Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend Wrap-Up

Happy Monday Everyone!
Just wanted to stop in and check on y'all!
Our weekend went by way too fast, but don't they all?
Friday was my little sister's birthday.  We all went out to eat at a local restaurant called Jackson's Cafeteria.  We had a great time together and now I can show you what I made for her.

Thursday night, (I guess I'm going backwards now) was Robbie's soccer practice where he was lying in the grass watching the clouds.  I actually caught an action shot as his little leg is drawn back to kick that invisible ball at his feet---cute thang!
 Here he is at the fence, during water break!
 This is my favorite thing about his soccer league.  They have a Bible story at every practice and/or game.
They were supposed to play their first game this past Saturday morning at 9:00 but it was cancelled due to thunderstorms.  We'll be making up that game tonight at 6:00 PM.
 Saturday night we were invited to Vernon, Beverly and Payton's home for homemade pizzas.  Here's what we dug into!
 Robbie and Payton sat at the island and filled it up!

 My plate....YUMMY!
 Beverly made brownies for dessert and I was being stupid and playing around!  This shot actually made me wet my pants and sent Beverly to the bathroom into her Depends stash!
After supper, we all piled up in the room to watch Coal Miner's Daughter!  I've never seen it and I LOVED it!  We had such a wonderful time and can't wait to do it again!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Doodah!!

Today, my little sister, Amanda, turns 34.  Oh, the travestry!  I can't stand it!  Seems only yesterday that she was just a little baby, falling asleep in her cereal bowl, while learning to crawl!
All week I've been writing my favorite memories of "us" growing up daily on her Facebook wall.   I have had a fun time doing that.
Unfortunately, I don't have my camera cards with me today so that I could put pictures here. 
So, I'll show a sneak peak to you of her birthday present from me.  She is one of my 3 blog readers, so I don't want to spoil it.

So, what are your plans for the weekend?  Robbie's first soccer game is tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM.  Last night at practice, while his teammates were running around the field and working and learning, I looked and saw him lying on the ground, with his hands behind his head, watching the clouds roll by.
It was GREAT!  I'll try and snap some great pictures tomorrow!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Telling Our Story....

Hey Y'all!
 Happy Friday!
Last night I had the honor of speaking to a group of pretty special people.   Way back in February, I was contacted by a lady at our county's DSS and was asked to speak at their annual Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner.  Of course, I accepted her offer and have been pretty stoked and nervous about speaking to a group of people who have such an important job.
So....the time came for me to arrive at the designated location...When I walked into the lobby of the church, I saw this....
I was so shocked to know that you can give your tithe before you ever enter the sanctuary and they'll take MC, Visa, and Discover...whew-wee!
Next, I found the room where we would be meeting for our dinner.  Look at the beautiful tissue paper flower table decor!  Stunning, right?

 We had a wonderful meal and I was excited to be sitting next to the director of the whole she-bang.  He retired from Ohio and has been in our area for 10 years.  An awesome guy!

Here's a close-up of the program for the evening...
and here's me with Misty and Cynthia.  

Misty (in the center) was mine and Big Daddy's adoption case worker.  She was the one who did all of our interviews and paperwork when we were in the process of adopting Robbie back in 2007.  She is wonderful and I really love her.  She also introduced me before I spoke last night and she said such wonderful things about us.  I am so thankful that God always seems to put the right people in our lives at the perfect time.  Cynthia (on the right) goes to church with us and was the reason I was asked to speak in the first place.  She pretty much is the stuff! 
Thanks y'all for asking me to speak and I really enjoyed being able to share OUR adoption story and how God moved and worked in our lives by sending us a son to love and raise.
  I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!  We are gonna be BUSY!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Ok--I know---I'm a slacker with a capital S.
It's been like forever since I've blogged and I apologize to all 3 of my loyal readers that I have let y'all down.

So anyway....what have you been up to since we spoke last?  hee hee
We have been CRAZY!  Big Daddy and I signed Robbie up for soccer AND he started karate.  Right there is enough to get two nights of our week.  His soccer games will start the second Saturday in April, so we're gearing up for a fun spring!

I have been fighting allergies and pollen.  I'm still coughing and sick, but this shall pass soon hopefully.
I started working on a baby blanket for my sister who's due in September.  We're not sure if it's a boy or a girl yet, so I just picked a bunch of colors that I thought looked good together...Here's my progress so far....
 And a close up just in case you need it....

Feel free to visit Attic24 to get the inspiration and the pattern.  She pretty much ROCKS!
I've been working on some Easter crafts that I found while reading other blogs.
Here's my Bunnies I made to resemble the marshmallow treats!  I think they turned out wonderfully!

I also went to Craft Passion and followed her tutorial on making a small bunny sachet.  I used grits to stuff mine with and then added a drop of scented oil to the grits before sewing up the bottom.  Love it too!
I took Robbie last week and got his shots and the physical for kindergarten.  Poor thing had to get 5 shots at once and it was NOT pretty.  This picture was taken right before the madness began.

After we finished our trip to the Dollar Tree where I lavished him with like $30.00 in worthless toys and junk, we met my sister at Ryan's for lunch.  I just HAVE to share the picture of his dessert plate after they came back from the dessert bar.  Isn't is hilarious?!!  I posted it on Facebook and said this...."My Aunt Doodah took me to get my dessert.  I sure hope it's ice cream!"  I just LOVE the look on his face...
 Ok...I think that catches us up for now.  Hope you have a GREAT Wednesday! 
Before I go, I have to show you one more picture.  Last Wednesday night, on the way to church, it was POURING down rain.  Robbie wanted to wear his goggles so his "eyes wouldn't get wet!"  I promise...I can't make this stuff up!
May The Force Be With You!
I promise not to stay gone so long next time!