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Sunday, April 24, 2011


Well this Easter was not full of traditions! No Easter basket, no egg dying, and no Easter bunny! I know I know I am a horrible mother! However we have unknowingly started a new Dunks family tradition! Last year we served at church on Easter and our little family was sooooo transformed! This year was no different! I had to work but Jay was up at the church serving all day and I had the blessing of serving this evening after work! We feel so incredibly blessed to be a small part of the change that happened in people's lives today! I do believe that we will continue this tradition. There may not be baskets and bunnies but my girls will know what is means to serve just as Christ has served us! They will know that by serving others they are showing Christ's love to a world that is hurting! 

 Now one tradition we will keep for sure is a new Easter outfit! We wear jeans and a t-shirt to church every week so Saturday it was so nice to wear "real" clothes! I even threw on some heels not the usual Tom's!!

One of the universities had an egg hunt last weekend. So we took Lindsey and she had a blast! Her daddy loved all the candy inside me not so much!!! So yes my girls will have fun but the bunny and the baskets will not be our main focus! We will choose to be weird!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nothing fancy

I feel as though it is time for a little update on the happenings in our little piece of heaven! Nothing major just happenings!

We got a cute little cat named Sunny. Right after we had her de-clawed and spayed she ran away! So now I am out tons of money and have a broken hearted 2 year old! Well that was a major fail!!!! 

Jay had PRK to fix his vision! Let me just say it was not fun! I had to drive everywhere for 7 days. Lets just say Jay is not a fan of my excellent driving skills! Then, the poor guy felt good except his eyes felt like they were on fire so he was a little grumpy! On the upside he had to wear sunglasses all the time so people thought he was stoned!!

Seriously like two months after the PRK, Jay got his wisdom teeth removed! He was a trooper with that one! He did so good and put on a good show right after his surgery! He really is a good patient! 

My little diva's personality is really beginning to shine through! She is bossy, opinionated, compassionate, hard headed, independent, out going. . . pretty much me! She looks like her daddy and acts like me! That worries me! O and she loves her baby sister! She talks to my belly saying "hi Ella" or she will touch my belly and think she is touching Ella! She tells everyone that her baby sister's name is Ella-Clair! I love that she already loves her!

Well that is the past few months is a nutshell! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Its a baby

Well we had our big Ultrasound! We found out right away that we are having another precious little girl! Her name will be Ella-Clair!!!! She is named after my Memaw and my aunt Clair! These are two women that I love very much! My summer memories are filled with fun times at the farm with my Memaw and Big John. I had some of my best summers with them! Plus there is nothing I love more than going home and going to eat at the Crumpet Tea Room with my Memaw! Her full name is Jo Ella so I took the best part of her name! Jo Ella is so sweet and quiet but when she talks she is freakin' hilarious! She is so quick witted! Plus she is fun to people watch with!!! My aunt Clair is the reason I became a nurse! From her I received the most honest and realistic view of nursing and I still wanted to do it! Not to mention she has struggles with her hearing for unknown reasons and she does not let that get in her way! She is one of the most out going fun person I know and not to mention one of the best seamstresses I know! I am so excited that she agreed to make Ella's bedding! One thing I love about my Aunt Clair is her spiritual gift of hospitality! You will be welcomed into her home at all times with a good drink and even better food! You are never made to feel rushed or not welcomed plus she can throw one heck of a party! I love it when my family tells me I am being like my aunt! Every time I have a party I always think about how Clair would do it!

Ella-Clair has a lot to live up to! I want her to be quick witted and loving like her Memaw and persevere with grace and hospitable like her Aunt Clair! I can not wait to meet this little girl and hold her in my arms! 20 more weeks to go!!!!!