Thursday, September 19, 2013

Vacations, Gotta have them!

As I was growing up my daddy worked a lot, mother worked outside the home and my sister and I had a nanny at our home, in which we did not care for too much:(  I never remembered taking a family vacation, I did have fun times with my daddy riding horses and with mother going to Chattanooga to see her family quite often, had great Roger's family reunions every year, but never a family vacation.

When Steve and I married we both loved the water, swimming, and lakes, at that time I had never  been to the beach so I did not know what I was missing:)  Once our children got a little older we started taking family vacations, Steve worked 80 -100 hours a week, which is almost night and day to provide for us, so we barley saw him, but when it came time in the summer we went on vacation, it was always fun and we never really had the money to go but we always made it a priority so the kids could have their daddy time.  Plus we had family time, some times we only went to Hot Springs for the week, a lot of vacations had to be in the winter during Christmas break, but the kids loved the indoor pool and racket ball and Basket Ball. 

Vacations are still very important to me, as you probably know:)  We try to go with who ever can on a family vacation in the summer then again the week after Christmas,  we go some where close after Christmas so who ever can  go with us or come and visit a few days.

If I ever win the lottery the first thing I will do, after I make my children Millionaire's with me, is take us all on a family Disney Cruise....that would be so much fun!  Amelia is ready to go and we may have to do that with them even if we do not win the lottery:)) 

This has been a much needed week for Steve and I at PCB, Steve and I work about 50-60 hours a week, I know you would not guess that in Real Estate but that is what it takes to be successful in this career, thankful we love it:) BUT we still need some down time and we take it,  this week has been a God send for us, I always love my time with Connie, she is like my sister not my aunt, we have laughed, shopped, ate,
swam, about could not get out of the ocean and I have loved every minute of her being here, we went to Senerity Spa, which was out of this world nice, got massages, did a steam bath, whirlpool, sauna, I told her we had all the toxins out:) then we went and laid at the pool, came back in sat in our chairs and totally relaxed, it was wonderful!! 
Steve has played golf



with Larry which he loved, we have played cards and dominoes, things we do not take time to do at home, I have loved the sunsets this week, just have had perfect weather!

 I love her!

Today was a beach day, we fought the waves together:) Tonight is  Steak at Angelo's! I am ever so thankful for this time with my Connie, she has been a rock for me these past few years, she loves me and I love her, we can miss mother together and laugh at some fun memories that we all made!

Growing up when it was time for our family to leave Connie would be crying, not just crying but bawling, she has always done that, so now I already make plans to see her again so neither of us will cry:)  So Come December its to Baton Rouge I go so we can see Mama and Roy and Tiffany and her children too!! I love my family, we made it appoint to take mother to see her family when she was living, I am sure she is looking from Heaven today laughing so hard at Connie and I trying to get out of the Ocean, this man and his wife were trying not to laugh, he ask, do we need help, BECAUSE we were both laughing so hard and falling down not able to stand up in the waves, I knew we had to separate to get out, so we could quit laughing, I told him it was ok to laugh and he and his wife just died laughing which made me laugh harder, finally I got my rear out and then I was going to help Connie but could not quit laughing, I decided to walk away so she could get out, the man said you sure you don't need help and I said if we can ever quit laughing we got this, then Connie got her self out:)) I am sure it was a sight, but it sure was fun!  Hugs and have a good rest of the day! Sorry no pics of our getting out:) 

Monday, September 9, 2013


Hummmmmm its been a normal work week, had Bible study on Wed. we are doing a Proverbs study, love it! Then our Journey home group started back up on Thursday, was great being back together during the week:0 Just been working and closing loans and selling property:) How I roll:) Saturday went to a 31party and got some Christmas presents and Birthday presents, then shopped some at the mall, got two blouses on sale:) I really do not like shopping, I was going in the mall for a specific lotion that I like.  But the sale racks called my name:)

I have all my fall things out now:) So ready for cooler weather:)




Have to have candy corn for the fall:)

Sunday I woke up nauseated:(( so did not go to church and missed keeping my toddlers, it was my Sunday, then had to get a agent to do my open house, stayed in bed all day:(( no fun!  Today has been so hot, got out, but not for long, it took my energy right out of me!  Took BP at Kroger's it was 99/64 so low for me, guess its why I am still sluggish today. I am not a good puny person, I like to go!  I am so ready for this heat to be gone, not quite ready for snow but ready for fall!  I put my wreath out and my Happy Fall Ya'll pumpkin on the front of the house and I have a pumpkin on porch! Just need a big pot of mums!

