Monday, December 31, 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

What a Wonderful Time of the Year.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas. We were able to go to Christmas Eve communion service @ church, and then went to dinner w/Grandma, Papa, & Bena. We got home, and read the Christmas story in Luke. We let the boys open one present-- I picked it. They were a little disappointed to find out it was pajamas, but after their baths I let them open one more. They each got a digital camera. Coy set his up on movie mode in front of the fireplace. He was trying to catch Santa. (He doesn't believe anymore, but just wanted confirmation) We set out our cookies & milk, and apples for the reindeer. We didn't have anything to put together this year, but still ended up staying up 'til nearly midnight. We had to be sure the kids were asleep, and then finish putting the presents under the tree.

The boys were up bright & early, and played non-stop. They both got Heelys. Coy had one pair of ripped jeans, and a skinned up knee before he figured them out. Now he can do turns, and thinks he is the Heely master. :0) Seth is not so sure, but has enjoyed wearing them--looking oh so cool. They are both trying to learn there new Nintendo DS, and have enjoyed chatting w/each other more than any of the games.

Both sets of grandparents, and Bena came over for dinner. As usual we all ate too much, and needed a nap. Seth & I ended up falling asleep about 6:15pm. I woke up around 8:00pm. Seth slept until the next morning @ 7:30. :0) Coy & I ended up staying up 'till almost 2am watching Transformers. Fun Times :0)

Tim has been on vacation this week, and so I have worked 3 nights. I am glad to be done for the week. Hope to have some R & R this weekend. Here are some pics, enjoy. . .

Coy & his Heelys

Seth jamin' on his Lightning McQueen MP3

There must be Santa--Mom would never have bought a Nerf Dart Tag :0)



Wednesday, December 19, 2007

You Are Invited to a Birthday Celebration for Jesus . . .

Dear Loved Ones:
As you well know, we are getting closer to My birthday. Every year there is a celebration in my honor. I think that this year the celebration will be repeated. During this time, there are many people shopping for gifts. There are many radio announcements and TV commercials. In every part of the world, everyone is talking about my birthday getting closer and closer. It is really very nice to know that at least once a year, some people think of Me. As you know, the celebration of My birthday began many years ago. At first people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did for them. In these times; however, no one seems to know the reason for the celebration. Family and friends get together and have a lot of fun, but they don't know the meaning of the celebration.
I remember that last year there was a great feast in my honor. The dinner table was full of delicious foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts and chocolates. The decorations were exquisite, and there were many, many beautifully wrapped gifts. But, do you want to know something? I wasn't invited. I was the guest of honor and they didn't remember to send Me an invitation. The party was for Me, but when that great day came, I was left outside, they closed the door in My face...and I wanted to be with them and share their table.
In truth, that didn't surprise Me because in the last few years many close their doors to Me. Since I wasn't invited, I decided to enter the party without making any noise. I went in and stood in a corner. They were all drinking; there were some who were drunk, and telling jokes and laughing at everything. Then this large man dressed in red wearing a long white beard entered the room with a loud Ho-Ho-Ho! All the children ran to him, saying: "Santa Claus, Santa Claus," as if the party were in his honor! Why did they all know this man, but had no idea who I was?
At 12 Midnight all the people began to hug each other. I extended My arms waiting for someone to hug me, and do you know no one hugged me. Suddenly, they all began to share lavish gifts. They opened them one by one with great expectation. When all had been opened, I looked to see if maybe there was one for Me. How would you feel if on your birthday everybody shared gifts and you did not get one? I then understood that I was unwanted at that party, and quietly left. Every year it gets worse. People only remember to eat and drink, the gifts, the parties and nobody remembers Me.
I would like this Christmas that you allow Me to enter into your life. I would like that you recognize the fact that almost two thousand years ago I came to this world to give My life for you-- on the cross, to save you. Today, I only want that you believe this with all your heart. I want to share something with you. Though many didn't invite Me to their party, I am planning My own celebration. A grandiose party that no one has ever imagined. A spectacular party. I'm still making the final arrangements.
Today I am sending out many invitations, and there is an invitation for you. I want to know if you wish to attend. If you do, I will make a reservation for you. I will write your name with golden letters in My great guest book. Only those on who respond will be admitted to the party. Those who don't answer the invitation...or answer no, will be left outside. Be prepared. When all is ready, you will want to be part of My great party. It will be ready before you know it.

