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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The last few days I have been walking into Drake's room to get him up from his nap and this is what I see....

and this...

Yep, he has figured out how to pull down his bumper pads! I guess gigi is going to have to sew some ties on the bumper pads so they don't come down anymore. I love how he is into everything now. He can't crawl yet...but he can sure pull himself almost anywhere.

One of his new favorite toys is the lid to the wipe dispenser. He loves to push the button and make the lid go up and then push it back down again. He does it over and over and over. :-) SO CUTE!

Here are some cute pictures I took during lunch today...

Yesterday was Drake's 8 month birthday!!!! I will post about his 8 month activities on another post.

I can't believe we only have 22 days to be out of our house!!! AHHHHH!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Here are a few things that we have been up to lately...

He LOVES his Jonny Jumper! Papa and Gigi got that for him a while back but he's just now really getting into it!

We had to lower his bed last week! He started pulling up on the sides and pulling things down into the bed with him (like the monitor & it's chord). We decided it was time!

We gave Drake grated cheese for the first time last week! He LOVED it! It was so funny watching him try to get every little strand in his mouth. Messy...but so cute! :-)

I put together Drake's Easter basket the other day. I had so much fun picking out fun things to put in it...

I have been suffering from really bad allergies the last two days. I'm really hoping to get better soon. I HATE being stopped up and coughing! I could ramble right now....but I am so tired. I don't think my brain is fully working tonight. :-) Hopfully I will get to feeling better soon and I'll be able to write about what's going on in our lives these days.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Shake Your Booty!

This is a video I shot of Drake the other day. I have no idea how he learned this!! Haha! I just started singing this song and he started dancing. ENJOY!

I have not updated in a little while. We have been so busy lately getting ready for the big move to Conway. I really want to keep up with our blog because I think it will be so much fun to let Drake look back and literally watch himself grow up (and fun for us too!) Now that I FINALLY figured out how to upload videos from my blackberry to my blog I will hopfully put more videos on here!! This is a video I got of Drake a week or so ago. He wants to crawl SO BAD! He is learning how to go from sitting to his belly without flopping over.

This video is just a cute one of him saying "dadadada." He says it ALL day long. I have been working so hard on "mommy" but he's stuck on "dada" for now. Oh well! I love him SO MUCH!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

DID YOU SAY 1,000???

I tend to say yes to some of the craziest things. My latest is stuffing 1,000 goodie bags for the Rhea Lana (greater Little Rock) sale that's this weekend!!! I got all the "goodies" last night and they all have to be stuffed by Saturday morning at 9:30! Ahhh! Luckily my husband is very sweet and is helping me stuff.

This is the assembly line of "googies" on my bar....

I have to put all this stuff in these bags...

Here is what Luke and I accomplished last night before we went to bed...

At the end of the day we will be glad that we did it because we will get to shop at Rhea Lana's before everyone else does!! Drake is in desperate need of a summer wardrobe and this is the place to get all kinds of good deals! Oh the things we mom's do to get a good deal! :-)

Here is the link to Rhea Lana's so you can see when and where the next sales are!

Here are some pictures of Drake playing outside yesterday...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Luke and I are enjoying being brand partners for Vemma. We are enjoying the benefits of taking it as well as the financial benefits! Right now there are 80 doctors in Little Rock who are taking and recommending Vemma to their patients! We would LOVE to talk to you about how you can order some Vemma for yourself or be a brand partner too! We will help you every step of the way.

We are on month 2 of taking & selling Vemma and here are our results so far:

My skin, hair and nails were the first things that I noticed improving. My nails are growing really fast and are very healthy! I have always had some pimples here and there...but my face is really clear now! The other main thing I am noticing is that I feel like my head is clearer. I used to feel like I was in a fog know what I'm talking about?? I just feel healthier!

His main comment is that he feels more energetic throughout the day. "It's all due to our bodies getting exactly what it needs everyday for body and brain function. We are getting to right fuel!"

Let us know if any of these things are affecting you or a family member and we'll be glad to talk to you more about Vemma!

Mangosteen’s Healing Properties as revealed in research.

[Source: Mangosteen the X-Factor, by J. Frederic Templeman, M.D.]

 Anti-inflammatory (natural COX-2 inhibitor)

 Helps prevent fatigue

 Anti-aging

 Antioxidant

 Hypoglycemic-blood sugar lowering (anti diabetic effect)

 Immunomodulation

 Lowers lipids (LDL cholesterol)

 Helps weight loss

 Helps maintain vascular health

 Antiviral

 Antibiotic

 Antifungal

 Antidepressant

 Helps reduce anxiety

 Helps prevent dementia

 Anti-arthritic

 Reduces nerve pain

Vemma contains the equivalent amounts or more of key nutrients
from foods that could be found on your weekly grocery list!

