Wednesday, October 14, 2015

So Much Has Happened

Wow, so much has happened since my last blog!  2009 seems like such a LONG time ago.  Aaron has graduated high school and is now 22 and out on his own.  Stuart and I have moved back to Florida.  I am retired and finding new things to keep me busy.  Simply put, I am learning to just do me; and in the meantime learning so much about myself.  Hhhmmm, so much more to come.  I am truly blessed and I am loving life.  While I reflect on myself, my relationships and others I feel as thought I am being pulled in another direction in my life.  I can't wait to see what God does through this new direction.  No doubt there surely is more to come.......

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back to School

Well, it is that time again. Aaron started back to school last Monday. He is in the 11th grade now. Man it is hard to believe that he is that old. The time has really flown by. Of course we are gearing up for another year of exciting New Life football. The team looks really good this year. With back to school of course comes new school clothes and shoes. This year Aaron has decided to go the preppy route.

Aaron goes to take his driving test on Wednesday......hope that he does well. I'm sure there will be a post coming about this.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NLCA v. Victory

Okay so we played Victory Christian yesterday and we beat them 9-1. Yeah!! Aaron did pretty good in the outfield and he hit fairly well also. The funniest thing happened, he was up to bat and actually struck out but the catcher dropped the ball so he ran to first base. The catcher threw the ball to first base and overthrew it and the first base man missed it. When it was all done and over, Aaron had made it all the way home. Here are some pictures from another game, yes I actually remembered to take some. Yea, me!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I Am Blessed

You know life is so good.  I have a loving husband, a wonderful son, a great family and wonderful dogs.  I am blessed to have a job that I go to each day knowing that I am doing good for the people we represent and a place that has devotion for its employees every Thursday. I am blessed that we have Aaron in a great Christian school that has chapel during the week to teach them the Word of God.  I have a home and a roof over my head and I have food on my table, I am blessed.  We finally found renters for our Florida home, I am blessed.  We found a church that we love and are free to go to and worship, I am blessed.

Even though I am blessed I still find myself stressed out and going through the emotions of life in general.  I'm preparing to go out of town for a week long trial and trial prep has been quite stressful.  But despite all of that life is still good and I am still blessed.  Despite how good life is for me I forget that life may not be so great for everyone.

Aaron shared with me that today in chapel the preacher said that he was extending an invitation for those who need to talk to stay after chapel as he felt God had laid it on his heart that there were those present who were contemplating suicide.  Sadly enough 3 people stayed after.  This makes me so sad, but I hope that through his guidance and God's grace these kids will see that they too are truly blessed.

We are coming up to Easter time and it is my hope that everyone will remember that they are blessed.  They are blessed because Jesus paid the ultimate price......He gave His life on the cross so that we could all have everlasting life.  Yes, we are all truly blessed!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Double Header

Okay last Friday we had a double header and Aaron and his team lost the first game 6-7.  (Might be due to them giving the other team a home run instead of a in the park double when the ball bounced over the fence.)  Oh, well.  They won the last game 12-8.  They played like the bad news bears on that day for some reason, might be the extra long practice they had the day before.  Oh, well, it seems as though they had a good time.

I have posted all of the pictures that I took below..........................yep, you guessed it, I forgot the camera again.  Wow what a great mom I am and the bad thing is I told Aaron that morning I needed to remember to grab the camera so I could take some pictures.  I will try to do better next time!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

NLCA v. Victory Christian

Aaron's team had their first official baseball game yesterday.  Aaron played center field and did a good job.  He ended up with one error playing in the outfield.  He batted second in the lineup and did a great job batting.  They walked him twice, he hit a ground ball and got an RBI but they got him out at first.  The team played very well together and I was very proud of them.  The score was 9-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning.  We went into the fifth inning and got them out three up three down.  We had two people on base and Aaron was up to bat.  He hit a ground ball into deep right field and made it to third base as the other two people came home.  Aaron hit the winning ball that ended the game early in the fifth due to the 10 run rule.  We won 12-0!!!!!!

Of course being the great mom I am I totally forgot my camera so sorry no pictures this time.  I will try to do better next time.

Tornados, Warm Weather and then........

The day after my last post we had guess what kind of weather?  Tornado sirens was what we woke up to again!!!!  That lasted until about 9:30-10:00 in the morning.  Then eventually the cloudy skies starting parting and we had a rather nice afternoon.  It was a good thing because we had Aaron's 50 inning fundraiser starting at 9:30.  We ended up having to play 50 innings of wiffle ball in the gym due to the weather we had been having.  I love to play softball but lets just say wiffle ball is a little bit harder, but I did end up getting on base a few times.  All in all it was a very fun day.

The next day was so much more exciting though.  The news had been saying we had a 30% chance of snow that next day but after it being so warm the day before I thought for sure they didn't know what they were talking about when they changed it to 50% chance that night.  But guess what.........


It snowed!!!  I got up with my hubby to fix him coffee and breakfast before he had to go to work on that Sunday morning.  I looked outside and it was snowing!!!!  I was a like a little kid, I yelled "It's snowing!!!"  I ran into the bathroom and told Stuart it was snowing and then I went and woke up Aaron and told him to get up it was snowing outside.  Of course then I had to call my mom and dad and tell them it was snowing.  It was so exciting.  It snowed 2 inches that morning.  Instead of going out and building a snowman that morning we waited as I had grocery shopping to do.  Yes we didn't go to church that day.  (I know I should be ashamed.)  But you have to realize I am a Florida girl and had never driven in snow.  We have a rather large hill that you have to go up and down on the way to church and honestly I was scared to death to drive that way.

Due to having no groceries in the house (man I really hate grocery shopping and wait until the cabinets are almost bear) I had to go grocery shopping so Aaron and I bundled up and headed to the grocery store.  Thank goodness there are no hills on the way to Wally World.  So we got groceries and it is still snowing a little but not as hard.  By the time we got home from getting groceries the snow had started to melt.  Aaron and some neighborhood kids were having a snowball fight while I put the groceries away.  When I was done they were awful quiet so I went out to see what they were up to.  They were going around to the neighbors and scraping the snow off of their cars so that they would have enough snow to build a snowman.  They were rather creative as they confiscated a huge wagon from some one's house and filled it with snow.  Out of the kindness of my heart I agreed to help them (not because I was excited just cause I am a good, cool mom - yeah right).  Okay so lets just say it was a snow something when we were done.  You can make up the title for it but, hey we tried.

Mary Patton, Aaron and Seth with out snow thingee.

I bet you guys are wondering how our Florida dogs like the snow.  Keep in mind Shelby doesn't like to get her paws wet, Rufus pretty much takes after Shelby and Oscar, well Oscar is just Oscar.........
Oscar paying ball in snow.  

      Rufus, eeee it's cold!!!

  Hello, it's cold, let us in!!!!

We had a blast needless to say.  It was so much fun going to work the next day looking in all the yards and seeing the different snowmen that were out there.  There were fireman snowmen, little snowmen, big snowmen, skinny snowmen, fat snowmen some people even made little snowmen on their cars and drove around with them on their car.  I think the funniest and most Alabamian snowman I saw was this one......