Thursday, December 27, 2007

Updates on the Altic's...

Sorry it has been so long since we have posted a blog...lots has happened so I wanted to catch you up...Jayk has turned one on December 18th...and it was awesome...we had a party for him on the 8th and were in MO seeing Jay's parents on the 18th...he got his first haircut and looks so cute and like a big boy...his grandma in MO gave it to him and he did mighty well sitting there...he did have a water bottle to distract him a bit...we have had special moments this Christmas that have made me laugh so hard and also moments that have made me want to ball my eyes out with Joy...I love my sweet family and have been blessed beyond words...thank you Jesus...Jayk said a few words like "touch" because we are teaching him to touch not grab things...but a huge milestone has happened in the last few days he has started walking...he is taking more and more steps each day and it is so fun!!! He is full of life and full of energy...Jay and I are having so much fun watching him grow and develop...Here are so recent pics of the little guy...

PS - at his b-day we gave him cake and he didn't like it - he is such a heath nut :) ...

PSS - I attached a pic of Jerrell and my grandma with the Christmas turkey because this year she had us make it because she was just recovering from cancer treatment




Sunday, November 11, 2007

God is faithful

Today my sweet husband had the honor of getting to preach at our church...our Pastor was out and asked that Jay would fill in...and let me just tell you that my man was awesome!!! He preached on John 3:16 and it was powerful how God brought such life and freshness through a "familiar" passage of scripture...He is such a wonderful, humble, loving and gracious man...who loves God and loves his family...I am a living testimony of those qualities in his life because I get to benefit from them, they are never so sweet to me as when I have not been the sweetest or kinda rough around the edges...and then those qualities about him minister to me, especially when I totally deserve something else...

On another side note I added a pictue of one of his/our hero's of the faith...our devotional this morning was on hero's and one of Jay and my hero's is Pastor Nazir Massih...he is a man of God who started a church in his home in Northern India of 3 and now it has grown to over 300 churches and over 70,000 members...just amazing all that God has done through this man...he is a humble man who Jay and I pray we would have faith like on this earth...He loves God and desires that all would come to know Jesus...that is what Jay preached on today and it was powerful...that all may come to know Jesus...that Jesus is for the world...as I listened to Jay preach today, what I thought in my heart is Lord please teach us to teach Jayk about Jesus being for everyone, teach us to teach him to love his elders is another thought that ran through my mind as I sat between my two sweet grandma's...Lord teach us to love and nurture our little guy...I pray that whoever reads this blog would be encouraged that God's love is amazing and for you...may we have faith in Christ...and if we have kids may we teach them about faith in Christ...but I heard a quote one time that we can't really give what we haven't truly recieved...may we recieve the love of Christ and give the love of Christ, may we take hold of faith in Christ and walk in that faith...our greatest example to our husband, kids and a hurting world is us walking and loving God...I pray this may be so in our lives...blessings....


Monday, November 05, 2007

Nanny Merlene

My fun and sweet Nanny came over the other day...She is my Nanny that when I was growing up would play basketball with me and play softball with me...She is pretty much where I got my athletic ability...She coached the first girls city championship team...she gave me the team picture and a charm of a softball glove that was hers that I will never forget...She has always been someone that I have loved and respected so much...I have learned so much from her...one of her sayings that I treasure and share with others is what her friend told her when my grandpa passed away, her friend told her "don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened"...When I think about that saying it makes me think of how blessed I am...may I always "smile because it happened"...Jesus happened in my life, Jerrell happened in my life, Jayk happened in my life, My parents, sister, friends, all happened in my life...May that bring a smile to my face...So thank you Nanny for your love and support all these years...loving on me and Jaybird and now on little Jaykers...I love you dearly....


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Super-Jayk....

We went to our first fall festival...Jayk was Super-Jayk...we even slicked his hair back. It was the first of many fun times.





Friday, October 26, 2007

My little BEDHEAD boy...

This is my lil son when he wakes up from his nappies...hair going everywhere...


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Jay my Sweet MAN

Sorry it has taken a bit to respond to the tag from my friend Amanda Moon...but here it is...

