Thursday, December 31, 2009


Hunter used to flirt with girls. He would walk clumsily over to them and reach out to touch them, then smile and back away as they would look at him. He stopped doing that for a while because he became a little scared of strangers. Today he decided to start using his words instead of touch like he used to. He waved at a cashier and said Hi! She said he was so cute that he can get away with anything.
I am so excited to see Hunter starting to use his words. He used to sign please and thank you, but now he sais the word as he signs it. His word of choice now is "Mom". He calls everyone mom to get their attention and laughs if they correct him and say their name. He is a little tease, but he is so cute he can get away with it.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Can you believe that there are only FIVE days until Christmas?
I can't.
This month has gone by WAY to fast. In fact, this YEAR has gone by way to fast.
It seems like they are starting to get faster and faster.
I don't like it.
It means that my little boy will be growing up too fast. Can you believe he is almost 2 years old?
I can't. (Really, it makes my heart hurt to think about it)

But I am so lucky to have him.

I am also lucky to have a Savior in my life who leads me every day.
Where would I be without Christ in my life? And as we are getting closer to Christmas, I can't help but think about what the Lord did for us. He made the biggest sacrifice of all.
He suffered, so I could live. He suffered so that I could come to this earth and choose whether I was going to wear a red shirt or a blue shirt tomorrow. He did that...for me. What am I doing to repay him?

I sure hope I am doing enough, and what he has asked me to do. Because that's a pretty big debt to repay.

Good thing is he doesn't expect us to pay that debt back. He did it willingly. He did it, knowing that he wouldn't be paid back for it. He did it out of the kindness of His heart. Out of pure love. He wants us to live our lives the BEST that way can! He never asked us to be perfect. Just to do the best we can, so that we can live with Him again.
I can't wait.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Night Confessions

Yes, I know I have not done these the last couple of weeks. I give you permission to beat me. No..not you. But you, over there, in the...oh wait. Nevermind.
Here we go.
  • The other day at work, my vision went funny. In one eye, it went somewhat blurry, but only in part of the eye. So I could see fine through some of it, but it had some blurry/funny looking patches going through my eye. And it really kind of worried me. It lasted about 1.5 to 2 hours. I think it was from the migraine I had the night before, but I'm not sure. I played around with my contact to make sure that wasn't it, and it wasn't. Afterwards, my eye just kind of throbbed a little bit. I need to get to an eye doctor and have my eyes checked out again. But it kind of has me freaked out a little bit.
  • I am NOT a good working mom. I hate going to work. I feel like I waited so long for Bubba to come to our family, that I don't want to miss out on anything that he is going through. I want to be here for him. There are a lot of moms out there that like the chance to work, because it gives them some time away, to socialize with other adults and everything. And while that is nice, at my work we are so busy that I don't talk to anyone else there. And I really would rather just be at home with Bubba. I'm glad it's only a few more weeks.
  • I can not believe that Christmas is only 2 weeks away. I really can't believe that we are half way through the month. And we are almost to 2010. Has it really been 10 years since it turned 2000? I can't believe it. Time is going by to fast.
  • I watched Dr. Phil today and was almost disgusted by it. I never watch Dr. Phil, but they didn't portray adoption as it should be portrayed. They portrayed a very negative side of it. Yes, not every adoption story is a full box of sunshine, but why focus on just the bad and the ugly? Why not show some that are great? Isn't that a large portion of adoptions? Maybe I am naive, but I really think they could have done better. And I will go back to not watching Dr Phil. My life is better without it.
  • I have a virtual fishtank. I have it on facebook. Bubba checks his fish every day, we feed them, sell them, and buy new ones. It is all done very quickly, and if any die I can click them away without Bubba seeing them. He likes the fish, and will come over saying "fishy" as he tries to see them. That and they are just kind of fun. :-)
Ok, I think I am going to go to bed now. Enjoy. :-)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

I know this is like a week late, but I have been busy with being a mom, working, and trying to fit everything else into the crazy schedule that has become my life. Haha. For Thanksgiving, Aunt Wendy was able to come down, and Chris and Tab were able to come home! YAY!! We were SO excited to spend time with them! They spent all of Thanksgiving day with us, eating, playing games, and just having fun. We decided that since this might be one of the last times we are all together for a while, we would try and take more pictures. (Got to take advantage of every moment we have!) This time, they weren't at midnight, they were in the middle of the day, and we had light to work with!

Here is Sam, Bubba, and I. Bubba had mud ALL over his shoes. Silly boy.

Here is Grandma and Grandpa with the two grandkids.

Here is Tanielle. She's gorgeous.

Here are these three. I really like this picture.

Kaleigh, what can I say, is she ever NOT looking good in pictures?

Jackie and Brandon. Can you believe they've been married more than 6 months now? WOW!


Here is Chris, Tab, and DK. I love this little family!

Mom and Dad

And here is our big group picture. I really like how this one turned out, and have to thank Wendy who came and spent Thanksgiving with us for taking it for me! Thanks Wendy!

After spending the day together, Chris, Tabitha, Kaleigh, my mom and I (Curtis fell asleep in the car) went out to try and get into Toy's R Us at midnight. It was CRAZY! We waited in line in the cold for more than 2 hours, then finally made it in the store, most of the things we wanted were gone, and we had to wait another HOUR in the store to check out! By the time we got home at almost 4:00 I only had an hour before I had to leave for work! I worked from 5:45am to about 2:00 in the afternoon. I went home, but Bubba wouldn't let me take a nap. So I didn't go to bed until almost midnight that night. It was crazy, but so much fun spending it with family! I love them!