Sunday, May 31, 2009

Graduation 2009

Well, it's over and I made it! And so did Jake! I can't believe he's all growed up! 18 yrs ago we were blessed with a handsome baby boy. Weighing in at 8.7 lbs on February 7, 1991. I can't believe it's been 18 years! The years really do fly by! My parents were right. I've enjoyed every minute of being his mom and will continue to enjoy it. Yep, there's been some trying times but I wouldn't change a thing. I'm truly proud of him!

Here's some photos from graduation for your viewing pleasure.....

Getting ready to head to the school...

Jake & Maeci

Jake walking with one of his best friends, Brad...

Brad & Jake

Listening to the speeches...


Getting the goods...

Gettin the Diploma

I graduated!!...

End of ceremony...the beach ball appears...

The Beach  Ball

Jake and his girlfriend Jordyn...

Jake & Jordyn


Brynn, Jake & Hannah

Jake and his buddies...

Brett & Jake
Jake & Jensen

And this? This warms my heart...Jake & Pop...

Jake & Pop
Jake & Pop

There you have it...Graduation 2009. Now to finish up the last few details for the open house.

I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend!

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Baby is Graduating!!!

I'm hyperventilating, my stomach is in knots
and I think I may throw up. Seriously, I am a
nervous wreck! How am I going to make it through
the ceremony?

I suppose with a paper bag
and a
of Puff's
with lotion.
I just can't
it's here,
it's tonight,
it's 3 hours
and 30 min. away.....

And another thing?
I wish my Mom was here to see him graduate.

Monday, May 18, 2009

myPod + yourPod = ourPod

I heart music. I heart all kinds of music. Rock, R&B, Big Band, Christian, Country, Rap, Pop, Oldies and all the stuff in between.

I thought it would be fun to share music with each other. I will post the first 20 songs on my iTouch to share with you. Play along, whether you post in my comments or do your own post on your blog, I need new tunes to download! If you do your own post, please let me know so I can come over and grab your list!

I'm so excited to see everyone's playlist!

1. How Long Has This Been Going Going On
2. Blinded By the Light - Steve Miller Band
3. Call My Name - Third Day
4. Dancin' in the Moonlight - King Harvest
5. Do I - Luke Bryan
6. Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
7. Who Loves You - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
8. Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
9. Heart Cries Holy - Big Daddy Weave
10.Here I Am - Downhere
11.I Am Free - Newsboys
12.Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett
13.Learn to Live - Darius Rucker
14.Dancing Queen - Abba
15.Hearts - Marty Balin
16.Have You Ever Loved Someone - Monica & Brandi
17.No Boundaries - Kris Allen
18.Roll with the Changes - REO
19.Your the Reason God Made Oklahoma - David Frizzell/Shelly West
20.Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

Now show me what you're rocking out too!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

UPDATE! Maeci is fine! Just badly bruised. Nothin' a little ice and Ibuprofin couldn't fix. I'm not one to run to the ER with every little bump or scrape, but she cried and cried. I'm not good when my kids are in pain. I'm glad we had it looked at and all is well at the Young's.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Maeci Moo got stepped on!

Look at this face...pitiful. Miss Maeci Jae was dancin up a storm at her cousins wedding. She was having a wonderful time until the lady with the stillettos showed up. OUCH! She's been crying for 40 min. That is why she's laying in a hospital bed. I decided it needed to be checked out. It hurts to be stepped on. So, we are waiting for the xray results now. Please pray that its not broken. How will she dance at the next shindig?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Maeci Moo, The Boy and The Girl

My cousin, Marchelle, is an amazing photographer! She has an "eye" for getting the best shots! And guess who reaps the benefits of having a photographer in the family (that's right ME) AND guess who she lives next door to (yep ME)!

We would be kinda like the Beverly Hillbillies if we all lived under the same roof...except for there's no Granny or Uncle. But Jethro and Elly May were cousins, so that's where the reference comes into play...follow me people.

Anyway, she took Moo with her on a little road trip with her adorable kiddo's to her Grandma's house. This is what I got for letting Moo go with her...well, this and a little peace and quiet, not that Moo is loud or anything but she does talk non-stop and I'm not even kidding. I know I'll miss it - someday.

OMGosh...the eyes, people, look at the eyes!

