Monday, November 30, 2009

Baby Alora!

I sure wish that Aaryn and Kyle would move down here. It's hard not being able to hold her little sweetpea! These latest pictures show just how cute she is. Aaryn looks so happy holding her. We get to see them during the week of Christmas. What an awesome gift for my sis Cathy, getting to be a grandma looks like fun.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we cooked two turkeys. Johnny smoked one in the smoker and I baked one in the oven. I do believe that the smoked turkey was the best of the two. That carcass was picked to the bone. hahaha

I so enjoy having my family over for any occasion. Our annual Christmas party is coming up, I do throw fabulous parties.

I've got my special Christmas Exchange ready to mail! I'm very excited about the present I'm sending. I hope it makes a special person happy!
Hugs for now!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Look at my Wooly Bear!

Here's Jason all decked out for the funeral. I bought him this hat yesterday at Kohl's, he seemed pulled by some magical force to the hat isle. He has always liked hats, and of course his Momma had to buy it for him. That's what Mommas do best.

The memorial service was very nice and Shirley's church provided the family supper after the service. Thank you to Pastor Danny and White Oak Baptist Church.

I plan to stitch later this evening or rest if possible. I've got to get my Christmas Exchange ready to mail, so I'll be busy with that for a few days.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week. I've got to get the house ready and plan my baking list for Wednesday.

A big hug goes out to everyone today!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Memorial Service.......

Is scheduled for Saturday to honor April's life. April leaves behind a daughter and a son who were the light of her life. MS is such a terrible disease that robs a family of their mother, a daughter and friend. April was only diagnosed 5 years ago and she fought a long hard battle that ultimately claimed her life. Please continue to keep the Bennett family in your prayers while we mourn the loss of yet another family member.
A heartfelt thank you to all who have sent prayers and comfort, it has made each day a little less sad for me.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sad news...........

John's sister April passed away, so I will be absent for a day or so. Keep his family in your prayers.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Proud Moment

Look at this! You can't tell, but it was raining and the wind was blowing. This is our parent/senior picture that we had made on Senior night. They photo shopped us! Both John and Jacob's freckles are missing. hahaha
(I look liked a bloated tick!)
How do you like my new outfit? I haven't bought myself any new clothes in a long time, so for this occasion I decided I wanted a stylish outfit. $ 130
bucks later, this is what I got. I love my new jeans, they have sparkles on them! Wahooo!

We were soaked when we were through. After pictures, seniors could leave early if they wanted too, so a couple of us parents headed out to eat. We had a great time once we were inside and warmed up. We ate at El Jinete, a new mexican restrauant, I picked the shrimp burrito! OMGosh! It was amazing. I've found a new place to eat! hmmm

Can't show any stitchy pictures just yet, waiting on a exchange to show up to show what I made. Cool beans for her though! Y'all will love it!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thank you Friends!

Thank you all for the super sweet comments! Makes one feel good about one's self. I can't get over how quickly the holidays are coming. I host Thanksgiving this year and I'm getting excited. I cherish all the times that my family can get together. I need to get myself busy, I've got to clean the house top to bottom. Christmas will be here before we know it!

Well friends, I'm really tired tonight, so we will call it a night!



Sunday, November 8, 2009

My new toy!

Johnny went ahead and gave me an early Christmas/anniversary present! A laptop! Ooohhhhhhhhhhhh! Yeah! I'm trying to get used to the arrow movement with my fingers. I most likely will get a mouse to go with it. It takes me forever to move around on the web without the mouse! We did go out to eat on Saturday. I skipped GA Tech Band Day to spend time with my honey. ( See I really do like you better than the band!) It's time to start letting go of all the responsibilities that I need to teach to the ones taking my place next year. It's almost too hard letting go. I have lived and breathed band for 4 years now. I need band like a drug. The kids are gonna be the most thing that I will miss. Sigh. :(

Our last game will be Friday, unless we win and then we go to playoffs. It's up in the air as to whether we will win or not. We are playing Woodstock so time will tell.

I've been letting my hair grow long. It takes forever with me. It's been 4 years not getting my hair cut. I normally wear it up in a bun due to the school kitchen, so on the weekend I'm trying to remember to wear it down. What do ya think? Up or down? Check out hubba hubba picture and my newest picture and let me know.

Well friends, I guess I'll let you go, I need to get myself ready for bed soon. One more thing....please say a quick prayer for my baby sis, her beloved doggy passed away, and she is devastated. When we love, it is without abandon and we love forever! Especially our pets. Love you JuJu!

Hugs my friends,


To my love of my life!

Happy Anniversary Johnny! I love you with every breath of my body. I do know that this last year has been hard for us, but, I want you to know that I do love you and band is almost over honey. After 4 years, yCheck Spellingou have hung in there and I thank you for letting me be me. The band kids thank you and I thank you!
Look how young we were!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Picture Heavy Post

Whoosh! That is how this past 10 days has been. Getting ready for Senior Night, Halloween and just everyday living has been super crazy around this household. Senior night was very hard for me, that's the night when the parents get to escort their child around the football track. As soon as our pictures come in, I'll post one. They had a photographer there to take professional pictures. The moms got a corsage pinned on them, while they walked their son or daughter down, the announcer talked about your child. I did very good friends, I didn't cry till I made it to the bathroom after the parents went to the football stands. I'm already sad that this band season is coming to an end. Give me courage friends, the year creeps closer to an end and then I know the last 5 months will fly by. Sigh..sniff.....snifff..............

Halloween practice was lots of fun, Jacob and I spent the night before sewing his bear costume, he and one of his best buds went as Banjo Koozie? He was the bear, Wes was the bird. Apparently in the video game, Banjo carries Koozie on his back, well, let me tell you what, at the Halloween practice those two boys were a hoot. Jacob carried Wes around while they marched and practiced. Jacob was very sore the next day.

I have a picture of sweet baby Alora! She is doing much better as of today. I keep my fingers crossed that she continues to thrive and get better.

I had to stay late today, I'm the nutrition leader for our school, and each month one of the girls has to put up a bulletin board as part of their incentive bonus check that they get during the summer. Well, Chantel did not get her board up on Friday, and she was absent today, so I had to get up the board. I had to come up with a theme and get the board up. I was abit perturbed, because I hadn't planned on having to do the board. Each month has a theme that has to be up in place by the first of each month, so I had to scramble to come up with a plan. The girls pick which month they want to do, well, I can tell you this, this does not get her off from having to do a board, she will have to do one later this year.
Well, Dancing with the Stars comes on tonight, I must hurry as I like watching and I vote for my star that I want to win "Kelly Osborne" Ozzy's daughter. She can dance, so I like to cast my vote for her! Off for the boob tube!