Sunday, May 31, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday!

This week's theme:
I Scream, You Scream!




No Ice Cream here... Just SCREAMS!!!


Ryan wants the Hairbrush!


Megan wants the Hairbrush!

Josh want's to be done taking pictures and be held!


Sophie doesn't like playing photographer either!


Drew wants his way!


Arn't they cute!


Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Sunny Day...

Please meet my girls, children I have babysat and are now very old! I love them! Oh how I love them! They are my heart and bring me such immeasurable joy!

The Slides are from today's busy day at the park with my church. Following this 13 of us went swimming!





Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A B C of me!

Cortney over at The Cortney Chronicles wrote this up and I had to join in the fun!


A - Age: 21
B - Bed size: Full
C - Chore you hate: Dishes
D - Dog's name: Don’t have one
E - Essential start your day item: stretching and prayer
F - Favorite color: lime green
G - Gold or Silver or Platinum: Platinum
H - Height: 5'3
I - Instruments you play: a little on the piano
J - Job title: Childcare provider
K - Kid(s): none of my own but lots in my life
L - Living arrangements: Apartment at college, parents house durring the summer
M - Mom's name: Kim
N - Nicknames: Court, corntee, cornaney, turkey, courtie-b, courtney kay, cb, cb-ola, courtee, pee-la
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: IVs for dehydration (2), surgery: gall bladder, ovarian cyst, endometriosis removal
P - Pet Peeve: Arrogance
Q - Quote from a movie: "I'd rather have 5 min of wonderful, than a lifetime of nothing special at all" Steel Magnolias
R - Right handed or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 1 Adopted Sister,1 Half-Sister, and 1 half-brother
T - Time you wake up: 2am, 4am, 6:35am, 8am
U- Underwear: yes
V - Vegetable you dislike: cauliflower
W - Ways you run late: alarm not going off
X - X-rays you've had: knee – leg (2years), foot, arm, chest, ankle (4x)
Y - Yummy food you make: Lemon-pepper chicken, chicken and rice soup
Z - Zoo favorite: Giraffe

Saturday, May 16, 2009

What is on my mind on Saturday night!

I am laying on my "new" bed, I love it, it is a full-sized bed on bed bolsters so it is up really high.

The last of the new furniture for the living room arrived today and my mom is driving me bananas changing it around every hour!

After getting "lost" in Novi on my way back from Livonia, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a GPS unit for my car. (I knew where I was, I just didn't know how to get where I was going!)

My new Stellan, bracelet arrived today, I am so afraid to lose this one like I did the last one!

I am looking forward to having a "stable" schedule next week. I love working in the summers! babies, babies, babies!

I really miss my Holland friends... more than they will ever know...

Sorry that there has not been much to write about lately... I really need to take some time to do some writing!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I've been Tagged!

Katie over at Katie's Nesting Spot, a Special education teacher turned mommy tagged me and now I tag you!


Here are the three simple rules: Mention the person who tagged you and list six unimportant things that make you happy. Then tag six more blogs!

6 Unimportant Things that Make Me Happy:

1. Reading a good fiction book
2. Dandelions picked by little hands
3. Lime Popsicles
4. long naps in the sunshine
5. silly facebook pictures
6. flip-flops

Now to tag six more bloggers to share some random bits of happiness with us all!

1. MckMama @ My Charming Kids, not likely she will have time to do it but it is worth a shot!
2. My cousin Liz! Who is an awesome Photographer!
3. Grad Student Kristi who is a great new blog friend!
4. A great mentor who lives a life similar to the life i envision in my future Debi
5. Brittany, my college friend/ fellow MckMama stalker who had yet to write her first blog!
6. Megan at Megzieblog a children's minister, who rocks my socks off!

I'd love for you to ALL join in! Please leave me a comment if you do it, and even if you don't☺, so I can be sure to swing by and read them!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Not Me Monday!




Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.


I did not decide half way through packing that I was done and just shove my stuff into garbage bags and load them into my car, not me!


I did not load up the car drive 15min away and park it for the entire weekend in order to babysit 2 beautiful girls, not me!


I did not enjoy the wonderful sunshine and warmth by taking the girls out in the stroller twice a day, not me!

I did not convince my little sis to trade her full-size bed for my twin-sized bed, I would never be that sneaky, not me!

I did not get my mom and dad matching "I love my Husband/Wife" shirts for mother's/father's day, not me, that would be way to gooshy!

I did not, actually enjoy attending my home church for the first time in a long while, and for once not feel like I didn't belong there anymore after being away at college, not me!

I did not go to bed at 7pm on Sunday night and spend 4 hours online under the covers, not me!

I did not nearly jump up and down in the store when I saw that Fla-vor-ice 100 pack boxes were available again due to the summer coming, and I sure do not eat 10 in one sitting, not me!

I am not going to the daycare to help out in the infant room without being on payroll just because I miss being surrounded by 7 crying, crawling, spitting-up, drooling, mess-making cuddly, sweet babies, not me, I have relaxing to do on summer break!

I did not get a bit bummed on Sunday when the pastor chose to preach on Hannah and Samuel, thinking about how I may be brokenhearted like Hannah was when she was barren, not me I am positive about my future with Endometriosis

I do not still miss Elianna everyday, yet am afraid to call her mother, not because of what she may say, but because of what she may not say or do...

I am not at all looking forward to going to the U.P. (Michigan's upper peninsula) to visit the people I loved with while attending NMU for a year, not me!

I did not say things I never thought I would say to someone whom many think would not deserve empathy and compassion, and I think it was a blessing to both of us.


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I am feeling so blessed today, so loved and so happy, and it is so good!


Friday, May 08, 2009




I am enjoying my break so far, I have been busy babysitting and visiting former teachers and my daycare babies. I can't wait to help my former 4th grade teacher move in a few weeks, I get to watch her baby boy (Ah, full circle) Little Sis and I switched beds and redid rooms, her's is so amazing! She is growing up so fast! Please be in prayer that this job situation clears up, because I have no idea what to do!