Monday, November 15, 2010

I've Got a Cravin'

I know it's been 4 months since I posted and many of you would expect some recent pictures of the boys, but this post is urgent and pertains to another matter. This past weekend I spoke at the West Texas Girls' Conference in Abilene, TX. I had a blast with the 634 girls that attended. I was energized by their desire to love God with all they had and to go be Jesus in the world. The theme for the weekend was CRAVE. I spoke on craving the word, crave sharing Jesus with others and crave an intimate relationship with him. In preperation for this weekend I made a list of things I've craved since I was young. The list then morphed into a poem and finally, at 3 am one morning I woke up with the song "I've got a feelin'" by black eyed peas in my head. Jackpot! I changed the lyrics to the chorus of "I've got a feelin' " and here you have it...I've got a cravin'. Per request of some of the girls at the conference, and much to my embarrassment, the lyrics are below. Enjoy a laugh on me.

I've got a cravin'
Woo Hoo (the girls sang this part for me)

For some mexican food or some do-nut holes
a tall glass of milk with some oreos
a strong Mr. Right with a red red rose

Clap, clap, clap
I've got a cravin'
Woo Hoo

For a road trip to TX and BBQ
a parent to say "I believe in you"
when I was your age it was BIG, BIG boobs! (behind me, a picture of Dolly Parton)

Clap, clap, clap
I've got a cravin'
Woo Hoo

To be thin, to be trendy and funny
to lay on the beach when it's sunny
to love my new job and make tons of money

Clap, clap, clap
I've got a cravin'
Woo Hoo

For fajitas or sonic or snow cones
Chocolate chip cookies, an i phone
my name in bright lights for the big, big show

Clap, clap, clap
I've got a cravin'
Woo Hoo

For the Lord and to hear what he would say
at the end of the day, it's me he saved
and above all Lord, it's YOU I CRAVE!

Clap, clap, clap
I've got a feelin'
Woo Hoo
That tonight's gonna be a good night
That tonight's gonna be a good night
That tonight's gonna be a good good night


Friday, July 30, 2010

Truitt is growing up

Truitt is growing so fast. He will randomly say something completely grown-up and Josh and I will look at each other and burst out laughing. He has his moments when he wants to test the limits and then others when he gives me kisses and tells me, " I love you mom.". In his tiny hand, he holds the ability to melt my heart or drive me nuts! : ) I guess that's what love is supposed to look like, right?
My sweet Truitt loves swimming, playing outside with our neighbor - Hunter, eating peanut butter on a spoon, playing with cars or with Buzz and Woody from Toy Story, eating, chewing bubble gum, singing songs into the microphone, and playing the drums. He loves his little bro. One minute he's helping him and kissing his head, the next he's body slamming him on the floor and laughing hysterically. He has a good heart, something I prayed for a long time ago.
Thank you Lord Jesus, I am blessed.

the rapper

Safety first

Swimming with friends

making cookies with mom

Counting with Memaw

I love swim days!

First time down the slide...ever! Thanks Mrs. Lisa.

Sleep-over with cousin Jed. Sooo much fun...and trouble. : )

Truitt and friend Evelyn at the zoo

playing in Old Faithful outside the Teton Trek portion of the zoo

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Noah at 11 months

Noah is 11 months and 8 days today. He is full of energy and squealing. He has the best smile and loves life. He is my joyful boy and I can't believe it's been almost a year! I thought I might share how he's grown.

Enjoying the Tooth puzzle at the children's museum.

Almost ALWAYS happy like this

eating grass

LOVES the water at the pool and bath time

He's a big boy. 75 percentile for height and 50th percentile for weight. He's on course to be 6'2"!
He skipped crawling on his knees. He went straight from army crawl to bear crawl.


Getting into trouble in the pantry

climbing the stairs


last time in the baby car seat

big boy car seat

my sweet boys
One of the few times he has used his knees to crawl

In his Batman jammies

pulling up and trying to escape the crib

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Josh and I celebrated 8 years together on May 11th. We watched our wedding ceremony, still on VHS, and remembered that wonderful day that "we" began. Josh, you are my favorite. You are my best friend. You are my support. You are an incredible husband and father. You have a calling on your life that blows me away and keeps you up some nights. God is alive in you. I am blessed to call you mine. I love you.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Truitt's 3rd Birthday

These pictures are FAR overdue, but here they are. Truitt's party was a blast and we enjoyed a sports themed party while a large storm/tornado warning was sounding outside. : ) We still had Bev and Rick there from TX and a large crowd show for his party.

Everyone wore there favorite team shirts and in lieu of presents brought donations to Touch-a-life, a foundation that rescues children from slavery in Ghana, Africa. We started out playing several sports (baseball, golf, basketball, etc), all of which were supposed to be played outside, but due to the torrential down-pour were played inside. Then we had every child receive a medal and run through a victory line as we cheered their personal name. That was my favorite part!! We enjoyed hot dogs and chips, and then proceeded to beat the unbreakable baseball pinata. Truitt felt very special and enjoyed being the center of attention. Happy birthday sweet boy.

The pictures are all out of order. I did let the kids try to break the pinata before I wore my arm out trying to break it. Josh had to finally rip it open. : )

The unbreakable pinata!


Truitt and some buddies decided to take a break from eating and throw all his clothes on the top bunk!! Oh boy!

The victory line

Notice the weather channel on the TV.

Party favor bag. Note: Kids love whistles for favors... Moms don't.