Sunday, November 11, 2007

Cute boys and Excellence







I went to visit the cutest little grand babies ever. Now that Mark is mobile, he wont sit still for pictures. As soon as we got outside, he ran all over the place. At least John can't run from me...yet. I sure love these sweet boys. I don't get to see them nearly enough.







We also had our young women's in excellence night...and well...it was excellent! This night was so the girls could display one of their 10 hour value project. These girls amazed me with their projects. The only bad part was that we were missing 3 of the girls. Two couldn't come and one went home early with an eye infection. She was so excited about being there. It broke my heart to see her leave. I served the same food that I did at the baby shower since it fit the theme of "Grow to the Son". We decorated with sunflowers. Tara's mom made beautiful centerpieces. We gave one to each girl at the end of the night. Overall a huge success.
We tend to fall asleep with the TV on. It helps Mark fall asleep. It makes me not get restful sleep. If he goes to bed first I turn it off. If I fall asleep first, it stays on and I dream about whatever is on. Mark likes the history channel and the news so I dream a lot about war. Makes me nuts! The other night in my sleep I heard that 6 soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. I shot out of bed like a rocket with fear in my heart. When I found out if was on the other side of the country from Chad I was relieved. Then it sank in that 6 soldiers families were not getting their boy home. I couldn't help but cry thinking of the tremendous loss and heartache they are going through. That is my biggest fear. I count my blessings that Chad is okay.
I won't be having anymore TV induced bad dreams, since my TV got fried the very next night. Sure is quiet in there!
This next week is crazy busy. How are those Christmas cards coming along Jolene, you ask? Not very well. So far behind, it not even funny! I'm usually so far ahead of the game by now. It will take a small miracle to get the out by Thanksgiving weekend. I'm not even going to stress about my normal deadline. Now my goal is anytime before Christmas. When they get done they get done.

19 comments:

Jacquie said...

Mommy's wakeup call! That is priceless and very true LOL. The boys are so sweet.

Valerie said...

those are two cute boyos and growing up sooo quick!

it looks like you had a wonderful turnout for your Young Womans get-together and i'm proud you're not stressing about the cards! you'll not only live longer, but your tummy will feel better, too!

Andi said...

Oh my gosh...look how baby Mark has grown!!! And he's so fashionable in his little plaid shorts and crocs. What cuties they both are.

Love the picture of you with your Young Women's group. You look like one of the girls Jolene.

Your tables look beautiful too!!!

Briana said...

Awww, those boys are sure getting big fast!

Pam said...

Oh those boys are just adorable! And I can't get over how much they have grown!

I'm sorry about your TV but happy you won't be having bad dreams! :)

Those centerpieces are stunning and all that food looks soooo yummy!

Kimberly said...

The boys are so cute. And the food looks great and the decorations look so pretty. Have a great week and hope you get your cards done.

Kassie said...

What cute grandbabies you have. Lucky you! Looks like your YW in Excellence was wonderful. I'm sure they appreciated your hard work as much as you appreciated theirs.

I don't watch TV or listen to radio much anymore and I don't miss the depressing reports. Hope you enjoy better sleep now that the TV is konked. Glad Chad is ok.

sohpiasmom said...

What darling pictures! I think the big brother looks so much like his mom and the little brother so much like his dad! :)

Melissa said...

Oh those boys are the cutest! And it looks like you and the girls had a great time too!

Nonie Mae.... said...

What cute boys they are.

Chickenbells said...

Those boys sure are cute! The girls look like they're doing well too...how much fun you seem to be having with them...I am so glad!

Jacquie said...

Do you know where Johns diapershirt came from? I would love one for my soon to be niece LOL.

Deanna (dw) Shain said...

Yes, they sure are cute!!! You got some great shots...even on the move!
The buffet looks incredible! You always have such a great display! A woman after my own heart...always true to the theme! I just love pulling a theme together! that's why the house was so much fun...every room a different theme! I'm sad that my shopping/decorating has about come to conclusion! Maybe my second book will be about theme decor...boy you and I could fill that one pretty well just the two of us!!! Hey...I might be on to something here! ;)
Hope your tooth recovery is coming along well. And glad to hear your tv broke! My apologies to Mark, but a girl shouldn't have to sleep with war in the background...especially a military mom!!!!!
BIG hugs!
-d.

homedaisy said...

thank you for the cupcake info!!

September said...

Oh Jolene, the boys are getting so big... John is losing his baby face awfully fast...

Looks like you had a nice evening with the girls. :) Way to go!

Maren said...

Those grandkids are darling. I am so glad that you post pictures. I first started to read your blog when she was pregnant with Mark. It has been so fun to watch them arrive and grow.

I have given you an award on my blog.

Good luck with those Christmas cards. I am working on mine too, but it is being slow.

Diane said...

You have the cutest little grandsons. I can't believe how much they've grown.
You are doing such a fabulous job with the young women. I bet they love you as much as you love them.
Diane

patti_cake said...

The boys are darling!
Chad is ever in my prayers Jolene. He will come home safe to you all.
As soon as I get the hanna andersson pj's I won on eBay we will be doing the Christmas card pics. I am getting antsy about it too!

Jen said...

OMG, I LOVE the baby's dark hair. It's so cute to see his dark hair next to the little blonde cutie :)