Patty Jo

I'm a silly person and love a good chuckle! I believe I am a bit on the ditsy side but who's keeping score?! ha On a more serious note: I love the Lord with all my heart, mind and soul! And my husband and children (family) are the most important things in my life! Hope I can be a blessing to those of you willing to torture yourselves and read this blog! LOL

Silly blogspot has issues with comments. If you can't comment on my blog don't worry "YOU're not alone"!!! haha It's nothing personal or not that I know of. Because I can't comment either! BUT... If you choose the option: "Name/URL" and enter your name and if you have a website or blog you "can" but don't have to enter it. THEN you CAN comment. This is a just so you know. I don't wanting anyone going away without sharing their thoughts! Or thinking that we have something against them! We LOVE you! :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's been a while!

I haven't blogged in quite some time. I spent a long period of this year going over my life. Even to the point of not knowing just where God wanted me to be and what He wanted me doing. I'll admit I at times felt sorry for myself. Ridiculous, right? Well life can sometimes get tough and we all deal with it in our own ways. I try to so hard implement God's word to live by but I'll admit again that it can seem so easy until I am smack dab in the middle of crisis. I'm working on that!

I have closed my photography business. Now I am full time assistant teaching at Rocky Bayou Christian School. It's been a huge eye opener. Children don't learn in a cookie cutter way. We all grasp things differently. I myself, am very different, as those of you who know me all to well already know! LOL But I am loving every minute of it. I get to teach second grade math and have a small third grade reading group. I find myself falling for each of them. I could take them all home and care for them as if they were my own! It's an incredible experience. I do miss being with my own every second of the day but we are overcoming those obstacles. I get to see them throughout the day so that helps!

We as a family have been through so many changes this year. We left the church we attended for over 10 yrs. That in itself was a HUGE change. Then we decided to for go homeschooling and enroll the kids in Christian School. We also visited many churches in search of the place God wanted us to worship Him! So there have been a lot of new roads and it's not always been sundaes with cherries on top. But God is good and we have pulled through. I am thankful for the Lord's work in my life. It's only through Him that I have made it through all of the years trials!

So as a whole we are still fine tuning our day to day activities. haha Meaning, we are working through the hard times and being thankful for the GREAT times! I can't wait to get back to blogging. I hear some of the funniest stories and so forth from kids at school. I will share and leave the names out of course. For instance I had a child tell me that my upper arms (you know, that flabby part) reminded him of his grandmothers! LOL Now that is a real esteem killer but I didn't let that get me down! haha I told him that must mean I am the sweetest person he has ever met! The entire clas laughed and I can't wait to see what he says next! hahahahahaha

Well I'm off to find myself some more good stuff to get into! Hope you're having a great Sunday afternoon! Be sure to check back! I'll be sure to have something ridiculous to say!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, Good grief, look how smart I am! :-}

I received this wonderful news in the email this morning! I am so thrilled to know I am not fat because I'm lazy it's because I'm a "genius"!!! ROFL

Monday, April 19, 2010

Love Like Crazy!!!

Love Like Crazy!!!
Be a Best Friend, Tell the truth, Overuse "I Love You", Go to work, Do your BEST, Don't outsmart your common sense, Don't ever let your Prayin' knees get Lazy, And Love Like Crazy!!!

Stole this from a sweet friends blog! Love it!

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's been so long, where to start?

Spring has Sprung and we are in earthly heaven. LOL We love Spring, except for all the nasty pollen and severe sneezing, headaches, stuffy noses, coughing, etc... Did I say we Love Spring. After that list you might wonder how that is possible? LOL I have thankfully discovered ZYRTEC. Several yrs ago I was very sick with unknown answers. I was sent to an Allergist after over a yr of tests and treatments. This wonderful God directed man put me on all kinds of Antihistamines and let me tell you, LIFE SAVER! My body did finally correct itself after moving from the residence that is believed to be the cause of my sickness. I praise God for deliverance! I have continued the Zytrec as I do have bad allergies and I take it faithfully twice a day during allergy season. SOooooo, for me I LOVE SPRING! ha But my poor children suffer greatly.

We have been enjoying every minute we can of the great outdoors. I love the sunshine and nice breeze. God is so good!

Caitlin learned to ride her bike without training wheels recently. I know what you're thinking? "She just learned at 11 yrs old?" Yes, we lived in the country and training wheels are the pits out there and she just told herself she couldn't ride without them. So it was something we just put off and now she can't stop riding. She would ride all day long if we let her. hehe I love to see her riding. Her face lights up with accomplishment. It's such a joy to see them learning and growing. Now for the boys. That's sure to be a task! hehe

We accumilated another dog. Her name is Sadie. She is a hoot. Her and Levi our Shiht Zu didn't hit it off right away. He wasn't happy about her at all. They have since made friends and play most of the day. I just love them both! Dogs can be such a pleasure added to your family. They can make you smile even in the worst of times. They love you unconditionally no matter what you look like when you wake up! ROFL

School is coming along. I think constantly about the last day! ha I know the kids do as well. We just want to have fun, is that so bad? :) I don't think I ever grew up in that area! We have testing (SAT) the next two days. They are not the least bit excited about it but it's required and I'm praying they'll do their best. It can be strenuous when you are not used to a classroom environment and complete strangers surround you. Last yr they left the answers blank that they didn't know, YIKES! I said "don't do that again!" GUESS! haha I mean better than leaving it blank! :)

Hoping to have some pics to share real soon! I've been so busy and time is of the essence these days! Hope all of you are well and enjoying these short Spring days. Summer is around the corner and we'll all be wishing for some Fall weather. heehee.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Day!

So I got this great idea to make some Valentine yummy pastry hearts from The Farm Chicks! blog. They were soooo good! Pardon my cell phone pics! I thought of it at the last second and had to share.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Farm Chicks

Have you heard of the site? I love it! Makes me want to run out and paint everything and make everything fresh and fun! ha

The Farm Chicks

If you haven't ever been to the blog - website be sure to check it out. It might brighten your day!

Off to go buy some oilcloth to refurbish the dinner table! :)

*** I can't understand why I can post a link here! Blogspot may just get the boot! ha

Yay, Blogspot survives, I figured it out! How silly!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


where does the time go! I know, it goes by so fast you don't remember! LOL

Seriously when did my daughter get almost as tall as I am? And when did my baby boy start reading? And when did my quiet 9 yr old get so smart? Goodness, it seems it was just yesterday I couldn't believe I was even a Mom! ha

It's been the best having kids and watching them grow! I couldn't have asked for it any better. Sure there are rough spots but I love my family, they're the best!