Thursday, July 10, 2008


So, if you know me then you know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE NASCAR. I started watching it when I went to college because when I would call my moma she never could talk because she was watching "the race". Needless, to say I started watching them so that we would have something to talk about (or so that I could talk to her at all on Sundays!).

Anyway, my favorite drivers are Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kasey Kahne.

Lots of people ask me if I think NASCAR is a sport. Well, I don't.

You do have to be athletic and skilled to be a driver but as far as it being a sport it just doesn't fit in to what MY PERSONAL definition of a sport is.

I think that the more equipment you have to use to play a "sport" the less of a sport it is. NASCAR is totally dependent on LOTS of equipment. I think that the more equipment you use the less of a pure sport it is. I mean, to me if you can go outside and compete with your friends at the spur of a moment then THAT is a sport.

Running is a great example of a pure sport!

Anyway, I still love NASCAR and I think it takes lots of dedication, skill, and physical ability but a sport??? I think NOT!

Friday, July 4, 2008


I love the 4th of July! I always have and I always will!

It makes me think about my paw paw. When I was about 6 years old we were all down at my Uncle JT's house. Everyone got to shoot fireworks but not little Sunshine. My paw paw was SOOOOO protective of me that I had to sit in his lap with my ears covered. (I fell out of a tree in our front yard once and to this day there are still no trees left because he had them all cut down!) HOWEVER, on this particular day I somehow got to have a sparkler.

Never in all my life have my eyes twinkled like that (until I saw my husband at the end of the aisle on my wedding day). I could hardly wait to have it in my hand. I wanted to twirl around and pretend that I was a fairy.

I remember getting to pick out whatever color I wanted. Green or blue or red or SILVER....of course, SILVER was my choice (just like PIXIE dust)!

Paw paw pulled it out of the box and lit it right up. It looke dso beautiful...I was amazed! Paw paw goes to hand it to me and of course I was too scared to take it! He tried showing me that the sparks didn't hurt by running his palm underneath them but still....NO WAY!

I got a popsicle instead and sat down on my Paw Paw's lap and enjoyed all the muffled fireworks I heard the rest of the night....

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fires and SMOKE

Man oh man is it smokey here in Central Oregon! The wildfires around here, across the Cascades and down in California are making it really hazey out.According to news sources I should not run outside because of the air quality. That stinks!

Josh went fishing last night and should be back today. Dixie missed him so much. She kept getting out of bed and going to check the door all night! She always sleeps right on feet to make sure that they are nice and warm! I miss Josh when he is gone but I knew I was marrying a fishing nut so I can't complain!! Our song is that one by Brad Paisley that says "I'm gonna miss her".
We are gonna go check out 2 houses that have caught our attention. One is right beside Ellie and Ethan's house-I would get to see my precious kiddos even MORE!!! The other is closer to Josh's work so that would be good for gas I guess. THey are both noce but completey opposite of each other. Also, with the way the economy is who knows if we should take the chance on buying a house?????
Back to Ellie and Ethan. Man are they FUN!! They are my best friends in the whole wide world (as Ellie would say)! Ethan is a pistol-he walks around the house swinging one arm as fast as it will go and just looking for somethign to get into! Ellie on the other hand sings, dances, and simply amazes me every day!!We went to her dance recital last week and she was so great!! Ethan slept through but he woke up long enought to catch a glimpse of the older dancing girls! He does love the ladies!!! I am so lucky to get to spend time with them!
Anyway, I am sure there will be lots of stories about them on here!!

Well, that's all for now....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The first BLOG!

Ok, so this is my first official blog! I do some on myspace but I decided that I would like to use another forum instead.
My blogs will probably be about running and dogs and child care since these things are what is important in MY LIFE right now!!!