I Love you,


PS: Please share this message with your loved ones before Christmas.

A friend sent me this in an e-mail. I thought it would be nice to share. We are having a Birthday Celebration for Jesus tomorrow, Thursday 12-20. We will start at 4:00. (Sorry I didn't post this earlier) The plan is to have pizza & cake & bake/decorate cookies for the families we will go caroling to. I will be telling the Christmas Story, and then we will decorate our caroling books. We have 6 Senior adult families to visit, and spread some Christmas joy to. We'd love for you to join us.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Computer Is Not My Friend

So twice in the last couple of weeks I have had problems w/my computer. 1st all but one of my USB ports was fried. My nice computer tech neighbor came & fixed it right up. I get caught up on computer stuff, and then BAM--it's messed up again. The boys were playing on funbrain, and Coy says the computer "just shut off." When I went to try to turn it back on, it made a really bad noise, like some one stuck a pokemon card in the hard drive as it tried to start up. Then it just made two little sick beep sounds, and had a black screen. UGLY. I was having horrible thoughts of how I have just lost all the stuff I haven't saved to disks--like lots of my pictures. How bad that we have come to rely on digital stuff. At least I have. I thought my computer was completely fried. It really sounded bad. Anyway, it turns out it wasn't a big deal at all. My nice computer tech neighbor came over this morning, and in about two seconds pushed a couple of buttons, and wiggled a couple of plugs, and here I am. I will be spending the rest of the afternoon making disks of all my pictures :0) Will try to post something that you all might actually want to read, soon. Like pics of the boys :0)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Finally Back On

I was on the computer this weekend, attempting to get some pictures from my cameras internal memory. I took some pics of Seth w/the tree before I realized that I did not have my SD card in. Anyway long story made really short-- I somehow messed up all but one of the 7 USB ports on my computer. First, I thought my mouse had just gone bad. I bought I new one , and it didn't fix it. Fortunately, one of my neighbors is a computer tech guy @ Vandy. He was kind enough to walk me through diagnosing my problem over the phone, and then called Dell to tell them what I needed. Thankfully it was still covered by warranty. The part came today, and he came & fixed it for me. Yeah. I am glad to be back on, even though most of you probably didn't even realize I was not on. I am now going to reattempt to get those pics off my camera. Hopefully I will not mess my whole computer up again. I'll be sure to post them, if I can get it all to work. I guess that is enough BLAH BLAH BLAH for now. Later :0)

Friday, November 30, 2007

& The Winner Is . . . Chili Supper Fun Fun Fun :0)

Every year David Youree PTO sponsors a chili supper. It raises money for the PTO, and the individual teachers classrooms.

They have a silent auction for different themed baskets. Last year, Coy conned me into the Titan basket. I think I paid like $75.00--CRAZY--It didn't even have tickets to a game. I told him not to even ask to bid on a basket this year. Surprisingly--he didn't even ask :0) They are fun to browse though.

And then there is the chili & hot dogs. You can't get much better than a bowl of chili & a hot dog at an elementary school on a Friday night. Boy have we got a kickin' social life :0)

Santa was there, too. We had a nice little photo op w/the jolly old guy . . .

Coy & Seth



Last, but certainly not least, the DOOR PRIZES :0)

Between Grandparents, and our own tickets. We won several things. A yummy sugar cookie smelling candle, $20.00 to Blue Coast Burrito (I love Blue Coast), a Logans bucket full of peanuts w/coupons for 2 free appetizers, a tin of cookies from the cakewalk, and a family fun pack for four adults, and four kids to any Saturday night race in 2008 @ the Music City Raceway. How cool is that? We never win anything. Winning is fun :0)

I'm thinkin' we're gonna go to Blue Coast for lunch, and Logan's for Supper tomorrow :0)

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Watson Family Just Got Elfed :0)

A friend sent me a link to this. It is very cute. Check it out, and then elf your family.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Black Friday Shopping Spree :0)

