Friday, September 4, 2009

Where have all the Cowboys gone...

Or Misti & Alisha for that matter? Well, I have no idea where to start. It has been the biggest roller coaster ever since July 4th.

Starting with twins... That is right I said twins. David and I are officially foster parents & our very first placement was 2 month old twins straight out of the NICU. The Wednesday after Independence day I received a phone call at about 3:30 asking if we would take a set of infant twins. One boy & one girl. Of coarse I am a SUCKER for babies & I said yes. (I do need to tell you that our agency called often asking if we could take a baby or a toddler, so this was not unusual. they just normally try to place them in the same county that they are from.) But this day I felt different about it. When David came home at 4, I told him that I thought that we would be getting twins. Wow, what a welcome home! LOL At 4:15 I called back because I could not wait any longer to know & they said that we were the chosen foster parents.

I said," what does that mean?" The lady responded that we needed to be at the Baylor NICU Thursday evening to pick them up. I said, "No way am I waiting until tomorrow, I want to go see them tonight", and we did.

When we arrived to the hospital we checked in at the NICU desk & the buzzed us back. Then we had to scrub in before we entered the room. When we went in to see them for the first time they were PRECIOUS!!! He weighed 6 lbs & she weighed 4 lbs 15 oz. So tiny & so sweet.

That Thursday afternoon we returned to take them home. We did "the car seat test" and all the fun discharge stuff. The terrible part is they didn't let the lil' girl go home with us that night. She was not eating well & they wanted to monitor her through the weekend. My heart was so heavy for her. I hated leaving her there. I can not imagine how Jen felt with Bella staying there for months.

I did realize that it was better because I did not get to overwhelmed taking one home at a time. They where such a blessing to us. WE loved every minute that they were with us. they only stayed with us for a month, until a Great Aunt got approved through CPS to take them. I was HEART BROKE the day that they came to take them. Word can not express the sorrow I felt.

With out our faith and the love of the Lord Jesus Christ I do not know how I would have made it through.

Many of you know the reason that David & I went through the process of getting our foster license was to adopt a precious little girl that we fell in love with a church. We thought that was all coming to a head recently when a court date was set to determine her fate. A week after my sweet twins left i received a email stating that David & my home study was being returned for consideration of being Bugsy's(that is what we called our sweet girl)forever family. They had found another family for her. We have been having visits with her for almost a year at this point. Nothing seemed to make sense. All I could keep telling my self is "His ways are higher than my ways".

What was God's plan for us? We are still not 100% sure, but I know that he blessed us in the short time that we had the twins & the year we had with Bugsy. We do have a new foster baby & he is adorable! He came to us in the middle of the night & I tried not to love him, but he is too sweet! He was 5 weeks old when we got him & he will be two months this next week. Please pray for David & me. This is the hardest thing that we have ever done, but at the same time we just love it.

On another note... Alisha is in full swing being the mom of a high schooler! That is right her lil angel McKay is a Freshmen in high school this year. Since school started McKay has also had a birthday & started her drivers training! WATCH OUT WORLD MCKAY is behind the wheel!!! As well as CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING!!! That keeps Alisha running the rubber off of her tires form practice to practice.

We are not going to be doing Round Top this Fall due to many factors, but we will be in Canton for the months of Oct, Nov, & Dec. We are also having a big barn sale with multiple vendors in mid October.(More info to come...)

We have missed all our blog friends & it sure fills good to be back in the saddle!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Let Freedom Ring!

Happy Independence Day!!!

L()Ve, Pe@cE & F!rEw()rK$,


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Where in the World is Misti & Alsha?

Well, let me just tell you. I have noticed a lot of our other mommy bloggers have not been posting as much lately too. We are with ya girls! It seems like since school let out we have been thrown into OVER TIME!!! You would think that between Alisha & I that we have 10 kids as much as we go, but no. Only 2 high maintenance princesses! Alisha's princess McKay is going to summer school (by choice), cheer leading 3 nights a week & keeping up her social life too. My lil' angel "Bugsy Boo" informed my husband and I last night that she plans on being a "V.B.S. crasher" all summer long. As, well as she likes us to plan daily activities for her like swimming, the movies, the park, the library, and the list goes on. Mean while all of this is going on Alisha played nurse to her mother who had surgery & baby sitter to her 2 year old nephew. (need I say more). And I played V.B.S. director for what seems like the 100th time! But during all of this we managed to slip away. That's right! And where did we go you ask? To the BIG town of Athens, TX to see something GRAND!!! The Grand opening of Winnie & Tulula's!!! Here we are in front of some great green doors a few doors down from our destination.

