Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Busy couple of weeks

It has been a trying time for Miss Morgan.  First, her boyfriend broke up with her and then immediately started going with someone else.  It was very sad.  But, she is doing fine now and has decided to swear off boys for awhile. 

Then, last night, at dance, she was doing some fancy move that I do not know the name of and landed on her foot wrong, rolling her ankle.  She was in a tremendous amount of pain and asked to go to the ER.  They x-rayed and luckily nothing was broken, but she cannot dance for a bit while it heals. 

Mason has been super busy, too.  Band is still going strong because our Abilene High Eagles made the playoffs.  We played our first playoff game last Friday night here in Abilene against Arlington High School and we kicked some colt booty!

The next game will be this Friday in Midland.  He cannot wait to go. I think the bus ride there and back with all his friends is more fun than the actual game.  Although, he does have a blast at the games, too.

Also on Friday night, we will be celebrating the 13th birthday of Morgan.  Cannot believe she is already 13 years old.  I am now the mother of two teenagers.  I am so young for that - lol!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Room Redo

This weekend I worked in Morgan's bedroom.  I painted the walls and the furniture.  My friends Shawn and Julie came over and helped me with a lot of the room painting and also putting it back together when I was done.  I love the end result!  The color is called pear green and you can't see it in the picture very well but there are green leaves on her comforter and pillow shams that match the wall color.  I am still undecided about curtains. 

It made for a long and tiring weekend. 

In other news, Morgan has decided to go back to Jazz class at dance so we are now going to dance class four nights a week.  Like we didn't have enough to do already.  But she thinks she wants to try out for the drill team when she gets to high school in a couple of years and I told her that is the best way to learn what she needs to know.

Mason gave us another hilarious moment on Monday.  He was riding in the car with Laura (our go to person when all my help is out of town) and they were not talking.  All of the sudden Mason says "Lunch is in the middle of my day".  Laura just looked at him and was like "lunch is in the middle of everyone's day".  Mason started laughing and proceeded to explain how school has 7 periods and his lunch is in the middle of 4th period so his is really in the middle of his day.  I guess he was just thinking about it and the words spilled right out.  What a masonism!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


So we are riding home from school the other day and Mason was talking away and he decided to throw out a new phrase - "whatever toots your boot".

I think this some kind of cross between whatever toots your horn and whatever floats your boat.  Whatever he was trying to say, the end result was hilarious!  Gotta love Masonisms!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Maybe I will blog again???

It has been over ayear since I have posted anything on my blog. I go and read the blogs of my friends and I am so inspired to share what is going on in my life but then I just don't. I think, "Who is going to want to read about my life? I have nothing exciting or inspiring to say." But, I am just going to do it. And maybe my musings will only be for myself, who knows?

There really is nothing out of the ordinary happening at my household these days. I am working at the college still teaching online classes in business and accounting. I was briefly promoted to a supervisory position, but restructuring took that away. I am still feeling down about the situation, but am happy to be back in the classroom at the same time.
Morgan is busy with dance, as usual. She also decided to run cross country this fall. This is a picture of her (on the left), our old neighbor, Grace (in the middle), and her best friend, Sara. They were running a mile and a half that day. Morgan also has a boyfriend - EEK! His name is Blake and we adore him. Of all the boys for her to pick, Blake's dad happens to be a fireman, so we already knew him and his parents and she did not even know it. My sister thinks he looks like a mini Tony Dinozzo from NCIS. Right now, Morgan is grounded. She has three cats and her job is to clean out the litter box. She told us she was doing it but when the truth came out, she had not cleaned them in over a week so she is grounded until the end of the month, not for failing to do her job, but for lieing to us about doing it. Ugh - Sometimes I hate being the Mommy.
Mason is in high school this year. It makes me feel so old. He is in the marching band and loving it. He says it is the best part of high school because he was able to start off with a group of friends and avoid some of the finding your place in high school drama. He has been going to parties and events with band friends and been very busy with rehearsals and performances. He is still bowling and doing Tae Kwon Do. He is a purple belt now. The picture of Mason is with a upper classman he is friends with. I don't know the boys name, but Mason does and he is at school while I am writing this.
Sam is just as busy as he always is. He is working hard at the fire department and playing hard at the bowling alley. He is getting ready for his big elk hunting trip coming up this week. Hopefully he gets the big one!
That is all I have to say for today but maybe I will be inspired to blog more this year and maybe someone will be interested in listening.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

School has begun!

So I am thinking I might start blogging again now that the kids are back in school. I know, it has been almost a year since my last blog. Please forgive me.

Mason started 8th grade this year and Morgan is in 6th grade. It is going to be a crazy, busy, exciting school year. We have tennis and dance and tae kwon do and orchestra and bowling and band. There is never a day to rest.

so Happy first week of school to anyone who started this week and look for me to attempt to post more often.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Woo hoo! A Friday Five!

1. What does it take to get you to grab the mic and sing in a karaoke room?

Not much. Me loves to sing. I probably would need a couple drinks to loosen up and some good friends egging me on.

2. What does it take to get you to give up a whole Saturday to hang out with people you don’t like?

Getting married did that. LOL!

3. What does it take to get you out of bed without your hitting the snooze button?

Hmmm - I am not sure that has ever happened.

4. What does it take to get you to take someone else’s turn at a really unpleasant task at work or home?

Not much. I pretty much do whatever I am asked at work. We are a team and a family so you help people out!

5. What does it take to get you to eat something you really dislike?

If I know I do not like it I will not eat it. Period.

Now, the way this works, is that you answer these questions on your own blog, facebook, twitter, journal or whatever. And, if you don’t have one, and you feel like it, put your answers in a comment here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Built a Gingerbread House

Grammy and the kids built a gingerbread house for Christmas. It was out first one ever and it was a lot of fun.

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