Friday, June 26, 2009


Michael Jackson is dead, but so is Farrah Fawcett. Why did it seem like her announcement was something mentioned in passing and his announcement sent emails and texts and probably tweets galore. I'm just as seemed sad that Farrah was dead, but it was freaky to hear about Michael Jackson. So now there are all these tributes and what not on the internet, it was headlining the news (i think, i was to sleepy to I get he was a musical icon, but he didn't really leave behind a great legacy. I wonder if his death will somehow absolve him of what he was accused of. I don't know what went on or if it was true, only God, Michael, and his accusers know for sure. One thing I do know for sure is that it's weird that he's dead, and well, Farrah sorta got the shaft.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I have to say this might have been just about the best weekend I have had in a long time! Friday we attended a special reception at school for Ethan and Elijah celebrating their academic acheivements this year. Saturday we woke up and took the boys to see Night at the Museum 2. It was really, really cute! My boys loved it. I capped my night off with a leisurely screening of "My Bloody Valentine" complete with 3D glasses! Sunday morning Jerry cooked a yummy breakfast for us and he even cleaned up pretty good Later we headed over to my inlaws for my bday dinner complete with all my favorites and had a really great visit, while the boys swam in a pool that was way to cold. They had a blast though and said the water was great as soon as you got used to it. And then that brings me to Monday, I was worried because it was supposed to rain all weekend, which I guess it did off and on, but it held off and we had a fun grill day at the park. The weather was just about perfect! After a fun filled outing we headed home for a nap and then I woke up to get ready for...wait for it...a concert at the House of Blues, featuring Gavin Rossdale. OMG! I don't get out to see shows much, but this was probably the best show I have ever seen. We paid $20 for general admission and were so close to the stage, it was just amazing. There were no tall people in front of me, so I saw all of the action and he is so beautifully, amazingly talented. We did have a small "issue" with the obnoxious drunk group, but they did themselves in and one of em' got arrested which ended the party for them all! Everyone around me practically started cheering when they left and that's when we really got to enjoy the show. He sang some new stuff, but he sang a lot of Bush stuff too. Jerry wasn't to keen on going in the beginning but once it was over he was glad he went. Good time had by all! Then it was midnight and we turned into pumpkins and woke up and had to go back to work. The end.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shout Out!!

With the creation of TIVO and DVR'S it's a wonder that anyone watches commercials anymore. I have to admit I don't, I usually either watch my shows recorded or just pause them and do whatever I need to do so that I don't ever catch up and I can fast forward all the way through! That being said, there are a few advertisers I will stop and watch. Here is my commercial shout out list, my "fave 5" if you will (get it, that's TMobile, ironcially enough, they aren't on my

5. Jack In the Box (earworm alert...yippee, ay, yey, mini sirloin burgers) they are super silly, but I love em'.
4. Sonic...the very assinine conversations in the car, sometimes they are pretty darn witty.
3. Geico...who can resist the creeptastic eyes on a big pile of money.
2. E-trade...the talking baby is genius, this gives my number 1 a real run for their money.

and, for right now anyway,
1. ATT...the rollover minutes mom. She's a nut and I probably like her so much because she's always got the super crazy wild look in her eyes. The best so far is the one in the van, where she launches off about the rollover minutes only to be interrupted by her son...the combo "what did you just say to me/go ahead, say something else" look is greatness, as a mom of all boys I've given that look countless of times.

So there you have it, I'm sure you had a better way to spend these past few minutes of your life.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Okay, so I don't ever post and it may be another year before I post I doubt anyone will read this, but I'm posting anyway.

It was a year ago that we got the very shocking news that Jerry needed open heart surgery, immediately. While we've known he was going to have to have it at some point, he had surpassed all the age benchmarks given, so we sort of took it for granted. Needless to say, a year later he's alive and well. The only reminder of his surgery being a scar on his chest. He's terribly self conscious about it, he sees ugly, I see life. Without that scar, he'd be dead. That's no melodrama, folks. Every medical professional we encountered commented that he had presented with every symptom leading to sudden death. Mercifully God didn't let it get that far. So this coupled with the restoration of our marriage, and having healthy children should leave me thankful and feeling blessed and happy, right? Wrong, I'm disgustingly human and while a year ago I was savoring every moment with my husband and family. I'm a year removed and back to taking life for granted. It's sad really. Lots of things have been going on around me that have given me reason to pause and reflect lately. I know a year ago I believed the Lord meant for us to do something with this "second" chance we were given. I prayed that he would reveal to me his plan for us. And while I think he has in bits and pieces, I struggle to hear what he's saying. Don't get me wrong, I don't think we are supposed to save the world and I don't think He expects repayment of sorts. It's just us. I just don't know how yet. A year ago I loved my husband fiercely, today I love him on conditions. A year ago I cherished my children, today I struggle with my patience with them. I don't want a tragedy to make me be the person God means for me to be. I want to be that person right now. So I say I can't hear Him, but clearly He's saying something, or I wouldn't be struggling so much right now. Or maybe I'm just realizing what a sucky person I am, because honestly, my life has never been in a better place and I'm ashamed the way I feel sometimes. We are truly blessed, Jerry has the scar to prove it.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Drum roll, please....

Introducing the Sattler family...I met my husband, Jerry when I was 15. I was working for his dad at a Sonic Drive In, in Garland. After turning 16, my father gave us his blessing and we dated for 3 years, before we married on July 25th, 1992. I had my first son, Jordan Matthew on October 21st, 1996. Followed by Ethan Joel, on March 18, 1999. Last but not least, Elijah Ryan was born on December 1st, 2000. Being the only female in the house is definitely a challenge at times, but I can't imagine it any other way. We've had a really interesting year so far. Jerry had open heart surgery a month ago and is doing amazingly well. I just turned 35 years old yesterday. The kids have made it through another year of school. And we will be celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary this year! I have seen God turn my life inside out and upside down and bring me through the impossible. And here we are today, I look forward to sharing my family with you, and am excited to learn more about yours!