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I wear many hats. I am a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Friend, Dental Assistant, Student, Big Sister, Daughter-in-law, Sister-in-law, Chef, Gardener, Nurse, Maid, Plumber, Seamstress...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Proverbs 28:19-20

A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty. The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.

Christmas Decor Galore!!

My mother-in-law, Sue, loves to decorate for every holiday especially Christmas! She has a ton of decorations! The grandchildren love to come to her house to see the decorations! This year she decided to give me all of the decorations that she no longer wants!!! Mylan and I are sooooo excited about this! Before I became a step-mom I was never one to get much into the holiday "stuff". However, since becoming a step-mom (which is my favorite job in the entire world!) Mylan has really drawn me into the fun of the holidays! I am grateful to him for that because otherwise I would've have really been missing out!

Here are some of my favorite decorations!

I love the country bumpkin look of these!

This bear is so soft and cute with his little backpack of country bumpkin looking gifts!

These reindeer are very soft and adorable!

The frogs have always been one of Mylan's favorites to see when visiting Grandma Sue! That was so nice of her to give them to him!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chocolate and Shoes 2010

My mother-in-law won tickets to a
DUI fundraising event called
"Chocolate and Shoes" so she invited her
best friend Norma,
me and Shonda!
Here is a picture of Sue and I from the event.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Story Time!

Let me take you back a few years to the year of 2001....

October of 2001 Larry asked me out! I remember that I was at my mother's house, two doors down from Larry, doing my laundry. My sister and I were doing girl things like messing around with Halloween dress up stuff. I remember I was wearing long gold eyelashes when she and I went outside in the driveway for whatever reason. Larry called me over and we chatted for a bit and then he asked me out. When I said yes he ran inside his house to get a piece of paper so that he could get my phone number. He came out with this tiny little torn off piece of paper from the edge of a phone book. I thought that was cute!

November 9th will mark the anniversary of our first date! Wow! It's hard to believe that it was 9 years ago! Time flies! Back in 2001 I was much skinnier (I blame that Larry's delish cooking!), had long hair that I always tucked under a ball cap or pulled back into a pony tail, had even less fashion sense than I do now, badly groomed eyebrows because I did them myself, a stuck cat named Sachitahira ("Cha-Chi") who would poop in my shoes when I mad her mad and an apartment furnished in patio furniture. Crack me up!! So for our first date Larry took me to Red Beans Bayou Grill and then downtown for some ice skating! We had a good time up until I got mad at him. Please allow me to explain... I didn't know if I'd have any place to keep my purse at the ice skating rink so I left my purse in his Jeep along with my precious Carmex chap stick. I am a Carmex junkie. So after awhile my lips were beginning to feel very dry and uncomfortable. I got desperate. So I did something I don't typically do. You see, I am a dental assistant so I am also aware of what is likely to be on a persons chap stick and I am also germaphobic about some things. So I sucked it up and I asked Larry if he had any chap stick I could use. I thought, "What the heck. His lips don't look gross or anything and he obviously doesn't think I'm gross or he wouldn't have asked me out. Right?" So what did Larry do...he told me no! Ugh, the nerve! I thought that the least he could do was let me use it and throw it away later. Oh well. So I skated off and left him behind. He eventually caught up though because I am a terrible ice skater. While taking me back to my apartment he apparently felt bad and offered me his chap stick. So I took it and I used it just. Then he told me I could keep it. Ugh, the nerve! So being the drama queen that I am...I threw it out the window. He didn't like that so I offered him mine. He didn't want it so I threw mine out the window too. Such a drama queen! He walked me to my door and he actually asked me out AGAIN! Wow! I was shocked after the stunt I'd pulled! So I said yes...again. Shortly after he left he showed up at my door again holding a brand new tub of Carmex for me (since I threw it out the window and all). What a guy!

So after 2 yrs and 3 months of dating he asked me to marry him on February 14th 2004...Valentines Day! I had no idea that it was coming. So to this day he likes to pick on me for not having the typical "girl reaction" of crying, screaming and jumping up and down. Hey! I was in shock! I had absolutely no idea. So for Valentines Day that year I got an engagement ring and he got a stainless steel crock pot. LOL!

August 13th 2005 we got married in Eureka Springs, AR at the beautiful Throne Crown Chapel. Now after 5 years of marriage...here we are. Mylan is now ten years old going on 16. Alisha is 19 years old. I am 30 and 15 pounds heavier but still not looking too bad if I do say so myself. Larry is 37 and skinner than he was when we started dating.

So after 9 years of being together what have I learned? I have learned that while I would have done a few things differently I don't regret a single thing. After all, our past is what makes up who we are today and I like who Larry and I are today.

I have also learned that it's easy to love someone when you haven't yet seen all of their flaws after 2 years and 3 months of dating. However, after 9 years of seeing every possible flaw their is in a person and still being able to stand strong by their side and still love them is amazing. Now that takes commitment, honesty, trust and loyalty.

I love you Larry!