Sunday, August 31, 2008

Another year older!!!

This is my first Birthday I have celebrated with all of my children! Last year Lilee was still in Guatemala. So I am one happy mama today!!!! The kids were alot more excited about my birthday then I was. I hit 32 this year. EEK!! Karlton and the kids took me out last night to get one of my FAV meals, Shrimp and Grits, at Charley's Cafe the best around! MMMMmmm! We had my cake tonight ( thats why my kids are half dressed, hee hee).

(4 of the 5 kiddies, Jordan is missing from this picture)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday's Favorite Foto's "Bubbles"

The boys were outside blowing bubbles with the girls yesterday. Lilee loves playing in bubbles!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Prayers are needed for my mom again! UPDATE!!

Her chest opened back up a few weeks ago and started oozing from where she had her by-pass. She went to the surgeon and he dicovered there were wires sticking up causing all this to happen. Tomorrow they will go back in and rewire her chest bones again. Please pray they get it right this time and that all goes well so she can get to feeling better soon!

UPDATE! 8/26/08
Mom my had her surgery today and they removed 3 wires including the wire that was sticking up and causing all the problems in her chest. The Dr. said her body rejected the wire. She is out of recovery and in a room. She still has not felt like talking but so far all is going to plan. I will keep you posted as I hear anything. PLEASE KEEP PRAYING for her!

I talked to my mom today and she told me the surgeon kept her incision open so that they can put a vaccum in to pump out all the drainage. That want it to heal inside out. She will have to stay in the hospital and wear this until Fri. or next Tues. It all depends on her progress. Please keep praying for her and for her medical bills, she does not have any health insurance. Pray that God will give her a miracle and help my parents out with paying for all of this!

My mom was not released yesterday, it is looking like maybe it will be Tuesday the day after Labor Day. She is not happy about it either! She is bored and wants to go home. Plus the bills keep racking up. But I think it is the best place for her and she needs to heal and get better!
Keep praying for her! Thank you!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Our Small Harvest

This small little pear tree was loaded full this summer. We had 20 good sized pears that turned out. I planted this pear tree about 3 years ago. This was the first year it produced fruit. By the time I took pictures of this little tree there were only 8 pears left. We had picked its fruit a few times before this last pick. When all 20 pears were on the tree the branches were hanging down
and hardly looked like it could make it much longer bearing all that load. Each time a pear was picked the branch would spring back up. It reminded me of how I feel sometime. I am only one small little tree trying to hold up all my fruit! More then I can bear??? NO, God does not give us more then we can bear! All our fruit that we produce is our blessings from out Heavenly Father.

In this picture you can still a branch or 2 still drooping down but still holding up its fruit on its tiny little branches no bigger then a stick and its tiny little trunk, but it still was able to produce 20 good size eatable pears.
Part of our harvest. The last bunch picked. It reminds me of our family (+ 1). They are all different sizes and differnt shades but all a gift from the Lord.

John 15:1-8
1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.4. Remain in me and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up , thrown into the fire and burned. 7. If you remain in me and my word remains in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given to you. 8. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

Friday, August 22, 2008

FFF I'm calling this one " Sisters"

These are a few pictures I took of the girls right before Sara Ava had her tooth pulled.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It Was Back To School Today For The Boys....

and a quiet but busy day for us girls! Hee Hee!

Isn't he the cutest 2nd grader you have ever seen!

My big dog of the school (5th grader)

Notice the shirt.

And my big middle school guy, (his 2nd year at middle school) 7th grader.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sara Ava's Day At The Dentist

Sara Ava had her tooth pulled today. Everything went well and she did fine. It went pretty quick. They did not even had to medicate her only numb it. She is soooo BRAVE!!Thank You for your prayers they worked.!!They said it needed to come out because it was full of infection. They drained her absess but will take several months for it to go away because it is a scar tissue. The Dentist said he does not want to put a spacer or fake tooth in, but we will have to keep an eye on it. My child will be toothless for the next 3 years. Now I have 2 missing the same tooth.

She is very excited about the Tooth Fairy coming tonight.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I Finally Got To Donate.....

to the Locks of Love!!!! I let my hair grow out really long a couple of years ago to donate and they would not except my hair because it was high lighted but they except highlighted hair now so after they took of my 10 inches I got it styled and cut off about 3-4 more inches. Here is the final product. It is really strange for me to have hair this short , I have had long hair for a while now.

The front is longer then the back I had it cut in an angle.

