March 28, 2006

Happy Birthday, Kori!

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Kori!! Kori has been a friend of mine since 2nd grade when were at Highlands Elementary School. We grew up together and have so many awesome memories!! Here's to so many cool times at her old house on Barbacoa Avenue, Bass Lake, all the horse rides at her ranch in Hasley Canyon, and both of our weddings. She was one of my beautiful bridesmaids. Unfortunately, since our computer crashed, I don't have any pictures of her at all with me. But she has been a great friend through the years and I hope we will continue to stay that way!! And, she probably just gave birth to her first child some time in the last week. I just haven't been able to get a hold of her as she recently moved. Thank you, Kori, for all the fond memories growing up and for your goregous smile! You are an amazing woman and I'm sure you're going to be an amazing mother! I love you dearly.

Welcome to the World, Savannah!!!

Congratulations to my cousin Dusty and his beautiful fiance, Suzanne, on the birth of their amazing daughter! Savannah Margaret Davis was born on March 28th, in the a.m., and weighed in at 7 lbs. 8 oz and she was 19 1/2 inches long. Isn't she just so adorable?? Can you believe the cheeks?!? I can't wait to meet her in person and give you guys a great big hug officially welcoming you into parenthood. You both are going to be great parents!! We pray that everything will go smoothly in the next few weeks as you all adjust to your new life as a family!! We love you guys so much!! Again, Congratulations!!!

March 22, 2006


Hi everyone...we got a bug! A computer bug that is. Our computer crashed a week and a half ago and it's been so incredibly annoying! I didn't realize how much I use the computer until it was gone. I'm up at my parent's house checking my emails and doing my online banking and thought I would update the blog. Everything has been going okay for the last week or so. Cole has been sick pretty much non-stop since we got back from Solvang. First it was bad case of diarrhea (sorry, I know it's gross) and then because of that, he got an incredibly bad diaper rash that actually made his little bum bleed! It was SO sad. Now he has a cold of sorts. This morning he woke up with a fever of 102.5. My poor boy. I've got to get him better!

A major praise...I believe I have finally found something to do to make some mula. I will be watching a friend of mine from Enterprise's son. The parents are Eric and Stacy and their little guy, Justin Eric, was born on Thanksgiving Day 2005. He will be 4 months on Friday and Stacy's maternity leave is just about up. I think I'll be watching him starting April 3rd. Yeah for some money finally coming in from me. Hopefully this will be a great way to make some cash and have a buddy for Cole to play with and learn to share and what not...

Mike is at school tonight learning more things to put in that big old brain of his!

Hope all is going well with everyone. A couple of notes....

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Shaun Sawyer who turned 27 on Monday and another big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Debra Perkins who turned 24 on the same day!! I wish both of you many happy days to come!!! You are both great friends and we pray that the Lord blesses this next year! And also, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Aunt Diana whose age shall remain anonymous :) who celebrated hers on the same day as well! A BIG BIRTHDAY DAY!

Also, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my cousin Steve and his beautiful wife Morna. They celebrated their 2nd anniversary on the 20th! They are due with their 1st baby in June and we can't wait to meet the little one!

March 13, 2006

Solvang, Baby!!

Hi Everyone!! We all got home safely from Solvang, CA yesterday afternoon. The weather was absolutely crazy, we saw snow, hail, and lots of rain, but we had a good time. We stayed up in Solvang in my parent's timeshare with the Longs and the Parsons. We drove up on Friday night and after unloading everything, went over to Brian Daly's parent's home and had a wonderful homemade Italian dinner. We had some great fellowship and relaxed while enjoying the great meal! Saturday morning, the boys (Mike, John Long, Nate Parsons, and Brian Daly) got up super early and rolled down to the Royal Scandinavian Inn where the start of the Solvang Century was located. They took off around 8:00 a.m. in 33 degree weather with great big looming clouds above. They proceeded to ride 100 miles in lots of rain, some hard core hail, and even a little snow!! It was amazing weather, but through everything, Mike finished in just over 7 hours! He came in to the finish line at 7 hours and 4 minutes! It was a very proud moment for all of us! Mike has only been riding his bike for 5 months and was pretty nervous that he didn't have it in him to finish. But, he endured with the strength of the Lord, and completed his first "century!!" All the men were pretty tired that evening, but we did manage to get everyone showered and ready for dinner. We all went out to a great little Italian restaurant called Garapolo's (sp?) and ate some wonderful food! Cole ended up getting more spaghetti sauce on my favorite sweater and his pants than in his mouth, and quite enjoyed making a mess! All of the guys headed off to bed before 9 p.m. and us girls stayed up until the kids conked out! Despite it being FREEZING, we all had a great time. We left on Sunday and stopped off in Carpinteria for lunch. We ate at an excellent little place called the Cajun Kitchen. Great food and very reasonable prices!! You better believe we'll be hitting that place up when we camp up there in April!
Now it's back to the grind. Mike will be working super hard again this week to keep up with the very demanding schedule that he has. We are very much looking forward to his spring break in April!!! It will certainly be well deserved. Thanks again for all the prayers for this weekend. Everyone finished safely and we were all very proud of our hubbies!!! Congrats to the guys for their amazing feat! And thanks for the prayers for Cole...his ear infection seems to be gone. Now he has a major diaper rash from all the antibiotics that he has had to take the last week. Other than that, he seems to be doing much better...back to his wiley, super-charged self! And...a special thanks to my parents for driving all the way to Solvang just to check us into the timeshare...they wouldn't switch the reservation to my name!! You guys are awesome and so very generous! We are all very thankful to you guys. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

March 5, 2006

My sick boy...

So yesterday morning, our little Cole woke up tugging at his left ear...and the doctor reassured us that it was just an ear infection. Our poor guy has his first ear infection. I'm so bummed. He seems to be doing better already after only 2 doses of antibiotics and some tylenol! He was his perky self today getting into mischief. Mike and I and Cole went to church this morning and attended our Sunday School class, 2 Serve. Cole got a little rowdy and so I walked around with him outside and he had a blast discovering grass, sticks, and rocks! Oh to be a little kid again and see these things for the first time. It's amazing to see your child look at something and process it for the first time when it's an everyday thing to you. Pretty awesome!
Today will be a catch-up day for us here at home. Mike is going to try and get as much homework done as he can and I get to prepare for having our taxes done tomorrow! Plus, get some fun housework done as well! Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

March 4, 2006

Happy Birthday Mary!

Happy 21st Birthday to my dear friend, Mary Precht. I have known Mary since she was born as she is my "god-sister" (her parents are my godparents). Mary, you are such an awesome woman and I'm so excited for this next year for you!! Mary is getting married to her man, Kyle Richardson on July 30th and I have the honor of being a bridesmaid in the wedding! I'm so very stoked!! Mary, you are a blessing to our family and we love you so much. Here's to many more vacations together, Pictionary nights, beach walks, toenail painting, my mom's hats (and hiding them), and all the wonderful memories that will be a part of our lives forever! You are a joy and I thank the Lord for you!! May He richly bless this coming year! (This picture was taken last summer at Carpinteria State Beach when Cole went on his very first beach trip!!! I wish I could be that tan!)