April 24, 2010

Dream Big

Hey all this is Mady!
My mom is currently recovering from injury, she broke her
collar bone (story soon to come!!),
but she wanted me to share
this with you!

April 14, 2010


this birdhouse is one of the beacon's 
of spring at our house.  
it sits right outside my kitchen
the starlings have built
a nest in this birdhouse since
uncle rob gave it to me about
16 yrs ago.
it has mounds of poop and 
nesting material almost to the top.
i know ick, right?
every year the little starling momma's
take care of those little babies
and they are good little momma's.
dave hates them and threatens 
to shoot them every year but
his bark is wayyy worse than his
bite.  he's really a big softy.
so guess what?
the starlings are starting to 
nest!  that means it's springtime.
let me tell you something else...
starling babies have a face that
only their mother could love.
those are some ugly little babies.
poor things.

does this long, long, long
flower bed depress anyone else 
but me?
yea, i didn't figure it would.
that's cuz you don't have to go 
clean the sucker out.
curse grass in flower beds
and snake grass.
snake grass gets a double curse.
it is literally the bain of my 
yard!  ugghhh i hate it!!

what means spring at your house?

April 13, 2010

miss tanya...

peyton would like to let you know that
our sweet friend and neighbor
tanya is the lucky winner of a box
of goodness from us here at 
mady sunshine.

we'll be bringing it to you in the 
next couple of days.

she would also like to show you 
her cute little red pretties...

mady lou bought her some swanky 
new sandals and she just had to have
cute toenails to go along with them.

hope you're havin a happy day!

April 7, 2010


i am part of a give-away over here this week.
go on over and enter!

i also thought that i might do a little give-away here to add to that.
i'm just going to stick some goodies in a box and send them your
way if you win.

this is what you have to do...
if you aren't a follower of mine, 
go over to the side thing there and sign up.
then comment and let me know.
if you aren't signed up for the newsletter 
on my website go over and do that,
another comment please. 
if you don't follow fallow field 
head on over there and become a follower,
another comment.
if you are already following or signed
up for the newsletter then just comment anyway
and let me know mkay?
easy peasy lemon squeezy.

i'll draw a winner sunday night.  
and i promise it will be a box of good stuff.

good luck and enjoy your day!

**i extended until sunday night because i forgot this weekend
is spring break and i'll give a little more time in case
people are out of town.  also make sure that you leave comments
here as well as over at dandy give-aways...they are two different 
drawings...two chances to win!**

what a week...

well last week was one of those...wow what a week weeks.

started a week ago saturday...one of my friends stopped by that i've known since i was a youngster.  she got divorced a few years back and has been dating a man for a couple of years.  well they are engaged and guess where they are having their wedding?
yup, here.  i'm way excited for her and to be able to have them do it here.  so fun.

so then the rest of the week was full of mom stuff, bus driving, and snowy weather.  oh and an appointment at elase medical spa where i will be going to get some laser hair removal...more about that later.

friday was the 17th anniversary of the day i married the man.  17 yrs.  i feel like it is such an accomplishment! ;D  we've had a long, long 17 yrs.  we both came into this thing with samsonites full of stuff.  throw in some undiagnosed bi-polar, and getting married with a youngster already in the mix and it's been a true growing experience.  but we've made it through!  yay us!!  one thing is for sure, we can make it through anything!  plus everytime i try to divorce him he won't let me...seriously.  he is one stubborn man about that.  good thing.
so he planned the day...got rid  made sure the kids had somewhere to go for the day and night and we had the day all alone.  bliss.  we had some red lobster, went to the movies and saw 'clash of the titans', went to the thrift store to see if there was anything good, and came home and ate his yummy ribs and vegged out.  more bliss.  it's so nice to have peace and quiet every once in a while.  soooo nice.  and we got to sleep all the way through the night without any interruptions from the 3 yr old who doesn't sleep.  she is making us all sleep deprived.  and a little crazy.

saturday was full of conference and trying to get things done between conference, shopping at 10:30pm for easter stuff at walmart amongst the 400 other people doing the same thing...we are the biggest procrastinators.

sunday more awesome conference.  cutting out flowers out of old book pages, will show you what i did with them as soon as it's done...it's pretty cute.  making texas sheet cake and going to the family easter party.  good times.  ending the night with 'amazing race'.  the best show on tv.

monday we went down to the oldest ones new school to finish up registration and check out her apartment one more time.  i don't envy the 2-3 yrs of biology, chemistry and math classes that are required for pre-med.  she's a smarty pants.   i'm an english, history girl and she's a math, science girl.

then more yucky weather.

yesterday i got to go to the doctor for that fun girl stuff, where she told me that the youngest ones sleeping habits and lack of sleep because of those is causing me headaches.  fair assessment.  but i have to go get a ct scan to make sure that's all that is going on.  so fun to go spend that much money
on something.  yuck.  add to that getting blood drawn to check all that stuff...double yuck.
but i did get to go to lunch with my sisters.  that made the day all better!
 love those two and love spending time with them.

so today i went to the laser hair removal.  it hurt a little but it's way less painful than electrolysis.  after that you can endure just about anything.  i have this thing called pcos which is what caused my infertility.  one of the most awesome side effects is unusual hair growth in all the places that girls don't want.  black hair growth. i have a beard.  i know, yuck yuck double yuck.  i have a new found empathy for the bearded lady at the circus.  don't they know that she probably just has pcos or a hormone imbalance and can't help it?  shame on them for exploiting it and making the rest of us poor suckers with the same beard feel like circus freaks.  hear that, circus people?!  no, really, it's one of the most embarrassing, awful things.  so i've been hearing those commercials on the radio for a year and finally decided that i was doing it, money or not.  so what if we have to eat a lot of ramen, right?  i'll be black hair free on my face. ;D  and we all know that is way more important than nutrition.  right?!
did i mention i also have some of the manliest, hairy arms out there?  i do.  i shave those but they are next on the list.  i actually had a dermatologist concerned about the amount of black hair on my arms until i told him about the pcos and then he referred me to a specialist.  oh the embarrassment.  owell, after seeing the pictures at the elase place with men's hairy backs...my problems were put into perspective real quick.  what's a little facial hair?  it's better than having a pelt on your back that would rival an animal of some sort.  poor, poor hairy back man.  wow.  i'll keep you posted on the effectiveness of the burning off of the hair and let you know if it works.  in case any of you also have facial hair you want removed permanently.  i secretly hope that one of you does, it makes me feel like less of a weird nut.  just kidding, but not really.  sorry if that makes me a bad person.

so there, that's my week in a nutshell.  if you made it through that whole post you truly are a good friend or family member and clearly have way too much time.  want to come over and sew a quilt or something for me?  i have about 3 that need to be made.;D

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