Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Posts

I have some New Posts up over at my other blog This Wifes Savings. Check them out and leave comments!


Another Tooth Lost!

LittleMan lost his 2nd tooth Tuesday!!

Yay LittleMan!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy Anniversary to You ... Me ... US!

Dear Hubby,

I can't believe we've only been married 9 years, it feels like forever! I still love you more than I ever thought I could love someone.

So here's to 80 more years with you, the love of my life!!

Love Always,

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Blog 4 ya

I noticed that my blogs on Saving Money are already clogging up this blog. I decided to start a new blog, just for that purpose.

So if you want to continue reading about my savings, the blog is called This Wife's Savings.

Check it out!!!!


Make Some Extra $Money$

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday ~ For the Love of Popsicles

Chalkin' it up

Hubby and LittleMan went on a horse-riding & camping trip again this past weekend.
Me and Princess went to some yard-sales but ended up not buying anything.
We spent most of our time outside, look at our creation, I just had to capture it on film!


Dolly wants my Man

Hubby called me this morning. To get me to pack him 7 days worth of clothes. He may be sent to Texas tonight.

It looks as if Hurricane Dolly may be hitting the Texas coast by midday Wednesday. source

So much for our Anniversary plans.

But nothing is final yet, and I know Hubby likes to help out when he can during these times, so our anniversary plans can be postponed, no problem.


"Eye" have Problems

We were about to leave out for my in-laws for 4th of July celebrations, when Princess just up and poked herself in the eye.

We're not sure if it was an accident, or curiosity. But she stood there, poked herself in the eye, and then started whining. She even owned up to doing it herself. [She usually blames everything on her brother]

I checked her eye and it looked fine, so we hopped on in This Old Truck and headed out for a 3 hour drive.

Princess's eye would be fine for a while, then she'd cry for a while. We did everything we could to keep her from rubbing it, to no avail. She finally fell asleep and slept around half the way up there.

We had my MIL meet us in the town before we get to her house, where Princess and I got in the car with her, and Hubby and LittleMan went on to her house.

We took her to the clinic, and they told us to take her to the eye doctor. With it being July 3rd, both the eye doctors in the town were closed for the rest of the week.

We ended up at the Emergency room. It took hours, of course, to get in to see the doctor. It was worth it though, to end my baby's pain.

They didn't think she had a scratch, which is what we feared. But to be certain, they would have to stick her eye and numb it, then put dye in it. She was already hysterical, because she doesn't like to go to the doctor, so they decided to give us a prescription for some eye drops [which btw, were terribly expensive!!!] and some eye patches and told us to come back in 24 hours if that didn't fix it.

Thank God it worked!!! I was to put one drop in her eye every 3 hours. Well I got 3 drops into her eye that day, and then she went to bed for the night. The next morning, all was well!!!

And no I didn't get any pictures of her with the eye patch on, but I think my MIL did, lol.


This Old Truck had another Repair

So, when when we bought This Old Truck, it messed up within a week. The dealer helped get it fixed, and we just had to pay $700 for labor.

One of the first things the shop told us, was that the fuel injection pump was about to go out. Later, they covered their butts and told us that no, it was something else.

This Old Truck still acted up every once in a while. Sounding like it was "missin". (It got to be more and more lately.)

Fast forward almost a year, when Hubby wrecked the truck and it went to the shop for repairs. He asked them to check the truck for Any repairs needed.

The truck did indeed need a new fuel injection pump, and had needed one for quite a time.

My hunch is that the dealer was trying to get out of paying whatever they could get by without.

So, Hubby shopped around for a couple weeks until finding the cheapest rebuilt one that was close-by. He drove to Birmingham and picked it up, then took it to a shop we chose because they also offered the lowest price for installing, and was local, just a few miles down the road.

All in all, it cost us $1700. I cringed at the thought of all that money going into This Old Truck, since he's been such a money-hog already. But safety first. I didn't want Hubby to be somewhere out in the boonies when it went out on him.


Still No T-Ball Party

I'm not sure what's up with LittleMan's Team Party. I haven't heard a dang thing from that "coach" if you can call him that.

If you'll remember, the season was over on June 7th. So what's the hold up?

School starts here on August 7th, so they only have 2 weeks left before they will be busy with other things.

I sure hope this "coach" gets his act together soon. Because if LittleMan went through all he went through, and doesn't even get a trophy. They'll be Major Issues when I talk to the board.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Welcome to the Family Niece#4

SIL B had baby Niece#4 yesterday morning around 10:35am. I didn't ask the exact time, because I got the call at 10:20 that she was starting to push and another call at 10:35 that Niece#4 had arrived, healthy!

She was 6lbs. 14oz. and 18 in. long. She is the shortest of my FIL's grandbabies, but not the smallest, Niece#2 was 6lb. 9oz, I believe.

Mom and Baby are doing well!


Saturday, July 19, 2008

In a Funk

I've had family visiting is one reason I haven't really blogged.

The other reason is that I am just in a funk. And not in a good way.

It's not THAT boring around here, there's things to blog about.
I just don't feel like blogging.

I've been a bit depressed off and on, but this time it's different.

Nothing seems to make it better for long & Hubby isn't much help either.

Future Blog Posts:

  • Another $1700 spent on This Old Truck, this time a fuel injector pump, or a fuel injection pump, whatever ..
  • Rant about LittleMan's T-ball coach and STILL no team party, I am SO Not Over this Yet

  • Why does my Hubby not want to spend time with me? This will be more a pondering and advice-gathering than a post

  • Why I want to start smoking again, but why I won't - Don't judge until I show you my points

  • Our 9 year Wedding Anniversary is coming up on July 24th, and how it goes

  • Princess's trip to the ER while we were on Vaca, a lesson in poking your own eye

  • SIL B is so barely holding my baby niece#4 in! She's 4cm dilated & 80% effaced (on 7/17) and they plan to admit her in the morning 7/20 if she hasn't gone yet

  • I hope to get back to My Freebies posts & start a My Great Deals post soon.

Wow, see, there's a lot to post about. I'll get to it eventually!


Monday, July 14, 2008

When it rains, it pours

We got some major rain yesterday!! Check out these pictures of our yard!

this is our pasture after the rain stopped

Anyone else experience this much rain yesterday??

Busy Busy

We've been really busy for the past couple weeks.

We spent a week in my hometown visiting with Hubby's family, then my family.

We celebrated Independence Day, we attended my SIL B's baby shower, and the guys rode horses. Matter fact, I barely got any pictures of LittleMan because he was always off on a horse!

We brought my Mother home with us for a week.

My Granny will be arriving tomorrow to spend the night, then take my Mother back home with her.

Here's some pictures from the past couple weeks:

Princess playin

LittleMan on the slip slide

food from good ole' Piggly Wiggly

mud ridin'

eatin' watermelon

ready for the baby shower

mommy's little firecracker

Princess with Mommy at the baby shower

roastin' marshmallows

my cuties

Princess LOVES her new PINK Hannah Montana hair stick

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Another One

I liked the one I posted last time, so I thought I'd do another. This time, however, I did one with no makeup.
You can all scream now.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Summer Vacation

There's roughly ONE MONTH left of summer vacation!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wordless Wednesday ~ July 2, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy July & 200th Post

Happy July!!

I can't believe it's here already. Today I will begin schoolwork with LittleMan again and logging his reading, to get him ready to go back to school next month. He will be in the first grade!!

Yesterday I posted my 200th post! Wow, 101-200 went by fast too!

Is it me, or is it the older you get, the faster time goes by??