Thursday, September 27, 2007

Who My Child Looks Like


To all of those who think that OK looks exactly like Chad. She does have a little of me. Thanks to K for the cute website.

Laughter

Oh, how I love that sound. CTW and I were playing with OK in the floor the other day and throwing the ball in the air. She was loving every minute of it. Praise God that she is here with us today. The smile on her face melts my heart. There could have been so many things wrong with her early entrance into the world. I hope you enjoy the clip of her laughing her heart out. I can't believe she is 7 months old already.

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Kiawah Island


CTW's best friend from high school works at Turtle Point Golf Course on Kiawah Island. He invited us down to visit a month ago. We invited a couple of friends to go with us for a couple of days. We drove to Columbia on Thursday night and stayed with AP's parents. The Beasleys are great and we were so glad to spend time with them. They were able to get some grandparent practice with OK. I think they will have lots of love to give the twins scheduled to arrive in 2008. Friday we headed down to Kiawah. CTW, GP, and BB played golf while AP, OK, and I shopped in downtown Charleston. We all met up and ate Pizza with BB and his wife KB. This was the first time that BB and KB had met OK. I almost cried!! Go figure!

Saturday morning we got up and ate Breakfast and then went to the Beach. After the Beach we went to the room and took a nap. After our nap, we ventured downtown and ate at AP and GP's favorite restaurant, Hyman's. It was so yummy. Then we drove down to the battery and walked around a little.

Sunday morning CTW and GP got up and went to play golf again. AP, OK, and I spent the day by the pool. We went back to the room a little while later and got ready to leave. After spending some time walking around the golf course and having a photo shoot we headed home. BB has told us about a huge oak tree that was close by so we stopped and took a look. It was huge. I have never seen anything like it.

We stopped in Columbia to pick up Lucy(AP and GP's dog) and continued the rest of the way home. We had such a wonderful time and it was great to spend some time with our new friends. We hope to get to go back soon and take some of our other friends with us as well.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Nun and Her Student

My sister passed this along to me and I thought it was hilarious. I thought I would share with everyone. It gave me a good laugh and it made me stop and think about how things can get jumbled up so easily.

Imagine yourself to be the nun that is sitting at her desk grading these papers all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure !

PAYSPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE WORDING AND SPELLING. IF YOU ARE EVEN REMOTELY FAMILIAR WITH HOLY SCRIPTURE, YOU'LL FIND THIS HILARIOUS.
IT COMES FROM A ROMAN CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEST. KIDS WERE ASKED QUESTIONSABOUT THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ABOUT THE BIBLE WERE WRITTEN BY CHILDREN. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN RETOUCHED OR CORRECTED. INCORRECT SPELLING HAS BEEN LEFT IN.


1. IN THE FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE, GUINESSIS. GOD GOT TIRED OF CREATING THE WORLD SO HE TOOK THE SABBATH OFF.


2. ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED FROM AN APPLE TREE. NOAH'S WIFE WAS JOAN OF ARK. NOAH BUILT AND ARK AND THE ANIMALS CAME ON IN PEARS.

3. LOTS WIFE WAS A PILLAR OF SALT DURING THE DAY, BUT A BALL OF FIRE DURINGTHE NIGHT.

4. THE JEWS WERE A PROUD PEOPLE AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY THEY HAD TROUBLE WITH UNSYMPATHETIC GENITALS.

5. SAMPSON WAS A STRONGMAN WHO LET HIMSELF BE LED ASTRAY BY A JEZEBEL LIKE DELILAH.

6. SAMSON SLAYED THE PHILISTINES WITH THE AXE OF THE APOSTLES.

7. MOSES LED THE JEWS TO THE RED SEA WHERE THEY MADE UNLEAVENED BREAD, WHICH IS BREAD WITHOUT ANY INGREDIENTS .

8. THE EGYPTIANS WERE ALL DROWNED IN THE DESSERT. AFTERWARDS, MOSES WENT UP TO MOUNT CYANIDE TO GET THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

9. THE FIRST COMMANDMENTS WAS WHEN EVE TOLD ADAM TO EAT THE APPLE.

10. THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT IS THOU SHALT NOT ADMIT ADULTERY.

11. MOSES DIED BEFORE HE EVER REACHED CANADA . THEN JOSHUA LED THE HEBREWS IN THE BATTLE OF GERITOL.

12. THE GREATEST MIRICLE IN THE BIBLE IS WHEN JOSHUA TOLD HIS SON TO STAND STILL AND HE OBEYED HIM.

13. DAVID WAS A HEBREW KING WHO WAS SKILLED AT PLAYING THE LIAR. HE FOUGHT THE FINKELSTEINS, A RACE OF PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN BIBLICAL TIMES.

