Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Well it's been 5 months since my last post. I kind of feel like a slacker. Posting was easier when I lived in Alabama and was unemployed. Since my last post, I have started working, the summer has gone and Christmas is almost here, the kids are now in their second nine weeks of school (and I think they like it, or at least Sarah does), the girls are in gymnastics and Cam plays basketball. I really miss Upward. :( I can say that the move we made has been a good one so far for the family. The kids have adjusted well, they just miss their friend, but are making new ones. I think when I started my blog it was to help me cope. I am going to continue to write my blog and update more frequently. I'm not sure many people read this, but I believe it's more for me than anyone else.

I am pleased to announce that I am down a whole 30 pounds, and I turned 33 this past weekend. I can remember that when I was young 30 was ancient, and 40, well that was like being dead. Now I can say that you only truly start living in your 30's. You have grown, matured, started a family, and realized what's really important. I am enjoying what God has blessed me with, and I thank him everyday for what he has done for me and my family. I want to be able to help others, and be a light for those who think that there is none.

Well I guess I'm done for now. I will try and post some pictures. That's another area I feel that I have slacked in.


Friday, June 11, 2010

My Daughter and Death

I know that is a strange title, but you will understand after you read the post.

First off let me say that I am a mother of three wonderful children. I know alot of what I write is usually about Sarah, but I do love all of them equally. I just spend the most time with her. I promise I will post about my wonderful Cam'Ron and Aliyah soon.

Now on to Sarah and death. I have begun to think she has a fear of death. About a year ago, she started asking questions like when I get old will I still be her mommy, and I would say yes. She would then proceed to ask when I die will I still be her mommy, and again I would say yes. Then she would go on and ask the same about her daddy. So I thought this was enough. But recently she has begun to say things like, "i don't want to die," or "I don't want you to die mommy, cause you won't be my mommy anymore." this just breaks my heart. I don't want her to be worried about death; and I know that this is a phase that some kids go through, but I don't want her worrying herself into a tizzy. Well that's all I have today. If you have any ideas on what to say or do, please feel free to comment.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jacksonville so far

Well, I know it's been awhile since my last post; but we have been trying to adjust to our new life in a new city (and I do mean City).

To start, I finally got the older two kids in school and they are adjusting well. The last day for them is June 11. Don't feel sad for them, they have had 3 holidays since we have been here. Sarah on the other hand is a little harder; I have not found a school that I feel is suitable for her. So we have been trying different ones out. Not very cost effcient, but it has to be done.

Last weekend was my sweet baby Aliyah's 8th birthday. My mom, sister's, cousin, neice,nephews, and step-dad came over. We had a "pool party" on Saturday and had a beach party on Sunday. We had a really GOOD TIME! It was very hot. Guess we need to get use to florida heat. Now don't think we are here just having a blast, we have had a few trials; but throug the grace of GOD we have made it through. HE has shown us that are still good people in the world, not only at home. I feel so BLESSED and LOVED BY MY Father.

This weekend we decided to come home to see the family. So we are in Dothan. I want those who read this blog to know how much we really miss all of you. I hope to see you soon. Please keep us in your prayers.

In Christian Love,

Lisha and the family

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Just In Case You Didn't Know

Well for all of you who read my tiny blog, my family has moved to Jacksonville, Florida. It was a decision that we felt was best for our family. I already miss my family (although they don't give you time to miss them), as well as my wonderful church family. For those of you I didn't tell I am sorry, it just made it too real to say it out loud. On a brighter note we are enjoying ourselves so far. I promise to keep everyone updated on how we are doing.

Love you and miss you!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cabin Fever

Well yesterday I realized that I had become a victim of cabin fever. Don't get me wrong I am getting used to the fact that I have somehow become a housewife, and it is not all that bad, I just don't have much to do. All the kids are in school, and you can only clean so much (in my case I could probably do more), and I just get really BORED. Yesterday, I almost went crazy. I finally decided to go to the Dollar General and CVS to pick up some things. When I returned home, I took the girl and we rode around until it was time to go to church. I have decided if I don't get a job, I need some friends to play with. Because sitting in the house can drive you MAD.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

I would have to say that Easter 2010 is at the top of my list for "Best Easter Ever!"

