Monday, March 30, 2009

~ Birthday Supper at Dixie Springs Cafe ~

Anna Marie (14 yrs. old, March 30th) and Emily Alyne (14 yrs. old, March 22nd)

Birthday "BOOTS", and may I say DESIGNER rain boots! NEW thing...

Anna's birthday cake (butter birthday cake, yum!)

Anna and Emily at Dixie Springs Cafe for their BIRTHDAY supper (PARTY!)

It started Friday, March 27th, the phone rang at work and it was Anna, she was so excited! She had studied so hard the night before for a BIG Science test and Math test and of course was stressing! (I have not ideal where she gets that!) She had made a 105 on the Big Science test and 96 on the Math test, she was so happy and ready to start celebrating her birthday. Bear in mind this was the 27th! So, her Daddy went to check her out of school to start the weekend. Of course when he got to the school to check her out, our 2nd daughter (Emily) was in the office waiting to join in the fun!

Friday night we took the girls to eat at BO BO's in Brookhaven and got caught up in the middle of a storm. We made it home and they started watching movie when the weather got worst and worst! At 12:05 a.m. Dunc and I made the kids go to the closet because the weather alarm was going off in Bude! The weather finely dead down and I closed my eyes about 3:00 a.m. Now I am the one who is up with the chickens at about 5:00 a.m. every morning, but NOT Saturday! 9:30 a.m. I woke up...I had promised the girls I would take them shopping for their designer rain boots for their birthday! As you can see we found just what they wanted!

Saturday night we made plans to take the girls to Dixie Springs Cafe for supper. Neither of the girls had ever ate there. They had a blast! We reserved the top room for the BIRTHDAY party. We had about 26 to show up and they eat and talked and dance and talked and eat and talked and just had a all around good time! Did I tell you they TALKED....They got lots of neat things for their birthday! PEACE SIGN, everything, that is cool you know! They enjoy being able to celebrate their birthdays together.

We love those two very much and I think we spoil them just a little!

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" ~ Anna and Emily ~

Happy Birthday Anna!

Anna Marie McCormick 14 years old today! Happy birthday my sweet Anna! Fourteen years ago today God sent me the most precious gift in the world and that was you. I have enjoyed watching you grow up and I am so proud of who you have turned out to be. I look at you sometime and know I have a purpose in life! Thank you for who you are. Know that your Daddy and I pray for you every night. We can't wait to see what God has in store for you and your life. Hope you have a happy, blessed day! Remember keep God first no matter what life throws your way! I love you...Mom

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." (Proverbs 31:30)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Break and A Day In The Park

The only time I had off on the kids spring break was Wednesday afternoon. We had plan to go to the movies, but there was nothing on the kids wanted to see. So I let them pick what they want to do. They both decided a picnic in the park would be fun! It was a beautiful day and their ideal of a picnic was Burger King! (ha, ha!)

So we went a pick up lunch and on to the Kids Kingdom we went. We had a nice spot for lunch and Noah was ready to go play! I found a nice bench and set to take pictures. They had a ball! We look up and here come Beth and Bailey, Noah was excited to have someone else to play with. Beth and I enjoy just sitting there watching them and getting to catch up. We look up again and here come Alisa Romero with her four children, Spencer, Leigha, Kathrine and Nathan! That really made Noah day. He and Nathan are buddies, so Noah enjoyed playing with him. Alisa joined Beth and I as we continued to caught up! It was a beautiful nice 3 hours of friends and fun!

Spring Break '09 Anna Marie 13 yrs. old and Noah William 3 yrs. old having a picnic in the park.

Noah William coming down the slide

Monkey See, Monkey Do! That is Nathan Romero with Noah William

Anna Maire and Bailey Larkin enjoying the swings

Noah William pushing his sister in the swings! He is such a big boy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A First for Noah

It has been a really busy March for our family. Dunc has two beautiful nieces who both decided to be married in March. Sarah was the first to be married on March 7, 2009 at Parkway Baptist Church in Natchez. She married Billy Williams. Billy has been a part of our family sense the day Noah was born in July 2005!

