Thursday, June 25, 2009

Big Boy Bed

Dallas finally got his Big Boy Bed (as he calls it!) We're so excited for him! Haverty's delivered it yesterday and we couldn't be happier with the purchase! Dallas asked me to wait to put on the spider man bedding until he got home, because he wanted to do it himself. I think the bed was a bit overwhelming to him when he actually got into it to sleep last night, but seems to be adjusting well to it. I'm working on transitioning his room from baby/toddler cowboy theme to spiderman so I'll post more pics once the room is finished, but wanted to share his excitement with everyone!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pink Stuff

Wanted to share this dessert with everyone. My aunts have been making this for years for our family gatherings. It's one of my favorites.

1 tub of Cool-Whip
1 small box of strawberry jello mix
1 can of pineapple tidbits (with juice)

2 handfuls of each of the following:

Cut the fruit into bite-sized pieces.

You can add any fresh fruit you'd like, but these are my favorites.

Add all ingredients together, mix well, and chill. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Missing My Mom

Grief is mysterious thing, at least it has been for me. Sometimes I think I have a hold of it, but other times it just hits me during the most inopportune moments! I know my mom is with with the Lord and it brings me so much joy when I think about her being with God, but I miss her, plain and simple. A good friend of mine died during college, and I remember at her funeral the pastor said, "Death is so hard, because it was never a part of God's perfect plan." That just kind of struck me, and I've always remember that. We're not supposed to have to say good-bye.
It's been almost 7 months since my mom went to be with the Lord. I can't believe it's been that long!! Sometimes something will happen and my thoughts will turn to her, wishing I could tell her about it. Me and my sister talk about her a lot, and thankfully we've been very supportive of one another during this time, really my whole family has. That has helped me so much. It's just the times when someone talks about their mom that really hit me in the gut and reminds me that she's not here anymore and I can't call her up just to talk. This post was brought about because I found a picture of me, my mom, and my sister taken in March 2007 at a family reunion in Houston. This is not a "woe is me" kind of post and I do okay most days, but just felt like writing about her...just me on this journey called grief.

But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
That there will be a place with no more suffering

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face
But until that day, we’ll hold on to you always

Lyrics by Jeremy Camp: There Will Be A Day

Monday, June 1, 2009

First T-Ball Game 5.30.2009

Dallas had his first T-Ball game on Sat. At that age everyone is a winner, so no score was kept. He got to bat 2x and hit the ball the first time on each hit. He did great, and looked too cute in his uniform. (Jennie and Mark, what do you think of his team name?!)

Look at me in my t-ball uniform

in the dugout waiting to bat

home run!

Dallas and Daddy

Having a snack on the way home