This Friday its a little vacation time for us, we will meet Connie and Larry in PCB for a few days, then back to the rock! I am missing mother so it will be good to be with Connie, she is more of a sister then a aunt:)  I made plans for Sept. 27,28,29th to go with my friends, I planned me a belated Birthday party since my close friends were all gone on my birthday:) I had rather keep my self busy then mourn, mother is not mourning she is dancing her heart out in Heaven! I know she will not want me sad either:) I cannot believe it has almost been a year since she went to Heaven.  Tine has flown by. This group of friends have lost their mother too:(

The first weekend of Oct. I am going to go with my high school girl friends, we will meet in Jefferson Texas for a get together, going on the River Belle and just visiting, that will be so much fun too!  We are staying in a Bed and Breakfast:)

When I get home that Sunday we have All that Jazz to go to, it is a fund raiser fro CARTI:)  The money goes to give Scholarships and camps for kids with cancer, Jared was a recipient of the Scholarships!

Well best go get busy just checking in! hugs and love
Well with all that I will be working, working, working so I can play, play, play! Looking forward to the Holidays, my favorite time of the year! I love all the smells, foods, gatherings!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Great end of August and beginning of Fall

Had a wonderful time, we left Thursday and went to the condo, showed property at FFB Friday am, then put on PJ's and stayed in all afternoon, it was blazing hot!  To hot for pool for me:) We went Thursday afternoon then rested Friday afternoon, then Saturday got up and went to Jonesboro to see Alexandria cheer.


 Alexandria looked so beautiful, she just shines, she rolled her ankle so pray it heals quickly:)

All hotels were sold out in Jonesboro and we made reservations at the only one with two rooms, well there was so much loud and rowdy people there was no sleeping and we had to get up at six thirty to get home for church and the Haley's had a ball game with Jack man.  Needless to say we would of been better just to make the two hour drive back, but we were creating memories and we for sure did! Got in town for a great msg, on prayer Sunday then headed back to the lake, went out on lake Monday with the Haley's:) Miss the others but its nice when it is a small group too:) 

 Sean and his family had Given's family reunion with his wife's family,  Alex had a family deal with Jill's family, and Hannah stayed home:) then Jared was with Jen's family and April had to work, she did get to go to Jonesboro:) My Lovie luv went too:)
Of course right when you would go to sleep she heard all the ruckus and would bark:) For sure a college town!  Came home last night and had a exciting sales meeting today, we are starting a listing contest with making teams, so you can win individual for your efforts and then the top two teams get a Limo ride to Author's Steak House here:))) So you know me, I will want our team to win, be battled it out against Alicia Jean:) and that team and three other teams:) Today was a easy day for a Tuesday, got home about five which is a miracle for a Tuesday! Feels good, my  friend made me home made peanut butter ice cream and I have enjoyed it!! So So good!  Now ready for bed, have listing appointment tomorrow and Alicia and Michelle are doing a Motivational class tomorrow:)  Today in sales meeting I surprised my self, we were to role play listing a home, I was the agent and another lady was the seller, this was to let the agents see us in action and get some ideals on how to get listings, when we started I got so nervous, I started shaking, totally surprised me, I have gotten so use to speaking in public, and do sales meetings all the time, but for what ever reason that made me so nervous:) My hands were just shaking, so I just said, OH MY, I am soooooo nervous, look at me shaking, which was a shock to the agents, but I was, just goes to show we are all human and if I can do so can they:))  It went well and was fun, but been there done that do not want to role play in front of the company again:) Just such a strange reaction for me, guess it was because I had no ideal what the other person would say or if I had a come back for any problems, which she did present and I had the answers, you would think after being in this business since 1986 that I would not even blink twice at role playing a listing interview. But it was a fun meeting.  Now home and rested and ready for bed:) So glad it is fall, even if it is still hot, it will be the fall schedule:) We have a bible study on Wed. night on Proverbs, the our home group with Journey starts this Thursday:) Have a busy week with listings, closings and offers:)  A 31party Saturday at Jen's then a fund raiser for cancer Saturday evening, then church and open house on Sunday:)   Hope you have a great rest of the week!! hugs