Saturday, May 31, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays..........




I hope you enjoy this song! It is You Can't Keep A Good Man Down by Newsong! It is great! Have a blessed weekend!




Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thankful Thursday



Enter his gates with thanksgiving,and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!~ Psalm 100:4 (NIV)
Smile Thank you Lord for saving my soul! Thank you for always being there for me!
Smile I am thankful for my wonderful hubby who always understands no matter what!
Smile I am thankful for my precious baby boy! He is growing so fast!
Smile I am thankful for our health! In today's world everybody knows someone who is suffering with some kind of sickness.
Smile I am still thankful for Mr. Ducky . Duck 4 My son loves his ducky! Lol
Smile For more thankful hearts please go on over to Sting My Heart.
Thank You
Melissa

Friday, May 23, 2008

Then SIngs My Soul Saturdays.................






I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and I hope you like this song! It is my desire to give God all the glory! He deserves nothing short of that!!

Blessings to you,

Melissa

Look At This Precious Baby......


He is sooooo adorable! I just can't get enough of him!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thankful Thursday




I just have to say that I am thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ for dying on the cross to save a sinful soul like me! Without Him I would not be where I am today.

I am so thankful for my precious son, Andrew. After hearing the tragic news about Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter it makes you realize you need to take each moment in! I feel like I need to hold on to my baby and never let go. I don't know what I would do in that situation. My prayers are definitely with that family as they grieve.

I am thankful for my wonderful hubby! He is always there for me no matter what.

I am thankful for my parents! Which by the way, today is their 43rd wedding anniversary!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! WE LOVE YOU!

Wow! 43 years! Not many people can say that they made it that far!


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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Quick Funny.........................

You know how when you go to any store and they have those machines with the toys, stickers, and bouncy balls...............well what I like to call "junk!"?????? Most kids can't walk by them without asking for a quarter to drop in the machine and get the junk out.

Well................on this particular day, my nephew Dakota and Auntie Noo Noo were eating at Pizza Hut and he just had to have some money to put in the machine. The photo below tells the story!

This is the most hilarious thing I have ever seen! Why in the world do they put fake mustaches in those machines! It must be so I could write this blog and share with you guys! But you have to admit, it is hilarious!


Monday, May 19, 2008

Yummy Yummy to my Tummy.........

Saturday, Nick and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. We had a blast. This is the first time we have been out without Andrew. We went to eat at my favorite restaurant, The Chop House. The photo below is what I ate! Just look at all the yummy goodness!
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YUMMY! YUMMY! YUMMY!

Now, I don't normally take photos of my food, but we wanted to share it with some of our family members so I just had to. We only eat there once a year. It's our tradition. Plus, it is too expensive to eat there all the time! Anywhooo........what to do for the next year to come? :-) I am looking forward for many many more years of happiness with my wonderful hubby!


Friday, May 16, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays............







I hope you enjoy this song! It just speaks to me on many different levels. It reminds us that there is only grace, love and mercy! What a mighty God we serve! He forgives us even though we don't deserve it!!



BTW................Today, Nick and I have been married for 5 years! What a wonderful journey it has been! I love you so much hubby!! Thank you for 5 wonderful years of marriage and our precious son! God has been so good to us!!!

All My Love,

Melissa



I TOLD YOU SO............................

Right after Nick had the heart cathe done on his heart he was not able to lift anything heavy, which meant that he couldn't lift our son. This also meant that I would have to tote Andrew everywhere. The day after his procedure we needed to run to Chattanooga to buy some formula and other things for Andrew. On this particular day it was raining. We got ready to go and walked out the door. We covered up Andrew so he wouldn't get wet and started down the steps. My foot hit the first step and it kept going. I slid all the way down the steps, luckily I was able to drop Andrew's car seat on the deck. He was okay thank goodness! When we uncovered him he was just sitting there smiling.


