Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

happy birthday mom mom

this past friday night we went to a birthday party for maggie and billy's great grandmother and boy did we have fun! the kids are blessed to have 2 great~great grandmothers, 3 great grandmothers 2 grandmas and 1 step~grandma. so whenever we can get together to celebrate a birthday for one of them it is a special occasion.

this is mom mom ( joes grandma) maggie and her 2 dogs, bo and jangles.

happy birthday mom mom! we love you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

maggie's first sleepover!

on friday, maggie went to her first sleepover at her friend makena's house. they asked her at the begining of the week if she wanted to come and spend the night and she said that she wasn't sure. she later told me that she was a little nervous. she said " what if i wake up in the middle of the night ?" i told her that if she did, makena and her mom would be there. she said, " i think i just want to go play over there with her. " i told her that that was fine she could spend the night when she was ready.
about two days later she had climbed in bed with me after her daddy had left for work and whispered to me, " mom, i think i am ready to spend the night at makena's ." i asked her if she wanted me to call and tell them and she said yes!
so, that brings us to these precious pictures. i know i am silly for taking these pictures but she was so excited and really, so was i. she has grown so much this past year. for the ones who know maggie, you know what i mean and for those of you who are not that familiar with her, she is very shy and it takes her awhile to warm up to people. so really, this is a huge thing for her. she is really coming out of her shell and trying and exploring new things and is not nearly afraid of the "not known things" like she used to be. God has answered prayers and we are so blessed by her.
enough of my rambling. here are the pictures i took!

makena and maggie

makena mom bought each of them a special sleepover surprise bag. in each of the bags it had a coloring book, construction paper, gel pens, markers, crayons, glitter fingernail polish, lip gloss, note pad and the cutest thing of all, matching pajama's!!! oh my gosh, they LOVED to matching pajama's!

maggie and makena with their matching hoot owl pj's

they had so much fun. thank you wendy for making this so special of them. they are the best of friends and i know maggie will remember this forever, so will i.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

my blog makeover!

i wanted to say a big THANK YOU to kelly, aka ~ fabulous k, for my new look! isn't it beautiful? fabulous k is very talented and she is just wonderful at all that she does. i love her blog. you should all go over and check it out. she talks about anything that has to do with design, fashion or as she says " anything fabulous " i just love it! also she has a sweet little dog named olive that is just precious that she posts pictures of and every so often. when she is feeling creative, she puts on a "fairy blog makeover" contest, where she picks random peoples names and gives them a blog makeover! how lucky was i? so i just wanted to share her with you all. go check out her blog and be inspired!

Monday, August 11, 2008

a father's love

this story really touched my heart and i wanted to share it with all of you. after i read this and watched the video, the Lord spoke to my heart and asked me if this was how i would act if i stood in this fathers shoes. would i sit in self pity over my circumstances or would i ........ "do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon
with me?'. The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'.
They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on
to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his
son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his
father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.' To which, his father
said 'Yes' too.

For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever.
The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86
kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike
ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the
coast of theBig Island . Father and son went on to complete the race
together. This is their race…

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

happy birthday nanny!

maggie helped make her very first birthday cake today for her grandmother. strawberry cake, with strawberry icing and strawberries on top. i know, that's a lot of strawberries but that's what maggie wanted to make for her nanny, so that's what we did. hope you like strawberries mom! she was so proud and couldn't wait to eat the left over strawberries with the leftover icing. she poured all the ingredients into the mixer and turned the mixer on. she then helped ice the cake but got distracted by the overwhelming temptation to eat the icing. who was i to say no. it was a special occasion, right? she took so much pride in laying the strawberries on the top of the cake so they made a circle along the edge of the cake. she also made nanny a birthday card and painted a rock for her to go on her desk at work, though she was afraid that if nanny took the rock to work someone might take it off her desk. don't know why she is worried about that.
nanny, we hope you day had a blessed day !
thanks for being a great mom and nanny, or as mag's would say nan!

Monday, August 4, 2008

got strawberry milk?

billy loves him some strawberry milk to get his day going! so does maggie but she isn't nearly as messy!

captain dann

my cousin told me of a friend of theirs in California that has head trauma very similar to joe's. he was in a car accident 1 year ago today. here is their website . please pray for this family. love you all!