Monday, May 31, 2010


We seriously had the best long weekend!  It was so relaxing and fun.  Addie still has a pretty bad cough so we decided to keep her in most of the weekend. We had to cancel plans with our friends Jeremy and Renee because we were worried about Addie getting Xander and Kaden sick.  So, we just hung close to the house and cooked most of our meals at home.  It was so wonderful!  Here is our weekend top 10:

10. Friday afternoon…I had to work a little late to work on packing my classroom, but Addie and Brandon stopped by to see me and bring me a sonic drink.  Addie had fun exploring my classroom and helping me pack.  She really got into playing with my geometric solids…. We’re working on the word vertex.  LOL!


9. Friday night….grilled chicken…a glass of Riesling…complete relaxation.

8. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday…Addie slept till 8 am!!! Holla!  Three days in a row of sleeping in!  Wow!  I also love watching her toddle around the house in her diaper in the mornings!


7. Saturday night…DATE NIGHT!  Thanks Nana and Aunt Lindsey for watching Addie so Brandon and I could go on a much-needed date night.  We went to see the movie Date Night and had dinner at Pappadeux on the patio!  So fun.


6. Sunday shopping.  Got a new pair of Yellowbox Flip Flops!  Thanks to my friend Tonya for the sale alert!!

5. Sunday night grilling.  Love that my man knows his way around a grill!  We had delicious beef kabobs!  (Of course I had to take a picture)


4. Sunday night…rented a movie and watched it laying in bed.  Can it get any better?

3. Monday morning walk around the neighborhood…my little girl loves riding in Kaden and Xander’s wagon we are currently borrowing.  Fun times!


2. Monday …Brandon’s delicious guacamole…hmmm…lots of my top 10 are food things…I might have blown my Weight Watchers again this weekend! Dang!

1. Monday afternoon pool time…we blew up Addie’s pool  —thanks Mayson!!—and  she swam to her heart’s content.  She laughed so hard.  It was a blast!


FOUR MORE DAYS OF SCHOOL, but who’s counting!???!!!! 

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Road Trip!

Last weekend Addie and I went with Julie and Ryan to South Haven, Kansas for my cousin Alyssa’s bridal shower.  We had a great time!  Addie enjoyed seeing lots of family and roaming around places she’s never been before!  So much to explore!

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The Bride-to-Be


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Poppa Glen and Addie


Poppa Glen, Granny Sue, and Addie

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As soon as we hit the road to come home, my little princess crashed out in her carseat!  Thanks Bubbie and Uncle Ryan for a wonderful trip!!


I took these pictures on Monday night.  Auntie M gave Addie this dress and hat and I just love it on her!  If you click on the pictures, you can see it has ZTA strawberries on it. :-)  You can also see in these photos, she continues to be ON THE MOVE these days!

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tell Me Somethin’ Good!

There is so much to update! So many good—well GREAT—things going on in our busy little corner of the world!

The greatest thing of all is that we only have 10 more days of school!

I am also so excited to share that my friend Alyson found out her twins are boys!!! She is so excited!!! Praise God for healthy babies!!

So, I was able to pull of a great surprise for a GREAT friend, Sharon. She has had a wall of picture frames the whole time I have known her, but has never had pictures in them….so together with her husband, I managed to sneak into her house one Saturday in early May and fill her albums with pictures without her knowing! It was a fun and very SURPRISING birthday present! Love you Sharon! (ps—I know you hate seeing yourself on my blog, but too bad!!)


Brandon’s Mom and Sister bought a house! We went and saw it on Mother’s Day and had lunch with them. It is such a cute house and we are so happy for them! You can see the boxes in the background…that will help us remember that this picture was taken during their move! We love you Nana and Aunt Lindsey!

Baby Xander was born! Praise God! He joined us on May 10th at 10:51 AM he was 7 lbs 1 oz. He is absolutely precious and perfect and such a little blessing. We could not be happier for the Cannons! It’s so fun to be Aunt Chelle and Uncle B to another little sweetie pie!

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I got to see baby Landry again! I even got to feed him his bottle. He is so adorable and sweet. He loves his Aunt Chelle too!


