Thursday, December 11, 2008

Packing And More!

This is no fun! It is hard packing without my girls!! When we moved here, Candace and Keli both helped me wrap up dishes and all my "valuables'', LOL! I am getting it done but am very slow with it! I also have a job this time that I didn't have last time. I have a fury little one that thinks she has to be held 24/7 too! As she is sitting here in my lap while I am writing this! She likes her belly rubbed alot!! She is quite the fury princess of this house! She is getting groomed today because sommmebodddyy thought they could cut her hair!!! He found out he couldn't!! "SOPHIE"

Friday, November 7, 2008

I Forgot!

I have been told by my one loyal reader, that I forgot to tag someone after my last post! Oh no! He said that's how you play tag, and I guess that makes sense!
I am going to tag Angela over at The Bartlow Bunch! She has posted some really cute pictures of her new little Asa, so it's worth going over to just look at him!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I've been tagged!

The cutest grandbabies in the world!
I've been tagged! Whatever that means! My daughter did that to me, after my daughter in love did it to her! I'm not sure what I'm suppose to do, but I will try!

1. I have been blessed by a wonderful husband who loves me, inspite of my faults!
2. I have been blessed with three children, that I love more and more each day and
am so thankful for them!
3. I also have been blessed with two "in-law" children, which I like to call them
"in-love" in stead of in-law! I am so blessed that they chose to join our family!
4. I am really blessed beyond measure with four of the cutest and of course smartest
5. I still have my parents who are busier now than ever! They are like the ever ready
bunny, they keep going and going! Praise the Lord for that!
6. I also have my husband's mom and dad who are blowing and going as well! Just be
sure to be off the road before Mom A gets on the road! LOL!
7. I forgot my little Sophie who has been a great heater for my bed! She really is a sweet
little puppy!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pictures of my Lovely Family!

Candace and her friend and ours, Amy! It's freezing in Oct. and we are outside of Sheridan's ordering Ice Cream Concrete's!!
My baby girl and favorite son-n-luv! They were moving back home! Can't wait to move back too!

Same picture! LOL!

This one's for POPCORN!

Hey Baby!
I had to post since the girl's had posted! I couldn't be out done! LOL! I am number 17 for
tomorrow so it looks like we will get to go to the Farmer's Market! We are really excited
about that one! I will take some good pictures so I can post them for you when I get back
home! Miss ya! Love ya! How's the Chili Cheese Dip? Hope the Sooner's win tomorrow!
GOOOOOOO SOOOOOOONERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What a day! We are in a Baltimore hotel lobby watching OU beat Texas! I hope they beat Texas! It looks pretty scary right now! It always does! The manager is having fun with us! He is a Youth Pastor from Arkansas! He has been so much fun! He keeps asking details of the game! We just got through eating Maryland Crab Cakes and WOW they are good! I think I might like it here! I am looking for crash pads as soon as the game is over! Important things first you know! I will try to post pictures later! I need to start bringing my stuff to transfer pictures with! We are looking at cruising the Harbor tonight! More crabs and lobster I'm sure!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I have some pictures of my home away from home and as soon as I get home I will post them for you! I have been walking to the stores here and it sure curbs your spending when you realize you have to carry what you buy back to the house because you didn't drive! LOL!
I am still sitting reserves, but I am the number 2 today so I could get a call! I don't like this waiting business too much! I like to know what I'm doing, when I'm doing it and where! I did sign up for flexibility and I am learning how that works! LOL!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Crash Pad!

I am asking what a grown, mature woman (maybe not mature!) is doing in a crash pad! It is better than the hotel, looking at four walls, at least here we can go shopping! I'm fixing to go do that!
I promise to behave! I will try to post some pictures of the house here so you with inquiring minds will be happy! This is really more of a lifestyle than a job, and when you are grown and mature in age it takes a lot to get use too! I will be going to Baltimore next more! That should be interesting!
Take care!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pictures of Kendon!

