Thursday, April 30, 2009

About Me

I have a post brewing about the boys in my head, but I've not been able to sit down and write it. I did however notice something as I was going through some stuff that I'm probably going to post on craigslist.

So, here's a little about me.

1. I NEVER fold the fitted sheet to any sheet set. I never can figure out how to do it properly so I just wad it up nicely, if that's possible. My mom does the same thing. My grandma is always appalled.

2. I hardily ever make our bed. I love a made bed and I always feel better when it's done, but in all truthfulness, the master bedroom is the most neglected room in our house. I just seem to never make it that far when I clean.

3. I'm pretty indecisive. I always have been. I remember standing in the toy isle as a kid with two items I wanted. I could only have one and the decision was causing me big time stress. I remember asking my mom to tell me which one she liked best and when she said it was up to me I about died. I don't remember what I chose, but I do remember how I felt. I still do that, I've been putting off painting because I just can't decide what color. How do you guys decide so quickly?

4. I hate trying to figure out what to cook for lunch/dinner etc. I usually put it off until the last minuet. When I talk to my grandma she always asks what I'm making for dinner. I usually respond that I have no idea, most times it about 2 hours or so before we will be eating.

5. My car is absolutely filthy. I used to be so GROSSED out when I would get into someones car before I had kids and it was trashed. I could never understand how they let it get that way. I now know. I don't like it that way, with goldfish, french fries and empty juice boxes on the floor, but when your driving down the road and your kids are being quiet while eating one of the above you'll take it and deal with the consequences later. I would show you a picture but we are planning to sell my SUV and get another so I did clean it out, but it still has a smell.

So, there are a few things about me. Some of the things bother me more than others, but they are things that I am a repeat offender about. If you come to my house and I know you are coming and you aren't someone who has seen it trashed then you would never know, because my bed would be made and the floors sparkly. I just wouldn't invite you into my linen closet or car.

What little things do you do or not do?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Was Gonna

So, I was gonna post tonight, but Karter has been up out of bed 9,623 times since I put him in there an hour ago. That included 15 mins on the couch and twice for Jimmy and I to lay down with him. So this is what you get tonight maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Rev Jimmy Leon Green

Rev. Jimmy Leon GreenAug. 12, 1949 — April 23, 2009Rev. Jimmy Leon Green, age 59, of Duncan, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.Funeral services will be at Immanuel Baptist Church, Duncan, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, with the Rev. Robert G. Willis and the Rev. David Hale officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.Jimmy was born on Aug. 12, 1949 in Okemah, Okla., the son of Cecil Raymond and Betty (Cook) Green. He married Deborah J. Bulla on Dec. 14, 1968 in Okemah.Jimmy served in the United States Air Force. He has, for the past 16 years, been the pastor of City Heights Baptist Church. Jimmy formerly served at Rexroat Baptist Church in Wilson and Grace Baptist Church and Lakeside Baptist Church in Duncan. He also lead numerous revivals for other churches.Survivors include his wife, Deborah, of the home; two sons: Michael B. Green and wife Kathy of Duncan, and Christopher L. Green of Vienna, Austria; four sisters, Janice Nail, Judy Ipock and husband James, Jeannie Dennis and husband Hobart, all of Okemah, and Joy Williams and husband Gary of Seminole, Okla.; two brothers, Jerry Green and wife Virginia of Holdenville, Okla. and John Green and wife Julie of Seminole; two grandchildren: Abbey Green and her mother, Shannon Archer, and Alexus Green; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. Teddie B. and Billie J. Bulla, all of Duncan and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents.Pallbearers will be: Jimmy Ipock, Joey Ipock, Justin Griffin, Curtis Green, Kevin Green, Kenny Green.Honorary bearers will be: Charlie Brown, Jack Green, Rick Lang, Mike Johnson, Monty Miller, Rev. Ben Shirley, Rev. Tracy Wilson, Danny Burton, Dewayne Franklin.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to: City Heights Baptist Church: 407 S. 12th, Duncan, OK 73533 or The OU Medical Center - Trauma One Center, 700 NW 13th Street Oklahoma City, Okla. 73104.Online condolences may be made at: or a blog site in his honor at

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Finding Happiness

I will admit that my happiness went missing for a month or so recently. A lot of things were going on. I blogged about most of those and I was just unable to search for it in the mist of everything that was going on and trying to do my day to day stuff. Now as I work to settle back into a low stress mode after being in high stress for months, I think I've found happiness again.

