Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Worship Wednesday - You're Here

I guess I've been a little MIA lately, so let's kick off this Holiday season right with this awesome song....A friend of mine sang this in a recital recently and I just love it!  I could listen to it over and over....Jesus is here!!!  Merry Christmas everyone...enjoy this Worship Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tiny Prints!!!!

Hi there everyone!  I have to tell you I am so excited about using Tiny Prints for Christmas cards this year!  I have used them before for baby shower invites and thank you notes in the past, but this is the first time we will be using them for Christmas!  Maybe you can help pick out our card...which do you like best?

I love that this kind of looks like my handwriting!  Maybe I'll go with it?!?

This one is so cute....simple and fun!  It would take just the right picture though...

Are you kidding me?? This one is totally fun and colorful and totally makes me so happy!  Maybe this is the winner?!?

And last but not least, I am loving this color combo!  I may just have to get this one!

So the problem is that there are too many cute ones to choose from!  Which one would you choose??  Also, if you'd like a Christmas Card form us this year, leave me a comment or email me your address!

Thanks Tiny Prints for such cute choices!!!  Get yours here....

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cousin Time!

I love that my sister and I live closer these days!  She and her husband just moved to McKinney from Carrollton and we are getting to spend so much more time together than we used to which is even more fun because of our sweet nephew Ricky!  We got to watch him recently and I got some cute pics of his royal cuteness...

Look at those eyes people...he's a heart breaker!!!

Joey had to get in on the action :]

What you talkin bout Joey?

Ricky can have the pink one!!

Strike a pose :]

OK mommy, enough pictures!!

Aunt Vicky :]

A while back, Joey had a day off of school so we ran some errands, and visited Aunt Vicky at school!!!  She basically stopped her entire class to hang with me and Joey, but don't tell her kid's parents that :]!  It was so much fun to see Vicky in her element and fun to see her read to Joey :]

Joey loves to be read to and this was an amazing treat for her that day!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Playin in the Puddle

If you've followed our blog here for any amount of time, you know we have a ginormous puddle in our ally way any time it rains! At times we let our kids go crazy in it....take a look! {for your facebookers, there's a video at the on original post if you want to check it out}

Sunday, October 16, 2011

We've Been Busy!

So sorry that I haven't been keeping everyone up to speed on the Stout happenings...we have been super busy these days!  I can't remember a weekend where we didn't have anything to do!  We recently did have a free weekend, and we took advantage of the time and went to visit Aunt Amy and my cousins Paige and Buddy in Houston!  It was a great time with family! We slept in, ate in and watched TV.  Super lazy and relaxed!  We got to see my 2nd cousin in her cheer show off, and play with all her American Girl dolls too!  Here are some pics from our weekend :] 

Pit Stop on the way to Aunt Amy's

There was a pumpkin setting outside the gas station...why not?

She loves her sister!!

Yay!  Pizza picnic night in Houston!!

Savannah, our super sweet niece!  She was so good all weekend :]

Sammy loved scooting on all the tile :]

Joey was up on this ladder all weekend helping Aunt Amy make us yummy food!


BOOM, too much fun....asleep

Amy brought out her bin of goodies including barbies, cabbage patch kids and more!  This was in addition to the fun gifts she got the girls!  Sammy got a new baby, and Joey got Barbie and Ken dolls!

Seriously this kid is so cute! She was such a great baby all weekend...she just plays and plays, and if she cries it cause she's hungry or tired, and that was it!!  I sure loved getting my Savannah snuggles!

Bye Houston! We will come back again soon!

I didn't get any pics from visiting with my cousins, but it was a great time to get caught up and check in on everyone!  We even got to see my cousin Mckenzie do her little cheer show off, so that was fun!  It was great to see Paige and Buddy, and share in the victories over Buddy's health!  And Nonny was there too!!!  We love y'all and can't wait till we see each other again!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

First trip to the Dentist

Since Joey is 3 now and has had all her teeth since forever, we finally buckled down, got some dental insurance this year and took her for her first visit!  Since I dont' really know anyone who has taken their little kids to the dentist in McKinney yet, I called my friend Cari who I used to coach with since she works for a pediatric dentist here in McKinney. She said come on in, and we got Joey all set up and ready to go!

