Thursday, September 30, 2010

Down and Out!

I have been Down and Out!!! My back has thrown me for a loop!!! I have not felt like doing anything...not anything! Not even Blogging!! But I think that I am back and Up and At It!!! I am feeling much better today and got out of bed with no problem!! Thank God!!

Not a lot going on around here for me...Just getting ready to start school on Monday!! I got my books and will be ready to learn lots!! :)
You all enjoy your day!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My life changed!!

6 years ago my life changed and I tell you what it was for the better! As all of you know I am extremely close to my niece Tracy and her family. Well 6 years ago she gave birth to her 3rd child, Alexandra Leigh Parrish!!
This is her Sunday at her party!!! Such a sweet little girl!!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Dear Alex,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!

Now on with my story! I was at the hospital for the birth of all 4 of Tracy's children and in the room with 3 of them! I was right there as Alex was born and was given to privilege to cut her cord and well that tied us together for ever!! I have been with her since that day!! She has me completely wrapped around every finger and she knows it!! If she has the sniffles and her mama says "she is fine!" Well in my arms she is so sick and needs to be hugged and kissed and rocked and snuggled with!!! I just love it!!! I love Tracy's children so much and I know I am just "THE AUNT" but I am accused many times of being their grandma and well I really don't mind...It makes me proud!! :)
Well I hope that Alex has a wonderful Birthday and I will be seeing her today even though it is a school day!! I have to see her and give her a hug and kiss and maybe even another present!! :)
I am off her my back is still hurting and I have to go to my orientation this morning so I pray my back lets me sick through it!!
You all enjoy your day!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!
I think that my friend Julie will be receiving her Marine home from Afghanistan today/tonight!!! I am so happy we prayed another one home safely!!! Thank you Lord!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Such a horrible day!!

Oh, What a horrible day it was!!!
22 years ago today, I woke up and found that my Mama had passed away!! And it was one of the most horrible days of my life!! I was 18 years old and would have taken care of her for ever!!! She was my life!! I took care of her from the time she got up in the morning to the time we would go to bed at night!! She was the BEST mama EVER!! I will never be able to fill her shoes!! I can not believe that she has been gone this long...I wish she could have lived to just see my children be born!!

There are many many days that I wish I had her here to help me through things and to love my children so that they could have known what it would have been like to have a loving grandmother!! She would have spoiled and loved these children of mine so much and they would have loved her just as much!!
I have not had such a good day back went completely out on me an I have been in bed just about all day!! I sure hope it gets better...I have orientation tomorrow!!
So a late post for me today...just now getting on the computer!!
You all enjoy your evening....Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

And another week GONE!!

It seems as each passing day, each passing week that time seems to go by so quickly!! It seems like just yesterday I was sending Justin off to war and the twins were talking about being seniors. And now Justin is back safely from war and the twins ARE seniors! It is almost the end of September, time is moving so swiftly!! I sat down and looked at a calendar and we are just booked up from now until almost the end of the year!! And then we start a new year all over!! WOW!!

I can remember being a child a wishing I was a grown up and talking about when I grow up I wanna get married and have children...AND I did and now they are about grown and I feel a little sad!! Not that I feel OLD...just everything around me is moving and everyone around me is growing up!! I wish things would really just slow down a bit!!
You all enjoy your day!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

And I did it!!

OK, Ladies I have blown it up!! My DVR is not working any more!!! It has a code EAS and it is not allowing me to change the channel on my television!! UGH!!! I did not even use it last night...I was home and watched what I wanted to see!! Grey's Anatomy...It was good but not what I expected!!! :(

