Saturday, February 23, 2008

Is anyone up for some popcorn?

Robert, Stacy, and Lorelai came to visit today. The boys haven't seen them since Christmas so it was a nice to spend time with Lorelai (and Robert and Stacy of coarse). The three little munkins decided they wanted popcorn. Some candid shots from today!

Garrett and Lorelai


Friday, February 22, 2008


B-O-W-L-I-N-G! Bowling, bowling,'s for you and me. My grandmother, Joyce, used to sing this every time we passed a bowling alley. To this day, I quietly sing this in my head when I think of bowling.

Chase and I went to Rock-n-Bowl with a couple of friends tonight. You can't beat 3 hours of non-stop bowling and cheap beer! I won't mention my score because it was pathetic. Let's just say I need to practice some more. By the time we left, I had a blister on my thumb and a buzz from the margaritas.

Jake and Erin

Chase and Melissa

Monday, February 18, 2008

Chase's divorce is final

Chase is finally a free man. I'm sure he feels like a heavy burden has been lifted off his shoulders. The stipulations of his divorce are as follows:

  1. Chase has primary custody of Devin. (YAH!)
  2. She is ordered to pay $100 in child support every month.
  3. Chase remains in the house - she has 30 days to get out and he owes her $1250 for half of the equity in the house.
  4. She has more than the normal visitation - extended weekends and one night during her "off weeks".

Those are the major ones that they fought over. He basically won every single item that he wanted - the single most important one being Devin.

It is a very good day!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Today I'm not looking for expensive jewlery or gifts. I'm only wanting a simple card that says "I love you". So, when I got a delivery at work I was surprised. Inside was a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a bear from Chase. Even though we won't be able to see each other today I know he is with me in my heart.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Karma is a bitch!

Way back when, Jimmy thought he had everything under control. He was looking forward to a big fat tax return so he could blow it on Super Cross and his football clinic in San Angelo. None of his plans included the kids in any way. But he always promised to reimburse the insurance he has missed.

Let’s just say it’s been a rough week for Jimmy. He called in the beginning of the week to tell me that insurance for the kids is being taken out of his check. $300 a month! What comes to mind is all the times he has complained he didn’t have $80 to reimburse me for the insurance that I carry for them. According to our divorce decree, he is responsible to carry the kids and the school has to legally abide by the decree. During that conversation he did the woe is me pity party about how he can’t afford anything. How the car payment is killing him. I’m crying just writing this out. :)

Then he calls me today to try and get me to call our case worker. Our case worker might be able to stop the insurance monies being taken out of his check if I can prove he is reimbursing me. Sure, I can prove he has paid 3 months out of the 6. Ultimately, he is $240 behind already! I appeared cooperative but he has no clue that I’m not going to call this lady.

At the end of this pleasant conversation, he informed me that he filed his taxes last night. (See sometimes it’s good to be nice so he will confide in me) I filed mine earlier in the week (got back a pretty good amount) but never told him what my return was. He told me he is only getting $200 back! It took every ounce of me not to laugh in the phone. I really wanted to ask “Well, are you going to pay me the $240 you owe me for insurance”. LOL

Poor Jimmy. I feel evil for having so much joy at his short comings. How everything is crumbling beneath him. I’ve come to realize….I’m going to Hell for it! LMAO!