Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Feel free to shoot me an email if you get to missing me too much!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
We weren't able to take pictures during the ceremony. In a way I was disappointed but understood and was more than happy to respect others wishes. Then again, I probably wouldn't have been able to see thru the tears. I was very honored to have been there to see that. Matt and Vanessa recited their own vows... more boo hoo'ing. Then as they lit the unity candle, Jackson and Audrey (Vanessa's children) joined them as their family became one. I don't think there was a dry eye in the place. Even Becca was crying!!! After the kiss and the walk back up the aisle, it was time for the reception!!!
And I was allowed to take all the pictures I wanted now!!! And boy, did I!!! Over 200 pictures!! The reception hall was beautiful, of course. There was food, drinks, and dancing for those of us who cared to participate. Lots of conversation was going on and a good time was had by all. I'm glad I was there. Here are just a few pics that I'd like to share from the reception.
Aunt Sandra dancing with Isabell and Audrey
Doing the Cha-cha Slide - break it down Blake!
Father/Daughter dance... this picture makes me want to cry everytime I see it.
First dance as husband and wife to Brad Paisley's "then"......
Ummm, Matt, are you sure you're doing that right?
Me and Nessa Bobessa
Me and Kim and Andreas watching over us. It was such a pleasure to meet him!
And my cousin, Tommy!
I love these guys! I couldn't be more happy if it were my own sister up there. I wish Vanessa and Matt the best and hope they live a long, happy life together..
Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
On the other hand, she has got to be one of the most smilingest (yea, i know that's not a word)babies I've ever seen in my life. She is almost always smiling! To me, that's a GOOD thing.
I often wonder what questions she will have for us when she is older. I wonder if she will think she was unwanted. A million things go through my mind and the only thing I can hope is that she realizes how much we all love her and wanted her as part of our family.
So, I was looking at my calendar today and I pretty much don't have any spare time.
This weekend I am attending my cousin's wedding. She's marrying this guy named Matt who is pretty cool. He fits with the family! I will get to see my cousin, Kim, from California and her husband, Andreas. I've never met him before but he's gotta be a pretty good guy to deal with Kim on a daily basis. (just kidding bobo, you know i love ya) So I can't wait to meet him. My uncle and aunt from Oklahoma will also be there. I'm hoping we can swing by after Addy's appt tomorrow and visit before Saturday because I'm sure things will be hectic then.
Anyways, can't wait to wear my new dress and such. These are the shoes I bought to go with the dress. Arent' they too cute??
Addy is not going to the wedding with us. (I'm very nervous about this) Instead her and Jojo are going to Tbo's for Balie's birthday party. She will be 4. I hate that I'm going to miss it, but I had already planned to be at Vanessa's wedding. But HAPPY BIRTHDAY BALIE BOO!!! LALA LOVES YOU!
Sunday I plan to clean house and maybe go spend some time with the horses.
Then next weekend I have another wedding to attend. My friend, Latonya, from work is getting married and she asked if I could help with the coordination. Of course, I said yes, I never say no! So I'll be busy that Friday with rehearsal and then the wedding on that Saturday.
On May 13th, my son graduates from the 5th grade.... ugh! He is growing up too fast. He will be in junior high next year. I'm not ready for this. He's trying out for football. As boney as he is I'm so very thankful he has speed. He's become infatuated with Shawn Johnson on Dancing with the Stars. He even told me last night he was writing a poem about her. Awwwwww!!!
I just have too much going on.... anyone have some calgon I can borrow?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Please watch over Kayleigh and her family. We know that your plan is in progress and only you know what is in store for her. Please give her family the strength to deal with your plan.
In your name we pray,
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Whatcha think??? Go on over to the left side of the page and grab it for yours... yea, I know not the best link to a code, but c'mon and give me a break... I'm still learning!
Monday, April 20, 2009
And I'm not going to, not until baby Stellan is back home and doing well. Until then I spend my Monday's (and every other day) for baby Stellan, his Momma, his family, and just praying in general for miracles and for peace.
So, get well soon Stellan!!!
**8 Things I'm Looking Forward To**
1) Addison's adoption to be final
2) Seeing my sister, niece, and nephew this summer
3) Blake's ball games
4) Having my house paid off in October
5) Mammarazi's Favorite Things Swap
6) My baby cousin's wedding this weekend.
7) Summertime and relaxing on the beach
8) Taking my kids to the zoo.
**8 Things I Did Yesterday**
1) Laundry... every Sunday... do you know how much laundry 8 people make???
2) Put my pictures into my new photo album...
3) Talked to my sister on the phone.
4) Took the bassinet back to Amy
5) TRIED to take a nap!!!
6) Cooked steak, mac n cheese, and ranch style beans for dinner
7) Watched Family Guy
8) Played the XBOX with Blake
**8 Things I Wish I Could Do**
1) Go back to bed.
2) Have a full nights sleep
3) Get all my photos organized
4) Go on vacation for a couple of weeks to the beach
5) Take better pictures
6) See Clifford again
7) Say "NO"
8) Not go crazy whenever margaritas are involved!
**8 Shows I Watch On TV**
1) Dancing with the Stars
2) American Idol
3) Family Guy
4) The Simpsons
6) Two and a half Men
7) Operacion Repo... just started watching that.