1. Who is your man? Jerrell "Jay"
2. How long have you been together? We have been together for 8 years (married for 5) we met in the summer of 1999 when I was 18 and he was 20
3. How long did you date? We had a 3 year long distant relationship...we would go months sometimes not seeing each other...WOW was that hard!!! We tried to see each other about once a month but sometimes that didn't happen...I graduated and 2 weeks later we were married...
4. How old is your man? 29 as of October 11
5. Who eats more? Jerrell....but I am known as the "picker" I "pick" alot, like tops of muffins, bites of ice cream...I like the best bites... :)
6. Who said "I love you" first? Jerrell...I had a rule that I lived by that I would not say it first...man was that hard, because I felt it but waited months till he said it first...It would be on the tip of my lips everytime we talked and it was so nice to have the freedom to say it to him after he said it to me...
7. Who is taller? Jerrell...he is 6 ft. and I am 5.6 ft...I am the shortest in my imediate fam...my sister is 6.1 ft. my dad 6.4 and my mom 5.9...but I tell Jerrell that God made me just for him :)
8. Who sings better? Neither. We struggle....Jerrell one time was asked by someone in church to not sing because he was a distratction...and don't worry they were dead serious!!!! It is pretty bad....
9. Who is smarter? Jerrell...which I love, but we both bring things to the table...
10. Whose temper is worse? Jerrell....he struggles with bad drivers and WOMEN on cell phones that drive bad, not MEN but WOMEN....We often joke that if someone is driving badly I say it is a MAN and he says it is a WOMAN...we are both sexiest!
11. Who does the laundry? We both do...He helps me out a ton!!!!!!
12. Who takes out the garbage? We both do...to the door...we have trash pick up at our condo's MWF
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do...Closest to Jayk's room...so I can hear him first...
14. Who pays the bills? Jerrell...I did at the beginning of our marriage but it so just easier for him to...we have only had to pay late payment on our morgage twice...so that is good...he is usually timely...
15. Who is better with the computer? Jerrell...is a NERD...a hidden NERD...he doesn't want anyone to know but he is...and I LOVE MY NERD
16. Who mows the lawn? We don't have a lawn..but I do have to say that when Jay and I were first married we had a lawn business for extra money...we were poor...I ran the push mower, and it was not self propelled...and he ran the weed eater...reason being that when I did the weed eater it looked like someone had just killled the grass!!!! I struggled...
17. Who cooks dinner? I do...but Jerrell can cook a mean beef strogonoff
18. Who drives when you are together? Jerrell does...he likes to be in control :)
19. Who pays when you go out? Doesn't really matter to us...I don't carry a purse so Jay usually has his wallet...I have been anti-purse for several years and will be sticking with it for the next several...I believe there will always be a good gym bag when I need to carry something...
20. Who is most stubborn?We like to call it strong-willed and I would have to say that we tie on this one!!!!
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? We both are pretty good at asking for forgiveness...we weren't early on in the marriage but it has been a blessing to just appologize and move on...as our pre marriage couselor said you can either be mad at each other or you can use that time to make love... :)
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Mine...they live in our same Condo's it is awesome...a pool separates us...
23. Who kissed who first? We kissed each other...I will never forget it...it was like fireworks...and has only gotten better with time!
24. Who asked who out? My man asked me out...He is very in control and takes charge...He is the kinda man that knows what he wants and goes after it...I am just glad I am the one he wanted!
25. Who proposed? Jerrell on my 21st b-day on July 21st 2001
26. Who is more sensitive? I am more sensitive but Jay is a very sensitive man...not over the top but he does have a sensitive side
27. Who has more friends? Jay - he has NEVER met a stranger that is one thing that attracted me to him...
28. Who has more siblings? Jerrell...he has 2 older brothers...I have one younger sister
29. Who wears the pants in the family? Jerrell...he is the man of this house!!! I love it and don't want the pants...

Mommy and Jaykers Pictures....

Jayk and I had some pictures taken for Jerrell's Birthday...It was one of Jayk's gifts to his dad...It is amazing to me how much the little guy is growing...so fun and I am so blessed to be his mom...






Sunday, October 07, 2007

I could't be more in love...

The pictues say it all...My two most favorite people in the world...They bring me such joy...





Monday, September 24, 2007

Childish....

Lately I have been thinking alot about the word childish...I have been praying for myself alot out of 1 Cor. 13, the love chapter...asking God that I would have authentic, genuine love for Him, my family and others...the bottom part of that chapter in vs. 11 it says "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me."...and I often pass that part over focusing on love...but this last week the Lord has really shown me areas in my life that I walk in childishness...be it in my relationship with my husband, Jayk, family or even friends...and honestly it has left me embarassed and just desperate that God would teach me and deliver me from childish ways...childish thoughts that are unture, childish comments that are not encouraging at all, childish responses...etc..just childishness in general...I want to walk in maturity with God and with others...Maturity with God believing who he says I am and maturity to trust him in all my ways...I want this maturity...not just to be a better person but to honor him...that my attitude would be the same as Christ...Maturity in my attitude and in my ways will bring honor to him because apart from him and his spirit I am childish...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Growing up 9months old...

