Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

{it's almost that time...Saturday my baby girl will be wearing her newest cheerleading outfit!  Go Longhorns!!}

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I DO Still Love You...

Oh my child....
You scream and hit
kick and throw
whine and cry
and I can deal with all of that.

You yell, "I hate you"
and say you're an idiot
while flailing about on the floor
you inform the world you are unloved
and I can deal with all of that.

My child you are so loved
A {hug}is waiting anytime you are in need
A kiss is just a pucker away
Love will never be kept from you
and YOU can count on that.

This mommy has had a very rough week in the child rearing department.  I have begun working at my new job and each day I come home and can barely move.  I hurt from my head to my toes.  And unfortunately I have nothing left to give my family.  That makes me sad and weighs heavy on my heart.  But I am hoping once I am in the swing of things it won't be quite so hard. 

I am praying that tomorrow will bring a sense of renewal, a fresh perspective and happy children. 

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday and the hubs and I are going on a much NEEDED date.  :)


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Back to School...sniff, sniff

My sons, 
I am so proud of you both
and you will do great tomorrow
Be the best person you can be
Be kind, giving, courageous
Be a child of God.

All my love,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Prayers for Papaw

My bff's grandfather passed away last night. 
I am keeping her kidlets while she is out of town. 
We are having fun. 

But I know that Ashlee is grieving during this time.  It's hard to see a grandparent sick....dying. 

I am asking for prayers from you all....please lift Ashlee (and her whole family...especially her mom...Jan) up in prayer.  Here is her most recent blog post on the special relationship she had with her Papaw.

Love you Ashlee.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Trash, Hooks and Towels

Well, that title sounds like this will be a random post, but actually it all connects!!  

I have been wanting to put up new hooks in the kids bathrooms to hold their BEVO towels (if you are not a University of Texas fan you might want to just move on!!).  My mom and dad are UT alumni and they have bought each of my kiddos their own BEVO towel personalized with their names!  

I bought the hooks weeks ago from the AMAZING Hobby Lobby.  They are adorable and represent each of my kids perfectly!!  Then I was on the hunt for the perfect piece of wood to nail them to!!
Anywho...while garage sale shopping with my bff Ashlee, about 2 weeks ago, I found this piece of wood, which I believe used to be a panel on a cabinet door.  It was just laying there in a pile of trash!!  Score!!  It was beautiful...okay it was dirty and rough, but I could see the potential!! 

So tonight the hubs and I decided to get this show on the road!!  Here is the process in pics!!  

Here is my sexy hubby getting to work!!

 Here I am...I promise I did actually participate even though most of the pics are of my sweet husband!!

 And here you might notice that the last towel just doesn't quite fit!!  Well, Owen's Gaga and Grandpa are aware that he doesn't have his BEVO towel yet and they are working on that!!  Thanks mom and dad!!

 Aidan, Finley and Breslyn's towels!!  I just love them...they are so cute and soft!! 
I am so happy that I finally have ONE room in my house that is completely COMPLETE!!  Ha!!  I hope the kiddos appreciate the hard work their daddy and I have put into their potty room!!  

{p.s. if you would like to see a few more pics of the bathroom, but mostly of the paper wreath tutorial just go HERE!!}


Monday, August 8, 2011

In Two Weeks...

my little man will be starting KINDERGARTEN!!

Oh Finley, how you make me smile, and try my patience, and make me think, and make me remember, and irritate me, and hug me, and show me the faith of a child.  I love you so very much.  A few months ago I was SO ready for you to hurry up and start school already...but now with the days rapidly approaching I just tear up at the thought of you leaving me every day.  It will be a wonderful experience for you and you are gonna ROCK Kinder....but....this momma is so afraid to let you go.  I have no fear that you can handle yourself...physically and mentally.  I hope you will make lots of new friends and impress the teacher daily.  

But still....
this momma is crying.  I'm so proud of the little Paleontologist, scientist, actor, singer, dancer and sweet boy you have become.  You are going to make a difference in this world.  

I love you Finley Patrick!! 
your momma

Color Blind

these two crazies:

FAILED the test they took to check for color blindness!!  Finley failed miserably, but Aidan did pretty bad too!!  Ha!  However, when asked to pick out a color of someone's shirt or pick out the color of a marker they could definitely do it...except for a few colors.  But after reading over the results again, it was determined that they have "Red/Green Deficiancy".  

So to my time I tell you your clothes don't match and to change....don't spout off that your shirt and your shorts are both blue.  They might be, but they are always two different shades and you look quite silly!!  Let's remember this and ALWAYS trust that momma knows best!!  ;)

Love you both bunches!!


Friday, August 5, 2011

"I'm Dreaming of a Cold Texas...."

I would seriously like a little of this right now:

I love Fall and Winter SO VERY MUCH....and pretty much hate despise summer...especially TEXAS summer.  Ugh.  We are on day 60 of 120degree weather...okay not really, but it feels like it.  When I am inside my house sweating because I've turned the a/c up because the electric company said to because we might start have rolling brown outs if we don't start conserving is ridiculous!!  

So...I am dreaming of a cold Texas.  Hope the pics have put a smile on your face!!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Summer Beauty

Especially loving my baby girl grateful to have such a healthy, sassy, beautiful girl!!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Calling All Prayer Warriors

I am pleading that all my readers (whether you read this blog faithfully or not) to please join me in prayer for a very special little girl.  Her name is Faith Hannah G. and she is has been diagnosed with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.

She is an incredible little girl, the daughter to my long time best friend...Julie.  Faith is so beautiful, and amazingly smart, talented in so many areas.  Julie and her husband Kyle were not able to have their own child..they were blessed in the adoption of Faith!!  She is now a growing 6 year old!

She has recently started having stomach pain and other issues with bladder control.  Julie took Faith to the doctor last week, who scheduled an ultrasound and blood work.  The doctor called with the terrible news.  She has cysts all over her kidneys, some have ruptured (which are causing the pain).  They cannot be removed, she will need dialysis, and eventually a kidney transplant.

Julie is devastated.  I am so saddened....I have such a heavy heart for this sweet family.  They have already been through so much, and now this.  Although this is all part of God's plan and timing, the unfairness of the situation still stings.

I ask for you to pray that God will be with Faith's doctors, her parents and grandparents.  Pray for abounding PEACE, comfort and STRENGTH.

Thank you prayer warriors and friends.