Thursday, August 30, 2007

Calling All eBay Sellers

Recently I made my first eBay purchase. I was thrilled to find a stroller that would match my carseats from 3 years ago. I figured it was a stretch, but was so happy when I found the exact same pattern of my old carseat in a single stroller on eBay. I was excited and nervous when I made my first bid and sat anxiously at the computer in hopes that I would be the winning bidder. I was relieved when the auction finally closed and that I was the winner. My stroller arrived in my driveway within a few days and I was one happy shopper!

Now I am ready to play the eBay game as a seller! I must admit, I am a bit intimidated. Before I begin auctioning off some items, I have a few questions for all of you seasoned eBay sellers.

1. Can you have more than one auction going at one time? Would it be too chaotic?

2. How do you calculate your shipping costs?

3. How long should each auction last?

4. If you don't get the bid that you are asking, do you still have to sell the item?

5. What happens if you don't get any bids?

6. What payment options should you put on your auction? Should you only use PayPal?

7. How long do you have after an auction closes to get the item in the mail? Should you wait to ship once you have payment in hand?

8. Have you enjoyed selling your items on eBay?

9. Any one have a bad experience with either selling or buying?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Joshua and Abby Kate spent the weekend with their Nana and PawPaw. They had so much fun going to the county fair and swimming in their pool. Hopefully I will post some pics from their time with their grandparents.

Jason, Jackson and I spent the weekend here at home. We had thought about taking a trip to St. Louis to see the Cardinals play, but we knew that we needed to take care of some things around the house.

So, to help celebrate our anniversary, we decided to paint Joshua and Abby Kate's rooms! I meant to take some before pictures, but forgot. Their rooms are the same as before, except that the walls were beige.

Joshua's Cardinal's Room

Abby Kate's Princess Room - I still have a lot of work to do with her room.

Jason and I had dinner at Red Lobster on Saturday night.

Abby Kate and Joshua LOVE firetrucks! We snapped this picutre at my dad's work. They had a family day and we got to see where PawPaw works!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


"They didn't have you where I come from
Never knew the best was yet to come
Life began when I saw your face
And I hear your laugh like a serenade

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, 'cause I'm never never
Givin' you up

I slip in bed when you're asleep
To hold you close and feel your breath on me
Tomorrow there'll be so much to do
So tonight I'll drift in a dream with you

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, 'cause I'm never never
Givin' you up

As you wander through this troubled world
In search of all things beautiful
You can close your eyes when you're miles away
And hear my voice like a serenade

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, 'cause I'm never never
Givin' you up
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, 'cause I'm never never
Givin' you up
Is forever enough, 'cause I'm never never
Givin' you up"

Words by Emily Robinson, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Dan Wilson

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jackson at Two Months

11 pounds, 12 ounces, 23 1/2 inches

I have found my hands.

I love to suck my thumb.

Daddy can make me laugh.

I have started to sleep through the night. (I've always been a good sleeper, but I am now stretching my nighttime from 6 hours to about 8 hours.)

I am getting to be so big and strong.

I can hold my head up really well.

I love to "talk".

I can blow bubbles.

I am starting to like my swing.

I don't like to ride in the van.

I love the mornings.

I love to kick.

I love having everyone talk to me.

I love being held and cuddled.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Girly Fun

Joshua has had quite a few exciting trips. He went on a special trip with Jason to Atlanta to see the Cards play the Braves and just recently went with my parents to the Titans football game. Abby Kate and I have had fun going to the mall, but that is about it. I really want to do something quite special with her, but am beginning to wonder what. She could care less for sports, but loves babies, princesses, dress up, books and all things grown up. I was thinking about taking her to the Cabbage Patch Kids Babyland General Hospital, but I think that the drive would be a little too much. Any ideas?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Eight years ago, I married the love of my life!

Jason, I can hardly believe that we are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. I love you so much! I feel so blessed to have you as my best friend, my husband and as the father of our children. I am so amazed at the directions God has led us in our lives together. You are the love of my life!
With undying love, Sunny


Here are some pictures from the last eleven years (we started dating in1995)!

1996 ~ Our Junior/Senior Banquet

1997 ~ Grandmother Armstrong's Farm

1998 ~ Cade's Cove

1999 ~ Opryland Hotel

2000 ~ Kingsport, Tennessee

2001 ~ Cardinal Fans

2002 ~ New York City

2003 ~ Chicago

2003 ~ Beach Trip

Christmas 2003 ~ I was pregnant here, but didn't know it yet!

