Thursday, December 3, 2009


Well I am so, so far behind in posting!! We have had an interesting last couple of months, really that is what I always say! LOL My pictures are all out of order but I wanted to show off my kiddos anyway!! We had a fun Halloween and my children actually trick or treated (yes I believe that is a word LOL) for the 1st time!! They had so much fun! I realized that after I bought CJ's costume that he looked less like an indian and more like the guy from the Village People!! LOL I wanted to bring a radio and play "Macho Man" whenever he entered a room but Jon was adimately against it so, I lost! LOL We had such a fun time! Our pumpkin patch time and carving was late this year because my Grandfather passed away and we had to make several trips back to Oklahoma! We had fun and the kids just loved the pumpkin carving!!! I hope to post pics from Drew's birthday and Thanksgiving and other random things soon ( like my crazy Black Friday shopping experience!! LOL) Hopefully in the next couple of days!! I hope you enjoy the pics of my pirate, hippie, and indian!!

My money is on Batgirl.....

Asleep before we got there!! LOL

Jon and I made the joke... If you can carry it you can have it... Our kids are strong! LOL No, it was really a lot of fun and such a fun family day!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


3rd Birthdays in Heaven are the best!! We miss you, we love you, and there is always one chair empty at our dinner table for you!! We are still so proud of you!! Happy 3rd Birthday Savannah Brooke!! We continue to be Blessed and Happy, let God know how grateful we are to Him.

Love ya, Mom

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sneek Peek... LOL

Will post about our Family Halloween time soon!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Waco Livin...

This is how we shower in Waco! LOL No, not really the kids were playing in the water and he was just cracking me us sitting in that wagon like a bathtub! The kids had a great time that day!

I got my haircut since I was back to putting it in a bun everyday!! LOL New hair color to come soon!! I have an AMAZING tan right now -we have spent our summer days by pools all summer and because I don't think it rains is Waco! I think it gets cloudy and right before it rains God says PLAYIN!! LOL Please pray for our house to sell-we are ready to make Waco our home!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

We Started School in Waco...

They are so wonderful!! This was the "We like our new school" Dairy Queen celebration!!
I am done takin pics Mom

CJ-at his building.

Drew the mighty 2nd grader!

Sweet lady

Standing at the sign!!

Well in June we packed up and we moved to Waco, Texas!! Jon had been here since February and it was well worth it to finally all get to our new home!! We haven't sold our house in Oklahoma (BOO) yet but it will happen! In mid July we were in a pretty bad car accident on the way home on I-35 and I will never get frustrated at the people on the side of the road for causing rubber neckers ever again!! It was however the first time I realized how far we were from family!! I called my Mom right after the accident and she said we will come and get you!!! I politely yelled YOU ARE 6 HOURS AWAY!!! LOL It was a really scary moment. We totaled the car in front of us and we were pretty close to having ours totaled also! No one was hurt thank God, and Drew cried and said " I loved this car" and I began to cry and said So does Mommy! I believe we were truly protected. God is really good. Alright! The kids started school today and my youngest (here on earth) started Kindergarten. What a wonderful gift of life he is!! CJ is so brave, Drew so strong, and Madison so graceful. I love em. We are excited to see what the school year brings!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

You are my Sun, You are my life, You are My Hopes and Dream, Everything is Right...

When the world falls apart, and you fear for your heart, there's a tower of peace, it's still the cross. Wow- This song came out a couple of years ago by a group called Far From Home- or better known as FFH. Something just jumps out at me everytime I hear that song. Maybe because I have had several earthshaking moments like that over the last couple of years. Where I felt my world was crashing in around me, and absolutely no where to go but down on my knees. Then, I am guilty, yes I felt guilty because I would think why now? Why choose Him now? Over and over God reveals Himself to me, and still I question His love for me. At this moment I am going through one of the most difficult things I have ever been through apart from losing Savannah, and let me tell you there have been nights on my face; crying out to a God that I feel I set on a shelf until He is needed in a "crisis" whether it be a crisis of faith, trust, or life, and my confession is that I have conveniently left my saviour on a shelf. The last 3 months have been a rollercoaster and last week while brushing my teeth God said to me " I got this" and it was so clear it stopped me in my steps and shook my soul, and the shackles of fear, discomfort, betrayal, ignorance, were stripped from my spirit, and I am Free. I will be a believer that will allow God to reveal Himself whenever He would like- and I won't put boundaries on Him- because He is Bigger.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Skate Night

