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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Long time no see!

I have no ideal where the time has gone! Can you believe it's nearly  Thanksgiving?  What is everyone's plans? I ordered our dinner this year. Yes I took the easy way out!

So I have been missing in action the last several months.  I have had some health issues that I am working thru.  Just not in a healthy place right now.  Keep me in your thoughts and prayers please.
Wish I was on here right now!  Loved being on a cruise ship.  Made wonderful memories.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rainy Morning



This morning around 4:30 am I heard thunder.  Love to hear the pit pat of rain drops hit my huge window in the bedroom with the big ole' boom of thunder mixed in with it.. At 7am I really just wanted to stay in bed and read a good ole' book of some kind.  In the perfect world that would have happened for me.  Now days I have to drag my big ole' butt out of bed.  Sometimes being a working woman just bites! 



So off to work I head.  Although I have to say working in a flower shop can be a very interesting day.  I enjoy seeing the bright and beautiful flowers and smelling the sweet scents of the flowers.  It has been a wonderful job and I am sad to say we are going to be moving on to a new adventure soon.  More details on that within a month or so. 




I have been working on two journals over at Swap Bot .com   Wish I could say my journals looked as cool as this page.  I try hard but not quite there yet.   Although I have gone outside my comfort zone to try to make the journals a tad bit more visual this go around. 



Gosh I feel like I could take a nap right about now.  It's 3:20pm and I just have no energy at all!  I need to get my B12 shot asap.  Am hoping that will help me gain some energy.

What's for dinner tonight?  Mr. C. is cooking baked chicken and frozen veggies with macaroni & cheese.  Hurry up 5:30 pm so I can roll up to the house in time for dinner. 




Everyone have a great day!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Alisha at OBU

It's amazing that Mr. C.s baby girl is going off to college!  This week she is doing cheer camp.  Then she moves into her dorm this coming week.  We are so proud of her.  I though I had photo's of her so I could show you her in her new cheerleader outfit. 


The Chapel is beautiful! 



Alisha's dorm is just to the right of the chapel.  So she is really close to it. 

Am hoping all Alisha's dreams come true for her.  We are so excited to see what this new chapter holds for her!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2nd day of vacation

 
 
We get up and around and head back to Portland Oregon from Vancouver Washington.  First order of business is going to a food truck park!  Anyone who knows me knows I have a huge interest in food trucks.  I have dreamed of operating one in the past..  I found A South Carolina BBQ truck.  So I got me a huge BBQ sandwich and let me tell you it was amazing.  Although they don't believe in going heavy on the sauce.  Which was kind of a shock to me.  I also got a side of sweet potato salad which I didn't like as the color of it was a light pinkish color.  Uugh I need my potato salad to be yellow...
I ended up trying a bite of the funky colored potato salad and nope not what I like at all.  Insert a bit of bragging here I make a GREAT potato salad like my Grandma Pearl and mom made back in the day! 

After we all ate we then we went sightseeing.  Had to go into Flannigan Toy Store.  Sure was glad my little Logan wasn't with me.  He would have had a ball!  I bought several items in there and could have bought way more!  I just knew I couldn't go overboard because my luggage was already past full! 

 
Aunt Kathy and Me
 
 
 
Voodoo Doughnuts!
 
Have you been to Voodoo Doughnuts?  If you haven't you sure are missing a experience!  I really loved the d├ęcor as well as the yummy doughnuts.
 
Cute bike rack we saw on our sightseeing adventure.  How super cool is a big ole' wire whisk for a bike rack? 
 
Asian Market
So every time I would see my cousin post about going to her Asian Market I was like I so want to go there.  Yes we made it happen.  I spent quite a bit of money in here.  Wish I knew of one close to me.  Either at Oklahoma City or Dallas Texas.  I would make a trip every so often to go get some cool goodies. 
 
After a full day of sightseeing we headed back to the house.  Had a wonderful fun filled day in Portland Oregon.

 
 
















Tuesday, July 14, 2015

West Coast Vacation

I flew into Portland Oregon July 21 2015.  I went with my Aunt Kathy to go see her daughter Melissa who lives in Vancouver Washington.


