Wednesday, January 20, 2010

To immunize or not, that is the question?!

Ok, so I have been one of those moms who would rather WAIT to get shots. My babies are just way too little to be getting mercury put into their bodies. I have waited I guess long enough, because I was issued a letter from school saying Hayden has several shots to get before the end of the month! This saddens me, but I guess I have no choice but to go through with it. I am calling the doctor and scheduling his shots for friday. Wish me (and poor baby Hayden) luck and prayers that there won't be any side affects.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Today was just an all around FUN DAY MONDAY! Started off with going to the Parent/Teacher conference with Cody's teacher, took Bailey to the Dog Park and then a picnic and play time at the Wood Park in Georgetown, and finished with hitting at the softball fields.

First off I want to tell everyone how much I adore and respect Cody's teacher. I feel as though I am really close friends with her in such a short time. Cody LOVES and LEARNS so much from Mrs. Puska, so whenever I went in there she greeted my family with open arms (even though the kids weren't supposed to be there, she bent the rules for me!). They sat and played while we got down to business. She said Cody is right where he is supposed to be on his track. We are going to work on encouraging him more on his homework and to bemore confident in himself! I thought it was a great conference.

After the conference, we drove to a friends house so that she could follow us to the Dog Park. We took Bailey and she didn't seem to enjoy the car ride (not because of my driving) because she was in her crate. Whenever we got there Bailey was a little hesitant to enjoy the other dogs but after they sniffed her and she sniffed back it was no holding back for her! We stayed there for about 30 minutes and then headed over to the Wood Park for a sack lunch style picnic. There was 3 moms and 8 kids (7 boys and 1 girl) and we just enjoyed each others company and the kids played non stop all day!

Whenever we came home I was hoping for naps. Hayden was the only one to take a nap! Jacob came home early so then I was able to take a nap, I don't know why I was so exhausted but I slept for a good hour. (Thanks Honey!). After my nap we loaded the boys up and headed to the fields and hit softballs to get ready for our tournament this upcoming weekend. It's been almost 3 weeks since I had touched a softball.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Faith, Friends, Football and Family

Today has been the most beautiful day! God has truly blessed us with a very nice weekend. Yesterday the boys spent most of the day outside. I love those days because that's what it's all about. Playing and enjoying each other. Not just being plopped in front of the tv.

This morning at 5 am, Jacob's co-worker called and said their was an emergency call. So, I had thankfully set my alarm to go off at 8 am to get ready for church. I was able to bathe the boys and get them all ready and to church EARLY!!! That's a BIG TIME WOOHOO for the Dotson Family. I hate being late and Jacob is usually the main reason why we are late for church but if you ask him he will deny the accusation! Anyway, so Jacob was even able to attend so I brought him clothes from home. The last few sundays have been quite nice having a few of our friends attend our church with us. I just love how God is working in their lives and hope they find it comforting and maybe even a place to call "Home".

After church, which was "OFF THE CHAIN" as usual, we headed over to the Sidatt's for lunch. They are always so "hospitable" and getting food together. We were there to watch the Cowboys Football team hopefully continue their winning streak to the Super Bowl. Sadly, the Vikings wanted it a lot more.

Now we are home and the boys are outside yet again. I am about to put a load in from "Mount Wash More" and finish cleaning up the kitchen. I see now why people either eat out or use paper plates because the dishes just grow after using them. Although our dishwasher isn't working at the moment, I have enjoyed handwashing, but now that I am on day 3 of just washing the odds and ends it's quite annoying!

And lastly but certainly not least, on Sundays we join with Jacob's family for a "Dotson Family Meal" in which his siblings and their family all get together for a yummy home cooked meal. It's always nice before a long hard week to be with your loved ones. Of course, tomorrow me and the boys are off school due to MLK Day. We have a lot of fun activities planned with a friend, so we hope the day is as beautiful as this one!

Friday, January 15, 2010


One thing I love most about our church is that when disasters hits Celebration Church is EAGER to serve and help with whatever needs that need to be met at that time.

I said in one of my previous blogs that this year I wanted to be more of a servant for God and with this disaster I am able to do just that. Me and my boys are going to the local grocery store and going to pick up a few items such as: bandaids, diapers, pads and rubbing alcohol.