My crew Jeff, Dodie, Karen A., Karen K., and the Captain John!
My sweet Kendon!
Kendon talking on the phone to his dad before we had lunch!
I promised all five of you who read my blog that I would post a picture of my lunch with Kendon and here it is! I also wanted to show you my crew from last week, we had a great crew and an awesome time! I hope you enjoy my pics! Let me know if you do!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Lunch with Kendon

I had the best time today with my son Kendon! We went to this great place called Citizen Cake. Our friend Claudia went with us and we just had a special time of visiting and eating! Of course you know with me around there will be food! He had Advocado Ice Cream that was really good! As soon as I get a chance I will post a picture of us!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Here I Go Again!

This is my crew from last week! Sandra and Jen! Awesome girls! We had a great time!

He is loving the ribs!
I am really enjoying my new job! I just wish I could be closer to home! My hubby met up with me
last week and we got to go to the National Rib Cook-Off Contest! Right down his alley! He got to see me working and took some pictures, I will try to post those later! Here are some of him enjoying his ribs! We really had a great room on the VIP floor! We are really being spoiled!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Off Again!

I got the cutest phone call this morning from the cutest babies in the world! My babies started school yesterday and they are the smartest and brightest kids! I enjoy talking with them on the
phone but half the time I can't understand them! I just have to say "Wow!" They always have a great story to tell! I'm getting ready to go see the world again, NYC and Reno, I guess that is pretty much the world, I think all the people in the world either live in NYC or Reno! I hope to post some more pictures!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I am doing this for my hubby! He likes to read my blog and I haven't been posting a lot, like all three of my readers hadn't noticed! LOL! I have been trying to get use to my new schedule!
Somehow posting on the blog hasn't been one of the must do's! I had some great crews this last
week, and the Captain asked me to come up and see the sunrise in the cock pit, all I can say is
AWESOME! It is definitely one of the highlights so far! It is amazing to see at 40,000 feet in the
air! It is hard to imagine someone not believing that there is a God after seeing creation at it's
greatest. I hope the pictures will do it justice!
I had a great crew and we found a Mustang in front of the hotel we were staying at and one of the girls jumped on and it made a great photo op!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I can't believe that I haven't posted! I have a picture I wanted to share! I had Danny Glover on my plane the other day! He was so nice! I was telling him how much I loved one of his movies I had seen not to long ago. I was telling him that I thought he was great in that movie but he was a little mean in it, he said he didn't know which one I was talking about, so I tried to explain it a little more, he still didn't know which one. I was talking later on that night to my daughter and she started to laugh and said "Mom, that was Samuel Jackson's movie!" Well, no wonder he couldn't think of the movie! He was a great passenger!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Please Pray!

I just wanted to ask all of you that know Candace to please be praying for her. They found out
she had Mono, which I didn't know still existed, she was still not doing good so she went to the emergency room and they drained her tonsils, sounds gross and very painful! They kept her in the hospital and is suppose to get out tomorrow, just pray that she will feel better soon!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pictures From Trips!

Here are some pictures from my OE trip. The OE is overnight experience before you graduate, they have to grade you on how you work all FA positions, I guess to see if you are ready! I also will post some pictures of my Co-Heart trip, which that is where they give you a mentor to walk you through all your responsibilities and they are to help you any where you are having trouble! I had a great mentor and we have became fast friends! God blessed me with a believer! She was awesome and loved the Lord! Thank you to all of you that have kept me in your prayers, I really appreciate it!

Monday, July 28, 2008


I can't believe I haven't posted with the news that I made it through! I have been very busy, getting use to this new life! I will post some pictures of graduation and my first trip or two.
I'm sorry that is has taken me so long to get posting again! I was surprised to hear how many were reading! Thank you so much for all the prayers, it meant so much to me that I had such
great support! The only way I made it through was because of the prayer support from my
faithful friends! Thank you so much!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Passed Another One!