For those of you who don't know our daughter very well, she likes to be informed of things beforehand.  She needs to know the plan, so I started telling her about the dentist and what they were going to do.  We have a Dora book that talks about the dentist too, so we had been reading that a lot as well!  It was all I could do to keep Johnny from scaring her...he hates the dentist!

The day of her appointment, I picked her up from school and away we went.  Holli was sweet enough to keep Sammy longer so I could focus on just Joey!  When I got to her school, she was so excited and told her teacher where we were going.  We got in the car and I reminded her of all the cool things we were about to do at the dentist!

When we got there we were greeted by a board with her name on it welcoming all the new friends :]

We waited in the comfy's so cute...set up like a living room! There was coffee for the parents and PS2s for the kids to check out!  Joey was of course glued to the TV :]

We got called back super quick and Miss Erin talked to Joey about what was going to happen while she was getting her tools ready...

They even went over how to spell Erin's name because Joey needs to know these types of things :]

Joey was great during the entire cleaning!  She let Erin scrape and clean and poke and prod.  She even let Erin floss her teeth!

After the polish went on Joey's teeth, Erin put this sealant stuff on her teeth.  She said that we couldn't brush her teeth for 12 hours and that this stuff would help keep the sugar bugs away :]

When the cleaning was said and done, Joey said "thank you" and Erin asked her if she wanted to get some pictures made of her teeth.  Joey said sure and walked away with Erin hand in hand!  I wasn't allowed to go to the x-ray room, but Joey went without me like the big girl she's becoming!

My friend Cari brought her back in and we waited on the dentist to stop in.  He looked at her x-rays and checked in her mouth.  She had NO CAVITIES!!!!  They call them sugar bugs :]  Anyway, I was stoked!  We've been doing something right!  He told me that her front teeth had very short roots and a good fall or kick to the mouth could knock those suckers right out.  He said not to worry if this did happen, but he didn't want them to come out until she was 5 or so!

As I was taking care of the bill {$0....I love insurance}, Joey went with Cari to get a prize.  She came back with 2 bouncy balls.....1 for her and 1 for Sammy.  Once we were outside she reevaluated and decided that both balls were for her :]

We go back in 6 months, and here's praying we have another good visit!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sammy's 15 Month Check Up

So we had Sammy's 15 month check up and this was a picture of the calm before the storm!  Sammy had to get her shots at this appointment and I guess I've never been there for them, but Johnny gave her a sucker before in anticipation of what was to come :[  

Let's back up.....We came in and got her weighed and measured 1st.....The results are in, and here we go....

Height: 28.5 inches {5th %ile}
Weight: 19lbs 2.5oz {4th %ile}
Head Circum: 18 inches {44th %ile}

After we got through the formalities, Dr Frank came in and did the exam.  She said Sammy is right on track with everything, and she was really excited to hear that Sammy has more words than she did at her last check-up, and was surprised that she didn't have any stranger danger {not in a bad way, just this age a lot of kids don't like anyone but their parents}.  

After the exam she gave Joey a sucker and Sammy got one too.  Johnny went ahead and opened them up for the girls.  We both laughed because when Joey was Sam's age, we would not have given her a sucker :]  Anyway, we were preparing for the shots.  Rosa, our nurse, is super fast and great at shots...she came in and got ready and from start to finish it took about 30 seconds.  Sammy proceeded to scream and cry from that time to the time we got home :[  So dramatic!!!  

I love you Sammy, but your sister was a way better shot getter!  She would cry for a second, you'd pick her up and it would be done!  OK, comparison over..sorry Sammer :]

By the time we had left, Sammy got shots and a sucker...Joey, who wasn't even the center of attention, walked away with a sucker, 2 stickers, lip gloss, and a care bear :]  All in all a fair trade...LOL

Sammy's next appointment is when she is 18 months...I think we get shots at that one too...please start praying now :]

Our little love bug

So there's no doubt our little Sammy is a love bug.  She hugs and kisses everything from her books to babies!  She is particularly fond of babies's some proof...

Poor Brewer didn't stand a chance once she pulled him in and stuck her tongue out at him :]  We are gonna have to watch this one as she gets older!

{Sorry for lack of posts, I've been busy reading lots of books and I'll get caught up I promise :]}

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Worship Wednesday - Who Am I?

