Friday, November 16, 2007

Here's a picture update for everyone.

This is Poppy meeting Porter for the first time. He thought Porter was pretty cool.

Rachel and Tanner decided to play in the leaves that Daddy raked up. They had a ball!!!

Rachel loves holding her brother! He really enjoys watching her and listening to her.

Rachel had her first dance recital at church last night. It was so stinking precious seeing all those girls dancing for Jesus!! It was enough to bring a tear to your eye. Rachel has rhythm, too, let me just tell you! She may not stick with ballet, but that little toot will be able to dance!

This is my little poser after the recital. We didn't bring any flowers with us for her since it was just a mini recital, but our friend Peggy had some that she shared with Rachel. That was so precious of her to do that and as you can tell, Rachel loved her flowers very much. About as much as she loves posing for the camera.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wisdom Beyond His Years

I just got an email today with this on there. I thought it was so precious that I just had to share.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bachelor Prediction

After watching the previews for next week's Bachelor, my prediction is that our bachelor is going to choose Deanna. The reason for this prediction is simply based on the sun. Not like astrologically or anything. When Jenni is with Brad, it's pretty sunny. It looks like late afternoon. When he's with Deanna, either a big ol' cloud cover has come up or it's later in the day, closer to sunset. Given those details and the past history of the show, he usually says goodbye to the first girl earlier in the day and then "proposes" to the next girl later in the evening. So based on that 2 second little clip, I'm going to go ahead and have to say it'll be Deanna. Based on the entire season and who my preference would be, I'd say Jenni. I like her. I think she's cute and I think she and Brad have good chemistry. But the sun's not showing it in the clip for next week's show.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Things That Are Frustrating

Today Rachel, Porter, and I went to Sam's. I got the few items I needed and as is our usual treat, we went over to the snack bar to get a pretzel. I started to check out after telling the clerk what we wanted only to discover I did not have my wallet! I had no cash. I had no debit card. I had no license. No nothing. Thankfully I had another checkbook from a different account floating about in my purse, so I had that to at least pay for my food, but then the dude had to go ahead and ask me for my ID, which was in my wallet at home. I have no idea what my license number is. I know my social, but since they changed all that and gave me a different number for my license, I have never memorized the darn thing. I tried calling my husband about a hundred times in a row to get his license number so I could at least have that to get checked out, but I couldn't reach him. The clerk went ahead and used my social and I was able to get through the checkout and get my beloved pretzels. Then I realized I couldn't check out with my other items because I didn't have my membership card. It, along with my money and license and everything else, was in my wallet at home. They issued me a temporary card so I could at least take home the items I came for. I got out to the parking lot and my poor husband called me back nearly in a panic because he'd seen the hundred missed calls from me and of course he was thinking the worst. No, we weren't in wreck or anything, I just didn't have my wallet. UGH!!! Man, that was so frustrating!!! I feel like I'm loosing my mind these days!!!

Another thing that's frustrating is the amount of leg hair I currently have. When I was pregnant, the stuff barely grew. Now that I have my son, apparently all the leg hair banded together and decided to make up for lost growth. And finding the time to take a lengthy enough shower to actually shave my legs is a complete joke.

The fact that we still have 3 of the 9 puppies left in our sunroom is a good thing because we've sold so many, but frustrating because we still have 2 to sell. One of the ones we have has been spoken for, but we're having to house him, which means we're still having to feed him, water him, and clean up his poop - along with the poop of the other two. I feel sorry for them because it's all I can do to take care of the bigger ones that are already house trained. At least they get to come inside for a while and get what little affection I can spare for them. The poor puppies need to go to their new homes ASAP so they can get the attention they deserve. If anyone knows of someone that would like a boxer puppy, please let me know!! No reasonable offer will be refused at this point.

I'm frustrated that I still have a big ol' belly even though my baby is no longer in it. I can't actually button a pair of my pre-pregnancy jeans to save my life. I mean, maybe I could get them buttoned, but then I enjoy breathing a little too much to actually keep them buttoned.

A consolation to all this frustration is that today, my son is smiling!! As soon as I can actually capture that on the camera, I'll be sharing. It's the cutest thing!! He really is a doll. I mean, a lot of people say their kids are cute, but my kid really is cute!

Oh, and I'd like a maid...... for free. If anyone knows of someone that just loves to clean houses for the heck of it, send them my way. I'd be glad to bless them with a dirty house that I have no desire to clean because watching my baby is WAY more satisfying than cleaning!!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Halloween Fun

This was when I first put on Porter's Halloween outfit. He was none too happy about it. I think he maybe doesn't like orange? He might have thought he looked a bit too much like a Tennessee Volunteer or something. Next time I'll know better - the boy needs to be in PURPLE!!! (or red for the Hogs)

This was just before we went out doing our Trick-or-Treat thing in our neighborhood. He slept the whole way...... and then decided it would be oh so cool for him to be wide awake from 4am-6am. Darn that candy!!

Katie was a bumble bee and Rachel was a lady bug again this year. Her costume from last year still fit and she was cool with wearing it again and Mommy's budget was oh so happy. :)

Yeah, she knows she's cute. Little stinker.