Saturday, May 17, 2014

Soooo..... I've totally slacked off on keeping up with this blog. I've just been so caught up in our day to day craziness, that it's been put on the back burner.
The girls are at such a fun age and are saying some of the cutest things. I want to be able to remember everything they say, so I'm going to try to use this blog to record things. I don't know if anyone even checks this site anymore and if you do, I apologize in advance if this becomes boring for you! 😊 Here are just a few I can think of right now.

The other night the 4 of us were sitting at the table having dinner. Out of nowhere Gracie says, "Mommy and Daddy sure do have wonderful kids!" Lol.

Gracie(in the bathroom): "Carley, I need you to get out of here. I need my privacy." 😊

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Can't believe its been a year!!!  I seriously watch this video weekly!  Gracie even asks to watch it when we are at Moms and the computer is on!!  We all love and miss him terribly!  I know he's in heaven jamming out to some James Taylor and hopefully doing his "Man in the Mirror" rendition!

Friday, May 10, 2013


Well.... 4 months later I am back!!!  I have thought so many times I needed to sit down and write, but I never have the time to do it!  I was getting ready this morning and told myself I was going to take a little time and post a quick update!!!   So much has gone on since my last post.  Dad recieved the "Hall of Honor" award for the Heber Springs Chamber.  We couldn't have been more honored!  Mom accepted the award on Dads behalf at the Chamber Banquet back in Febuary.  She and I gave short speeches... talk about nervous!  Jerry Jones from the Dallas Cowboys was the guest speaker, so it was a full house!!! A slideshow was made for Dad.... I have uploaded it to YouTube and i'll post it.  I watch it weekly.   We are all missing him soo sooo much.  Sometimes the pain hits me and it makes it so hard to breathe.  What I wouldn't give to have him back.  It still just doesn't seem real.
My parents met 45 years ago today! Mom sent Caroline and I a text this morning saying, "I met your Daddy 45 years ago today.  What a glorious day!"  Isn't that the truth?!?  The way they met is amazing and like Caroline said a movie could be made out of their incredible love story!!  If you haven't heard how they met, it's mentioned on the slideshow below.
Some of you may already know, that Caroline is getting married!!!!  She and Josh (yes, his name is Josh, too!) met back in August.  It really is a sweet story.  When we knew Dad was dying, that last week he was with us, Caroline told him she wanted him to send her a man just like him!  She said pick me out a good one and send him my way! =)  Well.... what do you know.... about a month after Dad passed away, my friend Jasmin set them up on a blind date!  By September they were a "official" couple!  Caroline would mention things that Josh said or did and Mom said Dad did the same!  He is soo good to her and we couldn't be happier!  They got engaged while on vacation with his family in Canada in late Febuary.  I know Dad is smiling down.
The girls are growing sooo fast!  Carley will be a year next month!  WHAT!?!  It doesn't seem possible.  She is developoing the cutest personality and is so much fun!  Gracie is 3 1/2 going on 16!  OMG!  We are in for it with her!  She is too smart for her own good!!! 
I promise to update again soon!!  We love each and every one of you!!!!!

Here is the link for the slideshow

Friday, January 18, 2013

Help please!!!!!

Alright Hendrix/College friends...... We are needing some pictures of Dad during his college years for a slideshow. Anyone have any they would like to share?? I need them by Monday... Yes in 3 days! :)
If you have any, you can email them to
Thanks in advance.... We appreciate it greatly!
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday 12/21

