Monday, November 30, 2009

This boy, my boy~

My son Justice... he is the epitome of *unconditional love* and I couldn't be more proud. This holiday weekend has made me realize even more that even though sometimes he marches to the beat of his own drum.. he is very loving, affectionate, caring and passionate about everything life has to offer. I admire his intelligence and laugh. I am in awe in the innocence and enjoy living and seeing life through his eyes.

I have many regrets with early decisions regarding my life with this young man, and I hope and pray that as he gets older he can realize that I was not doing anything intentionally except loving him and doing what I thought was the best for him for life. If he can forgive me and accept me for who I am, than I am one blessed woman.. and you know what, I truly believe just that, especially when he hugs me every morning and every night and tells me that he loves me. I have to.. I know him.. I know its unconditional!

Today, and always these days... I feel like the luckiest woman on the planet! ;o)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Yum Yum~

ok... so I know its a bit late now to post recipes for Thanksgiving. Forgive me.. for I have had to work sooo much lately, and when I get home Im just exhausted. The weeks are starting to blur. This is no way to live.. but its how its going right now.

sooooo.. be on the look out coming soon recipes that my Grandma used for Thanksgiving.. but most certainly for Christmas too. I know I will add another at some point because there are some biscuits and a cheese ball that she always made Id love to share with you as well.

Coming soon...
Cranberry Salad
Impossible Pumpkin Pie
Scalloped Oysters
Copper Pennies
Angel Biscuits
Christmas Cheese Ball
and if I can find it.. Broccoli Rice Casserole

I also would like to share a hunting experience via my brother Neal and photos of his 16pt buck that he took this hunting season and then photos of the 2 bucks that Preston took as well. Oh not to mention Hunters first hockey game!

So.. hang in there with me.. I havent forgotten you ... still busy yet blessed!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!! ;o)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Freaky Friday~

Today is Friday the 13th... cool huh? ... Well so far its been quiet. I am bored out of my mind at work, so you get an update on the life of Ang. Like I said, quiet and terribly boring. Todd is still out of town. I did see him briefly Wednesday evening. He shaved his mustache off ya'll... and let me just say.. me no likey!!! but I did like the other parts that he shaved {on his face ya'll pervs} hahaa. He also has seen NOTHING... no luck in the woods this week at all. He is pretty bummed.... but you never know.. he still has a couple of days before he comes back to reality! ;)

I picked up Justice last night. We had quite a long talk on the way home about worthiness. Apparently some jerk of a kid told him that he was worthless. I was so mad! He said "well Mom, its true I am a little bit worthless"... oh man did I ever come unglued. And so did Hunter. We told him how good of a kid he was...kind, intelligent and caring.. very loving and everything good. I told him to NEVER let anyone tell him that again. This just infuriates me. Kids have enough problems these days without some jerk kid bullying another around. He is 9 for crying out loud!!! Argghhh!

So, I have gotten a lot of compliments on the new blog layout.. and all I have to say is thank you to the
chick responsible ..hehehee I love her layouts.. go get yourself one!!!

Im getting ready for Christmas! .. listening to Christmas music.. getting
into the mood. Did you know you could set up a wish list at Jc Penney and Target {all that Ive checked out so far}.. make yourself a list.. its grand. I made one for Hunter and myself. Its a great way to get things you REALLY want... and makes it easier to shop for those hard to get people for sure!!!

This week I also found out that my brother Neal has to leave to report to Hawaii BEFORE Christmas.. so I have to plan an extra trip back home to say goodbye. I cried.. not going to lie... Im sooo going to miss him. I know this will be an awesome experience for them.. but for my own selfish reasons, I just hate to see him go. Todd and the boys too!

One last note... Im trying really hard to keep with my goal of dressing nicer for work. Here is a pic I snapped this morning. Ive gotten SO fat that I dont want any pics of me for the past several months.. but I go ahead and post and get it over with.. heehe ... Also an update from the doc... Im super healthy.. good blood pressure, great cholesterol counts, blood sugars and much to my relief a decent heart. I had been so worried because of some chest pains Id been having. He did an EKG and everything is still tickin' away ok. He told me that he thought it was panic attacks brought on by stress... no? really?.. hahaa.. ok then... he said.. you are emotional after all Ang.. not that its a bad thing.. but can cause you to have these things happen.. soooo calmmmm yourself.. relax. He really really wants me to have the weight loss surgery. I would agree, but my insurance says NO WAY. Sooo, Im stuck, I dont know what to do. He told me he would write anyone who would help me. I thought that was real sweet! Im just going to have to take the dive no matter how scared I am and try. Right?! ok, so I couldnt post the pic of me.. just cant do it-so you get King Hunter instead! .. and while posting this photo remembered that I FORGOT the 12 of 12 AGAIN!!! .. what am I going to do with me? hahaa

Hope your weekend is beautiful.. Im so blessed to have wonderful and encouraging friends who care enough to read my blog and I want you to know I include you in my prayers every night when I thank the good Lord! {I see you too Jodie.. love you chick-send more pics of your handsome boys heheee!!!} ;o)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Fabulous Fall!!!~

Good golly Miss Molly!!!! This weather this week and weekend has been absolutely perfect!!! I love Fall!!!

