Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cheese Sticks

Dear Addilyn,
         Last night you woke me up and said "Mommy, I want cheese sticks".  In the middle of the night.  Cheese sticks.  Gotta love you kid!!   Your Daddy said we'll get you some tonight.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Waiting......."Four Days Late"


Dear Addilyn,
Your momma has been waiting for a phone call for a week.  Today is the last day....momma is still waiting.  This song is on my heart......

Published on Apr 14, 2013
Karen Peck & New River - Four Days Late

The news came to Jesus, Please come fast
Lazarus is sick and without your help he will not last
Mary and Martha watched their brother die
They waited for Jesus, He did not come
And they wondered why.

The death watch was over, Buried four days
Somebody said He'll soon be here, the Lord's on His way
Martha ran to Him and then she cried
Lord if you had been here You could have healed him
He'd still be alive

But You're four days late And all hope is gone
Lord we don't understand why you've waited so long
But His way is God's way Not yours or mine
When He's four days late
He's still on time

Jesus said Martha show me the grave, But she said Lord
You don't understand He's been there four days
The grave stone was rolled back, Then Jesus cried
Lazarus come forth then somebody said
He's alive, He's alive

But You're four days late And all hope is gone
Lord we don't understand why you've waited so long
But His way is God's way Not yours or mine
When He's four days late
He's still on time

You may be fighting a battle of fear
You've cried to the Lord I need You now
But he has not appeared.
Friend don't be discouraged
Cause He's still the same
He'll soon be here He'll roll back the stone
And He'll call out your name

But You're four days late And all hope is gone
Lord we don't understand why you've waited so long
But His way is God's way Not yours or mine
When He's four days late He's still on time

UPDATE--  Got the job!!! Woo Hoo Thank you Lord!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sweet Prayer

Dear Addilyn,
         Every night we pray before we tell the "Free (3) Bears" and "Free Pigs".  It's so sweet to hear you thank God for everything you did that day.  Last night at church was Senior night.  We were honoring the senior graduates (your cousin Ryano is graduating which is crazy to me..he should still be a 7th grader it seems) and we had a little finger foods potluck over at the gym after services.  Each graduate had a table decorated.  You kids were running and hiding under the tables.  Anyways, last night your prayer went like this.....

"Dear God, dank you dis day.  Dank you watch Diego. Dank you watch moobies. Dank you go to chuch. Dank you run fast. Dank you hide unda tables. Aaaaa-meeeeeen."

So sweet!  Momma is so proud of you.  I hope you always thank God for everything in your blessed life.

                                                         I love you, Momma

Thursday, April 4, 2013


"There will be grace, grace to make it through this trial,
There will strength, strength to walk another mile,
There will be hope when I've done all I can,
I'm glad to know, it's in the Saviour's hands."

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Today We....

Dear Addilyn,

Daddy woke me up at 6:30 to iron his clothes for a prayer breakfast
I cooked you some bacon
Daddy came home
We all went to Little Rock to buy Daddy a crappie pole
Then went to Conway Farm and Home to buy Daddy some Muck boots
Came home and you rode your 4 wheeler
Daddy hauled off a dead chicken and killed a cat
We walked to Grandma Teen's and took her some meatball and pear perserves
Came home, you and Daddy took a nap while Momma went and met "Mckmama"
Learned about Xygular
Went and bought groceries at Wal-Mart
Unloaded groceries then we all went fishing with the family
Came back to Mawmaw and Papa's house
Ate some ugly looking but great tasting deer sausage
I went to Kim's and picked up your yardsale clothes she had bought
You bit Samuel, I spanked you
You hugged him and said you were sorry
We came home
I cooked mexican chicken for Sunday's lunch
Did laundry
We all bathed and now.....

I'm pooped!!!

Love you,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Your 1st Prayer

Dear Addilyn,  You are 3 years and 4 months old.  I always say the prayer with you when we are going to sleep.  Last night, I asked if you could say the prayer and you did.  Ahhh, it was so sweet.  I'm smiling now just typing this.  You said "thank you for church" and many other things.  How sweet!!  You are growing up so fast and it just amazes me at what all you know and understand.  When you were a baby, I would have to walk in circles around the house bouncing you for hours to get you to sleep.  Now, we just gather your pink blankie, green blankie, blue blankie, and other pink blankie and go lay down to tell stories and pray.  Sometimes we have to have your cat, elephant, penguin, baby dog, and duck in the bed too...but thats ok.  I love you baby girl!!       - Momma

(PS. On a sad note- We have lost 2 chickens and our rooster "Ryan Mallet" recently...thanks to the neighbor's dogs and a raccoon)

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Dear Addilyn,
Today we......

clod hopped in the mud during the rain....
took a bath...
watched Cinderella....
ate at Chick Fila and you played on the "playground"...
bought groceries at Kroger....
you picked out an "i pop" (sucker) and a gold fish carrier...
I served at our neighbor's funeral....
watched Cinderella again...
visited Grandma Teen's and you ate Oreo cookies....
took another bath....

played with cupcakes at the kitchen table....
played Hay Day on the Ipad....
you fell asleep while I "wok wok" you....

Now your asleep in Momma's bed and I'm about to join you....

Love you,

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Nickel Short

Dear Addilyn, There may come a time in your life when your BMI is considered in the "obese" range and you find yourself bringing a little Lean Cuisine to work for lunch.  I hope this doesn't happen, but I'm just saying.....  You eat it at 10:45am because you're starving and even look up the Weight Watchers points and feel good that you're only consuming 5 points.  But then 2:00pm comes and once again you're tummy is growling.  You know the lunch lady down the hall has already packed it up for the day so you rummage through your purse trying to find change for the vending machine.  You find .55 cents.  You look through every desk drawer in search of more change.  You know you're close....the price of crackers like everything else has gone up except for your paycheck.  Anyways, you take a deep breath and make the long walk down the hall which counts as exercise and only makes you hungrier...your eyes look the vending machine up and down until you spot the cheese crackers with peanut butter filling.  And then, at the moment, you see the price......60 cents.  DANG IT !!!!!!  There is nothing you can do at this point.  You've got 3 hours left of work...3 hungry hours.  But it's gonna be okay.  Hold your head up and walk back to your desk.  Sometimes in life you're gonna be a nickel short.      Love you, Momma

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Years Day Flu

Dear Addilyn,
You and Daddy both had to go back to Primecare on Tuesday, New Years Day.  Apparently, when we were there on Saturday you guys caught the Flu.  Daddy went that morning, tested postive, and then went to stay in Greenbrier away from us.  You took a nap and woke up burning up with fever (again) so I called Aunt Kimmy and her and Alli came over and we all took you to the doctor.  You tested positive, Momma wanted to cry, Daddy came home, and there we sat for 3 days.  Today I'm at work and you and Daddy are at home.  You've not even played with your Christmas toys yet.  Sigh.  I need some help keeping you well.  Monday school starts back and I'm already nervous about what else you will catch.  I love you kiddo.  I hate that you've been so sick.  Maybe we should move to Arizona.    - Momma