Sep 30, 2008

"Daddy we are at da Fair of The Rides, NOT da Fair of the Heart"

We like many of you visited the State Fair of Oklahoma recently. I have to share this AMAZING story. I lost my new iPhone while at the fair, and much to my amazement, some honest person turned it in! The battery was dead and a lady in the ticket office charged it, located a text message from Jeanie, and called her and told her that they had my phone!

Jeff took these two pictures 364 days apart. I knew she was maturing but I did not realize how much more of a "little girl" she is now than last year.

Sep 18, 2008

Fruits of her labor...

We have our FIRST tomato on our Aerogarden. Needless to say Alessondra is REALLY excited, she already wants to eat it!
She has worked REALLY hard on these plants. She checks them several times a day, talks to them and helps me water them almost daily. I hope she gets to taste a little of her hard work soon!

Sep 16, 2008

Milestones...Come too quickly!

Alessondra recently had her first visit to the Dentist Office

In the first pic you can see that my normally fearless daughter seemed quite anxious, this is why we allowed "White Blankie" to accompany us outside of our home.

After the dental hygienist let her touch all the instruments and put on gloves, Alessondra cautiously let go of her blankie to show off her new set of gloves.

In this third picture Alessondra let her count her teeth, she has 20 of them!

Oh how quickly my sweet baby has grown up, I am seriously setting here typing this with tears in my eyes...what will I do when she gets married!

Excuse me I must go get another box of tissues...

Sep 14, 2008

Alessondra enjoyed our guests today!

Alessondra spent the afternoon trying to impress NBA OKC Thunder player, Kevin Durant and his Mom, Wanda. She made him look through her photo album, watch videos on my iphone and offered him her Mater truck (character from Cars). He was very patient and kind to her.

Sep 13, 2008

Blessings in life...

I have learned you must be careful what you ask for. I guess sometimes I forget that He is the "All Knowing and the All Powerful"
As you may know ( Or not) , my husband and I have been prompted by the Holy Spirit to simplify, downsize and create margin.

With the housing market being in a unique state right know I was not sure how this would work. Remember the account in Matthew, when Jesus instructed Peter to go fishing and in the first fish he caught he should reach in his mouth and there would be the coin, the EXACT amount he would need to pay the temple tax. This seemed unrealistic but Peter obeyed, and of course Jesus provided what he said he would provide!

God has provided an AWESOME situation for us and our current home. We had some individuals dropped in our laps, they want to move into our NOW!

Our house is not on the market, is not "showeable" condition and was in disarray yesterday when I got the call that in 2 minutes a Realtor would be at my door with some potential clients.
I had just finished steam cleaning the 2 big area rugs and all the furniture was pushed aside, I was in a tank top (bra straps showing, thank God I had a bra on!) no shower and the Realtor could not stay, so I had the pleasure of showing them around!

They want it, they want to be in by the 21st, of this month! This meant we needed to get out by today, so Jeff can schedule crews all next week to get it ready for our new tenants!

Jeff and I, my MIL, Cindy and FIL, Richard have spent the last 5 days packing, cleaning and sorting. The movers just left, they took all of out stuff to storage. This is a huge blessing, but a STRESSFUL ONE! So I BIG THANK YOU goes out to my in-laws!!!

God has so blessed us with this move, but he has never blessed Jeff and I like he blessed us on March 17th, 2005.

I will most definitely use A LOT of bubble wrap when packing her! (See the pics above)