Capturing Happiness

Monday, September 24, 2012

#3 If Life gives you Lemons

Make Lemonade!

KK and I spent part of the afternoon picking lemons off the tree in hopes of giving the tree some rest. The tree just looked to darn tired from carrying the weight of the lemons. I could hear the tree go aawww! As it's limbs were relieved. We picked 32 lemons just off the bottom limbs! Whew...that's a lot of picking when you are swatting mosquitoes in the 98 degree weather.  We rewarded our self with Lemonade.

 3 Meyer Lemons
1.5 cups of sugar
2 quarts of water

Rocker Chic
KK's doll was feeling a little wild this weekend and needed an outfit to fit her mood. We decided to make her a fringed jean skirt with a  fitted skull and chain sleeveless top. We are hoping it's just a phase she is going through or she is just preparing for Halloween.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Capturing Happiness #2

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy moment!

My oven is working after 1 month and 7 days of craziness. My parent's wonderful friends and my hero's came and fixed the outlet for my oven. Which means....I don't have to buy a new one....And I have $850.00 in a Lowes gift card to go on a shopping spree! I guess it does pay off to buy the warranty! Sometimes their negligence works in your favor. Whoo Hoo!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Capturing Happiness #1

When it seems the day could not get any worse, it is important to find a moment of happiness. It's important because when you find yourself dwelling on the negative of the past and dread what the future holds you are not enjoying the life God has given us. One day of staying negative could become two and two to three, and it is said once you do it three times it is yours. So instead of owning negative thoughts and spreading negative moments I want to share and own moment of happiness through pictures. I plan on doing this daily as long as I can.....So here we go!

This is my happy face! Trust me I can look at this picture and critique my eyes, smile, freckles, teeth....but this is me! I will love me just the way I am. Try anyways....LOL

Monday, September 10, 2012


Today is my Birthday and God delivered the most wonderful weather! For some reason it just made my whole day great! I love feeling the cool breeze. It gives me pep in my step. I have more energy and patients for little things.

10 Great Things on MY Birthday

1. My hubby was in bed with me when I woke up....instead of at work.
2. KK was so excited to tell me Happy Birthday and give me her gifts that she picked out. A heart necklace and 3 sets of cubic earrings. Wore them to church
3. Made it to church on time without any hiccups. The message was awesome. KK was able to show me where in the Bible the book Peter is and what it was about. I love church!
4. My brother remembered my age 32, unlike everyone else who thought I was older. crazy people!
5. My Mom stopped by to give me more jewelry and brought over a cake. It was so good.
6. Dana stopped by to pick up KK which gave Ricky and I time to go to Lowes and buy flowers
7. Planted flowers ....did I mention the weather was amazing!
8. We shared the first valley lemon off the tree for the season.
9. Watched Army Wives season finale...relax
10. Talked to Xavier and his roommates on Skype....It was so good seeing him.

So this is my Wally World moment.....Friday night we got to the Pleasure Pier they were closing. I seriously was disappointed. I was looking forward to riding the rides with my friends. But it was a no go. Maybe next time.

We did make a terrible mistake and ate at Bubba Gumps. The food was overpriced and horrible. The atmosphere on a Friday night was a downer...the food was surely not fresh but frozen. Hello! It's located on the water and they couldn't have fresh seafood. I am still amazed at how bad it was. We ate at Fish Tales the next day and that was so much better!

 And here is a picture of our victim. The first Valley Lemon off the tree for the year. Now what are we going to do with the other 40 of them.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Today is Yucky Icky Day

Well, I debated if I would blog this today....but this is my life and it is not all positive. And I feel like jotting a little right now...So here it is "I feel like Poop today!" I have had stomach issues all week long and today I am just feeling groose. But in the spirit of stayin positive. IT'S MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND! We have planned to stay the night in Galveston at Moody Gardens. My Brother in-law has given us a Suite. Heard it's as big as a small house. Yipee! We plan on going to Pleasure Pier which has tons of spinning rides that on a normal day I would be thrilled but today....ugh...I hope I can survive it. We don't get to get out much so I am putting a smile on my face and committed to having a great time! I plan on taking tons of pictures, hopefully none of me vomitting. But if it happens Oh Well, I went out  celebrating my BDAY! I really do hope we make it to the antique shops tomorrow afternoon. I love going down to the strand just looking in all the shops. But that will all depend on little Miss KK. If she starts calling us home we will loose our relax mode and head on home. Fingers Crossed!

Okay....Time to document life through pictures!

My Babies Headed back to School 2012

Miss KK she was also so excited about going back to school. She has this back pack that lights up when she walks. She totally loving life right now!


The XMan setting up his room in college for the first time. He is so excited and I am thrilled for him. I just hate that he is so far away. It's been 2 weeks and it is still freaking me out!

Okay down below is a coral snake I killed the 3rd day of school. KK and her friend walked right up on in on the way to the car. Talk about freaking out! This day could have totally ended differently if it wasn't for the girls being smart and running like crazy. I hate even thinking about it again. Scary!

Ricky and I fishing on our new boat! Life is good! I love that MAN!