Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Well, big announcement for those of you who don't know - we are expecting a baby girl in mid-March. We are so excited we can hardly stand it. :) This pregnancy has been much different than when I was pregnant with JC, so I have had a feeling for a while that it might be a girl, and sure enough, my suspicion was confirmed yesterday at my 18 week ultrasound. So, the Robertson family will be adding a little more femininity to our household soon!
JC started Pre-K at The Early Childhood Education Center the end of August, and he is loving it! He is learning so much! Curtis and I have visited his class for Family Music, Family Reading Week and Donuts for Dads. I am also planning to go with the class to the pumpkin patch later this month.
We have MSU Season tickets again this year, so we have been cheering on the Bulldogs and enjoying the time back in Starkville. Much Oby's has been consumed. Ha!
We took a family trip to Atlanta Labor Day weekend and met up with the Jameses so the guys could go to the Atlanta Nascar Race. We had a great visit with them and JC spent a lot of time bonding with Jackson! What a sweetie!
That is really the only exciting news we have had since my last blog. Lot's of long hours at work during my busiest time of year, but I have accomplished a lot so far.
I am loving the cooler weather, and believe it or not - the rain doesn't bother me that much.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Moms - make this today using stuff you have lying around the house.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
JC has really enjoyed t-ball this summer! He is already looking forward to soccer in the fall. I think the Tupelo Sportsplex is fast becoming our home away from home.
The Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is as easy as well... pie. Har-dee-har-har!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Harvey's
What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it? lasagna
What are your pizza toppings of choice? Pepperoni, onion, bell pepper
What do you like to put on your toast? Butter and grape jelly
What color cell phone do you have? sage green
What does the first text message in your inbox say and who sent it? You are drunk but you are lecturing me about putting salt on my food??? (I was NOT DRUNK - this was from my friend LaToya on Twitter)
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Wisdom teeth
What is the last heavy item you lifted? JC
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I wouldn't
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? sure
Last time you had a run-in with the cops? I was pulled over for speeding about nine years ago.
Favorite Month? January
What are you listening to? Random office sounds
What’s the last movie you watched? Twilight
Do you smile often? I do!
Do you always answer your phone? Not always
If you could change your eye color what would it be? wouldn't want to
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? none
Do you own a digital camera? Yes
Have you ever had a pet fish? Yes
Favorite Christmas song? "Silent Night"
What’s on your wish list for your birthday? Nothing at the moment
Can you do push-ups? Ha ha! Now that is funny...
Do you have any saved texts? No
Ever been in a car wreck? No - thank you Jesus.
Do you have an accent? I have been told I do... daily...
Plans tonight? cooking dinner and maybe going to a softball game if Curtis has one.
Have you ever been given roses? Yes
What song represents you? I love music... One song I have been loving lately is "So Small" by Carrie Underwood. Great message!
Name three people who might complete this? ?
What were you doing 12 AM last night? Lying in bed talking with my hunny.
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? 5 more minutes
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I am not a big tabloid reader, so I might have been a little late hearing about Jon's so-called affair, but when I did it broke my heart. I also know that tabloids are full of lies, so I am trying to remain objective and not believe everything I have been seeing
Like many of you, I was anxious for last night's season premiere. We were going to hear what was going on "in their own words" as TLC teased us. I wanted to hear Jon and Kate tell us that they were working on it and that everything was going to be ok. THAT IS NOT WHAT HAPPENED...
The show started off with Jon and Kate being interviewed separately - directly addressing their issues. Jon maintains that yes, he might have made some reckless and irresponsible choices, but that he never cheated on Kate (no matter what anyone believes. It is insinuated that maybe Kate does not believe this.) Kate addressed the implications that she had cheated with her bodyguard and explicitly denied them. Anyone can tell that something is wrong in this marriage. Jon seems aloof and annoyed about even being there. (He made no secret of the fact that he did not want to make another season of their show.) Kate seems distant and less confident than normal, but still says that everything she does is for her children. The first awkward segment of the show lasted for 10 minutes with the back and forth (he said - she said). JC even said that Jon looked and sounded different (although he had no idea what they were talking about.)
The next segment features the children... Yay - lets lighten the tension for a minute! But, we soon see that Kate is planning to take the kids to pick out their birthday party decorations ALONE because "Jon needed a weekend off." She takes the kids shopping, they come back home, and she and the older girls fill the pinatas and get the goodie bags ready for the party. Next, we see Kate (with helpers) setting up the party. Jon is still no where to be seen.