Anyways, I was bruised everywhere. I had on a coat and I was afraid to take it off because I just knew that the skin on the back of both of my arms was in the sleeves of the coat. But I was okay......just bruised. Thank God for that! But did I mention I had bruises?? BIG BRUISES!


Well......these particular steps do not get much sun if any at all. So this green mildew (maybe mold) looking stuff grows on them. I told Nick to clean them off so someone else wouldn't do the same thing. Or for that matter ME! Ever since I fell I have been very careful not to do that again! ( I am very clumsy!)


Here comes the, "I told you so!"


Yesterday was another rainy day at our home. We didn't do very much at all. Andrew and I mostly just sat around and waited for Nick to wake up because he has been working nights. (Thank the Lord that is over!)


Anywhooooo.........I had just sat sown in the recliner to feed Andrew and Nick had decided to go and get the mail. He put on his coat and crocs and headed out the door. Right after he walked out the door I heard a huge crash outside. I really didn't know what happened. I just kept feeding Andrew. Nick came back in the door and he was complaining about how he fell down the steps. Now Nick is all the time playing tricks on me, so at first I didn't believe him. That is until he took his shirt off and I saw his back. He had fallen down the steps the same way I did except his head bounced off the porch. I probably would have done the same thing if I wouldn't have been carrying Andrew.

He said he even blacked out for a second. It's a wonder I didn't have to take him to the hospital. You could tell it hurt him pretty bad. So bad he wouldn't let me touch his back with a wash cloth.


By the way.............he is okay thank goodness but I couldn't help myself.

I just had to say,


"I told you soooooooooooooooooo!"


FYI................he only had a small lump on his head this morning and several BIG bruises!


LOVE YOU HUBBY!!!!




Wednesday, May 14, 2008

6 Years Ago Today..................

Six years ago, on this wonderful day, something wonderful happened! My hubby got down on one knee and proposed to me by the refrigerator in our home. You know how most people go out to a nice place to eat or go to that special place where you can always go back to it later? Well I get to go to that place everyday and I love that I can do that! Oh how I can still remember that day just like yesterday!

If you know Nick, you know he does not show many emotions. But he can be the sweetest hubby in the world a lot of times and on this particular day he was very sweet but also very funny!!! He got down on his knee and said, "This is so awkward! Will you marry me??" Now not many of you gals can say your moment was awkward like mine!

Nah...............it wasn't awkward, it was wonderful! But like I said, I can always go back there any time that I want!

I can honestly say that it's the best decision I have ever made and I would do it all over again!

I love you hubby!!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Warm Sunny Days...............................

This is what we do when the weather cooperates and it is 77 degrees...................................

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.............................of course it is gonna rain again tomorrow! But we"ll enjoy it while we got it!

I just love them both sooooooo much!!!!! They are both cool dudes!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

My First Mother's Day..............................

Well............................I honestly have to tell you that my first Mother's Day did not go so well! First of all, my hubby has been on night shift at the water plant and he was in the bed all day long, so we barely got to see each other.

Then, I had to get Andrew and myself ready for church. Which is no easy task anymore! Of course, Andrew didn't want to cooperate. But he did not sleep good the night before because of the storms that came through. I thought all would go well when we went to church because Andrew finally decided to take a nap. But................................he woke up when we got there and was okay for a little bit, but it was eating time. This was when he decided to start crying. My Mom took him to the nursery to feed him and you could hear him crying in there. I felt horrible.

Well...................we got home and got to spend some time with hubby before he went to work again. We had already made plans to go to Noo Noo's house to eat for my Dads birthday and to celebrate Mother's Day. To tell you the truth, I really wanted to stay at home because I was afraid Andrew might pitch another good one. But, I wanted to go and spend some time with my family. So we ventured out again.

He was fine.........................

He ate.....

He played.........

the norm..............

and then....................

he decided he was happy no more!! He cried for almost an hour! YES and hour! I had no clue what to do. Mr. Ducky was there and he couldn't help either. I was so afraid something was wrong that I sat down in the floor and cried with him. (in the bedroom with the door shut :-))
I was at a loss as to what to do. So I laid him down on the bed and he cried a little bit longer and he went to sleep.

