Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008, Hello 2009!

What a year....I have lived, learned, laughed, and most of all loved. Many events took place in the course of 12 months....

Charley was promoted to driver! YEAH!

I said goodbye and hello to 2 great Kindergarten classes

We had a fun filled trip to Mexico with great friends

I turned the big 3-0!

Lot's of home improvement...gutters, sprinklers, new tv, floors, carpet

And most of all...met and loved 2 precious souls!

My life will never be the same after this year. So, I am praying for a great 2009!! On your mark, get set, GO!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I love my family!

I had the most amazing, relaxing weekend. I went back to East Texas to visit with my family and go to church. It was just what I needed, laughing, crying, and reminiscing. Church was very moving Sunday. I felt the hand of God as I sat in my pew. I'm thankful for such prayer warriors that love and care so much for me and Charley. We stayed at my aunt's house and had the best time...talking, talking and talking. On my way home yesterday, I decided to stop at my 2nd aunts house in Carthage. It was such a sweet visit. We sat on her couch and enjoyed conversation too. Then after feeling a tad guilty, I had to call my 3rd aunt on the way home and we got to visit a long time too. This was defiantly a weekend I'll always remember! I love you all so very much!

I will have to say though, there's no place like home....a fat, snuggly cat and the very best husband in the world waiting for me to arrive!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesus

HE is the reason for the season! I thank God for sending us his son to save us!

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday with family and friends. Charley and I have had a wonderful week. We were able to have Christmas here with my brother's and their families and my sweet mom. Many new memories created.....

So, I still have another week to relax, I'm so excited :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Well, we got Shelbye all married! She was a beautiful bride. I enjoyed getting to see my family at such a joyful occasion :)

Me and Mrs. Alimeda

Me and my mom

All the girls

Saturday, December 20, 2008


What a week so far! It's been crazy busy at the Scamperino house. Let's back track...
Saturday and Sunday started out by finishing up the tile work in the bathroom and starting the hardwoods in the kitchen. David and Cynda came over to help. We got about half way done and had to stop because we had tickets to see Jimmy Fallon at the Improv. I laughed so hard, he is amazing.

Monday night...Charley and I worked until 4:30 in the morning finishing the floors! I was exhausted and delirious, but it got done. Luckily, school was canceled Tuesday for a 'snow' day. I got to get a little rest, but was off to do more work on the house.

Wednesday carpets were installed, SO beautiful :) They are so bouncy and thick. I love coming home to the new smell. Then off to dinner with some friends in Terrell.

Thursday, Charley worked ALL day putting things back in order. Thank you sweetie! Then dinner with the Brawners at Olive Garden.

Friday...last day of school for 2008! Holiday parties and crazy kids! Although I love my job, it is time for a break. Then I came home and finished up a few last minute cleaning chores.

All in all, I didn't think we would get it all done in time, but we did!

Today, my cousin is getting married, Charley and my bro's are going to the last Cowboy game at TX stadium tonight....many memories created. Oh it's my big brother's birthday..Happy Birthday Jim!!!

Tomorrow and next week, the whole family will be here to celebrate Christmas. I can't wait!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Momma

Today was my mom's birthday! God blessed me with THE best mother in the world. She is one of my best friends, and I love to share my life with her each day. If I ever need anything, she is immediately there for me. Some of my favorite memories with her are singing in the car to and from church, going very late to Nacogdoces to go shopping each Christmas, her braiding my hair each Friday before football games, and the chestnut tree song :)

I LOVE you momma!!!! Hope your day was filled with blessings

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Charley....again.....