God has been so good to me! He has allowed this brain to come alive and take in so much info!
I have had a great time, but it has been very exhausting as well! I have so much information
going around in my head, I hope when it comes time to take my last test, I will be able to bring
all of it together and pass!
I passed another test today and have one more left on Monday! It will be the last of my written ones and then I take a final, on Thursday of next week! I have a proficiency test on Tues. and Wed., of which will be on the actual plane! I have to go through all the stations and do what I have learned for the last month! I know I have learned so much, I just hope I can remember it when it comes time to do it! Please be praying that I will finish strong! I will be able to see my babies after graduation! YEA!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The toughest week so far!

I have just made it through what they call "Murder Week!" It is so hard on you! I passed my test on Thursday and Friday! I do have to make up a proficiency first thing Monday morning! It is giving me fits! Please pray that I will be able to get it down! I did pass two of my proficiencies on Friday! I just about knocked the instructor right off the plane ( the fake plane, that is set up on a real plane) and all the people laughed their heads off!
I can't wait to graduate and get my wings! Keep me in your prayers and that I will do my best to be all God wants me to be for him here in training. This is a mission field here!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I made a 100 today on my test! You could have knocked me over with a feather! The one I take tomorrow is a doozie! Please pray! I really think I can do it, but the fear of it is amazing!
Thanks for all the prayers and words of encouragement!

This is what I looked like going down the slide
on the plane, called "POOLIE"
Don't laugh too hard!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Tests, Tests, and more Tests!

I had to retake Friday's test, because I made an 88 and you have to make a 90! But I made a 96, on it today!
I also had to take the regular one right after it this morning, and made a 96 on it as well! I have another one to take in the morning, so if you think about me around 0730 I would covet your
I have a total of 5 left with only 1 retake left, so you can imagine the pressure! I have been praying
that if this is what God can use for his glory than I am all for it! If not that is ok too! It is a lot of
hard work, but will be worth it in the end with all the benefits!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Second Test!

Today was our second test and I passed! I made a 92, and here, anything over 90 is a passing
grade and they consider it a 100! You either pass or fail! They offer you 2 retakes for the 9 tests, on the other 2 tests you can't retake! I don't want to have to use a retake! My goal was a 100 on all of them, but now it is to not retake a test! We just got back to our hotel, and now we have to do homework on what we learn tommorow, then study for the next test we have first thing in the morning! Which if you do the math it does not give you much time to do anything important, like
shop, eat, iron your clothes for the next day, eat, shop, sleep and you know all the important things, did I mention shop?
This really is boot camp!! Just remember to pray for me! It is amazing how many believers I have
met, and I give them the scripture for the day! They look forward for the scripture of the day!
Love ya!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I made a 100 on my first test!WooHoo! I have another one in the morning at 0730, so all ya'll
that are awake at that time, please pray!!!!!!!!
There is so much to learn in such a little time! I will try to write again later! I have to get back
to learning more stuff!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm a "Markette!"

I did something so crazy tonight at the welcome to swa party! They did a Karaoke machine thingy where you get up and sing, and so a couple of the people that I have met decided we should sing the YMCA song! So Mark is assigned to be the lead singer and there were four of us girls to sing back up, so I came up with Mark and the Markettes! ( I know that sounds pretty lame, huh?)
Oh well we didn't win but we had fun! I was really scared to death! Got to get some sleep!
The first day is done!
Love ya!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I'M HERE!!!!!

I made it and all I can say is "OH MY GOODNESS, GRACIOUS SAKE'S ALIVE!!!!! I have met
so many wonderful people, and then some so, so people! LOL! I will let you know about that later!!!!!
Let's just say different!!! I am studying like crazy and we haven't even started class!!
My roomate's name is Beth and she is really sweet! She is of the LDS belief but is a believer!
Pray for me that I might be the salt and light that God wants me to be!
Many Blessings!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Leaving on a Jet Plane......"

