How Did it Happen?

My last post was June 21st. What happened? Oh, I know.....

I uploaded over 500 pictures yesterday from my camera. I have a LOT of work to do. I can't think of any reason it won't get done in the next few weeks! Only 4 more weeks to go.

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Birthday Words

33 years old. 
Blessed with 2 1/2 children. 
Love my husband with crazy passion.
Best family in the world.
Can't believe Jack will be here soon.
Had a great summer.
Looking forward to the future.

Thank you God for another wonderful year.  Life is good at 33.

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A Shower for Jack

I have to admit that I've always felt a little wierd about having a baby shower for second and third babies.  I just never was comfortable with the concept, until my sister-in-law said once that every child should be celebrated.  And she is right.  Every child, no matter if you have one or twelve is a gift from God and deserves to be honored.  And I have appreciated having a few new keepsakes for each of my children that I have received at their shower.  It was really nice having this shower for Jack, as I was starting from scratch with this little boy. 

My friends threw this shower with a construction theme.  My family has been in the construction business for  close to 60 years, so it was very appropriate that I found this fabric to decorate his room with.

So, Jack's baby shower continued the theme and the hostesses completly outdid themselves with the cutest decorations.  I was so excited.

What made this shower so special was not only having family and friends in attendance, but having Ella and Lucy there to help opens gifts and get excited about their baby brother coming. 

These shoes are so precious.  It's hard to believe that his tiny feet will be in them very soon. 

The food was amazing and my friends were even thoughtful enough to serve Sparkling Strawbery Lemonade from Sonic.  My current addiction (and part of the reason I have gained so much weight).

Some family photos. 

These are the hostess gifts I made with help from my friend Christi and her Cricut machine.

 A picture with the hostesses.

Amanda Williams, Kendra Parr, Sara White, Me, Rebecca Cochran and Amy Beasley.

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Almost every year we plant sunflowers in our garden. We love to watch them grow and it never ceases to amaze me watching the flowers actually turn to face the sun during the day. It's as if they have a mind of their own. God really created an amazing plant. The girl (and Erik) love picking the seeds and drying them for eating. This year Erik really researched the proper technique and they turned out pretty good.

We bought a variety of sunflowers called Mamouth. They are, arent' they?

Erik's mom was here to help with the destruction phase

Sunflowers in the raw

Ella helping Daddy prepare the sunflowers for the oven

Lucy adds a LOT of salt
All in all I would say this was our best batch of sunflower seeds yet. We might not be ready to brand our own product, but we sure had fun!

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