Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Diesel was the UPS boy, Cheyanne was a clown (it was her dance review outfit). They got quite a bit of attention, I have to say. Shawn took the monster truck John Deere wagon and transformed it (temporarily) into the UPS truck. Diesel loved it because he could hide in there and eat every piece of candy that he was given! It was actually easier on us because we didn't have to chase him all over this way! They had fun, got a ton of candy, and I am glad it is all over (that crap is a lot of work!) We love the UPS truck, though! Thanks, Shawn!

Friday, October 17, 2008

My Induction

So, I got a letter in the mail inviting me to join Phi Thetta Kappa, which is a National Honor Society for 2 year colleges. I decided to go ahead and accept it, so we attended the induction ceremony. It is a high honor, as only the top 10% of the students are eligible. It is recognized nationally and it will go on my transcripts and on my resume. I had been named to the Dean's List two semesters in a row since I maintained a 4.0 GPA and that is why I got the invitation. It is a great organization, as I will be eligible for scholorships when I transfer to a four year school. (which is still undecided!) So, anyways, I just wanted to put out these pics from the evening to show that my family supported me and got to be a part of it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Diesel and Potty Training

Diesel has big boy boxer briefs now! He has been going potty on the big potty for a little over a week. He is doing pretty good, but I feel like I am making it harder because we always have somewhere to go, so I have to use pull-ups with him for now when we leave. I feel like that is holding him back a little. He just pees in them. When we potty trained Cheyanne, we did it when we knew we would be home for a week straight so that we could focus on that and not have to take her out. He potties on the potty, but I have trouble getting him to sit long enough to get out a full pee! He keeps hopping off the potty mid-pee. Awful!!!!! He is just too energetic!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cheyanne Is Reading!

Cheyanne read her first whole book today, at 4 years, 3months old! It is called Hot Dog, and it is 23 pages long. It is a beginner Reader book with words like: hot, cool, pool, girl, dog, chilly, etc. She can read it all, sound out all the words, and only needs help about 2 times throughout the whole book! I think she is doing great. She always surprises me, though, because I will work with her on something for a long time, then all at once she gets it! She had read a few pages at a time for a few months now, but this was the first time that she really showed the want to sit down and read the whole thing.
So besides the reading, she carries a tablet around the house and writes all kinds of words down. She asks me what day it is, then goes to the calendar and copies it down. She actually spelled "October" today all by herself....without looking at the word! She just says a word, then sounds it out and starts writing! She surprised me by that for sure. That is a pretty long word for her to spell!
Well, that is what Cheyanne has been up to lately!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

5 Year Anniversary

So, Hubby and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on Saturday. It was awsome. It started weeks ago when I started the planning (I am such a planner!). I was so worried that I would not come up with anything creative to do or give. Well, I ended up finding plenty, and being his wonderful self, hubby had some ideas, too. The week before, he asked me what I had planned for our 'big day' (which happened to fall on a Sat.!). I didn't want to tell him because it was kinda suppossed to be a surprise, but he said he had some things planned, too, so we didn't want to interfere with each others' plans. So, I told him, and it was so cute cause he had planned the same things! Plus, he was actually excited about what we planned! Here's how our day went:

We woke up and took the children to their Grandpa's. They absolutely love it there (huge house, plenty of room to run, and they hardly ever get to go, so they were excited). That was part of what we both had planned. He said he wanted them to go there because we both knew that we would not worry about them while we were gone (great minds think alike!) Then we went and got breakfast, ate it in the park, and went golfing. Oh, I guess I should tell you that the traditional anniversary gift for 5 year is wood, so that is what I planned all the activities around. First was the breakfast in the park in the woods, then the golf. We had a gorgeous day for it.....we had fun! Then we went and bought a tree and planted it in the backyard. After that, we came home and I got pretty while he got a nap, which are two activities we never do with kids in the house! I packed our bags and we went out of town, about 45 minutes away, and checked into our hotel. This had been his idea...he said I needed to get away from my house work and school work and just relax....he is so thoughtful :) So, we got a room with a jacusi tub right beside the bed......awsome. Then we went to lunch at Panera Bread (my favorite!), and then went to see Fireproof. Everyone must go see...with your hubby! I cried....and cried, which is pretty abnormal for me. I think it just had such special meaning and such geat 'advice' if that's what you wanna call it! He thought it was pretty good, had him laughing a few times:) After the movie, we walked back to our room, then to Texas Roadhouse (so fancy, I know, but that is his favorite). It was just nice that we could walk...everything was right there. We went back to our room and he got a 5 minute massage, then we got in the hot tub. I had taken our wedding music, our unity candle, and bottle of wine from the wedding. We both loved it, had a great day. The only gift I got him was a bottle of cologne, but ya know, it was the meaning of the day and the 'wood' activities that we will remeber.

The greatest part of our day....we love each other this same way every day. Every single day is special with my hubby. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful man!