Here it is.

This color on this chair soothes me it takes me to the Caribbean, with the calming blue waters. I can almost hear the ocean lap on the shore. I've been to the Caribbean several times pre-children and it's always a relaxing place for me. It's my happy place the place I retreat to in my mind when I need a few moments.

I know it sounds silly that this chair could make me feel happy, but it does. I painted it yesterday and from the first layer of paint I was in love. Now I'm looking for other things to paint this color.

The color is Blue Ocean Breeze by Krylon.

Now before anyone thinks. Paint, paint brings her happiness!! Not her children or family or friends? Well, of course all those things bring me happiness but unfortunately they have the ability to make me feel unhappy too. Paint, what's it ever done to anybody?

Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze paint I HEART you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sad News

Jimmy's uncle and my mother-in-laws brother was injured badly in a motorcycle accident today. Things are not looking good. I ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Kolton's Tooth

Kolton's had this little dark spot on his front tooth for a year or more now. As a matter of fact I don't really every remember it not being there. I had heard and read that some antibiotics can affect a babies teeth in utero when the mother takes them. I don't remember if I took antibiotics other than when I went into preterm labor, I think I had a bladder infection very early on. Anyway, I assumed that this is what that spot was. It doesn't hurt him and his tooth seems strong. We even showed it to the dental assistant a few months back when I had my teeth cleaned. She agreed with us.

To make a long story shorter. At some point we went to the pediatrician for something a month or so back. He told me that the tooth was rotting and I needed to get it looked at. I was surprised by that since it has been there since, well forever, and he has seen it before. I made the appointment to have it looked at. That was last Thursday. Kolton did such a great job! He said he didn't want to go, but once we got in there he wanted me to hold his hand and once he decided it was all ok he let go of my hand. Karter sat in the corner in a chair and watched.

We had taken them with us once a few months back so they would know what the dentist was and what happened there. I think had I not done that it would have been way scarier for them. So the dentist looked at it and said that it was more than likely caused by what I thought it was and that it was fine, although it was discolored and the enamel was a bit weaker it was still a strong tooth and we will just keep and eye on it.

I'm glad that's all it is. His permanent tooth should not be affected the dentist said. Besides the little dark mark on his tooth he still has a perfect little smile.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Big-Big Boy Beds

Last Saturday(April 11) we got the boys twin size beds. We had been looking for several weeks, but were waiting for our tax money to come in to get them. They were excited about getting new beds and had no problems getting into them that night. It probably helps that they don't usually nap now during the day so at night they are exhausted.

I got the bedding at Target, which is more expensive than Wal-Mart, but I thought they were cute and didn't want the typical character bedding. They matched the colors that were already in their rooms and gave us choices of introducing other colors as well.

It's been almost a week since they've been sleeping in them and so far so good. We've not had anyone fall out yet although paranoid as we are we did set their crib mattresses on the floor just in case. If things still are going good in a week we will probably remove those as well.

Kolton has to have all his stuff just right before he can go to sleep. His extra pillow has to be in the right place, he has to have all three of his stuffed animals. Lambi, Oh Toodles(a teddy bear, that he named), his blue bunny and two lovies. I've tried to narrow them down but he insists on all of them.

Karter could care less about his lovie or stuff animals but wants a massage nightly and to have his radio turned on.

