Friday, December 19, 2008

George Carlin

George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids?

If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions."How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five!
That's the keyYou get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead."How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . you become 21.
Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21. YES SSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away.
Before you know it, you REACH 50and your dreams are gone.But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a ha lf!!

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them."
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Pictures

Hi Everyone, I hope everyone is happy and healthy this holiday season. Wyatt is looking forward to Santa coming to our house this year. He asks almost everyday if Santa is coming tonight.

I am very much looking forward to tonight since this is the first time he has a Christmas Program at his Daycare. He has been singing Christmas Caroles for the past couple weeks and knows more than I do! :O) He's not my little toddler anymore asking me 'What's that mama?', 'What does that do?', 'What this, what that?', he is now the one telling me, 'This is for....That can do this......Buzz can fly!! ha! Not to mention he's grown about 3" since last year and lost his baby fat!

Anyway, my little man is growing up and I have just posted new pictures on the right. I have included the girls I now work with, they are such a good group of ladies! I made Gift tags for them with their picture which is also in the video bar, shhh, don't tell them. The pictures go back to I think Emily's Birthday and Easter, I just haven't been able to post like I would like. There is a picture of me on a circular ride when we went to Celebration City (too bad it's closed now!), anyway, I was told it was a kid ride and I'd be fine....Well, I wasn't fine, I don't handle spinning, flying, going up and down rides very well, however, the kids just loved it.

And I have to show this one, Wyatt got this mask and cape with a pair of shoes (which was on clearance for $7.00). As soon as he put it on, he asked me. "Mama, can you tell it's me?" I had to play along and say, "No, who is in my house with a mask on?", he pulled it up and said, "It's ok mama, it's just me, Wyatt Cooper". Ok, I just think he is so cute! He loves to 'dress up'.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Newest Family Addition

Baby Lily was born on October 20, 2008, she is so tiny and adorable. Here are a few pictures of her at 2 weeks.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Wow, it amazes how quickly time, no, days, NO, months fly by when it just seems like last week I was traveling down to Branson everyday.

I have got all moved up, moved in and unpacked (for the most part) to Springfield. I LOVE living in the City. I am so close to shopping, parks and just about whatever else I need or want to go.

Where I live, I am way WAY too close to a couple Ice Creams Shops! I have packed on some pounds for sure....not to mention my boss keeps us in plenty supply of snacks around!

If anyone hasn't heard already, I love my new job, including the drive thru the city. Even when I got rearended after being here a week, the poor girl that hit me was so upset, I hugged her several times and told her it would be ok, we were fine and the vehicles can be fixed. She couldn't of been over 21-25 yrs. old. I was just glad Wyatt was not with me, he would not have been so patient waiting for the PD to come on a NON injury fender bender. I must say though, we got a few 'hey baby' and some whistling at us. I didn't realize what a 'hot mama' I was...hahaha!

This year, we've got plenty of rainfall and the fall colors are just exploding, I can't wait to get some pictures taken. Not having access to a computer and internet has made it difficult to pursure my love to blog.

I will be getting some pic's of the latest addition to our family soon and posted. Baby Lilly (aka Sarah) is just adorable.

Wyatt has been in counseling now for about 2 months and is showing signs of improvement, having him in a daycare (thru the Baptist Church) with teachers that are working with him instead of pushing him off as a 'bad kid' has also helped him improve. Last week we started his in-home visits and we got a great counseler, 'Candy', she's all but 5' tall and has true concern for Wyatt's well being.

Gayle plans on moving up with Wyatt and I soon, hopefully before Thanksgiving, but you know how 21 year olds can be.

Well, all of us look forward to Halloween, it's really a great reason for us to get together and eat the first batch of Chili at Paula Jean's house! See ya'll soon!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Yeah for Me!

Hey everyone, have you missed me? I have missed you!

I am really excited about my new job working in an attorney's office in Springfield. I start on Monday the 14th. The job is part accounting and part whatever else needs done in the office. It's a small office (two attorney's) right up my alley.

While I've been in limbo, Wyatt and I have been to White Water, Celebration City, Silver Dollar City (thanks PJ) and many trips to the park. I have enjoyed spending the time with Wyatt and will miss having this much time with him once I am back to the Monday - Friday. I'm sure ya'll know how much I love my little man.

I'll be back on-line as soon as I can.

Love Ya!

Friday, June 20, 2008

More Sailor Boy

Here are the other photos I picked out from Wyatt's portfolio.
Today is my last day at the office :o(

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sailer Boy?

Here is one of the pictures from Wyatt's photo shoot. :o)
I've never had his picture taken with a themed look, as soon as I have time, I'll get the other poses scanned and posted (and hand out the one's I got for the family).

Thursday, June 5, 2008

It's Country

If anyone knows anything about me, they know I listen to mainly country music. Recently I've been listening to Sugarland a lot. Ok, call me a dork if you want, but I can relate to one song more than others. The name of the song is 'Stand Back Up'. This seems to be the story of my life. I get shot down, but I always end up back on my feet. My vicious cycle of life. The reality of my job in Branson ending is getting closer, just 3 weeks away. (yeah, it's on my mind ALL th time).

