Friday, February 29, 2008

I have been tagged..

I have been tagged to come up with 5 things that someone might NOT know about me....

1. I went to a little country school from Kindergarten through 6th grade....I had 4 people in my class....(I am not kidding.) We actually had a classroom that had 4-5-6th graders together.....It was a great experience....One of our 5th grade field trips was to Carlsbad Caverns for a week and then our 6th grade trip was to San Antonio and Austin to a week....not many could say that....It is still there and going and blowin'.....

2. My first real job was working as an administrative assistant for the Amarillo Dillas at the age of 17....then it turned into PR director that same year...I was the little girl that was in charge with all the on-field promotions and all the behind the scenes action....I actually got to work with the Garth Brooks tour group when they came to Amarillo....I was the person that decided to open another show or not...it was the coolest....opportunity EVER....

3. My husband and I met through his sister. His sister was at a church retreat that I went to during College....I ended up sitting at her table....Then the next day she called me and asked if I would mind if she gave him my number and email address. I said please don't at first...and then we just started emailing and talking on the phone.....and the rest is history....Also during that women's retreat I met the United Supermarkets Marketing Director and I ended up getting my DREAM job...her marketing assistant....and I also joined the women's retreat and helped put the next one on with my now sister-in-law....funny how God works...

4. On Toby's and I first date we talked about getting married. I told him that I would get married to him only if I could get married in Groom....with 4 bridemaids...and my first born girl was named Kaitlyn.....I was kidding....but atleast it didn't scare him away....

5. It was a dream of mine to open a fitness gym since I was a freshman in college...but never thought I would live somewhere that I could...and would be able to do it....Now my goal is to open and own 5 gyms around the Texas Panhandle..... The timeframe has changed since this last addition to the Tucker family came along...but still have the dream.....

BONUS....My family is a family of all farmers....my great-grandfather, grandfather, and dad have all lived in the same house...and had the same land...with my dad always adding more....for the past 100 years. We actually think this year is our 100th year anniversary to celebrate OLLINGER FARM. and now my brother has come back to take over......when my dad gets plowed over...since he will never retire.....I guess you can say it is in our blood....I loved it...and still love to go back and help whenever I can.....I just hope I can one day move closer where I can have my kids actually help....

I now have tagged......theSMARTfamily..and Dawn....Emma.....Fran....
Try it ..... it was fun....

I finally got something accomplished.....

Since I have been pregnant I don't feel like doing a thing....Now I am feeling better so I really don't have an excuse.....also it helps when you have 20 people coming over to try to get things done.....I got most of my shrubs and bushes....and flowerbeds cleaned out.....I hauled.....UMPTEEN MILLION loads of leaves to the field beside us.....and that is the 3rd time I've raked....but that is the only bad thing about having all these trees......I organized a couple of closets and going to work on a couple more today.....I just hate to go through the kids clothes right now...since we live in the Texas Panhandle....and it can't decide what season we are in.....haha

also...I have some exciting news....maybe its just exciting to me.....but I found someone to come and clean my house...I finally found someone and got Toby talked into it....I think it is going to make me feel so much better.....they are going to come every other week....perfect....I am excited....

kids.......I have a couple of cute stories......Every night we sit in one of the kids beds and say our prayers all together.....the way we end every night.....and prayers.....we ask the kids who they want to pray for.....they both start with...."my baby sister" ...... and now Kaitlyn says..."my baby sister or brother.." and then Caden will keep on saying people and then he looks at me and says....Mom, and that's it.....too cute....Yesterday I sent the kids to their rooms to start picking them up.....Caden came back a couple of times and said mom...."I'm done..." so I went in there and he throw all the pillows on his bed....and then he stacked all his toys on top of his train set table.....It was all off the floor....it was really cute.....

my parents.....some of you might know....but there was some problems with my parents getting to the cruise ship...but they made it....but my aunt and uncle weren't so lucky...their flight out of Lubbock was cancelled so they had to fly to Houston...then to Dallas...then to Ft launderdale...and had to drive to Miami....and just pray they made it....they didn't.....but mom just sent us an email and said that everything was great and they are on their way back to Miami....they should be back late Sunday...Kaitlyn wants to see her Gramz and Grandad...she begs me everyday to go see them.....so I told her we will try to go see them soon....and she was excited...because...she says "I know Gramz will have some goodies for me" the sad thing is....she is sooo correct.....

tonight.....hopefully we will have everything ready before everyone gets here.....the kids are excited since they get to go see Mrs.Wyatt and Tim.

