Sunday, December 30, 2007

The date is set!

We had a good Christmas spent with a lot of family, food, and fun!!!!

Our first Christmas Tree

I have a c/section scheduled for Monday, January 14th. This little girl still has no name. Clara moved into her new room the day after Christmas. It is still a work in progress but every 1 year old needs a fireplace in her room. Clara's favorite place to play is in her new closet.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Merry Christmas

I had written an update but blogspot was not responding at the time so it did not save. So I will give a little update now.

Only about 5 weeks until we have another baby and I know these next few will go really fast. We almost have Clara's new room all ready for her. We are going to move her into her new room right after Christmas so she will get used to it before her sister comes. The baby does not have a name yet. We had a few options but we are now rethinking those. So we are going backwards in the name game.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Such a Girl

Clara LOVES "jackets" especially if it has a "hat" and LOVES shoes.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I have been childless

Clara has been with my parents since Thursday morning. It has been so nice to jump out of the car and run in a store. Even though time alone is nice, I sure do enjoy having her with us. Thursday night we went to a couple's dinner and Bible Study. Then Friday night we went to go see Game Plan which I like(and cried) but it was definitely made for a younger crowd. We are getting our little pumpkin back this morning. Here is a picture of Clara while staying with GiGi and Pop-Pop. And some pictures of my nephew and nieces from my mom's last visit.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My little lion

I was not planning to do anything for Halloween because we don't live in a trick or treating neighborhood. But for the first time our church did a Trick or Trunk. Clara did not understand the concept at first. She would go to a trunk and get candy then sit down right there on the ground and try to eat it. Finally, she realized if she went to the next car she would get more candy. Clara has not really ever had candy so she ate a little of it but of course we will eat most of it(suffering for your children). I was too cheap to buy a costume so this is my nephew's old costume which I had to make look a little girly.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

An update on us

I did not realize it had been a month since I posted. We have been busy. We are trying to get Clara's new room and bathroom ready for her to move in towards the end of the year so she will not feel kicked out to the nursery. Then my sister and her family were in town for a few days(I failed to get any pictures). Then I got a stomach bug but all is well now. Last Friday Clara and I went to a friend's house for a hayride so I will share a few pictures from that day.

Clara watching Barney while I get ready.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Recent Pics

Eating a snack at her table

Clara's first time to wear jean(Isn't she a big girl?)
Just a cute smile

Clara and cousin Brandon (she has everyone wrapped around her finger)
Riding her horsie

(since requested) 22 weeks

Monday, September 17, 2007

Play Group

Today we went to my friend Lea Ann's house for a little play time. Got to love trying to get everyone to look at the camera and smile. The two kids on the left are Christy Ferguson Valentine's kids for anyone who may remember her from Tech. Great fun was had by all.

Friday, September 7, 2007

What happens in Vegas...

doesn't have to stay in Vegas. Imagine this- we did not do anything we are ashamed of while vacationing in Las Vegas. We did not even pull one slot machine or buy any souvenirs except for some fudge for my sweet parents who kept Clara. But we did have good time away and enjoyed seeing some shows which is the main reason we chose Las Vegas. Stomp Out Loud was great and Cirque Du Soleil KA was entertaining but kind of weird. No pictures were taken in Vegas but my parents did take some of Clara which I will share.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Clara is 15 months

I have been told that my blog is boring by one person but other person has requested a new picture of Clara. So new pictures you get. Writing is not one my strong points. Sorry!

Wearing Daddy's socks

Monday, August 27, 2007

I guess we can keep the girly pink background

We found at this morning that we will be having another little girl. We are very thankful that she looked good and healthy on the ultrasound. I will have to see if I can scan in one of her 3D pictures. She would not cooperate and look at the camera though so we don't have a very good picture of her face. But the 3D pics are still amazing.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Weekend Fun

Clara loves to go outside to play in her playhouse
and swing in her swing.

Look! Clara now has enough hair for a bow

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thank you!!!

Thank you all for your congrats. We are excited about our new expected baby. Clara and her brother/sister will be almost 20 months apart as long as this one doesn't come early. I had been nausa all the time but now I am just tired all the time(but that is normal for me-pregnant or not.)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Clara's baby

Clara often hugs and kisses on her "Dollie". I hope she will love her sister or brother that is due on January 25th as much.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Clara went swimming yesterday for the second time. She was not very fond of it the first time but she loved it yesterday. These pictures are probably not the cutest but they are what I was able to get.

Saturday, June 9, 2007


We took Clara to see Chris' dad's cows last night for the first time. I was scared to death but Clara just wanted to get closer. She barked at the cows. To Clara every animal either barks or quacks.

Elizabeth, Clara, and Aunt Brenda

Friday, June 1, 2007

Happy Birthday, Clara!

Today Clara is one year old. We celebrated her birthday last Sunday while my sister and her kids were in town. The party included my family and Chris' family. At first, Clara was not real sure what to do with her cupcake. She put her hand in the icing(which was just cool whip) then reached up to me as if to say "my hand is dirty". I put her fingers in her mouth then she was hooked. She ate the whole thing.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Visit from cousins

My sister and her 3 kids came to visit us. Clara had so much fun.
Arden(9), Clara(almost 1), Abram(5), Aubrey(6)

Aunt Mere and Clara

Friday, May 11, 2007

Just living life

I have been trying to think of something educational, funny, or interesting to write about but to no avail. So I will just post a new picture of Clara. She is exploring(that is what Chris calls it but I call it making messes) with her new found walking freedom.
We are going to Ruston to eat at Monjuni's tonight. Once a month our church provides childcare for parents to have a date night. For $5 you can't beat it.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

My Happy Baby

You can see Clara's 2 bottom teeth. She now has 4 teeth coming in on the top. Ouch!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Clara Walking

I was finally able to get some videos of Clara walking by herself yesterday. She did it over and over but today she acts scared and wants to hold your one finger. I couldn't decide which one to post so I am posting 2 videos. You can either suffer through both or just choose one to watch.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

We are so blessed

Popoo and GiGi came to spend the day with us yesterday. Clara was showing them how she loves the toy they gave her for Christmas.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Easter Day

Our Little Family

Clara's pantiloons go all the way to her ankles

Always on the go

Her third egg hunt

Friday, March 30, 2007

Easter Egg Hunt

We went to Clara's first Easter egg hunt yesterday at Jolie's house. Clara thought the eggs were rattles. (Her mama's benefit- I got to eat the candy.)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Oprah's favorite things

We are playing normal people's version of Oprah's favorite things at my MOPS group in a few weeks. It is supposed to be something that is less than $10. So I have been trying to figure out what I am going to take. Since the main thing I miss from my pre-baby life is having time to enjoy a good fiction book, I am thinking about taking "The Princess" by Lori Wick (it is my ALL-TIME favorite). That is unless you have some better ideas for me.

What is one of your favorite things?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Daddy Daughter Time

Chris and Clara spent time together this weekend while I went to Shreveport to see Beth Moore. They did great of course. I was excited about coming home because I thought Clara would be excited to see me like she is when Chris comes home from work. But when I got home I picked her up and she reached for her daddy. Oh, well! The Beth Moore conference was very inspiring.


All around

"This walking stuff is making me tired"