Living In His Blessings

And Praising Him Every Step of the Way

Monday, September 25, 2006

Wonderful little terrors....

Okay - they did it to me again!! I'm literally at the end of my rope! Here's the story!

Yesterday morning, both girls woke up unusually early and decided that rather than wake up Mommy, they would make breakfast....for their Kamri's room. So, I woke up and found both of them SURROUNDED by cereal on Kamri's floor! THREE BOXES OF IT!!! It was not fun to clean up....and it took quite a while to make sure that we got all of it. Especially with Charlie trying to help us!!! But, apple jacks and Charlie's tummy don't go well together!!

I don't have the pictures that I took here with me right now so I'll edit this post later and add them!

Other than that, our weekend was relatively uneventful...spent some time with Gamaw and Bapa......he took both of the girls to play golf while Mommy came to work yesterday...the girls had SO much fun! I wish that I could share pictures of THAT! But, my dad isn't the best at remembering stuff like that! I'll get some next time though. Other than that we just enjoyed the weather....we spent literally all afternoon outside was so wonderful!!!

Hope everyone's weekend was as sunny and cool as ours!

Texas A&M 45, Louisiana Tech 14

Again - I know it's still early in the season - - but I'm so thrilled with how it's going so far!!!

Gig 'em!!

Don't miss Saturday's upcoming game!!!!!

Friday, September 22, 2006


There are times as a parent when your child says something that just absolutely blows you away! ONE of those times for me was last night.

Ryann and I were sitting on the couch talking about her day and what she had done while at school. And we were talking about something that her teacher had said to that point she turned to me and said, "Actually, Ms. Bell didn't say that - she said.......". Sorry, I can't tell you what came out of her mouth after that because I got hung up on the "actually" child is 4 years old and she's already using the word "actually"!!!! I'm sure that this isn't the first time that she has used this word (and in the correct context at that!!!) - but it was the first time I have heard her! And, since then, she's said it several more times.

Lesson learned??? Ryann listens - - - and understands a lot of what is said to/around her!!!

We're really looking forward to this weekend. Not that we have much going on - but we tend to really cherish the weekends when the three of us get to spend time together!! Hope everyone enjoys theirs!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thought that it might be time for an update. Ryann is still doing wonderfully in school!! Her teachers are always telling me how incredibly smart she is.....see I told you that would happen! Kamri is still staying with Katrina (private sitter) and she really enjoys going. Now that school has started up again, she's the "big girl" there during the day. She often gets to play the part of helper since all of the other children there are younger than her. And Kamri definitely likes to help out!!! Katrina says that she's doing very very well and is just as smart as can be! She'll do great at school. Although, I'm not sure that she's going to be able to wait for her time to come.....everyday she wants me to take her to her sister's school. She'll be turning 3 on October 16th....I'll be sending out invitations soon!!

We are finally enjoying some cooler weather and we LOVE IT!!!!! The girls have been able to play outside, which is one of their favorite things to do. After months of scorching 100+ degree weather, we'll take temps in the 80s anytime!!!!

That's about it for us. We're all looking forward to the upcoming holidays. In October we have Kamri's birthday and Halloween!!! Then comes Thanksgiving and before we know it - Christmas will be here! I can't wait!

I'll post new pics of the girls soon!!!! Happy Weekend to everyone!!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Texas A&M 28, Army 24

I know that it's only the third game of the season, but so far, our guys have managed to maintain the undefeated status!!!!! And I'm totally excited about that!!!!

Gig 'Em Aggies!!!!!

Friday, September 15, 2006


I seriously thought this weekend was NEVER going to get here! I'm so ready for a break....

On Tuesday night, Ryann and Kamri came running into my room at about 11:00 PM telling me that "Kamri broke something"....okay, several thoughts went through my head.
1) Is it already 6:00AM?
2) Was I dreaming when I checked to see if the girls were asleep at 9:00?
3) Has Kamri learned to fly??
4) What's broken and who's bleeding??

