Wednesday, April 29

Catching up Part 2

Let's see, something I left out was for my birthday was that Chris made appointments for me to have my hair done and a manicure and pedicure!! It was great. I had a Saturday with my friends. One slight problem that ended up working out was while at the hair salon (the one I have gone to for years) getting a trim and highlight, I ended up with red and blonde! Needless to say, I didn't ask for red but Shelly fixed it and it was a deep auburn color. It took a little getting used to and I actually had many, many compliments.

Colby moved to his big boy seat! Much better for him and me.

Playing guitar hero! He will definitely will be our lil' drummer.

Easter was great with lots of festivities. The best part I must say was the fact that Chris, Colby and I spent the whole day by ourselves. We don't do that very often, in fact it may be the first time we have done that. It was so nice to be able to just enjoy each other.

The children released balloons after the sunrise service.

We had Colby's picture made with the Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shop. I was very disappointed. You couldn't view the picture for 24 hours and when I did, it was off centered and just not a good pic. Next year we will definitely go to Northpark.

And now Colby will be turning 1 year old tomorrow! Can't believe it. Hope to post many pics of a fun birthday party on Saturday!

Catching Up Part 1

Once again I have been running around with tons to blog about and haven't sat down to blog. So a little catchin' up! Starting on the beginning of the camera!! My friend Jess got a pair of tickets to go see Paula Deen in Jackson and guess who she invited... It wasn't what we expected but a great experience, thanks Jess! SHE IS HILARIOUS!!

Kirsten, a dear friend at work welcomed her precious lil' tot into the world on March 27 @ 3:48 am. Eva Rhea weighed 6lbs even. Kirsten delivered all natural just the way she wanted. It is a wonderful story and I am so proud of her. She is an awesome woman!! Kirsten and her husband CL along with Eva plan to leave on a journey to India in the early part of 2010. They are very strong and mission minded and seem to have a wonderful mission in store. Please view their blog and share in their effort to further God's kingdom.
A snapshot of little Eva in the hospital when I went to visit.

Next would be Disciple Now Weekend '09!! This is the weekend we wait for every year... This is a weekend that begins on Friday night and goes on non-stop until Sunday at 12. Colby stayed with my dad and step-mom for the weekend and never knew he was away from home!! So the games started and we had our first accident! The game was to throw as many frisbees at the other team as you could. Once you were hit with a frisbee you were out and the last one playing one. Don't ask!! Nobody knows where Chris comes up with these games but the kids like this stuff. And every time I needed my camera it was MIA!

Wilton was hit in the face by a frisbee and it busted his lip.

We had four sessions over the weekend that was focused on getting to know God and finding out who we are. It was great material. The girls stayed at one house and the guys stayed in the gym. We had lots of food and fun. Saturday afternoon we had three big blow up games; gladiator, velcro wall and the obstacle course. Saturday night was the worship service and then we rented the skating rink. Let me just say I NEVER thought I would skate again in my life. I did pretty well, wish I could say the same for Chris!! We had a blast and as usual we were exhausted Sunday after the morning service.

Part 2 will be following...

Friday, April 3


Today was a day of reunion for me. While in Wal-Mart, my Friday ritual, I ran into a good friend from school. The last time I saw her was at my wedding shower about five years ago. She looked great and introduced me to her husband and she had her two girls with her. It was so great to see her. Still in Wal-Mart, I got a call from Cathy, a girlfriend at work. She said 'I think I found your dog. What is his name?'. I was like 'no way, where are you, his name is Duke'. I was checking out and we finished our conversation with the assumption it was Duke. She loaded him up in the back of her truck and brought him home. I should have told you before, we came home one day a few weeks ago and our chocolate lab wasn't here. Needless to say we never found him until now! Sure enough, I raced home and it was our Duke. We are so glad he is home!!

Wednesday, April 1

My 26th Birthday!

In case you didn't know my birthday is April 1st! I turned 26 today and don't feel any different. Chris on the other hand turned 26 in January and had a really hard time dealing! All night last night he counted down the hours, 'Three more hours and you'll be old'. I reminded him that he would always be 'older' than me!! It's life, right? Everyone has a birthday and gets a year older... I started the day with a voice note on my phone from my dad and step-mom, multiple text messages from friends and family, breakfast from my in-laws, a phone call from my mom and more to come from other friends, a card in the mail, an e-card and a few happies from some special friends at work. A great start to a great birthday.

So my whole life I have had people playing April Fool's jokes on me. Well today I was working with a patient and their father looked at me and said "You dropped some money on the floor" and pointed behind me. I of course turned around and looked. "April Fools" he said! I just thought I was an expert at all these tricks!!

Then I was preparing for Wednesday night as usual and Chris told me we were having a meeting after church at his moms house. So Erin took Colby for me and me and Chris ran home to get his notebook. We pulled up to the house and I wondered why all these cars were there... Chris said "It is a big meeting". Needless to say, I walked in to a dark house and the lights came on with a loud "SUPRISE"! It was the best suprise!! I had no idea. Everyone pulled it off and it was a great ending to a GREAT BIRTHDAY! Thank you to everyone for making it a special day. I am truly blessed to have such great friends and family.

The Suprise!

Next year I just want a '2' and a '7'!!
Of course he had cake too!

Summer and Jessie
Carey, acting like he is interested!