50~~HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

To all the mothers out there…. even though who never got to hold those precarious little ones. 

This is my very own miracle kid. My baby. Even if he is almost 6’4 and almost 17. Still and always will be my baby. He’s the reason I keep going. I love him more than words can explain. 

And a little funny to leave y’all with.

Love and prayers and blessings, 

48~~~JROTC

Proud momma and kiddo

So proud of this kiddo!! Tonight was the awards program for the JROTC at the kiddo’s school. (Now I didn’t find out about it ….well..earlier today… ๐Ÿ˜ yeah, kiddo isn’t the best at remembering to tell me these things.) So we went and prepared for a long thing… It turned out great. Sadly most of the kids didn’t show up for some reason. But those that did did great. 

Presenting the colors and pledge.(My kid is the talk one with wide shoulders๐Ÿ˜‰)(in the khaki shirt, not on stage)

Before I sat down, while the kid was getting into place, I got to speak with the Major and Master Chief about my kiddo and they both had great things to say about my son!! I was very happy to hear that they enjoyed him and his hard work as he enjoyed doing it. (Probably one of the few classes he actually likes at school) I couldn’t have been prouder! Then the did the presentation of the colors and the Major gave a short speech. 

Major and the C.O.s

Lining up for their awards. (They only got the certificate tonight and will actually get the awards tomorrow in class.)

Kiddo got 4 awards for a total of 5 (or 6 ) this year. (I’ll have to ask him, because I know he has gotten at least 1 possibly 2 during the year at a school assembly) 

He’s also got the Ball coming up as well as their big fundraiser at the end of May. He’s already volunteered to help with the fundraiser and says he will be there. This was the fundraiser  that he helped with last year that got him wanting to join the JROTC, so he’s excited to be doing it again this year as an upper classman.( He will be a junior next year!) 

So proud of these boys!! Awesome young men!!

Pretty sure kiddo will be getting a new uniform if Major has any say in it… he wants him to become an officer!! (Like D and H pictures with him above) 
Anyway! Just had to share how proud I am of him and his friends! Leaving you (hopefully) with a video of what they call motivation. 
Ok so I can’t get the video to load๐Ÿ˜ฃ I will try to get with Sister-mine to fix it or show me how to fix it cause it’s awesomeness needs to be shared!! Lol 

Love and prayers and blessings, 

47 ~~Happy Easter!~~

Happy Easter!! 

We went to church with the bestie and fam. Now church has 3 sections of seats. And for some unknown reason (it’s not a rule) the young men in our youth group sit on the front row, my son included. Now it’s an amazingly wonderful site to see these (mostly) big strapping boys during worship. This Sunday was Easter and yes it’s usually the sermon of the crucifixion and Jesus rising front the tomb and all that goes with it. (Our youth drama team did an awesome skit )

Youth drama skit

 This Easter our pastor, Pastor Bobby preached about the guys who died with Jesus that day. It was a way of looking at it differently. (I’m not even going to try to explain it because I wouldn’t do it nearly as good as he did. You can find a video of it on Facebook under River Point church…) Ironically if you go watch the video you will be able to actually see what I’m talking about as the most moving part of the day for me….

Anyway, this sermon touched my heart and it apparently touched all our boys who sit on the first row… Pastor Bobby usually does an invitation at the end (just like every other church) but he also invites those of us who like to get prayer to come at that… well Sunday he really touched these young men, because as soon as he invited anyone to step up for prayer, they stepped up. That’s right…every single one of those young men as a group took a step forward for prayer that day! It made me tear up..not gonna lie. I myself had just looked up to make my way up front myself (because hey I ALWAYS can use extra prayers) when I saw these guys do this. So instead of going to get extra prayers for myself, I stepped up behind the boys and prayed with them and for them and thanked God for giving us these amazing kids. Got to admit, by the time Pastor Bobby was done, most of the church was at the front. It was wonderful. I sit here now wishing I had a picture of all the boys doing this, but realize that if I had had my phone out to have gotten it I most likely would have missed the moment. I don’t know for sure who said it the first time, but there is a quote out there in the world that says,” The most important part of life isn’t the day you were born or died, but the dash…the life you lead in between.” Life is those “moments” you get, like I got watching 10  young men of our youth group all get an “ah ha moment” at the same time. I’m sure if you talked to each of them, they would tell you different reasons they each stepped up. That they all got something different….or maybe not ‘different ‘ so much as an individual idea of what Pastor Bobby was getting at and trying to bring to them, all of us, that day.

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter! 

Easter 2017 (Bestie, fam, and kiddo)

Kiddo and I

Bestie and her kiddo

Bestie and her fam

Awesome youth pastor and his family

Bestie and I after church

Love and prayers and blessings, 

P.S. Sorry this is a few days late, but it was set to publish and didn’t. My fault.

