Saturday, January 31, 2009

We are Growing....

Looks like I am going to have to rename our Blog! It is still very early, but we are excited to announce the anticipated September arrival of the newest member of our family!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oh, he does Love You!

Way back, gosh almost 2 years ago now, I was in Target looking at baby stuff the summer before Ryder was born. There was this little green frog on clearance and when you pushed his tummy he sang the ABC's. I decided to pick it up for our new arrival in the fall. When Ryder was only a few days old, we had him home and he was having an extremely fussy moment. That little green frog was laying nearby and I decided to push his tummy. To our complete surprise the fussing stopped and our baby was silent. This green frog that sings the ABC's would hush our fussy baby! I am pretty sure this is the moment the love affair began. "Leap" goes in the car, in the stroller, pretty much everywhere. Ryder still loves "Leap"! This was evident yesterday at the park and I couldn't resist posting this picture and a few others from our outing yesterday afternoon!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Under Construction

All of you have such cute blog layouts! I have been piddling around on mine and all I managed to do was make it more boring! LOL! I promise this isn't the end result...but I hear an awful lot of banging in the kitchen that I need to go tend to...actually I am kind of afraid to survey the damage! Just an update to say that my Blog is officially under construction!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Will you all please pray for my younger sister as she has hit a hard bump in the road of life. I am praying that she finds peace, happiness, love, health and answers during this trying time and that peace and calm will be brought over our entire family. I only want the absolute best for her and I know in my heart that God has a plan, its just not clear what that plan is right now. I am thankful for his blessings, his abundant blessings in my life, and I want his love and blessings to shine in her life, my parent's lives and all those who surround her for support as well....I pray that he heals the loneliness she feels and brings her to an everlasting love....

Monday, January 12, 2009

Just a Picture

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What a difference a Year Makes!

It was almost 80 Degrees here today and there wasn't a cloud in the sky! Far cry from Monday's weather. Ryder and I took advantage of the warmth and hit the park this afternoon. Two parks to be exact, because the Park that has a little slide has no swings and the park with swings only has big slides that are overcrowded with "Big Kids" who pay no attention to the little ones as they plow right over them...sorry for the rant! While Ryder was swinging I started thinking that this was about the time last year I took him to the park for the first time. I took a picture of him with my phone a year ago (almost) and I took one of him with the same phone today. All I can say is GEEEZ, they grow so fast and what a huge difference a Year makes!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Icy Texas Afternoon

I've been sitting here working at my desk and the lights keep dimming almost like the power is going to go out. I went into the Kitchen and looked out the back window to find our trees covered with Ice. Its really pretty...just hope it doesn't cause a lot of trouble out there! I am praying to keep our power this afternoon! It is supposed to warm up tomorrow...this weather never lasts long here!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Out with the Old and In with the New

We've started out 2009 a little more grown up! Out with the Highchair and In with a New Booster Seat! Ryder is sitting at the table with us and feels like such a Big Boy! Thought I'd share his excitement with you!

I have also been getting out a lot of other OLD things! I seriously think there are probably 15 Bags of Trash to set out tomorrow. Not to mention there is now a whole section in our Attic dedicated to the Next Garage Sale. We made a trip to Goodwill and still we could furnish an entire daycare with all of the baby items in the second attic which Ryder no longer uses but I am afraid to part with.

I started organizing before Christmas so that it wouldn't all be so overwhelming once the first of the year came. The only room I skipped over was my office upstairs. For awhile I have been wanting to move it downstairs to a room that was serving as a formal living room. Formal livings are pretty, but really useless. Throw a kiddo into the mix and there is absolutely no need for one in this house! Yes, I'd like to pretend that we host lavish house parties where people sip mojitos while sitting on my beautiful chaise lounge, but alas I will assure that does not happen!

I kept dreading moving it all down because that inevitably meant I would have to go through the colossal mess of that room and it was so much easier to shut the door and forget all about it. Not to mention that I was home when the two large men delivered my desk and I really thought that I was going to have to call 911 because one of them was surely going to bust a gut in the process of getting it up to the second floor.

My husband's idea is that the two of us or him and our neighbor could bring it down the stairs...I didn't work out so well!! Thank God for Matt's parents. Between the four of us we got it down! There was only one slight incident when I thought my husband was going to be pinned between a wall and the desk damaging all sorts of internal organs.

The next day we sorted and cleaned the rest of the junk in the old office and I now have it manageable. I have decided not enough closet space in this house, but I think that comes with all homes (or so this is what I tell myself). Just need to decide what we are going to use that room for...playroom or second bedroom?? Right now it is basically a blank we will see! Here is the end result downstairs....Wa-Laaaa! :)