I couldn't resist singing the jet song this morning! I guess that probably dates me, huh? I am
waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beyond my limit on poundage, surprise!!LOL!
I think I will just pack another bag and pay the extra check-in fee, just so I can have every thing I want to take! What a huge dilemma!
Oh, something very embarrassing happened to me while I was out getting last minute shopping done. I headed to the register to pay for my things, and the lady smiled really big at me and was so cheerful, and I said "Oh you have braces too" and her reply was "No, just really bad teeth!"
Oh my goodness, gracious sakes alive I wanted to run away from there as fast as I could!
Her bottom teeth from about half way down were really dark and looked like they had braces on them, and so I thought oh, we have something in common I will try to relate to the lady! Well, I tried pulling my foot out of my mouth and said,"Oh, I know a lot of ladies our age are getting braces, and I didn't have very good dental care when I was growing up, and I can't wait to get them off!" Then I went on and on about who knows what and she was just laughing, but
what she was probably thinking was "I wish this machine would go a little faster with this transaction, so this lady can get out of my face!" I was so embarrassed and then Mike started laughing at me, after we left the lady's presence of course, and so I was able to laugh at myself
and then I couldn't stop laughing at myself. I think I will try to find the cure for the Foot in Mouth Disease! On that note I gotta go!
Pray for me!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday!!!

I am VERY thankful for my hubby! He has helped me with my memory work for training! I kid you not, there is so much memory work to do! That's not a complaint, just pointing out the facts!
I only have one day left, and my brain is in over load! That's why I am so thankful for my hubby. He is making it a lot easier for me! Don't get me wrong, I still need your prayers! I will be testing everyday and when I was in school, a million years ago, I didn't test very well. I knew what I was suppose to know but couldn't prove it by the tests!
I am still trying to get enough clothes around! Do you know how hard it is to shop for clothes, at least ones you like, not to mention ones that you might look ok in! Oh but I forgot I am thankful!
I do have a lot to be thankful for! I am going to try to keep up on the posting once training starts so ya'll will know what's going on!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Down to the Wire!

The time is almost here! I am excited, but also am amazed at all the memory work I have had to do! I'm still not finished with all of it! I really hope I can count on all of you to pray for me while I am in training! It is like a boot camp! I keep thinking about the long hours and prep work I did for Falls Creek, no sleep all week and still was able to put out a lot of food! If I can do that, surely I can get my wings! Candace and Michael helped me pick out clothes to take! We had a great time and found some cute stuff! Here is a picture of a picture, that we took for Father's Day and our 33rd Anniversary!Newly weds, huh? LOL! He's the best thing that has ever happened to me, that's for sure!!
I will try to post more while in training, so all four of you will know what's going on!
Blessings to all!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Another picture with Maxine!

My MIL likes this picture with Maxine better so I thought I would post it for her since today is
Thankful Thursday, and I am thankful for her!
I have a lot to be thankful for! But as usual I am short on time, I have people to see and places to go since we are trying to get to every store here in KC!
I am very thankful for the chance to be a FA! I have to cram a bunch of memory in before I go
in just 2 weeks! I get my packet tomorrow! I can't wait to see what all is expected of me!
Gotta go see more of KC!Thankful for my Peonies!
Happy Thankful Thursday!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Maxine and Mom!

We are having a great time this week! We have my Mother-in-law here visiting and we are trying to get to every store here in KC! I have even made a itinerary and keep checking it and changing it! We went to see her best friend Maxine! She was at the Hallmark Museum. We are going to the Farmers Market tomorrow and eat a buffalo burger! We have some antique stores we are going to as well, that is if the itinerary doesn't change! We might have some more news tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I got my invite today for training! I will be going soon! Very soon! I have got a bucket load of
memory work to do and clothes to buy and shoes to buy and luggage and OH MY!!!!
I am so stinking excited and scared to death!! I have one big request of all my bloggin'
buddies, and that would be to pray and that would be without ceasing! PLEASE!!
I will keep you posted, I hope to keep you posted on anything new!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Fabulous Friday!