This weekend....finish up with the yard....and I got Toby talked into helping me at the gym....my belly gets in the way right now when I have to lift the treadmills to vacuum under....so he is going to help me...what a good guy....

BY THE WAY.....I HATE LAUNDRY....any other feelings?!?

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Is it me or what?

I was just going to make a post...and get some other opinions......Is it just me or has people's work ethics changed..... I was always taught that you work hard and then even harder. If there is nothing to do....you find something to do....I was always taught when it comes to school work or a even a job itself...you work hard.... I look back now ... and thank my parents for making me stay home on the weekends and work while my friends were out playin' or sleeping in. If I didn't have a school activity, I was helping my parents either at the house or on the farm. Back then.....I hated it and disliked my parents for it.... And now, I see all my siblings VERY successful at a young age....I hope that I can and will make this possible for my children by being a hard, but loving parent....

Thank you mom and dad for everything you have done.....and making me do things for you and the entire family.....A family business (especially growing up on a farm) would one of the best ways to grow up and learn family values and a great work ethic...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY....

I just wanted to wish one of my closest friends a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. She has been there from the very beginning of us here at Childress....I don't know what I would do without her and her friendship....

Hope you have a great day, Sharon....
Happy Birthday....have fun tonight....steph

Friday, February 22, 2008

Have a great weekend

We are going to get to go down to the Big D this weekend. Really Grapevine...one of my favorite places. We are going to get some clothes for everyone....since Caden is now wearing capris and they really don't lookk too good on a boy. Since I have lost a WHOLE BOX of my maternity clothes...I am running out of options to wear. Also it is time to go look at spring clothes for everyone. Toby needs a new suit and clothes...so hopefully we will get SOME shopping done and then get to also do some other fun things. We are staying at a real nice hotel...so that will be also fun... The kids just want a swimming pool....I don't know if mom wants to see a swimming pool...maybe I will just go down and watch...and take pictures....
We are leaving as soon as Toby walks in the door...I hope I have everything packed and ready to go....
I didn't let the kids take a nap...so hopefully they will sleep most of the way there....HOPEFULLY...maybe mommy can even take one...or just catch up with all the gossip from Toby....haha...if you know us...you know that is not going to happen...

Update on my parents trip.....it has been a rough trip so far....since they got a different flight (they left yesterday just in case the weather was bad in Amarillo this morning) it showed that they were a NO show so when they showed up for their flight this morning it was cancelled all the way through...a little scary...but I promise if anyone could talk or argue to get her way...it is my mom....so they got on the flight with no extra cost and made it to the ship....but my aunt and uncle leaving out of Lubbock weren't so lucky. There original flight got cancelled....so they had to first fly to Houston...then to Dallas...then to Ft Lauderdale...and then have to drive to Miami and just pray they make it in time.......mom and dad are a little scared..... My dad won't be too happy if he is trapped on a boat with 3 ladies...one is wife....one is mother-in-law and her friend....without his brother...and I think my mom might even go nuts.....I haven't heard an update...but I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come....I promise they are always on the go and very interesting and have great stories...so I will keep you all up to date....Just pray they all make it there safe and sound (and on time)

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND....I will eat all the good food and think of each and everyone of you....haha

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Please think positive....

I don't know what everyone is thinking.....but it probably is not that.... Please disregard that comment if it is making everyone think bad thoughts.....Please pray that parents and family have a safe trip....They had to leave early...so they wouldn't get caught in Amarillo with the ice tomorrow morning... They should be boarding as we speak...to fly to Dallas and wait for their flight tomorrow morning. I will really bored the next couple of days...so don't get irritated if I email you, call, or write on the blog too much. My mom and I talk everyday...so I won't have here to call every morning, day, and night...haha....
Have a great Thursday...I know we will....We are all at home together...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I don't have much to say......

That is very ..... weird..... me....don't have many words to say....

