Tuesday, April 28, 2009


A few weeks ago I found a recipe in the Kraft magazine for a lemon cake that I had been wanting to try, so this past weekend we got the thigns we needed and I made it today. Let me just say....YUM!!!! And it was so simple to make, too!! All it was was a lemon cake mix, lemon pudding and cool whip.........*drool* Tyler, Z and I loved it.....and so did Chase!! This dessert would be perfect on a warm summer day..........

Monday, April 27, 2009

Did spring end early this year?

It sure feels like summer snuck up on us!!! This weekend on the front porch, in the shade, the temp was reading in the mid to upper 90's! Thank goodness there was at least a nice breeze blowing....otherwise it would have been unbearable outside!! I've never been this pregnant during the warm weather, so this should prove interesting as actual summer approaches......i'm SO glad Chase will be here in early June before it gets too hot and icky outside!! LOL

One good thing about the nice weather, our azaleas are bloomed and SO beautiful!

It's hard to tell in the pics, but they are such a pretty dark pink color and there are two bushes that are like a dark purple. I also noticed a carnation plant that Z and Ty got me for Mother's day a few years ago is doing really well!! Plus everything is so pretty and green out....I love it!!! It won't be long and we'll have our tomato plants in the ground....YUM!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy birthday, mom

Today is mom's birthday. She would have been 68 this year. It was so strange not buying her a birthday card this year or having Ty call her and sing her happy birthday. She's been gone for almost 7 months now, and it's still so hard to believe she is really gone.

Happy birthday, mom. You are so very loved and missed everyday............

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Yes, we caught mouse #4 this morning! After we caught #3 I wanted to be sure we caught all of them, so I kept the traps set in the three drawers. I checked them every day and yesterday I actually started to take them out and clean the drawers out but thought I better wait a little longer....i'm SO glad I did!! I replaced the sticky trap in the drawer and am hoping we have finally caught our last mouse........all I want is my kitchen back, darn it!!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Caught #3!!

Yep, we caught our third mouse last night!!! I knew we had to have at least one more in the kitchen, since we set new traps in the same drawer where we caught the other two and you could tell something got onto one of the sticky traps but worked it's way off. Before we go to bed each night I always check the drawers to see if we had caught anything and when I opened up one of the drawers I saw we got #3!!! We still have traps set, as i'm not going to rule out the thought of more being somewhere in the kitchen.......I can't wait to get my kitchen organized again!!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009


I hope everyone had a great Easter!! It was a quiet day here. Ty woke up around 7:30 and I heard him say "Hapy Easter, Licky!" then heard him jump up out of his bed and run into the kitchen......he didn't even say anything to me or daddy! LOL He came running back in a said "Mommy! The easter bunny was here!!" He then started to tell us all the things he brought for Ty. He jumped off of our bed and said he wanted to go hunt for eggs, but we didn't get a chance to hide any! :( Z got up super early and got Ty's basket set up, but he said it was still dark out and didn't want to hide the eggs and have something get into them. So he told Ty it was just too cold out still and the eggs were invisible until it warmed up. He took Ty to the store while I started breakfast, so while they were gone I got the eggs hide....when they were pulling up the driveway, the look on Ty's face was just priceless!!! He was pointing at the eggs he could now see and smiling.....Z said he kept telling him "look daddy, the eggs are out now!!!" He jumped out of the truck and went to finding all the eggs. I am SO mad at myself for not getting any pics......my preggo brain has gotten the best of me the past 3-4 days, plus it's been super stressful around the house and I just didn't think to get my camera out.......and anyone that knows me knows how rare that is of me to forget to take pics. :( But, Ty still had a great Easter, and that just made my day.

Kindergarten round-up...........

Was a success!!! I swear, I was much more nervous than Tyler was! LOL Throughout the day on Tuesday he kept saying he really didn't want to go, but then would say he was ready and wanted to. Then he would ask us how long we had to stay and if I was going to leave him. We got to the school a little early and had to wait for them to get things set up. Once they opened up they handed me a huge packet of paperwork to fill out and called Ty to sit with someone to answer some questions. He happily went over while I sat at a table to get started. Once he got done he went and played with some other kids and had such a great time!!! He sat on the floor and colored some papers for me and brought them to me, then would run off to play with the other kids again. Z and I sat there for awhile and let him play and it really set my mind at ease. He really is ready to be a kindergartner........

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

1 year blogging!!!

Yesterday was my one year blogoversary!! It's hard to believe it's been a year already.....well, with using blogger at least. I used another site for my blog, but blogger is my favorite by far!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009


This weekend was so beautiful outside! The tree's are starting to bloom, along with a few of the azalea bushes in the front yard..........yesterday was so warm I ended up wearing shorts while sitting on the front porch! And today?!?! It's in the low 40's, windy as hell with a wind chill in the 30's. Photobucket I actually had to light the woodstove!!!! Ugh....gotta love spring time in east Tennesee!!

So tomorrow we take Tyler to register for kindergarten. I am SO not ready to let my baby go!!! Photobucket But, I know it's something I have to do. I keep thinking about how horrible school was for me and my stomach starts to knot up when I think about sending Ty, but I know deep down he will do just fine. He will finally have other children to play with and he'll have a blast learning new things! *sigh* I guess all of the anxiety is just from my past. I need to just let it go and enjoy this next chapter in Ty's life!! Ohhh, and I can start to think about all the pics i'll have to scrapbook......Photobucket

This weekend went by SO fast!! I hate when we have lots of running to do on Saturdays. Although, we did get some amazingly great deals this weekend. We hit Bog Lots and found a hot and cold water cooler for only $60!! I had been wanting one for some time now, but they were always SO expensive!! I loved when we were at my parents house when Ty was a baby and we made bottles with the water from the cooler....I always hated heating up baby bottles in the microwave! So now we'll be all set for when Chase is born. We also went to Walmart and got a 5 gallon container, filled, for only $1.87!! We were expecting to have to pay for the new jug, which was $9.97! We didn't do self check out, so the cashier must have assumed we had a refill and didn't ask us. Z and I were busy talking with Ty and didn't even pay attention when she was ringing up our stuff. When we go in the truck Z handed me the receipt and I was going over everything when I noticed it said: Water......$1.87. I asked him why he bought extra water along with the 5 gallon container and he said he only got the container.......love it!!!! Another good deal we got was a 9 oz. box of Rice Krispies for $.67 cents! They were on sale 3 for $5 and they had a coupon thingie on the shelf for $1 off of one box. I just picked up one box, since we really don't eat much cereal. But for $.67 cents I guess I should have gotten more! LOL

Well, I guess I should get off of here and try and get more vacuuming done....it's a never ending job here!! Tonight for dinner I think i'm going to make some boneless pork chops with some rice and maybe some corn on the cob or green beans....or both, since i've been craving them both!!! Photobucket Hope everyone is doing well!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

And yet.....

Another mouse bites the dust!! Last night we caught a second mouse in the same drawer! We used our last snap trap, so we'll have to use the sticky traps until we can get more......I am so hoping we've caught what's been running around in the kitchen so I can get it organized again!!!