Friday, November 5, 2010

Mav's 2nd Birthday & school

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great fall so far! It is getting pretty chilly here in Oklahoma! Well...a lot of things have gone on since July. Mav's 2nd birthday, Halloween, school starting, moms school almost out, and a lot of other things! Lets start with school! 8th grade is off to a great start, lots of homework but that's ok. We have done lots of fundraisers since the beginning of the school year. Right now i am selling Poinsettias for Christmas time. I was selling scentys for a trip that i was going to go on, but decided to hold off because i might be going to Belize next year for a mission trip! Oh and I went to Colorado for about 9 days 3 months ago. I had a lot of fun and are looking forward to next year too! I spent the days up there with my grandparents. We did a lot of shopping, touring, and more things. When we went to 7 falls there were chipmunks that were everywhere. I decided to hold out a chip for one, it climbed right up in my lap, sat there and ate it. LOL!! Maverick's 2nd birthday- Well it was one rainy day! It was rainy the day he was born, his 1st b-day, and even his 2nd b-day! What a suprise.....there was even a double rainbow. Therefore I knew that everything was going to be alright and that God was in control. Sometime like today...I cant stop thinking. These are the questions I think about: What if we went to a diff. hospital in Texas, would it of saved his kidneys and not of got an overdose, and not got put back to the last room left for him to die? A couple days before Christmas we moved him up to Oklahoma City. Which was a very good idea to have him closer to home. But, several days before he died he was doing great! Then he had this thing done where they went up through his groin and checked on his heart. I think somewhere in there they popped a blood vessel. He started to bleed internally. We did all kinds of test to find out where it was all coming from. Nothing. Well can you take other test, so they did. Nothing. Where in the world is the bleeding coming from. We couldn't ever find it out. I am trying my best not to complain because he is in a better place now. I drew a picture today of him in his bed in his room at the hospital, which actually looked the same. I was reading him Brown Bear, while one of the nurses was giving him meds. I remember everything as if it was yesterday. If i could do it all over again...I would. I miss that life. I miss seeing him every weekend. Anyway.....Halloween was good! We had over 1,000 visitors come to our house. If you ask me that over 3,400 pieces of candy! We dressed bam bam up in a little pumpkin outfit, i was wonder woman, Chloe was Tinkerbell, and Carter was a skateboarder. I think he was just wanting a skateboard, lol. My mom gets out of school December 7th, whoo hoo!!!!!! Oh and i have been cooking a whole lot lately! We got our oven fixed:) Well all in all God is good! The days are good and hopefully will get even better:)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's been awhile!

Hey guys! What ever happened to my New Years Resolution? Yep, I have not been doing it! Well... lets start with the ending of school and dance! Whoo Hoo! I will be going into the 8th grade this year! Oh but wait- I got a letter in the mail the other day, from my dance place, saying that they had a great year with Chloe and I, but after 33 years of dance she will be retiring and there will not be any dance classes open in the fall. I was shocked! Then 1 week ago I got back from Falls Creek for 1 week! I had soo much fun I cant even explain it! Loved it next year I can choose if I want to go with the high schoolers or with the middle schoolers hopefully I can go with both! I cant wait to see what God has in store for next year!
Well I got to go- See ya!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Deals for the week of 3/21/2010

Shick Quattro Razors - $6.99 = $2 RR
Use the $4/1 coupon from the 3/21 SmartSource insert
Stack with $2/1 Walgreens coupon from the March coupon booklet
$0.99 after coupons!
All Laundry Detergent - $3.99
$2/1 coupon form the 2/7 RedPlum insert
$1.99 after coupon
Buy 1 Colgate Max Fresh or Max White Toothpaste at $2.99 = $3 RR
Use $1/1 coupon from the January All You magazine
As low as free after coupon and RR
Buy 1 Crest Pro Health Mouthwash - $3.99 = $1 RR
Use $2/1 coupon from the 3/7 P&G insert
$0.99 after coupons and RR!
Planters Trail Miz - $1.50
Free after coupon!
Glade Fabric & Odor Eliminator 22 oz. or Sense and Spray Refill 2/$6 = $1 RR
Buy 2 Fabric & Odor Eliminators 2/$6
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from the 3/21 SS
Final Cost $1.50 each!

Busy Bee!

Ok, I haven't wrote on here in a long time, I admit it! Busy, busy, busy bee!

