Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Although lately, I have not really held up my end of the bargain.
But one day you will understand... that dinner tastes so much better with a soda.
And mornings aren't morning unless you have a hot cup of coffee as your companion.
For you...I sacrifice.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
"stories from the hood"...
Here is what happened last night:
After leaving the Larkins house (on a hunt to find a car seat...which was a bust...), we turned onto our street to find every one of the trash cans (it's trash day) from the front of every one's house lined up perfectly in a row blocking cars from driving thru.
Cars were parked in all directions just sitting there...
We turned around and saw our sweet neighborhood teenagers laughing hysterically at the prank they pulled off.
Aren't they just darling?
What would we do without them?
So my husband called the police. Again.
He was angry.
But to hear him tell the police dispatcher that, "teenagers lined up trash cans on our street..."
well was kinda funny.
Do you think the police cared that we were inconvenienced by trash cans?
and so it continues…
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
We have lists for a lot in life.
To do lists,
and now Brandon has presented me with thee "List."
The list of all the names he thinks we should name his new brother.
He took this VERY seriously.
Some are not bad.
Some would be great if I was a comic book junkie
Or if our other kids were named, Dr Dre & Snoop Dog.
But overall how could you deny a boy with so much creativity?
Not to mention, if we name his brother "Man-Laser" he is going to be the one who will be defending his brother from the tons of kids who can't stop making fun of his name...
that or the kids just might be afraid of "Man-Laser" because his name means business and you might not want to mess with that!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
And got an award for excelling in Advanced Math...he's pretty smart.
We are very proud of him.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Now it's on.
Monday, June 8, 2009
"But your house is so cute...too bad you live in the ghetto."
(we hear this way too often)
For a long time, we embraced it.
It never really bothered us.
It was like our running joke.
Yeah it's ugly coming in, but we were thankful for what we had and really loved our house.
Lately though we've had some hiccups.
Like last night for instance...
We are watching Benjamin Button and hear screams coming down the street.
4 teenage girls decided that they are going to vandalize the 2 houses next to ours.
(Which are foreclosed properties)
My husband goes out to see what is going on and maybe scare them away...
but kids these days aren't scared of my husband?
They take sticks and are hitting windows and mailboxes, screaming.
The hippie's across the street come out and once they do...it's always a guaranteed good show.
But these girls (who probably are 14 years old), don't care.
They take the sticks and slam them on the ground making crazy noises.
I think it even scared the hippie's.
Too crazy even for them?
Meanwhile we are on hold for the police....AGAIN.
They know us by name.
"Ohh..the Fishers? 6th street right?"
"Yep. That's us."
I lay in bed with Ayden, trying to shield his ears from all that's being said outside our walls and I think of our family and our new baby on the way...
and instantly wish that our house would sprout wings and fly away?
We've had enough of this place.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
because she is quite the lady and I have memories I never want to forget...
Plus I know you'll come to love her as much as I do, right??
Things I've learned from my Grandma - # 1:
"Ladies never drink from the can. Soda is always over ice in a beautiful glass cup."
Monday, June 1, 2009
Great Grandpa H.D.
He was a pastor of a church in Jasper, Arkansas.
Who passed away way too young leaving behind a wife and 6 children.
Here is a flyer from his church...isn't this amazing that my family kept this over the years? I think so. I love this stuff, but secretly know I would have thrown it away the second the revival was over. My husband doesn't appreciate that wacky side of me.
Here is the church he built in Jasper...
I think Kyle & I should fly down to Jasper and get married again in this church.
Great Grandma Floy
I had always seen this picture in my Grandmas house, but never knew this was her mother.
Wasn't she stylish? Not to mention she raised 6 babies on her own!
On a side note, my dad noticed that she was wearing a ring in this picture and at the time had not met my grandmas father. Her children never noticed it before and now wonder if she was married before their daddy! Quite the scandal.
I wish I got to know her. I bet she had really great stories.
Brandon really enjoyed the Massive Cupcakes!
These sweet ladies...whom I adore...one of which is my grandma. Aren't they precious?
And besides the folks, let me just say there is nothing better to a pregnant mama than a endless table of food.