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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Small Problem

A while back, Brody and I noticed a few cracks in various places on our ceiling. They weren't that big of a deal to me, but really seemed to bother him, so after a few calls and visits from our home builder, they agreed to come and fix the problems. I honestly did not think it would be that big of a deal because the cracks were small and they were all just cosmetic repairs. Well...I was wrong. The workers were here all day. Talk about the fun of trying to keep the whole family in one room. It ended up that every room in the house had something that needed to be repaired, so thankfully, Brody took the day off to help and keep the workers from walking in on me nursing Clark. all got worked out, but due to some old paint and the fact that painting wasn't the repairman's forte, we have now hired a painter to come and repaint our living room. I will say, though, that there was a lot to be thankful for even in the chaos: 1. the repairs were covered by our home warranty 2. Brody was home to help me 3. The workers completed the job in one day 4. I am going to have a freshly painted living room next week

Monday, November 19, 2007

Birthday Boy!

Today is Brody's 31st birthday. I still feel so lucky that he chose me to be his wife. He is an amazing husband, father, and provider. I think I posted once about things that I love about him. So today I will post 31 little known facts about him:

1. His first name is William (that's pretty well known, but oh well)
2. He spent weekends and summers growing up on his family's ranch in Wimberley, TX.
3. He is good at riding horses
4. When he was young, he and his brother participated in team roping
5. His family used to host rodeos on their ranch
6. He almost drowned as a child in a canoe
7. He can play the saxophone
8. He got in trouble a lot in elementary school, and made his fourth grade teacher cry
9. He has milked a goat
10. He is afraid of spiders
11. He gets motion sickness
12. In high school, he drove an orange Volkswagen "Thing"
13. He falls asleep by rubbing his feet together (drives me crazy!!!)
14. He is a very light sleeper
15. He is a gadget guy
16. He has VERY curly hair
17. He does not like green beans
18. His favorite food is Mexican
19. He is a morning person
20. He learned how to play piano from a nun
21. He always has to have the TV or stereo on
22. He cannot dance to save his life
23. He was in ROTC at Texas Tech
24. He almost joined the Air Force
25. He is not afraid to ask for directions
26. He is not a fan of sweets
27. He uses more hair products than I do
28. He gets squeamish watching any type of surgery
29. However, he watched when both babies were born
30. He always wanted a daughter
31. He cried tears of joy when Clark was born

Happy Birthday Brody...I love you!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Yes, I am fully aware that we are a week into November, but there was a lot going on in October that I wanted to share and never got around to.'s our October in pictures:

Scarlett the cowgirl all ready for the church Fall Festival

This was the first year I gave in and let her try the bouncy house. She had a ball, and we timed it just right...there weren't any big kids in there at the same time.

Here we are at the Pumpkin Patch...Scarlett looks to be having a little more fun than Clark.

Daddy came home early one night to carve a pumpkin with Scarlett. I am so thankful that he was willing to cancel a lesson to make a memory with us!

The finished product

Halloween night. Scarlett really "got it" this year. She was telling all the kids "Happy Halloween guys...come with me!" In fact, she even walked in someones house she was so excited. It was pretty cute :)

It was a crazy but really fun month. Scarlett was pretty hyper for a lot of the activities, but I had to keep reminding myself that I used to act the same really is a fun time for kids, and her excitement was pretty contagious.