Sunday, April 29, 2007


Finally get to share the news: I've been asked to join the design team over at Inspire Me Card Kits! I'm so flattered that I was asked based on recommendation--can't wait to get started . . .the first big thing will be helping host the one year birthday party for the site--the IMCK Pajama Party will be May 18-19. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Have I told you how great Clayton is doing lately??? :) He is staying well, and is THRIVING! He is a motormouth and at last count had OVER ONE HUNDRED WORDS in his vocabulary! His speech therapist can hardly keep up with all his changes in speech pattern and in vocabulary! It's like he read the goals she had written for him and started working on them immediately. For example, she set a goal for him to start pronouncing the ending sound of words and he almost instantly caught on. He now says daD. beD. poP. bacK. socK. He is so cute!!! He even said a couple of words for Dr. Lyle yesterday in clinic--which is rare--he is usually very quite at clinic. On guard, to say the least. But he managed to say diaper, shoowee, shoe, sock and even signed "daddy," I thought Dr. Lyle was going to cry from the sheer excitement of seeing Clayton doing so well!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Random Questions

Why has my hair suddenly started curling in the front? That curl is getting on my nerves . . .

Why do I still get telemarketer calls even though I'm on the "do not call" list?

Why do these telemarketers call to ask if they can mail you something? Do they really need my permission to mail something?

How does my house stay so dirty when there are two adults and one child (who can't get in the dirt without help) living here? Oh yeah, it's that dog we have living here . . . .

When will my house ever be "organized" like my brain wants it to be? I feel like I'm being overrun by our STUFF and I'm constantly getting rid of things to make more room and it still seems like we are busting at the seams of every nook and cranny!

Why am I becoming obsessed with food? I'm not hungry, but I worry about my next snack all the time. It's like I'm so bored I have to have food to keep my busy . . .

But why do I say I'm bored when I'm constantly running around trying to catch up to the next thing on my list?

Ah, the ponderings of a stay at home mom . . . .

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Just an FYI

When you click on my layouts to the right, you are taken to you want to read the journaling, scroll down to the bottom of the page. I almost always have the journaling typed out so that you can read it without a magnifying glass!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

April 17

I have to give a shout out to Patti A. for this adorable little bag she sent Clayton today! She has been keeping Clayton outfitted with these cute little bags since he was born and this one was totally unexpected! Thank you Patti!
I just finished watching the service at Virginia Tech. How horribly shocking still! I can't imagine dealing with that kind of tragedy. Lee-Ellen lives in that town and she said it was horrifying--Kelli, who also lives in Virginia lives and breathes Hokies and she is devasted as well. I'm praying for my friends and their families--I am so sorry to all those dealing with loss.
This week is the first week Clayton hasn't had a doctor's appointment in several weeks. I almost don't know what to do with myself, I have so much time on my hands! We all went for a walk last night--it was a nice night, but I almost got chilled once the sun went down. Clayton loved it and Katie was glad to get some real excercise for once. Hopefully we'll be doing that more often since the weather is warming back up.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

So It's Not Just Me

Clayton's OT was here today and I apologized for talking her ear off and she said, "don't apologize, I MISS THIS!" So then I had to tell her that I was missing them big time--I was so glad to hear it wasn't just me!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

How Sad is This?

Clayton is loving therapy at the clinic and I'm kinda missing it being here at home! I used to know exactly what he did everyday (progress and such), now I just get a synopsis when I pick him up. Jamie told me today that I was welcome to stay, and although every part of me wants to stay and hover, I leave because I know we need the time apart. And here's something that I didn't realize would happen: I miss talking to the therapists! They still come here to the house on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but on Mondays and Wednesdays I miss these women who have inadvertently become my friends. If they only knew how much "therapy" they have provided for me . . . .

Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Highlights

We had an awesome day yesterday despite the cold air and chilly temperatures! Church was packed and Clayton even got to enjoy Children's Church. We all went to my Mom's afterwards. Here are some snapshots from the day. And yes, the kids are using Wal-Mart bags as their Easter baskets since they didn't bring them over (you might be a redneck . . . .)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Not much going on here--just enjoying the weather we've been having, although it did get almost hot today. Hi 80's I think someone said. With no wind, that's pretty darn warm. I think we are supposed to get a blast of cooler air just in time for Easter Sunday. It happens like this every year . . . Saturday is the Easter Egg Hunt. I just hope it's not raining so Clayton will be able to enjoy being with the other kids. And speaking of that, for Palm Sunday, our church has the kids parade through the sanctuary waving their palms. Clayton got to roll through with Brian pushing him--he even waved his palm a time or two! I was so proud! I was singing on the praise team as he passed by me and it took all I had to keep from just breaking down in tears--he is just full of so many accomplishments lately. His world is opening up everyday. I'm so happy for him!
On the scrapbooking front, I was asked to be on another design team for an internet site. She asked me to keep it under wraps until May, so I'll have to wait until then to tell you who it's for. I'll put a link up when I do. I'm still designing for Noel Mignon, and she is busy getting her site redone. She started a tips and techniques blog, so be looking for posts from me and the other DT members soon.