Sunday, July 5, 2015


I was recently asked to come visit and talk with a local Iron Tribe owner.  I met Crystal almost a year ago one morning while running with my Sole2Soul running group.  I happen to run my fastest six miles ever that morning.  I remember just really enjoying talking with her.  I was shocked when she reached out to me to come visit and talk.  Okay, if you've never priced Iron Tribe before, just know it's really expensive.  But for people like me, it's all about accountability and sometimes it a lot!  Anyway, Iron Tribe is unlike any other gym type organization I've ever seen.  Crystal and her husband are super involved in church, go on mission trips and things like that.  We actually attend the same church but had never met each other.  It's a big church.  A lot of the tribe members go to out church.  They pray with each other, encourage each other.  She reached out to me because she wants people like me who encourage others.  It made me feel so good for her to pick that quality out of me.  I'm so proud someone sees me as an encourager.  Recently, I noticed Parker being so encouraging.  WOW, he got it from somewhere and it was probably me.  We will play games like Go Fish and he'll say "Good Job, Mom!" or "That's okay, you'll do better next time."  Lee and Parker love to play Hill Climb on his IPad.  It's a friendly competition between each other to see who will get the most points.  I just heard him in the living room encouraging his daddy.  I'm almost in tears.  All I want to be is a great example to my son and I think I've accomplished just that.

I recently told a friend that I have never felt more of a need to pray for our country as I have recently.  So many things going on and it's a little scary.  We live in a society where people look out only for themselves.  Maybe if we set out to encourage one another,  we can make a difference. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Masters Degree in Accounting

If you would have asked me five years ago where I thought I would be in the next five years, I never in my wildest dream would have thought I would be going back to school for my masters, much less a Masters in Accounting!  It's been a crazy ride lately but I'm so excited for what the future holds.  God is doing so much in my life right now and I really don't deserve it.  He keeps showing up in everything I do.

I'm loving my job and learning so much.  Busy is an understatement.  I never thought you could stay so busy in accounting.  I guess it's because I work for the number one Indian casino .  My first week there, I knew I was working for the company will retire out.  They treat their employees like gold.  I've worked for some big name banks and they say they will, but it not true.  

What does my day look like?  Well, I go to work, come home and cook dinner and then I hit the books.  Yes, I just completed my second week of my masters class.  I'm really trying to find a good balance.  It's getting better but I sure miss all my time with Parker.  

Well, there you have it.  I'm going to do my best to post once a week.  I love my little blog.  

Family and Baseball

Grammy and James flew in from Dallas late Wednesday afternoon.  Parker was so excited that they were going to watch him play baseball.  He's doing great.  Everyone talks about what an arm he has.  The boy can throw a ball.  I'm so excited to watch him every week.  

Grammy and James!

Mommy and Parker!

He loves his Daddy being on the field with him.

ReRe, Uncle Wiggam & Hunter.  

Okay, all caught up!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Let's Play Ball

Opening day!  I'm officially a baseball mom and love it.  Parker is doing really well.  He hits pretty good and has an arm on him.  I love to hear people talk about how good he can throw.  

All dressed and ready for the opening ceremony.  

Killing time before the game!  What baseball player doesn't like pizza?

Parker with his team and coaches.  Lee isn't an official coach but he helps out.  He's going to sign up to coach next year.

The Bay Bear made an appearance!

My sister, brother-in-law and nieces came!

Yes, that's MY SON at pitchers mound!!!  I'm so proud!!!

Catching Up

We met friendsandwatched Home.  Such a great movie!

Lee took Parker fishing at his cousins pond!  Parker was so proud of his fish!

My cute baseball player!

A wild Saturday night! We love Hungry Hippo and Go Fish!!!

Siblings Day! So thankful for my sister and brother!

Friday, March 6, 2015

5 on Friday

It's been a while since I've linked up for Five on Friday but lots of great things happening.  So, here we go!

1-Can you say CRAZY???  We were suppose to run 5-6 miles this morning but it was so cold.  We ran 3 and then went to Waffle House!!! 

2- My church is having Serve Day  tomorrow.  I'm in a small group and our group is having a Family Fun Day at a local park to share the Love of Christ with our community.  There will be hot dogs, music, games, prizes and face painting.  I feel so blessed to be part of a church that gives so much back to our community.
3-  Today is a big day for Parker and I.  I've accepted a new job so I will start my new job Monday and Parker will start his new school.  I will have a 20 minute commute instead of 45 minutes.  Parker has been a champ.  I really thought he would be upset to start a new school but instead he's been soooo excited.  This is a great sign that I made the right decision.
4-  Daylight Savings.  I'm so excited that we will have extra light in the afternoon.  Now that I will be working closer to home, we will have more time to play outside.
5-  Date Night!!!  Lee and I are going to dinner tomorrow night to celebrate my new job.  I can't tell you the last time we went out just the two of us. 
Okay, have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Weight Watcher Wednesday

Starting Weight: 169.8
Current Weight: 167.4

Finally, the is starting to come off.  I'm down a total of 2.4 pounds.  My goal is a pound per week so I'm starting to get on track.  I've shacked things up a little the past week.  First, I haven't had the first darn Little Debbie Easter cake.  Two come in a pack so I would eat one (4 pt) per day. 

Second, I've been following the 3 day diet, also know as the military diet.  I know crash diets are no good but this has really helped me learn a few things like I eat way to much.  I was having a problem with going over my points each day.  I know it's not rocket science to know just don't eat something and things like that but I have been eating too much and heavy foods. 
Okay, that's enough for today.  Have a great week.