Thirty One by LeighAnne

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Out with the old and in with the New.

Well here is the old Yukon. It's been a good car I suppose but it was time to say good bye. It brought home two of my precious babies from the Hospital, helped us move from the trailer to our new house, many , many , many trips to the hospital and emergency room and also bringing my sister to live with us. It was sad to see it go. Just because of all the memories that were made in it.


OH how happy I was to drive home my 2009 GMC Acadia. I can depend on it and I absolutely love it. Here is a glimpse of my new car. I LOVE IT!!!!





Well if you couldn't tell I am so excited about having a new car. I feel more comfortable in the fact that on our long trips to Huntsville and Birmingham with Ace that my car will crank and not fall apart when I get there. I love this new vehicle. God has blessed me once again. I had a wonderful salesman named Daryl Hale and if anyone ever needs a new car go see him at Barkley GMC. He wasn't pushy and he worked with us until we could get in this vehicle comfortably and he was not pushy at all. I didn't think those salesman existed but they do. Thanks Daryl.

I also got to go today to the Gordo's first Cross Country meet at Sokol park. It was their first time and I am proud of all of them . Kelly wasn't eligible to qualify as a runner but she did the course anyway and I am so proud of her. She wasn't in the top group that came through but she finished and so did all of the other Gordo team members. I think they will have a great year and this is just the beginning. We went to wings afterwards and Starbucks. It was a great day now I am off to Cypress inn and bowling with Ricky and Susan.

Hope you all have a great weekend.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Oh Happy Day

Well I know once again it's been another long time between posts. But I am learning just how busy your life gets with a teenager. But I am also so blessed by God for allowing me to have this opportunity to bring my sister in my home. She has been such a wonderful addition to our home. When she moved here I was able to share with her all the wonderful things God has blessed me with and also introduced her to our church family. They took her in as one of their own. She has blended in just fine. She has made such wonderful friends and they have witnessed to her and three and a half weeks ago she gave her life to God. I felt like it was another on of my children when she talked to me about it. I cried like a baby afterwards I felt like maybe I had a little influence on that and that God was able to shine through me into her. And I am so proud of the decisions she has made. This past Sunday she was baptized.Of course it was a big day. My dad had the chance to come down from Denver. Just a coincidence though. He was coming on this weekend anyway but it just fell into place.My mom also came to support her and my Grandmama and Uncle Mike were also there. And the WHOLE football team was there so she had a little more to be anxious about. But what a testimony to show those guys. The church was packed. No seats anywhere. They had to bring in extra seats to place in the isle to accommodate everyone. But I am so blessed to have this wonderful family.
Kelly's Baptism August 23rd 2009

These are just a few snap shots from Dad's camera. If it comes up missing Dad I swear I don't know where it's at. just don't look in my purse. Just Kidding. Although I would love to have it I guess I will wait til I hit the lottery to get my own.

Ali Paige just chillin on the couch

Me and Kelly at Mexican Kitchen. My all time Favorite place to eat

AliPaige on the phone. We are training her right.

Preston and AliPaige at the Mexican Kitchen

AliPaige in the Car on the ride to Columbus

Friday Night departing the house ( little blurry but Josh was driving )
I LOVE this picture. Preston doing his timeline.
Ace and his cute self
Look her hair looks like Mommas in the morning
Josh asking me how to cook. What was he thinking?
Come on Kelly you could smile
Well folks that's about it. Ace had special instructions therapy last week and it's going pretty smoothly. We have speech therapy today and then we are still waiting on the Neurologist to call back about his appointment with the orthopedic specialist in Huntsville. Hopefully they will get him in soon. AliPaige was a little devastated when she wasn't able to start school this year but we have her on a waiting list at the pre-K in Carrollton so let's all pray someone will drop out. She has all her supplies and backpack just waiting to be used. And Preston is doing really good in school so far he loves his classmates and his teacher is doing a really good job with them and I am happy with who he got now. I was unsure of her at first just because I had not heard of her from anyone before and I didn't know much about her but she is super sweet and she seems to be enjoying our boys so far.
I hope everyone has a blessed week. And hopefully I will be updating you sooner than later.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Okay play time's over.....

Well it's that time again. School time. Monday August the 10th Prestons days of sleeping in were over. He began the first grade. It was sad. He is no longer the baby in school anymore. But it was still exciting going into the new classroom with alot of his friends. He is excited and I hope he does just as well this year as he did last year. Here are a few picture from that day.
Preston all ready to leave for school.

First morning to get up early in a looong time.
The new back pack
A picture of me and my big boy.