 
Southwest Airlines Rocks!!
 
Unfortunately while we was flying I started to feel very sick.. Are you serious?  All I could think of was here I am away from home and I have no clue what is wrong.  then I was thinking OH NO please don't let me be contagious.  I would have felt horrible if that was the case.  Needless to say I wasn't contagious. I think it was from the excitement of going to Washington and it was close to my time of the month.  Just a mix of things.
 
We fly into PDX Portland Oregon. Where Melissa and Crystal met us with open arms.  It had been over a year since Aunt Kathy had seen her daughter Melissa.  So you know they were both very excited for today to be here.
 
We made a few stops before we got to their apartment.  One was at a thrift store  which was really cool.  Then we ate at Shari's restaurant.  
 
I had the potato soup which was so very good!  I hear it is a very popular restaurant in Washington State.  I would definitely eat there again.  Too bad I wasn't feeling so good cause the pies looked awesome! 
 
Here's to the rocky start of my first day of vacation. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Alisha Graduation

Alisha graduates tonight! We are so proud of the young lady she has turned out to be.  Seems like yesterday when she came into my life.  She was 6 years old.  She has excelled in school. Not only with her school work but Cheerleading and Track.
Her scholarships totaled $53,000. What a blessing that will be to her.  She is enrolled at OBU and will be a cheerleader as well. 


 
 
 
Alisha is beautiful both on the inside and outside. She is a awesome young lady.  Am proud to call her my bonus daughter! 
 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cozumel Mexico

Enjoyed looking at the plants and flowers.



Cozumel Mexico
I did take photos but I need to figure out how to get them over here...lol
 
Nancy and I did the Dolphin encounter. Which was okay.  I am not sure if I liked the dolphin kissing me.  Although the crowd got a laugh out of it when he tried to French kiss me.  Uugh!! I would tell you that if you had always wanted to kiss a dolphin then this is the excursion for you.  If I took Logan with me then I would do this again.  We had food and drinks included with the excursion.  The food was okay but not wonderful.  I wish I had went ahead and bought a photo of me and the dolphin and didn't.  Oh well.  I will always have the memories.
  
My next cruise I plan on taking a lot more photos! I realized I didn't take near enough.  Guess I got caught up in what I was doing and just forgot to snap away.  So many different things I will do on my next cruise.  Of course I didn't get to do everything I wanted so I see me attempting to take one cruise a year...If I go off season I can go solo (which fits me to a tee).  Prices are so much cheaper October thru April.  But with me work schedule I can not do another April cruise.  They were so darn busy while I was gone that they will tie me to a chair if I attempt vacation January thru May.  LOL

My only wish is that Mr. C. would go with me. Which will never happen.  He would not enjoy the ship at al.  He isn't as adventurous as I am.  If he can't drive to the destination in 3 hours or less he isn't happy.  Me if traveling was free you'd never see me again.  I would go and explore everywhere!

So I will tell you this extra weight I am carrying around  did affect my sightseeing.  I so need to start exercising but don't.  Around home and work it doesn't seem to bother me much.  Walking the pier and touring The Uxmal Ruins was difficult on me.  I hate that I let my self get extremely out of shape.
 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

My 48th Birthday!

 
Happy Birthday to me!
Yes I took a selfie.  Which I normally don't do cause I am so overweight.  But I feel like I need to have some pictures of me for my grandbabies.  When ever that should happen.  Am glad I have Logan who calls me Memaw.  He will always have a special place in my heart. 
Everyday that I wake up I thank God.  He has blessed me with far more than I deserve.
I don't have any special plans for this birthday.  I feel like I already celebrated it by going on the cruise.  Which was a life long dream of mine. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Progreso Mexico!

Nancy and I on way to Uxmal Ruins. Super excited about hearing and seeing the history.
 

Me with part of the ruins in background.

Part of the ruins
 
Loved looking at this ruin!

Great place for pineapple drink and guacamole! Plus it was air conditioned! 

Am a little hot as it was 106 degrees today!

