Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mary Margaret sings "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas"

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mary Margaret tells the story of David and Goliath

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mary Margaret's first church appearance

Mary Margaret was asked by her first grade teacher to come and tell the story of Jonah at her church. What an honor it was! Below is a link to see the video of her first live "preaching"!

http://www.vimeo.com/16404771

We are so proud of our little story teller. I pray that she keeps Jesus in her heart and continues to spread His word!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mary Margaret tells the story of Noah

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mary Margaret tells the story of Jonah

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Here's what we've been doing...

This is what my sweet Jack thinks about getting his picture made:

Jack---6/7 weeks








First Day of FIRST GRADE!!






Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jack Michael

My sweet son, Jack Michael, was born on July 19th at 1:57 am. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. He was 5 weeks early and he went directly to the NICU because he was having problems breathing. He spent 11 loooooooong days there. It was terrible coming home and having to leave your baby at the hospital. I didn't even get to hold him until day 5 (when he came out of the oxygen dome). While I was a complete wreck, my dear husband was a rock. He was such a support to me. We brought Jack home on June 30th and I haven't been doing anything but spoiling him rotten. His sisters adore him and even fight over who gets to hold him. I have let all other things fall to the wayside. It has been adjustment having 3 but it was much easier jumping from 2 to 3 kids than it was from 1 to 2. We are so blessed!!!

Jack--July 2nd

Big sister Harper holding baby Jack.











July 21st---
Nothing like holding a sleeping baby!



Sorry I've been so missing in action. I've been getting some loving from my sweet babies!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ewwww!

Here is a story without a "filter". I must share it though.

Tonight Harper came to me and said, "Ewww, get this sticky."

I tried to wipe it off her hands as we were on our way to the bathroom to wash hands. I said, "Where did you find this sticky?"

"My nose!" she replied.

Ugh!

Never a dull moment around here.

As you know, baby #3 will be here soon. This heat is literally killing me. I can't even look outside without retaining water. I am trying not to wish each day away as this is the last time I will be pregnant (that's my husband you hear cheering in the background-haha). I'll be sure to post pictures though I am still trying to figure out how I will manage 3 little ones. I know one thing----lots and LOTS of prayer!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pancake Saturday

My girls get up every Saturday morning and head to the kitchen with their Daddy. Cartoons are turned on, pancake batter is mixed, and bacon is thrown in the microwave. This weekly tradition is an obsession. They race to the kitchen for the prime mixing spot. Harper Jane won this past Saturday!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

MMisms

This past weekend Mary Margaret was on a roll.

The husband said, "I really would like some wings."

MM replied, "Dad, you wouldn't fit through the front door AND you couldn't fly with them! That's silly!"

I laughed so hard I was snorting.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Aftermath--Part I

BEFORE




It was an F-3 tornado that hit our little community. What a miracle that we survived! We have been told by rescue workers that all those trees in our backyard saved us. I was told just today by our roofer that it looks like the back portion of the roof was almost pulled off. I don't even want to imagine it....





Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hi friends...

Our sweet little town was hit by a tornado this past Saturday night. Our old historic street suffered significant damage. We scraped by with only moderate damage. When our back windows were blown out both my husband and I looked at each other with a look of sheer fright. I was seriously fearful for our lives. We are very blessed and thankful!! We are probably going to be without power for the next 2-3 weeks or so. The girls have adjusted to this new normal...as are we. I will post pictures as soon as we do have power. Please pray for our sweet little town!

Wordless Wednesday

More like FLASHBACK. These are me as a baby.













Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday







Saturday, April 17, 2010

Easter Continued

Easter was much fun at the Douglas household. We hunted eggs for over a week. My aunt did these precious bunny t-shirts and buckets for the girls. How cute are they! Thanks Aunt Meri Lyn!


The dyeing of the eggs begins....(in old clothes---I've learned from experience)!





My little sister with the girls Easter morning before church. Abbey has lived with us for a year and we love, love, love her being here.




