Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sweet Summertime

a new backpack for kindergarten!

playing baseball

Andrew and Whitt


taking gymnastics

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hooray for Hollywood?

In early April 2004, Rick correctly answered a trivia question on Lite 98 to win a "Fox Prize Pack". He was also entered to win a trip to LA to see a taping of American Idol. We didn't think much of it, because who really wins those things? Well, Rick does!

Two tickets to performance night, two tickets to results night!

We also saw "On Air with Ryan Seacrest".
I was 5 1/2 months pregnant with Abby. The 5 hour plane ride was NOT fun.

The Hollywood sign.

Rick and I with the sign in the background.

Judy Garland's prints

I have no idea why Rick took this picture, but I do remember that while we were there we learned by email about the birth of a special little guy....Ryan Sherrill!

We had a lot of fun, but I am definitely NOT a California girl. No grass, hazy atmostphere, and no sweet tea! Lite 98/Fox Richmond were great, they paid for our airfare, hotel, and some spending money! It was a great experience! This was the year Fantasia won, we were there the night Jon Stevens got voted off (remember him--the redheaded guy who was no good?)

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Saw this poem on another blog and love it. I can get caught up in trying to keep the house, cook the meals, etc...but this is a good reminder about what's really important. Don't know why I'm so sentimental lately. Maybe it's because ABBY IS GOING TO KINDERGARTEN.

Babies Don't Keep by Ruth Hamilton

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.
Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,

Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.

Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping’s not done
and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard
there’s a hullabaloo

But I’m playing Kanga
and this is my Roo
Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

Monday, July 20, 2009

My prayer for my kids

Heard this song by Erin O'Donnell the other day, and it made me cry. It's exactly what I pray for my kids.

Hold On To Jesus (italics are my changes)

You're a little piece of heaven

You're a golden ray of light

And I wish I could protect you

From the worries of this life

But if there's one thing I could tell you

It's no matter what you do

Hold to Jesus

He's holding on to you

The world will try to tell you

That might is more than right

That beauty's on the outside

And being good's a losing fight

But remember what I've told you

Because the world will make you choose

Hold to Jesus

He's holding on to you

Hold on to Jesus

Cling to His love

Rest deep in His mercy

Whenever things get rough

Don't lose sight of His goodness

And don't ever doubt this truth

That when you hold on to Jesus

He's holding on to you

Hear me dear Jesus

Rock these little ones to sleep

Keep them close when they're scared

And give them grace when they are weak

I know they'll stumble

But I know they'll make it through

If you hold to them just like You said You'd do

Hold them Jesus

And they'll hold on tight to You

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nascar Hall of Fame

I don't write much about racing, but I'm a big Nascar fan. In 2010, the new Hall of Fame will induct the first "class", five out of these nominees:

Bobby Allison-’83 Champ; won 84 races
Buck Baker-The first driver to win consecutive Cup titles
Red Byron- First Champ ‘49
Richard Childress- 11 time car owner champ in NASCAR’s three top series
Dale Earnhardt Sr.-7 time champion
Richie Evans- 9 time NASCAR modified champion
Tim Flock- 2 time Cup Champion
Bill France Jr.-NASCAR President 1972-2003
Bill France Sr.-NASCA Founder
Rick Hendrick-11 time Car Owner Champion in NASCAR’s top three series
Ned Jarrett-2 time Cup Champion
Junior Johnson-50 wins as a driver, 132 wins, and 6 Cup titles as an owner
Bud Moore- 63 wins, and 2 Cup titles as an owner
Raymond Parks- First Championship car owner
Benny Parsons-’73 Cup Champion
David Pearson-3 time champ, 105 career wins
Lee Petty-won first Daytona 500, first 3 time Cup Champ
Richard Petty-200 wins, 7 Cup titles
Fireball Roberts- 33 career wins
Herb Thomas-First two time champion 1951 and ‘53
Curtis Turner-First to win Daytona 500, Coke 600, an Southern 500 in same year
Darrell Waltrip-won 84 races and 3 Cup titles
Joe Weatherly-2 time Cup champion
Glen Wood-architect of the famed Wood Brothers racing team
Cale Yarborough-won three consecutive Cup titles 1976-78

Who would I pick? Well, Bill France, Sr is a must...without him there would be no Nascar. Richard Petty, the King, has the most wins. Dale Earnhardt, Sr...a Nascar legend. I'd also go with Lee Petty, because he won the first Daytona 500 and let's face it, that's the most important race of the year. Lastly, I'd go with Darrell Waltrip...mainly because I just like him :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's Funny Now.....

Last week we had an "incident". It didn't seem so humorous at the time.........

Abby had just been to gymnastics, so she had her leotard on. Apparently she waited too late to get to the bathroom, and had a hard time getting the leotard off....and had an accident. She called me, and of course, Andrew followed me. He walked right into the pee and slipped and fell in it. When he did, he knocked her over into it also. Needless to say, they both got baths. So did the floor. And the bath mats.

As my dad likes to say, you can't make it up.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Andrew at 14 months

He is walking like a champ now, hardly ever falls and sometimes even runs.

He has gotten really interested in books, and is always bringing one to me to read. His favorites are the Amazing Baby books (Baby Boo!, Night Night Baby, Twinkle Twinkle, Baby's Day), Baby Talk, any touch and feel animal books, and Jesus Loves Me.

He still loves to play ball.

He likes to watch Praise Baby and Sesame Beginnings videos.

He says Dada, Mama, and nana (banana).

His noverbal communication is great. He now points to what he wants and will even take my hand and lead me to something.

He is still napping twice a day.

He still has seven teeth, but the doctor said yesterday she saw three molars coming through.

He still plays with his truck, but he has really gotten interested in the Incrediblock and peek-a-blocks that go with it.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Andrew says Mama

Andrew is 14 months today! Unfortunately he is a sick little boy with a double ear infection. We were back at the dr today and are going to try a new medicine.

Anyway, he is now saying Mama! Check out the video (and sorry it is sideways, again!)

Monday, July 6, 2009

It's been awhile, I know! We had Bible School at our church last week, which was fun but made life busy and tiring.
This past weekend we celebrated my Grandma Low's 80th birthday. My aunt/uncle and cousins were here. After the party we went swimming (thanks Morgans!). Abby really enjoyed playing with her cousins.
Grandma and her family

the birthday girl with her wine

Grammy and Andrew

Abby with cousins Bailey and Amber

Bailey jumps in!

Abby jumps in!

cutie pie

Abby and Uncle Stephen