Friday, May 25, 2007

My Linguistic Profile

Your Linguistic Profile:

55% General American English

20% Dixie

15% Yankee

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Learning from our children

Yesterday when I picked up the girls from daycare, Anoe had 3 things she wanted to tell me. Two were good and one was bad. I told her to tell me the bad first. She said Allie (who is the little girl that is constantly hitting people) was sick today. Anoe said that she felt sad that Allie was sick. She prayed for her before her Mom came to get her. I just looked at her with a blank stare. I was like, how is that a 5 year old can get what I've just learned this weekend? Instead of being happy that Allie was gone because she was sick, Anoe felt bad for her. I can not remember a single day that Allies's clip has not been moved! So it's not just Anoe she is a bully to. I want to be more like my 5 year old! The two good things she had to tell me was that she had her Graduation Ceremony today and she did wonderful. (of course) And that she was thinking about me and her sister.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


This was by far the best weekend of my entire life! And I know so many other amazing women agree with me! I left so much JUNK on the cross it's almost to crazy to believe! As soon as I walked away from the cross, I felt so much lighter. My heart didn't feel heavy with anger or any of that other junk I nailed up there. I can't come up with any words to describe what I feel except "awesomely wonderfully perfect". I had my first test Sunday night after we got home. Anoe's dad called, which is fine, but of course he wanted to talk to me. He wanted to know why I was so tired and asleep in the middle of the afternoon. I told him I had just gotten back from an awesome women's retreat. And he said "Oh, so you were out partying and drinking all night." Instead of getting angry and fighting with trying to convince him I'm not a bad mom, I just said "Yeah, I was drunk on the Holy Spirit almost all weekend!" I could just see God smiling at me!

One of the best things to happen to me this weekend was when I went to Heaven. Now at first, I just wasn't getting there. I sat down and started to pray for God to show me what to do. Then at that exact moment Krissy came by and whispered "Just believe". It was amazing! Then a few minutes later Brandi came and touched me! I went to Heaven!!! As I was looking around, it was kind of dark and cloudy. I asked God why it was so cloudy, and he said because it's the perfect weather for me! (I love it when it's cloudy outside!) I told God I only wanted one thing from Heaven. I told him I wanted Alexis to be healed of all her reading problems! He took me by the hand and led me to alittle park, there sitting on a bench was Alexis reading a book! Not a book with green overlays, or anything, she was reading ABOVE her reading level. I just knew she was reading at a 5th grade level! (She's going to 4th next year, but is at a early 3rd grade reading level) God told me he had already taken care of her, I was there for me!

I told Alexis and Anoe about this Sunday evening. Alexis said she wanted to go. (Of course who wouldn't, right?) Then she kept asking me all kinds of incredible questions. So last night when I picked her up from daycare, she told me that she didn't use her overlays at school yesterday and she only messed up on one word! I started crying while driving. And believe me I'm a pretty bad driver so it was pretty scary!

There's more to come, but it's time for me to go home and go back to Heaven!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mother’s Day

Alexis made me the best gifts ever! They made me tear up to cry and then in the next line, I was laughing so hard I wanted to cry again!

M om is cool when the sun is shining behind her

O pen your heart & sing to God.

T oday is Mother’s Day and be happy.

H e is nice to fall in love with.

E very day I will love you to the bottom of my heart.

R ight when you fall asleep I will be there for you!


1. What is a mother? A girl that had a baby
2. My mother’s name is Amanda Chavez.
3. She likes to watch Lost on T.V.
4. For fun my mother likes to read.
5. My mother likes to eat Chinese Noodles.
6. The thing my mother cooks the best is Chinese Noodles
7. If I were rich I would buy my mother a real diamond ring.
8. My mother doesn’t like to have another baby.
9. What I like most about my mother is nice, pretty, happy, and loving to God.

Alexis’ perspective of me is pretty much true, but funny when put in “10 year old” words!

