May 31, 2009

Lovin' From Aunt Lauren

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Things are crazy.
I promise to be a better blogger!
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May 14, 2009

Uncle Clay's Buddy

EC sure loves spending time with his Uncle Clay. They talk and talk and talk. They play so much and he makes EC giggle by saying silly things like, "LIZARD! LIZARD! LIZARD!" Uncle Clay is such a nut, but that is why EC loves him so much!

May 13, 2009

WW - Lazyboys

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May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Bouquet

With a little help from Granddaddy, EC picked me a flower on Mother's Day morning...
...but it took a lot of willpower not to eat it before he gave it to me!

May 6, 2009

Luther Lake

May 4, 2009

Green Thumb?

EC loved helping Daddy with the garden. He sat in the shade and told Daddy where to plant each row.
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May 2, 2009

Living Above Worry and Stress

I know that I haven’t posted in a while. First let me apologize and state for the record that it is completely my fault. Second, let me state that stay-at-home-moms ROCK! How in the world do you do this ALL THE TIME???? Don’t get me wrong, I love my kid….but really, how do you get anything done?? I set out my goals for the day and I am lucky to accomplish a few of them, and they need to be done again by the afternoon.

Anyway, I guess that the reason for the absence is the elephant in the room. Some of you already know that I was downsized from my job a little over a week ago. I was pretty downhearted, since Birddog was laid off back in November and still has not found a full time position. My purse strings were already tight, but I think we will be okay.

The good thing is, I have already had two interviews and already have two others scheduled. It actually feels pretty good to be away from my other job, a relief that I was not expecting. I am exciting about the prospects of another position. One interviewer actually said, “Wow, your employer had you for a bargain, didn’t they?” My answer……”YES! Yes they did……I am worth WAY more than what they were paying me!” Let’s just hope that I get THAT job! Everyone put on your prayer bonnet and do a lucky dance for me.

On top of that, Birddog has some medical issues that we are working through. He had an MRI this morning and we should find out the results early next week. There are two scenarios that we are worried about: either this is something that the doctors should have caught during is back surgery a year ago, or the doctors caused this illness by doing the back surgery. All prayers are appreciated.

How much stress can I handle? Apparently a lot. To tell the truth, I am really pretty calm. Crazy calm, not nervous at all. I guess because one of the ladies in my small group told me that if I am going to pray about things, not to worry about them. If I am going to worry about them, don’t pray. I have been praying and it is working!

Speaking of my small group, one of the group leaders stepped down and guess who stepped up? Yep, I am leading a small group! Poor Kyle is waiting for me to turn into a missionary any day now. Anyway, the first study that I am leading is a study called Living Above Worry and Stress….I think that I am well qualified! Sign-ups are at church tomorrow, so be looking for the nervous girl that hopes people join her club! Haha!

I promise that I will post more EC pictures coming soon. I know that the majority of the people who read this blog don’t care much about my life since EC came along…..all they want to see are pictures of my child. I went from being Ladybird to being EC’s mom in two seconds flat.