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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Must See Video for EVERYONE

I ask that you all show this to everyone you know. Anyone who is a caretaker, moms, dads...EVERYONE.

Be thankful for your babies. They are to be treasured.

Pray for baby Kaleb.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Thanks Amanda for the tag!
Here are the rules:
1. Choose the 4th picture folder on your computer.
2. Choose the 4th picture.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same.

Funny how I have a picture of myself on my computer... I think this was Bible study night at our house when we used to teach the college/career class at Calvary. (See the guy standing there holding a Bible?) Who knows what I was doing in this picture...but isn't my posture great!
Okay, everyone who reads this is tagged!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Well I'm a few hours early, but I thought I would get a jump on everyone else!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

22 Things I Love About My Baby

  1. I love how you say “book read” when you want me to read you a book.
  2. I love when you say “by back” when you are pretending to go away and come back.
  3. I love how you grunt and say “heavy” when something is heavy for you.
  4. I love when you swing and you say “down” when you are ready to move on to something else, and then you make your rotations to every piece of equipment on the swing.
  5. I love how you do your ABC and 123 puzzle and you know the letters and numbers!
  6. I love how you get all the empty cups and dishes and put them in the sink.
  7. I love how you kiss all your teddy grahams before you eat them.
  8. I love how you want to pray at dinner time.
  9. I love when you say “walk” when you want to get down.
  10. I love how you’ve started wanting to put on your own shoes.
  11. I love hearing you clap & cheer when you hear it on TV or the radio.
  12. I love how you say “puppy” when you see the neighbor’s dog’s nose under our fence.
  13. I love how you point out the shapes on the street signs when we are driving around.
  14. I love how you help me with grocery shopping by putting the items in the cart and then on the belt when we check out.
  15. I love how you’ve started copying everything I say.
  16. I love how you say “hi” when you are playing and I walk into the room.
  17. I love how well you are doing in Sunday school with Ms. Becky.
  18. I love how you put everything in its place…just how you want it to go.
  19. I love how you look to your Daddy for approval. You love him so much!
  20. I love hearing you sing in the back seat along with the radio.
  21. I love hearing you read your books to Mommy.
  22. I love hearing you talk. I just love your little voice!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


What is with our street? Last night about...oh...12:30AM or so, we had about 7 police cars on our street, and they were raiding a house across the street from us. 3 people got handcuffed, and they took a bunch of photos. What is going on, I wonder? Here we are thinking we've moved into a safe neighborhood, and we have this stuff going on. I don't think I've ever seen the abundance of police cars on one street as I've seen on our street the whole time we've lived here. But kudos to the Rosenberg Police Department for taking care of business and making our street safer for all of us!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Update #5 the urging of a fellow blogger, here is my update on Bryan's interview. He thinks the interview went well. He's not sure if he will be picked because he doesn't have the exact qualifications necessary for the position. But he knows he could be very good at the job if he was allowed to learn the ropes. We are fine either way. Bryan is happy he is finally starting to get calls for interviews, and that can only lead to good things!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Update #4

Bryan has a job interview at 10am tomorrow. Please be praying for him! Thanks!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008


I just wanted to say "thank you" to all my Bible study ladies. Your kind words and prayers today really lifted me up. I'm so thankful to God for bringing me to your group.

Friday, October 24, 2008

In desperate need of prayer

Hi all,

Well, unless we are totally off base, we don't think Bryan got the job. His current company is being evicted Monday so Bryan will be totally without a job. Guys please pray for me. I heard a testimony on Wednesday from a woman who described her time of trial as she was barely holding on with the very tips of her fingers and ready to just let go and give up. Well that is where I am now. I'm really struggling today with keeping that line of communication open with God. I really want to just shut everything off. I'm so angry right now. Bryan is such a loyal, hard worker and we have struggled with this issue our entire marriage. I just don't understand. I don't... I'm sorry to vent, but we really just need a break from all of this. It is really starting to take its toll on us as a family.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Real Life Court TV...or maybe COPS

So I'm calmly perusing Facebook tonight, listening to Bryan & David play with his stereo...when all of a sudden I hear a bang. I immediately recognized that it was our fence gate being slammed. I paused for a minute thinking "Is someone in our back yard?" My question is quickly answered with "Stop MF!" How lovely... So I jump up and look out the window to see 2 police officers running through my back yard and one climbing over the fence into my back yard...apparently chasing someone.

Boy am I glad I wasn't having a party back there or something. What a nice surprise that would have been! least we know we are protected...

