Sunday, July 27, 2008

Me vita loca

Well, it has been a whirlwind of a month!

July 24th what is that you say! Well it is the day Utah became a state. For all of you non-Utah readers I know this sounds strange. But, around here it is a big deal! Parades fireworks all kinds of cray. Me I went tubing down the Provo River! Fun yes, but not like the Guadalupe River back home! Still fun none the less!

Tomorrow is the start of Vacation Bible School. All the excitement! It is going to be a crazy week and on Friday! My in-laws will be here! I am so looking forward to them coming to visit. I have been feeling homesick more lately then ever. My mother-in-law will be able to fix that for me! A good Lemon meringue pie, Canasta till late in the night and Mama mia!

Ever since Shanna left I have been wishing I were back home. The comforts of food, shopping, and life like I know it. Have consumed my thoughts. Crickets it the hot sticky night air. I love Texas and i cannot wait for summer to come back around so that I can go home and visit!

Go back to the place where ya'll and ain't are apart of everyday life! Where it is so humid that you take a shower every time you go inside the house. Late nights at the pool are a must, ice cold sweet tea all day long. Sitting on the block after dark with all my friends just laughing and watching the kids play. These are the things that I miss about home!

Hang in there Shanna it will soon be apart of your life as well. You'll start to meet people and the kids will get into school and you'll all make friends, you will love it !

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What would you do?

A good friend of mine called me upset last night at midnight... Her 16 year old son had just been picked up by the police. He and his cousin were doing art work in a public bathroom at a local park. I feel for her and it also makes me think of my own parents and all that I put them through. You see I was not a model child by any means. It does not mean that I did not have great parents who tried to do right by me. They really were good. It was me the bad kid. The best thing my parents ever did was work me to death. Remember this if nothing else. Idle Hands Bare no Fruit, so it is time to get to work.

So today I have two young men who are not bad kids. They are just making bad decisions pulling weeds in my yard, then they will trim the hedges and re stack boxes in the garage. I am also going to find some others for them to do work for this week. Poor kid I have already made him cry twice. But, it is good for him and hopefully this will help him understand,

That right now at his point in his life,
He is defining who he will be,
What kind of character, integrity and moral conduct he will have.

Right now he is choosing what kind of man he will be.

God help my boys, this is what I do to someone else's kid.

Everyday we are given should be a day that we see life and experience it. Cherish the moment make sure your kids know you love them and also make sure they know you will work them to death if they step out of line. Doing for others is what gives us perspective.

Working is what builds our character and shows us how productive we can be. It also helps for inward reflection. The best years of my life and the most defining we spent serving others...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Someone tell me?

Please tell me where July has gone? In fourteen days I will be 33! The month has gone by so fast. I wish it would slow down some. Before I know it the boys will be off to school. The oldest will be in 2nd, then 1- in Kindergarten and the 3rd one in preschool. It will be K-4 and I at home he is turning 3. I think that he will be mad at me. Stuck at home with me while K-3 is at preschool 3 days a week and K-2 is at Kinder. I am sure I will not be as entertaining as he is accustom to. Being the youngest of 4 boys has it's perks. He knows all about Star Wars, how to play sports and how to get his way. The 3 older K's have spoiled him in his 3 years.

I love being the mom to 4 boys, the treat me like the Queen that I am! Adore everything that I say. i know this will be short lived someday they will notice girls!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Do you ever wish it would just Rain?

Today I wish it would just rain. To help clear the cobwebs out of my head. So many things have been rumbling around in there lately. I know that if it would just rain it would help! I am not an overly emotional person, but sometimes a girl just needs a good cry. Maybe, that is what I need because I haven't had one in a long time. i feel the pressure building just waiting to erupt.

Yesterday was great we went fishing all day. When my second oldest thought no one was looking he was doing a little funny dance down the road. I sat for a long time and just watched him. What an amazing person he is! He is so crazy I often wonder what is going on in his head. He was jerking and moving, shaking his rump all over the place. You never know what he'll do I swear.