Sunday, December 31, 2006

happ new year!!!!!!!!!

i hope everyone has a safe night.. we are kind of under the weather. david has been sick for about 5 days now.. i wish he would get better.. i got him lots of meds but he says he still isn't feeling well. yesterday we went and got some cloths for us and looked at LCD tv's.. david has been wanting one for a while so i know how hard he has been working toward a good bonus so i told him he could go ahead and do his research and decide on one.. he is very excited about getting his TV. i just hope he is not sitting in front of it more. we were going to have to get a piece of furniture to put the tv on but we are going to use the piece we have that holds all of our dvds in and move all of our movies into the bigger one that matches.. i love those pieces of furniture we have and don't want to put them away. david is like a kid at the candy store about it.

jamesons turned 3 friday. wow where does the time go? she is kind of under the weather too. we are fighting off this cough we all have.

so stay safe everyone
and happy new year!!

later dawgs

Thursday, December 28, 2006

some cute photos

well today is a normal day i guess.. taking stuff to the dump. getting our new grill which i can't wait till david grills on it.. so here are some more really cute photos..

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

more christmas pics

i love christmas but it is becoming more overwhelming.. not enough sleep and not enough time to take it all in.. i just wish we could all decide to make arrangements so we don't crowd others. i was exhausted and jameson didn't have a nap so everyone was ill near the end of the day. we were going from one house to the other. i just feel that this is not christmas to me. i feel that we should take time out to really celebrate jesus birth.. not just opening presents and eating. so next year for me there is going to be some breaks. i might hurt some feelings but i want my children to learn what christmas really means.. not just about santa bringing gifts and eating and being with family.. even though we do go to midnight mass my children don't understand what is really going on. they need to be educated on there level.

i really had a great time and i am glad that life will be back to normal in a couple of days. but i hate to see the tree taken down and the decorations back in the boxes until next year. i am going to wait till after the first to take them down.

today is my birthday and i just hate it.. everyone is relaxing and tired of being so cheerful. so my birthday is always a bummer. and i am also a year older. but it is alright i just look forward to going and getting scrapbook stuff that i want. going to savannah to get me some stuff probably friday. so happy birthday to me.


Sunday, December 24, 2006

christmas eve 2006

christmas time is the best time of the year for me.. my childrens birthdays are around this time.. mine is also.. so the more i think about this time of year the more i enjoy this year.. it isn't just jesus birth but it is also the birth of love,
it is all about family.. my family means so much to me, spending time with my family is more of a gift than i will ever receive. i married a wonderful person and was welcomed into a beautiful family that i now call my own.. so when we are all together for the holidays let us be thankful we all have each other and we aren't alone for this wonderful holiday.. and lets not forget what this holiday is all about.. Jesus is always the reason for the season... merry christmas to everyone..


Friday, December 22, 2006

we LOVE lights

we went to waycross to the patterson bank there.. it has so many lights and activities.. we had such a great time last night.. tried to get some good pictures but jameson was not cooperating..she didn't have a nap and was very grumpy.. so we went and got a bite to eat and came back and she was a lot better but she would not ride the train.. we stood in line forever and then she decided she didn't want to ride the train after we stood in line.. i don 't get it with kids why do we tourcher ourselves with standing in line and then get up there and she decideds nope don't want too... so no train ride.. it was nice to have david off yesterday, although we had things to do.. he had the interview in rincon and decided to not take the job in savannah.. so i am really thankful he doesn't have to work there..

i will catch up when i get a chance..
i hope everyone has a happy holiday and merry christmas... this year i am happy for so many things.. spending time with my family is on top.. i look forward to christmas and all the rituals that we have..

Saturday, December 16, 2006

found this really cool website

check this website out if you want a good laugh. you can add your picture too..
happy holidays..


