Archive for January 2011

{Daddy Duty}

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

in our family daddy is usually the one to get Grayden ready for bed at night; putting on jammies, bedtime stories, saying prayers and tucked in. He does a great job and loves that special time between him and Grayden.

A couple nights ago Grayden came out to give me a goodnight kiss like he always does wearing this:


A combo of 3 {different} jammies! There is a one piece footless zipper sleeper underneath, a sleep shirt overtop of that, and a separate bottom finished off with fuzzy blue socks!

They both thought it was quite funny!

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Happy Birthday Love!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Saturday was Robb’s 27th birthday!


We celebrated with my family by going out to eat at the Grill House on Thursday night, and we’ll celebrate with Robb’s fam next Sunday.

The two of us had date night on Saturday to celebrate such a joyous occasion!


We went to Olive Garden and then to Barnes and Nobles where we sat and looked at magazines.


I love doing that but its impossible with Grayden along so thanks Mom and Dad for watching him!


Robb, I hope you had a great day! I thank God for the wonderful dad and husband you are. I love you so much and can’t wait to celebrate many more birthday’s with you!

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rub-a-dub-dub cute boy in the tub

Friday, January 21, 2011

until recently Grayden was never a big fan of taking baths, but lately he has LOVED them!

the fun colored water and soaking with his pal Elmo make it even better!






love those wet lashes

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Last week we had the 3rd and final baby shower for my niece (due in about 4 weeks). One was thrown by a couple friends, one by her mother in law and one by my mom, Lisa and I. There was lots of PINK!

We are all getting anxious to meet her!









My friend Emily welcomed her new baby girl Kinsley Sue on Jan 12. She is such a cutie!


I’ve been on a huge cleaning kick lately,we’re planning on putting our house for sale in the Spring so I’ve been getting a head start on the deep cleaning.

one of my proudest accomplishments was cleaning the grout lines in our kitchen, i had no idea they were that color, so embarrassing!

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Grayden is at such a fun age, he’s like a little sponge and will repeat or copy anything we do and say! Yikes!

He’s putting sentences together and has a HUGE vocabulary, there isn’t much he doesn’t say.

Some faves are “Mom, bless you Mom” when I sneeze. He says “sorry” whenever he trips or falls, goof ball!

When I tickle him he says “no-no Mommy, no!” in between the giggles!

He says “Daddy home?” about 10 times a day!

Whenever I want to hold his hand when we’re walking in a parking lot or whatever he says “amen” because we hold hands when we pray.

Every book I read he calls a “Bible” even if its not.


Speaking of reading, our church is doing a series on the book “The Hole in our Gospel” I’m really liking it so far.



I can’t believe January is more than half over already! Where does the time go?

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Monday, January 17, 2011

I spent some time cleaning out our upstairs room today and came across a box of hundreds of sympathy cards we received after losing Brenham. I sat there on the floor for a LONG time (so long that my leg went severely numb!) reading through them. I got cards from so many people; a few are from strangers that read Brenham's obituary in the newspaper, a man running for State Representative, the people from our local bank, the nursing staff that took care of me and Brenham while I was in the hospital, the dj's from a local Christian radio station, friends from high school, our entire neighborhood, probably every member of our church, our friends and family. I even found a 20 dollar bill in a card from my Grandma (miss you Grandma)!
I was just so touched once again by such caring and thoughtful cards even now, almost 3 years later those cards encouraged me and brought a smile to my face.

A couple weeks ago I got my first ever fan mail letter from a couple of teenage girls (Hi Megan and Taylor & the rest of Mrs. H's 7th Grade GEMS group!) Those girls wrote me the sweetest letter, it made my entire day! And I'm not just saying that, it really did!

It just reminded me how much a simple card or letter of encouragement can mean to someone going through a tough time, I encourage all of you to remember this and challenge you to send a card out to someone this week who could use a little pick me up!

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Best of 2010 Blog Hop

Sunday, January 2, 2011

As I was reading over my blog posts from the past year I can across a couple favorites:
This one always makes me smile!
And this one I love, such a good reminder!
this one makes me ball like a baby!
this will always be a favorite!
another fave of mine.
I would love to read your favorite posts of 2010; so link up so I can take a look!

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