Friday, November 28, 2008

When Is Santa Coming????

Today, I was watching tv and noticed Kit-Kat right in front of the fireplace staring at it. I think she must have been waiting for Santa...

Thanksgiving 2008 Pictures

Here are pictures from our Thanksgiving yesterday. We were with my mom's side of the family. There were a little less than 30 there, can't remember the exact # we came up with. We had to have tables set up outside because of the large number of people and luckily there was no rain and it wasn't cold either.

Tried to get a picture of Abby, but she wouldn't cooperate

The whole group of us, luckily the porch didn't collapse with everyone on it at one time! (Click on the picture to see it bigger)
Abby still wouldn't cooperate for a picture
We had a fire, but it wasn't cold enough to need to sit around it.
The Machac part of the family
splitting wood
the food sure was good
The kids enjoyed swinging
lunch was over and everyone was too full to move

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a great day with family and friends. We spent the day with almost 30 of my family members and had a lot of good food! I took some pictures and will upload those tomorrow, I'm pretty tired tonight. This year we even used our timer to get a picture of the whole group, it took a lot of trial and error, but between 3 of us with cameras with timers we finally got it right :) I have 2 of the group pictures on my camera and will share those tomorrow. Even though I am too tired to upload pictures, I wasn't too tired to do a little online shopping at some stores with some Thanksgiving Day specials, I was so excited to see that they had some of the same prices on the exact items I was going to go and get tomorrow. Now, I don't have to go shopping tomorrow! I am going to do a little more online shopping first thing in the morning and then I should be just about all finished with Christmas shopping!!! Check back tomorrow for Thanksgiving pictures :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008


it sure was cold, but we braved the cold to go to Christmas On The Square. Tomorrow I am going to work on putting out more Christmas decorations, last weekend I started on the Christmas village, but then got to not feeling good and haven't touched it since. hopefully tomorrow I will be able to work on it and will post some pictures. AND hopefully Kit-Kat doesn't decide to help tomorrow, here's a picture of her helping last weekend....she sure made rolling around on glittery cotton look like fun, plus the added bonus that she was nice and sparkly the rest of the day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Few Weekends Ago...

A few weekends ago, we spent the day with my brother and sister-in-law and several other family members and I just have to share some cute pics of their puppy, Abby!


It's Friday, which is exciting on its own, BUT add to it the fact that I am off work ALL next week, that makes it even super duper exciting!!!!!!!!!!!! The kids were wild this week and I just havent' been in the mood to put up with them and am sooooooooo glad that we have a full week off this year. Last year we only had off 3 days and that was NOT enough!!!!!!!!! Tomorrow, Chad and I are going to my parents for the day. Then next week I am going to decorate for Christmas while I am off work. Thanksgiving we will be back with my family for that day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Redneck Thanksgiving

You Might Be A Redneck If..........

You've ever had Thanksgiving dinner on a Ping-Pong table. (maybe not an actual ping-pong table, but a folding card table...yes!)

Thanksgiving dinner is squirrel and dumplings. (don't think I have eaten squirrel, BUT I think a relative did cook and bring squirrel to either Thanksgiving or Christmas one year)

You've ever re-used a paper plate. (at the same meal, yes....don't save them for other days or later meals though)

If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Cool Whip on the side. ( have a few of these for putting leftovers in)

If you've ever used your ironing board as a buffet table. (nope...but I will keep this in mind if we ever need more room)

On Thanksgiving Day you have to decide which pet to eat.

Your turkey platter is an old hub cap.

Your best dishes have Dixie printed on them. (not our best dishes, but with so many people, it's easier to eat off paper, less to wash later and who has that many real plates??)

Your stuffing's secret ingredient comes from the bait shop.

Your only condiment on the dining room table is ketchup. (sure it's out, but wouldn't be the only one)

Side dishes include beef jerky and Moon Pies.