Just wanted to see how many of you did the whole Black Friday Shopping thing. For the past three years, my neighbor Jamie & I have partnered up. It is so much more fun to go as a team :0) This year, my niece Amanda came w/us. I think we have maybe found a way to out shop a teenager. . . Make her get up at 3:30 am. :0) It was a really fun day, and I got some really good deals. I am pretty much done w/my Christmas shopping. Of course I said this year I was going to have better self control, and not buy the boys so much stuff. Well I probably still got too much, but it is SOOO much fun. We started at Wally World, by 5am we were in line paying for all our bargains. At Wally World I also shopped for another neighbor who was out of town-- did I mention how much more fun it is to spend someone elses $ :-) We made a quick pit stop @ Dunkin Donuts-- Yum Yum, and headed on to Target. Well, we got there about 5:45. The store was to open @ 6. The line went from the stores front door to the opposite end of the shopping center. For those of you familiar w/the boro, All the way down past Dress Barn to The Hibbets sports store. It was CRAZY. We waited in the car until the line started moving @ 6, and then headed in. Got some really good deals there, too. We walked on over to Toys R Us, shopped there, and then finished up @ Kohls. I usually come home and take a nap, but I didn't get the opportunity. Instead of napping we started to decorate the yard. Nothing like untangling some lights :0) We finished out the day taking the boys to see the Bee Movie. It was really cute. I would recommend it.

I meant to post this the other day, but time flies when you are having fun. . . Tim won a car. It's a Nissan QX56 Infiniti. The Mac Daddy of SUV's :0) It's white w/chrome accent, fully loaded, all leather interior. He played a football game at work, and was one of four to win . . . We only get to keep it for the weekend, but it is really nice. The boys think it is COOL. When we were leaving the movie last night, Tim went to get the car. I walke outside with the boys, and Coy starts saying "yeah that's our ride." All pimp daddy like. :0) It definitely stands out.

Well I am going to go finish up w/the outside lights, so blog @ ya later :0)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What Are You Thankful For?

I put this question to my children. . .

What are you thankful for?

Here are there answers:

Seth: Momma & Daddy, Me & Coy, Max, and Spirit & Honey.

Coy: My house, Mom & Dad, Seth, PlayStation 2, my pets.

Then I said, Do you know what it means to be thankful?

Seth said, "I don't know, just because I know." :0)

Coy said, "To be happy you have that stuff." :0)

I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful for. . .

God's grace
my husband
my boys
my family
my church family
a warm home filled with more stuff than we could ever really need
our health
a flexible job
warm sunny days
a good book
opportunities to grow in my faith
experiences that change my perspective
more than i could ever list here :0)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Seth is a Super Star :0)

We went to Seth's school today for a Thanksgiving lunch. The kids sang. Seth actually participated :0) My kids usually just stand there, and pout. They don't usually sing, let alone do the motions. Check him out. He's in the middle on the back row, in a blue shirt, and featherd hat :0) I think he is a super star :0)

Friday, November 16, 2007

What's been happening . . .

Well, as usual, we have stayed quite busy around here.
Last Friday night, the boys helped me make corn casserole, and chocolate cake for Room @ the Inn. It is a ministry of our church: We took our part of the meal to church, and shared it w/homeless men from the Nashville area. It was a humbling experience. The boys were playing around w/the guys, and played some checkers. Talked about school/life. It was something I'd like to do more often. Fortunately/Unfortunately--there are so many people that want to participate, there are no other spots for us to sign up for :-( I told the coordinator to call me if any came available.
After church, we went to Emily's 9th birthday party. She was kind enough to save the pinata, until the boys got there. That is there favorite part of birthdays. I hear Emily is wearing out the "Troy" slippers I found her. :0) Got to wish my niece, Halie, a Happy Birthday on Sunday. She is in RI. Unfortunately, we don't get to visit often, and don't get to talk much either. We are going to try to start writing. I talked to the boys about it, and they are excited to have pen pals. Carlie and Halie :-)
I ended up working Saturday, because they had cancelled me on Tuesday. Tim also had to work, so the kids hung out w/Grandma. Tim has been working a lot of overtime. Don't get me wrong it is a good time of year for extra $, but he hates working extra. It makes him slightly cranky :0). They are working again tomorrow :-( Thankfully, I will be off. I worked my usual Sunday night/Tuesday night this week.
Wednesday night, the boys & I went to church. Seth's class sang a couple Christmas songs. We haven't been going regularly on Wednesdays, so I didn't have him perform. He wouldn't have liked it. He's kind of shy about stuff like that. Anyway, after the kids sang, everyone helped pack shoe boxes for
Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan's Purse sends shoe boxes, or shoebox size totes w/small toys, school supplies, soap, washcloths, toothpaste, etc. all over the world to children that would otherwise not have anything for Christmas. During VBS this summer, the kids made "Jesus Loves You" Bears. One went into each box. It started out a little crazy--the boys get a little over excited in crowds, and I had not slept very much, :0). It turned out to be a nice experience.
There are so many needs, not only this time of year, but they just seem to be pointed out more during this season. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed. I really want the boys to serve. Not JUST out of obedience, but because they see how much need there is, and WANT to make a difference. I want to make a difference, and pray that God keeps me on track.
This morning, Seth & I headed off to Coy's school for awards day. He got perfect attendance. He got a gift certificate to Fazoli's & free ice cream from the cafeteria at school. Pretty good motivation to show up everyday :-)
Winding down the week . . . Tim was kind enough last night to tuck the boys in by himself, so I could go hang out w/Darby & Kristi for a little while. We had some YUMMY dessert--just because :0). It was the highlight of my week. :0)
That about sums it up. Need to get back to cleaning. . . FUN--FUN Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Prayer Request