July 6, 2004 ~ Moments before the births of Abby Kate and Joshua!

August 31, 2004 ~ One of our most happiest moments, Joshua came home from the hospital. We are all finally together!

October 27, 2004 ~ National League Champions (Game 7 - Cardinals/Astros)

April 2005 ~ Abby Kate and Joshua's First Cardinal's Game

July 2005 ~ Joshua and Abby Kate's First Birthday

2006 ~ Gulf Shores

June 11, 2007 ~ We were blessed with the newest addition to our family - Jackson Cash.

2007 ~ Our family after eight years of marriage!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Joshua and The Titans

On Saturday, Joshua went to the Titans PreSeason Game with his Nana and PawPaw! He was so excited about seeing the Titans play football and getting to spend some one on one time with Nana and PawPaw. Here are some pictures from his first Titans Football Game.

(I think that my parents had just as much fun as he did!)

Arriving at the stadium

Joshua and Nana

What a great seat Nana!

Joshua and PawPaw

What's up with the tongue?

Munching on some popcorn!

In the pool with PawPaw!

Swimming with Nana!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Did My Child Just Say That Out Loud?

The other day, I took Joshua and Abby Kate to the play area at the mall. They had just finished getting haircuts and we were looking for a way to beat the heat. After playing for awhile, a mother walked in with her three children. Her boys were old enough to play and her youngest was 3 months old. Her little girl had some crazy looking hair and Abby Kate and Joshua quickly told the mom that her baby had "DIRTY HAIR" and that it was a "MESS!".

Yesterday, Joshua and Abby Kate went to the drug store with me. While waiting in line to check out, Abby Kate noticed that the young man working on the floor had an earring. She quickly told him that, "BOYS DON'T HAVE EARRINGS!".

Friday, August 03, 2007

Preschool and Dental Appointments

On Wednesday, Joshua and Abby Kate started preschool. They are at the same school that Jason and I taught at when we first moved to Huntsville. We are so thrilled to have them there. While saying her prayers Tuesday night, Abby Kate thanked God for her teacher. She got a little too excited about the "Ark" and could hardly wait to see it the following morning. Both Joshua and Abby Kate woke up Wednesday morning ready to head off to school. Joshua got so excited when I turned on the road that led to their preschool. They both had a great first day. Jackson got to spend the whole morning with just me.

Later that afternoon, Joshua and Abby Kate went to the dentist. They did so well! It really is amazing to see the difference 6 months makes. At their last visit, it was all the ladies could do to just get them to open their mouths to count their teeth. They each had to sit in my lap and when they saw the dentist, they wanted nothing to do with him. Wednesday afternoon was completely different! They were each placed in a room (side by side), while I waited out in the hallway. They were both so eager to talk with the ladies and sit in the "big" chair. Joshua and Abby Kate sat very patiently while their teeth were cleaned and flossed. They opened really wide when the dentist came in. They were so good and seemed so proud of themselves.

I can hardly believe that I have three year old twins. My life has been so blessed by these two. I am so thankful that God saw fit to bless us with one more. I have a wonderful husband that I love dearly. I hope and pray that I can be the wife and mother that my husband and children need and deserve.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

It's Just One of Those Days

My asthma is acting up (if that is what I have - I can't breathe and I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest). My throat hurts. My ears hurt. My nose is congested. Joshua and Abby Kate have each bitten, hit and pushed each other. They have both screamed, cried and have had complete and total meltdowns. I am ready for naptime!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Worst CD

I bought this CD today at Lifeway for Joshua and Abby Kate. On the way to pick them up from preschool, I decided to give it a spin. I have never heard anything so horrible! It was all that I could do to keep listening to it (in hopes of it getting better). It lasted all of about 5 minutes in my CD player.

I am wanting to take it back, but what do I say? "Yes, I bought the CD. It has been opened and used. I just really don't like it!"

I wish that I had my money back (I even used Jason's minister's discount). Since we are a one income family, I hate wasting money. It literally makes me sick to my stomach. I don't know what to do with the CD. I think that they should have a preview of each kid's CD for you to listen to before you buy.

Any of you have any suggestions? Have you found a GREAT "church songs" CD?