Sunday, December 30, 2007
Parker sprinkling the reindeer food!
Parker and Nana making cookies for Santa...
Parker putting them on the plate....And the final touch...the big glass of milk:) Parker was beside himself and said that Santa wasn't going to eat all of the cookies. He was going to save one for Parker to eat.
Parker went to sleep pretty easy that night. He didn't stir until 7:30 a.m. and told David and I to be quiet because he heard Santa and didn't want him to go away. It was SO CUTE. When we finally ventured downstairs, Parker was pumped about the things Santa had left. He even left a few things for the baby!
This last picture is of my brother and sis-in-law. They bought a blow up soccer goal for Parker. He and uncle Biggs went and played for 45 minutes in the back yard. They had a blast! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend the time you wanted with your family and friends. I wish you all a happy and safe New Years.
Here are a couple of pictures from my grandmother's 80th birthday party. Granny turned 80 in October and we had a family reunion/party for her. It was held at my parent's cabin in Crockett County.
My dad, Aunt Jane, and Granny
My granny, her sister Aunt Racherl(they are the only 2 left out of 11 siblings), Uncle Tommy(Aunt Rachel's husband) and James (my cousin Becca's husband)Parker and daddy going for a ride on the 4-wheeler
Parker playing on the porchParker being a monster....
My little man being calm for about 3 minutes:)The cabin....
I know this was a little random, but these are some of the best pictures I have of Parker. I will update from Christmas soon.
Friday, December 28, 2007
There are so many things going on in our lives right now, but one is hitting way too close to home. My dear friend Stephanie Vasofsky is dying of Cervical Cancer. She is 28 years old and has a 2 year old daughter. We have been very good friends since the beginning of my teaching career. She has had such a positive influence on my life. She has helped me refocus my life on the important things and helped me realize the things that don't matter so much. I have a huge whole in my heart thinking about her impending death. We all know that she will be in a better place and that she will feel no pain. She is the strongest Christian I know and I thank God for her daily. There were 9 of us who taught 3rd grade at Kate Bond and we have all stayed in touch. She will be greatly missed when she passes on, but our memories of her will live on forever. Please pray for her family and if you would like to visit her website it is www.caringbridge.org/visit/stephanievasofsky
Here are a few pics of Steph.....
Angie, Carn, Lindsay, Stephanie, and Me at the McDade Halloween party many moons ago!
Stephanie and her dear husband Randy in Gatlinburg,TN during Fall Break.
Lindsay, Nicole, Stephanie, and Angie
I will cherish these pictures as long as I live. The time I have had with Stephanie has been precious time. The time we have with ALL of our friends and family should be cherished because we don't know what tomorrow holds. Until next time.....
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I remember when Parker was a baby, I couldn't wait for all of the milestones. Now I can say I wish that time could stand still sometimes. I miss his baby days. We still call him "the baby" and it makes Keith mad...not really, but he was glad when he heard David say, I have to go pick up Parker, not the baby. I miss the diaper changing, the bottles, the feeding. You new mommies, cherish every minute. Because before you know it, they will be 3 and a half and very independent and won't let you do anything for them! But every minute I have with Parker is a treasured minute. He makes me smile with the smallest of things. Like when he smiles at me, or randomly says, "I love you momma."
Now Parker is going to have his choice of women someday...Tatum, Sydney, Riley, Mackenzie just to name a few. I am glad Cindy is having a boy. He and Parker can fight over all the women:) I want to extend a good luck to all of you on your soon to be labors. And remember, I would gladly keep any of the babies whenever you need a break.
With Popa's death came 2 more deaths, a good friend from my past's grandfather and Allison's Aunt. They say that deaths and actually most things come in threes. Allison's aunt Barbara was such an amazing, gorgeous, fun loving woman. While I only met her once, she and I emailed quite frequently and talked on the phone some, too. She really might have been one of the funniest people I have ever known. I am constantly praying for Allison and her family because they are struggling with this very unexpected event in their lives. And the pain of losing a loved one is a pain like no other.