Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spanx Bra

OK- so if you are a guy... just pass this post right on by! I made a rhyme...

Anyway, while at the mall the other day with BFF Pam, we ran across a new bra! Its made by spanx. I loved it! I didnt get one and though about it as I was cleaning those items in my sweet smelling Tyler Laundry soap. So... yep I ordered one! They are a bit expensive- $62.00 But I love it. Kinda like my Dyson -- huh?

So if you need a new bra, run to the nearest Dillards or Macy's or Sak's and grab a spanx bra-alleluia.

Tootle loo

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

first carcation

Today is hubs birthday! So he took off and we went for our first 'carcation' of the year. You get in the car and go... where you stop... dont know.

We altered the plan a bit and went to Tahlequah to check on some things that BAUMC is doing at Camp Egan, The Methodist Girls Home and the Boys Ranch in Gore... But first we ate at Sam and Ella's. DELICIOUS pizza. We shared a lg salad and small 'sloppy' pizza. Oh heavens I am still full.
We were going to Ted's for supper but we were full and the boys were tired. maybe later in the week.

Tootle loo

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hello Spring...

Friday... last day of winter...i sat outside in shorts and flip flops

Saturday... first day of spring... snow boots and sweatshirt... fireplace on...chili cooking...

whats up with this???

Tootle loo

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mission Trips

Me teaching Bible School in Ukraine- The guy next to me is the interrupter.
Mexico Mission Trip-

Our Church- Boston Avenue Methodist- Tulsa

Kelly's Korner is hosting a mission trip site... where have you been. Thought I might join in.

trip 1- hubs came home from work one day and ask if I would like to go to Mexico for our 25th anniv... if you know him, he never never plans a trip... well yes, I said lets go... where are we going... I'm thinkin romantic, resort... nope mission trip with the youth dept to build casitas in Mexico... WHAT did you say... yep we went on our 25th, 26th, and 28 anniversary.

We built 12x12 cinder block casitas and had Bible School. The best part was watching how it transformed these city kids from a huge church in Tulsa- Boston Avenue Methodist Church. We had a great time, ministered to many people, played with kids and learned to eat things that were not so friendly. The kids re-enacted our wedding all three time... complete with a gown and veil made from toilet paper and duct tape. So funny.

We also went to Montana to the Black Feet Reservation for 1 week to work on the Methodist Church and work on the reservation. Lots of poor people in the USA. These poor people don't have a chance. They have 1 grocery store that gets food 1 time per week and clothes that are cast off from other people. There is no way to earn money, as they are 30 minutes from the nearest town and no gas station on the reservation. Lots of alcohol and drugs. The kids had never seen a 'Twinkies'. WE had 3 teachers on the trip, and no of us could handle the large group of kids. They didn't understand the meaning of group time...etc. but we modified and went with the program anyway. Great time once we learned their customs and ways of doing things. I would love to go back and see how things are.

Next trip to Ukraine- Holy Moly... we dug the foundation for a new Methodist Church ans did a Bible School. Amazing people... still dealing with the effects of Communism. We were there almost 2 weeks and had a great time. except for the fact that I acquired a parasite and was admitted to the hospital for a few day after we got back. Yukky, but I lost 15 lbs really fast! That was an awesome trip. The Church is now finished and the group is going back in May. If I had an extra $3000. I would love to go back. wah, wah!

I have learned so much from mission trips. People all over the world are so giving and want to share everything they have with you. They cook for you and prepare a feast with their last dime of food. We ate most of everything and prayed we would tolerate the food. most of us did! They taught me that things are not necessary... love in a home is much better than a spotless home with all the best gadgets and gidgets... We are all blessed to live in America and need to be more tolerant of other customs and try to learn 'our way' is not always the best way for everything. we cannot change them, but can learn them and strive to teach them that blessing do come from God and with God all thing are possible.

"Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

In all the ways you can

In all the places you can,

At all the times you can

To all the people you can

As long as ever you can!"