You have to go outside to get something out of the 'fridge. (well there are extra fridges outside the house, so I guess sometimes, yes)

The directions to your house include "turn off the paved road". (no explaining this one...YES all my relatives live on a dirt road, that's why I like having a truck, especially when it has been raining and you can slip and slide the whole way!)

You consider pork and beans to be a gourmet food.

You have an Elvis Jell-o mold.

Your secret family recipe is illegal. (if it was, I sure wouldn't admit it for the world to read on here!)

You serve Vienna Sausage as an appetizer. maybe I am a little bit redneck, but is that a bad thing???? Check out a few pics of me growing up and tell me if you think there is some redneck in me?!

Actual family picture taken on Thanksgiving several years ago.
Thanksgiving Last Year

2 more days......

Will I survive 2 more days with these kids before Thanksgiving Break???? This week is taking forever. I feel like I have been so busy, meetings, grades due, blah, blah, blah. I am so looking forward to having a full week this year for Thanksgiving, hopefully that will help get me thru until Christmas Break and we get a full 2 weeks at Christmas this year!!!! There were moments this afternoon that I was questioning if I could even make it to Friday without losing my mind. HURRY UP FRIDAY ALL OF US TEACHERS NEED A BREAK REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY BAD.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's that time of year...

It's that time of year again...time to make your family into a bunch of elves! Sandy did this on her blog and I just had to copy her. Go here if you want to Elf Yourself.

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We love you Toby!

"They screwed me 'till I finally saw the light." Toby Keith said, referring to the CMA. Apparently, Toby doesn't need the help of anyone because he is the richest country music star, so take that CMA!!!!!!!!!!! Toby is one of my favorite, along with George Strait and Alan Jackson, and I don't care what anyone else thinks, he is great and puts on some of the best performaces, ever!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

100th Post~Part 2!

51. I survived Hurricane Ike.
52. I was without power for 9 days.
53. I ate a lot of spaghetti-o's and spam.
54. I have satellite tv.
55. I love my laptop!
56. I get really tired of dealing with the same things day in and day out at work.
57. I like the show The Doctors.
58. I don't like having to get out in the rain.
59. I don't mind the rain if I can be at home all day.
60. I don't like when it rains and the playground is too wet for outside recess.
61. I like eating leftovers.
62. I like casseroles.
63. I love chocolate and sweets!
64. Diet Dr. Pepper is my one big addiction, it's better than smoking.
65. I like being able to wear jeans to work.
66. I don't like waking up early in the morning.
67. I like bedtime and wish I could sleep more than I do.
68. I love frogs.
69. I have a bathroom decorated with all things frogs!
70. My classroom has a frog theme.
71. I will buy anything that has a frog on it.
72. I like pizza.
73. I don't like wearing shoes, but prefer sandals/flip flops when I must put on shoes.
74. I have a lot of pictures in my house.
75. I start thinking of random things when I start running out of things to say :)
76. My bedroom is red and neutral colors.
77. My master bathroom is done in shades of blue.
78. My living room is burgundy.
79. My kitchen is red.
80. My gameroom is red.
81. I guess I like red? I think it's just really easy to find red things for those rooms.
82. I have a scrapbooking room.
83. The guest room is shades of pink, burgundy, etc.
84. We have a junk room that is full guessed it, junk!
85. My hair gets really curly when it's raining, like kinky curly.
86. I have highlights.
87. I used to wear blue contacts.
88. My eyes are blue on their own when I wear blue clothes.
89. I record a lot on my DVR.
90. I don't like commercials.
91. I don't like field trips, too much stress for the teachers.
92. I don't like riding school buses with 2nd graders.
93. I like the weekend.
94. I like Thanksgiving break.
95. I like Christmas break.
96. I like Spring break.
97. I like summer vacation.
98. I am counting the days until the week off at Thanksgiving.
99. After Thanksgiving I am counting the days until Christmas.
100. I think you get the point that I look forward to days off from work!

Hope the 100 things about me weren't too horribly boring to read. Sorry that I had to really start thinking of random things, but it's hard thinking of that many things!

Here's to 100 more posts!!

