Friday, July 29, 2011

Archive of Me

 Thanks to my blogger "friend" Cassie at BTHR, I now have a fun little game to play. Feel free to join in on the fun by commenting or linking up your own blog!



The Archive of ME:





15 Years Ago (July 1996), I:

  1. had just finished 7th grade.
  2. was going through a really rough time trying to deal with my parent's divorce.
  3. thought I would play basketball forever.

10 Years Ago (July 2001), I:

  1. was broken hearted. I had just broken up with my first true love and was trying to figure out who I was.
  2. quit basketball. I hated busting hump and only ever being a  bench warmer.
  3. was getting nervous about leaving my mom and sister to go to college.

5 Years Ago (July 2006), I:

  1. graduated from undergrad and was getting ready to start my first full year as a real 3rd grade teacher!
  2. was excited to finally be married after 4 1/2 long years of waiting.
  3. praying for guidance on where we should go for Jason's law school education.

3 Years Ago (July 2008), I:

  1. just found out that I was over 2 months pregnant with little Peanut.
  2. was scared to death if we would be good parents.
  3. started my master's degree in Education Administration.

1 Year Ago (July 2010), I:


  1. celebrated the 4th with Katie and my little man at Lake Texhoma while Jason studied the bar.
  2. was getting nervous about my internship to get my principal's certification.
  3. got a new job teaching 6th graders at Ninnekah Elementary. (A blessing in disguise)

Yesterday, I:

  1. realized my baby is a little boy.
  2. ate my first real garden burger, and I didn't even miss the meat!
  3. went swimming with Jase and Uncle Shelby.

Today, I:

  1. am going to our good friend Zac's wedding rehearsal.
  2. am hoping Jase will act okay with the half arse nap he will be getting.
  3. going to be drinking a nice lambic this evening at rehearsal dinner.

Tomorrow, I:

  1. will wake up extra early to get my 10 mile walk done before the day begins.
  2. will have to wear a dress...eek!
  3. will get to see my boys all decked out in tuxes! Can't wait to take pics!

In a week, I:

  1. will be in school mode, full throttle.
  2. will be putting the finishing touches on my classroom decorations.
  3. will be trying to come up with a post schedule for my blog.

In one month (August 2011), I:

  1. will be kicking booty in the weightloss department with all my Susan G. Komen training.
  2. hoping the weather is cooler.
  3. would like to get my office organized.

In one year (July 2012), I:

  1. hope I’ll be done thinking about weight loss.
  2. will hopefully be making money from my crafty hobby.
  3. will be on a family vacation.

In five years (July 2016), I:

  1. hope to have our second child.
  2. will have built our dream house.
  3. possibly be a principal.
Happy Friday, friends!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Disposable Water Camera: Worth the cost?

Fugi Quicksnap Waterproof Disposable Camera 

This is the camera I chose to take with me on my vacation to Arkansas with my dad. I took several photos of Jase in the kiddie pool at Magic Springs. Most of the photos came out over exposed so I would have been severely disappointed if I had just printed off the pictures. Luckily I have gotten in to editing all of my photos so I had Walgreens put the pictures on a CD. This made it where I was able to edit the photos I want then I can choose what pictures to print. The downside is it cost me a little over 8 dollars for the CD. The camera itself was a little over 12. That is 20 dollars for these pictures:

 These photos are ok, not great. I will probably not be buying another waterproof disposable any time soon. For me, I feel that I can get better shots being careful with my digital camera, and get them edited and developed for cheaper than 20 bucks. 

That is just my opinion! 

Thanks for reading :)

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words...

I think he had fun...don't you???

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Boy and His Papa

     There is nothing more sweet in this world than the bond between a child and his grandparent. I can remember the sweet summers I spent with my own. I miss my Nana and Papa everyday. I look into my child's eyes and wish that they could be here to enjoy his sweet smile. I do believe that they held him before I did. They gave him lots of love as soon as they made it to Heaven. 

Nana and Me
Papa John (my great-great grandpa) Nana and Me
      Papa and Me

 My grandparents taught me the importance of hard work. We worked in their garden, we picked up pecans in their orchard, and we cleaned their pool every day we were with them.  My papa would let me drive his old farm truck down the long dusty dirt roads of Charlie, Texas. He and my Nana did every thing in their power to make sure my sister and I knew we were loved. They wanted us to have the most fun possible. My heart overflows with love when I see my dad taking on the tradition of being a Papa. He is following in a great mans footsteps, and he is doing a wonderful job.

Papa and Jase feeding the ducks.

Jase feeding the rocks ;)

Papa and Jase playing cars with the garage.

Papa and Jase driving the tractor. (Thank God for Crossfit!)

Papa and Jase reading about McQueen and Tow Mater.

 Dad, Jennifer, Granny, Papa, Me, Nana Disney World

 I miss these wonderful people. 

Thank you dad for being my son's Papa.
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