Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wilbur, Ashley and Wedding Bliss

Mother/Daughter time....so sweet.
photo by Reid :)

Macy and I have been reading Charlotte's Web for the last few weeks. We read about a chapter a night. She is really enjoying it. It is so much fun when you can start reading them chapter books and they actually get it. They remember what you read the night before. Last night I asked her what she remembered from last night and she told me she learned that manure means cow poop. Well, I thought she was listening! HA! Anyway, we will continue on with our story and hopefully years down the road she will remember our special times together reading about manure.


Now, this part of my blog is dedicated to my sweet and special sister. She is special in so many ways. She is one that always has your back, no matter what. I am so glad that God gave her to me to have as a sister and a friend. She is not afraid of anything. She loves God and wants Avery to know how much God loves her. She is so brave and I wish I could be more like her. She takes the most awesome pictures you've ever seen. Her talent is way beyond her years. You know, she is only 30. Such a young pup. I look up to her in so many ways. She gives great hugs...you know...the ones that linger....like she really wants to hug you/me. She takes life one day at a time. She is an awesome mommy and makes it look so easy. She has waited on God's answer for a child and now Avery in one sweet little miracle. She loves her family. She likes Red Diamond sweet tea. She cries easily and has big sweet tears. She is beautiful. Her big brown eyes could stop traffic. She loves Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton. ha! I'm glad I have her to talk to and we talk on the phone quite a bit. :) She is honest and trustworthy. She tells in like it is and that is a good quality to have. I could go on and on. And although her birthday was in August, I didn't properly give her the credit she deserved...right, sis? :) Um, I guess August was crazy and I had a brain lapse. Who knows, but I do know this, I love her with all my heart and I'm glad she is my sister and I'm glad she's my friend. So, Ash, Happy 30th birthday. I hope your year is one that you will never forget. And just wait 31 is even better. HA!

Ash and Avery

And one more thing.....yesterday was our 13 wedding anniversary. Can you believe it? It seems like yesterday that I wore that beautiful puffy sleeved, beaded, tiny bow in the back, tulle filled dress...that cost hundreds of dollars. Troy was looking smashing in his black tux...that cost 50.00. How fair is that? Well, I remember that day being one of the best days of my life. It was a beautiful wedding full of pink, pink and more pink. Just ask my sister who said she looked like a big bottle of pepto bismol. And I guess, looking back at my pictures all these years later, she did. But hey, in 1994 that was the thing. Puffy sleeves was what it was all about. So, in honor of our big day, we wanted to escape to Hawaii or go on a cruise or something but that won't be happening anytime soon. So, we went out for lunch to the Aquarium and afterwards fed the stingrays. I got a good laugh out of Troy freaking out that they would kill him like they did the Crocodile Hunter. He cracks me up. It was a fun day, thinking back and being thankful that we have one another. Who would have thought that all those years ago of meeting in the halls of Smithville High School that we would be married, have 2 kids, a mortgage, a car payment and all the love we have for each other. Sappy, I know. So, Happy Anniversary to us....maybe we can go on that cruise on our 15th????????

Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Lace!

On November 24, one of my dearest and sweetest friends turned 30! This girl is one that once you are friends with her she will change your life forever. She is kind, she is honest and she loves her family more than words. Her boys are her world. She is such a humble servant for God. As per my sis, she is so going to Heaven, Magna Cum Laude. :) She has taught me so much about how our Heavenly Father loves us. How much we mean to Him, no matter what and I am so thankful for that. She has taught me so much through her actions. She is an awesome example. She always puts others first. Her favorite scripture is Deuteronomy 33:12. Look it up...it is awesome. Her laugh is contagious and her smile is even more so. She can brighten up a room in a minute. She is an awesome cook and loves to wear aprons....which as rubbed off on me. She holds her home together with love. She is so well organized that when I visit her house I want her to come home with me and whip me into shape. She has moved to the country (sniff sniff) and has planted a garden and grown pumpkins. Where does she find the time? :) She is beautiful inside and out. We have the color pink in common! :) She has a sweet and tender heart. She LOVES coffee and all kinds of creamers. And if my memory serves me correctly Pralines and Pecans is her favorite. She is one fantastic OT. And although she now lives far away, she will always be a part of my life. So, here's to you Lacie! I hope your 30's are as rockin' as you are! I'm so thankful for you and for our friendship.
Oh, did I mention that she LOVES s'mores?
Happy Birthday, girl!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Princess Macy

For the past week, my baby has grown...a little. She has now started bathing herself. I run the water, she washes her hair, with conditioner and bathes! I know it sounds silly, but it really makes me sad. I mean I am glad she is so independent but I miss that baby stage. She is growing up so quickly. I just love her! She is so much fun to be around!

Last week, on the first night she bathed herself , she wanted to dress herself in her pj's. So, she had me go downstairs to wait for her. This is what came down the stairs. She never stops wanting to be Mommy's little princess! Wet hair and all! Did I mention she picked out her pj's too? ha! She slept in that tutu all night long.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I just spent who knows how long trying to post some pictures below. Anyone else get frustrated with blogger and can't get their pics and words centered? It is really frustrating. Maybe its just me....is there a secret? Anyway, enjoy the pics even though they aren't centered. I don't have time to fix them anymore! HA!

I never got around to posting about my sweet grandparents. We celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and my Poppi's birthday all in one weekend. It was back in August but still blog worthy! I have been so bad about posting things and I guess since its almost 2008 that can be my resolution! HA I think that is my resolution every year.
Words cannot even express how much these two mean to us. They are the rock of our family and every single one of us want to be like them when we grow up! They are a constant reminder of how good God is. We are so lucky to have them in our lives.

Here are the best cousins in the world! We missed Jordan and Matt-Matt so much. We thought about holding their picture up in their honor! HA We love being together and have so many wonderful memories with MANY more to come. Love you guys!

Here are the cousins and all their sweeties! Aren't we a cute bunch??!

Here are my Mom, Aunt Jo-Jo and Aunt Giggi with Nana and Poppi. What an example they have all been in our lives!

And, the party isn't complete without a little table dance from Riley and Macy!

Few can bring the warmth
We can find in their embrace,
And little more is needed to bring love
Than the smile on their face.
They've a supply of precious stories,
Yet they've time to wipe a tear,
Or give us reasons to make us laugh,
They grow more precious through the years.

I believe that God sent us Grandparents
As our legacy from above,
To share the moments of our life,
As extra measures of His love.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Birthday or Bust

This past weekend a bunch of us girls drove 6 hours to surprise one of our best and dearest friends. She will turn 30 at the end of the month so we thought if we went up there the first weekend in November, she would never suspect us coming. We left on Friday at lunch to make the 6 hour drive. After MUCH traffic in the big city we made it. So excited to see our friend. We miss her terribly! We thought we were going to be late because of the traffic but actually made it in plenty of time to "pink it up" in her living room. Life isn't comlete with out a little pink, right? ha! Well, we did, for a fact, surprise her. Of course, with the help of her sweet husband. And it was the best ever! I think I was just as excited as she was. I was so happy to see her. I read her blog this morning, through tears, remembering the fun time we had, the laughs, coffee, food, country breakfast, more laughs, singing (yes, we sang in the car...to the group Chord of Three...ever heard of them??) driving 6 more hours, and just plain having fun being together. It was a fabulous weekend. I want to go back. If you want to hear about the story through her eyes and see more pictures, go to Lacie's blog....her link is on my sidebar.