Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring Break Fun

We spent a fun spring break day with the Gibsons and the Chapmans and Emily K. at the Adventure Science Center. We got there early and stayed most of the day. The kids had a great time. The ASC is a really cool place with lots of interactive exhibits. My favorite is the Body Quest. The exhibit takes you thru all of the systems that make up your body. The digestive system takes you from the beginning (when you eat your food) to the this point you get to climb a small flight of stairs into the "colon". When you slide down the colon you land on a very large whoopee cushion with appropriate sound effects. This was Sophie's absolute favorite part of the day. The first thing she told her Daddy about the day was "The slide pooted!" Needless to say, this took some explaining! FUN TIMES :0)!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend! We sure did!

~Happy Spring Break~

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

An Update

Brenda's surgery went well. She had a valve replacement. Thanks for praying. Dann's other sister Deanna sent a well written email to her friends and our family outling specific things to pray for. I will (with her permission) outline them here if you would like to continuing praying.
Please pray:
1. for wisdom for the doctors that care for her
2. for quick healing (no infections/complications)
3. for peace for Brenda, her husband, Billy, and their 2 girls: Rebekah, 13, and Emily, 10
4. for school to go well for the girls. Brenda is a very organized, conscientious homeschool mom! It will be hard for her to “take it easy.”
5. for peace for our mother, as her “baby” goes through this time
~Good Night~

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Simple Request

Dann's baby sister is having heart surgery in the morning (3-19-08).
If you will please take a moment to pray for her we would greatly appreciate it!
She is having a valve replaced or repaired (they will not know until they get in there).
Thank you and I will give you an update when I know more.
~Good night~

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A "Bear"el of Fun and Games!

Last night we made the trek to Opry Mills to spend some birthday gift cards. The Hoods got Macklin a Build-a Bear gift card and Elijah had Game Stop gift cards from the Hoods and the Gibsons. Sophie got an early birthday gift from Mommy and Daddy so she got to build a bear too!

Macklin's High School Musical Bear.
She chose bejeweled crocs for her too but they were in the box!

Sophie's "Beariel"

If you know Sophie you know that this bear is perfect for her!

Don't you love the red wig?

Elijah's Toy Story and Tony Hawk game choices.

He thought the bear making was "boring" (his words) but the game shopping fun!

We didn't shop anymore after we purchased the bears. Shopping with two girls carrying bears and us carrying the large cardboard "houses" that the bears live in just was too much of a challenge. We loaded up the car and went to KRISPY KREME! (and yes, the hot light was on!). A great end to a fun evening.

~Happy Soggy Saturday~

Thursday, March 13, 2008

More Blogging Friends

If you have a minute, glance over to my blogroll. You might notice that I have two new blogging friends. I can honestly say that these are two of my favorite people! I have known them both for several years and I just love them! They both are very much "what you see is what you get" type of people (that's the kinda people I like). They are very genuine,caring,and honest ladies and I am glad that I get to share even more of their lives through their blogs! Maybe one day I will get to link Jana :0}!

P.S. In case you don't have my blogroll memorized (I don't know why you wouldn't) the links are Leslie and Shelly. ~Happy Blogging~

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Sophie was sitting on my lap tonight and I noticed she was closely studying my face. Finally she said "Mommy, Daddy and the cats have whiskers and you have frinkles!"
Now, I am not entirely sure what "frinkles" are but my best guess is it is a combination of freckles (had them all of my life) and wrinkles (a glorious by product of being on the other side of 30).
All I can say is whatever they are I've earned 'em! :0)
~Have a great night~

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sophie's Shoes

Sophie wanted to send a shout out to Addie Mei for the new bag of shoes! Addie was very generous to share shoes that she has outgrown with Sophie. Sophie has been changing shoes about 20 times a day!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

In the Meadow.......

we can build a snowman! Okay, on the deck we can build a snowman! Well, it snowed (not 6 inches) and Elijah made the best of it! He wants to make sure that Aunt Amanda knows this is for her! For all of you Snowman's rights people out there you will be glad to know the little guy is living in my freezer! Hope you enjoyed your snow day! Now let spring begin!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Double Digits!

My brown eyed baby boy turned 10 today! It makes my heart sad and glad all at the same time. I miss the little guy who always told everyone "hi-ya" and loved his meet-meet (blanket) but at the same time I am intrigued by all that he is becoming. He is so insightful and thoughtful, always making sure that everyone is okay. I love seeing his talents develop, whether it is piano, baseball or in school. I love that he loves to learn. I pray that this year he continues down these same paths and I hope he knows how much I love being his Mom!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


After taunting me for months from atop the hill with it's shiny red sign the day is finally here! SUPER TARGET is open! We went tonight for a brief shopping trip with Elijah's gift card (Tech Deck ramps and skateboard) and left with a nifty bag of samples. Sophie enjoyed the cupcakes, salsa and chips, fruit and other samples that abounded! Trouble is that she will expect this every time we shop there :0)! Good night and happy shopping!