I will never forget the first time I met Billy, we had brought Noah home from the hospital, Sarah came to see him and brought Billy to meet us. I had been having trouble with headaches and had to go back to the hospital for a blood patch on my spinal cored, so I was flat on my back. That did not matter to Billy, he held and loved Noah, while I was flat on my back. He felt right at home. We fell in love with him than and it just felt like he was one of the family. So we are glad he has become a real family member. Noah and Billy bonded when Noah was just a few days old and they still have a very special bond!

With all that said, Billy and Sarah ask if Noah would be in their wedding when Noah was just 2 1/2 years old. Noah is now 3 1/2 years old and was the ring carrier in the wedding. I was so proud of him. He did a great job! Everything they told him to do he did. May I say he was very handsome too! I don't have pictures from the wedding yet, but I will soon! These are the pictures I took at rehearsal the night before. Noah got to stand with Austin and Patrick, who are my older nephews. (May I say he acted better then they did!) lol Just kidding guys....let's just say Austin and Patrick have taught him a few things! Even how to dance at the reception party! (Ha!Ha!)

It was a beautiful wedding! I pray for a long life together for the both of them and that my Noah grows up to be a good Christian man and find a good Christian wife like Billy and Sarah!

Last night as Sarah Womack, with decisions to be made!

BIG wedding party, 8 beautiful young ladies, one beautiful flower girl, 8 handsome young men and one very handsome ring carrier, Dr. Joe, groom and fill in bride.

Again, 8 beautiful young ladies with Natalie Smith as the flower girl, she is the daughter of Josh and Jennifer Smith. Noah loved Nat!

Again, 8 handsome young men with Noah William as the ring carrier. He was so handsome! HE IS MINE...(see Patrick up to his tricks!)

Billy Williams, the groom with Noah and Nat!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blessings come in many ways!

I wish I had pictures, but I don't! I have to tell a quick story....

In the hustle and bustle, we get so caught up with our problems that it can take you over sometimes. There has been a lot going on around here, the logging business is not very good right now, the economy is terrible it seem no matter what you make it takes more to live these days! Teenager or should I say TeenMonster.... Just got a call last night about my cousin who has breast cancer, it is not good! When first found it was a stage one, after surgery yesterday and having both removed, it has now been moved to a stage four! She is 52 years old, never been married, has no children, she believes in our Lord and Savior and has a huge family support, but it is not good! Please keep her in your prayers. (Julie Mowad) Just stuff I could go on and on....

We all are blessed in so many ways, how do we count them? Do we give God the credit HE deserves? Yesterday afternoon I had a precious little boy walk in the clinic door with big blue eyes, blond hair and a BIG smile on his face! He look up at me and said Ms. Jill this is for you! In the most brightest orange envelope you have ever seen was a beautiful "Thank you!" He had made ME a card and made his mom bring him to give it to me! My day was blessed beyond measures....

It is simple, Isaac is about 6 and his brother and a friend had gotten a new puppy a couple of weeks ago, he never said anything about wanting one at that time! When he finely told his mom he wanted one she had to start the search. She call me at the clinic and told me if I knew anyone with Austrian Puppy please let her know. The search was on for Isaac a puppy! I ask around, but had not been successful in finding one. Friday afternoon, Isaac and his family stopped at the clinic to show me his new found puppy "STAR". They found him while in Brookhaven. That was the happiest little blue eyed boy with the Big smile on his face I had ever seen. I did not do anything, but in Isaac's eyes I helped him find his puppy. I don't know if he knows how much he has blessed my heart. I guess I should say he has stole my heart. Isaac will always have a special place in my heart! I love you... Isaac! Thank you Lord for little blessing like Isaac and "STAR".

Thank you Lord for the simplicity of life!