Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Excuse me?"

Jonathan has been fighting a sinus infection for about 5 weeks now. He has had a terrible cough and this past Friday, finally went to see the doctor! She told him she would give him something really "strong" to knock it for him! He dropped his prescriptions off and we went back later Friday evening to pick them up. As we pulled up to the window, the lady asked him his name, pulled his meds and proceeded to tell him the total. She spoke into the microphone and said, "That will be $123.00 sir, can you tell me your address!" Jonathan's mouth literally dropped open and he was so got... He looked at her and said, "Excuse me?" I was sitting in the passanger seat and said, "Just give her your debit card and tell her your address!" The lady looked at him and again, told him the total! He replied, "Good grief, are they gold plated or something?" I about died laughing at him. He was so shook up over the thought of paying $12.00 per pill that it took him a minute to even think of his address! He thought they didn't get his insurance card, but much to his dismay, they did!!! He complained the whole way home that "if he'd known it was going to cost that much, he wouldn't have even gone to the doctor!" I told him he better swallow every single one of those pills and not waste a drop!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Old Friend!

I just wanted to wish my blonde friend a very Happy Birthday today.
I hear she has been telling tales about her age though!!!
Hope you are having an enjoyable day celebrating being another year older!
(Don't worry, you'll never catch up with me!) :(

Friday, September 26, 2008

Paige's Buddy...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Havin' fun together!

Our Nascar fans...
Tony "Parker" Stewart...
Jeff "Peyton" Gordon...
Our New York Yankees boys...
Our little Jeter's...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Parker's Party...

What he wanted more than anything...A Derek Jeter jersey!

Parker had a great birthday on Friday. He got lots of Yankees stuff and sports things in general. He was thrilled with all of his gifts and happy to have his family over to share his 6th birthday with him!

Birthday party at school...

Enjoying his Birthday treat!
Parker's class and Mrs. Ruble singing "Happy Birthday to Parker!"

Peyton & Paige enjoyed getting to visit Parker's classroom.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy 6th Birthday Parker David!!!

It's hard to believe that 6 years ago today, our world changed quickly! I had worked night shift all night at the hospital and was in a patient's room when my water broke. I quickly called my mom, who was in Kansas City taking care of my Grandma Brown, and she began arranging for a flight home. Jonathan had to pack my bags for the hospital as I wasn't prepared to go 12 days early! We couldn't even get ahold of Jonathan's parents as they were on vacation in Michigan. After clocking out and checking in on the birthing center, I was prepared for a looooooonnnnggg day! We were told to expect 12-18 hours of labor! Ugh! Jonathan settled in his easy chair and I quickly knew that I wanted my epidural!!! A very short time later, at 12:39pm, Parker David was born!
We had a lot of learning to do with this little guy and made many memories being up all hours of the night during those first weeks and months. We made a deal that we would give Parker a dollar for every night that he slept all night during his first year! For his first birthday, he got less than $10.00 for that!!! :(
Parker is now in Kindergarten, learning to read, losing his front teeth, and is the joy of our household! I can't imagine what we ever did when he wasn't around. After all, Jonathan and I can be pretty boring when our kids aren't around.
Happy Birthday Parker David! Mommy and Daddy love you SO much! We hope you have a very Happy 6th Birthday today! We are looking forward to celebrating at Texas Roadhouse and having cake and ice cream afterwards!!!

Mommy, Daddy, Paige and Peyton!

Proud new parents! (My we look young!)

Parker David Walden...less than 24 hrs old!

Daddy admiring his firstborn...
He still can't believe he's finally here...

First Sunday to church...less than 72 hrs old! (crazy...)
We took Parker to Kansas at 3 weeks old to see his Great-Grandma Brown who was suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. She passed away when he was 6 months old...

Great Grandpa Brown thought Parker was pretty special. He passed away when Parker turned 2 years old...

Parker with his namesake...Ivan Parker!
Parker with Parents and Grandparents at his Baby Dedication
December 2002

Parker with Parents, Grandparents and Great-Grandparents

He got into this box of Krispy Kreme's all by himself!
Easter 2003

Age 4

At Disney World...June 2007, Age 4 1/2

July 2008...Age 5 1/2

Thursday, September 18, 2008

One of our little sunshines!

This was recorded on our way home from King's Island on Labor Day. Obviously, it was late at night so it is a bit dark. You can still hear Peyton singing his little tune.

Monday, September 15, 2008

National Quartet Convention

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Faces of Gene...

I was innocently taking a picture of the entire table and did not notice what Rev. Davis did as I snapped the picture! Can you believe someone as studious as him would do something so rotten? I thought I would also share a picture of Gene during his single years. This was taken from our 1988 church directory! We had a copy of this picture on the table at the reception and Angie snapped it up and took it home for a treasure!