Saturday, November 29, 2008

A legal form of child "abuse"!

Hello My name is Scout and my friend Chloe Grace is about to get her ears pierced. Her mom was too chicken to get them done by herself, so she asked my mommy to come help her out. Ms. Amy told my mom that she feels that this is about as legal of child abuse as it gets. I think she is crazy myself.....but don't tell her that. When we meet up, Chloe Grace sure was grin'n!! Isn't she cute?.....little does she know what is about to go down!

Nikki, (my mom) takes Chloe Grace in the store and sits down in the chair. Ms. Amy takes me out in the mall to walk around. We looked at the big carousel that went around and around and around. It felt like we were out there FORever!

The lady you see in the picture, she was really nice about getting Chloe Grace's earrings together.....however, I don't believe Chloe thought she was so nice after the first "punch" in the ear!

I remember when I got my ears pierced. I believe I made a face like this when I got mine done. It's rather stressful, but my mom says it's over in a flash, bring a tassi!

Mommy told Ms. Amy that she had to hold Chloe Grace's head down. It looks pretty bad at this point. It's a good thing Ms. Amy had me outside in the mall walking around. I just don't think she would have followed through.

Oh my, oh my!! This doesn't look good!

Whew! It was finally over. Thank goodness. I was tired of watching that carousel go around and around and around. Chloe Grace was ok once she seen her momma, and I think Ms. Amy survived and really liked them after it was all said and done
I tried to explain to her that everything would be ok, but she would need to make sure her momma cleaned her ears realllll good. I love my pretty earrings and I think my friends turned out pretty too. What do you think?

Christmas came early this year......

OK OK OKKKKKK!!! I have like the most wonderful news! NO, I'm not pregnant! HA!! SO you know there is a story with everything I have to tell, so here goes. Thanksgiving day was great...REALLLLLY great. My dad's side of the family came over to my house this year for turkey and all the fixin's. There was so much food....but DUH!............ it's Thanksgiving right??!! After eating and looking at the sales paper, me, my brother and hubby, went out to get a C'mas tree. We went with a real one this year for the 1st time ever! I finally gave in to my loving hub :) here is the wonderful news. Later in the afternoon, we went over to Timmy's twin brothers to hang out and sit outside around their new fire pit they got from the in-laws for Christmas. While we were there, I decided to go ahead and give Timmy his 1st present for Christmas. Why would I do that you might ask? Well because, it's for the SAINTS GAME in New Orleans this weekend. HE flipped out!!! He's been knowing for a while that he needed to take off work for December 8th, but that was only to confuse him and not to give it away.
Would you look at that smile?

Looks like a kid in a candy store!!

Can you believe this will be our FIRST Saints game? I cannnnnnnnnnn't wait. We leave Saturday for the Big Easy :)

There is another side of the story........
Little did I know, he had already gotten MY "big" Christmas present. He insisted that I needed to have it now!! I argued that I wanted to wait until C'mas day, yadda yadda ...... but after he bugged the whoooooo out of me , I finally but hesitantly gave in....and GUESS WHAT IT WAS??????!!!!!!


Can you guess by the bag and the CRAZY look on my face? I had no wrapping paper, box or tissue paper to look through this time........he just gave it to me......I believe my exact words here were "ARE YOU SERIOUS??!

Drum roll if you please.......
A NOTE BOOK......but not the paper kind!!! :) SEEEEE????????????
Can I tell happy I was/am?!! I've been asking a really long time for one, but never did I dream that I was going to get one. Our kids have always came 1st, and I just feel that's the way it should be, but God knew my heart and worked it all out for Timmy to be able to get it for me.
May I add...... I don't care if I don't get anything else for C'mas. I am just happier than pig in poop! GLORYYYYYYYYYY! Yes Pastor I went there!!!
I know that's not a good expression, but that's all I could think of at the moment. I LOVE IT!! LOVE IT LOVE IT! Now, if I could learn photo shop I'd be on to something!
Also, that isn't just the best add to it and to make it the best-EST news........ I got the job I applied for!! Isn't God so great!?
MERRY CHRISTMAS 28 days early!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Day of Thanksgiving!

Have you ever wondered why we save saying " Happy Thanksgiving" for that one day of the year?? I've often wondered how that one day in November must have been. Ya know, the story of the Pilgrims and Indians?? Why that one day?? decided that TODAY is the day we will be Thankful? What a thought uh? To be honest, I don't believe it was JUST that day. I believe it was more like a celebration for alllll the days that they were grateful for and blessed with.

I have so many things that I am thankful for. Do you?? God has truly blessed me and my family. He has opened so many new doors for us this year. He knows EVERYthing I need and it doesn't just stop there.....He knows MY every hearts desire. He knows exactly what is best for me...lil ole me. I've learned that stepping out in faith will bring you abundant blessings. That is an awesome feeling my friends!

Can you remember the last time you poured out your heart thanking God for your marriage, husband, wife, children, family, job, health, friends, food, home, Jesus!????

As you spend time with you family tomorrow, try not to get caught up in the "holiday", take a moment just to be thankful. Have a little more grace with "those" family members, hug a few more necks, speak kind words, and share your stories of thanksgiving. Remember that we should give thanks in ALL circumstances, even in the hard times.... we have eternal life and so much more because of Jesus Christ.

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NAS)

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)