May 30, 2009

i scream, we scream, we all scream for FREE ice cream...

Stop by Walmart TODAY from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for FREE Ice Cream! You can choose from 1.57 fl oz. Dibs Snack Bag, 24 fl oz. Blue Bunny Aspen Frozen Yogurt Granola Bar or 
4 oz. Ben & Jerry's Flipped Out Cup. 

May 29, 2009

May 28, 2009

busy, busy day...

(((warning: long email with lots of pictures!)))

yesterday was a happy day,
sad day,
some tears where shed,
we felt lots of love,
throw in some tantrums (a day without one just wouldn't be normal - ha)

it started at 10:45 when kaden graduated from pre-k.
we went to his school & they sang a couple of cute songs they had learned.
they even had little hats & thru them up in the air after getting their little diplomas

(((a few fits in the afternoon!)))

that night was church, but it wasn't like any other wednesday. it was our last :(
they planned a great service - two songs were created in chad's honor - a funny song of events that have happened while being here the last five years & a rap.  
really good stuff!!!

then it was our turn - to be up in front of people AND holding a microphone is not my thing. but i knew i needed to. i was nervous, shaking from being so nervous, & then the sound booth guy started playing music & i lost it - big tears. another thing i hate is too cry in front of people. so 3 things i hate the most i did last night! ha

(((the first two pictures are the boys with their friends))) 
crazy MS boys!
HS guys (below)
MS girls 
HS girls (below)

our AWESOME leaders: (((below)))
(((alicia {the jean girl} she always noticed when chad & i had a new pair of jeans on & knew what brand they were - she is all into fashion)))
(((smart boy going to PENN in the fall)))

(((crazy, crazy girl but love her much, much)))
(((3 of the nicest people you will ever meet)))

gospel & chad (((the guy who wrote a GREAT rap about chadallic)))
(((i wasn't ready for the picture to be taken... can you tell?!?!)))

May 27, 2009

i have a love/hate relationship with facebook.

it has been great getting back in touch with friends from HS & college, old church friends, family friends. this past i really do like. without facebook i most likely would have never found & talked to these people.

the negative (or atleast for me) is seeing/reading all the gossip that goes on locally among the teenagers. too much so i have basically quit facebook, maybe getting on once or twice a month.

but i'm moving in a week & so i have a question...
-i can delete people?
-if so, how?
-and if i do delete, will it show up all on pages what i did???

i just want to get rid of  a few people that i don't talk to - if i don't talk to them now then they don't need to be on my page finding out info about me!

May 26, 2009

May 22, 2009


the only reason i want chad to get a mac is because of photo booth.
so fun & funny... hours of FREE fun!!!

May 21, 2009

free haircut anyone???

of course! everyone likes FREE but what if i said it was by a five year old!!!

change your mind, huh?!?! 
kaden came home with (((A LOT))) of coloring papers that the teacher was getting rid of.  he was sitting at the table cutting, coloring & even letting brock join it.

they were coloring, drawing, cutting, sharing.... life was perfect!!!

i went into the kitchen to talk with chad - he was fixing lunch. (((i told you life was perfect! ha)))

(((at the table eating now...)))
brock comes in with the scissors & paper in his hands wanting to finish his masterpiece at the table with us but instead of cutting the paper he grabs for his hair.

i grabbed them out of his hand JUST IN TIME!

chad & i were talking, laughing, in shock about it when kaden walks in (((he overheard us talking) and points to his head.

we laughed & in shock some more.

he then goes to look at it in the mirror & when he walks out of the bathroom he tells us he, "brock wanted me to cut his hair too & so i did!"

thankfully neither "cut" way too bad. kaden is worse than his brothers since its right in the front.

i have put the scissors up... in a very, very high place.

i am actually surprised that he is five & this is the first time he has tried to cut his hair.

