Friday, July 29, 2011

Missing you already!

The girls got into Grandmother's car this morning and gave her the sad eyes.

None of us were ready to say good-bye!
Thank you for our princess gowns with scratchy sleeves! :)

We love you, Grandmother!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Seriously, I want long hair like Rapunzel

Still not so sure about all of this

I will try to relax, but can't quite yet...

okay, maybe she does know what she is doing... breathe

Waiting on Dantzler to get her's cut

I'm good, just take a few inches off...

A mohawk might be cute, but my mama likes my curls....

I'm looking sassy with this straight 'do

I want my hair straight like Dantzler's....

Monday, July 25, 2011

This Thursday!

You don't want to miss the super cute fabrics, patterns and appliques for Fall. Blessed be the Name is my all time favorite clothing show line and if you come see all the super cute clothes, it will be your's too. The catalog doesn't do it justice because you can create your own outfits and more. (the pic at the top of blog are BBTN dresses)
Come see us!!

Thursday, July 28th
404 Forsythia Lane- Grove Park
Amber Brockett and Kristee Dowling

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sweet Girls

I received an email last week and one sentence really struck me. "Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling". So, so true. To say the days are easy around here, would be a lie.

But, oh, is it ever so rewarding. Lydia just said to me yesterday, "Mama, I love you so much. Thank you for taking good care of me".
There are days that are sometimes full of meltdowns, fussing, messes, short naps and then a big smile like below makes it all better.

Some days are extra silly....

Yes, I need a break sometimes, but I am so fortunate that I get to spend each and every day with my sweet girls. I am thankful for messy days, silly days, happy days and all the drama in between. I know that it is passing so very quickly.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Join us!

OmniFit meets every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:15.  It's at Westgate on a Soccer Field and it is FREE. It is a total body workout and it is awesome. (especially when it's over) The fellowship, prayer and encouragement can't be beat either.

Look at those cute girls getting their sit-ups on...

just 25 jumping jacks after each exercise

you have a partner to help push you through 30 minutes of these...

Waiting on the clock to start..... and GO!

I will warn you... #5 is the worst. :) (and 40 yards is good bc we have done 80)

It might look like chaos, but everyone is moving at their own pace... you can too!

See.... We can still smile!

We would love for you to come and bring your entire family.
If you are on Facebook, like "Omni at Gap Lake" for updates! See you Thursday at 7:15. :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Every Three Days

Me: "Lydia, you are doing so awesome. We almost have it all off.
Lydia: "I don't want to be awesome- diabetes is so not fun."

That was part of our conversation yesterday during her pod change. We have to change it every three days and the worst part is taking the old one off.

This is a new pod package. It includes a pod, syringe and needle.
Every three days we take off her old pod and open a new pod package.
We fill the pod with the minimum amount of insulin (85 units) into the syringe. Yes, we waste way more insulin than we use. Example- she uses at the most 30 units of insulin in three days, so  the other 55 units are never used and are tossed with the pod. Also, once you open a bottle, it is only good for 30 days, so we were throwing away our fair share before the insulin pump. Would be nice if they had half vials for little ones. (a vial is 1,000 units)
We fill the pod with insulin.
Hit a button on the PDM and it starts priming the insulin.
When it is done priming, we remove the needle cap cover and adhesive backing.  We clean the area with alcohol and then stick it to her body. We hit the start button on the PDM and it does the rest. She is fine with the needle going into her, except she always says, " I don't want to "see" the funny noise. It makes a rat trap sort of noise, so she covers her face sometimes or wants to watch a movie on the computer.
How do we dispose of the old ones? The Dantz Machine likes to sport them from time to time.

Monday, July 4, 2011

24 Hour Beach/Birthday Getaway!

Beach fun with Grandmother and it was gorgeous!

Emma and Dantz building a princess castle
Beachside Naptime...Hooray!

Rob and Grandmother had a birthday spread ready for us. Yum!

Very Tasty....
Happy 12th Birthday, Em! Love you so much, sweet girl!
Girl Pic!
Movie Time
and they are OUT!
Rise and Shine to some Krispy Kreme
Dantz promising Grandmother that she will change out of the fish dress soon. :) 
Heading back home after a super fun getaway!

Happy 4th Friends and Fam!
Love y'all!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Looking Back!

These are all from July picture files over the last few years! Wow, time sure does fly when you are having fun!