All day I have been excited about Charley's bday present, the Duran Duran concert tonignt. Well, Charley got a phone call this afternoon from Nokia saying the concert had been canceled. Can you believe it??? The DAY of the concert, no show, no re-schedule, merely a ticket refund except for a 4.75 process fee per ticket. (ridiculous) So, off to get another present tonight. Charley got a PSP a couple games at Best Buy. I guess it will last longer than a couple of hours of music. Happy Birthday sweetie....again! hehe

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Yesterday, I joined the Patterson family for my very 1st turkey trot. I have always wanted to do the run, but for various reasons I never participated. So I as I began my run, I began to breathe in the cool, crisp air and felt pretty good. Shortly after a mile, I started "feeling" it. You know the can I make it, I'm feeling every inch of my body right now, the aches, pains, and panting for air......then I began to talk to God, as I usually do when I work out. Instantly he reminded me that just 3 short months ago I was in a hospital bed getting a blood transfusion and here I was running in a race. I immediately felt accomplished and worthy. For he is an incredible God that created such an amazing piece of work when he made our bodies. It blows my mind to see how we can go through so much, yet he can mend and heal our wounds. As I was telling Charley the story he instantly said back to me, I like to say we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank you Lord for creating such a miracle in us and continually showing me your love.

Hope you all had a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Charley!

Today is my sweeties 32nd birthday!!! God blessed me when he created him. Unfortunately he is at the station today :( I did make him a funfetti cake last night so he could have it today :) Max and I woke him up by singing to him. Then at school my kiddos asked if we could tell him happy birthday so we did! I call and put him on speaker and they sang to him even adding all the cha cha cha's!! He loved it. For his b-day I got him tickets to Duran Duran next week, can't wait!

I love you so much Charley, thank you for being my best friend. Happy Birthday Baby!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Special Visit

My cousin Jeremy is a coach for Kaffman and they are in the playoffs, Whoohoo! Aunt Dana and Morgan came to watch the game and cheer him on Friday night. Yeah, I love them very much, but I just couldn't bear the cold weather. They stayed the night and I enjoyed getting to visit. We ended up at IHOP this morning, it was very yummy!
GO Bullfrog and LOVE ya Aunt Dana!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tagged :)

I was tagged by Jennifer, it should be fun!

8 TV Shows I love to watch:

1. Price is Right
2. Survivor
3. Biggest Loser
4. Grey's Anatomy
5. Private Practice
6. Sex and the City
7. Seinfield
8. Live with Regis and Kelly

8 Favorite Restaurants:

1. El Fenix
2. Horacio's
3. On The Border
4. El Chico
5. Outback
6. Chili's
7. The Oasis
8. Red Robin

8 Things that happened today

1.Woke up in a warm bed with a snuggly kitty
2. Worked out legs and back
3. Went to school and had the annual Kinder T'giving Feast
4. Ate at McAllisters withmy man
5. Took a warm, long bath
6. Snuggled with Max again
7. Watched some tivo
8. Gonna see my Aunt and cousin in a bit

8 Things I look forward to:

1. The Holidays
2. Summer time
3. My hair getting long again
4. Getting in shape...again....hopefully
5. Seeing my husband walk through the door each day (well b and c shift days)
6. Snuggling with Max every morning and every night
7. My nightly bath
8. Going to church on Sunday's

8 Things on my wish list:

1. A Baby or Babies :)
2. A new coach purse
3. wedding band
4. watch
5. a pair of 7 jeans
6. new carpet/tile/paint
7. new winter clothes
8. an entire weekend with Charley

People I tag.... Aunt Dana & Kristal

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I heard this favorite song on my way home today. Yep, it offical....Christmas music is on!!! I'm SO happy, the music always brings a smile to my face and puts me in the best mood. I think I am the biggest Christmas fanatic you'll ever meet. Charley has already hung the lights outside and I have started going through and pulling out the decor.

Although I love, love, love all the fun things that Christmas brings, I will never forget the true reason for the season....our savior's birth. Thank you God for sending us your son to save us!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Are you up for the challenge?

Sometimes in life you have profound moments and yesterday was one for me. Lately I have noticed that I've been more negative than positive. I notice always wanting the weekend to be here, complaining about my job and having to wake up early, complaining about not seeing results after 3 weeks of working out, complaining I'm always so tired, complaining of not having my husband home more, complaining of why good things happen to bad people....I'm thinking you get it. Lot's of negativity. All of that to say this, my attitude has officially changed. Positivity!!! Giving thanks for ALL the wonderful things God has blessed me with, taking time to appreciate each moment I am giving with the ones I love, enjoying the good times and not focusing on the harder ones, doing and giving to others and smiling even more!