I received an email from my friend Gwen. She is in China right now getting her second daughter. There are several families there at the same time. One of the other families that are adopting have experienced an unthinkable tragedy. The father was diabetic, and went into a diabetic coma. He was rushed to the hospital, but he died. His name was Dennis. This is their first child. The mom's name is Sandy, and the little girl is Hannah. Sandy's mother, and brother are trying to get emergency visas to travel there to help. Please pray for this family.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Pictures from Chattanooga--Then & Now :-)

Newlyweds July 1995/12 years & 2 kids later November 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Since My Last Post . . .

Tim & I went on our Chattanooga get away. It was fabulous. We had such a great time. We were able to eat what & when we wanted. Take our time seeing things. Sleep in. We got there late Thursday afternoon. We ate at Sticky Fingers-- Tim's favorite Chattanooga restaurant :0) We found our hotel, checked in, and headed for downtown. We went to the Aquarium, and checked out the riverside. The weather was beautiful. I had wanted to go to this murder mystery dinner thing, but we were still stuffed from the 20 wings, and cheddar fries we shared :-) We ended up going to see Rendition. Then we ate at Big River. It was 10:00. We never eat supper at 10:00-- but we could so we did :-)

Friday we were going to do all the Chattanooga sites the Incline Railway, Rock City, and Ruby Falls. After Rock City and Ruby Falls, we were ready for a nap. :-) So we went back to the hotel & took a nap. Well I slept. Tim watched TV. Friday night we went on the Southern Belle dinner cruise. It was nice, too. Good food, good music, straight up good times :0)

Saturday we slept a little later than usual. Had a really nice FREE breakfast --make your own waffles -- at the hotel. We got checked out, and headed back downtown. They were having a rowing event. There were 5000 rowers, and all their friends. It was kind of neat to check out the happenings, but we didn't stay down in the crowd too long. We went on to the incline railway, since we had purchased our tickets as a package deal. It was pretty neat, too.

My favorite of all the places was Rock City. We've been there before, but it has been a while. We actually went there on our honeymoon 12 years ago. It is really a beautiful place. It renews my awe for God's power & creativity.

Then . . .

Back to reality :0)

We arrived home late Saturday afternoon, and picked the boys up from my mom's house. They were actually not too bad until Sunday evening. I was trying to take my nap & watch the football game, as I usually do because I work Sunday night shift. Seth came into the house very upset at his brother. I am not going to embarrass him by going into the details of the story, but Coy was not very nice at all. He got himself grounded for the entire week from TV, computer, and video games--he can't even use his mp3. Then, he goes and gets in a fight w/one of the neighbors yesterday off the bus. So to add to his grounding he is not allowed to play w/anyone all week, and is going to bed at 7:30. Yikes I am at my wits end w/him. I keep trying to remind myself that "this too shall pass" I just wonder what's next. It is hard for me not to get pessimistic, when he acts this way. I am hopeful that after a week of tough love he'll figure some things out. I'd appreciate your prayers.