See, Kamri has a babygate at the entrance to her bedroom door because she has a tendency to get up in the middle of the night and wander aimlessly about the house. But, when Ryann was asked how Kamri was able to overcome this obstacle it became much more evident that this was a joint effort. The answer I got - - "I got a stool for her to stand on". So, the answer to #3 is, no, Kamri hasn't learned to fly - - she's figured out how to get over the babygate with the help of before mentioned big sister....Kamri's such a conniving little thing.

So, I'm stumbling zombie-like through the house, following the girls to the "broken flower thing". We arrive at the bathroom and suddenly I'm VERY AWAKE. That tends to happen when you step into cold water. The girls had been playing in the bathroom and had flooded the floor with soapy water - water which also contained shampoo, and lotion. There was water on the floor, the counter, in the tub, the trashcan, and on every other surface in sight. Needless to say, I was pretty lit.

So, after cleaning up this mess and sternly getting on to the girls, I'm trying to get them into clean/dry pj's, and I go into Ryann's room only to guessed it - more water!!!!!! ON THE CARPET, ON THE BED, ON THE NIGHTSTAND, IN THE DRAWERS!!! Oh, I screaming?!?!?!

Long story semi-short is this: We cleaned up the mess, we got to bed late, we overslept, missed the bus and were all grumpy the next day, and we've hopefully learned our lessons.

Advice to all: MAKE SURE THE KIDS ARE ASLEEP!!!!!!!!

The End.

PS: The "broken flower thing" was a soap-dish that Ryann got for her you thought I'd forget to explain that one! : )

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Hitting Home

My mom called me last night to let me know that Jeff, a guy a couple of years younger than me that I grew up with and went to church with was killed yesterday by a bomb while serving time in Iraq. I have to tell you - until that moment, it hadn't really occured to me that this country is at war. But, suddenly it was all very real. A good guy, a guy that I used to hang out with, was the victim of that war. He leaves behind a 2 year old daughter who will never get to know her Daddy. It's incredibly sad. So, if you know anyone who is overseas, please remember them in your prayers daily. Because you never know - and if you're anything like me - you never think you'll see the name of someone that you know listed as a casualty of war.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday Emma!!

Emma Katherine Davis turned one on September 1, 2006. I can't believe it's already been a whole year!!
We celebrated Emma's birthday on Saturday at The Part Playhouse here in town. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, cake & punch....there was a bounce house & lots of things for the kids to play with.....and they had a BLAST!!!! For more pics from the party check out

On Thursday of this past week, the girls started a new "class" offered at our gym here at work. And they LOVED it. It's called Kids In Motion....I took a couple of pictures before the other kids arrived. One of the best parts is that I get to work out while they play!! They'll get to do this on Monday and Thursday nights and already they've been asking when they get to go again!!

Hope everyone's weekend was as much fun as ours! Pretty soon it's back to the grindstone!

Love to all,

Melony, Ryann & Kamri Jay

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Let's Cook!!!!!

Hello again!! Hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day weekend! I know we sure enjoyed ours!! I figured it was time for another update so this is what we've been up to lately. Two nights ago the girls and I made homemade pizzas....they helped!! Here are a couple of pics.....

Oh yeah, and Kamri's newest "thing"......if you ask her what something is and she doesn't know the right's a "dinglehopper"....of course when she says it it comes out "deendle-opper"'s too cute!!!

That's about it for now.....check out the newest pics on Flickr to see more!!!

Love to all!
Us : )

Friday, September 01, 2006

Happy Labor Day!!

It's finally here! We haven't had a long weekend in what seems like forever!!! I'm SO looking forward to it....

Ryann will be at her Dad's house so it'll just be me and Kamri hanging out at home (and prolly with the kinfolk) this weekend. No big plans....cookout with the family, do some house cleaning and grocery shopping. A friend of mine from high school is going to be in town this weekend, so I think we're going to try to meet up for lunch one day! Hi, T-Todd!!!

Other than that, I plan on sleeping in (as late as Kamri will allow) and spending some time with my baby girl! Yay!!!

Hope everyone has a great 3-day weekend!!! Be safe and have fun!!

Love to all ~ Mel : )