BooYah’s Room

We spent Memorial Day weekend working on BooYah’s room!

Mercedes’ doesn’t want to move rooms …
Her words … “But how we move my stripes Mommy?”

So BooYah will get to have the “Mickey Room”.
Although it’s no long filled with Mickey stuff, but spots!

We are continuing the crayon theme …
But chose to do dots instead of stripes for BooYah.

Jim and Cede painted the room white the week before.

I was so proud of my husband for letting Mercedes help him paint.

He gets a little territorial when it comes to projects.  🙂

But he was patient and let her paint a little.


We went on a circle hunt around the house to make our spot templates.

Draw circles on contact paper, cut out the middle, and stuck them on the wall.

Mercedes spent the weekend “helping Daddy”.

She was in charge of where the spots went and what color the spots were to painted.

She brought her toys in and “painted” many of them.

It was a weekend of Forced Family Bonding at it’s best!

Yes, Mommy even hung out up there a few times …
but sitting on the floor for too long makes prego legs fall asleep FAST.

It was fun!

And I think it turned out GREAT!!

The old bumpers that Aunt Niki sewed for Baby Rice will still work.

I’m going to go to the store and get some spotted fabric for the curtain.

We still have to set up the crib and arrange the furniture,
but really the hard part is done. 🙂

Yes, there are two “hidden” symbols in the room.

It was fun to include them!  🙂

Nothing like brainwashing your child from the beginning!!

Peek-a-Boo Peanut

We are expecting!

It’s still early, so please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

A little Background on the title of this post. . .

We do not find out what we’re having,

so when we were pregnant with Mercedes,

we named her “Baby Rice”.

Same thing this time around. . .

We have named this baby

“Baby Peek-a-Boo Peanut”

This little one was hiding from the doctor the two times we tried to find it.

Hence. . . Peek-a-Boo.

Aunt Carol suggested, Peanut and it’s the only name Mercedes liked.


Mary here, Mandy’s sister. It is my pleasure to announce the birth of Jim and Mandy’s daughter. But first, I must say a few things.

First, Praise the Lord for this amazing blessing. I could not be more proud. My sister has been my best friend for 27 years. We have done everything together, grade school, middle school, high school, we went to different colleges but spent wonderful weekends together and finally, we are now parents together. No one could be a better mother than my sister. She has “mothered” me for years, infact her nick name use to be “mother Mandy” and her love for her family is inspiring.

Second, there is Jim. A man who loves my sister like no one else. There is no one more important to him than her. He loves her in ways I envy. As I watched him tend to her while she was giving birth, I was over come with emotion and pride. He is a man who loves Jesus and there is nothing more I could ask for. His passion for the Lord is something I have watch grow and has changed my life. He is a man of strength. He has a job that he enjoys and is one that will provide for his family. He is a man of integrity, he loves his wife and has never even looked at another. There is not another woman who can capture his hear like my sister can. Jim, I love you and am honored to have been a part of this journey.

Finally, here she is, the beautiful and amazing daughter of these amazing people. Your prayers and support have played a large part of this wonderful blessing.


Lord, I praise you beyong measure for the birth of their daughter. Your love and compassion upon your people leaves me breathless. I pray for Jim and Mandy as they enjoy the adventures to come. Give them wisdom and confidence in their ability to raise this child. Surround them with people who bleed for you, bless them with wise councel and loving friends. Bless them with peace, the peace that passes all human understanding, as this new adventure can often be overwhleming. Bless them with more children in the future and keep their family safe. I love you and intrust their lives to you. You are good and your love will endure forever. Amen.

Still here… Ready ‘n Waitin’

No, we have not met Baby Rice yet.  We are ready and waiting.  Our offical due date isn’t until November 5th, so we’ve got some time.  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.  For those of you waiting for news… don’t worry we’ll let you know!  There will be texts and phone calls.  And of course, we’ll keep the blog updated.  Keep checking and keep praying!  We love you and can’t wait to introduce you all to Baby Rice.

We took the last belly shot this week.  The next pictures of Baby Rice we’ll post will be of the baby!  Stay tuned…

“Family” Pictures…

While Kenz was here we had her help take pictures of our “family”.  Here are few for you to enjoy…

Fall colors and Football…

Look at that Basketball…

Daddy Loves You…

 We’re ready and waiting for you, my precious child…

More to come when Baby Rice gets here!