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!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Wow...What fun!

Well, I've been back from vacation for over a week now and yet, the kingdom of blogdom has eluded my recognition. However, it's time for some of the addiction to take back some of my time and energy. So, here's a few words about our vacation:

Location: Gulf Shores, AL

Who: Michael, Mandy, Emma Grace & Sarah Beth
Michelle (Michael's sister) & Katelyn (niece)
Lavon (Michael's uncle) & Alex & Brady (cousins)

It was so much fun! Just watching Emma Grace & Katelyn play together is a lot of fun in itself. They are 8 months apart and just love each other to pieces! Everyone was smitten with Sarah Beth (who wouldn't be?) and the boys were so sweet and cute with her! I so wish we lived closer to everyone...maybe someday? *sigh*

Photo Session:
We took the opportunity of having all the girls together on the beach to get some sweet pictures of them. So, we got them these beautiful white "pillowcase" dresses with pink ribbons and pink monograms and some eyelet lace - totally feminine and beautiful!!! Then we took them out on the beach and snapped some photos. Of couse, they are the cutest girls ever which means that it's very hard to take a bad picture so they all turned out sooooooo stinkin' cute!

We also ate very well...okay, so we ate a ton of food...and it was all really good! I highly recommend dining at Lambert's Cafe the next time you're in the Gulf Shores, AL area...or anywhere within the surrounding 2 hours drive! It's so worth it! The only word I have to sum it up is "Wow!" Lambert's is the home of the "Throwed" rolls and yes, they really do throw the rolls at you - but trust me, you catch them and gobble it up so that they'll continue throwing them at you! They are also continually walking around with "pass 'rounds" which are all you can eat black eyed peas, fried onion & potatos, fried okra, sorgum & apple butter. That's all on top of your ordered food. I ordered chicken fried steak (which I DO NOT order at most places b/c it's not real steak usually - and I'm not a fan of the "left overs") and it was literally wider than both of my hands put together and delicious doesn't begin to describe it. Michael ordered the roast beef and ate til he was full and had enough left over to make two huge sandwiches for lunch the following day. Michelle had the chicken & dumplings and it was the one thing in the restaurant that was not good. So, don't get the chicken and dumplings! I've never had home cooking that good away from home - it was delicious!!!!

I'd like to live on vacation! *grin*

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Doubly so!

My niece is here! My niece is here!
My beautiful sister-in-law, Amber, gave birth to Kinsey Elaine Ferguson tonight (Sunday, July 16, 2006) at 10:41p.m. She weighs in at 7 lbs 2 oz and 19 inches long. I hear that she's gorgeous - at least, her daddy (my brother) says she is! :) I have no doubt b/c she's related to me so really, how could she not be? *grin*
I can not wait to meet her myself...so if anyone has any great ideas on how to get to VA from TX for cheap, let me know!!!!!
My mom's birthday is also today - so her big birthday present is obviously...Kinsey! Now, what makes this extra special is that Kinsey shares her middle name with my mom - Elaine is mom's middle name too! How fun and special is that? Happy Birthday Mom & Kinsey!
I'll post a picture or two as soon as I can!

We're leaving for vacation first thing in the morning so this may be the only post you see this week...of course, we never go anywhere without a computer so who knows?

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things I Consistently Pray (& Dream)...

1. I pray for myself - that I would be the wife, mommy, friend, employee & servant that God has called me to be and that my own desires would submitted to who, what & where God has me now.

2. I pray for my husband - that he would be the husband, daddy, friend, employee and servant that God has called him to be.

3. I pray for our marriage - that we would continue to put God first and each other second so that the demands of life would not drive a wedge between us and that we would be completely and totally open & submitted to the call of God on our lives.

4. I pray that the example Michael & I set for our children in regards to personal relationship with the Lord and relationship between each other would be one that we want them to have in their future relationships with their spouses. (& I pray for their future dates & spouses too)

5. I pray these three things for my girls: cheerfulness, purity and obedience.

6. I pray that we would raise our girls to be godly women with gentle quiet spirits and deep sensitivity to God's call on their lives. (& I dream of seeing where God leads them!)

7. I pray that despite the miles between us and our family members that our girls would know and love (and be close to) their grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins. (& I dream of the day when those miles are shortened!!!)

8. I pray that as my girls get older our relationship (mother/daughter) would be close and they would feel like they can tell me anything without fear of rejection or condemnation.

9. I pray for patience (I know...that's dangerous!) and calmness with my girls when frustration and exhaustion sets in.

10. I pray (with thankfulness) for the provision that God has blessed us with beyond our needs (& I dream of the day I can be full-time mommy!)

11. I pray for the health of my immediate family and my extended family.

12. I pray that I would be more assertive and voice my opinion in concise, understandable ways...with gentleness and truth.

13. I pray random issues that are on my mind throughout the day - anything from "my calloused feet are ugly and need help" to "what do I do in this situation right now?

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Friday, July 07, 2006

4th of July & other stuff...

Okay...so it's Friday night and this is the first opportunity I've had to sit down and do whatever I want to do...and I chose to update this blog so those of you who ask me where my updates are..just know that I am sacrificing valuable relax time to do this! *grin*

The 4th of July...we basically just hung out at home...which is nice but not really relaxing with two kiddo's begging for attention and no where to send the 2 year old to expend some energy b/c it's raining outside!!!! It did manage to clear up for some fun and fireworks late that evening. We went over to our friends house and ate some really, super yummy briscit (how do you spell that?) and ribs that Dave smoked himself...fantabulous! Then we let the kids play on the inflatable water slide and then we had fireworks. You can see pictures at the Powell Pics webpage. :)

The rest of the week was filled with work and cleaning and planning our vacation!!! Waaahooo!!! We're going on a vacation...a real vacation...not to a family member's house...but rather, we're going to the beach! (and family members are meeting us there...you didn't really think we'd take a vacation and not include family, did you?) On Monday, July 17th, we're heading down to Gulf Shores, AL for a week of...well...the beach, the kids and nothing else...I hope! I can't wait!

This week, I also hosted my first Stampin' Up Stamp Camp...12 people came. I was amazed cuz I really thought only like 6 of the invited would come. It was fun. My friend did it for me so I could watch how one was done so I just got to sit back and enjoy. As much fun as it was, I'm not sure that I'm going to make the minimum amount of sales every 3 months so I may have just proved my point that I've always held that I am stinky at this type of thing! The minimum sales is pretty low but I'm really bad at promoting and selling....BUT I'm going to buy a few things with my discount before I get "de-activated!" (maybe I won't get de-activated...who knows? we'll see!)

Well...with the rest of my relax time before my sleepy eyes can't stay open anymore, I'm going to do something besides this blog thing...have a wonderful weekend!