Friday, June 26, 2009


My mom had a mammogram that showed a spot a couple of weeks ago, so they had her do another one which still showed a spot. Soooo.....we had a little scare. Just a little one. On Wednesday morning bright and early I took her to have a biopsy done. She was a little nervous, but had her brave face on. She said that the biopsy hurt. They had 3 people holding her down because she couldn't move a muscle, and they deadened it 3 times with a shot. Then they stuck a rather large needle in and drained some fluid off of the lump.
Thankfully, the test came back ok. We are so relieved and thankful to God for her health and for all of our health for that matter. Thank you Jesus! Continue to cover my family in your love, favor and protection.


This afternoon, I caught Aubrey pretending she was changing a baby's diaper. She was saying , "whew" and "wee, wee," which is her way of saying shooee.
She is such a funny girl and talking up a storm. She answers me when I ask her all sorts of questions, and seems to pretty much understand everything I tell her. I don't remember Alyssa talking this much this early. Either she is ahead of the game, or time is just flying right past me a little too fast.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"I got boobies now"

Today Alyssa was crying about her dress she had on and told me that it was too low cut and that it showed her boobs. I said I didn't know she had any boobs. She got a little mad and said I do too have boobies.
Later in the day she came in with a t shirt over her spaghetti strap dress. She pulled up her strap and asked me if i like her new bra.
She said "Momma, do you like my new bra? It is holding in my boobies. I got boobies now."
Oh my goodness, if she is anything like I was, it really won't be long until she really does have boobies. I am praying she doesn't. But between me and Aaron's side, it looks like she won't have any hope. Maybe the organic milk I am giving her will help :) Oh I hope!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My little swimmers

This week we decided to start the summer off right and we went swimming all day Monday and Tuesday. Aubrey is loving the water. I really have to keep an eye on her and keep floaties on her the whole time. She likes to just jump off the edge of the step whenever she feels like it. She will be laughing and trying to keep her head above the water at the same time. This is only our 3rd time to go swimming and she is already rapidly turning blonde. No more little brunnette. By the end of the summer I am guessing she will be completely blonde like her big sis!
For the past 2 summers I have been trying to get Alyssa to let go of the step with her floaties on, but little miss cautious wouldn't do it. She would hang out on the step all day and complain how the other kids won't play with her. This year she is old enough to reason with and understand me when I try and explain things to her.
So I told her that the other kids don't like to hang out on the step. They like it better being able to swim around in the pool. I told her she would like it better too if she would learn to swim away from the step. So she agreed that she wanted to learn that day. But.........when the time came to start, she gave me every excuse in the book. "Mom, I have to poop." "My tummy is hurting." "I'm hungry." "My throat hurts." "I'm sleepy."
I asked her don't you trust me and she told me no :) I finally had to hold on tight to her and as she was screaming and clinging to me like a scared kitten, I had to drag her off the step with me. It took a while to calm her down enough to talk to her. I kept telling her to say "Go away Fear in the name of Jesus." and with tears streaming she repeated it and then she would say her verse. " I can do all things through Christ Jesus who gives me strength." It was so cute! Finally she wouldn't let go, so I had to let go of her. She was freaking out at first and I told her that she had to calm down and keep her arms down, and she started to float and kick her feet. Poor little thing was shaking like a leaf, but she managed to swim back and forth to me and Savita about 4 times and then she had enough. I was so proud of her! This was a HUGE breakthrough for her. Now I just have to keep her doing it more and more. When we left, she couldn't wait to tell her daddy about it and she kept asking me to tell her why I was so proud of her. I think one of her love languages is words of encouragement.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Busy time!

Right now is such a busy time for Aaron. Tonight he has with him over 100 boxes of squash to take to the market with him to wholesale. Thursday night and Friday mornings are the biggest wholesale days on the market. Everyone comes in from all over Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Florida to sell and buy. Aaron usually goes at 2:30 am on Fridays and we don't get the pleasure of tagging along. Sometimes, like tonight, he pulls an all nighter. If he can beat the other people there and get there about 7:0opm Thursday evenings he can usually do pretty well. But there are the nights where he is thinking he will have an advantage and get up there early and the lot will be packed with Farmers that had the same idea as him. That's when he has to stay all night and pray he sells it. Farming is really such a gamble. It takes a lot of faith to be a farmer and even more to be a farmer's wife :) You plant all this stuff, pray it grows, and produces a good crop, then when it does, you have to pray that someone will buy it. I love that Aaron has gotten himself into a lot of the stores. This way we don't have to worry about staying all night at the wholesale lot in Dallas and hope it all sells.
We went with him one night last year to the wholesale lot. It was my first time. It really was such a neat experience. There were old and young dirt farmers (mostly old) from everywhere that pulled up in their old pickup trucks and trailers full of what they had just harvested, just as proud as the guy next to him about his crop. Just good ole' hard working, country people! It felt good.....reminded me of the people in Princeton... some of our customers that would come in every day at North End. Took me back a little bit!
It was really just a waiting and hoping game, but it was so much fun being there and hanging out in the lot with them. There is such a sense of pride in this kind of work. I felt proud of our stuff and was so proud of my husband for his hard work. I still am so proud of him. This year has been a tough one for him. His hours at the post office were cut down so much that he hardly worked and it was killin him not to be able to work and be a better provider for us. So he is in his element now...working his cute hiney off. He had a plan to make up for the difference...expand the business and double the that is what he did. So far so good! I am extremely proud of him and thankful God has planted this passion in Aaron's heart to farm. It is how God provides for the Reeves' Family! :)