Thursday, March 24, 2005


Don't you just love Fiddler on the Roof? I was reading my sister's blog, and she made me think of this! We are making an Easter Basket Cake...we make it every year! It's TRADITION!!! I love traditions, they make holiday's that much more enjoyable!

Anyway, Rach is coming for the weekend, as is Caleb! We are going to have such a great weekend! I don't know if/when we are going to take pics in the bluebonnets, but we shall see! Rachel's boyfriend, Derek, got a job with my company, but in Dallas. I am so excited for him. He is going to be a Sales Rep. And he'll make the big, why can't the big bucks be in the title business! Oh, well! Not everyone can make the big bucks. Anyway, he just found out today, so we are all so happy for him. This is an answer to prayer! He starts May 2!

I thought I was going to have all of tomorrow off...well, I was actually hoping...but, we just have half day. I had wanted to go to Dallas for a suprise party, but I guess not! Which is fine! Now I don't have to drive to and from Dallas in the next 24 hours!

We have been very busy this week, trying to get things finished before tomorrow and then before the end of the month. It's been like a madhouse! But, we are all still sane! It's great!

I don't know if I will write again before the weekend, so I will wish you all a Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Good News and Bad News

Caleb called me last night with some bad news. He didn't pass one of his tests yesterday, so he was headed home. It stinks. I know he's so bummed to have gotten that far, just to be sent home. He said he will probably be over it next week. The good news is that he will have another chance at the badge. They are doing it again in June, and this time it will be at Fort Hood. He will now know what to expect, and will have a better chance at it. I am still so proud of him...1) for being given the chance to try for it...and 2) for getting as far as he did!

Colton has been a night owl lately. Last night, he was so tired...rolling all around the living room couches and floor. So, I put him to bed at 7:00...and he was OUT! Well, he woke up at 7:30 so my mom tried to put him back to bed while I went to work out. Well, I came home at 10:00 and what do you know....Colton is sitting on the kitchen counter helping Aunt Nanners make Ramon Noodles! He was laughing, knowing he was a toot for still being awake. So, I got an orange and shared some with him. He, Aunt Nanners, and I were making funny faces at eachother! Then, he went back to 11:00! He's such a toot. I had to wake him up this morning, but he was happy as can be! I LOVE THAT KID!!!

Well, I am looking forward to this weekend with my hunny! I miss him like CRAZY! Hope everyone has a great day!


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Caleb passed another test!

Caleb called me early this morning (1:00...I told him to!) to tell me that he passed his test yesterday! This one was the one he was most worried about...Land Navigation. He had to do it during the day and then at night! He had been taught how to do it, but had never actually done it! So, now he has a test today and tomorrow and then the 12-mile road march on Thursday! Please keep praying! It definitely is a blessing!

Colton decided to wake up this morning at 2:30. Susanna was up with him for about 45 minutes before she brought him to me. So, I took him back to his room about 3:30 and he didn't go back to sleep until almost 4:45! Next time Susanna is just going to let him cry it out! He wasn't upset or wanting to play, he was just awake, kinda tossing and turning, but with his eyes wide open. He's so silly. He woke up this morning bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! If he has a dirty diaper, we say "shew-wee" and wave our hand big in front of our face like we are blowing stinky air away! Well, this morning, I didn't know he had a dirty until he waved his hand and said "woo-eee"! It was hilarious! He catches on so much, and so well! He ceases to amaze me.

Well, I better get to work. Have a great day.


Monday, March 21, 2005

Hello Again!

It's Monday again! Hooray!

I had a great weekend! Colton, Dad and I went to dinner Friday night. That was a nice little date with two of the three men in my life! Boy do I love and cherish time with every one of them!!! Colton and Papa have such a great connection! Colton searches for Papa, especially at church. It's precious! I love to watch them play...just the two. It's so special! Anyway, back to my weekend, after dinner and after Susanna got off work and after Colton went to bed...Susanna and I watched Little Black Book. Boy was that a suprise ending! I never saw it coming! Then Saturday, I got laundry done, dusted and vaccuumed downstairs, and did some baking for the missions bake sale at church. Colt and I got to take a nap together...always a wonderful thing! He and I went and visited Aunt Beka (Geka) at work. We got to eat lunch together. Saturday night, Jared came over and we all watched Vanity Fair. It was a real interesting movie. You have to WANT to watch it in order to stay interested! But, it was still good. And then yesterday, we had church, ate lunch, took a brief nap, and then I took Colton to the church and left him with Susanna so that I could go hang out with Lindsay! We had such a nice visit and chat. We talked with her mother for about an hour and then went to Panera new favorite place! Lindsay is 12 weeks pregnant and had her first ultrasound today. I am so excited for her! She is going to be a wonderful little mama!

Caleb has been training last week for a special Medic Badge. He took his first test on Saturday and passed! Then he had his first hands on test yesterday and passed. He has his hardest one today, so please keep him in your prayers! He will have two more tests, and then on Thursday, he will have his final...a 12-mile road march that he must complete in 3 hours. He has done it before, so he knows he can do it! This badge is very hard to get. Only 10-15% of people who try for it get it, and usually they are higher ranked than Caleb. But, it is an honor to be able to try for it. I am so proud of him! He will be coming in town this weekend for Easter. I can't wait. And Colton will have his first-ever Easter Egg Hunt! But, he will have his own hunt! My sisters and I have a hunt every year. It is very competitive...and we wouldn't want to run over Colton! So, this weekend should be tons of fun!

Well, I guess that's it for now. I hope you all enjoyed my novel. Hope to talk to you all soon!


Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Wednesday, Wednesday!

I don't know why, but Wednesdays are my least favorite day...I dislike it even more than Monday! But, the good thing is it's the half-way mark between last weekend and this weekend!

