Friday, June 1, 2012

The Vacation that was not



All I Can Say Is...
The Vacation Awh, Not!  I have never ever ever eva had such an awful experience on a vacation such as the one to San Antonio. Why? Why? Why?
I had waited for such a long time to go back to San Antonio, only to be disappointed. Here is the funny thing;  had I followed my first mine, the one I try to listen to most often,  U would not be reading about my disappointment.
I had just told the Mister a couple of days before Saturday, May 5 that I would love to go on a short vacation to S.A.  Hum, I wonder who else was listening. Any-who, he received a call offering us an opportunity to go and spend sometime at a Wyndham Vacation Resort, only if we would agree to a 1hour 30 minute presentation, that we were under no obligation to purchase. Ha! Don’t fall for the okie dokie FYI. We drove over 8 hours with 3, count them 1, 2, 3 kiddos only to arrive to a hotel that was so not what we were told would be where we would stay.  With kiddos did I mention.  We did not agree to this with the person who was “giving us an opportunity to experience Wyndham at a fraction of the cost.”  That should have been a hint. But no...........the Mister wanted the deal.  Lesson learned, trust me! 
Two different hotels might I add to this conversation.  Needless to say, the kids complained because “mommy this looks like an old motel hotel.  Well, I will admit that the pool area was pretty cool for the kids.  But that’s a shame if the pool area is cooler than the hotel.  Things could have been much worse I'm sure, but they weren't so oh well.  Thank God!  But next time I'm booking!  Man I Love Him! He’s my Provider, Protector, Comforter, Healer, Keeper and all that I need even when I don’t know who, how or what else to say or when I don’t have the words to speak.  He hears me even when i’m not speaking.  And so for that, He is always and forevermore. 
Blessed 
Tam
Pics of our trip 
       
   
        
Random Family Shots
      




The El Tropicano/Miami Vice 









Blair and Mekelle Emmalee at Buc-ees on the way home



     


Thursday, May 17, 2012


My Baby Has Become A Man! Wow-
 Who would have thought that July 16, 1994 would have advanced to almost 18 years so quickly. I can’t believe my oldest baby boy is now an official Honor’s High School Graduate. IDK where and how the time passed so quickly. Really, i used to think that mother’s who had kids that have graduated was over exaggerating when they would say how quickly the time passes. Who knew they were actually telling the truth to the tee. I remember his first birthday as if it were yesterday. 
 This time has especially over the past two years have been bittersweet. But thank God, that He is always able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever anticipate or fathom. The days leading up to graduation, since mother’s day have been wonderful. 
 My prayer for our son is that he continues to grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that He is always first and far most the most important factor in his (Chance’s) life. 
 Baby girl is missing him like crazy and he’s only been gone for maybe 12 hours. Yes he flew out at 6am this morning to began a new chapter. IKR, we didn’t have much time to celebrate!  But that’s fine because i have celebrated many of things (wonderful and not so) for these past almost 18 years. So now we go from a family of 6 living under one roof to a family of 5. This will take some getting used to i must say. 
 God grant me the strength to let go and let You perform in him all that You possess for him. 
Blessed, Tammy



Hubby(dad), Chance and Charles (dad)

Chance and his honor's cords
Me, Chance, Mae, Blair and Quinn
We will miss this ole big head boy. Lord protect him. He is YOurs and loaned to us 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Me and the Mr on our Monday outting

 Me and The Mr
   Okay! So today Mr and I had an unusual outing. Why? We stopped at nursery and decided to whip out our iPhones and take a couple of snaps. Who knew going to a nursery would have been sooooo interesting. I guess it is true that if you always stay on the 












     Well, that was part one of our outing! I had an amazing surprise Bday party last year and got a Anthropologie gift card that I hadn't used as of yesterday. Did I mention that my birthday was last August 1. Not only did I go to Anthropolgie and get some cute fixings, but I got a FanTabuLous savings also.  Okay, so here's what makes me happy happe happie. The total regular price for these for items would have been $350.98. Ha! But your girl only paid 119.70. I won't bother you with figuring the savings, it is a whopping $231.28. Yippie ha hooray. 
 1 Cute Black of the shoulder silk top +


 1 Cute sailor side button shirt +


 2 Belts  = 1 Fly Sista, yes mam 





The following were another score at Anthro on different day. Just wanted cha to see my steal deals. These were regularly priced at $98.00 each, but I got them for $19.99 each. Whoa nelly, yes indeed. I love luv luve me some deals like these.



 





Yeah, I know I'm bad like that. I also received a $150 spa gift card that I have not used yet either. But as far as the spa gift card, I am saving it for this summer. The kids will be home the whole summer, and you do the math. ;-)  
     I really had a great time yesterday with the Mr. We were supposed to go to Coldstone Creamery, but couldn't because I was too stuffed from the lunch we shared. I'm not a big eater, AT ALL. So maybe next Monday, we will hit the CC for our treats.
     Oh I almost forgot, we celebrated our 16th year on May 2, 2012. Woooo, man 4 years shy of 20. Life is beautiful.
Blessed is what I am, Humble for God
Tam
PS 
Obviously this was posted later. Sorry 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Insta Dri






Today I am trying out a new Insta-Dri anti chip top coat polish by Sally Hansen. It says that I will have no chips and shine for up to 10 days. I'm pretty skeptical about this claim. I am a very busy and active mother! My hands stay in water, literally. I am a licensed cosmetologist (shhhh I'm not in the shop presently). However, there are six of us here and so there are always kitchen duties, bath duties as well as laundry and stain remover duties. So I will report in 10 days or sooner to see if this product does what it claims. I don't get acrylic nails so, I hope hope hope that this will allow me to have pretty nails for a few days, even if I don't get the full 10 days. Wish me luck.



Blessed is what i am. Humble is what i am for God!
T

Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Day, New Life, New Beginning


Spring is approaching quickly. There is so much I want to do this year. For sure I plan to blog more often. At least once a week, either Saturday or Sunday. I want to start taking more photos of everything around me as well. I also want to get back into the shop, I am a licensed cosmetologist as well as a college graduate. If I never get to wear another designer suit to work ever again, no big deal. At this point, being behind my chair will be most gratifying. I am ready to fly through the window of life and live as free as a christian, wife, and mother could be without stepping into the world's wonderland.