Sunday, August 31, 2008

Finally Home

We left Friday evening to go to LR and then Sat on to ElDorado. We started driving today around 4 pm. What a long trip. We finally got home around 10 pm. We have 2 very tired boys and 2 very tired parents.
But, it was a good visit with my family; we were able to celebrate my grandmother's birthday. This time last year, I did not think we would celebrate it again. It was great to be able to be there today.
On the way to LR, we about lost it with the boys-they fussed, argued, screamed,etc at each other. On the way home, it was peaceful! Because,....I traded by Montero and got a minivan!! A Toyota Sienna. I've looked at these for a year and researched them. We got a great deal at Landers in LR. Now each boy has their own seat and they can't reach each other and there will be peace in the car!! YEAH!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Favorites

What a week!
1. FRIDAY!! It is my favorite day of the week. I thought today would never come. I am ready for a 3-day weekend.
2. Rubbing alcohol. You should try mopping with this. I makes your floor feel sooo clean under your feet and you know is has been disinfected!
3. My family. We are going to Little Rock tonight and then on to ElDorado tomorrow. (AFTER, we look at Landers Toyota for a minivan). My mom is waiting on us to spend the night and then she will go with us. I love traveling with my guys. It is usually a very interesting trip. We are going to visit my grandparents (my mom's parents) Grandma has breast cancer and 1 year ago this month, she was given 4-6 weeks to live. She is a fighter! Grandpa is slowly going downhill; he has been taking care of her, along with the 5 daughters, for a year now.

That's all for this week-gotta get packed before Jason gets here and is ready to go. Have a great weekend! And be safe on the roads.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Jason passed his test today! YEAH!! He is now a licensed master social worker (LMSW). He called me at 12:15 this afternoon to share the great news. What a relief I feel; I can just imagine how he feels.
We are going to celebrate with dinner out and me going to Kordyn's PIN night at school. I'm sure Jason will be the first one asleep tonight since he hasn't slept very well due to stress!

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Look

I've wanted to change my blog background and finally figured it all out. What do you think? It was FREE!!!! I love a good bargain. The only problem is that I can't get a new picture to upload. Will work on that later. I have tried to load new pics to post but our printer is not working well and I think we are going to need a new one.
Jason is taking his test Tues in Little Rock starting at 8:30. It is a 4 hour test. Please pray for him. He knows the material; he just needs clarity of mind and calmness and durability! I couldn't sit for 4 hours and take a test!
Kordyn is liking school so far this year. It is so nice to hear positive comments instead of negative like we heard last year. I feel that this will be a great year. His PIN night is tomorrow so I hope I will not change my mind!
Landyn is doing great in potty training. He is all about making bubbles in the potty. Still in a pull-up at night, but otherwise dry during the day.
I am loving my new class. I miss last years but I am looking forward to this years. I just have to readjust my thinking and remember that they are beginning kindergarten not leaving it!
Well, Jon and Kate+8 is coming on soon. Baths are calling me!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Favorites

Here is this week's list: It looks a little slim. Maybe I need an attitude adjustment!
1. FRIDAY!!!! I love teaching, but this week has been a little nuts. I am ready for a calm Friday night and sleeping in on Sat. am. Kordyn's friend, Layne, is spending the night so they will be occupied and we will only see them for meals! Landyn has not had much of a nap this week in his class; new room, new noises,etc, so I hope he sleeps well tonight. I know I will!
2. Recipe books. I am looking through all of my recipe books trying to find new recipes. I'm so tired of fixing the same old foods.
3. Big pillows. I found these awesome big pillows at Stein Mart for under $10.00 and we love to lay on them in the floor. Landyn will stack them up and jump on them. He is doing that now.
4. Last, resale shops. If I can get the energy, I am going to clean out the boys' closets this weekend and take their old fall/winter clothes to be sold. I love to shop at resale shops-great bargains without having to get up early on a Sat am!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What is with this rainy weather?

I woke up this am with a major migraine headache. I haven't had one since Kordyn was about 2 years old. I finally got medicine to stay down and made it into school about 2 hours late and was only told 20 times that I was late. I think this crazy front is what triggered this. If it happens again, I will definitely go to the dr for medicine. Excedrin for migraines worked pretty well. I just had shaky hands all day?? Maybe from the caffeine? I feel for anyone who regularly suffers from these.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Welcome, consistant schedule!! We missed you.

I am probably the only teacher ready for the new school year to begin. I was really ready to begin. I have 14 kindergarteners this year. I am excited to get started. I love when the kids are so excited and eager to learn.
Kordyn had a great day. He is in 5th grade this year. He and his best friend Layne are again in the same class. They are in Mrs. Orr's room; she teaches reading, etc. Mrs. Lassiter will be his math and science teacher.
Landyn moved up to the "White House" building today since he is potty trained now. We have wonderful teachers in this room.
Jason is busy studying for his state boards next week. We will see him when he finishes; he will be studying all this week and weekend!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

SATURDAY Favorites

Since I was out of town yesterday, I will post my Friday Favorites on Saturday.
1. Spending time with Jason. We went to Memphis Friday afternoon for Jason's birthday. It was sooo nice to spend time with just him. It is sometimes impossible for us to talk with the commotion at our house.
2. The Archiver's store in Memphis. Why haven't I been there before??? It is am awesome store and I was so proud that I only spent $20.00.
3. Shoney's hot fudge cake. I really do not like chocolate; I only eat it ever so often, but this cake is wonderful. I haven't had one in years. Still great
4. Flip-flops. I love just throwing on shoes and telling the boys to get their's on and we can leave so fast.
5. Blogging. It is so fun. This week I was sent a new blog to visit, but I can't list it as one of my list yet because the information on it is still a surprise! (Keep an eye out for it coming soon!)

