Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tagged...with reflection

So, by virtue to reading her blog on the subject, I have now been tagged to do the following blog-thanks Laura.

1. Go to your pictures folder and open the fourth folder

2. Upload the fourth picture and explain it

3. Tag four friends


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. 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, are officially tagged. Can't wait to see your pictures and memories.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Uninvited Guest

Last night Lexi had just laid down to go to sleep, I was watching "Made of Honor" and talking to Rabu on the phone. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something scurry across the floor down the hall toward our bedrooms. I did not want to move, but I knew that I had to go get the thing out of my house...the nerve of a mouse coming to stay the night without an invitation! So Rabu told me I had to be brave and get the broom and something to catch the mouse in and go find and capture the mouse. EEEEKKKK....that is why I have a husband!! Well he was not home so I had to take care of it.

I went and got the broom and found the mouse in our bedroom, I was so glad it had not gone into Lexi's room... that could have been a disaster. So I knew it was under my dresser so I put a bath and body works bag in the corner and made some noise by the dresser hoping that the mouse would "seek shelter" in the bag. It worked!! So I put my foot on the front of the bag to close it. This was the part that I did not think through... I did not know how I was going to pick the bag up with out letting the mouse out, or it jumping out and clawing my eyes out... it was a vicious little brown mouse I am sure. I decided that I should not try to pick up and carry the bag so I kept my foot on the bag and scooted the bag out of our room and down the hall to the front door. Rabu had told me to open the front door so that I could get rid of it quickly when I had caught it. He is so smart. I scooted the bag to the front door, then as fast as I could bent down and grabbed the handle to the bag and threw the whole bag, mouse and all out on the front porch. I saw the mouse scurry away. Thank God that thing was no longer in my home!! Whew... I felt so brave and strong! :)

So if you have a mouse in your house and you need help getting rid of it, don't call me, I have already done my duty!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fevers, Teeth, and a Cantankerous Child

This weekend was an interesting one. Lexi had a fever off and on all weekend. It broke for a few hours on Saturday to return that evening and then finally broke on Sunday. It is so sad to see the little ball of joy and energy just sit there beside me and stare. She was so tired and lethargic. We have been so blessed to not have much sickness in our family so this was new around our house.

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 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


I went to a funeral today for a wonderful man that I used to work with. He was only 35 and had been fighting cancer for a year. He has a sweetheart of a wife and 7 beautiful children that are going to miss him terribly. We will all miss him and his cheery disposition.

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

It's a...

Our little one on the way is a GIRL!! We are so excited for our little baby girl! She was so wiggly on the ultrasound, but we did get a good pic of her lady parts to be pretty sure its a girl! I am sure Lexi is going to be so excited to have a little sister, and she is going to be an awesome big sister! So all those girly clothes in my attic are going to get to be used again! Yay!

Time is moving slowly

I am trying to wait patiently until our appointment to find out the sex of our baby. The hours seem to be creeping by. I will post the results when I have them. :) I cannot wait. I keep day dreaming about my little one.

Oh and for those who might not have known... today is election day...go out and vote! ;)