Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Out of time...

I'm busy printing coupons. No time to blog:)

Monday, August 30, 2010

End of theMonth

The end of the month brings with it lots of things to do. We have to budget (also meaning we have to pinch pennies to make to the the end of the month:). I have to load our calendar up with all of our upcoming events. The calendar in and of itself is not necessarily my strong point. It's never as organized as I want it to be, so it kinda leads me to frustration. I gotta come up with a new system. I have to fill out my work schedule for the next month. Can you tell that I'm a planner? Planning and organization makes my heart happy:) The list goes on, but I won't bore you. Just know that my Monday was obviously fascinating, and I'd thought I'd share the details;)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Sabbath

Our Sabbath isn't always so restful, but we had a good community group tonight, with good food and good friends. So, I am thankful that even though it's hard sometimes to get everything ready, that He still urges us to do it, because the payoff is much greater than we ever anticipate! Happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New phone!

My phone has been misbehaving ALOT the last several days! And by misbehaving, I mean, that calls would come in and go out, and people could even hear me. All I could hear, however, was silence. It was so frustrating! My texting still worked, so I could message people if needed, but it drove me a little crazy. So, we happened to be up for a free upgrade, and this is my new phone! Keep in mind, that I'm not electronicly savvy. I had a standard flip phone. Nothing fancy about it. And I am totally ok with that! So, tonight I am gonna take some time ad figure out how to use it! Wish me luck;)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Day!

Happy 44th anniversary to my mom and dad!! What a testimony of God's love and grace! I love you guys and pray that you get to celebrate 44 more;)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Quote of the day...

Today, like most other days of the week, I kept our neighbor, Jenna. I usually put her down for a nap at 11 and then put Davis down an hour later. I wake them both up around 2ish to go get the girls from school. Today, however, Jenna's uncle came to pick her up a little early. By the time I woke Davis up, she was already gone. So, I get Davis up, get in the car, and we were on our merry way to school. Halfway out of our neighborhood, Davis, in a panicked voice says, "Oh no mommy! Baby Jenna!" Bahahahahahaha! He totally thought I had forgotten her! Which, don't put it past me, but I was certain for today;) It was priceless. Thank goodness I have little Davis to keep me in check:)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Be in prayer...

A friend of ours lost their baby last Thursday. She was 34 weeks and had an emergency c-section for high blood pressure. Upon assessment after the baby was born, they discovered she had Trisomy 13, which is a chromosomal disorder that has a grim outcome. Her baby died a few hours later. It is their first child and to say the least, they are devastated. Please be in prayer for this family as they walk this grief-filled road. The funeral is tomorrow. I can' even imagine. Please, please pray.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Feeling behind...

I am feeling behind today. I have a boatload of housework and organization that I want to do, I am just not feeling very motivated:( The good news is that it's only Tuesday. The bad news...it's only Tuesday.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pleasant Surprise!

Annalee's school is closed today because the A/C is broken. When I told her she wasn't having school today and she would be staying with me, she just light-heartedly said "ok!". I love her:) So, this is my pleasant little surpise for the day!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Today is the first time in over 6 years that I haven't had a baby in the nursery! It is a sad day:( The kids all moved up in their classes for sunday school, which included Davis moving out of the nursery into the 2's and 3's room. I seriously cannot believe it! Usually our pattern of having babies would include a new baby by now! Not to say that I don't enjoy alot of aspects of the kids getting older as well! I just love having babies! I heart the tiny baby stage:) My good friend and neighbor has a 4 week old, so I have been stealing lots of cuddle time and kisses from her!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Little known fact...

I just thought I would share a little known fact about myself. I love the Little League World Series! Seriously, I look forward to it every year. I am so excited to spend this rainy Saturday curled up on the couch, while my kids are napping, and watching game after game:)

Friday, August 20, 2010


I went to Publix this morning and spent $22 and saved $77! Definitely not a personal best, but still drives me to say once again that I heart Publix:)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Big Boy!

He had to have a backpack. No, he doesn't go to school, but he had to have one. H watched his sisters get new ones, and he was bound and determined to not be left out! So, Spiderman it is! He LOVES it! He wears it as often as possible, which works for me, because I can now use it as a diaper bag! He's so big:)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I heart Publix again!

Since I am now settling into the back to school routine, I am also settling back into the regular trips to Publix routine!! Yay! I've missed it:) I've been printing my coupons this afternoon in preperation for my trip on Friday!! I know. It's a little ridiculous how excited I get over this. Don't judge me.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Please vote!

Annalee's school is in the running to win the Pepsi Refresh Project! They would win $250,000 all allocated towards different things at the preschool. YOu can vote online at www.refresheverything.com/littletreepreschool . Also, if you have text messaging you can vote again! Just text 101735 to the number 73774! Please please please take a second to vote! YOu can vote every day until the end of the month and you can vote twice if you do it by internet and by texting:) Also, they are in 14th place outof like 1200 or so. They have to be #1 or #2 to win anything") Thanks!

Monday, August 16, 2010

It begins!

