Friday, February 18, 2011

Back to blogging...

I took a little unexpected blogging break. I find that when something happens in my life...something's hard for me to just keep blogging away about what I made for dinner or even what cute things Amelia is doing. I usually need time to process and get over the initial shock of it - but mainly I have to commit to give it to God and not worry and then I'm able to blog again. It only took me 2 weeks to get there. :) I would ask you to pray for my sister Joy. She's dealing with a serious medical issue. We're believing all will be okay and are praying for complete healing in her body. Until we learn more - that's really all I want to say about it on the blog.

So what have we been up to lately?

Well we celebrated Valentine's Day! Amelia and I headed to lunch at MarketPlace with her Granny and Aunt Joy. A girl's day was exactly what we all needed. After lunch we headed to TJ Maxx and Target...two of my favorites places! My Mom cracks me up in these pictures. I told her to open her eyes wider and this is what she gives me. She makes me laugh! :)

She was in the middle of telling a story here and I don't think Joy realized that she was mimicking the faces my Mom was making. HAHA! So funny!

Here's me and my sweet little Valentine.

We had arranged for a babysitter Valentine's evening but since my Mom was here - she offered to watch Amelia while Alex and I went to dinner. He made reservations at Arthur's Steakhouse. This was our first time to go there. My former boss used to tell me how wonderful it was - so I've wanted to try it for awhile. Well he was right - it was SO GOOD! We both had the Australian Waygu Filet. I have no idea what Waygu means but it was the best steak I've ever eaten. We chose the three cheese au gratin (Alex's favorite) and the creamed corn w/tarragon (my favorite) as our sides. I finished my meal with a heart-shaped chocolate creme favorite dessert! I would've taken pics of my yummy food but honestly - it was such a nice time alone with my husband - I really didn't care about taking pictures once we got there. He bought me these bracelets and the blouse that I'm wearing in the picture below for Valentine's Day. He made it a very special evening for me. I think I smiled the entire night! He is my forever Valentine.

My brother Chris and niece Kandace came over one evening to see my Mom while she was in town. They were here around Amelia's bedtime, so Amelia had a bath buddy that night. Can you tell she was just as pleased as punch? She kept looking over at Kandace in the bath, waving and saying, "Hiiii!!" So cute.

We went with Joy to one of her doc appointments yesterday. I've been getting a babysitter for Amelia when I go to these but this one was early in the morning, so I decided to take her with me. She sat in her stroller for 2 hours - not complaining one time. She read magazines, played with toys, played with her Aunt Joy's iphone, waved at the other patients...just the perfect baby for her Mama. I was so proud of her!

She started feeling puny last night...running fever, runny nose, cough. I take her to have her tubes looked at today. She was messing with one of her ears last night. I just pray all is well and she has no ear infection. This is the first time in a month for her to be sick. One month ago tomorrow - she got her tubes. Hopefully it's just a cold and nothing else.

I'm happy that it's the weekend. I'm tired and need the rest. Alex has been traveling, so I know he needs it as well. And of course our baby girl needs it more than either of us. I hope she feels better by tomorrow so we can enjoy the beautiful weather.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Love to all,


Lauren said...

Praying and thinking of your sister, Jill. Have a great weekend!!! :)

Amanda said...

Praying for Joy and your family. Let me know if you need anything. Enjoy your weekend!

Todd and Courtney said...

You are back, yay! Ill be praying for your sister Joy. Amelia is so precious. What a great picture of you and Alex too. Definitely a framer.

Joannah said...

I'll be praying for Joy's return to good health. ((hugs))

Jen said...

I've missed you around here! :) I sure hope Amelia is feeling better. Get some rest and have a great weekend. Love you!

Shannon said...

I've been wondering where you were. ;)

Those bracelets are so pretty! That is a great pic of you and Alex too!

I'll definitely be praying for Joy. For complete healing!

Faith said...

The pics of Joy and your mom are so cute! And, can I just say how adorable your mom is in her cute little shirt. Praying so hard for sweet Joy.

You look so beautiful on your Valentine's date! So glad you got a night away with your sweetie.

Hope baby girl is feeling better now. Have a fabulous weekend, my dear!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

Love Joy's pic while talking to your funny!! Woderful day for a wonderful group of ladies!! love you so much, hope Amelia feels better asap...looking forward to lunch this sunday!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

love the pics of all of you beautiful ladies! Hope Amelia feels better asap! looking forward to Sunday lunch...hugs

Emily said...

Oh my stars, I love the photo of Amelia chillin' in her stroller with her paci and magazine. Too cute!

Sara said...

I just love reading about you and your family:)

I will be praying for your sister.

Mel said...

I'll be praying for your sister.

I do hope Amelia is feeling better!!

Sounds like a marvelous Valentine's Day with your sweetie. I love the bracelets.


Susy said...

I've been meaning to tell you that you look so pretty in your pink on Valentine's day! And Alex did a good job with your bracelets! I love them! I've been praying for Joy...and will continue to. Have a good week, sweet friend.