Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Psalm 23

Here's a cute email I received from a friend. Thanks Glo!! Just click on this link:

Yum!!! Cookie Recipes

This is remarkable! Even if you have no particular interest, please pass on to the bakers in your life. They'll appreciate it.
Just click on the name of the cookie and bam the recipe is there. Good to keep handy
1-2-3 Cookies 7 Layer Cookies Allie Nelson's Famous Snickerdoodle Cookies Almond Crescent Shortbread Amish Sugar Cookies Andies Candies Cookies Angel Crisps Angenets Applesauce Cookies Apricot Fold-Overs Aunt Edy's Molasses Crinkles Auntie Linda's Ginger Gems Bakeless Dream Cookies Banana Drop Cookies Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World Biscotti Biscotti Blueberry Cookies Boiled Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies Bronwnies Brown Sugar Shortbread Brownie Cookies Brownie Delight Brownies Buccaneer Snowballs Buried Cherry Cookies Butter Cookies Butter Nut Balls Butterballs Butterscotch Haystacks C.O.P. Cookies Candy Cane Cookies Candy Cookies Caramel Shortbread Cheesecake Brownies Cherry Buns Cherry Crowns Cherry Winks Chewies Chewy Noels Chinese Chews/Haystacks Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Meltaways Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Chocolate Christmas Trees Chocolate Cream Cheese Squares Chocolate Crinkles Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (no bake) Chocolate Snowball Cookies Chocolate Streusel Bars Chocolate Sundae Cookies Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars Choco-Scotch Crunchies Choose A Cookie Dough Recipe Christmas Crackers Christmas Crunch Bars Christmas Ginger Snaps Christmas Macaroons Christmas Mice Cookies Christmas Shaped Cookies Church Window Cookies Coconut Cookies Congo Squares Cookie in a Jar Corn Flakes Cookies Cornflake Christmas Wreaths Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal) Cream Cheese Cookies with Apricot Filling Crème De Menthe Chocolate Squares Crème Wafers Crescent Cookies Crispy Crunchies Date Nut Balls Date-nut Pinwheel Cookies Diabetic Peanut Butter Cookies Disgustingly Rich Brownies Doodles Double chocolate chip cookies Double-Chocolate Crinkles Eatmore Cookies Eggnog Cookies Elizabeth's Sugar Cookies Elves Quick Fudge Brownies Emily Dickinson's Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Emily's Best Brownies Famous Oatmeal Cookies Firemen Cookies Fluffy Shortbread Cookies Forgotten Cookies Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies Fruit Cake Cookies Fruitcake Squares Fry Pan Cookies Gems Ginger Cookies Ginger Crinkles Gingerbread Baby Gingerbread Cookies with Butter Cream Icing Gingerbread Men Gingerbread Men Ginny's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Glory's Golden Graham Squares Glory's Sugar Cookies Gramma Chapman's chocolate coconut drops Grandma Elsie's Zimt (cinnamon) Cookies Grandma J's Butter Cookies Grandma Olson's Parkay Cookies Great Grandmothers Sugar Cookies Gum Drop Cookies Gumdrop Gems Haystack Cookies Ho-Ho Bars Holiday Cereal Snaps Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies Holiday Raisin Walnut Bars Holly Cookies Hungarian Cookies (Little Nut Rolls) Ice Box Cookies Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies Italian Cookies Jacob's Peppermint Snowballs Jam Bars Jessica's Famous Brownies Jessie's Chocolate Chip Cookies Jubilee Jumbles Juliet's Peanut Butter Blossoms Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies Kentucky Colonels Kiefle (cream cheese cookies with jam filling) Kifflings Kiss Cookies Lacy Swedish Almond Wafers Lemon Angel Bar Cookies Lemon Bars Lemon Cake Cookies Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies Lemon Squares Linzer Tarts Log Cabin Cookies Luscious Lemon Squares M&M Cookies Magic Cookie Bars Melt in Your Mouth Cutout Sugar Cookies Melting Shortbread Meme's Cream Cheese Cookies Milk Chocolate Florentine Cookies Mincemeat Cookies Mincemeat Goodies Molasses Cookies Molasses Forest Cookies Molasses Sugar Cookies Mom Mom's Crescent Cookies Mom-Mom's Ginger Cookies Mom's Nutmeg Sugar Cookies Mom's Old Fashion "Puffy" Sugar Cookies Monster Cookies Moravian Christmas Cookies Nana's Famous Soft Southern Cookies Nitey Nite Cookies No Bake Chocolate Cookies No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies No Bake Cookies No Bake Cookies No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies No-Bake Cookies Norwegian Sugar Cookies Nut Balls Oatmeal Bars Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies Oatmeal Coconut Crisps Oatmeal Cookies Oatmeal Scotchies Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Ooey Gooey Caramel Chocolate Dunk Ooey Gooey Squares Orange Slice Cookies Parking Lot Cookies Peanut Blossoms Peanut Butter Bars Peanut Butter Blossoms Peanut Butter Cereal Cookies Peanut Butter Chewies Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut butter fingers Peanut Butter Reindeer Peanut Butter Surprises Peanut Marshmallow Cookies Pecan Puff Cookies Peppermint Snowballs Peppernuts Persimmon Cookies Persimmon Cookies Petey's Yummy Spicy Almond Thins Pfeffernuesse Pffefferneuse Cookies Pineapple Filled Cookies Pizzelles Potato Chip Cookies Potato Flake Cookies Praline Cookies Praline Strips Pterodactyl Nests Pumpkin Bars Pumpkin Bars Pumpkin Chip Cookies Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Pumpkin Cookies Queen Biscuits Quick Cookies Raised Sugar Cookies Raisin Filled Oatmeal Bars Raspberry Meringue Bars Really Peanutty Butter Cookies Reese`s Brownies Reese's Peanut Butter Bars Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies Rich Lemon Bars Ricotta Cheese Cookies Royal Almond Christmas Bars Rudolph Cinnamon Cookies Russian Tea Cookies Russian Teacakes Samantha & Kelsey's Chocolate Chip Cookies Sand Art Brownies Santa Claus Cookie Pops Santa Claus Cookies Santa's Butterscotch Melts Santa's Shorts Santa's Special Squares Scotch Cakes Scotch Shortbread Scotcharoos Scotcheroos Seven Layer Cookies Short Bread Cookies Shortbread Skor Squares Snicker Doodle Cookies Snickerdoodles Snickerdoodles Snow Balls Sour Cream Apple Squares Sour Cream Christmas Cookies Special K Cookies Spice Cookies Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Spritz Cookies Stained Glass Window Cookies Stir & Drop Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Swedish Pepparkakor (Pepper Cake) Cookies Swedish Sugar Cookies Sweet Marie's Swiss Treats Taralle (Italian Cookies) Tea Time Tassies Texas Brownies The Best Shortbread in The World Thumbprint Cookies Thumbprint Cookies Toffee Squares Traditional Christmas Sugar Cookies Traditional Gingerbread Men Cookies Triple-Chocolate Chip Cookies Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Vanilla Waffer Balls Walnut Butter Cookies Walnut Crumb Bars White Chip Chocolate Cookies Wild Oatmeal Cookies Will's Famous Apple Jack Cookies Yummy Yummy Peanut Butter Blossoms