Hey it's Friday! A Fabulous one! Thanks to Mrs. Troops! I do have several that I could talk about, but very busy today with a "Graduation" cake that I have to get finished! If it looks
like I want it to, I will post a picture for you later!
The one's I want to tell you about since we are talking laundry products, is this:

I love using this in all my loads, but I really like it for my whites! It really works and is a natural cleaner! I also use the Mrs. Meyors Basil laundry soap and wow does it smell great!
I also use the softner that goes with it! It is a little pricey but is well worth the difference!
Just think how it is helping out the earth and whole global warming thingy!
I have another laundry item that I use for my whites and that is Mrs. White's Bluing and I would take a picture for you but I need to get back to the cake! Sorry next time maybe!
But what I like about the bluing is it keeps your whites from going grey! I love it!
Ya'll have a great day! Get well Mrs. Troop!
Blessings to all ya'll!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy Birthday! Keli

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to Keli!
Happy Birthday to you!
That is to the tune of Happy Birthday by the way! Did you hear us singing?
Today is our Daughter in love's birthday, Keli! Here are a few pics I have
of her with the cutest grandbabies ever! Some pictures are with some not
so cute big people! We hope today will be a special day for you, Keli, and
that you have fun on your day!
Do you have some great plans for your day? I bet the babies fixed you some
breakfast in bed, huh? Well you can at least dream about it! One of these days
they will be in there doing that and making the mess that comes with it!
Hope your day is a fun and great day as well!! You deserve it!
Love ya,
Mom and Dad A

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Babies here I come!!

I am getting ready to go stay with the babies! They are excited, I'm excited we're all excited!
The only one that really isn't too excited is PaPa Popcorn! He is glad I am going to see them,
but wishes he could! He loves him some grandbabies! I plan on doing some playing and loving
on the babies! I am bringing some movies for "Movie Night!" they love to eat popcorn and watch a movie at night. If you have a recommendation for a great kid's movie let me know! Just keep me in your prayers! I had three of my own when I was a lot younger and they kept me busy! This will be fun! Love me some babies!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday... after midnight!

I forgot that today was "Thankful Thursday" until I got on tonight and was reading all my blogger friends! There are so many things for me to be thankful for! We don't have time for that! I hear you saying, awwwwwhh!
One thing I am thankful for is my grandbabies! You knew that was coming, huh? I got a call from them today, and my oh my can you say cute?!? My oldest wants me to tell his PaPa that he needs his help making a Pirate Ship! He wants me to let him know he will need lots of nails, Grana!
He asked me to be finding some bright material for the sails! He also needs me to help him find the costumes for all of us to be wearing as we are sailing on this ship! He will be parking it in his Aunt's lake at the place where she works, so we can sail back to his house from there!LOL! Can it get any cuter than that? We are amazed at how smart all of these little ones are! You know what they say! It has to be passed down!
Something else I have to be thankful for is the pool is getting smaller!! What I mean by that is that I am now 16 days away from being invited to training!! Right now the class is going to be starting in May graduating in June. It doesn't look like I will make that one and they aren't saying if there will be another one starting in July, yet! It looks like it is getting closer, finally
after almost a year of floating in the pool! If the Lord brings me to your mind please remember to pray for me about this. It is an amazing opportunity for a job, but it will be very hard on me to learn all this in such a short time! I am so excited about the benefits this will give to our family! Free flights to any where! Of course I will earn those too! More tomorrow! I hope!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I'm on a roll! I've posted two days in a row!

Life is so Ruff!!

I asked my man if he had seen my post that I had made today, and his response was, "No, I never check your blog because you don't ever post!" Sometimes the truth hurts! When I started this blog I did it to show off the babies and be a bragging grana! Nobody even knew I was here! Boy have things changed. I now have three people that read it daily! WOW! The pressure is on!
I wanted to get some ideas coming in for some "fun food" that I could fix for the babies when I go to stay with them, but no one has any! Poor babies! Papa John's here we come!
Congrats to Mrs. Troop! She won a great give away for leaving a comment! Big deal you say, do you know how many times I have left comments and not even an honorable mention! I think Mrs. Troop does a great job on her blog, one of those naturals!
Remember my Sophie girl? She is not so little any more, I hope I can get her picture posted!
Have a blessed day!

