Friday, January 30, 2009

I need your prayers......DEARLY.....

I have a friend that is getting married tomorrow and she is really really sick. Can you say awful timing....? She is actually up at the clinic as we speak getting IV's and everything you can think of. She is already missing out on the luncheon that was planned for her....she might miss rehearsal....and just pray....pray....please pray....that she gets to attend her own wedding....Please pray for a quick...speedy recovery.....bless her heart....you are right...this is a day she won't forget...and I just hope she wants to remember it....

Please keep her and her future husband in your prayers. They have had a hard couple of months.....

They are taking their vows already to heart...."through sickness and health......"

Monday, January 26, 2009

it has been TOO long...

Some of you might know....but I am here in Austin with Toby at one of his conventions. While he is at the meetings...I am getting to rest, workout, read magazines, and BLOG....
Last night Toby and I went to a wonderful restaurant....FOGO de CHAO it was wonderful...fun and I totally recommend that if you are in Austin (and have some extra money to spend on a great meal) this is SOOO worth it...... I will be surprised if we don't have to get lunch there today..haha...
We went and had a great time last night even after our meal...

But while we were on our "date" we realized that we have not been away from our kids....for about 5 years....way to long..... I was also talking to Toby that I haven't even been shopping without my kids or having to rush back for something in about 3 years..... and girls that is not healthy. You appreciate your family and yourself much more if you take some time with you. And you never know...your family might even appreciate YOU more....

I have wonderful parents that WERE volunteered to keep the kids for a couple of days while I am here in Austin. Let's just say they are great and worth their weight in gold.

One thing I did do it go get my foot properly measured for tennis shoes....and they did a great job for Toby....but mine SUCK (pardon my language....) but I have heard they will take them back....my feet were hurting...my knees were killing me...and my toes were going numb....I think something is wrong. It is foggy here in Austin...so I will just wait for Toby to get back from meetings and maybe by that time it will be nicer....One thing I have enjoyed about Austin (other than 6th street) is seeing everyone walking, running, playing with their kids at the park...

I will keep you informed with the weekend away with my husband..and no kids....
DON'T wait this long....but it is worth it....

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Am I surprised.....

I will have to write the complete story when I have some more time.....but this is a short take of it...
I have been tricked and surprised BIG. It was probably the biggest SURPRISE that has ever happened to me.....
Let's just say that Ms Carol called me to tell me that Toby got Man of the Year and I was supposed to call all of his family.....so I did as I was told....Little did I know he (and it sounds like the whole town of Groom and CHILDRESS) were plotting against me.
I found out tonight that not only was I fooled....by my family and husband...but more and more people.
I was honored as the BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR.... Holy cow.... I am truly honored..and surprised.... But like I said... my clients make F3 what it is... not me.... I love each and everyONE of you.... Thank you again....love ya lots....

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

They grow up TOOOO fast!

I am so excited and sad at the same time. I just realized that COLTON is about 6 months old....Kaitlyn is about to go to school......and Caden has outgrown all his clothes ( I am ready for short weather)...haha

I remember moving to Childress about this time 3 years ago. Caden was just learning to crawl...(Try painting an entire house by yourself with a 9 month old) Now we are watching Colton try to get up on his knees and go BACKWARDS...

Hug those babies...and everyone around you....
TIMES GOES BY TOO FAST...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary.....



I want to wish my

Wonderful

Best

Parents

Happy Anniversary....





I pray everyday that I will be as good as parents as they were. They are the most hard working people that you will ever meet. They started out with nothing....and worked for everything that have. They made sure that we had everything we needed...and most of everything we wanted (without spoiling us...)


Most of my brothers and my friends...would rather hang out with them....They knew how to be our friend at the time we needed them...but knew (AND DID) put down the hammer when they needed to.


They have raised 3 successful and GOD-fearing children. They always let us know that GOD always had a plan and he will take care of those who believe. There is something to say about the quote...."The family that PRAYS together....STAYS together"


They raised us on a hardworking family farm. We started out moving pipe (irrigation pipe)....driving tractors....and everything that needed to be done....I (we) griped about it then...but now I look back and hope that my kids get the same opportunities I did to learn that some good ol' ELBOW GREASE will make you a better person.


They are 2 great volunteers...you need something ....either money or time....they will help as much if not more than they can....They are the ones that make me want to volunteer more...and make sure that I do my part.


Not only are they good parents......I COULDN'T ask for better GRANDPARENTS. My dad once said, "I wish we could've just have grandkids first..." (I hate to tell you dad...it couldn't happen) They love those kids and my kids love those guys.


Again I want to wish them a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY....and if you would....


JOIN ME AND SAY A SIMPLE PRAYER FOR THEM....and every married couple....


Marriage is the hardest job that you will ever have....but the PAY is worth it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2nd day of colon cleanse.....

It tastes gross...and I really haven't seen a difference yet....but I do kinda feel better....and actually I am not that hungry...haha....but I have been stressed and thinking about other things than that.... If I hadn't been busy...it might be a different story....

I am better make it....(because someone really close to me doesn't think I will or can...) You better not tell me that because I will prove you wrong....even if it kills me...hahaha...

I learned a trick though...... Mix it really fast....drink faster....my holding your nose even TIGHTER....

I will keep you informed....

Monday, January 12, 2009

First Day of my DETOX

I just wanted to give everyone a (somewhat) update on my 7 day detox...

Can I say HOLY COW?