Day 42

Welll…….me and my kiddo have been sick back to back. Currently we are dealing with this oh so wonderful stomach virus that has been going around here lately.

Today also happens to be 1 year to the day I got hurt…..  It’s hard to still be deal with it, but I’m learning. Slowly but I’m trying. I’m proud of my kiddo of how he has stepped up for me and had to put up with a lot. Doesn’t help that my jeep is screwed up….but we are working on getting it fixed…

Anyway, I’m surviving and still going… 

Love and prayers and blessings, 


Cutie I found at Big Lots!

Day 31~~

Hi y’all!  

Not sure where to start….

It’s Saturday, so of course, I watched football! 

They were so excited about the game! Lol

They won….no surprise there.

Watched the Auburn game…wow is all I can say about that game…

I got some what side tracked around the end of the game…

My son got talking into going to the Homecoming Dance tonight! His first high school dance!  I was so excited! Lol and he looked handsome!  Lucky we found him a suite to wear! (Like seriously he decided to go like a hour before the dance lol)

They look so handsome!  Love these guys!!! 

Then I got board and started playing on Snapchat. With some pretty funny results…

Lol I had just finished taking a shower and was watching Sleepless in Seattle. Yes I know old school! But me and the bestie were waiting for the boys to get done and need a ride home. It was all cut up so during the commercials I played on Snapchat. (Something I don’t do often) 

Boy got done…said they had fun…lol kinda lol….got more but well lol some details y’all don’t need. 

Anyway, hope you all had a good day. 

Gonna eat this! Then try to sleep! Plan to head to church tomorrow with the kiddo!! 

J’s flowers from tonight. He had a pretty date…bestie is going to save them (dry them) 

Anyway lol once again! Night y’all!! 

Love, prayers, and blessings my friends!!


Other random pictures from today to follow! 

Found stashed in my friends truck lol

Night y’all! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Žโœ‹๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Day 19

Friends, followers, family! 

Please forgive my scattered self. It’s funny that it wasn’t too long ago that I said in a post that my kiddos life is usually the only one with changes lately….but…well that’s changed to some degree. ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

I have been very side tracked lately…and on the phone a LOT…and dealing with sickness, both mine and the kidlet’s. Kiddo started off with a migraine the other day, then turned into the aweful stomach virus that seems to be going around. It’s been a rough few days. Although I did manage to get a breakfast date before the crud hit. My son is now feeling better but the virus of course has hit me. Thank you craptastic immune system. I have another date coming up soon and need to be feeling better. Pictures to come later. Yes I was for real so nervous and excited that I forgot to take even a single picture on our first date. I did remember to take a picture with my sister from later the same day.

Me and Sister-mine! 

Y’all I am pretty sure that smile is left over from my date that morning….even though it’s clearly SEVERAL hours later! I’m off guys! I’m starting to feel like death again, but felt a burning need to make sure I got a post in so said date’s oldest can continue to cyber stalk me! (Hey T!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ Can’t wait til Friday!)

Y’all have a great day!! 

Love, prayers, and blessings my friends,

Day 18 (yes it’s late)

Sorry yes I am posting late tonight…but well, I was on the phone. Having an amazing conversation. You know the kind that leaves you smiling…yeah that kind. Anyway~~this morning was stressful as the kiddo woke up with a migraine. It was bad y’all!  He’s finally feeling better. He woke up earlier this evening asking for food. Wanted breakfast for dinner,  Ihop style ….in other words he wanted chicken fingers with his panckes and oatmeal. Lol so yes of course that’s what I gave him! 

Pancakes, chicken fingers, oatmeal, bbq sauce, and chocolate milk.

He loved it. But was eating more chicken fingers by 10pm. Lol it happens when he doesn’t eat all day. Hope y’all have had a great day! Sorry for the short post…I’m tired! More later! 

Love, prayers, and blessings my friends!

Day 10

If anyone ever tells you a long term injury doesn’t mess with your head,and sleep schedule, they are lying. ย When I left you yesterday the plan was to go to sleep….and I did…for about a hour. At which point in time my ex-husband called to discuss our son. This normally wouldn’t be an issues except I was having an off day. So after a long discussion of our child(hey we are trying to make co-parenting work.), I couldn’t go back to sleep. ย It was bad. The thought process would NOT stop. The worry. The stress. It wouldn’t let go of my brain long enough for me to sleep. So it was another night of getting lost in the Netflix world.ย Is it just me, or can y’all get caught up, like I do while watching the whole season at one time, that you talk to it like they can hear you? No? Just me? Lol. Anyway it was close to 11am before my eyes and brain got it together enough to work together and let me sleep. ย But I was awake again by 3:30ish….not just awake, but awake and out of the bed. Tried holding a legitimate conversation with my son. Who promptly fussed at me and told me to get my butt back in bed because exhaustion was a very real thing and he just knew I had it. Kid is good. Sadly he knows the signs of when I haven’t been able to sleep and how to help with it. I was able to lay back down but it took a good 30 to 40 minutes for me to doze back off….only to be back awake by 5:45pm….and been up ever since. So my picture today..well, we will call it exhaustion. (Please excuse, ย well, the hot mess that is me…)

ย So…now I am awake again. I have eatten (thank goodness for leftovers) and am back in the bed. Hopefully I will be able to go back to sleep soon!

