Monday, October 21, 2013

Life Rolling along,

   It's funny how life manages to keep rolling along. So much has changed for us since I posted the last time.

   Jerry and I are both working at a job we love. The best part is we're working together ( No more long hours of him at the carlot and me really not doing much other than house work and spend time with Chase.

   Chase is in Kindergerten and Loves it. He went on a field trip last Friday to CornDodgers Farm (
He spent all Friday afternoon telling me about everything he did. Kind of makes me sad that I wasn't able to go on his first field trip with him. However, I know there will be plenty more that I will be able to go along.

   Jerry and I have both become more active at our church, it is such a joy to be there ( Becoming involved with the Children's Ministry is probably one of the smartest things I have ever done. I have made a lot of great friends going to that church. I wouldn't change it for the world.

   I love knowing that my son is being raised in the church. That is something that means a great deal to both Jerry and I. It also doesn't hurt that Chase adores going to church. That is one of the main things he asks about everyday. "Is today a church day?"

   This past Friday night he got mad at me because he found out I was going to church without him. I went and spend a few hours with some of the ladies from the church. We had a night of "Fire and Worship". Bon Fire, Chili, S'mores, Brownies, Music, God, Jesus, and because we're in South Alabama boiled peanuts. Seems like you can't do anything around here without peanuts involved somehow.

   I also did something I never thought I would be able to say I did. I joined the Choir. Jerry and I both did. We're getting ready to sing next Sunday for the congregation during both services. I'm nervous, but I'm excited. We did sound check last night and one of my friends who heard said we sounded "Awesome". It's definitely nice to hear. We've put sometime into getting it ready.

   I know we are blessed, and I know we will continue to be blessed. Giving our troubles to God has helped more than I would have ever believed. It's nice to not have to worry because I know God will provide. That is an amazing feeling.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

There's No Place Like Home

   There really is no place like home. After being gone from my hometown since 2005, we have come home. Being gone for so long has taught me several lessons that I know I personally will never forget. I have seen tons of the country. There are still places that I would some day like to visit. Notice I said visit, not live. One of the main things I learned in this journey is roots matter.

   Another valuable lesson: Be careful who you trust. We trusted someone who claims to be a "best friend". Turns out they were never a friend in any sense of the word. We have been home for almost a week and in that time I have spent just about everyday with my true Bestie! 23 years later and she is still the little sister (by almost a year. HA) I always wanted and never got.

  That old saying is true "You find out who you're friends are"! We have discovered over the course of the last week or so we have some very awesome friends and family. It's amazing that sometimes friends make better family than blood, and with the exception of the "friend" I mentioned in the first paragraph we have surrounded ourselves with some pretty exceptional people. I love you all more than you will ever know. As for that one exception my life is so much more peaceful without the drama.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Getting to know me survey #2

I originally did this in July of 2010. I am doing it again because a lot has changed!

Name: Suzanne
Birthday: 2-10-1980
Birthplace: Dothan, Al
Current Location: Lake Charles, La
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5'3
Right Handed or Left Handed: Left
Your Heritage: American
The Shoes You Wore Today: Flip-Flops
Your Weakness: My hubby and kiddos
Your Fears: spiders
Your Perfect Pizza: Cheese, bacon, and pineapple
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: Finding a place for just the 3 of us to be.
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger: LMAO
Thoughts First Waking Up: Loving my life
Your Best Physical Feature: Legs
Your Bedtime: Still Not early enough
Your Most Missed Memory: Chase as a little one
Pepsi or Coke: Coke (Pepsi now gives me heartburn)
McDonalds or Burger King: Depends
Single or Group Dates: Single (when we get a chance)
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Neither ( I make my own)
Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla
Cappuccino or Coffee: Cappuccino
Do you Smoke: Yes
Do you Swear: yes
Do you Sing: yes
Do you Shower Daily: Bath Yes
Have you Been in Love: Yes and I still am
Do you want to go to College: Will finish one day
Do you want to get Married: Very happily married
Do you belive in yourself: Yes
Do you get Motion Sickness: No
Do you think you are Attractive: Yes
Are you a Health Freak: no
Do you get along with your Parents: yes
Do you like Thunderstorms: no
Do you play an Instrument: Clarinet
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: Yes
In the past month have you Smoked: Yes
In the past month have you been on Drugs: No
In the past month have you gone on a Date: No
In the past month have you gone to a Mall: No
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: No
In the past month have you eaten Sushi: Yes (I have discovered I LOVE IT)
In the past month have you been on Stage: No
In the past month have you been Dumped: No
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping: No
In the past month have you Stolen Anything: Kisses
Ever been Drunk: yes
Ever been called a Tease: yes
Ever been Beaten up: no
Ever Shoplifted: no
How do you want to Die: Peacefully
What do you want to be when you Grow Up: Own my own bookstore
What country would you most like to Visit: None
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color: Blue
Favourite Hair Color: Blond
Short or Long Hair: short
Height: Tall
Weight: who cares
Best Clothing Style: Jeans (love my hubby in jeans)
Number of Drugs I have taken: 2
Number of CDs I own: Too many
Number of Piercings: 2
Number of Tattoos: 2
Number of things in my Past I Regret: No regrets. The things I have done have made me the person I am now.

