Tuesday, December 21, 2010

love them.

sneak peak of the pictures that were taken of my kiddos.
They are f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s.


a few things I have learned recently I thought you might want to know................

1.  Yes, if you call 9.9.1. in that order it DOES successfully call 9.1.1.
how do I know you might ask??

2.  I will share the story, because I would hate to leave you hanging.
JD and I have left the kiddos at home with a couple of extra equally responsible children (you know the ones you could claim as your own because they spend so much time with you at your house) for just a couple of hours only about 2 miles away.  We are enjoying our dinner, when JD receives a call from our home phone.  JD leaves the dinner, only to rush back in tell me we are leaving and not to forget my coat.  JD is practically running to the car, as I trail behind begging for him to explain, all while I keep hearing him say......"Calm down Lawson Joy, and tell me again."
3.  I am not a very patient person.  Surprised?  Well, I love for my kiddos, my students, and JD to answer me or do the things I ask them right after it comes out of my mouth.  With JD, I think the Lord is trying very hard to teach me patience.

4.  back to the story..........
We are almost home before he puts down the phone.  My heart was beating 90 to nothing and I still had no idea what was going on!  JD quickly explains that someone called 9.1.1. from our house and the police are at the house.  LJ is hysterical, and JD - he is livid.
5.  LJ's hysteria.
I think was mostly caused by the thoughts of, "What is my daddy going to do and the knowledge of she is in the biggest trouble she has ever been."
6.  fRiGhTeNiNg!

I can not explain the feelings pulling up to my house and seeing NOT 1 BUT 2 police cars, yes, with flashing lights and 2 police officers standing on the porch.  I let JD deal with the police and I go in and see if I can't get to the bottom of the story.

7.  Interrogation
JD interrogated each child one at a time (even the 2 borrowed children) on the front porch.  
Enough tears were shed that night to make us a Dumas pond.  Please note - JD is quite the interrogator, but it was not working each child had the same exact story that went like this.....
"LJ, Cully, and Phleps were on the computer.  Haley and KD were on the piano.  Watkins was watching t.v.  The phone rang, Watkins picked it up and low and behold the police were on the way because someone had called 9.1.1."

8.  IMPRESSED and fUnNy.

Did you catch the fact that the police were on the front porch waiting on us?  LJ was taught well.  Remember the rule, "Never let strangers in."  That's right she even followed that rule with the police.  In fact, that might be the bEsT part of this story.

9.  No, confessions.

1.5 hours have passed and no one will confess.  Watkins keeps saying over and over again, "I did not call 9.9.1."  Well, that eliminates him, RIGHT?  JD is beside himself wondering why in the world won't these kids confess.  Honestly, I would have confessed even if I hadn't done it by this point if I were a kid.  

10.  then even later in our bedroom

Watkins' question, "I need to tell you something.  Will you promise I won't get in trouble?"  JD is a softy when it comes to this boy.  Why?  Not sure, but I do know he is the sweetest thing and his face, well it melts your heart.  JD agreed.  "If you tell us something, you want get in trouble."


You guessed it.  Watkins confessed.  "I called 9.9.1. tonight because I needed to know if it worked and if I could do it."  What do you say to that?  I am not sure what we said, but I have you know I was holding back tears.


If your wondering, did he get in trouble?? No, he didn't.  Do I think he will ever call 9.9.1. again for no reason?  NEVER.  There you have it people. 9.1.1. works even if you call 9.9.1.  If you don't believe, ask the Dumas children.

Our life is NeVeR dull. 

Friday, December 17, 2010


this little hammock

that sits on my momma and daddy's porch is very much liked by these two,
and helps make some of the sweetest smiles!
don't you think so???

they heart it.

cousins, golf cart riding, all of Grandy's food, the pool table, deer hunting,
tractor riding, palet parties, Daddio's pancakes, millions of giggles..............
who wouldn't just love Prentiss with the 17 cousins and loads of fun they all have together.
I love watching my kiddos make sweet memories that will last forever.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

turning 3.0.

truthfully.......it has taken me a couple of weeks to admit it, but I turned the big 3-0.
It wasn't near as bad as I thought it would be, mostly because the SWEET husband
surprised me with a trip to New York.
He showed me the sites and made sure I ate some fabulous food.
The highlights were the Broadway show, seeing the statue of Liberty, our LONG walk in Central park, and eating at Mario Batali's restuarant.

thank you to the sweet husband.  
I love you so!

park sMiLeS.

kAtHeRiNe's SoNg

 KD and her sweet piano teacher Mrs. Anderson

KD had her fall piano recital and played a song she wrote herself.
Very impressive!  And of course, the song was entitled "Katherine's Song."
KD and her daddy


these sisters act like this.

yep.  it is hard being nice all the time, even with Santa's visit fast approaching.

oh, what fUn

LeAvEs !

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

1.5 days

until cHrIsTmAs break and this face tells exactly how I will be feeling until then!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ho! Ho! Ho!

something about Santa pictures make me smile!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

that's my daddy

with all my girls!


best friends these two.

love watching them together.
they are something else!