(((kaden is crying in the above picture because he didn't want his picture taken or for me to write about it... i told him it was a must!!! ha)))

May 20, 2009

great advice...

last night for dinner we grilled out.

chad was glued to the tv watching american idol but i asked him o' so nicely to please grill the hot dogs.

i laughed at myself & said, "some day i will learn."

my mother-in-law then spoke up & said, "if you never learn then you never have to do it!!!"

i like that! ha

is there any (((good))) advice your in-laws have given to you that is worth passing on???

May 19, 2009


-i have nothing to write about.

life right now is boring, well plenty is going on just not blog worthy: (((ha)))
-get up
-morning stuff
-take kaden to school
-keep my niece
-pick kaden up
-back to the in-laws house

-eat dinner
-maybe do laundry
-and the whole time trying to keep my boys under control
(((that's not going so good since moving there)))

a routine.... not really!

its so hard not having a "home"

i love my in-laws & we get along great, but i am ready to move & us have "our" life again.

the countdown is on... 2 and a half weeks till we move!

May 16, 2009

soccer season...

it came to an end (((3 weeks ago))) because the last 3 saturday's it has rained & the games have been canceled.

kaden gets so disappointed when it rains & he can't play. he loves any & every sport, soccer being his favorite!

this season was harder than last year... playing with kids 2 & 3 years older than him, taller than him, bigger goal, bigger field. 

but he played well... every game! his wasn't scared of the taller kids or the ball! he is in game mode when he is on the field.

some of my favorite pics from the season...

May 15, 2009

on a hunt...

he is cute... no doubt about it but when it time to go, get ready for school, walk out the door which means putting on shoes another side comes out.

kaden is EXTREMELY picky about how socks feel on his feet.
- can't be thick
- thin is A MUST!
- the seam around his toes must be straight
- no strings hanging or seen... inside the sock or out

i have looked at walmart, target, old navy & thought i found some at the dollar store but it was no.

i have let him go without socks some because i don't like to deal with the whining & complaining every morning but then his shoes begin to smell.

his dad came up with the idea to spray cologne in the shoes. kaden loved this! that works just for the little while. the smell is still (((gross)))!

i am so glad that summer is here & he will be wearing crocs everyday.

but it will come to an end like all good things must do and so my search is on... i need to find some (((super thin))) socks for this cute boy to wear by the time school starts back & before i lose my mind!!!

can anybody help me... where should i start looking at???

May 14, 2009

i'm thinking arby's...

its the place to eat at on wednesday's in may, june, july & august.

something FREE every wednesday all summer long!

May 13th - Free Roastburger with and soft drink purchase
May 20th - Free Chocolate Malt Swirl shake with any sandwich purchase
May 27th - Free Regular Roast Beef sandwich with any soft drink purchase

June 3rd - Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
June 10th - Free Roast Chicken club with any soft drink purchase
June 17th - Free Regular Sidekicker with any sandwich purchase
June 24th -Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase

July 1st - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
July 8th - Free Orange Cream Swirl shake with any sandwich purchase
July 15th - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
July 22nd - Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase
July 29th - Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase

August 5th - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
August 12th - Free Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
August 19th - Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
August 26th - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase

so much to be thankful for this week..,

* for kaden showing care & concern for brock TWICE last night. he can be a good big brother!

* that we found & bought a home in tulsa to call home.

* getting very excited about moving & living/doing life with the other 3 couples we are starting the church with.

* for a good haircut by one of a wonderful sister-in-laws! (((thanks a million sherri)))

* for days like today where i don't have much to do but play with the boys.

* for God's faithfullness he shows me.

* for getting to sleep in an extra 30 minutes this morning... it makes a big difference!

now your turn... what are you thankful for?

May 13, 2009

worth more than $2...

every holiday i want a family pictures. the boys have different opinions & usually never are in the mood to smile, esp when the holiday falls on a sunday & they have been at church all morning. 

this past sunday was different (((thanks to my husband))) we took the pictures as soon as we got to church.

they were a little late to sunday school... i didn't care i wanted some good shots with my boys on mother's day.

AND we told them we would give the one who smiled the best ONE dollar! 

that's all it took! everybody was ALL smiles!!!

now i'm wondering why it took me five years to think of this great idea! haha

these pictures are well worth the $2 i forked over to each of them!