Anyway, Rach and Derek have been in town this week. I haven't been able to hang out much, since I am a working girl and all. But, hopefully I will tonight! They are leaving tomorrow and I want to spend some time with them!

Colton got a haircut last night! He looks so different every time he gets a haircut. It's crazy. It's like he gets so much older everytime. It's kinda sad, but at the same time exciting! He is such a sweetie. He and my dad went to bed last night together. It was so cute...both in the same bed...having that special Papa-Colton time. I don't think they have ever done that. Oh, by the way, Colton cut a monster tooth. It's one of his molars, but it's twice the size of his other teeth. I didn't see it until I was getting him out of the carseat yesterday at the mall. It shocked me! I felt bad for getting on to him for fussing lately, but now I really know why. I mean, I knew he was working on those teeth, but now that I see the finished project, of only one, I understand the hard work that has been going into that tooth. Poor guy! He's such a trooper!

Well, that's it for now. I will update later. Gotta get back to work!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Why don't we get a Spring Break from Work?

Ok, what I don't understand is why are students the only ones with a Spring Break? I mean, we in the working world need a break, too! I think we need it more than they do! Well, oh well, at least we are making money, while they are spending it!!!

My weekend was wonderful! We had such a great time. Of course, Colton hammed it up the whole time! What's new with that! The weather was great! We were supposed to go to Fiesta Texas Saturday with another little family, the Roney's, but the dad got called into work. But, we still had a fun day. We went to Denny's for breakfast. Which was scrumptious! I love breakfast, so it was a treat for me! Then we went back to the house and slept for about 3 1/2 hours! It was so nice to just do nothing! Then, we went over to the Roney's house and barbequed! It was so good. They have a two-year-old little girl who is precious. She and Colton are kissing friends. It's hilarious. Then, Sunday we slept in till about 10:30, then lounged around. We ate lunch at Tia's Mexican Restaraunt. I Love Mexican Food!!!! Then, I had to go home about 4:00.

The whole trip was great! It was so good to see Caleb. And Colton was very good the whole weekend. My mom bought him two new Barney DVD's as an early Easter gift, and he wore them out this weekend. He loves Barney, now! It's great!

Well, I guess I better get to work. Rach and Derek are in town. We get to hang out some this week. And I can't wait for Lin to get in town!!!!! (hurry up!) Well, have a great day and leave me lots of comments! I love comments!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Weekend, Here I COME!!!

I am so glad it is FINALLY FRIDAY!!! This week has been so incredibly long. But, the weekend will be here in less than 2 hours. Colton and I are headed to Ft. Hood to see Caleb right after I get off work. I am so ready! We might be going to Sea World with another family tomorrow. Colton would love that. Well, I'm sorry this isn't a long one. I must get back to work. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Rach, see you Monday. Lin, see you sometime next week. Mom, see you after work!!! jk ADIOS!

Thursday, March 10, 2005


You would think that since I sit at a desk all day in front of a computer that I could do a daily input on my blog. Well, I got news for ya! I have been earning my pay for the past three or four weeks. We are swamped at work. I have never wished that it wasn't 5:00 already, just so that I could finish my work. I mean, come on...that's insane!!! Well, I am guilty of it. And I guess it's nice, because the day goes by quicker, which means the week goes by quicker, and before I know it, it's Friday and time to go visit Caleb! Crazy, huh?!

Well, Colton has been impressing us lately with his "smartness". He has a Winnie The Pooh train set at Diane's house (the babysitter) and lately he has been putting the pieces together. What a smart kid. And then, last night at church, he was playing with this toy cup type thing that has about 7 cups that all fit inside of eachother gradually...does that make sense? Well, he put them all together several times last night. And the shocking part is that when he tried to put a big one inside one that is smaller, he didn't get frustrated like most of us would, he just switched them around. What a smart, patient kid! He sure didn't get the patience from my side!!

Well, that's my Colton news for the day. Colton and I are leaving for Fort Hood tomorrow after I get off work! We are so excited to see Caleb, and vice versa. It's been a long two weeks, especially since Caleb lost his cellphone last week, who knows how/where. So, we don't get to talk except when I am at work...thanks to the 1-800 #.

Well, I hope all of you are doing great! I can't wait to see you, Rach next week. And same to you, Lin! Next week is going to be so much fun!!! Hopefully I will get another blog in tomorrow. We'll see!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

A Bit About What's Going On!

Well, if you have read my profile, you know a little bit about my life. Right now, Colton and I are living with my parents. Caleb is living in Fort Hood. We are deciding if I should look for a job there, so that Colton and I can move and live with Caleb. It's a lot of decisions, because Caleb is supposed to leave for Iraq in September or October, and I will probably want to move back to The Woodlands, with my family, so I would only be in Fort Hood for about 6 months. And I may not want to quit my great job that I have right now! So, please keep us in your prayers.

Colton is not a babe anymore. He is definitely a little boy, now. It's crazy! Thinking back to a year ago, he was just a babe with a babe personality. Now, he is like a real person. He knows what he wants and can tell me! He is talking like crazy. He can pretty much say anything, and he remembers most of it. But, don't worry, he hasn't said any bad words! But, he is cute! And he knows when he has pooped his diaper! It's hilarious. He either says "doo doo", "poo poo", or "uh-oh". That one's my favorite.

I will try and get some pics on here. I am learning every day on this thing! We'll see if I can figure it out. Well, hope you guys have a great day!

Monday, March 7, 2005

Life as a Blogger!

Well, I think it's high time I started my own blog. My best friend has one, my sister has one, I need one! Especially since I have so many exciting things going on. Well, bare with me while I am figuring this thing out!