Monday, May 11, 2009

I'm finally posting...

Well we made it safe and sound to Dallas. Well I remembered my camera but not the camera cord so pictures from my trip will come in a later post. We arrived in rainy Dallas, TX around 4:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. We checked in the Double Tree and were greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Does it get any better than that!!! After we settled in our room we had plans to go to Joe's Crab Shack. I have never been to one. It was YUMM-O! I hope this won't be my only experience at Joe's. I was so proud of myself because I remembered to take pictures of my food before I started eating it. I will post those pictures when I get home. When we finished eating we went to a mall. It was only going to be open for 30 more minutes so we went to Macy's. I LOVE this store. I found a $20 pair of earrings on sale for $10. Woohoo!!!!! Well it is 5:45 a.m. here and I am patiently waiting for 6:45 when we can go down for breakfest and register for the conference.

A little explanation about the no posting. The months of April and May are the busiest, craziest, and hectic time of the year. I would love to say that I will post more often but it probably won't happen until school is out. For now, I wish you all a safe and joyous week. I am so excited to say that I only have 12 more days of school left. Woohoo!!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hank Hough with Kingdom Dog Ministries...

We had visitors at church this morning. Hank Hough from Kingdom Dog ministries was in our church services today. He brought his dog Prophet to show us how to be obediant to God's plan for our lives. They did an amazing job. Hank is a wonderful speaker who really knows what is important in life. Hank spoke about the importance of living for God and obeying his will instead of trying to make our will His will. A person could learn a lot from Prophet and his complete faith and obedience in his owner. They inspired me to have that same obedience and faith and live according to my heavenly father's plan for me. If you ever get a chance to see Hank Hough I highly recommend it. It is truly a life changing experience.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lazy but productive weekend...

Chloe and I took it easy yesterday. We stayed in because it looked like it was going to rain all day. I cleaned the kitchen and did some laundry. It is amazing how much laundry one person and one dog can mess up. I did however give Chloe a bath. Since the weather has been nice she has been spending a lot of time outside and she really stunk!!! Yesterday she spent so much time she couldn't get rid of her smell so I knew the time had come to give the bath. Bathtime is not her favorite time. After her bath I took her picture but she looked more scruffy after her bath then she did before. Oh well at least she was clean. Today after church my mom came down to bring me some items that I will be using in a wedding shower that I am helping with next weekend. We went to Cheddar's for lunch. It was delicious. If you have never been I highly recommend it. The food is great. You get a lot of it, and it is not that expensive. Does it get any better than that? I don't think so!!!! I finally remembered to take pictures of the shamrocks for my classroom. I wanted to prove to my mother that our hard work paid off. They turned out cute and the kids love them. Well I hope everyone has a great week!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lazy and Relaxing Weekend...

Well I really do not have anything interesting to post about but it has been a week since my last post and thought I should post about something. Yesterday Chloe and I took it easy or a better way to say it we were lazy. It was cloudy and cold all day. It even snowed for awhile. It was neat but it didn't stick.
Last year my mom came up with this really cute idea of making shamrocks for my classroom. She even purchased all of the material. Thanks Mom!!!! Sometimes Mom and I have the best of intentions with ideas but never follow through with them. Well this time I decided to finish them and hang them up for Parent/Teacher conferences which will be the week of St. Patrick's Day. I have 16 out of 24 completely finished. The glue is still drying on the final eight. I will take a picture when I get them hung. But, you can't make fun of me. I am probably the least crafty person you will ever meet. It was kind of fun making them though. That is really the only productive thing I have done over the weekend.

After church today Granny, Ruby, and I made our regular treck to Western Sizzlin in Van Buren. However to our wonderful surprise my Uncle Johnny and Aunt Pat came to eat lunch there as well. Uncle Johnny is usually pretty sneaky when it comes to sneaking around and paying for your meal without you even knowing what he is up to. Well today I actually played a part in being able to trick him with a little help from the waitress. She snuck me the ticket which Granny actually payed for. It was really great getting to visit with them. We made plans for a summer barbeque with the rest of the family. I really hope it works out. Johnny smokes meat better than anybody I know.

I hope everyone else had a fun and relaxing weekend.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I Can't Believe Grace is already 2...

I can't believe Grace is already 2. I was talking today with my Granny and Aunt Ruby and we were saying it seems like it was yesterday that Taylor was a baby and she is going to be 24 in a few days. It seems like the older I get the faster time flies. Gracie was absolutely adorable on her birthday. The outfit Cathy got her is precious! I managed to get a couple of pictures of Grace where she was actually looking at the camera. I also took a picture of her cake made of cupcakes. They were delicious and very cute. I want to thank Taylor and Joyce for inviting me to the party.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Chloe Update # 2

This is one of my favorite pictures of Chloe. It is an old one but I had to share it. Well Chloe came home from the hospital yesterday. She is still really sore and not quite her self. She is still having some issues but she is able to do her business on her own. PTL!!! She had a better day today. She is eating well and Mom said she even wanted to play a little this afternoon. I had to leave her in L.R. because she needs to be monitored closely and I wouldn't be able to do that at work. She is loving Big Dog and Big Momma's house. She is spoiled rotten. Everytime I called to check on her today Mom was either holding her, playing with her, or right beside her. It is a little too quiet at home right now. I will be going to see her Friday and if all goes well I will bring her home with me next week. I get a three day weekend because of President's Day. So Chloe and I are butting in on Hill and Josh's first Valentine's Day as a married couple. Mom and Dad are going to be out of town for the weekend. I am jealous but I hope they have a wonderful time. Well you are all caught up in a day in the life of Chloe Jacks Russell. I hope you all have a great week!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Update on Chloe...

The vet called me this morning and let me know that Chloe was out of the danger zone. God is so Good! The issue was Chloe was not able to urinate on her own because of the swelling. He called in a specialist to come and work with her today. However she was able to urinate on her own last night. He cancelled the specialist. He is keeping her for observation for a while because he is not for sure what caused the swelling. I wanted to thank you all so much for your prayers. The vet even said the power of prayer worked in this situation because he was really worried last night. He felt so much better about the whole situation this morning.