Hope y’all’s day has been better!

Love, prayers, and blessings,

Day 8 (warning this one is kinda long! Lol )

This is day 8 and what I am about to post,  I should have posted last night. I have come to realize that there are some days I just have more to say and do another post or add to the one already done. Anyway~~ So last night I made dinner. 

 (Honey BBQ Chicken, rice, corn/potatoes,  and sweet tea) 

I am very proud of myself for this!! It took way longer than it normally would, and yes it frustrated me, but I got it done! One handed lol 

 I don’t remember buying this but I literally almost cried when I saw the top of these cans!! I can open these! Granted, yes, my shirt got some on it too, but Thank you Jesus! I can open these! Here is the end result that was quite yummy! 

 Sorry I forgot to take the picture before I had started to eat. Lol 

So that was last night. Now for today….. Today was a busy day …as yesterday rolled into today, I could be found watching season 2 of Jane the Virgin on Netflix. (I got to episode 17 before my phone screamed enough and died.) After making sure the kid was up and out the door for school,  I decided I could finally sleep.  This ended up being a nap as I got a call from a friend who needed me to drive him to the ER since his wife was at work. So up I got and off I went (after a shower and he came to get me). While waiting for him to get here I figured I had better get a picture for today. I decided to document the fact that I was indeed out of the house. 

 please excuse my half dry fuzzy hair.  I really need to condition it! 

So off to the ER we went. Side stop at Taco Bell cause ya know..hunger. Lol Friend got admitted to the hospital (prayers would be great. Bad infection). I take truck back to his wife and swing to pick up the kid on the way. 

 Y’all I LOVE and ADORE these 3 boys!!! This is us on the way to bible study tonight! They are friends who are family! These three can always bring a smile to my face! And I seriously love that they know they can tell us anything…and they do! Tonights conversation consisted of who they thought looked hot this year and how one had wanted to smack another one for saying like 30 times in one class “Dude!She’s so hot!” (one in the middle almost got smacked by the big one..by mine lol) The discussed who had what teacher and who was having lunch with who. This was important as the one with no sleeves on is known to sit with a table full of girls each year because they end up bringing him extra food. (Seriously this has been going on since 6th grade) lol so it’s important to know who eats when lol. 

 Me before church

After church they picked up right where they left off! The way home included them singing with the radio several songs! It was great! I am so thankful to be blessed to be in these boys lives!  

Anyway~~all in all it was a good day and I feel accomplished!  Tomorrow I am gonna try housework lol ….probability not gonna be able to do much but I am going to try anyway! Also, with all these books I’ve been reading lately, I might start doing some reviews….I do them on Amazon anyway… Hope y’all had a great day too! 

Love, prayers, and blessings,

Day 7

Ok it’s day 7 and I explained yesterday that today was the first day of 10th grade for the kiddo and that I was going to try to get a before picture of him….

Well it didn’t work….these are my morning pictures of my kiddo 

 

 
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Ok first of all….I feel like we have half the high school here…

Second,  y’all I zoomed this picture to get it so the stop isn’t that close to my house. Now people who know me in real life know I am just a loud person,  but y’all,  I don’t got anything on this lady bus driver…seriously I could hear her from my driveway! 

Third….totally forgot it was trash day! Lol Anyway~~so I get a text from the kid asking if he can go to a friend’s house after school. I say fine. (He gets bored because we don’t have internet or cable right now and only has so much data on his phone his daddy gave him)(friend’s house is down the street and has Wi-Fi) So this being said I honestly didn’t think I would see him til later, figuring he would head straight to said friend’s house. I decided that if I started it now I could have him some BBQ Crock-Pot chicken done by the time he came home later this evening. So I was in the kitchen when he came home.Neeeless to say I didn’t think about the fact that he would want to bring his junk home first. 

 so here is my after his first day of 10th grade picture of my kiddo. This look he is giving me is ….well not good. Sad to say he came home with a headache and I ambushed him to get a picture so momma made it worse. And yes before I am asked, we offered to buy him a new backpack for this year and he declined the offer. I offered again not 10 minutes ago. Still said no. Side note, still winning in the momma column…see the purple ear buds? My bluetooth head phone cause his stopped working.  So anyway~~hope y’all’s kiddos all had a good day. 

Love, prayers, and blessings! 

PS ~~ chicken is easy….throw in chicken, BBQ sauce, honey,and brown sugar and let it go on high for 4 hours. Comes out great every time and can be thrown in the pot with one hand.