January 31, 2012


Okay, so I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at this video.  Out of nowhere Landon just busts out singing.  I mean, it is like we put the video camera on him, and he built himself a stage..ha (make sure to pause the music on my blog at the bottom so you can hear the video)

January 21, 2012

free entertainment!

This was our family fun tonight from beginning to end...lol

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I just have to post this...it speaks for itself

Okay, so just look at this picture. Between two families, this is all our children. Oh yeah, and we live next door to each other!! Needless to say, our neighbors probably talk about us :o)

January 17, 2012

My quiet time today

Okay, so my quiet time today hit home for me.  I wanted to share it, because I just love how it spoke to me!

Come to me with a thankful heart, so that you can enjoy My Presence.  This is the day that I have made.  I want you to rejoice today, refusing to worry about tomorrow.  Search for all that I have prepared for you, anticipating abundant blessings and accepting difficulties as they come.  I can weave miracles into the most mundane day if you keep your focus on Me.

Come to Me with all your needs, knowing that My glorious riches are a more-than-adequate supply.  Stay in continual communication with Me, so that you can live above your circumstances even while you are in the midst of them.  Present your requests to Me with thanksgiving, and My Peace, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your heart and mind.

                                                         Psalm 118:24; Philippians 4:19, 6-7

January 12, 2012

Like my friend Courtney says it, "Wordless Wednesday"

Well, that is what my day was like yesterday.  I took Landon, Reese and Grady in to the doctor for the usual runny, snotty nose and cough.  Grady had also started running a fever.  Grady weighed 10.8 and Reese weighed 9.11.  They are getting so big!  Reese and Landon had sinus infections and the doctor thought Grady had RSV, so he swobbed his nose and then sent us over to have an x-ray on his chest to make sure he didn't have pneumonia.  Well, at this point my mom had to leave and so me, and the 3 kids headed over to Tomball Hospital for the x-ray.  I walk in and it was like an ER waiting room.  There were people everywhere.  I was thinking oh my gosh...how in the world am I going to wait here with 3 kids and 2 that are about to want their bottle and one who hasn't had lunch...AND it is now noon.  Well of course both the babies started crying and I look over and Landon has now stripped off his socks and shoes and thrown them in the floor.  I took a deep breath and said to myself...okay Melissa, I can either freak out right now, or I can not care what people in here are thinking of me and deal with the situation.   I took the "I don't care" route.  I couldn't help but start laughing.  And let me tell you, ALL eyes were on me.  I tried to calm the babies and then I got in Landon's face and very calmly told him to put his socks and shoes back on or else...hahaha

So, in the end of all this, my dad finally got to the hospital and was able to help.  Grady's RSV test came back negative and his x-ray was normal...few!  But, there is more to the story.  While we were at the doctor, he told me that he was concerned with Grady.  Grady prefers to turn his neck to the left most of the time, and has somewhat of a difficult time focusing.  He also arches his back and doesn't like for you to sit him up.  We will be taking him to see an optomologist and neurologist later this month and are having a physical therapist come out to our house to evaluate him.  Deep down I feel he is probably okay, but is just maturing slower than Reese.  He was also stuck in a really weird postition in utero because Reese was on top of him, poor guy.  As a doctor, they probably want to cover all basis, just to make sure, but of course now all this is in my head and I'm freaking out.  Seriously, I couldn't have any more on my plate.  This cannot happen.  Grady has to be okay.  I will not be able to handle news other than he seems normal.  I mean, for the moment I am feeling sorry for myself.  NOTHING having to do with pregnancy and babies seems to be going smoothly.  I just don't get it!!  I know things could be worse, but geez.  Please just keep him in your prayers!  I will keep you posted once we see the specialist.  

January 10, 2012

A "glimpse" of my life

I know this might seem mean that I filmed them crying, but it was laugh at the situation or jump off the nearest bridge!

End of year 2011...

WOW, what a year we had looking back on it.  It is absolutely amazing when you look back at how much can happen in just one year of your life.  Time is just flying by here on earth.  I heard it in a bible study once perfectly, we are literally just passing through life and are here for a glimpse of time.  If this is just a glimpse of time here on earth, I can't wait to see what Heaven is like!!  Things that have happened in 2011 for us:

1) We sold our first home we built together and moved into our second.
2) lived with Jacy's granny for 6 months
3) received news we were expecting twins
4) Landon turned 2
3) I resigned from being a teacher to stay home with my 3 amazing children
4)  the babies were dedicated at church
5)  "lived" in a hospital bed  for 4 weeks...(boy am I glad that's over)
6) Reese and Grady were in the NICU for 14 days
7) Landon started mother's day out

I'm sure there is more, but I can't think of it right now.  I am so thankful for another year here with my family, but am excited what 2012 will bring.  I am very overwhelmed some days with 3 month old twins and a 2 1/2 year old.  It is a lot to take in, and still sometimes is not real that this is my life.  Do I question God why me sometimes why this is what he had in mind for me?  Well, yes, honestly sometimes I do, but at the end of the day I tell myself to put on my big girl panties and DEAL with it!!!  Truly, what gets me through my difficult days, is just reminding myself everything I do should be to glorify my God!

I am really having to push through this time in my life.  I want to enjoy Reese and Grady as babies, but there are TWO people...TWO!!  It is more like a job you have to be really good at managing.  Get up, feed the babies, Landon needs breakfast, feed the babies, Landon needs lunch and nap, feed the babies, Landon needs a snack, feed the babies, dinner, baths, and it goes on and on.  I continue to pray God will give me the patience and love to poor out onto my children and husband and continue to strive to be an excellent wife.  It's not always easy, but thank goodness the Lord is there to listen to my cries for help!  I seriously could not get through some days, much less, some hours without Him..and a glass or two of wine some nights...seriously!   I think 2012 will be a fun year for us.  The babies will be a little older, Landon will be a little more independent, and I'm ready to get the party started :o)