Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Congratulations, Aunt Mare!

I already posted these pics on Facebook for Mare, but I wanted to blog them too for my memory's sake, and to pay even more tribute to her accomplishment of becoming a nurse! It's very hard for me to realize that my baby sis is actually a grown up, has just finished college and will be married soon. Very soon. In like 3 weeks!

Last week we traveled to my alma mater, Southern Miss, to attend Mare's pinning ceremony and graduation. Here are a few pics from the two events:

Congratulations, Mare! We are so proud of you!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

I hope all my mommy friends had a happy Mother's Day! I had a nice weekend being treated extra special by my fam. Cliff surprised me Friday with having the house clean when I came home, as well as touching up some home repairs that I had been nagging reminding him about. After I soaked in the clean house, he led me to the bedroom where I saw this:

It was a gift certificate for a mani/pedi I had hinted to Katie that I wanted, ha. Thanks for passing that suggestion on! Even better, the yellow note from Mimi told me that she had planned a day out of town with Daddy to give me the day to myself to spend at the salon and doing whatever else I wanted! Mimi also gave me this precious happy that she made at school.

Of course she wouldn't pose with it for anything. We even tried to get a pic together, but it resulted in a meltdown.

I thoroughly enjoyed my pampering session on Saturday, and took the rest of the day to lay around and do nothing. It was fabulous! It was around 7 p.m. that I realized that although my day off had been wonderful, none of my usual Saturday chores such as laundry had magically been done for me. Dang. So I stayed up until midnight doing that, ha. Oh well, the pampering was fun while it lasted. Cliff and I also helped Mimi to make a little present for Grammy for Mother's Day. She showed us how to do it the way she made mine at school.

Thankfully, since I missed Amelia's day out with her Daddy, Katie took some photos so I could see how they spent their day. The three of them went to Laurel to visit their grandmother. Amelia is so cute when she says "Nana." I'm not sure if she knows that's actually what we call Nana or if she just thinks she's talking about a banana. Either way, I'm sure Nana loves it. Here are a few pics I swiped from Katie:

Then yesterday we went to teach Sunday School at our church, and then jetted over to my home church in Lawrence County to attend worship service with my mom. Afterwards, we all ate at my parents' house, and I am such a photo slacker. I wasn't feeling very good and barely took any pics. Ugh, I'm so ticked off at myself for not taking a pic with Mimi on Mother's Day. I did take this one on the way over.

She felt about like I did that day, ha. She was pretty good during the song service, but Mare had to take her to the nursery when she started being loud while my dad was leading Children's Church. I thought she was ready to walk down and sit with him while he spoke to the kids, but she took the opportunity to walk around the church. So embarassing! Mare grabbed my camera out of the diaper bag and snapped a couple of Mimi playing with this fun kitchen set. She said they had so much fun cooking and pretending to eat. Mimi is in a fun stage and likes to pretend. I can't wait to see what fun imagination play time we will have in the next couple of years.

When we got to my parents' house, Amelia was suprised with a Mother's Day gift of her own. Remember my last post when Mimi threw a fit when she had to get out of Gabi's car? Well someone (ahem, Grammy) thought is was just the saddest thing ever, and decided Amelia needed a car of her own.

This girl is just spoiled rotten, and there's nothing I can do about it! She did love her car, and it is staying at Grammy and Papa's since she has so much at our house already. It will be a fun treat for her to play in when she's there, and of course it can be passed on to any future grandchildren. (Ahem, Mare and Justin! Just playing, we'll give y'all at least a year before I start campaigning for a niece or nephew!)

The pic is fuzzy, but Amelia is wearing her helmet to ride around the house in her car, ha. At the speed Uncle Jeremy was whizzing her around, I am glad she was wearing protection!

It was nice to be treated extra special by my family on Mother's Day, but I couldn't help but feel sad for those who have lost their mothers, and for women for want desperately to be mothers but have not yet had the opportunity. While I enjoyed my special day, I had those people on my mind and in my prayers constantly. I'm just so thankful to be a mother, and I do not take it for granted for a second that I am blessed. Thank you to Cliff and Amelia for giving me that gift!

"Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31: 28-30.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Yes, I am down with O.P.P. Other people's pictures, that is. Just a little 90s rap reference for y'all. Ha!

I just had to share these recent photos that Katie and Lou Ann tagged me in on facebook. Lou Ann is a longtime Furr family friend, and she and her husband, John and their adorable children have lived in Las Vegas for the last several years. They have recently moved to D.C. for John's job. I believe he is some top secret military person, but I may be wrong on that, ha. Anyway, they are just precious, sweet friends and we were so glad to be able to let Amelia play with the kids while they were in Brookhaven for a few days during their move. Sadly, I came from work and did not have my camera, so I'm glad Lou Ann took a few photos and shared them.

Mimi made herself right at home with their toys, and she liked this car in particular.
Everything was great until she got out of the car, and Gabi hopped in. We are still working on our sharing skills.


Then the other day, Katie walked over with one of Amelia's pals, Emery. We usually stop by and play with them while we are out walking, and Amelia was so surprised and excited to see her friend had come to her house for a visit.

Amelia just loves playing with big girls, and Emery and her sister, Elizabeth are so sweet to her. I'll be back eventually this week to share a few more new photos. Hope this helps tide some of you over on your Amelia fix for a few days! (I'm talking to you, Uncle Chris :) )