Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Merry Christmas everyone! We are headed back to Ohio on Friday for a long (needed) vacation with family and friends! Taylor has spent the last few months circling everything in the Walmart and Target ads... but only asked Santa for one thing... a hair salon. What to do with this? I am not sure, but we did find hair salon stuff at ToysRUs and had it sent to Ohio. She also wants a kitty cat, a puppy, a new fish (current one passed away while we were home for Grandma Bonnette's funeral - but I told her he went to his mommy's for Christmas), make-up and everything she sees on TV. We have been singing lots of Christmas songs and talking about Jesus' birthday. I am thankful she understands the true reason for the season...
We are also getting ready for baby #2. Joe has a name picked out - we'll see what happens when Jr. gets here. We are ready with blankets, clothes and a bassinet.... diapers will come next. Just got the car seat washed (has been sitting in our garage for 8 months now!) and put together. So we physically feel prepared... still praying for peace about delivery and patience with upcoming lack of sleep and new baby crying... but as always, God is in control over all of that.
That's about it... Have a most WONDERFUL Christmas and New Year!
Love, The Starkey's
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
We are having a BOY!!! We are so happy and excited for this brand new adventure! Most importantly, the ultrasound showed a healthy and growing baby. Thank you, God.
During the ultrasound, the technician said that the baby was a "Boy!" and Taylor responds with... "um, no it's a girl." Hahaha
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We are Pregnant!!!
Yes! We are 3 months and counting and awaiting baby #2's arrival February 7th, 2011!!
We found out we were pregnant 2 weeks after moving to Montana! I guess it took a lot of stress and moving to get pregnant! haha. We told Taylor right away and our family. Taylor likes to call the baby a few names, including "Janessa," "Tiana," and "Gisella." She went to the doctor with us when we got this sonogram and it helped her understand more that even though mom kinda still looks the same, there is in fact a baby growing inside her belly! :) Anyway, glad we are finally sharing the news with everyone!
Have a wonderful day!! :)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I'm not going to lie, Taylor has taken her good ole time getting adjusted to the move and her new school. But today was a wonderful day on the way to school and at the drop off. She even hugged me, walked away and said back to me "mom, look, i'm not crying anymore!" Then she ran to me and gave me the biggest hug ever! Days like this morning make it all worth it!
Side note - she crosses her legs just like my dad did. She is pretty special.
Monday, June 21, 2010
I am going to post more pictures about our pituresque new home... but until I get motivated and get the Canon out, I am posting about our recent TORNADO!
On Sunday, June 20th in the afternoon, sirens went off and clouds combined to create a tornado 5 miles from our house. It touched down 100 yards from the office we have been using for the past 3 weeks. Fortunately/unfortunately, we moved into our new office this weekend and aren't on that side of town anymore to see the actual destruction and damage done to the large complex and fairgrounds where it hit.
Below is a picture of the damage from the rain and hail... this has happened twice in the past week! Thankfully, we have great neighbors who helps us clean it up! We need to design a new landscaping plan so we can have fun this summer - not continue cleaning up the road! haha.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Well, spring is here and it's been great weather down here in Texas! We had a great Easter with many friends from church and work. Taylor enjoyed learning more about the reason for Easter this year... she is understanding so much and interested in everything these days!
We just found out that our move date to Billings, MT is June first. And we got our transfer started yesterday... thus beginning the count down. We are having the house put on the market within the next week and getting it market-ready has been quite the chore! Then, we are headed to Billings the first week in May to look for houses... Taylor wants a Princess house. AKA - a house with stairs! :)
As our time winds down here in Texas, it's a bitter-sweet reality. We have made so many close friends and enjoy the day-to-day of living in western Texas. We have come to really appreciate this town and all it has to offer and we will truely miss the place we have called home for the past 3 years...
Friday, March 5, 2010
Taylor and I had some much needed hair cuts this past weekend! We had a great time. This picture really shows just how big she is getting! She is Miss Independent in so many ways. She is 3 and a half and is more fun than we ever imagined! Her latest loves include helping me make dinners and doing the dishes. Yes, there are many messes, but who cares?! She has a blast!
In other news.... we are moving to Billings, Montana come this summer! We are moving with our company and are really excited... but super sad to be leaving Texas and all the friends we have made here over the past 3 years.