Jordan said " you do not look like my mom", and Sara Ava said " You look like we got a new mommy and you look cute", Lilee and Joel just agreed.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Say a little prayer for Sara Ava

Last week I noticed that Sara Ava had a bubble on her gum over her top right tooth. It is pretty freaky looking. I tried to get her into the dentist Friday and they were closed. I took her to the Dr. on Saturday becauseI was afraid it was absessed from where she had her teeth worked on a year ago. The Dr. said not to worry about it it should take care of itself and to keep( doing what I was doing) putting watered down peroxide on it to keep it clean. She had a 99.9 degree fever that he said did not pertain to the bump on her gum. But my mommy instint said other wise. I asked for an antibiotic for infection because there was a little puss and blood that had come out of it. He said she did not need one. I stuck with my mommy instinct and took her to the dentist on Tuesday they said it is absessed and it needs to come out! (Waaaaa!) And sent us strait to a pediatric dentist an hour away because she is to tiny to give her any medicine. I also asked the dentist doesn't she need an antibiotic and she said no. So we go to Dr. #3. He says yes it is pretty bad and needs to come out but because of the infection she has to have an antibiotic first. GRRR!! Sara Ava has to have her top front tooth pulled on Tuesday. She is only 4 1/2 and has about 3 yrs until the permanent tooth comes in. I asked if they can put a false tooth in and they said they would not. GRRR! But for my fear of it closing up the gap and so my child does not have to walk around toothless for 3 yrs. we will shall see who wins this battle!!!! The moral of this story is to always trust your mommy's instinct. That is why God gave it to us!

You can see the pea sized absess in this picture.

Just a couple of cute pictures I took of her before both her dentist apt's.

Please pray that all goes smoothly and that it does not hurt or scare her because she loves going to the dentist. Also pray this infection goes away.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My FFF ( a little late)

I forgot to post this picture yesterday but here it is. This was taken a few weeks ago and I wanted a picture taken with my 2nd oldest son Josiah. He was taking our pictures on our Ann. for us and I decided to get one with him and I was hugging and kissing on him. The picture says it all.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Awe Shucks Guys!

I won this award 2 X's once from Maya and Maria's mommy (Sophia) and D'mitry and Sophia's mommy (Hannah). Thanks girls I feel so loved! Pop on over to check out their blogs , they are on my side under fav. blogs. I also want to thank the loves of my life my beautiful kiddos and hubby the reason for our family blog with out them I would not be inspired to be so Brillante! Hee Hee!!

Now I am suppose to answer some questions about myself and then nominate 7 others who I feel have brilliant blogs. Then they will post all their Answers to their questions on their blogs and so on.

So here it goes.

A. Attached or singles? Happily Attached.

B. Best Friend? My Hubby Karlton , we do everything together. And we talk on the phone a 100 X a day when he is at work.

C. Cake or Pie? Yes Please!

D. Day of Choice? I seem to like Friday, because I know the weekend is coming. Friday seems exciting to me.

E. Essential Item? My computer.

F. Favorite color? I have alot of Favs. Green, Red, Yellow, Pink. I love color!

G. Gummy Bears or Worms? Maybe worms because they last longer.

H. Home town? Lancaster, SC

I. Indulgence? Chia Tea Latte from StarBucks MMMM! and SHOPPING! Alot of the item the 2 go hand in hand.

J. January or July? I am a summer girl , I like the heat so July!

K. Kids? 5 3 boys and 2 girls. My hubby won on this one. Before we got married I said I wanted 4 he said 5.

L. Life isn't complete without? My Lord and Savior and my family!

M. Marriage date? July 19, 1995. We just celebrated our #13.

N. Number of Brothers and Sisters? One of each, I am the oldest. My brother is 21 and my sister is 28.

O. Oranges or Apples? Both

P.Phobias? Driving over really tall bridges. EEK!

Q. Quotes? This is not a quote but a scripture. I consider this as my life verse.

" And whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me." Matthew 18:5

R. Reason to smile? I have 6 of them. (Karlton, Jordan, Josiah, Joel , Sara Ava , and Lilee)

S. Season of Choice? Summer! I love summer! It stays lighter longer and it warm , sunny, and everything is green!

T. Tag 7 people ( see below)

U. Unknown fact about me? I eat Breakfast while at my computer every morning.

V. Vegetable? I like mostly all vegetables, but I would say fresh veg. that just came out of the garden.

W. Worst Habbit? My computer.

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound, Everytime I had one I got to see a little baby.

Y. Your Fav. food? Italian

Z. Zodiac sign? Virgo. I have a B/D this month and will be turning 32.

Now here are my 7 people I have chosen for brillante weblog:


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Joel Lost A Tooth

Joel lost a tooth yesterday and I just had to post a brag picture of him missing his tooth. He even let mommy pull it! This is his first top tooth he has lost and third in all.

Monday, August 4, 2008

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Joel At The Panther's Fan Fest!

Karlton took Joel to the Panthers Fan Fest this morning. He is our Panther Fanatic! He can tell you all their names and #'s. His Favorite is Steve Smith but he was not there today, GUESS WHY?!!! Joel was really bummed too! The other boys had a chance to go too but chose not to, so it was just Joel and his Dad!

A happy Joel before....

Joel getting his face painted.....

and after, A Carolina Panther.

The Top Cats Cheering.

They got to watch them practice. John Kasay #4 ( kicker) is in the middle of the field.

A little show with the Top Cats and Sir Pur.

Some of the players coming out on the field.

A little practice game.

Joel took this picture of his daddy.

One Happy fan!