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Sunday, October 28, 2007

fall festival, #2, posted by 11pm as requested

tonight was incredible. Crossroads had it's first (annual?) trunk or treat at North Oak park. The turnout was wonderful, and hopefully some great contact with our community was made. Weather was great (but too hot for the lion costume) so we settled for a Saints Jersey. Lots of food, fun, and fellowship. Jordan is sacked out. Enjoy the pics.

taking in the scenery from daddy's toolbox

he ate doritos at dinner, can you tell?

sprawled out in the sandbox

loved playing with the apples and water!

playing a game

its about time

Saturday, October 27, 2007

fall festival, take 1

we're planning on making our rounds to all the fun fall festivals going on in town this week. tonight was the first. jordan had an absolute blast. fun pics and video...

"mom, seriously, a lion suit?"

give me all your treats!

chocolate face and bouncing. what could be funner?

our little fam.

fruitless attempts at a decent jordan and mommy pic

Friday, October 26, 2007

past couple weeks

just some random shots of the dude.

lifting pumpkins. he literally picked a few up on his own.


hi, goat!

sweet boy

whats for dinner mom?

brush your teeth

Friday, October 19, 2007


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

sweet deals of the week: toothpaste for your kids; spa day for mommy

Here are two deals that I'm actively pursuing this week.
Already got the toothpaste for the dude, working on the spa rewards.

Both of these are brought to you by WALGREENS.

Aquafresh toothpaste is on sale for 99 cents with in ad coupon.
You can print a 75 cents off coupon here for the kids Dr. Suess toothpaste:

To make it sweeter, when you buy two you can get a free Dr. Suess book here:
(do it by 10/31 though)

the gist of this is buy 4 participating medicine products in one transaction and get $100 spa gift certificates to participating spas.
The details are outlined on another couponing blog I read, and since she outlined it so well, here is the link to read about it:


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

a fun little bunch of PK's

On Sunday our the Chance's came over for lunch. They are our new associate pastor family. I loved having all of our "preachers kids" together. Jordan had fun sharing his new swingset with everyone. This was a gift from one of our church members...we love it!!! the boys are actually twins, so there are two of them, not just one pictured twice. we are so enjoying having them on staff with us...and i love that J has a few new playmates.

Monday, October 15, 2007

bye bye

yeah, we're sorta fanatical about football.

we were watching the LSU/KY game and were waiting on the GA game until Jordan went to sleep, so we had it recording...well, they kept flashing scores at the bottom of the screen and I didnt want to be able to see the GA score before we watched the game so I had a pretty good idea. Tape a ribbon to the bottom of the screen. it totally worked. Asah was laughing at me. It worked though. And we got to see another Win. Finally. We needed that. even if it was to Vandy.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

what is jordan doing while mommy is posting?

playing with the printer or computer, usually. or spreading all the printer paper all over the floor. or turning the computer OFF mid post. here is a pic of him when I told him "no" today. he seems very remorseful, huh?

blocks and personal hygiene

the latest thing is blocks. he has a couple different sets and he will build all day long if you let him. 1st thing in the morning he brings the big ole tupperware container down the hall and waits for us to open it so he can start building.

notice he is the picture of concentration here..could care less that i'm trying to get a cute video-

he is also into brushing his teeth...this particular day it was with mommy and daddy's toothbrushes. oh well.

Monday, October 08, 2007


Here's a link for a free book from Huggies.

Titles include Semi Homemade Meals by Sandra Lee (from food network)

and "The One Armed Chef" for moms with babies.

No shipping either. Just free.

EDITED TO ADD: a lot of them are gone now. must have been a popular "deal". hope some of you got in on this!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

just a regular old update

been awhile since I've done one of these.

Things are great! Busy, but great. I think I say that every doesn't slow down much.

I'll start with Jordan....I usually do :)

TODAY, he is 18 months old. I cannot believe it has been a whole year and a half since we were blessed with welcoming him into our family.
He is an active, energetic toddler. Never ever slows down except for nap times. He is STILL napping twice daily (most days)...and sleeps A LOT at night too. I guess we can count ourselves blessed in the sleep department, but he definitely makes up for it during the day. It is very high energy! I find myself absolutely crashing at the end of a day.
Every day is a new word~it is so cool to see him grasp communication and language. I love it when he snorts like a pig when he sees a pig or says "BOO" when he sees a blue toy. It amazes me how fast he catches on! I really love this age.
He is 30 plus pounds, as big as most 2-3 year olds. I'll have official height/weight after Monday!
On Monday we will be seeing a new pediatrician. Jordan has been sick with asthma for 7 weeks now. We have tried a series and different combinations of 6 or 7 medications. It is very frustrating and expensive. Please pray that this new doctor has good advice and wisdom in treating Jordan. We are seeking relief from the constant wheezing/coughing. I refuse to put him back on certain medications because of the side effects. At one point he was so medicated he wasnt himself for days (lots of anxiety, night terrors, etc) Our goal is to NOT have that happen again. SO, all that to say please pray for healing for Jordan. It has been so long since we've seen him at 100% health.

The other two of us:

We are so good. God is really teaching us a lot...and being a part of Crossroads is so exciting. I am helping out with a small group for moms and it has been awesome. For any other mommies out there, I recommend the book "The Bathtub is Overflowing but I feel drained: How to defeat mommy stress". Despite the cheesy title, this is a great study to do with a group or on your own. It has enlightened/changed my perspective in many areas. Work at the pregnancy center is going great too. Our banquet is coming up and I'm excited for that.

Somebody turns 28 next week. Man, we are getting old(er). This will be Asah's 5th birthday that I've celebrated with him. When he was turning 23 we were "JUST friends" in Atlanta and I didn't want to be too over the top so I got him a giftcard to Blockbuster for a video game. Maybe that's what won him over. I cannot believe I've celebrated 5 of his birthdays with him!
I know I'm biased, but I'm very proud of my husband as pastor. He is learning a lot...both of us are. We are very blessed to be at a church like Crossroads. This past month marked 6 months of being pastor/pastors wife. It is a constant learning/growing process. We would greatly appreciate your prayers.

Okay, that was a long update. So many times I only post pictures so now you have the inside scoop as well.

We look forward to the Holidays and seeing family and friends,

the three of us

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

deal of the week: stock your medicine cabinet!

this week, my favorite place to get a bargain, cvs, has wonderful deals for stocking up on cold/allergy/pain medicines.

Most are buy $20 worth, get $10 extra bucks back.

There are lots of printable coupons out and with the Extracare bucks you'll earn back, it's a great deal.

Link to ad pages:

Here's what I did:

2 Advil Cold and Sinus ($8)
2 Robitussin ($12)

2 Advil Printable Coupons ($4 off)

2 Robitussin Printable Coupons ($6 off)

1 $4 off $20 coupon
(scroll to middle of page to find one that isn't expired)

Total out of pocket: $6
Total Extracarebucks that printed: $10

Other Printable coupons that will work for other deals:

Hope this helps someone!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

so proud....

Link to video....
Like father like son :)
View this montage created at One True Media
My Montage 9/30/07