John Wesley

Tootle loo

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

All expense paid trip.... sign up

So, I got you attention... I am not on a trip this spring break...the first time in 5-6 years we are not at the beach... wah, wah, wah,!

Come along with me as we take a little no expense barred trip... grab your beverage of choice and lets get packin...
I ALWAYS pack way too much whenever we go on a trip. I pack lots of shoes... shirts and jewelry. You can change so many outfits with those three things. Maybe I can sit on my bag... Oh, dont forget my new lotion... 'Fresh' Sugar Lemon Lotion! heavenly!!!! okay lets get to the airport

I prefer to fly SWA... cause they have lots of peanuts, and peanuts, and peanuts.... they are also cheaper! meet me at the gate.... bring your ID no need for a passport this trip... wear comfy shoes...we may have to run a bit!

Whew, did y'all enjoy the flight. lickety split... I say we flew faster than a bullet! This is our automobile! So fun I'm thinkin. Oh lets stop and get some pink lemonade and some coconut macaroons. Pull your hair back... Im driving fast!

Here is our beautiful Hotel.... We are in San Diego CA. at the Coronado Hotel.... the penthouse of course. Money is no problem on my trip. Oh, can you smell that ocean breeze???? I think we will go grab a bite to eat and soak up some rays.... where is the cabana boy???

That is my chair.... I know I shouldn't leave my purse, but you will watch it while I run to get something sweet to drink with an umbrella in it... be right back... I will bring you one too.

This is the view from our veranda.... gorgeous right! I think we will stay a week or so. Rest up, tomorrow we are going shopping to find some 'vintage junque'... we will also need to go to IKEA... oh my we may have to get more luggage to get our things home.
See ya in the a.m.! nitey nite

Tootle loo

Monday, March 8, 2010

Today... at preschool

Today at preschool:

Me: is it cloudy or sunny outside?

Ashley: I have that movie... Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!
Me : really I have not seen that movie
Ashley: you can come to my house and watch the movies with me... bring your jammies and spend the night.
Me: where will I sleep
Ashley: You can sleep in the big bed with my mommy and daddy cause you are big too!
Got to love my little kids at preschool... she is only 2 1/2- she will be 3 next month!

Tootle loo

Saturday, March 6, 2010

never say never

I needed a new vacuum. I said I would never spend the amount of money for a Dyson. I did today. Can you be in love with a vacuum? I am... I emptied it 3 times. Yes, 3 times. I got it at Lowes. The salesman told me I could bring it back if I didnt like it. Well, I dont like it ... I love it...
Tootle loo

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I am having a terrible time with needs and wants...

I want: new bedroom duvet cover and dust ruffle
crocs- with the fur inside- I know its almost spring/summer...
new wood floor in the whole house- 2600 sq ft.
new kitchen
a maid- just for the day
Lucchese boots
patio furniture
a new hair do

I need: new contacts

what a girl to do....

Today was hilarious at Day School... I mean it made my day. I woke up at 4:30 with the beginning of a migraine. I took my meds and generally sleep 4-5 hours. Up at 6:15 . I showered dressed and slept all the way to hubs office- 22 min. Woke up, walked in to his office...slept 20 minute... woke up and went to school- hello time to rise and shine. But the kids were soooooooo funny... we played outside... played chase in the gym... ate wonderful lunches... one of the boys learned to potty in the potty... had to do the potty dance and have a potty slept good...spring fever is hitting the classroom... we even have a budding romance- love preschool and 3 yr olds.

Off to bed to read a wonderful book- I will post about it when I finish. Ryan's publishing company is publishing/marketing it... I think...

Tootle loo

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I took Pam to have her staples out or her shoulder... she was a good girl and didnt bat an eye. Me- I had my eyebrows threaded at the mall... cried like a baby! It did hurt!
Then off to eat at Caramel on Peoria- YUMMO!

Tootle loo