Welcome to our Life..it's a crazy busy one, but that's just us! We have 7 kids, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 Grandbuttons!!! WITH #6 & & 7 ON THEIR WAY!!!! We came home on July 15, 2010 with our Princess Franceska Danielle, we hope you enjoy our life because we sure do!! God has just BLESSED beyond what we could have ever imagined!!


Friday, February 26, 2010

OK some of you asked for it ......

Ok I got several emails from friends wanting to see more of Franceskas room , and Lesa asked for the closet picture and Daleea wanted to know who the little feet in the previous post belonged to. So as annoying as "those" kind of Moms are ...I confess I am one of "them", I am gonna show off a little bit okay!! Here you go Daleea, they belong to the fairies that my neice Jade had and wanted them to be in Franceskas room. I think they have been waiting on that shelf for about two years! lol

There are 8 of them and they each have their own little personality...here is one of my favorites!

I made this verse with my Cricut yesterday.....

I KNOW.....isn't this unbelievable!!! Now before you all start thinking I am a shopaholic, you have to remember my sister Kerry has been giving me all of our favorite little things of Rayns. That poor little thing, she has been told all her life (she's 5) to not get that outfit dirty because we have to save it for Franceska!! lol... One day about a year ago she came thru my door..put her hands up in the air and in her tiny little bossy, sassy voice said....I KNOW MEME......(rolling her eyes) ... DON'T GET IT DIRTY SO FRANCESKA CAN HAVE IT!!!! It was just priceless..
Actually I do shop a little!!!

My very special friend Taylor made me this sign at Christmas and it is going over the door....love it!

My precious daughter in law Amy bought this for me. I had mentioned that I wanted one and one day she called and said she found it and brought it to the house...how sweet is that!!!! It is for the bathtub , it hangs on the wall and toys go in it....Love it too!!!

This little putter and golf glove was bought about 2 1/2 years ago by Frank. One day he just walked in the door with it....just simply precious don't you think!!!

This hangs on the inside of the closet. It is from my sister Kerry. Her and her husband Ricky were in a Chinese restaurant in Goliad ,Texas and she said she just had to buy it...Love it !!

About 3 years ago Kerry bought this diaper bag for me, isn't it pretty!!! It's full of toys that Im hoping will win our daughter over when we first meet her!!! lol

Franks ex wife Stacye, the mother of my older children bought this little ladybug bible for Franceska 2 years ago. Isn't is sweet, I just love it!!!

These crack me up!!! They are Baby's 1st Christmas ornaments , I kind of have a collection of them, this is two of them and the one in the box is from 2006!!! Cracks me up!!!

Now this is so special to me, that little star toy was Astrud's absolute favorite toy when she was a baby, and the praying angel sings "Silent Night", when Astrud was a baby the only way she would fall asleep is if I sang the song to her, well when she was about 4 yrs old I found this and everynight for years I would push the button and out like a light she would go!!! And I just cant part with either of them even though they are like 17 yrs old!!!

This is Franceskas little Preemie Asian Cabbage Patch , her name is "Annette Mara"!

And this is an Asian Cabbage Patch and her name is "Riley Magdalena"! Isn't that just too funny!!!!

Just another view....Ok thats enough for now, BUT as soon as I get the bedding put back on I will show all of you her crib!!! I just cant tell you how special it is for me to share all of this with you....my FAMILY. I think our time has come and it is going to happen soon, I guess we can finally say I am in my last trimester!!! I love all of you soooooo much!!! Blessings you all are.

OK just one more.... And she has 9 drawers and you dont even want to see them they are FULL!!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A peek at Franceskas room...

The other day Frank came home with a big bag with tissue flowing out of it and handed it to me and it was just the cutest thing ever, it was a bag full of Ladybug goodies for Franceskas room!!! He is starting to show his excitement and I think is letting himself realize that it is going to happen soon. It was several little Ladybugs magnets, a picture holder, a coffee cup for me, that matches a teapot that I already had, 2 picture frames, a 2 packages of of ladybug chocolates. You can see that one is missing....Well they will go bad so somebody has to eat them!!! I know that those of you who have been following for a while now has seen the next picture before. I made these what seems like forever ago and they hang over her crib. I think I am going to take the little ladybugs and hotglue them on the flowers.

