Pool of Mystery

Pool of Mystery

At 7:39 am, I began hearing signs of life, (those specific shouts that mean, “I’m awake!  Come get me!) coming from Caleb’s room.  I groaned, looked at the clock, then breathed a prayer of thanks that he had slept significantly past 7:00, (and...
Crib Wars

Crib Wars

Bubba and I have an email account for Caleb.  We use it to send videos, pictures and letters to as he grows up.  Like an online scrapbook, of sorts.  It sounds a lot cooler than it really is, because I’m not really all that faithful in keeping up with it, but...
Paid in Full!

Paid in Full!

Proud day for the Stonecups!  The biggest investment we have ever made, regardless of whether you are speaking of monetary commitment, time, energy, personal or physical sacrifice, that investment is the child sitting in my lap as I write this post.  And today we paid...
BFF

BFF

Best Friends. Did you have one when you were younger? Are you one of those lucky people who have one now? I recently used the term ‘BFF’, (albeit somewhat flippantly), in a status update about a dear friend, and I received a comment from another about how...
The Hideous Beast

The Hideous Beast

I will never be a great blogger.  The only time I can put together a fluid, interesting, cohesive post is when there is something that has been weighing heavily on my mind.  I am not gifted in being able to talk about my day to day life and make it seem interesting....
Life Lessons From Organizing A Closet

Life Lessons From Organizing A Closet

Having a kid is hands down the most meaningful thing that has ever happened to me.  “What?  More meaningful than the moment of salvation?”  Eh… well, it’s a toss-up.  Just like my wedding day was certainly significant, the things that I truly...
Separation Anxiety – It’s not just for toddlers…

Separation Anxiety – It’s not just for toddlers…

We set up an email account for Caleb, and we occasionally write him little emails. They’ll make for good stories and fond memories down the road. This is an email that I wrote to him when he was almost 3 weeks old. Thought it was worth a blog post… Before...
Whatever It Takes…  Part Two: The Hospital

Whatever It Takes… Part Two: The Hospital

Once again, we packed up. This time I was really nervous, because the hospital we were transferring to was back in Odessa, which meant handling contractions while sitting in a car. I would be lying if I said the drive weren’t brutal. I felt every bump, and every...
Whatever it takes…  Part One: The Birth Center

Whatever it takes… Part One: The Birth Center

I hadn’t planned on posting my birth story.  I hadn’t planned on it being eventful, other than producing a beautiful baby.  That still happened, but the journey there was much different than I ever planned it to be. I was born at home, and my idea was to...