Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Almost That Time

Well, in 2 weeks I will be leaving, with my MIL, for my very first ever....CRUISE!!!! I am trying to be excited. Really, I am but I am feeling a tiny bit guilty, nervous, and excitement. Guilty because my boogs is not going to get to go and a cruise is his dream vacation. So I will be a little lost and sad without him. Nervous because I am not so sure about being out in the middle of an ocean with no land in sight and excitement because I have never been on such a vacation. Our vacations are always in Florida with my family. This is such a nice gift from my MIL's sister, Aunt Mary. I am so grateful and appreciative of her and her hubby for doing this, for my MIL especially. It is actually a trip for my MIL from Aunt Mary but as an added bonus she told her to invite someone to come with her. So that someone being me since boogs couldn't get off work and neither could SIL.
So please pray that we will all have a great time with no sinking of our ship. Ha!

Also, April and Brandon will be going to Taiwan to get our grandson Harrison sometime this month and I am pretty sure I will not be back for his homecoming and I am really sad about that. Harrison is now officially theirs and they are just waiting on the courts to give them a date for Harrison's visa appointment ( i think that's what it's called) so they can make their travel arrangements. Please pray that they will have a safe trip there and back and while they are in Taiwan.

Tuff is growing so fast....he stayed home with his daddy today and I get a video txt message of him walking around in a walker!!!!! What's up with that??? He is only 3 1/2 months old for goodness sake!!! (SEE VIDEO BELOW) I just can't believe that grand babies grow just as fast as our own kids do. I just love having him here each day and look forward to having Harrison and BreeAnn's baby too. We go next Friday to here the heartbeat so pray that visit goes well. Of course we won't know if she will have a boy or girl until December or January. I am thinking January. That will give me some time to prepare for having 3 babies at once.

I am in the process of re-doing Victoria's room so I will have to post pics when I'm done. It has been a slow process since I have Tuff during the day and getting ready for my trip so it may take another month or so to get it completed since I am refinishing her furniture also.

That's about all that has been happening around our house lately. Hope everyone has a blessed day:0)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Few Birthday Celebrations And Other News!!

Well since it has been a while since I last posted I thought I would do a few posts in one.
A Harrison update: There have been two major hearings in the last month and one more to go and it should take place next week and then April and Brandon should have their travel dates soon after that. So we are hoping that we will have Harrison home by Thanksgiving. So your prayers for Harrison to be united with his mommy and daddy by then would be grateful. We are all very anxious and excited to meet him and have him be a part of our family.

Tuff turned 3 months old on the 14th and he is growing like a weed. I don't remember my own babies growing this fast! Time sure does fly when it's your grand baby.
So what has he been up to? Well, he eats 6 oz every 5 or so hours with a little cereal that we have started feeding him with a spoon. He wasn't to sure about that at first but I think he is catching on. He is sleeping all night except to get up to eat and then goes back to sleep. He weighs 15 lbs. He is laughing, squealing, and kicking his feet like crazy. He loves for his papa to walk him to sleep when it's nap time. He knows the difference between me and papa walking him. He only wants papa at nap time. He is sitting up in his bumbo sit really good, loves his bouncy seat and also loves his exersaucer.

I am loving having him here everyday and look forward to when Harrison comes home so they can be playmates.

Speaking of playmates!!! We are going to be having another grand baby in May 2010. Our Rebel is now 7 weeks pregnant and we were all a little shocked but we are excited and anticipating the arrival of another sweet baby to add to our family. That means I will be one busy MeMe. So please pray that all goes well with her pregnancy and that we will have a healthy baby.

This past weekend we celebrated Jordan's birthday with all the family. We had a great time and enjoyed playing a game of cranium and had great food and best of all "The Cake". Happy Birthday Jordan, we love you!!

Hope everyone has a blessed day!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Halloween from Tuff

This was Tuff today while Aunt Bree as talking to him. He got so excited and I think this is the first time he has laughed like this. I was almost in tears it was so precious.

And here are a few pics from this morning when he got here in his halloween hat and shirt. He had cute little pumkin booties on too but I didn't get those in the pics.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I woke up this morning at 5:30 am and thought well.....I'm not really ready to get up so I tried to fall back to sleep. I have had a lot of things on my mind recently. Things like April and Brandon's sweet Harrison (our 2nd grandson) and the court date that will be this Tuesday in Taiwan. I am getting really anxious about Harrison coming home. I can't wait to see my oldest daughter (whom adores children) be a mother to this sweet boy. April has always had it in her heart to adopt since she was a young girl and now she is living her dream. I am really happy for her. I don't get to see her often (she is a busy girl) and I just don't get out that often. Harrison is finally starting to be real to me. April has recently gotten a lot of pictures and a about 3 videos of Harrison and I think that has helped. We are all praying that Harrison will be home by his birthday, December 11.

I kept my sweet Tuff yesterday while mama and daddy went to Ashley's class Reunion and he had I guess what you call a fussy time with me and it just tore me up. I couldn't seem to calm him. I think he was missing his mama and daddy. He hasn't been with me in the evening for a while so I think he's just not used to being away from mama and daddy at night. Or it was just his fussy time. I don't know but Papa wasn't here to walk him and he doesn't like me to
walk him and I felt so bad. He finally calmed down after 45 minutes or so and was a happy camper sitting in his bouncy, kicking, cooing, and squealing...I love that baby:)
I'm sure he will be back to his happy little self come Monday morning and Papa will be here to walk and sing to him.

Anybody have an 11 year old daughter who thinks she is 30? No, I didn't think so.. Victoria has done so, so so much better this year in school. She made 2 A's, 2 B's and a C on her report card. I can't tell how proud of her I am and how much of relief this is. But I just think she doesn't like me. I know she's at the "attitude" age but good grief!!! She is only like this with me. No matter what I say or how sweet I say it she has something hateful to say to me. Sometimes I feel like there's nothing else I can do. I have tried grounding her, taking the phone away, no friends. She is 11 and in the 6th grade so I know the day is not far off when she will outgrow this stage and mature a little more.

Well I think that's all the "Thoughts" I have for today so I hope everyone has a blessed day and week ahead.