It takes about…

2 oranges to equal the amount of Vitamin C
9 avocados to equal the amount of Vitamin E
3 stalks of broccoli to equal the amount of Iron
55 eggs to equal the amount of Vitamin D
1 cup of spinach to equal the amount of Vitamin A
3 cups of peas to equal the amount of Thiamin
19 medium bananas to equal the amount of Riboflavin
62 oz. of cheddar cheese to equal the amount of Vitamin B-12
5 large potatoes to equal the amount of Niacin
61 cups of tomatoes to equal the amount of Folate
2 large watermelons to equal the amount of Vitamin B-6
17 oz. of cherries to equal the amount of ORAC Value
37 medium mushrooms to equal the amount of Pantothenic Acid

…in just one daily two-ounce serving of Vemma

There is also a children's version of's called NEXT!

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Beautiful Day!

Yesterday the weather was SOOO BEAUTIFUL! We decided to go outside and enjoy it. Here are a few pictures of Drake's photoshoot. :-)

It got a little warm so we had to shed some clothes!

This Sunday is the FIRST OFFICIAL SERVICE of oneChurch! We are so excited to be a part of the start of such an amazing ministry in Conway. I want to invite ANYONE who is looking for a church home to come and worship with us this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at 1073 Front Street, Conway (across from the Log Cabin Democrat office). We are having a churchwide picnic at Cadron Park - this Sunday. It's going to be a casual, laid back and "come as you are" picnic directly following the service. Everyone can bring a sack lunch or stop by their favorite eatery on the way out there. You might even bring a football, frisbee, or soccer ball.... Maps will be available Sunday morning. We hope to see you at the launch!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Big Tub, Identical TWINS & more!

Last night Drake took his first bath in the BIG TUB! He absolutly loved it. He played with his rubber duckies and splashed the whole time!

I have gotten permission from my brother and sister-in-law to share some big news in our family!!!
They are going to have IDENTICAL TWINS!!!!
We couldn't be more excited for John Paul & Rebekkah! We are praying for a healthy pregnancy and healthy babies. There are a lot of risks with identical twins. They did find out yesterday that there IS a membrane seperating the babies...which cuts out a lot of the doctors concerns. The next thing we are praying for is that they each have their own placenta. Our family feels very blessed to have these new babies! We can't wait to meet them!

Last night we went and ate at Moe's. Here we are....
I am too scared to ask someone to take a picture of our family all together. :-(

Here are just some fun pictures I've taken of Drake in the last few days!...

OH! and this morning while I was getting Drake dressed he got on his hands and knees, rocked for a few seconds and fell down!! WOO HOO!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Drake is 7 Months Old!

Drake turned 7 months old yesterday! He is getting so big! I feel like if I blink he'll be all grown up!

Drake, dad and I love you SO MUCH! We never thought we could love someone THIS much. You make us laugh all the time. You bring so much joy into our home. We couldn't imagine our lives without you.

Here is what you've been up to this past month....

-You now roll ALL over the place
-You have mastered rolling from your back to your belly.
-You can sit up by yourself for longer than a minute! This just started a few days ago.
-You are not crawling yet but when you are on your belly you push up with your arms and kick with you legs like you are trying to get somewhere. It's really funny to watch you do this...but kinda sad because you get frustrated.

-You are still nursing
-You eat A LOT! You have a fruit and cereral in the morning, a friut and veggie for lunch and a veggie and cereal for dinner. Plus nursing!
-We think you're about 20 pounds now. You are wearing 12 month PJ's and 9-12 month clothes.
-You are into EVERYTHING. Especially the remote and my phone.
-You are content just observing people in the room.
-You laugh a lot.
-You say, "dadadadada" "papapapapa" "bababababa" and "thathathatha"
-You sleep from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. consistantly. Dad and I appreciate that more than you know!
-You take 2 naps a day (each about 1.5 hours)
-You don't have any teeth yet...but we can see them in your gums. Your gums look white instead of pink on the bottom.
-You DON'T like it when I leave the room. :-(
-We bought you a highchair last month and you LOVE it.
-You started eating Gerber Puffs this month. You love them! It's so funny to watch you move them around in your mouth and chew on them.

There are so many more things that I could write about you, Drake. You are such a special boy. You make everyone smile. I am always getting compliments from people saying how cute and happy you are. The nursery workers at church love you and are always so happy when they see you coming.

Daddy and I are already praying for your heart, Drake. We pray that you will choose to love and follow Christ early in your life. We pray that we will teach you and show you what it means to be a servant of God. We love you soooooo much!!