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…that Wonderful Weekend!

3 Oct

We totally surprised Button Boy this weekend!!  We told him that we would be going to Birmingham on Saturday and Sunday just for the weekend.  So, he had made these plans of going to the zoo and such…Little did he know!!!!  We actually drove to the middle of Georgia to stay the weekend with Button Boy’s bestestest friend.  It was classic…we drive up to their house, and Button Boy is wondering why we are at a house and not the zoo!  We get out of the van and walk up to the door (Mojo is telling him that it is a college friend of mine that we are coming to see — Button Boy is less than thrilled!)  The front door opens…and it is the Sister…then Laura (the mom)…then Bert (the dad) and finally Bestest Buddy Boy shows up and Button Boy is speechless!!!  We are all thrilled to see that the surprise worked!!

So, we spent the rest of Saturday outside on the porch while the kiddos swam…and the adults just talked…it was terrific!!! 

Sunday morning we went to the Robins Museum of Aviation and back to their house for Bestest Buddy Boy’s birthday party…more swimming!!!  The kids had a blast!

So, we had a wonderful weekend with NO PICTURES!!!  I know, I can’t belive it either, but Mojo forgot the camera!!!  Oh well, we have fond memories…and are hoping to see them on a semi-regular basis!!!

…this coming weekend should be loads of fun, too…we are headed to Orange Beach!!!  Yipee!!!!

Exciting Weekend Planned….

27 Sep

…and I can’t wait to tell everyone about it, but for now you’ll have to know that we are going to have a great time this weekend…I’ll hopefully post pictures after it is over!!!

Yip-ee!!!  Can’t wait for Saturday!!!

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Are You Ready for Some Football???

1 Sep

Aubie

Aubie in Jordan-Hare Stadium

In our house we are sooo ready for football!  We love to watch it on t.v. and in person….especially Auburn University and Troy University!

So, here’s to the “Moon Changing into a Football!!!” (a Dr. Johnny Long-ism)

War Eagle!!!  Go Troy!!!

 

P.S.  We also are ready for the NFL Carolina Panther’s season to start so we can see Camy-Cam play!!!  Go Panthers!!!

Daily 7’s

23 Feb

I am always looking for tips and suggestions that make housekeeping easier.  I will never pretend to be a perfect homemaker, but I strive everyday to be a better homemaker.

Today I was looking for some slow cooker recipes and found out that a blog I follow A Year of Crockpotting….is now posting on another blog Totally Together.   She had a great post called The Daily 7 for a Highly Successful Household

I love to get ideas to make my house cleaning an easier task…luckily I am already doing a few of her tips.  Mojo and I make our bed every morning (this is a new thing for us, but it makes it so nice to go to bed with straight sheets and not crumpled up sheets!).  I try to keep my sink clean — this is a Fly Lady trick that I attempt to stick with because it is amazing how much cleaner your kitchen feels and looks without dishes all piled up in the sink!!  I try to do a load of laundry every day…my mom always wonders why I am always saying I have laundry to do, but I do….and one load of laundry — washed, dried, folded and put away — a day is a way to help me to keep from drowning in piles and piles of laundry.  The kiddos are becoming better at helping me with laundry also….Girly Girl helps me get clothes washed and dried and she puts away her own clothes….Button Boy helps me pick clothes up and sort (he’s still working on getting this right) darks and lights…., but they are learning!

One thing that I will probably try to begin doing is the daily wipe down in the bathroom.  I really don’t like cleaning the bathroom and it is easy enough to keep Clorox wipes on the counters and wipe down daily….this is a great suggestion!!!

The suggestion that I am the worst at is the Clean Up After yourself and Help Your Children Do the Same.  I get lazy…very lazy.  And you can tell in my house when I get lazy because my shoes are at my chair, not in my room…there is my snuggie in my chair, not folded and put away…there are papers on the kitchen counter, not put in their place…  I do try to remember to clean up after myself, because I want my kids to be better at housekeeping than I am….

My challenge to myself is to take time everyday and clean up after myself and train my kiddos to do a better job of cleaning up after themselves! 

Randomness

20 Oct

1. I haven’t blogged lately, even though I have two or three blog posts started, I just can’t seem to get them finished.

2. Girly Girl has a gymnastics meet this Friday at 11am….who on earth would schedule a gymnastics meet for school-aged children on a school day at 11am?!  I mean really??!! 

3. Luckily, Girly Girl has a school that is willing to work with her and she can take all of her tests and assignments early and still go to the meet.

