Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Sometimes life just....

passes you by

catches you by surprise

is crazy, chaotic, insane!

is exhilarating!

is tiring

is sad

is busy, busy, busy....

That's us, lately.

I can't keep up with anything!

Pregnancy is making me more tired this time, than ever before. I'm no longer sick (YAY!). I can feel little movements (wooo hoo!). I'll be FOUR months, tomorrow! It's moving very slowly. OH- and we find out the sex on August 20th. I am excited!

Andy's Grammie went to be with the Lord on July 12th. It wasn't really a surprise, but it was still hard. Adam was very close to her, and we had a lot of explaining to do. We took him to the funeral home, to say goodbye, where he had some amazing questions. Like: "did they take all of her blood?" and when he saw her in the casket, he said, "Where are her legs?!" He understands so well, though. He was excited to know that she was with Jesus, and has decided that he doesn't want a new body, when he goes to Heaven (not so sure he has a say in that!). After the viewing and the memorial service, we took Grammie to her final resting place, back home in West Virginia. It's been a week of celebration and a bit of sorrow. Overall, I am thrilled that she is with the Lord, no longer in pain, and in her new body! I can't wait to see her again someday.


We also had a very special birthday! Matty turned TWO! Yes, I missed his special bday post. It just fell all around the time of Grammie's passing, and it was very hectic. He had a wonderful Thomas party, and is in LOVE with his new train table. My little baby is turning into quite the little man. :)

Here's my little man at his 2-year appointment:

32 inches and 24 pounds. Finally on the charts at 10%! Praise the Lord, we don't have to buy Pediasure any longer!

Also- I am making no promises on my blog posts. If you want to keep up with me, and have Facebook, follow THIS link and ask to be my friend! I update that daily and I tend to upload a lot of mobile pix! :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Seven Things About Moi

As stolen from my friend Jaimie!

Seven things to do before I die:

1. Visit more of the United States
2. Have something published- even if it's just an article :)
3. Work more in the inner city
4. Take a cooking class or two...or three...
5. Watch and enjoy my kids grow
6. Travel with Andy (just us....maybe something exotic)
7. hmm.... not sure I have a #7!

Seven things I can not do:

1. Sit still
2. Rollerblade/ice skate
3. Go one day without listening to music
4. Drive a 5-speed- I've tried MANY times!
5. Watch "A Baby Story" without crying
6. Stay off of facebook for longer than 24 hours. So addicting.
7. play poker

Seven things that attracted me to my husband:

1. His hair
2. His strong arms
3. His addicting smile
4. His gentleness
5. The way he protected me, from the very beginning
6. His large heart
7. His smooth talking...it worked, what can I say?

Seven things I say most often:

1. "Oh my word!"
2. "I know right?!"
3. "Adam/Matthew stop (put mean act here) to your brother!"
3. "You know"
4. "Son of a biscuit"
5. "I love you Andy/Adam/Matt"
6. "So....." (this one annoys andy... soo....too bad)
7. "ugh. I feel like crap" (this one is just recently. I hope to no longer say this soon!)

Seven books I enjoy reading:

1. The Bible
2. Twilight Books
3. The Shack
4. Mystery books- of any kind
5. The rest
6. of the books I read
7. are school related or children's books! boo.

Seven movies I love:

1. Dirty Dancing
2. Twilight
3. The Phantom of the Opera
4. Scary movies- old 80's ones are the best!
5. The various Pirates of the Caribbean movies
6. The Lion King
7. Beauty and the Beast

Seven favorite foods:

1. Chinese food
2. salsa and chips
3. popcorn
4. Lemons
5. Sushi
6. Candy- sour and hard candy
7. Good subs- hot or cold...yum!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SO Behind....but for an excellent reason!

Last week I had an opportunity to go on a missions trip to Philly, PA! We worked in the inner-city, with children, the homeless, and adults, who all were in need of a little lovin'. It was amazing. I am still trying to come down off of the post missions trip high! I can't wait to see what God has in store for my future; I feel I have a real calling to work in the inner-city. We'll see where I am lead. :)

Here are some photos from the week:

This is one of my favorite little guys! I had an opportunity to bond with him, in a mommy kind of way. I'm praying for him everyday! So sweet! :)

Me and my sister, Emily! :) Look at that bump growth! ;)

Some of our teens and the kiddies!

Amazing art is everywhere! It was beautiful!

More of our amazing teens who gave up a week of their summer to serve! I was very impressed!

If you want to check out more about Urban Hope go: HERE