I can't believe it's almost Christmas!!  We are ready, for the most part.  It has been hard getting into the spirit of things this year.  Mom and I were talking about this time last year we were bringing Dad to Heber and we were so excited.  I remember he came to the house on Christmas Day.  It was a wonderful day for all of us, yet sad at the same time.  He tired so easily and didn't get to stay but an hour.  I remember he asked mom for a cup of coffee while he was there and it broke our hearts that we couldn't give him any.  Hopefully he has been enjoying all of the coffee he wants. :)
It is late and I am exhausted, so I'm going to make this short.  I mainly wanted to post this update so I could remember this time in our lives.  Gracie says some of the greatest things and if I don't write them down, I forget them!  These past few months Gracie has mentioned Pop some.  If we drive past the nursing home (which I try not to do very often...still too hard) she will say, "There's Pops house!"
The other day she was listing all of the people she loved.... "I love Daddy and Mommy, Baby Carley, Dede, Pop, Caroline, Uncle B and Kay!"  I was so touched that she included Dad.  I asked her if she remembered where Pop was.  She said, "Pop is with Jesus and the angels in heaven.... up in the sky."  She was so excited the other day when I picked her up from school.  She said, "Mommy, Mimi has Jesus and angels at her house(nativity scene)... like Pop." :)  We talk about how much we love and miss Pop and she will say and Dede really misses Pop, too.  It just amazes me how much she picks up, at the age of 3.
I hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas!  We love each and every one of you!!!  :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Playing catch up

Well.... I'm here to try and play catch up again!!!  Time just gets away from me these days!!! =)  We are usually running non stop till about 8 at night.  I get the kids in bed and have all the fun laundry to wash and fold and dishes to wash and by this time I'm pooped and just want to lie in bed and watch TV. (And cross my fingers that Carley decides to sleep through the night on that particular night)
Anyway, we are doing well.  I celebrated my 31st Birthday back on the 2nd.  I am thankful for all my wonderful friends and family that made it a great birthday!  Mom watched the girls that night and Josh and I went to dinner.  This definitely doesn't happen very often AT ALL, so we really enjoyed it.
self portrait from our night out!
Mom and I have been busy the past 4 months writing Thank-yous and I'm soo happy to report we are officially finished!  Mom was stressing over the fact it was taking us so long, but there just isn't enough time in the day... esp to write over 200 thank yous!  We are still just blown away by all of the generosity.  Dad was truly a well loved guy!!!
Gracie and I enjoyed "Disney Live" with our besties, Taylor and Jasmin!!!  The girls were soo cute and had lots of fun!!!
Not the best pic, but the only one I got that night!
We enjoyed a Fall Festival at the girls school.  Gracie spent the majority of her time in the bouncy house and had a blast!!!


This past weekend Caroline was in a wedding in Jackson, MS.  I went with her and Mom kept the girls!  She is truly super DeDe!  We FaceTimed with them the first night... Carley wasn't too sure what to think of seeing me on the phone!!! 
We had a good time!!  I missed my babies, but I enjoyed my "me" time.  Caroline was busy the majority of the time with wedding stuff, so I just did my own thing and it was very nice and relaxing!!!
It was fun getting all dressed up!!!
On the way home, we stopped in Lake Village and took a stroll down memory lane.  It was a little sad... we drove past my grandparents old house.  We have so many memories in that house growing up.  If anyone was watching us, they probably thought we were crazy stalkers, because I was taking pictures of the house and every where else we went!! ha!
We stopped by the cemetery to see my grandparents graves.  It's so weird to think that my dad died 5 years after his mother.  I would have never imagined.

We drove by his old office and then to the lil park they dedicated to my grandfather after he passed away.  He was Mayor of Lake Village for 33 consecutive years!!  What an honor!!  That really says a lot about him, cause you just don't normally see someone in office for that long.  He was truly a well respected man and reminds me so much of Dad.  They were a lot alike.

I have to say, I was soo happy to get home to these lil sweeties, though!!!

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Mom and I took the girls trick or treating tonight. We went to like 5 houses and I'm pooped! Ha!!! Gracie would have been ok with just trick or treating at our house and filling her bucket up, but we wanted to make a few stops at some friends houses.
Of course, I didn't get any pictures after we left the house! Ohhh well!!!!!
Luckily Gracie is in bed watching Cinderella and Carley is asleep in my lap! I must say I am not too far behind her!!!!!

Happy Halloween from my Princess and pumpkin!!!! :)

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