Maybe I'll see my house on COPS.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Update #3

They still have one person left to interview, BUT Bryan is their lead candidate. We should know something by next Wednesday! I'm praying they pick Bryan.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Our Adventure in the ER

What a lovely title, huh? Not really an adventure...more like an hour of waiting around. David decided after dinner he wanted to climb up in a chair and then fall head-first onto our kitchen floor. Being the new parents that we are, the bump looked a little large & suspicious so we decided it was best to head to the ER.

We got there with David screaming and crying which disturbed us even more because he usually calms down in the car. But within 20 minutes we knew he was going to be okay because he was trying to explore the entire hospital.

He is thankfully okay, but they decided to check him out to make sure. We have a fun night ahead of us, as we have to wake him up every 2 hours to make sure he is okay.

But my main purpose is to give thanks to God for keeping His hand of protection over our little baby boy. I think I was worse off than David because I probably aged 20 years in one hour.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

21 Things I Love About My Baby


  1. I love how you mimic everything we say. You are so smart!
  2. I love how you put your puzzle together all by yourself. It is so fun to see your little mind at work.
  3. I love how you could go outside and swing all day if we would let you.
  4. I love hearing you sleep in your room. Sometimes I even sneak in to watch you sleep.
  5. I love how you & Daddy play 3-2-1 blast off every morning.
  6. I love how you laugh when Daddy tickles you.
  7. I love how you run.
  8. I love when you give me kisses.
  9. I love how you point to Midnight’s bowl when it is empty.
  10. I love watching you learn.
  11. I love seeing you do your ABC puzzle and how you are starting to know what the letters are.
  12. I love how when you are done eating you are ready to clean up right away…just like Mommy!
  13. I love it when you put your head on my shoulder and let me cuddle with you.
  14. I love your curiosity.
  15. I love how you carry your ball up the stairs and let it roll down. You get so tickled.
  16. I love how you wipe your mouth when you are done eating…just like a big boy!
  17. I love how you “blow” your nose.
  18. I love playing peek-a-boo with you.
  19. I love eating breakfast with you.
  20. I love how you get so happy when your Daddy gets home from work.
  21. I love seeing the world through your eyes.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Update #2

Bryan's interview at BCM went well yesterday. We are hoping to hear something by early next week. I hope he gets this job!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Hi all,

Bryan will be going for a 2nd interview on Thursday to meet other staff members. No time yet, but please pray that everything goes well and that God will just speak His words through Bryan. Thanks everyone!

Oh, check out this blog. It was just what I needed to read today. Love you all!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Please pray

Hi all,

Bryan has a job interview via phone on Monday at 10am. Please pray for this to be a successful interview! Thanks guys!


Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'm still here!

Hey all. I know I haven't posted in a while. Sorry! (I'm not sure anyone reads anyway.) I've been working the past couple of weeks at my old job - just to fill in for someone while she was on vacation. Bryan stayed home with David, because he's not getting paid anyway.

It was interesting going back to work. I now know what it is like being a working mom, and I have to say "I don't like it!" The actual working part was okay. I got to work with my former coworker, which was nice. And it was a lot more laid back than it used to be. But all-in-all it was a good experience, and of course I would be willing to help out if they ever need me in the future.

But I can say for certain that my main priority is my son. I'm so glad to be back at home with him. I'm so thankful that God has allowed me the opportunity to be able to stay home with him, because I know so many mothers who aren't able to do it even though they want to. I know my calling is to be a stay-at-home mom, and working away from home for two weeks just confirmed it. My heart wasn't in being away from home.

We survived Ike with very minor damage to our fence and a few shingles missing. My sis & my niece are back at home and getting on with their normal lives. I miss my dad staying with us, though. I was getting used to our talks in the evening when he got home from work.

Oh I have to share how proud of David I am. He just recently started saying "Octagon" and actually pointing to the shape. It feels so wonderful to have all that hard work starting to pay off! I love my little blessing from God.

Anyway, that's all I have for now. Not much else going on... Talk to y'all later!

