Wednesday, February 9, 2011


If you missed this post on Parker’s Dad, be sure and  read it.  So much response and so many that have BEEN THERE. 
I began this post on Monday and am finishing it lateTuesday night, no early WEDNESDAY morning. 
My least favorite Sunday of the YEAR is SUPER  BOWL SUNDAY…it means the end of another year of the game I love.
I am glad it was a close game….that the Steelers got back in the game…I am happy that Donald Driver and  Aaron Rogers got a Super Bowl Ring.   This was not a game I had strong feelings about…I loved seeing Emmitt sitting in the box next to Laura Bush and down a few seats was Condi.  I loved the tear that rolled out of the eye of the Steeler player as the National Anthem was being sung (poorly sung in my opinion) Normally I could write a long post about the Super Bowl…and though I watched all eight hours plus of coverage, not much stood out.  The flip side is for all of you that are not football lovers, its over for another year.
I just realized that next Monday, VALENTINE’S DAY is my TWO YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY.  I NEVER WOULD HAVE BELIEVED IT351 posts later, it still blows my mind. I have met the most incredible bloggers who I now call friend.  We will celebrate next week
We had the coldest week in Shreveport this past week, filled with snow, ice and rain.  I literally did not leave the house, not even to walk to the mailbox (Jack did) from Monday afternoon until Saturday afternoon. WE caught up on lots of movies, cleaned out some closets, wrote some thank you notes, drank far too much coffee (had to try every flavor I had) just generally did whatever we wanted to.  Add to that I stayed in Pajamas all week….clean ones everyday, nonetheless pajamas.  Now school is already called off for tomorrow as we prepare for another storm.
All four of the little's were here this afternoon. Nothing makes me happier.
 Parker and Austin were excited because Parker got to go home with Austin and have a COUSINS CAMP IN!  those two cousins love to spend time together.  I snapped some priceless pictures this afternoon (We will NOT mention that Amanda synced my Iphone and lost all my contacts, apps and pictures this afternoon.  She felt so bad and worked so hard to get back some of it) 
Its hard to believe that my  littlest little is getting so big.  Austin and Grayson
Austin and Grayson
Are those two pictures of Jack and Grayson too sweet?
Last night and tonight Jack has spent the night with us. His Mom has some studying to do and I think his Dad has had a couple of hard days at work, so we are more than HAPPY to hang out with their little boy. He is a PARTY. Truth is we will keep him here until they make him come home.  Who wouldn’t want Woody over for a visit….he even brought Bulls Eye.
Last night we stopped for a bite to eat and as we are leaving Parker says “Slow down Jack” to which Jack replied, “Paker
(no R) Do not call me Jack, you know my name is WOODY!
This boy loves to role play.  He was wide awake at 1AM this morning, showing me some dance moves.  Tonight he fell asleep at midnight watching a movie. 
Many of you have emailed me to check on Jack .. thank you for asking.  He is doing good.  It has been four months since his stroke and we are  blessed that he walks, talks , drives, and there are very few things he cannot do…He is still in out patient therapy 2days a week and his shoulder and hand are getting much better….he has lost 50 pounds! That’s a good thing. There is one thing our entire family knows. Life is not the same after a stroke.  You look at everything different.  We are so thankful we got the Jack we knew back.  Many people do not.
I am reading the best book….cannot put it down…
Pioneer Woman
Ree Drummonds new book and it is a LOVE STORY…I think it was just released last week….and the good news… I am giving two copies away….The drawing will be from comments on this post only.
Very rarely do I give any other ways to get extra chances…you don’t have to jump through hoops here. But a  very dear friend of mine has began blogging.  I want her to get off to a good start….Her name is Diana(pronounced Dinah)! I remember how exciting it was to get comments when I
first start blogging
Her blog is
SO, What's the BIG DEAL?
Go there and leave her a comment, welcome her to the world of blog, then come back and let me know and you will get your name in the pot five extra times…I will draw for these two copies on Monday plus announce a SPECIAL BLOG ANIVERSARY PRIZE….I have something in mind…just need to put it together.
If you made it to the end of this post you deserve a medal….Just call it RANDOM

do not miss this post


Jules said...

I just got my book yesterday. I can't wait to start it tonight.

I just love "Woody's" blonde hair.

