Saturday, December 25, 2010

My how Christmas has changed

I assume like most people, when I was as kid I counted the days until Christmas with much anticipation of all the awesome presents. Now, that I am kind of an adult with my own kid who can actively participate in opening presents with great exclamation, too, my perspective on Christmas excitement is different, but even better. I barely even know what I got for my own presents because Henson was having so much fun opening his. (I do love the presents I got - thank you family! I promptly dug back through all of mine once I got home just LIKE a kid.)
Ross Family Christmas first half of the day...

Lightning McQueen house slippers

Uncle Marcus scored getting Henson a Power Wheels Lightning McQueen car. H loved it so much he hugged it before it was even out of the box.

Lucas's grandma supporting the 2 Movie Guys

Lashley Family Christmas second half of the day...

Grammie & Boppy scored getting Henson a train set. He insisted on opening it immediately, of course.

Ended the day watching the 2Movie Guys Christmas Special:
Papaw and Henson taking in all the hilarity.

We had a great holiday! My favorite gift was from my wonderful, and sneaky, husband who wrote and recorded a song for new baby, Simon. Love it so, so much.

Friday, December 10, 2010

I still love you, Bryan!

Hours watching CMT waiting for his videos, and hours & hours of belting out his songs my room, shower, car, anywhere, my dream came true for the first time in 1996 when I got to see Bryan White in concert AND meet him. I seriously almost died.
Meeting Bryan White in 1996.
Then, last night, my I got to die all over again when I met him again with my cousin, Sarah. I felt 15 all over again (and we maaaay have been acting a little like 15 year olds too...).
Now, Angel was supposed to come with us, but had a sick kid at the last minute, so we decided we had to take her anyway.

She also got to meet Bryan!
Angel couldn't contain herself and rushed the stage.
We had a blast swooning over Bryan! As we left we MAY have passed him on the sidewalk. And I MAY have said "well done" to a grammy award-winning artist. And then I MAY have had a beet red face and uncontrollable laughter afterwards.
We love you, Bryan!

Monday, December 06, 2010

The 20's

I am now 20 weeks and Henson is 20 months today. This means only 4 MORE MONTHS until he is 2 and my child count becomes 2. I'm not going to think about either right now. Procrastination is key.

Happy 20 months to my car organizing little toot.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Every kid has to go through this, right?

Last year he wasn't aware enough to be terrified. But this year....he made a mental check on his new, but will ever be expanding, "things my parents forced me to do just to log on a computer somewhere, and have no seeming concern for my feelings and I will make it come back to haunt them later" list.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Buying SCENTSY helps Heartbeat

Beginning TODAY you can purchase any SCENTSY product from HERE and 20% of the sale will be donated to Heartbeat For Hope!
These aromaful wickless candles make great gifts: Christmas, birthday, hostess, etc.
So buy up from December 1st - December 31st!
Thank you to Scentsy independent consultant Lacey Harkins for her generosity in donating a portion of her sales!

(Orders needing to arrive by Christmas must be ordered by December 18th)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Looking a lot like Henson...

...has been here. This is how he decorates for Christmas. I love what he's done.

Very festive.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It Happened

To the shock of Lucas, he actually DID turn 30. On Thanksgiving Day, actually.
And if you remember THIS, we celebrated pretty well already. But, we did have a party with each side of the family, and then a surprise dinner at Sumo last night.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

They're going to be best friends, right??

Baby boy #2 is on his way.
I also have to throw out there that I have been calling this baby "he" since the day I found out I was pregnant. Just sayin'.

Does this not eerily look like an adult leg? And look at those toes! Good grief!

And this kid has nooooooo clue what he has coming for his second birthday this year. I can say with 100% certainty he doesn't think it's going to be a teeny, tiny person that never leaves... These boys are going to be so much fun. I can't wait!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

When the kid is away...

...the banjo will be played.
My child left tonight for the land of milk and honey - Minco, OK - for two whole days. I have the best in-laws.
My husband leaves tomorrow for two whole days.
What will I be doing for two whole days?
Sorry, I had a "run around the room, squeal at the top of my lungs" moment to recover from real quick.
I might take a few minutes out of my bed, crawl away from my oreos and chips, pause my movie marathon to blog about it. But probably not.
Seeeeeee ya!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For Sale

Welp, our house is for sale. Sign in the yard and everything.

