Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wednesday Weigh-In Cancelled

Because I'm afraid to look at the scale. :) Was I totally not thinking when I decided to start a nutrition plan a week before Halloween?!?! Don't get me wrong. I'm trying. I'm eating a little healthier and drinking TONS more water, but I still can't find the key to start my treadmill and candy corns are my WEAKNESS! So, Wednesday Weigh-Ins will resume next Wednesday. In the meantime check out this pic of me and Superman enjoying some time off from saving the world! (Isn't he just so stinkin' handsome!)

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Guess what I am this year for Halloween. Go ahead...guess. Okay, I'll give you a hint.

What does Red Power Ranger:
A princess in a cheerleader outfit (She insisted that she was a princess...):
And Minnie Mouse all have in common?
You guessed it...their momma! And that, my friends, is yours truly. :)
Isn't this a lovely bunch!!!

Here are a few more pictures from our trunk-or-treat tonight:


Having Dinner:

And in the middle of ten thousand and two people...Dylan found one of his friends! :)

Checking out their goodies (I remember growing up, this was where we picked out all the 'gross' candies and gave them to our parents. With my kids...there are no gross candies...oh well!)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Day in the 'Hood

What a busy day we had today! We had our annual neighborhood fall festival (a first for us) and it was really a treat! David had to work, so Uncle Thomas came to the rescue. He helped me with the kids so that we could go and have a good time.

It was about a block and a half away, so we decided to walk.

We had dinner and candy galore!

See the turnout. It was really neat. The closest I've ever been to a block party was when the boys and I put on our PJ's and played legos. This was a true block party!

They had a costume contest, hay rides, trick-or-treating around the block, and a bonfire with smores.

My favorite part was when the County showed up with their robotic McGruff dog. It was so funny! The officer had on a headset so that whatever he said into the mic, it came out of McGruff's mouth. Bryan SO bought into it! :) He was feeding him, giving him hi-five and holding a long conversation. It really was a hoot!

Lydia on the other hand...she was a little more apprehensive about the whole 'talking dog' thing. She resorted to reprimanding the dog before finally bursting into tears of fear.

So that was our day in a nutshell. Thanks Uncle Thomas for joining us today! We had a GREAT time! :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

There's no way to come up with a clever title for this post.

No news is good news, but it doesn't really make for good blogging! So, in the meantime, here are a couple of cute pictures--or at least a couple of pictures I thought were cute--of the girls. Seems they haven't been getting much air time lately on the blog...

Elysa holding her own:

Lydia asked for my coke...

...but quickly realized that she didn't like it! :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

He takes after his Momma

That would be Mr. Godsey, or the child formerly known as Dylan. And this would be his report card:

Did you see that? Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, AND Citizenship!

Way to go Mr. Godsey! Keep up the good work! I am SO PROUD of you!


Wednesday Weigh-Ins

Okay all. It's an accountability thing. I know you probably don't want to read this and please don't feel the need to post sympathy comments. Wednesday's for the next couple of months will be dedicated to weigh-ins. Physical weigh-ins. So what's the deal? Well, on Friday night I enjoyed a wonderful night out with the girls from Sunday School. It was fantastic! We went out to dinner, played games, caught up and shared laughs. The next day, I saw this:That's me in the pink shirt. Oh, and did I mention that I'm NOT pregnant! So why must I look 5 months pregnant? Ugh. Anyhow, after a late night visit on Saturday night with my friend (have I mentioned what a great weekend I had this past weekend?) she and I talked about her weight loss journey and how she has 6 pounds to go before she reaches 100 lbs lost and I have decided to try her program. While i am not looking to lose 100 lbs, I would be happy with losing 32 lbs. So here we are today at X. Bear with me on Wednesdays as I work towards X-32lbs. Thanks bloggin' buddies!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mr. Godsey and his schoolwork...

So, as I'm sure you all know, Mr. Godsey is in school. He works hard...in school. He works hard at home...on his school work. He is doing well in school. His studies are time consuming, but that is the price that must be paid in order to excel with his education. Some nights, like tonight, he spends nearly an hour or more just doing homework. And the finished product? Well, you're in luck...I took a picture tonight. Now everyone can see just how hard Mr. Godsey works on his schoolwork.

Now. Isn't that cute? Mr. Godsey! I was laughing out loud! And yes, we let him keep it on the paper. :)

Happy Birthday Grandmommy!

Happy Birthday Grandmommy (cha-cha-cha!), Happy Birthday to you!

With love from :
and Elysa


Thursday, October 16, 2008

My 2 cents worth...

On the upcoming election, first let me say: wake up people! You should be scared to death! It appears from all relevant sources that we might have a winner already in this race for the White House. And the politics of this candidate don't look good for this country!

