Friday, January 29, 2010

that's our daddy!

Starkville Community Market founders Jeremiah Dumas and Tammy Tyndall Carlisle were honored with the T.E. Veitch Community Service Award at the banquet.

We are VERY proud of our daddy!

He was totally surprised about the community service award last night.

I have to say I knew, but only because I think they were afraid we were not going to come because Watkins has been sick.

His speech consisted of lots of smiling, and then confessing he was speechless! I think that was a first! When he said that the audience rolled with laughter!

Regardless, we are VERY proud of him working hard to make Starkville better.

Thank you - JD - we love you!

(stole the above picture from the paper - at least I am confessing)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

patient or pirate ???

what do think this sweet boy looks most like
a patient or pirate ???

I have to say he was beginning to enjoy his duel roles BUT.........
TO BAD - because now he is only playing the role of a pirate from his house!

Yes, he is elated to be home.
His main conern, "Mama, what time is it?"
Why that question?
He is ready to pick up his sisters.
Can't wait for some sister hugs!
The supper he has requested - spaghetti.
You guessed it - spaghetti it is!

No, we don't have the blood test results back.
Needless to say, we will be going back for a follow-up on that.

We are so thankful all seems well at this point!
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

good and bad

the short story.............
JD went out of town last night.
I had a babysitter.
She called about an hour after I left.
She said Watkins' fever is high.
I rushed home.
103.9 to be exact.
4 hours in ER.
The first results we heard - strep, RSV, and pneumonia.
He was admitted into the hospital.
JD rushed back home.
They have since ruled out pneumonia.
He will at least spend another night there.
Because his blood test came back positive for some type of bacteria.
We are relieved there is no pneumonia.
Just still praying for an all good blood test,
and looking forward to sleeping in our own bed.

please say a prayer for our little man!

Monday, January 25, 2010



Farve on the ground,
Farve on the ground,
Helmet turned sideways-
dirt in his face!
Looks like the Saints are going to the SUPERBOWL
with Farve on the GROUND!!!

We had the MOST fun cheering on the Saints last night!
I can't wait for the Superbowl!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

milk does a body good!

loving this little milk mustache!

U see if your drink alot of milk, u can get muscles like these......

well, u might want to add some of these to your daily routine...........

push ups - Watkins' style!

that is how it's done!


from Phelps to you!
check out those pants!

What is a mom to do??? It was picture day at school, and in order to get her to wear the precious dress (and of course, a matching bow) her momma wanted her to - it took bribing! So this is the outfit she chose to put on as soon as the picture was taken!!! (I am sure thinking of her Uncle Russ the whole time! ha.)


Thursday, January 21, 2010

sneak peak

I like this blue.

It is not the blue I picked out.

How can the paint store send 8 gallons of paint and only one of the 8 be the wrong color?

And what are the chances the painter chooses that one wrong gallon to paint with?

That is what happened, but we like it SO this blue it is!

the strikers - STRIKE!

The strikers did a great job this past weekend in the "Frostbite Tournament"!

That really made standing out in the very cold, rainy weather a little better.
(thank u Mr. Bill and Paige for watching the babies!)

They won every game by several goals and made it to the finals.

2-1 was the final score with Pearl coming out on top. The team was disappointed, but
they did come home with the silver!

They made us really proud! LJ even scored a goal herself!

Way to go Strikers!

the team and the coaches

Callie Helen, LJ, and Camyrn
LJ in action!

shaking Pearls' hands at the award ceremony
Way 2 go Strikers!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Phelps the Princess

she LOVES her new crown!

1 - because she made it
2 - it has her name, and that is VERY important!

She went to the cutest "formal" tea party on Saturday, although
she refused to wear a dress of any sort.
What can I say she is a little "head strong"!
(like her daddy)

And in case your wondering, you can be a princess without a dress,
just ask Phelps she will tell you all about it.

Happy Birthday, Anna Karen!

love that sweet baby girl smile!

bingo and its WINNER!!!

LJ was the lucky winner at bingo Friday night with
a grand total of $37 !!!

She was ecstatic !!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

100% Chance of Rain

Most of the day I will be standing in the rain looking just like
these women here.................

watching these girls here,
doing what they love!

also on the agenda -

1 - haircut for our little man
2 - buy a b-day present
3 - soccer
4 - lunch
5 - b-day party for a 4 year old
6 - soccer

there you have it motherhood at its best!

just hoping not to get drenched.

Friday, January 15, 2010

our heads on a platter

I have been eying platters like this for a long time.
Now, I finally have one of our clan!

No, I can't take credit for painting it, but the short brown headed girl at
Dandy Doodlez can!

Thanks JD for the b-day present.
I love it!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

tight and tied

and loving it !
She was so excited to play with her brother after being away from him all day.
Watkins had her in a tight place and tied and she didn't even protest at all!

They LOVE each other!

It must be great growing up with your best friend by your side!