Monday, November 23, 2009
I am thankful that when I was 16 and wild and crazy that they did not kill me. Yes, it is nice to still be alive.
I am thankful that when I told them where I wanted to go to college they said okay, and when I finally realized that was a stupid mistake, they came and helped me move to Texas Tech.
I am thankful that when I got into a wreck for the fourth or fifth time, they would still say, as long as you are okay that is all that matters. The car can be fixed!
I am thankful because they have been such amazing role models for me as to what parents should do and the role of a mother and father. From my Dad I learned to be strong, affectionate, business savy, and a good b.s.er. Whenever something bad happened, or something unexpected comes up you can count on my Dad to say one of two things. 1) God is in Control 2) God doesn't make mistakes. What a great response to have. But he doesn't just say it, he means it.
Friday, November 20, 2009
My husband is an amazing man, sensitive, giving, affectionate and loving. He was such a good husband, but this year I learned that he is one of the best Dad's also. He loves me and he loves his little girl so much and I am so thankful to him for who he is and what he does.
We are both so thankful for our daughter. For 9 months we prayed for her and guessed who she would look like, what day she would come, how we would be as parents and worried over so many things as well. Now that she is here we pray and worry even more than we did before, wow now I know what my Mom and Dad were talking about!
We are so thankful that she is healthy and happy and we are so thankful that God chose us to be her parents. She has enriched our lives and has brought us so much joy.
The day she was born. We never put her down. I was so tired and so thankful to Trey for changing her diapers and letting me sleep for just a bit. My two favorite people on Trey's first Father's Day.
These two people are the love of my life and I am so thankful and so blessed to have them in my life. Who/what are you thankful for? Thanksgiving has a whole new meaning for me this year and I know it does for a lot of you new Mother's/Newlyweds out there too!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This is NOT the thing I am most thankful for, but it is where I will start my list...
I am thankful that I am not as big as a house. Last Thanksgiving I was almost 8 months pregnant and OH SO LARGE and OH SO UNCOMFORTABLE. I wanted to get Ella out of my stomach so badly and would have been so thankful for that! Every time I saw my parents they would say "surely you can't last much longer" or "there is no way your stomach can get any bigger"; however, I consistently proved them wrong and just kept growing!
Do you see that stomach?! Now do you understand why I am thankful?!
(I would like to point out to you that my husband is totally checking me out and looking at my butt in this picture. Either that or he is noticing how large it is? I choose to believe the first.)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Last weekend was my hubby's birthday so, yep, you guessed it...we went to Wichita. Seems like we have been going there so much lately and with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, we will be headed there again.
Anyways, back to the birthday. Friday night we hung out at my parents house and Trey got to open his presents from my parents. They got him some new boots and two pairs of jeans, which is exactly what he asked for. My mom fried some delicious fried chicken and we ate that and some birthday cake. Trey turned 27. He is a whopping 2-1/2 weeks younger than me.
Then we headed over to his parents house where we would be staying and he and his two best friends Justin, from The Veals, and James, from Baby Fouts, woke up early Saturday and Sunday morning to go duck hunting. Trey had such a good time! Saturday night we had his birthday celebration at his parents and James, Brooke, Blake and Justin all came over.
(I was such a horrible picture taker this weekend because I do not have any pictures of Trey, or me, or birthday stuff, or Justin!)
I do however have pictures of Ella...are you surprised?! This is her and Trey's dad hanging out outside waiting for the food to be ready. He Gigi (Trey's Grandmother) got her this little giraffe and she went to town chewing on the little guy. It is some 'big popular toy in France'. I saw something about it on TV and Gigi went to a baby boutique in Wichita to get it. Ella really likes it, so it was a good buy.
I told you she was serious about the giraffe.
This is Blake. He is 4 months older that Ella. Isn't it funny how he is the only with any sort of a neck in this picture?! He and Ella are both what I like to call 'healthy'.
We missed not getting to see Joanna and Jaina, since they didn't make the trip with Justin. One day we will get the three kiddos together.
So, we had a good weekend and made it back to Dallas and I am always so worn out. Ella is not a big fan of sleeping anywhere but in her bed or in my arms, so neither of us got a lot of sleep. Don't worry though because we have definitely caught up on it this week!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
We only went to a few houses trick-or-treating. It is not like she can eat the candy, I just wanted to show her off to some of the people we know in the neighborhood. Then it was back to our house to hand out candy. We probably had about 50 kids, which wasn't as many as we had last year. They all got a kick out of Ella though and she liked them just as much. I can't wait until next year when she can walk.