SO I challenge you to just think about how you live your life, do you appreciate it, do you want others to look at you and see happiness or grumpiness, do you want your life to count? My grandmother used to say, don't wish your life away, and from this point on I'M NOT!

Are you ready, I AM! Enjoy every moment you are given....A merry heart doeth good like a medicine :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Southern Junction

Last night we meet some friends at Sounthern Junction for dinner. I had never had the pleasure of going, so I was excited. Boy was I in for a treat! If you know me well, I don't eat steak.....BUT it was 2-4-1 so I was brave and gave it a shot. The boys grilled while Aaron and I visited. My husband was an excellent chef, the steak was mucho delisiousa! I got my red meat in for the year. After dinner, we sat and laughed and laughed. It was a very good night for people watching. We saw many brushpoppers, mullets, huge cowboy hats, line dancing, a pregnant lady smoking and good 'ol country music by a band with the name Bootleg in it. I even squeezed a sweet two step with my man! We had a blast and I would love to go back. Sorry, no pic's and no bull riding this trip!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bedroom Makeover

Linens and Things are closing their stores, so we decided to take advantage and make over the bedroom. I swear, this is the softest, snuggliest bedding. Max is loving it too!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


When I was younger we went to church everytime the doors were open. Don't get me wrong, I loved going, but at times I was 'bored' by the service. I think it was mostly lack of understanding and realivity to my life at the time.

Now, I can't get enough of it. I LOVE going to church and hearing Pastor Jeff's sermons. Each and every time I go, I find new meaning in my spirital life. As I sat there today, one phrase caught me and has stuck with me all day, "Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord." I know this is the lyric to a very popular Christain song which I have heard many, many times. Until today, it didn't have the effect it does now. As I think about my life, I realize that my strength has always been worth the wait!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

We decided to partner up with the Patterson's this year. We had a blast sitting out in the yard all dressed up handing out candy. We had a fog machine, music, cobwebs, pumpkins, skeletons and LOTS of candy. I think we will always be known as the Snow White house now! I even got my picture taken several times :) Hope you all had a fun, safe Halloween!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

We Voted, Have YOU????

WOW! Charley and I went to early vote tonight since he is on shift Tuesday. We did not expect such a long line. We had to wait for over 30 minutes. All in all, two votes are accounted for! I hope that you chose to do your citizenly duty and get out and VOTE! Hopefully you will have shorter lines.

Oh, and we had the best dinner. A new restaurant in Garland, Horacio's. It is run by former cooks from our old fav, Dos Banderas. We highly recommend it!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A New Adventure

Friday one of my nails broke, so I had to get them fixed over the weekend. I decided to go for a little change....short black nails. I'm loving it! I even got my toes painted. It was so nice to have my feet rubbed after a long week. I just love mani's and pedis!

Monday, October 20, 2008

My little blogging helper

As I worked on my weekend blog, I had a little helper, such a sweet boy....
That back leg cracks me up, its straight in the air. He laid just like this for about an hour. Ahh the life of Max!

One BIG happy family

Friday started out at the farm on a field trip, whew I was zapped by the end of the day. Then, off to Houston! I got there pretty late, and I had a sweet Sydney and the 2 kitties waiting for me to snuggle. I can't believe she's 10!!!

Saturday we woke up bright and early to her volleyball game. I was so impressed how well she played. We just relaxed and enjoyed a beautiful day. That afternoon me and one of my aunts and cousins went to the mall for a little shopping. There are so many sales going right now. Later that evening we had a HUGE cookout. My brother grilled and we had so much yummy food. I enjoyed a perfect family night with 1 mom, 2 brothers, 2 sister-in-laws, 1 niece, 2 aunts, 4 cousins, and 2 second cousins. We laughed til I cried and shared some sweet memories. I love you all so, so, so very much!!!

Although I enjoyed my weekend, I loved walking through the door and seeing my wonderful husband. We watched a little football and relaxed the rest of the evening. What a great weekend!

