Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer Fun

The girls had a blast in the kiddie pool and on the slip n slide today.
I love that it's the little things that bring them such happiness.
"And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:3

Friday, June 26, 2009

ABC's of Lindsey Matheny

I was tagged by the sweet Susan Grandey.

A- Age: 27

B - Bed size - King

C- Chore you hate - cleaning the kitchen

D - Dogs names: Berkley

E - Essential start to your day item: usually a little Sundrop or some type of caffeine

F - Favorite Color - Red

G - Gold or Silver - Silver or white gold

H - Height - 5'2

I - Instruments you play - a little piano, but I also took a few violin lessons in college

J - Job Title - (CTT) Continuous Treatment Team Case Manager (and wife and mommy)

K - Kids - 1 daughter-Ella Claire

L - Living arrangements - married to Bryan

M - Mom's name - Monti

N - Nicknames - Linz, Sissy

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth - several

P - Pet Peeve - messiness, arrogance and greed

Q - Quote from a movie - Clairee Belcher (Steel Magnolias): The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.

R - Right or left handed - Right

S - Siblings - 1 sister-Wes

T -Time you wake up - 7 or 7:30

U - Underwear - absolutely

V - Vegetable you dislike - Beets

W - What makes you run late - usually not wanting to get up (I am not a morning person) or getting out the door with Ella Claire

X - x-rays' - yes I have had many

Y - Yummy food you make - cream cheese squares, apple dumplings, chicken casserole, round steak, strawberry pie

Z - Zoo animal - Elephants

I am now tagging: Wesley, Tara, Marian, Misty, Candice

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

18 things at 18 months about Ella Claire

1. Her favorite place to be is outside...night and day.
2. She loves gaga. (aka...yogurt)
3. She puts herself to sleep in her own bed about 8:30 every night. (major milestone for us)
4. She is very tall. (95th percentile) She did not get this from my family.
5. She loves her cousins more than just about anything.
6. She loves to do the hot dog dance from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the Imagination Movers Dance.
7. She sings a song in the shower that her daddy made up. "Cold Missy, Cold Missy"
8. She loves shoes.
9. She likes to help Mommy water the flowers.
10. She calls her Daddy "Mama" since he has been off for the summer.
11. She likes to wear her Daddy's underwear around her head while Mommy is folding laundry.
12. She loves slushy drinks from Sonic. So, much that she says, "no, mine."
13. She is a climber and daredevil.
14. She really likes looking at all of her books.
15. She does the best elephant impression.
16. She can unlock the deadbolt on our back door by herself and go outside. Thank goodness we have a screened in back porch.
17. She loves to watch herself in the mirror and new video phone. She gives herself kisses.
18. She is the light of our lives. Her smile makes my worries disappear. :)

Someone at our house is 18 months today!

I can't believe this little angel is 1-1/2.
We love you more than you will ever know, Ella Claire.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day to the other men in our lives!!!

We Love You!!!

Happy Father's Day!

Ella Claire and I have both been sick today, but I wanted to take a minute to wish Bryan a Happy Father's Day. We gave him our surprises this morning and then he had to take care of us this afternoon. Thanks for all that you do for your girls, Bryan. The sermon at church this morning really made me think about how lucky Ella Claire and I are. Time with us is never an issue with you. Ella and I always know that we are your first priority. Our lives are better because of the man that you ARE. You are the love of my life and the most amazing father and uncle. I am extremely blessed that you are my husband, but even more to have you as my best friend. I don't know where I would be without you. Your love and support mean more than you will ever know. I love watching you with our daughter. She adores you more than I do (if that's possible). Thank you for everything. We love you!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Great grandparents

Granny and Grandad McMahan

My grandparents just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last month. I love, admire and adore these two people more than I can ever put into words. 

They make trips to town weekly to see Ella Claire and Bree. They have been two of the most influential people in my life by simply being themselves.

My 81-year old grandad crawls around on the floor playing chase with Ella Claire. My granny calls Ella Claire everyday and chuckles while she jabbers back. 

 I love these memories! I will treasure them all of my life. 

sweet Breelyn at the zoo 
My daddy showing the girls something. 

More from the zoo

This girl is not afraid of anything. 
Bree wouldn't get close at all to the animals and Ella Claire wanted in their face. 
They love their Bim.
Bree and Bim climbing the ropes.
Gran and her girls
We rented a double stroller. This is how they ended up. LOL

My monkey riding a monkey.
This is so much fun, Gran!!
Bree and Wes at the zoo.
Wes sharing her Sprite with Ella Claire. 
Ella Claire looks to Bree for everything. 

My parents and their 2 favorite girls. 
Ella thought she was a goat and tried several times to climb over or under the rail.
The gang at the zoo...minus Gran

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

a few from the zoo (more to come)

She loved dippin' dots!
Bree feeding Ella Claire dippin' dots. :)
(the girls at the zoo)
Can you tell they adore each other?
listening to the ipod (Taylor Swift) on the way

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The two most important things about me are that I am a wife to Bryan and mother to Ella Claire. I have been married to my best friend for 3 1/2 years. Bryan teaches at the alternative school in our hometown and coaches high school wrestling. I enjoy my job, which allows me to remain home with Ella Claire alot, but also help other children as well. I love spending time with my family, cooking, traveling, reading, watching movies, UT football, gardening and stamping. I love my life!