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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

Well, we had a good Memorial Day and hope that you did too! We went for a cookout at my parents' house and got to visit with family. We managed to make it through eating and playing some games before the rain sent us inside. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera and failed to take any pictures on my phone. Jesse had a great time eating everyone's food and playing with his cousin Cassidy. We rarely get to see her so that was great. She always takes good care of him and he loves her. Well, next week Jamie is off of work and we will spend part of that time in Texas. I'll make sure to blog about our trip complete with pictures when we get back.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cute pics!

Here is a cute pic I took of Jesse tonight while we were waiting for my parents to pick him up. He is spending the night and all day tomorrow with them. I will LOVE the freedom but miss him so much. He's so cute! I know, I'm biased.

Mad TV

Ok, let me start by saying that I'm a little addicted to TV. These are strictly my opinions and some of you may not agree. And yes, I know that there are way more important things in life than TV shows.

So, My sister texted me tonight to tell me that one of our fav shows, Men In Trees, has been cancelled. I then verified that it, in fact, was true. ABC kept moving the day and time and would put other new shows in its place for weeks at a time so it's no wonder. I am also tired of all of these ridiculous "reality" shows that have taken over the networks (Sorry to my friends who watch them). The only reality shows I watch are on TLC. That's enough reality for me. I'm even getting tired of American Idol. I only like to watch the first half of the season now.

On a happier note I am looking forward to the game show Password. I'm not much into game shows but this one looks like fun. I guess the moral of my story is that I watch way too much TV.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


We had a great Mother's Day on Sunday, except for the weather. Boy was it a nasty weather day. We originally planned to go to Hubers in Indiana but had to change our plans. I got the ferns for the front porch that I've wanted for 4 years. When we first built the house I wanted to hang ferns; I love that southern look. Jamie hated the idea, though, and it never happened. This mother's day I told him that I would settle for some nice flower hanging baskets unless he decided to get me the ferns I've always wanted. Well, low and behold, he got me 2 ferns and I was very happy!! On another note, I want to give God thanks for the wonderful Mom that I have and all of the wonderful moms he's placed in my life. Especially since I've become a mom I have been more thankful for their love, prayer, help, and direction.

On a funnier note, Jesse has been a little mischievous lately. Friday morning I had to get ready for us to go to Shelbyville for the day. Normally I just lock the gate at the top of the stairs and let him run around so I can get my shower. I also leave the spare bathroom door open because there's nothing in there that can hurt him. (See old blog) Anyway, I get out of the shower and go looking around for Jesse but I can't find him. Then I realize that the spare bathroom door is closed. I try to open it and I can't except for a tiny bit. Jesse had closed the door on himself and then he opened the drawer under the sink which meant that I couldn't get the door open. I try to reason with a one year old to close the drawer to no avail and when I talk to him he doesn't respond. I then to use a hanger to try and close the drawer through the tiny crack in the drawer but that won't work. I look under the door to see him sitting on the floor and I notice that he has scissors. Of course, I have thoughts of cut hair or an accidental stabbing of himself. I then call Jamie hoping he has a brilliant idea but he just says to "try a screwdriver". I throw my robe on and run down to the garage, get a screwdriver only to find that it won't fit through the tiny space in the door. I realize that I'm starting to panic so I just sit on the floor in front of the door and talk to God. I said "Lord, I don't know what to do to get him out, but I know that you do. Please either make him shut that drawer or show me what to use to get it closed so I can open the door." Then I think (God's work) to go into our water heater closet and see what I can find. I found two putty knives so I tried the metal one first and it worked! Praise God for getting Jesse out of that bathroom. At least we can laugh about it now!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Just writing to update you on our life over the past week. I hope to have some new pictures to add soon. Jesse is great but has started throwing very mild tantrums when he doesn't get his way. We just ignore him and he stops. I have been mentally exhausted lately for some reason. Maybe it's the ridiculous hours Jamie has been working. I feel bad for him too because he needs rest. He really makes an effort to help me out especially when I've reached my limit. I must give him credit for being the great provider for our family that he is. Last night he took Jesse until it was Jesse's bed time. That meant a lot to this stressed out mom. Anyway, enough of that for now.

We officially have our plane tickets for our trip to Texas to visit our friends the Dukes. I can't tell you how excited we all are to see them again and to see baby Kyle for the first time. We desperately need a family vacation.