Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's All About YOU Keaton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Keaton Chase Squires! I love you more than I did 23 years ago, but not as much as I will love you 23 years from now.

It's hard for me to know what to say to a 23 year old son who is 1000 miles away from home on his birthday. Oh yeah - but home is there not here. Okay, I get that but I still miss you. Just know that I am still, and will always be, your biggest fan.

Here's a birthday song for you. You must sing it outloud and snap your fingers to a beat and grin from nose to tail when you read it. Well, that's what I would do anyway if I were there. Hope you have a GR8 day!

Happy Wednesday Birthday to You!
Happy Wednesday Birthday to You!
Happy Wednesday Birthday Dear Disney Boy!
Happy Wednesday Birthday to You!

Love your guts! Can I just say you rock?!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Official Announcement/Today's Sunday Face

Meet Parker Thurman Stewart, born October 24, 2007, 7lb 6oz, 19 1/2" long. Andrea and Shawn are resting easier now that Parker is resting easier! The first 24 hours of Parker's life threw him a "curve ball" but he didn't give up. After being whisked away from his Mommy & Daddy to the children's hospital, he received expert specialized care and lots of prayers stormed heaven on his behalf. 4 days after his birth, he has turned the corner and is on his way to a home run! Mommy has now joined Daddy and Parker at the children's hospital where they will stay until Parker is well enough to go home and get to know his siblings. Andrea is doing very well following the C-Section, she is moving around better than me (no comments)! And all the people said - AMEN!

He's just too cute, isn't he?!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Prayers for Parker

Dear God,
I looooove you.
P-l-e-a-s-e let Parker be a kid.

(Prayer of Rhegan, Age 3, regarding her new baby brother)
And all the people said .... AMEN.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Face

Happy 8th Birthday to Clayton!

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Hallelujah, it's finally Fall! Halleloooooyah!! I went for a walk in my neighborhood with my fabulous fun friend Fran this morning (all good "F" words). And brushed my teeth and did laundry and made cornbread --- all before noon on a Saturday. THIS is living!

Here are some things I learned this week. (1) Did you know that at the end of the theme song from "Oklahoma" they spell out O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A? (2) I discovered size XL at Old Navy. (3) Sons can be exactly like their father. (4) The definition of "joyride" is a spin on papaw's motorcycle, as quoted by my beautiful 3-year old granddaughter. (5) It takes 1 hour to drive from Carmel to Greenfield.

Fall really makes me want to DO stuff. Like sweep the porch and laugh at the cat, wear a sweater and an extra bracelet, and drink a hot glass of fruit tea. I think the reason I SO love San Francisco is that it seems like a perfect Fall day everyday, yet the ocean is right there all the time. It's like the perfect beach vacation! A dichotomy of sorts. Okay, back to reality.

I intend to scrap a bit today, amidst laundry. I have some VERY cool projects on my plate that are calling my name. Sheesh, I'm feeling creative but not too much time for all this mojo today. Meeting Kevin for a late lunch, grocery, errunds, inbetween laundry & household chores. I wouldn't have it any other way. Color me blessed!

Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place, and you will not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure than those who are always hurrying.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday Face

This week's Sunday Face is .... drum roll please ... Baby Stewart!! Will it be Miss Pink or Mr. Blue? IF all goes as planned, Baby Stewart will be making his/her appearance on OCTOBER 24 in the morning. Everyone is invited to leave your comment and vote for whether it will be Miss Pink or Mr. Blue. Majority rules!

Baby Stewart: Hello out there!! I'm almost ready to come out and play. I can't wait to meet my mom & dad. I already feel a special bond with them. I want to see my brother & sister, they make lots of noise. I spend most of my time thinking or sleeping. My mommy says I have lots and lots of family waiting to hold me and love me. I think I am going to like it out there. It sounds like a fun place. See you soon!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Leave me a COMMENT and make me HAPPY

A few posts ago I wrote about Life Throwing Curve Balls and guess what? Brandt left a GREAT comment. He knew what I was thinking, but I didn't have the heart to write about it. He did. So I did. Did you? You didn't? Why not? Oh, you will? Okay. Thanks. Color me happy. (By the way, Google email accounts are FREE. FREE is good.)


Mom: Hey Keaton -- are you up?

Keaton: Yeah I'm up --I'm at Disney World.

Mom: Well, there's no noise! Are you the only person at Disney World?

Keaton: No mom, I'm really here.

Mom: Are you alone in Disney World? Who is with you?

Keaton: Erin.

Mom: I Luv Erin!

Keaton: She loves you Erin.

Mom: Have you read my blog? I want you to read my blog and leave me a comment. Brandt did and I want you to.

Keaton: Yes mom, I read your blog. I love your blog. I love your blog. (to Erin -- she wants us to love her blog -- here talk to her).

Erin: I read your blog!! Song #3 doesn't work. I would leave you a comment but you wouldn't know who I am!

Kay: I figured Keaton would think I'm COOL cuz I have my own playlist. Just say from Erin/Florida --as opposed to Erin/DC. That'll do it! I hope we see you at Thanksgiving!

Keaton: Hi Mom.

