Tuesday, June 30, 2009

6 years and counting...

Well, I've been totally stuck on what to write about the last few days. I've been up, I've been down, and just when I think I'll post about either, the other one swings in to play. Is this making any sense? So, I thought I'd talk about something that does AND doesn't really have to do with what's happening right now... Sunday was my 6th wedding anniversary to my wonderful husband and friend. Although I spent a total of about 4 waking hours with him that day, I reflected on what a blessing our life together has been so far. When I was young an adult told me to make a list of everything I wanted in a spouse and pray for it. If I did, that's what I'd get. I literally laughed out loud. I was sure that there was no ideal mate for me, and I would end up settling for whoever turned out to be the best I could get at the time (cynical, I know). But, I did the exercise (kinda out of spite) since everyone else in the class was doing it. I put silly things like "taller than me" on it, but I put serious things too. Much to my surprise, (and so many years later, that I'd almost forgotten about it) I met Ty. Some time into the relationship it hit me...he'd already checked a few things off the list. As our relationship grew, more an more things got "checked." Some in very sentimental, special ways; some I hardly realized. One night as I lay in bed, I thanked God for having Ty in my life, and I realized I'd checked off the last thing on my list. I had asked for a man that was so special to me, that I couldn't help but thank God for placing him in my life. Well, as you know, the story continued, and I have not stopped thanking him for my wonderful husband. Here's hoping for 6 +66 more great years. Happy Anniversary baby!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Party Pics

As promised, here are a couple of pics from Anna's party. I tried to limit it to just a few, but you can see some different ones on Amber's blog if you want. I've also got a bunch on my FB page.

Hangin' by the pool...Amber's awesome cupcakes...
Opening presents...

This one is from later that night, but I couldn't resist. We were playing with the dress-up stuff she got from Payton and Carter.
Did I mention it was a pretty great day?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Here goes...

I'm not finished messing with the pics from Anna's surprise party. So while you wait, here are my unedited first attempts at "real photography" with my good friend Jamie's camera. I guess we'll see how much better (or worse) I get as we go along.

Can't wait to get my camera now!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


So, I show up (late because of horrible traffic) to my weekly play date with friends from church, and walk in to a SURPRISE birthday party for my little Anna (she just turned 2)! At first I thought it was something I'd forgotten about, or maybe something for someone else that I wasn't aware of. I had NO CLUE they were doing this! Then I find out it's for Anna! We didn't have a big party this year, and my sweet friends decided to change that. We had a great time swimming, opening presents, and eating yummy Chick-fil-a and cupcakes that Amber made. I don't think I truly expressed how touched I was (I tend to either be a cry baby or stone-faced in these kind of situations), but I hope they know how much they mean to me. Another huge plus was that my friend, Jamie, let me borrow her camera to play with (since I'm thinking of getting one) so I just happened to have it to take pics of everything. Once I figure out how to get them off the card, I'll post some. What a great day! Praise God for the blessing of friends!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


So a friend of mine has been asking for NEW pics of my 7 1/2 week old. So, to see if she's reading this, and because they're so cute...here's a couple of pics of my little girls first grins!

Cute right?


So, I've been informed that the commenting is not working on this thing. Of course, having no computer prowess whatsoever, I'm not really sure what to do about it. I've adjusted a few things, so try again, and we'll see what happens! More exciting posts to come...promise!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


So, for about the 3rd time in 7ish weeks, I packed up BOTH girls and headed out BY MYSELF. I drove along feeling so very proud of myself, only to get to Target and find that they were out of what I was looking for. What a waste! Do they not realize the effort I went to to shop at their store? Common courtesy should dictate that they always have exactly what I need when I need it! Obviously Target has never been the mother of a 2 year old and a 7 week old. Oh well, I'm sure I will continue to shop there as I cannot stop myself from wanting to go. It's a good thing I'm so very patient. Can you tell?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Harder than I thought

Man! I've never claimed to be a computer whiz, but all this template stuff is giving me a headache! I'm not even sure I've got it all right now. Oh well! You'll just have to bear with me for a while.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Where to begin?

As anyone reading this will know, I have never blogged before in my life. I make no promises that this will be coherent, intelligent, or worth while. However, since I am about to begin a new chapter in my life, full of adventure and mayhem, I thought I might share things as they happen for those interested. Of course, if you know my situation, it will be difficult for me to talk about the future for a few more months (since it's a semi-secret), so I guess I'll have some time to practice my "blogging." By the time you-know-what happens, I'll be a blogging fool (or just a fool blogging). Either way, it should be interesting!
P.S. Not really sure where to get the best backgrounds, etc. Suggestions?