Loving everyday with our little miracles...

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Friday was my 31st birthday!  It was the BEST birthday I've had so far!  Charlee and Saylor were so SWEET and they sang "Happy Day to Voo" to me and kept giving me hugs.  They got me some things for my desk in my classroom.  They were so excited to give me my card and gifts.  I did get the BEST cards this year too!   Cards mean A LOT to me!  Phone calls do too...Mama and Daddy =)  I waited ALL DAY LONG by the phone for my parents to call me.  I even took the phone with me to the shower and every time I went to the bathroom.  but, no call...Brent and I went on our VERY FIRST date since way back in 2009.  Shirley came over to watch the girls at about 5 p.m. so on our way to town I decided to call Mama and Daddy to see if they still loved me...THEY DO!!!  WHEW!!!!!!!  But, they had been really busy that day and they know not to call during certain times because of napping and stuff.  But, they did send me a facebook message first thing that morning.  LOL!  =)  One of the best parts of my birthday was getting to eat my AMAZING birthday cake made by my sweetie!!!  Brent did the most WONDERFUL job on my cake!  I know now how nice it is to have a cake made especially for you by someone you love!  I baked the cake, but he did ALL the rest!  He's AWESOME! 

Here are some pictures from this past week and my birthday...ENJOY!

The girls snuck the thermometers out of the drawer and I just let them play with them.  No harm done, but I have to find a new (higher) home for them.


"Down, Down Baby"

Look what my Daddy made for me!!!  This is my new cupcake holder/carrier.  He went above and beyond for me!  He knows that I'm always looking for something to carry cupcakes in to where ever it is they need to go.  Also, storing them in the fridge can be a headache sometimes.  NO MORE!  This is a 2 tier stand that holds 32 cupcakes and he did an additional single layer that holds 16 more. For a total of 48!!!  It fits in our extra fridge that's in our garage (this is where I store all cakes and cupcakes) and it's going to be a breeze for transportation now!  THANK YOU, DADDY! ! !

What?  There's a heat advisory today?  No Way!

 Saylor putting on my flip flops. =)  Saylor LOVES shoes!

This is one of the girls' FAVORITE places in the house.  Saylor's bedroom window. 

 Brent making my icing...so sweet! =)

 I love this one of Saylor's eyes.


 Happy Birthday to Me!  =)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Our Weekend

We had a very busy weekend!  On Friday, Brent and Daddy went to help me clean out my classroom and we threw away SO MUCH stuff!  On Saturday, we had Jordyn's 3rd birthday party at Gattman Park's Splash Pad!  IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!  Then on Sunday, Brent and I went to paint my classroom!  =) 

 Daddy's shoes

 Watcha readin'?


 AFTER - of course I have OH SO MUCH left to do, but at least there's some color.  =)

Thursday, July 21, 2011


What a great week we've had!!!  Charlee and Saylor went to VBS this week at Springfield Cumberland Presbyterian.  This is my friend Laura's families church.  I was so glad they got invited!  They really had a super time and all 3 of us slept really great those nights!  =) 
Some of you have mentioned to me that you're noticing a trend...YES, I know the girls keeping wearing the same outfit over and over (DIAPERS ONLY).  They just don't want to keep their clothes on while we're home and it doesn't bother me in the least.  Maybe it should, but it just doesn't. =) 
Tracy has started coming over a lot more and staying full and half days with the girls.  This is to help the transition for ALL of us.  It's killing me!  She's amazing with the girls and they're loving her.  My heart just breaks into a million pieces every time I back out of the garage without them with me.  =(  I'll be fine, I just have myself a little pity party. 
I did get to see my new classroom this week.  I've got A LOT of work ahead of me.  Brent and Daddy are going with me tomorrow to get things cleaned out.  Also, the walls are all white and that's different for me.  My old room was full of color.  Honestly, I don't think an elementary classroom should have white walls.  My opinion.  =)  And, honestly, I'm too creative to only have white walls.  If I see that there's enough time the walls will be painted.  Otherwise, I'll add enough color in other ways to make up for it. 

Here's a few diaper only pics for your enjoyment!


 Singing "Jolene" and "Baby" into their 'microphones'.

 These little sweeties were having the BIGGEST LOVEfest this morning.  I'm almost afraid they've been watching too much Days of Our Lives.  (if there's such a thing as too much?)  This was the most fun thing to see!

 Charlee ending her day with the newspaper.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Let's Party!

This weekend was the 7th annual Women's Weekend at Rane Bay Shores.  This is an event that my best friend, Laura's family started.  I'm so grateful to be a part of this and all of these incredible women!  I'm also grateful that I got to spend a little more time there this year.  Thank you, Brent!  =)  These pictures are from Saturday morning's breakfast at Joe Wheeler lodge.

                Best Friends FOREVER!

 Just missing Miss Bailey!  I love these ladies!!!

 CRAZY pictures are the BEST!

 Dylan's 9th birthday party!  We had to wake the girls up a little early to go.  Charlee just wanted Momma most of the time.

 Dylan with his Monster Book of Monsters cake from Harry Potter.  This one was fun to make and I honestly surprised myself with this one.  He loved it!  =)