Saturday, July 31, 2010

He is Ah-mazing!

Last night went as follows:

Scott sent me a message that said to wear a particular black dress, bring my makeup bag, and a pair of flip flops. He came to pick me up at 6:30, and his mom was here to babysit the kids. He drove me to my old dorm, where we first met. Then we drove to the park where he first told me he loved me. WE were headed to the street we used to live on, and he said he left his wallet at the church. So, we pull in to the church and I see all the cars that I recognize. All of a sudden, a friend of ours is at my car door waiting to escort me into the church! I walk in...and most of our family and friends were there! I was simply overwhelmed! The tears definitely flowed. He had a video all ready where he commentated and had slideshows of us and our kids, and family and friends. A couple of significant songs were sung. Then several of our friends re-enacted the you tube dance down the aisle!!!! It was HILARIOUS! He then had a reception set up in the fellowship hall, complete with dancing...which was the only thing I would do over from our wedding day. Complete with a dj and wedding cake that was beautiful! I can't wait to see some pics! We danced and laughed the night away with family and friends, and it was awesome! I genuinely LOVED it! It was so much fun:) I love that man! He is so very special and continuously blows me away with the love that he has for me!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Looking forward!

Tonight is date night with the hubby! Scott has it planned for me so I don't know any details! We are celebrating our anniversary tonight, so I'll fill you in after the night unfolds:)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Guest blogger

So this is Scott filling in for Annie and I am just wife is awesome. I haven't been the best husband since I spent our anniversary at home while she was at the beach. I am going to take her out tomorrow night so hopefully it will be better. Any good date ideas would be great! Anyway, she's the and I can't wait to spend time with her tomorrow night.

BEach Day funtivities

We went to the beach with our friends Matt and Morgan and Martha and all our kids. We crashed a pool at a condo cause we ran into some folks Scott works with. It was sad to see tar balls on the beach but it was still so much fun. I am going to wish we were there for a long period of time and enjoy it for longer than a day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!!

Today marks our 8th anniversary! I am so thankful for my precious husband. I can't imagine loving him more, and yet year after year I find myself saying the same thing! He is the absolute best! We are going to the beach today, so I'll leave my long sappy post for tomorrow when I have to sit down for a while! I love you Scott!!!! I love spending my life with you!!!!


Computer still being hijacked, but for good reason. Scott was working on an engagement video for our friends Mark and Kristina! Congrats guys!


Today Scott hijacked the computer, so I couldn't blog:(

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Funny thing...

It doesn't matter where we are in Mobile or what route we take, Davis always recognizes where the gym is and says "Look mommy, it's the gym!". It's not sitting in plain view either. Coming or going, he always recognizes it. He seems so smart to me. Maybe the girls were too, but since he's my baby, I feel like he's extra intelligent! Who knows. Also, it just goes to show, I guess, that maybe we spend too much time there:/ Nah! That place keeps me sane;)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Day of full funness

Mimi and Papa came for a short visit today. Papa came and much to our suprise preseaure washed the house. Mam took us to lunch at Chickfila and after that we went and got Paige her school supplies. I can't beleive we are about to have a 1st grader. We then finished the night with a party at Chuckie Cheese which is always a good closer for a wonderful day with family.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The zone

We have been to the pool everyday this week. You can only imagine how hard the kids play and how incredibly worn out they are! So, this has been the scene after nap everyday. Everybody is in what we call "the zone" for a good half hour and then things get movin' and shakin' and we get back to normal:)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Brown eyes:)

Seriously...I could just eat him up.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


We're passing around a few germs in the Parks household this week. This week we are serving up 5th's disease! Anybody care to try it out? It's really one of the better things that can go around. It's called that because it's one of the 5th most common chilhood diseases. It can be accompanied with a fever, an obvious rash, beginning with the cheeks (makes them looked like they were slapped, but I wasn't me;), and they can have a little joint pain as well. Treatment: Tylenol. Thankfully no one has really complained about any symptoms, amazingly. Other than the obvious, not so great looking rash, it could've gone completely unnoticed! Annalee started us off, Paige presented with symptoms today, and now Davis is awaiting his turn! Hopefully it will be just as mild for him as well!

Monday, July 19, 2010

My date!

My date for tonight:) Again, my apologies for the sideways pic.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

We're Back!

Well, the beach was fun times for the first half. Poor Morgan got very sick with some sort of stomach bug, so she was down for the count Friday evening on:( We thankfully had a pool to go to, so we spent the good part of Friday there, and as you can see in the pic, I in particular got a little more than I intended! I am thankful for any beach/pool time though! Also, you can be in prayer that the Lord would protect our family from this stomach bug. I hate that bug. It's genuinely the worst!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

WHat I meant to say was

Well actually last night was the second night away, but tonight is the night of the return and sorry to say it was not a fun return. Morgan got sick on Friday and Saturday was an early return. I feel sorry of the girls. It seems like they just can't get a break.

First NIght Away

So Annie is away at the beach and I went out to dinner with my mom and a kid we met at basketball camp. He has a hard story but hopefully the Lord will use myself and others to help him out. I get really lonely when Annie is gone away. I was glad that they are only gone for a short time.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The beach!

