Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy Easter everyone!

Kendall had an awesome time hunting all 75 eggs and did in maybe 10-15 minutes! She has eaten candy all morning (I threw a yogurt in there too) and is ready to go to Granny's to play with her cousins and hunt more eggs.

I in turn have a terrible sinus headache :(

Here comes the sun...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Horses don't use toilets...


Tonight we were at Chili's eating with my parents. They had kept KJ Thurs and Fri because school was closed. When the school is closed, there is no one to watch the ladybug while Mommy and Daddy are at work...

SO, we were talking and I asked KJ if she had told Granny about her horse ride from Kickapoo. She told her the name and color and in true KJ fashion, she was about to tell her about it going poop on the trail. BUT, dad stopped her because, well, we were at the table and in public...

This is where it gets funny...

SO, KJ leans over to me and says "Mom, tell her." I assume she thought it was OK for an adult to say or maybe I would be more quiet.

Well Granny says "Oh I know, the horse had to go to the bathroom?" and KJ gives her the craziest look and says "HORSES DON'T USE THE BATHROOM, THEY JUST GO ON THE TRAIL..." It was SO funny.

We were in tears...

Another funny from this evening...I have a very weird child. She was changing into her jammies and took her shirt off but left the collar part on her head. She then proceeded to tell us that she was Princess Nakey Squatter Pants and was doing this Indian dance type thing. It was pretty funny. There are some times when you have to let loose and I guess she felt she needed to tonight.

I love her more than life itself.

Here comes the sun...


well, times, they are a changing...

more to come next week!

Hope everyone has a super fantastic Easter!!!!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kickapoo - I love you

Kendall and I had a BLAST - we had so much fun and rode horses. Kendall rode April and I rode Ward.

I just wanted to post a quick note about the tons of fun we had. More to come later with pics!!!

Here comes the sun...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Well the other day I was talking about how I was worried about losing people. Mainly my dad. I must have had a premonition. I did not lose my dad, but I lost someone who was like a second dad to me growing up.

I am the youngest of a mixed family of 6 kids. My dad has two step-children from his first marriage that he stayed very close to. Remember, my dad will be 80 this year so my oldest sister is 60. She has two daughters. One is 6 years older than me and the other is 8 months older. They are like my big sisters. I spent TONS and TONS of my childhood with them and my sister and her husband. They loved me and supported me and treated me just like one of their own in good AND bad! I was hugged and loved and fed and put in the corner.

My brother in law died yesterday. He went in for a back surgery on Friday morning. He came out OK and was doing well. He started having trouble at about 10pm and then at 6am they noticed that he might be having a heart attack. They transferred him to St. Lukes and on the way he had a massive heart attack Saturday morning. They took him in and put in stints. He wasn't producing any urine. They had also had to give him a blood thinner because of the attack. He started bleeding out and his blood pressures was WAY low. They put him on pressers - 4 of them - and his pressure still wasn't holding. He finally stabilized a little and they started pulling off fluid with dialysis. Every time they would do that his pressure would drop. It was just up and down all day Saturday and Sunday. Overnight to Monday his pressure was down to like 65/45. A few hours later they wanted to put him on life support and my sister was NOT going to let that happen. She decided to let him go and one of the greatest men I know left this world at 6:58am on Monday, April 11, 2011.

He was a good husband, a loving and supportive father, a great father-in-law, and a perfect grandpa. He was also a brother, a son, an uncle, a cousin, and brother-in-law. I can't say enough good things about him. I have SO many memories of him. He will be missed by SCORES of people. It is definitely going to leave a hole in my heart. I am a better person for knowing him and I know parts of him will live on in everyone he has ever come in contact with.

Please pray for my family in our time of need and sorrow.

Here comes the sun.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just a Quick Update!!!

OK, so a prosecuter from Harris County called me yesterday morning and I had to explain all that happened to her. She asked me what I thought should happen to him and I told her he needs to be punished. I mean what if I was not as smart as I was and had gone home. Or what if I was a crazy person too and had a gun and shot him?? He needs to know that his actions were not acceptable.

