Monday, December 29, 2008

Prayers for Stellan, MCK Mama's new baby

Please join me in praying for this sweet boy who already in his short life was given a death sentence. MCK Mama was told her son would not live. Our Lord had other plans. Stellan defied odds and lives today and hopefully for years and years to come.

However, Stellan is very sick with RSV and his heart is beating at a strange pace. They are so worried for him and rightfully so. Please offer up a prayer for this sweet newborn that he is healed quickly and that his parents feel the source of God at every moment.

Thank you,

PS. Go here if you would like to know more.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fighting for Kisses

I saw this on one of those year end shows....nothing is on TV right now. So I must tell you that I laughed my a#* off! I had to find it online to watch it again, again & again. Each additional time I watched it, I just kept thinking of Travis and Lance. Oh what a mama's boy in the house I have and this was just so fitting.
I hope you get a giggle out of it too.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours we hope your day was blessed in many ways.

We spent our Christmas Eve going to church with our good friends and our godchildren.
I thought the nursery wouldn't see my children that day
because I really wanted us to all sit together.
Mistake. Well noted. Next year straight to nursery drop off.
But the service was nice and it meant a lot to me that we attended together as families.

We than had dinner at our friends home,
watched (assisted) children opening gifts
and talking about our hopes to come.
We then dashed off in the night with of course very tired and crying children.
Ours go to bed at 6-630pm so deviation to that leads to crying and well let's just say not so fun of a car ride...the noise in our car was not a joyful sound.

With the kids tucked in bed,
Santa soon came
Then it was lights out for he didn't need to be seen.

Today was fun as Campbell really connected the whole
Santa + Tree+ going to bed+ waking up = presents.
So as we prepared to go downstairs we talked about Santa and wondered if he had come.
I could see the excitement building.
We took some time to also sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus before hitting the stairs
as we had been talking about this day for some time and just how special it was.
I wanted her to understand that it's not just about the presents she was about to receive
but for the one she already has in her heart.
I know she is young but the dots are starting to connect
and singing to Jesus brought a smile to her face.
I felt good about the day from that moment on.

Travis and Campbell opened up so many fun presents
(thank you mom/Nana & dad/papa, great aunt Wynne & great uncle Dean,
Keagan and Jack and of course Santa).
At first glance I felt the tree looked a little slim underneath
but in the mist of these hard times the amount really made it look rather full.
I am not sure if that made any sense at all so I guess what I should say is that
I am VERY grateful for all we received.
Besides as I mentioned before it isn't about the presents
but rather the gift in your heart that you already have.
One to be treasured and shared forever.

As they opened gifts it was clear to see that at this age one or two would
have been enough as it was hard to tear them away to open another gift.
So note to self and to other mommies of young ones...less is more.
Today was truly a magical one seeing it shine in their eyes.

I hope that Christmas brought you and yours much joy and warmth.
That the spirit of Christmas stays with you throughout 2009.
Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve

It's almost midnight and not a creature was stirring...unless we count the noisy dishwasher.
Santa will be here soon....Oh I think I hear him...I better go tuck myself in. To all a Goodnight.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Not Me Monday...I havent played in so long

So I haven't played Not Me Monday's in a while...seriously I haven't. I haven't even blogged in a while so while I get back into the swing of things feel free to wander over to the amazing MCK Mama site to check out other Not Me Monday's.

Christmas is in the the palms of our hands and I am so not ready. I haven't wrapped, I haven't shopped really that much. I haven't even given gift giving much thought. I think it is because I am in denial. My parents are not coming this year and well that does not make me happy. I am not happy and joyful about spending this time of year with out them.

It might also be because of the lack of cash flow this year. So millionaires we are not so I am not buying the latest and the greatest. Our tree was a big purchase and I didn't even get the one I wanted. I did not so loathe the couple in the lot while Campbell and I were there. They were getting this amazingly tall and gorgeous tree. I so did not want to shout out..."I saw it first!"

I did not cry this past Friday from the stress of almost having my husband snowed in on the east coast. I was panic ridden and was trying to keep the faith that he would get home.

I did not forget that about the load of laundry I started on Thursday night until Friday night when I thought "hey it smells kinda funny in the laundry room."

I made brownies the other day and so did not eat the last one all the time letting my husband believe that he could have the last one.

I so did not take my children for a stroller ride to the pack n mail this afternoon. I so did not, I did not take them in this very cold and dry winter weather we are having. I would never consider taking my children out in 39 degree weather just so I could mail a Christmas gift and cards. Isn't fresh air a good way to get them to sleep easier.

I am so glad that I got on the computer tonight and actually posted a real post. I will so be back next Monday with hopefully a real good Not Me Monday.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

wordless wednesday.

(right after accepting the proposal.)

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Happy First Birthday Travis!

It was so wonderful walking into get Travis today. I sung him Happy Birthday and he smiled and made cooing noises as if he knew it was a special day. We finished getting ready and he took his first nap....then it was off to the park for some swinging and sliding fun. Of course the most fun came in the form of a cake. A first birthday cake....nothing can compare to the moment your child tastes cake for the very first time! What a moment, what a day it has been. Thanks to everyone who came and for all the wonderful books we received to donate to Texas Children's Hospital in his name. Knowing that his day will warm the hearts of sick kids is the best present our family could have received. So we offer many, many thanks. He will have other birthdays to open gifts from friends but this year we felt it was necessary to brighten another persons day.

So my dear boy your day is almost done as dinner is approaching. I can hear you busily playing with your sister and my heart is full of joy. This year has been even more special because you were in it. Thank you Lord for such a wonderful gift! We truly love our son.

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We interrupt this birthday weekend for educational purposes....

The biggest game of the season is upon us today.
I can hardly wait to wear my shirt...No Pity for the Kitty.
Thanks to the smarties over at ASU athletic department I have something fun and new to wear tonight at game day. This game between ASU and UA is the oldest trophy given rival game and the award besides the serious bragging rights is the Territorial Cup. This game also is usually someones bowl game winner or breaker game too.
If I lived in Arizona I would be attending but instead I will be watching it closely on the big screen in HD.

GO DEVILS!!!!! Come on....I know you want to cheer along too. GO DEVILS!

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Friday, December 5, 2008

the eve of a first birthday.

My heart is pounding. I cant believe the day is almost here. My baby boy will turn one and enter toddlerhood. WOW! This year has flown by so fast! I can honestly say that adding Travis to the mix was exciting and unforgettable too. I just peaked in on my little one and he is sleeping ever so soundly with his blankie in tow. IF I was a braver mom I would snap a picture of you sleeping but you are such a lite sleeper that I would surely wake you. Instead I just gazed and whispered I love yous!!! Now it is back to the busy bee work of a birthday....I just heard Nana pull the cake out of the oven. How I cant wait to decorate it and watch you smash it up tomorrow. Sleep well my baby boy for tomorrow you are O-N-E!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Safari Give Away!

Look what Brittany over at 4 little men& girly twins is giving's a contest!
The winner will be so happy with this fun prize for their girl or boy.
If you want to try to win just click here.

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A few words on Wordless Wednesday.

Lance and I are so thankful for the blessings in our life...
these two are our greatest joys ever to be granted.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

LOVE me a Fundraiser.

So MckMama has done it again. This girl never ceases to amaze me at how kind hearted and strong she is. There is a HUGE commotion going on at her site and is it ever for a good cause. Let me correct's for three...count it out...1, 2, 3. Three (3) good charities. To check it all out simply go over to my side bar. Look for the button under my "19th Hole" tab. When you click on that button you will see for yourself what's brewing at My Charming Kids.

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