I got my necklace this week. I love it! It's so pretty and I can't wait to wear it. I love anything that is custom made or has to do with my girls! I've been wanting something like this for awhile. I had originally wanted a bangle bracelet with the girls names on charms somehow, but I found this and I really like it. You can get them or other hand-stamped jewelry at The Vintage Pearl. I'll probally order something else!
We love to dance in our house. The girls love to put on their CD's and just jump around. The other morning we put on some songs and got to dancin'.
I'm not quite sure what Abby is doing here with her hands between her legs like that. Who knows!!! Their feet were cut off and I hate that because I caught them jumping!
When Kate dances she does a little bounce. Also, she loves to wear necklaces! As you can see, she has some of Abby's beads on :) She loves to get headbands and sunglasses and stick them on her neck like they are necklaces! So cute!
Gotta love this smile! or attempt at a smile! ha
Love those blue eyes! I hope they stay that way!
Here is my green-eyed girl! I have green eyes that are almost that exact color...
Still cuttin' teeth!!!
The girls love to hear the "Cha Cha Slide" and dance to it. That was one of the songs they were dancing too. I started videoing Kate dancing the way she dances. It's so funny. Please excuse the mess on the floor. We had been playing with Kate's toys so they were left out. I also spotted one of Abby's flip flops, her black bag, and a book. I almost didn't put this video on here because I didn't want people to think I was a slob. If you know me, then you know I'm a neat freak. I've been called a little OCD about it. But I thought it was so funny, her dancing, that I could get past all that and share this video with you :) Please ignore the HICK sound to my voice that I have going on. I pray that's not how I really sound!
Also...Praise the Lord that Stellan is doing much better. I've been following very closely and the pictures that have been posted today are so much more encouraging then the ones from earlier this week. He looked so sick this week, but today he looks so much better. He still has a ways to go, but he has improved so much. Continue to pray that his heart completely heals so that he no longer has to rely on any medication. Our Lord is the Almighty Physician! God is so faithful. Pray for comfort for Mckmama and family. It's so incredibly hard when there is something wrong with your baby and she needs peace, comfort, and strength.
I will be attending a funeral tomorrow for my friend and colleague that left this world last weekend. Her son is doing very well, considering. Please continue to pray for that family. Peace and comfort...
Friday, July 31, 2009
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Monday, July 27, 2009
Please pray for baby Stellan and his family. He is around 10 months old, I believe, and his heart is failing on him. I can't imagine what this family must be going through right now. Stellan did not have a good night last night. You can read about him HERE.
A teacher at my school died this past weekend. She leaves behind an 11 year old boy. He was her world. This woman was a wonderful person who always made me feel better about myself whether it be a nice compliment or a smile and a greeting. She will truley be missed by many. Please send prayers for her family as well.
It's times like these that are so saddening and many questions are asked as to "WHY?!?!". I don't have answers but I do know that our God IS faithful, IS loving, IS listening, and IS miraculous. Let's call out to God today with prayers for these 2 families and these 2 boys.
Lovingly Created By michaelandshanna at 11:15 AM
Monday, July 20, 2009
I was going to show some picturs of the girls and all the fun we had dancing around the house yesterday, but the pictures wouldn't transfer over to my computer for some reason. I'll try again tomorrow.
I'm really excited because today I found a website that The Pioneer Woman recently started. Who doesn't love her anyway? It's called Tasty Kitchen. It's full of receipes that viewers (and cookers too!) have posted. If you're anything like me, I sometimes have a hard time deciding what to cook for dinner. I feel like I make the same thing over and over again. Luckily I'm blessed with a husband who just likes to eat and who will eat pretty much anything! I was looking for something different to do with chicken when I came across this Crescent Chicken Squares. It turned out really good and it was different than anything I had done like that in awhile. If you are looking for some receipes give Tasty Kitchen a try. Also, Campbell's Kitchen is really good too! I have gotten tons of good stuff off of that. Like the Easy Chicken and Cheese Enchildas. Those are to die for! (I use hot sauce instead of picante sauce in that one) Check out these sights and also check out The Pioneer Woman. She's a hoot!
I also ordered this necklace recently from The Vintage Pearl.
Of course it won't say luke and london, but abby and kate. Her jewelry is sterling silver and hand stamped. I've been looking for somthing like this. Beautiful stuff! I can't wait to see it when it comes in.
I don't think I've ever posted 2 times in a row without putting a picture of the girls in it....so...here's an old one of Abby. I loved this picture of her. She was 3 and playing dress up. That boa gets fuzz EVERYWHERE!!!! Oh the joys of dress up!
Lovingly Created By michaelandshanna at 11:38 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
the 3rd book...Eclipse. I loved this one. When you start reading these, it makes you really look at your spouse and for me it made me just fall in love with Michael all over again. I know that sounds so silly and high schoolish, but it really did. This is a classic love story, and I just loved reading it. So after Eclipse, and my eyes about falling out of my head because they were sooooo tired from reading, yes I ran again to go get thisBreaking Dawn...the 4th and last book in the series. Like I said before I don't want to give anything away so all I will say is **sighhhhhh** it was wonderful! I'm so sad that there is not a 5th book to dive into and read. I do hear that there is one on the Internet that is from Edward's point of view. Someone asked me if I was Team Edward or Team Jacob...well if there HAS to be a choice...I am most definitely
is there really any other choice girls???
Lovingly Created By michaelandshanna at 11:39 AM
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Kate was upset here because she couldn't reach her balloons.
She had a wonderful birthday and a lot of fun.
Lovingly Created By michaelandshanna at 10:00 PM
Monday, July 13, 2009
Back in June we took a family vacation to Disney World. We had so much fun! This was everyone's first time except for Michael. He has been a couple of times as a kid. I cannot say enough about Disney...it was magical! Everything was beautiful and so well kept up. I have been to several amusement parks, and it sometimes just looks like things are not well kept up with. NOT Disney! They are the real deal. The park is beautiful...no trash...anywhere! They are totally on top of the game. The workers are all wonderful. You really felt like they truely loved what they do and that they loved being around children. I also felt totally safe in the park with the girls. Kate was in the stroller and we would have to leave our stroller at the "stroller parking" area at times, with countless other strollers. At first I was not comfortable with leaving our stuff out there while we rode a ride, but by the end of it I didn't even think twice about it.
We cannot wait to go back! We didn't want to leave! I took so many pictures, but I'm only going to post about 30! So please indulge me! :)
Disney truley is a place where Dreams Come True!
Lovingly Created By michaelandshanna at 8:30 PM