The party finally starts and Jon shows up with the cakes and Kate's cell phone (which he seems annoyed that he had to go home to get for her.) The cameras do not even show Jon and Kate speaking to each other at the start of the party, but Curtis reminded me that they have edited to make it look as bad as possible. They would have to have spoken to each other for Jon to know to go home and get her phone and pick up the birthday cake. We finally see them talking and Kate tells Jon to work on getting the water out of the inflatable for the kids. Again, he seems very annoyed and makes some sort of little gesture that looked like a puppet on a string as he goes off to complete the task. One of the saddest moments of the show was when Alexis was loving on her Dad at the party, and it was quite obvious he has not been around much. Then, she very tellingly asks him not to go away anymore. Oh my GOSH...
After the party we go back to separate interviews with Jon and Kate where they discuss the party and more marital problems. Kate gets very emotional when the topic of divorce comes up. She cries when she says how important the family photo at the party was because it might be their last. (Ripping my heart out here...)
Finally we have Jon and Kate sitting together (but apart). They are asked what the status of their relationship is. Neither really has a clear answer. Both want to be there for the kids, but viewers have the impression that they do not want to be together.
The show ends with a family cookout. Voice overs from Jon and Kate make me think they are separated but they see the importance of coming together for the children.
The producers of the show definitely spun this episode in Kate's favor. She planned the party and pretty much carried it out on her own, because it was what was right for the children. They gave us a nasty impression of Jon and left me wondering about the stability of his mental state.
As much as I love "Jon & Kate Plus 8," and as sad as I would be, I think it may be time for them to take a break from the show. Jon obviously does not want this lifestyle anymore. They need to get their lives back on track and get God back into the center of their marriage. I wish them the best.
Folks, I do not even consider myself a coffee drinker. We do not even have a coffee pot at home, but there is something about Starbucks that makes me CRAVE it.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
My latest read was Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. WOW! I will not give away the plot, but I want to tell you a little bit about this book because it was so good.
The book is set in the 1800's during the California Gold Rush and follows the life of Sarah/Angel, a child who was sold into prostitution at a young age after the death of her mother. I normally do not like historical novels, but it did not bother me at all here.
I am reading along and I suddenly realize this is a Christian novel as one of the main characters is very conversationally praying to God. Reading on, I realize that the whole book is based on the Book of Hosea from the Bible.
This book is inspirational and emotional - which make for a great story in my opinion. I hope you will pick it up. I think you will LOVE it! And if you read it (or have read it before), please let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday morning, JC found his basket from the Easter bunny. He got the Red Power Ranger, a Superman Monster truck, some Whopper Robin's eggs, Tootsie Rolls and other candy -filled eggs!
We had pancakes and bacon and got ready to head South for church in Eupora. We enjoyed the service with family, which was filled with beautiful songs by the children, handbell choirs and the Chancel choir. We had lunch at Mom and Dad's house and spent most of the afternoon letting the children hide and hunt their eggs. (Easter Sunday pictures in the following post.) Then, we spent the later part of the afternoon visiting with Curtis' mom and Chuck! It was a great time!
As some of you know, Curtis was let go from Waste Management (due to downsizing) the end of January. I am happy to report that he returned to the world of work last Wednesday. He is now employed with Utility Management Association. They sell products to make your home more energy efficient. It is a local, family-owned company. Curtis really seems to be enjoying it so far. In this economy, we count ourselves very lucky that he was able to secure a new job in just over two months. Praise be to God!!!
JC is as energetic as ever! He is an active four-year-old who is enjoying the warmer weather by getting out and riding his bike as much as possible. I think we will be taking the training wheels off very soon! He is also really excited to be playing t-ball this spring. He has his first practice Thursday evening. I am sad because Curtis and I will be missing his first practice. Grammy is coming to Tupelo to take him, because Curtis and I will be at the Alan Jackson concert - Curtis' favorite singer!
The past couple of months have been extremely busy for me at Girl Scouts Heart of the South. I have a few more very busy weeks ahead, and then I hope it will slow down for a little while.
Don't you just love Spring? My irises are blooming, and JC and I just couldn't resist the photo opps!!! Have you ever seen any this marroon color??? They were not this color last year. I've read that their color is dependent on the acidity in the soil. I love that these bloomed marroon just in time for Super Bulldog Weekend!!!