Monday, June 28, 2010

Heros Camp




We all had so much fun learning about God!!! The mornings were early... it was a little crazy getting 6 kids up, dressed, fed and out the door by 8 (that was a lot of hair for one stylist). I taught Rhett's grade this year. So thankful he still thinks I am cool enough to do that. I am sure my time is ticking away fast!!! We got to go to the Capital area food bank and pack family boxes. The kids loaded 3000 pounds of food. I was so proud of how they worked together and never complained. The director told us that the food would be on peoples tables within 4 days. Reef's class went to the library and a miniature pony farm. Rox.... well I am sure her teacher held that little piece of sugar the whole day. I laughed everyday when I picked her up because she smelled like her teacher. I am sure I learned way more than I taught... God is funny like that!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

13 Years


Sunday May 23 was our 13th wedding anniversary! Time has went fast...I can still remember standing on the balcony in Jamaica watching Scott walk to the garden where we were going to start our lifetime journey together. We (in we.. I am saying all 5 of us...so kids you owe Dad and I a trip one day alone when you have your own money) spent the weekend at the Hyatt San Antonio Hill Country Resort. The place was peaceful and beautiful...lazy river to float all your worries away, beach to sink your toes in, and soft pillows to have sweet dreams on. The kids loved all the pools, playgrounds, smores, movie on the lawn.
After a long packed day of fun and laughter everyone got snug in their assigned beds. As I closed my eyes Scott and Roxli began to snore in some crazy rhythmic way that my ears had never heard. Rhett and Reef were not as amused with the bedtime "music" as I was. I just had to laugh inside thinking this is our anniversary trip.... not at all what I would have been thinking that day on the balcony as our future!!! How naive was I at 22?? The next morning looking around the room at sleepy bodies I was thankful for what our marriage had created in 13 short years. More than 3 kids...understanding,compromise,trust,friendship,forgiveness,team work. Cant wait to see what comes in the next 13!! (Note to Doss kids: this trip was fun but your not going to be invited on the 14th anniversary trip...babysitter city...I better start looking now!!!)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day 2010...Where did you go this year??


I awoke Mother's Day morning to 4 smiling faces (all within 8 inches of my face... a mothers first thought is "who's sick and where did you throw up". Gladly no one was sick and everyone came bearing gifts.) Rhett made me a bookmark and case. Now that I am a full fledged reader this will come in handy. Reef wrote a story about me and all my fav things. Super cute. Rox and Daddy were holding an orchid plant. It is real and I hope I can keep it alive... I don't pride myself on having a green thumb but I will give it a whirl. The smell from them are heavenly!! After the gifts were unwrapped and kisses doled out to all off to get dressed for our Sea World trip. I love that the kids ( OK really.. let me give credit where credit is due... Scott) take me somewhere on Mother's day. I was not sure how they were going to do better than last years trip to the snake farm...because you all know that is where every mom wants to spend the ONLY day of the year you really get to pass off all your chores to hubby. Really I LOVED the snake farm. I guess I still have a little country in me or is that white trash? Oh well either way it was good. Sea world gave snake farm a run for it's money. The shows were so amazing and feeding the dolphins was a highlight. Rox's face was priceless. I am sure her 2 year old brain had to be in over load thinking " I got in my car seat and a snack later I am seeing whales fly through the air and big fish eating out of my hands...what is this place?" Rhett and Reef were giggling and smiling at everything. Rhett loved the junk food... ice cream,popcorn,turkey legs...He lives for that junk. I enjoyed it myself... it just cracks me up seeing him chow down being that I feed him "yucky food" and all. ( read past blog about Rhett and his food issues) We were gone from 8:30 am till 6:45 pm. Long fun filled day. I can't imagine a world without my 3 blessings. They are more than I could have ever dreamed of (and I can dream up some pretty BIG things)....I am one lucky Mommy!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Crazy!!!!


This is what we do in our down time at the Doss house...jump on the bed and make funny faces!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Who could say "NO" to this face???


Really....This is what I am up against??? Roxli has got the word "PLEASE" down to an art...with the most yummy face to go along with it. She makes me crave her with my whole heart. Can't you just taste those sweet cheeks?

