Monday, January 30, 2012

Thomas Table and Cra*g's List

Baby B wanted a Thomas Table. Nonny and Poppy decided to go on Cra*g's list to find a used one in good condition. So, we contacted several people on Cra*g's list by email. We waited. And we waited. We never heard back.....from ANY of them. So, I emailed again. I finally heard back from one of them. She gave me her phone number. I called her and left a message. I waited. And waited. She finally called back and we bought her Thomas Table and accessories. But, good grief, people post things and don't answer. What's up with that? Maybe they sold the item and didn't delete it off Cra*g's list. Who knows? But, don't you think they might shoot a quick email and say this is sold? was a tiring experience. But, we got one and Baby B is on top of the world!
He loves it!

Can you tell he likes it?

How about you? Have you had any Cra*g's List experiences?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sisters Becoming Friends

It took these sisters a while....but they are getting there. When A was born, EC was 25 months old. Not quite old enough to understand why this baby was here to stay. She was jealous but not old enough to verbalize it. 
It was tough. 

Now she teaches her things...Like how to do puzzles.

And pedal a tricycle.

Their mommy doesn't have a sister. 
She wants, so much, for them to be close. 
Nonny does too!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Made New Again

A year or two ago, a friend gave us two old tricycles for the littles. They sat in storage until December. The girls were here and I decided to get hubs to pull them out. I did not take a before picture :(, but they looked something like this:

(This is NOT one of my trikes.)

Nonny got resourceful. I went to Lowe* to buy Rustol*um paint. While there I asked a clerk if he knew what I could do about the rust on the handlebars, etc. He told me to spray WD40 on the rusted areas and use very fine steel wool to scrub. So, I did. I didn't do all rusted parts like you would if you were completely restoring something very old, but I did the visible parts. Then, I spray painted the body of the trikes.

THIS is what they look like now:

Made New Again!
(Linking to:Tutorials and Tips)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Day Mom and Dad!

LOVE that my parents celebrate their anniversary today!

Happy Anniversary to two of my favorite people.

Love you mom and dad!

Monday, January 23, 2012


My brother did great. Thank you for praying for him. Love, Baby T

Friday, January 20, 2012

To My Brother (From the Other Brother)

Dear Brother, 

On Monday morning when you go in for surgery, this is what I want you to know.

~I will be cold...because you are not there to warm me.

~I will be lonely. I haven't been away from you since the NICU.

~You will be hungry when you get done. I will share Mommy. :)

~I will pray for you. We share heartbeats you know.

~I will miss you. I'm kinda' use to you.

~I love you twin brother.

This is how I feel about you leaving me! :)

Baby C goes in Monday morning early for surgery.
He will have an Inguinal Hernia repair.
Please pray for him.
Grandparents don't like things like this.
Will you pray?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Baby B

Baby B is addicted to being outside! Don't let him hear the door open without taking him out. And then, good luck taking him back in without a meltdown. Remember those days? 
P.S. Adorable!!!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Just thought I'd share some of my FAVORITE things!

Have you tried this? I love it! I usually buy dish detergent in large containers at Costco. But, my daughter uses this and every time I wash a dish at her home I remember how much I love the smell of this! So, I bought some and I LOVE it! Try it!

I bought this at Christmas to go with a beef stick.
 I have since used it on turkey sandwiches and ham sandwiches. It is delicious! 

I may have posted these before but they are my FAVORITE go-to nutrition bars! Love!

Gilligan O'Malley *fluid knit* pajama pants and top(not pictured).  Oh. My. word. Wish I could wear them all day. Every Day. 

And of course, these favorites!

What about you? Do you have any favorites to share?

She Got All Her Moves From Her Nonny

Just a little dancin' in Targ*t......

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pearl Event II

Do you know Sibi? 

She blogs at Pearls and Grace. Her story is one of forgiveness and grace and tenderness and sadness. 

It's about redemption and a dream come true.

Read Sibi's story here.

She is hosting an event in Nashville, TN in March called The Pearl Event II.

I. Am. Going.


I. Can't. Wait.

The speakers are fabulous!!!

Tell me if you read Sibi's blog. Or Paige. Or Edie.

There will be several other speakers as well.

Will you join us?????

Monday, January 09, 2012


Some call it mockery. I call it fabulous.

If you don't have a clue, go here
He will point you to Jesus through the football field.

The naysayers are just WANTING Tebow to mess up.
 To do something wrong. 
He may. 
He will.
 It's ok. 
That's what GRACE is.
 Go on Tebow....keep professing who He is.
Football will fade.
Jesus will not.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

What Will They Remember?

I was reading another blog this morning. She was talking about Christmas and family and what brings you joy? I started thinking about family and the littles and what they will REALLY remember about Christmas this year. I HOPE they will remember Jesus and family and fun times and excitement and all the things that go along with Christmas that we all enjoy. But you know what I REALLY want them to remember?


Because it's truly in the GIVING that we receive.

Most all of our neighbors are elderly. We give them all a small gift each year. For the last couple of years it's been a holiday gift box of Lance Crackers. Just a small gift to let them know someone cares about them. Hubs always delivers the gifts. He usually puts on his Santa hat and walks through the neighborhood delivering.:) This year he took our oldest granddaughter with him. She is four and really understands giving. Poppy told her they were delivering *CHRISTMAS CHEER* which she said, *Poppy, this isn't Christmas Cheer, these are Lance Crackers.*  :) A teachable moment here.

Last week I was visiting and out of the blue she said:

*Nonny, remember when me and Poppy delivered Christmas Cheer?*

THAT'S what I want them to remember.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Baby B

Baby B is growing up!!!!

Wasn't he just born??????????

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012


Want to see some cuteness????

Here is a sneak peak:

Now, hop on over HERE to their mom's blog to see the rest...