by plannerchick ~ We had a family night on Saturday night, and it was such a good time! We went to eat at Outback (my current favorite restaurant) and then to the Peanut Festival. Which is one of my favorite events of the year. It was perfect weather, not to hot and not to cold. The official kick off for me for fall!
We dressed the kids up just for fun! Little bit was a bumblebee and big brother was a cowboy. I could have eaten thier faces off they looked so cute!
We all got treats to eat. Hubby got a candied apple, and I got cinnamon toasted pecans (which I shared with little man). And of course a giant cup of boiled peanuts!
Baby girl looked so darn cute as she slept through all of that noise. And little man could not get over himself he was so excited. He loved every second that we were there. He kept saying "play, play" and giggling. We rode rides, we saw tigers, we rode a pony, and we fished for a prize. It was a really good time. A definite start to a family tradition. So here are some pictures of our fun night!
by plannerchick ~ There is a blog that I keep up with pretty regularly and that often times ministers to me in some way. The other day I went to check it out and she had a new post called My Joyous Song, and it ministered to me so much. You can check out her song here. It's been a rough couple of days for me. Nothing specific to blame it on, maybe just more me having a pity party. Which I am not beating myself up over (shout out pastor) I am just recognizing and moving on! So I decided I would write my own joyous song. Things that make me happy, things that bring me joy in the every day. Feel free to read, or not, whatever, this one is for my own good today!
when things are rough for me there is nothing like snuggling my kids, holding my big boy close, or my tiny girl sleeping on my chest. the smell of fire in the air at this time of year. my scentsy warmer's burning some wonderful smell. a wonderful husband who comes in, see's I've had a bad day, and procedes to clean, take care of dinner and the kids, and forces me to relax. a husband who does all of that, but loves me enough to tell me like it is. shopping, I don't have to buy anything huge, but I'll admit I just love to shop! black friday - I cannot wait. thanksgiving with my family, good food, laughter, and usually beautiful weather. running a business with 3 of my best friends. planning events like our womens retreat (which I cannot wait for). the fact that God has been teaching me so much since I've had my little girl, without my standard version of how I "thought" He should show me being in place. long drives where I can flip through my memories like a photo album, I don't want to let go of those. watching video of my baby boy during his first year, I can't believe how big he's gotten. my oldest son, and the young man he is becoming, he to is and will be an overcomer, and I am so proud of him. the jokes and stories I have built with my friends, they are family and lifelong sisters. summers by the pool and winters around the kitchen table at Sassy's. listening to my big boy say his prayers at night, and stopping to pray 5 times during dinner, and listening to him repeat praise and worship songs in the car. the sound of rain on a comfy day at home. my house when it's clean, but even when it's not, a peaceful home is a big deal to me. seeing how much my kids adore each other. dressing my tiny girl and putting bows in her hair. girls night out. friends who call, email, or text just because they were thinking about me, and who went out of thier way to suprise me on my 30th birthday, I don't think they'll even know how much that meant. baking, painting, crafting, decorating, even though I'm not that good at it, I just enjoy doing them. the people in my life who just get me, who are always there for me, I am very lucky to have them. long walks on a beautiful day. my new Misty Edwards CD. finally having a minivan, and all of the space and comfort it provides us, it is such a blessing.
I could go on and on, point is I am blessed, and sometimes I just need to get over myself and look for the good things. So now let's hear your song!
by plannerchick ~ So it only took me 3 weeks to introduce my new baby girl, but hey better late than never right!!! We welcomed our new little bundle at 8 lbs 11 oz., 20 1/2 inches. And she has fit into our family perfectly (and yes I was actually worried what it would be like). Big brothers are enamored, as are mom and dad. And I am going to brag, she is 3 weeks and eats around 9:30-10 and doesn't wake up until 5:30-6, Holler, she is her mama's girl!
Anyways here are some pics of my new angel (taken by her very talented Meme!)
by socialchick~ These are my never ever ever should you do's. If you don't like them, then it's ok to be wrong (that's what my dad says). If you have done them, then don't get your feelings hurt, just learn from them.
1. We are not dogs. We are all humans! So never ever ask a women who just spit out a baby (no matter if it's her 1st or 44th) if she got fixed. She is not a 4 legged hairy animal that goes around barking. Show more respect than that. If you are wondering if this has happened to me. YES 452 times!
2. This is a spin off from number 1. Don't assume that it is your business to know if someone is getting their tubes tide or a Vasectomy unless they want to share the information. This could be a private matter that they don't want to share.
