Monday, March 23, 2009

Mimi's Birthday

Saturday was Mimi's Birthday. So, Sunday after church, we went to McMinnville for dinner and some play time. Nanny cooked a wonderful vegetable soup, cornbread, and crescent hot dogs. I made a chocolate on chocolate cake with strawberries on the side for desert. We had a great time visiting. Even though it was Mimi's Birthday party, she painted mine and Mylie's toes! I guess I should have painted hers! Here are some pictures from yesterday.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Date Night

So the other night, Justin and I had the opportunity to go to a "grown up" party. It seems like when you have children, most of the parties that you attend are children's birthday parties, baby showers, or wedding showers. I'm not complaining, I like going to those as well, but it is very nice to go to a gathering as a couple all dressed up! We had such a fun time at Rae and Scott's reception at the Stones River Country Club. I had the chance to see a few friends that I haven't seen in some years. The party was wonderful, the food was great, and the decorations were beautiful. It is rare that I would like a picture of myself, and post it, but here it is. I thought this one wouldn't break the screen.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Meet Kaydence

***Update, Kaydence did well through the surgery. Keep Praying!******

This is baby Kaydence. She is the second child of our good friends, Hilary and Brian Holmes. She is Micha's little sister. We met the Holmes over two years ago when both Hilary and I were pregnant with our first child. We were in a baby class with them at the hospital. From that class several couples formed a baby group that got together once a week for dinner and play. This continued until the babies were a little older than 1. We no longer get together as a group, but the Holmes have stayed good friends of ours. Hilary stays home with Micha and we have continued with play dates when we can coordinate our schedules. I am writing this tonight asking for your prayers for this little girl. Kaydence is in the NICU at Vandy. Since birth she has struggled with breathing on her own. She has come such a long way but has a lot further to go. Tomorrow she is having surgery at 10:30 am. Please, Please, say a special prayer for her, the doctors caring for her, and her parents. Also, please add her to your prayer list. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet her today and she is just precious.

A little side note, Jacob Tuley is Kaydence's neighbor at Vandy. He is another baby that needs your prayers. His aunt is Jenny Reynolds Tuley from McMinnville. We grew up in the same church. Small world.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Snow Pictures

We finally got snow over an inch! I am guessing there was at least 4 inches everywhere and more than that in the drifts. When we woke up on Sunday morning, Justin could not wait to take Mylie outside to play in the snow. I haven't seen him this excited about snow ever. He usually doesn't even like to talk about snow because of his job. It would mean long cold hours on the road. But, Sunday was different I guess because he didn't have to work. Here are a few pictures from Sunday morning.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Don't mean to neglect...

just had some more important things to take care of. Hope to be blogging regularly soon. Meanwhile, here is a poem I ran across on another blog that I read. I really enjoyed reading it and I hope you will to. It is written by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton.

Song for a Fifth Child.

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.