Monday, October 25, 2010


Little Man is NINE!
Where do the YEARS go?

This year I decided that we weren't going to have a HUGE party like we have the past eight years.  I thought something much smaller would be better so Logan invited NINE friends to SLEEPOVER (I know, WHAT WAS I THINKING!?!?).   Honestly, I couldn't have asked for a better group of boys.  I am ALMOST ready to do it again!

We had a campfire (supervised by dad, Mr. Phillip, Mrs. Vikki, & Jackie ~ thank yall!) where we cooked hot dogs and smores ~ we had plenty of chips, plenty of drinks, and yummy cookie cake (with the coolest #9 sparkler candle).  We had activities going on everywhere ~ outside we had acrobats on the trampoline, skateboarders, bike riders, runners and inside we had video games going on three different tv's plus the DS's and DSi's that were brought!  (Thank you for the trampoline supervision Carly!)  (Thank you Mom for saving the night and running into town and purchasing the correct controller for the XBox and thank you Lara & Shannon for sticking around and helping inside.) (And thank you to all that came ~ adults & children ~ that made Logan's birthday so special.)

Around midnight, when I couldn't go any longer I coaxed all the boys to the living room so we could watch How To Train a Dragon.  I just knew that laying down would get the boys calmed and ready to sleep but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - I had to coax them to sleep....around 2 a.m.  I got a really good nights sleep - until they were ready to go again at 6:30 a.m.  Oh boy!  To be NINE again!

Monday, Logan's actual birthday, I took cookies to his class for his classmates to enjoy.  I'm so thankful that Hudson PEP allows us to do such a thing!   And, to top the day off, Logan was treated to Papacita's for supper.  The staff sang to him and he wasn't so sure what to think about that ~ he was a bit embarrassed!

All in all I believe that this years celebration was a success!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Nine Years Ago (and a few days)

  On October 18, 2001 all my dreams came true! There wasn't anything I wanted more than to become a mom but when I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 21 I thought my dream would never come true. Obviously God could see years down the road and He had bigger and better plans than I could have ever imagined. I was blessed with the most beautiful baby I'd ever seen!

Our first picture together! 

So In Love

Before Surgery at Children's Medical Center, Dallas

First Feeding From a Bottle
One Month Old

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Razorback BFF

((Not the best of pictures....but no one knows what we went through to get it!))
I finally caught up with my BFF from my Arkansas days! 
 It was a wonderful reunion. 
 Donna and I are so much alike and so different at the same time
 ~ oh the fun we had! 
 She is truly one of those friends that I can go years without talking to
(I know because we have)
 and we are able to pick right back up where we left off.
I could tell some stories....but without her permission I won't!