4. Mojo and I agonized over the decision to even *ask* the school about Girly Girl missing school for the gymnastics meet….we didn’t want her to think that gymnastics was more important than school, but on the other hand, we didn’t want her to think we did not take her interest in gymnastics seriously…..so we finally went to the principal and got permission….

but it should not have been something that was even an issue…it shouldn’t have been scheduled during school.  Anyway….that is my soapbox for today.

5. I have now been to two Troy University (when I was there it was Troy State University) football games this season…more than I have been to in the past 15 years!!!!  I have really missed it!

6. I am reading The Help.  I know I’m a little late on this band wagon, but I am really enjoying it.  I’ll be finished with it soon, but it will be out of the theatres by that time, so I’ll have to wait for it on Netflix!

7. This past weekend we had some great tickets to the Troy/LA Monroe game….Troy lost, big time.  But the band was swell…and I got to see one of my sorority sisters which was SWEET!

8. Is it wrong to hope that one of my kiddos will fall in love with Troy and want to go there? 

9. Today’s weather is wonderful!  It is October and actually feels like October should feel like….cold and crisp with a little bite in the air!  I think that moon might be a football!!!  (Dr. Longism for those band-mites)

10. Is it too early to begin panicking over Christmas yet?! 

Life Keeps On Keeping On

13 Sep

Our life has just kept on going.  As much as I have wanted it to slow down, it hasn’t.  There hasn’t been a reason for me to want it to slow down except I have been battling some very severe depression.  You may or may not understand, but it is the kind of depression that makes you want to crawl under your bed and hide from the world….even if you have the world’s greatest husband and kids (like I do)….the most understanding and caring parents and friends (like I do)….and the co-workers that worry about me more than I could ever imagine (like I do).  I have more to be thankful for in my everyday life than I know where to begin….I have an amazing God that gives me trials that He knows will test every fiber of my being, but He also knows I will come through better because I went through them leaning on Him….and I have family and friends that keep pointing me to my great God and telling me that my eyes need to stay focused on Him during these hard times, that he is the *only* way to get through these times….and I have a church that is willing to stop and pray for me when I am struggling.  I have more blessings than I could ever deserve….and I am so thankful for every single one of them!!!

Through all of this, our life has kept on going….we keep going to work…the summer has rolled on…Girly Girl made a week long trip to NC to visit her grandparents…we travelled the next week to NC to celebrate the 4th of July…we watched the kiddos take part in some day camps…we travelled to Huntsville and went to the Space & Rocket Center…the kiddos have started back to school….and we have moved (again….for the last time, we hope!)

This fall holds quite a few fun activities for us too!  We plan on watching lots and lots of Auburn Football, win or lose.  Girly Girl has some gymnastics meets we will be attending.  We will be, hopefully, attending a Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC, in November…and will be visiting family for Thanksgiving in North Carolina.

I have been slow about updating the blog for a while, I hope the two or three of you who keep up will understand why.  I hope to have some pictures of the new house and what we are up to blogged (like the new verb?!) soon….and then we’ll see how things go.

Here’s to a great football season, too!!!  War Eagle!!!!

 

Forever Friends!!!!

28 Apr

I have missed Homecoming at Troy for at least 14 years.  The last time I went I was living in Tallahassee and it was before I met Mojo.  I have never really had too much of a desire to go until the last few years when more and more of my friends from the Sound of the South began going.

Well, this year I wanted to go so badly.  My dh wasn’t really feelin’ the TSU Sound of the South love…so we stayed at home and hosted our annual Auburn/Georgia game!

My sorority sister and her husband (who happens to be a frat brother of ours) and their three kiddos stopped in Montgomery the day after Homecoming and had lunch with us at my parent’s house.  If you are wondering how my parent’s got sucked into this…they are Chuck’s Godparent’s!  Yep, while Chuck and Anna lived in Wetumpka, my parent’s adopted them!

Mojo took some terrific pictures of me, Chuck and Anna by my Daddy’s Koi Pond. (which I don’t have, Mojo!  <hint-hint>)  He also took some terrific pictures of the kiddos….their two girls and Girly Girl loved playing with one another!  I really think that if Button Boy and their son had another hour together, they would have been inseparable.

I love my forever friends….sorority sisters and frat brothers! College was such a great fun time in my life!

I think this year, I *will* go to Homecoming….now, if I can just find a ride….maybe the Kiefriters will stop through and pick me and Girly Girl up!!!