Wednesday, February 25, 2009

50 facts about me

1. I love Jesus. He is #1!
2. My husband is the best dad & husband I've ever seen.
3. My little girl is such a joy to me & Beau. We love her so much!
4. We would like to have 1 more kid. Hopefully a boy but it would be okay if it were a girl.
5. Two shows that I love are "The Office" & "The Young & the Restless".
6. I love to read!
7. The book of James is my favorite book in the bible.
8. Francine Rivers is my favorite author & Redeeming Love is my most favorite book ever.
9. I hit my elbows all the time & it hurts!
10. I am a stay at home mom who babysits & I love it!
11. My bed has to be made before I go to bed. I can't stand the blankets & sheets being all messed up.
12. I am very organized. I can still be a mess but I am organized.
13. I hate when people see my house dirty.
14. I am always early. Very seldom am I late.
15. My love language is quality time. I love spending time with my husband.
16. My husbands love language it Words of Affirmation. He needs encouragement from me.
17. I am amazed at how smart my daughter is. She speaks very well for her age. (we think so anyway :))
18. Jesus died on a cross for my & I made a decision at the age of 20 to live for him. I still mess up SO MUCH but I'm thankful I have him to guide me.
19. I am very conservative & liberals drive me nuts!!!
20. I am pro-life! (so is Jesus by the way).
21. I love walking.
22. I enjoy playing sports. Espec. basketball & softball. I play softball for my church.
23. I love watching football. OU & Dallas Cowboys are my favorite.
24. I always plan our bills out on paper.
25. I love mexican food. Then Italian! I love me some pasta!
26. I have 1 brother Hank, 1 step sister Kayla, 1 step brother Alex, & 4 half sisters Shalena, Britney, Jamie, & Sarah.
27. I have worked with middle school students for 3 years.
28. My lifegroup is the best. Our leaders are wonderful.
29. I love to sleep. I have to have 8 hours of sleep at night or I am tired!
30. I worked for a pediatric dentist for 3 & 1/2 years until I had Piper. It was a great job.
31. I meet with a group of girls once a week for accountibility. Shannon, Rachel, & Rebekah.
32. I am so glad God made me & Beau one! I love him so much! He loves me so much!
33. I have had 3 speeding tickets in my life & I couldn't tell you how many warnings.
34. I like to sew but I don't know how to work my sewing machine.
35. I am very competitive. Ask anyone who knows me.
36. I love making desserts.
37. I like to scrapbook & blog! :)
38. I LOVE hot chocolate & I drink coffee every morning.
39. I am very independant but I like my husband taking care of me.
40. I get so aggravated when I clean house all day & it's still dirty!
41. I love watching my husband play flag football. He is quite impressive I might say.
42. I like to pray for people.
43. It would be such an honor to die for Christ.
44. I want to tell as many people as possible about Christ before I die. I have been praying for boldness.
45. 3 of the happiest days of my life were 1)the day I gave my life to Jesus 2) my wedding day & 3) the day I had Piper.
46. My eyes are green. It's my favorite color.
47. In the summer of 96 I broke my left arm & ended up having to take a semester off school so home health could come to my house 3 times a day b/c my arm got so infected. I have 2 disgusting scars on my arm & one on my hip but I am just so thankful I still have my arm. I ended up having 6 surgeries for all I had to have done. Bad deal.
48. I had ACL surgery in May of '06. It hurt worse than having a baby!
49. I absolutley love ice cream! It is the best!
50. I am a greeter at church & I love it!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Piper is sick again!

Well the last couple of days Piper has had a lot of congestion. Which I think everyone has...It is going around. Trey & Addie have even had it. Beau got up with Piper around 3 to give her a breathing treatment b/c she was coughing so hard. Well at 4:15 we got up with her b/c she was coughing & threw up. We put her in bed with us after changing her clothes. Then at 5 when Beau got up to get ready for work she would not go back to sleep. I decided to put her back in bed. She woke up again at 7:15 & threw up again. I got her up with me. She usually doesn't get up until 8 or 8:30. She stayed up & layed around all day. NEVER got up to play. Didn't eat & drank a little. Addilyn & Trey came over until I realized she had 102.4 fever. Then Trey left at 11:30 & we took Piper to see dr. Whitaker as soon as Addie left. She ended up having a double ear infection again!! UGH!!! That poor baby! You know she doesn't feel good when she doesn't move all day!
Piper weighed 23lbs 9oz. She will be 17 months in 3 days.

