Thursday, March 20, 2008

New things at the Tucker house....

We have enjoyed our spring break with Toby at home and just relaxin'.... We haven't gotten a lot accomplished like other people I know but we are enjoying our time....Tuesday, Toby's sister and brother in law drove up from Abilene to visit....It was fun...and they enjoyed seeing the kids...Wednesday...we pulled another Tucker spur of the moment trip... We have been looking for a car for me for a long time....couldn't find anything until Wednesday morning...It is not brand new...but perfect for us...We got an Expedition....and yes...I got my sunroof....and the kids got their dvd player.....couldn't live without that....and we both loved the price and the color....So the VAN IS GONE.....The new car is actually sitting outside right now...I am too afraid to pull it into the garage since it is going to be a close fit.....We left at 3 pm on Wednesday and just got back at 3 pm on Thursday....We had to rush back since I had to get my NEW crown....thank goodness it is finally done....that is not something that I would push on any of my ENEMIES... Saturday, we head to Groom for a 3 weekends in a row....in the morning is the annual Easter egg hunt....good chance for mom and dad to show off their grandkids... and the kids love it too.... that night is one of my favorite days.... Easter Vigil at church... It is the most beautiful church services you will ever go to... Alot of it is candlelit and everyone is so cute and dressed up...it is awesome... This is the first time since Toby and I have been together we have gotten to attend. Ususally we are in Abilene with his family and we attend Easter Sunday mass....but this year we are spending it with my parents....and family...Sunday we will spend eating and playing at Gramz and Grandad....that evening Toby's parents will be here at the house...They are making a tour and visiting all their kids and grandkids. Monday....is Kaitlyn's STAR ATTRACTION...if your kids haven't attended Ms. Angie's...let me explain....it is a day at the preschool that is dedicate to just them.... The parents, grandparents, and everything special to the kid....We make a poster, bring their favorite snacks, and anything else that they want to talk about...So if everything goes as planned .... all the grandparents will be here... it should be fun....

I hope everyone is having a great week....Spring Break is almost over....time to go back to work and school.....
steph

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I can finally breathe.....

Many of you might know....... Toby got offered asst superintendent position here in Childress....It was an answer to most of our prayers. We didn't want to move....because we like Chlidress and everything...but Toby (and I) want to him to be a superintendent.... He finished up his school this past September and we both knew in the back of our minds that our future here in Childress was unclear.... Don't get me wrong...he loves his job as principal...(and being his wife I think he is the best) but he has always wanted to be a superintendent....so he could work with all the campuses...

To make this deal even sweeter....we have both agreed that we are going to work together on our church situation.... We have also made a committment that if we have to .... we will drive to Groom to attend church with the family....but with gas prices the way they are.... who knows how long we can afford that...ha ha...

We are thankful for the support and encouragement we have gotten from the community and our friends.... Our family is coming around though....they just wanted us closer...haha....

Thank you again for all your prayers...steph

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tooth Fairy is going BROKE...

Kaitlyn lost another tooth...can you believe it? We were at the gym this afternoon and Kaitlyn came out crying because she could not eat her snack because her tooth was hurting.... I looked and yes it was loose.... I told her she didn't need to miss with it since the TOOTH FAIRY was BROKE. She actually looked at me like I was crazy... So we just went on with the day.... and she was sitting down in the kids room at the gym and was missing with it...and it popped out...So when I came out of aerobics I saw the tooth on the desk....HOLY COW.... So I rushed home to see her and I walked in and was so excited for her....she showed me the missing tooth and then started cryin'......I asked why she was cryin' and she said the tooth fairy is broken, so she was upset... So I had to sit down and explain what being BROKE meant in all the different ways...and explained that I was kiddin'... She was upset with her momma.... So the tooth fairy is coming to the Tucker house tonight again... I just hope that she doesn't forget...haha... And that she isn't too broke....I actually think the tooth fairy needs to leave mommy and daddy the money so we can pay for the dental insurance that we need to start looking in to....because it is scary that she is already getting her permanent teeth... HOLY COW!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Good weekend

