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!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Oh - One More Thing...

Today, we went to a wedding of some friends of ours from church. Rachel and Levi...she's taller than him! *SMILE* I wondered during the service if that was what we looked like at our wedding...I don't think I've seen anyone else's wedding where she was taller than him despite knowing several couples that way - so I got a glimpse of what our wedding looked like today. Very interesting...and beautiful! :) Cuz you know...my wedding was beautiful! :)
Anyway...I digress...
Levi has served at our church since almost the beginning...as a deacon and coordinating community groups. Rachel came to our church way back at the beginning and has since become a christian and served in numerous areas as well as worked in the church office. Anyway...today at their wedding, Matt (pastor officiating it) asked for everyone to pray with and for Rachel & Levi and those who felt comfortable could raise a hand in their direction as if they were laying hands on them. I was in the back holding Emma Grace (it was outside at 2:00p.m....do you know what it feels like outside at 2:00p.m. here in Texas?...so we were in the back under a shade tree) and when Matt said that, Emma Grace raised her hand toward them and bowed her head. It was the most precious thing ever. I didn't even realize she was listening to what was being said...sweet, precious jewel!
Thank You, Jesus for the gift of my Emma Grace who reminds me every day to love you with a childlike love!


For someone who doesn't have a ton of time to sit and try to figure out what is wrong with a website or her computer, this "blogger" website is one of the most frustrating websites I've ever had to deal with. I know it doesn't look like I come update this blog very often but I promise I come to it, type up a cute little story or a sweet little happening, and I hit "publish post" and I get the most annoying error messages you've ever seen. About half the time, it doesn't post at all and all my typing is a waste...the other half, it saves it as a draft four or five times but it's so distorted that I'd almost have to retype it before I could post it. Either way, it's annoying. (Thursday Thirteens - I have done them the past two weeks...really, I have...but it hasn't posted either time. Grrrr....One week was thirteen things I find annoying (*grin*) - blogger.com was one of them! The other week was thirteen ways to spend a weekend when you have nothing to do...doesn't happen often but I could list 113 ways just off the top of my dream list!)
So - because I don't have time to sit and type and retype my posts every time I want to post something, I'm about to quit on this blog thing.
HOWEVER...I'm going to give it one more week to behave properly and then I'm going to the imac website where the girls pictures are posted (which...for those of you anxiously awaiting...new pics will be posted this week! Wooohooo!) and do the blog there b/c while I have to be on the imac to post (I think), at least it doesn't mess it up every time I go to publish!
Now I'm through typing this post on how annoying blogger is, I wonder if it'll let me post it? If you're reading this, then it worked! (this time)

Quick news for you (in case it works):
1. Sarah Beth is now very proficient at rolling in both directions - from tummy to back and back to tummy. She's such a big girl! She's scooting too...why do I have kids who don't stay babies very long? I'm scared she's going to wake up tomorrow and be walking? Where'd my baby go?
2. Emma Grace is officially in big girl panties and I think her little booty is the cutest booty on earth! Without diapers or pullups on, she looks even tinier but still...oh so cute! See...I thought she was just born the other day and now she's potty trained and will be 3 (that's THREE...oh my) in just over 2 months. OH MY. Again, where'd my baby go?
3. We now have a monster sized tv in our living room. Holy cow. I thought I would hate it but it's kinda nice to sit on a sofa and watch tv rather than lay across the bed or be surrounded by toys. It's like the adults have a "play room" now! Wow. But I must say, it's gi-normous and a little weird to have a movie sized screen (okay, so it's not really that big) on your living room wall. I wouldn't have put this in here, but folks kept asking if we'd gotten the tv yet...and now, you know. (For those who weren't asking - here's why folks kept asking: Michael's mom gave him some money and said to buy whatever he wanted with it and then asked what he was going to buy, he said "probably a big flat screen tv" and she said "good, use this and go buy it"...well, 6 months later.......)
4. You should host a Stampin' Up workshop/stampcamp/whatever! I'll do it for ya! :) *grin* This is another shameless plug that you'll rarely, if ever, hear me say outloud but I'll type it no problemo! :)
5. Pictures will be posted this week on the website...I promise. I'm going to try to do it tomorrow (Monday) but only promise that it'll be this week sometime...keep checking.
5. It's way past my bedtime...gotta go now.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Who Wears Short Shorts?

Emma Grace wears short shorts!
Keep reading - I'll explain....

I've gotten several requests for an update so here ya go! Sorry, this week was busy and I didn't really have much to report but now we've got a funny or two for you and a couple of updates on our two sweet gifts.

