Living In His Blessings

And Praising Him Every Step of the Way

Sunday, December 31, 2006

We welcome in a new year!

So, we've finally made it to the last 12 hours of the year 2006. Is anyone else reeling at this point and asking themselves where the hell this year went?!?!?! SO much has changed for us this year. Ryann is now almost 4 1/2 years old and is attending school. Kamri just turned 3 in October. Both girls are now taking tumbling every week. And, of course, a big one ~ we are now living in our very own home! And we had a new addition to our family this year ~ Charli the Lhasa Apso puppy.
If you haven't already, it's time to start making those new year's resolutions.....and make 'em good!!! Just for the hell of it, here are a couple of mine: 1) Drop those remaining 15 pounds that I've been working on! 2) Continue letting my hair grow out. 3) FINALLY start back to school so that I can eventually finish!! and (my favorite) 4) spend more time with my friends and family. Good luck to me and good luck to all of you!!!!
So, whatever your plans may be for tonight, PLEASE be careful and have LOTS of fun!!! We love you all and can't wait to ring in this new year!!!!! It's time for something new! Let's make this a good one!!!
Melony, Ryann, & Kamri : )

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas!!!

This year, with the girls gone for Christmas, we didn't get to celebrate together until this morning. But, Santa made a special trip to our house last night. When the girls woke up this morning, they found that Santa had left a very special surprise for them. Both girls got a bike from Santa. After opening presents at home, we went to my parent's house to have Christmas with the rest of the family. And we're taking home a car FULL of stuff!! My family is VERY giving!! At this point, the girls and I are all exhausted and very much in need of some relaxation! So, we're going to go home and enjoy the rest of this week together. I'm going to post some pics from Christmas on flickr.

Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Christmas and has a very fun New Years!!

Love to all!!

Melony, Ryann, & Kamri

Thursday, December 21, 2006

They're gone.....

As of last night, both girls are gone for the holidays. They'll both come home on December 26th. So, of course, I'm a little sad. But I'm also glad that they'll be able to spend this Christmas with their dads and other family members. This will also give me a chance to get some things done around the house!! And, as tight as money has been lately, I haven't had a chance to do ANY Christmas shopping ~ so maybe I'll be able to do that this weekend. There's really not much that the girls need. So, it'll be interesting to see what Santa comes up with for them this year.

Kamri went to the dentist today in Houston. She had another tooth pulled. I had a really hard time with that knowing that I couldn't be there. But, Jason told me that she did wonderfully and that she's fine now. Still miss her and wish that I could give her a great big hug!!!

Anyhow, hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Lots of lights and festive decorations. So pretty. If I don't have a chance to post anything before the big day, I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and, of course, a happy and safe New Year!!

Love to all,
Melony : )

Monday, December 18, 2006

Oscar for Best Supporting Extra in a TV Drama

There are two TV shows that I watch pretty religiously. Grey's Anatomy (which I think everyone knows)....and Fox's Prison Break. Well, early last week one of my co-workers informed me that Prison Break would be filming here in the big thriving city of Greenville, Texas!! So, as a sort of joke, I submitted an application to be considered for a position as an extra. Apparently I wasn't the only one with this thought. There were 300 applications submitted to the casting agents. And only 30 people selected. SO, on Friday of last week and today (Monday) I was on the set of Prison Break!!! Friday was SUCH a long day......Casting call was at 6:30 AM....and we didn't break until 7:00 PM!! I was exhausted. But it was SO worth it!!! Granted, there was a lot of standing around and a lot of the time we felt like it was a game of "Hurry up and wait". But, I had a blast! That might have something to do with the fact that I appeared in several scenes with the four main stars, Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield), Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows), Paul Adelstein (Paul Kellerman), and Sarah Wayne Callies (Dr. Sara Tancredi)!!!!! For anyone who's never seen the is the link to the homepage. Check it out!!!! The show that I'll be "starring" in (heeheehee) will air on the first Monday night in February. And of course, I'll be sending out a reminder email to everyone!! Here are some pics of the cast members I got a chance to work with....

Okay, other than that our life has been pretty mundane. We're trying to get ready for the Christmas Holidays. Both girls will be visiting their dads this, our Christmas will have to wait until after the 25th. They're actually coming home on the 26th. So, more information to come later. I'm really tired because I played make-believe all day!! So, I'm outta here.

Talk soon!!

aka "Best Supporting Extra"

Thursday, December 07, 2006

2006 Holiday Ball

My company had it's annual Christmas party this past Saturday at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. It was SO awesome!!! That was seriously the biggest hotel I've ever been in!! We had wonderful entertainment, dinner, dancing, drinks, and a fun time was had by all!! I've posted a few more pictures on flickr.

Kamri is finally back home. She was only gone for 4 days but it seemed like a lot longer. I'm not used to her being away from me!! Ryann, on the other hand, has been with her dad for over 3 weeks now ~ and I can't WAIT for Sunday when I get to go pick her up! We've all missed her SO MUCH!!!! I'm ready for my family to be at home again!

As we all know, this is the season of peace, joy, love.......and stress!!! So, everyone please be careful when you're out shopping or traveling to visit family!! And enjoy the time that you have to spend with your friends and family.

Love to all!