Fa La La La La!

Click on this link to watch Shelby and Annabelle in Preschool Choir last Sunday:
Too Cute!!!

Baby Signing Time

I'm sure most of you have heard of baby signing and even practiced it. I have heard of it but have never given it much thought until I ran across this channel (Dish Network channel 9408) that has a program called Baby Signing Time. It was SO interesting! I've got it set to my DVR to record all the shows. I think when Beth gets a little older we will do this. I did not do this with Shelby but she was watching the program this morning with me and she was doing the signs too. It's a cute little show if you are interested. I'll let you know our progress when Beth and I begin!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Answer to Prayer

Okay...my computer has been acting up or I would have posted a lot sooner. Amanda and Charley are both fine. It turns out she had a bad migraine. Thank you for your prayers! GOD IS GOOD!!!
Maybe Amanda will post something on her blog to give us more details.

Please Pray for Amanda

Amanda went to her OB doc. today because she is starting to feel weak and she is having blurred vision. The doctor sent her to the ER for a CT scan. I don't know much more than this except that she and Charley need your prayers. I'll update you as soon as I know something.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

San Antonio Vacation Pictures

As promised, these are some random pictures from our vacation.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

BOO at the ZOO

Adam, Shelby and I and our friends Adam, Kyndra, Annabelle and Jorja went to Boo at the Zoo last night. We had a lot of fun. The girls dressed up in their costumes of course. Annabelle and Jorja were flowers (Kyndra made Annabelles petals and leaves. Annabelle was so cute...and Jorja too!) Shelby wanted to dress up as a cowgirl. My mom made the vest and skirt. I think she did a really good job! Thanks Mom!!! The girls went around to all of the candy booths and acquired QUITE a bit of candy!!! We arrived just in time for the Costume Contest. Annabelle and Jorja won first runners up. Scooby, Sponge Bob and Elmo were there. Shelby started asking Sponge Bob and Scooby to touch their noses, toes, knees... I bet they were glad to see her leave!!! It was cute!!! It was chilly but we had a lot of fun!


