Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Almost a month ago my dear friend (and cousin by marriage) Amye Jo sent me this picture with the caption "do you want him?"

 My heart melted and the "awes" set in so I asked about him.  This sweet little guy was abandoned.  Amye Jo's sister-in-law Denise found him.  She went through all the proper measures to see if he indeed belong to anyone but after 3 weeks of nothing, they decided to find him a good home.  Denise and Amye both already have dogs so Amye thought of me and kids.  I have always loved yorkies and always said if I were to ever give in and get a dog, this would be my choice.  Well guess what? Momma gave in and agreed to give this cute little guy a home.  Denise's daughter had taken him to College Station with her until they found him a home so we had to wait a week before we actually got him. Christopher knew and in fact, helped me make my decision but we didn't tell Bella.  Just in case I did change my mind or something happened and we ended up not getting him, I didn't want to get this girl's hope up.  So we set out to surprise her. 

By the second day of said agreement, we had a name picked out for our little guy.  Brewster.  There were a few other names on the list but this was the only one that Christopher and I both liked.  It reminds us both of the movie "Six Pack" with Kenny Rogers.  He was a race car driver in the movie and his name was Brewster Baker.  Love that movie.

A few days before his arrival and while Bella was at daycare, the boys and I set off for PetSmart armed with a list to get supplies.  Lord have mercy I was overwhelmed!  Put me in a baby store and I can tell you what's good and what's not so good.  I can make recommendations.  At a pet store, not so much. I knew nothing.  That day I really started second-guessing my decision.  I mean seriously y'all...I knew more about babies when my son was born than I did about dogs.  Thankfully Amye helped me and the boys through a lot of it and we got out of there with most everything on our list included a tag with Brewster's name and phone number on it. 

That weekend my nephew Paul and I went to pick up our little guy before the kids got home from their dads.  We decided to wait until their dad left to bring in the surprise so Paul and B hid in the backyard until he left, I then texted him and in he came with Brewster.  Bella thought it was Jeff's dog Abby.  We told her it wasn't Abby and she said "we have a puppy!!!" and asked if we could keep it.  We told her yes and she got so excited.  For the first few days Brewster was with us, she called him "Rooster".  I loved it but somebody corrected her one day and she picked up on it and has said his name right from there on.  Kind of made me sad. 

To say this dog is loved is an understatement. 

Its been an adjustment for everyone but we all love this little guy so much.  One of my hesitations in taking him was that we were about to go on vacation for a week and we had no where to keep him.  We could have taken him to the beach house but he would of had to stay outside and I refused to do that.  He ended up staying at the vet (Doggie Hotel) for the week.  I felt so guilty leaving him after just having him for a week but we all survived.  He's paid me back by peeing in spots throughout my house but thankfully that is coming to an end.  Little stinker.  He goes back to the vet next week to get the rest of his vaccinations and then he will be set for a while.  Denise and family took such good care of him for the time they had him and I hope he will be happy with us.  We have really enjoyed having him join our family. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tips For A Beautiful Life

Copied this off of Facebook and thought I would share it with you. 

Have a great week y'all. :)


1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day; while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. When you wake up in the morning, pray to ask God’s guidance for your purpose, today.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.  Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out   charge card.

9. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything.

11. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

14. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’
17. Help the needy, Be generous! Be a ‘Giver’ not a ‘Taker’.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. Time heals everything.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed, pray to God and be thankful for what you’ll accomplish, today.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. Share this to everyone on your list to help them lead a happier life.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Hey y'all, remember me? 

I know I've been gone a dang good while but the last month has been a whirlwind of changes and I have been busy trying ever so hard to adjust.  I'm still not there but I am making progress.  :)

At the end of May, my children and I had a photo mini session and had our family pictures updated.  They turned out so good!  I had a difficult time deciding what pictures to get but I finally made my choices.

My handsome son...ugh...when he was posing for these pictures, my heart melted, sank and swelled with pride all at the same time.  He is getting so tall and growing up so dang fast!!

Little Miss Toot Marie....she is a natural.  I love this girl so stinking much and am so glad God and Momma knew what they were doing when they sent me a daughter.  I have enjoyed her so much.  Still hard to believe she is already 4!
My two loves.  Although she may push his buttons and annoy him at times, they really do adore each other and I know without a doubt that if anyone attempts to mess with his little sister, Christopher Michael will be on them quicker than anything you've ever seen. 

My precious daughter. Oh what you have done for your mommy.  One day I will share with you all the life you brought into me and how you made my heart smile again.
My first born.  You showed me love at first sight and love like I've never known before.  You, in many ways, are your mother's son.  Your heart is a replica of mine. 

My little family.  Makes my heart smile. 
I hope y'all enjoyed seeing our pictures. 
Tomorrow afternoon begins my vacation and I am so ready.  Maybe while I'm off I'll have more time to blog and catch you up on what's been going on.  Whirlwind I tell ya!
Y'all have a good one!