Wednesday, May 28, 2008
So besides all of us learning a bit from God, we have also been enjoying his creation as well. Perryn has finished T-ball and the next big thing will be swimming lessons for the month of June. Teagan will go the first 2 weeks and Perryn will go the last 2 weeks. I have put ALL of our pictures from this month over on the slideshow and when I can get the slip and slide videos put together, I will post them as well...they are REALLY FUNNY.
My absolute FAVORITE picture!!!
Teagan had a hard time making it all the way down the slide...the boy is HEAVY!!
Perryn wanted her picture taken on Grammy's bench. Those sunkissed cheeks are from the day before at her t-ball swim party.
Posted by Elizabeth at 3:53 PM
Monday, May 19, 2008
A few weeks ago, we went to Hill Country Bible Church in Hutto to hear Jacob Vanhorn preach. We have been trying to hook up with him for several weeks if not a month or so. While we were there, they announced their 'Baby bottle' initiative to help the local pregnancy advocacy center. We took a bottle, brought it home, and filled it with our loose change. I kept trying to explain what a pregnancy center was and how it helped young women who got pregnant, but I wasn't sure Perryn really understood. I think it began to click when we dropped the bottle off at the church office on Thursday as we were on our way to Taylor to drop off a baby shower cake.
Well, on Friday, after having a long day of running errands and such. I was a tired mommy, but my heart almost melted when I heard these words, "Mommy, I have a great idea. Let's go get some baby stuff so we can give the pregnancy place a present." As much as I did NOT want to go back out into the heat, I knew we needed to act quickly on Perryn's idea. So she picked out the pink polka dot bag and we headed to Target to find a few things to put in it. We had to wait until today to deliver the package. However, before we could, Perryn had to make them a card to go with it. (I forgot to take a picture of it...bummer it was cute with lady bugs). Anyways, here are some pictures of her delivering the present.
Teagan waiting patiently for us to be finished.
Perryn having her picture taken with the Child Advocate.
Posted by Elizabeth at 9:14 PM
Here are some pictures of Perryn in her last couple of games. Her official last game is on Thursday night at 5:30. She has been doing very well, although her attention span is still about 45 minutes when it comes to both games and practices. She is easily distracted by flowers, butterflies, and wanting to chit chat with everyone else. Gotta love this girl!!
Posted by Elizabeth at 8:56 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
How much do I love these three beautiful people? I don't know if I can even put it into words. They made this Mother's Day absolutely PERFECT. Thank you so much for treating me like royalty this weekend!! I love you all!!
So on Saturday, Perryn and Gabe went out on a 'date' per say to find me the perfect gift. When they got home Perryn couldn't contain her excitement! I wasn't sure if I was supposed to come down the stairs or not. When Gabe assured me I could, here is what I came down to. Perryn put it together ALL by herself. She even had to 'win' a heated discussion as to what color the bow should be. She reminded Gabe that my favorite color is orange and that's what color the bow should be. I love it.
Sunday morning I woke up to find this fun musical card. When you open it up, there is a fun little message from my family and then it starts playing "Unbelievable", it's very cool! Here it is...
Here's Perryn's picture of me with my hot pink 'kitty' on Saturday night!!
Posted by Elizabeth at 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2008
This is especially for my friends Shannon, Kecia, Caroline, Keri, Lauren, Natalie, Kristyn, Sarah, Rebekah, Bethany, Wendi, Angel, and new moms Jenny and Beth. May you have a great day tomorrow. I will post pictures of my Mother's Day in the next day or so...I am getting daily gifts which started today. *I took the following poem from Amy's website (sorry I can't link you since she had to go private until their adoption goes through), but I found it fascinating and beautiful at the same time! Blessings to you all. I love each of you (and miss all of you in the DFW area)!!
This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, "It's okay honey, Mommy's here.
"Who have sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying babies who can't be comforted.This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.
For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween costumes, and all the mothers who DON'T.
This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see. And the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.
This is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on their refrigerator doors. And for all the mothers who froze their buns on metal bleachers at football or soccer games instead of watching from the warmth of their cars. Ad that when their kids asked, "Did you see me, Mom?" they could say, "Of course, I wouldn't have missed it for the world," and mean it.
This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store and swat them in despair when they stomp their feet and scream for ice cream before dinner. And for all the mothers who count to ten instead, but realize how child abuse happens.
This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and explained all about making babies. And for all the (grand)mothers who wanted to, but just couldn't find the words.
This is for all the mothers who go hungry, so their children can eat. For all the mothers who read "Goodnight, Moon" twice a night for a year. And then read it again, "Just one more time."
This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead.
This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook and their daughters to sink a jump shot.
This is for every mother whose head turns automatically when a little voice calls "Mom?" in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are at home -- or even away at college -- or have their own families.This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach aches, assuring them they'd be just FINE once they got there, only to get calls from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick them up. Right away.
This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can't find the words to reach them. For all the mothers who bite their lips until they bleed when their 14 year olds dye their hair green.
For all the mothers of the victims of recent school shootings, and the mothers of those who did the shooting. For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, hugging their child who just came home from school, safely.
This is for all the mothers who taught their children to be peaceful, and now pray they come home safely from a war. What makes a good mother anyway?Is it patience? Compassion? Broad hips? The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew a button on a shirt, all at the same time?Or is it in her heart? Is it the ache she feels when she watches her son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time? The jolt that takes her from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 A.M. to put her hand on the back of a sleeping baby? The panic, years later, that comes again at 2 A.M. when she just wants to hear their key in the door and know they are safe again in her home?Or the need to flee from wherever she is and hug her child when she hears news of a fire, a car accident, a child dying? The emotions of motherhood are universal and so our thoughts are for young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation...
And for mature mothers learning to let go.
For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers. Single mothers and married mothers.
Mothers with money, mothers without.
This is for you all. For all of us... Hang in there. In the end we can only do the best we can. Tell them every day that we love them. And pray and never stop being a mother...Author unknown
Posted by Elizabeth at 9:09 PM
Thursday, May 1, 2008
1. 5 Things I Couldn't Live Without for Under $5
-sonic/chick fil a tea with lemon
2. 5 Favorite Movies
-13 Going on 30
3. 5 Baby Names I Love But Won't Use
4. 5 Songs I Could Listen To Over and Over Again
-Amazing Grace (My chains are gone) by Chris Tomlin
-Cinderella by Stephen Curtis Chapman
-Would You Go With Me by Josh Turner
-Your Man by Josh Turner
-Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
5. 5 People Who Have Influenced My Life In A Positive Way
-Shannon, Kecia, & all my friends at The Village Church
6. 5 Things That Stay In My Purse At All Times
-Cake/Craft business cards
7. 5 Moments That Have Changed My Life Forever
-Becoming a Christian
-Recovery @ The Village
-Moving to Lewisville/Dallas
-Becoming a mom
8. 5 Obessions I Have Right Now
-Getting birth announcements done for friends as gifts
-potty training Teagan
-Finding a church
-Other scrapbooking creations for my business
9. 5 Places I Would Like To Go
-New York City
10. 5 People I Would Like To See Their Top Five
**On a side note: Perryn and Teagan had their well appointments today.....Perryn is weighing in at 36lbs and is 40in tall, she also got 3 shots today. Teagan is weighing in at 32lbs and is 37in tall, and he got 1 shot today. It's been an interesting day!!
Posted by Elizabeth at 6:36 PM