Every morning I am supposed to wake up and drink a glass of water...
and then I have to make the drink...yuCk....
then during the morning a piece of fruit or veggie...
lunch make the drink...yuCk
then around 3 another piece of fruit or veggie...
then at night you can have a piece of chicken and steamed veggies...

LET'S just say that CHICKEN never tasted that good...
and I am only on DAY 1....
again...I am asking for our prayers...ahahaha

Day 1- 4 Colon Cleanse and Liver....
Day 5-7 TOTAL body Detox...

I am going to make it....

I NEED YOUR PRAYERS!

I would like to ask for your prayers. I have a cousin that just told me that her little daughter has RSV...and they might have to put the little BERKLEY in the hospital.....and also have a wonderful friend that is going through one of the hardest time in her life....Please pray that God will work in her life to make her dreams come true...(and a little miracle)....and also please pray that GOD will is pushing me in a direction that I need to go....that it is happening for a reason and not a distraction....

GOD IS GOOD and PRAYER IS POWERFUL...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

ONLY my brothers....

This Chris and a couple of friends.....(Chris is the one of the left)
This is Lance (the jokester) and his new sister-in-law LAUREN....
awful picture of lance.....

THE STORY GOES LIKE THIS....
Last night we went to the bball game as a family. I didn't bring in my cell phone, so Toby handed me his when he got a text from my little bro, Lance....

"Chris finally did it. I have a new sister. Steph don't be jealous."

(a little background - my brothers along with some of their friends went to Steamboat this week. And yes, Chris and a girlfriend went up there together....they have been off and on for about a year now.....so you never know)


So I kinda FREAKED out. Holy Cow...."I didn't know anything....he has denied that it was serious...and I was mad that my brother was not telling me the truth.." was what I was thinking... As you can tell....I am kinda like mother hen when it comes to my brothers...

So I texted my little brother that sent the text and asked "What? did he propose?"

Didn't get a text back....but a phone call from my poor mom.... "Stephanie can you get on facebook? " I said "No since I was at the game, but I will rush home to see what is going on." My parents had been visiting friends and they came home to messages telling them CONGRATS. One from a friend another from my dad's brother.... (remember this all happened in Colorado....my brother texted my cousin...my cousin called her dad....her dad called his brother (my dad's brother)....he called my parents to say Congrats....) My mom just wanted to know what was going on....


It was on my little brothers facebook page and a couple of their friends....So I was thinking it was a done deal.

I texted my other brother and told him "CONGRATS". Let's just say he texted back that it was a joke and not a very nice comment about our brother.

So let's just say...I will be surprised if my little brother has to walk home...I hope he brought his own car.



It is crazy how fast INFORMATION (true or not) travels through technology.


It is something we will LAUGH about later...but didn't know what to think about last night...
(ONLY my brothers...would do something like this and actually pull it off)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Still recovering from the STORM

Many of you might know...but on Father's Day of 08 ... Childress was hit by an awful storm. (I literally thought we were going to die...but thankfully we didn't) I was 8 months pregnant and nervous for my entire family's life....

After the storm we emerged from the closet and realized that we had not ONE window in the house...parts of the roof were blown off....and about a foot of hail in most parts of the house....

So we got busy...I was due in about 6 weeks and I didn't want to have to bring my little one in this mess....We got the windows, roof and most of the furniture replaced....

NOW IT IS TIME TO FINISH THE REST. We had the contractor come out yesterday. We are having to replace all the countertops, the trim, and redo the sunroom.....(that just happens to be the Kids' playroom....so what is a mom to do in the midst of winter) It will be interesting....But hopefully we will get everything done VERY SOON....

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It feels good to be back....


After 9 months of pregnancy and 6 months of being a mother to a newborn......it feels GREAT to be back doing what I love......WORKING OUT with friends....(my dream one day is to be compared to Jillian....if you watch Biggest Loser you know what I am talking about) and helping make exercise as fun as it can get....
I LOVED IT...and everyone that came....YOU WERE AWESOME....and I expect to see you next week and every week. It is fun to teach a big class and I think everyone feels the same. We had 8 today...with many more wanting to come.....

I hope to see Lori, Amy, Amy, Linda, Linda, Becky, Cindy, and Susan....plus everyone that wants to come....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Biggest LOSER starts tonight.....


I am so excited....the new season of BIGGEST LOSER starts tonight......THANK GOODNESS...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Update....

I wanted to THANK everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers. We got a text this morning saying that everyone was going to be fine. I don't know for sure if everyone is home from the hospital....but it sounds like everything went well.

Some people were asking who they are.....They are our friends that live in Abilene. Toby went to school with Jesse in Clyde and he coached with him in Clyde and Grand Prairie. While we lived in Grand Prairie, I also got really close to the entire family especially Lois. Thank goodness for LOIS. She is one of those friends that doesn't judge...but is always willing to listen... They now how two of the cutest little girls....(they aren't little now) but that is kinda how I remembered them...

Thank you again for all the prayers....GOD is GOOD...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I have a FRIEND that needs your PRAYERS...

I have a great friend that was in an accident this evening along with her girls. They were on their way back from a friends house..... Toby got a text message this evening saying "Lois and the girls were in an accident. The car rolled a couple of times. The girls have bruises and Lois has some broken ribs and still waiting to talk to a doctor.."

Please pray for my friend and their family. I will update...

PLEASE SAY A PRAYER...