Friday, August 31, 2007
A special thanks fo FIL and Stacey for our first step at making our backyard beautiful!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I received a call today around 3:00 that went like this:
My mom went to work (at a hospital) this morning around 6:30. About 11:00 she wasn't feeling so great so she going outside for some air. She saw one of her friends (a coworker) coming in, and mom expressed her pain in her chest. We will praise your name forever more...how excellent thy glorious name! They quickly got a wheel chair. Mom's blood pressure was off the charts crazy! They ran some test and found she had 90% blockage in an artery! The doctor put in 2 stints. He told my sister that if she would have been any where else, she would have died! DIED! She is recovering tonight from a crazy day. Today was my first day of preschool. Last year on my first day of preschool, my grandmother had a heart attack. Odd.
So tonight as I left the hospital the song...We will praise your name for ever more..how excellent they glorious name. We will praise thy name forever more, how excellent thy glorious name Oh Lord, our Lord... just came into my head. I sang it out loud all the way to my car. I felt warmth and I be my mom did too.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
My weekend was extra special due to the women that I spent it with. My sweet friend Jami and her sister, Sandy (along with some family of theirs from Arkansas), came into town for the weekend! I miss Jami and Sandy! They moved to Texarkana months back...and I have MISSED seeing her belly grow! Rylee will be joining us in just a few weeks and I AM so excited for Jami! She will be an incredible mom.I am totally aware of this big green bar in the picture. Sorry.
Lindsay also was able to STAY ALMOST the entire time this year! Last year she had a NEW baby with her and caused her to leave early. We had great girl bonding time! Snuffers after 10:00 pm and bed time around 1:30 am...well, let's just say, I'm not 20 something anymore!
And as we sat down, I looked over the edge and saw a group wearing these shirts! SMALL WORLD! You see that little star on the bottom of the shirt...WELL, that is where my brother used to work before his new business venture! It isn't my home church and I had to ask them where in Paris their church was, but STILL!
Like I said before...Spirit was MOVING! I hope to share soon, but truly, I must head towards my bed!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I just wanted to show off her piggy tails! Parker requested that I do a pony tail on her, but since her last hair cut, there wasn't that much there. We did the double pony, and he LOVED it!
Can you tell Parker is SO posing! You can see all 3 of our 'nap mats' in the picture.
And you may be wondering how the boo boos are doing...
Emaline's scab came off today, so we needed to add some medicine and a bandaid. Doesn't she look happy?AND the shiner. I took pictures all morning trying to capture the TRUE color of his eye. This one that I used my flash still doesn't do it justice! When asked what happened, he tells people Ben has a strong arm! He sure does!
GOOD NEWS! I found my card, so maybe tomorrow I will get some more pictures up.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
NOW don't call CPS, but this week has been rough on my little ones. Sunday night we were playing out at Christ Haven when Emaline fell off a small little wall straight on her sweet little face. Ants got Parker's hand! Rough week and it is only TUESDAY!
I have some pictures I want to share, but you know what...I have lost that sweet little card that goes into my camera and saves my pictures, pictures that are so special! So if some of you from out of town keep looking for some pictures, keep checking back.
I had these on another card from my trip to Paris.
This is my Buddy! Parker has a Buddy, and I have a Buddy...we had to discuss that. My buddy lives in Clarksville and we went to visit while we were in Paris last week. Parker and Emaline LOVED our visit. I have about 10 pictures like the one below. Buddy is my great aunt and I think I enjoyed our visit as much as she did.
And Buddy, if you found a camo flip flop on the street...that would belong to my Superman!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I have more pictures of her pink boots and will post them. Special note on the photos: indoor really isn't what I have been working on. These photos are grainy and kind of a mess. SARAH HELP! I still love them! They are so her!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Good ol' jenise! I found some real winners of us back in the ACU days, but like I said, my computer and VISTA=not compatable with scanner. It was great to be reunited with her. She was in town for concert/business and we grabbed lunch and went to play at her sister's house REAL close to me. Close enough we better see each other more than every 5 years! As I was looking through pictures I was reminded to a trip to Wichita Falls together, and Jenise getting jaundice and some wierd rash while we were Kojie Officers . I don't want to ruin all the surprises of pictures that WILL be posted at some point! It was fun friend!AND Auntie! LOVE HER! Parker took this fantastic picture of us in my car today! We got to do lunch and spend time together today. FUN! Anne and I have been friends for 12 years. We have laughed together, cried together, shopped together, shared a room together, shared a neighborhood together, a scrapbook convention together, and OPRAH together!
Love you sweet friends!
Oh, Parker took the picture of me and Jenise as well. You go guy!
WARNING: the scanner will be hooked up soon!
Monday, August 06, 2007
Look closely at the below picture...closely...
I cut my hair off! (And Parker is doing a great job tubing.) I am getting use to it again, it is cut very much like I wore it around the time we got married. It isn't quite like GH's Kate Howard (or Jami's)...but a little like Posh Spice, but without the Posh and the spice.
We found cousin Cassidie's fourth of july bow in our folding chair. Emaline wore it most of the night!Emaline found a mud hole! She sunk in to her knees poor girl.
She is doing good 'pooing'. Parker is still into MOOing.
I took this class at my gym last week and LOVED IT! I went again today and was so excited. I even invited a friend (WHO DIDN'T COME) and boy am I glad! My Zumba class was not a Zumba class today...it was Cardo KICK something! I should have just walked out...quickly! As soon as I saw the steps and weights....I should have aborted the class...ABORT ABORT! But, they had already seen me walk into the room. I stuck it out! When I get athletic...my face turns BRIGHT RED! My grandmother used to want to come rescue me from basketball games because she thought I was going to pass out. My body hurts. I checked the schedule, and now I know exactly when MY class is. AND, how am I suppose to loose weight when as soon as I get Parker out of there, he asks to go to Sonic! SERIOUSLY! I am trying a new dinner tomorrow: sweet and sour chicken meatballs! I will post it on our Whatcha Got Cooking Blog later in the week, that is, if it is good! I feel there was much more to post, but I think I must go to bed! My body hurts...
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Two weeks ago, Emaline wanted to sit on the potty. SURE! I took her diaper off and sat her on the potty (which had happened before, per our request not hers). We sat. We sang. SHE POOPED! WHOOO! Freak thing.
Last week, right before bath Emaline wanted to sit on potty again, and she was saying POO and grabbing the back of her pants. I sat her on the potty, and guess what?! Yep, POO!
On Saturday, my mom bought her some princess undies, just for fun since she likes to try on Parker's. We have been putting them on over her clothes or diaper. She really likes them.
On Monday, she came up to me while I was washing sippy cups. She was saying POO and doing the grabbing thing. I thought I had some time because although this sounds so bam bam bam, there have been lots of false alarms or just sitting! Well, she went in her diaper. I learned my lesson.
Today, Emaline approached me and said her new favorite word POO and took off to the bathroom. I quickly followed and guess what? POO! I gave the girl some marshmallows (they worked for Parker) and let her wear her princess underpants without a diaper! No accidents! Okay, I only let her wear the undies for 15 minutes! BUT STILL! She went in the potty again before bath time.
So, I am not getting too excited...I think I potty trained Parker for over a year or longer, but I think we are off to a great start! At least I had one less poopy diaper to change.
Went to see Mandisa tonight! SO COOL! Pictures tomorrow.