Friday, July 28, 2006

Say What?

Friday Feast

I haven't had much time to think to myself my real posts have gone in exile apparently. So here is another meme called Friday Feast. I promise I will have something more to say soon.

Feast One-Hundred & Four

What's the funniest dream you can remember having?

I once had a dream that I was a shark. It was after watching "Finding Nemo" one too many time with the boys. I was a shark, but I was scared of even the tiniest fish. I ended up running into a wall (or swimming into I should say) and I woke up. Doesn't sound funny, but it really was.

If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why?

This is HARD. My immediate reaction is to say Yorkie. One of my mom's Yorkies Betty cracks me up. A prissy dog with ADD, yup it fits.

Continue this sentence: "I get confused when..."

... when people who do not know you say they hate you. Or when people who claim to be Christians can spout ugly awful things about people and pretend they have some right to do so. I am also confused by people that seem to forget all of their sins and mistakes and concentrate totally on others mistakes. Confusing.

Main Course
Name two things that need to be done, but you are procrastinating in completing.

The laundry (this is my most hated chore) and cleaning out the boys' closet, I am scared of what I might find in there.

When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?

This one threw me...I am usually pretty interested in trying new things, but having a hard time thinking of anything right now. OOOOOO I bought some new eyeshadow. I never thought I could pull off lavender, but turns out it makes my eyes very bright. That isn't very interesting but it is all I can think of.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

I am going to start participating in the Thursday Thirteen. Every week it will be different. This week it is just about me.

Thirteen Things You May Not Know About LaShawn

1. I grew up in Las Vegas. Yes, THAT Las Vegas.

2. I wanted to BE Debbie Gibson.

3. I could spend and entire day in Sephora and never get bored.

4. I will cook ANYTHING you want for you if you will do the dishes.

5. My mom should open her own restaurant....I know that isn't really about me, but it explains my love of cooking.

6. I am more than slightly addicted to the computer.

7. I didn't know I had A.D.D. until I was 24. It explains A LOT!

8. I graduated high school with a 3.85 GPA somehow without doing 95% of my homework. I have yet to figure that one out.

9. I have more "flavors" of lotions than days in a fortnight (I'll wait while some of you look up fortnight).

10. I love the smell of motocross races...fuel and oil mixed with dirt.

11. Everything is better with garlic and onions in my book...well almost everything.

12. I LOVE to evidenced by my eclectic and LARGE book collection.

13. I still love to watch my kids sleep...they are so QUIET then.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Cheryl
2. Lady Jane
3. Trisha
4. Deanna
5. Spa girl

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. ItÂ’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Monday, July 24, 2006


I am currently attempting to unpack and find our house. Our trip was great. The boys had a blast and take after Jason and I in that they would be totally happy being beach bums. It was so wonderful to get to relax on the beach and be with our family. This was the first time in a long time I have gotten to spend a whole week with my parents and brother. All four of the kids had a blast. I will write more about the trip later when I am not so frazzled. My mother in law is coming tomorrow and I would like to have all my unpacking and cleaning up done. Hope you all had a great week while I was gone.

Back & Prayers

We are back from our vacation....we had a great time. I will be back later to post about the trip.

While we were gone some sad events took place and I would like to ask all of my friends for some prayer. My dear friend, Shana, had a sad loss on Saturday. Her grandmother passed away. Please pray for Shana's family and especially her grandfather. I love you Shana and your grandmother was very special.

The second item of prayer is for Jason's grandfather, Otto. He fell last Monday. He has had cancer for some time. My mother in law went to check on him and he did not answer. She found him on the floor where he had been since 3 am. He was admitted to the hospital where he remains. Saturday night he had a stroke while my in laws were in the room. That is all the details I have right now. Otto is such a sweet man and we hate to see him in pain. The picture above is of Otto with the boys during our visit in June to Lubbock.

Be back later with a more upbeat post!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Super Mom

I know I said my blog would be quiet, BUT something phenomenal has just happened.

For any of you that doubt my Supermom abilities...I have all, ALL THREE, of my boys down for a nap and get this...THEY ARE ALL SLEEEEEEPING! Now, since this won't last long I must go get a week's worth of work done in 45 minutes.

*cape blowing in the wind*


We leave tomorrow for a MUCH needed vacation. My parents, my brother and his family, and all our clan are going to be going to Port Aransas on the coast. My dad has his boat down there and we will be doing lots of deep sea fishing and of course LOTS of beach time. My parents go down there many times a year, but this will be the first time that we can all go at the same time. It will be so nice to have a whole week with just our family to relax and enjoy each other. Jason and I will celebrate our one year anniversary the day we come home, so we have decided that we are going to go out one night down there. Luckily Chase will take a bottle and his Daddy and I can go out without worries. So, my blog will be quiet for a week. Hope you all have a fabulous week. See ya when we get back!

