Jan 31, 2008

Smothered In Kisses

Matt is finally home from another tour of duty. Ainsley hasn't left his side and Jennifer can't quit smiling!

Jan 30, 2008

Tiny Blessings

Welcome to the world Kash Morgan Heath!

Kash is a special little guy. He was born with a little heart problem and had to make a special trip to Louisville today. He is going to have surgery tomorrow and should be in the hospital for about a week. Please keep Kash and his Mommy Emily and Daddy Jay in your prayers.

Kash had his surgery on Tuesday and everything went well. When the doctor was using the wire to put the balloon in, it made a tear exactly where the incision needed to be. Please continue to keep him in your prayers!

No Autographs Please

Most people around Paducah recognize Clay and Lauren's face from being in so many WPSD commercials. People actually think that my brother is a doctor at the Sleep Center. Well, there is another family member that is bidding for a little media time. My Uncle Larry went through treatment at Saint Frances Medical Center and the nurses in the radiation department recommended him for the new advertisements! The ads will run in the Southeastern Missourian and several newspapers in the area. You can check out the full article here. I don't think that they could have picked a more handsome fella!

Pitter Patter is Louder on Hardwood

Our living room has become a disaster area. Kyle has ripped out all the carpet and is in the process of painting. Ever since I urinated on a stick and turned our universe on edge, he has gone crazy getting the house ready. If I had known that I would have gotten hard wood floors, I would have gotten pregnant a LONG time ago!

Sandy Beaches

Clay and Lauren just got back from their Honeymoon. Since the wedding was on December 8th, they opted to take a late Honeymoon and enjoy the warm Carribean weather in January while the rest of us were freezing our tuckases off back at home. Looks like they had a GREAT time!

Jan 21, 2008

I Am Alive!

Last week my boss asked me if everything was okay. He had read my blog and ran down to my office to make sure that I had not hung myself with a paperclip chain. Yesterday, he reminded me that I had not updated since I had left such a depressing post last week. He knew that I was okay, but other people needed to know that I had not slit my wrists.

The truth is everything is fine. I guess I was just having one of those days. I am a girl, I am totally allowed to do that. I think that the cloudy days of this cold snap are prodding at my mood. Riding extremely high on the estrogen train does not help things either.

There is change in the air. Good things are happening. I promise to keep you updated!

Plus, it is so hard to be in a bad mood when you open your email and there are pictures of Addison looking so cute that I could literally eat her with a spoon!

Jan 14, 2008

Mind Games

On New Years Day, my friend Penny went over my astrological chart for the year. While part of me really doesn’t want to believe in readings of stars and planets, part of what she said really makes sense. She determined that I am a true Capricorn. She named personality traits and mannerisms that fit me perfectly. She even correctly analyzed the foods that I eat and how I eat them. Some of the things that she said just gave me the heebie-jeebies.

One thing in particular really stands out in my head. She said that if something that I want to happen doesn’t, then I blame myself for things that I have done in the past. For example, if one of my favorite television shows is a repeat when I wanted it to be new, then it is because I didn't do that load of laundry that desperately needs to be done. Silly, I know, but this is something that I have consistently done since I was young. Something that I had never really thought about until she said it.

Lately, this has been the norm. I guess that with the passing of another year and addition of another digit to my age, it was to be expected. Things that I wanted to be accomplished by a certain date or age just haven’t happened. This has sent my emotions into a downward spiral.

I am beating myself up more and more lately. Sleepless nights and loss of energy quickly followed. But I am slowly getting out of my funk. I just need to readjust and not blame myself.

Maybe my planets are aligning more now or maybe I am just getting to know myself better. I know that God has a plan and I need to trust in him. I just wish that he would give me a hint of what that plan is……so I know that I am not completely losing my mind.

Jan 5, 2008

Birthday Girls

Feliz Cumpleanos

Wii Had An Awesome Time

As I have mentioned before, I want a Wii worse than Brittany Spears wants her career back. Well, Santa Claus brought one to Haley this year and I am taking full advantage of it. After our tasty dinner at the Mexican restaurant, we had a Wii party! Even Daddy BJ and Mama C got in on the action!

Jan 4, 2008

31 Isn't That Bad So Far

My birthday came and went without a bang………at my request. I didn’t want a big fuss this year. A busy December has left me fizzled and all I wanted to do was put on warm pajamas and relax on the couch, which is exactly what I did.

There were a few highlights to my day though:

The Queen Pins, among others, called and sang happy birthday over the telephone.

My co-workers bought me a strawberry pie with mile-high whipped-cream and a gift card.

The guys that I work with sang The Old Gray Mare Ain’t What She Used To Be. This was Murray State’s fight song, so I was thrilled.

Like every Thursday, I got a killer homemade lunch by Aunt Oma and Granny Garton. Aunt Oma gave me a cookbook that has several recipes from Kyle’s family…..something that I have been wanting for a while. There were wonderful birthday cards that I treasure dearly.

I got a TON of emails from people with birthday wishes.

I received my first official sister-in-law card from Lauren. (Which was signed by Clay too.)

Tonight I had dinner with Erin, a girlfriend that I don’t get to see that often. Mainly because she is still in college and is busy with schoolwork and sorority life. She gave me the funniest card that plays Word Up by Cameo. Totally 80s!

I got the BEST card from Mom and Dad that made me cry.

Tomorrow night, I get to have dinner with Haley, the other birthday girl in the family. I love that our birthdays are only a day apart and we get to celebrate together. I can’t wait for her to open the gift that I bought her.

All in all, it was a perfect birthday. Even when I tell people not to make a fuss, they show me how much that I am loved. Thank you to everyone that made my day special!

Jan 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Haley!!!!

Happy birthday to one of the two cutest nieces in the world!

Jan 1, 2008

New Year at Old Spencer Mill

There is an old wive’s tale that states that whatever you do on New Year’s Day is what you will do for the entire year. If this rings true, I will be spending the year 2008 eating good food and surrounded by great friends. Elwood, Jake and I ventured to Old Spencer Mill to ring in the New Year with our friends Donna, Douglas, Squirrel, Penny and Marley. Squirrel made a killer batch of Hoppin’ John, complete with black-eyed peas, hog-jaw, rice and all the things that are to be consumed for prosperity in the New Year. Donna found the dime and a good time was had by all. We even had a good covering of snow to make the day perfect!

I hope that everyone has a fabulous 2008! Happy New Year!

Something Borrowed, Something Blue....And A New House

Everyone invited to Tobi and David’s housewarming party were in for a surprise….a wedding! After everyone arrived, the happy couple made an announcement that they were getting married right then and there! Congrats to the newlyweds and their beautiful new home!