First off, we had a family bbq at my grandma's on Saturday. One of my aunts was down from New Jersey. Its always good to see family that you haven't seen in awhile. There were about 11 little kids (all cousins and noone over the age of 12), plus the teenagers, and the what I like to call the used to be's. We used to be the children, but we are the ones with the children. Then you had the "older" adults and the senior citizens. We were all in one house having a good time. It got a little noisy at times, but it was fun. Some of the "used to be's" made easter baskets for the little ones and helped them dye eggs. Then the teenagers hid the eggs for the Easter egg hunt. Then there was the YUMMY food! It was great!

But I have to say the highlight of this Easter was the church service today. The choir performed "East to West." Which I thought was wonderful! But I am over-joyed with the fact that my 2 oldest children decided to dedicated their lives to Jesus! That was AWESOME! I am so proud of them! I just hope that I can continue to be a light for them and continue to lead on the right path. I also hope that I am able to be a light to others and help them to come to know Jesus. I know that I could not have made this journey with out the special people that God put in my life at just the right time. I just want to thank Brother Chuck and Jame' for being an excellent influence in the lives of all my children. You will never know how thankful I am. And to all those who I did not name, but have been there for my children and help to guide them and help them learn about Jesus, I am truly thankful.

This has been the Best Easter ever!


Thursday, April 1, 2010


Well today I figured something out. I am BIG! And I know what I am about to say is going to shock some people. My sweet husband, just informed me of this also. Calm down, I give him permission to do this, I actually encourage it. Just so I know where I am. Well back to what I was saying. I have decided I am going to get back on the wagon that I feel off of about 1.5 years ago. The weight loss wagon. I had actually lost about 50 lbs. I have now gained it and some back. Luckily I don't have any health issues. BP is good, no pre-diabetes, ect. I just need to do this for me so I can feel better about myself, fit into some of my clothes, and be a good example for the children. So I have rededicated my self to this mission.

Wish me luck!


Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I usually go to Winn-Dixie because its the closest grocery store to my house. The prices may not be a reasonable as some of the other stores, but I go there anyway. And complain about the prices while I am there. Don't get me wrong, sometimes they do have some good specials; and believe me I jump on them. But lately they have been having some really GOOD deals. They call them "Meal Deals." They range from pizzas to hams. If you purchase the "featured item" you get 4 pre-determined items for free. Well this week I purchased a spiral glazed ham and recieved a tub of macaroni and chees, a half gallon of Breyers Ice Cream, a 2 liter coke product, and a pack of Hawaiian King rolls. All for just $21.00!! Now that's a deal. When I see one of Winn-Dixie's "meal deals" I jump on it. I'm trying to feed a family of 5 and it helps save a little money. Kudos to Winn-Dixie on this one.


Friday, March 26, 2010


Have you ever just wondered why? I don't have any regrets, just sometimes I look back and wonder why? If it is meant for me to know, God will show it to me.

Just a little bit of what was on my mind.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Made a Mistake

I just realized I made a mistake. The kids have all been a little under the weather, so I went and bought a new thermometer to check their temps. Well somehow I showed them what to do with it and now every 5 minutes they are checking their own temps, to see if they are sick. I wish I had never shown them how to use it. All I hear now is "Beep (as the thermometer comes on)! Am I sick now Mommy? Beep (As the the thermometer goes off)!

On a another note... Darrick found ET on HBO OnDemand and decided to let the kids watch it. They LOVED it. Sarah loved it so much she got up this morning and watched it again. Any time she had to move away from the tv she would say "Pause it Mommy, so I don't miss anything." Mind you she just watched it yesterday. While watching it she would tell me what was going to happen or say something like "you've got to see this Mommy, Watch! Watch! Watch! Did you see that?" I thought it was SOOOO cute. Smiling just thinking about it now.

