Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pictures from our weekend.....

Us at the go cart track.

At Pancake Pantry

Eating at Fannie Farkles

Being silly.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Belated Father's Day!

I hope everyone had a great Father's Day. I would like to wish my dad and my husband a Happy Father's Day! My dad is a great person, he is tender hearted and would do anything for anybody. He's been sick over the past couple of years a lot and I'm thankful the Lord has kept him here with us.

I want to also wish my husband a Happy Father's Day. To me he is great and the best dad my kids could have. He is very good to them and they adore him. I mean who wouldn'! He has been a prayer answered to me and I love him more today than the day we got married. I hope you had a great Father's day!

Happy Belated Birthday to Konnor!

Well I'm just now having a free moment to even blog about my son's birthday. We have been so busy getting ready for a party and now we have revival this week and I'm already exhausted. Well I can't compare to the blog that Dustin wrote about Konnor, it was a tear jerker and so true. But 9 years ago I brought home a chubby baby boy weighing in at 8lbs 11oz. When I was pregnant I kept saying that I wanted a fat baby and I got one. I remember eating almost a whole pizza by myself one day and now today I am paying for that, it still hasn't went away. :)

I had no idea what to expect as far as labor went and to be honest I didn't want to feel any pain. So as soon as they offered the epidural I took it. I never felt the first contraction or any pain. Right after Konnor was born, they took him over to the other side of the room and let me hold him for only just a minute and took him to the nursery. I didn't know that wasn't normal because I had never been through this, so I just thought that was the process and later I was told that when he was born he had turned blue, he wasn't getting enough oxygen so they had to make sure he was ok. He was perfectly fine and I'm so thankful that the Lord watched over him. I had him during our revival, so we had tons of company that week, but I didn't mind.

Konnor was a very good baby, he didn't cry alot, and he was always content. He didn't like being rocked, he wanted you to lay in your lap on his belly and you bounce him to sleep. His cheeks would just hang they were so fat. He had to grow up so fast seems like. He was only 8 months old when I got pregnant with Kensley. He wasn't one of these kids that were attached and had to have me, he was pretty independent, so it helped a lot when Kensley was born because she was one that was attached.

Dustin mentioned the wreck and how Konnor was so strong during all of it. I knew Kensley was in ICU and she was being well taken care of. I worried that Konnor didn't have anyone, he was out in a room by himself several floors away from us. But I think it was Tim and Heather who stayed with him and I don't know what we would have done without them and Holly during this time. Unlike Dustin I didn't get to see him until the next morning. I was so happy to see him and he was being so brave for me and his dad. He was sore and beat up, but he wasn't going to let that affect him. He got lots of attention from everybody and became really spoiled, but that's ok, he deserved it. I'm so thankful to everyone who help take care of him when we couldn't be there for him.

Today Konnor is well Konnor. Anyone who knows him knows that he loves to entertain you and he definitely does it well. He loves playing the drums and loves running fire calls with his dad. He wants to be just like him. Dustin tells him he doesn't, but I think that would be a great compliment. I would love for him to be like his dad. He is started to enjoy playing baseball and football with the boys. He loves singings and watching fire videos on YouTube.

I just want to say Happy Birthday to my little man and I hope you have many more. We Love You!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Spur of the moment trip!

Well that getaway that I was needing happened this weekend. We had revival all last week, and even though I had to miss some services staying with Dustin because his back went out again, the revival was good and the Lord blessed with the HG. Friday night we get to church and find out that Marty, Lee, Kade, Kylee, Erik, Hilary and Daniel are leaving for the Smokies afterwards. There was an extra room so me and Dustin and the kids loaded up with them. We got there around 3:30-4:00 Saturday morning. We were pretty tired, but slept for a little while and got up and went to Pancake Pantry for breakfast and walked up and down the strip in the rain.

We headed back to the room for some rest and back out that night for some Mellow Mushroom and riding go carts. By this time it was going on 11 so we went back to the room and played Apples to Apples where I dominated. And there were many good laughs. So going on 2 the boys headed out and we all went to bed.

Sunday Hilary and Kylee wanted to fix breakfast and they did an outstanding job. It was raining again so we decided to just go shopping at the outlets where we found some good deals. Went and ate at bar-b-que place and it was really good. Went back to the room to pack up and clean and one last stop at the Apple Barn for some fried pies. We got home last night about 9:30. We are exhausted this morning, but glad we made the trip. We had a really good time and now it's time to plan for the beach trip coming up. Pictures of the trip to come soon.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Waiting for the Storm to Pass....

....ever been to one of those points when you just feel you need to get away for awhile. Well I feel like I'm at one of those points. I'm ready to just get away from all the worries and just try and relax and forget about what's going on down here. The world is in such a bad shape and it's so troublesome to think of everything that's going on. My mind seems to be in a whirlwind lately, just waiting for storm to pass. I bought this wall art the other day at Kirkalnds and it said "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but about learning to dance in the storm." That saying has really helped me over the pass couple of days.

I love my family and pray that I can be there for them when they need me. I'm not much help, but I want to try. They mean the world to me and I would do anything for them. Me and Dustin have encountered some storms over the years, but it has only made uis closer.

I just wanted to say that I'm thankful for the Lord and where He has brought me and my family. I wouldn't be where I am today without Him.

Hope you all find some way to stay cool in this HOT weather! Come visit us at Huntsville for our revival coming up this next weekend.