Saturday, February 28, 2009


...and check out the awesome job Hud did on his STOP sign at school this week. One of his teachers, Mrs. Karen, stopped me at a scrapbooking crop last night to tell me how proud she was of the job he did on this project. She said she was very impressed with the way he cut his octagon out and how well he wrote STOP, and that this was a difficult one for a lot of the kiddos, but that he did SO GREAT. Way to go Hud Man! This mama is very proud. Love you, buddy.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Golden Ball of Power

These kids and their crazy imaginations...tonight before dinner Hud was walking around the house looking for his "golden ball of power," which turned out to be this rubber SpongeBob ball, b/c it "makes him stronger." Minutes later, he returned to the kitchen with the ball in his shirt, showing off his huge muscles. ;)

He proceeded to hand Harrison a blue Clippo block, and told him that it was his "remote of power" and would make him strong too. All he has to do is point and click, and whatever he wants done, will be done. Hmmm...I wonder if this remote will magically clean my house too...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

This post is part of "Hi/Lo Thursday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to read everyone else's "Hi/Lo" posts and for a chance to win $100.

I started following this blog after being referred to it by another blog I read (how much do I love a blog?) and thought this would be fun to do, it would give you a chance to learn about this family, the Riggs, like I have (they have a pretty amazing family, incredible story, awesome outlook on life, etc.) One of their daughters, named Abby, is currently undergoing treatment for Leukemia, and I'm thinking the more people who are praying for her, the better, right? Definitely. :)

So here our my Hi/Lo's for Thursday :

Today's Highs: The weather is beautiful, and that makes everything seem good. The Create Joy team is expecting over 100 people at our big anniversary crop tomorrow night, and we are excited about that AND completely ready for them, as far as prep work goes. Hooray!

Today's Lows: Our friend, Shanna, left for Louisiana today to be with her grandpa, who isn't expected to live much longer. I know firsthand how difficult that is, and my heart goes out to her. I know she would appreciate your prayers too.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Days Like These...

...are my favorite. Harrison is happily playing outside on top of the fort (not sure why, but whatever)...
Hunter has been playing with these Blue's Clues Memory cards for over 20 minutes (not exaggerating~ it's as if he's found his long lost friends)...

...and here is Hud holding up his winning Memory Cards. He just kicked my tail at Memory. Again. And to top it off, Brian just walked in the door, at 4:40. How I love happy, peaceful days like this.

Happy (late) Love Day!

Hope your Valentine's weekend was great! Brian and I were fortunate to be able to go on a little romantic escape on Friday night, and we had a great time. His brother had given us a night's stay at the Hilton in Southlake for Christmas, so we decided to celebrate Valentine's day and our anniversary and go there for the night. The hotel was sits right in the middle of Southlake Town Square, so we were surrounded by great shopping and restaurants as well. We had a nice dinner and did a little shopping Friday night, then slept in, had room service for breakfast, saw a movie (He's Just Not That Into You...pretty disappointing), stopped for lunch, then headed home. I'm thankful for my man, for how much fun we have together, and couldn't be happier spending my life with anyone else. :)

Brian's mom came and stayed with the boys while we were gone (thanks, Nana!) and they had fun too. When we got home we were greeted by three excited little boys who had been working very hard on a special project for us. They had made the Bucket of Love (pictured above), and had also made TONS of paper heart valentines for us to find all over the house to put in the bucket. We have found most of them, I think, but I still found a few more this morning. :) I know one thing for sure~ we are very, very loved. :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009


A couple months ago Aunt Reagan bought these booties for Hunter (and a pair for Hud too...unfortunately they didn't make them in Harrison's size), and he has been obsessed with wearing them EVERY DAY ever since. Every night when I'm getting him ready for bed he says, "need my booties! need my booties!" until I finally get them on his little feet. He even sleeps in them, which makes my feet hot just thinking about it. And every morning when we're getting dressed for the day he has a fit when I take them off. :)
I have to say they are pretty cute on him, and I'm not quite sure what we will do when he outgrows them (which should be any day now). The other night he was marching around the house, waving his arms in the air, and Brian started laughing and said that he looks like an 80's aerobics instructor...they do look a little like legwarmers on his little legs. Funny kid...maybe I should make a trip to Old Navy to see if they have them in the next size up.

Kid Art... really the only kind of "art" I can do. Please know that I use the term "art" very loosely.
Truth be told, I'm not overly confident in my abilities with this kind of thing. It doesn't come as easily as the paper stuff does, but I really enjoy it. I went through a phase where I was painting lots of canvases for my boys' rooms and for other people, but it's been awhile. So when my friend Casey asked me to paint a couple of canvases for her son's bedroom, I was both surprised and honored. And doing these reminded me that I really do like it. I hope Jonathan likes them hanging in his room!