Thursday, April 30, 2015

Buried Time Capsule

I did bury a time capsule during my lifetime and it was an amazing experience. When my childhood friends Heather, Shelley and I buried a time capsule we were around 7 or 8, I think. We buried it in the back of Heather's back yard. We told each other that on the eve of our high school graduation we would dig it up.

The eve of our graduation came. Shelley had moved away, but Heather and I were still living in the same houses. We went into her backyard with our shovels in hand. Her mom had a camera and a flash light and cheered us on. It took us a few hours to find out where it was actually buried. Her poor dad's backyard looked horrible after we were done.

But we found the jar we buried and for the most part we could recognize everything we buried. It was so fun to do that with a great friend and remember different things that meant something to us back in the day.

I would definitely recommend this to any child growing up. Maybe my parent's will let the girls bury a time capsule when they build their new house down the road. We shall see.
Have you ever buried a time capsule and dug it up?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My First Job

My first job of course was babysitting all my nieces and nephews. I did that from the time I was trusted to do it until I moved to Washington state.

My first real paying job where I worked Monday - Friday was at a place called Chrisope Technologies in Lake Charles. It was a microbiology lab and I worked in the supply department. We did inventory on supplies, and we filled orders that were sent to different labs around the world... the samples were blood, urine, tb, etc. It was a pretty neat and fun job. The group of ladies I worked with were fun to work with as well minus a few here and there. But all and all it was a great first job!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PINTEREST

IS ABSOLUTELY ADDICTING...

If you have never been on the site/app... it is a website/app where you go and you type in ANYTHING you are interested in. For example, I type in crockpot meals. It will bring up all kinds of ideas for crockpot meals. You pin the post to your board and then you look at it later when you have time.

It is how I find so many freezer meals and weight watcher meals to cook. I pin it when I am bored and need to pass time and then when I am ready to write down the recipe I go pull it up and write it down.

They have anything and everything.

The other day, I had to laugh... I was talking to my husband about it and he said that they wouldn't have RC drift cars on there. I should have made a little bet with him, because I knew they did. I said, oh yea... I pulled out my phone and searched and showed him all the different things that pulled up with that search. He was amazed.

I have so many ideas for card making, scrapbooking, sewing, crocheting, etc that I am super excited to put some of those ideas into play down the road...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy birthday to the most amazing woman I know...

Today is my momma's birthday! I am truly honored to be this woman's daughter. She is the most amazing woman I know and I grow closer to her as the years go by. I know when I was younger I didn't want anything to do with my parents. It is so funny how as you get older and have a family of your own that all changes. 

This woman has been my rock throughout my whole life. Yes, we haven't always agreed on things, but we have always been there for each other. I love her more than she will EVER know.

Happy birthday my dear momma. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Surgery for my baby girl...

My life as a mother has definitely been the best years of my life. I never expected to love something so much or to worry about someone as much as I worry about  my little 7 year old. The years have flown by so far and I want her to stay little forever, but that will never happen.

She is having her first surgery next Tuesday at 1 pm. I am a nervous wreck about the whole process, but it is what is needed for her and I am ready to get it over with. It will be oral surgery, but they still have to put her to sleep to do the work.

She has an extra tooth on her top and it is preventing her 2nd permanent tooth from coming out. It is snuggled up into the 1st permanent tooth that is already out, but because of its location the 2nd one can't come out until it is gone. So, they will put her to sleep and then remove the extra tooth. In order to do that they have to remove some of the bone to get it out. Then they will remove her baby tooth that is there to make room for the 2nd permanent tooth to come out. They will sew her up and she will be done. They will spend some time waking her up and then I will be able to see her. I am going to be a nervous wreck for the 2 hours before I can see her again, but I have faith in the team that will be doing the work.

She will be home from school for 2 days and then if the pain is not as bad she will go back to school on Thursday. Her 1st permanent tooth could be loose for 2 weeks while that bone grows back, but we will have to just watch what she eats and make sure she eats with her back teeth and not her front. After 2 months she will be healed completely. They say after a month she won't notice anything anymore, so I am praying for a quick healing process...

She has had a broken wrist on her right, a fractured wrist on her left and a fractured finger. I can handle the broken bones, but the surgeries are a different story....

If you are a prayer, we could definitely use some prayers during this time...

Friday, April 10, 2015

Momma's Cooking

My momma's cooking is probably the best I have ever eaten. There is just something about your momma's cooking that just hits the spot. No matter how many times I make a recipe of hers, it will NEVER be the way she makes it. I tend to think, just knowing she made it with love, makes the recipe taste so much better!

A few of my momma's recipes that I absolutely love are:

Spaghetti
Roast, rice and gravy
Fried Shrimp
Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes
Chocolate Yummy

What is your favorite recipes that your momma makes?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Handwritten Letters

Do you think hand written letters are a thing of the past?

I do believe that it is a thing of the past for many people. They have e-mail now and Facebook and many different ways to communicate verses writing hand written letters.

Me on the other hand, I love writing letters. I don't do it nearly as much as I use to, but I have started doing it again and I am trying to write at least 2-3 a month to different family members. Mostly my aunts who do not have a computer and I want to be able to keep in contact with them. And the others would be my nieces and nephews. I remember when I was little I loved getting mail from my aunt who lived in San Antonio. We would write back and forth and it was a lot of fun. I am not sure my nieces and nephews will find this fun, but I want to make sure I send them stuff throughout their life so they know I was trying :)

I am going to get my daughter into it so she can send letters as she gets older to her family down south. It will be fun for her to do and to get stuff back!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Mommy Survey

Here you go mommies - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about your first born! 

Let's see how much you remember!

1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Yes
2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yes
3. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION? I was very excited, but nervous.
4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? No
5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 27
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Home Pregnancy Test
7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Her dad, then my best friend Jenn
8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Yes
9. DUE DATE? 3/24/2008
10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Not during the first 2 trimesters, but a little in the 3rd
11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? MILK. If you know me, you know this is really weird!
12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? The amount of bathroom visits I had to make.
13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? Female
14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? No
15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? About 50
16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Yes. One in Louisiana and one in Washington.
17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I knew about both of them.
18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? Not until my labor.
19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Valley Medical in Renton
20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? 22 hours
21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? Her dad.
22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? Her dad and the nurses and doctor.
23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? C-section
24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Yes. I had an epidural and pain meds during the c-section.
27. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 8 lbs and 15 oz
28. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ? 3/7/2008
30. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Cadence
31. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? She just turned 7...
I can't believe time flies so fast!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy birthday to the first man I ever loved..

This man is so amazing. He was my first love... I was definitely a daddy's girl growing up and I am still to this day. He is my biggest inspiration. I love him dearly and I hope he has a very special birthday!!!!

I miss and love you so much daddy!

Happy birthday to you!