Monday, May 30, 2011

Nothing better than Summer Time!

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Big Boy

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Get's his own snacks, mommy gets to clean up the mess.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

TO ME! Today I am turning 32 and I thought I would post just a few of the lessons that I have learned over the years.

1. Even when life seems really sour, their is normally something sweet to find if you take the time to look deep enough.
2. God should always be number one, if you remember that then everything else will fall into place.
3.It is OK to say no some of the time. This was a really hard thing for me to realize and I still have days that I feel really guilty for telling someone no to the things that they ask but it is OK to say no.
4. Stella, raising a strong, loving, energetic, gracefully, loud, well mannered, godly, faithful little lady into a godly, daughter, friend, sister, future wife and mother is one of the hardest but also the most rewarding jobs I have ever been blessed to do.
5. Rhett raising a strong, energetic, smiling, rambunctious, cuddly, caring, vocal, well mannered, good gentleman into a godly, son, friend, brother, future husband and father is one of the hardest but also the most rewarding jobs I have ever been blessed to do.
6. God really knew what he was doing when he lead my life down the path that crossed with Jason, I am blessed each day of my life that I get to share it with such an incredible friend, husband, father, I really could not ask for more. (I mean the man does put up with ME! He has to be some kind of super,)
7. Good friends and I mean GOOD friends are a blessing that you never take for granted, and you need to let them know how much you value them. Someone that will stick by your side no matter how yucky you feel, act or look deserves to know how special they are in your life.
8, I am all about a good deal but there are some things in life it is worth paying top dollar. A good pair of high heel shoes that don't hurt your feet, spend the money, blisters are the worst!
9. My daddy always told me growing up that you are what you surround yourself with, I never really truly understood that until recently but they are probably one of the wisest things I have ever heard. Surround yourself with Godly, loving, caring, warm people and you will be a more Godly, loving, caring, person to those that you are around.
10.Your parents are probably one of the best set of friends you will ever have in your life. You will love them, take them for granted, yell at them, hate them, abuse them, hurt them, bring great joy and great heart ache to their lives but not matter what they will always open their arms and hearts and welcome you home.
11. Be proud of the things about you that are different. Walk to your own drum, stand out, be yourself and rejoice in the way that the Lord made you you.
12. Always take care of your skin, sunscreen is a great thing, use it!
13. Take lots of photos, they are the memories that you will always have to look back at the wonderful moments in your life.
14. Growing older is a good thing, each year brings you new lessons, new joys, new loves, new friends, enjoy each year

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just Another day in our life...

This was my post on facebook today:

It's only 10 AM and I'm ready for nap time!

1.)Thought Stella was brushing her teeth in the bathroom, check on her to find she is on the counter with her head under the facet "washing" her hair

2.) Loading the dishwasher and think that the house is very quiet, go check on the kids to find that they have gotten the diapers off the dresser, Rhett's diaper is off and he is laying on the floor letting his sister apply diaper cream to him!

3.) Rhett walks out of his room with black marker all over his face, followed by Stella with the same marker all over her face saying "We want hair on our face like daddy" Bath time!

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Love You!

I don't think that I say enough on here about what a wonderful man I am married to, I have to say that I am one of the luckiest women alive! I saw this quote the other day by Bob Marley, I could never put it better than he did, every day with Jason is a better day.

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."
Bob Marley

Jitterbug Performance

This year at school Stella has gotten to take part in a program called Jitterbug. I have to say that it has been awesome! One reason, Stella is exhausted after her class and almost always goes down for a nap with no fight! That is always worth my money! She also loves it and has made so many friends. I love the little songs that she comes home singing and the dances she shows me. It has just been a wonderful experince and today she got to show off all her hard work.

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Rhett was very HAPPY to have all of Papi's attention for a little while.

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She was very serious during this first dance!

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Funniest thing, she kept pointing to her wrist during this dance and yelling at Gigi "Gigi, look I got BLING!"

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Stella and her flowers from her Gigi and Papi! She thought she was something special!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stella Conversations

These are just some of the funny things that Miss Stella has been saying as of late:

Stella" Mommy, Mr. Eric and Mrs. Abby are going to have a baby?"
Stella"I prayed for them to have a baby and they are having one now, Jesus does answer prayers."
Me "Yes, he does"
Stella "I'm going to start praying for a baby sister right now, he has to give me one!"

Stella " Mommy I grew in your belly and Rhett grew in daddy's belly"
Me "No, you both grew in my belly, babies only grow in mommy's belly's not in Daddy's belly's."
She sits for a moment and thinks
Stella "Oh, because boys are not tough enough for the hard jobs?"

Her new favorite word is starving, she is always starving but she never eats anything.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

God is Great

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God is Good,
Let us Thank him for our Food!

Seeing my children being thankful of the Lord for what he gives us, makes my heart rejoice.

To the Park we go..

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

School Program

Today was Stella's school program and lunch. Jason and I both got to go and Gigi surprised her with a visit also. I have to say that I was very impressed with all the songs that they did and what she now knows from her time at school. I need to learn not to put her in a dress when she is going to be on stage, she has a tendency to lift it up and this just stresses her father out to no end. It is kind of funny to watch him squirm though! You will also notice that Stella is standing in the middle of all the boys, the girls are on the other end of the stage?!?! She also curtsied after each song, the funny thing is that she knows who the parents are of each child in her class, she waves and says, "Hi, Noelle's Mommy" "Hi, Quinn's mommy and daddy" She is such a mess. I do have to say that I love the fact that she has no fear of being up on the stage in front of everyone, in fact she thrives on it.

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I love that she knows her pledge, the days of the week, and the months in a year! Stella we are so proud of all that you do.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kyle and Brandi

This afternoon I got to have a little fun and take some photos of my brother and his future wife! They are getting married in Florida the first week of June and I am very excited for them. I think these turned out pretty good and I hope that they like them.

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