I'm going to try to post pictures from Chattanooga tomorrow. Until then . . . Happy Blogging :0)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Hope everyone has a safe, and fun Halloween. We'll be trick or treating w/the neighborhood kids tonight. The boys are both having parties at school today. This is one of Coy's favorite days of the year. He loves to see if he can get enough candy to last him until next Halloween :0) I always end up sending a ton to work w/Tim, and then throwing a bunch away. p.s. Don't tell my kids about that ;-) Anyway. Tim & I are going to Chattanooga after we get the boys off to school tomorrow. So, I won't be posting for a couple of days. Hopefully I'll have some nice stories to share after our get away. :0)

Monday, October 29, 2007

What's In Your Back Yard?

The other day, I got home from taking Seth to school. The dog was in the backyard barking like crazy. I went outside to find a rooster on top of the swing set :-) Yes I saved the rooster from the dog. Altough it was quite difficult to get the dog to choose a bone over a bird :-)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Finally a Post :-)

Ok, so maybe I'm not such a good blogger. I thought I would love to get on & post stories. I love to talk about my kids, and they absolutely provide plenty of material. I don't know why I haven't been better about posting. I am going to try to start making more of an effort to post. I know you all are just dying to hear about my life happenings. What better time to start than right now.

Since posting pictures from Mexico, we have been non-stop.

The week after I returned I worked my usual two nights, and also taught 2 CPR classes on my off night. I was wiped by the weekend, and caught a little cold. The cold only lasted a couple of days though. Now all is well, and returning to somewhat "normal." If there is such a thing. :-)

Seth has finished baseball. His team went 10-0. Seth learned so much about baseball this season. His coach was always so positive. They are going to celebrate their season w/ a party at The Snappy Tomato. It is a new pizza buffet place here in Smyrna. It is really good. We tried it out the other day :-)

Coy finished his first six weeks of school. He is doing well. I have been a little unsure of his teacher this year, but so far, things are going fine. The PTO sponsored a movie night last night, so I spent all day yesterday at the school popping popcorn. I have a new appreciation for movie theater workers :-) We sat on our bean bags on the gym floor, and watched Meet the Robinsons. It was a fun time.

Tim has been working a lot of overtime. He doesn't like to work extra, and I really don't blame him. Thankfully, they cancelled todays overtime, and he has this Thursday & Friday off :-)
We are planning a nice little weekend get away. My in-laws, and my mom have agreed to watch the boys. We are going to go to Chattanooga, and spend a couple of nights. :-) I reserved a dinner cruise Friday night. I saw a few other things on line that looked like they might be fun. If any of you have a suggestion as to something you've done, and loved in Chattanooga--I'd love to hear about it.

Well that about catches us up. Until the next post :-)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Overwhelmed With Emotions. . .

Today our mission team returned from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. I am overwhelmed with emotions, raw, and strong. You know when you get that feeling in the core of your insides? I have many feelings tonight, as I sit here pondering the events of the last week, and missions past. . .

Excitement--40 decisions were made for Christ. All glory, and praise be to God.

Sadness--There were many we saw, and shared the gospel w/that just choose to walk away.

Peace--I have been blessed beyond measure to journey to Mexico 4 times. My family has willingly sacrificed, so that I could experience this spiritual growth. Tonight, as my boys were going to bed, we prayed together. Coy led, Seth went second, and I closed. I almost couldn't hold back the tears, when both of them prayed thanking God for my time in Mexico, and my safe travel home.

Joy--The members of Primera Iglesia Bautista treat us like we are church members one in the same as they are. They welcome us w/open arms. The feelings are incredible-working along side such wonderful people.

Love--I am so very thankful for the many relationships I have made on trips past & present. God has been so sweet to allow many of us to experience this multiple times. Each time our mission family bond seems to be put to the test. Each time I walk away with more love for each mission member. Just a few things I appreciate about each of our mission family members:

  • Rick- Your leadership, and guidance. You encourage us all to step out of our comfort zone, and grow in our walk.
  • Agnes- You are so very thoughtful of all of our feelings, and strive for everyone to be taken care of.
  • Lenny- Your words of inspiration.
  • Michael Burch- Your flexibility, and you are an excellent driver.
  • Terry Burch- Your encouragement.
  • Wayne- How big your heart is.
  • Dick- Your never-ending hard work.
  • Terry Stoner- How gentle and calm you always are.
  • Matt- The way you are such a go getter.
  • Tabitha- Your never-ending energy.
  • Charlotte- How you care for others.
  • Teresa- Your heart for missions.
  • Sharon- Your willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Courtney-Your hunger to grow in your walk.
  • Dave- Your never-ending hard work.
  • Cat- Your heart for missions.
  • Callie- You are a sweet spirit.
  • Kennedy- How you walked right beside us in everything we did.
  • Darby & Kristi- The countless hours of giggling. Being able to share even our most raw emotions with each other with out fear. How even when I am overwhelmed, and take it out on you--you girls love me anyway.

