Thursday, January 29, 2009

Landon Josiah...

These are Landon's Birthday pictures we had made today! He's did so awesome! I love them....

Mr. G.Q.

"Excuse Me! You want me to do WHAT?"

This one is our favorite
Just Chillin...

A little empish huh?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Baby Brother got Married...

My baby brother got married on Sunday. It was a sweet little wedding. I was a proud sister! I'm so proud of him and the man he's become. I couldn't ask for any better of a brother. He's truly one of my very best of friends too. I love him so very much. I'm so happy for him and his new wife. I know he loves her dearly! She's a precious addition to our family. We think she's a keeper for putting up with him, he he he... We went to a park after the wedding for some pictures and here are a few of that I took that are my favorites.

Mr. & Mrs. William Riley Hamilton
January 25, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

My Sweet Birthday Boy

I know... I know... I can hardly believe it myself. My sweet baby boy is two! He turned two last Friday. Man where did the time go. It flew by, as I knew it would. It just seems to do that. I very distinctly remember saying how I wanted him to stay little because I knew how very fast he was going to grow up. And man has he. He's so stinkin cute it's just not even funny. I forgot just how much fun this age is, well and trying! ha! He's just like a little tape recorder following you around repeating what ever you say. It's so funny, for the most part. One of our favorite things he does though is, he's big into scaring you. If you go to the bath room. He runs and lays down outside the door and when you open it he screams and then just laughs saying, "i scare u!" It's so cute. He's quite the character. He loves Elmo and lately has decided that he's Cookie Monster. So he runs around pretending to eat up things like Cookie Monster would. We dare not miss Sesame Street. That's a sin around here. So mom has plenty on tape, for emergency situations. You never know when Elmo might make it all better. Poor thing didn't get to have a party for his birthday yet. We had planned on but we all sick so had to cancel it. He barely got cupcakes but at the last minute I made them. We ate cupcake at like 9:00 p.m. It was bad. But I felt so bad. At least he's little and doesn't understand. The rest of the kids are just appalled but he's okay with it. We've just been so sick, I haven't even been able to go get him a present. So we will celebrate it in a few weeks when we get better and are all germ free. I'll post more pictures of his actual party then. Since we sang to him that day. He's been singing. "Happy Happy to me!" "I tooooo" Did I mention how cute he is??? Oh okay! I guess I best run! The other pictures are just ones I took of him playing out in the yard on the play set. He loves it out there. Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Take me away....

Okay for all you mommies... You'll totally appreciate this and get where I'm coming from with this one. I don't know about you guys but I NEVER have a moments peace, not even in the bathroom. Not even if I have to, excuse me, for lack of a better word, poo! They just don't care! They are right in there right in the midst of it talking ninety to nothin.... and now Landon is the worst, God forbid I should be out of his sight. I might just leave him ya know. Are ya feelin me??? Well, we've been passing this stomach bug around and I just didn't feel well, so I decided try to take a nap but gave up after about the third time one of the kids came to ask a question or discuss something with me so then I decided to take a hot bath. It was at the end of Landon's nap so I took the baby monitor to the girls and said listen for him and get him if he wakes up. Well... I hadn't even got the tub filled when I hear the door knob rattling. I knew who it was because see he can open all the doors now so I bought those door knob locks for the bath rooms and outside doors. So he stands there and spins them. So I quickly turned off my water and thought if I be real quite he'll give up and think I'm not in here and go play. I know I'm a bad mommy. But instead this is what I heard...

Landon: whispering- "momma"; "Momma"; "Mommy"
Again but different in case I didn't hear the first ten times... "Moommaa";"MOMMA!" Spin, spin, spin, spin of the door handle.

Then I hear little pitter patter of his feet run off and I think okay good he gave up. But no, I hear him say, "Hey-Bear!" (that's what he calls Hailey, short for Hailey bear) "Hey-Bear mear!" "Hey-Bear mear!" But she gave him no response so he gave up and came back. I think he was trying to get her help to open the door but she wouldn't help him. So then, I heard him sit down by the door and then I saw his little fingers run under the door. I still never said a word. I know, bad bad mommy! Then this is what I heard...

whispering again... "o momma... I nee see u"
"o momma... pweez" "I nee see u"
tap tap tap on door ever so gently...