Survey from: My own blog

A Father's Day Gift That I Was Unable to Deliver Before Now

Anyone who actually knows me, knows I bite my nails.
Well, actually I used to bite my nails.
One of the earliest memories I have of my Daddy is him
telling me to stop biting my nails.
As I grew older that line changed to "Stop biting your
Damn nails."
Even after I had kids of my own.
One of the last conversations I had with him before he died
he told me again to stop biting my damn nails.
Believe it or not I miss hearing it!
In honor of Father's Day even if it is 4 1/2 years too late,
here is picture proof that I have indeed finally quit biting my
damn nails.

Daddy, I love you and I miss you. 
Happy Father's Day.
WhoDo Nickel Nickel

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Blog block

Why is it I have really great ideas for my blog, until I actually sit down to blog? Several times a day I think about something, and then immediately it is followed by "I should blog about that." Then I sit down to do that very thing, and can't think of a single thing to say on the blog. It never fails. I do have a couple of ideas for posts. However, they have to wait until I feel like finding everything I need to go with them.

Life here is great. I think if he's off this weekend we're going to take Munchkin to play at the beach. There is no sense in being less than 10 miles from the water if you're not going to take advantage. Chase is definitely my kid. He loves to look at the waves.

I am enjoying being on the Gulf Coast in Texas. We are only an hour from Houston, and less than that from Galveston. On our trip down here from Louisiana my awesome husband took me on my very first ferry ride. Chase and I both thought that was amazing. Especially since we got to see dolphins in the process.

Since it looks like we might be here for a bit we are thinking of taking Chase to a Houston Astros game one of these days. I think that would be awesome. If I have ever been to a major league baseball game before I don't remember it. I know it would have been the Pittsburgh Pirates though (thanks Daddy)!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Check this Blog out!

I want all of my readers and followers to go check out this blog. Please read and feel free to share with others. One of the things she wants is to get their story out. Reading this blog will make you smile, grin, laugh, cry, and everything in between.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Senseless Tragedy!

My heart is broken right now. My thoughts and prayers are with the families involved in this senseless tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
I am completely floored that someone could open fire on a bunch of children.
A bunch of very small children.
My baby just turned 5 on Tuesday, these kids were in that age group.
While I will pray for the shooters family, I honest hope the shooter rots in hell.
20+ families sent their children to school this morning, expecting them to have a good day at school today. Those families are now being told their child will never be coming home again. I can't even begin to imagine how those families feel.
I am with the rest of the country awaiting answers...
I will update more later......

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sometimes Life Is Funny

Charlie Sheen has been replaced as the number one paid actor, by none other than Ashton Kutcher. The very same person who replaced him on sitcom "Two and A Half Men".

Personally I am a Charlie Sheen fan. I have not watched "Two and A Half Men" since Kutcher has been a part of the cast. However, I will go out of my way to catch one of the reruns with Sheen in it.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lack of Parenting.

    What in the world is up with some parents these days?? Between going to the store, watching TV, or just reading the news on "Yahoo" I can't help but notice that some people should have a license to even think about having kids.
    So my questions for today are,
  1) Do pre-teen kids really need tattoos? No
  2) Should a person be able to give their own child a tattoo? Again No
  3) Why are there 8-9 year old girls at Wal-Mart with no shoes on??
And don't even get me started about "Honey BooBoo".

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sore Throat Remedy

I have coughed so much that now not only do I have a nasty headache, but I have a sore throat as well.Tonight I have found a solution that works for me. Coffee/Hot chocolate/ Sprinkle of Coffeemate creamer. It's not quite as painful now to swallow, and the caffeine is working on my headache. Promise to update more later, going to enjoy my drink!