Monday, April 27, 2015

WOW! What a weekend!!!

I took off on Friday to go be with Ashley at her doctor's appointment- Steve was concerned about me being on the road right in the middle of all the rain and storms coming across our area.
I assured him that I would be fine- I started out by stopping to get gas.... I only got $10 of gas in my truck because the rain was coming down so hard and at such and angle I was already drenched- no worries.. I had plenty for my trip.
As I started out to Denton my tire gauge come on my dash around Collinsville- no big deal... I know the air pressure can come on occasionally with change in temperature and change in tire pressure... but then as I watched it go down a little more I realized I might be in trouble. I pulled over at a convenience

store gas station next to air pump- I gathered my quarters and got out to put air in my tire- that is when I heard it... AIR escaping quickly from my tire. I let Steve know and of course he was out the door and on his way before I could even stop to consider what my options might be for getting a spare on our help.
Well.. he arrived in what looked like enough time to still get to Denton for Ashley's appointment- and since it was raining- working on the tire didn't look good right then anyway... so off we went.
We arrived in time to see little baby Cylus up on the big screen- he was being a bit more cooperative this time but still had his arms up... the doctor said she could see a lot of hair!!! We are all so excited for his arrival.
After a quick run by Starbuck's we were off to Collinsville to get my truck back on the road before the next storm that was following us up the road began to pour! We didn't make it before the rain.. but Steve was able to fix my tire and we headed off towards Sherman. The piece of metal he pulled out of my tire was longer than my index finger- I guess you could say as big or bigger than a pencil... ugh!!!
Rain continued hard most of day- much more water than my garages or back door could handle. It looked like I had a pond in my front yard.
Saturday cleared off so pretty and as we were getting ready to head to Air Show in Durant we noticed water standing just outside of our front door- right where our water heater closet after investigating that we realized our 20 year old water heater needed to be off we went on a price and size checking adventure and finally brought a new one home to install before Steve grilled us some awesome hamburgers.
Sunday was good- we had an awesome worship with Steve leading and then we had to make a quick road trip to Allen so we stopped off for lunch at the Blue Goose and then home to clean up our mess in the house and garage.... and here we are back to Monday... but....not many Mondays left before Summer...we can do this!!! ;)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April brings......

April brings showers and flowers and tests!
I love the winter snow and cold... but I also love to see the cold go and the spring showers bringing the flowers and green grass. I love when we start working on bringing the pool in and getting our plants out.
We start talking about what to plant in the garden and what flowers need to be replanted around the back patio.
The hummingbirds have already started coming around looking for a drink... large butterflies are hanging around the backyard..of course our Cardinals have been around for a while as we have kept bird seed available for them during the frost!
It is an amazing time of year! We went to a little plant nursery in Denison yesterday- I wanted to take home several plants... I love to make the backyard just feel like an Oasis around the pool to share with family and friends... hopefully we will get a break in the rain soon to start really working on those things...
In the meantime, the front flowers have made their appearance... Iris, Indian Hawthorne, Roses... so pretty!

April is also testing in Texas schools... it is done in our elementary schools today... so now students and teachers alike can take an opportunity to breathe a little easier! They did a great job of preparing and students appeared to work hard in our classrooms and on the computers...

After a day of testing it is good just to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and watch the birds and butterflies and see the sweet flowers!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spending Time is awesome!

We enjoy spending time with family! Love it when the kids come home and play or just visit!
We love to make it a special treat and make sure everyone is well fed and has fun...or rest..whichever they need!
Lately we have been getting to spend time with the newest addition to the family. She has been such a good baby. She has gone to the movies and was at church the first weekend she came home from the hospital.
It is fun to see how everyone makes sure they get an opportunity to hold her.
Here she is with her Pawpaw this weekend when we kept her on Friday and when she came over for a visit on Saturday and then her cute little Sunday dress!
Sweet little Bentley!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What's in a Name?

