Sunday, May 31, 2009

Beach vacation 2009



We had a great time at the beach.Everyday rain was forcasted but God provided beautiful sunny weather the entire time for us. It was not muggy hot or anything perfect weather. The last day we were leaving it was so muggy so I told Robbie God provided that for the last day bc he know it would be easier leaving it all behind in the muggy humidity...but we so didn't want to leave. Vacation is the quickest time of the year it seems to just fly by. Here are a few million pictures from the beach scroll over the picture to see places and names..etc.
Rylie was a little skidish of the ocean this year and never really warmed up to the ocean, but loved the "laby Riber" aka Lazy River. She loved building sand castle and running to get water...Beckham just watched everything and he was the biggest trooper. GiGi took an extra pack and play and we put him in there for naps..he would sleep for 4 hour increments in the shade.. He did so good.I said we took him to the beach to catch up on some sleep for him.
Rylie had some sunglasses on of GiGi's and a man walked by and was trying to set her up with his son "Will" it was so funny. Will was not interested daddy was like "hey man look at her she is a doll" Will could care less..Rylie was looking at that man like he was crazy.
Christa and I got Henna tatoos to show my dad Billy Joe that they are real and he doesn't know the difference...man I thought he was going to have a heart atttack when we showed him the tatoos. He was so mad to say the least.. I just told him yesterday they were fake and he was like "I know that"..whatever it was worth the money spent to see his face...
We all had a great time, ate too much of course and too short as always...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Beckham's dedication, Christa's 13th and misc pictures!



Here are some pictures from Beckham's dedication, Mother's day, Christa's 13th brithday party (can you believe that) and some misc pictures that I wanted to share!! Finally had time to post them. Both babies are napping we wore them out from the beach...Beach pictures are coming soon..maybe I can get them up before Rylie turns 3!!!hehehe!
Scroll over the pictures for the caption of the people and what we are doing!
Be Blessed!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fun at Broadway on the beach !!!

We had an amazing night last year. We went to Broadway on the boardwalk and walked around and spent too much money on silly things, but Rylie had a blast. We told her if she did good last night that we would let her build a doll at build a bear. It was so freaking cute...(pictures to come of course) She picked her out a blue haired doll and put a cheerleading outfit on her and then named her "Myrtle Joe" too cute..huh!!! Beckham was the weetest kid on the planet he rode around in the stroller and was just chilling. He took his nap and was ready for some more people watching. We ate at Tony Romo's and then rode the merry go round to top of the night....we got to sleep in really late this morning and ate breakfast and we are about to head to the beach in a few minutes. Our last full day at the beach and then back home tomorrow. I think I will cry. We have had PERFECT weather they had forcasted rain every day and none so fasr..PRAISE GOD!!! We will be going to crabby mike's tonight for all you can eat seafood...so we will be miserable tonight I am sure of that....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beckham, Beach & BOO BOO'S

So I am sitting here at condo on the balcony laptop in lap, sipping some good ol' caffiene while watching the waves crash on the shore as Zac Brown would say "Life is good today!!"

It is so peaceful right now EVERYONE is asleep. I am trying to catch up on blog I will post pics of dedication as soon as I get time. I am so behind on blogging, so maybe I can catch up.

We had a very nice ride down considering we rode this far with a 2& 1/2 yo, 6 month old and a 13 year old. Yep, we have Christa aka "Cricka" with us. She was the official DVD changer. Beckham took several naps, Rylie just tried to hang with Cricka 'cause she is so cool;) Our drive went so much better than ever anticipated with small children. We are so proud we pray the ride back goes as well.

We got checked in and low and behold would you know that we go the exact same condo as we did last year(1216). The view is awesome(pics to follow of course). We unpacked and then was hanging in the living room trying to figure out where we were going to eat (Ellen's birthday was 25th, My sissy's is today 26th). Cricka had Beckham standing in between her legs and she let go by accident, and he fell in the floor. He hit face first and his two little razor sharp teeth cut his top lip. I thought it was NEVER going to stop bleeding. He was so upset. We had just got him dressed and he was bleeding all on the bib and was swallowing it and gagging. He was pitiful. I let him suck of ice cube for swelling, calmed him down after awhile, and then finally off to dinner. (For all the ER friends)He then started spitting up dark brown blood from it being in his belly and I said "Man if Claude Morgan saw this we would be doing NG tube;)"

He was such a trooper though...but hey ok now we can move on with vacation now that we have one little booboo out of the way...we always go back with atleast one!!

