December 19, 2008


I have been tagged by my cousin Amanda to make lists of eight things (I am assuming I was supposed to use the same lists she used) here goes:

My 8 Favorite Restaurants:

1. Texas Roadhouse
2. Chick-Fil-A
3. Posados
4. Bodacious
5. Formosa Gardens
6. What-A-Burger
7. Taco Bueno
8. Marble Slab (that can be a restaurant!!)

8 Things That Happened Today:

1. I got out of bed (and that is HUGE considering how sick I was yesterday)
2. I wrapped a few Christmas presents
3. I ate a meal without throwing it up
4. I enjoyed getting some Christmas cards in the mail
5. Ben hugged me
6. Annalisa gave me a poem she wrote at school
7. The temperature was warmer than 39 degrees
8. I talked to Windy on the phone

8 Things I Look Forward To:

1. Summer Vacations
2. My anniversary
3. My kids' birthdays
4. Trips back to Texas
5. Visits from friends and family
6. Sledding with my kids
7. Friday night dates with Benny
8. Susan's baby being born

8 Things I Am Scared Of:

1. My dad's "mean" face
2. Roaches--those suckers can fly!!
3. Falling off the ladder while it is positioned on the stairs
4. Something happening to my kids or husband
5. Flying
6. Using a ruler--I hate measurements!!
7. My kids not knowing how much I love them
8. Missing important things in my kids' lives

8 Things I Wish For:

1. My kids to mind me!
2. Peace and quiet
3. A date with Ben
4. Ben's photography business to take off
5. My friends to not move away
6. Good friends for my kids
7. My kids to love and serve God
8. A Merry Christmas

8 Things I Watch on TV:

1. Psych
2. Heroes
3. Chuck
4. Pushing Daisies
5. The Soup
6. The Office
7. My Name is Earl
8. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

So, now I tag.....Beth, Janette, Jamee, Meredith, and Michael....don't you just LOVE me????

December 17, 2008

Christmas Wish

There are some things that you just have to share with others, and I feel like this is one of them. Jacob is my stubborn, hard-headed, sneaky, intelligent, fun-loving middle-child. He is hard to get up in the mornings, happy to go to bed at 8:30, always ready to play a video game or read a comic book, and in love with Jesus! What more could you ask for in a child???? I have prayed for Jacob since I found out I was pregnant with him...then when the complications came I prayed harder and even more. When he was born 7 weeks early I prayed that God would grow him to be a strong young man that would KNOW how much He loves him. So far my prayers are being answered, but trust me I have NOT stopped praying for this boy! Today I got a letter from Jacob's teacher that just made me so proud of my son and so happy to know that God is allowing me to be his mother, his nurturer here on earth. This is what she wrote:

"This morning, our writing prompt was to write about a present that they really want to get and why. The majority of the kids wrote about getting a Wii or some other kind of toy. I just wanted you to know that Jacob read his and he said that for Christmas he really just wants everyone to get along and have fun together, because "Christmas is not about getting presents, it's about loving each other and celebrating Jesus' birthday." I thought that was SO sweet! He almost made me cry! It's obvious he is taught very good values at home - you should be proud! :o)"

Don't we all hope that our children will learn the true meaning of Christmas? Don't we pray that they will not be afraid to share that with others? I am so proud that Jacob not only believed it enough to write it, but was willing to read it in front of his class! I LOVE THAT BOY!!!!

December 4, 2008

Tag-You're It!

So, I have been tagged by my friend Janette! Apparently when you are tagged you are supposed to retrieve the 4th picture from the 4th album on your computer and post it. So, here it is:

Christmas Morning 2007

And now I tag Windy, Melissa, Amanda, Beth, Meredith, and Jamee! Can't wait to see your pictures!!