Monday, May 31, 2010


I've done it again, neglected the blog. Please forgive.

Dustin made a garden- hydrangeas, blueberry bushes and encore azaleas.

We are replacing the current foyer floor (blonde wood) with a darker cherry wood.

Dustin and I packed our bags and had a weekend get-a-way to Tennessee.

We finished the nursery.

Due Date: Early July, Less Than 12 Hours Away: June

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Did you watch American Idol this week? More importantly, did you watch last night?

I've been a huge Lee fan from the beginning so I'm thrilled that he won!

I've also been a fan of the show and Simon since it's beginning. It was emotional for me to see Simon go. As each Idol, minus 2, walked out during a tribute I knew who I watched that finale with and who I spent the season chatting with about our favorite contestant. Dustin thought I was bonkers for getting upset about Simon's farewell, but I'm going to miss the old guy.

Cheers to Simon, Lee and Idol!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bon Voyage

Tonight we are attending a Make A Wish event. My mom and her business partners have been chosen to sponsor a young girl with Cystic Fibrosis. She is has chosen to go to Hawaii so tonight is her Bon Voyage party.

Everyone attending is thrilled to be a part of such a special day, a lasting memory for Brittany.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ruber Ducky, You De One

(Title reflects bath time with our foster child)

We are co hosting a shower tonight and then spending time with gracious friends and family Saturday and Sunday to celebrate our sweet baby.

By Sunday evening we should be squeaky clean.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nie Needs Us

I've blogged about Stephanie at NIENIE several times. She needs our prayers.

(She and her husband were in a terrible plane crash a little over a year ago, have 4 children, and are continuing their recovery efforts)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Strange Encounters

Dustin, being such a patient husband, was waiting for me in the parking lot of a strip mall while I finished grabbing a few things. When I made it back to the car I was told the following story...

Dustin was enjoying chicken nuggets when he felt someone hovering over him. There was a man standing at his window. Dustin rolled down the window and the man asked for money. With an honest answer, Dustin said he didnt have any cash. The man nodded and noted that he sure would like one of those nuggets. Dustin handed him a nugget. The man didn't retract his arm and walk away but asked for a "dip". A dip of sauce. The man ate his nugget, sin sauce.

This story had me in stitches all night, I could just see the wheels in Dustin's head spinning.

After more shopping and dinner, the nuggets were his snack, we got ice cream. Recees Blizzard thing for Dustin and fat free yogurt for me. I noticed an older lady sitting near us and we exchanged smiles. When Dustin and I laid down the spoons and headed to the trash, she stopped me and said "Sure did look like you were enjoying that ice cream." I didnt even know what to say, "Thanks?"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Eat Cake

I love cake.

One perk of my job is party planning which obviously requires delish cakes! So we celebrated a 20th anniversary on Friday and I ordered a cake; a white cake with fudge frosting and eclair fillings between each layer. We have leftovers.

How long can I feed on the leftovers? Until it molds? Let it mold and cut off the mold?

Friday, May 14, 2010


I found a lamp for the nursery, not an antique though. Not wooden either but porcelain. I love it.

My Popsicles? Dustin chopped the watermelon and I diced the limes, froze them overnight for a delish breakfast treat. I dont know if the toothpaste was the culprit, but it wasn't as refreshing as I had dreamt of the night before.

Shrub Garden. We are planting a garden this weekend, weather permitting, as part of our back yard overhaul.

Jake. Little Jake's birthday was Tuesday and I'm looking forward to seeing the birthday boy this weekend. Toy in tow.
Do you have weekend plans?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


One of my favorite blogs, Cupcakes and Cashmere, posted this fun idea.

I'm totally going to try these out and I think you should too!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Trash or Treasure?

I love to go antiquing at both yard sales and antique stores.
Do you?
What great finds have you scored?
I'm in search of a lamp and shelf. Preferably a white wooden lamp, shade is optional, and a shelf with knobs underneath. I don't care what the knobs look like because I am going to replace them with "shabby" knobs.
Vintage toys will probably make their way into my car too. Strange how that happens.

Wish me luck!

Monday, May 10, 2010

mother's day

We are due in 8 weeks, thats a max of 56 days before we see Miss Avery. During dinner last night our nephew was asking her to come out and play. He calls her "Baby Avey".

Yesterday was special not only cause it was mother's day and I got to celebrate with the moms in my life, but because I was treated like one too. I even scored a massage, a tree for the new backyard and a free appetizer. "Baby Avey" danced around excessively during church and what was supposed to be our afternoon nap. Her daddy told her it was mother's day.

Time with mom is always special. My heart goes out to those who arent able to spend time with their mom and for those who are praying for children.

Friday, May 7, 2010


A couple has been trying to have a baby for years. Adoptions have fallen through over the years and they've received minimal possible placements from DFCS.

Prayerfully they waited.

Last Saturday they received a call. Newborn baby girl unwanted by a young mother.

They took her home from the hospital earlier this week. 5lbs and beautiful.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

much do so to

Yes, I have had so much to do lately between life and work.

I am letting the blog suffer but I promise once my feet are back under me, I'll give you a good post.

My Feet? They're Swollen.

Hey you, yea you- no cankle jokes.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Handsome Helper

Friday evening I enlisted the help of this handsome guy to help me with the dandelions.

We're making progress.