Mickey's Girls

Random thoughts, hilarious moments and sweet sentiments... Our girls give us tons of these every day and this blog is our way of sharing the joy of raising two sweet little people with you. This is our life...to love Jesus, love each other, laugh a lot and enjoy the moments He's given us. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Who Knew????

Who knew staying home to be mommy would allow for soooo much less time on the computer? I love it!

With that said...my blogging and Thursday Thirteens are taking a back row seat and may or may not return in the future...

If we have anything big to report, I'm sure you'll hear about it via email or phone but we'll also post it here so you check back every so often to see the news.
As of now...there's not much to report.

So - adios!

PS. If you hate the fact that you can't just read about our lives on a random basis, let me know...maybe I can do something about that - but for now, this blog thing is on hold! :)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


Thirteen Things that I LOVE

Since our family is traveling this week, looking to see where we're going to live and what we're going to do and life seems to be just one big unknown, I thought I'd list the things I love about where we are, where we've been and what's going on.
(Sorry this is so late - computer time is a premium around here!)

1. I love the cooler weather here in Georgia
2. I love the cooler weather there in Alabama
3. I love the cooler weather there in Tennessee
4. I love Atlanta
5. I think I'd love Auburn from what I've seen and what I've heard
6. I love being near family
7. I love that my girls love their mimi & papa
8. I love that I found some jeans to fit
9. I love that my dad is getting my competitive spirit flowing in a competition with him to lose weight
10. I love that I'm going to win! (I hope!)
11. I love that my baby girl is completely and 100% in love with me and you can see it in her eyes every time she looks at me
12. I love that my older baby girl is learning and growing and discovering the boundaries we've set and that she still looks at us with complete and total love in her eyes
13. I love my Jesus, my husband, my sweet girls and my precious family






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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday Thirteen - I'm Excited!


Thirteen Things that I'm VERY EXCITED about
from this past week & for this upcoming week....


1. My last day of work was this past Tuesday! I am now officially a stay at home mommy to my two precious little girls!

2. I had my first stampin' night and it was a blast! It was the first time I did all the preparation and all of that...so yeah me! and YEAH ANNA for hostessing!

3. We're "going home" on Friday for a week & a half! We get to see all our family as we'll be in Alabama, Tennessee & Georgia!

4. Saturday, I get to see my niece, Katelyn, play soccer. She's 3 - how cute is that going to be?

5. Sunday, we're taking all the girls to see Disney's Princesses on Ice!

6. Sometime next week, we're going to visit Auburn, AL to help make the decision on whether to move there or not.

7. My husband gets to go to the Auburn/LSU game on Saturday and he's so happy about that he'd pee in his pants if he were any more excited!

8. I get to chill out at Mimi & Papa's (my parents) house and let them handle the two little people who wear me out!

9. Hopefully, we'll have time to get together with old friends...yes, Amy...yes, Karen...yes, Betsy....that includes you (I'll call or email as soon as I know when we're going to be in Georgia)

10. We get to go see Granny Clark (Michael's grandmother) and she gets to meet Sarah Beth for the first time!

11. We get to go see Ma-ma & Big Dad (my grandparents) and they get to meet Sarah Beth for the first time!

12. My sister-in-law, Amber, is bringing my new niece, Kinsey, down to meet her best friend's, Sam's, new baby girl and that means that I get to meet Kinsey for the first time! I'm beyond thrilled about this one - I may pee my pants if I were any more excited!

13. Did I mention that I'm now officially a stay at home mommy to my two precious little gifts? *grin* I'm overwhelmed by God's goodness to allow me to do this! I am without words to express my joy! :)






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Monday, September 04, 2006

Three Years Ago...

It's 7:35pm as I start this post and I'm thinking about what I want to say so I'll just start with what I was doing exactly 3 years ago at this moment. I was grabbing my bags and walking out the door. I had an 8:00pm appointment with the labor and delivery room for an induction as I was a week past my due date. I'll skip the details of the next 12 hours of horrific scariness and the following 10 days in the NICU of heartache and waiting...and waiting...and waiting...to say that on September 5th, 2003, I was gifted with the most amazing little girl. Emma Grace weighed in at 7lbs 6.5oz and 20inches long at 8:05a.m. via emergency c-section. I had never laid eyes on a more beautiful child! What a gift and glimpse of God's love for us!


So, now, three years later...Emma Grace is still my precious gift that I daily thank God for entrusting to me. I can't begin to explain how much I love this little girl - for those of you who are parents, you understand. I wake up every morning to her smiles and giggles and I get teary eyed when I realize just how fast she is growing up. I try to treasure every moment and enjoy each day! She's the sweetest, most kind and tender hearted little girl who truly loves with her whole heart, mind and body.


Happy Birthday to my precious treasure!!!!

Note: I did start this at 7:35 on Sept. 4th and finished it at 11:06 and lots and lots of interruptions later....Heehee...kids are great!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


Thirteen Things about My Childhood
And each one is a fond memory!


1. We almost moved to the Philipines but instead we moved to VA from GA when I was 5. I grew up in Altavista, VA at a christian conference center that my dad started back up after it had sat empty for a few years...therefore, I was the "camp director's kid."

2. My dad was also a pastor...therefore, I was the "pastor's kid"...except he traveled doing conferences rather than being the pastor of a specific church.

3. My mom worked alongside my dad at the camp - cooking, cleaning, bookkeeping, etc... - but was home with me and my brother too! (we lived at the camp so that was convenient!)

