Friday, September 24, 2010

What do you you do when...?

... you come to the end of a To-Do list pad? Stop making lists?

This is my conundrum on my 1st DAY OFF OF WORK! Get in or get out I got a horse to saddle!

I took my 1st sick day for an eye appointment today and my eyes are dilated so forgive me for any spelling faux pauxs. (Guarantee that is one right there.)

Here is my to-do list.
1. eye appointment -- check dilated eyes -- check
2. blog -- check
3. dishes
4. laundry
5. vacuum --- I HATE to vacuum but this is the only way I can torture our dog because she hates it more than I do.
6. Get stuff: paint, painter's tape, ply wood
7. Paint accent wall
8. Pick up BC. No Chic kids yet.
9. Cook -- we may be camping tonight so that might entail putting hot dogs and buns in the cooler. Go me.
10. Get Mama's present

Tomorrow is Mama's 40th - ish birthday! :)

Last year, "she was learning to scuba dive" and I was "playing Mama to HayBee with a very broken finger".

This year we're going to do it up big -- Kansas style. Prayers for Mama because this will be one of very few years up until now that her parents will not be around to help celebrate. Gramma is in Texas "on vacation" at a different Bed & Breakfast, Lake House, Bank Trip, Condo each night -- you name it, she is "vacationing" there.

I am reminded this morning how THANKFUL I am to have Mama and Daddy around whenever I need them for support, especially with the struggles I am having at work. They are such an encouragement and blessing to both Gardener Guy and Chic Chick.

So, "Happy Happy Birthday from your blog friends to you -- we wish it was our birthday so we could party too, hey!"

Mama love and all of mine!

PS. Today is Gardener Guy's last day at his job! Hooray! He will be gradually taking over Boss Daddy D's business. He'll be Window Guy after tonight --- eh, I still love my Gardener Guy!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Few Favorite Photos

We finally received our photo discs!
I have been creating a photo-book on Snapfish and can't wait to see how it turns out!

Here are a few of my favorites of the day:

I may or may not have cried and laughed throughout the entire ceremony.

We did it!


Backyard Chic moved indoors.

He's got a little King in him.

Get it MJ.

Gardener Guy totally surprised by our surprise dance.

Photo love and all of mine!

*All photos by Nichols & Co. Photography.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Baby Blessings

Baby D is here and SHE is a doll baby. :)

Baby Nora was born on the morning of August 26th to a very big family.
She is petite bundle of sugar and spice and everything nice.

Mama D had a few complications with low blood pressure (never my problem -- eh Gardener Guy?) but now Mama, Daddy and Big Brother Stratty are doing well with their bundle of joy!

Soon after her birth, she was tested and received results that Baby Nora has Down Syndrome. Baby Nora is blessed to have a big loving family who has been learning all about how to do the very best for her.

Please keep Baby Nora and her Mama and Daddy in your prayers to be strengthened and encouraged in the next few weeks.

Baby Nora,
Your Uncle Gardener Guy and Aunt Chic Chick love you very much and can't wait to see you grow up into a beautiful big girl!

Baby love and all of mine!