Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Afterwards, Dillon and Santa and Daddy had several conversations...
He looks like he was telling him what he wanted in this one. :)
Dillon was looking at one of Santa's toys in this one...
It was a great night for everyone. We all had lots and lots of fun! :)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
He had fun playing with the toothbrushes and nail polish in Nana's front bathroom.
He wasn't overly cooperative, but didn't raise too much of a fuss.
They ended up trimming the very front, back and side edges, and he's still got most of his curls in the back.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This picture was taken last Christmas, but it reminds me I am thankful for family. My family, as we continue to live and grow together. :) I am also thankful for my mom, dad, sister, uncle, etc. They have taught me so much about life, love and happiness. I am thankful for Chris's family, for loving and teaching him. We are also thankful that Chris's brother, Ben, and his wife, Cheryl, are going to have a baby in a few months. Dillon and his cousin will be about 18 months apart. Too fun! I am also thankful for my close friends whom I consider family. They are the best friends a girl could ask for. They've been there for the good, bad, best, and ugly.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Here he is with a knife... He was brushing his hair with it. I did watch him carefully with it, and he didn't hurt himself or anyone else. :)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"Playing" the games...
Monday, October 27, 2008
One thing I love about this picture is how Dillon looks like he doesn't have a care in the world. I really wish we could have the same outlook on life. Instead, I am slightly worried about the economy, worried about my family... I have felt more vulnerable to security in the last week in the aftermath of the brutal murder of Anne Pressly. And then to hear about the UCA shooting from last night just breaks my heart. I started crying last night thinking about how down right hopeless our world is getting.
And yet, I hold on to hope. I have hope in the fact that I know I have a God to care for me and that I can cast my burdens on Him, for He cares for me. I have hope in the fact that I have a family who supports me, even when it's not all roses. I have hope in the fact that I have a husband who is the greatest man on the face of the planet and who loves me more then I EVER thought someone would. I have hope because I have a son who is the light of my life, who smiles at me just because he knows I am his mommy, and who reminds me that there is still some innocence in this world. I just wish I could bottle it up. I'd give it away. For free! Just so our world could experience it...
I just pray that we all might find some hope in this world. That we might take time to see that we all have blessings and to not take them for granted. :) I thank each of you for being a blessing!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This picture was taken a few weeks ago at the Jack Dillon Memorial Golf tournament at church. The golf tournament is named in honor of my grandfather - my mom and uncle's father. If you notice, the last name is spelled exactly like my son's. Although it is the family name, I would be lying if I said I didn't name my son after my grandfather. Papa (as Michelle and I called him) was a WONDERFUL grandfather who I was extremely close to. I wish he were still here today to meet his great grandson. But, trust me, there will be plenty of stories told to Dillon about his mischevious name sake!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I have been following a blog for a while (I need to add it to the blogs I follow on the side of my page!) and she has a Not Me Monday section... so, now, I am debuting some things that I did NOT do this past week, because I am a good wife/mother/daughter...
Yesterday I did NOT sleep in until 8:00 even though I needed to get up and ready for church. I did NOT make my husband get up before me to get ready even though he got home from work around midnight and I went to sleep around 10:45-11:00 the night before. (However, we still made it to church basically on time...)
Last Monday, when I read last week's Not Me post and decided I was going to post, I did NOT think about what I might NOT do so I might have an interesting post...
Friday night I did NOT tell my sister that we could go shopping at Target with Dillon for birthday presents for my husband's family get together Saturday morning so I could look at Target's cheap new winter clothing items and decide 2 items were just perfect for me. I would NEVER impulse buy when I know that I need to be buying for other people...
Even though birthday cards are the main event at the family birthday get togethers, I did NOT forget them on the coffee table and only realize it when we got to Chris's grandparents' house. And I did NOT beat myself up for it all morning even though we brought 2 presents, 1 baby and his stuff, and part of breakfast and were actually EARLY for a get-together...
When my son was crying yesterday because I took away a toy he wasn't supposed to have, I DIDN'T give him Daddy's comb to make him immediately stop and grin at me. That would be spoiling my son and getting him used to playing with things he might not always be able to have, and I am a much better mother then to do something silly like that...
Okay, I am sure there are more, but that's all I got for now. Hope you had fun reading! :0)
By the way, we had a fun-tablous weekend... pictures will be here soon!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Your personality type:
Independent, original, analytical and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence and structure. Driven to derive meaning from their visions. Long-range thinkers. Have very high standards for their performance and the performance of others. Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.
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Your personality type:
Enthusiastic, idealistic and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. Need to live life in accordance with their inner values. Excited by new ideas, but bored with details. Open-minded and flexible, with a broad range of interests and abilities.
Careers that could fit you includes:
Actors, journalists, writers, musicians, painters, consultants, psychologists, psychiatrists, entrepreneurs, teachers, counselors, politicans, diplomats, television reporters, marketers, scientists, sales representatives, artists, clergy, public relations, social scientists, social workers.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
At the second park, they had a small jungle gym we could let Dillon climb. He had fun with that!
We've also gotten to see "aunt" Karen's new house that she and her husband are building. Karen is my aunt Debbie's sister.Grandpa and Dillon admiring the view from the living room. The house sits on a hill, and there is a gorgeous view of the city and lake below.
Dillon and "aunt" Vicki. Vicki is also one of Debbie's sisters. Dillon liked Vicki. :)
After seeing the house, we went to dinner. Dillon decided to really like Vicki when she allowed him to play with the straw in her drink. She tried to stop him, but Dillon is a fast learner and remembered how to get the straw out of her drink. We couldn't help but laugh...
Dillon and his first car ride in Kroger with the race car carts. I promise these things are awesome! Dillon really likes the fact that he can actually see where we are going. They are a little hard to "drive," but it's worth it because it makes grocery shopping easier!
We went to Benton while Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Ben were here for a family dinner. Dillon was very fussy (it'd been a while without a nap), and so Chris's aunt Cara took him outside to hang out and sit. Dillon loves the outside, and so this was perfect for him! (And Mommy and Daddy didn't have to worry about him!)
Andrew before tailgating. Our meal was sandwiches. Yummy!
Around a month ago, Chris and I were able to go to the first Razorback game in Fayetteville. Mom and Dad had a wedding to attend, and so Chris's parents kept Dillon and Chris, Andrew, Ashley and myself used our four tickets. Ashley's friend, Brett, also rode up there with us and got to sit with us after half-time.
On the way up thee... I had to pay attention to traffic!
The weather during the game. We had a great time, and we were glad that our friends got to go with us!