Gretta said...

I hate that you lost all the stuff on your phone!! I love all the pics of your sweet grands too. Glad Jack is doing well...we've been praying for him and your family. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I've been wanting to read it.

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta said...

I posted a comment on Diana's blog on the post "Re-evaluating & Refurbishing Me". I love the idea she suggested of living life to be "memory makers" for our children!

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta said...

Posted on Diana's blog #2

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta said...

Posted on Diana's blog #5

bamagv at aol dot com

Nezzy said...

OK, ya'll can just hang my metal 'round my neck. It'll look grand with my Winnie the Poo sweatshirt! Heeehehe!!!

Happy Blogiversary to you Sweetie, it has been a joy reading you and seein' your 'Littie' grow. That little Woody always cracks me can see that little 'personality' shine through the pictures.

I'm so sorry someone set out to purposely hurt you. Just let me at 'em girl!!!!

I soooo want to read Ree's new book. She's a champ in my book. I know it will be a wonderful read.

I'm thrilled to hear how well Jack is doin'. God is good and has blessed you richly bringin' your 'Man' back.

I'm off to support Diana/Dinah! I'll be back!!! (said in my best Terminator voice)

God bless and have a beautiful day my friend!!!

Kaypt said...

Went to Diana's blog and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the heads up on it. Good to read about you being snowed in. Me too! And more falling now. Take care and remember- spring will come!

Dear Sweet Home said...

I am in the same boat with the snow today! How precious is your grandson in that woody outfit?! I agree about the football, I will miss the sound of roaring crowds in our living room! I don't actually watch it, I just like that it brings everyone into the den together! But, I am ready for Spring - my little boy plays soccer and, oh, what fun that is to watch!

Gram said...

So glad to have the update on your husband. So glad he is continuing to improve.

Hope you are warmer this week - we were 8 below this morning!

I have visited Diana's blog and left a comment.

Becky said...

Precious, precious children. So darlin'!!!!

Jack has been in my prayers, and so glad to see things are going well. Praise God.

Good to see you "back in the saddle," too, so to speak, with your high occtane, joyous, inspirational blog.

Blessings to you as you are a blessing to others.

P.S. Visited Miss Diana's blog, too.

Jane's In The Jungle said...

Had been wondering about Jack, thanks for the update!
The picture of the 2 littlests in the chair...adorable!!

Jane's In The Jungle said...

I actually visited Diana the other day and became a follower!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog. I check daily to see if you've posted anything. I don't blog & wouldn't know where to begin but I feel like we are friends. Glad to know things are going well in your family.

Monica said...

Hi. Visiting from the Terrific Thursday Blog Hop. I am your newest follower. I look forward to reading your blog. Please stop by and visit mine.

Sassy Granny ... said...

My heart rejoices in the volley of good news & precious pics you've posted.

I'm with you: Super Bowl Sunday leaves me cold. The only thing good about it (in my opinion) is the opportunity to mingle with family & eat some yummy stuff. It would be fine by me if they never turned the T.V. on!


Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife said...

I am so glad to hear that Jack is doing so much better and that life is moving along so well! Enjoy snuggling up and cozing in this weather! I am so ready for spring!

Tanya said...

Hey Teresa,
I love PW!!!!!! My family loves when I cook from PW's book! HA!
I've been wanting to buy her book so will wait to see IF "lady luck" is on my side! HA!
Going to visit Diana and will be back to report! :0)
PS....Pajama days rock!

Tanya said...

Hi Teresa,
Went to visit Miss Diana...what a fun blog. I read about your momma passing away and it tugged at my heart since losing my dad in July and my mom being in nursing home. I will be back to visit her! Thanks for introducing us to a great friend!

Tammilee said...

I am a new follower from the blog hop
I blog at
I hope you will stop by

Patty Sumner said...


How preciious those grandbabies can be! Those two little blondies are absolutely beautiful. I love snow days. Just hanging out and doing whatever. I have far to many around here lately...ready for sunshine! I got my package wonderful! I cannot wait to dig into the book and all the other little extras! May you be blessed for such a generous heart. Blessings from Ky!

Kat said...

I love Pioneer Woman and have wanted to get her book so I would love to win a copy. Isn't she something?! Heck YES!

