Saturday, May 29, 2010

Prom Night!

I'm so excited because my "little" girl went to the prom tonight! Our day was filled with last minute preparations, which of course, had a little added drama! Originally, she was supposed to have a couple of human hair tracks added to her hair for a little extra length and volume. Well, the lady that claimed she would do it for free decided to go out of town to drop off her granddaughter and forgot about Deondra's hair. She text'd her friend, who was getting her hair done by our neighbor down the street, and asked could the girl do hers too. She didn't text back, although they had been texting prior to that back and forth with little time in between each text message. Anyhoo, she decided to just get her own hair crimped and it turned out pretty anyway.

She got to experience her first trip to the nail shop, which was quite interesting! Since we weren't able to freely dish out cash, we had to find a reasonably priced nail salon. Well, that means a trip to da hood! LOL We got to watch a baby crawl on the not-so-clean floor, a "granny" aged woman come in wearing a FUBU brand jersey and shorts, complete with black & white claw-like nails (she was missing two---reason for her trip) asking "how murch" it would cost, and listened to a lady complain that her nails were way too short for her to pay full price! Extremely interesting trip! Hee Hee! I managed to get pics while she was getting them done, but forgot to take one of the finished job! I'll update later.

Can you tell she's thrilled?

After a trip to Belk for her stick-on bra, and a trip to Sam Moon (oh how I lurve that place!) for her purse, I dropped her off at her friend's house so she could curl her friend's hair. Then I picked her up and brought her home so she could get dressed. I then dropped her off at her other friend's house so they could all ride together. By the way, boyfriend lost his status due to not calling when he should and not returning text messages in a timely fashion, so his prom priviledges were also revoked!!! Several of her friends were going "stag" so she didn't have a problem with it, thank God!

All in all, she looked beautiful and as I'm typing, I'm awaiting her arrival! Oh how I look forward to waking her up for church in the morning! lol

P.S. She wore four inch stilleto heels, so I look short next to her!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Feminine Friday

Check out Valencia's blog at Buildeth Her House for more on Feminine Friday. I love dressing up wearing all things girly! I actually put this dress on just to take the boys to school and run an errand before work. At the last minute (because I was running late) I decided to wear it to work. I got compliments on how cute it was! Go figure? I wear it around the house most of the time! Hee Hee!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Just Me Being Me

So many topics swim around in my mind, and sometimes I just want to write out my thoughts. I love blogging because we can share our thoughts with others and maybe help someone along the way that we many never get the privilege to meet in person. I love blogging because I've learned so much and met some really super cool people while doing it! So many on here inspire me to take care of my family in ways I never dreamed of before blogging. I'm an only child who grew up with the best example of a Proverbs 31 woman. My mother was a stay-at-home mom, who did all the cooking (Dad bbq'd and in the later years tinkered with many small appliances he bought off of the tv - lol), cleaning, laundry and taking care of little old me. Fast food was a rare treat, as was going out to dinner. My daddy was in the military, so I do remember going to the NCO and Officer's clubs for dinner occasionally. The majority of the time, she cooked and baked from scratch. Being an only child and a little on the spoiled side, I didn't turn out to be very domestically inclined. If I didn't seem that interested in cooking, she sweetly would tell me to go play. Needless to say, my hubby didn't exactly get Julia Child. Instead my other married friends were bragging about the wonders of microwaving and I quickly followed suit. I did at least pick up baking from scratch, because my mother would always shun box cakes and store bought sweets. I knew better than to go there! lol I also loved to look at cookbooks and later learned to make many good meals that way. The Lord knew I needed domestic guidance after my mother passed, so he sent me a sweet friend named Theresa. We knew each other from church functions and were reconnected when she slipped me her phone number at my mom's funeral. I later learned from her that through a dream, my mother spoke to her and told her to be there for me. Isn't God awesome??? I learned cooking tips, and how to care for my children and home the way a godly woman should. Because of her and her husband, we were motivated to foster children and eventually adopt. I learned how to raise a big family through her guidance. She adopted a daughter and also has four birth children and one stepson. Unfortunately, many changes in our lives separated us once I moved away. We still talk but aren't as close as we used to be. I still think of her often and incorporate things that she's taught me. Recently we've started texting each other and sending messages through Myspace. I hope to see her soon when Deondra graduates next month.

I'm not a perfect person by no means. I'm definitely not trying to be someone that I'm not or trying to keep up with other families. Most of the time I'm overwhelmed by the clutter and laundry, and exhausted from work and chauffeuring kids around. My kids can be a handful and a half, and things don't get done when they should. But I love the Lord and try to live the way He wants me to live. Even though Momma's gone, I have a wonderful Pastor's wife who inspires me to live as a Proverbs 31 woman. I also have an awesome godmother I can get advice from, who is just a phone call away in Atlanta. There are days that I want to throw in the towel, but I have 7 people who rely on me daily and I can't ever let them down. Sometimes it's lonely and rough, but it's rewarding and I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's my fabulous life and I thank God for it!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Feminine Friday

Although I'm still short on dresses and skirts that I can wear to work, I did find a picture to share. Thanks Valencia @ Buildeth Her House, for hosting! Dresses are in this season, so hopefully lots more ladies will join in. This is a dress I got at Belk (where I work), last year. It's very cool and comfortable, as well as pretty.

Be Blessed and enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


I hope that everyone had a blessed and fabulous Mother's Day! I had a really good one, which started off with breakfast in bed, cooked and served by my oldest daughter, Deondra. Delicious!!!

Then I was greeted by all the kids with their cards. I love all the artwork and the effort that went into them.

After church, they gave me the cards that they made at church, plus all the mothers got a goody bag from the church.

My aunt prepared a big dinner at my cousin's house, and when we got there, my family gave me a few more surprises. I got a bag of Ghiradelli dark chocolates with raspberry filling (in the photo above), the cutest crystal penquin from the boys and a balloon that has a recorded message of all the kids saying "Happy Mother's Day" and then it plays "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You"!!! I was so thrilled!

Last Saturday I got my dream purse from Hubby (greatest on hubby earth). Wow!!! Yay me!

That was my day! It was awesome and I feel so special! I'm ending this post with a picture of the greatest mother ever! She's been gone 11 years, but so much of her is instilled in me. She was a true Proverbs 31 woman and I live my life the way she lived hers. She was a true inspiration and left a legacy to be proud of. I look forward to seeing her again one day!

Be Blessed!!!