Monday, July 28, 2008

Gods fingerprint

this past weekend we drove to north east texas for the annual cox family reunion. this year we had it at dangerfield state park. wow! this place was just beautiful! you could see Gods fingerprints everywhere! pine trees! i wish you could have seen the pine trees. it was almost like they were reaching up to the sky, like they couldnt get high enough! they were so tall. they made a canopy over the roads throughout the park. breathtaking. being from central tx, you dont see trees like that here.wouldn't you know i forgot my camera. my mom had hers so i will get the pics from her and then post them soon.

here are some highlights from the weekend.

  • i saw a cousin and his wife and 3 kids from california that i havent seen in 11 yrs. great to see them and hear what is going on in their lives.

  • all other family that i havent seen since last years reunion.

  • played the card game skip-bo that i havent played in years.

  • watching everyone play football while the little kids cheered them on.

  • got to love on all my cousins kids. its so neat to see them all and to know that right now they are making the memories like the ones that i hold so close to my heart of being with my cousins.

  • going on a paddle boat ride to the middle of the lake with my mom and sister and wondering how and who was going to paddle us back. ( that hard work! )

  • watching maggie play with all her cousins and just loving every minute of it!

not so good highlights from the weekend

  • my sister loosing her glasses in the middle of the lake as she jumped off the platform

  • 6 hr long car ride home but it was worth it.

  • 100 degree heat (thank the Lord for the lake)

  • tim, my cousin jennifer husband, hurt his foot playing football. still waiting to hear what the doctor has said now that he is home.

  • maggie not feeling well for most of the weekend. she had some type of virus.

  • my cousin ric being sick and not being able to join us from tn. hope you are feeling better!

thank you Lord for my family and i also want to thank you for allowing us all to be there together in your beautiful creation. Lord i ask you to bless each and everyone of them!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

our little trooper

i walked into the living room this evening and i found maggie reading to her brother out of her new highlights high 5 magazine. how sweet! i think she was feeling a little sorry for him actually. i don't know if you can tell in the picture or not but take a close look at billy's chin. yes, we had our first er visit last night. one of many i suppose.

for those of you who don't know, a couple of months ago we pulled up all of our carpet in our house ( except for the bedrooms ) and had the concrete scored and stained. we love it! we figured that since billy walked at 9 1/2 months that he was well past the falling down all the time stage. well, by accident. we didn't figure he would do it for for fun. when billy tries something and if he gets a good laugh, you can hang it up, he will continue to do it until whoever is laughing at him is laughing so hard that they are either crying or we have to tell him to stop so he wont hurt himself. this kid has no fear! back to what happened. he and maggie were playing and he thought it would be fun to run and jump/slide on the floor on his knees. not a real good idea. he did it and maggie just laughed and that was the end of it. she laughed so he did it again. she laughed even harder and he jumped/slid once more but this time i'm not sure how it exactly happened but he fell forward and smacked his sweet chin on our nice hard cement floor. ouch!! luckily the er doctor was able to use "dermabond". as he was putting the "glue" on billys chin, he told us that it really was just superglue and that you can now but it in the store where you find the bandaids ( not that i suggest that you parents out there do this instead of taking your children to the er if they bust open their chin ) but we were glad that were able to do that instead of doing stitches. he said that would be really traumatic for a child his age strapping him down to give the injection and to stitch it up. billy did great and was a little trooper!

only instructions they gave us was to keep the area dry for 48 hours. how do you keep a drooling ( he is cutting 4 teeth as we speak ), dirty, everything he eats is all over his face, 19 month olds chin dry?

Monday, July 14, 2008

a little about me!

I saw this on someone’s blog and I thought it might be fun ~ so if you play along let me know...
1.What is in the back of your car? Just an empty truck bed
2.What color is your toothbrush? Shimmery pink
3.Name one person who made you smile today. Billy ( pulling chester around by the tail )
4.What were you doing at 8:00 AM? Sleeping
5.What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Giving billy a bath ( we had spaghetti for dinner tonight)
6. What is your favorite candy? Pay day
7. What is the last thing your said aloud? I’ll be right back ~ to Billy
8. What is the best ice cream flavor? Toss up between coffee and buttered pecan
9. What is the last thing you had to drink? Homemade sweet tea
10. What are you wearing right now? Grey shorts and shirt
11. What is the last thing you ate? Spaghetti and salad
12. Have you bought any new clothes this week? no
13. When was the last time you ran? does running from one side of the room to get billy off of the back of my couch count?
14. What was the last sporting event you watched? Couldn't tell ya
15. Ever go camping? Used to. Growing up we would go to inks lake. We loved it!
16. Do you have a tan? Yes, one out of a tube. Gotta love banana boat self tanner!
17. Do you take vitamins daily? Yes – when I remember
18. Do you go to church? Yes – Central Baptist church in Round Rock TX
19. Do you like Chinese food more than pizza? Yes...
20. Do you drink your soda with a straw? at a restaurant, yes...a home, no
21. Are you someones best friend? I would hope so….
22. What are you doing tomorrow? Loving on my kids and maybe the library
23. Where is your dad? At home on Paris TX
24. Can you say the alphabet backwards? Um, no…
25. Do you have a maid service clean your home? No.
26. Do you have a favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? My brown flip-flops that have just about had it. I cant seem to find a new pair that I like
27. What color is your car? Silver
28. How do you like your popcorn? lots of butter and salt
29. How did you get your worst scar? Birthing 2 kids!!!
30. Look to your left. What do you see? Joe’s old motorcycle helmet. Not sure why that’s there.
31. What color is your watch? I don’t wear a watch
32. What do you think of when you think of Australia? kangaroos
33. Do you use chap stick? Yes
34. Do you have a dog? No but a cat named Chester
35. Last person you talked to on the phone? momma
36. Have you met anyone famous? no
37. Any plans today? Well its 7:oo here so my day is pretty much over. Oh – I haven’t done my bible study homework yet…
38. How many states have you lived in? 1 - the grandest state of TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!
39. Do you dye your hair? I need to but not at the moment
40. Do you like cats? Yes ~ good ole Chester