Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
We spent the weekend in Texas and headed back home at 5pm on Christmas Eve. We had an uneventful drive (BIG thanks to all those who have been praying for a quiet baby in the car!!!!) and made it home around 11:30pm. It was special to be able to spend Christmas Eve and morning in our house with just our family. Of course Ty did not have a clue what was happening, but we had a great time! I've got pictures I will post soon from the Texas trip as well as Christmas morning.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Book Club Christmas Party
Friday, December 21, 2007
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a .....Goat?!?!
occasional dog that venture into the yard, so I tried to ignore them. They went crazy though, so I look out the window and what to my wondering eyes did appear...but a goat!! It's just walking around the yard, and then jumps up onto my deck and is looking around. I hoped it would go away, but since the dogs were throwing a fit, I figured I needed to intervene. Now this was no small little goat either, so I was a little nervous about what it might do when I went out on the porch with it!!! Anyway, I opened the door and yelled at it and scared it away. It hopped off the deck and ran around the side of the house. Then I ran to the front door and saw it walking down my driveway, so I thought....hey, I should get a picture of this thing for my blog!!! So I went out the front and it stopped and looked at me and posed for its photo op and then continued off down my street:) The things that happen when you live in Arkansas!!!!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tyson and Santa
Ty got to see Santa for the first time a few weeks ago here in Searcy. I was a little hesitant to take him, since I have heard all the horror stories about children being scared, but he did great!! He really seemed to like the jolly old man and even managed to look at the camera!! I am keeping my hopes up that he will continue to cooperate in the years to come:) I have seen some priceless pictures on other people's blogs lately of their, lets just say, "memorable" encounters with Santa!!! The ones of the kids screaming are just hilarious!!! I'm sure that we will have some good ones to share in the future!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Silas and I took Ty to a Christmas reception at Harding about 2 weeks ago, and we all had a really good time. I had to leave early to go teach my class, which was a bummer, because they had really good food!!! It was actually cold that day, so we got Ty bundled up for the first time in his little blue fleece suit. He was pretty cute in it:) Anyway, the Harding thing was really nice and we got to visit with some old friends and catch up with Chancellor Ganus and his wife. They were in Greece with us and we were excited to introduce them to Tyson for the first time. They have the campus decorated really nice for the holidays, but I couldn't get a great picture of the lights. They have icicle lights hanging from all the trees and its really neat. They had Christmas carols playing out on the front lawn and were even giving carriage rides around the campus! We did not have time for a ride though, but maybe next year. It was a fun festive evening and I'm glad we got to go.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
No...not me!!! Just thought I would grab your attention:) It's just that it seems like things have come full circle and everyone else I know is pregnant again. I have a pregnant sister, so does Silas. I have a good friend who is pregnant and her little sister is due about the same time as my little sister. Just found out this week that another friend is pregnant, and several others at church as well. I know 3 women who are due this week or next. It is just crazy how these cycles go. I guess I will be attending lots of baby showers this upcoming year!! I am especially looking forward to meeting the 2 newest additions to our families....little Mosey and little Baker:)
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
I had a total redneck moment today that I would like to share. You might be a redneck if you are folding your laundry and you cannot tell which of the camo shirts is yours or your husbands:) I had to check the sizes to figure it out.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Ok, so here is my random story from this past week. This is the second time one of the checkers at Walgreens has said something rude to me this past year, so I may have to stop shopping there. I hate it when complete strangers feel the need to give you advice about your personal life, but it always seems to happen to me. I went to Walgreens this week to buy some pregnancy tests....no, I am not pregnant, but I have heard that it is a good idea to take one every month or so when you are breastfeeding, just in case you are pregnant and may not realize it yet! So anyway, I feel pretty awkward about buying them anyway and am trying to be as discreet as possible in the line. Well the girl at the checkout counter picks them up and scans them, but just leaves them up there instead of putting them in the bag. I also bought some chapstick so they weren't the only thing I was buying. Well the girl proceeds to launch into a big story about how hard this chapstick is to open and gives me a little tutorial on how to work this mega hard product I have apparently just purchased. The whole time I am just thinking, put the stuff in the bag and lets move on lady!! When she feels satisfied that I am well educated on my chapstick functions, she then picks up the pregnancy tests and holds them up and says...."are these for you?" I thought about lying for a second, but what was the point, so I was like "yeah." She then says, "well good luck, if you are trying....are you trying?" So at this point I'm thinking, I cant believe I am having a talk about this very personal topic with a complete stranger, but I answered her anyway and said...no, I am not trying. So instead of dropping the subject she says, well do you have any more kids? I assumed (wrongly) that she had seen Ty sitting in his car seat in my shopping cart beside me and figured she was asking if I had any others besides him. I said "no." Then I pulled the cart closer to me and this is when she apparently sees Ty for the first time and goes...."I thought you said you didn't have any children!" (like I had lied to her) And I say, well none besides him. Then she asks how old he is and I tell her, and then here comes my most favorite part of the whole story. She looks at me and says very seriously...." Well maybe you should just concentrate on raising him right now and not worry about having more." NO joke. So then I take my bag and leave the store with my mouth hanging open and at a complete loss on what to say to a stranger who feels the need to say things like that to me. It's not really that I disagree with what she said, its just that I do not feel she is entitled to have an opinion about my life, and more than that, it is my opinion that people checking you out at any store should probably not make comments about the personal items you are buying. Now that I think about it, I should have gone to the line behind me where the boy was busy checking out a lady buying 3 HUGE packages of Depends! I don't think he was in the chatting mood about what we were buying:)