Thursday, May 31, 2007

Love Birds

On May 29th my sweet parents celebrated a lovely wedding anniversary. I'm sure I talked to my mom a hundered times that day and never said Happy Anniversary. I am so sorry! And a nice shout out to my bro and sis for reminding me! LOL Just joking. I should have remembered...I'm a bad daughter! I'm sure I was at the ballpark or something. Anyway, no excuses!

So, Mom and Dad....Happy Anniversary. We all love you both so much and thank God for your relationship and the examples that you set everyday. You are awesome parents and the best Neena and Papaw in the world!

Friday, May 25, 2007

10 Year Challenge

I've had so much fun going back through old pics trying to decide what I was going to post in my 10 year challenge blog....great idea Holly!!! Well, its been a little over 10 years since my life changed forever. My firstborn son was welcomed into the world August of 1996. He was somewhat of a surprise but the best surprise I could have ever asked for!

Troy and I had only been married for a year and were both still going to college. We were both shocked but so happy! We had no idea what God had in store for us but we knew He wanted us to be parents! We were ready for the challenge...scared to death...but ready.

Reid has blessed my life beyond my wildest dreams. I was meant to be his mother and I am so thankful for him. I pray daily for this little bundle of joy and have really enjoyed watching him grow into a handsome little 10 year old. He brightens my life and at night when he is sleeping I sneak in there to kiss his sweet little face and pray for him...shhh! don't tell him!

Here I am in the hospital giving birth to my sweet son, Reid. And, as you can tell by the picture, Troy was sure tired from all the hard work...whatever!! HA HA This is one of my favorite pics from Reid's birth because I never even knew Troy was sleeping until I got this pic back. I thought he was rubbing my back the whole time! HA HA Boy, did I give him a hard time and still do! I can guarantee you he didn't do this at Macy's birth! : ) Oh, BTW, that nurse was horrible! Ask Ashley....

Little Reid.....awww, I rememeber this day like it was yesterday. He slept so much, loved his binky and love to be all wrapped up in blankets! If he wasn't wrapped as tight as could be he wouldn't sleep. He was the cutest little baby!

I remember people telling me to enjoy the moment because it went by to fast....I always said , yeah right. But, oh my, does time fly! I believe them now.

Now look at my 10 year old! Still cute as ever. Now he hates bedtime, doesn't like covers and sleeps on his back. I love this kid with all my heart and have loved spending the last 10 years as his mom.....can't wait for the next phase of our lives. Or, can I??? He's about to enter those tween years! YIKES!! HA Every day is an adventure!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Today, my friend, Lacie wanted a post about something pink...a pink challenge, if you will! And the first thing that came to my mind that was pink has to do with something I have been dealing with all week with my baby. Are you ready?? Have an open mind.... ha ha :) This is my sisters favorite medicine! :) LOL

Have a great weekend! LOL

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Better Days

Things are much better tonight. Thank you for all your prayers. I can feel them...I love you.

I found this tonight on Beth Moore's blogspot. Her site is Go check it out. :) I know my girls will! HA
Anyway, it was what I needed to hear...straight to the point. I love that about her.

Beloved, in the Name of Jesus
I commission you
To rejoice in the Lord always
And again I say rejoice.
Stop worrying about everything!
Dump your anxiety
And start praying like mad.
Start thinking about
What you're thinking about!
Start feeding your spirit
And stop feeding your flesh.
Never forget the true Secret:
Christ in you, the Hope of Glory!
You, Dear One,
have the supernatural CAN DO!
Now, believe God
And turn your CAN DO
You are NOT a wimp.
You are a warrior.
In the Name and power of Christ
Go out there and act like one.

Ok, ok...I'm goin'

Monday, May 14, 2007

I am a sucker. Always have been. Today, again, I let the tears of my sweet son make me a sucker.

Homework has always been a sore spot with Reid. He hates it. And to tell you the truth I do too. But, nonetheless, it has to be done. Everyday is a struggle and a fight to get it done. This year has been really hard for him and those who know me have heard the story 3.7 million times and I am almost positive you don't want to hear it again.

Today the tears flowed and the tantum started. We both got upset and the grounding occured. After about 2 hours of hashing it is somewhat resolved and the homework is pretty much complete. The grounding...well, it is over. I know....I'm a sucker.

I guess the point of this post is I feel like I am at my wits end and I ask for prayers. His attitude this year has been different. He has had a rough year (and grown alot) and I ask for prayers from my friends and family that the rest of this year and next year be better for him. And me. Also for peace and understanding. I know you shouldn't pray for this but a little p-a-i-t-e-n-c-e would be nice...just don't say it too loud. This year has been a hard time for both of us. I have been in tears just as many times as him, I think. I'm sad to see him go through this and to be so broken hearted.
Thank you,
a sucker...a red one

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day

Today is a very special day. One that, in my books, is the best day of the year! :)

As mothers sometimes we get stepped on, puked on, peed on, pooped on, toes ran over by bike/scooter tires (yes, its true), things spilled on us and an occasional slap in the face by kids while all are in my bed. We have to know how to pitch a baseball, duct tape a wiffle ball back together, dress barbies, Polly Pockets, listen to Dora the Explorer over and over, watch ESPN, know who all the Astro players are and some stats and Band-Aid all boo-boos.