Little Miss Ava waiting on Big Brother Jack

For some reason my computer is running WAYYYYYY slow and right now I have no patients to take 2 minutes per picture to ad a caption. Sorry. But those were a few of the pictures of the events of First day of First grade. I still can't believe I have a child that is 6 years old. I am so blessed with all that I have. Kelly is fitting in perfectly in 12th grade. She has made a lot of friends and I am so proud of all that she has accomplished just in the short amount of time since she has been here.She will be baptized this Sunday which makes my heart just swell up with happiness. If that was the only thing that came from her coming here to me that would be enough. Knowing she has eternal salvation and that she is with family makes me so happy. I am blessed to be given this opportunity to take her in my home and be a part of this chapter in her life. I know that she will do great things and accomplish her goals and I am just as happy as if were my own child. She is such a blessing to my family. I couldn't imagine her being anywhere else.

I hope you all have a great weekend


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hello there my friends

Well I guess it's about time to play catch up again. I will admit it's been kinda crazy around my house. We took Ace to the Neurologist and He said that Ace is still having spastic muscles in his legs so we are going to another orthopedist in Huntsville. Then last Friday he was running in the house and fell ( not uncommon ) but this time a HUGE knot popped out on the side of his head and turned black and purple. He kept on crying and then vomited and just passed out. So we went to the ER and he had a severe concussion. Just another reason we have to stay on top of his leg issues. He's clumsy but he just has more than normal accidents.
Last Wednesday I got a call saying one of our family friends( who we go to church and also played all stars with Preston. Preston adores Sawyer , I love his mom Susan and Josh loves his Dad Ricky. They are really truly some wonderful people that I am glad we have gotten to know) ( WAYYY OFF TRACK SORRY) But anyway Sawyer had had an accident. He and his twin brother and sisters were riding on a trailer hooked to a four wheeler driven by their dad. They were going down a hill and it got kinda bumpy and the trailer came unhitched. Rickey slammed on the brakes to try and get the trailer to slam into the four wheeler but it turned. The tongue of it dug into the gravel and catapulted ( Ricky's words) the kids into a brier patch. And Sawyer's leg got stuck into the mud and the trailer hit him. It broke the lower part of his left leg and both bones were twisted at a 180 degree turn. When I got that call my stomach just dropped. When I hear of children being injured it tears me up. So we go to the Emergency Room in Columbus ( where Susan was working) and as I began to walk down the hall to find his room I see this beautiful face between two curtains. And it was sweet Sawyer. He was laying in his bed with a scratched up face. He had a good dose of pain medicine going so he wasn't hurting. He never once cried while we were in the room except when his mom told him that he couldn't eat. He was starving but to do the surgery he couldn't eat. After surgery he had 4 pins running through both bones from one side of his leg to another. And rods that connected the pins to stabilize his bones. It was way too bad of a break to just add rods to the bones internally. They casted over everything so he won't be able to mess it up. He will have that for 6 weeks then go back and have surgery to remove all that and have a normal cast for 4 more weeks. We visited him today and he is just an amazing little boy. He had such good spirits. He was smiling when we got there and he was being moved from his wheelchair to the couch bed. He will be in the wheelchair because he cannot put ANY weight on it while he has the pins and rods. But he does have a walker and crutches. But I just can't believe what a tough little man Sawyer is. Here are a few pictures of today.
He loves his wheelchair
Such a cute little man. Tough little man.
AliPiage actually looks like she's crying but she was laughing

My Little princess and her sunglasses.On our way back to the house.

My mo hawk boys

Me and my younger sister Kelly. Just thought I would throw that in there for ya.

This little picture below is a phenomenon. ALL THE KIDS ASLEEP IN ONE BED!! And not mine. Preston went down first. Then AliPiage followed behind him and Ace just jumped in with them. I couldn't believe it. I didn't even tell them to do it. But I promise it hasn't happened every night since.

Well it finally happened. On July 25th AliPaige FINALLY had her birthday party. Cause as most of you know it had been her birthday EVERY DAY since July the 6th. Cause it's not over til you have a party. Here are a few pictures from the event.

AliPaige looking cool in her bikini, sunglasses and balloons.
It's a Luau Party. Whoo HOO!
This is AliPaige's Birthday COOKIE. Which by the way was a hit. There wasn't any left. I thought I would be able to have a little the next day but not the case.
AliPaige and Miss Caroline Hudson. They had so much fun.

AliPiage and her cookie. She was ready to dig in.
About time!!!

AliPaige and Ace. Look at Ace's plate. A piece of cookie and 2 cheese puffs. That is all that was on there.
The girls trying to get Caroline up like a cheerleader.
AliPaige and one of her gifts.
One more.
AliPaige and her Princess Crown.
Ace and Kelly.

And on that last picture. We would like to announce the Gregory house is no longer a household of 5. We are a family of 6. My 17 year old sister from Kentucky came to live with us last week. It is a blessing and we are truly blessed with her decision to come live with us. She is enrolled in school and will be graduating from the same school as her older sisters. Now if I can get use to having a teenager in the house. I know how to deal with a 6,4,2 yr old but not 17. She is not a problem child so that is a blessing in it's self.
Anyway I hope everyone had a blessed weekend.