We got ready to go home and I put him in his car seat and loaded him in the car and off we went. He slept all the way home and quite a while at home. He awoke just as it was bath time. I gave him a bath fed him and he went right back to sleep and slept till this morning. (bless his heart!)

So......I guess I just need to realize that babies have their good days and bad ones. But it breaks my heart when he cries. He hasn't done anything like this since he has been here.

Well...............enough of my Mother's Day.........BLAH BLAH BLAH.........I hope you all had a wonderful day! It had to have been better than mine.....although I look at my day and realize it probably wasn't as bad as I thought it was!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays........

Thursday, May 8, 2008

100th Percentile................................

We just came from the doctors office and guess what???????????
This baby.....the one down there......................

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Yeah........the one up there...............................now weighs 19 pounds 11 ounces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That, my friend, is in the 100th percentile!!! Holy Cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His doctor told us to start him on baby food!! YEAH!!! But guess what? We have already done that! But now he gets to try all the nasty looking ones......like: peas, carrots and green beans! Boy, I hope he likes them!!!

He is also in the 90th percentile in height. He is 26 inches long. His head circumference is 17 & 3/4.

Needless to say........................we have a chunk on our hands! But he is one
B E A UTIFUL baby!!! The doctor said she has nothing bad to say about him. He is one healthy baby!!!! But, HEY, I already new that!!!!! :O)


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

4 Months and Counting............................


To my precious Andrew,


I can hardly believe that you are 4 months old today!!! I don't remember life without you! It seems just like yesterday that you were a little baby and all you did was sleep and eat. Now, you are this big boy who probably weighs 20 pounds, and you want to be independent and do your own things. Mommy still thinks you are to small to do them. I just can't get over how much you have grown. You are such a good baby. I can't thank the good Lord enough for sending you to us. Daddy and I are so blessed to be your parents.


Love,

Mommy & Daddy

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Do you know what Laminin is?? Watch this!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRANDDADDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well....................I forgot to post Saturday that it was my Daddy's birthday! Although he was working and wasn't able to be home, I decided to send him a card on his cell phone! Hope you like it!!! Although, I sent it to him twice on his birthday and because I have decided that cell phones hate me, he did not receive them until the next day!!! Boo Hoo!!

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Prayer Request.....................

One of my dear friends that I used to work with passed away earlier today. Her name was Clara. She had to have emergency surgery on her colon Sunday afternoon and had a lot of complications. She was not supposed to make it through the night but God saw fit for her to take her last breath today at about 1:00. She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed each moment that I shared with her at work! She was a very godly woman also! She always had an encouraging word for me just about every day! I am going to miss her a lot! Especially her saying, "Heavens to Mergatroid."(not sure of the spelling.) :o) I just loved to hear her say that! I use it quit often myself, now!

I ask that you remember this wonderful family in your prayers today. Mrs. Clara, in my opinion, was the glue that kept this family together! I know that they will miss her dearly!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays..............





This is one of my absolute favorite versions of this song! I hope you enjoy it!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thankful Thursday




  1. I am so thankful for our Lord Jesus for saving my soul!
  2. I am thankful for my Awana kids. I am going to miss them. This year is almost over. :(
  3. I am thankful for my job....although I am at work today and I am not supposed to be!
  4. I am thankful for my wonderful hubby! I am glad you are not working at the plant anymore this week! :-)
  5. I am thankful for my precious baby! He will be 4 months old on the 7th.
  6. I am thankful for my friends....one of which is on her way to Cozumel, Mexico! I am soooooo jealous!
  7. I am thankful for my car...... cuz it gets goooooood gas mileage! Plus, I only drive 5 miles to work!
  8. And finally, I am still thankful for that wonderful duck named....Mr. Ducky!