Monday, November 16, 2009


AJ was the cutest cowgirl for Halloween (I know, I'm late)! She had a blast going trick-or-treating! She held on to that pumpkin bucket for dear life! Even when it was starting to get heavy, she refused to let me or Joseph help her. She can be stubborn when she gets set in her ways! The weather was pretty awful that day, but luckily we were given about an hour with no rain to hit up the neighbors. Boy, it sure was hot though, and humid. We all had fun though, so it was worth sweating through!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Oh my!
Today's schedule:
Work 8:45-12:15
Get Jospeh a gift
Make a gift from AJ
Ice the cake
Decorate the cake
Meet J at Target to get AJ's costume at 3
Make a steak dinner and eat
Family over at 4:30ish for cake and ice cream
I don't know how I'm going to get everything done!!!
I'll update later!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Busy Day Off!

The day started off with breakfast making, dish washing,and laundry. I finally got to clean up AJ's room from when she and Luke played Friday. That room was a mess! It seemed like they opened every box and just dumped out the contents. There were My Pretty Ponies and Little People everywhere! Not to mention the 4 decks of flash cards strewn across the room! But they had fun and kept themselves occupied, so I suppose it was worth a half hour of cleaning.
I made Joseph's birthday cake this evening. It's a yellow and fudge marble sheet cake. Tomorrow I'll apply chocolate fudge icing. I haven't decided how to decorate it yet. Tomorrow he'll be 25! We're going to celebrate by having his family come over and share cake and ice cream. I'm excited, I love having guests!

Well, I have clothes to put in the dryer and towels to fold! Hopefully I'll get to bed soon! 'Night!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trip to Grammy's!

It's amazing how the leaves have turned so much faster in VA than in SC! Everything is pretty much still green in Rock Hill while the mountains are a beautiful shade of orange.
We went to see my parents in VA this weekend and to vist my grandmother in the nursing home. We had fun! AJ got to play with my parent's foster son, Christopher. (We just passed a man who looked like he wrecked his motorcycle on the interstate! Say a prayer!) They had fun together. Last night we built a fire and roasted marshmellows. My mom and sister surprised me and Joseph with our own birthday cakes (J is 10/27, I'm 11/02).
We're thinking about holloween costumes for AJ. Cracker Barrel has really cute bumble bee and lady bug fairy costumes. We're going to check Target as well. I can't wait to take her trick-or-treating. Last year she wasn't able to walk (she was only 5 months old). This year she'll be able to walk and I'm going to work with her to say "trick-or-treat". She's gonna be so cute!

Friday, July 31, 2009

I know, it's been a while...

Since the last time I posted a lot has happened. Joseph got a great job in Charlotte, I've decided to work 5 days a week at the school and we finally bought a new car!

The real changes have happened with AJ though, she's gotten so big! She turned one (!) on July 1st and had her first party on the fourth. She started walking right before her birthday and has since gotten the hang of it. She's starting to climb on and under the furniture. She loves to play outside and in the water. Bugs and flowers fascinate her! She's definately going to be a tom-boy!

We took her camping for the first time last weekend at Andrew Jackson State Park. She loved the nature trail and seeing the ducks. She got to play on the "big kids" playground and enjoyed inspecting the old buildings. Thankfully, the mosquitos left her alone. I, however, was not so fortunate. When I got home I counted 55 bites on my legs and 4 on my arms. It was torture. They've stopped itching but I still have little red marks covering my legs.

This weekend we're in VA for the Parcell Reunion. It will be good to see all the family. When we get home Monday my month of vacation starts. No school 'til September! I'll finally get my house back in order!

Well, that's all I have for now! Hopefully I'll be back soon!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

AJ Update

AJ is finally crawling! She's been scooting around the house for months now and has finally figured it out. She's also started pulling up in everything. She can get up onto her knees really well and can get to her feet if she really tries hard. She'll be 8 months old soon! I can't believe it. She shouldn't be crawling yet! It's hard to face the fact that she's not a tiny little baby anymore.

She's also developed a bit of an attitude. She likes to fuss at me when I change her diaper or try hold her. She does NOT like to cuddle!

We've also discovered that she likes lizards, which is shocking because that is the one thing that I can not stand! At least I know that I'll have a little lizard catcher when I need one!