Fun Food for Kids!

I wanted to see if we could get some interest in posting foods that you have made or found that sounded good, for kids! I found this recipe and tried it out on my big kid and he loved it! I will do some things different when I make for my precious grandbabies!
Cornbread Hotdogs
2 pkg. cornbread mixes ( 8.5 oz. )
2 T. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. grated cheese
9 hot dogs cut in small pieces

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Lightly grease muffin pans
Stir together mix and sugar
Whisk together eggs and milk
Fold liquids into dry ingredients
Add cheese into mixture and stir
until moist
Spoon into tins 2/3 full
Add hot dog pieces
Bake 14 - 18 minutes

I hope your little ones will enjoy these as well as my big one did!
He put mustard on his of course!
I only had the heart shaped pans and so that's why it's a heart shape!

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Man's "Poopy" Blooper!

Ok, I know it has been a while since I blogged, ok, a loooonnnnggggg while! I'm not consistent but I plan on it, soon! I keep putting it off because I want to post some pictures and it takes me so long to put everything together to download the pictures and so that is the best excuse I can come up with! But..... the funniest thing happened today ya'll that I just had to tell ya! I wished I had taken a picture because I don't know if I can get you to picture what happened or not!
Our neighbor had called and had car trouble and needed my man's help. So he's going back and forth from his house and ours. Now, I don't know if you (all two of you!) remember we have our little puppy, Sophie, who we have potty trained in our garage because we have our son-in-love's big dogs, Buddy and Monty in the back yard. I had let her out and noticed she had left some pretty big poo and I thought I will get that in a minute, well something got me sidetracked,
(menopause!) and I didn't pick it up. I heard the garage door going up and thought,"OMG there's poo still in the floor!" I hollered at my man as he was trying to come in with the door barely opened, like on his knees and he got off balanced as I hollered and all I saw was his hand
sliding on the poo!! He's looking up at me with this look on his face as if to say," OMG there is poo on the floor!" By this time we are both laughing so hard tears are rolling down my face as well as the mascara and he just starts cleaning up! Well you can imagine every time I think of him sliding in poo, I just bust out laughing! I thought you guys would get a kick out of this, so I thought it was good enough to come out of hiding and post! Have a blessed week and maybe just maybe I will post again! Soon!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Big Boy's Birthday

"Happy Birthday, Popcorn!"
Today is Popcorn's birthday! The grandbabies started calling him popcorn instead of PaPa and he loves it! I am so blessed to have him as my man! He loves the Lord and he is a big family man! He is so proud of his babies! He is a great provider! He never complains about providing for his family! Here is his Sophie watching him out the kitchen window, yes she is standing up on the counter watching him clean the snow and ice off of the drive way! She has to cry about him leaving every time he leaves! I hope today is extra special for him, because he deserves it!
I love you Popcorn!!!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cute One Year Old!

This is the cutest one year old! We had so much fun taking these pictures with one of our sweet friends that is starting her own photography business! She is doing a great job! Our little one was sick on the day we were going to have her birthday party! We still got to go and visit everybody! It was a quick trip home, but well worth it! Just to get to love on the babies and play with them is the best!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Time to get blogging!

I can't believe it has been so loooooooong! I haven't even told you what we named the puppy! Her name is "Sophia Grace", we call her "Sophie"! She has been so fun! I also have some pictures of the wedding of the year! Our baby girl got married at the end of the year, and that was a lot of work. We had it here in KC, but should have had it in OKC! We had a snow storm and lots of snow and ice every where! It was very crazy! The cake that I had dreamed of and how it was suppose to look never did show up! My friend came and put the cake together for me at the last minute, Thank you Mary!!Another friend, Lynn took the pictures and you will see what a great job she did! My dad did the ceremony and had every body crying, which is amazing because he never loses it! I had some people who came and didn't know that he was my dad and thought, how strange that was for the preacher to break up while doing the ceremony! It made sense when they found out it was my dad! Enjoy the pictures!