Friday, May 11, 2007


My sweet Anoe is not acting very sweet anymore! Until about a month ago she had never been in trouble at "school". (She really only attends a daycare, but she calls it school because they do learn there) Anyways, a couple of weeks ago she got her clip moved for the first time. I was really disappointed, but I thought it was her first time EVER being in trouble, so I only talked to her. Then that same week, she got in trouble again. It was a Friday and we were on our way to my Mom's for the weekend, so she had to wait an hour and a half before she even got her pop. So after that she was really good for like two or three weeks. Then this past Monday, she got her clipped moved again for talking during lesson time. When I got there to pick her up, the teacher told me she almost got her clipped moved a second time in one day for not listening. I was like what?!?! Not my Anoe. She's a very active five year old, but twice in one day is not my Anoe's typical behavior. She of course got a pop when we got home. Alexis had her school program on Monday so we had to go home so Anoe could get her pop before we could go get cookies for the program. Then yesterday when I pick up Anoe what did I find? Her clip moved again! I talked with her teacher and she didn't think Anoe deserved a pop because the girls Anoe was talking to were not suppose to be at Anoe's table and Anoe did behave exceptionally well the rest of the day. So instead of a pop, she had to go to time out. Now for Anoe this is even worse than a pop. At least with a pop she can still play with her toys or whatever. When she is in time out she has to stay on her bed or wherever I tell her with NO toys or anything! She's not allowed to talk either. This is like torture for her.

I told her that if she behaves today at school we'll go to a movie this evening. (I was already planning on taking them to a movie but they didn't know about it.) I'm just kind of at a loss as to what I should do. I really need prayers for this situation! I'm trying so hard to be a better Mom, but sometimes I get so frustrated I just don't know what to do!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Alexis' Birthday Party

Alexis' birthday isn't really until the 17th, but I'm leaving for the BFW on the 17th so we had her birthday party two weeks early. Oh my goodness, let me tell you how incredibly awesome it was! All day Saturday it was horribly humid!!!! Then about 6:00 p.m. a nice cool breeze started. Her party started at 6:30 and was at Nelson Park, so the breeze was much appreciated. We had the best turn out ever! Usually there's only one or two of her friends that show up along with me, Anoe, Jennifer, her kids, my brother, and sometimes my Mom and Symantha. Oh no not this time! Multiply that like by at least 5 maybe even 6! It was great! There were actually people there that were not related to her in any way! It was like one of those parties that you see on T.V. Like when the kids have friends and the parents are all stressed and running around making sure everything is going OK and trying to be a good host and socialize with everyone! Yeah that was our party! (OK really it was Alexis' party, but I'm way excited over her blessings!)

Last night Alexis had her school program. She did awesome! The program was to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. So most of the songs were in spanish. She was able to sing almost all of the songs. After the program when I asked her what some of them meant she said: I don't know, I just did what Mrs. Graham said to do! I couldn't stop laughing. Anoe knew some of the hand movements from Alexis practicing so much at home. It was cute watching Anoe doing the movements with the kids up on the stage. I love evenings like this!

I am so blessed with the two beautiful children God has trusted me to raise!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

My Purse

After I read what Erica wrote about her purse, I thought oh that would be easy I'll do it! Well three tries later, here it goes...
-sewing kit
-birthday invitation Anoe got at daycare
-check from my brother
-directions to birthday party
-make up bag
-two picture frames
-two heart shaped buttons
-2 coupons for Cotton Patch
-Family Dollar receipt $17.32
-pair of Alexis' socks
-half of a chocolate bar
-bottle of diet pills
-single hole puncher
-my extra insurance card I lost a couple of months ago
-my Texas Justice Court Judges sticker that I never put on my car
-Hard as Nails findernail polish
-hair clip
-extra set of tweezers that were missing from my make up bag
-Jennifer's Bank of America Account number card
-2 empty gum wrappers
-set of keys from Jennifer's old house in Abilene
-my business cards
-3 delivery confirmation receipt slips
-2007 tax return
-money order receipts for Abilene Municipal Court
-Enrollment update form for the kids daycare
-my student loan consolidation offer
-copy of Alexis' last ARD meeting
-my work day planner
-my personal day planner
-Called To Be God's People by Kay E Huggins
-bank statements from the last three months (I just printed those today to put in my filing box at home)
-my credit report
-receipt for bananas, grapes, and creamer $8.17
-grocery list
-bank envelope with .58 in it
-paycheck stub
-recipe for Baked Italian Chicken
-letter for my brother from the Texas Department of Public Safety
-my work and car keys
-three pens
-and a receipt from the Clyde Post Office for $6.75

I didn't really realize I had so much crap in there! I really need to file some stuff. I'm so not going through my wallet or make up bag! I'd be here forever typing!!