So Johnny and I are doing a study through the book of Exodus with our church and tonight we see Moses asking God "Who am I to lead your people out of Egypt".  Moses feels inadequate to do God's see, he's flawed like the rest of us, and feels like little old Moses can't possibly do something as big as God calls him to do.  I feel that way too, even in the little things, and I find myself asking "Who am I that God would even think of using me, even think of speaking my name, even think of sending his son to die for my sins?" and the list goes on.  This song is from a band called Watermark, and since the song is from 2000, there is not a great video to be found so I am putting this cover version on...facebookers click on the original post to view the video of this simple but amazing song!

These words don't follow her version exactly, but you get the point...I hope you enjoy and are blessed knowing the who you are is who God made you to go and use that for His glory!

Over time you’ve healed so much in me
And I am living proof
That although my darkest hour had come
Your light could still shine through
And though at times it’s just enough to cast
A shadow on the wall
Well, I am grateful that you shine your light on me at all

Who am I that you would love me so gently?
Who am I that you would recognize my name?
Lord, who am I that you would speak to me so softly
Conversation with the love most high
Who am I?

Well, amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind, but now I see
And the more I sing that sweet old song the more I understand
That I do not comprehend this love that’s coming from your hand

Who am I that you would love me so gently?
Who am I that you would recognize my name?
Lord, who am I that you would speak to me so softly
Conversation with the love most high
Who am I?

Grace, grace, God’s grace
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within
Grace, grace, God’s grace
Grace that is greater than all our sin

Who am I that you would love me so gently?
Who am I that you would recognize my name?
Lord, who am I that you would speak to me so softly
Conversation with the love most high
Who am I?

Best Weekend Ever :]

So this weekend was so fun and relaxed...we didn't have anywhere to be, and absolutely nothing on the agenda!  It was glorious :]  I thought we'd recap the weekend via Instagram :]  If you follow me on facebook or twitter, you know that I'm an Instagram fanatic these days!  It's a great free photography ap if you are wondering what it is!  So here we go...

Friday night we had pizza picnic with the girls as usual :]  We watched this movie and it was so cute :]

I signed up for the redbox texts and got this for free!  They send a text on Thursdays for a free movie, and your rental is good until 9p the next day!  I <3 free stuff!!

Saturday morning was laaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzyyyyyyy!  We normally don't put the girls in our bed, but when we all woke up around 9ish, Johnny and I were still tired, so we grabbed the girls and their blocks and turned on some cartoons...

Once we got out of bed, we ate some grub and packed up the bikes and headed to the park!

Sammy's walking all over the place, and the wood chips didn't phase her one bit!

We came home and quickly changed into our swim suits and headed to the pool!  It's actually been refreshing these past few swims instead of the bath water feel from a month ago :]  

Lunch was great, nap time was had by all, and then we headed to Richardson to get our new license plates and we ended up having dinner with Nonny at Fuzzy Taco...

It was yummy for sure!  If you've never been there, it's pretty cheap and tasty!

We got home and put the girls to bed then Johnny and I played some yahtzee :]

I finally got a yahtzee and had to take a picture to capture the moment.  Johnny ended up winning 2 games to my 1 :[  We will meet again Mr. Stout, and I will BEAT YOU!!!

The next morning I got to wake up before the rest of the crew and head to church where I got to sing with some awesome peeps!

What a fun way to spend Sunday morning, singing to the King at Christ Fellowship!!  For family, here's a link to the sermon if you want to check out the tunes :] You have to click on "entire service" to get the music portion!

After church, an amazing lady suggested we have some dinner together since it had been toooooooo long!  I just love an impromptu dinner date with great friends!!  The kids played, we all ate some great food, and Sammy made out with all the baby boys :]  Seriously, she kisses everyone!  This girl's gotta learn some self control...

Here's Sammy pouncing on Brewer :]  

Monday was another great day!  We loaded the kids up and went to the park again on the bikes.  The weather here has been beautiful all weekend and I'm hoping this weather stays around!!!

For lunch we went to my sister's and bro-in-law's new house!  What a fun time with family :]  Not gonna lie.....Sammy, Johnny and I all took a nap while we were there :]  The food was yummy and the company was great!  Sammy was pooped by the end and crawled into her cousin's bouncy seat....

LOL, she's just a little too big :]

We ended the weekend with a picnic on our front lawn, and it was great!  The weather was so nice, we just had to soak it in as much as we could!  Never mind the fact that none of us could breathe Tuesday Morning due to allergies :]  It was all worth it!  What a great weekend!  Hope your's was awesome too :]