Friday, November 28, 2008

Jingle Bell Run...and all the festivities.....

I wanted to send a shout out to all the sponsors, helpers, and runners that helped make the First Annual Jingle Bell Run a total success. My goal was $1500....but we got close....something that I will strive harder for next year.....

Thanks again to Casey, Lori, Amanda, Sharon, Lee Ann, Lindsey, and my mom. Thanks to all the girls that helped with the race...and mom thanks for helping with the kids...letting them get to experience the night...

Also, thanks to the runners.....it made my day to see everyone out there....I know that it was for fun....so I hope everyone had fun....CONGRATS to my wonderful husband....you did good....(just to think a year ago...he would have made fun of me for running and working out...now he is in the best shape of his life...)

Look for more races....thanks again....all the money is going to a great cause....

Monday, November 24, 2008

I am in mourning

I waited a couple of days before I made this post. I hate to say it....but I really didn't see that one coming. I knew they were good (OU) but I didn't it was going to turn out like that. I actually had a couple of tears.... I felt sorry for those "KIDS". It is hard for all of us to realize that those players are still just KIDS that had a bad day. I just wished they would have not had it last Saturday. But I am not a fair weather fan....I still LOVE them....I am just praying that the COWBOYS kill them this Saturday....

GO RAIDERS and COWBOYS....

Friday, November 21, 2008

How about the RAIDERS

It is not just the football team....check out this story about the bball team....we are just GOOD...haha...

check out the story at the link...you won't believe the score....

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/blog/the_dagger/post/Texas-Tech-scores-167-points-and-I-don-t-mean-t?urn=ncaab,123908

GO RED RAIDERS

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wreck 'Em TECH


I just wanted to wish the RED RAIDERS .... GOOD LUCK.... I am a nervous wreck.....You all know what I will be doing Saturday night.....


I just hope by the end of the weekend....TECH is #1....

Colton thinks they deserve it....

Wear your RED and BLACK....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy birthday Marci

I just wanted to wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marci....

I am so happy to have gotten to know you. I wish I could be there for you on your birthday...but I will make it up to you soon....

Happy Birthday Marci...

love ya...steph

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Big EIGHTS

My Eights!
I've been tagged by my friend, Charla!
Watch out! You just might get tagged, too!

8 TV Shows I Love To Watch:
1. Biggest Loser
2. Reba
3. Boston Legal
4. Desparate Housewifes
5. Ellen
6. Samantha Who?
7. Country Music Videos
8. Regis and Kelly

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Chili's
2. Macroni Grill
3. On the Border
4. Furrs
5. Thai Kitchen
6. Cattle Call
7. Cagle's Steakhouse
8. Vinson Steakhouse

8 Things That Happened Today:
1. Fed Colton
2. Straightened up the house
3. Worked out
4. went to Women's Council Meeting
5. took a nap....(feel asleep in the tanning bed)
6. got up on my shows ( I love DVR)
7. cooked supper
8. laundry

8 Things I am looking Forward To:
1. hugs from kids
2. seeing if the kids got stickers from pre-school
3. having more gyms
4. a trip with Toby
5. Colton sleeping all through the night
6. having healthy and successful kids
7. Sunday breakfast in Groom
8. Girls' Night out

8 Things On My Wishlist:
1. Good church
2. Toby a ranch
3. BMW or a mercedes
4. lose the weight...so I can go shopping for new clothes
5. Party Barn in my backyard
6. playground for my kids (at my house)
7. being DEBT FREE
8. all my house damages fixed and paid for

8 People I Tag:
1. Sharon
2. Sharalyn
3. Toby
4. KP
5. Marci
6. Stephanie
7. Casey
8. Monica

Monday, November 17, 2008

Memories.....are made out of MOMENTS....

Memories. ....... people remember different things and moments.... it depends on what is important to you in your life..... Some of my most important memories are my parents being involved in my life. They were there at every game, recital, and every heartbreak. My parents always made a point to make things special for us. Even if it was going just to the hotel and swimming in a pool, we did fun things...

Baths with the kids are some of my favorite memories. They have all LOVED baths and being naked....Colton is nothing different. Here we are posin' before his bath....














I love being with my kids...sometimes more than others...you know what I mean....but I love taking my kids to the park... Here are some great pictures....



















Another great and awful memory that I have growing up is......DAD bringing home a calf that unfortunately lost their mother.....It was exciting at first....but it was great when we had to get up early to feed him before school...or before supper.....But looking back it was a fun memory that not many kids can say they have done.... Well, Toby didn't bring home the calf, but Tim (Wyatt) had one and let the kids come and feed and pet the calf.... They had a blast....















