Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
2. From the folder with some pictures from my sweet friend Amanda, pictured with me. Amanda and I are at one of my baby showers. I am 37 weeks pregnant with Lexi. Amanda came from Arkansas to see me and to help me get the room ready for Lexi-Bear. Amanda and I have known each other for since summer of 1999. We met at the best kamp in the world, Kids Across America. www.kidsacrossamerica.org In 2000 we were co-counselors and we had the best time! She is a very faithful friend, and she shares the same love for the Texas Longhorns as I do. Love you Manna!
3. As far as tagging... Joy, Karen, Mindy...you are officially tagged. Can't wait to see your pictures and memories.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Just when we saw a glimmer of our Lexi back on Sunday night, Monday morning she woke up "in a mood". She did not want anything but to be held. We tried to feed her, she threw a fit, we tried to give her milk, she threw a fit, we tried to give her a bath, she threw a fit...do you see a pattern here? So I did what all good moms do, I loaded her up in the car and went to Starbucks. Ha Ha, I know that sounds very selfish, but I knew we were going to have a day ahead so a pumpkin spice latte and slice of pumpkin loaf couldn't hurt. I also got Lexi a blueberry muffin. The car ride relaxed her and when we got home she ate the muffin. So all day she acted sick but did not have a fever. That is when the mommy radar clued in...this must be teething as other moms know it. We have again been blessed with teething so far. Lexi only has four teeth and they came in with no trouble at all. It appears she is working on two teeth coming in, so her behavior made sense. No wonder she did not want to eat, it probably hurt. No wonder she was clingy, she was in pain. So we gave her some Tylenol and she was a lot more pleasant.
In light of the last couple day's events Lexi has been quite cantankerous. But really do you blame her? I would be too if I had a fever and then just when I got over that, my mouth started hurting... yeah, that would put me in a bad mood and I would want my mommy too!
Today she is doing a little better, but still seems irritated with her mouth.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
As my heart aches for this family in their loss, I cannot help but be thankful. I am thankful for salvation, and God's grace and love. I am thankful for my wonderful husband and sweet baby girls. I am thankful for a family that loves me for who I am. I am thankful for health and life for myself and those I love.
So today, and with the Thanksgiving season here, think about what you are thankful for. The simple things, the things we might at first glance not notice or take for granted. If you want, leave a comment and tell us what you are thankful for.
I am thankful for all of you!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Oh and for those who might not have known... today is election day...go out and vote! ;)
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
On Sunday we went to Tahlequah to celebrate with my family. It was a lot of fun, we ate (what Garcias do best), painted pumpkins, and watched football!
Then when I returned to work on Tuesday my cube was decorated with all kinds of "happy birthday" garb and we had a princess tea party complete with tiara and wands. The theme was from 30 to 3. Very sweet of the girls in the office to do!
So here I am feeling very celebrated and thankful for my family, friends, and living the life that I have so far. The amazing part is that I have years and years to come!
Thank you to all who made me feel so celebrated! Love you all!