I have my Internet thank the Lord but just have to watch the same channel on television all day and well that is not gonna work!! So Comcast will be getting a phone call from me and we will have to get this fixed A.S.A.P!!!!
As most of you know...Britani did not get her wisdom teeth out yesterday!! The insurance messed us up but we got it rescheduled and hopefully we can get it all done the week of fall break!! Oct.21st!!
McGraw did good at the Gwinnett fair but will be shown today!! Bradley said he is behaving nicely and he think he will do well today!! He is up to over 800 pounds and still growing!! Where's the BEEF!! hehe!! :) Don't tell Bradley I said that!
Everyone remember Britani doing her tomato plant project last year...well she is going to a horticultural state fair this coming week and we have more plants growing and they are blooming and have little tiny tomatoes on them!! I sure hope she does well...The teacher was so impressed with this project and thinks that she will go far with this!! She wants to go into Criminal Justice...Nothing to do with Horticulture!!! But if she wins something from this then, that will be GREAT!!
Go and have yourself a FANTASTIC Friday!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Come on in and Good Bye!

Today is the first day of fall...I AM READY!!

I am ready for cooler temps!!

Fall where have you been all Summer? Come on in and take control!!!

And then this morning me and my sweet daughter will go to the oral surgeon and get her wisdom teeth removed!! I know she will do just fine because she is just that type of child!! She lets nothing get her down...Sounds like Ganky, HUH?

Well, still remember her in your prayers that the pain will be minimal and that she will have a speedy recovery!

Oh and McGraw will be going on a road trip today and be gone until late Friday!! He is going to the Gwinnett County Fair!!! He will be shown Friday!! Bradley and he will be having loads of fun!!!

So that is about it for me today!! Lots going on and as I said "Come on in Fall and Good Bye wisdom teeth!"
You all enjoy your day!

Keep Praying...IT WORKS!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I just know its gonna blow

Season Premiere...Fall 2010
My DVR is gonna blow up!!!
I am pushing it to the very limit!! I want to watch all the shows and just can't do it! I have be flipping back and forth to and from and well my remote is about dead!! :(
I need several televisions in the living room with me!! How am I gonna make it through the fall with so many shows on at the very same time!!

Last night was Dancing with the Stars, Two and Half Men, NCIS, Biggest Looser and Parenthood!! I some how managed to watch them all except NCIS and I have it recorded!! DUH!! I love all of these shows!! Tonight is another night of more season premieres!!
I hope that you all have a wonderful day! I know that I am so glad that it is Wednesday because the NEW Grey's Anatomy comes on tomorrow!! UGH!! I am addicted!! I may need to go to television watchers anonymous!! :)
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

When I was a child

I can remember when I was a little girl watching this television show!!! And me and my mama would watch it and just enjoy it!

Well last night it came back on and I LOVE IT!!!!
It was just as good as I remembered it and can't wait to watch it this season!!

This week is full of Season Premieres and well I am not wanting to go anywhere or do anything, but stay home and watch TV. I have the DVR recording as much as I can because thing come on at the same time and I can't watch everything! I will watch it while I am home with Britani during her sickness!! :)
You all enjoy your day!!

Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

He is so loved!!

I know that National Pastor's Appreciation day is in October but we have so much going on we wanted to go ahead and show our appreciation to our Pastor!!
Rev. Tommy Dunn Jr.
(sorry the picture is blurry)

My Friend Janice made this cake!! He loved it and came to find me to take a picture of it before it got cut!! :)

It was a wonderful day and we enjoyed it so much! I know that he lives the life that he preaches and he is a very special man to each and every one of us!
I hope that you all have a great day today! I am off here to get ready for work! Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week! My Britani is having her wisdom teef out Thursday!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

How in the world?

Yep, that right Justin had an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection!!! What...So did Britani?
They live in totally different states and yes they got the very same thing at the very same time!!! He was little worse cause he would not go to the doctor like I told him to when he first started getting sick!! But he is on the mend now and feeling much better!! And so is Britani!

I am in a rush this morning...I have a family reunion to go to and I got some cooking to do! Everyone enjoy your day!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

If he call I will go!!!

I have been telling him for days that he needed to go to the doctor!! He has been really stuffy and not feeling very good!! But he thought he could get it with just over the counter medicine!! NOT!!
Now he is so sick and running a fever and got to go back to the doctor this morning because his chest hurts so bad when he breathes!!