I started keeping our neighbor's baby today! So far, all has gone well. There is always an occasional hiccup, where we are out and Davis has to go potty. Since baby girl isn't walking yet, I have to hold her and help Davis potty simultaneously! Tricky, but we made it through:) Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Chubby Bunny

Remember the days of playing the game "Chubby Bunny"? Well, we have graduated to a new game called "This Is The Best Cracker Ever!". Yep...Scott won;)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

We're Baaack!

We are back! The beach was great. It rained half of today, but it was still the beach and I love it! We had a fabulous relaxing time, but we are glad to be home:)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Off to the beach!

I am about to head out and pick up the girls from school, and then take all the kids to my mom's for the weekend! Scott and I are headed to the beach, at last!! Of course there is some tropical depression remnants hovering, but at this point, we don't really care! Pray that it's a great weekend for all of us:)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Daddy's first week back

This also happens to be Scott's first week back. We miss him. The kids just about lose their mind, when he gets home! Summertime spoiled us a little bit. We are trying for the second time to maybe go to the beach this weekend, but we'll see how that goes! I really hope it works out. The kids will be spending the night at Mimi and Papa's. Oh how they love to go there!!! So, all are excited about the possibilty! Now we'll just see how the Lord works it all out:)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Potty update!

My big boy is doing great! Even with the stomach bug, he did geat. And he got LOTS of practice, trust me! I have enjoyed it just being the two of us the last several days. He talks so much more when he's not competing with two other very cute little chatterboxes:) He's also really funny! He entertains me on an hourly basis! I am so thankful for him, and he has made even potty training, not quite so bad:)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Our Routine

Well, today is the official day we go back to our usual school routine. Scott was here yesterday, so it didn't count! Truthfully, I love a good routine/schedule. It makes me breathe easier. I feel more productive. I tend to get more accomplished because I have to. While I love it when Scott is home with us, he does kind of throw off my game a little bit. I tend to not want to do as much because he's here with us, and that is out of the ordinary! So here we are. Back to life. Back to couponing, and packing lunches, and laying out clothes, and finishing homework, and being a laundry nazi...etc. I am gonna start keeping our neighbor's baby this week though, so that will be a little different. She'll be one this month, so I have to go back to baby mode a little bit. I'm not sure how long I'll be keeping her, other than the fact that I'm pretty certain it won't be past December. I think it's gonna work out just fine. It just takes a bit of readjusting!

Monday, August 9, 2010

First Day of School!!

It's the first day of school again!!! The girls were SOOOO excited! Davis felt left out, so we let him in the picture too. He's still in school with mommy:) Paige's first day of 1st grade was fabulous. She behaved very well, made new friends, and she loves her new teacher! Annalee also had a spectacular day at preschool. When asked how her first day of school was, she replied, "Well...we had snack!" Classic. If you know Annalee, then you know that meant she had a great day:)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Getting old...

So this is a very recent pic of Scott and I. In my head, I am still about 23 years old. I just decided that was a really good age I guess, so I'm stuck there. Well, today I had a reality check. As I was printing coupons (reality check #1 that I'm getting old;), I had to put in my birthday, and I realized that my birth year doesn't pop up right away anymore! I have to actually SCROLL DOWN to find it!!!! When did that happen? 31 is right around the corner though, so I guess at some point I'm gonna have to accept this and just move on!

8/*/10 Just Kidding!

I thought everyone was better, but in typical Parks style, Davis decided he would be well for a good 48 hours and then throw up at 3:30 in the morning and have diarrhea all day! I'm praying that this is the end of it and that the Lord would remove this bug far from our house!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Good news!

It looks like the kids are on the mend! Praise the Lord!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another one bites the dust...

The tummy bug has hit 2 kiddies, and today Annalee decided she wanted to join in! Truthfully, I'd rather her go ahead and have it if she's gonna get it, because school starts on Monday. The good news is, they've all been relatively normal throughout the day. They like to wait until the middle of the night, however, to surprise me with "gifts". Why is that? Why must they wait until the dead of night? Why can't they get it all out of their system when the sun is up? Anyway, it could definitely be worse, so I don't want to complain too much. The Lord is healing them one by one and hopefully we will be rid of this thing soon!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The fam

We had a little family dance session! The kids loved it, especially Annalee! If you have food, music, and dancing...girlfriend is in heaven!
Scott had it all planned for us to go to the beach Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. All by ourselves! Well, of course, that's not how we roll. Paige woke up at 4 am on Monday morning with vomiting and diarrhea:( There goes the beach. As of today, Paige is better, but Davis is now complaining that his tummy hurts. We'll see what happens. If you would, please pray with us as we ask God to spare the rest of the family from this tummy bug. Thanks:)

My daddy:)

Love him:)
We danced to some country song that I had never heard called "I held her first". It was sweet.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Some dance pics:)

This dance was completely hysterical! I loved it! So thankful for all the folks who participated. It wsa literally, the best:)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A few pics

My precious husband :)
The whole fam!

Me walking in, escorted by our friend Bryant, not knowing what in the world was going on!
I'm gonna post a whole album one facebook, but I'll keep adding pics on here for the next few days:)