Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy girl!

We've been seeing more and more of these smiles lately. This is the first one I've captured!

We also see a lot of this's her stretching face. What a cutie!

We discovered we have roses growing outside our front door.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New tour

Mommy told me people have been commenting on my first tour of our house. Since she's been so busy, I thought I'd do another one for you since things have changed a bit around the house.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Wednesday night was one of Emily’s biggest accomplishments...she slept through the night!! She’s done it 3 nights in a row now, but I am a realist...I know it could stop at any time!

(Thanks to Teresa Smith for this wonderful picture!)
Friday night was the first home scrimmage against Rising Star. I’d never been to a scrimmage (much less one for 6-man football!) so I didn’t quite know what to expect. The first string offense for Rising Star went out first and they played 20 or so plays. If they scored, great. If not, no big deal...there’s no score kept at these scrimmages. Then, Panther Creek’s first string offense went out and did the same thing. Then, the Rising Star second string. Then the Panther Creek second string. Then the first strings went out again. Emily and I left after about two hours when the PC second string was still out.

Today was a busy day! Phillip and I decided to have a back to school dinner for all the teachers so we could meet them all and to start off the year on a good note. (Yes, he’s met them all this week, but I haven’t met them all yet.) So, he had to go up to school to meet Big O from Big O’s Restaurant (in Valera) to get the food. When he got back, he trimmed the ivy and morning glories that had taken over our sidewalk (wish I'd taken a before and after picture!) and I planted the calla lilies that Cara brought me when Emily was born and some cosmos seeds that a student had given Phillip at some point. Hopefully, they will grow!
We put up a new light fixture out front and plan to put up one in the back too, but were too hot after the first one. We'll have to do that another day.
As we were doing that, Emily was busy too...she started sucking her thumb on her own! I’m so proud of her!
We also replaced the thermostat with an electronic one so we could set programs on it. That went surprisingly well, considering our last attempt at replacing a thermostat.
In order to do all that, we had to turn off the electricity. Since our breaker box had not been properly labeled, we just turned off all the electricity until after the thermostat. Then, we tested and labeled each breaker. Now, if only we could get the electricity in the carport and storage room to work–they weren’t on any breaker!
Pretty boring post, but it's also been awhile since I wrote and I know everyone just wants to know what's going on (and see pictures of Emily!). Also...a shout out to's his 96th birthday today!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Look what I can do!

Emily is so strong now!! We went to the doctor yesterday and she is now 11 pounds, 4 ounces and 23 inches long. She got her three shots and did great...cried for a little bit, but was sleepy anyway so she slept most of the rest of the day.
Not much else is going on down here. Phillip is gearing up for school to start on Monday and I'm just trying to get back in the swing of things after being in Abilene for the weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Our house in Mesquite is finally sold and closed! I just got a call from the title company and they received all the paperwork today. Yea!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

9 weeks

In this picture, Emily is excited about meeting a new friend. Today, we had Blizzards at Dairy Queen with Shaunna and Addilyn. We had a great time, guys! Hope we can get together again.
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Two months and more

These videos were taken about a month ago, but I just found them. Enjoy! Oso certainly entertained us on our Fourth of July get-together!

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that we had pictures taken. Well, now they're up on a website. If you'd like to see them, leave me a comment with your email address and I'll send you the web address. The web site will expire on 8/21/08.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

8 weeks

I can't believe it! Be sure to check out the post below, too!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Random pictures

I've been labeling and organizing pictures (finally!) and found some I wanted to share. Enjoy!
June 11, 2008--the first time Phillip touched Emily
June 15, 2008--thanks, Jenni!
June 22, 2008-the gravestone of my grandmother
June 25, 2008-Granddaddy (my granddad) holding Emily
June 28, 2008-the elephant was mine as a baby

July 4, 2008

November 13, 1978-Heather at 2 days old

July 4, 2008-Emily at 3 weeks, 2 days old

August 3, 2008


Last weekend, we took a family vacation to Fredericksburg. We had a great time getting away, but I think we both agree that we don't need to go back. While there, we took some pictures of Emily for her baby announcement. (Yes, we're just now getting to that...we've been a little busy!) Taking a cue from Debbie, we used Emily's pink blanket as the backdrop. The cabin we stayed at had some beautiful flowers out front that we used as well. I think they turned out quite well!

We also went to Wildseed Farms and took flower pictures. I've had a dream of blowing up pictures of flowers to decorate the nursery and/or house and I had the perfect opportunity to take pictures this weekend. (Plus, I've always wanted to put a slide show on here!)