Thursday, July 13, 2006


My husband hates when my makeup covers my freckles. In the summer I rarely wear much makeup and what I do wear is usually very light. Jason loves my freckles. I have a love/hate relationship with them. I like them because they are youthful and unique to me. I hate them because sometimes my skin looks uneven because of them. My son snapped this picture just a few minutes ago. I looked at it and thought...that looks like the everyday me. For that reason I almost didn't post it. Left over insecurities from 5 years of being told I wasn't good enough. I am getting over that though. I am beautiful. I do not wear a size 2 (though give me a year and I will be down), I do not always do my hair, I go out with very little makeup on, I am loud, I like to laugh, I am a goof, I am passionate, I am funny, I am a caring mother. I am me. I like me. Whenever my freckles bother me I look at my son and his freckles and think, "Darling...they are darling." Or I look at my mom and think...."Wow she looks awesome in her 40's".

This is me....

On a non-related note....God has been really working on my heart and mind lately in one area. It is a touchy subject with me. It is a painful is a hot button for me. I am not ready to disclose what it is yet...but I want to ask for prayer in it. The enemy uses this area of my life to attack me 9 times out of 10 and I want to rid him of that opportunity.

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." -- Philippians 2:3

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


I felt a new look was in order. I was never crazy about that last one.

We have exciting news around our house...AUSTIN'S TOOTH IS LOOSE!!!! Ever since kids in his class at school started losing their teeth Austin has been anxiously awaiting the day that one of his teeth would fall out. Looks like that day is fast approaching!

I have more to talk about I promise, but the boys want to go ride their bikes before it gets too hot.

Monday, July 10, 2006

2 months

Chase had his two month checkup today. He is of course doing fabulous. He weighed 13 lbs 11 oz and was 23 inches long. He did have to get 3 shots (5 vaccinations total, LOVE combo shots) so he is not the happiest of babies today. He seems to be fairing well all things considered.

As you can see Austin got a new bike. He had outgrown his other one. We can ride without training wheels for about half a block before crashing. Still need to work on balance.

I realized today that I had not blogged about the baby shower when I got back from Lubbock. My computer was down and I just never got the chance. I will do that soon, but now I am being paged by children.

***I am not using many commas today...don't know why...hmmm***

Friday, July 07, 2006


What a great day! The boys and I went to Aunt Kree's apartment and went swimming. The only thing....ONLY thing...I miss about our apartment is the pool. We had a blast playing and munching on snackies. Thanks Kree! We are all pooped and going to veg out tonight. Hope everyone has a great weekend.


This is soooo me....hehe

Thursday, July 06, 2006

One of those days

It has been one of those days. It is 3 in the afternoon and I just now got real clothes on. Before anyone gets the wrong idea...I did not spend my entire day lounging around in my pj's eating bon bons. I just brushed my teeth because I honestly can't remember if I got a chance to this morning before the circus began. We had a rough night last night. Well, that isn't true, we had a rough early morning this morning to be accurate. Brodie got up repeatedly, which is really rare anymore. He couldn't breathe due to allergies...Austin was also up in his bed sniffling and snotting away. The sneezing was loud...mine that is. Something blew in with these storms. All three of us were snotty messes. Jason finally got Brodie in our bed and laid with him until he crashed back out after I got everyone drugged up on Clarinex. Jason left early for work and my day began shortly after. Austin and Brodie are a bit crabby due to a bad night sleep. Chase decided that today would be "Mommy Hold Me" day.

So, I got Austin and Brodie their breakfast. Since then I have:
~Settled dozens of fights over toys
~Nursed Chase (no not just once....many many times...he seems to be hitting a spurt)
~Explained why God created a multitude of detail....with pictures. (this is Brodie's new favorite game)
~Cooked lunch..while holding a 7 week old
~Gobbled down a Lean Cuisine during the 15 minute nap I managed to get Chase to take without me holding him
~Took Austin and Brodie on a bike ride to let off some energy
~Attempted to get a load of laundry in, but was sidetracked by another round of "Who had the Ninja Turtle First"
~Finished my Application for school in the spring...while guessed, Chase.
~Cleaned up cat puke...apparantly Cloe didn't realize that she is supposed to CHEW her food.
~Finally got Chase to lay down for a nap....on my bed...with me laying there. Was able to maneuver away long enough to get a load of laundry in and to go rescue a frog from the clutches of the dogs.
~At some point I did vacuum the living room...though I can't remember when.

Chase is happily sitting in his bouncy chair at the moment and the truth is I am sore from carrying him around all day. My house looks like a tornado hit it. Truthfully, one may have come through but I am too out of it to notice. So I decided to come sit and type for a moment. Given all of this., I would not trade my life for the world. God blessed me with three wonderful boys and even when I feel lost in the shuffle I love my life.

Having said that, what time does Daddy get home?!?

Monday, July 03, 2006

My computer is still down. The mother board crashed...we think. So I am typing this on Jason's laptop. I hate his laptop because it takes me forever to type. It types extra letters and I have to go back through and delete a ton.

I will make it snhort...My middle son, Brodie, thinks he is Tarzan. Yesterday he decided it would be a good idea to tie himself to the top bunk of the boys' bunkbed and JUMP (!!!) onto a mattress below. The picture above is the mark to prove it. Moms of boys will understand how I am thankful that it wasn't worse.