Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sweet Tooth is BUSTED!!

The other night I was walking past our front room and saw a strange piece of colorful paper peeking out from under the table skirt. I backed up, reached down, and pulled it out. It as a turquoise tootsie roll wrapper. Hmmm, I thought. I then, proceeded to live up the skirt to see if anything else happened to be there, and, OH MY GOODNESS, I could NOT believe my eyes!

There was not just one candy wrapper, but almost TWENTY candy wrappers!! My Momma Brain immediately went to town trying to figure out which child would do such a thing. It took all of about five seconds to come to one conclusion...


p.s. Don't be fooled by the smile on her face, she was justly punished after the cute little pic was taken. (Follow up: she has proceeded to try to sneak candy every single day since being busted...I seriously might have to send her to CANDY-AHOLICS Anonymous. Is there such a thing??)

Friday, April 24, 2009


Tagged and completed...thanks Baloney!
(Been needing to blog, but just haven't had the time...thanks for the kickstart! LOL! I'm still cracking up at this picture...did anyone used to watch this cheesy show? It was soooo bad that it was almost good. LOL!!!)

Here's how to do this 8 THINGS thing:- Mention the person that tagged you.- Complete the lists of 8's.- Tag 8 of your wonderful bloggy friends.- Go tell them you tagged them!


  • Asbury's Women's Summer Bible Study...ESTHER: IT'S TOUGH TO BE A WOMAN (post to come! It's going to be the BEST one yet!!!)

  • Weddings! We got invited to two very special weddings this summer...I gotta tell you...I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE weddings!! They have everything that I adore ~ music, beautiful clothes, promises, lots of love, yummy food, great conversations, more music, melt in your mouth cake, dancing, authentic JOY.

  • Matilda Jane packages in the mail...they make my day.

  • My hubby coming home from work each day...he looks super hot in his suit when he loosens his tie...Yeah Baby!! (not that I'm in any mood for hanky panky at that time of day...I'm just glad he's home to help get the kids to the dinner table. :))

  • A Tan! I sure do love a summer glow.

  • Our Family Vacation to San Diego in July and taking Ella to meet Cinderella!

  • Mother's Day...I've always loved it...even before I became a Mother. It's just such a HAPPY Day. :)

  • This Sunday Morning - Will & Abby are getting interviewed in two of our church services...can't wait to see how they respond to all the questions!


  • Drank my morning coffee and ate my yummy bowl of oatmeal & berries

  • Read my daily scriptures out of the awesome Asbury Bible that thing!

  • Made lunches and got all four off to school...WHEW!

  • Went for a run...ahh, the weather was soooo lovely.

  • Ran to Target for groceries...found cute silver sparkly shoes for Abby while "passing by" the shoe section (happens every time!)

  • Paid Appliance Doctor for fixing our upstairs A/C...thankful to have someone we trust.

  • Got four packages from UPS and anxiously opened all but one (Will's golf shoes...boring)

  • Got ride for Abby to tumbling, dropped Will off at soccer, dropped Ella & Owen off at Mimi's when she got home from work, and the hubs and I snuck in a beautiful dinner at at an outdoor patio...I had "wicked shrimp and California crepe roll" while the Greggor had his fave...big greasy cheeseburger. It was a fabulous evening!


  • Sing beautifully - I love the new chick's voice in the 9:15 sanctuary service...the tall one w/ the brown shoulder length hair...sweet, but yet cool.

  • Never raise my voice at my children unless it's cheering for them at a sporting event

  • Memorize every scripture I read...why is it so darn hard?!

  • Have more energy at night when I finally get time to be with my hubby...I'm so pooped by then, and I know he would so love a backrub, tickle on the neck, etc.

  • Make cinnamon rolls from scratch - one day when I have more time...

  • Eat queso and hot fudge on everything without it affecting my health...or waistline.

  • Go to an Art Fair and meet the designer of Matilda Jane clothing...and maybe just maybe she would feel compelled to hire me as her assistant! :)

  • Share the Love of Christ with every single person I come in contact with


  • Joyce Meyer ~ Enjoying Your Life

  • Regis & Kelly - occasionally

  • Oprah - occasionally

  • How I Met Your Mother

  • Grey's Anatomy

  • American Idol

  • Ugly Betty

  • Ed Young - Sunday Mornings (cool preacher in Dallas; 7:00 a.m. ch. 17)

(I never ever watch the creeps me me bad dreams...aggrivates me.)