Kay: BIG NEWS! Andrea is having contractions!

Keaton: Andrea's having a baby?!?!?

Kay: You ARE kidding me, right?


Personally, I think he just wanted to go ride rides in Disney World with no people. Whatcha think?


Andrea: Hello, may I speak with the Grandma that Rocks?

Kay: This is SHE - I am her!

Andrea: Rhegan, it's the Grandma that Rocks! You can talk!

Rhegan: Hello?

Kay: Is this the Rhegan that Rocks?

Rhegan: (uncontrollable laughter) YOU rock! (to her mom) She says I'm the Rhegan that Rocks!

Kay: Should I come to your house today?

Rhegan: Yeah!

Kay: What should we do?

Rhegan: Clean my room!

Kay: Then I'll wear my cleaning shoes.

Rhegan: Mom!! Grwamma has cleaning shoes!! Do I have cleaning shoes?

Kay: What should we have for lunch? Have you ever had peanuts for lunch?

Rhegan: Yeah. Bye.

Personally, I think she is still looking through her closet for cleaning shoes. Whatcha think?

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Good News Bad News

Ya know what?

Good News: Kevin has more work than one human being can do.

Bad News: Kevin has more work than one human being can do.

Good News: I'm on a diet.

Bad News: I'm on a diet.

Good News: It's still in the 80s here.

Bad News: It's still in the 80s here.

Card Swap Alert --- Card Swap Alert

Today I received my cards from the Atlanta girls card swap - theme "A Beautiful Mess". They are SO beeeeeuuutiful that they FLEW ME TO THE MOON! I don't know how I am ever going to be able to keep up with the level of excellence in this group of talented paper-crafters! I just keep hearing my sister Joyce say: "If you want a perfect card, go to Hallmark!" Well ladies, I think we should stamp "Hallmark" on the back of this bunch of cards and consider them perfection! A big SHOUT OUT to the best messiest friends on this side of the moon!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Sunday Face

My new Bling

Hershella has been our cleaning lady at Lewis & Kappes for 17 years. She makes it her ministry to pray for each and every person in all family pictures displayed in the offices of 31 attorneys, 5 paralegals, and all support staff - BY NAME. And believe you me baby, she does!

Family: Hershella is one of 9 girls (she was #7), she has 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren

Grew up in: Evansville, IN

Age: 78 and proud of it!

Kay: How are you, Hershella Jackson?

Hershella: Blessed -- truly blessed!

Kay: What do you think of lawyers, in general?

Hershella: (after some thought) Pretty honest & helpful. Well, some of them are.

Kay: When are you the happiest, most alive?

Hershella: All the time! Well, most of the time. When I get upset about something, I don't let it last too long. Life is beautiful.

Kay: Do you still wear high heels?

Hershella: NO, but I wear a matching suit, shoes, hat & purse to church every Sunday!

Kay: If you could set everything aside in your life right now, what would you do over the next 10 years?

Hershella: Travel anywhere & everywhere - with money. I'd go back to South Africa again, that was a great trip!

Kay: Have you always been witty and have such a good memory?

Hershella: ALWAYS, I don't ever remember not having something to say.

Kay: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?

Hershella: I think about that a lot of times. I would do something for the homeless first before I would do anything for myself.

Kay: Do you have a pet peeve, does something in particular drive you nuts?

Hershella: When people lie. I hate a liar. I would smack my kids in the mouth if they lied to me. God hates a liar. Just tell the truth.

Kay: What is your favorite verse in the bible?

Hershella: God is Love.

Kay: What is the best Christmas present you got as a kid?

Hershella: A black doll. Don't know where it is now.

Kay: Is there anything else you want to say?

Hershella: Only thing I want to say is I love the Lord with all my heart and I love people with all my heart.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Sometimes Life Throws You a Curve Ball

As I see it, when life throws you a curve ball you have two choices:

  • You s-t-r-e-t-c-h yourself to smack the ball, or
  • You stand still and watch it go by.

I've done both this week. Have you?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

This Week So Far

I'm not committed to any of these yet, but here's what I like:

  • Desperate Housewives

  • Brothers & Sisters (well, okay I'm committed to this one)

  • Dancing With the Stars

  • Private Practice

  • Pushing Daisy's (cute name)

  • Grey's Anatomy (How can they let Dr. McDreamy end up with Meridith's sister?!)
Kevin likes Boston Legal (but he either fell asleep or was channel surfing last night and "forgot" to watch it - don't know which)! Either way, we missed seeing the old farts smoking their cigars at the end of the show pondering life. Darn.

SO - my big deal conference that I do every year is O-V-E-R (she said with a sigh of relief). On the morning of the conference my alarm did not go off. Kevin had been worried for over a week how in the world he was going to get me outa bed to be downtown by 8am that day! Murphy's Law - I set the alarm for 6PM instead of 6AM. So instead, I awoke to this: "OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH! It's 7am. What can I do to help? I'll lay out your clothes ... no, you won't wear what I lay out. What should I do?!" God love Kevin! :) I made it downtown 1/2 hour later than I wanted to with dirty hair, not bad huh? Is it a crime to introduce the Lt. Governor with dirty hair?