Tuesday, November 16, 2010

my helper

making the cornbread muffins all by himself.
(with a little direction from his momma)
sweet, sweet boy.

such a cute little chef.

Day 3 (yes, I am still doing this)

My First Love

Jeremiah Percy Dumas became my boyfriend when I was in the 7th grade.  Yes, the same man I am married to today.  I know it might seem weird to some to think of only having 1 boyfriend throughout junior high, high school, and college but honestly I could not imagine it any other way.  I think the best part of it all if just growing up with him by my side and all the memories we have together.  I can honestly say no one knows me better than my one and only.

Our Wedding Day
11.5 years ago

yes, we look like babies.

some questions you might want the answer to.

did we ever break up?
yes, one summer and another time for a couple of months

best memory growing up with JD?
there are several so here is a run down of a few. 

1 - the first time he came to my house (he was 13) was for Sunday lunch.  my mom made jello with some fruit in it.  JD had just learned that jello was made with horse hooves and despised it.
did he eat?  well of course, gagging the whole time!  sweet boy.  he reminds my mom of that still today.
2 -  JD was quite the little slugger in baseball, and my parents drove me to just about every one of his baseball games.  I gave him a Gatorade for every homerun he made.  One time he needed 4 in one game, told you he was quite the player!
3 - JD sending me on a scavenger hunt for my b-day present in 9th grade.  What was it?  The hottest item at the time - Timberland Boots.
4 - JD's brother is a joker to say the least.  I was in the 7th grade when I went to JD's house for the first time, so a little shy and nervous to say the least.  His brother was so sweet to leave out a magazine open on the table with girls in their unmentionables, so I could see it and then accused JD of leaving out the magazine.  Not to mention he called me Heather the whole night on purpose, saying "Whoops, that was last week's girl!"  Yes, he still refers to me as that today.
5 - I wrote him a poem every football Friday telling him he was the best and how to beat the other team.  We still have a few of those, so funny to read.

our first kiss?
homecoming dance

well, I could go on and on BUT the final fact is that I would not trade my first and only true love for anything.  yes, we have ups and downs, laughs and fights, smiles and frowns but there is no one else for me. 

I love you JD.

yes, I will try to keep up with this blog challenge.
it is tuff.

it's tRaDiTiOn

in the Dumas household to celebrate HaLLowEEn for days!

is it really November 16th and I am still posting about Halloween?  


I always go by the saying, "Better late than never."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

is it a bIrD, a pLaNe, ?????


to play superman follow these
simple instuctions - 
1.  parent lays flat on their back and lifts their legs halfway to the sky
2.   the child leans in on the parent's legs and holds their hands
3.  the parent holds on tight to the child and lifts them into the air
4.  enjoy lots of laughs and smiles playing sUpErMaN!

caution - play at your own risk.

to the front and then the back

all these costumes are talking s.m.a.c.k.!!

Jeremiah Masoli, The Black Bear, and 7 and 2
love.love.love. this football season!!!

tail ends

my zebras, 
oh my, how cute!

Monday, November 8, 2010

once upon a time there was a......

 a hippie,
 2 zebras,
and a ninja
(a.k.a. GI-JOE)
who were the cutest their momma had ever seen, trick-or-treated until they dropped, 
and made lots of memories celebrating Halloween to the fullest!

Friday, November 5, 2010

dAy 2

meaning behind the name

"all our dumas days"

#1 I thought it was catchy.

#2 That is what this is all about after all - all our dumas days - as the 6 
Dumases here in Starkvegas as we make it through our days that are long or
 short, happy or sad, busy or slow, healthy or sick, or just plain bad or good.

#3 i liked it.  Wondering if I asked JD if he liked the name before I entitled it?? well, nope.
Although, I would give myself credit as being quite creative I'll have to admit JD has me beat in that category and sometimes I like to go with what I came up with just because.  

i like our blog.  mostly because I like sharing pictures of our 4 cute kiddos.
but I will confess it is time for a new look.
don't you think? 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 1 - I am up for the challenge.

Day 1 - Introduce, recent picture, and 15 interesting facts

Rebecca Hope Lawson Dumas is my full name.  Yes, I go by Hope my middle name.  I am the almost 30 (oh, no!) year old mother of 3 sweet girls (Lawson Joy, Katherine, Phelps) and 1 little man (Watkins), and the wife of my sweetheart Jeremiah, that I often refer to as JD.  I teach 3rd grade and yes, I LOVE all my 3 graders dearly!  I spend my time running around with kiddos, and trying to keep up with the husband.  All while working to keep them fed and bathed, our clothes washed, and having a little fun along the way!  I absolutely love MSU football and tailgating.  And I never could make it without all my fabulous friends! 

recent picture
(sorry it is a re-run,  but I don't know exactly how to load pictures on JD's laptop.  I will say though it is one of my favorite of late.)

15 iNtErEsTiNg facts

1.  I love it when it rains on Sunday afternoon!  The absolute best time for a nap.

2.  I am a spender and NOT a saver, my husband is trying to change me, and has been for years.  Sorry JD.  I promise to do better.  :)

3.  I LOVE diet pepsi!  It takes 2 to be exact to get me up and going in the morning.
Sad, I know, but I don't drink coffee.  Don't judge.

4.  JD and I started being boyfriend and girlfriend in the 7th grade.  Sweet I know!  I love all our memories together growing up.  Thanks for sticking around JD - I know it has been hard putting up with me at times.  I love you so!

5.  I wake up between 4 and 5 every week day.  That gives me just a little quiet time before all the kiddos and JD get up and the mad dash starts!

6.  I am addicted to "Teen Mom" and "16 and Pregnant."  Pitiful.

7.  I really like it when things are organized, too bad I am just not good at keeping them that way.

8.  I have tons of hair on my head!  Yes, my hairdresser (love you, Lindsey)  says that over and over again when she cuts my hair.  Her exact words, "You have the most hair of anyone I have ever cut."  My mom started getting it thinned when I was in the 2nd grade.

9.  I aLwAyS knew I wanted to be a mom and teacher.  I love my 4 precious babies and all my 3rd grade kiddos!

10.  I am loud and love to laugh!  surprised??

11.  My favorite breakfast food is a bagel, from City Bagel that is
 toasted and jalapeno Cheddar with pineapple cream cheese. yUm! 

12.  I am definitely a daddy's girl, and he is a Baptist preacher.  BUT to this day if I am sick I want my momma.

13.  I am not athletic by any means, but did love cheering in high school.  Yes, I could still show you a few moves/cheers if you wanted me to.

14.  I lOvE it when my kiddos sleep with me!  Something is so sweet about them all cuddled up and peaceful.

15.  My most important goal in life is to grow old with JD all while watching our kiddos grow-up to be successful and happy.

stay tuned while I complete this challenge
Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts
Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3-Your first love
Day 4-Your parents
Day 5-Your siblings
Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7-Favorite movies
Day 8-A place you've traveled to
Day 9-A picture of your friends
Day 10-Something you're afraid of
Day 11-Favorite TV shows
Day 12-What you believe
Day 13-Goals
Day 14-A picture you love
Day 15-Bible verse
Day 16-Dream house
Day 17-Something you're looking forward to
Day 18-Something you regret
Day 19-Something you miss
Day 20-Nicknames
Day 21-Picture of yourself
Day 22-Favorite city
Day 23-Favorite vacation
Day 24-Something you've learned
Day 25-Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
Day 26-Picture of your family
Day 27-Pets
Day 28-Something that stresses you out
Day 29-3 Wishes
Day 30-a picture