Monday, April 28, 2014

Pray For Arkansas

I had planned on writing a post about our wonderful weekend that we enjoyed as a family until last night. 

For days the local news channels and the weather service had been warning individuals of severe weather that was due to arrive Sunday afternoon into the early Monday morning hours. We did what we had to do and got back home to wait out the storms and see what they brought for us. 
The storms missed us but unfortunately approximately 40 miles from our home others were losing theirs.
We were watching the news as these tornadoes hit. Mass casualties, mayflower, vilonia take cover now the storm will be there within 5 minutes and as the reports rolled into the news center you could see the expressions on the meteorologists faces. 

I cant seem to stop looking at the pictures, reading facebook updates and watching the news. Not even 24 hours after the storm. Mother nature shows no mercy to anyone. 

I cant help but sit here and wonder what I can do to help so I thought to myself I can spread the word. Blog about it. Maybe just maybe this will reach others and they will see that Arkansas needs help and prayers. 

Click the links to find out how you can help!! 

The latest that has been reported
16 confirmed dead
This number is expected to rise

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Hops and Flowers

I have impatiently waiting for some nice beautiful flowers to bloom but it seems we are behind compared to some other so I am limited on what has bloomed around here. 

Tomorrow we are taking the kids to the zoo for a family day. Maybe I can get some pictures of some pretty blooms then. Most of the pictures that I post on my blog are straight out of the camera with no editing done. 

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rain Rain Go Away.....Or Not

Today is a rainy Thursday. I wish it would have came earlier this morning so I could have slept better. Instead the rain made its appearance this afternoon. I do not mind the rain one bit. It is helping my allergies get a break. 

Since its such a rainy day and I don't have much to say I decided to follow in Taira's blog steps and answer some questions in a questionnaire! How fun! You can find out more about me and her as well. If you want to participate by all means do so. Just make sure you comment you link so I can read your fun answers and comment on Taira's Blog as well so she can read your answers. 

Do you like blue Cheese?
Umm yeah! I am a cheese addict. Blue cheese is great on my salads and mostly on a steak. Oh my Yummy Yummy

Do you own a weapon?
Most definitely. We be packing around here!! (legally)

What flavor of Kool-aid is your favorite?
Used to be tropical punch. As I have gotten older this drink seems to give me some major heart burn

Do you get nervous before a doctors appointment?
Depends on why I am going

What do you think of hot dogs?
Ugh they are okay if grilled. Other than that I will usually pass. 

Favorite Christmas movie?
I really dont have one. Christmas usually bums me out

How many miles do you run a day?
Miles? Run?? HAHAHA thats funny!

What is your favorie piece of jewelry?
I will have to say the memory locket I got to pick out for myself as a Valentines day gift from my significant other. 

Favorite Hobby?
Photography!! I am not great at it but its still my favorite thing to do. 

Favorite quote of the day?
I dont have a favorite of the day but I have a favorite of all time "reality continues to ruin my life"

Whats your weight?
I am a proud 120!! 

Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment
My vanilla bean wax melts smell so wonderful, ugh my ear is aching and oh listen to that thunder! Loving it

Current worry
My son, always my son. He is sick at the moment. Double ear infection and allergies. All that set his eczema off and he got a secondary infection from all that. 

Current hate right now?
That my Loki (siberian husky puppy) will not stop chewing on my shoes!

Favorite place to be?
Right here at home with my family

Where would you like to go?
Of all time?? Australia 

Do you own slippers?
Yes two pairs and they are both very very colorful

What color of shirt are you wearing? 
Black, not a great idea considering I have two white dogs that shed like crazy. 

Can you whistle?
Ugh NO!! I hate everyone who can :-( 

Favorite color

Would you be a pirate?
No, Never! I can not swim

What songs do you sing in the shower
If you think im sexy (rod stewart) makes me crack up laughing everytime

Whats in your pocket?

Last thing that made you laugh?
Answering the song I sing in the shower because well it makes me laugh

Worst injury you ever had as a child
Oh a horrible burn on my leg from my brothers motorcycle. It blistered and popped. Eww it was nasty

Do you love where you live?

How many t.v.s do you have?

Who is your loudest friend?
No one really. I dont have much of a social life anymore

How many dogs do you have?

1 plus a stray

Does anyone have a crush on you?
I dont know and I dont care

What is your favorite book?
Hunger games series

What is your favorite candy?
Hersheys with Almonds

What song do you want played at your funeral?
Really? Im not going to think about that

Have a wonderful and Sunny Thursday

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trumpet Vine

So the last couple of days I have been seeing blooms laying around on the ground and looked and looked and could not find where they were coming from. 

I posted a picture on facebook and got a lot of responses on what they could be. Anything from trumpet lily to day lilies. Everyone wanted to think it was a lily. I had one person say a "hummingbird flower" So I looked that up and seen it said a trumpet vine. I kept reading and it said it did not bloom until June. Here it is and its only April. So I passed it off because of that and I never could find a vine. Anywhere!! I walk out this morning and see these blooms basically covering the ground. I look even harder and I found where they were coming from.

Yes this is indeed the "hummingbird flower" or trumpet vine. This is the only living thing on this tree. It was the last place I would have thought to look. It does not start low to the ground. Which is weird but it doesn't. 
Supposedly this attracts hummingbirds. I have not seen any flying around it today. All I have seen are bees. If this plant is not supposed to bloom until June does this mean we are going to have a bad summer? Ugh I hate the heat. I hope this is not a sign of what is to come. 

A tidbit of information on this vine. It will cause a reaction to people if the leaves are touched, something similar to poison ivy. 
If you want to read more about this vine go ahead and click HERE.

I suggest if your allergic to poison ivy, do not touch this plan. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday April 23, 1014

March 9th 2014 
The world lost a wonderful woman and heaven gained an angel. 
I love you forever

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Not Your Typical Easter

Oh I have once again stumbled off the beaten path of blogging. But that is okay. I am here again and hopefully will continue to follow. 

Easter was yesterday and I hope all of you enjoyed the day with your family. For us it is not the traditional Easters that I remember. We were never really into going to church and honestly I still dont. (Even though I am seriously thinking about it)
But we would always dye eggs, hide them, hunt them and have an Easter lunch. My parents never said what Easter was about or anything. I found out later as an adult. 
Easter this year was a disaster. We decided to take Logan out to an Easter Egg hunt that a local church had set up at the city park. Logan was already feeling kind of rough but I wanted him to be able to pick up eggs since we decided we were not doing it at home. I should have put Logan in the younger age group. He was slow and never stood a chance. Unlike most of the other parents there, we wanted Logan to be able to do it himself and have fun. We look around and parents are gathering eggs and throwing them in their kids baskets. It was a horrible display of greed I have ever seen. Not only that but other parents were fighting. A brawl just about broke out and I heard the grandmother telling the adults it was not a place for that. It continued out in the parking lot. We just scooped up Logan and got out of there. We see kids leaving and parents carrying baskets overflowing with eggs. It was sad. It was very sad. So Eric and I have decided our goal for next year we will set up an Easter egg hunt for Special Needs Children. Then those kids will be given a chance. 

As you can see he did not end up with much and most of that he can not even have due to allergies. 

Then on our actual Sunday and settling down a bit after a the horrible display of people on Saturday Logan spent the morning in therapy. 
After about 2 hours Logan started feeling really bad and ended up with a fever and the therapist had to leave early. I kept him home from school today and this is what he started his morning off with
This Easter is one to not exactly remember but to help up make a better one next year for my sweet little boy.