14. SOLOMON, ONE OF DAVIDS SONS, HAD 300 WIVES AND 700 PORCUPINES.

15. WHEN MARY HEARD SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF JESUS, SHE SANG THE MAGNA CARTA.

16. WHEN THE THREE WISE GUYS FROM THE EAST SIDE ARRIVED THEY FOUND JESUS IN THE MANAGER.

17. JESUS WAS BORN BECAUSE MARY HAD AN IMMACULATE CONTRAPTION.

18. ST. JOHN THE BLACKSMITH DUMPED WATER ON HIS HEAD.

19. JESUS ENUNCIATED THE GOLDEN RULE, WHICH SAYS TO DO UNTO OTHERS BEFORE THEY DO ONE TO YOU. HE ALSO EXPLAINED A MAN DOTH NOT LIVE BY SWEAT ALONE.

20. IT WAS A MIRICLE WHEN JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND MANAGED TO GET THE TOMBSTONE OFF THE ENTRANCE.

21. THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOWED THE LORD WERE CALLED THE 12 DECIBELS.

22. THE EPISTELS WERE THE WIVES OF THE APOSTLES.

23. ONE OF THE OPPOSSUMS WAS ST. MATTHEW WHO WAS ALSO A TAXIMAN.

24. ST. PAUL CAVORTED TO CHRISTIANITY, HE PREACHED HOLY ACRIMONY WHICH IS ANOTHER NAME FOR MARRAIGE.

25. CHRISTIANS HAVE ONLY ONE SPOUSE . THIS IS CALLED MONOTONY.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

We're Rolling

A couple of months ago, OK finally decided to become mobile. Check out this fun shot of her rolling over. (Forgive me, I have had a hard time trying to figure out how to upload a video.)

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Family Photos

Tonight my whole family got together to take our first full family photo. We all dressed in white and denim. We had such a great time. Portrait Innovations is our favorite spot to take pictures because we get to take the pictures home with us the same day. Here are a couple of shots of the fam. We also took OK's 6 month picture.







Friday, September 7, 2007

4 Amazing Years

Yesterday CTW and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary(We have been together a total of 8 years). I can't believe that it has been 4 years since we said I do. We both had to work yesterday, but CTW did a great job of making it special with flowers waiting on me when I got home and tickets to see Beauty and the Beast. We celebrated by going to dinner at High Cotton downtown just the two of us(thanks A & G for watching OKW for us). We had a great time. They seated us in a private dining room and gave us free dessert. The meal was so yummy. Afterwards we went for a stroll downtown. They were having an outdoor concert that we stopped and listened to. Downtown Greenville is so beautiful and has definitely improved since I was a little girl. We had such a great time.

We discussed everything that we have gone through in what seems like the shortest 4 years. We couldn't believe everything that has happened. Here are just a few of the things that we mentioned. I have lost two family members. We bought a house. Chad's dad, grandfather, and grandmother have had major trials with health issues. I lost my job. We found a wonderful church to worship in with wonderful friends. Our best friends lost two babies. My sister got divorced and then brought our wonderful neice into the world. My parents have been to Hawaii for their second trip. We have visited San Francisco, Orlando, Asheville, and Jamaica. The highlight of our four years of married life has to be the birth of our daughter. We can not even begin to express the love for her and the change in our love for each other that she brought. Thanks CTW for giving me the best gift you could ever give. Our love has deepened so much over the last 4 years. It is hard to imagine that it will continue to grow. We hope we have a 100 more anniversaries to celebrate. I love you CTW and can't wait to see where life takes us from here.

6 months continued....

OKW went to the doctor for her 6 month check-up on Tuesday. She weighs 13 lbs 14 ozs and is 24 1/2 inches long. She definitely has grown a lot since she was born. She has gained almost 10 lbs and 6 1/2 inches. I can't believe how fast it has gone by and how much she has developed. The doctor says that she is advanced in her development. He was definitely pleased. He switched her off of the crazy expensive formula. She got 4 shots(ew!!) that I have to say LR did a great job of administering. She ran a fever all day Wed, which was stressful but wonderful because all she wanted to do was cuddle. Thanks to all of our friends for the prayers and keep them coming. It is so scary being a parent and I didn't have the best start at it.