Friday, September 12, 2008

20 Things I Love About My Baby

9/11/08 - 20 months

  1. I love how you spin around and around and make yourself fall down and you laugh so hard.
  2. I love how you start talking and you have entire conversations, even though I don’t always know what you are saying.
  3. I love how you lay down next to Midnight and cuddle with him when he is on the floor next to you.
  4. I love how you like to help me around the house. You help Mommy so much with the laundry and dishes, and you are a little pro at cleaning up your room!
  5. I love how you say “Hey” to people all around you and how you say it when you like something Mommy has said.
  6. I love how you like to sit on the bathroom counter and brush your teeth while I brush mine.
  7. I love how you like to pray before our meals. Sometimes you hold out your hands over and over and insist that we “paay”.
  8. I love how you point out trucks, flags, towers, cranes, trains and planes when we are driving!
  9. I love your one dimple!
  10. I love when we go out in your wagon. I love pulling you around and watching you point out the birds, clouds and trees.
  11. I love how you go get my shoes, put them on, and then go get your shoes when you want to go outside and play.
  12. I love how you go to the CD player and start pushing the on/off button when you want to listen to your music.
  13. I love when you like a song and start singing and swaying to the music.
  14. I love cuddling on the couch with you in the morning while I enjoy my coffee and you enjoy your milk.
  15. I love how you will bring a book to me when you want to read.
  16. I love how you help me water the plants! You are so good at pointing out which ones I’ve missed.
  17. I love how you push your rocket and wagon around the house and roll up the rugs so you can have hills to roll over.
  18. I love when you crawl up into the chair in Mommy’s & Daddy’s bedroom and are so proud to sit there like a big boy.
  19. I love hearing you talk and play in the morning before Daddy comes to get you out of bed.
  20. I love how when you find something on the floor that doesn’t belong, you immediately pick it up and bring it to me.
  21. I love your sweet nature, good sense of humor, eagerness to laugh and most of all your kisses and hugs!

Okay that's 21 but I thought of an extra one!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Proud of My Boy

Okay so I said I would update everyone on how David's first week of MDO went. I'm just going to say he did great! He only cried a few minutes and then (according to his teachers) he was fine for the rest of the day.

Tuesday when I went to pick him up, he gave me a big "HI" and then went back to playing with his toy. That was so funny. I was like "well you got over me fast". Ha ha.

Thursday he was a little more hesitant to go in, because he knew what was going on. So he was crying before I even took him into the room. It is so hard to leave him when he is crying, but they say that's the best thing to do. Then while eating my lunch alone (sniff, sniff), I called to see if he was napping and he was! That made me feel tons better, because he usually refuses to sleep anywhere except his bed.

They send home a report with everything he does for the day which is like opening a present when I get in the car. I can't wait to get him buckled in, so I can see what he's been doing all day!

Okay that's all for now. Hope everyone has a great week!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We got one!

Bryan got a paycheck!!! Everyone join me in praising God for his faithfulness!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy LaBoar Day!

Happy Labor Day! Did anyone get any rest? I didn’t. This was a power-packed weekend. Saturday we took Bryan’s step-mom out to celebrate her b-day. Pappasito’s, yum! Next time you go, you should have the lobster quesadillas. Mmmm. Bryan’s sister, Leslie was there and her son, Kazz who didn’t seem to want to be there for lunch. Sorry Kazz, I know you don’t like hanging out with us old folks.

Sunday evening (yes we went to church Sunday morning) we went to a luao, hosted by a long-time co-worker friend of ours. He’s always been a blast to hang out with, along with his wife. The theme was LaBoar day, so in traditional luao style, they roasted a whole pig appropriately named Gustav. That was interesting to watch, but even yummier to eat. Thanks Gustav! The only part of the evening that wasn’t desirable for me was the fact that it was outdoors in the evening. If you refer to my previous post, I do not like eating outdoors while competing with the flies for my food or being attacked by blood-thirsty mosquitoes. But David was happy to go swimming with Daddy, and he had a great time which is all that really matters anyway. All in all, it was a great time.

Today we went to Dad’s house for a barbeque with my sis, Melissa, and her husband, Aaron. My sweet niece & nephew were there too, whom David just loves. But Dad was working, so he wasn't there. :( We had yummy brisket & sausage. Good job Aaron! Oh yeah and we ate indoors which was awesome! So the only one I was competing with for my food was David. Ha ha.

So that’s the tale of our adventurous weekend. I can’t wait until tomorrow, so I can rest a little! :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Great Test Run!

Today was open house at Mother's Day Out. So yesterday David and I went shopping for his first little backpack. It is so cute and tiny! He helped me pick it out, which was adorable and he was so excited to hold it in the cart while we finished our he knew that was just for him. This morning I got up early and made little labels for all of his things he needs to take with him. (We didn't really need all this until Tuesday when he starts, but hey that's how I am. Actually he woke us up at 5:30 this morning, so I figured what the heck. May as well do it now.)

