Monday, November 24, 2008


What am I thankful for this year? So many things!

1) God and my freedom to worship Him!
2)My wonderful Hubby (who gets to be home for 5 days in a row)!
3) Four beautiful and healthy kiddos!
4) My parents and a daddy who made it through a heart attack this year!
5) My life and my health. Every day is a blessing!
6) My two sisters who call or e-mail every single day!
7) My friends and neighbors, without them I would be a nut case for sure!
8) My husbands job, food on the table, shelter above our heads, and money in the bank!
9) The south, with the beaches and warm weather!
10) Everything else that just makes life worth living!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you have a GREAT week!

Monday, November 17, 2008

2 days and my hubby!

Who knows what a difference 2 days can make? I do! I do!
My sweet husband is coming back home next Wednesday evening and I am SO excited. Usually he will leave on a Sunday evening and then not come back for two weeks on a Friday evening. Well, since next week is Thanksgivng he is coming back on Wednesday evening instead. It is only a 2 day difference from what he normally does but for some reason it seems like such a huge change. It made saying goodbye to him last night that much easier. It makes the next week seem so much closer! :-) Part of me thinks I am silly, it's only 2 days....

Friday, November 7, 2008

REALLY bad hair!

I have been putting off posting this blog....I don't know why. I told everyone I was going to post some pictures from my sisters wedding and she got married 1 month ago! We had a great time in Chicago and I am so glad we went! Nicholas and Alexis did a GREAT job as ring bearer and flower girl and I HAVE to get some pictures posted of that. But, before all the good stuff I have to tell you about my hair!
I was a bridesmaid for my sisters wedding. I have not lived in the Chicago area for over 15 years, I have no idea who to go to to get my hair done. My sister, the bride, was having friends do her hair. My other sister, also a bridesmaid, lives in Chicago and I couldn't drive all the way out to Chicago when the wedding was in the suburbs. My mom was getting her hair done the night before and her girl couldn't get me in on Saturday either. So, what was I left with? My grandmothers hair stylist could get me in! Finally!
I will admit that I was a little scared of the prospect that some lady that does "old lady" hair was going to do mine but my mom assured me that this lady was good and that it would be fine. Before I left for the wedding I went to my hair stylist in Hilton Head and said, what would you recommend I do with my hair. She gave me a very simple look and actually showed me how to do it so I felt like I could tell my grandmothers hair stylist what I wanted and get it done. No big deal.
Well I went into the salon on Saturday. I brought my grandmother with me so she could get her hair done too. I told the stylist what I wanted and she put me in a chair with hot rollers. I was honestly already thinking this was a bad sign but I thought I would give her the benefit of the doubt. I looked through her magazines, trying to find a picture of what I wanted but found a lot of her books were very dated (bad sign number 2). I finally found something that was similar and explained to her how I wanted mine to be similar but then how I wanted it different. She set me in the chair to get to work. Bad sign number 3 came on like a big wave...all of a sudden this lady was going to town on my hair with the back combing process like there was no tomorrow. I kept telling myself to remain calm but the look on my 13 year old daughters face told me this was bad! I had to keep talking to my 13 year old daughter because honestly, I was going to cry. She got done and I just didn't even know what to say. This lady was SO super nice, and did me such a favor to even work me in on a Saturday morning, I couldn't be anything but gracious! My grandmother was gushing to me about how good it looked and all the while, I was smiling and laughing just so I wouldn't cry. It was TERRIBLE!
I got to my mom's house and the first thing she said was, "oh Bekah, your hair looks so good"! I shot her "the look" and said, "I am going to take a shower, wash my hair, and Stephie is going to have to help me get my hair done!" "Oh, and don't tell me I look nice, I look like something out of the movie Steel Magnolias"! It took Stephie and I like 20 minutes to do my hair and once it was done, it was just what I wanted. I didn't get as many curls as I wanted but Jason said I looked HOT and that's all that mattered!
So, for your viewing pleasure, here are my before and after pictures. Oh and one of Julia Roberts from the movie Steel Magnolias...I wasn't kidding, I knew I looked like something straight out of the 80's and that was not good!

Above: Julia Roberts

Nxt 2: After hair salon

Below: After I fixed my
own hair! :-)

I took these photos
with my cell phone.

I was not smiling because
I was NOT happy!

Okay, and now the finished product!
See, it all turned out just fine! :-)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

So sick of it all.......

Seriously, the world is not going to end people! I did not vote for Obama and yes I do wish that McCain had won, but he didn't and life is going to go on!
Everyone around me is acting like someone has just died and it is really starting to piss me off! I have enough to deal with in my life without everyone talking about how mad, sad, scared, angry, hurt and whatever else they feel!
If Christians REALLY believe that God is the one who is in control and if Christians REALLY believe that all of this is no surprise to God, then quit acting so depressed! I feel like we are a bunch of sore losers and complainers and it is really starting to affect my mood. How about everyone stops complaining and starts praying!?
Ok, I'm done now....just had to vent!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

I hope that you all had a safe and happy Halloween, I know we did! Even though we bought pumpkins about 2 weeks ago, the carving did not commence until the day of Halloween. We wanted to do it before then but just couldn't bring ourselves to do it without daddy, therefore we waited until he was back home to carve with us. As soon as the kids got home from school on Friday we started working on pumpkins! I was so proud of the kiddos and all the scooping out of junk that they did all by themselves this year. Yay! Stephie got home from school and said that she wanted to carve her pumpkin but didn't want to take the goop out. Yeah well, this mama didn't want to take the goop out either so she didn't get to do a pumpkin this year.

After the pumpkins were done the kids all got dressed up and into their costumes. Stephie decided that 13 was to old to go trick or treating so she stayed home with me to pass out candy. It was a fun night. The kids got way too much candy and loved every minute of it! We had a ton of trick or treaters and the weather was pretty nice. I love this neighborhood for Halloween. 95% of the house participate and it is just a very family oriented experience. Nothing to scary and just fun for everyone. One house gives out glow sticks every year, another house passes out juice boxes (he feels the kid will be thirsty after all that walking). People sit at the end of their driveways, set up tables, it is just nice!
Anyway, enough are some pictures. ENJOY!