8 BLOGGERS TAGGED: (not sure how to do this appropriately...hope this works!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Lookie Lookie!

Look who made the MATILDA JANE Blog!

(Look at bottom of 4/13's entry)


Sunday, April 12, 2009


That's what Christ did definitively; suffered because of other's sins, the righteous one for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all, put to death and then made alive to bring us to God.
I Peter 3:18 The Message

Life with our Lord...Forever...Definitively.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Where has the time gone?!

I can't believe it's been almost two weeks since I've posted anything....
Well, I went looking through our pics to see what has kept us so busy and here's what I found...

Abby making Ice Cream Sundaes out of play-doh

Owen petting Baby Abella like she was a puppy at Will's Soccer Game
My not so cuddly lil' guy giving big KISSES to he trying to "Rob the Cradle" already?!!

Good times with's SO nice to get out and be an adult every now and then!

My nondramatic hubby doing the Charade of a Lifetime...LOL! I am seriously cracking up just thinking about it. :)

Try guessing what he was acting out...

You might think some sexy supermodel or something...but was HOLLY HOBBY! Where in the world did he get the idea to ride a horse and wave his long hair in the wind?!!!

My impromptu decision to potty train the went about as good as the look on his face

After finally talking him into putting the cute Wiggles underwear on...he decided it could be a fun game...climb on the potty game!
Or, even better...use the potty to climb up on Mommy's bathtub!

Oh no, it gets EVEN better...get on Mommy's Elliptical and pretend to surf!
Needless to say, I gave up after 5 pairs of wet and dirty underwear! We're waiting until summer when we don't have places we have to be!!

Will's Blue & Gold (Cub Scouts) Banquet...can't believe this was his 4th one!

Ella in pure bliss as she sips on her favorite guilty pleasure of all time...HOT COCOA with mini marshmallows!!

Our poor nose-less Snowman

Ella couldn't wait for Mommy to make Snow Ice she nibbled on it while it was falling.

The Three Amigo's

Lots of 5 year old BIRTHDAY PARTIES lately!
(I can't believe my baby girl and all her friends are turning 5!!)


Ella keeps telling me "But Mommy...5 yr old's DON'T take naps!"
Well, apparently, they still do. And, this is her favorite way to take one ~ her 3 yr old nap mat from pre-school on the side of the bed with books surrounding her.

Will & Owen turning their new homemade hooded towels into Star Wars garb...the light saber fight ensued.

Believe it or not, Owen can totally hang. :)

Fun at the Kaleidoscope Children's Museum with friends...

Ella's theatrical debut

Abby's balancing act
Owen & his buddy Ty checking out the cool aquarium

The two cutest 2 yr olds in Tulsa!
(Okay, I'm a little biased...but, come on...aren't they ADORABLE?!)
I hope they grow up to be the best of buds and serve God in a Big, Bold Way!
Owen Rockin' Out with his new guitar...

Okay, have any of you seen the movie Bride Wars! I had JUST seen the movie when this scene occured. And, guess who HAD to be the Bride? Yep, my Abby. She keeps reminding me that Lauragale got to be the Bride next...

Lauragale placing the Wedding Ring on Abby's hand...I DO.

I can't ever get enough of MOMENTS like this...
It's a dream come true for me to watch my daughters love one another so deeply.

And here comes the CABOOSE!

Fun at the Park
(For all you South Tulsans...there's the cutest little park just East of 106th & Memorial...inside that neighborhood. It has one of the biggest swing sets I've ever seen! And a Merry Go 'Round...don't see those much anymore!!)

Slip Slidin' Away...

My friend Janell Carter told me many years ago...when you're having a tough Mommy day ~
Take your kids to the Park...I agree.

And, even better...take a picnic lunch...keeps you from having to clean up your kitchen!

Well, that's just a few of things that have kept the time flyin' by...can't wait to see what April has in store for us!

p.s. Check out the song's my new favorite! "While I'm Waiting" by John Waller. Boy do I need a reminder to stay focused on the Lord even when things aren't going my way. Then, below that song is American Idol's Danny Gokey's "Jesus take the Wheel"...GO DANNY!! (For those of you who don't know, Danny's a Believer!!)