My volleyball girl
Zylen snoozin
Me and Aunt Dana

Me and Aunt Donna

Most of the 'crew'

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Sweet Friends

I got to spend an evening with my dear, sweet friends the Brawners. Our hubbies were on shift today, so off we went to Skye's soccer game and then dinner at Pancho and Lefty's. Here's some cute pic's from the game...
Seth (facing the opposite direction) and Julie
Skye (to the left), she won!

Me and Gabe

Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm baaaaaaack

I survived! It's amazing how things stay the same, the world just keeps on moving whether you do or not. Now, I have officially joined it again. My first day back was Wednesday, but my substitute was with me all day. I pretty much observed them and learned the schedule and routine. Thursday and Friday was me "a-la-carte". Overall, it was as expected, 17 chatty, excited little Kindergartners and one tired, worn out teacher. I can't begin to tell you the support system I have at Hartman. Sooooo many of my friends gave me hugs and encouragement all week. it was good to be "home" again. This weekend involves rest, relaxing and football! Thank you all for your love, thoughts and prayers. So a new, fresh start has begun and so far so good!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A New Beginning

I got a call from the doctor Monday morning giving me a clean bill of health! Yes, that's right, all levels are normal and I am back to myself. You can't begin to understand what that means to us. It's been a roller coaster the past two months. So, for all the prayer warriors out there, it is time to praise our Lord and give Him thanks!

So, normally the first day of school is in August, but for me this year it's October. I go back on Wednesday. I'm very excited to meet my class and get back to the "normal" routine. Although, I will dearly miss my Price is Right, it's just not the same when you DVR it and watch at night.

Send lots of thoughts and prayers, I'll post again on Wednesday night to let you know how the day went.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Not too much going on...

I haven't really had much to blog about lately. Other that lots of football, it's been a pretty quiet Scamperino house. We have just been hanging out around the house, Charley's been working a lot at the station and ER, Max has been snoozing, I'm still working on healing, you know same 'ol things. Last night we had a great evening at the Bass Hall in Fort Worth. It was a concert with no other that THE Monte Montogomery. Good times. I'm back to work at some point next week, so I'll need lots of prayers. Blessings to all!

Look how they've grown!
I mean, how can you sleep like this??

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Next 30 years

Thinking about my birthday and turning thirty, it has really made me realize how time goes so fast. I want to slow down in life and enjoy my next 30 years. Here are a few things I would like to accomplish.....(in no particular order)
1. Scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef and Palau
2. Get a 'rockin' body with 6-pack abs
3. Have children and watch them grow up
4. Spoil my husband rotten
5. Be debt free
6. Spend more time with my family
7. Go on the Price is Right
8. Have others see God through me and my life and be an influence on them

I challenge you to take a moment and really think about what is important to you and what you would like to do with your life. It is truly amazing. Wish me luck and check back in another 30!
Here's a few pictures you might get a kick out of....

My 1st b-day


Junior High

High School



A VERY Happy Birthday

Yep, it's official...I joined the 30 club! When I was little I remember thinking that 30 was soo "old", now I just know it's sooo young! My birthday was filled with wonderful memories and wishes. So here's a run down....
My morning started by my sweet husband serenading and snuggling me right off the bat. It was a perfect way to wake up. Since the schools are closed due to the hurricane, mother, Sydney and Jayme all came for an all day birthday visit. It was so special to have visitors. We went to Red Robin for a yummy lunch. My 3 sweet visitors baked a beautiful strawberry cake for me. They all sang happy birthday, even Max was staring at me.

We all sat around chatting and visiting. Then we were off to dinner with our friends Sid and Crissy. We celebrated their son's birthday too.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Prayers Needed

I finally heard from my family in Houston. They are in need of prayers at the moment. My mom's house was damaged and they are trying to repair it until the storms are gone. They are all out of power for 2 weeks up to a month. Luckily they have a few generators and a gas stove they can use in the meantime. They are having to boil water for now. I can't even begin to imagine how terrible that would be. So, let's all send our prayers to Houston right now....thank you!!