So... every time I show off my beautiful granddaughter the question comes up...What are they going to call you?
Of course we have always said....Whatever they come up with I suppose... but since the first one has been born and you take her in your arms you kinda wanna say something like "Come to grandma" or "Nana's got this"
We were talking about what Steve would be called... several asked if he would be pappaw and although that stirs so many sweet memories one day Steve leaned over little Bentley and said... I would love to be your pappaw but oh what a name to live up to! Pappaw was such a special man... adults loved him, children loved him, even animals loved him..... he had been a hard worker taking care of his family, he had served the church faithfully, he loved to spend time with family hunting, fishing, in the garden, playing... where ever he was. Yes... I think Steve is that man too... but for him.. it was just hard taking on that name... so... after a little thought I think Steve has become PawPaw... I need to make him a shirt with two paws on it!!
So of course conversations have turned to me... will I be Mers.. well.. Mers and MersP was my mom and grandmother.. they got their names from my nephew.. that was what he could say... and it stuck! They were both such special moms... giving to their family, taking care of others, serving the church and community...but no.. it just doesn't feel right taking on that "special" name that had been my mom... what about mammaw.. once again what a special special lady that did so much for others, her church and her community... that doesn't feel right either... When the name is said I look to see if she is still with us... making tea cakes and sewing special dresses for Ashley....So many names...
Ashley has really been leaning on calling me GiGi... LOL... not sure where that comes from... but it is different and fun... could I be a GiGi... I don't know... maybe... what will Bentley actually say... or perhaps it will be Cylus that speaks those words first... do I start saying things like "GiGi will hold you" or "let GiGi do it" just to try it out or see if it sticks.... hmmmm........I will love whatever they call me... just hope they call me often!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Last Week

Well we were not prepared for last week! We had just finished enjoying an awesome weekend with Ashley and Alex up for her baby shower. We had a chance to explore a junk yard and play out in the backyard and cook huge steaks for dinner. Sunday we attended church and Ashley's baby shower and had a lot of fun looking at baby boy things!!! He is going to be so spoiled!
We got a call on Monday afternoon that the doctor wanted Bobbie to meet him at the hospital....little did any of us know that Miss Bentley was going to be arriving ahead of schedule!
We spent Monday and Tuesday mainly at the hospital waiting for the arrival of our sweet little Bentley. Yes! I made sure I had my pink slim in my system every day for energy and blood sugar balance... I even had the opportunity to make sure Andy had his!!
Tuesday night Bentley arrived. She has been so easy so far...sleeps a lot!!!!
We got the kids home finally on Friday a little later than they had hoped for but all was good and we got them settled in and fed before heading to the house to rest a bit ourselves!
The rest of the weekend was awesome too! We got to see Bentley again on Friday night and Saturday as she got out for a visit!
Sunday we were really blessed with Ashley and Alex joining all of us for church and lunch. What a blessing to go from 6 on a pew the previous Sunday to 7!
So much happiness in our home! We thank God everyday for our health and now the health of this brand new baby girl!
Pictures below are of Bentley at the hospital showing off her big bow and then ready to leave in her dress and then at El Chico on Easter Sunday!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A little weekend fun

Well what a rainy several days it has been! It is gorgeous outside today but evidently that won't last long... and while it is sunny.. I am inside!
Last weekend we hit Friday worn out!! Steve and I went and got some dinner and then settled in to a redbox movie! Steve had to work on Saturday morning so we made it a somewhat early night.
I got a few things done on Saturday and then Steve got off work and we headed to Hagerman wildlife refuge. We didn't get to see much because it was closed for a hunt in many of the areas we like to go find deer.
Sunday was a great day of worship and lunch with the kids!
This week has started with a heavy load on Monday.
I guess we will be watching for storms tonight and going into Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Profile picture

I started with Plexus on Dec 1 2014.... I have seen transformation over the months with being able to wear smaller jeans... and my shirts fitting better... one of the things I get lots of comments is how my face is slimming.. I put this picture on FB yesterday just to change my profile picture and ended up with lots of comments and likes...74 likes... WOW... I was shocked!!! I am pretty excited of the changes in my skin and slimming of my cheeks... Plexus has just been so good for me!!! I am fixing to be a grandmom so I got to lose weight, have energy and be ready to enjoy all that goes with that... and if no one believes I'm old enough to be a grandmother I am ok with that too! LOL!
If you want to join me.. you can do so today on reduced membership fee.. just go to and click join at the top!!