I know he is almost 21 and I fully understand that but he is still my little boy and if he calls me and needs me I will be heading to North Carolina!! I hate that he is not here for me to take care of!! :(
Not much going on here...Enjoy your day!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Good thing I was off!!

As most of you know...These are my babies! Yes, they are 17 and yes they are senior but they are the babies of the family! My last 2 children and the last 2 of the many grandchildren that my mama and daddy had! They are sweet and kind to everyone (except each other at times)!

I was off yesterday because Bradley had a dental appointment and I just need to do some things before school starts back for me!! Well I was home and just got a load of laundry started and my phone rang! It was the clinic...Britani was sick and I had to go and get her! Well she is NEVER sick so I hurried her on to the doctor and she just has an upper respiratory infection...put her on an anti-biotic and she is much better this morning!! Then had to get Bradley checked out and to the dentist!! Then home to cook some diner and off to church I went! WHEW!!! It was one of those days and I it was a good thing I was off!
Well today is a day of work for me and the twins are off to school! Life is back to normal today!! Thank God!
Everyone enjoy your day!
My friend Julie let me know yesterday that her son is out of the wire and safe at a tent city!! Praise the Lord!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Got Nothing!!!

Yep, this is me and well to be honest...I got nothing to blog about today!!

I have had normal days with not a lot going on and so therefore...what do you blog about!? Yes, I could join up with one of those wordless Wednesday blog groups but sometimes I have stuff to say on a Wednesday! Well, I do have a couple of things to get done today, but really nothing blog worthy!!!
You all enjoy your day!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall Favorites!!

I got up this morning and the temps are cool...(57)...and I have fall on my mind!! I have a few favorites of this time of the year! I can remember when my kids were little we would go on a field trip to the pumpkin patch and we would get a pumpkin to take home and carve! I love all the memories that I have with my children!

I love to see the leaves change colors! I don't really like having to rake the leaves when they fall!! UGH!! Too much work!
But the changing of the colors is absolutely beautiful!

But for my all time favorite....CANDY CORN!!! I got a bag and just eat a couple each day and the bag has lasted for over a week now... and I still have some!! :)

SO these are a few of my fall favorites!! I am not a big winter time fan but fall is great!!

Enjoy your day!
OH...and Happy Anniversary to my Niece Tracy and her husband Derek!!!

Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

A little sick

I spent my weekend with shedding lots of tear and I hate to cry! It gives me a headache and makes my eyes all puffy and my nose all stuffy and well..I have made myself sick from crying so much!! I got me some medication last night and I seem to be a little better this morning...I HOPE!!!
I am up an having my coffee, doing my blog and checking out facebook!! SO, not so bad for a Monday morning! Busy week...Enjoy your day!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Proud of who I am

Yesterday was a VERY emotional day and I am so honored to be a Marine Mom and to share life with such a wonderful group of people!!
This is exactly how they handled to fallen Marine...(Just any picture not from yesterday!)
Such honor and respect they gave Blake!!

I am PROUD to be an American!!!

I honestly am telling you the truth when I say I cried enough yesterday to fill a river!! I actually really cried so much that I am almost sinuses are messed up BAD!!! I have NEVER went to a military funeral and I hope and pray I NEVER have to go to another!! Beautiful but so so SAD!!

I met several other Marine Moms and found out that there is this group that I should be a part of and I have joined and can't wait to participate!! They are Mothers of Children that are in the Military and either have had one in deployment or if they have a fallen one then they become Gold Star Moms!! Thank God I am just a Blue Star Mom!!!

They don't just honor the Marine but ever branch of the Military!!! I am so PROUD to say that I am a part of this wonderful group....They are AMAZING!!!!

