Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Do you see the excitement on their faces?! I wish I could bottle it up and save it for the "rainy days" of adulthood. I would open my bottle when there are too many bills in the mailbox, traffic delays during the morning commute, or use it when a two year old girl is having a temper tantrum on aisle 4 in Kroger.....
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I cried uncontrollable at work for an hour (I was alone). Yep... the kinda crying that takes my breath away, turns my nose cranberry red and swells my eyes shut! Just UGLY crying! Y'all know how I cry. It took me 45 minutes before I could leave work and walk out to my car. I cried again when I closed the car door. I drove and sobbed down Lakeland Drive, unaware of anyone else in commuter traffic. I hope no one saw me.
Don't worry, Alvin is still in my good graces :-) He didn't cause my grief. I was upset about an incident that occurred at work. Just as I was about to end the work day, I received news that I didn't get a career opportunity that I really wanted. Seems kinda silly now, but I was devastated last week.
Then something happened!! You see, I have TWO full-time jobs. Most days I arrive at my second job at 6pm, but last week I was 10 minutes early. I sat in my car and stared at the building. I knew I had to straighten up before my "boss" saw my face. As I walked inside, another coworker gave me the biggest heartfelt hug. She didn't ask if anyone died, she just knew I needed some encouragement before my shift began (thanks Lori).
I walked through the door and Ava (my little boss lady) ran and jumped into my arms. I was at her school. Six o'clock is the best time of the day! I arrive at my other full-time job as an active mommy and wife. No matter what else I have tackled throughout the day, it all fades when I arrive and see my family! My credentials and experiences are always adequate. My bosses promote me everyday, I have job security and my payments are priceless hugs and kisses!!
Ava saw the tears fall. She rubbed my face and asked "What's wrong mommy?". I explained it all in full detail during our drive home. Haha, I really think she understood what happened. Edney met us in the driveway like he does everyday, his eyes widened when he saw my face. I told him I was fine, but he wanted answers. It took my husband about 20 minutes to realize I was curled in our bed. Haahaa, bless him. Through broken sentences, nose blowing and difficult breathing I explain to them both that I didn't get the job and my best friend had accepted another position. Not working with the friend was the most hurtful part. I will have to tell you about her later.
My family hates to see me upset. They showed me their concern and tried to lift my spirits. Ava laid by my side. Edney recited a speech that I've given him when he's had a bad day..."Tomorrow is a new day. Jesus gives us new mornings, so we can do things different and better than the day before." He DOES listen :-) And my sweet husband let me cry...and cry... and cry. He told me he would do anything to make me feel better, so I made him a list of things that would make me happy. Heeheehe. Then he burst into our bedroom with this.....
Hahaaaaha! Alvin will do almost anything to make me laugh. I just love it!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Let me start by saying, I have the most wonderful neighbors in Mississippi! We have adopted each other as family. We share 5 children and 4 dogs. We share trials and offer support. We compare who has the messiest house and still welcome the other inside (that's love).
Our sweet Ava L-O-V-E-S the Martins! She cries to visit them every evening when she gets home from school. She calls them by name..."Mommieeee, Ava wanna sees Mawee Wiley (Mary-Riley), Miss Angela, Misser Dewayne, Eli, and Sam-u-el". Our son, Edney, runs over as soon as he's done with homework. He's usually across the street before I make it home from work.
Today was such a beautiful day. We decided to enjoy the sunshine when we got home from church. Ava looked across the street and begged to visit Miss Angela. I tried to explain they were not home, but she didn’t believe me. So my 2 year old daughter decided to run away as FAST as she could to her other family!
Ava making a dash for it….but she’s going the wrong way!
Running back once she realized her mistake!
The Meltdown when no one answered the door! She would’ve sat there all evening…..
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Welcome to our family blog! We decided there is so much that we like to share with friends and family that we would create an internet diary. I'm far from a novelist, so excuse the errors and grammar.
I'm an amazing wife to Alvin Edney (his words, not mine). But he's never had another wife to compare me to :-). We were married in 1998 after dating for 4 years. Alvin and I are proud of our 2 children. Our 10 year old son is named after his daddy. We call him Edney. I started calling him Edney a few years ago because when I called "Alvin!", they would say, "I thought you were talking to him". Both pointing <- -> at the other! So I solved that problem quickly.
Ava is our 2 year old daughter and she is OUTTA CONTROL!!! She has been talking since she was 11 months. She's been trying to establish dominance since birth. And she is sassy and hilarious (her two favorite words)!
They both demand our constant attention (drama prince and princess). We enjoy every minute of our crazy household, but I'll warn ya... YOU might wanna call before you stop by.
Edney and Ava have 2 brothers, Pitch and Apollo, who live outside. We hope you all enjoy our family journey!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Several weeks ago I started this post. I can't believe I'm really doing this. I'm a typical blog stalker...I enjoy reading (and laughing) about other families, but I never considered starting my own. But...there is always soo much going on in our home that we want to share. It's difficult to contact everyone, so we are using modern day "mass communication" to share our laughter and adventures. I'm sure my mother is shaking her head, fearful about her babies being posted on the internet. It won't be long before she accepts modern day technology, and looks forward to frequent updates about Ava's tantrums or Edney's record breaking football game.
I hope this blog will give you a peephole view of the miracles, blessings and milestones that we experience as a family. I hope this is fun for all of us....