Thursday, August 28, 2008


Something possessed me while I was at the beach the first of August to buy aurbey a Hermit Crab. I am not sure why.... I do not even like crabs they are ugly and freak me out, I am not sure why I thought a 2 year old would be excited over a crab. Aubrey squeals at him anytime he is out of his cage and it is so cute. Obvously it is a crab so we do not let her touch it but tonight she was so cute watching her crab crawl around on the floor. I had to take some pictures! Andy is great with hermie the hermit crab. He feeds and waters and bathe's him. Yes, I said bathe's him. We have learned SOOO much about these little creatures. They have to be submersed in water once a week for a minute, they need plenty of exercise, they become attached to their owners! I couldn't believe this one but hermie knows when andy picks him up.... he comes out of his shell to greet him. Me not so much maybe it is because I pick him up and if he comes out of his shell I quickly throw him back down and scream alittle.

Needless to say, andy was right to roll his eyes when I came walking through the door proudly with this hermit crab! He knew right away he would be the care taker. Oh well, I am thinking her next pet will be a rabbit. Andy says no, but I am thinking she will need a rabbit for easter, don't yall agree?!?!? :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Have I mentioned lately how in love with Aubrey I am? She is such a joy to be around and such alittle firecracker, lately we never know what will come out of her mouth next. Everyday is a new adventure with her and I cannot believe how fast she is growing up. I am so excited for her to be a big sister.... there are days that I am not sure that she is ready to share her life with another baby....but then again there are days that I am not sure I am ready to share my attention with another baby. For the next 6 months I am just going to enjoy spending every moment possible with my little girl!

I wanted to share a few pictures with you tonight, I thought I would give everyone alittle glimpse into our lives. Let me preface these pictures by saying Aubrey is an entertainer. If you put her in front of a crowd she is shy, put her in her living room (her stage) and she will dance and sing all night long! Tonight she asked for some "Jesus music" and well.... this is what followed.

(For those of you who went to the Beth Moore Conference with the Calera Baptist Church ladies, I have to say I do NOT think that Aubrey is going to be one of the "Frozen Chosen!" Look at those little hands in the air!)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's been awhile

I know that it has been awhile since I have blogged, I have a ton of things to blog about and to catch everyone up on. For some reason I have just not been motivated to do anything lately. Pretty much I come home, eat dinner sit on the couch and go to bed. I am blaming this on being 13 weeks pregnant.... I need something to motivate me quickly! I have two orders to put in for pictures and one session I have to get edited this week! (Tricia, I am working on your pictures I promise!)

While I am drawing a blank on blogging I have a blog that I want everyone to visit. I heard about it from my friend Michelle and now I have been diving into this amazing blog every night for the last two nights and it is hard for me to peel myself away to go to bed. If you look at my links of Blogs I read go to the blog Bring The Rain. Now there is only one way to read her blog...start back at the very beginning and work your way to now. You have to catch yourself up with her whole story... do not skip one post of hers. Just plan on sitting down and not getting up for awhile. I have now read up to July and I cannot wait until tomorrow to hopefully be caught up. This lady and her family are AMAZING.... over the last two nights I have sat on my couch and cried my eyes out and 5 minutes later I have been dieing laughing.

Hopefully I will be back to blogging soon but for now enjoy Angie's blog and remember start at the beginning and read it all... have your tissue ready trust me you will need it!


p.s. Next week I am off work all week, I have decided that I will have boot-camp potty training. If I do not have any luck after a week of hard potty training then I am going to put up the potty and try again when I have my christmas break. (Please pray it goes well next week! I really want to get rid of diapers) I really think she is ready, now I just have to convince aubrey that she is ready!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Are you kidding me?!?!

Where do I even begin? The person that pulled out in front of me had no drivers license and no proof of insurance and according to the police department there is nothing they can do about that! He gets to walk away with not even a slap on the wrist and I get a totaled car, half a day off from work with no pay, and to top it all off the wrecker service wants $320.00 to get andy's car just so we can turn around and try to sell it for scrap metal. How is any of this even legal!!!! Someone from another country can come to the United States drive like a MANIAC and be allowed to continue the same lifestyle while I have to figure out how we are going to come up with the money for a car to drive. I cannot even begin to type out on a blog how TICKED off I am. How does the law allow this to happen to innocent people. Hypothetically I could have been killed in the accident and the law would do nothing about it. I have gone from upset about the whole thing to all out MAD. I got a good cry out tonight after andy left for basketball.... I just don't understand how supposably I am protected by the law but ACTUALLY the illegal people that roam the streets are protected. This whole situation has put andy and I in a bind and what makes me so mad is the fact that I did nothing wrong, I was driving back to work and he pulled out in front of me and I will now pay the price.

Isn't it amazing how just when I thought things were looking up - just when I could see myself being able to be a stay at home mom in the NEAR future..... life has other plans.... I am beginning to think that where I always thought God had called me to be a Wife and Mother maybe I was wrong. Maybe I wasn't listening....

Maybe today I am just an emotional basketcase.... I am pretty sure that is possible considering the circumstances. But on the other hand, facts are facts, reality is reality, and the reality of all of this is we are down to one car and to get back what belongs to us to begin with will cost us $320.00 and rising each day! Even if we get it back it is totaled and we will literally be selling parts off of it.

I keep quoting Jeremiah 29:11 - I know it by heart .... I know He has a plan .....

Friday, August 1, 2008

What's left of the honda....

Here are the pictures of the poor honda..... :( We are officially on the market for a used, good gas milage car for andy to drive around town and visit customers. Anyone have any good ideas :)