Thursday, June 28, 2007

Please Pray Tonight!!

***EDITED to add my Mom came home last night. At this point, she has broken her ankle and will have to have surgery to correct it. She is currently sittin' back and soakin' up the Lortab for pain. She is being a REAL trooper!! Thanks for all of your prayers!!!***

I just found out my parents were in a car accident this afternoon. They live in Kentucky so I am not able to be there with them. My Dad and niece are fine but my Mom have to have surgery on her ankle. Right now they are waiting on the orthopedic surgeon.

Please pray for healing and peace...more news when I find out..

This Heifer's Had It!!!

One of our Longhorn heifers has had her calf!! We didn't think this one was ever going to drop! But she did and she's a beauty.

Holly-These are Texas Longhorns....

Our New Heifer and Her Momma

Here are a few of our other Longhorns

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Extreme Nursery Makeover

That's what I have been doing since last Saturday. We worked this weekend on renovating the furniture and then I moved everything out of the nursery!! That's right! We are getting ready for our girl to come home.

We originally were going to do a Jungle Theme in the nursery but I never could quite get my head around the idea. So, we decided to do a Western Theme!! This actually goes with the rest of the house and everything will flow nicely!!

Here are some shots from the makeover:

Just Getting Started

Adding The Primer And Paint

The End Result

I made these tag pillows myself!!!

We still have to get a crib (a black one from Target) and all of the other nursery necessities and decoration. I must say that I am excited to be well on our way to having a place for Analise to call home....

Come on PGN OUT!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

PGN Update from our Attorney

Today makes 5 weeks in PGN. Our attorney told us we are still in as of Wednesday. Our agency has recently had several outs, with no previos, at 7 & 8 weeks.

Keep the prayers comin'!! We are joyfully expecting a 6-8 week exit from PGN!!! I can't wait to share the news with all of you!!!

A Little Analise Love

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

In Case You Haven't Heard...

there is screaming in Virginia!!!

Tricia and Sofia are out of PGN!!!! YEAH!!!!! Go check out her blog!!!


An Early Country Morning......

......should NOT consist of one of these in my SINK!!!

Yes, that would be a SCORPION.

I tried to reenact my surprise to this absurdity!!! Yes, I know I am the goddess supreme when it comes to my acting "skilz"...

Disclaimer-Please disregard my fresh morning face and piece of food in picture one...I told you it was early.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Come Rain or Shine... still have to feed the animals!!!! Yesterday was a frog choaker!!! I tried to wait as long as I could hoping the rain would clear but no such luck!!! My husband found my drenched clothes and humorous and thought he needed to take a picture!!! So, for your amusement I give you the "Rain Drenched Shannon".

Monday, June 18, 2007

Thank You, Thank you, Thank You

I need to send some "Thank You" shouts for the WONDERFUL gifts Analise & I have received over the past few weeks!!! SO, here it goes....

Adam received this on Fathers Day for Analise from her Grandad & Grammie or MiMi she hasn't decided which one she likes the most yet!! No pressure Linda!!!! Love You!

How cute is this outfit?!?!

Analise received these two outfits from our cousins: Randy, Diana, Laura and Nathan. I love the green outfit!!! Well, actually, I love them both. She also got cute sandals from them too!!! Thanks Ya'll!!

Analise also received this outfit from my SBP!! Sarah!!! She is SO GREAT!! You have to check out her blog!! Her Sophie Bug is too precious!!! Hope you don't mind me sharing it!!!

I received this in the mail from my bud, Betsy!!! Thanks Betsy!!! Love You bunches!!!

We also received a little somethin' somethin' from my pal Cameo!!! How GREAT is she!?!?! Thanks CAMEO!!! You ROCK!!

Also, a BIG thanks to everyone who continues to pray our girl HOME. This Thursday will make 5 weeks in PGN. We are joyfully expecting good news SOON!!

1st Father's Day Weekend

We had a great time this weekend celebrating Adam's first Father's Day!! It was pretty relaxed and when I say relaxed that means we sat and watched all of Season 5 - 24!! We have become quite the Jack Bauer FANS!!

We also went to his parents on Sunday to celebrate the occasion. Good Food and Fun!! The most FUN was getting the call from NAT!!! Made our Fathers Day all the better!! CONGRATULATIONS to Bella and her family for getting out of PGN!!!

Here are a few pics from the day!!! I have some catching up to do on the blog so I will probably post again tonight!!!

Enjoy your week!!!

Reading his card from Analise

Gift from Analise

Waiting for our Pizza

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

6.8 earthquake shakes Guatemala today

Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY — A strong earthquake shook Guatemala today, U.S. seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries

The magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck at 2:29 p.m. local time (3:29 p.m. EDT) and was centered 70 miles southwest of Guatemala City off the Pacific coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Firefighters in Guatemala City said they had no immediate reports of injury or damage.
The quake was felt in neighboring El Salvador

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Have you prayed for your PGN worker today?