Well this is a naughty, I don't want my picture taken face!! He cheers up for the rest of them! He just would rather make funny faces with the big boys!! It was skate night last night for the big kids school and we go pretty much every month, and I skate with them most of the time~ LOL, but I mostly hold CJ up and he has clipped me and we have both gone flying before! LOL These pics we sent to Dad who is working in Texas! We are ready to move but are being very patient for the end of the school year, so we do lots of fun things to keep us busy!! So fun, and I lost 3.2 lbs this week!!! WOO HOO!! God is good, All the time!!

Also, I looked at these pictures and said someone needs a tanning bed!!! Oh Summer we miss you come back!!!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

It's Bad, It's Really Bad.... I May Never Recover... :)

Well, I have survived the first week of Jon being in Waco and me home by myself with the kiddos. The most eventful thing I did this week was rent a storage shed. It wasn't until today that the craziest thing happened!! I decided that I would try to take the kids out and look for things for the house. I have a really hard time asking for help with my kids, since they were babies I have had a very hard time letting them stay with anyone but family. Don't get me wrong we have paid a teenage babysitter but I really can count on one hand how often we have done that. I just think that if they go with us they learn how to act in public. That is just me. Anyway- my mom and I were driving looking for a food place with a playground. First let me say I am shocked that I agreed to that because I hate those places!! Dirty ick! I can't tell you the last time someone has gone in with some cleaner and wiped those slides down!!! Let me then say= they did today!! LOL
It took us almost 30 mins to find a place that had a playcenter. Thanks to the urban legend of the kids dying from the water moccasins in the ball pits, needles in the ball pit, and yucky other things that I will leave out for the faint of heart. Well we got to the food place and this is how it happened! I told the kids that they needed to put their coats and shoes at a table while I ordered food, and then they could play. In the meantime my mom has gone to Subway because Weight Watchers is nicer with a sub than food from fast food. LOL We sit down to eat and Drew eats just fine, eats about half of his meal and wants to play some more. Fine, while they play I can have some adult conversation with my mom, plan and plot about the house, and just relax a little. About 15 mins later Drew comes down the windy slide with this weird look on his face. I looked at him and thought oh heavens get a napkin he sneezed!! It looked like a giant line of snot- BUT it was worse!!! He said "Mommy I threw up" I said what?! He had thrown up on the huge, windy, purple slide and every child that was sliding with him slid through it!! IT WAS A VOMITPALOOZA! I grabbed him and took him into the bathroom, and asked him how long his stomach has been hurting and he said it doesn't it smells like poo poo up at the top and it made me sick!!! It ran through my mind What was I thinking? This is awful!! Oh what is in that playplace that is making that smell? OH HEAVENS!! I ran and told the manager about the throw up and the poop! UGH! UGH! UGH!! Then I am apologizing to parents whose children had throw up on their clothes. It was horrible!!! Horrible- HORRIBLE!!! So, then I asked them to send people up to find out what was contributing to the poop smell up at the top of the slide!! When we were leaving they were sending workers into the play land - play area with disenfectant to clean it up!! So, yes I have become the mother that had a kid yack in a play land, but I made sure that it was cleaned up!!!! Gosh- I hate those places!!!

Friday, January 30, 2009


Well- we wanted to wait until Jon gave news to his job that he will only be working there for 2 more weeks, and as of mid-February Jon will begin his new job and our new life in Waco/Hewitt Texas. The kids and I will stay until school is out and we can sell the house. We are trying to transition the kids over the summer and not miss any school - and start fresh. We have prayed and really sought God's will for us and this has brought peace to our hearts, and this is what is best for our family. We are scared and excited all of the same time, and would ask for your prayers and advice if you know that area!! LOL We will be putting our house on the market in the next couple of months and looking for our new home in Hewitt, Texas.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Got Tagged!!