I have already bought 5 Christmas presents! YEAH!!
Later, Rhonda

Thursday, August 14, 2008

One is potty trained-One is a pre-teen!

Tonight, I am not believing how big my boys are getting!
I am in shock but Landyn is actually potty trained! I have hesitated this whole week to use that phrase, but he has only had 3 accidents since last Thurs! I am so proud of him. But, this means that he is getting bigger and moving up to the White House building at Montessori. Kordyn started there around age 2. Landyn is ready and will love it, but mom is having a hard time letting him grow up!
We went to Kordyn's school's open house tonight. He will be in the 5th grade. I know he will have a great year, but I am also sad because he is growing up sooo fast.
I am just so thankful to have 2 wonderful, healthy kids (even Landyn's heart problems are minor compared to what we could be going through). This week has been a reminder of how precious they are to me.
However, I am looking forward to Jason and I going away this weekend. What fun to sleep in late!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Prayer Request

Some friends of ours are really needing your prayers. Robbie Johnson was hit by a car while cycling yesterday morning. (His wife's blog is on my list with updates-Stacey Johnson, The Johnson Chronicles). He is in stable but serious condition at the med in Memphis.
This hits home closely to our family-Jason's brother was in a bike wreck last Feb. He was fortunate that he only sustained facial injuries, but did have to go to UAMS in Little Rock and was suspected of brain injuries. He had to have steel plates put in his cheekbone and upper brow area. Please pray for the Johnson family. He is facing a very long and painful recovery.
I also received an email today that a former student, he is just 7, was diagnosed with leukemia and was taken to St. Judes today. As a parent, this is one of your worst nightmares to have to go through. Please remember the Sherman family.
Thanks RT

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Life is good correction

My great relaxing day only lasted while everyone was sleeping. Once, the troops made it back into my domain (the living room) all chaos broke out, fighting was heard, screaming, oops (my favorite word!), and yes, the daily question of "What's for dinner?". Oh, well, it was great while it lasted.

Life is good

I LOVE cloudy Sunday afternoons! Jason is taking a nap. Kordyn is reading in his room. Landyn is on his way to a nap (as soon as he realizes that I am not going to let him get up from his bed) and I am blog stalking, watching HGTV and have a stack of cookbooks to look through for something new to make. I could live like this everyday.
With the new school year fast approaching, I feel the need to "makeover" my attitude and start afresh. I've been reading Beth Moore's book, Get Out of That Pit, and it has really changed my life. Wonderful book; very uplifting and motivating. I am working really hard on making positive changes in how I look at others, how I treat others, and how I manage my time. I feel like God could do so much more in my life if I would just stop and let him take more control. I try to hang on to too much!
Well, since everyone else is either asleep or quietly reading, I may feel the need for a little snooze myself.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday Favorites

This week is a little skim in the favorites due to a BUSY week and I have a huge headache and I have to take someone to the potty about every 30 min!
1. My job. I really enjoy teaching at Montessori. This will be my 12th year there-8th to teach kindergarten. I have found my perfect match. And I love taking my children with me! (Well, Kordyn used to go there and his school is only 2 blocks away now)
2. Praise music. I love to turn up my radio and belt out my favorite songs. If I could change one thing in my life, I want to sing! and in tune! I would give almost anything to be able to sing like Martina McBride. I used to sing in Centrals choir when Ric Hunt was there. I only lip sang because I did not want anyone to say I was off-key-I only joined so Jason would do it. He can sing; I can't.
3. Looking for a new van! I love looking at them on-line. I just haven't had time to go out and test drive them yet. I just want a good deal with a great payment!
4. My blog. Jason never reads this and he will never know if I talk about him or not!! HAHAHA. (I just wrote this because he told me that he hopes I never write about him without his approval. What he does not know won't hurt him.

I'm off to take more tylenol for this massive headache of mine!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Toilet training

Well, we are officially toilet training and I can not believe how well this is going. Landyn is telling us when he needs to go (#1 and#2). It has been really a nice week, we'll see how well he does at Mammie's house tomorrow. We have Inservice all day and Montessori is closed. Kordyn has even helped take him to the potty. I'm so proud of Landyn!!
It does make me sad because my baby is growing up and is not going to need a diaper anymore. Oh, well that $75.00 will be gladly spent on other things!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Weekend went too fast!

This weekend was over too fast! We went to Searcy on Saturday to meet my parents, aka PaT and Nana, for dinner. We sat at Doc's Grill for about 2 hours. It was just too hot to do anything outside. It was nice to visit with them;it's been about a month that we saw them. We went early so we were able to just sit and visit (and Landyn took a little nap!)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Favorites

Here is this week's favorites:
1. My friends! You know who you are-we just spent an evening laughing and talking 90 miles an hour at Cafe Buono. I am so blessed to have them in my life. They are a gift from God.
2. Cafe Buono-I do not like to drink coffee, but they make the BEST hot chocolate! No, I did not drink it tonight, way tooooo hot. But they have these new green tea fruit smoothies and the carribbean colada is the best.
3. TJ MAXX-had a little retail therapy and only spent $5.00 on a Christmas present
4. Hearing Kordyn talk about what he will be when he grows up-please don't hurry too much. I hurt every time I hear him say he will be in the 5th grade. I remember, really well, when I was in the 5th grade and to have a child in there is really making me feel old!! I came in this evening to overhear him and Jason discussing this. They decided that he could probably do anything but he will need to do better in math this year.
5. Lastly, blogs. I have become a blog stalker and I admit that I am really addicted and I love it. I know others who also suffer from this.

It is late and I am really having a hard time keeping my eyes open to type this. Good Night!!