Saturday, January 29, 2011

He is gonna be on TV!!!

I know you all remember oh so well the 7 months of my Justin being deployed!!

Well he is gonna be on TV!!! A reporter followed them around and so now it is gonna be on HBO!!

When: February 17, 2010
What time: 9:00-10:30
I will be recording it and watching it!! I have seen several of the clips and can't believe that my sweet little boy did all that kind of stuff with all that gear and in that kind of weather!!! It will make you really appreciate the Military even more than you already do!!
Justin joined the USMC with not a real job in mind so he is a GRUNT...he is on the front line of a gun fire. A lot of guys have jobs and get to stay back at camp and do the work that no one ever sees. So many of the guys are never noticed in these type documentaries because they aren't the ones being shot at. So understand that if you watch is real and it is graphic!!!
Today is not a lot going on...I was told by Avery (my 4 year old great niece) that I would be a better Cindy if I went to ball games like Ganky(her Grandma and my sister) haha!! So I think Austin has a game today and I will be going...I think Avery is wanting something from the confession stand (you know the snack bar)!!!! I hope that each of you have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs, Love, and Prayers to each of you!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Do Nothing Saturday!

It was a Saturday that I had really nothing to do! I had planned on cooking dinner for my BIL Jerry and that was about it! I only left the house to go and get a few things that I needed for dinner and next weeks meals!
Here is a picture of him opening his gifts!!
It was a small gathering but it was a WONDERFUL visit!!
Wally was very interested in what he was getting...only because while he was opening his gifts he wasn't petting him!! ;)

Me and Brenda cooked and we had Ritz cracker chicken, mac&cheese, cornbread, beans, deviled eggs, cole slaw, sweet tea and a devils food cake!!

Everything was yummy and just really enjoyed the company!! After we were finished with dinner the phone rang and it was Justin (my Marine) and his friend Josh...Singing a song to me:
"I LOVE YOU, YOU LOVE ME, WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY" By Barney :) We all laughed and enjoy the duo by them!! Always love to hear from him!!!
You all have a great day...I am off to the church house!!!
Hugs, Love and Prayers to each of you!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Back at it!!

This week has been one of those week! I was enrolled to take three classes and then one of them got dropped and so I decided to call Tracy and see if I could go back to work around my two classes....And she let me!! YAYY!!! I have worked for years and then when I wasn't it was putting a financial strain on us and so now I am back and it will sure help us out!! So anyways...after my first day of being back at work on Tuesday, I went to the school to look at book cost and really find out what happened to my class that got dropped!! So they found it and got me in one...what? 3 classes and work...yes that is right...I have one online class and one that is half classroom and the other is classroom only! So I think I can do this...I will surely give it a good try!!
You all enjoy your day!!
Hugs, Love, and Prayers to each of you!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Catching you up!!

I have a few pictures to share with you from the snow/ice!! First is Wally...when we have a fire in the fireplace...this is where he lays...Nice and warm!!
Can't blame him!!!

When we were able to get out, I took a few pictures of how things looked!! This is a pasture behind us and the cows were no where to be found!! Guess they were staying warm too!!

A church just down the street...I thought was pretty with all the white around it!!

And now for my trip...these two were the happiest two young kiddos ever!! To see my son so happy made the trip so worth it!!

I told them I had to take plenty of pictures of them so when they do get married we have lots of pictures for a picture board!! :)

So that has been about it for me...Back to school tomorrow for me....YAYYY!!! I will go today and get my books so that I will be all ready for it tomorrow!!! I am so excited!!
I hope that all is well with you and I send each of you special Hugs, Love, and Prayers!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Going on a trip!!!

We have been snowed in for days and now we are going on a trip! It has been planned for a while and we were thinking that we may not get to go but it looks like we are gonna be making our trip to KENTUCKY after all!!!

Why are we going to Kentucky you ask?
Well about 2 years ago Bradley met this sweet girl in Panama City Florida and they talked the full time we were there...7 days!! We all had dinner together a couple of times and became friends with the family. And these two have continued to talk since then! We have been making arrangements for them to get to see each other for a while now! So now it our turn to take the trip there!! Never been before...Jeff made the last trip, but this time we all are going!!

I know they are young and it could be just a fling, but they insist that they are gonna get married and live happily ever after!! What a story to tell their children if it really happens!! I love Tiffany and her family and as long as they wait until they are both out of school and that means college...I would be ok if they did get married!! But still too early to be making plans for all that!! :)
So today I will be finishing up my packing and I can come home to a clean house!! Granny (Brenda) will still be here and taking care of Wally...we are taking Dixie with us!!

I hope that each of you have a wonderful day and I will be taking lots of pictures and will have my computer with me to share them with you all!!
Hugs, Love and Prayers to each of you!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Baby it's COLD outside!!

Wow!! We have had a week of it!! I enjoyed the snow...not so much the ice but I have enjoyed being here in the the house cooking and hanging out with the family!! I have handled all of it VERY well!! But let me tell you...
Check out the low temp...But warmer days are in sight!! :)

Jeff is back to work today...Help me pray for his safety!!! He will take his time!!
{ ;) Tracy knows!!}
It looks like we will be heading out tomorrow afternoon for Kentucky! Bradley had stressed about us not getting to go but I guess he prayed really hard for this stuff to go away so we could go!! :)
I will be here getting stuff ready where it is nice and warm but can get out today if I need too!! Enjoy your day....Hugs, Love, and Prayers to each of you!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow 2011

Well I got my wish!! I wanted snow and I GOT IT!!
I love it and I love to see it fall and I was probably worse than a kid!!!

The two puppy dogs out checking things out!

Bradley and Britani got out the boogie board that they play with in the ocean and used it for a sled!! They had a blast!!

Then they got out the 4 wheeler and they really had fun with that!! They tied a float to it and went down the road!! I have never seen two kids have so much fun ever!!

Here is Britani and Bradley on the 4 wheeler and they are pulling their dad!! I would never get on there...I am to scared I would get hurt!!

I have enjoyed the snow/ice and being stuck in with the family and hanging with our neighbors!! We are having the time of our lives!!
Warmer temps do not look they are in our future and we were to go to Kentucky this weekend so we will just have to wait and see!!
Hugs, Love and Prayers to each of you!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Ok...I really do! Living here in the south we don't get much of it so with the slight threat of it well us southerners go CRAZY!!! We rush to the stores to get the bread, mild, eggs and anything else we may need for the one day that it normally last!! But this time they are planning that it could be more and last for several days!!

I have everything I need to last me for a few days!! I am making some dumplins and a cake and that will last us while we are stuck in!! :)
I hope that each of you have a wonderful day!! I will be here getting ready for:
Hugs, Love and Prayers to each of you!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year to each of you!!

I can't believe it is a brand new year!! I have thought about the past 12 months and all the things that I have gone through....but not alone...I was able to share it with each of you!!
I awoke on Jan. 2010 with my son in the dreaded place called "AFGHANISTAN"!!!!
For 7 more months we all shared happy phone calls, sending off care packages, worrying about not getting a phone call and then PRAISE THE LORD....HE CAME HOME SAFE!!!
Twins went to prom...getting ready to graduate and just enjoying life as 17 years old!
I have cooked more this past year than I have ever cooked in my life and would not take anything for it!! I just love putting a smile on the faces of those I love!!
My year was blessed and I have enjoy riding the roller coaster ride with each of you and I know some of the things that lye ahead of us are gonna be tough but we are strong and we will make it...TOGETHER!!
Thank you all for sharing this ride called "LIFE" with me!! You each are very special to me!!
Hugs, Love and Prayers to each of you!!