Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top That Tuesday!

Some children build boats and others cars.

Guess what Sammy told us she built?

Sam-"It's that ark thing that held God's words"

Mom-"Are you talking about the Ark of the Covenant?"

Sam- "Yes, that's it."

Mom -"Really?"

source- Google

Just gotta say...

Top that!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

A Wishful Evening!- Sunday Snapshot

The Wish Ball
Make- A- Wish

My Sunday snapshot is a little late.
I came home from church around 2:30 and crashed.
I think the past couple weeks have finally caught up to me and I was exhausted.
I fell asleep around 3:00. Got up at 5:30 and was back in bed by 7:45
for the night!
We have battled both a stomach bug and the Flu.
However by Friday night the three of us were healthy enough for our special evening.

One word- HANDSOME!
He was so excited to wear his handsome clothes.

Here he is with his friend Jen.

We had our own table.

The food was fabulous.

There was both a live auction and a silent auction.
Adam 's painting was part of the live auction.
There was a bidding war and it ended up going for...
What did Adam think about that?

Well he was sleeping. Yes he missed all the excitement.
He was so tired so the evening went on without him.

I was speaking that night.
I was asked to share Adam's story.
People cried so I think it really touched some hearts!

I have posted my speech on the web.

I am still trying to link to it.

Hopefully I will have it up soon.

Sunday Snapshot


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mama's Baby or Daddy's Girl

The other day Sam told me she was going to "try out" being a Daddy's girl.
I took this to mean she would try doing everything with with Daddy, following him around, asking him a million questions, being his helper and generally not leaving his sight.

Kind of like she does with me.

I also took this to mean this was purely on a trial basis.
She needed to try it out before she committed completely to being Daddy's girl.

She's Kmart smart.

She's going to weigh all her options before jumping in all the way.

At the end of the weekend I said "Sam, you really are becoming a daddy's girl."

She grabbed my leg with a look in her eye that told me the real answer.

She said "I am always going to be Mama's baby!"

We assured her she could be both Mama's baby and Daddy's girl.

I think she bought it but the way she squeezed my leg let me know
that deep down inside she considered herself Mama's Baby.

That makes Sam and me very happy!

Sorry Daddy!

Maybe next month.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012


Greg and I have gotten to where we love our
downtown area.
Around here it is called Uptown.
It is far enough away from the suburbs that we feel like
we have truly gotten away from home.
It is close enough that if the kids need us we can be home in 30 minutes.

We love the restaurants and the shows.
We have seen Mama Mia, Mary Poppins, Million Dollar Quartet, Shear Madness
and Phantom of the Opera.

We decided to let the kids in on our new favorite place.

On a rainy Saturday afternoon we took Audrey Kate, a few of her friends
and Sam and Adam and headed Uptown.

Our first stop was the I-max theater.

After the movie we walked, in the rain, to get some dinner.

Even in the rain we saw street performers.
That is something you surely don't see in our neck of the woods.

We had Mexican for dinner.
Really we might be half Mexican we eat it so much.

This was the scene the night we were out.
It was not the best time to walk around
Uptown but no less fun!

The buildings went straight up into the clouds.

We ended the night at Bar Cocoa at the Ritz- Carlton.
Bar Cocoa is nothing but chocolate.
We had hot chocolate and this kids all picked out a piece of chocolate for dessert.

It was the perfect night to get cozy by the fire.

We all hated to leave.

So if you don't get down there much I encourage you to go exploring.

You might fall in love with it just as we have.

It is a nice change from the burbs!

Sunday Snapshot

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Her thing!

Audrey Kate and her friend Arah after a long sleepless night at
the Middle School youth- group Lock-In.

I was a little worried putting her on a horse after she told me she didn't sleep at all.

But this is her thing and she is good at it.
Even with no sleep.

In the walk, trot, canter division she was division Champion after
taking first in Equitation and second in Pleasure and Under Saddle.

Then she went on to take first in Cross Rails three times.

She is in love with this horse named Blaze.
His show name is Sock it to 'Em.
Watch out daddy, she's got it bad for this horse!

He did so well for her today.

She finished as division Champion for Beginner Rider division also!

Way to go AK.

This is definitely your thing!

We were supposed to go on to Adam's party today at Sports Connection.

We had to cancel it.

Poor guy is so sick.

He has what has been going around his classroom.
It was so bad that one day this week only 5 students out of 18 were at school.
We thought he had escaped it.

Pray he feels better soon and the rest of us are safe too.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Adam!

Adam is 6 years old today and looking so much older.

Someone at church even commented Sunday about how much older he is looking.

Here he is showing of his new trick.

The longest he has been able to stand without holding on is 50 seconds.

Way to go Adam.

Tonight we will celebrate as a family the day of his birth.

Saturday he will have a party with all his friends.

I found Adam a sports coat for our very special event next week.

I can't wait to tell you all about it.

Happy Birthday Adam!
We love you!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Secret Agents!

Our mission?

Saturday night we were to deliver this cake to the hostess stand at the
restaurant where C.J. and Megan were dining.

We could not be detected!
Top secret mission.

So we headed out in our secrect agent vehicle.

Stopping only to feed the young recruits.

Secret agents are tough.

They do not smile.
They take their mission very seriously.

Getting ready to deliver the package.

The drop off point.

Here is the record of our successful mission.

Secret agents-Been delivered they know where you are!


Secret agents- Tell us what she says.

C.J.- YES!

Congratulations C.J. and Megan!

We hope you have a wonderful time at the prom.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012


Look who came over the other day.

I got to spend the whole day with him.

He was so much fun.

Really, who would not love this little guy?

He loved playing with all the football stuff in Adam's room.
He tried on the regulation size helmet.

I ran and got my camera because he looked like a mini Cam Newton.

He also wanted to ride the American Girl horse in AK's room.

And of course I let him.

We played toys, ate breakfast and lunch, watched Cars, he took a nap and danced to the Wii.
As the kids got home from school he lit up and loved being the center of attention.
The kids and I really enjoyed our time getting to know him more.

I prayed for so long for him.

I am so glad he is here.

I kept Alex for my friend Angie whose dad was in a terrible accident.

He is still on a respirator and has a long, long recovery ahead of him.

Please say a prayer for Ed Hinson.

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