Saturday, November 17, 2012

A little Christmas cheer

Slowly getting my Christmas decor out and putting up all the plump pumpkins and fall decorations. It's hard to believe its almost Christmas! The years seem to speed by these days as the kids get older.

My plan is to blog more often and really work on getting it up and running again. I have been thinking about how I want this blog to be presented. I'm thinking i want it to look more fancy or "pretty" but I'm learning that I just need to get in the habit of writing something consistently. This is my goal and what a perfect time to start! It's Christmas Time!!

Hello Friends!

I'm feeling like its time to start getting this ol' blog to the repair shop for some fixin up! It's been sadly neglected and she needs a little TLC and a lot of lovin! Can't wait to see her when she gets back!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


God has the most glorious way of calming our anxious hearts when we come before Him with open hearts and empty hands. He is always there, waiting to give His peace.

Monday, April 23, 2012


I am smitten over these products! If you have never heard of them before you might be more familiar with Mrs. Meyer's.

If I understand correctly, Caldrea products were created by the daughter of Mrs. Meyer. I'm not sure which came first but Caldrea is a little more pricey than Mrs. Meyer's.

They are both equally luscious. I happen to like the more complex scents that Caldrea puts out such as Sandlewood Riceflower, which is a mixture of mandarin and cedarwood. The Basil Blue Sage is a blend of basil, blue sage and rosemary. Similar to Mrs. Meyer's Basil scent.

Both products use essential oils and are environmental friendly.

I happen to enjoy cleaning more when the fragrance is pleasant. As housekeepers and the ones who set the tone and the atmosphere of our homes, I can justify spending a little bit more on something that works well and has a pleasant scent at the same time.

If you do the math, however, the replacement cost of these is really not much more! You can save your sprayer and only purchase the refill bottle. All you need is 1/4 cup cleaner added to your empty bottle and fill the rest up with water!

So, if you can save some extra pennies here and there, why not splurge a little and make cleaning your home a little more pleasurable!

Happy Homekeeping!

(Caldrea does not know who I am and is not paying me to say any of this. I just simply like to share when I find something I really like!)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Boys Will Be Boys....


We had so much fun this past week with all of the tennis activities. It is such a joy to watch Dalton and the
others play!
There seems to always be some time squeezed in between matches for some good ol' fashioned "goofing off"!
There is never a dull moment with these boys!

We went to Tulsa on Wednesday and got a pretty early start. Packed lots of snacks and goodies to share with the team.

There is never a dull moment with these boys! They always seem to make me smile or laugh!

On the way home later in the afternoon we saw a beautiful display of the sun shining through the clouds. So beautiful!

Having a great spring break so far! How about you?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Busy Week!

So proud of Dalton!

This past tuesday he and the GHS BPA team (Business Professionals of America) headed up to Tulsa for the two day state event.

Dalton took 3rd place in state for his category "Extemporaneous Speech"!

There were 38 competitors in this category, a big jump from last year where there were just a little over 20, in which he took 5th!

We are so proud of him for his commitment to BPA and his desire to do his best!

The 3rd place award was a $2000 dollar scholarship to OKC University. The Nationals will be held in Chicago next month!!!

This has been such a great experience for him to really show his speaking skills and leadership qualities, as he was voted President this year!

Yesterday was a trip to Ada for a tennis tournament. Dalton played singles yesterday and it was so much fun to watch!

He won his 3rd match to Deer Creek and boy was it good!! He won 10:8 in a super tie-breaker!!
(I hope my tennis "lingo" is up to par. I'm still getting used to all the scoring as it can get a little confusing to me at times. I think I'm getting it s-l-o-w-l-y!)

It was a long day for D. Up at 5am, 2hr drive to Ada and then crashed on the way back!

Here are the pics for the week!

I don't know if these are in order but until Blogger updates it's IPhone app I guess it will have to do :)

Looooonnnnggggg Day!

Sitting in the car having snacks between matches.......  

Ready to serve......

3rd Place!!