Friday, November 30, 2007

Back amongst the living ;)

So we have been sick for a little over a week now and it has gone through EVERYONE in the house - including the momma :0 GASP -
it was nasty
it is over
and that is all I have to say about that

Pokemon: It's not just cool....

Noah and I just had this conversation

Noah: Mom, I don't understand why he never wants to play or talk about pokemon anymore. He says (he was talking about a friend of his) that it is getting OLD.

MOM: Well maybe he just isn't into Pokemon anymore. Maybe he doesn't think it is cool.

Noah: Mom POKEMON is not just cool (with the duh attitude) IT'S SUPER COOL

so maybe the typed version of the conversation wasn't as cute but he said it with such CONVICTION I just don't want to forget it ;)

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Thanksgiving may have already come and gone but tonight I am up late thinking of all the things I am thankful for

  • My HUSBAND (who I am still MISSING)
  • My children - all 3 of them - they have each taught me so much and changed my life in a profound way
  • How AWESOME God is and how He always provides for us
  • that Noah is feeling better - He was sick all day (stomach yuckies) but he is awake watching Kim possible at 12:15am so he must be feeling better ..... right?
  • singing Christmas Carol's in the car on Thanksgiving Day with the kids
  • that I am cancer free and getting stronger everyday

Who says Thanksgiving is only ONE DAY -- I would love to hang onto this grateful attitude all year long -- I am sure it might take a little work but it can be done

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Birthday .....

Happy Birthday to ME

yep -

go me .... it's my birthday

officially still YOUNG ;)

thanks Molly for hangin with me on my special day --
without you I would have been wallowing in pity in my pajama pants all day ....
come on .... you know it is true

I love you girl - and I consider my self so FREAKIN BLESSED to have
been able to hang with you so much since we moved back to Houston

You know I am gonna miss ya -- LOVE YA

Friday, November 16, 2007


Sometimes I am in awe of the creatures that God has created. The chameleon for example - I find it amazing - how easily it adapts to change (took this picture at the zoo on Nov.6th 2007)

Too bad most humans aren't as easily adaptable. I am not sure about you but I am not.

The whole thing with Heath working in Oklahoma - I can't seem to find my footing - I can't seem to get used to it - you would think after a while I would find a new "normal" a new routine - but I can't - I am completely MISERABLE -- I miss him tremendously and it is only getting worse.

So I am praying that God sends a buyer to my Open House this weekend. Then the kids and I can move without having to pay 2 house payments (YuCk!) and our little family can all be together again.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

lastest happenings and random thoughts

This week has just flown by -- like a BLUR --
Heath was here and then gone again way too fast -
and though I am relieved to be Cancer Free it is kind of odd to actually let go of it. Almost like I can't believe it is real. I don't have to fight it anymore and I am FREE from it.

Aside from the cancer stuff nothing seems to be going as "planned" and some moments it can seem to sneak up and strangle me but for the most part I am trying to focus on the fact that just because things aren't happening in "MY TIMING" doesn't mean they aren't going according to HIS -- and honestly THAT IS REALLY THE POINT -- ISN'T IT

Before Heath left Makenna came down with a stomach virus and she missed school everyday except for Monday this week. At one point Makenna was holding her head over the toilet - the dog was throwing up and Noah was saying "mom my stomach is really hurting" For a second I thought "can it get worse" then I took the dog outside and found a lovely dead bird (gross) on my deck. This is one of the things that I took for granted when my husband was home - This would have definitely fallen under the HUSBAND category -- I am telling you this story not to COMPLAIN but to just say that sometimes things FEEL like they are falling apart -- we have all been there - but the GREAT part of the story is that Makenna, Noah, and even the dog are all feeling better and miraculously the dead bird disappeared. I left it on the deck for 2 days because I couldn't stand the thought of having to dispose of it. And on the 3rd day it was GONE. Now I know many of you are thinking - YEAH So WHAT -- but I couldn't help but think that this was just one of the ways that He is looking out for me -- how HE is involved in even the tinyest aspects of my life -- and you know what if He will take care of that little stuff - I know He will not leave me out to dry on the BIG stuff (like selling the house). So I guess what I am saying is that even though we didn't sell the house in record time - I know we will sell it when it is the perfect time

"Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16


CONGRATS Ronnie and Ashlee B. on the birth of little Lucas.

as I pray for him and the family God has blessed him with the scripture that keeps playing through my head is this

" For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him"
1 Samuel 1:27

I am so excited for them and I pray that God continues to pour out His blessings upon their family.

can't wait to get to OK to snuggle this new little one

Noah's Favorite Scripture

A few weeks ago Noah proclaimed that Psalm 23 was his "FAVORITE CHAPTER IN THE BIBLE"

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

Even Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows/ Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

Wednesday, November 07, 2007





wanted to share that I had my scan on Monday evening and found out on Tuesday that I will not be needing anymore rounds of radiation -- PRAISE GOD!! -- they didn't see anymore areas of concern so now we will start the process of just getting my body regulated on thyroid replacement medication.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support- it means so much more than you could ever know -

God is SO AWESOME and I know that HE not only HEARS but HE ANSWERS PRAYERS as well. Please pray for the regulation of the medication, the sale of our home, and most importantly the reuniting of our family!



Sunday, November 04, 2007


My honey is back at home and all is right with the world again.

Now it really feels like HOME again.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Open House

:( today's open house was a BUST -- I was really hoping I would come home to at least ONE contract. Maybe I am just too optomistic. I am trying to be patient but I am missing my husband more and more with every passing second.

We are going to do another OPEN HOUSE next SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11 from 1-4 - so if you know anyone in the Houston area who is looking to buy a house please let me know.

had one showing - the garage couldn't accomodate their vehicle :(
other than that I just cleaned house for the OPEN HOUSE and took Makenna to dance.

My mom had to go back to Oklahoma today :( Missing her already. My brother locked the keys in his car and my mom had his spare set in her purse - it wasn't that big of a deal because she was going to leave on Friday or Saturday anyway but being the "planner" that I am it sort of threw me off a bit - We were able to squeeze in a few hours of shopping before she left -- I love to window shop with my mom - :) :) :) -- It will be nice to live closer to her and spend more time with her.