Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Keeping us on our toes!

We had a great night that began at 3:30 with Nora taking a nice swig of some sort of liquid potpourri. After 6-7 episodes of vomiting, a call to poison control, a call to a doctor from church, and her being so lethargic to the point where she just would not stay awake even after shaking, we spent the next 3 hours in the ER. Of course, by the time we got into a room she was somewhat back to her normal self, and after some blood work, a chest x-ray, two teddy bears, Nora was running around the room and making us look like idiots for bringing her in, we were out of there.

The good news is that any "danger for any mental issues" has passed, but we do need to keep an eye on "any sharp abdominal pains." Nora has assured us that she will let us know immediately if she feels any of those pains.

So, if you're keeping score, since Thanksgiving:
1. Tumble down a flight of stairs
2. Three fingers burnt on a hair straightener
3. A poisoning epidsode

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I have been Tagged

8 Things About Me8 TV Shows I Watch
1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. Desperate Housewives
3. Dancing With the Stars
4. Brothers and Sisters
5. Private Practice
6. American Idol
7. LOST
8. Gossip Girl

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Johnnies
2. Chick Fil A
3. Texas Roadhouse
4. Café 501
5. Cheevers
6. Teds
7. Chilis
8. Outback

8 Things That Happened Today
1. Slept through the alarm
2. Got ready while watching Little Bear
3. Took Nora to school very late
4. Went to chapel
5. Had my birthday cake with my office
6. went to the Women's lunchen
7. ate more sugar
8. put in a few Chapel excuses

8 Things I Look Forward To

1. Curling up to the fire with a bowl of soup
2. Christmas
3. picking Nora up from school
4. Changing into sweats when I get home from work!! I will keep that one Bailey!
5. Putting up Christmas decorations
6. Luke taking me out for my Birthday
7. Christmas Break
8. Making the trek back to Vienna someday( Amen Sister)

8 Things I Wish For
1. A Clean house
2. Luke's parents to move to Edmond
3. To be the Pioneer Woman (love it)
4. For Nora to develop in her Speech everyday
5. To loose all that baby fat before another one comes
6. To grow in my marriage everyday
7. To be with all my family in Heaven someday
8. All my laundry to be done!

8 People I Tag (I don’t think 8 people read my blog!)

1. Dara
2. Zach and Haley
3. Heidi
4. Miranda
5. Melody
6. Meredith

Anyone else who reads this and has a blog…haha

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Uh Oh...


I can only imagine what these two will do when they are older. I am sure we've only just begun in the fun times. 
If I would have let her she would have rolled around in it for hours. 
Now she feels guilty and has a small thought of trying to put it back on the roll....nah. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

1st Day of School

Well today was Nora's first day of school....well at least first day of Mother's Day Out.  We were told that she did great. In fact on her take home sheet it said "She loved Chapel" .....I am not sure what exactly she loved...but Great! She ended up taking a 2 hour nap, not on her nap pad of course, but I can't complain. She had a great day.
She doesn't exactly like wearing her new back pack.
I think this was the look on her face all day....except for chapel!
 




Sunday, July 20, 2008

Nora Walking!

After weeks of anticipation and Bennett chasing (which is hard to do when he's running and she's crawling), Nora is finally taking some serious steps.

video

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Daddy is finally back from Africa

Waiting for Luke to arrive....He's finally home.
Nora is not sure if she remembers him....
but after a few days we think she finallly figured it out.








Lots of things happen in a month....

Nora and Bennet have loved playing in the pool this summer, if your lucky you could drive by one day and catch them in the front yard swimming.

Nora swimsuit was worn by her mother 25 years ago.


Lots of things happen in a month....

Nora and Cal playing in the river....or stream.





Lots of things happen in a month....

At the Animal Park in Arkansas with Cousin Cal.... Daddy was off somewhere in Africa






















Lots of things happen in a month....

1st trip to the Zoo.











Sunday, May 4, 2008

Some Marathon Shots

A few of us ran the half-marathon last weekend, and then some other wimps ran a leg each of the marathon relay. Other than the fact that I had stopped training about 2 months before the race (with my longest run being 5 miles), that it was raining and 47 degrees at the beginning of the race, that I had to go to the bathroom at mile 2 and didn't go until mile 11, and that my doctor told me I need to lose 20 pounds (maybe I'm not in the best running shape), it was a really fun day.

Here are Ben, Courtney, and I finishing the half-marathon. You can tell by the looks on our faces that it was a bit more of a struggle for me than it was for Ben or CJ.

Zach and Haley beat us by like 4 minutes after they claimed they would be happy to finish in 3 hours. I would like to take this opportunity to point out that not one member of our group has bloody nipples.

Here is my just absolutely beautiful family. Nora was a trooper on the nice chilly day.


Nora in her cute little sunhat...she was thrilled that we were about to head home.

Catching Up

We haven't posted in a while, so let's catch you up. A couple weeks ago, Nora had some minor surgery to get tubes in her ears and to fix her clogged tear duct. We're thankful to have it all done, and we think it's helping some. So...here are some pictures from the blessed event.

We had to be at the hospital at 6:00, and she wasn't allowed to eat until after the surgery. She was one tired and hungry and unhappy girl.


Here is the scary doll that kept coming around speaking in a really high voice. (Sorry if this lady is anyone's grandma...it really was the doll that was creepy...not the lady...she was pretty nice.)


Unfortunately they wouldn't let us or our camera into the OR (I've always wanted to be on a doctor TV drama.), but here is the sweet little thing getting ready to go home from surgery. And she got a sweet build-a-bear out of the deal.

And one more...at home the afternoon after the surgery. Obviously the recovery was very difficult for her. She can barely even muster a smile. Oh...and she got a sweet Integris gown out of the deal, thanks to the friendly nurse who let us sneak her out with it on.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

1st Easter

Out of all the pictures we took this weekend this one is my favorite.

Nora's very first Easter egg hunt with all her cousins.



Out of everything she got in her Easter basket she liked the card best.


Nora's 1st Easter dress. This will be the first of many and I know she will never let me put a bonnet on again so we got that out of the way.




Nora loved to pat the bunny!


Bennett and Nora having fun in the dirt.







Friday, March 21, 2008

Sam, Finley, Cal and Nora

We finally got all the kids together to take some "good" pictures for my Mom's 60th birthday. These are my favorites.