Saturday, May 31, 2008
You Are Thanksgiving
You are a bit of a homebody who enjoys being in the company of people you love.
It doesn't take a lot to make you happy. You're enjoying life as it is.
You have many blessings in your life, and you are grateful for each one.
You believe that life is about what you *do* have. You feel like you have enough of the good stuff.
What makes you celebrate: Family, friends, and the changing of the seasons.
At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The host of the party
On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: Spend so much energy preparing that it's a full time job
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
You Should Spend Your Summer at the Beach
You're a free spirit who is always thinking of new ways to have fun.
And you don't just love summer... you live for it.
So, you really should blow off your responsibilities and head to the beach!
children are watching and doing as you do, not as you say.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and learned it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake, and learned little things can be the special things in life.
When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and knew there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust Him.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a sick friend, and learned we all must help take care of each other.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had little, and learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and learned we have to take care of what we're given.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and learned I would have to be responsible when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and learned sometimes things hurt, and it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'
I received this in my e mail and thought I would share it because it is so true. Children do watch everything we do. Enjoy!
Monday, May 26, 2008
What do you see nurses? . . What do you see?
What are you thinking . . . . . When you're looking at me?
A crabby old man, . . . Not very wise,
Uncertain of habit . . . . . . . With faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food . . . . . . And makes no reply .
When you say in a loud voice . . . . "I do wish you'd try!"
Who seems not to notice . . . The things that you do .
And forever is losing . . . . . . . . . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . . . . . . . . Lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking? Is that wh at you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse . . . . . . You're not looking at me .
I'll tell you who I am . As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, . . . . . . As I eat at your will .
I'm a small child of Ten . . . . . . . With a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters . . . . . . . . . Who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . With wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . . . . . . A lover he'll meet .
A groom soon at Twenty . My heart gives a leap .
Remembering, the vows . . . . . . That I promised to keep .
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . . . . . . I have young of my own .
Who need me to guide . . . . And a secure happy home .
A man of Thirty . . . . . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . . . . . . With ties that should last .
At Forty, my young sons . . Have grown and are gone,
But my woman's beside me . . . . . . . To see I don't mourn .
At Fifty, once more, . Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . . . . My loved one and me
Dark days are upon me . . My wife is now dead .
I look at the future . . . . . . . . . . . . . I shudder with dread .
For my young are all rearing . . . . . Young of their own .
And I think of the years . . . . . . And the love that I've known .I
'm now an old man . . . . . . . . . And nature is cruel .
Tis jest to make old age . Look like a fool .
The body, it crumbles . . . . . . . . . Grace and vigor, depart .
There is now a stone . . . . . . . Where I once had a heart .
But inside this old carcass . . A young guy still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . . . My battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . . . . . . . . I remember the pain .
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . . . . . . . Life over again .
I think of the years . All too few . . . . . . Gone too fast .
And accept the stark fact . . . . . . . . That nothing can last .
So open your eyes, people . . . . . . . . Open and see..
Not a crabby old man
Look closer . . . . See . . . . . . . . ME!!
Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within . . . . . we will all, one day, be there, too!
Upon reading Maria's blog, I felt compelled by one of my favorite artists (Third Day) to dedicate this song to your family. I know it goes on about more than just loosing someone, but I felt like you might need this song to see you through this tough time in your life right now. I know it isn't easy (afterall I did loose my biological mom to cancer when I was nine), but know that Jesus is always there for you to lean on! I know that with Brian being a preacher you all know that, but sometimes it doesn't hurt for a friend to remind us that Jesus is just a thought away. Hope this helps and know that we are praying for your whole family in this time of need.
The Cox Family
To everyone who's lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough when you said goodbye
And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right
There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus,
Cry out to Jesus
For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They've lost all of their faith in love
And they've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough
For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering
When your lonely
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just
Cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
To the widow who suffers with being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Just getting ready for a nap before going to work. HAPPY SUNDAY ALL! Thank God for all you have! For it may be taken from you at any point. I went to church this morning since after all I had to get the kids from Mom. I really would rather go to CIC, but since that is where Mom goes, I have to go there to get the kids, so I guess that is just what I have to do for now until I find a true home church. Church was good except, MADDIE decided to throw a terriffic tantrum! I am borrowing Beth's philosophy on the terriffic two's! I am trying to be optimistic. So, off to the nursery for some calm down time with her. She was fussy almost the whole service, so I had to stay in the nursery. Kenzie sat with Mom and Pop. When we were getting the carseats in my van from Mom's little DEER DAMAGED Kia, Kenzie started crying "I WANT MY NANA" which is wierd because we had to bribe her to go to Nana's house in the first place! Now she just wants Nana! How strange these 5 year olds can be! I came on home and made lunch, and now I will be heading to the couch for a nap before going to work since I started out in my bed, then the couch, then the other end of the couch, back to my bed, and needless to say, I couldn't sleep! I tossed and turned all night. I don't know what has happened to my sleep. I used to could sleep at night, now I can't sleep during the day or at night. I think that it might be due to the schedule I work, but hey, maybe I should take Aaron's advice and try some physical exercise before retiring, no reading in bed, no tv, lots of water not coffee or caffiene. Etc. Who knows what will end up happening if I have NO CAFFEINE! I have to have coffee to keep me awake at night sometimes. Anyway, I will try and have that all figured out soon. Now, have a happy Memorial Day!
The Cox Family
You Are A Blue Girl
Relationships and feelings are the most important things to you.
You are empathetic and accepting - and good at avoiding conflict.
If someone close to you is in pain, it makes you hurt as well.
