Thursday, February 16, 2012

One of My Favorite...

new blogs is Tip Junkie. I am always trying to find new things I can make at home, and I want to remember this post so I can make sugar scrubs.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Daddy/Daughter Banquet

Tonight Mac and I are hanging out at home with Bella while Randall and Emma are at church. They are attending the first Daddy/Daughter banquet. Emma has been so excited because Miss Arkansas is going to be there. As a matter of fact, she has already called me and told me she had her picture made! We also ordered her a cute little wrist coursage to match her dress. She loved dressing up (in her flower girl dress from last week) and have a date night with her Daddy! I know they will have a great time!

Mac and his birthday flowers at church

For the past few years, Randall and I have gotten flowers for church to honor Mac and Emma for their birthdays. This year, I decided to do a little something different. I decided to order silk arrangements so I could take them home and use them. A friend of mine, Kristy, made Mac's arrangement this year. I also included the board I had ordered him from One Bright Hour, as well as two stuffed animals (the dog and duck) that he got while he was in the NICU. The dog was bigger than him at that time.

Becca's Wedding Part 2- At the Church

The Bride and her attendants

Emma and Izzy

The beautiful bride

Memaw and Izzy

My handsome Mac

Pretty Girl!!

The back of Emma's dress

The front of Emma's dress

Becca's Wedding Part 1- hair appointments

Last weekend we traveled to Helena for the wedding of my cousin, Becca, to her fiance, Jason. Becca had asked Emma to be a flower girl, so Emma was all excited. We had to travel 2 hours on Friday (Mac's b-day), me with a broken ankle, but everything went well. We had the rehearsal and dinner on Friday night at the church, then all the girls had appointments to get their hair done on Saturday morning. I do have to say I was not pleased with how Emma's hair turned out (neither was Becca...she had them re-do it 3 times). Really- the lady was trying to curl Emma's hair with a straightening iron. Anyway, all the girls had their hair done and we headed to the church for the ceremony. Here are a few pics from the hair salon.

Becca and Mac

Mac playing Leapster Explorer

Kristie and Izzy

Emma getting her hair done

Thursday, February 2, 2012

5 Years Ago Today

I don't know if I will have time to post tomorrow, so I thought I would post about this today. 5 years ago today I was waiting to see if my son would be delivered via emergency c-section within the next 24 hours. Needless to say, the next morning, my family (exluding me...I was too sick)got to meet this little man...

On February 3, 2007, at 9:21 a.m., Mac Patton Martin was born at 28 weeks gestation. He weighed 2 pounds, 8 ozs., and was 15 1/2 inches long. Happy 5th birthday, Mac!! We love you!!


I am posting this on here mainly because I want to have the link available when I really have time/want to start working on these. Over on Tip Junkie, there was a post on 25 ways to utilize clipboards. Eventually I want to try some of these!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

One Bright Hour

I have not been paid to post this, but I wanted to let you know about a group of young ladies in my town (several are former students) who have started their own business. It is called One Bright Hour, and they put scripture (or whatever you want) onto distressed boards. I have ordered two boards from them, one for Emma's room and one for Mac's room. I have been very impressed! I plan on ordering at least 2 more, one for our living room and one for our office. If you like what I am posting, go to Facebook and like them.

Mac's will look great in his room with his camo decor.

Emma's board. This is the verse that she said in Christmas Program at church. Her room is pink and zebra stripes.

Post-Op Dr. Visit

Yesterday Randall and I headed back to NLR to have my ankle looked at. I am two weeks out from surgery, and let me tell you, I was ready to get out of that splint! I had accepted the fact that I would be in a cast for several more weeks, but I really just wanted to scratch my leg! The stitches didn't want to come out very easily (I experienced some pain and probably about squeezed Randall's hand off), I had the ankle x-rayed (there is a plate and 7 screws, where we thought originally there were only 5 screws). Dr. Ardoin said everything looked good, and that he was going to put me in a walking boot! YAY!! However, I still can't walk for at least 4 more weeks. He wants me to practice getting some movement back, so I can take the boot off when I am sitting down, and to take a bath/shower (I am mostly excited about that!!). I get to go back to work Monday, and I got back to Dr. Ardoin on March 1.