

I'm so excited!
I move in on Saturday!
Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Joshua!

How gorgeous is this guy?
He's all mine.

Okay. Well I have to share him with his wife :)
But how I love this kid... so much...
My Joshua is 20 today.
Happy Birthday Baby...

Joshua is very successful for someone his age, he has a career of 2 years, being in the United States Air Force, he has an amazing and beautiful wife, they married last October after being together for 4 years... He's happy, he's intelligent, he's gorgeous... 

After a completely natural child birth...at 9lbs 3 ounces....Joshua was my only baby that didn't like to be held all of the time. My other 4, they wanted to be held 24/7 practically, but Joshua... he would fuss and fuss as I tried to rock him to sleep, but when I would finally lay him in his bed, he would go right to sleep. He preferred to sleep alone when all the others would sneak into our  bed, or never leave it after birth! (Like Hannah) ... My Joshua has always been a loner of sorts, he has friends of course... and he's very close to his brother Nicky and to my brother Lee, but... he was always best left to his own devices. He's always been the one that went out in life and got what he wanted. I'd like to take full credit for raising him so well, but he was never a mommas boy... He was born independent. He was born to succeed. I love you Joshua. Any person that has the privilege of knowing you is truly blessed. Thank you for defeding your Country and thank you for being an amazing human being!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It was a Cranberry Day...

I won't make it a secret. Life is a struggle for me right now. So when I went to my post office box and found a little surprise I was blessed... I really needed this.
Inside the scripture read...
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." -- Matthew 11:28-29.
I received the most wonderful hand made bar of soap... The smell... The texture... The color... I LOVE bath pretties..I also received a beautiful card that I will be framing, the picture on it is gorgeous! And also a book mark! I love to read & I love red phone boxes... double pleasure!
I'm blogging from my phone so I can't link you up... but you can find Judy at www.cranberry morning.blogspot.com... you will be blessed if you visit her blog.
Thank you Judy... You have touched my heart & blessed me when it was really needed...xx

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's been a good day.

Sometimes... When life gets me down, and just lately it's been a lot.
But when life gets me down, I only have to look into these eyes and remember why I love life, why I love to be alive and why I'm so blessed! 

Also... When I started blogging one thing happened that I didn't know would.
I met the most wonderful women, from all over the World.... Thank you, all of you that leave positive messages on my blog, you have no idea how much they are needed and appreciated...

My Birthday Princess...

 Today after school...
 Last night at Mamaw's house...
The Apartment hunt isn't going so well, but I'm looking at Duplex's as well. And why must the application fee's be so high?? It's $110 at one Apartment I looked into... for real. Unbelievable. Please keep me in prayer, as I go about this crazy business... I do hope this is my very last move until I move to the UK. I want what's best for me and my children, the kids want an Apartment so they have a swimming pool, but I'm thinking more towards a Duplex because I will have a garden and the children can put their bikes in the garage! Being a single mom is not easy... I just want to make the right choices for us. 

Must get back to packing...
I hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Princess!

When I found out I was pregnant for the 5th time I thought to myself "What will I do with 5 boys?"... I saw visions of the toilet seat being left eternally in the up position ...
Then out popped my Princess. My perfect angel.
Hannah is 8 today.
Last night we celebrated with family, she got many great gifts and Mamaw made her a rainbow cake. She wanted me to not give her everything at her party so she could open gifts today. The girl thinks ahead :)
Hannah wanted to make up gift bags for all of her classmates so we did them up with chocolate, caramel and little cakes. She always thinks of others!
Hannah will have a sleep over to celebrate with her friends once we get settled in our new place.
Happy Birthday my Peanut Butter and Hannah jelly sandwich!! I love you so so so much!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hannah hates socks!

Living in Texas we get to wear sandals most of the year... but sometimes our very few days of very cold weather comes along... Hannah loves her boots but dislikes socks so much its almost like pulling teeth to get her to wear them! It's the seem on the end of the sock that drives her bonkers... she will whine, adjust, re-adjust and sometimes break down into a full blown cry!!! Hannah is a girly girl so she loves skirts and dresses...  We all know you need tights in the winter.
A few days ago I was so frustrated with her whining about how uncomfortable the seems on the toes in her tights were, I cut them off!
She was delighted!!!!
Such cute tights all cut up... Hannah now wears them as leggings or "half" socks, as long as there is absolutely no seem in her sock she's happy! A small price to pay for a happy little girl and mom being on time for work!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Year... New Job!

I'm a Teaching Assistant, I've worked at an alternative school in San Antonio, Texas but I had a hard time securing a join when I moved to Austin, the competition is fierce as its a University city and breaking my leg didn't help in my job hunt! But I interviewed and was chosen for a job just before the holidays at one of our Middle Schools! Good job, Good benefits and hopefully my last stop before moving to England! (The plan is summer 2014)... I'm happily off to work!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I'm not a hoarder!

But there are some things I can't throw away. I will NEVER throw away!! Sentimental things that mean something mostly, and I'm glad I do save things, I've shown some things to my adult kids lately and they were excited and asked to keep them. You know.... those things they would just toss, but mom thinks "Awwwwww"....
These are some of my "Never part with Items"... A bunch of flowers my daughter picked, A corsage from my son Joshua's wedding, A flower from my son Nicky's homecoming, my first flower from The Cockney... Clay work from when the kids were younger, a first baby photo (That I can't find glass to fit to replace) and they all sit on a wood shelf my Christopher made.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Andrew!

This kid is so awesome I can't even begin to tell you...
And he has one of those soulful singing voices... Maybe I should put him in voice classes and one day he'll be on one of those singing shows and win millions... HEY... A mom can dream??!?!?! :)
Seriously though, this kid Rocks... Happy 11th Birthday to my Andyman. (This boy is OBSESSED with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups... He's have them day and night if I let him!!).. He loves to ride his bike and scooter, he loves Johnny Cash and he is crazy about Big Foot, The Lock Ness Monster and Aliens. He knows they are all real!
Today has been a great day. Thank you for all of your positive comments!
I am posting this next photo as a reminder to myself.
Because the last 2 days I feel as if I took two steps back when I wanted to take 4 forward. Life goes on... A mistake or two doesn't mean a bad life... it means I found ways that don't work!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 is my year!

I'm pretty positive it's yours as well! Happy New Year!!