Monday, February 25, 2008
That's A#1 sitting in that plane. For his 18th b-day we had a friend of ours father take him up in his plane. A#1 had no idea we had this planned for him. When we got to the airport at Va Tech and introduced him, he sorta figured it out. I have never seen him smile sooooo much. He was thrilled beyond belief. As most of you know this is what A#1 is going to college for. He has been on many, many commercial flights but never on a small top wing plane. These are what he will be learning on until he moves on to the big airlines. They were up for an hour or so and A#1 got to actually take the controls for awhile. WOWZA! When they returned Mr. B told hubby that A#1 was a natural. He said he had given lessons to many people and never had any pick it up as quickly as he did. He said A#1 had a feel for it as soon as they took off. We asked A#1 if this confirms to him what he is supposed to be doing and he said " OH YEAH!". I told Mr. B that we believed the Lord had something in store for A#1 and he said it was obvious to him as well. I had a very emotional moment when they came in and did 3 touch and go's. I didn't think I was going to stop crying. Hubby held on real tight and we talked about how awesome it is to actually see him living out a dream. Lord help me how am I going to let him go off to college? His sisters were so excited to watch him. Well actually A#3 was not happy at all until he got back on the ground. She did not want him to go up. Lord help her when he goes to college :) A#2 was bouncing off the walls with excitement. What a great thing for them to witness.
There he goes!
Touch and go!
Waiting very impatiently!
Safe and sound!
He has made a friend for life.
Welcome back son. What's that, why is my mascara running? DUH!!!!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
P.P.S. I hope you all realize that I am not bragging on him because of anything that we have done as parents but because of what the Lord has done. Like I said earlier, he has survived me. He has the best Dad a kid could have and believe me they are ALOT alike!
His life verse is John 3:17
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Can you tell she likes it? She's a big girl now.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Here we are at the Glacier National Park. What a view. We think we are so blessed with the mountains here Virginia. HA!This is a moment I will treasure for the rest of my life. #1 because he actually posed for a picture which I do beleive was the 1st miracle the Lord allowed us to see and #2 because Aaron was truly in his element while we were traveling. He was the 1st one to the water to kick off his shoes. The 1st one to pick up rocks to throw. Just watching my man child was worth the whole trip.
Here's the perfect example of what I'm talking about. If you will notice, his shoes are not completely on his feet. His would just slip them on and off at this point because we were stopping so much.
Have you ever?!!!
This is my friend Ashley Heavyrunner. I hold her so close to my heart. One thing I could not get used to while here was just the total oppression that you FEEL while on the reservation. I have never felt anything like this before. I cried like I have never cried before. Every time I would take a shower something would take over and the sobs would start. Every time! I keep a picture of Ashley in my Bible to remind me to always pray for her and her people.
I have sooo many more pctures of this trip that I hope to share in due time. This may sound funny to some of you but when things get a little yukky around here, I wish I could go back there right away. You really seem to forget all your own problems when you see what others are dealing with but more than that, when you see the power of God.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
1. She makes the best Ham Yummies in the world!
2. She has beautiful blue eyes.
3. She loves her grandbabies to death.
4. She's a decorating Diva.
5. Don't make my Momma mad!
6. She drives like a Nascar fool :)
7. She likes Butter pecan ice cream( especially at Mrtyle Beach while on the golf cart)
8. She likes fun jewelry.
9. DO NOT call her Granny.
10. She's a hard worker.
11. She doesn't sit down enough.
12. She one stubborn woman.
13. She gave her daughters that last trait!
14. She would die for her family.
15. She's been smacked on the rear by one of her son-in laws ( ask Wayne)
16. She can boogie down like nobody's business.
17. She a mighty fine clogger.
18. Her husband thinks she's Mighty Fine!
19. Don't call her Donna Jean!
20. She's the best friend a girl could have~ Love you Mom!
Happy Birthday Nena. WE LOVE YOU!
Friday, February 8, 2008
That's right! I even had pointed toes I might add (I was not a very good gymnast but I remember how to keep em pointed). My SIL sent these to me today and they are from her house back in the summer. My Dad used to compete on the trampoline when he was younger so he's taught me a thing or two.
Going up! I used to be able to keep the legs straight. That's what age and a little weight will do to you.
