Okay, here is my story about staying overnight in Hamilton, TX.

We followed Shannon's hubby, Richard, to the place where we were spending the night. In the middle of nowhere, and it was perfect! I would love to live out in the country like that. The best part was no train, unlike where we live presently.

So here we were following Richard, and as we were driving, I pointed out a light to Jason far away out in the woods, and said "Wow, that house is way out there." He said "Yeah, I see that." As we continued to drive the light seemed to be getting closer, closer, and closer until I realized we were pulling right up to the house we were staying at lol. Here are a couple of pictures I took. Thankfully, Amber took some pictures too because I kept forgetting.

In TX these are called "holding tanks".
Where I come from, they are called Ponds lol.
Do you see the cowboy hats there? Jason put one on, and said he's gonna start wearing one lol. Okay so now for my story.

After Richard got us inside the house he was telling us a story about when it rained once, and the owner of this house could not drive out because the creek bed filled with water so they were stuck until the water dried up. Jason and I thought "wow".

Okay, so we all get to bed, and we are sleeping well. As I am sleeping, I was awakened by this weird noise that sounded like rain, only I was not sure. So sometime in the middle of the night Amber comes in our room to wake me up because she too thinks it's raining. At this point I decide to get out of bed to check, I walked over to the doors in the hallway to look outside thinking I would see the rain....yeah right.....it's too dark, but I knew it was rain. And Sure enough it was not just raining, it was pouring! A least I knew what the noise was. It didn't really sound like rain until I opened the door. After this I walk to the bedroom, it hits me remembering what Richard said about the creek bed filling with water so I thought "Oh no!", and so I try to wake Jason.....like this.

Me: Jason, wake up, it's raining

Jason: Okay, go back to sleep

Me: No, you don't understand. IT'S RAINING, and the Creek Bed is going to fill up! We won't be able to get out.

Jason: Go back to bed, we are not packing up the van at 4 in the morning to drive nowhere. Go back to sleep.

Me: oooookay.......

So I got back in bed, but could not go to sleep right away. I was too busy thinking how we were going to survive. I finally fell asleep, got up at 6am, and went out to make coffee etc......it was nice. It was still dark out too. Jason finally got up, and I told him my little survival strategy ....mean while he is smiling, and chuckling at me. It went like this....

Me: I couldn't sleep last night trying to figure out how we would survive if we can't drive out because the creek bed if filled with water.

Jason: (while he is laughing at me) Okay.......

Me: So I began thinking, and calculating how long we could live on the loaf of bread, 8 eggs, and grits Shannon gave us until help would come for us since there is no other food. Then I began to think if worse came to worse, I could send you out the old fashioned way to hunt a deer, and bring it back to the house since I remembered Richard saying he had seen a deer before when they stayed out there, and then we could put movies on for the kids while we cut the deer up to cook. This way they won't be traumatized. Then we could freeze the remaining meat, and spread it out as long as we can.

Jason: (Laughing) or we could walk to their relatives' house (ten feet away), and ask for help.

Me: oh, yeah.......that would work too (laughing)

It was truly comical! Yep.....good times in Hamilton! ;p
And, no, the Creek Bed was not filled with water. ;0

We spent last weekend with my dear friend of mine Shannon and her husband, Richard. I am so excited for them. They live in Hamilton, TX where Richard is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. They have 3 wonderful boys 15, 4, and 2. They have a very loving church family where every one makes you feel right at home like they have known you their whole lives from the moment they meet you! I miss our friends living in Fort Worth but I am so happy they are only a two hour drive away, serving God.

We had a blast! I had a lot of fun talking with Graham who is 4 yrs old. He was too cute, he kept referring to Amer and Alyssa as my sisters. Oh....and little Wesley reminds me of Tiger jumping up and down all the time. I can't remember all my conversations with Graham but here is a really cute one we had while I was watching him play with Alyssa in his bedroom.

Graham: Hey ya know what...there are two Rebecca's.

Me: Yep

Graham: Why are there two Rebecca's? (with a puzzled look)

Me: Because God wanted two Rebecca's.... actually there are three Rebecca's (he doesn't know Rebekah Moore).
Graham: There are three Rebecca's? (eyes get big with a puzzled look)

Me: There sure are

Graham: (with a puzzled look on his face) What's her name?

I laughed sooooo hard! If only you could have heard him.
Her boys are so special to me =)
Well.....I have another funny story but I will post it later.

Reaching out

Well...Michael discovered sometime last week that he has feet. Now he is reaching out for things. Poor little guy can't quite get what he wants because coordination isn't there yet; however, my coffee was his main interest this morning.

I don't mind sharing coffee... but not if I am going to wear it, LOL. Of course I wouldn't give him any. He is such a delight. I love my little man, and it has begun......he pulls my hair, which I am used to, plus anything else within arms reach. Amber, on the other hand, has a cow, and it goes a little something like this.....

Amber: Ouch! Mom, he's pulling my hair!

Me: Yeah, they do that.........