This is Maeci (aka Moo) with The Boy and The Girl
3 adorable kids

I love this so much

Sweet and innocent....for a moment...
just a moment

Fancy free and footloose!
Love the flying pony tail!

Um...I'm not sure what this look was for
but I like it.

Taco, Burrito (SNL reference)...oh...wrong cheer


Thanks Marchelle for making my day! I heart you.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day

This is the sorta thing I look forward to on Mother's Day.


Handmade stuffed with cotton puffy colorful hearts made with thought, crayons, staples and love.

And this,


Words written by a 9 yr. old in pencil, thought out on her own.

And this,


Words that say "I love you very (not just one very but two) very much", "You're the best mom ever". There's really nothing sweeter.

And then there's this,


Her handwritten little nickname signature. Seriously, who could ask for more.

I cherish and save each and every one of my handmade gifts from my kids.

My son is 18 now and I miss these small but wonderful gifts of love. Which, makes me appreciate even more, the gifts my daughter brings to me.

Time passes so quickly and soon I won't have them from her either.

My eyes are blurry with tears, I can't see so I'll leave you with this.

Me and my kids....

Me & My Girl

My and My Boy

I hope you all had a FABULOUS Mothers Day!!!


Monday, May 11, 2009

I changed my blog name and I need help!

But forgot to give everyone the new address...I think. So, if I did or didn't, here it is again. I changed it back so y'all could see this. If I'm doing it wrong, will someone please let me know. Cuz if you put the new address in while using the old one and then you put the new address in your list....sigh...I don't know how to do this....HELP!!!!!

New address:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

3 Column Blog Background

One more thing-Can someone PLEASE walk me through creating a 3 column blog? I've tried on my own and it ain't workin!!


New Blog Name

Ok, thanks Lori!! I had lots of good ideas but I really like this one. It's simple. My new blog address is:

Thanks again!!

So Not Creative

Ok, so I've been thinking for awhile now about changing my blog name. I never liked it but could not think of anything! There are so many cool blog names out there and so many creative people out there.

I'm not creative like that... The first thing that came to mind was, yep I'm sure you guessed it, ready, this is HUGE -
The Young and the Restless
I'm not feelin' it.

A few friends in blog world have talked or have already changed theirs so they inspired me to hurry up and get it done. I'm a procrastinator....seriously, it's ridiculous.

Here's where you come in. I still don't like it what I picked.
Can you help me??? Please? It's not a contest, I don't have anything to give away cept' my gratitude and love.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tea Time

Do you like hot tea? I love hot tea. It never fails though, I almost always burn my tongue and its messed up for days after! LOL!

How nice is this??? One of my female co-workers surprised us on Admn. Assistant Day with this. Its a box of hot tea-tons of flavors and a cute jewel colored travel mug, we each got a different color! Green is my favorite!

So very sweet and thoughtful and perfect!

What's your favorite flavor??

Thankful Thursday

Iced Mocha Latte = Bliss.......for today.
The month of May is becoming a stressful month for me and this little concoction is proving to be good medicine. Without going into to much detail, (cuz I don't want to bore you) the biggest deal that's happening is my little boy is graduating high school. Sniff, sniff, snot (I hate snot), waaa haaaaa, sniff.....sorry, I need a tissue....

And do you know that I had a friend who I've never met in person, offer to drive several hours to help me with open house?? I love her.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Maeci: "Mom, there's a huge spider over here."
Me: "Where?"
Maeci: "Over here."
Me: "Did you kill it?"
Maeci: "Mom, it has a life too."

WHAT?????????????? Seriously???? I wonder where that spider is now.......... Why is she a lover of ALL things creepy, crawly and otherwise disgusting???? It had better not show up in my bed!

Monday, May 4, 2009

2009 Senior Prom

There are some things in life that are bittersweet and Jake attending his last prom was one of those moments for me. I really can't believe that my little boy is 18 and graduating this month.

Ok, moving along, no time for tears, this was a happy moment!

The boys got all dressed up and headed out to pick up the girls. We met them at the park for picture takin' time.

Here we are at the park taking tons of pictures! Here's a few....

The were so many gorgeous dresses that it made me want to be a Senior again...just for a minute.
The kids had a wonderful time! They showed up at Post Prom very tired but still enjoyed themselves. Jay and I had a great time too chaperoning!