Monday, October 29, 2007

My sweet little boy....

Saturday we were outside and I noticed Tyler had wandered away from me, which with our huge yard it's not a big deal. A few minutes later he came running to me with his hands behind his back and said, "mommy!! I have something for you!!!" He then handed me these....

How sweet is that?!?!?!? I got so teary eyed when he gave them to of course he asked me why I was upset.....I told him mommy was SO happy and that I loved the flowers and LOVED him so much!!!!! I love being a mommy!!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Been too long since i've updated!!

I'm so sorry I haven't updated in awhile.....I HATE having dial-up!!!! >:(

Anyhoo, mail has been pretty crappy lately. I have been getting a few amazon gift cards, which makes up for the crappy snail mail! LOL Today's mail was actually pretty good!!! We got:

- Basis soap (wal-mart) LOVE this stuff!!! It's so gentle on my skin :)
- a package for Ty from his granny and grandpa for Halloween
- our amazon order already of christmas gifts!! It wasn't due until next week!!! (this kid is going to have a blast opening all the gifts we got for him!!)

I love days like this!!!!

*Edited to add*

I forgot, the big brown truck was here (UPS) and I got a gorgeous Royal Doulton Tea Light candle's SO pretty, I can't believe it was free!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The cross stitch project I finished....

So, my girlfriend got her present in the mail yesterday, so I can now post a picture of what I made for her!!!

Todays mail

Well, I haven't been updating the mail lately because it's been only junky stuff. I haven't gotten today's snail mail yet, but I did get something from UPS:

- my Anchor Hocking 1.5-Gallon Montana Glass Jar I ordered from Amazon with gc's! I LOVE it!! I've been wanting a glass jar with a really good air-tight seal, and this jar rocks!!!

If the snail mail is any good i'll update it here....

Monday, October 15, 2007

What a weekend!!!

Saturday Zane got off of work at 3pm, so when he got home he went inside and changed from his work clothes. He told me to get Ty and myself ready because we were going out for a ride. I was so excited!!! Most night we spend sitting in front of the tv doing absolutely nothing as a family, and I hate that. Anyhoo, we get down the road and I figured out where we were going.....Zane took us to Pigeon Forge!!!! We are pretty lucky that we only live maybe 25-30 minutes from there, but we still only go there every once in awhile. Our first stop was at the Russel Stover candy outlet store which is right outside of Pigeon Forge......we walked in and all you could smell was candy!! Just what a diabetic needs, right?!?!? LOL We did really good in there, though. We got 4 small bags of sugar free candy and boy is it yummy!!! We left there and went into the heart of Pigeon Forge. They had started putting up their Christmas lights already, which was pretty cool. They weren't lit, but they were still nice to look at. Tyler had a BLAST looking at everything, just like he always does. Then we went and ate dinner at Wendy's, because all of the restaurants were PACKED over there! Almost every place there had a huge waiting line that was outside!!!! Shocked It was just crazy!! But then again, it WAS Saturday night. Wendy's was really good, though....I just love their burgers. Drool We left Wendy's and rode down the highway towards Gatlinburg. We turned around right before you go up the mountain to Gatlinburg and I saw this huge barn!! I was telling Zane about it and he took us up to check it was a barn they turned into Dick Clarks American Bandstand!! It looked awesome!!! I took a few pics of it that turned out so cool!!!!

The pic is a little blurry, but it still looks cool. There was a live band playing on a stage outside when we pulled up, but it was a little chilly so we didn't stay. After we left there, we went to Patriot Park and parked the truck so we could get out and walk around. We walked past a restaurant called The Old Mill, where there have a gorgeous little waterfall!! Tyler loved looking at that, even though he's seen it dozens of times! We continued to walk until we got to this little candy shop....and Zane surprised us with getting a funnel cake!!! I couldn't believe it!! It was so yummy......we all tore it up!!! LOL When we were walking back to the truck, I asked Tyler if he had a good time and he said "yep!!! I had a great time being with you AND daddy!!!" It felt so good to hear that. We hardly ever seem to do anything as a family anymore, but Saturday night was so wonderful. I just can't put into words how I felt.......

Friday, October 12, 2007

Update for the last few days

Well, the mail hasn't been too bad....this list is from the last few days:

- $5 paypal from Pinecone Research
- $10 amazon from Lightspeed Panel
- lighter from Parliment
- Test product from Pinecone
- Always pads
- Kotex pads
- Morning survival kit

I'm about to walk down with Tyler now to get the mail for today! :)


Todays mail rocked!!!
- crappy bill from the hospital....why the hell pay for ins. when you still end up owing anyway?!? >:(
- $40 check from survey I did a few weeks ago!! (makes up for the crap hospital bill!lol)


Wow, I can't believe this week is just about over!! It has been a crazy week, since Zane switched his day off....he was off tuesday instead of yesterday. Needless to say I feel a little off this week! LOL So let's see......Tuesday afternoon we did some major shopping for things around the house. We hit Sam's and I got a 7lb bag of brown sugar, and a huge bag of chocolate chips!! So of course I just had to make some chocolate chip cookies. They turned out SO yummy! The guys Zane works with have been bugging Zane to have me make oatmeal raisin cookies again, so I made a double batch today.....6 dozen oatmeal raisin cookies! mmm, and they are super yummy too!!