Here are the lyrics to the song:

Stand Back Up by Sugarland

Go ahead and take your best shot
Let her rip, give it all you’ve got
I’m laid out on the floor, But I’ve been here before
Yeah, I may stumble yeah, I might fall
I’m only human, but aren’t we all
I might loose my way, But hear me when I say

I will stand back up
You’ll know just the moment when I’ve had enough
Sometimes I’m afraid and I don’t feel that tough
But I’ll stand back up

I’ve been beaten up and bruised, yeah
And I’ve been kicked right off my shoes
Been down on my knees, more times than you’d believe

And when the darkness tries to get me,
There’s a light that just won’t let me
It might take my pride and tears may fill my eyes

But I’ll stand back up
I’ve weather all these storms but I just turn them into wind so I can fly
If what don’t kill ya makes you stronger,
when I take my last breath, that’s when I’ll just give up

So go ahead and take your best shot
Let her rip, give it all you’ve got
You might win this round
But you can’t keep me down
Cuz I’ll stand back up

And you’ll know just the moment when I’ve had enough
Sometimes I’m afraid and I don’t feel that tough
But I’ll stand back up

And you’ll know just the moment when I’ve had enough
Sometimes I’m afraid and I don’t feel that tough
But I’ll stand back up

I hope you have the opportunity to hear this, you will be touched by this song.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Cowboy Cutie Pie

I know I surely can't be bias in saying I have the cutest cowboy ever! Ok, maybe he wasn't being a cowboy, he was actually trying to be a superhero with his blanket as a cape. And I get to get -n- give hugs and kisses everyday from this little man!

Good Morning!

Wyatt wanted his picture taken this morning, why? Because he's 3? How can I refuse this request? Last Saturday morning I took him to get his picture taken to a local studio in town. I needed his picture taken since it'd been way over a year since his last 'annual' picture. I justify the money to be spent with 'this may be the last time I can afford it in a while' next year, we'll probably go with K-Mart or something like that. The photographer put him in a nautical theme, a little boat, a hat (so Gilligan style). I got to pick out my package last night which will be one of those pictures that Wyatt will kill me when he's older (when I show his girlfriends how cute he was) but they really turned out very cute and this is a once in a lifetime I will do something like this. I'll scan one as soon as they are done. In the meantime, Wyatt has always been excited about taking pictures so here we are this morning, just as we were going out to the car. I so love this little man!

On my way to work, I can't help but think about how soon my 'good' job is ending. I've only had a few interviews and I have to remain optimistic considering somehow and God only knows, but things will work out in the end. So as I am driving, I see this truck and wished I had a little Elfin Magic of my own. Maybe if I call the number?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

More Oldies but Goodies

First time "Granny" got to
hold Wyatt, of course she
had to be supervised by our
little professional

Not a surprise, more
slobber! Wyatt was 2.

Getting to eat his own
all by himself!

I must have said something
odd, but what? He's only
6 mos old.

Just so darn cute!

This is him stuck trying to crawl through his leapfrog, he always like crawling under and through things, still does.

When you know he LOVES his Christmas present!

I guess it was nap time.

His first look at a frog at the Zoo on his 1st birthday, he wasn't too sure about it.

This is what happens when your daughter takes your picture and you don't know it.

This is what happens when mom takes a picture and her daughter doesn't know it.

This is your hair when you let a 3 year old (Emily) style it.

This is the cutest ever face you get when you dress your child as Jesse from Toy Story.

This is the sign you will see when you are going to Louisiana when you let your daughter navigate.

Well, I think we all know how this happens.

This is when a mother to be overstocks

More overstock

The smile you get when you know you are loved.

Ugh? Spider Man Song?

I had to be a little sneaky to record him singing so I set the camera on the countertop. Wyatt has been singing this song for a while and as far as I know he hasn't seen the movie where this theme song originated. He really loves to sing, his all time favorite is itsy bitsy spider, but has also been known to sing, ring around the rosies, twinkle twinkle little star, rock a by baby and other songs I haven't been able to get him to sing while I"m recording. He's too much of a ham in front of the camera.

Only Great Minds Can Read This

This is weird, but interesting!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Zoo & Celebration City Weekend

This past weekend's weather was so nice that we took advantage of it and took the kids to the Springfield Zoo and Celebration City. Wyatt had a spectacular time at both places. He especially had a good time at Celebration City since he is now tall (and old enough) to ride on some of the big kid rides (with a parent or adult). I was glad Pat and Emily was able to take Wyatt on some of them since I don't do well on them. The spinning just gets me a wee bit dizzy (sick). :O)

There are more pictures we took on the side bar.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Patti's Bridal Shower

Here are a few pictures from Patti's Bridal Shower. We look forward to her being an official family member on June 14th when her and Burl (R-o-b-e-r-t) get hitched. There are more pictures on my video bar.

We love you Patti
Natty, Shelly, Brandi, Patti, Paula & Paula

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fun Night with Emily

A few weeks ago.......Emily invited us to go to her school for a little fun.

Wyatt and Emily getting ready to bounce.

THey had fun for about 2 minutes.....then....

Wyatt removed the contents of his tummy

yeah, but that didn't stop him from playing on

the other inflateables. I stood guard and

shewed away kids telling them this one wasn't open

yet, but to come back soon while the guy went and

got some 'cleaning' supplies. I apologized 1,000 times!

These inflateables were bigger than they look in these pictures
or are kids are just small? It took Wyatt a while to make it over the top.

He finally made it!

Emily and Wyatt had a sword fight.

We got tattoo's

And got to play on the playground

Paula Jean was with us, we borrowed her camera for all the pictures....I don't know how she escaped getting her picture taken. Thank you Paula Jean! and Emily! We had a great time!