In case you have been living under a rock somewhere, Joe the Plumber addressed Obama one-on-one about his new tax plan for the country and asked what would happen to him if he was to buy out the plumbing company that he has been working for for x number of years. Obama's response: something soft and cushy to win Joe's vote, followed by "but if we spread the wealth it would be better for everybody."

SPREAD THE WEALTH Should I repeat that for you? He said SPREAD THE WEALTH ! Do you know what that means? You work your tail end off save up enough money to BUY the business that you have worked for your entire career and I (being much wiser than you and understanding what my newly-elected president has promised) sit by idly doing nothing all day and get my 'spread' of your wealth! The cycle will eventually lead to...gasp...dare I say it...a CLASSLESS society. Sound familiar to anyone?

Allow me, if you will, to quote a brief portion of Carl Marx's Communist Manifesto.

"When, in the course of development, class distinctions have
disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast
association of the whole nation,
the public power will lose its
political character
Political power, properly so called, is merely
the organised power of one class for oppressing another
. If the
proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the
force of circumstances, to organise itself as a class, if,
by means of a
, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away
by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these
conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class
antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its
own supremacy as a class."

For too long in this society, we have celebrated mediocracy and tolerated sheer laziness, but now we are an the verge of promoting it! Why work hard if Joe the Plumber is going to share his wealth with me?

This is only one example of many that can easily be picked out from this candidate's rhetoric. Many more communistic philosophies are freeflowing from his debate responses and his politics. Unless you are up for a new, communist America you have no choice but to get those cheeks out of the seat and VOTE. And then, after you vote, PRAY! We must keep the American dream alive, and last time I checked, communism and mediocracy was not 'the dream'.

...and to think: I haven't even begun to touch on the moral philosophies of the Senator from Illinois, but might I remind you that he is very pro-choice! Who will speak for the unborn babies? Help me, will you???

***NOTE: This is only my opinion. While I would LOVE to hear from you, please know that I am NOT asking you to disclose who you are voting for. Having said that...comment away--I'm eager to see if I'm the only one who sees things this way...

If this is something you'd rather not comment on, I can totally understand. Just scroll on down to the next post and tell me just how cute those babies are! :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fall's Here & Love is in the Air!

They are 2 totally seperate headlines, I just thought it would be cute to put them together. Anyhow, if you didn't know already, I have abandoned blogger ship and have taken a new interest in facebook. I still don't quite know why it is so addictive, but something about it keeps drawing me in. And as I was roaming through pages and pages of other people's pictures, I ran across the cutest fall pictures on my friend Shanda's facebook page. So, after she gave up the cool (and ever-so-close) location, I quickly gathered up the kiddos for a great (and free) photo op. The results are as follows:

Four little Godseys:
The boys:
The girls:
Ma and Pa Godsey (photo courtesy of Dylan):
And the 'love is in the air' part--oh, this is fun! Today, Dylan brought home a note from school, written on a napkin. The note was from a little girl at school who gave him her number and told him to call her anytime. Apparently she is a little older than him but sees him in the cafeteria during lunch time. (Ain't that cute!) And, of course, you know me--I took a picture (pardon the hand--I had to cover the phone # with something). And, yes, we put it on the fridge. But only because when we told Dylan we were going to throw it away, he TOTALLY objected and said that he HAD to keep it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Double Date

It has been a long time since I have gone on a double date with my friend, Jamie, but today we made up for lost time. We had our first double date in years with these two handsome men:
Their destination of choice? The "x" Elementary School cafe. Okay so that's fancy code for the school lunchroom, but I tell ya, it was a date worth gettin up an extra 30 minutes early for! These handsome gentlemen treated us to muffins and orange juice (or milk--they splurged and gave up the option between the two.) Despite the monsoon, the long walk in the rain, the fact that Dylan forgot his backpack at home making me even later to work, and me forgetting my cell phone (but remembering my camera) it was a very nice morning. And God gave me a big smile when, on my (belated) way to work, he made this for me to look at:
Do you see it? Really, do you? (Look in the box) I was probably the only person that got excited about this fraction of a rainbow. :)
Anyhow, here are the pictures of me & Jamie and our dates.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Belated Birthday Post

Although I posted about his birthday party, I never had a chance to post an actual birthday post for Dylan who turned 6 this past Monday. We had a little 'family fun night' in order to celebrate his big day...nothing big--well, not compared to that sleepover we threw a few weeks prior. Anyhow, we shared an ice cream cake, he opened a few gifts from mommy and daddy, and we played a family game of Flippin' Frogs.
And what would a birthday post be without those fun comparison photos?

Dylan's 4th Birthday:

Dylan's 5th Birthday:

Dylan's 6th Birthday:

Happy Birthday, sweet boy. Mommy loves, loves, loves YOU!!!