Friday, November 28, 2008

Cousin in Town

My cousin Shelby, who is originally from Punxsutawney, PA, recently moved to Memphis, TN - which makes her about 6hrs away! So she made the drive to NWA to spend Thanksgiving with us. Her birthday (11/26) is the day before mine (11/27), so Beth surprised us both with little cakes - so cute and very thoughtful. Beth also took us out to dinner tonight - another wonderful gesture. We had a great visit, and it was so good to see her. I think the last time we were all together was for Beth's wedding in '04. Thanks for making the drive Shelby, and safe travels heading home.

Oh, and isn't this is a sweet picture of the cousins eating their Thanksgiving meal?

And of course sweet baby Luke!! Love him!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Way Back When-esday

Dateline: 11.22.07 (Thanksgiving)
Age: 8mos.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Being Thankful

In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I would list a few things I'm thankful for:

*As always, thankful for my beautiful family
*Given my current job situation (or lack thereof), I'm thankful for money in the bank
*That Kris is able to carry the load for our family, while attending both NWACC & JBU
*My health, and the health of my family and friends
*Jacob sleeping soundly every night (with an occasional exception)
*Being debt free
*Three vehicles that run
*My mother's cooking (can't wait for Thursday!)
*That me and my sister live only 5.17 miles from one another
*A warm bed to crawl into each night

Sunday, November 23, 2008


The other night Kris gave Jacob a bath and took him to his bedroom to finish drying him off. Later when it was bedtime, Kris placed Jacob into his crib and covered him up. He walked back out to the living room and asked me if I had bought a new blanket for Jacob. My first thought was 'no, we have a bazillion baby blankets'. He said it felt rough. By now I'm curious and then I saw the blanket we normally cover him up with on the floor. I said, "there's his blanket." I told him to go switch it out with whatever he covered him up with. He did, and then walked back out carrying the towel he had used earlier. We got a good laugh. Then I felt sad visualising Jacob laying there with a damp, cold towel over him. Then we chuckled again. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Way Back When-esday

Dateline: April 19, 2007
Age: 3weeks, 4days
This is one of my favorites (amongst the hundreds). The teddy bear is from my Aunt Carolene in PA, which was about as big as he was.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cool Function

I found this photo editing site that's pretty neat and user-friendly, I must say.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jump Around!

Beth, Kate, and Luke came over last night. Good times had by all!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tag, I'm it!

I am at a loss for a new blog topic, so I tag myself to share seven random facts:

7. I was the only 3rd grader in my class to make the jump rope team - Leapin' Lizards! And I can still do a double under!

6. However, I tried out for pee-wee cheerleading in the 4th grade and was told I was too quiet - but my cartwheel was exceptional! My Granny and sister Beth picked me up after tryouts - I cried all the way home.

5. I secretly wish I knew how to line dance - looks like fun!

4. I hate hard-boiled eggs - GROSS!

3. I cannot ice skate or snow ski to save my life - funny story behind that, right Beth?

2. I was born on Thanksgiving and will be celebrating on it again this year.

1. I once was stuck in an elevator by myself and had to use the little red phone and call for help (this was pre-cell phone days).

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Go Colts!

Little man is getting so big. Here's a comparison from a year ago.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Last night I had the tv on Dancing with the Stars, and Lionel Richie was about to sing. Once the music started, it had Jacob's undivided attention. He has recently started dancing when he hears music on the tv. I've always said I need to get it on video. So once we got the camera up and running, he had already begun and once he saw the camera I guess he got a little shy. We were able to get some moves on tape, but this doesn't do justice to the real thing. Here's a small taste:

Saturday, November 1, 2008

10 Reasons Why I Love My Sister

10. She has the prettiest fingernails - always polished
9. She always offers me something to drink when I'm at her house
8. I love her laugh, especially when she gets going
7. She is always put together - even if she doesn't leave the house
6. She always offers to watch Jacob for me (even with 2 little ones of her own)
5. When she asks 'how are you?', she genuinely wants to know
4. It's guaranteed I will feel better after talking to her if I'm down
3. She can talk to a stranger - very personable
2. Her confidence
1. Her big heart