When I say PGN worker, I refer to anyone who may touch our case when it entered the doors of PGN.

A couple of weeks ago I felt impressed to pray for these people everyday. I truly believe in the power of prayer and have seen it evidenced many times in my life and in my families lives.

I reference this scripture often:

Romans 12:11-13 (Message Bible)
Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

Did you see the last part? Be inventive in hospitality!! Our mind will tell us, PGN needs to get on the ball and let our babies OUT! Here's the inventive part-praying everyday for your PGN workers health, peace and prosperity.

Everyone knows the happier you are the more likely you are to be generous and helpful. Here are some of the things I pray specifically for the PGN workers:

1. Their work environment is encouraging and uplifting.
2. That they have peace when signing off on cases.
3. That when they touch our file they are overcome with joy and peace.
4. That they are prosperous.
5. That they are healthy and free from all sickness.
6. That they use wisdom and only issue previos for "real" mistakes and errors.
7. That their families are all happy and healthy.

These are just a few of the things. It helps me retain the "cheerful expectancy" that Analise will be out SOON!!

Yo! Pray for your PGN worker today! Even if you aren't in there yet!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

What the CROCK!?!?!

Last night I was making dinner. Lasagna. Of course, you have to have garlic bread.

Cue the FULL container of Country Crock.....and clumsy hands!!!

FYI-This container of butter (almost all) fit into one quart size ziploc!! Doesn't it look gross?!?!?!

Friday, June 08, 2007

The T-Town Adventure w/ Kya & Candy

We had such a FANTASTIC time shopping and eating and shopping and eating!!! Please indulge me the long post to tell the story.

First, we had to get our grub on at On the Border!!! MMMMMmmmm!!! Way GOOD!!! Let's just say I enjoyed ALL of me food but during the Kya decided to "turn loose of her fruit". If you know what I mean...for some reason Candy didn't finish her meal after that episode. But alas, here is a pic Kya waiting patiently on her cheese quesadilla.

After luch, we headed to Toys R Us. Kya was not to happy. I think it was because Candy put the strap under her armpits where she couldn't move. Or, maybe it was because I kept attaching the psycho flowers to the buggy.

We found the chairs and Kya decided that they were a much more comfortable place to lounge. Now, don't leave any gripey comments about us putting her in the buggy this way!!. One of us walked beside the buggy whole time except for the picture!!

Of course, as Kya & I waited on Candy, we had try out the local fire truck with Snoopy!! Snoopy ROCKED the HOUSE!!

The BEST part of day?!?! Shopping at Kathleen's Kids. Now I know where Candy gets all of Kya's "to die for" outfits!! And BOWS!!! BOWS to match every outfit!!! This is the outfit I bought for Analise for Easter next year!!! It is pinkalicious!!

I also bought a cute stuffed "sweet pea" for Analise. It so SOFT!!

This is Kya about an hour into shopping Kathleen's. She was exhausted!! Please note the leg resting up on the stroller!! TOO CUTE!!

After Kathleen's, we headed to Peek A Boo. I purchased this WAY COOL diapers & wipes pod!! I LOVE IT!!

By the time we left Peek A Boo, we were parched and needed to score some drinks. So, we tried to find a Smoothie King!! We did, eventually!! The drinks were GREAT but the funniest part was the chips. No matter how hard we tried, we could not pull those suckers open!!! AAAGGGHHH!!!!! Can you feel our pain??

Hold on a second!!! Maybe we should "tear it" instead of "pull it". UUhhh? How many Guat Mommies does it take to open a bag of chips?? Apparently, two!!!

Cue Kya to wake up!!! Yes. This child slept for about 1 1/2 hours while we were shopping and laughing!! Candy is so small she can't reach Kya from her seat. So, this is what she does!!! Man, I wish I could stand up in my front seat!!!

Man, Kya was ready to shop some more!! We headed to Old Navy!! When Candy can't decide on what to buy she consults a 15 month old. Of course, in true Kya fashion she chose BOTH!!!

Kya also made a NEW FRIEND while we were at Old Navy!! She LOVED pushing the button to make him talk!!

We had one last stop. Gordman's! We didn't take any pictures. I think were all feeling a little pooped!!!!

We went back to OTB to get my car. We had such a FANTASTIC time!! Stay tuned because next month is BIRTHDAY MONTH for both Candy and myself!!! We will definitely be getting together in JULY!!!

Peace out from the Oklahoma Trio!! Shannon, Candy, & Kya!!!