Friday, April 27, 2007

Just yummy!

Ok...I know this sounds gross and I know FOR SURE that my Mom will puke, but.....This is my new favorite snack. She absolutly hates peas. We never ate them growing up because she hated them. And what do you know...I really like them. I hate the name...PEAS...why'd God do that?

Now, before you say NASTY, just listen. :) At HEB you can get these yummy organic snacks. They have Just peas, Just strawberries and bananas, Just corn, Just cherries, Just get the jist. Not only are they yummy, they are good for you. I have also tried the strawberries and bananas...YUM. I want to try the corn next. I know, I'm a dork. But, when you have high cholosterol you'll try anything. :)

Now my next thing....why is food that is good for you so expensive? I think I will email the head honcho at HEB and just tell them what I think. Just Peas should not be $4.99. Come on now, give me a break! for the most important news of the day:
Today is my sweet lu-lu's birthday! She is so excited about being 5! I will post about her later! We have presents to wrap, cakes to bake, and a house to clean before my mom comes! Oh my, my house looks BAD! Where does all the time go? I have been trying to clean it all week. Any way, if you get a moment say a prayer for my baby as she grows in God's grace. Happy birthday, my love...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Rain, Rain go away!

What's a girl to do on a rainy Wednesday? Oh, I know....make cute and colorful clay-doh people. I swear she has that creative girly bone! HA While I was cleaning the kitchen she made these little people all by herself. I wondered why she was coming in the kitchen to get my cookie sheet! Don't you just love their wiggly eyes. :)

This is Me, T and Bubba! I think we look great. And if I do say so myself I really look skinny. WOW...running really does shed off those unwanted pounds...NOT! HAHA

Have a great rainy Wednesday.....

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mission Impossible

A funny little conversation:
Reid: Mom, what if Ashley never had her baby?
Me: What do you mean?
Reid : Well, what if she was pregnant forever?
Me: You can't honey, its totally impossible.
Reid: But, lets just say what if she did?
Me: Your body just can't do that...God prepares your body for the baby's delivery.
Reid: Could you just hold it?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

more pics

Reid and Macy were so excited for Avery to get here! And to have a new cousin! They were amazed at how tiny she was! Reid did a good job of holding her. He wasn't scared at all....he's a natural! :)
Macy wanted to hold her ALL BY HERSELF! I was a little nervous! But she did great!


We spent Easter in Smithville and had a fun time hunting eggs and eating tons of candy. Mom had all the stuff to dye the eggs so we did that late Sat. night. We also went to Colombus to Troy's cousins house and spent time with his family. It is always fun to see them and eat lunch and hunt eggs together. Other than the rain and COLD weather in April...Easter weekend was a hit!

Here's my precious new neice! Isn't she beautiful! I mean really! :) There is nothing sweeter than a new baby! Especially when its part of your family! Welcome to the family sweet Avery Naomi!

you know I had to throw one of us in there, right? haha
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Monday, April 16, 2007

Emus, Zebras and BABIES

How would you like to spend your Monday? Oh, lets see....maybe a pedicure, maybe a run around the neighborhood, maybe a movie, maybe rock a sweet new neice, or maybe a day to yourself just scrapbooking? Well, all those sound wonderful but it did not happen to me today! Today I had a field trip with 14 three year olds. Yes, you heard me...14! Of course, I wasn't alone but still..that's beside the point. We took a caravan to the Bayou Wildlife Park in Dickinson. It really is fun. You get to ride the horses, pet the goats and take a 40 minute tram ride around their 80+ acres. The animals literally come right up to you and eat out of your bucket. We saw emus, buffalos, zebras, longhorns, deer, camels, and so many more stinky, hairy & weird looking animals. We even got to see 2 huge alligators....and no, we didn't get to feed them! HA The kids really had a great time once they got used to these HUGE animals coming right up to them. So, need less to say, I am ready for a nap. And I am just a little tired of hearing, "Mrs. Heather, Mrs. Heather". HA....

On Thursday, Macy has her field trip so we are off again...This time to Kemah! Now that will be a fun one.

Baby Avery is doing great. I talked to them today and she is sleeping, pooping, eating and doing all the things babies should be doing. I wish I was there to kiss her but I am feeling a little under the weather today. I know she is in great hands so I guess I'll have to wait! :) She is so precious...I can't wait until Ashley posts some pics..then I can post one! :) We have some really good know Neena! And Ashley! It's amazing how you can love someone so much...babies are truly a gift from God. And, I'm only the old aunt!

****Macy's funny for this weekend...... "Oh, don't shoot Flicka. If you do she'll be deader worser!"

Oh and BTW, that comment made me and Ashley laugh so hard and that might have been the key to putting her in labor. Your welcome, sis.

Friday, April 13, 2007


SHE'S HERE!!! YIPEE!! Ashley and BA are the proud parents of Avery Naomi! (after our grandmother) She is absolutely beautiful. She weighed 7 lbs and 11 oz and was 21 inches long. She is such a sweet baby and she loves to cuddle! I'm in love! :)

I haven't downloaded any pics yet....its midnight and I'm just getting home and settled. I know Ashley will have pics to post and the story of Avery's arrival. I just wanted you all to know she's here, she's healthy and we appreciate all your prayers. God is good!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Heart Matters

I'm so proud of my momma...she is one of the new voices of the American Heart Association. Of course, she is going to be one of the best they ever had! :) Those who know her know what a great writer and speaker she is. I could never do what she does and I am so proud to be her daughter and friend!

Five years ago my sweet mom had her first heart attack. At the tender age of 50...(right, Mom?) Then just last year she had another one.....scared us all, again. We do know that she has heart disease and that she is one lucky woman to have survived not one but two massive heart attacks.

She has made the decision to retire next year. I know she will miss the kids and the ladies that she has worked with for 30 years. I do know this was a decision to help her get healthier and have time to do the things that she wants to do. She is always so giving of her time to everyone else and now it's time for some time for herself. She can also spend more time with family...we have a lot of babies to rock, baseball games to see and dance recitals to attend...and all the while help more people understand the seriousness of heart disease.

We have always said that God isn't finished with her yet, and we are so glad. I think this new deal is right up her alley and I couldn't be happier for her......You go get 'em, Momma. I love you.

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