Friday, February 13, 2009

4 years ago....

4 years ago, February 13, at 4:49am, I gave birth to my second child. It was a boy this time and we were thrilled to finally have a son. We named him Christopher Eugene.

I always wanted to name him Christopher. Eugene is a blessed namesake to 2 deceased family members. My husband's uncle, whom he dearly loved, passed before he and I ever met. His middle name was Eugene and he was born in February, too. My grandmother, who passed 4 months before I gave birth to my daughter, was born on Groundhog Day and her middle name was Eugene as well. I think her mom and dad thought they were gonna have a son so her name ended up being Jimmie Eugene. It was our simple of way of letting their spirit live on in our lives. I know it touched Kevin's grandmother's heart that we would give her son's middle name to our son, her grandchild. She sadly passed away when Chris was only 10 months old.

We have a party planned for Sunday. It will be a modest setting with family and friends, lasting around 2 hours or so. I am sure he will have lots of gifts to open. We have him a few things and I made a stop at Walmart on my way home from school today to pick him up a surprise goody for him to open this evening at home with dad, big sis, and me.

Gosh, it just does not seem like 4 years have gone by. Wow! He will be in school before I know it. *sob* Man I feel old!


Friday, February 6, 2009

This can't be real....

I must be dreaming! Or so it seems....

Earlier this morning, my brother Charlie, sent me a text asking if I was going to be home around 5 this evening. I texted him back stating that I would indeed be home. He replies and tells me that he is coming to pick up Megan and Chris for the weekend. The whole weekend?? Oh my word! I will definitely not know what to do with myself other than do some shopping for Chris' birthday next week. His birthday is on Friday (yeah, I know, it's the 13th) but we are throwing his party on Sunday.

Speaking of Sundays....David Cook just announced his first ever solo tour. He will be doing concerts at colleges across the nation and Ole Miss is his stop next Sunday. Tickets to the general public go on sale in the morning and only cost $15 per person. Can I get a WHOO HOO?!?!?! I so want some tickets! Oxford is not that far and I definitely do NOT want to miss David Cook coming that close. Talk about a winner! Daughtry on my birthday and David Cook the day after Valentine's Day! Oh man, it couldn't get any better than that. Kevin is worried about the number of people there but I think there is a limited number of tickets since the location he will be performing in, can only hold so many people. I don't know what is wrong with him since we were in a small crowded place at the Hard Rock in Biloxi when we went to see Daughtry. Everyone is there for the same reason.

I just want to see David Cook once in my life and I will be happy. Not sure when he would be touring again, or where, so I want to seize the opportunity while it's there to be seized. LOL :)

Well, I need to see if I can get Chris to take a nap so he won't be so ill later. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!