We went to get breakfast foods last pm and now just waiting on family to start stirring so we can start breakfast and head to the beach. It is not raining at this time, I pray that it stays that way for us all week long....

I never get super quiet time alone anymore, but it is in quiet times like these that you really have time to reflect on all the blessings a person has in their lives. I always give God praise for my babies and how He made me a mother. I am so thankful of how he loved us enough to entrust us with these two babies. But something I do not thank him enough for is for my husband. I am so blessed that I have Robbie in my life, he is such a God loving man, a great provider, and more important a lover/friend. He never complains about going to work or his job. He is thankful he has one in our times. He seeks God and he puts him first in his life. He loves his wife with such tenderness and loyalty. He provides and gives the children a strong father figure that they need, but loving/caring to them also. I am so blessed to have him and for those of you that have been there since the beginning of Robbie and I, you can appreciate all that we went through to get to where we are now. You may not know this about me, but I have a very strong will;) and it is not easy living with me, but Robbie manages some how;0

Hey, and also with Robbie came a great deal for some great in laws. They are not inlaws to me they are my second set of parents. They love me just as if I was a daughter, probably more than that;) Their help spans back to as far as college days when I didn't have a computer they gave me a key to their house and said "come use ours" instead of hanging out at library...till today when I need a break or run an errand they eggerly jump at the chance to keep the babies for me...they ROCK, what more can I say and those of you who know them will agree...I am blessed by them!!!

I am thankful for all of our health, our family, and CMC & family. All the things that money can't buy!! Everytime you turn on the news there is something bad happening that is why I do not watch the news anymore. Robbie keeps me updated on things I would need to know. I hate the news they say nothing but negative things. we are in such a negative world right now we need to be built up not torn down. So I try to think and pray over all the good things that God has done for us, from the cross to this beautiful ocean that I am looking at. What an amazing God to have formed all of this and us!! Everything has a purpose in this world....Do you know yours and are you living it out? Good question for the day...huh????

well gotta go I hear Daddy stirring..gotta go cook some sausage!!!! Better go help:)

Be Blessed!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Beckham's Dedication

WOW..I am so behind on blogging. Well where to begin. We had the awesome honor of having Beckham dedication on mother's day this year. He was a trooper. He wanted to go to sleep back stage and we kept playing with him to keep him awake. We got to do Rylie's dedication on Mother's day as well. It is such a blessing to be able to do that. I remember not long ago that I never wanted to even get out of bed on mother's day just another day to remind me I WASN'T a mother. But I serve an amazing God and He had some ultimate plans for our lives and made us parents in a special way and we were HONORED to dedicate our babies over to God and make a pledge that we will do all that we can to bring him up in the way that God wants us to. To pray with them, read the word with them and help lead them to Him. So when they get old enough and ready they to will accept Jesus in their hearts. It is such a special time in a parent's life.

We then went to Fat Cheung's and ate for mother's day with the family. It was so nice minus the one person who had issues with their food, but we will not be naming names;)

We then came home and had a relaxing rest of the day. It is so hard trying to get around to everyone's house we gave up along time ago. We ended up seeing Robbie's grandmother another day for Mother's day.

ANOTHER amazing thing that happen on Mother's Day was a little girl was born who became Margaret "Maggie" Stewart Summer was born in florida weighing 8lbs 19 inches long. The couple that I have been blogging about asking for Prayer they tried one failed attempt of IVF and then started home study for adoption. They adopted a sweet sweet baby girl from florida. They got call on monday and went and got her on tuesday...all papers signed!!! Start to finish their adoption process was less than 3 months...man when GOD moves He moves!!!! Did down in their hearts they wanted a girl but didn't list preference and then theywish the baby was born in florida bc they have family that they could stay with. BOTH were answered...God listens to all the details and IF it is his will then HE will provide in HIS time not ours which is the hardest thing to remember. I am so happy for Llyod and Leslie. Baby Maggie you have no idea how much you are loved and wanted before you were here on this earth. God has special plans for you and I am so blessed that I get to watch it all unfold for you!!