Blood Drive- It went super! A lot of people, tons of pictures, good goodies! Speaking of goodies I raised at least $650.00 from my bake sale! I didn't really know that I would raise that much money! I really hope that I can raise more next year, you never know though! We totaled 44 units of blood too! That totally helped those little children in the hospital, THANK YOU LORD!
I have been whipping up a lot of coupons lately. I cannot tell you how much we have just saved in one week! My family has saved over 50% of our tickets this week alone! This week starting today (Sunday) I will be posting more about couponing and how to save money in tough situations. Tips on how to get started:
  • Buy at least 2 papers each week (you never know when some deal may come up)
  • Keep a coupon booklet, like a binder, by while you are shopping (so then you have all your stuff right in front of your eyes)
  • When you are getting ready to check out pick the right cashier (like a young man or somebody that is smiling:) so that you wont have to be there forever
  • Always keep your eyes open for great deals!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cuddles for the Heart

On Thursday of last week we had a major snow/ice storm! I mean we are talking huge flakes of snow! That means we were out of school for 2 days!! Whooo! "Ok, Maddie just get to the point of what you are going to say, stop bragging that were out of school, OK?" Anyway, I am writing to tell a little about the ice storm as you can see and to talk about a program that I have started up in Oklahoma! It is called "Cuddles from the Heart" you may of heard it before. Its a program where people from Oklahoma or wherever want to donate new blankets for children ( birth to teen) in the hospital that have Congenital Heart Defects! Pretty cool huh? I hope we can put a smile on lots of those children's faces. I will be collecting blankets throughout the year but on September 12 (Maverick's birthday) we will be taking the blankets up to the hospital to the children! If you want to donate or want more information on "Cuddles from the Heart" contact me at

There is 12 more day's until the "Art from the Heart"- Maverick Memorial Event!! I am so excited, I will be having a bake sale so I will be baking up a storm! I will be having a count down on my blog till that day! I am sure my family will be making awareness of Congenital Heart Defects! If you want to bake anything feel free to do so, just contact me first so I will know what I have! I know New Years is already over but I have another New Years Resolution and it is to be writing on here a lot more like maybe everyday or every other day! Well have to see!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Home for the Holidays!

I just love Christmas! The time of year when you can just thank the people for what they have done in your life, and to give thanks to the Lord our God for doing all of his work in us and what he has done! This year we will be having Christmas with my dads side of the family. One thing that we will miss a lot is Mav... he is gonna have a great Christmas free of no tubes. Just to be able to be with the one who made all of us is sooo awesome! I know that is great! Wow 3 more days until Christmas Eve!! Hehe :). This past week has been good, crazy but great! We are now off school until January 3rd or 4th and we got off last Friday!!! I will put some pics on here on Christmas Day!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Funeral

Well, yesterday was the funeral... it was very said if you ask me. I wish I would of got one more chance to just say "I love you Uncle Roy, you know you can beat this lung cancer". Thanks to all the people who came and supported my family. One of our friends that owns one of the funeral places estimated that there was well over 1,200 people! That's a lot! Our church is huge, and every room downstairs that people could be in, was filled. And plus upstairs was filled with people too! When everybody got to see him at the end before we went out to the cemetery, was our last chance to say bye. On our way to the cemetery there was over miles of people behind us following. The police station wanted to show respect so there was a lot of police cars in front of us, and every busy road we drove by there was police officers blocking the streets off for all of our family and friends. After that my aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpa, 3 of my cousins, and my family went to The Delta to eat. It was very good! Then we came home and cooked dinner for one of our friends that just had a baby, he was so sweet!! That night I was thinking about what our Preacher said on Sunday, that Christmas isn't about the gifts, it is about Jesus, and giving to people. I have been thinking about that even before our Church Service on Sunday. God can help you through anything, and that is the truth. This blog isn't supposed to be about sadness, or depression, I wanted it to be for people that may need help getting through the same things we have gone through. That same night, we were looking at videos of last year when we were at the hospital (it was Christmas) and I was opening his gifts for Maverick. It is so hard to believe its almost been a year since then. But I know that it is getting closer when I can see my precious heavenly father, my uncle, and my precious baby brother. Oh how I can not wait until that day comes!! But right now all I got to do is wait and have a good time, but know that I will have a better time in heaven. Post more later and pics!!