Sunday, August 08, 2010

bye bye blogging

I've decided that it's time for me to quit blogging! I just can't seem to find the time to keep up with it & it's not something I truly enjoy! I do enjoy looking at everyone else's blogs though :)

Blessings to you all,
Melissa :)

Friday, April 09, 2010

100th post - GLASSES!!

Our sweet Sophie got glasses yesterday!



We had to run to the store for a few things afterwards. I told her she could get ANY treat she wanted because it was such a BIG DAY!! She chose white powdered donuts! (Which is a really big deal since I never buy donuts!) She gobbled them right up! When I asked if I could have one, she sweetly gave me 1/4 of one! :)

Doesn't she look grown up?!?! :(
(minus the donut powder all over her face - ha!)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Random Survey

Rebecca tagged me on this survey:

1. Where is your cell phone? in front of me & surprisingly NOT on vibrate (that was for you, Hannah :)
2. Your hair? in a ponytail (shocker!) & needs to be trimmed
3. Your mother? is FULL of energy & super helpful
4. Your father? wish he was still around to talk to. i saw a man the other day with a yellow shirt & overalls on - made me think of him. :(
5. Your favorite food? mexican!
6. Your dream last night? i don't remember
7. Your favorite drink? unsweet tea with lemon & stevia!! yummy!
8. Your goal? to be pleasing to the Lord, to love my husband, & raise our kids the right way (deep breath!)
9. What room are you in? our office
10. Your hobby? i have several half-hobbies: scrapbooking, blogging, jogging, etc. i would LOVE to have a garden one day.
11. Your fear? not enjoying each day & "missing it" with our kids. they grow up so fast :(
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Lord willing, in a house with a little more land & TREES!!
13. Where were you last night? at home hanging out with my bff, dori, & her 3 kiddos! who would of thought years ago that we'd still be friends & have 6 beautiful children between the two of us?!??!
14. Something you aren’t? naturally as tan as my hubby :(
15. Muffins? blueberry with the crumbly sugar-stuff on top (i agree with rebecca!!)
16. Wish list item? a spring purse
17. Where did you grow up? 1/2 in Moline, IL & 1/2 in Duncanville, TX
18. Last thing you did? took 2 of the kiddos to wal-mart to get max some organic clothing! yes, they have it there for CHEAP!!
19. What are you wearing? black shirt & a pair of pants that dori gave me! (sophie informed me that she DID NOT like them, that they looked like BOY pj pants, & they DID NOT make me look pretty! sigh. for the record, they are thin striped pants from the gap last year, but aaron does have some pj pants that look just like them!!)
20. Your TV? is off
21. Your pet(s)? don't have 'em & don't want 'em! our kids are 2,3, & 4 (almost 5) - enough said.
22. Your friends? are the best, seriously!
23. Your life? is going by too fast!
24. Your mood? happy :)
25. Missing someone? always missing our chloe marie - can't wait to hold her in heaven one day! and my dad.
26. Vehicle? is a big black truck! i like it :)
27. Something you’re not wearing? my wedding ring, i always take it off at home (not sure why).
28. Your favorite store? i really like thrift stores! so fun :) but, if i had a bunch of money, it would be anthropologie!
29. Your favorite color? aqua (i agree with you, rebecca)
30. When was the last time you laughed? today when sophie went through the long list of reasons why she didn't like my pants! kids..... :)
31. Last time you cried? just now doing this survey, thinking about my dad & chloe.
32. Your best friend? aaron, dori, & karel
33. A place that I go over and over? grocery store & target
34. Someone who emails me regularly? andrea & hannah. hey, that's how you communicate when you have a bunch of little kiddos :)
35. Favorite place to eat? chuy's (don't laugh, dori:)

happy weekend!

Friday, February 26, 2010

What do you want to be when you grow up?

The girls had Career Day at Pre-School.

Sophie wants to be a Rock Star!!
Libby wants to be a Mac & Cheese Chef!!

Just a cute sidenote: Sophie asked me the other day how come I didn't work?!?! I laughed out loud & then I told her that daddy goes to work so I can stay home with them. (I decided not to tell her that it's the hardest, most exhausting, most rewarding job I've ever had ;) She proceeded to tell me that I should try going to work & let daddy stay home with them. :) ha!

Monday, February 15, 2010

SNOW weekend

It was snowing outside when I took the girls to Pre-School on Thursday morning.
They were all dressed up for their Valentine's Day party at school!

After naps that day (they had early release), we went out to play in the snow (you just never know how long it'll last around here)!
Libby is actually enjoying making a snow angel here (the snow was hitting her in the face).

I rolled a big snowball for our snowman, which ended up just being a square snowhead! You can tell how big the flakes were by looking at the one on Sophie's nose!
Max woke up from his nap & played outside too!

The picnic table was quickly being covered up by snow!

Yea!!!! Daddy made it home safely from work!!!
He was so excited to go outside & play with the kids in the snow.
Sophie made a snow castle.

Max loved it!

This was only an hour or so later!?!?
Our snow covered home!

Our boat.

This was Friday. We had no electricity & couldn't get out of our driveway! We did have fun as a family, but enjoyed the day before more! ;) Our sweet neighbors were able to get out & got us some firewood! We eventually were able to get out of the driveway & went to my Mom & Gene's house for warmth!

This is Sunday evening.
The Rogers family came over because their power had been out for 3 days!!!
Libby is definitely a Cunningham - she's licking the Ranch bottle! It must be in her blood (passed down from Aaron's side).

Dori & her family brought over stuff to make chocolate covered strawberries! Yummy!!

Aaron snacked on cookies while we made the strawberries!


It's really hard to get a picture of these busy almost 2 year olds!!
Max & Hallie

Friday, January 08, 2010


In honor of our sweet Chloe's 6th birthday yesterday, I want to share with you my favorite Christmas gift that the girls got this year:

These are the PBK dolls that I had wanted to get the girls for awhile. They've always had a CHLOE & SOPHIE doll. About a year ago, I wrote PBK & told them our story about our sweet baby girl in heaven, Chloe, whom God used to change our lives forever! I asked them to name their next doll LIBBY, so we could have all of our girls "together". They didn't come out with a LIBBY doll, but they came out with JOY (their Christmas doll). Since our Libby's birthday is two days after Christmas, we thought that was close enough! :) THEN they came out with twin babies, MAX & MEREDITH!

And here's the girls with their dolls (classic Libby face)

Sophie was playing with SOPHIE & CHLOE the other day. I overheard her saying "Come on, CHLO". This brought tears to my eyes because Sophie always calls her sister, Libby, "Lib". Libby always calls Sophie, "Poph" (sounds like "foff"). Anyway, I just thought it was so sweet that Sophie had already nicknamed CHLOE like she was one of the girls! :)

**For all of my 5 blog readers ;), if you were impacted by Chloe's life, let me know how by leaving a comment :)