Thursday, October 16, 2008

Liz Hurley Ribbon Run

Is it Sunday yet????? So this is probably the BUSIEST week at Huntsville Hospital Foundation. For those who might not know...I work for HHF. We are the fundraising arm of Huntsville Hospital. We have 12 employees in our organization. This week is our largest event, the Liz Hurley Ribbon run. It is a 5k run that benefits the breast cancer fund at Huntsville Hospital. Last year we had about 2,500 runners registered. This year as of Wednesday night we had over 2,800 registered...and when I left work (at 6:45) we had over 3,000! WOW!

Needless to say, I am tired and worn out. Tomorrow will begin at 8:00am (well probably 5:30 because that is when Parker usually wakes up) and I won't get home until after 9:00pm. Then I have to be at "work" at 6:00am and I will work until 1:00pm. And then Parker and I will finally go home to Birmingham since Monday morning to see Braxton/Daddy.

If you have a free moment, pray for sanity, patience and a strong back to lift all the heavy boxes! Signing out and going to bed....Crystal

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Slow Weekend Preparing for a Busy Week!

This weekend was a family weekend. Friday night was a low key evening. We cooked dinner and watched a movie in our PJs!

Saturday we tried to sleep a little late, but because Parker went to bed at 7:30pm on Friday night he wanted to get up at 7:30 Saturday morning. I cooked breakfast (which I don't always do Saturday) and we started the day watching football. It is amazing how Alabama can not be playing football yet we have to watch football....ALL DAY LONG!!! After breakfast we got ready to go in to town. Parker needed new shoes! I must say that infant/toddler shoe designers could do a little better! How can you get a wide foot in a narrow opening???? Doesn't work! ANYWOO....we got some cute New Balance tennis shoes in a large size of 4! It was nice having Braxton with us shopping. We walked up and down the store front pushing Parker in the stroller. It was a nice afternoon. Saturday evening we spent at the house playing with Parker and "picking up" the house and of course watching football! Parker also had his first taste of Baby Mum-Mum aka a teething biscuit. Wow, he had fun with that!

Sunday we got up and went to church. We had an amazing service. Bishop Nassan Ibrahim from Africa preached a powerful message on prayer. This was the 5th or 6th time I had the opportunity to hear Bishop Nassan. He really opened my eyes to my prayer life and how I want to change things. The first point of his message was "Jesus prayed". He talked about how Jesus had no problems, nothing to pull him down, nothing to weight him down, yet he PRAYED! After an awesome message we had an unbelievable altar service. I really feel like the congregation at Christway needed to hear and see the move of God.

Sunday night was preparation for the week to come. At work we have our largest event of the year, the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run. Parker and I will be staying in Huntsville all week long because of me having to work late and of course the weekend is the event. Nana and Papa will be a big help this week! While I was packing, I put Parker in his Johnny Jump....what fun!!!

Hopefully this will be a good week. I PRAY that it will be as calm as possible and that I will have patience with myself and with work. HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Promised Pictures

I have been meaning to post some new they are. Some are older, but thought everyone might enjoy them.

Gavin, Dakota, "Spot" & Parker

Parker and his friend Brayden

Parker at his sweetest....that is his friend, Sparky.

Bath Time at the Lake....the sink is now too small for Parker!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Catching Up

I have been a little behind and have not blogged in awhile. So here is what has been going on. Last Thursday, Parker was sick. He had his 6 month check up on Wednesday. Everything was good. He weighs almost 23 pounds and is 29.5 inches long. Big boy....ready to play football! Dr. Laue saw a little fluid in his right ear so he wrote him a prescription for an antibiotic just in case. WELL....Thursday morning he woke up with a 100.4 degree temperature. I took him with me to work and my dad came to pick him up. He kept him until I could leave after lunch. Parker is feeling much better. Now we have moved on to cutting our top 2 teeth....tough times!

Friday night Braxton and I were supposed to go to a movie with couples from the new ministry we are working with "One Love" to see Fireproof. After some unfortunate circumstances when we walked up to the counter to buy tickets, they were sold out! We were supposed to leading other couples to this movie! Talk about a bad night. Braxton and I left the movie theater and grabbed a bite to eat....we might as well take advantage of having a babysitter. By the way, thanks Brandie for keeping Parker. After dinner we called Brandie and she was willing to keep Parker overnight. So, we went to the 9:45pm Fireproof movie in Cullman. WHAT A GREAT MOVIE!!! Braxton and I cried - pretty much through the entire movie. It puts your life into prospective and made us realize that although we have a strong marriage, there are still things we can work on to improve our marriage. We are a work in progress!

Saturday, Braxton went to the Kentucky vs. Alabama game. Parker and I ran errands in the morning. We bought his Halloween costume - Sock Monkey and picked up a few groceries. My parents called after lunch and asked if we (Parker and I) wanted company. They came to the house and watched the football game with us. Parker was a little shocked to wake up from his nap and see his Papa and Nana. Thanks Mom and Dad for the company and for helping with Parker. AND....ROLL TIDE! It might not have been pretty, but it is still a win. Braxton made it home about 9:00 and I was off to bed!

Sunday we went to church. We had a great service and it was nice to be back at church after missing last week. We (B, P & Me) went to eat lunch. Parker had mashed potatoes for the first time....yummy! We took a nap at the house. I love my Sunday naps. Then I had a meeting for church to go to. How the weekend flies by!