Monday, September 24, 2007

Life this Weekend & Today

Some of you have made me laugh with your comments on the incinerated pacis. Stephanie H thought that I burnt them on purpose to get rid of them. When in reality it was more like Shelli said, "Oh no, now I need to run to the store and buy more pacis!" The thought of giving them up never crossed my mind! :) I sent Justin's mom to the store for more pacis while the smoke detector was still going off! Thankfully, the smoke has cleared and there are just a few lingering hints of burnt plastic mixed with the odor from the ozone machines. We're glad to be back home and into our routine. The girls have made me laugh really hard today and I can say I've truly "soaked" them up today. The Lord has used the Farley's situation to reveal many things to me; mostly my selfishness, lack of trust in my Lord, and the fact that I take many things for granted. My children were easily conceived and healthy and have had no complications since birth. I take all of this for granted. I think it's providential for so many of us who haven't faced hardships to learn about what others face to make us value what it is that we have. I take so much of my life for granted and God has used Boothe to reveal this to me.

As I said, the girls have made me smile today. I just want to open up and drink them all in. I want to savor our moments and laugh out loud as much as we can. Morgan thinks she's a ballerina. She's never had a lesson but her grandmother bought her a tu-tu (sp?) and she wears it all the time. Paige wants to be Morgan and thinks she is. She crawled up into Morgan's chair this morning so I decided at lunch they could sit there together. Well, the grass was greener on Morgan's plate and Paige lost it when I insisted that she eat her own Chik-fil-A and not sisters. I couldn't resist a few photos of a such a senseless fit. I had to separate them and put Paige in her highchair. I went in the other room and heard Morgan walk up to Paige and say, "Paige I'm sorry that I got upset with you for eating my food!" I thought my heart would melt!

We had a delightful weekend and enjoyed having a couple extra set of hands around. We threw a shower for some close friends who are getting married and, as always, loved being in fellowship with our close friends. It was a great turn out, Tami & Neal's house looked fabulous, and Abby didn't deliver the baby at the shower or on her way back to B'ham... at least not that I've heard! Chris and Kara got lots of nice things and we had a lot of fun celebrating with them. The party makes me even more excited about getting our house wrapped up so we can host parties! For those of y'all who have asked for more house pictures... I'll whet your taste buds just a little with another picture of a different bathroom! You've seen the orange... now I'll show the yellow, but please like I mentioned when I showed the orange one, I don't want to cause anyone to be jealous, so guard yourself before you look! Enjoy!

The Raiger and our long lost dog, Eufaby


My Ballerina


My Cowgirl

Sisters BEFORE Paige ate Morgan's apple



Paige after I told her not to eat Morgan's apple





And... last but not least, another bathroom!

5 comments:

anna & geoffrey said...

Darby,
I just love reading your blog. Your girls are so cute and are growing so fast!!
I got the rod (get excited!) at JC Penny's! We bought 2 wood rods, cut one of them down a little, and attached them together with something that looks like a screw on both ends.
Good Luck! Can't wait to see how the house comes along...
Anna

P.S (I added you to our blog... hope you don't mind!)

The Martin Family said...

D, I loved the pictures of Paige's tantrum! That looks all too familiar these days! All I could think about was in the midst of all the crying and screaming, you took the time to get the camera and capture it forever on film! Priceless! You need to save those for her rehearsal dinner video!

The Allen Clan said...

darby i laughed until i cried..thi is great! i am having one of those days! ha ha love to you my friend shelli

Abby Maddox said...

First, I was WAY behind on your blog. I guess I assume that everyone is only updating every couple of weeks :), but you've been updating almost daily! It was really, really great to see you and no I did not have the baby on the way back to Bham. I LOVE that sequence of pictures of the food snatching. It reminds me a lot of our house growing up.

L.A. said...

love you girls!!!