Thursday, September 27, 2007

Grandmama's Visit

(For some reason I couldn't post with the pictures below.)

Last week Grandmama (john's mom) came to visit. Kayden loves her Grandmama and was very excited to see her. John and I like to see her too! I worked Thur. and Fri. so she had Kayden all to herself. She is one of those Grandma's that is on the floor playing and doing whatever Kayden told her to. She is that way with all of her grandkids. Since we don't see her often, she really spoils all of us when she is here. She cooked so much, we had to freeze a bunch. I think John and I gained 10 lbs while she was here.
She flew home on Tuesday. We were sad to see her go, but we will see her in a month!
I am leaving for the beach, tomorrow! I can't wait!

Grandmama's Visit

Saturday, September 22, 2007

100 Things About Me

1. I love Jesus
2. I love my family
3. My husband is my best friend
4. He makes me laugh daily!
5. I never knew I could love someone as much as I love my children
6. I am very close to my parents and tell them just about everything
7. My parents and grandparents are my heroes
8. I am very organized...almost OCD about it
9. I love to organize closets, drawers, rooms, anything I can get my hands on
10. I love the smell of coffee almost more than the taste
11. I love to eat cereal for breakfast, lunch or dinner
12. I love my bed, it is SO comfortable
13. When I am really mad, I cry
14. When I am really stressed, I cry
15. I make lists for everything...groceries, things to pack, to buy, to do, etc.
16. I have had two boxers (dogs) in the past 4 years
17. I have a great relationship with my mother-in-law
18. I despise exercise
19. I love to clean
20. My least favorite chore is dusting
21. My college roomies and I are still very good friends
22. My high school friends and I are still good friends too
23. My first vehicle that was only mine was a pick up truck
24. I played basketball and softball in high school
25. I was also a bat girl for the baseball team
26. I graduated with a class of 15
27. I spent every summer in Montana with my family on my Papa's ranch, middle-high school
28. My first kiss was at 14 years old
29. I love the beach
30. I am going there next weekend
31. I am terrified of lizards
32. When I was at home, I made my sister sleep in the same bed with me...until I was a junior in High School
33. My favorite color is pink
34. I don't read my Bible as often as I should
35. I am seen the power of prayer first hand
36. My friend Lindsey is my hero when it comes to being a prayer warrior
37. I love Kayden kisses
38. My favorite flowers are roses
39. I have worked at Target
40. My hair is naturally curly...I just usually straighten it
41. A sonic diet coke always makes my day better
42. I am addicted to Chick fil a sweet tea
43. Chick fil a is my favorite fast food rest.
44. When I was pregnant (both times) I craved cheese fries with ranch dressing
45. I love to take pictures
46. I wish I had a really nice camera to do it though
47. I would love to take a photography class
48. I was named after my great grandma
49. I love to shop
50. My favorite season is the spring
51. But, I always love it when each new season comes around
52. I can snow and water ski (although, not well)
53. I broke 4 fingers when I was in 4th grade
54. I use sarcasm alot
55. John and I pick at each other alot
56. I still hold my moms hand in public
57. I am physically strong
58. I love to go to church and to sing songs
59. Especially the "old school" hymnals
60. On a scale of 1-10, my pain tolerance is about a 3
61. I love to wear flip flops
62. I loved traveling as a child
63. I do now, just dont get to do it that often
64. I have been to 40 something states
65. The farthest I have been from home is Hawaii
66. I was very bossy as a child
67. Kayden is following in her mommy's footsteps
68. Opening a can of biscuits terrifies me
69. I don't go into dark rooms by myself
70. I really didn't like Terri until later in high school, maybe even college
71. My mom made her go with me and my friends a lot
72. Now, I wish I could see her everyday
73. She is also my best friend
74. We talk multiple times a day on the phone
75. I believe in spanking my children
76. I like to eat banana and mayo sandwiches
77. Forgetfulness is a huge annoyance to me
78. I married one of them
79. I love him anyway
80. I can eat a whole bag of twizzlers by myself
81. I like to read decorating magazines
82. I wish I had that talent
83. My favorite article of clothing is my jeans
84. I love the movie, Dumb and Dumber
85. One of my favorite things to watch with John is Ultimate Fighting
86. I love to see the guys get knocked out in the first round
87. I am running out of things to say
88. That is not normal for me
89. I have had 2 c-sections
90. I want at least 2 more children
91. I am a chevy girl
92. I was in the hospital in 8th grade
93. I almost died
94. I like to watch football if someone I know is playing
95. I loved college
96. I took 2 hour naps everyday
97. Romance movies are my favorite
98. I like action too
99. I actually made a list before I did this
100. I am glad you are reading my blog

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Back to Blogging

Ready to go shopping

Who says you can have too many shoes?

Babies naptime...

Fun bubbles

Well, since it has been so long since I have blogged, there is a lot to post, but I will keep it brief. The pictures are just Kayden around the house. She does so well playing by herself. She loves babies, strollers, shoes and purses! She tells me she is going to Mal-Mart.

