Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Brad was diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer 2 years ago and Hospice has been called in to care for him in the last couple of days. It simply breaks my heart. There is nothing more for me to do, but to pray for this family and ask all of you to pray with us. You can read more about his story, by clicking on the link above.
Please feel free to pass this on to all your prayer warriors and leave them a comment, just letting them know you have joined them in asking God for a Miracle on their behalf. Please keep Jenny, his two children and his extended family in your prayers as well.
Monday, December 29, 2008
We pretty much let her do whatever she wanted, except rub the paint on the walls of our house.
The HOTY had to hold the canvas up for her to be able to get to the center. She was so proud of herself, look at that smile. She kept saying, pretty.
We don't like to post pictures of Emma with no clothes on because of the crazy folks out there, but if I could...we have the cutest ones of her covered in paint from head to toe. I had to share this one with you ~ oh she was so PROUD!
At the end, she decided to just put it on her hands and slap the canvas, which we thought made for a great finishing touch.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Emma in her Christmas Pajamas ready and waiting for Santa Claus. Her Daddy said she looked like a little boy in these PJ's, but I could not pass them up. They have dog-dogs all over them with antlers.
Pouring the milk for Santa Claus with Mommy's help.
Looks like there is a little something for the Reindeer's too.
When she first got up Christmas morning.
This is as far as she got and we nearly never got her to look at the rest.
Enjoying a burger for breakfast this morning with her little apron on.
Cooking up something with some salt.
Our focus is on Baby Gavin's nursery now. Curtis is on his way to Lowe's to buy some paint to begin tackling that job as I sit here and blog. It is going to be a chore, but this Daddy can do ANYTHING! I can not wait to see this nursery finished ~ I know it will be every bit as cute as Emma's.
All of Emma's big girl furniture has been delivered, along with her bedding. Our goal is to make that transition at the end of January. I am sure it will be a piece of pie with this "witty itty bitty", although we might find her playing kitchen all hours of the night. She has never before had toys in her bedroom, it has always been for sleeping only. For now, she has her kitchen in there but I think I have about convinced the HOTY that we need to forgo our guest room and make it a playroom for the the 2 littlest Frazier's. We currently have it all in our family room, very organized but as we grow something is going to have to give. It will be months down the road before we can make that transition, but it is a thought around here for the time being.
Looks like we will be back in the swing of things around here tomorrow, however I still have 8 more days before I return to work ~ Yippee!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Well, we are just praying that the Turkey makes it here for Christmas Day. Since we will be hosting Christmas Day at our house we ordered the Turkey and the Honey Baked Ham...can we say convenient. Convenient if it shows up that is...we ordered the Turkey from Greenberg, which happens to be the best Turkey ever! This poor guy is scheduled to show up on our door step this week. Needless to say, we don't have a tracking number on him or anything so we are hoping he is on his way. I asked the "HOTY" last night, "what are we going to do if he shows up on Friday"? He responded with, "I guess we will buy two Hams". Uh, we will have about 30+ unhappy guest if that is the case.
Am I the only one that finds it a little strange that our Turkey is arriving via the UPS man? Kinda strange to me.
Friday, December 19, 2008
There are only 10 kids in her class when she attends, however some of these sweet babies go on M, W & F.
Okay, please make note in this picture what all the other children are doing and what my baby girl is doing.
The HOTY & I could not stop laughing because we only allow Emma to drink milk and water and have instructed her teachers that she is not to have juice during snack time ~ hence the sippie cup with water sitting beside her.
Well, it got better from there... we could not stop laughing because she sucked that Capri Sun down in 30 seconds or less. Notice how flat it is and she is still trying to get more out of it. The HOTY just looked at me and said, "uh, she is drinking juice at school".
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Now for the GREAT news. I had my diabetes testing done at the first of the week and I am so excited to report that I have KISSED DIABETES GOOD~BYE! The Dr. called yesterday and reported that all of my test looked wonderful. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with Emma and I really wanted to avoid that this time.
I have really been praying about this for a while now. To be honest with you, when I did my test I prayed over the blood, my Mom met me there and did the same and we even asked the Nurse to pray over it. Needless to say, I screamed yesterday when they called and told me I was good to go!
So I will be cleaning the cabinet out when I get home today and throwing that machine, alcohol swabs, testing strips, lancets and anything else associated with Gestational Diabetes in the TRASH! Oh, and I am not usually one that needs to be patted on the back...but I am so PROUD of ME!
Now, we will just wait patiently for our sweet & healthy baby BOY to arrive!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The front of our Christmas card. Does she look like she is up to something in this picture or what?
The card we selected is actually 5x5 on Linen paper, so this is the inside and it has to be folded in half. I love the size of these cards, but the Post Office obviously does not because they charged me .59 to mail each one of them instead of regular postage. You can click on this one to enlarge...look at that look on my sweet babies face. I could just eat her up!
The back of card has a glimpse of Mommy & Daddy, but the focus is still on Emma. One of my Aunts called last night to tell me she got her card and I think she thought the photographer just chopped our heads off. I don't think she even realized this was the look we were going for (ha ha). She kept saying, "I could only see part of you and Curtis".
This is the 2nd year we had our photographer, Darla DiStefano do our cards and we could not be happier. She has to be one of the most talented people I know and her work is amazing.
I can't type this post without telling you that my heart is happy thinking of what my card will look like next year with both my babies on it, yep that's right...Emma will be 30 months old and Gavin will be 10 months old this time next year. Oh we are going to have so much FUN!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I could not get a smile out of her during picture time. Guess she has had enough of me following her around the house with a camera.
You are really not suppose to be touching the tree, but I let you because I was hoping to get some cute pictures of you smiling.
Today has been a long day, so I am off to do a little reading in the bed. Night ~ Night!
Monday, December 15, 2008
As soon as Christmas is over we will be concentrating on getting our Nursery together for our baby boy that will be joining us soon. Hope you enjoy our home as much as we have this Holiday Season.
Our Christmas Tree with our ornaments that we have been collecting for a couple years now.