Amber: well, come get him

Me: You know he does this......figure it out.

Amber: Laughing.....uh, that was hard (you know she likes it & the attention)

Me: Uh huh....

Well.....I am off to work on my other postings that I will soon share. I usually have grammatical errors when I write so I wait for Jason to scan it for me unless he doesn't have time ;) Hopefully I will get them posted soon.

Play Time

Here is a cute video. We were playing "Where's the Baby"(instead of peek-a-boo) with Michael before we made our bed in the morning. Our sheet got nice and wet from Michael putting it in his mouth ;p

Our little ladies

The pictures were taken by my friend Abby Caldwell. She is amazing!

Create Your Own

If there’s a will, there’s a way, or should I say….if there’s a Rebecca there’s a….. well, enough said ROFL! Jason and I were talking in the kitchen after we put our lights on the tree and kids were in bed he cleaned up the rest of the kitchen for Amber (this is her chore every evening). So I am in the living room and here this loud crash! I knew it was big…it sounded big!

After hearing him react, and then it got really quiet, I knew it was something of mine! So I said “Everything okay in there? What broke?” He said “The coffee pot.” I said “THE WHAT?” What will I do in the morning???? My life flashed before my eyes! He said…”I will buy you a coffe at Quick Trip in the morning if we get moving fast enough.” I had EVERYBODY out the door lightning Fast this morning! LOL….

Got my coffee came home and told Deb ( my long time- known her 20 yrs- friend in Chicago) what happened. She replied with “What on earth are you going to do with out a coffee pot?????????????”….. I was so glad she asked lol!

Here is what I did……..After I told her I accused Jason this morning of this being his way of controlling my coffee consumption LOL ……I tried to use my pampared chef mixing bowl, the small one, to catch the coffee. Well it didn’t quite fit so I then tried to use my coffee cup from Quick Trip to do it, mean while Amber is video tapping me LOL! Nothing was coming out! Well, I finally remembered that it was the pause drip so I got a little knife to hold it so the coffee would come out and… YAY…….I had my coffee anyway!!

I was ROFL………but not while I was drinking. LOL……….Anyway, Amber said I better drink all of it………I asked her if she remembers a time when I have not? She laughed so hard! I still need a coffee pot………..Must-Have-Coffee-Now……lol =)

It all started last night. My foot wasn’t doing too good but we had to go to Target. We needed to get a couple decorations for our tree and some egg nog in which they didn’t have the kind we like (Southern Comfort Vannila Spice). This is a tradition we started a couple yrs back or so. We listen to Christmas music, eat cookies, drink egg nog and have a merry ole time. Besides, we had to get the tree up last night because she needed to be watered…...don’t worry, I didn’t name her LOL.

Anyway, we get to Target and of course the first place I stop at was Starbuks. Jason just shook his head and said “Fine, I’ll have one too”. I am slowly converting him lol! Well, I got a Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha……HEAVEN……ya gotta go get one! So then we are off to shop, first stop…..looking at decorations, some where nice but not what we are looking for except for the Talking Yoda stalking I tried to talk Jason into getting, he says the same thing ALL time…”Do or do not, there is no try.” So after a few laughs in the “we aren’t doing this to ourselves with new talking stalkings on Christmas morning we are off to brows our way to the egg nog (which I still can’t believe they didn’t have).

So there I am strolling my cart along while Jason is trying to find a remote toy Tarantula when I felt a bump, mind you I had a car seat with Michael in the top of the cart blocking my view. I immediately thought I hit an end-cap so I walked around the cart to see if I knocked anything down. I looked to my left, I saw nothing in front of the cart, so I said hum….and then went to the right and there it was…..a little boy and I mean a little boy walked out and stared at me so I said “Oh sweetie are you okay?”…….Of course he wasn’t! This strange woman towering over him asking if he is ok …..After bumping into him with a giant cart and he doesn’t speak any English.

So what happens next? He starts to cry of course!….so, I’m thinking… oh Lord! I look around and see NO parent, so I ask him if he’s okay, again and he moves away from me crying like I am about to kill him running to an aisle where I see two women pop their heads out from the baby section! He was in the toy section! Alone! Well…….thankfully? he wasn’t old enough to speak or I would have needed someone to translate the obscenities they would be yelling at me wondering what I did to this boy, who was in front of my cart, and who was only a knee high to a grass hopper… LOL. I couldn’t help but laugh when I told Jason. More importantly, I told Jason someone could have very easily taken this boy and they would have never known!! Now that bothered me!

Well…….we leave Target, but not before getting my Chipmuck Christmas CD! Jason thought it was crazy and couldn’t believe I was serious LOL! The girls loved it and I laughed the whole way to Walmart where they carry our egg nog, and I almost hit another little boy playing by his parents truck with his remote control car in the pitch dark while driving around waiting for Jason to come back out! Lucky for him there wasn’t a car seat in my view lol!

So why isn't everyone as good a mom as I am? I am perfect you know.....says the SRLM (Self Righteous lying Mom) LOL!