I have added pictures on the beach blog click the link above & added some of my favorite songs to the playlist. Have a nice Fourth of back next week!


Never a dull moment

Amber and I went out for lunch yesterday and this what we were behind! CRAZYNESS!

Hurricane Chase

Sunday night I heard some thumbing in Chasey's room.
I walked down to his room and found he had redecorated....

I like it much better the way I had it....

Father's Day

VBS Little Graduates

Friday, June 19, 2009
6:15 p.m.
Meg, Kels, Cayden, and Chase
Graduated Vacation Bible School
First Baptist of Temple


Happy Father's Day

For Joe: because you are a

To all the other Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, and all other fathers:

Thank you for all you do year round!

A Circus Comes to Town....

And we are going!! I decided not to tell the kiddos and when we get to The Fox it will be all Thomas-y and they can be surprised!!!
What a great way to start off our vacation....


S'More's & Wieners

Friday night for dinner, we roasted hotdogs and s'mores....

Chase - trying to take his shirt off - "I Tuck!"

Cayden was not sure he was going to like them! HE DID!!

Were have s'more been? - Mom's been holding out on us!


Just Call Me: Superplanner of Travel

I am currently planning our beach trip from this summer. We are going to Gulf Shores with my parents and The Johnston's. We all went to PCB last year. I am excited about this year. The boys are older and I think they will have a blast. We all stay in Mom and Scott's camper. ALL of us!!! There tons of family activities in GS! Also on the way down we are going to stay with Granny for a few days. I know the boys are excited to go Granny's!!
If you know anything about the way I travel I am a bit OCD. Joe hated it at first but as learned to love it because as I have told him: YOU have NEVER been lost, NEVER run out of money, NEVER spent a lot of money, nor have you had a bad time. Anyway we have 15 days and counting until we depart the big town of Temple!


Tour DE Force

All of my adult life (which I know as not been long) I have worked in a credit union. I left one credit union and went to another. Thinking if it was closer, paid more money, different hours, different co-workers, not down 285 that I would be happy. I have been to 3 credit unions during this time and I am realizing I am just not cut out for this. I love my members and the relationships that I have with each one. I adore many of my co-workers. I am just missing this fulfillment. I am longing for something. This something I am not exactly sure what it is just yet.
Every so often I get an itch for something else. A change in pace, a change in something small can pacify me for a while. I don't want to the pacified any longer. I want career fulfillment.
As of yesterday, I am starting the path to academic achievements. I am in the process of re-enrolling in school. I have to take a English placement test and once I do that I am registered!
In high school, I took a Marketing class which came so easy to me and at that point I started down the path to a Business Degree. Somewhere along the line I lost interest in this business world.
There is a Kenny Chesney song about a lady who drops a bag of groceries and she says the woman I was going to be would not even recognize me. I was going to run the bank. I was going to have it all. Now all I want is to run a bubble bath! I that is one of my all time favorite songs. It is me up and down. Running anything other than my family does not matter to me. I want to be able to spend time with my children. Right now if there is anything going on after work I am running here, running there, all while racing the clock. I don't think that is fair to me or my family. They do not get the best of me. They get a tired, stressed, over worked under paid mommy and wife. UGH.
I sometimes joke that I am going through a quarter-life crisis. I really think I am. I have really been reflecting on my life. They way my life is - NOT the best that I can do for Joe, Cayden, Chase, the rest of my family, and God. I can a listener, a giver, a teacher, a friend to so many more if my mind is not on 451655 million things at one time.
I know this schooling is not going to be a walk in the park. I have the blessings of Joe and the rest of my family. With them and God I will get through the stress of school, work, and family and emerge on the other side a much, much better person.
I have a plan to finish up my two year degree and become a Prek teacher for the bright start program (the lottery funded PreK), while I am doing that I can be in school for my four year degree to become a K5 or First grade teacher.
Today after I take this English test I will know what classes I need to take and how many credits I need to earn. My goal is to be ready for the start of school next year. But that will all the depend on the amount of classes I have to take. I will let everyone know the updated plan as soon as I can get it together!
So keep me in your thoughts as I try for my very own tour DE force!

May 31, 2009 Baby Dedication Day

Baby Dedication Day at church
Congratulations to The Johnston's, The Wilson's and all the other families!

Chase was VERY excited to see babies!

Jake sang as a part of the BDD...
The Wilson Wagon

The Johnston Posse

These are the best of the pictures I have - for some reason I could not get my camera to focus!