Thursday, May 29, 2008

Packed and Ready.....

Well in 24 hours hopefully I will be at my hotel in Nashville gearing up for the last leg of the trip. I am going to try and leave a little earlier than I planned and that way I will get to the hotel before mid-night and if the girls and I get there in enough time, we are going to grab dinner and maybe take advantage of the hotel pool!!!! Who knew that the girls would require 3 full size suitcases and 2 duffel bags just for their stuff?!?!?! Clint said there is no way they needed all the stuff I packed but my thinking is that I can never be sure!!! I have no idea what to expect as far a weather so we are bringing a little bit of everything. I just need to remember the small stuff like my sunglasses and cell phone charger!!!

Mollie is doing a "Flat Stanley" project so I have been working hard to get that completed in time to bring back with me....I did get an autographed picture of the Governor for her class. I actually witnessed him signing it so I know it is "authentic". Her class is studying all the different states and facts from where their "Flat Stanley's" went. So I figured no other kid's Flat Stanley would have an autographed picture of the Governor!! I asked Mollie if she knew what a Governor was and she said "Yes, It is like the president of your state!!!" So I guess that satisfies my wondering if that would be something neat for her class.

Well it is off to finish the last load of laundry for two weeks and make sure my hubby can survive with all this piece and quiet and then beddy bye for me!!! See all my Virginia readers in a few days!!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thankful......(Kind of sad post-Warning)

I haven't had the energy or the time to blog lately and there have been some things that I have wanted to get off my chest. I met a girl named Keisha a few months back. Her mom is one of the twins favorite daycare providers and I must say she is a "grandmother" to them while at daycare. Well Keisha and I met because she had found out she was having twin girls. She was nervous and scared and we would just talk about everything. She was buying up alot of my twin stuff and invited me to her baby shower a few weeks ago. I went and had a great time. Keisha and I talked several times a week. She was having a wonderful pregnancy and she had just gotten the "official" date of June 4th for her C-Section. Her girls were tagged as being identical and I must say I was super excited that we had become such close friends. Well Keisha went to the doctor on Wednesday the 21st for her "routine" appointment and they could only detect one heart beat. They immediately rushed her to the hospital which was next door and her C-Section was done. One of her babies did not make it. A cord mishap is what they said. The "surviving" twin is in NICU but doing very well. Anyway Keisha has been on my heart and mind alot in the last couple of days. She even called me Friday morning to talk. I was kind of at a loss for words. What was the "right" thing to say? Do I offer Congratulations or Sympathy or both? We talked for over an hour and we cried, we laughed, we prayed. I told her I wasn't sure what I wanted to say to her. I told her she was always going to be a mom of twins and noone could take that away from her. And now I worried. I am worried about being around her with my girls. I don't want it to be sad but I understand if it is.

So my post is titled "Thankful" and this is why.....
I am thankful for so much in my life when I think that the world is crumbling down around me. I am thankful for a husband who loves me and has a wonderful job and works everyday somedays on little sleep for his family. He is a wonderful cook and housekeeper on days when I lack in those departments. He is a great father and wonderful supporter. He is the best when it comes to "saving" me from the bugs and snakes that we get out here in the country!!!
I am thankful for the three wonderful healthy girls that God has blessed me with. I am doubly blessed with the twins and that their entrance into this world was so uneventful when it could have been something totally different. The girls bring us so much joy and happiness. I can even be thankful right now as the sistuation with Mollie is not what I would want or think it should be.
I am thankful for my family who even though we are now miles apart, is supportive and love us and never let us down. There is not enough I can say about my family.
Friends, Military Members, and last but not least GOD. I am thankful and love you all.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Visit to the Capitol....

Flat Josh and I went to the Arkansas State Capitol to visit today. I have been there a million times as I used to work there but today was "Flat Josh's" day. Here are some of the highlights of our day!

Us on the steps of the Capitol

Flat Josh with the State Seal inside the Capitol

Flat Josh with the Governor's Secretary and pictures of the Governor and First Lady!

(He will be meeting Governor Beebe soon!!! Stay tuned for pictures of that)

Flat Josh got put into the State Vault where they keep all of our hard earned dollars that they collect for taxes!!

Flat Josh visits the State Senate, House of Representatives and Supreme Court!

Flat Josh with a few of Arkansas's Finest!!!

And here are other random pics of the day!! If you want to know what something is, just ask!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

We wear our sunglasses at night.....

And when ever else the twins decide. I found these really cute glasses at Wal-Mart. They have a velcro strap so that they stay on their heads.....

We don't have much to report from our camp!!! Katelyn has started taking more steps. She can make it from the couch to the coffee table and then back. She doesn't even realize what she is doing and once she does, she sits down. Peyton has turned into our little eater. She loves most anything these days. Only 15 more days until I leave on my trip to Virginia! I can't wait!!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Just Call Me Martha.....

Stewart, that is.....Well before the jail time!!!! We have been doing some "major" yard work at the Small House. We made new flower beds and dug up old ones. Here are some pictures of the beds, not all of them are complete.

We Love Bubbles......

And lots of them......

The twins love the bath tub....They would play until the water was ice cold if we let them. What we have to do is drain the tub to even get them out without having a "major" meltdown. They splash and play and splash some more. It is super cute. They love to "share" toys with each other when they are in the tub. It is a fun time at our house when they get in the tub. Let's hope they like the pool as much as they like the tub.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

"Flat Josh" Sleeps....

In a baby doll play pen that Mollie got for Christmas from Santa. He has not done anything cool or exciting yet as we have not really done anything to exciting. We have started our landscaping outside and it is looking really good. This weekend Clint's old roommate for Fredericksburg is coming into town for a class and she is going to spend the weekend with us! I am super excited to see her.

I had a yard sale on Saturday and it went super good but I think I could still have a yard sale every weekend for the next 10 weekends and still have things to sell.

Well that is all in my boring life. I am off to watch NCIS with the hubby and the one kid that is still awake!! Guess who it is?!?!?! The "A" twin!!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Meet "Flat Josh"

So Josh's Commander's Wife (her name is Tracy and I hope that is the correct term for what she is!!!) is working on a project type of thing for Josh's Battalion. It is similar to the "Flat Stanley" project. If you don't know what Flat Stanley is, you can read about it here . So anyways, I have had a "Flat Josh" made so he can do things with us this summer and see them all when he comes home. I am going to track his outings on my blog because we are only to send in two pictures before the guys get home from Iraq. So I know it will be hard to pick just two. Today my "Flat Josh" was finished and he turned out great. He is mounted on hard foam board and he is two feet tall. I am determined to have a good time with this and really have something great to show my brother when he gets home. So I am introducing my "Flat Josh"!!!!

And the twins meeting their uncle in the "flat form" for the first time!!