Saturday, April 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to my BaByDaDdy!

In 10 minutes it will be April 27th and 28 years ago, Mark was born!! Happy Birthday!

ShOuT OuTs

In Addition to Mark's Birthday (4/27), we have several other reasons to celebrate this week. They are....

Happy Birthday to my bro. in law Scot (4/20)

Happy Birthday to my new bro. in law Jason(4/26)

Happy 2nd Anniversary to my sister in law Sarah and bro. in law John(4/28)

Happy Birthday to my brother Read (4/29)

And Most Importantly,Happy Half-Birthday to me(4/25)(we don't really celebrate this)

Friday, April 25, 2008


Got this from another blog and thought it was fun:)
i am: enjoying and hour and a half(fingers crossed) of freedom while Ryann is napping
i think:about what Ryann's personality will be like
i know: that I have been saved by GRACE
i want: Jason Castro to win American Idol
i have: a husband that is a perfect fit for me
i wish: that no child would go to bed hungry tonight
i hate: Spicy Cheetos,Fleetwood Mac, and Nicholas Cage (hate is a little strong here, I am sure the latter two are nice people)
i miss: My grandmother before Alzheimer's
i fear: being disobedient to God's will
i feel: happy that Ryann has given up on her "Nap" war today
i hear: Michael Buble's "Everything" playing on my itunes playlist
i smell: the pungent odor of the oven self-cleaning,gross.
i crave: the sand and sun of Mexico
i search: for easy recipes that are inexpensive
i wonder: why I could care less about politics
i regret: not investing more into the lives of my students last year
i love:my husband and Ryann's belly laugh
i ache: for my dear friend whose mother is very ill
i care: about urban ministry
i always: have a Sonic Happy Hour Dr. Pepper
i am not: good with little decisions
i believe: that everything happens for a reason, although I might not see it at first
i dance:the soul'ja boy dance with my niece Angie
i sing: wholeheartedly, with a terrible voice
i don’t always:get places on time,I actually rarely get places on time
i fight:the urge to always be a people pleaser
i write:type A to do lists
i win:nap war today
i lose:my patience in trying to achieve my pre-baby stomach
i never:miss an episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (season 4 starts in may)
i confuse:myself often
i listen:to Ryann's babbling all day long, my dad swears she speaks Chinese
i can usually be found:in my house...serious home-body
i am scared:of anything happening to Ryann
i need:open communication
i am happy about:summer
Would love any of my blog buddies to do this...any takers?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Monday FuNdAy

Mark decided to take the day off on Monday and we enjoyed a BEAUTIFUL day at the Dallas Arboretum. Mark loves anything plant-related and we had such a great time marveling at God's creation. Would love to go back this summer, playdate anyone?!?

Waving at anything and everything!

So Funny!

Favorite Flowers of the day

Petting a real little lamb

Petting a goat

Ryann beginning to fade

Dallas Blooms

Monday, April 14, 2008

Got Any Makeup?

This summer we are going with our church, Northwest Bible, to Rio Hondo, Guatemala. This is my third time to go (sat out last year) and I am beyond excited. I am working with the women of the farming village this year and they LOVE anything and everything we bring them from the USA. My sister in law last year brought all the items in her makeup "free-gifts"that she didn't want and gave them to the women. Their reaction was pure JOY in that they don't get to feel "pretty" very often. If you have any makeup that you have received in your "free-gifts" or anywhere else that you would like to donate please contact me.It would be much appreciated! Thanks so much.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Mmm Mmm Good!

Party like it's your BiRtHdAy!

We had a "Bug-Themed" First Birthday Party/Cookout for Miss Ryann this past Saturday. We had so much fun sharing Ryann's special day with our families and friends.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Happy Birthday SwEeThEaRt!

We thank Jesus for our precious gift that we received one year ago today.

APRIL 4, 2008

APRIL 4, 2007

I LoVe this girl!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Big as a HoUsE

This was one year ago today 4/3/2007...Ryann's Birthday Eve. Really...could I be any BIGGER?!?! I just had to post this because I laughed out loud when I saw it...The size of my stomach is UNBELIEVABLE!