Friday, July 31, 2009


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Our little "squirm-worm"...

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ALL day long!!!

I won't be suprised at all if she skips the crawling phase and goes straight to pulling up, standing and walking!

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Hope you all have a great night. I'll let you know if Squirm-worm starts walking over the weekend!!

p.s. pajamas are new from Old Navy... and they are 12-18months. Crazy, I know!

Just Checking In!


Shopping, Cooking, Cleaning, Playing, Chasing "dinosaur balls" through the house, Walking, Playing with Huntley.... that's what we are up to today!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Date with JAMES!


Casey and I are doing the "Fireproof" Bible Study. This week the lesson looked some in the book of James. I personally LOVE James. The entire book has so much to offer!


One of the verses that particularly struck me this week was James 1:13-15

It says:
When tempted, no one should say, 'God is tempting me.' For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has concieved, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death."

I don't know why this stuck with me so much. I think because I always blame satan and really... satan is tempting me because "my own evil desire" sort of wants to do it anyway. If I give in.. it isn't satan's fault... it is my own fault. I am the one that makes the decision to do or not to do something!

I'm not really talking about big time sins and temptations here. I'm talking about everyday life. Like checking my email first thing in the morning rather than opening His word. Calling it "a day" without ever having a quiet time because I think I'm just too tired! Not calling that person that has been on my mind just because I don't want to get wrapped up in a 45 minute phone conversation.

I'm talking about all those "little" things that don't seem like any big deal! It is a big deal if it is against what God wants. I should be praying constantly that I will do what God wants me to do!


Satan knows my weakness is "sleep". Like just now I came SO close to going and taking a nap while Anna is and not working on this blog. At night all I want to do is sleep. I don't know why it is so hard for me to sit up and listen to Casey read God's Word every night. Sometimes I fall asleep and I probably wouldn't if I was sitting up with my eyes open!

Sometimes I think... "it's my life!" But.. it's not!! My life was bought at a price by Jesus. It is HIS life! But sometimes (probably most times if I'm being honset with myself) I do what I want to do instead of praying about what God wants me to do! Or just doing what I KNOW God wants me to... like having a quiet time and reading the Bible!

Anyway... I'm enjoying reading back through James this week. Like I said, it has a lot to offer!

On another note:

Here is what Anna has been up to this week!







Playing in, under, and all around the laundry basket! She absolutely LOVES for you to pull her around the room and put all the dinosaur balls on top of her! Hopefully I'll have a video of this soon!!

We've also been crawling to the back door over and over to see Huntley (and panting of course)!




And lastly (this is pure genius on my part I must say)



"Helping mommy cook!"

Why haven't I thought to put her play-pen in the kitchen before now? Lately if I cook Casey and I don't eat until after 8 because it's so hard to cook and take care of Anna too. Her night routine is CRAZY from 6-8! But yesterday I had (what may be) the greatest idea EVER. I rolled her pack and play into the kitchen and she played for over an hour while I got everything prepared for our supper. Then when 6:30 rolled around all I had to do was pop it all in the oven! If I hadn't of promised the boys (Casey and Joey) that I would make fried squash I would have been completely free to feed and bathe Anna!
This will more than likely become a daily routine!!

I think she enjoyed it too... even though by the time I grabbed the camera she looked like a poor little puppy at the pound.


Okay.. well, I hope that you all have a super wonderful day! If you decide to read James I know you will LOVE it!

Be back soon!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Princess Anna!


I'm just checking in! The past few days have been filled with napping, cleaning up, cleaning out, and just plain 'ol cleaning; cooking, relaxing, and even more napping!

Until next time:
Here are some photos of Anna playing "dress-up" with her Aunt PK:

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Looks like she had fun!

Y'all have a good day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Mimi!

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This weekend was Mimi's birthday. What more would she want than a day with her four sweet grandchildren!

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We had a lo-key but very fun weekend. Paula and Tommy came by too... these are some pictures that Paula and I took using her camera. (I'm in love with her camera.)

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The whole weekend was a blast! I hope everyone else had a fun weekend too!
Thanks Paula for the pictures!

I'll be back soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

What Does Huntley Say?

This is for all of you "blog-stalkers" who will undoubtedly come back to the blog 10 times to watch again!
I personally am in love with this Little Bit!!

Y'all have a super fun day!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Yesterday I walked into the den to tell Casey something, sat down on the couch and without another thought, I picked up the computer to get on the internet! Casey just looked at me and said, "You are addicted to that thing!"
Of course I KNOW this already... remember me giving up the internet for Lent?
Well, I'm going to try and not be SO addicted... but if I wasn't addicted to the internet you wouldn't have these adorable photos to see...


Anna LOVES her bath. She has since day one... but now that she is sitting up so good she loves it even more!

Even after "one of those days"- day, she's a total sweetheart in the bath!!!


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And we CAN"T get out of the tub without a mohawk!


Okay... so I'm off to get OFF this computer!
Be back soon (naturally..ha)!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Anna Loved the Animals!


The Zoo was pretty fun! For a grand total of $2 we got to see a jaguar, a tiger, two alligators, three zebras, and some monkeys. Those were just the most exciting animals- of course there were tons of different birds and fish. Don't ask me about a reptile house... I wouldn't have darkened that door (if there was one) to save my life!
I think Anna had a good time. She LOVED the tiger. I'm pretty sure she wanted him to come live in the back yard! I was afraid that she might not get to see him... but as soon as we strolled to the fence he walked up to see his ONLY visitors. (ha)
Anna immediately started jumping up and down in her stroller with excitement! I got her out and she nearly jumped out of my arms trying to pet him.




This little guy loved Anna:


He reached his arm out of the fence as far as he could trying deperately to get her attention. She never saw him!


She kept looking at me like what is so exciting about this cage? As we made our way over to see the jaguar he followed us all the way to the end of his cage. He was a cute little monkey!

The jaguar roared at us! This did not phase Anna one bit but I about jumped out of my skin!


She liked the jaguar okay... but not near as much as the tiger!



Next up the alligators!



I don't think she knew what to think about these guys. You may be thinking that she probably didn't see them but you couldn't miss this creepy fella:


She didn't quite know what to think!


Last but not least... the zebras!

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All in all the zoo was pretty fun. Definitely worth the $2 to get in just to see the tiger!

Anna did great and had fun!

She gets 5 stars for best behavior. I almost had to take a couple of her "good behavior stars" away at lunch for screaming "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY" at the top of her lungs over and over! Not to mention dumping all her sweet potatoes all over the floor and yapping to the people seated next to us until they finally acknowledged her!! BUT... it was all in "happy spirits" so five stars it is!

One thing is certain... She's a HAM alright!!!


Have a good day!!