Lets see, where to start...
Kayden is doing pretty good with potty training. Some days are really good, others I feel like a failure at it. She is learning though and I know she understands, so now I just have to drill that concept in her brain. :)
Kayden has entered the land of no has been a huge change for all of us. She wasn't sleeping well at night and one night was up from 2 until 7. I thought I was going to cry, no, actually, I did cry. She just acted like she wasn't tired. At that point she was taking about 1-2 hour naps. My parents said when I turned two I didn't take naps, I just need that much sleep. So, we have not been putting her down for naps. If we are in the car though, she is out like a light. I haven't been letting her sleep long though. If we get her in bed by 10:00 we are doing good. And then she sleeps until 7 or 8. So, I guess we have just hit that point. It is sad, but she does so well playing and keeping herself busy, I am still able to get things done. She really is a good girl.
Last week I had a yard sale. My Aunt Cindy and Granny came down to help. I did really good. I love doing things like that. I know most people hate getting a yard sale together. I love it! I love getting things organized. Anyway, I got rid of a lot of stuff. It was just clutter around here. I am going to buy clothes when I get skinny!
My house is really coming together. I have been working alot on the inside...just organizing rooms, unpacking boxes, decorating, etc. It is so much fun. I am not good at placing things, so my friend Nikki has been helping me. She is so good at that. We are working on mantel arrangements now. They are going to look so good. I will post pictures when I get most done. I also made a wreath for my front door. I saw one like it at Hobby Lobby and made mine for cheaper. I will put it up when we get done painting.
I have started painting shutters, too. You know they were pink, now they are green. Hard color to explain...I will post pictures later. I have a second coat and then they will be done. I am not a very good painter, so Patience's husband, Brad is going to paint my doors. I have such wonderful friends, by the way.
I love my house. It is just so cozy and warm. Now if I could just get John to put in a pool, I would be set.

That is all that has been going on with us. Now, I will go on to more serious stuff. Please check out Kelly's blog. Her son Max is having some problems, so please keep them in your prayers. Also, another girl I have been in contact with had a little girl last Thursday that was born with Anencephaly. The moms name is Shannon, so please keep them in your prayers. I have received one email from her and I think she is doing as good as can be expected. The other girl I have mentioned, Jill, still needs your prayers. She isn't due until Dec. so she has a ways to go still. I have never met these girls in person, but I feel so connected to them already. We all have such a bond and it will be comforting to share our stories.
Our family is doing well also. Janey would be a month old. It is hard to believe that. I think a lot about what she would be doing at this point. I miss her a lot. Some days I think about her nonstop. I have been to the cemetery a few times and it is harder than I expected. I feel closest to her there and I can just talk to her and let her know I miss her. If she acts like John and has his personality, Heaven is laughing it up.
Ok, I have rambled enough. I need to get painting! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"No Computer" Prison!

I am finally back from being without a computer. Ours is older and I thought it had crashed. Luckily, my good friend Matt was able to figure out the problems and help it live a little longer. Thanks so much Matt! I was so out of the blogger, email, internet loop!
I have a lot to blog about, so I will do that and post pictures tonight after dinner.
Can't wait...

Monday, September 03, 2007

Football Kickoff

We have had a nice, relaxing weekend. We celebrated my Dad's birthday Friday night and went to eat with more family. Saturday, we brought over the rest of our stuff from our old house. We worked all morning and were wore out! I, of course over did it, and was in the bed all Sunday. I have learned my lesson and have been taking it easy since then.
Saturday night we went to the Warren's with the Lawson's for the first GA game. The guys watched the game and the girls talked and the kids played. We love these two families and they have been such great friends to us. Nikki, Patience and I grew up together and I am so blessed to have these two girls as my best friends.
This morning, I met Patience and Nikki at Cracker Barrel and we ate breakfast. It was nice to visit with just the 3 of us.
We haven't done much today. Just relaxed around the house. But that is really nice to do now a days.
Kayden is doing really good with the potty training. She is getting better at telling us andholding it. We are so proud of her.
She is such a sweetheart too. She is saying, Ma'am and Sir now, and please and Thank you. It is so cute. I love this age. We have a lot of fun when we play and she is really into baby dolls and playing with her stroller. Kind of bossy though. At naptime I can hear her telling her babies, "NO, NO BABY!" (She gets the bossiness from her Daddy ;)
That is about all that is going on with us.
We started a memory garden for Janey at my parents house. My aunts gave us a tree, and so we are going to get more flowers to go with it. I will post pictures when we get it all done.

Not a day goes by that I don't think about Janey. I miss her and will think about what we would be doing if she was here. It makes me sad sometimes. Luckily, I have Kayden to keep my mind from wondering too much.
I hope everyone had a good holiday. HEre are some pictures from the game night.
Oh yeah, Go Dawgs!

Me, Nikki and Patience

Kayden, Bailey and Lindsey

Patience and Rowan

Kayden and Daddy playing