Each & everyone of you holds a special place in my heart.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

Here's the family modeling our t-shirts. Aren't we a good looking family. :0) Tim put his shirt on backwards, so you could see what the back of them looks like. We will be placing another order for the shirts after we return from the trip, so it's not too late to get yours. You know you want one of the coolest mission shirts ever :-) They are $15.00 (Any size) They run kind of big. Again thank you for your prayers & support. This will be my last post until I return. Looking forward to sharing many pictures, and stories. Until then . . .

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Prayer Requests

  • Please Pray for Tim, Coy, & Seth----Tomorrow I leave for Nuevo Laredo. Each trip I have been excited to see what God will do this time. I also get a little anxious. The first trip, I had never been away from the kids for more than overnight. They did wonderfully. In fact, hardly even minded my being gone. I am thankful that they have done so well, and greatful for those who help while I am away.
  • Travel Mercies----Rick & Agnes (the dentist, and his wife) are driving to Mexico, with supplies. They left Wednesday evening, and will not arrive at the church until Friday morning. The ten remaining members will fly out Friday morning. We return on Thursday Oct 11th.
  • Safety----Nuevo Laredo is a border city to the U.S. They have made the news many times for things related to drugs/gangs. The local police are corrupt, and federal police are present (w/machine guns), watching over them. That being said, I have never felt at all uneasy about my safety while there.
  • Wisdom----Darby & I are nurses, and we basically are treated like we are doctors while we are there. It is very much out of my comfort zone. This is the fourth trip, and I am yet to feel "ready" to act in this role. It takes me getting there, and just doing stuff to "get into the groove."
  • Communication----The closest I have ever come to speaking in tongue was on a mission trip. We were in the middle of clinic, and the translator was spread thin. A lady sat in my chair, and began speaking to me in Spanish. I was able to understand her, and spoke back to her. Did I mention I don't really speak Spanish? (I can't wait for the day in heaven when it's not "my country so everyone here should speak my language"-- that's a soap box for another post :-)
  • God's Will----My first mission trip to Mexico was in Sept. 2005. I went w/my own set of expectations. I soon discovered that I should not limit God w/my "list of things to do." May everything we do be only for the glory of our Gracious Heavenly Father.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

This has been a really good season of T-ball for Seth. His coach has been great. He has taught, not just Seth, but all the boys so much this season. More than just baseball skills. He prays w/the boys before every game. This is a picture of Seth's team praying together before their game. I have not seen another team pray together. I am thankful that God has given us such a wonderful coach and team for Seth's first season of ball.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

The boys love to monkey around. They are always climbing something. I cherish the times they play happily together. Some days those times are few & far between. Today, though, is a good day. Thanks be to God. When we were pregnant w/Coy, we could not wait to find out what we were having. It didn't matter, boy or girl, we would be happy. We just wanted to know, so we could "be ready." Everyone was thrilled to have a boy in the family. There were no boys on Kelly's side. Coy came & rocked our world. He has been all boy & then some :-). When we were pregnant w/Seth, we really wanted a little girl. Partly because Coy boy was so much work, and partly because-- well wouldn't that just be the ideal family? One boy one girl. Well God knew what he was doing, obviously, Seth was the perfect addition to our family. He is also all boy, but in a little more laid back kind of way ;-). I love them both tremendously, and wouldn't trade God's plan in for anything. We do not plan to birth any more children ourselves, but are open to God's plan for growing our family. Right now I will do my best to keep up w/the two little monkeys I have . . .

Support Mexico Missions :-)


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Two weeks & counting. WOW! It hardly seems possible, that we are about to head back to Mexico. This will be our fourth trip, and the only thing I expect is not to expect anything. I learned not to limit God by expecting to do certain "planned" things. He has grown me each trip, and I can not wait to grow some more. We will be flying out on Friday, October 5th. Those driving there leave on Oct. 3rd. We will return on Thursday October 11th. I would appreciate your prayers for our group, and God's work to be done.

