Sunday, December 28, 2008

I'll Be Home for Christmas - if only in my dreams!

Since my daddy was stuck in Houston for Christmas and very sad he couldn't come home to be with his kids - his kids took the camera with them everywhere they went and made him a little video. Hopefully, he feels like he didn't miss out too much! We love you, Daddy and missed you and mom alot this Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday C-BUG!

Today Cbug turned 11! I know it is so clichesque to say that time is really going so fast - BUT I IS! IT feels like just yesterday AND eons ago as well - that I was taking little tiny A to gymnastics on a December morning and timing contractions thinking that today could be the day! All of the sudden I realized that I had better get some Christmas shopping done after gymnastics because if this was the day then I was hosed - I knew that as soon as the sweet little CBUG made her appearance - I would NOT be thinking much about buying presents! So, off little A and I went to the mall - still timing mind you and calling Brent every few minutes to tell him they were still going strong! You see - there were still 5 days left before her due date! After I got most of what I wanted to get done at the mall - I made a final quick phone call to Brent and told him to meet me at home - where I wanted to clean for a while before we headed to see the doc!

Once we got to the drs - they made us wait in the waiting room for 2 hours!!!! You see, I didn't feel any pain JUST contractions! So the stinkin nurses didn't think I was in labor - Brent whispered in my ear to make faces like I was hurting so they would take me seriously! They finally got me back in a room about 4ish and as we were heading back the nurse looked at me and told me NO WAY was I in labor - sure enough CBug was born at 6:14PM - less than 2 1/2 hours later!

She has such a sweet heart for others and has brightened up my life! I am so thankful that God chose her to belong to our family! My prayer for her is that she will always have a strong connection with God and that He will use her mightily!

Happy Bday - SWEETIE!

(we had another dance party that involved the wave, balloon baseball, ice cream cake - thanks to Erin - lots of loud screaming, and of course DANCING!) I took lots of pictures but I am still in the same place with being able to upload them - I thought I had worked that out BUT not so much! maybe you can check here and here for pictures from tonight's festivities!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Another SECRET SANTA Post!

Because you went to the back door this time (good thing it was dark when you were running off because we totally saw you! just couldnt tell who you were!) you totally missed the cupcakes and card we had at the FRONT door waiting for you!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Secret Santa - this one is for you!

You (well three of you, anyway!) were almost caught tonight! You guys are super SNEAKY and are making this super fun for us! I actually found myself singing Christmas songs tonight coming home from the grocery store! So, thanks for that!

We can't put the picture of us in our reindeer headbands up because - well, if you read the post below you will see that we can't upload pictures because I can't find the wires I need! go figure!

Don't let the fact that we are trying to catch you keep you away! See ya soon! Oh - and if you find a bag already on our porch - it's yours!!!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

In defense of myself - I took a picture of my shopping outing to ABQ Uptown and I came home fully anticipating on uploading it - BUT can you believe - I can't find the cord that plugs my card reader into my computer to upload the STUPID picture! And since I was so defeated by this turn of events - I boycotted the whole picture taking process TODAY!

My daddy is back in Houston on his 2nd round of "24/hours a day for 5 days chemo drip". Pray for his strength and that God would have mercy on him and keep the side effects minimal. WHOAAAA - what am I saying? Pray that God is so gracious that He keeps the side effects completely AWAY! Thanks