We need God to send blessings!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hairdo and Hamburgers

Well ,I started out at the salon today! Yep, got my hair cut and styled. It was such a nice treat. It's not a drastic cut, just trimmed and shaped. I'm still trying to grow it out from the disaster I had last summer, which is a story in itself. Then off to Walmart to pick up my vacay pic's. I had such a wonderful surprise, my husband! Yep, it was like a scene out of a movie....the doors opened I looked up and there he was smiling his adorable smile and headed right to me :) He was shopping for the station, such perfect timing. I'll always take a hug from a cute fireman.

I had some pictures printed for Julie as well, so we met for dinner at Red Robin with the kids. If you know me well, you know I don't eat hamburgers, but it made for a good blog title. We had a good time. I even brought my camera to snap a quick picture for the blog. So, we all got in a pose, had the waiter stop to snap, and guess what.....dead camera, no batteries! Oh well, not good timing!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hello, my name is Mrs.Scamperino

I'm sitting in my car, stomach rumbling, shaky and tears filling my eyes. I was about to take the first step into my classroom. It was a big day....facing all my special, dear friends and meeting my class for the first time. I started with lunch with my team and then a few visits throughout the building. Next, I went to my classroom. I sat down in front of 14 sweet little faces (2 were absent), all eyes on me......they sat there waiting to see who I was and why I was there? I introduced myself and they all went ahhhhhhhhhhh. It was very cute. I then read the "Mrs. Scamperino" book, it has pictures of me, Charley, Max, ect. They were excited as I turned each page and they learned a little bit about me. So then I asked, what are you going to tell your mommies and daddies about Mrs. Scamperino tonight......that she has a celebrity cat and she likes to scuba dive and wants to see a shark. So, who knows what they are going to think! HA! I did have to brag a little about my boy being on tv, hehe. There were lots of hugs and hellos from former students too, which was nice. Today was a hard step to take, but I'm glad I did it. I will have to say, I'm in nooooooo hurry to go back. Ohhhh, I'm so sorry to all the teachers out there, what a job we have, training America's future!

So.....hello my name is Mrs. Scamperino and I will be your Kindergarten teacher, well not for a few more weeks......

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Let ME show you

Charley and I have been dealing with how to "talk" to God again. It's been very difficult because we have unanswered questions. It's not that we don't trust and have faith in Him, because we know in our hearts He has our best interest in Hand. Sometimes it's just tough. Lately, I am amazed at how God has been showing Himself to us. The best one arrived today, our beautiful roses. Since Ally and Brayden have passed, our roses have taken off with the most beautiful flowers. We think it is just God sending down His love. So, here are some pictures to show you our little gift from above....

Once again, we love and thank everyone who has helped us to stay strong. Thank you for praying for us, I promise, it helps!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A fun weekend

This weekend was just what the doctor ordered. It started with a fun-filled dinner at Gloria's with some friends Friday night. After a few cocktails, several of us ended up at home with a game of Balderdash. If you have never played, it's a blast. It was just what we needed, laughter and friendship.

A little while later, with a knock at the door, Nannah arrived. She came to visit for the long weekend. Saturday was started out with no plans, and nothing to do. We went to the mall, got pedicures, went to eat, and watched a movie. We got to do lots of talking and reminiscing. Mothers are very special people, and now I have a whole new outlook on motherhood. I didn't know that you could love someone so much, even if it's for a brief moment. So, here's a note to my mom....I love you and thank you for a wonderful, memorable visit!

Sunday was a lazy day too, which seems to be my kinda day lately. Mom got to stay until late since she didn't have to work Monday. We tried a new restaurant. It was awesome, Ghengis Grill in Plano. Yum, yum!! We will defiantly go back.

Monday was a perfect day. Charley and I slept in, worked out, had a late lunch, went to the grocery store, watched a movie, and made dinner together. These are the kind of days in which memories are made. I love you Charley!!! Thanks for a wonderful day.

I hope you all had a good
one too!

Here's to new memories

After hours of frustration, I have updated our blog. It is no where near perfect, but will have to do for now! If I didn't have so much time on my hands, it would have never gotten done. Somehow along the way, I lost all posts and pic's, so sorry! I think that we needed a fresh, new start anyway! So here's to a world of new, wonderful memories...