You try to heal the ones you love with your kind and open heart.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
In other things....THE HOUSE IS STILL QUIET! The girls are still at Mom's house. I will pick them up at church tomorrow morning. I can't wait to see them. It has been a while since they have gone and well, I MISS THEM! I can't believe with as much as they try to get on my last nerve (mainly Kenzie) sometimes, I actually miss being bugged like that! Amazing isn't it? Ryan worked today and since the house was so quiet, I did housework and home work to keep me busy. I just needed to keep myself busy. I actually got a lot done! I haven't done anything else that is blog worthy, so enjoy the other blogs and I am getting ready for some blogthings.... LOL! Need something different in here for once!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Here is little Gabe. It is Maddie's best friend. He lives next door and she absolutely loves it when he is able to come out and play with her.
I thought it was about time for an updated pic of her eyes! I love those baby blues!!!
"Hey Mom, take a pic I dare you!" they didn't even know what I had planned there!
Baby girls and green fondant don't really go well together! Although this is a favorite pic of mine!
Hope you enjoyed them all!
Ryan, Dawn, Kenzie and Maddie Cox
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Mrs. Brittany sent a cd with this slideshow on it home with Kenzie the other day, and here it is for you all to enjoy. This was played at the preschool celebration. I loved it because it allowed us to get a good look at what our kids were doing at school this year. Be ware: THERE IS AUDIO, so turn off my playlist and turn up the speakers! And: IT TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO SEE THE WHOLE THING! In addition to that, Roy and Carol, Nana and Papa, and Angel, I am making copies for you, if you want one, please e mail me Amanda and Candy.
Also, big news
MADDIE WENT PEE PEE ON THE POTTY ALL BY HERSELF YESTERDAY! I was so excited for her because she did it all by herself! LOVE IT! I worked again last night, and they wanted me to work tonight. I declined because I need a day off! Ryan is on his way home from work now, so I am gonna go work on finishing doing these cd's for everyone!
The Cox family
ps. ok so i have been trying for more than 2 hours to get the slideshow to upload, I will continue working on it but i wanted to post this anyway!
Monday, May 19, 2008
My friend Kimmy at work had a pair on last night, and well, I put them on and fell instantly in love with them. I always say that I won't pay more than 30 on shoes, but these are totally worth the 100! I have never had a pair of tennis shoes that offer such good support! Like I said I fell in love! I will look around for the color that I want, but all in all that is the shoe I am looking for!
Kenzie went to school this morning. Her last day is Thursday.
Maddie has been continuing to blossom.
Ryan's schedule has changed, so now I can't remember what it is like!
I am just trying to rest up for work tonight.
And there you have it!
THE COX FAMILY
Sunday, May 18, 2008
The Cox Clan!!!!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Although Maddie doesn't look happy, and Kenzie is off in no man's land, this was the only picture we could get of the three of us. So, I posted it here for everyone. Kenzie had such a great time at the party! How cool is that?"Ok, Mom, I'm ready to go to sissy's school!" with her shoes, cup and hair done, she was completely ready for the trip to New Washington (with the detour, I got lost! Cell phone didn't work up there until I got so far in the boone docks that I wasn't sure what I was going to do!)
Kenzie with her class and Mrs Brittany. There were a couple that I couldn't get in the picture, but most of them are here. Pretty little Kenzie!
And that is that!
ONE LAST PHOTO! AND THE CAPTION SHOULD READ "WORK DEM SHOES BABY GIRL"
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Cox Family
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday 6p-6a (last night)
so with that said, if I am home, I will probably be sleeping... Anyway, I am off to bed since I have to work later.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
*We are SELLING our house to an investor.
*I have had a job offer for both of us to work for Heather again.
*She will work with our schedules where the current place of employment doesn't.
*we have found a few different places that we may be interested in renting in Pasco County.
*my allergies have really driven me to this decision. I am tired of being sick and I have been battling this stuff for about 2 months now.
So, with that said, I am expecting the phone to ring anytime! We have been thinking about this for a while, and things just kind of fell into place this week, so we will do what we have to to get it done. We are moving back to Florida, and we are doing it by the end of the summer. (Ryan says, the sooner the better). I think I am gonna leave it at that so I can start scooping everyone's bottom lips up off of the computer desks now!
The Cox Family
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Lots of love,
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
BBQ-- we went to Nana and Pappy's for a barbecue yesterday. I got home in plenty of time to watch the derby. Food was great! It was even better seeing Aunt Charlotte, Aunt Sharon, Uncle Roger, Aunt Paula, Uncle Ivan and Sharon (different one). I hadn't seen Aunt Charlotte since I was under 2 years old, so you can imagine the shock on her face when I was "all growd up"! Anyway, we had a great time and ate, then sent candy home with Uncle Ivan since he was so nice to ask if I had some I could put in a baggie for him. I had made chocolate brittle surprise for it and it was a huge success! You can find that recipe in an eariler post. I think I posted it in April.
school-- is going well. I finally got my books in and now it's on! I am working on the homework assignment for week 2 now in the medical terminology class. There is a lot of reading, but I can do it! I will keep you updated on how that goes.
kenzie-- has been quite interesting lately. One day she wants to be a good girl and help us and the next, she is so rebellious, but hey, she's just being a typical 5 year old. She is doing great in school. I have her case conference this week, so I will update you on that on Friday after I get home from it.
maddie-- is learning so many new things and among them are putting sentences together. I am so happy that she is progressing like she should be. She will be having her birthday party this week, and I can't wait to see her face when they deliver the castle jump thing we are renting. It should be interesting since she is the one who loves to jump so much!
asthma-- acts up now and then
gardening-- is comming along
I will have to be going soon. I have to get some sleep so I can go to work. Hope you all have a great day!
The Cox Family
Thursday, May 1, 2008