Monday, December 11, 2006

wow what a weekend

do you ever have those weird days when you wonder if this is really happening? well i did this weekend.. saturday heather graduated from college.. so proud of her she worked really hard.. but the traffic was horrible.. glad i rode with dad..

then sunday we were getting ready for cole's birthday party and there were brush fires all down next to the farm. david went out to check to see if it was anything to worry about and then he came back with a shovel and was putting out fires.. ( to bad he didn't have a firemans uniform on) i like firemen!! so i went out to check on him and ran back to the house and got a shovel to put out fires on the other side of the farm.. it was pretty bad stuff.. someone must of started those fires cause they were all down road.. i am just glad no one got hurt or there house caught on fire.. then after that we had coles birthday party.. had a great time. it was small and i enjoyed everyones company. cole got a lot of presents and all of them he is going to really enjoy. i gotta find something for all of his legos though some kind of storage unit for those.. any suggestions?

also jamesons play is going to be this weekend at unity church of god in a large sunday school room it is going to be at 5 o'clock. i know she would love for her family and friends to cheer her on when she sings christmas songs.. i can't wait to see it, they have been practing for a while now. and she sings all the songs in the car, i just hope she sings and doesn't go shy on us.. december 16 5 o'clock @ Unity church of god.. on sunset blvd.. there will be a birthday party after the play to celebrate Jesus birthday..

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

getting ready for the party...

the house is just about clean.. or decorated.. i made a really neat wreath that i really love.. love.. and stayed home yesterday and today to do all the dirty work. since this weekend is going to be pretty busy.. heather graduates, church and cole wants his friend river to spend the night.. oh and i have to make a cake for the party.. not to sure about that one though...

so the party is sunday @ 4 so don't forget.. i am trying to find pirate stuff but it is really hard in this town.. and last weekend i was having a hard time sleeping and did not want to drive to savannah for anything..

so gonna post some pictures of my wreath and some from the parade from saturday night.. enjoy!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

had a weird dream

i had a weird dream the other night and i wanted to journal it before i forgot.. well it was friday morning so i slept sometime that night.. to me i feel dreams are a passage way to things unknown.. i feel sometimes they maybe communication from the other side.. okay maybe i am sick? no i have heard this from other people too..

well my dream was with my grandma thomas and jameson.. i could smell that perfume she wore JOY.. so many things she was playing with jameson and being herself. it is like she tapped me on the shoulder and said hey tonya i am still here.. i see you. the dream was real to me.. so i woke up told david about it and he just well blew it off. i didn't. well then last night i was watching late tv cause i couldn't sleep and the commerical came on where she lived when she died.. it is called THE VILLAGE in florida.. is there really something around you? do the dead look over you? maybe they do. maybe i am crazy. i don't know. i just felt i needed to put this in my blog so i don't forget..

yeah my grandma thomas isn't even close to what my other grandma strickland is like but i do remember alot of stuff that grandma thomas did with me and my sisters and james.. i remember all the books she read to us.. especially Cinderella.. she tooks us swimming, taught us how to swim. took us to our favorite places to eat.. and she did love us, and i knew she always had to love of chocolate. she had a special drawer for her chocolate. she did have the nicer things in life but there was never a moment when i didn't feel loved by her. i have one special picture i cherish with her and cole that i adore and the letters we wrote back to on another. i still have all of that and cherish them.

i just wish my mom was that way to my children. read to there grandchildren and do all the things i don't let my kids do.. that is what grandparents do. and one day i will bring those memories to my grandkids.. cause now more than ever i miss all of my grandparents that have died and gave me those memories.

what is going on??

I am having a BIG problem with sleep these days.. Thursday got up at 2 in the morning and could not go to sleep.. so yesterday i went to get me some sleep meds to help with my sleep.. took it last night about 9 and guess what i woke up at 12:30 and now i cannot sleep.. it is 2:45 and i am wide awake.. this is really bothering me now.. i am getting a little worried for my health...

got our tree Thursday and didn't get real good pictures of the kids decorating the tree.. i will post what some pics anyway.. then the kids got there outfits for there Christmas pictures and jameson would not sit with cole.. she kept saying "I don't want to" so i am hoping mr palmer got at least one good one of her and cole.. now cole on the other hand he is so photogenic.

this week i am going to be real busy getting coles birthday party stuff ready.. i hope i get a chance to blog some.. and maybe sleep.. i might need to think about getting some wine maybe that will help.. any suggestions? or maybe i need a new mattress.. i just don't know.. but i really would do anything for a good 8 - 9 hours of sleep..