Easter Sunday afternoon again with the hunting of the eggs.






Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Because I'm easily amused

I love to read. It is my escape. I normally read mystery/thriller type books. I've recently tried to step outside the box and read different genres. I just finished the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. These had a little bit of time travel (way outside my normal genre). I devoured these books. I couldn't wait to borrow the next one...and then the next one...and then the next one (there are 7). I practically harassed my friend that loaned me the books.

But now....I'm finished. Ugh!

I've been at a loss as what to read next. I found a cool little tool a few years ago that sometimes helps me find new authors with books in similar genres.

It is called LITERATURE-MAP.

Go there and type in your favorite author (for example John Grisham). A map will come up and have John Grisham in the middle and dozens of authors listed around. The names closest to Grisham write the most like him and are most similar in genre.

What a useful little tool this has been for me. I'm off to use it to find my next adventure!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

25 Weeks pregnant


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Harper

I would have never thought that during the 10 weeks where she cried for no less than 6 hours a day (COLIC), this child would be such a happy child. She is really such a joy. She's rarely in a bad mood. Harper is becoming quite the comedian. I am thoroughly enjoying being at home with this precious angel.

We were watching Grey's Anatomy one night recently. Yes, she was snuggling with me in my bed. The renowned doctor Harper Avery was on this episode. Everyone kept repeating his name. Harper looked at me and said, "Me Harper, Mommy. Me Harper!"

Tuesday of this week, I was trying to get her to concentrate on something other than taking away her sister's book. I said, "Harper, where is your baby?" She said, "Not sure, Mommy, but I want to wead Mawy Mawgawet's book."

She wants to go all the time, but she wants to go in a "Pwetty Dwess and Hairbow". Always, never fails. She is so prissy. Sometimes just to appease her, I will put on her smocked dress (always her choice) over her pajamas and just drive around the block. She is spoiled rotten.

She lives off of chicken nuggets and biscuits.

She loves to brush her teeth.

She loves to take a bath. If I ever sneak away and try to take a bath, she finds me and begs to get in with me.

When we leave, she must have her coat zipped and always, always has to have her scarf.

She is obsessed with shoes and purses.

She also LOVES to color with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. A new coloring book is her prize during our weekly Wal-Mart trips. She takes her time choosing just the right book.

She is 30 1/2 months old.

At night, she talks to my belly and calls her brother, "Jack-Jack"! She came up with that on her own!!

I am thankful for every sweet day with her.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's a....

BOY!!!

We found out this morning. Both the girls went with us. Mary Margaret wanted to be the first to know. The nurse whispered to her and then Mary Margaret got to tell us. She was a bit disappointed and said, "It's a boy and I guess I'll love him anyway."

It was a priceless moment!

He does have a little heart issue that we are praying will heal itself. The doctor didn't go into too much detail because she said most of the time everything ends up fine. We are also praying for NO pre-term labor like my last pregnancy. Boy babies do not do as well if they are early.

We have chosen a name. He will be named Jack Michael. Jack after my grandfather and Michael after my husband. Mary Margaret still thinks we should name him Tucker, but she said Jack was the next best thing. I'll post pictures of his sweet little profile soon!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Day Part 1


Snow Angel---first time ever. I can not even begin to describe MM's excitement over this!




Looking down our street


Our backyard


Monday, February 8, 2010

Say CHEESE!




Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Holidays Take 3

Myself, Harper Jane, Mary Margaret and my little sister, Abbey on Christmas Eve


Enough pictures already, Mommy! I always evoke this face from HJ when taking too many pictures!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Holidays Take 2

Christmas Eve

My aunt is a fabulous seamstress. She made Mary Margaret a one-of-a-kind wedding dress with all the accessories (garter, slip, veil, flowers, shoes, and ring) and she made Harper Jane a bridesmaid dress with all accessories. They adore these dresses!!!







Our mantle with the new stocking for baby Douglas #3!!!