I was trying so hard not to giggle, be mad or jump up and open the door because he was so stinkin cute. But I really wanted just a few quite moments! I know I was being selfish!

still whispering and tapping ever so gently "momma, momma... pweez... i nee uuuu pweez momma!"

So what's a momma to do? I got out and let the poor baby in. I mean, it was bad, he nee see his momma! I open the door and he said, "o dere u r momma, I see u!" as he hugged me. What's a momma to do?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A New Year!

I know... this is a little late but better late than never huh? Well, I'm not really the new years resolution type of girl. Never have been really. Nothing against it or anything, just every time I've given that a try by the next week or two... that's just shot right out the window and I end up feeling like a big loser. Ya know what I mean? Not to knock anyone who's into it, just not my cup of tea! All that being said, the week before the new year began. I heard a sermon out of Nehemiah 1 and then again the very next Sunday! Now, when you hear two sermons on the same passage from two different pastors, I don't know about you, but that got my attention, and I felt as though I best listen up. So... I've been really dwelling on Nehemiah 1 for several weeks and what I learned from the sermons. I thought I'd share that with you. In short, Nehemiah, took and assessment of the situation, then took ownership of it, then he made a plea to God for his help. Now, both applied this to life. One of the sermons I heard described Nehemiah as having a time of deep contemplation, a scoreboard moment. A time of reflection, seeing that things were not working and then he owned up to it. Does he go for the winning touchdown or play it safe and keep things the same, SAFE, in the comfort zone? That's where I find myself. Realizing that in alot of ways, I want to be safe and in my comfort zone, I've wanted to do things my way and it's not working for me very well. Essentially what I want is God to meet me in my box and tell him he can only work within that space, but that's not really how it works. Do I want 2009 to be the same as it was in 2008 or can it be better? I want it to be better. I want at the end of 2009 to be able to say that I'm no where near the same place I was at the beginning. I want to be where God is. It may not be where I want to be but that's where He's at and that's where I must be out of my box. I've come to the realization that I may not enjoy every step of this process but it's necessary. One of my very best friends reminded me that, isn't this all part of the journey? Yes, I think it is. Thankfully, I haven't arrived and I'm not perfect so He still sees fit to mold and shape me. So, for me I look forward to 2009, and the new that it brings. Sure there's alot of uncertainty and unknown but with God we don't have to fear. I look forward to what God's gonna do. I'm so Thankful... for his mercies they are truly new everyday! I hope you all are happy and Blessed in this new year!

Monday, January 05, 2009

A little bit of all....

Hey Ya'll! I hope this finds all well! All is well here. This is just a little bit of all here. It seems like it's been forever since I've been on here last. I think it might have been. We left for my dad's the day after Christmas and spent the week with him. It was nice visit. I had major withdrawals from here and facebook though you guys. I'm just and old fashioned girl, you see. I don't have these fancy smancy phone things that you can do. Look at me I don't even know what it's called. So I had to go a whole week with out you guys and I had major withdrawals. It was sad, so sad. I missed you all! I really really did! Okay back to the more important stuff. he he he... We had a good Christmas. It just flew by. Man what happened. It was here and went just like that. I don't think I even knew what hit me. I had William's party but I think I told ya about that one. William and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary on the 1st. Woo Hoo... We went to dinner and a movie. It was very nice. And yes with NO CHILDREN~!!!!!!!! Oh and I found out that I'm gonna be an Aunt. I'm so excited about that. My brother is having a baby. They just found out so still to soon to know anything but he's super excited. It's his first and I'm super excited. I'm gonna be and AUNT! That's way cool! :) Anyways, we've just been way busy the last few weeks. I'm finding it very hard to get back into the swing of things. The kids all went back to school today. I like things to be just so so and everything is so out of sorts I'm just a mess. I can't seem to pull myself together. Of course, you see where my priorities are. They lie with you all! At least, I have them straight right! He he he... I should really go and at least get the groceries put away before I have to go get the kids. Oh, about the pictures. Hailey took most of them. She love to take pictures and I let her play with my camera one day. I thought she did an awesome job. She took all of the black and white ones. She's starting a photography class here in a couple of weeks. She'll love it and I think she'll do well in it too. Have a great day!