Archive | June, 2015

My Life

8 Jun

{I love you for loving me

Because its a rare and precious thing

And you can’t run from love that’s meant to be

So let it shine on everything}

Hey y’all! It’s been a day or seven since my last blog, I thought I’d sit down and talk your ear off a little since it is Monday and everyone could use some positivity in their lives. My last blog I mentioned I had made some changes in my life; one of those was settling down and getting hitched. Yes in case you’ve been under a rock since January I said “I do.” and I couldn’t be more happier.

17 days after making it “Facebook official” that we were a couple we said our vows in front of a handful of close friends and family. Best damn decision I’ve made in a very long time. So what’s it like being married? Its interesting for sure…. For all of y’all that watched my posts on Facebook and thought I needed a reality show, ha! We need one now! It’s fun; we joke around, we Co-parent, we’re there for one another. Its been a rollercoaster ride for sure but I like rollercoasters so I’m not intimidated by what life has thrown us in the almost 5 months of unionship. If I’m having a moment he calms me with voice of reason, if he’s having a helluva time I’m right beside him listening and agreeing and being his rock. We argue like brother and sister (yes we argue, no its not WWE fights) don’t get me wrong we’re both alike; when we get mad and it gets to a boiling point heads are gonna roll. Luckily we’ve never seen each other on the element yet. I know there’s gonna come a day when the wrong person is gonna tick one of us off, its gonna be a bad day for that person. We’ll never fight. (Yes I said never) Our arguments consist of me doing the laundry and him telling me to just relax laundry can wait and me getting huffy cause laundry needs done. He’s my ride or die, regardless of what it is, right or wrong I’m gonna be by his side with 110% of my support. Just like ol Tammy said, “Stand By Your Man.” that’s what I’m gonna do till the day I die.

I’m not as high strung as I used to be. Now I do get wound up over certain things and he just sits back and lets me vent and get passed it. I’m laid back, he’s laid back. We both cut up and have fun in our marriage. I do admit my anxiety comes and goes and I struggle with that but I try not to let Chad see it. There are things that I’m still getting used to after being single for 5 years, I’m not alone now, I have someone who helps me and is there for me. That’s something I’ve wanted for a very long time.

Loving me is hard, and I applaud him everyday for loving me at my worst and best times. He’s truly my best friend and I’d be lost without him. He’s loving, supportive and is occasionally onry but I love it.

I have two bonus daughters now. Quinlynn is 6, same as Leyton. They’re actually 4 days apart so its like having twins, they remind me alot of me and Husser. For y’all that have no clue who I’m talking about Husser is my cousin, his dad married my aunt when I was 4 and he was 2. We grew up together and were close, even as adults now I still think of him as the little brother I never had. We share alot of memories and I can only hope Quin and Leyton do the same. Braxtyn is 2, she’s my baby love. We went through a battle to have her like we do and I’ll always be thankful for that battle. It brought Chad and I closer as husband and wife. I was worried that Braxtyn wouldn’t be close to me, she’s known her mother as the only woman in her life but after the third time around her she let me hold her and let me show her my motherly instinct. She now loves me as if I’ve always been in her life.

All three of our kids are blessings to me. No they’re not my step daughters, they’re my bonus daughters. I’m not their stepmom, I’m their bonus mom. The same with Leyton Chad is his bonus dad and Leyton is his bonus son. I don’t like that step crap. Me and the girls’ moms get along, same as Leytons dad and Chad. We don’t fight, we all Co-parent like all bonus parents should.

I’m happy, over the moon happy with my life and the ones who have weathered the storm with me, y’all are awesome. God definitely blessed my broken road and I’m so thankful and grateful for it!

Until next time, bye y’all!   Continue reading

“She’s a good ol girl.”

1 Jun

Hey y’all! Its been awhile! I’ve been off the grid, made some changes in my personal life and now I’m making my way back. Yes that’s right, I’m making a comeback. I mean its not gonna be as epic as Garth or nothing but its gonna be a fun ride!

