Monday, June 30, 2008

What I am Doing...

Today I am going to dedicate the entry to my two new obsessions. One is a video game that Brian has got me hooked on and the other is a social networking site.

The address for facebook is:

So, if you have some spare time on your hands (right :) ) and would like to see what has me hooked, try one. If you join facebook, make sure you make me a friend. Brian has more than me right now :(

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sea World with Friends

Today we took advantage of our first free weekend day in quite a while by going down to Sea World with friends of ours from church. They have a daughter who is just about Savannah's age and they get along famously. It is always fun to see them together because they tend to approach things the same way and have the same humor. It was also the first day in about a week and a half that it did not rain most of the day. We did get a few showers this evening, but nothing during the day. However, it was hot. I mean, HOT! We were all dragging by the end of the day, especially the daddies and the kids. My friend and I did more sitting then running around due to the fact that she has a 2 month old. But, I tell you, it was still hot. I think that humidity level must have been about 1000% which didn't help. However, I will say that we did have a good time. The girls rode most of the rides in the kiddie area. Savannah even got to ride on the swaying boat ride that neither Brian nor I will ride on (it makes us dizzy). She was lucky to have a friend along with her today that would go with her :) We had a wonderful day together.

Savannah has started blowing kisses to the camera. That is a whole lot better than saying smile and cringing!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hi Again

It has been forever since I have been able to get onto the computer and blog! June has been an incredibly busy month. I will slowly, over the next couple of days, go over all the things that have been happening, but I am not going to do it all at once because it ends up becoming a long, long blog. So, I will start by saying the obvious, Brian and I just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. Boy, I cannot believe it has been 10 years already! It seems like we were just walking down the aisle. I am so blessed to have meet Brian way back when up at FSU. From the start I knew that there was something special about him. Even though we met briefly at orientation and then went our separate ways (he to VA and I to South Florida) I always remembered him that entire summer as if he had been a part of my life forever. Our chance meeting the week before school in the cafeteria was like meeting up with an old friend. I was blessed to be his friend for two years and then even further blessed to begin dating him. I am amazed and thankful every day that God sent this wonderful, caring, considerate man into my life to be my husband. He is a wonderful father and husband and I look forward to many more anniversaries to come. We went to Amelia Island for a short weekend. Grammy was willing to take Savannah for us for the weekend so we could have some alone time. It was nice to get away but we are finding it harder and harder to leave her behind :( She is becoming more aware of the fact that we leave and we are missing her more and more. We stayed in a nice B & B called Hoyt House. We enjoy it because it has a beautiful pool in the backyard that we enjoyed sitting by and reading. We didn't think to get any pictures, so I do not have any to share of the pool. It is also nice because it is right at the end of the "historic district". We enjoyed taking walks each night through the little city area.

As soon as we returned Savannah started a week of vacation Bible school and I started to prepare for my parents 50th wedding anniversary party. I painted two hallways and Savannah's room (mainly because Savannah was out of the house for 3 1/2 hours each morning) and I had tons of running around to do. On Thursday I told Savannah we would go to Lucas (local nursery) and pick out some flowers to plant in the front yard. We have needed to do this for a long time now but I just got around to it. So, I picked her up at VBS armed with a PB & J for her to snack on and off we went. There was a lot of negotiation involved (Savannah felt we needed one of every flower) but we finally decided on purple, pink and yellow (of course). We got home, finished up lunch, and then got to work. I started with trying to let Savannah dig the holes. Well, that didn't go over well (she isn't really accurate) so we changed to me digging the holes and her doing pretty much everything else. The first picture is of her putting the plant food into the hole. I taught her how to pull the containers off of the bottom of the plant and then she would place them in the hole and pat the dirt down a bit. There was only one casualty (she decided to pat the entire plant down instead of just around the base). All in all, we had a good time. Oh, and an added benefit, it has rained every day since then so I do not have to remember to water them :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

10 years

I (almost) never post on our blog, but I wanted to take the opportunity to wish my wife Cindy a happy 10th Anniversary. 10 years ago today, we were married in Tallahassee, FL. Cindy's truly an amazing woman, and I continue to fall in love with her a little more every day. In the past 10 years, she's given me a wonderful daughter, a beautiful commitment to our marriage, and truly unconditional love. Thanks, Cindy, for who you are and for everything that you mean to me!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Let the Painting Begin...


What happens when you ask a four year old to help you paint a room.


I have been taking advantage of Savannah's VBS schedule to get some stuff done around the house without her. However, I thought that she would enjoy getting to do some painting with me. Well, she definitely had a good time! However, not a lot of painting got done :) Unless you count all the paint on her.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Dear God...

On Wednesday we had another really bad storm. There was a lot of thunder and lightning and Savannah was a little scared. As I wrote prior to this she has developed a fear of thunder. However, this particular night, she seemed to be doing ok. If we close all of the blinds it definitely helps her fear for some reason. Well, Brian came home really really late that night (like 11:30ish) because of problems at work so I got to put her to bed. Her nightly routine starts with brushing teeth, then taking all of her various medicines (poor baby) and then going to the bathroom. After this we read two books that she picks out and then her "special" book (a devotional). After all of this we turn off the lights (but, of course, the closet light stays on) and then she says her prayers. On this night, she starts by thanking God for various people in her life, then she says, really quietly, please God, make the thunder go away, Amen. I was thrilled to hear her take the step to pray for something like this without any prompting (like, what should we do when we are scared). How amazing is it that even at this early age she is beginning to understand that she can talk to God about her fears. And, do you know what the most amazing part was? As soon as I walked out the door, I mean, like, as soon as I closed it, the last roll of thunder sounded and it stopped for the rest of the night. :) Thank you God!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sunday Tea Party

Sorry I have been MIA again for a while. It seems that this time of year has caught up to me between end of school stuff, end of small group, party planning, and upcoming vacations I am running around :) This past weekend we did a lot of cleaning. We picked up some paint (and have done nothing with it) and just cleaned out. However, on Sunday afternoon Savannah decided to have a tea party outside. She brought all of her blankets out (one per "person") and then brought a toy out for each "person". While she was doing this our neighborhood cat came to watch. She loves Brian. We call him the cat whisperer. He can call her from down the street and she comes running! However, she and Savannah do not have a wonderful relationship. Most of their interactions end up with Savannah getting scratched or bit :( We continue to remind her that she should leave Kacey alone but she does not listen. It is hard when we have a cat who doesn't bite or scratch her (which, mind you, Savannah is the only one she does not do this to). She doesn't realize that not all cats are like that. So, the tea party was a hit with only one casualty (Savannah's arm).
This is Kacey the neighborhood cat.