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Friday, March 25, 2011

Little Signs He is Listening

Several weeks ago a need of the greatest kind (in my opinion) was brought to my attention.  This need is very near and dear to my heart and I have an overwhelming desire to help.  I've been praying about it a lot but I am not sure if is the right time just yet.  I know God will give me the answer I need but over the last few weeks I have noticed a lot more about it.  It seems everywhere I look there is something about it.  Facebook, the news, blogs, events, and so many other things.  I'm not quite sure if I am just noticing because I've been thinking about it or because God is showing me how great this need is.  You know how you see something you really like then you start noticing it everywhere?  I'm pretty sure this is God's way of showing me but I'm learning to let go of all the things that tell me it's not.   I just thought it would be good for me to get it off my chest (sort of hehe).  I've always felt that I was here for a reason and that God has HUGE plans for my life.  I've just been waiting for Him to show me.  Maybe this is it?  Maybe it isn't?  I am really hoping it is though.  If you think about it when your saying your prayers, say one for me, I would greatly appreciate it. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Been A While!!

Hey guys!  I know its been a while since my last post.  It seems as though I don't have as much time to sit in front of the computer these days.  If it weren't for my phone I'd probably never read email or be connected to the outside world at all.  Crazy how things change!  Brace yourself this one may be a little long.  I'll apologize in advance!

I just thought it was time to take a little break and update on what we have been doing over the last few months.  Well, I'll just be honest, it hasn't been real exciting.  Just your normal everyday life.  Work, home, work, home.  But Reagan has had a few milestones lately.  Can you believe she is 9 months old????  It has gone by so fast!  Can you believe I'm already planning her first birthday party?  Ok, if you really know me then yes, you can believe that.  But I do have it all planned out, almost.  Any thoughts from other mommies on the best time to do it?  I'm still up in the air about that because of nap time.  I could really use a few opinions from those of you who have gone through it already.  More on the party as it get closer to time.  It's going to be great!

At Reagan's last visit to see Dr. Blair on the 10th she weighed 17 lbs. 10 oz. and was 27-3/4" long.  Which is all in the 50% range.  Not too bad I guess.  She is very healthy and has reached just about all her milestones for this age.  We are still working on crawling.  She isn't quite there yet but I don't think it will be too long.  She says bye-bye, da-da, and hi.  I'm sure most of you saw the "bye-bye" video on Facebook.  She will wave back if you wave at her.  And she has learned "No".  If you say "no-no Reagan" she will shake her head back and forth.  It's so cute! 

She does have a mean temper too.  Humm, wonder where that came from?!?  If you take something away from her that she really wants she will scream at you.  Lol!  I mean really scream.  I think it's funny, for now.    

She has 4 teeth on top, that she got all at the same time, and now has 3 on the bottom.  So, 7 total.  We started on puffs and yogurt melts which she loves.  And she is really good at the whole pincher grab thing.  Dr. Blair said we could start giving her soft table food now too.  Oops!  I didn't tell him that she has already experienced a plethora of table foods.  What?  You mean a 6 month old isn't supposed to have lemon pie at Christmas???  Oh well she survived.      

As for me and Zac,  I am still working for my dad in 1984 and Zac is working in East Buddha (Cedar Bluff, AL)  If you aren't sure where that is, it's an hour and a half from our house.  Good thing that gas money is on the company dime!!  Which is weird because they also have a job 5 mins from our house.  I just don't get the logic there but oh well.  It's not my money to worry about.  

We are starting our house remodeling back up again.  (Why is is we only do thing when its hot?)  We do have a slogan now, Spanick Remodeling  "We'll Replace One Ugly Thing At a Time"   So, that is what we are doing.  I went with my cousin Amanda to Cotton Tails a few weeks ago and bought a new mailbox.  That's right people, a mailbox.  Not a cute little Easter dress and a basket.  A mailbox. Winning.  It really wasn't a bad deal.  I got a black metal, powdered coated mailbox with our name and house numbers on it for $120. Winning.  It may sound like a lot if you haven't priced mailboxes lately but it really isn't.  I can't wait for Zac to put it up!!  Then I can plant pretty flowers around it!!  We have quite a few things on that "Replace" list.  

Let's see:

- Kitchen:
  • All new cabintets
  • Tile (already have)
  • Counter top
  • New dishwasher
- Bathroom tile and vanities in both bathrooms.  
- Laundry Room tile.
- All new landscaping.  "I want a Shrubbery!"
  • All new Shrubs in the front
  • Shrubs in the back and around the garage
  • A few flowers here and there. 
- New railing and flooring for the front porch.  

That just about covers the remodel.  I'm sure I left something off though.  As you can tell, it really has to be "Replace One Ugly Thing At a Time" because we have SO much to do!

I'll post more about Reagan's party when it gets closer to time so you guys can see all the cute stuff I've gotten.  Don't forget to give me your opinions on a good time to do it!!!

Talk to you soon!!