And of course, my favorite days are the days when we get hugged, kissed, snuggled, told we are loved, an occasional "thanks, Mom" and you are special mom and a "here are some flowers I picked just for you".

I love being a mom. It is one of the greatest joys of my life. I never knew that being a mom could be so rewarding. My kids are my life, and as God planned, my responsiblity. Yikes...thats scary! HA Being in charge of someones little soul is sometimes more than I can bear but with lots of prayer and God's help, I might make it through. :) My children are a blessing...they make me strive to be a better christian, a better mom, and better wife....I love them so much.

I am the mom I am today because my Mom loves me and my siblings so much. She always has showed us that unconditional love that I hope I show my children. I know for a fact that I gave her a few gray hairs. I better not rehash my teenage years. I don't know what came over me! HAHA But, I think that's normal. I hope. I'm sure I will get back what I deserve. :)

A "few" things about Mom:

*She is a beautiful woman, inside and out.

*She is our rock.
*She is fun, hip and spunky. And always has been.

*She is the mother that all my friends in high school wanted! :)

*She is so much fun to be around.

* She is the best Neena in the universe. My children talk about her daily...we love Neena...ALOT!

*She loves my kids and would do anything for them.

*She is a great listener...but also the best advice giver.

*She speaks from the heart.

*She is the best writer I know.

*She loves to shop and can talk you into buying anything. HA :)

*She loves all her children and grandchildren equally.

*She loves to sing and she is awesome at it.

*She is a very strong woman....I admire that.

*She takes pictures at every event. Thank goodness! :)

*She can hug me and make everything better.

*She's always there when ever you need her.

*She loves her God and it shows all over her face.

*She is a truly a remarkable mother and Neena and I love her with all my heart.

I could have made a list a mile wide but I'll stop for now. :) So to my Mommy, I just wanted to say...Happy Mother's Day. I love you to the moon and back.

Friday, May 04, 2007

few more pics

Mom came for Macy's birthday! We all had so much fun. Macy was so excited that Neena was coming for her birthday. She also came for Reid's baseball game. We really had a wonderful weekend and we love when Neena comes! And, Ash, BA and Avery came for Macy's b'day. M. thought is was pretty special that her new cousin came for her special day. We all loved getting to kiss on sweet Avery (and Ash, too)! I love that sweet baby!

After Reid's game we went to Gattiland to feed our faces! It was fun and as you can tell Reid hit the jackpot. The evening at Gattiland isn't complete without Reid hitting a jackpot of some sort! HA And unlike me...he is a saver! Instead of using his tickets for some junk toy he has a ticket account. His balance is 5,750! Can you believe that? I would have already spent that! I love this boy!

Another picture of my sweet birthday girl! I really can't believe she is 5. And she lets everyone we meet know that she is in fact 5. She is a character! When we went to register her for Kinder. she told all the office staff that she was 5 and so was ALL her friends. Like they really care! LOL I love this girl!
I am blessed.......

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

My Blue-eyed girl

My Wish
Rascal Flatts

I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
and each road leads you where you wanna go,
and if you're faced with a choice,
and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
if it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.
But more than anything, more than anything...
My wish,
for you,
is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big,
your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you,
and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.
I hope you never look back,
but you never forget,
all the ones who love you,
in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive,
and you never regret,
and you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace,
in every mistake,
and always give more than you take.
But More than anything,
yeah, more than anything...
My wish,
for you,
is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big,
your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you,
and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

This month has been a wild one for my baby girl. She turned 5 on the 27th, dance recital practice and the big kicker...I registered her for Kindergarten yesterday. She was a little nervous, but I know, when the time comes that she will do awesome. She is so smart (well of course, I'd think that!!) and soaks things in like a sponge. I know she will be reading in no time.

M. is my out-going child. She never meets a stranger. She is kind and tenderhearted on one hand and can be sassy and crazy on the other. She is a true mixture of her mommy and daddy. Me the crazy one and Troy the mild/meek one. (HA)

Five years has flown by and I can't believe she will be leaving me for school. It has been a long time that I haven't had a baby at home with me. What will I do next year? Oh, I guess eat bon-bons like every other stay-at-home mom.....NOT!! I know that first day I will be crying like a baby. I bet my car automatically pulls into a Starbucks for a comforting cup of White Chocolate Mocha. I am gonna miss her during the day. I will miss hearing Dora the Explorer in the background, her getting in my bed snuggling with me after Reid leaves, us painting our nails whenever we feel like it, our morning walks and play dates. It makes me tear up just thinking about it. I remember crying and missing R., as well. It seems like just yesterday.

M. is my princess and makes me and her daddy very proud. God knew exactly what we wanted in a daughter when He gave us sweet M. Happy Birthday, sweet Lulu. Your mommy loves you to the moon and back a million times and is so proud of you. You will do well in school and will be the coolest 5 year old there! :)