Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pool Time

Something very exciting has been happening at the Mims' house...we put in a pool!!!  I've always wanted a pool, but convincing D-Master (hubs) has not been easy.  I finally pulled out the heavy artillery and reminded him that our son is only going to be living here six more years and we need to spend as much time with him and little Lulu as much as possible.  We also want to be the "hang out" house for BB and all his friends.  So, we finally bit the bullet and did it.  I have to say other than prying D's hands off of the checkbook it has been a pretty painless process.  We think we picked the best pool company, a local guy here in Forney named Sam.  He took care of everything and the best only took 18 days from dig until we were in the pool swimming. Yes, let me repeat that...18 DAYS!!

I won't bore you with all of the pictures, but here are just a few.

Before the dig

End of Day 1


This is what it's all about!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Great Eight

I am part of a group of very special ladies known as "The Great Eight."  We came together through the Dallas Phi Mu Alumni chapter.  I have known one of the eight, Gela, since the ninth grade!  Gela and I not only went to high school together in Louisiana, but we went to college together, both moved to Shreveport, La. after graduation, and then somehow both ended up in Dallas.  To say the my children, especially my son, love Gela is an understatement.  And these other ladies, what can I say except they are more like family than just friends.  I truly think of them as my sisters.  We are all sad right now because our sweet Kelly S. is moving to Oregon.  She is going to show those west coasters what being a southern girl is all about.  This is a picture of all us getting together to say goodbye:(

This is a picture of all of our children last summer.  When we all became friends I was one of the few of us that was married, let alone that had a baby.  My, how things have changed!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Welcome back to my blog!

Hey y'all!  Welcome back!  I say welcome back because a few years ago I started this blog and let's just say I didn't do a very good job:(  However, I am ready to start again and hopefully this time things will be different.  When I thought about starting to blog again I thought about what kind of blog I wanted.  I thought about all the interests I have and all the blogs I read.  Did I want this to be a crafting blog? A running blog?  Well I decided that I wanted to talk about whatever was on my mind and going on in my crazy, busy life. 

I know I should go ahead and tell you all about myself.  My name is Kelley and I live just outside of Dallas, Texas, otherwise known as Hell right now!  I have been married to the greatest guy for the last 14 years and we have the two most beautiful children in the world, hence the name "BB and Lulu".  Most of the year I am a high school math teacher.  However, right now during the summer I do my best to forget about school and just do what I love the a mom, run alot, and craft as much as I can.

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you'll come back!