As you can see there is not much to my days. :)


Tuesday, March 23, 2010


So I decided to play softball with my church's team. Mind you I have never played one day of softball in my entire life. The only experience I have had with a softball was tossing one with my friend back in high school and get a nice kisser for my efforts.

When I told my husband and the rest of my family they all said the same thing, "What, with your two left feet? You know you just twisted your ankle. You don't know anything about softball!" And I said its for fun, and I'm going to do it. Well last Monday was our first practice, and it went pretty well. No injuries, and I even did half way decent out there. I left feeling really good about playing. Yesterday was our second practice...

I get out there all ready to play and have a good practice again. While warming up it happened. No, I didn't re-twist my ankle, I took a softball to the face. The chin to be exact. It hit me pretty hard, but it didn't feel anything like when I was hit back in high school. I felt my jaw pop, so I just kind of slapped it back in place, shook it off and kept on warming up. Well during practice I felt my chin and could feel that it was swollen a little; and it kept tingling during practice. But me being me, kept on practicing. By the time practice was over, it was really hurting. Noone said anything during practice so I didn't think it was that bad.

Well when I got home my husband said it was HUGE. He called my mom and they had a good laugh at my expense, which didn't really bother me. They both said I needed to stop playing, and I said no. Well I finally looked at it and it was HUGE and hurting pretty bad. I finally decided to go to the hospital after talking to my friend who is a nurse. On a side note: I didn't want to go to the same hospital I went to for my ankle because nowadays, if you go with too many injuries they start making notes, and my friend said they would suspect domestic violence, and we all know that didn't happen, I'm just a true klutz. Luckily it wasn't broken, because I sure didn't want to get my mouth wired shut. But it did continue to grow. By the time I went home I looked like Shrek. I had an awful time sleeping, make that trying to sleep, and I am dead tired this morning. As soon as the kids get out for school, I am going to try to get some more sleep.

Here's to being a Klutz.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Can Anyone Please Explain

This last week the kids have been out for Spring Break. It was very uneventful and relaxing. I just have one question... Why when it is time to get ready to go back to school, do two of the kids decide to get sick with the "krud?" I am trying to get them well so they can go back tomorrow, but as you know you can't rush these things (or at least I can't anyway). If anyone can explain this phenomenon, please let me know.


Saturday, March 6, 2010


Well yesterday was supposed to be any other Friday, but that just didn't happen. While I was out with Sarah, we did our usual thing of racing to the car. This race was a tie, but crazy me decided I wanted to beat a 5 year old, and jumped for the win. Weeeelll...that just didn't work. I wound up on the ground after twisting my ankle. Trying to get, I almost blacked out and my ears started ringing. After I made it to it took me a minute to get myself together. While trying to get myself together, all Sarah was saying was, "Mommy you need to close the door, you need to close the door." I had promised her a snack from the store, so I guess she really wanted it. Luckily it wasn't my driving foot since I had to go and pickup my husband. I ended up at the hospital. Luckily it wasn't broken, just sprained. I am now in a wrap and gel splint, and on crutches. So much for my uneventful day. That's what I get for trying to beat a 5 year old.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sarah, The Hero

Early this morning Sarah, my youngest daughter (age 5) came in my room. This is a usual occurrence, since I am the mother of an insomniac. She informed me that my son, Cam'Ron (who is an asthmatic) couldn't breathe or move. Since it was 10 to 3, I just kind of waved her off and said, "He'll be okay, now go back to bed." It took me a minute to soak in what she had told me, and when it did, I immediately got up. By then he was crying and crawling into my room saying he couldn't breathe. I then immediately got his medicine and began our process. I hate to think what would have happened if Sarah had not gotten up and told me what was wrong with her brother. I know that God had a hand in making sure she was able to wake me up and tell me what was going on. I am so thankful! She is a hero in my book! I love you and I am so proud of you!
Love, Mommy