I was so nervous because I wasn't sure how David would react and I wasn't totally 100% with wanting to leave him. But when I walked in his room, I was so relieved. They are so friendly! David has his own little cubby with his name on it, and his name is on the wall too with the other kid's names.

Bryan and I had to drop him off so we could go into the chapel for some basic information. (Yes, Bryan took the day off of work because he's such a wonderful, caring hubby and daddy.) David cried for a few minutes, but when we went back to pick him up he was just playing and having such a good time. His teachers, Ms. Gail and Ms. Rina, said that he only cried for a few minutes and then started playing for the rest of the time. That made me feel so good to see that he wasn't suffering. I'm so proud of my baby boy!

Well that's all for now. I'll post an update soon after he starts officially next week. I just had to share with everyone!

Friday, August 22, 2008


I was tagged to list 6 random things about myself.

Here are the tagging rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Write 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
4. If you're tagged, DO IT and pass on the tag

1. I am considered an oddball because I enjoy staying home with my 19-month old rather than "use my talents" in the workforce.

2. I hate the heat. I'd rather do anything indoors than step foot outside during the summer. By the way...what is the big deal on eating outside in the summer? Why would anyone want to sweat & eat & swat away flies from their food? Why can't we eat outside late fall/early winter/early spring???

3. If my budget would allow it, I would eat out every day and never cook. Even better would be to hire a personal chef! That would be awesome.

4. One of the highlights of my day since I can remember is opening my mail. Don't ask my why...I have no life and I'm weird. So send me a letter!

5. I am an activist (informally) against having your baby at Oakbend Hospital.

6. Both of our vehicles are at least 10 years old, because we love the feeling of having no payment so much that we can't make ourselves shop for a new one.

Now, to pass this on. I tag the following people:

Okay...that's only four - but I don't know that many bloggers!

Sunday, August 17, 2008



Today is your birthday but you are no longer here to celebrate with us. We miss you so much. Little Aaron's birthday celebration was yesterday and I know you would have gone all out to make it special for him. But his mommy is doing a great job. You would be proud. Dad misses you so much. I don't know how much longer he can keep going like this. I pray everyday that I can do something to ease his pain, but I don't know if I'm the one who can do it. David is growing so much, you wouldn't believe. I talk to him about you all the time so he will know who you are. He pointed to your picture the other day and said "Mammaw". We are so proud of him.

We miss you mom. But I'm so happy you are celebrating in heaven. You are having the time of your life, and probably sewing all kinds of little girl dresses up there.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

This and That

Ok I have to share this pic of David. He's so serious about his History lesson.

This weekend this channel BabyFirst TV has been offering a free preview. I don't normally like to let David watch a lot of TV, but I love this channel. I saw the message about the free preview, and I really cannot resist anything that's free. So I turned it on and David was mesmerized by it and was pointing to the objects on the screen that he knows like bird, ball and other things. It was so neat to watch. David was watching the show, and I was watching him. Maybe when Bryan starts getting a regular paycheck I'll actually subscribe to this one!

I'm starting a play group during the week for any moms and toddlers who want to join in. Here is the link.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mother's Day Out

Well I've decided to put David in MDO. I hope this is a good decision. I really think he needs to be around other little kids his age. The past few weeks he has not wanted to be around anyone but me - not even Bryan. I don't know if this is normal behavior. But it will be hard not having him home for two days a week. Sniff, sniff. What am I going to do with myself?

Oh today when we got home from the church, David was in his carseat and when Bryan went around to get him David looked at him, pointed to his cracker and said "craca". So cute. I guess he liked how we responded because he went around for the next twenty minutes saying "craca, craca, craca".

Tomorrow I'm officially starting my weight-loss diet. I'm counting on all of you to keep me accountable! ;)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

As requested

Okay, so after many requests I've finally started a blog. I can't promise you it will be exciting, but hey it is my life...what can I say?

So today Bryan stayed home today because of Edouardo... Can I just say another media hype? I understand that it was a possibility that Edouardo would be coming our way, but really? I was thoroughly amused at how they covered. "Well this has been a good trial run." I wasn't too disappointed to have Bryan home, though. And it's not like they are going to withhold his pay...wait a minute... If it were up to me, he would stay home everyday he doesn't get a paycheck. Ugh. Don't get me started.

Oh I have to show you all this picture. This was my funny point of the day.

Yes that is my son with oven mitts on his feet. You can thank his Daddy for that. I started with good intentions of trying to get David interested in helping me cook dinner, but you can see where this went.