Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dear Blog,
Sorry, but I have just not had time for you lately. The past few weeks have been overstuffed with fun and events. 5 birthday parties, Horseshoe Bay Resort with the girls, 100 million hours spent working on the MOPS cookbook, a rolling and laughing and smiley town baby Braxton, meetings, preschool, non-stop work and even more non-stop homework for Justin, TBall for Bryce with a super proud Brody cheering him on and who can even remember what else we have been up to?! So blog...I will get back to you when I can make an actual sentence.
misty mac

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dearest Justin,

Thank you so much for being such a fantastic husband. Thank you for listening to me talk non-stop. For putting up with my crazy-ness, my "gotta do it all right now-ness" and my compulsive behaviors that are better left unmentioned here. Thank you for pretending to read all my "lists" I leave lying around (this includes your to do lists). Thank you for slamming me back to reality when I let life swallow me up. Thank you for keeping me financially safe and sound. Thank you for working 90 hour work weeks while still keeping a 4.0 in your classes. Thank you so much for the three most precious gifts you have given me: Bryce, Brody and Braxton. Thank you for sacrificing for us, giving up things for us, missing out on things for us. Thank you for loving my cooking, thinking I look pretty after a long day with 3 crazy boys and rubbing my back when I BEG you to. Thank you for your protection, your faith in God and your ability to remain calm when everyone else is losing their mind. Thank you for being the funniest person I know. Thank you for your silly potty mouth and your obnoxiously messy closet. Thank you for putting me before anyone else. Thank you for teaching me, loving me and just being YOU. I love you Justin McElhannon.
the wifey

New Friend Friday!

The Girl Creative

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mustard Seed Photography

Having an amazingly talented bff to capture the sweetness that is my silly/stinky boys is my blessing of the week! I am so thankful for her talent! Thank you Kelly Simmons with Mustard Seed Photography!
PS: we were on our way to a meeting and did this session in TEN MINUTES FLAT!

raining pouring and snoring

We are stuck inside because its rain rain rain rain RAINING! Pouring! The babies are just sleepy snoozing away and I am getting some cuddle time in with Bryce. I dont think we can handle being stuck indoors for much longer. Enjoy a few pics of our week...

Bryce's class went on a seaworld field trip last week! It was a yucky rainy day, but we made the best of it with these super cute shamu panchos.
cute boys just trying to stay dry!
look at those LEGS! covered in drool, eating his finger....and out like a light!
Braxton Lee's first shoes!

Monday, April 12, 2010

blog world questions

some fellow bloggers have been doing here goes :)
1. What color do you wear the most?
i think black. i also have a lot of pink and purple. which i thought i hated purple until i looked in my closet and realized that i wear it ALL the time. who knew?

2. Would you rather have $10,000 dollars or a dream vacation?
thats a tough one. 10G would be great to pay things off etc...but this family of five could really use two weeks on a tropical island!

3. Do you have a weird, quirky or unusual habit?
hmmm. i show up late to things. not because i am just rude...but because i honestly value my own family's time over others. so OK...that sounds a tiny bit rude. but its the truth. i never like set out to be late...but it just happens and i am OK with that.

4. I really need to start..........?
printing my blog out. my whole life is in this thing. everything that has happened to me in that past 20 months can be found here. i dont do baby books, i dont scrapbook...i blog. i read somewhere that you can have it printed into this cute little bound book, maybe i should do that.

5. What was the first blog you ever read?
this sweet baby was so inspirational when brody was born. ann marie (his amazing mommy) gave me the most sincere and fantastic advice that i will NEVER ever ever ever forget. i remember driving down the road (during hurricane ike) on the way to the hospital wondering what in the world was going was i going to handle this...could this be for real? God just prompted me to seek out her answers...what an amazing story and amazing women and adorable sweet baby (big boy)

6. Do you collect anything?
baby boys. haha. i have quite a few willow people and shoes. so maybe those are my collections.
i just asked justin..."do i collect anything" and he said "kids toys" RUDE!

7. How old were you when you had your first kiss?7
7th grade i believe...during the movie Space Jam!

8. Do you text/twitter while driving?
only while i am putting on my makeup in the rearview mirror, drinking coffee and putting in a new dvd for the kids in the back...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

thursday thoughts

1. This saturday my neighborhood is having a garage sale...WAY exciting. I love looking through other peoples junk that will possibly become my new treasure :)

2. I love lilies. I love them so so so so much. Calla Lilies...Stargazer Lilies...Easter Lilies. Love them. And what is it about bluebonnets that make Texans feel so good. Love those too.
3. I wonder what my kids are going to look like when they are older? I want to hear what they will sound like when they are men...admire the handsome faces. Will Bryce really be a cowboy? Will Brody still be a snuggly bear? Will Braxton be a Justin clone?
4. When are we going to be like the Jetsons? Like, when are we going to have a robot maid named rosie that presses a button and bacon and eggs come out...and our hair is fixed with the click of a remote?
5. Bryce keeps changing his name to Joe. He announced to his class today that his name is now Joe. He told the church nursery workers his name was Joe...he really had them fooled. His middle name is Joe...but for some reason he just prefers that. However...I will be calling him Bryce.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


my top three favorite things of the day...
1. today was teacher appreciation day at preschool! got spoiled to death!!! yummy lunch, a massage and fabulous gifts!! amazing.
3. these chips. yum.
my top three least favorite things of the day...

1. stinky little boys bathrooms.
2. feeling yucky when one of your favorite people hurts your feelings.
3. pms :)

Monday, April 5, 2010


My man Bryce dying Easter eggs...he said "why are they dead"
he thinks he is sooooo cool
cute cute cute cute cute! my handsome boys in the prayer garden at church.
get out of here...they are just like three little men!!!
i cant believe he is 4 1/2
this precious baby did not know what he thought about these flowers. i think he just wanted to eat them...but then he stopped and started clapping for them...maybe he was just thanking God for making something so beautiful

most handsome daddy in the world and his little look alike baby boy!
my little family...look at all those boys...
After all the morning activities we went to Pappasitos for lunch...and look who was there! Bryce said the blessing before lunch "Lord, thank you for making the Easter Bunny, thank you for tortillas, thank you for my babies, and THANK YOU FOR BEING RISEN!!!" Praise God! I am so happy that he was able to enjoy the silly eggs and bunnies parts of Easter BUT still understood that this was a holiday to celebrate Jesus. He told us that he knows all about that because Ms. Joanie (teacher) reads the Bible to him and his friends and because "Mom, we go to church EVERYday!" I am blessed. Amen!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

thursday thoughts

1. terra chips are delicious! very very very delicious.

2. crying is sooooo good for the soul. i had not done that in QUITE a long time...i let some tears come out today and it felt phenomenal.
3. if you have not read the book "same kind of different as me" then you should. its the current selection for the book club i am in...and its so wonderful.
4. i cannot wait until i am not the lady that makes a scene when she walks in somewhere....a baby carrier in one arm...a non-walking baby in the other arm...a bag the size of my uber talkative and oh so excited 4 year old running ahead... you want to talk about "making an entrance"!! i praise my precious god for the season i am in and for the privilege to carry these crazies around....BUT i cannot wait until we are not hurricane mcelhannon and do not cause every person in a 90 mile radius to say "my you have your hands full" its a love/ hate thing thats for sure!
5. i want more babies. its true. i said it. too bad justin got a vasectomy.