But I had to share something with everyone.....
Caden picked up his shirt at the dinner table tonight....and said...."Mommy, look at my belly butt..." Toby and I had to laugh and then I said it was his bellybutton......Now he thinks it is funny and he will run in...lift his shirt and say....look at my bellybutt and then run out of the room....

Too cute....also....as you can tell Caden is totally in the FUN stage... He was sittin' on the pot and told me to LEAVE and get him a book while he was on his man chair....It was too cute...

Thank you and take care....

Thursday, February 14, 2008

wow.....it has been a long time....

things are busy and crazy at the tucker house. But so much fun. The kids are really being good and sweet...but there are times that I still think the devil is in them.

I did survive Toby being gone.....they learned alot down in Austin and it was a great time to get away ..... Also the kids and I really had some good bonding moments. Last Wednesday I took the kids to Groom to stay with my parents for a couple of days. It was nice but lonely.... I had a dr appt and the flu-filled clinic on Thursday.... I was really nervous about going...since I was finally healthy and so was my family. When I finally thought I was going to give the front desk my cell phone and go to my car.....a little kids (threw up) right in front of me....That was just great. Oh well, I got the flu shot that day and just prayed that I didn't get sick.... The rest of the appointment went great.....

Then I went home to try to clean and get ready for my party that night. I am trying to get the Supper Club up and going again. Aunt Susan's Kitchen made the meal for me. And it was great... I really think the rest of the girls had a great time. And I think we got it started again....

Then the weekend we had a FAMILY day(s). We really enjoyed each other and had a great time.....There is not enough days in my lifetime for me to spend days like that.

This week has been busy.... The gym and everything else. The Valentine's party were good and fun. Mom (gramz) got to come down and go to Kaitlyn's party which made her day ( and everyone's day). She had to rush back though....since she had parts that dad and the boys needed to work on the equipment.....that stunk....we were all sad that she had to leave so early....but atleast she got to come down and visit....

They leave next week for 11 days to go on a cruise of the panama canal...My grandmother and a friend, and my aunt and uncle are going with them.....It has always been something they wanted to do... I am glad they get to do things like that now.....

Toby and I have been wanting to leave and go on a trip....but with mom and dad leaving we will put those plans on hold. That is ok...maybe we can go somewhere....when I am not so preggo..haha

Valentine's day is one of my fav holidays. I just think it is a nice day to say I love you. I know you should say it every day and always do nice things....but I think that is a great day to just celebrate all the love and good things in your life. Whether it is family or friends... I know alot of people think flowers are a waste of money...and they are probably right...but you should see the dozen roses that I got....I love them....If you haven't gotten your man anything....I went to Ballyhoo's and got the cutest basket made. I got some coffee mugs, popcorn, gourmet candies and other neat little things....I really thought is was a fun and practical gift....

This weekend...we haven't decided if we are just going to stay home and relax and work on the house.....and yard...or take the kids and go shopping for clothes...Caden has outgrown everything...I mean everything. I am ready to summer so he can wear shorts.....and sandals....and for some reason...I can't find an entire box of my maternity clothes...so I don't have any clothes....and I don't want to buy very much...I just hope that I can find them ASAP....

On a fun note, a friend and I have talked about starting a playdate group. I started one in Wheeler and loved it. kaitlyn still talks bout it. I hope we can get it going...we will see....

I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day and a great weekend....

Monday, February 11, 2008

One Word......that is hard for me....

1. Where is your cell phone? car
2. Your significant other? work
3. Your hair? short
4. Your mother? friend
5. Your father? honest
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? weird
8. Your favorite drink? water (margarita)
9. Your dream/goal? gyms
10. The room you're in? din
11. Your ex? amarillo...
12. Your fear? abandonment
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
14. Where were you last night? family
15. What you're not? cute
16. Muffins? banana-nut
17. One of your wish list items? suburban
18. Where you grew up? Groom
19. The last thing you did? lunch
20. What are you wearing? pants
21. Your TV? off
22. Your pets? kitties
23. Your computer? communication
24. Your life? awesome
25. Your mood? anxious
26. Missing someone? family
27 Your car? practical
28. Something you're not wearing? shoes
29 Favorite Store? hobby lobby
30. Your summer? baby
31. Like someone? mom
32. Your favorite color? green
33. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
34. Last time you cried? yesterday
35. Who will/would re-post this? Amy