O.k. Mom, you can get off now so us kids can jump. You've showed off enough.
Like mother, like daughter!O.k. girls, Mommy needs a nap now.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
1.HIS NAME- Wayne Anthony Blaine ( yep that's right Wayne Blaine his parents did that to him- love you Ceil!)
2.HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED- this April 15th will be 19 years
3.HOW LONG DID YOU DATE- dated 8 months then got engaged and married 7 months after that (guess what Natalie, I was 20 too). Actually Feb 2 was the 20 year anniversary for our 1st date and he ALWAYS tells me Happy Anniversary on that day.
4.HOW OLD IS HE- 41
5.WHO EATS MORE- duh! I weigh more does that tell you anything?
6.WHO SAID I LOVE YOU 1ST- he did
7.WHO IS TALLER- he is by just a couple of inches
8.WHO SINGS BETTER- I can't sing very well but bless his heart he couldn't carry a tune in a 20 gallon bucket (sorry honey but you know it's true)
9.WHO IS SMARTER-definitely him (we'll just keep that our little secret cause I'm not so sure he knows that)
10.WHOSE TEMPER IS WORSE- um yeah, ME!
11.WHO DOES THE LAUNDRY- there's so much laundry around here, everyone has to
12.WHO DOES THE DISHES- same answer as above
13.WHO SLEEPS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED- me, he sleeps next to the alarm clock
14.WHO PAYS THE BILLS- I pay the household bills he pays the business bills
15.WHO MOWS THE GRASS- Me and A#1 but mostly me, I'm a little picky and it's to much on his back
16.WHO COOKS DINNER- mostly me but that could be arguable
17.WHO DRIVES WHEN YOU ARE TOGETHER- him
18.WHO'S MORE STUBBORN- kinda goes with the temper thing, man it's hard to admit that
19.WHO'S THE 1ST TO ADMIT THEIR WRONG- he is, rmember I'm stubborn
20.WHO'S PARENTS DO YOU SEE MOST- mine since we moved back to my hometown 10 years ago
21.WHO PROPOSED-he did!
22.WHO HAS MORE FRIENDS- me probably
23.WHO HAS MORE SIBLINGS- him 2 sisters 1 brother, me 2 sisters
24.WHO WEARS THE PANTS IN THE FAMILY-he says he does, after he washes and drys them :)
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This is the 1/2 bath again. A#2 informed me that I didn't take enough pictures and that I forgot the sink. Oops.
These are sooo fun. I finished making them today and I l-o-v-e love them. I thought they turned out great for a first timer. Now, I need your help, where should they live? Here are the places they seem to be happy with:
Here they are in the foyer on the black jelly cupboard (another piece handmade). They look comfortable here and they really like the heart paper chain that I made last week out of some scrapbook paper.
Here they are on the bench in the foyer(made by the same people). They like it here but might get a little lonely. However I think the bench is very happy to have them visit.
So what do ya think? Maybe I'll have to make them some friends. I thought about x's and o's you know like xoxo. Great, another project.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Not sure what was going on with the faces other than they were really into the game. How can she be such a princess and such a brutt all wrapped up in one? Number 3 in the background is a force to be reckoned with. I've seen her throw the ball from half court, like she throwing a baseball, and make the shot! She did it in this game too. Of course A wasn't blocking her ;) or she wouldn't have made it. Yes I am the obnoxious Mom! Not as bad as some, I can keep myself in check when necessary.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
I do L-O-V-E love the apothecary jars that I found at a super bargain price. I have lots of plans for them. They will be very busy little boogers around here. I had to take 2 pictures of them because I couldn't decide where they should live for now.
Then there is the 1/2 bath. It's just to darn cute since W finshed it. If only I could find a floor man to put the new tile that's patiently waiting in the garage ;) Might just have to go to the tile Super Woman that installed our bathroom tile. She ROCKS! Anywho, I love these cute little towels and such.
You know my love of children's books so of course there are several for my Valentine's. Everyone HEARTS you, even Elmo! The girls run to these everyday when it's time to read.
Hmmm, looks like I need the tile Super Woman for the foyer tile too. Anyone know how I can get in touch with her? If you only knew how often I clean this WHITE tile, you too would be looking for her with me.
Remember, I H-E-A-R-T heart you. Have a blessed day!