Hacienda Del Henequen

Enjoyed this stop very much.  We got to try their food and two different drinks.  One drink was rice milk and it was really good.  Wasn't much of a fan of the food but at least I gave it a try.  It just seemed kinda heavy to me. 
I would tell anyone that was interested in history of ruins to take this tour.  The bus ride was long about 1 hour and 45 minutes one way.  Did buy quite a few souviners such as key chains, postcards, and a couple of knic nacs  and a cross. 
Yes I would go back to Progreso but do believe I will do another excursion.  Just so I could see more history.
 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cozumel Mexico




Cozumel Mexico
 
In Cozumel Nancy and I did the Dolphin encounter.  It was quite different to kiss a Dolphin. I will admit that I hadn't given a thought to kissing a Dolphin till we booked this excursion. My Dolphin wanted to French kiss me OH MY!  Nancy had a blast as this was always a dream of hers. 
Would I do this excursion again?  If I had Logan with me yes for sure we would do this. But I do not see Blake and Jessica going on a cruise ever. 
I so wish that I had done the Underwater Oxygen Bar.  It looks like a experience to me!
 
 
Would you like to do something like this as a excursion?  The cost is only $38.00.. I so should have done this one! You bet I will do this on my next cruise.





                                             
                                                                       Fish Pedicure!
Yes Please!  I didn't get this done on my cruise but for sure will do this on next cruise!  What are your thoughts about doing a fish pedicure? 
                                       
                                                   

                                                                    As crazy as it seems I am planning another cruise.  Am leaning toward October 2016.  Only because the cruise is much cheaper than during peak months.  Am thinking we will do same cruise but I will do different excursions.  Just haven't made up my mind which ones.  Although I know I will be doing these two cool things for sure! 











                                                 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cruise Trip

 

Chocolate melt away! 
This drink was too die for and I can't wait to be back on The Triumph to get another one.



Dr Seuss breakfast.  It was very enjoyable and had fun watching the kiddos with the characters.
 
I can't believe I am finally on the ship!! I was very emotional as I had always wanted to take a cruise.
Finally a long life dream comes true and it was almost overwhelming!
 
Isn't this a awesome sight? The water is so beautiful and such a vivid blue.  Sure could tell when we got away from Galveston Texas!
 
I am already planning on another cruise with my Aunt Kathy.  I spent a lot of money on this cruise but found out you really don't have to spend lots to enjoy it.  I plan on buying some gift cards from Lowes that is for Carnival ships and saving them till my cruise.  That way I can put them on my ship and sale card.  Easy way to save money toward the trip.
 
                                          

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Alisha Watermelon Queen


 
Am so proud of Alisha. She is running for Watermelon Queen. This a huge deal in our small community.  Can't believe she is a senior this year.  Time has flown by so fast for all of us. Am trying to help sell some tickets. Have figured out my salesman duties aren't going very well.  
Alisha painted the side of this building for advertising. She did a great job. 
Sure hope people show up and vote for Alisha May 1st. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Alisha's 18th Birthday!



Wow time has a way of getting away from us! Today Alisha turns 18 years old!  She sure has grown into a wonderful woman.  She makes us very proud.  We had cake and ice-cream for her to celebrate it.  She had a big party that we paid for with her friends and mom a few days earlier. 


This is the beautiful cake that Heather New made for the special occasion.  It was very good!
Happy birthday Alisha!!

Monday, March 30, 2015

My family

 
                                                        This is my brothers and step mom!


Tyler and Lonnie


                                                                 Lonnie and His kiddo's
Blake and Jessica

Blake and me
 
This is some photo's taken with my family.  We were having a service for our cousin Mikah.  Such sadness but got to see Lonnie.  It had been several years since I had seen him.  Have missed him so much!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Coby & Whitney's baby shower







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Coby is my nephew and I'm very proud of him! Whitney and him are having a baby in April. I'm going to be a great aunt finally on the Nunley side. So baby Gunner is going to be  a bit rotten from all the loving he gets from me!
Their baby shower was great! They were surrounded with friends and family for a wonderful night of awesome!