Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hello....

We have been working non-stop at the house. In fact, Thanksgiving will be a day of work for us.....and Gee and Grumpy :)

Since I haven't blogged in a while, I have so much to catch you up on....so here goes.

Our Target started carrying groceries, which is great! Until tonight....I just opened my sweet baby greens for my salad....and what do I see...mold...everywhere. Disappointed....so I have strawberries, almonds and feta cheese...nice :)

Yesterday I was standing in line at The Children's Place and the ladies behind me were talking quite loudly. The conversation went something like this, "Go on Facebook and find my friend...she had 4 eggs implanted...that is just crazy we only had 3 done and I would go no higher than that....with the 3 that I had implanted, we got twins and I was soooo sick...just miserable...thank goodness only one kept...I felt so much better (one child in the stroller)....we still have 6 frozen, I am thinking of only doing 2 next time.....you start getting higher than that and the chances of having multiples is great....just crazy...too sick with multiples". Anyways, something like that. I was about to go nuts.... First, I started missing the girls like crazy!!!! I mean to tears! Second, I wanted to beat the fire out of the lady for talking about multiples like it is the plague....and like babies coming into the world is something you can toy with....like they aren't sweet babies.... Well, I will not go any further into this conversation, it just really upset me. Just know that there are people in this world that would love to have twins, triplets even quads. Not everyone has the luxury of selecting the number of children they have or don't have. I said lots and lots of prayers during and after this conversation, for all of my dear friends that have children (any number) and for the ones that have suffered a loss.

Ok, on a lighter note, the house is coming along!!! We have started packing and will start moving things over Thanksgiving!!!

Here is the powder bath.....I did a copper/bronze color on the wall with a granite finish, lighter granite counters and a white vessel sink to lighten things up. I did the floors first of this week (talk about a sore back)....we were going to do whole tiles, but I really love the way the mosaic turned out! And I was able to use left overs :)



The last coat of poly was put on the wood floors today. This is the sitting room....was originally going to be blues and grays...but those colors moved upstairs :)


The only furniture we have purchased or really need to purchase right now is for this room. This is the chaise and sofa I picked out :)



Yes a little swanky...but it's my room, I can do what I want :) haha Jer helped pick them out too!!



Upstairs bath...kind of my left over room. I used the grass cloth I had left from the master bath...Jer and Grumpy framed the original mirror, Gee and I painted the existing cabinets and we put up a piece of "seconds" granite.....and I am so pleased!


Addi in her "Go Frogs" shirts....worn especially for Cody and Liz :)



I finished Addi's Indian shirt for Thanksgiving :) If anyone needs anything embroidered for the holidays, Children's Place is having a steal of a deal on plain tees!!!




Well, the fish people are about to be here to look at the tank (it's being moved tomorrow) so I guess I will stop the randomness :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Fun!

My little bug had tons of fun this Halloween! Gee, Grumpy, Cody and Liz came over and we headed to Grapevine's festivities on Friday. (way too crowded for me!!)



Mommy and bug

Giving Daddy that look...


Her first piece of candy!!!


All she wanted to do was this hamster ball.....she was the smallest by an entire head!! hahaha it was too cute!


Cody, Addi and Liz


We hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween weekend......

and no way I can pass this up......
SIC 'EM BEARS!!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fun!!!

Gee and I took Addison to the Pumpkin Patch in Flower Mound.......needless to say she had a blast. We also ran into Emily, Claire and Jacob!



Cutest little ghost!!





I put together little Halloween baskets for Faith and Grace...and our soon to be new neighbors Aiden and Sierra.




She loved, loved, loved the merry go round



You can see what she thought about the bounce house....



Addison and Mommy.....she was a little overwhelmed when we first got there :)




Tuesday, October 12, 2010

State Fair

I picked up Gaga on Friday and we headed to the fair! It was a very interesting trip......Gaga got attacked (OK not that dramatic) by an Emu.....we ate a corn dog, fried caramel, funnel cake and a fried Frito pie!

Best of all, when we were walking to the car (we parked in $5 parking, so you can imagine what it was like....by the tracks) we hit a bump and our drink splashed out....Janet said "I think a little got on Addi".....hmmm nope she was soaked! We had to walk with the tracks across the street, so I carried Addi while Janet pushed the stroller......once we were across I noticed we had lost a shoe. I turned to go back and noticed it on the track....not 2 seconds later did the arms lower down and the train came barreling by, smashing and tossing our little black shoe.

Addi made the comment to close the night...."bye, bye shoe....bye, bye". hahaha Never dull!



some animals




she loved the big elephant statue.....running to it and latching to the leg :)







we spent a lot of time in the petting zoo






Gaga allowed her to be more adventurous....


Sic 'em Bears!!!


Watching the parade....she clapped and clapped!



there were 4 officers on break by the huge Baylor truck


staring contest with Gaga


we loved the floats


Going home :) surprisingly she didn't even fall asleep in the car!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Clarification

Just to clarify, the inappropriate comments were made on my previous post, "Play Date". Just pictures at the park. Therefore, implying that I brought this on myself by posting inappropriate pictures is ridiculous! Because some readers look at my girls and have immoral thoughts, I am making my blog private. I am very disappointed.....I was hoping to share Dad's sermons, etc. with everyone...not just family and friends. I will consider starting another blog with no pics to share those things. I will have to start over on my followers, so I will send an email out if I have your address....if not, email me sbrookbell@yahoo.com.

It is my belief that I am not qualified to judge others..... their thoughts, feelings or actions. It is not my place. I am perplexed by this sense of god-like entitlement. We are seeing this everywhere; look at the homosexual community.....people are being judged and ridiculed and it is pushing them to DEATH. It is my opinion that the "Christians" that are picketing funerals of homosexual individuals, etc are pushing people further away from faith. Why would someone want to believe in God when "his people" are hateful, hurtful and judgemental.

Your words hurt people...they do not help! If you have a cause that you want to support, that is wonderful, but make sure you have enough information and know how to pursue your goals, not push people away and look crazy doing it.

A few years ago, your negative comments would have me second guessing my abilities as a Mom. But today, I look at my three little girls and I am proud of what they are becoming. I am proud the of values and freedoms we have taught them. I am their cheerleader and protector and will do both with all of my heart.

Thank you for all of your support ladies (it's always something.....just like to keep it entertaining) :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Winky!!!

There once was a kitten named Winky
The girls promised, "Mommy it won't be stinky".

Gaga teased and tantalize,
trying to get Mommy to finalize,
an answer but Daddy said no

They said their heart would be broken
at the answer that was unspoken
....Gaga I am working on changing that, you know.

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hahaha that's my poem about the cutest little kitten, Winky (who lives with Gaga) :)

If you didn't know, I have a little girl that likes attention :)

Faith

had to watch her every move


Grace

Faith



Addi bug


loving on Uncle Ryan.....didn't like the flash :) Ryan just woke up and was bombarded! lol
look how cute and fussy Winky is!!!


On a different note, I am considering ending my blog. I checked my comments yesterday, and had to delete several very very very inappropriate comments. Asking me to post certain pictures and starting off by saying "sorry for this comment....we are drunk"....
The purpose of this is to share with family and friends, but it seems that some pictures have been taken way out of the realm of (my) normalcy.
Does anyone else received random or inappropriate comments? Am I posting things that make me more susceptible?
I am not going to tolerate the awful comments about my sweet girls any longer!