SO today I am gonna get myself ready and get gone to church!! I have puffy eyes and stuffy nose but all will be fine!!
Enjoy your day!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Special Friends

Well I spent yesterday evening with so many special friends!!
I have facebooked with this man for many, many months and I finally got to meet him! He is the father of the fallen Marine!! And can I just tell you he is AMAZING!!! Him and his family are just the strongest pictures I have EVER seen! To walk through those doors of the funeral home was just heart breaking! The casket was open and two Marines stood guard over "Blake"!!

And this picture is my Sweet Friend Colleen!! She is the sweetest person and she came up from Florida and stayed with me and we had a blast! She wanted to go and see Bradley's cow and she got to feed him so hay!! Aren't they cute together!!

Today is a very hard day for me and all the Marine families!! And please say very special prayers for the RODGERS family today as they lay their son to rest!!
Enjoy your day!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's Friday!!

Today is Friday...Thank you Jesus!! I am off today and will be attending all of the services for Lcpl. Rodgers! I will be meeting several Marine Moms and paying our respects of a fallen Marine!

I am gonna get off hair is getting done today! I have horrible roots and I hate to go and sit and get my hair done but it is a MUST!! Then I will be coming back here to touch up the house and get ready one of my Marine Moms will be coming and staying with me this weekend!! I can't wait!!
Enjoy your day!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

We are Family!!

On July 6th 2008 my son, Justin left me to go and be what he always wanted to be!
During boot camp I met some of the most amazing friends!! I mean we have a bond like no one else has. We have things in common and we share in everything that happens with one another!!
And as most of you know I have a large family and they are all here if I need them and some of them understand what I go through and some of them don't!! But I know that this group of people KNOW exactly what I go through because they are going through it too!!
Now with a Marine being killed and most of us knowing the Daddy, well we have all pulled together like you would NEVER believe! There are thousands of us in this family and we are all are here for one another through everything!!

So, this weekend being the funeral of Lcpl. Blake Rodgers, I have several friends gonna be around!! I can't wait!! I love them all and can't wait to see them! Some won't be able to make it so we will be representing them at the services! We just all stand together as one!! That is the USMC family that we are!! Though we may NEVER meet in person we know that we are there with each other in spirit!!

Semper Fi my Dear Family and Friends!!
It will be a Semper Gumby weekend!! But no matter what we are a Family!!
We are Marine Strong!!! OOH RAH!!
Everyone enjoy your day!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just Heart Breaking

I can tell you right now that if this doesn't break your heart....
Chris, Jane and Emily as they Welcome their precious Marine home!!!

And you can go here to see the motorcade!!

Not much more can be added to this!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day 2010

Labor Day 2010 is over and gone!!
I spent the day doing just what I love!!
Cooking for my family!!
I got up and cooked them breakfast and then cooked several of their favorite desserts and then we grilled out some hamburgers!! It was a wonderful day!
We had several visitors through out the day...IT WAS WONDERFUL!!

Now, today is back to work!! Avery begins school this morning and I know she is gonna have a blast! I got word yesterday that Blake's remains will be back in Georgia today, please continue to pray for this family! I hope to be able to attend other arrangements that they will be making for him!

Enjoy your day!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I slept for how long!

Sunday was a much cooler and just absolutely day!!! I got up had my coffee, got ready for church and then to lunch and well after that...nothing but a looooooooonnnnnnnggggggg NAP!!!
I laid down about 3 and well didn't get up until 6:30!!!!

OH yeah! It messed me up when it came time to go to bed....NO nap for me today!! I didn't go to sleep until like 1!!! UGH!!!

Well today I have my little family all together and I am fixing to get off here and cook them some breakfast and then we will clean up a bit and then we are gonna cook out some hamburgers later!!! YUMMY!!!

I hope that you all enjoy your day!!

Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Go Dawgs!!!

Those DAWGS....What more can I say?
Look at the score board! I took this picture during the 4th quarter and it was the final score of the game!! I enjoyed it! It was hot and a lot of people!! I think I will be watching the next one from my living room!!! I think that I like it better like that!