**8 People I Tag** (Please visit them... And to those I tagged, I can't wait to see your answers..unless you've already been tagged with this and then I excuse you from the tag:-))
1) Beverly @ Just 2 Get It Out N the Open
2) Stephanie @ More than a Mommy
3) Sandra @ Salutations
4) Kim @ This and That
5) Kristi @ Kristine Corpus
6) Becky @ Becky's Blogs
7) Heather @ A Day with Jake
8) Bethany @ Somethin' to talk About
Friday, April 17, 2009
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
But regardless, I love her and am proud of how far she has come in life. She recently surprised me by nominating me for a "Special Mother's Award.".... of course, this means alot to me (even if I don't win). Because I know she is proud of me and that means the world to me.
Here is the link to the story and all you have to do is rate the story! That simple!!!
You may have to look for the story. If you sort them by date, ours was posted on April 14th. The heading will look like this:
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Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Here’s the fun part: YOU get to guess what song it is from just the one line; if you’re really good, you’ll know the artist as well! (even on shuffle, alot of my songs are country so sorry you rock fans)
Step 4: I'll strike through the line when someone gets it right, linking to that someone, cause I’m nice like that.
Step 5: No cheating! And by cheating, I mean no looking them up on Google or any other search engine
1. A court is in session, a verdict is in -No appeal on the docket today Just my own sin (rock)
3. You might've been hurt, babe - That ain't no lie (pop)
4. Looking back at the beginning of this and how life was - Just you and me and love and all of our friends (alternative)
5. L.A. proved too much for the man,So he's leavin' the life he's come to know (R&B)
6. Hey darkness dont you try to steal the moment or close my eyes - I won't let you in (country)
8. I will not make the same mistakes that you did, I will not let myself cause my heart so much misery, I will not break the way you did (pop)
9. Margie said "Roy you ain't listening to me And I've got a whole lot more to say" (country)
10. Hopped out of that house with my swagger, Hop in that with girl, I got places to go! People to see, time is precious (hip-hop)
11. I should have stolen every moment, Now there's a page with not enough on it (country)
14. Broke up with my girl last night so I went to the club (so I went to the club),
Put on a fresh white suit and a MiniCoop sitting on dubs (sitting on dubs) (hip-hop)
Where youre going
23. All this time I was wasting Hoping you would come around, I've been giving out chances every time and all you do is let me down (country)
And I'm sorry, but there's no prize... this quiz is just for fun!
Good luck! Now, impress me with your musical knowledge...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
could you please go here http://www.thecutekid.com/ckgallery/votemypic/email/21574 and vote for my sweet baby girl!!!
Oh thank you! We appreciate it so much and don't be shy, spread the word!!!
On a brighter note, today Addison is 6 months old. I can't believe it. So, here's to her:
Dear Addy -
On October 15th God set one of his greatest plans in motion. You see, that is the day you were born. Little did I know that on that day that all of our lives would change. You came into this world so small at only 4 1/2 lbs. This is because you were a little over 5 weeks early.
That day, Stacey, your birth mother called me. She knew in her heart and her head that she would never be able to give you the life you deserve so she asked us to take you instead. She did this because she loves you and wants the best for you. I, of course, did not hesitate to bring you into our family.
You spent the first week in NICU due to pneumonia, jaundice, other respiratory issues and an infection in your stomach. I was not able to see you at this time but had pictures of you. Your head was big!!! LOL.... but you were still so precious.
On October 21st you were able to come home to us. Was I prepared for having a newborn in my home again??? Probably not, after all Becca was 16 and Blake was 10, they were pretty self sufficient and didn't "need" me much. But I was ready to give you all the love I could.
You were such a good baby. You slept most of the time. You liked to be held by everyone. And you were eating like you were supposed to.
Momma went through so many emotions and fears the first few months. Scared that they were going to change their minds and take you back. Scared that it would not only break mine and daddy's hearts, but Becca's and Blake's as well. Because you see, every day that you were with us our hearts grew bigger with the love we have for you.
Now six months later, you are still with us and we love you even more than the day you came to us. You are mine and daddy's little toota, the apple of your sister's eye and your brother's pride and joy! We cannot imagine life without you and are so happy to have you as a part of our family. We will continue to make sure that you have the life you deserve and have all the love in the world. Even though, Becca says when she moves out she is taking you with her.... we might have to discuss that!!!
We love you baby girl!!!
Momma, Daddy, Becca, and Blake
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
This is Lily. Our evil cat. She's definitely not right in the head. She likes to attack without any warning. She doesn't like too many people but loves Becca. She thinks she wants to be an outside cat but as soon as we let her out she's trying to come back in.
This is Charlie. He is our "special" doggie. He thinks he is a cat as he will not eat dog food. And plays with Lilly and Big Daddy. Addison loves him but he wants nothing to do with her. He pretty much thinks if we sit down to eat, he should eat also and will "mumble" under his breath until you give him a bite off his plate. He thinks he owns the house and we should do his will... yea right Charles!
Here is Bandit... my big baby. Don't let him fool you, he's a big ol' baby!! Unless you try to mess with one of the kids or us. He doesn't like strangers in his area and please don't try to take his ball. He loves his ball because since he was a little pup, he and Blake would play football. He's a pretty awesome running back. I love him!
And here are some of the horses... for some reason there aren't alot of pics of them on the computer... darn it!