We have designed a t-shirt to support our missions. It is actually a darker blue than is in this picture, but you can get a general idea. If you would like to support our team by purchasing a t-shirt, they are $15.00. Leave me a comment, or send me an e-mail, and I will order you one.

We are also still collecting chewable childrens vitamins @ the church.
Your prayers, and support are greatly appreciated.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

Ok! I have tried and tried to upload this video to Blogger, with no success. I stayed up way to late, and now my Favorite Photo Friday has turned into Saturday morning :-) I was able to get the video on myspace, so click the link below to view. It is totally worth the journey (if I do say so myself :-)

Coy got a hold of my digital camera, and has started making little videos. He made this one back in August, on the day of his 8th birthday. It was the second one he had made that day. He called them his "wild animal adventures." He really cracks me up, with his creativity. The whole video is pretty funny, but it is 9 minutes long, so I had to edit it down to the part that I almost peed my pants watching. This is the ending. Please take a moment to go look at it, It is so stinkin' funny. I plan to use it at his wedding :-) Oh how I love my children . . .

Friday, September 7, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

This is me & my honey. We just celebrated our 12th anniversary. I love Tim so much. He has been my sweetheart since I was "sweet" sixteen. I can't really remember life w/o him. I am so thankful my sister introduced us, and God had it in his plan for us to build a family together.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Seth is an Angel

Seth had his first T-Ball game tonight. He plays on the Angels. They are all so cute. We were blessed w/a great coach. He goes to our church. Seth got to bat twice, and had an RBI. I am learning all the terms, so I really don't know exactly what RBI stands for. What it means is that he hit the ball, and someone ran home and scored. :-) I am sure I'll have it all figured out before the season is over. Just before the game was over, I went over to the dugout. I was telling Seth I was proud of how he was being a team player, sitting-watching his friends bat. He said "I'm ready to go home, and go to bed now." I guess that's why he was sitting there so sweetly. He did come home, have some supper, and was in the bed asleep by 8:00. The big leagues take a lot out of you. :-) Here are a couple of pictures of him, and his team.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

Here are the 3 Amigas in our Home away from Home in Mexico. Kristi, Darby, and I have shared a room on each trip. We have made memories that I will cherish my whole life time. I thank God for them everyday. Counting down to October Girly's :-)

Getting Ready for Another Mission

As you may have noticed from my countdown clock, we have a little more than a month to our fourth Medical/Dental Mission trip. We have partnered w/Primera Iglesia Bautista, Nuevo Laredo. The First Baptist Church of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. We do many things, while we are there, including giving out chewable childrens vitamins. They have all come through donations. If you would like to donate vitamins to our mission, you may bring them to the drop off areas @ the church. ( These will be located in the pre-school area, and outside of Creation Celebration. Can't make it to the church? E-mail me, and I will make arrangements to get the vitamins from you. To find out more about our mission, you can check out our team's web site. Click the Mexico Missions Link under Blogs I Read.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

This is me & the boys at the Titans vs. Redskins Pre-season game. Coy got tickets for his birthday, and we had a blast.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

One Week Down--Many More to Go : - )

The first week of school went super, and we have started off to a great second week. Today, when I picked Seth up, his teacher said she wished she had a whole classroom full of Seths. It is really nice to get compliments. Coy's teacher sent home the first class letter, and said the class had a wonderful first week. He had all smiley faces on his agenda. I pray for the trend to continue. Here are the boys on the first day of school . . .

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Boys and Their Hasmters

Here are the boys w/their hamsters. Coy has had Isabell since the end of May. Seth got Brownie a little more than a month ago. Seth first named his Sally, but we figured out the pet store workers don't know how to tell the gender of a hamster, because Isabell and Sally have different body parts :-). Yes, they are in different cages. The boys love their hamsters a lot.

First Time for Everything

So, I decided to join the world of bloggers. After reading several friends blogs, I thought it would be fun to start my own. I don't know if there is anyone who will really want to read it, but I think it will be a fun way to brag (and vent) about the life happenings @ the Watson household. With Tim, Kelly, Coy, and Seth, a dog, two cats, two hermit crabs, two hamsters, and multiple guppies :-), there is always a little something to talk about. So, here goes.
This is What We Are Here For . . .