Sunday, February 24, 2008

I've been tagged!!

Just realized I was tagged by Elizabeth to let you know a little bit more about myself!  So here goes:

10 years ago: 
I was a fish at Texas A&M University!  Whoop!!!!!  I was loving college life.  I lived with a few of my dearest friends in the house that my dad was raised in.  I guess I was enjoying what the college life had to offer: studying hard, enjoying friendships and meeting new friends, hanging out at Sweet Eugene's coffee shop, attending Grace Bible Church, going to Breakaway Bible Study, working out at the Rec Center, and so on.  You get the idea....I was having fun!

Things on my to-do list today:
Go to Yoga class at the gym
Clean out my car 
Make a new crock-pot recipe I've been wanting to try out
Go to Target to return a few items that didn't quite work out
Start packing for our trip
Go on a walk with P and Bells.  It's beautiful out.
Watch the Oscars  

What would I do if I was suddenly became a Billionaire?
Give, give, give away.  To church, people, ministries, charities, etc.  Save some, and probably travel. alot.  

Three of my bad habits:  
-not hanging my clothes up at the end of the day...I tend to lay them on a chair in our bedroom and then hang them up later...when they begin to pile up.
-being late for stuff
-eating sweets late at night

Five jobs I have had:
Camp Counselor
Beverage Cart driver at a Golf Course 

 Five things people don't know about me:  
-My mom calls me Missy.  Always has.  Always will.  I'm not sure why or how it got started, but no one else in my family calls me that.
-I love garage sale shopping, or antiquing.  I guess you could say I love finding that hidden treasure.
-I think I'm on like my 20th cell phone.  Somehow mine is always breaking, or falling in my drink, or falling in the toilet.  ;)
-I've only owned 2 vehicles and they were both trucks.  We still have one actually, but J drives it most of the time.
-My favorite season is spring.  I look forward to the warmer days, and working in the yard.  I love to sit on the porch and drink coffee with J, throw the ball to Bella, and push Preston in the swing.   

Now I'll tag 5 people:  Molly, Bex, Elizabeth M, Lauren N, and Ande P.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My First Valentine!

Here's my first Valentine Story in pictures and words:
I was right in the middle of eating my lunch (cheese, carrots, and bananas) when my Mom brought me a very special card...from my friend, Lily Patterson.  

Awww, look how cute my card is!!!!
Hmmm, let's see what it says....
Oh!  It says, "Bringing you a Valentine smooch!"
That's right, My First Valentine!!!!  
But wait, there's more....

Lily made me heart shaped cookies!!!  But I can't seem to fit it all in my mouth.

Let's see, I'll break it apart.  
That's better.  These are DELICIOUS!!!!! 

Cookie gone??
Thanks, Lily!  You made my day!!!  Happy Valentine's to YOU!  (And please excuse the gross mess I make while eating. )

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Blogging to You!

I just realized that I have written 50 posts!  So in honor of the Blogging World, I thought I would share something blog related that I read in the recent Real Simple Magazine.  They listed 29 of their favorite blogs.  I was shocked to find out that my blog wasn't one of their top picks.  But I will forgive them, and just assume my blog was number 30! ;)

I haven't checked any of them out, but hope to soon!  I'm sure my favorites will still be reading my friends blogs' that are listed in the column just to the right.  Oh, and if you enjoy reading blogs you need to subscribe to     It will change your world!

Happy Blogging!

Here are links to all the blogs mentioned in “The Best Blogs” (March 2008).
Organizing and Personal Productivity
Health and Fitness
Parenting and Family
News and Pop Culture

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Babysitting Crew

The Holleman's came over Saturday so we could go on a date.  Gotta love that!  Yes, it takes 4 adults to baby-sit Preston! ;)  He's not spoiled or anything!!
And by the way, these are some funny people.  I was laughing so hard at the end of the night that I was crying.  They know how to have a good time! :)
family photo:  Aunt Julie, Aunt Jenny, Dadda, Papaw (Mark), and Mimi (Marie)

Yes, that's a leaf blower he's carrying....
I love Jen and Julie's face in this pic.  

Thank you for baby-sitting!!  We are so blessed to have family nearby.  

Thursday, February 7, 2008

It's FREE!

So I've been looking into "Blog Headers". I think that's what you call them. I would like to spruce up my blog, and would love to do it myself...if I knew how!! I like being creative, but just haven't taken the time to learn how to do it for blogging. Anyways, Jill at Jilly Blog Designs is giving away a free Header, so check her site out! She's got some really fun ones! And even if you don't win the free one, I think her prices are very reasonable. :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Family to pray for....

Would you join with me in praying for this family?? Alyssa and Ian lost their baby girl just weeks ago, and tomorrow (Feb 6) would be her due date for Sydney Grace!

You may not even know this family, but isn't that what's so great about the body of Christ? That we can join together through prayer and stand in the gap for one another.

You can read about their journey thus far on on their blog, Broken pieces. You will be blessed if you read any post as she honors the life of her little girl in this time of great difficulty.
Please pray for them...and their extended family. They have already shown such strength and courage, but I know they would be encouraged by your prayers and comments.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Nine Months!

Where do I begin? This month has been filled with so much growth and change. You can crawl anywhere you like. And you pull up on everything you can reach...most of which you shouldn't!
You enjoy feeding yourself...especially when you can fill your mouth full and can't possibly fit anything else inside.
You're very interested in buttons and tags.
You're still our "lil bit". And continue to surprise us at each doctor's appt. with your little weight...Even though you eat everything in sight. You like to bang the table while eating, and watch your cheerios take flight!
You're very particular about your feet. While eating you like to swing and bang them on your chair. If you have shoes or socks on you pull them off in the car.
You're still very easy going, but very social too. You love being around people of all ages, from babies to adults.

Happy Nine Months!

Always on the GO!

Daddy let you drive?!?!?

Good Morning Preston!


First time to feed yourself! Sweet potato, of course.

You got your bottom 2 teeth in this month. Mom's hoping this will ease the pain. :(


Playing at the park

Scrub a dub!