Sunday, September 7, 2008

I Am Blessed with Family and Friends !!!

I cooked Beef Parmigiana for Eric and Whitney and Bryan and I took it over and ate with them Friday night. I had absolutely no problem holding the Little Man while every one else ate. The new parents seem to be doing fine but they are tired!!!

It fascinates me how much he has changed just in 3 days!!

Here is a picture of my favorite men in my life!!

It was a great day Saturday!!! My friend Angela had mentioned these Pop Tarts and I nearly squealed with delight when I saw our store had them!!

So far we have ate North Carolina, Missouri, and Washington! :) There is an OU and I had the breakfast of champions Saturday morning in honor of football Saturday while I watched ESPN GameDay!: OU pop tart and a glass of milk!!!! How can it get any better than that!!

I met some sweet blogging friends for lunch: Valerie, Kristen, and Megan (in the blue). I kind of look like I'm in pain, but I promise I was happy!!! Valerie and Kristen and I have met before but I met Megan for the first time! Megan and Kristen live in the same apartment complex and found that out through blogging! It was so much fun. We talked and laughed for nearly 2 hours!! The food and view was great! It is the neatest thing meeting up with blog friends. We talked about blogs and who we liked and who we wanted to get to know more. And Megan gave me some great blogging advice. I hope I can try it soon! I'm not very technical. Remember Megan, be patient as I try things out! I'm not the brightest light bulb!!

I had to go to my nephew's birthday party later in the afternoon. He turns 2 next week! There were several little kids and lots of toys with noise!! Bryan's mom went with me while Bryan stayed at home to prepare some for his Sunday School lesson and then we all met up at Eric's to watch the last half of the OU game. I took Donna (B's mom) to meet up with her friend and ride home and Bryan went and got SteakNShake burgers and I sat on the couch using a TV tray and watched the Gators and the Hurricanes play. What a great Saturday.....start the day with some college football and end the day with some college football!!!!

Request: Would you please pray for me? For about 2-3 months I have not been sleeping well at night. I wake up at 2, 3, or 4 in the morning and cannot go back to sleep. Today (Sunday) I woke up at 12:45 AM with "stomach issues" and could not go back to sleep. Bryan is still up. So I got up and I'm now finishing up this post. It is now 3:30 AM. I hate that I cannot sleep and we have church in just a few hours. My sleeping patterns are ridiculous. I guess one good thing is I used this time to read through your blogs slowly and I wasn't as rushed as I usually feel! I guess now I'll go make sure our clothes are ready (in case I fall back to sleep and oversleep) and straighten the house so it will be clean for Sunday.


Candy said...

When Tim and Ethan went shopping for snack foods before our hurricane "scare" type weather, they bought some of those Pop-Tarts. Ethan is not into sports at all, but he loves eating them and then he circles on the box which one he ate. He ate OU the other morning and I thought about you and Guyla! :)
Waking up during the night is the pits! I'll be praying for you about this! Hope you have a great Sunday! :)

valerie said...

Isn't it amazing how much babies change when they are newborn...from day to day? He's a little doll.

I sure enjoyed our lunch yesterday.
If you read Linda's blog (she's on my favorites) it cracked me up because she mentioned some of the same things on her post that we were talking the site meter etc. It was pretty funny to read the comments too.

I will keep your stomach issues in my prayers. You can keep my snoring issue in yours. ;)

Have a good day!

Kelly said...

Football pop tarts???? I wish they were smores flavor - that's my favorite. Enjoy the razorback one for me!! :-)
Hope you start sleeping. It's not fun to miss sleep.

Megan said...

Wow! He really did change a lot in 3 short days!
So glad we got to meet, I had such a great time!
Praying for your sleep. It is not easy to function on little sleep!

Guyla said...

That baby boy is just precious!

I'll be praying for your sleep issues.

Kristen said...

Your little cousin is absolutely precious! How could you not love that little guy?!
I will definitely add your request to my prayer list. I can't imagine how annoying waking up so often would be!
It was good to meet up with you again. You are honestly so stinkin' cute and you always make me laugh! Thanks for being you!
Hope you have a great week!

Angela said...

Yippee! I'm glad you found the Pop-Tarts. I knew you would enjoy them :). It's funny that Pop-Tarts can bring us such joy, huh?

I was wondering about your sleeping habits. Not that I've been keeping tabs on you but it seems as though your writing alot in the early morning hours. I'll pray for you girl!

petrii said...

How great that you got to meet up with bloggy friends. I would love that. I've never actually met any in "real" life :0) Although I have some threatening to make it into my neck of the woods ~~ I live around a lot of cool things, so maybe!! SEC Pop-tarts Get out!! I need me some RIGHT NOW with my coffee ~~ yumm!!

You cuz is adorable!! What a cutie!! So sorry you cannot sleep. I'll be praying for rest for you dear one. Have a GREAT Week, Dawn

Jenna said...

What a fun weekend! A newborn baby, new friends, AND SEC poptarts - that's some good stuff right there!

I SO hope you have some relief from your sleeping issues soon! Praying for you!

Heather said...

I have not seen those pop tarts, but I will now be looking for them!
I have terrible sleep issues, Julie, so I will add that to my prayers for you. It is so discouraging, and I think the lack of sleep/bad sleep really "colors" your days, because you are not yourself because you are tired and/or anxious about sleeping. Vicious cycle! Know that I am praying for you!

Faith said...

What sweet pictures. How fun to get to meet more blogger friends for lunch...I wish I was there!

I will be praying for your sleep issues...that God would bless you with full, restful and peaceful nights. Hope your day is wonderful!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Poor Thing! I will definitely be praying for you b/c every woman needs their sleep!!!!

I am so glad you had a great weekend with little miracles and football...that is the way to do it!

Love those pop-tarts!

Alana said...

That sweet baby is adorable! They do change very quickly...especially the first year.

The Pop Tarts? Totally cool!

MiMi said...

Oh, Julie, I can relate to the problems that you are having sleeping. Nothing is worse than waking up at 2,3 or 4 and not being able to go back to sleep. After several days of that, it really begins to take its toll on you. I will definitely be praying for you that God will give you some peaceful, restful sleep and that you will feel rejuvenated when you wake up.

Sleep tight!

Weeksie50 said...

Oh how fun. I am on the search now for some OU pop tarts..

Weeksie50 said...

I always worn the parents! : ] Also at the beginning of the year I send a note home saying.. Our days in Pre-K are messy.. so unless its picture day or a special occaison.. please dress in play clothes.. Next week when we study the letter "M" we are making mud pies...


Leigh Ann said...

First of all, I hope your sleep patterns get better quick! It's miserable to not get a full night's sleep. That baby is precious, and I think that is a very cute picture with your blogging buddies! How fun!

Betsy said...

First of all, that baby is the CUTEST thing ever!! What a little sweetie!

I am so sorry you haven't been sleeping well! That is no fun. I hate when I can't get back to sleep and I just sit there watching the clock thinking about how tired I'm going to be the next day! :(

Glad you had fun with your friends!

Kara said...

What a beautiful and precious baby! Love those sweet little cheeks! Thanks for keeping us updated on your family and friends! Praying for you!
In Christ,
Kara - Prov. 3:5-6

Megan said...

Have you been able to get more sleep lately? And did you figure out bloglines? I thought of you this week. I can help you set it up if you need me to! Its a life saver!