It was bitter sweet taking down the cribs for the last time and putting them in the attic. Bitter sweet because my little boys are growing up, and bitter sweet because I don't know if there will be anymore babies in this house. We haven't decided for sure yet, but at the moment leaning towards no.
I can't believe that they will be 3 very soon. Where did that time go. Seriously when other people have said time flies they don't stay little for very long, they were not kidding. They grow up fast.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kids Show Observations

My kids LOVE Micky Mouse Clubhouse. It's their all time favorite show and we watch it multiple time a day.

Since I've seen every episode known to man I've made some observations.
Donald needs a timeout. He's the kid that gets on your nerves when he doesn't get what he wants. He throws a fit or is not a good sport. Oh, wait Karter and Kolton do that sometimes too.

Willie the Giant seems to have a handicap of some sort. Hubby says he has downs syndrome, he's always happy and well you get the point. Now that I wrote that I hope that statement doesn't offend anyone. That was not my intention, just and observation.

Goofy is just goofy and I can tolerate that, he's my husbands favorite character.

Pete, well Jimmy and I thought Pete was a bulldog, not a cat. Whatever he is he's a big ole bully most of the time.

My favorite is the professor, he's not on the show much, but I like all his contraptions.

I don't have much to say about the rest of them.

Then there is Barney. The boys just started watching this when we have quiet time, since we don't really nap anymore. Oh, I haven't mentioned that have I. Sometimes it makes for l o n g days.

Barney doesn't bug me too much, but I cannot stand Riff's(the orange and yellow one) voice and his mannerisms. He acts like he's hopped up on something. He annoys me immensely.

I do however LOVE Word World. We just started watching this as well and it makes me giggle. The boys don't seem as interested in it as I do, but hopefully it will grow on them.

That concludes my critiques of the children's shows we watch. I promise to have something better to say soon.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Pictures

It's been awhile since I've had my camera out and taken pictures. The boys were super excited to hunt Easter eggs once they saw their baskets. In each egg was a little treat. The boys found them and all ate their goodies and wanted to do it all over again. So this time Jimmy hide the eggs. As they found the eggs they would shake them and throw them down if they were empty. Haha, silly boys.

This is off the subject but I'm watching American Idol from Tuesday night and can I just say Adam Lambert is rocking my socks off. They guy can sing!

Ok now for the Easter Pics.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I hope you all have a Happy Easter, spent with friends and family. This year we will be spending it here at home with just us. Everyone around here has been so busy and none of us managed to get a dinner together. We will be having Starbucks cause I need some caffeine and Mexican. YUMMO!

Friday, April 10, 2009

People, I'm Not Making This Stuff Up. I Swear!

I'm sitting I'm my bed as I type this, watching an American Idol that I had DVR'ed. The significance of that is I had real concern that my house would not be here today.

We got home yesterday evening around 5:30 or so after being out all day and way from the tv. There was smoke in the not far off distance, but it quickly began moving our way. We stepped out onto the porch as the air filled with more smoke to see if we could see how close it was. A police officer pulled into our drive way and told us to evacuate, the fire was coming and it was moving fast in our direction. We scrambled to gather a few things important to us, such as the server with all our pics, our laptops and a few hard copy photos, and all our animals except one cat and hit the road. We went to a friends first, but had to move from their as well.

The fires were everywhere, the smoke was thick and we had a car full of animals and kids and junk. And I was stressed.

We have a friend that's a vet, my ex-employer actually. He said bring our animals to the clinic to board so we headed to our old town to the clinic and then my mom's house. My brother was there as well with his family and animals, he only lives a mile or so from me and his house was in danger as well.

We got a hotel room as my mom' s house was already full and I stayed awake most of the night not knowing if I would return to a house or not.

I kept asking Jimmy if this was all some bad dream. This past week as been incredibly crazy. I've been in the hospital, my dad has been in the hospital and now my house very possibly could burn to the ground, and the next day we would be closing on our old house that had been on the market for almost a year.