And I know you have seen this picture also of the shelf that I stained, but I just wanted to show where some of the ladybug things are going to live.....

I also wanted to show you a picture of a present that our son Steven and our daughter in law Megan gave Franceska for Christmas. She is so sweet , she always remembers her at Christmas.....we've had 5 while waiting for her!!! This year they gave her this precious frame
and height measuring ribbon. (I think that is what you call it) The frame says Sweet Baby Girl on top of the frame and the height chart ribbon is just so cute.

There has been so much happening around here and so much that I havent blogged about, but I am on my way to catching up!!! Have a very blessed weekend!!! We will be here praying that the rumors are good and accurate ones!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

So much going on...

There has been so much going on here....one being that I have shingles !!!! Yes shingles and it HURTS!!! I just realized today that our 46th LIDversary has came and gone, so there I marked it! How many more???????

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A step into the past that became our future....

My amazing husband gave me a Mac for Valentines Day and I have to admit that I am very intimidated by it!!!! lol So I decided to try to scan some old pictures and share a little piece of history with you about my family, and I sure hope you like it.....

The little girl in this picture is my Mom and her big brother my Uncle Bob!!
And one day they grew up..... met another brother and sister team , which is my Daddy and my Aunt Mary dated , fell in love and then back in 1962 they were both married 21 days apart!!! My poor Granny and Sugarbabe and Grandpa and Grandma!!!

This is my Mom and Daddys wedding portrait on July 21, 1962
This is my Granny, with her only daughter...........Oh how I loved her.....
My Momma and Daddys hands....
This is my Sugarbabe with "empty pockets"!!!!!
Oh how perfect she is to me.....My Momma, I just wish she knew I was honoring her like this.....
This picture was taken on June 30, 1962, My Aunt Mary and Uncle Bobs wedding portrait...
Aunt Mary and Uncle Bob...1962

There is a whole lot more family where this comes from, trust me ALOT, but for this part there have been 5 children, my sisters, Kim, Kerry, my cousins Tracy, and Bubba, and myself, our spouses, our kids, our kids spouses, grandkids etc etc etc .....now there is 33 of us just between these two couples that started all this in 1962!!!

As for my sisters and two cousins, we shared 4 grandparents, and countless memories of our childhood and we are still making memories. We were so blessed to have the grandparents we had, they were AWESOME and we all loved them so so much!! They are all missed more than they could ever have known!!! Every generation has always had kids in litters and we have never "wanted "for anyone to play with, there was always your "age" group of cousins...lol We all live right around here by each other and that is the way I like it!!!!

I just wanted to share this with all of you, now that I know how to do it, I plan on posting some baby pictures of my sisters and I soon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lots of Birthdays, and lots of Nesting.......

I am sorry I have not been around alot lately, we have been super busy and I am totally guilty of Facebooking more than blogging.....but I will get back on track!!

In addition to being gone on our Europe trip and then New Mexico we have had so many birthdays here lately....Our daughters Chas and Kellie in December, our daughter Astrud and our son Christopher, and our daughter in law Megan all in January , along with Garett, Jacob, our daughter in law Traci just on the 6th, our grandbutton Liam on the 8th, my sister Kerry and her daughter ,my neice Jade on the 21st, also in February Zane, Emily and Alex and Carol I think??? Then in March my mom and our son Steven on the 21st, Ricky and also Jena. Our neice Lily, and Amy in April and daughter in law Amy in May!!!! And June starts a whole slew of summer bdays!! Whew!!!! If I forgot anyone I am sorry, it was not done on purpose, Im just absentminded!!! So I think we have alot in the near future to celebrate as we wait the last months for our Franceska.

I have also been finishing some projects around the house that I want finished before our lives change completely. I am painting our bedroom right now and then for the finishing touches on Franceskas room!!! I also have been going thru every cabinet and closet. I have been getting rid of things I dont necessarily need or that we dont use anymore. Frank has been known to say , to not stand still too long or you may go to goodwill!!! So I will get caught upon all of you, I actually got started this morning!!! Have a happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Introducing Miss Shauna......

My Aussie friend Fliss and her husband Mike just received their referral yesterday , so after waiting 4 years her she is.......Miss Shauna!!! Isn't she beautiful!!!!

The CC@@ is thru the 5th of April 2006, we are the 21st .....we are almost there!!!!!