First, Today Sarah Beth is four months old and has two teeth! The picture attached only shows one but I'll try to update with a better one later. (It's a hard picture to take!) She's also mastered the roll from tummy to back but is still working on the back to tummy. She's done it a few times but hasn't mastered it yet. So, if you wonder why I'm so sleepy...she lays in her crib and fusses til you come turn her back to her belly - a couple of times a night! It's crazy!

Second, Emma Grace has gone all week in big girl panties and only had a few accidents. Most of the accidents were on her way to the potty or because she was busy playing hard and didn't realize she had to go! I'm so beyond proud of her that I can't hardly stand it! I just smile and smile and smile cuz I don't have to change her diaper anymore!!! Woooohoooo!!!!! And she's very proud of herself too!

Now, I know you're wondering about the short shorts! Well, this past Friday we went to Sea World with some friends of ours and spent a couple of hours at the pool and then went on to explore the rest of Shamu's world. The dolphin show is amazing!!!!!! And of course, Shamu is always fascinating. Maybe I shoulda considered marine biology or something like dolphin training cuz it's just really interesting to me - but that's not really part of this story. Anyway, I had packed several pair of big girl panties and a couple pair of shorts for Emma Grace in the event that we had an accident. Well, we had one. So I pulled out her 2nd pair of shorts and realized that they were actually Sarah Beth's shorts so they were 3-6 months in size. When packing that morning, I had set out a set of matching outfits and then decided not to take Sarah Beth's but instead of packing Emma Grace's, I grabbed Sarah Beth's thinking it was Emma Grace's. What to do? Either put back on her wet swimsuit, wear shorts she'd tee-tee'd in, go without shorts and only in panties or try on the 3-6 mo sized shorts and see how they fit? Well, typically, an almost 3 year old isn't going to come anywhere near fitting in a pair of 3-6 mo sized shorts...but my tiny little girl fit in them just fine! Ha! They were definitely shorter than I'd buy for her and a little snug but nonetheless, they fit and didn't cut off any circulation! We got a good laugh about it and I'm giving you a picture here of her pushing the stroller wearing her "short shorts!"

Today is Father's Day! Emma Grace made her daddy a little scrapbook and a couple of picture frames ($1 spot at Target has awesome crafts for kiddo's...for those of you who have them!) so we went in early this a.m. and woke him up with a Happy Father's Day, hugs and kisses and presents! Their Daddy is definitely loved by his two little girls - their little eyes light up whenever he's around! I love him too! :)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Nothing New...

Not much really to report but I thought I'd post so you wouldn't think I've forgotten about this thing.
Sarah Beth has tooth #2 now! And she's rolling over and scooting around - it's absolutely precious!
Emma Grace has gone 2 days in big girl panties with only 2 accidents! It's absolutely wonderful!

I'll post more when there's more to tell ya! :)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Bible Passages I Lean On Everyday....in no particular order
(I got this idea from a friend's blog...hope she doesn't mind...but it was a great idea!)

  1. Romans 12:1-2 "Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect"
  2. James 1:5 "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him."
  3. Colossians 3:2-3 "Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God."
  4. Colossians 3:18 "Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord"
  5. Colossians 3:21 "Fathers, do not exasperate your children so that they will not lose heart.
  6. Philippians 2:3 "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;"
  7. Hebrews 10:19-25 "Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
  8. Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart"
  9. Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men"
  10. Isaiah 26:8 "Indeed, while following the way of your judgements, O Lord, we have waited for you eagerly; Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls."
  11. Psalm 126 "When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad. Restore our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South. Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him."
  12. I Peter 5:6-9 "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world."
  13. I Timothy 6:6-8 "But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by ontentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Sweet (& Proud) Moment

This afternoon, Emma Grace brought me the fingernail polish and asked if we could paint her nails. Well, of course, I replied. I love that she loves to be girly! It keeps me girly.
I got one hand painted and she blew on the nails while I started the next hand. Then as she was blowing on them, she stopped and said "Thank you God for these nails." I said "What?" and she said "I was thanking God for my nails." I almost cried. But that's not all. As I finished her other hand, she continued on with "Thank you God for this nose and mommy's nose. Thank you God for my pretty nails and Mommy's pretty nails" and on and on. It was just such a sweet moment and I am so proud of my precious little lovebug's growing knowledge and understanding of who God is. I love her!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Parent Child Dedication

