Tuesday, April 21, 2009

To all my blogging friends and readers! You're invited!

I am hosting a party on Sunday, April 26!!! This party has everything a women would want!!! Jewelry/engraveable jewelry; monogramable items from purses to umbrellas to hats to visors!! They even have engraveable things like trays and items that a guy would like. At very reasonable prices!
These things would make great graduation gifts and that is coming up by the way on May 22!! Mother's Day is coming up too!

The party is come and go so you won't have to commit your whole afternoon. Just come and take a look at all the neat samples of everything that she has. And believe me she has lots to show you. If you remember, Lori Steakley that is who is hosting my party. Yes I had her in class back when she was in the 8th grade if that tells you how old I am!! LOL! Lori is now a Hendrix and living in Dowelltown and teaching!!

Take a look at the pictures below and I am including the website for you to look at as well. If you would like something and can't make it to the party, let me know and I can place your order for you!

Sunday, April 26

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Westwood Church of Chirst

down in the educational building in the large classroom. Go through the glass double doors and the classroom will be on the left just a little ways down the hall.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy Birthday today to my sister - in- law,
Carol!!! Hope you have a great day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

2 Important things going on tomorrow!

The Westwood Youth Group will be having a pancake breakfast tomorrow morning from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Westwood Church of Christ in the fellowship hall/gymnasium. This is a fundraiser for Relay for Life.
The cost is only $5.00 and you will also get some of that good ole Goolsby sausage and a drink.

Also on your way to the breakfast, the Warren Co. Pioneerettes Dance Team will be having a roadblock to raise money to help support the team. This money will be used for costuming, choreography, camp and any other need the team may need. Your help will be greatly appreciated!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


It's amazing what being on an antibiotic for 24 hours can do for you!! I am finally feeling much better and the head congestion is GONE!! Thanks everyone for thinking of me!!
Thanks Dr. C. your the best!
Well I went back to school yesterday and was still feeling pretty rough by the end of the day soooooo I broke down and made the appointment to go see Dr. C. I just about freaked out when he wanted to do a "flu test"!!! I thought please I can't have the flu now!! Well good news.... I don't have the flu thank goodness but a very bad sinus infection which has my head totally stopped up and a very congested cough.
With that being said and a low grade temp last night, I decided I needed to stay at home again today in hopes of feeling better. Needless to say, it hasn't happened yet. Hopefully, by this afternoon I will feel the effects of the meds!!
Have a good day everyone. It looks awfully pretty outside.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Well I have been lucky so far this school year and I have not been sick but on Sunday night I could feel the results of a bad cold starting to take effect!!! After church I headed to the drug store to get some vitamins to start taking in hopes that it would fight it off but last night I continued to get worse. So I had to take my first sick day off of school today. I really don't think I picked this up from one of my students. I think that I must have gotten the bug while I had a check up appointment at the doctors office on last Friday!!! I stayed in the bed today until about 10:15 then dragged myself out and took a shower. Feeling maybe some better but I am starting this coughing and having to clear my throat thing now! (my husband will love that tonight!! LOL) Oh well guess I will stop feeling sorry for myself and go watch TV and relax for awhile.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


I bought this 1000 piece puzzle at Hobby Lobby back before spring break. I started working on it during spring break and I stayed up until 2:00 this morning finishing it!!! It has been a stress reliever for me working on this. I have had a lot of things stressing me out lately and this was the perfect medicine for me! As you can see it was a difficult one to do. I am going to have to ask my sister in law, Carol if she would like the challenge of working it??? She loves puzzles too! I gave her a real hard one back many years ago but I believe this one is harder. I will probably look at it a couple more days and then put it back in the box!!

Easter pics

Spring is definitely in the air!! The Grandey's all dressed in some shade of green for Easter today. My niece, Beckee took a family shot for me at the annual Golden family reunion.

Yes the Easter bunny still visits our house!! I used to get the good pictures of the girls just getting out of bed with their hair in every directions but those days are over I guess!!

Leah got a Vera plastic cosmetic case and some chocolate goodies!

Do you see those flashy orange plaid shorts on the couch?? My husband got those for his Easter present along with another pair of white with blue plaid stripes!! You will be able to see him coming that's for sure in those!