We have loved this house! We just need to find something that will better accommodate our growing family.
For specs and more pics go HERE and enter #442498.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Eat at Johnnie's TODAY!

Eat at any OKC metro area Johnnie's location TODAY and mention Heartbeat For Hope when ordering. A percent of sales will be donated to H4H!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Seize the Deal

You might already have Groupon, but here is another savings site for metro area deals. Copy and paste this link.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Inaugural Trick-or-Treating Verdict


First hit


shrieking with excitement
(mostly because he saw Boppy, but still)

The costume
(Steve Martin - 1978)

Next stop - Kevin Ogle's house, of course
(also, a Steve Martin fan)

Busting open some chocolate on the way to the next party.

Our adult theme for the annual Stansberry Halloween Party was 'Something You are Scared Of: Nothing Stupid or Cliche'
(I may have added the tag)

Lucas went as a one-day expired product, and I went as someone having multiples. (No offense to anyone, but that terrifies me.)

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Poor Thing

The first (and possibly last if I don't remember to do this again) preggo picture with baby #2.

15 weeks

Monday, October 18, 2010

Advice Needed

So, I am trying to decide if I should try to move Henson to a big bed before baby #2 arrives in April.
I was thinking that if I DID do this I would try around February to give him a couple months to get used to it.
BUT, I don't want to push it too soon. I know it takes certain cognitive development for this transition, but I think by then he could be ready.
Thoughts from people with experience would be appreciated.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Just what I was looking for to go bankrupt for beauty.

Walmart sells this TOWEL HOLDER for a mere $1680. Not $16.80, but $1,680.
This thing better wash, dry, and style my hair everyday, clean the bathroom everyday, and get out of the bathroom to cook me dinner every night.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to my wonderful mother! I have always admired her so much. She is faithful, wise, fun-loving, funny, caring, compassionate, discerning, adventurous, a great listener, smart, and a great friend, too.

Love you, mom!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Can someone get me a paper bag??

Yesterday he turned 18 months. Which means I have just over 6 months for the next one to get here.

Tomorrow he will be two. Which means I will be only one week away from NUMBER TWO in the house.

I need Sam's Club quantity of paper bags here ASAP.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


I am sure every mother has felt the guilt. The pressure. The embarrassment. You know what I'm talking about. The "I'm not as good of a mom because I don't _________.", or "So and so says I should or shouldn't do it this way, and that's the only way because their grandmother's grandmother said so." Blah, blah.

I have read a few blogs lately that have talked about some of this in one form or another. There is always something we can be doing better. Or something that we should be doing for our child that we are not, therefore they will turn out as heathens.

Especially as a first time mother (who only has 18 months of experience), I think you feel more pressure because you want to do everything 'just right'. But, now that I've had a teeny bit of parenting under my belt, and getting ready for the second go round, I have found that keeping the important things FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY in perspective goes a long way.

ANYWAY...... I had one of those days yesterday that I was feeling pretty down about my mothering. Mostly because I was not on my 'A' game - instead plopped on the couch feeling physically horrible with a bad cold while my poor toddler was trying to entertain me enough to come play with him.
Just when I thought I was doing a terrible job, was never going to get this time back so I better teach him his alphabet, numbers, and some Greek before his life went to the gutter... he saw a bag of MY trash sitting on the end table, picked it up and took it to the trash.
It was something that small that seemed so big to me at the moment thinking "I am teaching him to be thoughtful and responsible after all!" Yay me! I'm going to go nap now! (ok, not really that last part).

Or a very humbling time at the dinner table when your 17 month old is the one who reminds you and your husband that it's time to pray by taking your hands and bowing his head.

Redemption that keeps the important things in perspective.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This is Why We are Dying

If you need me, or Henson, we will be couped up in our house with red, puffy eyes and a box of kleenex. Thanks, Oklahoma.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I know how much the thousands of you have been missing my wonderful, and intriguing frequent posts. Sorry to leave you hanging.
It's been a busy August/September already. Keeping kids again, wedding showers, a wedding coming up, Heartbeat For Hope, and you know just stuff.

Anyway, I have just been soooo tired. Tired, tired, tired. I get these feelings of major hunger, but if I eat too much I feel sick, or if I don't eat I feel sick, or I just feel sick because. And I'm just SO tired! Oh, well. I'm sure it will pass.

Oh, and Henson is going to be a big brother.
Talk to you all soon!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010