Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sassy Anna

Anyone have advice on sassy girls?? Anna Grace is the sassiest girl I've met. She has always been a little testy, then last week I bragged on her and said I thought she had grown out of it. I was wrong; she is worse. She now says she doesn't love Eric and I on a regular basis, tells Abby she hates her guts (IDK), and bosses everyone. I do spank her, take things away, and sit her in time-out. She is also biting at daycare.....ughh! I think Eric must be paying for some things he did in his younger years, but why am I paying for it too? That isn't fair!

Thru all the bad, sometimes she can be the sweetest angel. Most of the time that is when her sister is gone and it is just us. I love her to death, but sometimes I want to pinch her though. Ever have that feeling or is it just me??

Monday, April 6, 2009


Meet Jax! He is the newest addition to our family. Eric & I went to Kentucky yesterday and picked him up. The girls were both really excited....I on the other hand, not so much. My life is so busy right now, I'm not really sure how this will work. Plus, if you know me at all you know I am not an animal person:( dogs are cute, but almost like another child.

Anyway, I will do my best-my husband loves dogs and we are trying to get the girls where they are not so scared of animals. Anna Grace has been terrified of dogs until Meme got a Yorkie (Sammy). She loves Sammy and is very gentle with him,for the most part. Now with Jax it is a total different story. Last nite she drug him around the house and was very bossy. Something tells me this might change, ummm once he starts staying awake and getting playful. Only time will tell.....

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Abby

Hey, little sister had to be included too. ( Just didn't mean for her to be first in line:)hah)
My beautiful Birthday Girl. She was def. the princess:)


Make a wish, Abby

This cookie cake was so Yummy

On friday, Abby turned the big 6. I spent thursday thinking of how fast time has flown by and how the "Great Pain" that I experienced 6 years ago was worth every minute. Abby was a bit of a fussy baby at first, after a little change in formula she was the sweetest baby ever. She always amazes me & I love her dearly. She changed my life for the better; I always wondered how you could love someone so much. The past 6 years have been so fun & joyful.....she is beautiful, smart, talented, a big Sweetheart, and overall pretty awesome. Pretty proud of the job Eric and I have done with her.

Happy 6th Birthday Abby. We love you so much and are very proud of you..love, mommy & daddy. PS... You Are My Sunshine:)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sarah & Dylan

Tonight I attended the visitation of a very young woman. 32 I think~the mother of Sarah & Dylan. I got to know these two kiddos last year at church. I taught the childrens choir and they attended our church for a short time.

Dylan and Sarah found their mother dead on Wednesday morning. They are so young, Dylan is probably in his pre-teens & Sarah is 10. When I hugged Sarah tonight, I squeezed her so tight and didn't want to let her go. I just wanted to scoop her up and take her pain away. I know exactly what her pain feels like; having lost a parent myself. I know how hard it was for me, and I have a family of my own. I can't imagine being so young and innocent, and not having one of my parents. To know that they would never walk through our door again.

We are not promised tomorrow; it may never come. I am so thankful for my salvation & to know that we do have hope in Jesus Christ. If my tomorrow isn't on earth, it will be spent in Heaven for eternity.

Please pray for these two and their entire family. Pray for strength and peace, that only God can give.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sweet Fairies

My Aunt Teresa took these fairy pics of the girls last weekend. I had the outfits and she had the background, so it worked out perfectly. She did a great job, by the way. Both Abby & Anna Grace look very innocent in these pics~I think they are priceless. Anyway, just had to share them with ya:)
**thanks Aunt T......we luv you:)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

If you don't like how I drive, stay out of the ditches:)

The weather was so nice today after work, Eric and I decided to go walking. Abby & Anna Grace tagged along, not walking but driving the Barbie Jeep. They think they are really exercising:) We walked until it was nearly dark, so we were trying really hard to get back to the house. Eric kept telling Abby to stop and wait on cars because they were coming from everywhere. At one point he made her pull over in someones yard and stop because she has selective hearing, ya know? Anyway, once he told her she could go, she literally tried to jump the deepest ditch on Cooter Road. She made it okay, but she lost her passenger in the process:( Anna Grace slipped out of the side of the Jeep and did several flips before Eric scooped her up. It was sad but so funny; we all got so tickled. Well everyone except Anna G.
So, I am thinking Abby might follow in her daddy's footsteps~she would probably be good. She drives extremely fast and takes curves really well. It wasn't her fault Anna G flew out, those darn Jeeps should come with Seatbelts...hah!

....thank God we have 10+ years to work on this:)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy "Late" Birthday Big Daddy

Okay, not sure when or where Anna Grace got the name "Big Daddy", but she has always called Eric that. Each time she says it she literally laughs about this until she loses her breath..hah:) Anyway, Big Daddy's birthday was in February, but the family just got together for dinner on Saturday (hey, we are busy people). Meme (Melba) always fixes each one of us an awesome meal of our favorites at each birthday.

Big Daddy is quite the prankster, so of course he pranked Uncle Chad in December on his birthday. Well, Uncle Chad and Aunt Laura did some pranking of their own this time. In the picture is Eric's very own Victoria's Secret Bag.....with a Pink Toothbrush and a card and money of course. He hates the color Pink (refuses to wear it) & he is a toothbrush fanatic, so it only seemed fitting to combine the two. Did I mention he hates to have his picture made?? Anyhoo, good work guys:) he was def. surprised.

Happy 30th Birthday Big Daddy.....love your girls, Abby & Anna G

PS I have no idea what he was doing in this pic.....it was the best one we got:)