Piper & Beau sleeping when we got home from the dr.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My birthday....I'm 25

Okay so this was a birthday I was not looking forward too. I was born on my grandpa's birthday, the grandpa that passed away last July. I have been upset all week. Friday night was great b/c I went & had dinner with the girls. It took my mind off of things. Then sat. rolls around & I was miserable. It was not going to be the same having my birthday without my grandpa. I used to call him to tell him happy birthday & he would say it wasn't his birthday, he was letting me borrow it. Then Sunday was even worse. I just wanted to call my grandpa & tell him happy birthday. I didn't want to call my grandma b/c I thought she would get upset with me being upset. :( Anyway......Then Sunday evening we went to a birthday party at our church. It was for Ephraim, a 3 year old. His parents Carter & Nova Dawn are in our Lifegroup. It was fun. They had bounce arounds for the kids.
My cookie cake from Beau & Piper which you can tell he added the Becky & mom part.

Look at my big girl!

Piper did not like the bounce arounds at first.
YAY! She is having fun now!
FUN FUN!
Peyton! I just love him!
Piper was copying Neal.
Look at Piper & Dean staring at eachother. They were flirting a little. They even gave kisses. Then Cooper is just smiling at the camera! I love it!




Piper, Dean, & Cooper!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oh yes it's ladies night

We had a girls night out to celebrate some birthdays. The guys stayed home & watched the children. Aren't they wonderful! We went & ate at Fridays then hung out at Cassen's house for a while.
Cassen, Ashley, & Jessica.
The birthday girls, Shaina, Me, & Mandy.
All of us! Cassie (Shaina's sister), Shaina, Me, Mandy, Cassen, Ashley, & Jessica.
Love Cassen's face & her mint in her mouth!
Good times!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

She is a little mess!

I love this! She really thinks she is playing with him!
Her applesauce tower. She got these out of the pantry & started making a tower. She never ceases to amaze me!

She always sneaks Trey's cereal off the table & hides behind the couch to eat it. This time she just decided to climb up on the table. What a mess she is!


Here is Trey! Isn't he a cutie! I babysit him!
She absolultey loves shoes! Anytime she sees a pair of shoes she puts them on. It doesn't matter who's they are. Even her daddy's size 14. It makes her mad when she can't walk in them.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Our lifegroup got together for Valentines Day. It was our date night. We had a great night! We renued our vows. Jeff Ivey did it & he did a great job. We also had a spaghetti dinner, some wonderful appetizers & delicous desserts! After we ate we played the newlywed game. That was fun! Beau & I got all the questions right the first round then the second round missed all of them. Jason & Mandy won.
Everyone!
The ladies
Cassen & Jared
Me & My valentine!



Us again!......I love him so much!

Beau got me some chocolates & some tanning sessions for Valentines day. I got him "Quiet Strength" a book by Tony Dungy, & a new shirt. We got Piper a new outfit & a Nick Jr. DVD. It has Dora, Max & Ruby, Little Bill, & Blue's clues.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Poop

Today I was in the kitchen & Piper came up to me, grabbed her diaper & said "Poop." I was so excited! And yes, she did poop. So maybe pretty soon I can start potty training her. Still don't think she is quite ready yet but that is a start!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tooth #9 & Park

Beau & Piper going down the slide.
Don't you just love Piper's face here! She does this alot!
Piper & Addilyn sliding together. I love how it has the daddy's in the background!

Peek-a-boo!
WEEEEE!
She loves to slide!
I was brushing Piper's teeth tonight & decided to take a look in her mouth to see if she had any new teeth I didn't know about. Sure enough she did. It is on the top left. One of her molar teeth & it's not all the way in yet. Poor girl
We had a very productive day. The weather was wonderful! We went to the bulldog diner & had breakfast, then came home & took a walk in the neighbor hood. Then Beau & I did some yard work while Piper played. Beau & I got a lot done outside. Beau bleached the gutters. They look great. After Piper's nap we went to the park with Neal, Lauren, & Addilyn. Now Beau is working at the church & Grant & Rachel are going to come over afterward to play games.

Amen!