Yesterday Todd left for his big hunt ... he and his brother-in-law Jim go every year around this time for a week long hunting vacation. They bow hunt deer and sit around the camp fire and tell lies.... so this is what Todd tells me anyway. hahaa. Im always happy for him to run off, I know then I'll have a clean house for a week at least.

Since he is gone, I decided to go ahead and start cleaning up some stuff around here. We need to get on the stick and start getting this place ready to sell so that we can get movin'!!! First off the yard was a mess.. I took down all the Halloween decos and got my fall stuff out. Got the house pretty much cleaned up.. altho my room is a disaster! And that was what I wanted to concentrate on most.

See I usually try to take on a big project like painting the bathroom or something while he is gone. This time was no different. I just received my 3 pints of Glidden paint for free and was going to redo the master bath and put up new border. Oh but nooooo, I had to go and move a dang pumpkin and the minute I moved it felt it was the wrong move.

Argghhhh ... My back totally is wrecked. Im having severe spasms on the left lower side. Last night it was so bad I thought for sure I was going to throw up! Ive tried heat pad and rest, but it just sucks.. the weather is so good and I was feeling soooo good up til then. Now Im barely moving. I cant wait to get to work tomorrow and ask my coworker for some muscle relaxers.. yup she has the hook up and its what helped the last time it was hurting so bad.

Before the big back injury... I got to roll around in the grass and leaves with Hunter and Aj and take some fall photos of them. They turned out awesomely! hehee I dont know why blogger is making them small and blurred, but if you click on them you can see them in better detail. I cant wait to get them printed. There is one that I want to use for sure of my niece Aj to display. I tell you though.. those 2 kids sure do love each other. Its apparent to all of us, but now everyone can see for real. Moving away will be hardest on them Im sure. But Im happy that they'll have these memories, so it wont be all bad or sad.

What did you do this weekend? Did you scrap....? I want tooo so badly but never want to do it with so many other things left undone. I did go to Hobby Lobby yesterday and ended up with a FALL garland that I will have to alter and hang before Thanksgiving... so that will be something... right?? hehe Have a great week ahead!!! ;)

Friday, November 06, 2009

Deep in Prayer~

I dont know if its just me, if maybe I have been watching too much TV, Nancy Grace or reading too many headlines... but lately all I have been doing is praying for all the souls lost so senselessly in this world. I just dont understand it. I dont know what is going on or how to stop it or even how to go about changing it. Someone help me understand. And while you are at it.. pray along with me too if you dont mind. Its the only thing I know to do right now.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Happy November~

Wanted to wish you a Happy November since its the 1st. I know most of us are still recovering from Halloween.. which btw.. here are some pics...

Hunter and Justice
Ninja Masters

The Gang
Nat{Ajs bff}, Aj{my niece}, Hunter & Justice

Beautiful Fall Evening

The Gang Heading Out

It was a great evening.. My sister-in-law Melly and I handed out candy while the guys took the kiddos out. We had such a good time laughing and talking. Poor Melly was sick and I think a bit wasted on the meds she has to take, hahaa but it was indeed fun.. after the candy was gone we came inside and drank coffee and watched Carrie. hahaa I think the kids all got about 10 pounds of candy each. We were all so exhausted that everyone was home and in bed sleeping by 9.30pm. haha So-much-fun! ;)

My goals for November are:
1} Clean my house real good.. right after I blog ;) hahaa
2} Take down all the Halloween decos and put up Fall/Thanksgiving ones!
3} Spend more evenings baking and making homemade gifts for Christmas.
4} Dress up more at work.
5} Have Thanksgiving at our house this year.
6} Put our home up for sale.
7} Get back on track with the doctor.. have an appointment Friday!
8} Inspire my family to help out more and be thankful.
9} Make some cards and get ahead of the game/finish my address book update.
10} Be the best that I can in every aspect of my daily life...and pray more!

What are your plans for November?.. Any new recipes to share? or crafty ideas since Christmas is coming and we all have budgets Im sure? Think on it and let me know.. :)

In closing...I thought of one more goal while proofing..and that is to not budge the heat over 68 this entire winter. I want to see if we can really save money by just having us dress more appropriately. hehee Again friends.. have a Happy November!