Saturday, May 30, 2009

It's getting hot down here

Black- eye Susans getting ready to bloom
Purple Coneflowers

I have been working in my yard today and summer is here in central Arkansas, the temp today was around 90. That's not too bad but we have alot of humidity here so that always makes it feel hotter. I wanted to show you a few things I have blooming right now, I also have roses,butterfly bush, other types of daylilies and lavender blooming. The bees and butterflies are having a feast right now....Barb

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Oh Deer!

This is what I saw at work today and doe and her fawn, I work in Little Rock where there is a hospital, medical buildings, neighborhoods ect. we have a few wooded areas around our office but this is rare to see in the city. We were all running from window to window watching them until they disappeared, earlier this year we saw a buck with two does so I guess this was a result of that sighting. We were all trying to get a photo but couldn't get a good one so this is not my photo, but this is exactly what we saw....Barb

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thank You for My Freedom

For my husband who spent 15 years active duty and 10 years in the reserve for a total of 25 years serving our country and protecting our freedoms and all the other veterans past and present and the men and women presently serving in the armed forces I give you my thanks and prayers that I live in a free world and have the choices that I have. Those whom have lost their lives protecting my freedom may you know you and your families are not forgotten, thank you....Barb

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Birthday Pics

Spiderman cupcakes



Waiting for his bowling ball

Jace had his birthday party at a local bowling alley,they put up guardrails on one of the lanes for the little kids so they could bowl without gutter balls. We had a fun afternoon with him, it's amazing how this little guy stole my heart three years ago. Gigi loves you Jace.

Happy 3rd Birthday

Today May 23rd is Jace's 3rd birthday, he is having a spiderman party at his request. I hope to have pictures of the party later.The party is at 2:00 and he has been so excited all morning he wants to go to "his birthday" as he keeps saying. My daughter has also been working on potty training and he just doesn't seem that interested (he goes but is just not consistent) she keeps asking me for tips and I am sure I'm not much help since I raised two daughters and from what I can remember they both were easy to potty train, so anybody out there with boys if you have any tips let me know. He's ready to be moved up to the three year old pre-school class except for using the potty consistent

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jace when he was a newborn

These are of my little man when he was a newborn, the top photo he is laying on a quilt made by his great great grandmother that I have had for about 28 years. The bottom photo was him in his swing one of the places that he slept most of the time because he was content there, my daughter had a c-section because of pre-clampsia so it was easy for her to pick him up out of the swing. I would go over everyday after work because I couldn't bear to not see him and also to cook and clean for Rachel the first month.That summer I was so tired because she would call me in the middle of the night when he wasn't sleeping and sometimes I would get in my car and drive to her house thank goodness she lives about 5 minutes from me and then I would come back home around 5:30 and get ready for work, but it was a sweet time also seeing her become a mom and for me being able to help. Just a few memories I wanted to share....Barb

Monday, May 18, 2009


Downtown Memphis Skyline

The pyramid in Memphis on the left, an arena that hosts concerts and sporting events.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


It looks like my niece will get to go home from the hospital Monday, they will have a nurse come by everyday for a week or two to make sure she's healing and she will continue on an IV antibiotic for a little while longer. I thank you for all your prayers and on another note hope all you survivor fans like me enjoyed the finale....Barb

Friday, May 15, 2009

Prayer request

My niece was admitted to Children's hospital last night with swollen knee, she had surgery today and the doctors discovered it is a staph infection. They did a debridement procedure and she is on I.V. antibiotics not sure when she will get to go home....Barb

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Memphis Zoo

We drove to Memphis this morning to take Jace to the zoo, it turned out to be a beautiful day. One of the few we have had in the last few weeks since we have had so much rain, we had so much fun of course he loved the alligators and the snake house (boys)!....Barb

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today was our wedding anniversary, we were off work today and spent the afternoon downtown at the river market. We ate lunch, walked and sat outside at the park with coffee and wonderful red velvet cookies from one of the local bakeries. Tonight is a wine and cheese party it's been a wonderful day with my great husband, love you honey....Barb

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

May each of you have a wonderful mother's day,and my mom and daughter Rachel have a nice one. We will all be going to church togeather and then lunch at my house.Sometimes this can be a bittersweet day for some moms and daughters so I hope the Lord will give you comfort on this day.May you have a blessed weekend.....Barb

Thursday, May 7, 2009

This is where I have been all day

In my daydreams, this is one of our most favorite places on the earth. Labadee, Haiti we have been there many times when we cruise on Royal Carribean. It has been so rainy here lately I have been daydreaming of Labadee. One of my favorite pics of us is here, it sets in our living room and I don't have any makeup on and my hair is wet but we were having so much fun snorkeling and hanging out on the beach. You can also zipline and parasail, so much fun and of course the frozen rum drinks are not bad.I hope you all have a wonderful place you daydream about also, have a blessed day....Barb

Monday, May 4, 2009

I'm Shaving!

Jace found some Nivea cream that Aunt Lauren left behind and decided he was going to shave like Papaw does, I walked into the bedroom and asked him what he was doing and he said I'm shaving Gigi. I thought for a moment he was going to eat some but at least he smelled nice and had soft skin. Even though kids make messes I love moments like this....Barb

Saturday, May 2, 2009


We have had a very nasty rainy day today with flash flood warnings but I feel great and excited. Today completed my one month bootcamp, I have lost 6 pounds and a total of 5 inches. I feel good and have more energy, I have one more month of bootcamp to go. I really never thought I could do this but I have pushed myself way out of my comfort zone. Not much going on this afternoon I am doing laundry and watching Lifetime and still painting kitchen cabinets ( I know I can't believe I'm not finished with those) hope you all have a blessed day.....Barb