100th Post! (Actually 103rd)

Well, I missed the actual 100th post and just today realized I had 102 posts already and decided it was only appropriate to mention that I have reached the milestone of 100 posts! Now that it is here...what am I supposed to even post about???????? Being the google addict that I am and to quote my dad I decided to "google it". So I googled 100th blog post to come up with ideas.

First, I decided that no I was not going to have a giveaway to celebrate this...not enough people read it and I don't have money to spend on a giveaway, sorry y'all know I am a teacher...

Second, I can't believe I actually had that many things to write about to make it to 100 posts. When I started this thing, I wasn't real sure I would ever have anything to say. My blog is just a combination of and old, funny videos/pictures/e-mails, or just my thoughts on whatever I might be thinking about. I post a lot of just random things, it seems. This was just a way for me to post pictures or let people know what is going on in our life, I guess a way to let anyone that cares keep up with us.

After looking thru some google searches, looked like others didn't really know what to do either. A lot of people choose to post 100 things about themselves. Um......are there even 100 things about me? and do I have to do 103 since it is my 103rd???

Since it is Sunday, I was up early, have already cleaned the house and am just washing clothes, guess I will give it a try.

1. I am married
2. I have a cat named Kit-Kat
3. I am a teacher
4. I have 2 brothers
5. I have a house.
6. Hibiscus are my favorite flower.
7. I like watching Reality Shows
8. Desperate Housewives is a show that I never miss.
9. Big Brother is my favorite reality show.
10. I like spending time on the computer.
11. I don't really like to clean.
12. I don't mind cooking, but hate washing dishes.
13. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas!!
14. I am 28 years old.
15. I love pictures (that's why I post so many)
16. My kitchen table is a mess of things right now, flat surfaces tend to collect stuff at my house.
17. Mexican food is my favorite!
18. I love Chuy's!!!!
19. I don't like Chinese food.
20. I love pizza.
21. I like e-mail forwards.
22. I went to The Bahamas on my honeymoon.
23. Chad proposed in The Bahamas also.
24. I love The Bahamas and all inclusive hotels!
25. My feet are cold right now.
26. I have a MySpace page, but don't spend as much time on it now that I have a blog.
27. I like reading other people's blogs.
28. I have known Chad for over 4 years!
29. I have been married for over 1 year.
30. I have been to Ireland.
31. I have been to Germany.
32. I like Ireland better than Germany.
33. I don't like German food very much.
34. I like going to Vegas.
35. I have been to Montana a million times, not quite, but close enough!
36. I went to Philadelphia this past summer.
37. I went to New Orleans a couple of weeks ago.
38. Chad's party was in Austin last year.
39. I love cats.
40. I have a lot of squirrels in my backyard, they really annoy me.
41. I am hungry and will soon have to stop this post so that I can eat
42. I got a flu shot this year.
43. I went to college at Sam Houston.
44. I graduated from Lovelady High School.
45. I wear contacts.
46. I started wearing glasses in 3rd grade.
47. I have curly hair.
48. I like to read.
49. I have been working on a cross stitch wedding print to hang in our room
50. I am making a felt Christmas stocking for Chad.

Okay....I had to really thing of some random things for the first 50 things, I don't know that I will make it to 100 or 103, but I will try again later. So as of now, here are 50 random things about me in honor of my 103rd post. Check back later for more things!

Why the printer won't work....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Aries-The Aggressive

This is pretty accurate, I'm sure those that know me well would agree that I will argue for hours and hours to prove my point! Personally, I agree with the Lovable and Extremely adorable part of the horoscope ;)

ARIES - The Aggressive Outgoing. Lovable. Spontaneous. Not one to mess with. Funny. Excellent kisser. Extremely adorable. Loves relationships, and family is very important to an aries. Aries are known for being generous and giving. Addictive. Loud. Always has the need to be 'Right'. Aries will argue to prove their point for hours and hours. Aries are some of the most wonderful people in the world.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I hope everyone was able to vote or will be able to vote in the next couple of hours before the polls close.