Now for all of y’all that don’t know I got married. Yep, I said “I do.” and yes I’m extremely happy. Now your next question was it a singer/songwriter, no he’s neither. (Unless you count singing in the truck or shower, then yes he’s a singer) He actually had no clue what red dirt/Texas music was about till I blew into his life like a hurricane. I’m educating him! Now there’s some he doesn’t care for and some he does, I wish like hell Ragweed was still around so I could take him to a live show and let him experience that. CCR shows were like no other and to be honest there hasn’t been a show since to blow my socks off. (Womp womp) One artist though has stood out to me since I heard him back in 2012 and I will preach the gospel on him till I die; the one and only Frank Foster. (Can I get an Amen?) If you’ve heard of Frank then you probably got that

I took my hubby to his first ever concert back in January (yes I said first ever) and it was to see Frank sell out the Rev Room in Little Rock. I don’t think he knew what to expect, I mean I had bragged and went on and on about FF but you truly don’t get it till you see him jump on stage and kick ass. Cause he does for 90-120 minutes and the whole time it’s insane talent. (When you get the chance go catch a live show.)

When I sat down last summer with Frank and interviewed him before his first ever Oklahoma show in Marlow (which by the way he didn’t disappoint us Okies) we discussed his new album which hadn’t dropped yet, ‘Rhythm and Whiskey’ and I asked if there was gonna be any love songs on it. Frank can write a good love song now… He gave us ‘Real Woman’ on his Rowdy Reputation album and then ‘Lock The Door’ on Red Wings & Six Strings album. (Guys go listen and take note on how to talk to your lady and to keep her happy, you can thank me later for the help) Frank informed me that yes indeed there would be a love song and I would not be disappointed. He was right, I was not disappointed and yes I do love it.

‘Good Ol Girl’ is a slow tune that if you ain’t already, makes you wanna be a country girl that was raised right. No I don’t mean some slutty chick in some skimpy cut off shorts that don’t know what a backroad is, I mean the real country girl that knows where the best backroads are and will proceed to out sing you, out drink you, and leave you asking for more. The ones that still believe in old fashioned type relationships, the kind you wanna take home to mama. If you’re that girl then this is your jam. And yes before you ask, this song is my jam. As soon as I heard it I fell in love, I can only hope that when my husband hears it he thinks of me.

Franks got that deep voice that gets your attention and holds it cause you wanna hear what he has to say. This song leaves you waiting for the next line and as soon as its over you wanna hear it again. You can hear the sincerity in the words and his voice. It’s clearly a song written for Ashli, Franks wife. (Might I add she’s gorgeous and down home as they come) but if you listen to it and know your girl or if you’re a girl and can relate you’ll swear up and down it was written with you or your significant other in mind. Like I said earlier if you haven’t heard it or any of Franks songs please go to Youtube and prepare to have multiple eargasms. For all my fans that love a good COUNTRY song, not this pop crap on country radio you’ll love Frank. Please go to frankfostermusic.com and check out his tour schedule and the online store. Also note Frank and Ashli do all the work, they run the website, store and answer all the emails. There’s no middle man, another reason to love the man and his music! Below I’ll include the lyrics to Good Ol Girl, prepare to fall head over feet….

{She ain’t too much on painted up fancy

She lives her life in boots and jeans

But she still likes backroad romancin’

And she ain’t gotta look no further than me

Yeah she got the heart of her mama

The soul of an angel

Hard work to her, it ain’t no stranger

She’s a beautiful reminder of a different world

Aw, she’s a good ol girl

She’ll take a campier over candle

Yeah, she drinks beer so you can keep champagne

She knows all them songs by ol Rockin’ Randall

She’ll get the windows down, Lord you ought hear her sing

Yeah she got the heart of her mama

The soul of an angel

To her living country ain’t no stranger

She’s a beautiful reminder of a different world

She’s a good ol girl

She’s lover, she’s a lady

She’s forever, she’s a friend

She’s a modern day real woman

Who believes in love like it was back then

And she’s the savior of a wild and restless rambler

So I no longer walk alone

Yeah I was a wild card, she took a gamble

Now its her sweet love, keep me coming home

Yeah she’s got the heart of her mama

The soul of an angel

To her keeping promises ain’t no stranger

She’s a beautiful reminder of a different world

She’s a good ol girl

She’s a good ol girl

Aw, she’s a good ol girl}

Until next time my friends, bye y’all!!!