Lauren got a Vera lunch box/cooler to take to work with her!!

This is the cutest picture of Lauren and Leah's cousins at the reunion. That's Austin, Travis, Rachel and Brooke!

Here's Travis hanging like a monkey! Boy he sure is growing up too fast!

Cool Dog!!

Our dog, Deacon is soooooo spoiled!!! Can you believe this picture of him posing??? He sat there for the longest with these on with Joey holding him!!

Some pics of Lauren's fam birthday party!

This birthday makes me feel really old!! I just can't believe she is 21!
The future teacher mentioned one day while she was in my classroom that she would love to have one of these portable laminators so that she could laminate all the things that she has collected so far to have in her classroom. Well mom is always listening for these little hints! I think she liked it!! LOL!!

Below is some of the our family. Joey, his mom, Chelsea, my sister Charlotte, and Trevor

Leah and Lauren have always sat with one of their legs up in the chair!! They even do this when they are eating a meal at the table. I don't know it must be in the genes!! That's Marcus sitting there next to Leah. I thought I had everybody in the picture but the sun was shining so bright, I could hardly see who was in the picture. Sorry I missed you Marcus!

Here is Gran , my mother and Austin, Joey's mom's husband.
We were all glad it was such a nice day that we got to celebrate outside!

Can you believe that Deacon actually posed and looked at the camera?? He almost looks like he is smiling just a little! LOL! He is actually Lauren's dog. But he stays with us. He will be 3 years old in June. I don't think that we will ever be able to let Deacon leave our house!! We're too attached!

Sisterly Love!!!

Just had to have one of Lauren and myself.

Leah's tryout pictures

Here are the upcoming Seniors for the 2009-2010 school year!
The girls are getting ready to tryout to their own original routine that they have choreographed along with their own costuming. Allison, Kayann and Laci all performed a lyrical dance routine and Leah busted it out with a good ole M.C. Hammer routine!! The girls always enjoy this part of tryouts but I will tell you the truth, it makes me a NERVOUS WREAK!! Leah waits until the last minute to tell me that she needs for me to fix something on her pants and of course it has to be sewen!! If you know me, you know that I do not wait until the last minute to do things unlike my youngest daughter!!

Lauren came home to watch Leah at tryouts too!

Tryouts open to the public so a lot of people were their watching and supporting their favorite contestant.

This is such a good picture of the upcoming Senior members of the dance team for the 2009-2010 school year. Laci, Leah, Kayann and Allison. They are getting ready to enjoy a good strawberry cake to celebrate their last tryouts. It has been a tradition for the past 4 years for the girls to go to Prater's and eat supper after tryouts and wait for the posting of who made the team at the high school.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

We Made it!

Thanks everyone for your good luck wished to Leah!! She made the team for the 2009-2010 school year -- HER SENIOR YEAR! We have had a big and busy past week with Lauren turning the big "21" and Leah with tryouts! I am definitely ready to rest some this week. I am so glad that this is a short week with being out of school on Friday.

Of course, I am still wishing for one more snow day! Looks like it is in the forecast for Monday and some Tuesday. We will have to wait and see. It is too late for snow isn't?????? Glad I haven't started planting my garden yet!!

Everyone have a great week!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Good Luck to Leah !!!

Good Luck to our youngest daughter, Leah on Friday!!!
This will be her last year to tryout for the Pioneerettes Dance Team at W.C.H.S.!!!! We can't believe that she is going to be a senior next year!!! Please parents cherish all the time you have with your children because it goes by sooooo quickly!!
Also good luck to all those other young ladies who will be trying out as well!! I know my friend, Toree who has The Craven 5 blog's daughter, Timber will be trying out for the first time! I know that she is probably nervous pervous tonight!

Quick update on Simply Joy's mom

Joy had to take her mother to the ER in M'boro on Wed. night due to the possibility that she may have had a stroke. With many test done within the last 24 hours. She did have a mild stroke with it seems very minimal complications (thank goodness). Some of the test results did show 2 small blood clots still on the brain and they were treatable with medication.
They also check her neck arteries and all was clear.
They are giving her medicine now to prevent any more strokes esp. now until they figure out the best way to treat her condition.
We are thankful that it was not as bad as it could have been that's for sure. Please keep them in your prayers.