Gif Pumpkins Halloween Images

Gif Pumpkins Halloween Images

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Thanks to your prayers, Bethany is doing GREAT. We arrived at the surgery center at 6:45 am which put us getting up at 5 am this morning. She was checked in and taken back to the prep room within ten minutes after we walked in the door. The doctor came out and talked to us and shortly after little Bethany was whisked away with her blankie. I wanted to cry but didn't. We were told to go back in the waiting room. They said by the time we get settled down in there they would call us back to get her. Sure enough that's what happened! The doctor told us her tongue was really loosened by the incision and she should do really well. I scooped her up and fed her a bottle! She sucked down her 4 oz. just like that! She was a little fussy but the doctor said that was to be expected. We had to stay a few minutes to make sure her tummy was not going to be upset by the anesthesia. We were out by 7:25 am. Tylenol is all I have given her today and she has done really well. She has not been fussy or anything! I can't even tell she's had anything done to her! She's been blowing raspberries at us all day today! It's amazing! I'm glad we went ahead and had this done.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Home Sweet Home

We're back!!! We had a wonderful vacation in San Antonio but it feels so good to be back at home in my OWN bed!!!
Don and Cindy met us in San Antonio last Saturday. We went to Sea World that afternoon. My favorite show was the Shamu show that evening. Shelby has always loved seeing Shamu. She said she wanted to be the girl who "dances" with Shamu. The next day we got up and went to Fiesta Texas. This was the first time we'd ever been. We didn't ride too many rides. We mainly watched the shows. Sunday night Adam got very sick and was sick all day Monday and Tuesday. It was AWFUL!!! He ate something that DID NOT agree with him. We got our eyes checked by my relative who's an optometrist and ordered new glasses on Monday. I can't wait until they come in!!! Wednesday we braved the heat and went to the zoo. Bethany and MiMi and Adam had to go back to the room early because it was JUST TOO HOT!!! Thursday we got up and started on our way back to MiMi and PaPa's. We stopped by and saw Adam's Grandma and cousins. It was sooo good to see all of you!!! Friday we went to our high school football game and saw quite a few classmates. My how they've changed!! I'm sure they thought the same of Adam and I. Saturday we headed to Dallas, spent the night and came on home Sunday. It was a busy vacation but we had so much fun!!! Thanks MiMi and PaPa for coming with us! We really enjoyed it!!! I'll post some pictures some time this week.

On a more serious note, Bethany is going to have her tongue clipped tomorrow. Her frenulum (sp?) which is the piece of skin that attaches the tongue to the bottom of your mouth actually goes to the tip of her tongue which if left as is will cause speech problems in the future. We are going to go ahead and have the procedure done now so she will not incur speech problems later on. The doctor will have to put her "under" and the procedure will not take more than a couple of minutes. He will stitch up the incision so it will not grow back together and she should be fine. I'm supposed to give her Tylenol for the pain and the stitches should dissolve in 7-10 days. She is not supposed to have a bottle after midnight tonight but can have it back after the procedure tomorrow. We have to be there at 6:45 am and will be able to go home the same day. Please pray for Bethany tomorrow. Hopefully she will not have any adverse reactions to the anesthesia and the pain will be minimal. Please pray for a speedy recovery also. You might also say a little prayer for Adam and I. We're getting a little nervous. We know that God is in control though. I'll update you as soon as possible.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Shelby's Mama is Not a Hairdresser

I kind of messed up Shelby's bangs the other night. OOPS!! I think I just messed up a little. Adam says a lot. We took her in the next morning to get her bangs trimmed up because I was afraid to touch them again. Instead of just touching up her bangs, I decided she should go for a new look. I think it turned out pretty cute! What do you think?

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Weekend Fun

Saturday morning Adam decided to make wraps for us all so we could have a picnic after Shelby's soccer game. So, after we withstood the un-fall-like temperature outside while watching Shelby's game, we went to the park to have a nice picnic. My mom (Grammy) joined us. By the way, the wraps were delicious. Thanks hon!

After the picnic, we all loaded up and went to the annual Pumpkin Day at our Christmas Tree Farm. (I know Pumpkin Day at a Christmas Tree Farm!) There was much to do: face painting, horseback riding, hay rides, jumping in bales of hay and of course punkin' pickin'! We really have enjoyed going to this every year. Unfortunately we just about melted because of the heat! When is it going to be fall?

Yippee!!! Bethany is Rolling Over!!!

Well, she finally did it...she's rolling over!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Shelby's Getting to Be a Big Girl

Shelby most matter-of-factly just informed me, "Mama, I don't need to watch JoJo (JoJo's Circus). It's too little for me!" Oh, my baby's growing up!!!