If you are interested in serving or donating, the above site is our church's website to give you information. Even a pray is greatly appreciated! God Bless.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Let the planning begin!

Well, if you know me at all, I am one of those fly by the seat of my pants type a gal! But not this time. I am ready to plan, plan, plan for Hayden's 3rd birthday.

Our date is set (MARCH 20th), theme picked (LEGOS), and cupcakes ordered (Thanks Lee!). Now I just need to put together a marvelous party invitation and think of a budget friendly (yet adorably) cute goody bag.

I get VERY EXCITED when it comes to my boys birthdays. Even if they don't remember it's just something I enjoy doing (the planning and pulling together part and of course the LONG nap after everyone leaves the party part!).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dinner at the Dotsons!

Every sunday since I have been with Jacob they have had Sunday dinners where all siblings come together with their families and eat dinner. I have TRULY enjoyed this time together. It's such a bonding experience in which I would LOVE to do when my boys are older.

At times it does get hectic with 3 girls and 4 boy cousins all get together. But to me it's worth every 'annoying' scream, because they are only young once. My boys LOVE their cousins so much and I really enjoyed growing up with my cousins and I want the bond we had when I was young.

Tonight was VERY interesting. Some of our friends came over to join the family dinner and we got into the "not at the table" talk. I guess that is why I fit into this family so well, because I was right on in there with the comments. I love my family and my "married" into family so much! God has AMAZINGLY blessed me abundantly.

My boys are bathed and PASSED out and I am going to get their clothes layed out to make my morning a much easier task. I am taking left-over Chicken fried steak, salad and corn. Don't be jealous!

*Above picture is me in my Mother-in-laws SNUGGIE!!! I loved it and want one for my house!


These blogs are about my family and not to be interpreted that it's about someone else! Just wanted to clarify.... ;-)

FUEL-What are you running on?

Church was so uplifting today, oh wait every sunday is uplifting. To me everytime I walk into those doors God meets me where I am that day, whether it being the best day or my worst.

Today's sermon topic was over FUEL - What are you running on? Good Fuel or False Fuel? Some of the False fuels are: Fuel of Self, Fuel of Money and Fuel of Pleasure. I am pretty sure I could fall into any of those and that is something I want to CHANGE in 2010. I want to be Fueled by HIS WILL. And I can be if I stay in the word, SERVE, and worship God fully.

I am very excited for this year for my family and our FAITH. We plan to start serving in our church which has been a HUGE goal for us. We also discussed about TITHING 10% (give back what God has blessed us with!). It's been tough for us so we haven't had the opportunity but if we only give whenever we have money than it's not by FAITH. So whether we have 2 dollars or 200 dollars we are going to set aside that FIRST whenever we get paid.

To my friends who are looking for a Church home, I ask that you try out Celebration Church. Your eyes will be truly opened to God's Love and Compassion shown through his people.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I love all movies......except!

Yesterday we wanted to have a dinner and movie night at home. So, Jacob thought he would run out and get the movies while I was finishing up cleaning. (Isn't that what all men do, run from the cleaning!? That's a whole different blog topic!)

Whenever he came home and gave me the movies, the first one I always look for is the kids movie because he ALWAYS gets a movie that they have either ALREADY seen or ALREADY have. Yes in this case he got them a movie they have seen and really didn't particularly like. But oh well, we have the Disney Channel. Then I looked at what he brought us: Bruno & Lies and Illusions.

Bruno was extremely disgusting. Unless you enjoy GAY stuff, this is the movie for you! Lies and Illusions was TERRIBLE and I went to bed before it was over.

In conclusion, Jacob is NEVER allowed to pick out movies AGAIN and I HATE those movies! I must change how I LOVE ALL MOVIES~!

I'M BACK......

Ok so I have been away since OMG March of 2009. So sorry. Quick up to dates. My baby Hayden is POTTY TRAINED! I have a 6 year old, 4 year old and 2 year old. Still married to my high school sweetheart almost 7 years this May. Still teaching at HIS Kids (4th year). We live in Jarrell (been here for a year). We have a chocolate lab puppy named Bailey (it's a girl). I am bound and determined to be more proactive on this blog! Thanks to my family and friends. So, if you want to know what's going on, just check out the DOTSON ILLUSTRATED BLOG!