Addie’s hair will now go into side pigtails! I have so much fun doing her hair! Thanks to her sweet bestie, Rylee for the cute outfit! You can see from these pictures that she is a BUSY bee these days! Her walk has turned into a fast-paced—walk-almost RUN lately. I have so much fun with her!!
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We are sad to see our friends Katie and Harry moving to Colorado. We had dinner with them on Sunday night to wish them well. These are two of the sweetest people on the face of the planet. They have been in both of the lifegroups we’ve been a part of at Hope. Love you guys!!


We picked up Chili’s for Jeremy, Renee, and Kaden this week and Brandon was entertaining Addie outside while we waited. She loves to be on his shoulders….and I love to see her (and him) smile like this.


Jeremy gave Addie some chocolate pudding and she was a FAN!


I just loved this shot of her eating her afternoon snack….


Addie has been sick for two days with a cold. Brandon and I have been taking half days off to tag team taking care of her. Please say a little prayer that she kicks it fast! She is all stopped up and has so much drainage. Poor baby breaks Mom’s heart!

Here are all the pictures (+ a few more) from this post in an album format.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Subscribe to My Blog!

Do you see this kung foo fighter? Thanks to him, I have an exciting new option on my blog!!!!Yay Feedburner!!! Using the sign up box on the left, you can type in your email address and subscribe to my blog. What that means is every time I make a new post, it will send you an email of the post I made and right there in your inbox, you will be able to see pictures and stories and what's up with Addie B! I am super excited about this option because since we went "private" our blog doesn't show updates posted unless you actually come here to look. I know how busy life is!! When you put in your email address and click, sign up, it will pop up a new window where you will verify that you really want this. Then it will send you a verification email to make SURE you want this. You can unsubscribe at any time in the bottom of the emails. I know my Granny will love this!!!

The guy in the picture above is Mark Lunsford. He is one of the pastors at our church, Hope Fellowship. He and his wife Anne lead our small group and we just love them so much! They are such great people! Mark walked me through adding this option to the blog and I really appreciate it! Thank you!

ps---I know that some of you have already been getting my blog posts by email b/c of a feature I enabled where it would allow me to email up to 10 people a copy of each post I make. I have been wanting to add more people to that list, but didn't know how to make it work. So now, I will subscribe you all using this NEW feature. Oh, and before it will get you started, it will send you an email asking you to verify that you really want these emails. Please follow the instructions in the email....and again, you can unsubscribe at any time! :-)

Love to all my BLOGLAND peeps!!!

~Michelle :-)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother’s Day

Dearest Addie,

Thank you for waking up so happy each day and greeting me with that precious little smile when I come into your room.

Thank you for your sensitive spirit. You get so sad when we say “no,” but you are so easily soothed and move on so quickly.

Thank you for teaching me about sacrificial love. I really would do anything for you and your health and happiness.

Thank you for that adorable giggle that makes us giggle, too. It’s such a delightful sound to hear your happiness.

Thank you for your curiosity-your inquisitive eyes see God’s creation in a way that I had never seen it before.

Thank you for being such a unique little girl.

Thank you for saying, “mama.” It is my favorite word.-- Even when you say it to Sophie :-)

Thank you for making me a mother. Thank you for making my dreams come true. I’m SO lucky to be your mama.

Big hugs ‘n’ kisses,


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We had a wonderful Mother’s Day! We were joking about how last year was my first Mother’s Day, but Addie was only around a month old and we look back at that time as the “Twilight Zone!” Ha ha! This year was delightful. I got to sleep in, woke up to my favorite breakfast, had beautiful roses delivered to the house, and enjoyed time with my two favorite people. Brandon and Addie worked together to create the sweetest gift. We have been wanting to take pictures of Addie in the bluebonnets. He snuck away last Sunday when I was busy and took pictures of her in the bluebonnets! Then, he took her to Color Me Mine and they made me a frame to house the picture…complete with his artwork and her fingerprints for the bluebonnet petals. It is such a special gift that I will treasure FOREVER!!!


And now some of the bluebonnet pictures from their secret photo shoot! I just love how they turned out!

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Brandon and I are both blessed with wonderful moms. Mom, Julie and Vivian -- We love you all three sooo very much! Happy Mother’s Day!