Friday, February 27, 2009

It was hard!

Isabelle and I were outside this afternoon eating a snack and enjoying the nice weather. I decided to pull a few weeds and do a little sweeping. We were pulling weeds and talking. She thought some of the little weeds were really hard to get out. We went around the corner where the shed is and there were weeds back there almost as tall as isabelle! She started pulling on one and got the top pulled off and only a little stub was left. She said she wanted to do it without my help. The roots on this sucker were deep!! I got her a screwdriver and she kept working at it. It must have been about ten minutes and she finally got it out. Then she said. "That was harder than math at school!" I love that girl!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Does anybody out there have a facebook? I'm not sure about it. It seems like a good way to contact people you haven't seen in a lonnnnngggg time. I went ahead and created a profile but I'm too chicken to contact anyone. What if that person doesn't remember me? Or what if their wife gets mad that some woman is trying to contact her husband? I'm kinda just waiting around for someone to contact me. I may be waiting awhile.

Monday, February 23, 2009


I had a boyfriend Patty
who came from Cincinnatti

With forty eight toes and a pickle on his nose
And this is the way my story goes

One day as I was walking
I heard my boyfriend talking

To a pretty little girl
with strawberry curls

and this is what he said to her

I L-O-V-E love you
I K-I-S-S kiss you
I K-I-S-S kiss you

on your F-A-C-E face, face face.

That is Isabelle's favorite bedtime song. Hopefully she doesn't think about it very hard.

My Dog Zero

Bethany posted something about her dog, so I'm going to do the same. We (I) have a dog named Zero. He loves me the most and pretty much doesn't let me out of his sight. Whenever Phillip is hugging me or playing around with me, Zero is right there, ready to protect me! The kids named him after the dog from Nightmare Before Christmas. He's a Yorkie Mix. He is just about the best dog we've ever had. He fetches, obeys, snuggles and he DOESN'T SHED.
But if he doesn't stop peeing on my flowers.......he's cruisin' for a bruisin'!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nothing New

Wish that I had something new to blog about, but I don't. Went to lunch with a couple of friends I haven't seen in a long time today. That was fun. One of them lost her 20 yr. old son to cancer a year ago. I taught him in Sunday School when he was fifteen. She is an amazing example of strength. Seems like the same happy Kim. Her son went through normal teenage rebellion and put them through alot. But she said she would take it again in a minute if she could just pick up the phone and yell at him. But she can't. Even in my hardest days I wouldn't want that to happen. I'm going to stop and think a little more now. At least I can still yell at him and maybe someday I won't even remember the struggles and the moments I wanted to tear my hair out. (likely, because I have a terrible memory.) And things are never as bad as they could be. Just my philosophy for today.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Talent Show

Today was the annual Talent Show at Desert Valley Elementary School. Isabelle tried out and made it. She sang "A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes" from Cinderella. That's why she is wearing the Cinderella dress (found at a yard sale for $1.00. Go Mom!) Last year she dressed up as Mulan and sang "Reflection". I see a princess theme going on here. We were both so nervous. I think me more than her. You'd think I would be used to this sort of thing by now. I videoed it with my phone but forgot to save it because I was so nervous. I will get a second chance tomorrow because she is in it both days. She did an amazing job! So, So, Proud of her. It was so cute to go to her classroom after it was over and see her class congratulating her. And to quote the words of one of her classmates, "You Rock Isabelle!!!"

Early Release

This is what early release from school looks like at my house!
Teenagers playing Disney Scene It, chocolate chip cookies and cookie dough. Boys and Basketball. Playing in the trunk. GREAT FUN!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

So I went to the Dentist today. I'm due for a new toothbrush. After flossing (almost every day) and brushing the way they told me to, I have improved my teeth and gums greatly. The Hygentist raved about how well I've done! I was really looking forward to getting that new toothbrush as my reward for all of my effort. I even knew which color to pick out so as not to get the same one as the hubby got a few weeks ago.

No new toothbrush. They are not giving out adult toothbrushes anymore. What the.........!!!!
Oh well, guess I'll give the dog a bath.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Serenade

Miss Isabelle singing to the newly planted flowers on a rainy Sunday morning. With love like that, they will surely grow and grow and grow!

Keep it up!

Good Job goes out to the Copperwood Young Men's Basketball team! They are undefeated and they are awesome!! And oh so much fun to watch. Keep it up boys!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Good Movie!

I try to find movies to rent sometimes that aren't new releases that I haven't seen before. This one looked interesting to me so I rented it and hoped for the best. Maybe some of you have heard of it or seen it. It's called "I Am David". It's adapted from Anne Holm's internationally acclaimed novel "North to Freedom". I highly reccommend this movie. It's PG, no nudity, language, guts or gore. There are some war images, but nothing really disturbing. Just a feel good, touching, get your kleenex out movie. The kind Hollywood needs to make more of!

Monday, February 2, 2009


I have to make a correction to what Isabelle said. She told me I got it wrong (awful memory I have). She said she asked me if I had to pick a favorite child or am I a neutral party? I was pretty close the first time but it wasn't exactly what she said. It's a really good thing I'm not a reporter. So sad about the Cardinals. But it was a dang good game to watch!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Funny Isabelle

Isabelle went to a fun birthday party yesterday, can you tell? Bouncy house, cotton candy, face painting, pinata. She had lots of fun!

Earlier when we were driving in the car she asked me "Mom, which of your children do you love the most? Or are you impartial"?