Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1st Day of Kindergarten Eve

Boy oh boy, there's no turning back now. Tomorrow my baby will march off to be a Wild Thing in Mrs. Breehne's kindergarten class.
Yesterday, I experienced my first breakdown. We were picking out her pjs for bed before her first day, and I insisted she wear the pink little nightgown her daddy has always loved to see her in. It used to be a full-length gown, now it's a nightshirt. But when Millie was tiny and her gowns would bunch up, she would wiggle until it settled back down into place. Couldn't help but let a few tears escape. Luckily, Daddy was there to comfort me, and of course, Millie jumped into my arms and told me she'd always be my little girl.
Her clothes are picked out and pressed, shoes polished, papers signed, diabetes kit packed. Jitter glitter ready to go.
Today will be a "girlie day" with lunch and manis and pedis and then hopefully off to an early slumber.
Dear Millie, You are the daughter I always dreamed of. I pray your first day is fabulous and that you will always strive to be your very best, not for me, for Him. Love you, sweet baby girl! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you!
Now let's get ready for a "Wild" year!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mr. Freeze

Our spring break trip to Six Flags was a frigid one. Cold front. With no warm clothes except for the one pair of jeans and a hoodie I always pack in case of emergency. EMERGENCY! So we made a run to the Old Navy sale rack. But still not enough clothes. We froze our tails off. We were able to make it through, but it wasn't pretty. Kind of hard to believe sitting in the 110s of the summer (Blog has been back-dated.) that it was in the 40s that Sunday.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fort Worth Zoo

A Little Spring Break Kickoff Trip ... The idea was to catch the weather just right before the heat of the summer. Little did we know what the next day would hold.
With that said, we loved the Fort Worth Zoo. And it was nice driving the kids around TCU, my almost alma mater.

Friday, March 25, 2011

She's my American Girl

Millie's First American Girl Doll

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Things I've Relished In Lately

* Abe's super cheesy smiles.
* Abe's hysterical laughs ... can't really describe it, but it's hysterics up many notches.
* Millie's dance moves -- in the hallway waiting area at dance, in the living room.
* Millie's conversations -- her vocabulary's out of this world, and her speech sounds so sweet. You can definitely tell she's becoming a young lady.
* The weather. Daddy grilled burgers for us last night, and we ate them in the back yard.
* The idea of moving to Texas -- bigger yard, bigger house, better jobs, better schools, more opportunities. I've mentally made a pros and cons list, and so far, there's not a single con on it. And if you know me, I'm looking hard for that negative ... It's just not there.
* So many friends are having babies. Today, two sweet friends were blessed with adopted babies. What blessings!
* Thinking about how far we've come from a year ago. Diagnosis Day is fast approaching. I want to make good memories and celebrate that day, so Millie will always think about the positive things in her life, know how brave she is and celebrate her good health!
* Humphrey Yogurts from Counter Culture
* Morning walks
* Finding out that a sweet smocked outfit I picked up at a local high-end consignment shop was made (smocked) by one of Millie's preschool staff member's moms and passed down through her family and the preschool family and finally to Little Millie. It gave her chills and me chills to think that dress has wandered around Shreveport for 15 years and basically ended up where it began.
So honored.
* The peace that comes from knowing your children are right where God wants them. Both have been blessed with terrific schools. I love each one and have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at both and watching how each has impacted my children's lives. Amazing to find the complete package for each child.
* S-L-O-W-L-Y but surely going through every nook and cranny of this place. I'm no where near finished, but it will feel so good to get rid of what is amounting to a storage room full of junk. I'm not taking crap to a new house!!!!
* Learning how to say a big-fat "NO!"
* The thought of getting my hair done in Dallas by my old hairdresser! I miss her!
* Scouting Dallas and praying for God's will. Pray that we'll be still long enough to listen. A move has been on our hearts for more than two years now, and patience is running low. But we can't help but feel God nudging us. Pray we'll follow his lead ... wherever that may be.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

First T-ball Practice

Shreveport Little League Wee Ball 2011
The Thunder