Monday, October 18, 2010

18 Days of October

Well, it's looking like I'll only post once or twice in a month these days.  Work and Family have just taken over my life.  We've had much to celebrate this month, especially in the past week.  October 5th was Poppyy T's birthday.  October 13th was our 3 year anniversary.  October 14th was Mammaw's birthday.  And October 15th was Sid's birthday!!  These pictures were taken last week.  I'll show you how we celebrated Sid's birthday in a minute.

She just refused to sit down and let me a get a picture these days.  Although, when I said let's go get a picture by our pumpkins, she did pick up her white rocker and take it outside, because that's how we always take a pictures outside.

I decided to get crafty this fall, but I'm not so sure how I feel about how it turned out.

Of course Bailey and Daddy had to go on a ride around the yard on the 4-wheeler since Daddy had it out and all!  I'm not sure how I feel about this either!  There are still two peas in a pod aren't they!

Not only do we have smell goods inside for fall, but we also have pretty smell goods!

And, for our anniversary, Sid got me these beautiful flowers!!!

I was off of work on Friday for a short fall break and we decided Sid should have the day off as well.  We went to Jackson to the agri-cultural museum pumpkin patch.  It was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun!

Three generation picture of Sid, his grandmother, and Bailey, on his birthday!  Mammaw lives in Jackson so she met us Friday to enjoy the fun!  This was on the hay ride and once again, Bailey was way more interested in everything but the camera.

This is probably the best picture I got this year at that pumpkin patch.  It was so easy last year to get her picture with the pumpkins and looking all cute.  Not so much this year!

We went to eat Mexican Friday night with Sid's cousin and her family for his birthday and her daughter's birthday.  Bailey looked so cute before we went,I just had to get some pictures.  Once again, when I mentioned getting a picture, she got her white rocking chair and took it to the door.  She's so darn smart.

Don't let the sweet look fool you!   She's all rotten underneath!

The many faces of Bailey!

Ok, so I started this post on Sunday night and since then, two things have happened. 
#1 - Bailey got sick in the middle of the night Saturday night.  We thought it was just a combo of things and that she would be fine.  Ten minutes later, it hit again!  Sunday morning, the bad diapers started.  It's one of those things that you think nothing is really wrong because she appears to feel fine, but it just won't stop coming.  We went to bed Sunday night thinking she was fine, but she soon let us know that she was not.  I stayed home with her today and they would have for sure been calling us by 9 am if we had gone ahead and sent her.  I'm sad she's sick, and I'm disappointed that I had to use a sick day.  This is the start of the 10th week at school and I was doing good not having to take any days yet.  I was the only one on my grade level who hadn't need at least a part of the day.  Oh well, the life of a working mom.  It just happens.

Sid's grandmother was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday (not the one shown above) and as far as I know she is still there.  Something about a urinary tract infection that was causing her to have congestive heart failure.  We sure hope she gets better and is able to come home soon.  But that cut out two people that could ordinarily help us.  And we should have known the minute that Sid took off on Friday something like this would happen.  Once again, just all being a part of a working mom.  I wouldn't trade it for a million days off!

And #2, I FINALLY got a BlogHer check in the mail.  That means that I finally had enough views of my blog for the advertisements I have on here to pay off.  You have make $25 before they will pay your first check.  It took me from February to September to get my $25, but that is just incentive enough to keep on blogging.  It could eventually pay off.  At least a new pair of shoes or something!

So, this concludes the blog post in which I combine everything that has happened the first 18 days of October.  Hopefully, I will. be back within the next few. 

Once again, Happy Birthday to everyone and Happy Fall, Ya'll!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

In Christ Alone

There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory

Sin's curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ

I hope you all have a great week!  I am entering into a week that was orchestrated by none other than a loving God who goes before us, making the way.  Oh, how that plan hurts at times, but when the plan unfolds, and the light of the world shines, the darkness fades, and we see!  We are blinded no more by the pain and suffering, but instead stand rejoicing at the works of a mighty Savior.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall Is In the Air

Man, oh man!  The weekends just don't last long enough when the weather is this pretty, your baby girl is growing by the minute and wants to explore everything, and your hubby is off work!  I have some metal pumpkins decorating my front porch, waiting on Sid to add to it to make it look better, a great Fall smelling candle to burn, and some pumpkins on the bar to decorate a bit inside.  There is a naked straw wreath on the table, waiting to be made into something fall to hang on the door.  Fall is for sure my most favorite time of the year, beating out Christmas.  And I can't wait to spend it with my 2 love's!

We had revival last week and Bailey stayed with Nene after work until we got home, which was past bedtime.  One day, she didn't get to see me at all.  That has led her to be a bit clingy, which I am loving.  She would not even allow Sid to pull the wagon on our Friday evening walk! 

Bailey must of had a week like the rest of us, because on Saturday morning, she slept until about 7:30 and was back asleep by 9:30.  She slept until noon!  And I slept with her.  Which put us starting our trip to Jackson a bit later then we would have liked.  Turns out that the furniture store had next to nothing and Sid was sick with a migraine, we were back home before we knew it.  Not without a stop into Hobby Lobby, Chick Fil A and to pick up my most fav eye shadow. 

Church this morning.  Bailey moved up in her nursery care on Sunday mornings and is now in the toddler room.  Since I am not the one to drop her off during the week, she didn't know about leaving me.  She wanted to stick that bottom lip out, but she in the last minute, she did fine.  We ate lunch and then put our Hobby Lobby finds out around the house and laid down for a nap.  Little girl must of been extremely tired again, because after being asleep for about 2.5 hours, Sid woke us up.  Guess he did so because it was getting late since we started off getting a later than normal nap. 

I spent the rest of the afternoon and night working on school work. I still don't have everything done that I'd wanted to get done this weekend.  But most of it is done and in the end, I spent that time with my Bailey and Sid, and for that I am grateful. 

The lady I carpool with is a yard sale lover and has made me into one, too!  Still not a big enough lover to get up at 6 in the morning for, but enough of one to track them down on the way to and from work through the week.  You saw the last yard sale find I got, the Barbie Jeep.  Well, let me tell you, we got some finds this past week.  We happened upon a yard sale a day early and the lady was kind enough to let us dig.  I got Bailey a long horn steer who has already had to visit the vet once and will be put down indefinitely the next time she isn't looking.  Seems it has an irreparable broken leg, a tractor and trailer for which is squealed with delight for when she saw it, and a cleaning cart, complete with vacuum, mop, broom, dust pan, and dust pan brush!  Sid says one more yard sale and we'll have to move into the bathroom because we are being taken over by the toys.  I don't think it's that bad, but still.....if you had ever told me that I would be buying my almost 2 year old daughter tractors and cows at a yard sale, I'd have called you a liar straight to your face!  But indeed, it has happened!

And what else screams fall to you other than the new fall TV line-up?  Oh, who am I kidding! I don't know what the new fall schedule is.  But I do know that Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters are back on!  And I couldn't be more excited.

We have this upcoming week in school and next week is a 3 day week for the students and a 4 day week for the teachers.  I'm hoping to get a trip to Bama up that weekend, but we'll see!

Happy Fall!  I hope to be back to blogging regularly soon!