Do you know what's it like to wonder if you would have a house to come back to? So NOT cool. Thankfully we got everyone and everything out that truly mattered.

I of course was worrying about all the horses and my cat that are around out house.

Today we arrived home to a house still standing, but it was close. Embers had ignited some landscaping up against the house in two places and the creek next to our house it completely burned. Our trailer that we had filled with junk from out old house is all burnt up. The fires burned very hot and those housed that did burn are burnt to the ground with only fireplaces still standing.

Across the street from us and several houses down the houses were completely burnt to the ground. We are incredibly lucky. Someone or something was watching over us!

We do have several stray horses running the fence lines behind our house. It was reported that the firefighters just begun cutting fences to allow the horses some type of escape. They seem to be fine and hopefully their rightful owners will find them soon. My scrappy country cat also came up out of the burnt creek covered in ash but with no burns.

So on this fine day with our house and lives in tack, I'm not asking what else could happen because quite frankly I'm afraid of the answer.

Before the fire, out our back door.

Out our front door, before we were evacuated.

Some of the landscaping that caught fire and was put out by someone.

Our trashed trailer.

The creek and the fence in our back yard.

The other end of our house.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Shout Out to Mi Familia

Finally we are coming to the end of our very busy, very eventful last 2 months. It would have all been impossible for me to handle and even more stressful if it were not for two very lovely ladies in our lives.

Seen here with Kolton, Karter and my nephew Collin

Nanni(my mom) moved back to our state within the last two years after being gone for 8 years. I'm so glad she's back. She has been such a huge help to me and the boys are crazy about her. The past couple of months she's helped me anytime I needed it including staying the night and getting up very early and watching the boys so I could go to an 8:00 appointment. She lets the boys chew gum and eat all her chips. They trash her house and have screaming contests with her. Thank you so very much mom.

Nana visting, brining a party and McD's

Nana(Jimmy's Mom) is more than willing to drive the hour drive to our house at a moments notice. She comes with stickers, and crafts calling it a party, but the boys call it a birthday party. They love it. She sits with them for hours coloring, gluing and watching Mickey Mouse. Lets them talk to pawpaw on the phone and brings them Pez candies, which Karter loves. She is always willing to help were needed, giving kind words and hugs. Thank you nana!

We love you guys very much and I so appreciate you.

This concludes the mushy portion of the blog for awhile or until the next crisis.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Bike Riders

Edit: My Papa's surgery went fine. He will be staying overnight in the hospital.

Someone learned to ride their bike yesterday(4-7-09). Kolton actually learned to pedel and steer his bike. He did take a few tumbles today, a couple on his own and one when his brother backed his fourwheeler into his bike knocking it over. He got a small scratch on his nose and forhead, cried a few tears and got right back on his bike.

I was so proud of him.

Karter is getting there, he's a tiny bit shorter than Kolton so it's a little harder for him to push the pedles all the way down. It won't be long and he will be pedeling his on his own as well.
My little boys are growing up.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

My Dad

Eleven years ago my dad had a pretty bad heart attack. If I remember correctly over half of his heart is damaged, he died twice that night.

My dad is a stubborn man, although that is not a good trait to have sometimes, at others it is and I fully believe that this is why he has done so well.

Recently my dad has begun to get winded more easily than he previously had, this lead him to go to the his cardiologist to have things checked out. He fully believed that he probably had some more blockage. A stress test was preformed. He does not have blockage, but they did fine that he now needs an internal defibrillator. The doctor speculates that between 1 and 3 years it's HIGHLY likely that his heart will just stop beating. Unless he's somewhere where he can get immediate assistance he will die. My dad works in the oil field, his job requires him to travel to remote locations to check wells. More than likely he would be alone when this occurred. The device will at least give him a chance to call for help.

Papa(that's what we call him) will be having the defibrillator placed tomorrow. It's supposed to be a fairly fast procedure that may or may not require an overnight stay.