Here is Alisha loving what she is seeing! They had TONS of GREAT stuff.

Here is a Great area view of the store.

This is Mindy from Primitiques 'n Poetry. She is a real doll!

Here is Debbie doing what she does best "TALKIN' TRASH". I wish I had a picture of Debbie's window that she did. It was FAB-U-LOUS!!!

This is David with his awesome M2 cross that he won from the Bella raffle that the Junk Sista's had.

I wish I knew what Cat Daddy was telling Teresa , but I sure she shouldn't believe it!!! Winnie & Tulula's was GREAT! Everyone needs to go and check it out!

Well, guys & gals I need to hit the sack!

Love, Peace, Junk & Lip Gloss!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

P T L!!!!

Praise the LORD!!! I can hardly believe it! I WON something! I never win anything!!! I am SUPER excited about his because I REALLY wanted to win this.

Before I tell you what I won, let me first tell you a little about the blog that I won it from. The blog is called Chick Nite. Chick Nite is a ministry through Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX. This how they describe Chik Nite: "Hey Chiks!! So you are probably wondering what CHIK NITES are?? Well...Chik Nites are a time when ladies can get together, have fun, and fellowship with other Chiks. Each Chik event is full of fun surprises, give aways, lots of laughter, and most of all feeding your spirit with the wonderful word of GOD. Here at Family Life Church our pastors believe in helping you reach your abundant life. They fully support and believe that one way to do that is through our Chik Nites. " You MUST check out there blog! I found it through Patti of Delighted Heart!

Okay, on to what I won....

I won this SUPER CUTE "Texas Chicks Rock the World" tee.

A Conference 3-disk C-D series & A Chick cookbook!!! I could not be more TRILLED!!!
Thanks Chik Nite!!!
I am so excited that I almost forgot to mention that the winners of the Bella Raffle are posted on Junk Sista's blog so go check it out! Thanks to all of you that contribute. Bella is a true miracle.
"Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name: Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of His wondrous works!" 1 Chronicles 16:8

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I have been tagged!

Amy at Trailer Trash has tagged me and would like me to list 7 things about myself. Drum Roll please......
1. My first love is Jesus Christ! Without Him there is NO telling where I would be right now. Thank you Jesus for your Mercy & Grace!!!!
2. I love cowboy boots & funky cowboy hats! (I am a COWGIRL in my heart. Although I hung up my spurs a few years ago.)
3. I LOVE to go to thrift stores & dumpster diving!
4. I think that my husband is!!!
5. I was born & raised in Texas & that is where I plan to die!!!
6. I believe that you are NEVER to old to "play dress up"! I where as much jewelry as I want to everyday!
7. It is my dream to own a vintage Airstream one day!

So, now I am tagging:

Alisha of presh-presh

Mindy of Primitiques 'n Poetry

My Big D of Created for Worship

Jen of The Apiary

Friday, May 22, 2009


Today is our 5 year wedding anniversary. I am more in love with Big D than I was five years ago. Isn't he dreamy? Not a lot of time to blog about the lasst five years! I need to go and get ready for our special day.

<>< Misti

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Well, ladies & gentlemen. I must confess something. I am an addict. Yes, that is right I have a problem. So, I will start this way... Hello, my name is Misti and I am a Stalker!

Don't laugh! I know that there are others out there that are too. Let me just define stalking to clear the air. Stalking: the harassment of other people due to following them. Did you read that? FOLLOWING OTHER PEOPLE!

I just can't help myself. I must admit, every night before I go to bed, in the morning and several times through the day I check the blogs that I am following. I get so excited when they have a new post! It is like a high for me.

There are too many blogs that I get my fix from to list, but here is a few: Theresa, Mindy, Amy, Cathy & Deidra, Patti, and the birthday girl herself, Debbie. I stalk over 20 blogs a day.

The worst part is that I even get excited about being stalked myself! That is WEIRD! Come on people I know that there are those of you out there that feel the same way. I need you support. So, if you are a stalker too and or if you like to be stalked, please let me know. I need to know that I am not in this alone!!!

By the way I think that I have even contaminated my husband, David. That is right. Just click on his lttle name here & it will take you to HIS BLOG. My business partner Alisha also has a blog, as well as big girl McKay. You should stalk them too! LOL!