Today before we ate we were sitting at the table ready to pray. Well Piper knows how to pray, I taught her that a couple months ago. She has been saying amen now. So Beau was praying, Piper had her hands together & in the middle of the prayer she says "Mamen!"(amen) It was too funny! Beau said, I guess I was praying too long!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mommy Survey

1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? I quit taking pills & we were just going to let it happen when it happened & it happened really fast!
2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yes
3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? Happy, Scared, Nervous, Excited!
4. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 23
5. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? took 2 tests
6. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? our family
7. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? YES
8. DUE DATE? Oct 16th
9. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Not really. I was nauseous for a few weeks.
10. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Salt! Pepsi, spicy stuff (like hot cheetos & mexican) & chocolate milk. I could not stand the thought of pepperjack cheese! It made me want to throw up!
11. WHO/WHAT IRRATATED YOU THE MOST? I always got cramps in my calves inthe middle of the night. That was irritating.
12. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? a little princess
13. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? Not at all. I knew we would be happy with whatever it was & I had a feeling all along that it was a girl.
14. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN? 28
15. DID YOU HAVE BABY SHOWERS? yes, 3
16. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? knew
17.DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? no, I tested pos for the group B strep & had low iron but nothing major. Oh at 6 wks pregnant I had some cramping & spotting that I had to go get checked on but it was just fine. I am thankful I had such a good pregnancy!
18. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? St. Edwards-Ft. Smith, AR
19. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? 5 hours.
20. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? Beau
21. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? Beau & my mom
22. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? natural
23. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? I had 2 doses of something that was supposed to help me sleep but didn't b/c the baby was ready to come so I was very tired & not to mention my labor was during the night. No Epideral though & I liked not having one b/c my labor was so good! Don't get me wrong It hurt but I really had it good & fast!
24. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 6 lbs 2 oz
25. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN? Sept. 27, 2007
26. WHAT DID YOU NAME YOUR CHILD? Piper Annabeth
27. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? 16 months

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

P got 2 shots today

Me & Piper sharing a smoothy. I have been trying to think of ways to get her to eat fruit. I put some bananas & strawberrys in yogurt with a little milk & blended it. She loved it!
Love the faces!


Piper Shots
Well when Piper turned 1 she was supposed to get 4 shots. Me being the chicken I am only let her get 2 so we went back today for the other two. She was such a trooper! I held her arm as the nurse quickly gave the two shots. She only cried while she was getting them. As soon as she quit, Piper quit crying. I was so proud of her!!

NAPS
Well I know I was talking about Piper not wanting to take two naps anymore. Strangly this is her third day in a row two still take two naps. :) So maybe she is not ready to change to one yet. I hope so!

4 years ago (Our engagement)

Four years ago from today Beau proposed to me. We were in Tamales, my most favorite restraunt in Paris, TX. He had the waiter bring it to me on a plate then got down on one knee & asked me to marry him. I was so happy!
They brought me a desert for my engagment.

Us & our waiter.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mom & Aunt Liz

There are 2 women in my life that mean so much to me! My mom & my aunt Liz.

My mom is such a strong, loving, caring person. She has stood beside me no matter what I went through & even the stupid things i've done. I know that in the end, I can always count on my mom. She has supported my decisions & stood beside me through them. She is the best grandmother. I know that when Piper is with my mom she is well taken care of. I can see how much my mom just absolutley loves her & my nephew.

My aunt Liz is so good to me. I know that if I need prayer that she will be praying for me. We can talk about how wonderful our Saviour is & all the things the Lord is doing in our lives. I know she loves the Lord. She has always been there for me too. She is someone I can count on.

I am so thankful for these two ladies. The Lord has really blessed me with them!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl

Mom & Piper eating some cake & ice cream. Piper wore mom out that day. She went all over the park during Garrett's birthday party.
My cousin Brenda, her husband Justin, & their boy Garrett. This was during Garrett's sponge bob birthday party. He is 2 years old.

Katlin & Piper on the swings.


SUPER BOWL
We had a good time watching the super bowl lastnight. Our lifegroup went over to Jason & Jana's to watch it. We were going got the cardinals but the steelers beat them. That's okay. I really wanted Larry Fitzgerald & Kurt Warner to win! O'well!
Beau & Piper super bowl sunday






Cameron & Piper playing (he is so good with her)




Beau & Jason getting ready to watch the game (there was a commercial in 3-D)