Our little man is growing up...crawling everywhere in our condo...we are definately learning the art of redirection...steering him clear of wires, plugs, and anything else that would cause him harm...the funny thing is that he has been pulling up on everything and anything and everything that is reachable...some things have proven not to be able to carry his weight and he has fallen on his little rear...watching him has been one of the greatest joys of my life...to watch his litte mind work and little body try to pull himself up, but at the same time the Lord has been using his new adventures to speak to my heart...when Jayk was pulling up on something the other day that wouldn't carry his weight it was like the Lord spoke to my heart "Kay you grasp thing that don't hold you"...and I have been thinking about this alot...the only firm foudation for me, for anyone is Christ all the other things I try to hold onto won't "carry my weight"...so for the past few days I have been meditating on this...asking God to help me not hold onto things that won't hold me...He is the rock...



Saturday, September 15, 2007

Memories...

One of my sweetest memories growing up was going with my grandma on Friday's to the beauty shop...I loved it and it was just part of the routine...I would go with her in her big blue cadi and sit with her while she got her hair cut and then put up in rollers...then she would go sit under the big blow dryer and let the rollers dry and her hair set...then I would go and grab this green bucket and take down her hair before Douglas "the hairdresser" combed out her hair...they were sweet memories because it was just time with my grandma...time to be apart of her world and time to just do life with her...I loved it, I loved watching her interact with the other lady's and I loved just being with her...I will never forget those days...

Well the other day we took Jayk to the hairdresser to see Nanny and I was flooded with those memories...flooded with the smells, rollers and my sweet grandma under the blow dryer...I could of cried but new that is wasnt' the time or the place...Jayk seemed to appreciate the big fish aquarium more than the salon but I sure was captivated by a sweet thoughts and thanked Jesus for a woman that means more to me than words can describe...she is my sweet "Nanny T", my namesake "Marjorie" and a woman who has loved me and served me unconditionally for years...Oh how I love my sweet Nanny...



Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Updates on the Altic's...

I wanted to update you on what has been going on with the Altics...so here are some snapshots of the last couple of weeks...

*Jayk wearing a suit that we got for my dads swearing in as a judge...

*Jayk riding his horse and loving it...

*His frist time swinging in the park...loving it...mom and dad loved it just as much!!!!

*Him standing for the first time in his bed when we came to wake him up from his nap...CRAZY

Our sweet little boy is growing up!!!!


















Monday, August 27, 2007

On the Rise

I write this to tell you the sickness Kay Kay had has come and gone...gone on to her mother who was over here helping out while Kay was sick! So now pray for Mary Ann...


Jayk is doing better...his ear is bothering him some but the doctor says things are fine for now...just pray that the ear infection stays away.


Me (dad) just got back from a two day retreat at Carolina Creek where I spoke to Fort Bend Baptist Academy's senior class. It was a great time (not long enough) but pray for those seniors because I believe there are several of them that walk with Jesus and want see things happen there at their high school. Pray for David Hook & Todd Prince, Principal & Vice Principal as they try to lead that school towards Jesus!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Prayer From Daddy for Mom & Jayk

To those of you out there that would feel sorry for a brother...Our little guy Jayk started getting sick a week ago tonight (Thursday)...following him getting a bit sick with a cold we had a full day at Roger's swearing in service to become a Harris County Criminal Court Judge...so we were gone all day long on Friday...Jayk had been doing the usual thing in regards to the cold (runny nose, cranky, tired but can't sleep)...we on Sunday evening Kay heard him crying so we went to check him out and he and thrown up all over himself and his bed...so we got him out of bed and cleaned up...and Kay began to rock him and love him back to sleep...only for him to want me...so I grabbed and was holding on to him when he was coughing...then his cough turned into throwing up right down my v-neck white t shirt...yes I did say "in" my shirt...right over the collar against my chest! Yes I really feel like a great dad! So we got him down and he slept the rest of the night...so we thought he was doing better to which last night (Wednesday)...we were awakened with vomit everywhere...in hair, all over arms, blankets and even between his eyes. So we jumped in the tub at 11:50 at night...after getting him cleaned up and I rocking him...he prefered his mother instead...to which about 15 seconds after he went to her he throw up in...yes I said "in" her shirt...to which she passed him back to me and he threw up about 3 more times on his pottery barn rug in his room...it is the worst holding your little guy and his whole body is convulging as he throws up back logged mucus. So we cleaned him up and he was out...as this took place Kay crawled into the bed that we have in Jayk's room to be close and listen for any other explosions...so about 2 a.m. this morning Kay came in and woke me up so I could trade her spots because she wasn't feeling good...well to my surprise since I was in Jayk's room sleeping...Kay Kay, my sweet super wife, was sick with something (virus or food poisioning) that was not being nice to her...so as the morning arrived (she had been a while)...I became Mr. Mom today...I usually share most duties in the morning with getting Jayk, changing his diaper, holding him while Kay Kay gets his food together, feeds him, etc...well today it was all me! Wow am I thankful for my wife. I was way thankful before this but even more now. So she was quarantened (sp??) to the bedroom all day while I took care of Jayk...so I got him ready because he had a doctors appointment today...so I took him to the doctor (had an intern roll with me but conversation.) while Mary Ann (Kay's mom) came over to help with her. So after I arrived home with Jayk (way later than we should have but you all know how doctor's office go..especially before school starts next week.) So I dropped Jayk off and headed to the store to get a few things (Sprite for mom, saline for Jayk, etc...)...well when I went to get in the car I noticed a screw was coming out of my rear drivers side tire...so I called Kay and Mary Ann and told them I was heading to Costco to get it fixed...well when I got there they couldn't fix the tire because the tire was worn out (because of the dealer that I get it serviced with...long story I won't share)...so I just couldn't get one tire replaced I had to get them all replaced since we own a 4 wheel drive...so after 3 hours there and $750 dollars later...I finally got home...played with Jayk...loved on Jayk...loved on Mom and let Mary Ann go home...so know Jayk is down, Kay is down, and I am asking all of you who pray to ask Jesus to heal this infirmery I am running.