4. The camp had a "ranch side" where we had as many as 40 horses at a time. I had my own personal horse, Ghalii El Monieta. She was an Egyptian Arabian and absolutely beautiful! We bred her and had Ghailaa El Monieta who followed me around like a puppy dog! I miss them! I taught horseback riding lessons and we did trailrides for the campers and the general public.

5. Our house was built in the early 1900's and had a tin roof, didn't have closets to speak of, only had a/c and heat on the first floor and we shared one bathroom that didn't have a shower but it did have a beautiful pawfoot bathtub. Doesn't sound too bad til you consider that we always seemed to have someone living with us!

6. Our "chores" weren't split along typical gender lines - my brother and I both did all of the following: vacuuming, sweeping, dishes, mowing and weedeating the yard, cleaning stalls, dusting, taking out the trash, and whatever else needed to be done.

7. I went to school 30 minutes from home and rode the bus so we were out the door really really early and then when we got home, we typically walked the almost mile long driveway back home!

8. My dad made some paddles that were about 18 inches long and about 1/4 inch thick to give away as part of a sermon illustration (I think) and the leftovers are what we got disciplined with. Many a paddle was broken on mine & my brother's backside! Mom still has one hanging in their house! (and no, it wasn't child abuse!)

9. I had always been taller and "larger" than everyone else but I grew about 6 inches one summer between 6th & 7th grade...I'm 5'10" now and I don't think I've grown any since that summer. It took a long time for me to be comfortable in my own skin and for the guys to catch up with me! I got a whole new wardrobe that year though!

10. I played volleyball and basketball in middle school and high school. In 7th grade, one of the basketball referees tried to help me out because I was so clumsy and when I was graduating high school, he happened to referee my last game which happened to be the Championship game which we won and I got MVP honors. He didn't fail to remind me of that game in 7th grade when I couldn't hold on to the ball! Oh - my dad coached my team 10th-12th grades!

11. My first kiss...well, okay...to protect the not-so-innocent...I won't tell you about this one. *grin* You just never know who's gonna read this!

12. My parents named me "mandy" because they thought it was somewhat original but I was surrounded my "mandy's" my entire life...one of my closest friend's name was "mandi"and she lived with us for a summer and we worked together too, I played volleyball and basketball with a "mandy" and we looked somewhat similar on the court and we worked together for several years, and my best friend's sister's name was "mandi" - Mandy's everywhere!

13. And my favorite thing about my childhood (and this remains to this day) is that my mom and dad loved us enough to discipline us, teach us right from wrong, tend to our wounds both physically and emotionally, celebrate our successes and teach us who our Heavenly Father is so that we could come to know Him personally.





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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Today, Tomorrow...and so on...

There's nothing really new to update you on but I thought I'd post anyway so you don't think that the only thing I do is those Thursday Thirteens.
Michael is in Nashville this week - he's looking at the location we'd like to do a Quizno's should we decide to go that route and he's also hoping to interview for a job he is interested in and he's enjoying some family time with his sister and her family. That's good!
The girls and I are carrying on as usual at home. Today, it finally rained! Wooohooo!!! I thought for a very brief second about running naked through my yard in the rain as I was so ecstatic that there was moisture coming from the skies. It was less than a milisecond of thought. *grin*
Then after nap time, I went in to get Sarah Beth and she was standing in her crib shaking the side and just as happy as she could be! I don't know how to explain to you how I feel about that - it's very bittersweet. I'm thrilled that she's maturing and growing normally but I'm so sad that she's not my tiny little baby anymore! Six months is entirely too short a time for that stage! She also had her 6 month dr's visit today. She's quite healthy at 17.8 lbs and 27 inches long. To put that in perspective for you, Emma Grace was 13.13 lbs and 25.75 inches long at 6 months. This chunky baby thing is new for me and I love it!
Emma Grace continues to be the best big sister ever. She's very aware of Sarah Beth and what she's doing and is constantly on the lookout for toys that Sarah Beth can't have. She amazes me!
Oh - last night on the way home from church...well, let me back up! On the way to church, we talked about how we are wonderfully made by God as that was their lesson a couple of months ago and it has stuck with Emma Grace so much that she still talks about it. So I said that I wanted her to pay good attention so that she could tell me what she learned tonight. So, now, on the way home last night, I had forgotten to ask her about it until she said "Mommy! I can do all things through Christ and I am strong like Jesus" I said "honey, that's awesome! is that way you learned tonight?" To which she replied "I can do all things through Christ. See how strong I am I am stronger than Jesus but he makes me that way." I love her!
Emma Grace turns 3 next week. I'm completely amazed at how fast these 3 years have gone. I'm not sure what we're doing for her birthday yet but whatever it is, it will be totally fun and completely all about Emma Grace! She is so special to me and I want to make sure she is aware of that not only at her birthday but all the time.
Alrighty, that's all. I have nothing else to tell you about...
Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


Thirteen Things about the Birthday Girl (Karen!)


1. Daughter of the King
2. Excellent Wife
3. Fabulous Mommy
4. Loyal & Honest Friend
5. Cuteness (for sure!)
6. Witty & Funny
7. Kind & Caring
8. Passionate Believer
9. Loving
10. Fervant Prayer Warrior
11. Joyful Perservere-er (is that a word?)
12. Wonderful Person
13. I miss her!
Happy Happy Happy Birthday My Friend!
Go check out her Thursday Thirteen and wish her a wonderful birthday!




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