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

1.I loathe Marshmallows (that means hate)

2. Before I had children I bet my husband 1 dollar that I would never lick my finger and then wash their dirty faces with it. I lost that bet the minute I saw Madison for the first time. I knew I would do anything for her.

3. I am a middle child but I am clearly the bossiest.

4. I bought the house that I grew up in.

5. Jon and I picked out my engagement ring 3 days after we started dating.

6. I make a mean Greek Salad.

7. I have lost 45lbs in a year so far....

8. I have out lived one of my children.

9. I am absolutely, totally, completely in love with husband.

10. My dad's name is John, my husband's name is Jon, and my brother's name is Jonathan it was confusing at holidays in the beginning.

11. I did all the bouquets for a wedding and learned by watching a Youtube video, and the flowers turned out pretty good.

12. I grief ate for one solid year after Savannah died- and God healed that crutch in my life- He's my everything.

13. My favorite laugh is Jon's (my husband) when he finds something truly funny.

14. My children have 3 completely different personalities- they amaze me everyday.

15. I will have all my children in all day school in less than a year- (I don't know what I am going to do when I grow up.)

16. I bite my nails.

17. I drink coffee with only Sweet n low.

18. I marched in the Fiesta Bowl parade in 96.

19. My husband and I with friends re roofed our own house 4 months ago.

20. The next time we need a new roof we are paying someone to do it.

21. I was born in Mississippi.

22. I have 30 more lbs to lose and I will fit into my wedding dress- my goal is to be able to put it on by my 10th wedding anniversary in June. I need prayer..

23. I worked at Wal-mart once and I could mix paint.LOL

24.My favorite color is sage green

25. I love to sing like a rock star- and play music and act like I am singing for 20,000 people.LOL

TAG!! Amanda, Amy, Ashley, Mandy, Emily, Faith, Erin, Lauren and whoever else might read this!! Just comment me if you do it!! I want to read about ya!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Big Things Are Happening!!

Just wanted to let people know that there is going to be some big things happening with the Martin family!! Friday I will let you know!! Keep us in your prayers and remember God is good-All the time..

Monday, January 26, 2009


"If you had ONE day to do ANYthing and EVERYthing in the world you wanted to do, how would you indulge yourself?"

That my friends is the question at hand. That would mean that I would have to decide what my perfect day is for me. Well, I am a thrill seeker, and it has never been a fear of mine to try something new. (Other than a restaurant that serves weird food and you know what's good to eat there and no I don't feel like trying the "special" tonight! Sorry!) I love amusement parks- for the rides -ALL rides!! I don't want to look at things when I go to an amusement park I do not want sand art or a weird caricature of my face- I want to ride the rides. PERIOD! Also, I have said to my husband at an amusement park we'll say Branson this "we are not here to watch glass blowing honey, we are here to ride rides!! LOL! My most indulgent day honestly does not include spas, or beaches (don't get me wrong they would be awesome but my amazing day would be this: My husband and I would start our day at 12 am and we would go to 12 am the following day. I would ride the top 10 roller coasters in the world- I have listed 2 websites of the top 10 in the world! LOL!! I found them!! I know I am a dork!! LOL

No matter how high, lots of spins, or flying like superman we would ride them!! We would have jets ready to take us around the United States or other countries when needed, and with our hands raised in the air we would ride each one screaming like fools!!! Ha Ha!! I would love to tell my kids we did something like that!! My husband and I have had to be brave over serious things in our lives, and this is something that I would do as my indulgence, my favorite thing in the world is laugh with my husband,and it would totally impress my kids (I care more about them thinking I am cool than anyone!! LOL) It is funny and quirky- but it's us!! It would be stories to tell my grand kids and that would be my indulgence.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Beautiful Martin Babies

Look at these beautiful babies!! They did so good for the wedding!! I did the bouquets for the girls and it was so much fun!!! Everyone had a great time and we are so glad Justin and Megan are finally married and starting their life together!!