Kai's first package!

Kai recieved his first package in the mail today! Grandma Terri sent him a crafty halloween pillow! Kai loved it and was playing with it for awhile. He was so excited to open it. We love grandmas crafty presents and especially love cuddling up to them ;) Thank you Grandma Terri!!!
Kai was so excited!

Showing the camera his package!

Daddy helping Kai open it

What is it??

Yay! A very cute pillow to sleep with :)



My sister-in-law Jennifer sent me this. I found it very inspirational and thought I would share!

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most-requested column I've ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry --- God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion --- today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, “In five years, will this matter?”

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give it time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative --- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

The regrets of yesterday belong to yesterday.

Creating the space to allow others into your heart means letting go of old issues.


Football game pics

YES Permian won....BUT we sat on the opposite side so we were cheering for the other team lol. It was a good game tho. It was back and forth touchdowns. Here are a few pics from last night!


Wow, school spirit like never before......

So today is Friday. And EVERYONE in Midland Texas knows that when it's friday, it's high school football game day. And today is not like any other friday... it's the permian (Friday Night Lights team for all you who don't know) vs. midland lee game... the two rivals. I always thought I had school spirit until this morning when I realized that it didn't get better than midland lee's. We were all three awoken at 6:30 A.M.!! Let me remind you we went to sleep around 1 a.m. At 6:30 A.M. this morning we hear the sound of drums.... LOUD LOUD DRUMS.... followed by trumpets, and flutes, and trombones, and every other band instrument you can think of playing their school theme music... LLLOOOUUUDDD. To the point our walls were shaking...... At 6:30 A.M.!! Some person across the street, across the field, inside a neighborhood decided to paly their school band CD possibly as loud as I have ever heard anything and for a half hour at that. At first I was mad that we had all woken up so early but after awhile thought it was funny when we started seeing cars from our apartment complex drive over there. Luckily we fell back to sleep. And even more exciting is that we are going to the game tonight and we bought perinian shirts at last weeks game so I am wearing mine all day. I hope the game is as exciting as the day has started out to be. GO PERMIAN!!! Blackout ;)


Halloween Costume Shopping!!!

We are trying to think of a theme for Halloween. Casey and I decided that we would pick a costume for Kai and fit around it. Here are some of the costumes he tried on. I like the dragon one the best and Casey likes the monkey.


Pregnant again?!?!

Yes, It's true. When Kai was 3 months old we found out we were having another one! Totally unexpected yet we are very happy! We found out on October 1st we are having another little boy! Looks like I won't be having any girls in the family anytime soon besides princess. Ha. When I found out I was pregnant I just text Casey... lol, traditional I know. But we kind of thought we were anyways. His due date is Feb. 26th 2010! 2 days before Kai's was supposed to be (Feb 28th 2009) They will be almost a year apart exactly. Take the poll to see how we should spell his name.
The Result.....
The outcome....

Kais 7 months old!

Well, this is a little late on the update considering he turns 8 months here in a couple days... but here are some pictures of him when he was 7 months old. Yes, he can sit up and yes, he can crawl. He eats at the table now and stands up on anything he can pull him self up on. He now has his own ducky bath tub "his big boy tub" that quacks. Its his favorite thing in the world! Even when hes not bathing he is climbing on the tub to try and get in. When everyone said they grew so fast, I didn't know how fast they meant.