We enjoyed a great weekend. The kids were so good....we did our normal Saturday ritual.....DONUTS from the bakery and chocolate milk....Toby had some training Sat morning...so we enjoyed them without him....We got packed and headed to Groom.... Mom and dad were having a work day at the church, so the kids and I took naps at the house....Toby went to his meeting for the hunting lodge...it sounds nice...I hope it works out....We all enjoyed Aunt Susan's lasagna....(Kaitlyn's favorite) and then the kids played and played...My brother...uncle Chris came over to eat...and make the kids even wilder....but they all had fun.....while the adults played Mexican train...and I hate to say it...the guys won....but only by 3 points....After the beatin' we watched one of the movies that mom and dad brought back about their trip to the Panama Canal...really interesting...and neat...Then we all went to bed...since we LOST an hour...
Got up.....went to church....then we all went to the Dairy Queen....everyone had breakfast....except for the preggo lady....they made my special meat nachos for me....only in a small town....Kaitlyn got to go home with my best friend from high school and her daughters....she was so excited and felt so big....It was also nice to sit around and visit with my aunts, cousins and friends.....then Caden went with Dad and Grandad to do the big boy things....check the wells...check out the crops...and just hang out with the boys....Caden gave both Gramz and me...a hug and said...."I'll miss you..." It was really cute....We ate again....and then had to get ready to leave....
On the way home....I had to break the news to Toby.....We have to go up to Groom the next 6 weekends...between family get togethers.....Easter....and my cousin's wedding and showers....we or sometime just me...will be up in Groom the next 6 weekends....I just hope that gas goes down before then....I can wish can't I.....
I hope everyone had a great weekend...now it is time for me to start cleaning my house so I can have the cleaning ladies come tomorrow....sounds funny....but I can't let her see really how we live....haha...
Tomorrow we are putting our van on the market...so if anyone is looking for a van...great car...we have just outgrown it.... it will be on Trade-o tomorrow....
Pray for our family and everyone ....

Friday, March 7, 2008

Visiting the parents

We are making a quick trip to Groom this weekend....Toby has some training tomorrow morning and then we are leaving. Toby is meeting with a cousin of my mom's about a hunting lease and he is dropping us off at my parents. I think the kids and everyone is excited. We are going to get to see all the fun pictures and everything else from their trip.... Also we will get to go to church and see everyone.... And as always.....go to the Dairy Queen with all the family for breakfast and coffee....My aunts and uncles and cousins will all be there... It will be nice to see everyone...We will also get a home cooked meal....mom style....

I hope everyone has a great weekend...I know that we will.....steph

Thursday, March 6, 2008

It's a boy!!

We found out today ...... that the Tucker family will have a new boy addition in August. The kids got to come with me to my appointment today.... They were so excited to get to see the baby.. The baby was sleeping at the time...so they really didn't get to see it move...but they were excited. We will have our official sonogram in 2 months....but we are pretty sure that we are having "Colton" joining the family in August....

Caden showing off his playmate....He still tells everyone he is having a sister....Sorry bud.... Kaitlyn is excited....but she now has 2 brothers to gang up on her....poor little girl...
We are still struggling with names....Toby really wants Colt...I am not a true fan....but maybe Colton...We are tryin' to stay with the C/K names.....and also we need to come up with a T boy name....We are up to any suggestions...

The ABC's of Steph's Life

You know, most people would start a post or email of this kind off saying something like, "I normally don't do these things, but..." I, however, love doing these types of things, and I especially love getting my friends to do them and send them back! I love getting to know little things about different people, especially those I don't know well. So, here is a different take on the "getting to know you" post. AND, I tag everyone who reads it to post one on their blog, too! I mean, who doesn't like "talking" about themselves? ;)

A-Attached or Single? Attached…Married almost 7 years,
B-Best Friend(s): Toby.....and for sure my mom
C-Cake or Pie: CAKE…my favorite is tiramusu
D-Drink of Choice: Water occasionally, a margarita
E-Essential Item: baby oil
F-Favorite Color(s): red and green
G- Gummi WORMS or BEARS…WORMS -they are actually my favorite kind of candy.
H-Hometown: Groom, Texas
I-Indulgence: MARBLE SLAB ICE CREAM, especially Ameretto WITH ALMONDS but any ice cream will do....I have been craving it..but since Toby is on his health kick he won't take me...so if anyone is up for ice cream...call me...the baby wants it...haha
J-January or February: February….Valentine's day
K-Kids: Kaitlyn, Cade, and ?Colton?
L-Life is incomplete without: Church and family
.M-Marriage Date: July 21, 2001
N-Number of Siblings: 2 younger brother, Chris and Lance....both single....does anyone have sisiters...
O-Oranges or Apples? I love them both....but ORGANIC Apples are one of the best things that you can eat for your health and they are unbelievable
P-Phobias/Fears: Snakes, spiders
Q-Favorite Quote: “Treat others the way you want to be treated..."
R-Reasons to smile: kids, husband, family, and a good song
S-Season: Fall - it is still warm but cool....everything is somewhat still living....and FOOTBALL
T-Tattoo’s?: Not yet, but I still want one..... Someday?
U-Unknown Facts About Me: I have had struggled with eating disorders...I had very serious thoughts about becoming a nun when I was in High school...
V –Vegetable you love: I love pretty much ANY vegetable My goal this summer is to have a small garden so Kaitlyn and I can eat all the tomatoes and cucumbers all summer long
W-Worst Habit: Chewing nails and picking on my cuticles...
Y-Your Favorite Foods: I am with Charla....Kabuki - I used to crave it with Kaitlyn....and Italian food
Z-Zodiac: Taurus - Cinco de Mayo