Thursday, July 29, 2010

12 long years ago...

Twelve long years ago I was a very emotionally hurt person. Twelve long years ago I was alone, scared and unsure of my future. Twelve long years ago I was uncomfortably large and barely 17. That morning I remember getting up at a ridiculous hour to check in at the hospital to be induced. The labor was short, so short in fact that I was not allowed pain medication. It hurt. But she was born and she had fluffy black hair and a little squished up face. I named her Abigail Elizabeth. She was just more than 8 pounds. I took her home a day later but on the way, my mom took me to a mexican restaurant to have lunch.

We love you, Abby

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blog mention

Abby is turning 12 tomorrow and has been taking this class with my friend Anna. She got blog mention here this week.

<3 ~ Amy

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

chocolate and frosting everywhere!

We had a cake decorating party for Abby's 12th birthday this weekend. Not to be outdone, I also hosted a fondue party for the "Make Something" young craft-y moms today as well. Am I crazy? Maybe. Was it fun? yes!

This is quite a few of the children that I hosted at my home on Tuesday morning Make Something this summer.
They are learning a lesson about the Good Shepherd. We called it a backyard Bible club.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

all in the name of procrastination

I had an elaborate post prepared this morning. Ya, it wouldn't have held your interest. So instead...

Simple Musings:

Why is it that we plan so much for ourselves when we know we are burning the candle at both ends already?

Why do children grow so fast?

I find that no matter how hard you try to get someone to do something - sometimes they just let you down.

Some people think they are better than you and treat you likewise.

Having a home is a wonderful experience.

Having a husband to work faithfully on the home is incredible.

Minivans are the single most incredible invention on the planet.

What the Bible says is true.

Mowing is fun.

Harboring bitterness feels terrible.

Little boys are cute - especially mine.

The End

Thursday, July 15, 2010


To see the before pictures follow here.

Friday, July 9, 2010

A walk in the park........yikes!

So we took a stroll at Lion's park in Duncanville a few weeks ago. It was a nice cool evening. We walked the pretty trails, looked at the water flowing in the creek, gazed at the tree..... AHHH! A tarantula! OH MY GOSH!

So, we took some pictures.

Ooooh. Don't touch.