Well, I'm off to the beach for girl's weekend!!! Yay!!! I really am looking forward to a little relaxation time. My precious precious husband is gonna take care of my bambinos. I always miss them when I'm away, and this week especially. Scott and I have been hit and miss all week and now I'm going to the beach for 3 days. The good news is that we will be going to the beach as a family on Sunday thru Tuesday, so hopefully we'll get some time to catch up:) I'm bringing the camera so hopefully I'll come home with some pics this time;)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Another late night...

I don't know why I wait until the end of the day sometimes, to blog. Especially on nights when I work. Because now, I am way past tired and I can't even think straight about something to blog! So, I'm just gonna go to bed, and regroup for tomorrow:) Good night!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My sweet boy

While I am obviously biased...I think he is the cutest little boy on the planet:)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Another crazy one...

Another crazy day in store for today! Got up a little before 6, worked out, kept the childcare for the nursery at the gym, came home and fed kids, showered, put kids down for a nap, ate lunch, got ready, and now I am about to go to work and will return home somewhere around midnight! Whew! I'll be glad when the days slow down a bit! Happy Monday folks!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Can't believe I forgot!

A friend reminded me of something I forgot on Friday! It was Cow Appreciation day at Chik fil a and we ate for free all the wasy to Texas! Yes, we stopped in a couple of chik fil a's and got our gear on. We ate whatever combo we wanted for F-R-E-E! That' how I like it! It was really fun. I, of course, forgot the camera! I took some on my phone, but I don't know how to get them on the computer yet, so if I get that figured out, then I'll post a few:)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Home again. Home again.

Our quick trip to Texas is now over. We drove back today. For those of you who think that maybe that was a typing error, I assure you, it is not. We drove 8 hours back home. We spent more time in the car travelling the last 2 days than we actually were in Texas! The kids overall, are really great travellers. However, at some point, everybody is over being in the car. We decided we would haul it home and go straight to the pool and let the kids burn off some energy. Of course we weren't there 30 minutes before it started thundering and lightning. Par for the course for today evidently. So...we are home. It is always so good to be home. The kids are bathed. Many apologies have been said for not being kind to one another (including mommy and daddy:). We have hugged and kissed them and let them run around the house a little more. Now my friends, it is bedtime, and I am checking out!

July 9

We drove 8 hours as a family to Spring, TX (right outside of Houston), for my cousins wedding (or really reception:). We got back to our hotel about 10:30 with three little tired munchkins, who I don't think have ever even seen 10:30 pm in their lifetime.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Full Day...

I have a very full day today. I worked out this morning. Scott and I took the kids swimming. I left early to come home and pack for our trip out of town tomorrow. I took a shower. The kids I am babysitting for a friend got here. I put all five of the kids down for a nap. I dried my hair. I made lunch for Scott as well as myself. I'm eating while blogging. Then, I'm gonna go be a nurse from 3p to 11p tonight! Like I said, it's a full day:)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I'm going to a baby shower tonight and it will be well stocked wth lots of yummy things to dip in chocolate fondu!! Is this on the Insanity nutrition guide you might ask? No. But I'll try to eat lots of fruit (also dipped in chocolate of course :) These are the little things in life that make my day! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"It's my potty..."

While I do not love potty training, Davis has actually done remarkably well! He seems like he's really into it, and he absolutely loves to wear his new underwear. He finally has the concept down of when he sits on the potty, he can make himself go. So, as long as I take him pretty often, he's golden! He hasn't quite conquered #2 yet, but we'll get there in time. Just thought I'd fill you in our our pott training progress! I know you all were just DYING to know:)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Done for the night

I am tired. I just got home from work and realized that I didn't blog today:( I don't have anything interesting or any whole thought forming in my head because I am so tired and all I can think about is how good my bed is gonna feel! So, for tonight, I am done. Good night all!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th

Happy Independence Day! Today we rejoice as we thank God for the freedom our country has, but more importantly our freedom in Him, because of Him!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fun with fam!

We travelled to my sister's in Mississippi today to celebrate the 4th a day early:) The kids had a blast, the food was oh so yummy, the weather was actually tolerable, and we got to spend time with my family, which is hard for us to all get together, with three seprate families and schedules and lots of kids! Once again, I had my camera, but didn't get it out, because everybody else was taking pics, so I just decided to rely on them to post them on facebook and tag me;) So, if they do, then maybe I'll be able to post some and share! Happy Saturday!

Friday, July 2, 2010


These sweet sisters are certainly funny characters. They obviously enjoy posing for the camera! While they enjoy playing together, they love some good one on one time with Scott or I. So, over the last two days, I've taken them out seperately. I took Paige on my grocery trip with me and she wrote out my list all by herself and checked things off one by one as she helped me shop. She's a natural helper and it really makes her feel valued.
I took Annalee to the mall today, and her avenue is and I'm thinking always will be, FOOD! She ate a yummy Auntie Anne's pretzel and strawberrie lemonade. We went to the Disney store and got her a new night gown (on clearance of course), and then she begged for a cookie, which I inevitably got her:) We also got a prize for Davis and Paige, so they wouldn't feel left out.
I love spending time with them and am thankful daily for the blessings God has given me in them.'s Davis' turn:)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I definitely have to make a Publix trip soon! I have been shopping at Walmart and a local produce stand while we've been on this Insanity nutrition plan, but it has certainly dug a little deeper into our wallets:( Most of the stuff we eat is fresh and not processed, which is great, but we gotta figure out a way to save a little bit more! I think I can try some Publix trips here and there and hopefully help our bank account out a little bit. I'll let you know how it turns out when I go next week!