Friday, March 28, 2008

Now it is time for part two!

Our next stop was a small little cabin on the bank of the Little Red River near Heber Springs.

The boys had a wonderful time fishing. And as you can see we managed to catch enough for dinner!

But what I enjoyed the most was the sunrise!

Yeah, and the sunsets were not that bad either.

Nathan proved that he truly has ancestors that were monkeys.

This is what I have always heard called a fire bush. They are beautiful.

I think these are violets.

Some forsythia for Suzanne!

The babies breath is in full bloom, too.

I took three pictures at the mill, and Forrest was showing is true colors. OH what a stinker he truly is!

This is one of my favorite ones!

The water is so clear. This is such a beautiful river.

Is your state as beautiful as mine? Prove it!

On our first day of vacation we took a trip to Petite Jean State Park. We hiked the Cedar Falls trail and got to witness first hand, the birth of spring.
It was a cool crisp morning, and the boys were enjoying the weather and the scenery.
Forrest refused to wear his coat, instead, he wanted to wear his dad's.
The boys thought that these were dinosaur tracks within this rock.

As you can see by this picture, the trees were beginning to bud out.

Spring is clearly on it's way here in Arkansas!

With all of the recent rains, these little bubbling creeks were breathtaking as the rushed down the rocks. I love the sounds of a babbling brook. It is purely the essence of calm and relaxation.

The view from the top of Petite Jean Mountain is amazing. It is even more beautiful when the trees are in full bloom.
The boys perched here atop this rock to enjoy a nice snack of potato chips.

All in all, Nathan gave the day his thumbs up sign of approval. So I guess mom's idea was a hit!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Yeah! I'm on Vacation!

This coming week is National Mental Health Care week.You can do your part by remembering to contact at least one unstable person to show you care.Well... my job is done.
Your turn!
Well peeps, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and a very Happy Easter.
Don't be alarmed if you don't hear from me for the next week as I we be terribly busy doing absolutely nothing on my vacation. We decided not to plan a trip anywhere. We are going to take each day as it comes. The only thing we have planned is to take the boys fishing (and pray that the flood waters don't wash us away)
Forrest made me promise to take them to Chucky Cheese one day.
We are planning a hike on Petite Jean Mountain.
And I want to spend a few nights in a Cabin on Lake Catherine in Hot Springs.
My husbands list for the week includes mowing the back yard (which would require us to pick up a lot of crap[literally and figuratively] out of the back yard from the dog. Not only does she poop alot, but she gets upset if we leave her unattended outside for too long and chews things up. She is 4 years old! I think she either gets bored or lonely, but either way, it is annoying. Anyway, I wish you all well.

Friday, March 14, 2008

blurred perspective

wind blowing,
clouds racing across the sky,
lightening dancing a jig, slicing through the darkness.
A thunderstorm comes our way.

the sun sets,

a blazing fire kissing the horizon,

bidding the earth goodnight.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


The week started out to be a train wreck. I was having major second guesses about my new job decision. I suffered through 4 days of orientation and got to spend my first real day in the lab last Friday. I had a headache by the time I went home. The computer system they use is ancient. I felt like I was living back in the 70's. You know, the day of the dinosaur computers.
My frustration was casting a gloomy shadow of doubt on my decision.
I don't know, maybe the moss isn't actually greener on this side of the street after all.
Yesterday was the beginning of a new week. I was hoping that I wouldn't be facing this stone age cliff all week. I had to scale it and come out on top. I still had a headache by the time I left work yesterday, and I still had my doubts.

Today dawned a new day. I had taken fantastic notes Friday and yesterday, and on my third day I conquered the computer system. I was able to look up patient results. I was able to enter patient results, and I even took care of my first supervisor duty that was requested of me.

I don't know, maybe the moss will be greener on this side of the street. I suppose time will tell.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Let's play a little game of picture tag.

This is a picture of Bindi and her sweet, sweet, baby. They are both very beautiful.
Ok, So I've been tagged by Bindi. So I thought I would oblige and tell you 7 things about me. I have decided to have pictures for illustrations. So enjoy!
Nathan is trying to kill the monster snowman we made today after I got home from work. Did I mention, we finally got snow!
1. I love my kids. They are my world, and I would defend them till the death, so don't mess with my kids. You would seriously regret it.

This is my beautiful pit bull dog, Javie. She is having a blast out in the snow. In fact, she is enjoying it so much, that I can't get her to come back into the house.

2. I love dogs. I am totally a dog person. Cats are ok, but dogs are better.

This is our snow woman we made in the snow today. Nathan killed the monster snowman, so we had to build another. I turned this one into a woman.

3. I don't like unhappy people. I don't like rude people either. If I smile and tell you good morning, I expect at least a pleasant reply. SO BE NICE!

I made my snow woman complete with boobs. She looks like the Maxine character to me.

4. I am creative. I enjoy painting, writing, sewing, snow sculpting, singing, and other creative hobbies.

This is a photo of the red river from a cliff at Riverside Park in Searcy, Arkansas.
5. I love Nature. I love to take nature photographs. I enjoy being outside, even though I am allergic to UV light. (it causes my hands to break out in a rash.)

I stopped to take a breather and this picture when my stupid ass decided to climb down the cliff at Riverside Park to get a close up shot of the River. I didn't think about the climb back up. I informed the boys how to dial 911 just in case Mommies fat ass had a heart attack on her climb back up the mountain.

6. I'm heavy. I always have been, and I probably always will be, but I try extremely hard to not let it get in the way of life. So sometimes I do crazy things with my boys, like 2 mile bike rides, climb 208ft lighthouses, and mountains!

This is a fern growing from a crevice of a huge rock. I thought it was so interesting how plants can make even the most inhospitable place it's home.

7. I cannot grow plants. If you give me a potted plant, it is as good as dead. Now I can grow weeds just fine. But a real plant that actually requires H2O to grow, you can forget it. So, if you have a troublesome plant and you are looking for a hit woman to take care of it, just give me a call.

So, there you have it. More interesting facts about me. As you can see, I choose to see life from a different perspective. I attempt to make life fun and excited and I try to just let my problems flow on by, like water flows under a bridge.

Red River, Searcy, Arkansas
Now, who can I tag. Let's see, how bout Inner Voices, and Leah.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

It's Official

I am now successfully a published author! If you are interested in ordering my book, you may click on this link.

It should take you directly to the ordering page!

I'm so excited that I can barely contain myself.