Posts Tagged ‘bailey’

video debut and guest blogging…

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Bailey (or John Bailey… my 14 year old son) made this video this week. I was impressed and wanted to share it with you guys…



saturday… etc.

Monday, February 25th, 2008

It’s almost Sunday (10:54 p.m. to be exact).

Today I started by picking Emelia up from the Embassy Suites Hotel. Matt’s cousin (and my friend) Jana had her daughter Brooke’s 9th birthday party there. They had a suite, close to the pool (indoors) and had a blast! Emelia had such red eyes even with the goggles that were part of her party favors! Brooke loved the bag of goodies we sent which included a huge stamping kit (she’s very crafty) and some little pet thinkamajigs that all the little girls like I hear. I also got a bunch of the cute stuff at Target’s one spot and saved some things to tuck in Emelia’s luggage for late night activities… like the black felt art projects and fake leopard print fingernails. They had so much fun!

After a quick lunch at chickfila, we then got ready for party #2 & 3! These girls (Erica and Taylor) had a Hannah Montana bash at the local skating rink. It was great fun. I even skated for a bit with Emelia. There was a HM cake, singing balloons and everything HM you can imagine! Emelia was running out of steam before this party was over.

While we were gone, Matt and Bailey were doing something to his PSP which has resulted in a broken battery. They are so into taking things apart and hacking systems… very computer smart these guys! I just try to stay away from it all!

I put on a HUGE pot of stew! I started with sirloin steak. I cubed it and sprinkled liberally with salt, pepper and flour… browned in canola oil along with a sliced onion… added two cans of diced tomatoes, one can of rotel, and a can of crushed tomatoes… give or take a quartish of hot water, quartered a pound of new red potatoes, one pound bag of baby carrots, a bag of frozen veggies (white & yellow corn, asparagus, and more baby carrots), and a bag of cut green beans. I add in about a half package of williams chili seasoning and then more salt. It just simmered on medium for a couple of hours! DELISH! Dad came down for a few bowls because mom was out of town for her father’s birthday party. I made cornbread and picked up jiffy because it was on an end cap in the front of the store close to the register and I didn’t want to go all the way back to that aisle (it was a busy days, come on!) AND anyway, started making two boxes realizing I only had one egg. I added a touch extra milk and everyone said that it was the best cornbread ever! Who would have known eliminating an egg would have a good affect? I have to admit there was one more difference, I keep kosher salt in a small bowl and use it instead of a shaker (mostly) I dusted the unbaked muffins with a pinch of the kosher salt right before putting them in the oven.

Well, that’s all for this day. Emelia fell asleep really early. Bailey is asleep too. Amanda is sick but a little better and hopefully not talking on the phone, but sleeping! Goodnight!

P.S. My sweet special funny friend NANCY FACE is having a birthday in about an hour!!!

Happy Birthday Nancy!


bailey’s day (so far)!

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Here’s Bailey leaving Mardels… he got lots of good stuff there!

It sure was a windy cold day!


Bailey showing off his new ring from Mardels.

We took pictures with the camera on the table.

I would recommend not doing this!


You either look like a pig freak (above) or

you have your head cut off (below)!

Next we stopped for cheesecake to go at the cheesecake factory…

We got Tuxedo & Godiva Chocolate flavored cheesecake! YUM!

Here we are outside leaving …

They put birthday sprinkles on Bailey’s tuxedo cheesecake!

He said it was the best he’d ever had!

So good, in fact, he couldn’t wait to eat it!!!


Tonight we’re going to mom’s house for dinner and birthday cake (more cheesecake!)

I’ve officially used all my points for today… and some of my bonus points too (I think :o)

This just goes to show the lengths a mom will go for her child. I will sacrifice my diet for the love of Bailey and his birthday being the best birthday it can possibly be! I’m real thoughtful like that!


happy birthday bailey!!!!

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Bailey is such a cool kid!!!

He’s not only cool, he’s super sweet and has the biggest heart!

Here he is at Uncle Mike’s house riding the four wheeler!

This is his dog “White aka Lady”

They are great friends!

(his sister too!)

Me & Bailey are so close!

He’s such a handsome guy!!

He loves cookies!!!

Fourteen years ago I was hooked up to a pitocin IV waiting for my babies arrival. It was a long day and probably the hardest birth experience of the four. He was born at 4:16 p.m. He was such a pretty baby boy and I fell in love with him instantly! I pray that he lives a life that is led by God first, that he continues to be the good sweet young man that he has always been, and that God blesses him someday with a Christian wife that loves him as much as I do.

Happy Fourteenth Birthday Bailey.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

(This is my son Bailey who turned 13 this month. He is the sweetest little guy in the world!)

For more wordless wednesdays go to 5 minutes for mom