GOD is so freaking cool!!!! He shows out sometimes I think, like "Hey watch this";)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy mother's day ! Thanks Susan for email!!

To moms I admire!!!!!!MOTHERS Real Mothers don't eat quiche;They don't have time to make it.Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils Are probably in thesandbox.Real Mothers often have sticky floors,Filthy ovens and happy kids.Real Mothers know that dried play doughDoesn't come out of carpets.Real Mothers don't want to know whatThe vacuum just sucked up.Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'And get their answer when a littleVoice says, 'Because I love you best.'Real Mothers know that a child's growthIs not measured by height or years or grade...It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother...

The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, Because that is thedoorway to her heart, The place where love resides.The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, But true beauty in awoman is reflected in her soul.It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she Shows,and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

When I am an old lady..thanks for the email Betty!!

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid, And bring so much happiness...just as they did. I want to pay back all the joy they've provided. Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited! (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids) I'll write on the wall with reds, whites and blues, And I'll bounce on the furniture...wearing my shoes.. I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out. I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout! (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids) When they're on the phone and just out of reach, I'll get into things like sugar and bleach. Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head, (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids) When they cook dinner and call me to eat, I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat, I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table, And when they get angry...I'll run...if I'm able! (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids) I'll sit close to the TV, through the channels I'll click, I'll cross both eyes just to see if they stick. I'll take off my socks and throw one away, And play in the mud 'til the end of the day! (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids) And later in bed, I'll lay back and sigh, I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes. My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping, And say with a groan, 'She's so sweet when she's sleeping!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Today is the day!!

video

This is Rylie's version of the video that I posted from Lincoln Brewster..she goes around singing this all the time...the sweetest voice ever!! You can even hear Robbie chime in at the end..I have a different recording of her singing it on our other blog...too cute..she was a ham this night!! It is so funny how they catch on to the little things and she sings it the way SHE wants to sing it and that is the way it is to be sung;)

She is such a blessing!! God bless and have a great night...BTW just a reminder at 1030 service at CMC we are getting Beckham dedicated!! yeah on mother's day such a blessing for us both!!! Come one come all and join us!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

This weekend!

This weekend was AMAZING. My sissy, mother in law and I went to a womens seminar at The Church of Winder and it was so wonderful. I can not stress how much I learned and how touched I was by so many of those couragious women. I look forward to this seminar every year. It is amazing how much has changed since my first seminar. It was 2006 and I was so broken I wanted to be a mother and we were in the midst of the adoption waiting and that seminar the ladies laid hands and prayed over me. That August our lil Rylie was born. Then in 2007 they asked me to speak at the seminar which I was so humbles and honored to do so. It was great sharing our adoption story. Then last year I wanted another baby but knew we couldn't afford adoption again and there was a lady taht spoke named Beth. She preached on Hannah and samuel and she said that there is a person here tonight that God is telling her that she needs to trust in Him and know that a "samuel" will be born to her. I had remembered a dream last october 2007 that we had a son. They prayed for me yet again and that June we were asked if we would adopt a baby...that later was to be our son Beckham our "samuel"..GOD is so AMAZING and I felt like after we adopted Rylie that we were out of blessings....we were not worthy of her...that was the biggest blessing ever..well..we serve an amazing God who goes above and beyond and does good for those who love him and He blessed us again...I vowed to ALWAYS give HIM all the glory and praise for our babies and how they came to be...he put all the peices together to weave our perfect little family...we are so blessed and we thank God for that...I could go on and on about this weekend and what a blessing it was to me...
we have a busy week ahead of us again..I am excited this is vacation month and it can not get here quick enough...we get to take Beckham to the beach for the first time!! I found out that my daddy has to have surgery on his knee they have to set it up...Please pray for healing!!!
I am exhausted and ready to go to bed..God bless all of you!!

Today is the day!!!



This is a song that our church sings and is one of my favorites. Rylie has picked up on it and running around singing it all the time...who knew church could be so fun!!! OURS Is!