Saturday, October 24, 2009

Haven't posted in a while and....

I have no excuse. Sorry.

I love fall. I love candy corn. I love pumpkins...that is to look at them, not to eat. I love my Harvest Yankee candle.

I love to dress my girls up in costumes. I spend way too much time on the computer looking for the perfect one. This year Sydney chose Princess Leia and I chose a pig costume. I'll pick the costumes as long as I can get away with it. I do like the whole Princess Leia outfit and even her purple light saber that her daddy bought her to complete the ensemble. She is way too excited. She is all about Star Wars right now and is dying to watch Revenge of the Sith but we think it's a bit too dark for her. Of course, she can't understand why we won't let her watch The Dark Knight either. She's way too naive....



Maggie's costume is too cute. The hat (if it will stay on) is adorable.
I love it! This year they get to wear their costumes two or three
times which is two to three times more than last year. I can't wait for our Trunk or Treat. We must do our annual trick or treat at the grandparent's house first.


Did I mention I like candy corn?

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Perfect Mix.


I was sitting this afternoon on the couch with Maggie in my lap and I couldn't stop thinking about how she looks so much like her daddy. Then I started thinking of how much she acts like me when I was that age (or so I'm told). So I decided to make a list of each girls and what they were so lucky to have received from their daddy and I. Here it goes....

Sydney
From her daddy-sits with her legs out, green eyes, love for super heros and reading, and imagination!
From me-small head, green eyes (we both have them), stubborn personality, and outgoing nature(I was very much so at her age)

Maggie
From her daddy-looks, looks, looks!
From me-hmmm...I've heard she acts just like me.

Sooo...we have one that looks like me, but acts like her daddy and the other one looks like her daddy but acts like me. How cool is that?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Family Time!


I always spend lots of time prepping for our annual summer vacation...making lists, running to Target, making another list, running to WalMart....and still end up staying up late the night before we leave packing. It's a continuous hustle until we unload at our beach house and then.....it happens....life just stops. The question for the whole week is beach or pool? Pool or beach? It really is nice to be so relaxed. Now, let me remind you that there are 17 people in this house...8 adults and 9 kids ranging from 15 mos. to 15 y.o., so the term "relaxed" is relative to the adult to kid ratio. Still, it is fun to see all the cousins spending this time together. I wouldn't trade this for anything....

Monday, July 6, 2009

My New Toy

Well, we did it. We made a decision after much deliberation (i.e. procrastination) and bought ourselves iPhones. It is exactly what my sister said it is....a nifty toy with a phone. Do you know how many apps there are to download? A bazillion! I've already filled up a page...facebook, ebay, Cooking Mama, Tap Tap Revenge, and the Bible are just some of them. Of course, Thad filled his up with the fart machine, gun app, and who knows what else. Check out this though....one of the cool things you can do with it.
video
We love to watch Maggie move (especially to Lynyrd Skynyrd)! Love the ending!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Emotional? Reasonable? Can't I be both?

What is it that makes a thief make you go through the same emotions as if someone close to you died? I started off shocked, then sad, then angry, but at the end of the day, all that is gone is STUFF. It could have been worse....they could have taken the CAR! Now, we have to (okay, don't HAVE to, but WANT to) replace our precious technologies that we so desperately have to be able to survive a ride in the car! I know...sounds ridiculous, but isn't that how we are these days?

Okay, this blog is being hijacked by thought and truth and reasoning! This was supposed to be a rant blog, a blog to justify my emotions of losing our possessions. This was supposed to be a blog that resolved my feelings. What happened?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Swinging in the Summer



I am absolutely loving summer so far. We've done so much in the last two weeks, but the best is watching the girls play in the backyard. Sydney loves to swing! I've tried to get her out there and practice for 2 years without success. But typical Sydney (always on her time) just decided to get out there and finally do it. We do have the occasional run in with Sydney's feet and Maggie's head, but so far nothing major. Maggie runs over when she spots Sydney on the swing and in her sweet little voice repeats "wheeeee".








I hope this is just the beginning of a great summer...

Friday, May 22, 2009

God Heals


Wow! As we were driving home from visiting family at Christmastime, I noticed Maggie was coughing. As we were unpacking the car, Maggie was showing signs that she was not feeling so well. It was not typical for her to lay down on the floor to rest or just climb up in my lap and lay her head down. She felt a little warm, but most of all, she had this wheezing sound. We decided that she needed to be seen soon. We decided to head on out to the urgent care center and loaded up everybody back in the car. After dropping Sydney off at my parent's house, we soon arrived at the urgent care center. They pretty much took us on back. After all the tests (which took a while), they determined that Maggie had RSV. After two breathing treatments (Maggie loved them), she was doing so good that we went home. We thought we would get through this and be done, but it didn't. We went through this cycle of being well for 3-5 days then sick for 2 weeks for at least 2 months. We even had to go back to the urgent care center one night because she was struggling to breathe. Our church believes God heals and offers a time for you to present your requests with others. I knew I needed to ask God to heal Maggie so I presented her to God. Well, God does heal because Maggie has not had these issues again. Thank you, Father!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Greetings after a garage sale and sprinkler play


Hmmm...I'm not sure I'm going to be good at this, but I thought I would give it a whirl. I love to read other people's blogs so I thought would join in the fun. Summer is a comin' so I shouldn't be so busy. We had a garage sale today and made some money through all the sweat (literally). It's amazing that people will try to talk you down from a quarter to dime on a plastic cup. Wow! If you need it that bad, then just take it. Mom and I needed a rest so we sent Sydney outside to play in the sprinkler. Oh, what fun! We needed to water the yard anyway. What I really need is a nap after all this fun, but I don't think it's going to happen. Anyway...I hope to continue with this. What a neat way to capture our life.