Tuesday, November 18, 2008

She's walking!!

I tried to get video tonight, but by the time I got the camera out, she was tired and frustrated. However, my baby is walking! And she isn't even 11 months yet!!!! She's been cruising the furniture for about two months. Then, she started taking a couple of steps before falling or sitting down. Today she started walking across the living room, turning and walking the other direction. Of course, it's bittersweet. It's one of MANY milestones to come and we are so grateful that she is healthy and developing well. But I can't get over the lump in my throat brought on by the fact that my baby is walking and nearly a year old! Why does it have to go so fast????

Hopefully I can get a video tomorrow. She really is so adorable 'cause she is SO tiny.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's over

And we are SO doomed!

Today's election

Watch the video, think and pray about who you will vote for today. This is a touchy subject for many, but as a woman that has struggled to become a Mom, given birth to a healthy baby and recently lost a baby, I cannot imagine how anyone can still vote for a person that thinks this is ok. There are so many options for women out there and while I know abortion can seem like the “quick” fix that many are looking for, I ask you to speak with these women years later and see if it was indeed, the quick fix they thought it was.

I will give you fair warning. The video is VERY graphic and disturbing. You do have the option of skipping this portion, although I hope you won’t. Sometimes we need images burned into our memories. And while I don’t know if all of these images are the result of abortions, you can imagine what a baby might look like after being bathed in a saline solution to end his or her life. Or what he or she might look like after having his or her limbs ripped from their body. And let’s not mention what those precious little heads look like after a partial-birth abortion.

Go Tech!!!!

Mia gettin' in a pre-game nap with Daddy!!!!

Olivia is ready for the game!!!!!


My beautiful butterflies!!!!!!!!!!

Not a lot goin' on

Nothing much going on. I have been busy, although when I think about it, I can't really tell you what with. I gave my friend a housewarming on Saturday and despite having to listen to the 60 something liberal go on and on and on and on about how HER generation fought for OUR (womens) freedom, it went great. Hmmmmmmmm, I don't recall my parent's generation fighting for anything other than greater access to LSD. Oh wait, of course. She is referring to the right for women to legally murder their unborn babies!!! I got it!!!! Now, the ole' Jessie would have jumped all over and not backed down until we were in a screaming match. However, Jessie has grown up and learned that despite your best arguments, you will not win these people over. So, I packed up my stuff and got the heck out of there before the ole' Jessie was awakened by this woman's utter stupidity. My friend, however, did not back down and lit into her after I left. Wish I could have been there! Of course, the other issue here is - who goes into someone's house and begins telling that person, "You should be grateful. You have no idea what MY generation did for you." Blah, blah, blah!!!

Sorry to bore you with my rant. I will say that I am SOOOOO happy that today is election day and am just praying it will not be drawn out like it was 8 years ago. I have heard a lot people say they are worried about the outcome. I'm not. I have prepared myself for the worst case scenario and in case you are new to my blog...that would be Obama winning. Anyway, I am prepared. Am I happy? No flippin' way! However, like everything else in my life...this is so out of my hands and in the hands of my creator.

On a sweet note. Mia has been asking a LOT lately about Jesus and if He is in her heart. Well, in the van last night, our conversation went like this:

"Mama, Daddy married you and you married him back and then y'all went to heaven."
"Yes, we are married but we aren't in heaven. Heaven is where you go when you die if you have Jesus in your heart."
"Do I have Jesus in MY heart???"
***Quick, silent prayer was offered here that I would say something right.***
"Yes, but when you get older you will have to ask Him to stay."

Now, don't judge my theology. I am working with a VERY perceptive three-year old here. I want her know the truth, but not worry her into making an ignorant decision at too young an age. On a side note, she thinks being married is heaven. Awwwwwwwww!!!!!

Alright, enough of my babble. Here are some recent pictures of my girls. Oh, how I love my girls!!!

Mia LOVES playing dress-up. She comes up with some interesting combos!!!

Livi's new favorite toy!!!