3. Don't make up excuses just cause you don't want to do something. The excuse becomes a lie and now you have sinned. EIther tell the truth and say you don't feel like doing it or suck it up and do it.
4. Don't act like you know what someone is going through unless you have traveled a mile in their shoes. No matter if you think that your situation is the same, it's not. Everyone handles things differently. I can't tell you how many times I have heard I know what you are going through since I have had Tiny Bliss. Well unless you have three kids under the age of 3 1/2 (that's how old Miss Priss was when I had Tiny Bliss) and your third one screams all the time then you have no CLUE!
5. Stop acting like your problems are bigger than your neighbors.
6. Don't make me try to be someone I'm not. Have you ever been around someone that you feel like they don't like you for who you are and you can never be yourself around them. This frustrates me. I am who God made me to be and if you don't like it then take it up with him.
7. Don't talk to someone that is an adult like they are a child. I don't care if they are 10 years younger than you. Babychick is around 10 years younger than some of the other chicks but they don't talk to her like a child.
8. Stop putting half of the information on facebook. This pesters the snot out of me. You click on FB and see that someone has written this is the worst but best day of my life. Well to us this is saying that you are pregnant and didn't want to be. To you it may be a new start in life. How about the ones that say be praying. Well what in the crap am I praying about or do you want me to be praying in general. Stop doing it for attention or just cause you think it is fun! It's not!
9. Don't act like you know more than someone who has experienced it for several more years than you. I love when people try to give me marriage advice that have been married for 1 year when I have been married for 10. I think it is ok to share some things you do but don't think that we need to do it like you. I wouldn't try to tell a teacher who has been teaching for 30 years how to do something.
I'm sure I could think of some more but I will let you share yours. What are some don't do's in your life? Put a Holler by the numbers that you agree with of mine. I will put a Holler by the numbers I agree with of yours.
by plannerchick ~ So we all have them, guilty pleasures that is. Before your mind starts going the wrong direction, let me explain. To me a guilty pleasure is something that you love, that most others may hate, or that may not fit your personal normal likes. While I was riding home last night I was thinking about some of mine and thought I would share them in exchange for all of you sharing yours back with me! They are fun to hear, and for some humerous!
1. Lady Gaga - I LOVE her music, and everyone else I know hates it. I don't know why I love it so much, I just do. This may come as a surprise to some also b/c when she first came out with Poker Face I hated it with a passion, but somewhere along the line she grew on me.
2. Twilight - As in anything twilight. I was a huge don't give in to all of the hype advocate for a long time, but now I just can't get enough. I have read the books and seen all of the movies. I DVR'd the first one this week and have literally watched it (in increments) about 3 times.
3. McDonalds - I realize that it has got to be about the worst thing in the world for me, but I just can't get enough. If it wouldn't make me as big as the side of a house I could eat there every single day! I love the morning coffee drinks, the delicious french fries (with Mcdonalds "Fancy" ketchup), the sweet tea, and they have the best fountain drinks!
4. My hair - I didn't dye it for so long, and was adament I didn't want to ruin the natural color. I have to say though, that now I LOVE it! I wish I could go more often, it is my me time. I enjoy it so much, and I will do what ever it takes for it to be me and me alone when I go. One day I will add pedicures to the mix, another thing I said I would never do. but I just love having pretty toenails, and I hate doing it myself!
Okay so those are a few of mine, lets hear a few of yours! It might be very interesting, lol!
A few weeks ago we had Banner's dedication at church. I loved this with both boys, giving them back to God and making a statement as a family that we will lead them in the way that we know is right. But this dedication was a little more emotional for me.
When I was about 24 weeks pregnant we found out that the doctor was seeing a few things that were not normal in the ultrasounds. One kidney was swollen, or much bigger than the other. My husband and I had a lot of emotions going on, and were really unsure of what was going on. We were told the issues were not severe and that he would be born like a normal baby but may have issues that we would have to take care of as he grows. When you are pregnant you never expect to hear anything is wrong with the life growing inside of you. We prayed and cried, and just gave it to God and asked for His will in our baby's life.
He was born big and healthy and no issues on the outside. At the hospital we still had no questions answered and were told we would have to see a specialist. He was started on antibiotics and we went last week to see that specialist. Still no answers. The doctor said we needed more tests done.
With all of that being said, I am tired of depending on the doctors for answers. I am tired of being pushed from one place to the next to get an answer. I am tired of my 2 month old taking antibiotics. We gave him to God and asked for his will, and that is exactly what we will have!
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AUGUST 28, 2010