Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Just wanted to let you guys that have been praying for my mom know that she is doing soooo much better! They have started a new procedure where they do an ultrasound to see the damaged nerves and they inject something in there to deaden the nerve, epidural block. She has to do it pretty frequently, but hey it helps! Her kiddney infection is all cleared up too so she is feeling a lot better! Thank you for your prayers! Precious friends! Love ya!

Abby's Newest Phrase

I love you SO bad mommy! You are my best mommy I've ever had!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Lacy had the baby! She had him at 3:33 yesterday. Lucas Matthew Hogan - 8lb.4oz. He is precious! Both mom and baby are doing wonderful! His sugar was a little low, but they said it was nothing to be alarmed over. Lacy had a rough time for a while. Her epidural did not take the first time and they had left a stitch in which was causing her to contract really hard, but not dialate! OUCHY! He's gorgeous! He looks a whole lot like Grady to me! Lacy was at the house the night before she had Lucas. We had some friends over, James and Dana, Lesley and Elijah, Melissa and Greg, and Lacy and Grady the guys watched the fight, we plyed games, Lacy chased Grady up the stairs some. She said she thought the big meal and running stairs threw her into labor. I told her she needed to go while she was there, then we could roll up in the hospital with the whole gang! I will try to get my pictures posted ASAP.

Scott and a friend of ours, James Hewitt, went Friday night to get tattoos. Scott has one on his back already of a cross, which I totally love, however, I think I love this one even more. Maybe because it's sentimental because he got initials in it for myself and the girls. He said the initials are for my name Michele Lynn Allen and out of that you also get Michele, Lexi, and Abby. SOOOOO sweet.
My awesome friend Kara and I went out Friday night since the girls were at my moms and Scott was out with James and Jake getting tatted up. We went to dinner, went by the tattoo shop see how it was coming along and to make sure my baby didn't need me to hold his hand or anything, and we went to her house to watch movies. I love Kara dearly and have a blast with her no matter what we are doing. I am so blessed to have such precious friends! Scott and I got to spend some quality time alone with no kids Saturday night after he got the tat, which was great! I love my kids more than words can express, but its very nice to get some Scott and Shell time sometimes too!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

13 Years! Scott and I celebrated our 13th anniversary together. He is such an incredible man. I feel truly blessed to have him in my life. I find myself falling in love with him over and over. It's the little things that he does that continue to make me admire him so much. I know that there is nothing that he wouldn't do for me. He's my baby and I love him in a big way!

Last weekend was great. Scott and the girls went with James and Saraya on Friday to watch Wally. We went to Brick Oven on Friday night for Scott's 35th birthday.

Saturday, we went to the Redbirds game with Hugh, Misty and Houston. It was very hot, but we enjoyed getting to spend time with some precious friends. Houston was very entertaining. We ate at Jillians before the game, it was really good. Scott enjoyed getting to play with Hugh's radar gun.

Sunday Scott went with James and Lewis to see Hellboy. Why anyone would want to see that movie is beyond me, but they enjoyed it. Scott's step dad and his wife came over and played with the girls.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

4th of July

Forth of July was nice. We went to the Hewitts for supper and played some Sequence. IT was my first time, however, Dana and I beat James and Scott 2 out of 3 time! We met some other Crossrodians at Crossroads, went and handed out glow necklaces and watched fireworks with some of our awesome church family.
We had Lewis, Kara, Lesley, and Elijah over on Saturday. We spent the entire day together and had a blast. We cooked out, the kids played in the kiddie pool, they soaked some of the adults with Elijah's water gun. Kara, Lesley and I jumped on the trampoline like kids, which was pretty funny. I laughed so hard at Lesley! Lewis and Scott played Wii Sports, we played some guitar hero, shot some firworks, played T-ball with the was fun! We love our friends!!!!

Busy Times

Gosh, I don't know where to even start....for everyone that has been riding my butt for being a non-blogger, I've been REALLY busy! Lets see, my cousin Kara stayed with us for a little over a week, she's 17 and requires more attention that my 8 and 4 year old do. We really enjoyed having her though, she's a little green as Kara Davis says...we went to Memphis to see a Redbirds game with Kara and Lewis Davis and we went to eat at Hardrock Cafe first and walking Beale and she was just in Awww...she doesn't get out much. She was so excited because there was a building with YMCA on it....she said OMG, take a picture, there's a song about YMCA...funny stuff! My grandpa also died that same week so I was a little preoccupied, is that ok with you people???

Lets see, we went to Branson for a week to visit a friend of ours, Kyle Moon and his family. We had an awesome time! We spent a day on the Lake which was great, went to White Water, spent one evening on the Landing, ate lots of good food, seen some shows, went to IMAX, did some shopping, it was nice! It was a little hard to leave, we love Kyle and his family and wish we could see them more! We got really attached to his precious little boys real quick!

We came home and our dog, Ozzie had escaped from my mom's house! MAJOR drama! I was on the phone with Kara when Scott told me and the girls were freaking out! We spent some time making flyers, going to animal control, searching the neighborhood, it was a mess, but 28 hours later we found him in a lady's back yard! Ozzie is safely back at home!

My mom has been very ill. It has been so hard to see her in so much pain. I can't tell you how many times I have cried over the last week just thinking about her. I am so use to seeing my mom be the rock of the family and she is really having a rough time. She told me yesterday that she got in the bath tub and cried for about an hour. She said she just isn't happy anymore. She can't do anything she enjoys anymore and she just really wishes she weren't here. Breaks my heart. Here I go boowhooing again just thinking of it. She is in so much pain that she is on lots of pain pills and I worry if she does ever get half way back to good health, she won't be able to stop taking the hydros and moraphine. I woke up last night and started crying just thinking of her not being able to sleep at night because she wakes up in so much pain. Tough stuff! Scott and I were talking last night and Lexi said, "I don't ever want Nanny to be gone, but if she's in so much pain I wish Jesus would just take her to heaven." About ten minutes later Abby said in a shaky teared up voice, "I don't want my nanny to leave and go to heaven, I want her here with me so I can see her everyday." Broke my heart! I said "Abby, Jesus is going to take care of Nanny, we just have to pray for her," to which she replied, "lets pray now." She took my hand and bless her little heart, her intentions were good, but her prayer was; "Jesus, don't let my Nanny go to heaven, amen" I laugh now, but it's rough. Please keep us in your prayers!

Ok, now you see, I have been a little busy! I told Dana yesterday if she had spent the day with me, she would have had to have been on some medication, I went from 8:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. The girls and I went to eat lunch with Scott, went to T.J Maxx, Old Navy, The Mall, Wal-Mart, went and made supper for Lacy and Grady and Lesley's family, went to Lacy's, went back to Wal-Mart to pick up sympathy cards and medicine for my mom, went to work until 10:00. Life is busy here!