School Play

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dance,Dance, Dance










Reef did wonderful this weekend at the Talent on Parade dance competition. Level 2 brought home 2 blue ribbons and the coveted 1st place medal!! Reef was so happy to see her friends and family there to cheer her on. Haylee ran up to Reef after they announced "Shake Your Tailfeather had won 1st" and said "You won and you rock!" Reef was all smiles and looked in her bff's eyes and said "What? We won 1st?" I guess the medal was enough...who cares what place you get when you have a sweet medal around your neck and the best girlfriend in the world with roses in hand!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Roxli and her Red Mary Jane's


This morning Roxli and I were going to weed the small backyard garden. I told her of my plans saying them in a "fun voice". I do love this age because if you say anything in a "fun voice" then it is. Crazy how that works. The power of ones voice and tone. Now that I am thinking about it I should try this on Daddy...I'll let you know later how this works out for me.
OK back to the story. I told Rox to go get her shoes on. She came outside so proud of the choice...Red Mary Jane's. This struck me funny. After kissing her face up we were off to the task at hand...Well not for long. Two or three weeds removed from the wet ground and she was off calling butterflies. You know like how you call a cat..Here Kitty Kitty!! Those red shoes were on hot pursuit of the delicate yellow butterfly. Flushed cheeks and no luck in the butterfly catching department, she yelled "I hear something!" The birds were singing us a song to do our weed pulling to. Because of this precious little girl in red Mary Jane's I became fully aware of the beautiful nature surrounding me. She was taking it all in; soaking it up. As a grown-up (I use that term loosely) I tend to just get caught up with the task at hand and not notice all the blessings. I am thankful I got to see the world today through her eyes. Next time I might just have to wear myself some Red Mary Jane's.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

You get a line... I'll get a pole






Landa park + fishing = Yummy dinner
We had a picnic and talked about how many we were about to catch. Rhett was the first to pull in a feisty mudbug, then Reef. Baby Rox just walked up and down the bank saying "I don't see my bait." We captured about 25 to 30 in a couple of fun hours. Dinner was wonderful... well for those of us who don't have food issues... (RHETT). It took all he had to eat the shrimp, potatoes and crawfish. I just had to laugh because I just don't get how one can not just eat even if you don't really like it. I will eat anything. I guess I am just glad that someone has put food in front of me that I did not have to cook, or maybe I just love food. Who knows, but Rhett did not get this trait from me.
Hours later, middle sister comes to me and says, "Rhett is going to run away because of the nasty food you make him eat". She was serious as a heart attack!!! Her eyes were shining with tears that were about to tumble out with just the mere thought of Rhett packing it up and venturing off into the world on his own. I told her all would be fine. I was positive he would still be calling our home his permanent address in the morning. After settling her down, off to talk with the mistreated oldest Doss. He was mad as a wet hen. Feathers all ruffled. He truly felt like an injustice had been done to him making him eat "healthy food". I had to walk away because I did not want to laugh right in his poor little face. So Scott goes in to settle this issue with him. As he walked up the stairs I was silently wishing him luck, this was going to take a straight face that I knew I could not pull off. Scott walks down stairs about 10 minutes later to report the verdict. "Rhett fills like he has held his manners his whole life about the bad food we feed him." Scott firmly states. Scott asked him what he would like to eat and Rhett said, "Well I like candy, ice cream and pizza that is not too greasy." What do you say to that?? I thought... well I am glad it was Scott doing the talking because I am sure I would have told him something sassy like don't hold your breath sweet thing!!! Scott calmly explained in his educated voice that we would not be good parents if we feed him that kind of junk.
Off to bed Rhett went and the next morning I asked Rhett if he was better and he just laughed. I get it. We all have to melt it down now and then. I know I have had a few myself. Dust on the ceiling fan while on bed rest is just one of the many I have pulled myself. I guess he got that trait from me... Why couldn't he have just loved food like me??

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Baseball


Rhett took the mound for the 1st time on 3/29/10!! I sat in the sun-drenched bleachers with the girls having a serious talk with God (Lord be with him, protect him from a line drive, don't let him hurt his arm, let him have fun, let him throw a strike or 2... OK maybe 3 or 4) Such a mom moment. He looked so focused, serious with still a twist of a surfer boy smirk shining through his 1/2 grin. As the first pitch left his 10 year old hand I felt all-a-flutter!! I don't even know how many strikes or balls he threw. I was too full of every emotion known to man. I can say it was good to feel how much I loved this little man and how I just wanted him to have it all. It made me think of how much God loves us...I cannot even fathom His love most of the time but at that moment on the hard bleachers with both girls talking in my ear He gave me a small glimpse.

7




Sweet
Sassy
Silly
Skinny
Spunky
Strong(Willed)
Smart
Smiley
Spirit Filled
Seven Year Old Baby Girl!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Red, White and Blue


The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scott Key 1814



Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Reef sang and did sign language on March 4th at the preforming arts center. She did wonderful... Not sure if you were hearing impaired if you would understand but it still was a joy to see!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Look who got all A's!!!


Way to go Rhett!!! You ROCK smart boy!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow Texas Style!!!






We got ya'll from school early today...snow was on the way! The flakes were beautiful. What a treat! It melted as soon as it hit the ground but it sure was fun to see it fall.