Just went to visit Diana and enjoyed my visit to her very cute blog.

Loved seeing the photos of your littles. "Woody" always always makes me smile.


Amee said...

Hi, I followed you on google friends from I hope you follow me back. Thanks : )

Grami's girls said...

The book is soooo good! I had already read it online and I ordered 2 of the books and have just started reading it again!!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I visited with Diana and left a comment...what a great idea to introduce new bloggers. Thanks for the referral.

Lisa said...

Seems like a lot of people have read and love this book!

The kids are too CUTE! I had girls and finally got a boy with my first grand...they are the BEST!

Glad to hear Jack is doing better. I don't comment often but I do think about you and him and yall are in my prayers.

Lisa said...

I visited Diana and read her 1st sentence on her snow days post and started following her. South Arkansas!!!? That's where I am! OK Kinda South centralish but I like to say South.

Going back to read more....

PEA said...

Your grandsons are so adorable, always enjoy seeing new pictures of them:-) That Woody outfit is just the best!!! hehe

So wonderful to hear that Jack is doing so well. As you say, so many aren't so lucky after having had a stroke like that. May he continue to do well.

I'd love to be able to read Ree's newest book:-) xoxo

Aphrodite's Mortal Friend said...

WOW! That's the longest post I think I've ever actually read ... I thin kthe book looks interesting- I LOVE the graphics! Stopping by from Thirtsy Thursdays- better late than never- and now I'm following you; hope you can stop by soon and return the favor!

gayle said...

I am watching Dinosaur Train with my grandson while trying to catch up on blogs. I have been going up and down as Bryson says....looking at the little boy dressed up like Woody. Gotta go he wants to see the little boy again and Micky Mouse on the side.

Cute pictures!

grammy said...

Isn't she amazing to have a cook bookand a love story out. Blogging has been good to her (o:
I went over to Diana's and left a comment. I still love to get comments.
Glad your husband is doing so well.

clif, somer, vivian, bauer & frances said...

thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. your site is too cute, and so is your sweet friend, diana's (i had to leave a comment about the snow! ha!). i also love ree, a friend of mine recently interviewed her, and said she is just as sweet and funny in real life as well...can't wait to read the book! :)

clif, somer, vivian, bauer & frances said...

thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. your site is too cute, and so is your sweet friend, diana's (i had to leave a comment about the snow! ha!). i also love ree, a friend of mine recently interviewed her, and said she is just as sweet and funny in real life as well...can't wait to read the book! :)

Michelle said...

I also noticed the tear that rolled out of the eye of the Steeler player.
I'm not a big sports fan but rooted for the Steelers since my hubby was.

Congratulations on your 2 year blog anniversary. BTW, I stopped by Diana's blog and welcomed her on her `Snow Days` post.

This has been some winter. We had a week of snow, which was beautiful. Then we had a wintry mix with snow, ice and rain. So dangerous. Be safe and careful. I didn't check our mail during those times. LOL...I stayed in my P.J.'s No one was going any where, what was the use of dressing up? As it is the kids don't have another break til April. We're praying for no more snow days.

I would love to win Ree Drummond's book. I hope I'm not too late to enter.

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm laughing a little because we're watching Toy Story 2 right NOW so those pictures of Jack are just perfect! Happy Blogoversary!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I have so many friends who comment about reading your blog that I decided to sign on as a follower! I also went over to your friend Diana's blog and welcomed her to the blog world, as well. I have enjoyed the Pioneer Woman's cookbook so much and would love to win a copy of her new book. What a love story that must be!!! Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway! Love & blessings from NC!

Theresa said...

Howdy, I missed this when I was out of town:( But I am headed over to visit Diana! Don't draw until I get back.... OK, I will hurry! HUGS!

Theresa said...

Whew, I'm back:) I said Hi to Diana on the post about snow! I am gonna go back and read about the Grand Canyon but needed to scurry back so I could get my name in the hat for the book FIVE times...

1. theycallmeganky :)
2. theycallmeganky :)
3. theycallmeganky :)
4. theycallmeganky :)
5. theycallmeganky :)

Thank you my sweet friend! HUGS!

Kimberley said...

Hi! I'm following you from the Thursday hop! I hope you'll come visit me and follow me back at
Thanks and have a lovely day!