So that was my day....ALL day!!!
Today is church and then gonna go get something to grill for tomorrow, NO church tonight and so we will be relaxing!! Justin is here and is having a wonderful weekend!!
Enjoy your day!!
Continue to lift The Rodgers family up in your prayers!
Keep works!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Get Fired up Newton!!

Friday Night Football has begun!!
High School football is so much fun and WE LOVE IT!!!
My children have been at Newton for years and Justin graduated from there and the twins will graduate in May of 2011!!
This is the Newton County Stadium!!! We have 3 schools that play here but Newton was the very first high school for the County and has been around for many many years!

We had been chosen to be the game of the week for the local television station here in Atlanta (with lots of voting) We were on the HIGH 5 SPORTS!!!
Bradley and Robert wanted to show there school spirit and I painted them up!! So they could be on the news we put this on their back!!

And this was them from the front!! Bradley is the one painted white!
They succeeded and was on television!!! They love their school and love to show their spirit!!

So that was my Friday!!! Loads of fun and more to come today!!

I hope that you all have a great day!!!
Keep praying for the Rodgers family!! They welcomed their son home yesterday and He will arrive here in Georgia one day next week!!! RIP LCpl Rodgers!!
I also got word yesterday that they are asking for volunteers of 1/6 to re-deploy to afghanistan...NOTE...Justin is not going to volunteer!!! But please pray for this because 2/6 has lost so many guys!! I just hope that they don't make it mandatory!!!
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

What more can be said!!

Today the family of LCpl Christopher "Blake" Rodgers will be at Dover Air force Base to welcome their son back to US soil!!! I still just can't imagine how they are handling this!! I was just a face book buddy and I am a basket case!! Please Keep this family in your prayers as they travel back to Griffin Georgia with their precious son!!! May God give them strength that they need to with stand what lies ahead of them!!!

My son will arrive home today as well for his labor day 96! As he is due to be home for a few days I sit and think about that this could have very easily been my son!! I know that when I get my hands on him once again I will squeeze him and love him and let him know that he is my whole world and that I love him so much!! I am so thankful for him and that God allowed me to keep my son!!!

After all of this, I am even more thankful for family and that everyone is happy and healthy!! I continue to pray for Julie as her son Justin is still over in that big sandbox! Please God, just keep him safe and bring him home to his family!! PLEASE!!!
And as my dear friend Lynda will prepare for her son Billy to go over in the near future I will once again be begging God to watch over him and bring him home as well!!
I have a lot to be Thankful for and loosing Blake has made it even more real!
Hold your family and friends close...tell them that you love them!!!
You just never know what is going to happen!!!
As Always....
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I just can't believe it!!

I got in from church last night and did a quick check on face book and I seen where my friend Lynda had posted: R.I.P LCPL CHRISTOPHER "BLAKE" RODGERS!!
My heart immediately broke!!
On facebook I have met lots of Marine families and well...I have met his dad on there and he helped me pray for my Justin while deployed and Blake was deployed in January just after Justin was deployed in December!! They got the news yesterday that he was killed in Afghanistan!!! I just can't imagine their feelings because me not knowing them really well I am just torn to pieces!! I quickly called Lynda to confirm and it was the Marine Dad's Son that has been here for me through everything!!! I just can't believe it!!

This young man is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!! All gave some but he gave all!!!! He is from right here in my part of the country!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Keep this family in your prayers!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Running low

Yep, that's right I am running low!! My energy level is just not what it use to be!! I need to go to the filling station! What happened?
Am I getting OLD?
I know exactly what it is...I NEED TO LOOSE THIS DARN WEIGHT!!!!

Please help me pray that I can get on this diet and stay on it and loose this weight! I don't have any health problems from it but I just don't feel as good as I would like!!! I am reporting to my Niece Tracy everyday on what I eat and how many calories I have had through out the day!! So I am being held accountable!!!
You all enjoy this day and remember:
Keep Praying...IT WORKS!!!