Kay & one of her friends made these shirts that say "surrender" on the front of them several summers ago...and on the back "EVERYTHING...Rom. 13:12)...so I purposelly put this shirt on tonight (because you aren't supposed to wear it unless you believe and trust these things to happen. So I dug through the drawer to find it and told Jesus "I SURRENDER..." So pray with me or at least hurt with a brother! Jerrell

Saturday, August 18, 2007

8 Months ago today...

Amazing...my sweet little guy is 8 months old today...he is now waving bye bye, trying to say mama and daddy, clapping, almost crawling and going on his first bike ride...He is wonderful...Thank you Jesus for our sweet little guy...thank you for his smile, his sweet noises, his giggles, his tough days, good days...just him Lord thank your for him...His mom and dad love him more than words can express...

Recently we went on our first bike ride...it was so fun...it was a dream come true to be bike riding with our little guy on the back...so fun making memories...his helmet was a little big, and boy was he thirsty after we got back...







Wednesday, August 08, 2007

First Day at Gymboree...

It was so fun today...we went to Gymboree for the first time...I went last week and checked out all the specifics and registered for a free class that we did today...Jayk LOVED it...he jumped around forever and wouldn't sit still, I loved seeing his little personality...he kept wanting to touch every other child there and give them a hug...he would talk when the teacher was talking and just smile from ear to ear...I loved it...the one thing that was hard is little guy is teething with 4 teeth coming in at the same time and he just kept spitting up and drooling everywhere...so that was a little awkward, but I was ok with it because he was so happy...So before we left we signed up for 5 more times...I am sure I will have more stories to tell...

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Make that one more...

Oh wow...today I see the start of yet another front tooth!!!!

Monday, August 06, 2007

All at once..





My little guy is all at once getting THREE teeth...Maybe this is a common thing, but wow...The poor guy has been in pain and chewing everything in site...from toys to blankets and even an occasional cell phone...he is gettig the two bottom ones and then one of his top ones...did I mention all at once...Crazy...Here is a little picture if you look close at the bottom of his mouth you will see his little teeth...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Congradulations DAD!!!!

My sweet dad recieved a dream come true this week...ever since he started his law career over 25 years ago he has dreamed of being a judge...my grandfather (my mom's dad) was a judge...and was an amazing man...my grandfather encouraged and inspired my dad alot in his career and encouraged him that one day he would be a great judge...my grandfather would be so proud of my dad if he were still living...So my father will end his career as a criminal defense attorney and move to the next step in his career and in life...Dad, you have been so faithful as a lawyer...you have been first and foremost faithful to God in the way you have served your clients...sharing Jesus with them and letting them know that any victory that came in any case was because of the grace of God in their life...you have been faithful to your family to love us more than your job...as a little girl you loved us and would leave your job to get us lunch if we happen to forget it at the house and then to bring it to us at school...I am not sure that I know to many men that would leave the courthouse just to get there elementry daughter a lunch... thank you dad for loving Jane and I so much, for fritos and icee's after school, for staying up late to do science fair projects and for loving our mom most...you have also been faithful to your clients to give them the best chance at freedom and care about there lives...Know that I love you more than words can express...I am so proud of you and proud to be your daughter...Love you my Judge DAD