If you don't mind, please keep my papa in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

Monday, April 06, 2009

The One Where I Brag about My Husband

I don't brag about my husband enough especially here on the ole blog, but it's time to change that.

These past four weeks have been very trying for Jimmy and I as we tried to figure out what was going on with this pregnancy, dealt with Karter's procedure, tried to ready our old house for closing next week, and many other minor things in day to day life.

Several times throughout last week I was unable to do my nightly chores because of cramping and bleeding and Jimmy willingly stepped up to fill in. He's filled in where needing cooking dinner, giving baths to little boys and cleaning up the kitchen and toy littered room.

On top of that He's still been working and also working at our old house, which is were he headed off to now, even though it's late and he's very tired from having to take me to the ER last night because of the miscarriage. More on that in a minute.

I just wanted to publicly announce that I think he's an awesome husband and daddy. The boys adore him and didn't appear to miss me much today while I was at the hospital, due to all the daddy fun they had. While we do have out different opinions about things we are united at parents and that's very important.

My house is in shambles, my body is trying to recover, we've both probably gained some weight from comfort eating, but we are together and in the end that's what matters.

I love and appreciate you Jimmy!

I also want to thank my brother who came to our house in the middle of the night to be with the boys while they slept, even though he had to work early the next day. I love you guys too all three of you and I owe you one.

I will write a further post about this later, but I did miscarry last night. I had to go to the ER because of the bleeding and had to stay overnight. I have a early morning appointment tomorrow with the doctor to make sure it's complete and nothing further is needed. I'm still dealing with it tonight, taking some medication that makes me feel bad, but it's almost over.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Under Construction

Sprucing the blog up a bit today. It may take me awhile to get it completed.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

So Thankful

In spite of what I'm going through right now with this pregnancy I'm so thankful.

Thankful that Karter made it through his procedure just fine. We arrived at 9:00 that morning and got all checked in and sat down in the waiting room. We were surprised when one of our pastors showed up. He stayed with us awhile prayed and then he had to leave. After checking to make sure the PDA was present this time with and echocardiogram, the took him back at about 11:30. Unfortunately I was not allowed to actually go in with him while they sedated him as I had intended because I'm pregnant and Jimmy just couldn't do it. I had to stand at the door and he did cry and didn't want the mask put on his face, but I knew the more he cried the faster the anesthesia would work, he was out in about 30 seconds.

We moved to the waiting room were my dad was. My dad and I went to the cafeteria while Jimmy waited for us to return with his food.

Somewhere in there the nurse called to tell us things were going fine and they would be done soon. At 1:30 or so the Doctor came out to tell us things had gone fine. The reason his PDA was there sometime and not at others was because there was a bend in the vessel sometimes making it closed and others open. It was a pretty good sized PDA and they placed an occluder.

We were then sent to recovery to be with Karter as he woke. I forgot to mention that my Pediatrician was there as well because his child had to have a surgical procedure that day as well as was in the recovery bed across from Karter. So Dr. C was able to see Karter as he woke.

After an hour in recovery and after me having to climb in his bed so he wouldn't climb out, we were moved to the step down area. There we had to stay for 4 hours. It was uncertain if he would have to stay overnight at that time, but he was such a good boy and stayed still for the whole time that he had no problems and we were able to leave at 7:00p that night.

He was such a good boy.

They were both good boys. Kolton did great here with my mom, asking to call daddy from time to time. He was happy to see Karter when he came home and asked Karter if he could sit next to him on the couch.
Kolton is a little worried now and wants to make sure if he's going somewhere that Karter and Daddy get to go too.

I'm so thankful that's behind us, it was a huge stressor looming over our heads. Thankful that it went well and Karter is back to his normal if not more busy self.


On to something else. I've been reading this blog for awhile. They are having a really rough time with their baby Stellen, who is having some heart issues. I'm sure your thoughts and prayer would be appreciated.

Prayers for Stellan