Friday, December 28, 2012

Random Pictures.

My sweet little boy.
 Henry wearing a Vintage Asher shirt

 First puff
 Chillin at the mall.
 Lunch at the mall. Yes she eats a salad and I eat the kids meal.
 Lucy feeding Henry.
 Opening a package from Manna.
The End.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lucy Speaks

Lucy and I were reading a Fancy Nancy book. She told me that we needed to get some more Fancy Nancy books and suggested we go to the library. She told me at the library you have to be quiet. I agreed. She then told me that librarians work at the library. I told her she was correct. She told me you have to be quiet at the library. I agreed again.  Then she told me that she could never be a librarian because she could not keep her mouth closed! Agreed...

Love that little girl.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas in Texas! We have loved all the family time that we have gotten to spend together and all the memories and traditions that we are making! 

Here are some pictures. 

Decor. My Toms chip clip card holder. Some of our cards...
 Our stockings... Please excuse the bareness of this room I have some things to add to my decor.
 Henry's stocking..
 Lucy's stocking.
 Santa's star war cookies. I couldn't find my Christmas cutters but I insured Lucy that Santa loved Star wars.
 Our tree and Gifts.
 Santa giving Joseph a little fatherly advice.

 
 Our turkey in a brine. Jonathan smoked an amazing Turkey.
 My Christmas Loves.


 My little Puppy dog. This little boy has shown me his tongue since I taught him what it was...
 We did the three gift rule this year. Lucy got a game, a little critter rv and tent set, and a light saber. Lucy for the past weeks has been telling us she only wants star wars for christmas. So we thought we should get her something star war related so we got her the light saber. When she opened it, we instantly saw the dissapointment in her face, she said, "I like star wars but I like princess's too". She smiled so sweetly though trying not to let us see that she was disappointed! Ha. she got some princess things too in her stocking.



 I got Jonathan a balloon animal making kit for a stocking stuffer and Lucy and I really enjoyed playing with it! I've learned how to make a dog, a dear, a poodle, a rabbit, a sword, a hat and a giraffe. I'm thinking about ordering more balloons!

 Unlike Lucy, Henry enjoyed the light saber.
 Jonathan putting together Henry's ballpalooza.
 and then to end our Christmas day it snowed.
 and snowed.
 Me and Henry.
 Happy Birthday Jesus Cake.

 Henry making a silly face.

 and our gingerbread house.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

The End.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas and Babies.

This year I have one thing on my mind and it is babies. Maybe because I just had one. I don't know. But I am very drawn to the Christmas Story and Jesus and his mother this year. I can't help but imagine Mary in a barn giving birth to our Lord and Savior. I remember seeing my children for the first time and thinking, You are truly a gift from God. No other explanation. I can't even imagine being Mary (Jesus's mom, I can imagine being Mary, myself) and looking at my newborn child and saying, YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE GIFT FROM GOD.



 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15

The End. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Things my kids should know about me: 1 of 30

For the last couple of months I have wrestled with an idea for a blog series. The series would focus on memories and stories of when I was a kid. I wanted to leave evidence of myself for my kids in case they ever wanted to know who their mom was when she was a kid. My earliest memory dates back to when I was three. Anyway, I have started a few of the post and have never finished them, they just sit in my draft file! This morning while cruising pinterest I found a great pin and thought I would do it.

So Here it goes:

20 Random facts about myself

1. I always root for the underdog.
2. I can play the piano but not very well. My right hand was always better than my left.
3. I can only hold my purse on my left shoulder. It cannot sit on my right because it feels unnatural.
4. I love a clean house but I hate to clean.
5. My toe nails are always too long and usually have chipped nail polish.
6. I shave my toes.
7. I hate the word epic. I think it is overused. I especially hate it when people say, "This is going to be epic."  The only epic I know of was the odyssey and it was long and boring and I don't want to attend anything long and boring.
8. I love the Razorbacks.
9. I always make the bed. My room may be a disaster but the bed is always made.
10. I don't like to be late. I usually show up 15 - 20 minutes before an appointment.
11. I didn't wear a watch or use a calender until Lucy was born. Moms always know what time it is and what day it is. They also plan ahead, I've had to learn this.
12. I was diagnosed with ADD in the 10th grade. I should have been medicated a long time before that. I went off my medicine when I was pregnant with Lucy and never went back on. This is why I run around in circles doing things and sometimes ask you, "Now what was I doing?"
13. I take the best notes. Lectures.. Sermons.. Phone Conversations...
14. My biggest fear is being eaten by a shark but I love the ocean, I'm always on look out when I do though. Also, at night when I am almost asleep I kick my legs in panic. Jonathan always asks what is the matter and I tell him leg twitch but really I kick with the thought of a shark biting my leg. Weird I know.
15. My life verses are: Philippians 4:6 and Philippians 4:11-13
16. I hated turtle necks when I was little, so much that I didn't wear one until my freshman year in college. Something about my big head going through a small hole. Maybe it triggered a birth memory. I don't know.
17. There is not a food that I hate or won't eat. (Normal foods)
18. I can eat or drink extremely hot, as in temperature, foods or drinks. Nothing has to cool down before I will eat it. Jonathan is always amazed at my ability to drink hot coffee straight out of the pot. No cooling necessary.
19. I love to take a hot bath. The hotter the better. I usually come out red as a lobster.
20.  My sisters are my best friends. It didn't start out that way we use to hate each other. Laura hated me because I ALWAYS stole her clothes! I hated Emily because she was my little sister and I thought that is what older sisters did besides I was jealous of her, She was the baby, she was taller than me, skinnier, and way smarter! We learned to love each other and now I couldn't have asked for two better best friends or sisters.

Coming up next... Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
The End.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Phone Pictures!

These are random phone pictures...

Lucy opening a box sent from Cookie!

Lucy getting her hair cut.

Henry chewing the "feels" off a car. 
Henry's sweet face. 
Henry and I ventured down town to go shopping at the galleria. 
Lucy at the airport at Atlanta. 
My professional sitter
My precious baby niece. Harper Susanna. I promise to put better pictures on the blog after I meet this sweet baby. 

The End. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Working Hard.

Jonathan and I rewarded Lucy with the game guess who? for working so hard on her speech at home and at speech therapy. We started speech 4 weeks ago. She was going twice a week and now only has to go once a week. Her therapist only has a couple more goals to work on and then we are done. Mainly we are doing speech to help with her articulation. We are also working on her expressive language. She is doing so well and we are so proud of her. I told her therapist that I thought she was a magician because Lucy had mastered the F in just over a weeks time and she replied, "No, it's just old fashioned hard work." That is the truth, Lucy works very hard. 



 Tonight was a big night for Henry. He tried a puff for the first time. He liked them. He mashed  it with his gums the only problem was big sister kept stuffing them in his mouth! She just said, "Look, he likes it!"
I'm happy that Lucy had her last day of school for this year and we get a 2 week break. It will be nice to play with both of my babies at home!

The End.