This past weekend was, as usual, stuffed full of fun things to do! On Friday, we went to our friends house and played at their pool cuz it's like a miniature waterpark with all kinds of fun stuff to do. Emma Grace is getting tan lines despite the enormous amounts of SPF50 I put on her. The sun here is crazy...but why am I still pasty white?
Then on Saturday, Mimi (my mom) came into town because Delta has such wonderful Webfares every once in a while so we took advantage this weekend so she could come play with the girls.
Sunday was Parent Child Dedication at church so we took the opportunity to publicly give Sarah Beth back to the Lord and ask for prayer as we raise her up in the Lord. There were 5 other babies dedicated as well and the ones with siblings had their siblings with them. I felt so bad cuz I put Emma Grace in her class and she wasn't there with us. I comfort myself with the fact that they'll never remember this day so they'll have no idea that their mommy doesn't have a brain! (*giggle* I'm sure they'll think that anyway but not about this occasion!)
Now, we're off to start a new week. Mimi is here til Tuesday evening so I'm working from home today. Wednesday I start a new "business venture" with Stampin' Up (mainly, it's so I can save money..waaahoooo!!!!) so if you want to have a Girls Night Out and get some scrapbooking or card making done or if you just want to have a party or purchase some products, I'm your woman! Yep! That was my shameless plug!And this coming weekend, we're going to Corpus Christi for a birthday party for our precious Lawton - John & Amber's baby boy who is turning 1 year old!
Y'all have a fantabulous week....

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Weird Things About Myself
that I find fascinating
(which may be weird in itself but I don't care, I think they are cool!)

  1. My ears are kinda big and stick out (which explains why I won't cut my hair shorter than it is) but they have this ridge on them that is unique to my dad's side of the family.
  2. My feet have perfect porportions...meaning...normal width, not too big, not too small, my toes are angled nicely and their length is perfect starting with the big toe being the longest and down from there. Until I broke my pinky toes, they were absolutely BEAUTIFUL feet! *grin*
  3. My face has craters on it. I'm laughing as I write this cuz that just sounds really yucky but when I was 22-ish, I had really bad cystic acne on my cheeks...it was just really gross and nothing worked to clear it up so we just started praying about it and it went away except for a few craters it left behind. I'm thankful for the craters cuz it means the big ugly purply green monster size bumps are gone!
  4. The sides of my belly have stretch marks on it dating from my first pregnancy. They are huge and really ugly but I have a beautiful healthy daughter and that's what I really care about. (note: I only added one stretch mark in my 2nd pregnancy and that makes me VERY happy that I didn't add as many as I did the first time around!)
  5. I'm 5'10" and my husband is 5'6"(ish) - I said I'd "NEVER" date a guy shorter than me...and I married one. So the moral to this point is "never say never"!
  6. I'm an organization freak. My closets all have extra shelves so that nothing has to sit on top of things so when I open the closet, I can see everything that's in it. My pantry is neat and all the labels face forward (on it's best day). My scrapbook area is all laid out nice and neat so I don't have to search for things and I can see all my options (except I keep accumulating options (aka - embellishments, stickers, paper) faster than I can use them right now..yikes!) A little OCD? Maybe. (Note: for those who see my house frequently...I said I was an organization freak not a clean freak)
  7. There are only 3 pieces of "art" on my walls in my house that does not include a picture of a family member. Most are pictures of my kids but I do have extended family pics as well. I think pictures of my family is the most priceless artwork there is and I spend enough money on photos of my girls that they should be the predominate artwork in our home!
  8. When I go shopping, I pick up lots of things to buy and then as I walk around, I reason myself out of all of it so I walk back through the store putting it all back away and I leave with nothing usually. It frustrates the stink out of my husband (especially when he's with me) but he doesn't seem to mind when he looks at the checking account!
  9. I don't wear jewelry except for my wedding rings and my "baby gift" ring.
    Earrings and necklaces drive me crazy. Saves me money cuz I don't buy jewelry!
  10. I'd love to be an undercover agent with the FBI but I am a horrible liar and would be found out as soon as I stepped foot out the door.
  11. I have a phobia of medicines and basically any pills of any kind. I have no reasonable explanation of this but I just don't like to take any medicine or pills. I'm horrible at it and can't remember to take them even when it should just be part of the daily routine. I don't take Tylenol or Ibuprofen either unless my head just feels like it's going to fall off. And...I have two precious little girls b/c I didn't take THAT little pill!
  12. If I could spend an evening with any two present day "celebrities", I'd get Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson in the same room with me and I'd give them a piece of my mind...and that is just weird cuz I don't know them and they don't know me but they fascinate me.
  13. Being silly, making up songs and laughing at nothing is one of my favorite things to do. I think it's in my genes b/c Emma Grace likes to do the same! :)

    Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
    The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!