Kaitlyn scares me sometimes on how much she is like me. She is mother hen... And I am still mother hen to my brothers.....Can you feel the love?

what are some of your favorite memories?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dream on....

every day....I WOULD LIKE TO.....
be healthy
be positive
be a great wife
be a great mom
be a better person/Christian
cook a meal and sit down with the entire family
take better care of my skin

every week....I WOULD LIKE TO.....
have a date with my husband
go to church with my family
have my house clean
get a nap
call a friend

in THREE months....I WOULD LIKE TO.....
lost some weight
go on a trip with my husband
start cooking more and eating better...change my eating habits
paint my house
have my home repairs completed
stop biting my nails

in the next year....I WOULD LIKE TO.....
get healthier
get more organized
work more on our debt
don't take for granted of my life
go on a trip with my mom and/or friends

in 3 to 5 years....I WOULD LIKE TO.....
have more gyms
keep in better shape
be more self accepting
grow stronger in my marriage
have my dream car - Mid-life Crisis car...haha
be DEBT FREE

before I die....I WOULD LIKE TO.....
go to Ireland
go to New York
sky dive
go to Disney World with my family
serve in a Soup Kitchen
see my kids grow and have grandkids
drive a race car....at least ride in one

What are your dreams and goals for the Future....?
It makes you think...and possibly holds you accountable....because it is in writing.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Create your Happy-life list....

What makes you happy....truly happy....?

1. Healthy family
2. Loving marriage
3. A great relationship with Church
4. Losing weight and getting healthy
5. Giving to less fortunate

Come up with a list of things that make you Happy... Check out tomorrow for the next list challenge....

There are so many things that make me truly happy... What are your 5 top things?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Does the economy scare you or is it just me?

The economy is scary.....I didn't think it would ever scare me...but it does....I am also one of the ones that is trying to hold on to my money a little bit more. I would love to start on the next stage of my plan with the gyms....but I am very nervous....

I know people have lost lots of money in the stock market.....some very close to me....but I didn't know how others are feeling?

Any thoughts and worries? I am just glad that the gas prices have gone down....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sometimes you just have to laugh....

I have to share this quick little story. As many of you might know......Toby is obsessed with hunting and sometimes we are lucky enough to go with the entire family..... One day we decided to take all the kids out..... as soon as we hit the gate...the seatbelts are off and they are in our laps.....Kaitlyn was in her daddy's lap and she took control of the wheel....she did pretty good for awhile...but then started getting off the path......Caden sitting in my lap....covered his eyes with his hands...and said "I can't look" I have never laughed so hard in my entire life.....

And yes...Kaitlyn is 5 and drivin..... I started drivin when I was 4 on my parent's lap on the way home from church every Sunday. Let's just hope that Kaitlyn didn't get her mom's lead foot...
Let's just say...when Toby asked for my hand in marriage....my dad was excited for 2 reasons....He loved Toby and he told Toby that he was inheriting my insurance policy....haha

Please don't tell me that I am the only one out there that was an early driver....or has a lead foot?
Remember the BBQ supper before the game tomorrow night.....Hope to see everyone at the game.....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's easy to be a Parent.......

I just have a little time but something today made me think of one of the wonderful quotes my parents told me.....




It's easy to be a Parent .... It's hard to be a GOOD parent....




Some of the hardest things to do is being a good parent...


from discipline to teaching lessons...




I am lucky to have 2 of the best parents in the world. If I can be half the parents they are...my kids might just have a chance....




Love you mom and dad.... and I pray for all the parents and grandparents out there...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Where to start.....

This month has come and gone and now we are in the month of November........I have lots of pictures and a couple of stories....





The kids and I went to Groom to go trick r treatin. We went with my best friend from high school and her two girls. That weekend we stayed in Groom while Toby went to go hunting. Saturday night we had a opportunity of a lifetime. Or at least it was for me.. We got to go to the Texas and Tech game.... Holy cow was it amazing.....Some of you might know, I have always been very close to Tech and especially Tech football. I was a Raider Recruiter during my years at Tech. Other than just helping with recruiting....I was in charge of decorating the locker room every week. I love Tech.... Go Raiders.... It made my day to see Tech ranked #2... Thanks for the great game....





















Again....can you say Colt Tucker playing quarterback for the Red Raiders.? Happy Birthday Daddy....that was a great cake....
Caden loved his dinosaur and a cute one I must add.
Colton with Gramz and Grandad....luckily we have gotten to spend some time with them. I know they are needing some time without 3 grandkids running around. Thanks for putting up with us....



Kaitlyn and Caden are sporting their new F3 sweatshirts at the Homecoming Parade. By the way, we have alot of new things planned for F3.... Come and check it out....





Kaitlyn and Caden built and decorated and scary cookie castle. I think they ate more candy then made it on the castle. It was fun...








Another cute picture of my lil' Red Raider.






Colton enjoying a quick trip to the pumpkin patch.












The kids posin' by the slug bug....It is always an adventure with 3 kids and taking pictures. I recommend everyone going to Chilocothe to the pecan store....great fudge and great gifts.....







Caden posin' for me....he loved his Halloween Batman shirt.... He is so busy!




They grow up way too fast....










In closing, I apologize for the delay in posting...but honestly with Colton....any time he is content I am cleaning, cooking, or doing other things....(don't feel too sorry for me) I just want to let everyone know that I will be back....He is finally sleeping right now...so I will finish up and then try to get some quick things done.... Now I believe the people that said...."THREE is just so much more work and harder..." (I agree but all worth it)