Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ahh :)

I thought I would post a couple of recent family pictures (taken 2 weeks ago).
The first one was our first evening in Iowa at my Aunt's house. The second one was taken the night of my Grandma Phyllis' 75th birthday party.

This week we have 3 nephews and a niece staying with us until Friday, along with Brycelyn and M'Kambrie, and my friend Misty's son Sam (he has 3 sisters) tonight. It was a pretty fun day and no major mishaps. Shawn got out the legos so the boys (including him) spent most of their time building and playing. Tomorrow afternoon we are going to try and make it to the pool. Tonight is Shawn's first night on his own at his new job. Monday, Walmart called him in for an interview and yesterday offered him a job working in electronics. The plus side is they will work with the hours of the security job. They also said they are interested him doing loss prevention. (God is providing!)  We found out on Monday that the city manager still has not returned, answered, or responded to the lawyer. But we should know sometime after July 6th a court date for the appeal hearing in Austin to get the F5 changed. So really just more waiting... is it silly think the day that it doesn't cross my mind is the day the phone will ring with good news.....Anyway, it is getting late and I have a feeling it will be an early morning.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Keeping it real

Life has really changed around here since the last time I posted. Bently is growing like a weed and will be 15 months old in 10 days! She is a very sweet and active toddler!

 2 months ago yesterday, Shawn was terminated. I can't go into details, but he is in the process of appealing it. So we wait and wait and wait some more. He has been and continues to look for a job (right now he can't apply in law enforcement). Yesterday one of the places he applied called for him to come and take a drug test today. He got the job and starts tomorrow. I have been praying non stop that he would find something anything and I was so relieved and excited for him when he told me he starts tomorrow...... then he told me the hourly wage. I was shocked it is barely above minimum wage. I kept it together, but as soon as I was by myself I lost it. For the first time during this whole thing I truely lost it, I just started crying uncontrollably, and questioning every bit of it. Then I felt ashamed I asked God to give him something I mean anything and He did! The Lord provided....shouldn't be a shocker right? And instead of being grateful and praising him I was angry. I just kept thinking he just finished with his bachelors degree in May and that is all he gets? He is worth so much more than that with experience alone. I was also questioning how we are going to make it...but I know the answer to all of it....The Lord will provide....we/I just need to continue on His path and lean on Him and not on our own understanding.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. (Eccles. 7:8)

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. (Psalm 18:2)

I am going to try and do an update soon with pictures. It is hard to sit down on the computer with Bently running around and of course she wants to help by typing on the keyboard. :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

8 months

Last Monday, Santa came to visit the credit union my mom works at. We took Bently to meet Santa. She liked him especially his beard. Santa even had an early gift for Bently. :)

Soo excited to see what is in the bag!
Getting a little bit of help from Papa!
She loves it! As it is playing music she is saying "Yeah!" and clapping.

I realized last week that I had yet to get a picture of Bently with her 8 month sticker on. I thought it would be cute to get it in front of the Christmas tree, needless to say it was a challenge. She is crawling every where now and fast!

She thought this was cool long enough for me to get one picture taken.
Then she was done!

I love these next few pictures. She is in awe of the ornaments and keeps looking at me like your really going to let me touch these.

And this is the one picture I got of her in her crib before she took the sticker off.

 I love this sweet active 8 month old baby girl to pieces and cannot imagine my life with out her in it!

Yes...another catch up post!

Bently at 7 months.... got her second tooth in and attempted to crawl a couple of times, but stuck with army crawling and rolling every where!
Back in October, Shawn's sister Brittney and her family moved to Amarillo. We love having them closer, we still don't see them as much as we would like to, but definitely more than before! This is Bently with her Aunt Nyki at Kailey's birthday party!

Here she is rolling around on the floor with her daddy and a room full of people!
Brittney has a great backyard and perfect for pictures. Here is Bently with her cousins and 2nd cousins.
Bently and her cousins. Starting at the top left: AC, Trace, Rylee, Bently, Andrew Kailey, and Jakob.
A great picture of Shawn, his sisters & BIL, and cousins...just missing Jeremy :( 
Our little turkey on Thanksgiving. She tried the mashpotatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie, and I think Granny snuck in a few bites of pumpkin roll.
Sitting so pretty!

 Two bottom teeth :)
 She was done sitting!

I love this picture! Just the 3 of us!
She loves her Aunt Meggers!
This was Thanksgiving night. She went to bed at 6 and woke up around 9 full of energy. She played while Aunt Megs and I worked on a game plan for Friday.

Bently's cousin AC was in a musical at his school. He did a fabulous job. Bently loved all the singing and the Music teachers hands directing, so much that when she stopped Bently would yell "a" (no clue how to spell it to make the sound/ her version of HEY) at her.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Catch up!

A few weeks ago I (finally) emptied my pictures on to the computer. (I did a post from picasa on the pumpkin patch earlier) This year has flown by since Bently's arrival. I just can't seem to keep up with anything these days! She is growing, changing, and doing new things daily. On the upside it is making my school year fly by, and I can't complain much on that. I am already looking forward to the summer and being at home with my sweet sweet Bently. I am going to try to quickly recap some of these pictures.

Bently at 4 months old! She was sleeping from 10pm to 2 am. She moved from the cradle to her crib. She started rolling over front to back and back to front.

She started rolling over front to back and back to front. She loves her floor time!

She had her first taste of baby food. Her daddy picked out carrots!

She started sleeping 6pm to 6am, waking up one time usually between 3 and 4. She loves to be on the go and likes to sit up, but couldn't quite do it on her own yet.
6 months was a big month for Bently Boo, she learned to sit up, got her first tooth, went to the pumpkin patch, and said her first word "dada!.

We went to Granny and Papa's for Halloween and she turned 7 months old! I can't believe next week she will be 8 months old. Bently loves to be on the go! She LOVES Mickey Mouse Club and has since about 3 months old. She gets so excited and immediately starts looking around for the tv when she hears, "Oh Tootles." She has two teeth right now with a third one on its way in. It will not be long before she is crawling.  Bently loves to talk and sing along with music. My heart is so full right now! As I sit here typing this quick update post and looking at pictures, I praise and give thanks to God for all of my wonderful blessings!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

On Saturday, October 22nd, Shawn, Granny (my mom), Aunt Megs, and I took Bently to the pumpkin patch to get her first pumpkin. Papa (my dad) ended up carving her pumpkin. Sadly I do not have a picture of it.