Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Baby is 4!!!!

Wow, I can't believe my Annalise Grace is already 4 years old. It has been a blast and adventure having this sweet girl in our home! She loves life and people and her joy and smile are contagious.

Happy Birthday Annalise, We love you tons!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy 35th Birthday, Ryan

My Love

My Constant Laughter

My Best Friend

Everyone calls you amazing, but I just call you Mine!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Dragonfly....Nanaw

You would think after 6 months of losing my dear nanaw that the pain would seem less and time would heal and it has. However, it doesn't take long when I see her picture to remember the fond memories and try to remember her sweet voice. It seems as the holidays near, I am thinking of her more often and how she's really gone and wont be around for the holidays. Its hard. But this I know, she's complete and with Jesus, and nothing could be sweeter to her. I know she would tell me so....
(Enjoy this poem)

The Dragonfly Story

Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water
under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle
in a community of water beetles. They lived a simple
and comfortable life in the pond with few
disturbances and interruptions.

Once in a while, sadness would come to the community
when one of their fellow beetles would climb
the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again.
They knew when this happened; their friend was dead,
gone forever.

Then, one day, one little water beetle felt
an irresistible urge to climb up that stem.
However, he was determined that he would not leave forever.
He would come back and tell his friends
what he had found at the top.
When he reached the top and climbed out of the water
onto the surface of the lily pad, he was so tired,
and the sun felt so warm, that he decided he must take a nap.

As he slept, his body changed and when he woke up,
he had turned into a beautiful blue-tailed dragonfly
with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying.

So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty
of a whole new world and a far superior way of life
to what he had never known existed.
Then he remembered his beetle friends
and how they were thinking by now he was dead.
He wanted to go back to tell them,
and explain to them that he was now more alive
than he had ever been before.
His life had been fulfilled rather than ended.

But, his new body would not go down into the water.
He could not get back to tell his friends the good news.
Then he understood that their time would come,
when they, too, would know what he now knew.
So, he raised his wings and flew off
into his joyous new life!

~Author Unknown~
from MountainWings.com

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

I Love Fall

One of my favorite things in this life is the changing of seasons. I'm just sorry I live in an area that doesn't actually see all 4 seasons but grateful that the Fall time does bring about a change.

I love Fall because it brings new, warm smells.
I love Fall because the colors abound powerfully.
I love Fall because it ushers in the cooler weather.
I love Fall because its football season.
I love Fall because it means the holidays are upon us.
I love Fall because my birthday is always right with Thanksgiving and I am always with my family.
I love Fall because i love pumpkin bread or really anything with pumpkin in it.
I love Fall because its the first season you decorate your home.

I am thankful for how the seasons come and go and bring a new freshness we all need. I already got my Fall lotion and candles so now I'm really getting the itch to get those decorations out. So, holding on to one more week and then my home will be Fall converted. Yippee!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

So What Would You Do.....

To Get a Free Chick-fil-A Sandwich?????

Dress your entire family in your favorite team Logo to get a free sandwich on Labor Day! :) Yes, the entire family had our team logo shirts and cheerleading outfits on just to get that juicy, crispy chicken sandwich we all love.

We love Chick-A-Lay! (as the girls would say)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

And She's Off.....

I can't believe our spunky baby girl is growing up this fast!

(age 2)

So here is to Annalise Grace, as she starts her first day of Pre-K.
We love you tons short stack.

First Day of Pre-K