So we have been hunting all over for a straw hat for Ty for halloween with no luck. :( We even hit the halloween costume store and they did have a few but they were way too big for him, and the one that was in his size was $35!! Are they crazy?!?!?! We ended up hitting walmart and getting him a cute black cowboy hat. I guess it will look ok for him to wear as a farmer, but it's still not what we wanted. It is so frustrating!!!

Well, I know this is short but I need to get moving....Tyler is asking to walk down to get the mail. Hope everyone had a great week!!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007


I know I haven't posted in a few days, but for some reason I have been feeling so run down and lazy lately!!! I have hardly any energy at all and feel a little *off*. Aunt flo has shown up and that might be the cause of what's going on, but i've never been so wiped out before when she came, so who knows. I have a hunch it is from the sugar pill I am taking, Actos. It's also given me a nasty dry cough that has been making it hard for me to sleep good at, with Tyler still waking me up at night I sleep kind of crappy. Hmmmm, maybe THAT'S why I feel so run down?!?!? Tyler is still doing well with sleeping in his bed, but is still waking up 2-3 times a night asking to be covered up, or just being whiney in general. I have no idea what to do about it, either. It's so frustrating. :( It's been SO rough getting him to sleep in his own bed straight through the night. I've come close to giving up and just putting him in bed with us again, but I know that's not the right thing to do. *sigh* I'm just so physically drained. I've still been exercising, but that doesn't seem to be helping with the energy at all. I'll have to bring it up to the doctor when I see him the end of this month.

So, I think we have Ty's halloween costume figured out. We're going to stick with him being a farmer! We have some jean overalls he can wear, plus we're going to get a cute straw hat for him. (well, that is, if we can FIND a straw hat for him!) We're also going to let him take his little plastic wagon with him and we're going to put his cow and pig in there. With money being tight, we're just going to make his costume like that again this year. And honestly, I love homemade costumes!!! I think the store bought costumes are a huge waste of money. Heck, it doesn't take much imagination to come up with a costume to make. Trust me, I know!! LOL Zane put in to get off early on halloween, so we should be good to go!!! I can't wait to go back to the mall!!!

Well, time to get moving. I have got to work on getting things done around here, energy or no energy!!! Tonight for dinner we are making our own hamburger subs....YUM!!!! Hope everyone has a great week!!!!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Mail for yesterday and today

Yesterdays mail was ok, I guess. The only thing we got was Tyler's free book from Imagination Libray.

So far today, UPS brought me my FREE order from!!! I got two free pairs of sneakers, and a cute pair of summer sandals!!! :) I'll update when the snail mail comes.......

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


So this morning I did 20 minutes on my Gazelle. It was surprisingly easy!!! I got a little more sweaty then I did doing 15 mins. yesterday, but I still felt like I could do more. Hmmm, maybe I should have?!? I'll see how tomorrow goes.....with Zane being off I might not be able to exercise first thing in the morning, but I will be sure to get it done!! :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Well, I did my 15 mins. this morning. I think tomorrow i'm going to have to up the time to 20 mins. Yesterday I noticed after I did my 15 mins/ I felt really good, but I didn't feel like I got that hard of a workout. This morning I felt the same way.....heck, I hardly sweat at all! I think i'll try and use my Gazelle again this afternoon, and then tomorrow i'm going to do 20 mins. and see how that goes.

AND.........I was bad and stepped on the scale this morning. I know I haven't been exercising long, but I was SO curious about how I was doing. So I step on and I start thinking; why am I doing this? I know I haven't lost anything significant yet.... Then I see the number....89.8!!! I was like, WHAT?!?!?!? Then I remembered Ty had been playing with the scale, so I turned it over and saw that it WAS set on kg......LOL So I get back on the scale and waited..........I HAVE LOST 2 LBS!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!! I'm going to check again this friday, and then from now on I will check my weight every friday......

GO ME!!!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007


Yesterday and today I did my 15 minutes on the Gazelle. Yesterday was a little rough since my legs were pretty sore, but it felt great afterwards!!! This morning was a little easier. I can't believe i've already done 4 days of hard exercising!!!! I'll get on the scale either thursday or friday to see if it's actually paying off. :)