She advised that the case was on the docket for that morning. He was still in custody and his bond was set at 30K. They told me I could call back that afternoon to check and see what happened.

I called back about 2:30 and they advised that the case had been reset for May 3rd. I am not sure why or what happens now, but at that time he was still in custody...since Friday night.

I called back this morning and he made bail last night at 7:45. Supposedly he is out on the condition that he has no contact with me and if he does, then I need to call 911 and he will be arrested again and his bail revoked. Now I am not one hundred percent sure that actually happened, but I will definitely be calling the police if I see him anywhere near me.

I got a letter in the mail from Victim's Services today and they gave me a person to contact in case I have any questions. I am going to call her tomorrow and see what happens now and why his case got rescheduled.

Just thought I would give you a heads up!!

Here comes the sun...

Saturday, April 2, 2011


WOW! Last night I had the scariest thing happen to me. Kendall had a game and it was kind of late so we decided to get dinner at Culvers. She had received a free kids meal from Culver's for A+ performance on her report card. I had put her off a few days but we finally decided to get it.

We went through the line and got our food. When we were in the exit, there was a man in front of me just sitting there. There was absolutely no traffic in either direction and he was not going. I honked. He still did not go. After about another 30 seconds and still no traffic, I honked again. I waited another few seconds and he still did not move. SO, I went around him. As soon as I did, he went also and pulled up next to me at the light. He was honking like crazy. I had Kendall with me and we just ignored him. The light changed to green and I went. I kind of sped up and he sped up and was coming almost into my lane. I slowed down, he slowed down. I could not get away from him and was starting to get nervous.

When I was almost to the turn off for my neighborhood, the car in front of me got over so they were in front of him and kind of next to me. He immediately got behind me. I turned into the neighborhood and so did he. I got to the first stop sign and stopped. He was REALLY close behind me and when I stopped he layed on his horn. He did not stop at the sign, he went straight through. This happened at the next two stop signs as well. At this point I was at a dead end and my street. I turned onto my street and he was still tailgating me.

I KNEW not to go home because I did NOT want him to know where we lived. so I passed my house and was driving through the neighborhood. At the next stop sign I stopped and this time he rear ended me. I was PISSED and REALLY SCARED at this point. I did what I have always done in an accident and I got our of my car. The guy went in reverse and was starting to drive off. I got in front of him to get him to stop and he gunned it. I jumped out of the way and he went around the corner.

At this point he got out of his car and started cursing at me and calling me names and asking me if I wanted to fight him. I called 911 immediately and was on the phone with him. He went back and got in his car and left. The dispatcher told me to stay where I was so I did, BUT a man that was visiting a person that lived close by saw the whole thing and got in his truck and followed him. A few minutes went by and the friend called the neighbor and said that he had stopped the guy and was with a cop and wanted me to come over there. The neighbor went with me and we went over where they were. We ended up down the street from our house. I got a hold of Chris finally and he came down. We were right in front of my friends house so I got Chris to take her inside so she did not have to deal with any more of what was going on. She was already pretty scared.

I told my side of the story and he told his (all 3 versions). They asked me if I wanted to press charges and I said yes. The officer told me that the highest thing he thought he could charge him with was aggravated assault with a deadly weapon because he had tried to hit me with his car. The officer called his supervisor and then the D.A. and they accepted the charge. They arrested him and towed his car. I was told now that I just wait for someone to contact me for what to do next.

My car did not have any damage but people told me to get it checked out anyway. I will contact the insurance company Monday and go from there.

It was a very scary thing and I am still shaking here and there. My knees and my lower back hurt, but I think that is just normal wear and tear for my old age. I am just really worried that he will get my address. That is by far my biggest fear!!!

On a good note, my Ladybugs tied the first place team today!!!!!!!!!
So super proud of those girls!!!

Here comes the sun.