Sunday, June 22, 2008

Best Friends

Mo & Maddi

Nurse Terri's daughter Caroline & her best friend
The 2 best babysitters in the world Courtney& Catilyn
vI just had to throw this in, Ellie loves her food, here she is eating french fries. I swear I think that girl ate everything but the kitchen sink!!!
Can you feel the love?????

My best friend Veronicia introducing Maddi to ice cream Thanks Vernonicia!!!!!!


and then there's Don & Johnny., A special kind of friendship that you can't find just anywhere!

Sorry for lack of updates. My days are exhausting right now. We are busy getting Shake 4 Jake ready. The boys are both still playing ball, and of course there's the house. My plate is full to say the least. After this week, I hope to slow down just a little. I loaned my camera out for a wedding so I don't have any new pics right now. I should get it back today, until then enjoy pics from our beach trip!!!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

A tribute to my wonderful husband. The best husband, dad, and stepdad anyone could ask for. Thanks for always putting your family first. We love you.

You should all remember nurse Terry from Mo's blog. She was not only one of Jake's nurse's at St. Jude, but she also became a close friend. We love you Terry!!!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Finally, a internet connection!!!!

I'm sorry for lack of updates, but until yesterday we could not find an internet conncetion in our condo. So needless to say, I have a lot of catching up to do. We are packing up right now and everyone is waiting on me, but mimmim wanted to see some pictures of all three at the beach and so here they are. Aren't my children beautiful!!!!!

We are heading home. I will post lots of pics of our vacation later.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

And The Winners Are... Jake Owen Raborn

Well, we are the champions...of the loser bracket that is. But oh well 1st place is 1st place RIGHT?? They played hard and fought their way back to the top. Way to go boys. This was Don's first time to coach one of the boys in baseball. I must admit, I'm pretty proud of all my boys. We also just found out that Hayden made the allstar team. Yeah Hayden!!!!!!!!
Here's Hunter with his #1 fan. Both Hunter and Hayden are such good big brothers. Maddi loves them both so much. She gets so excited when she sees them walk in a room. I love the age gap between Maddi and her brothers. It is so sweet to watch them tend to her.

This is my niece Masie, boy has she become a big help. Lately I have been overwhelmed with all I have going on. Running the foundation, getting ready for Shake 4 Jake, building a new house, and then getting my house ready to show so we can sell it. On top of that we were leaving for the beach. Do they still make calgone??? I sure do need something to take me away. Masie will come over and entertain Maddi so I get some things done. Masie just adores Maddi and we are grooming her to become a stay at home babysitter. Who needs school? HA!HA! I mean for the love of Pete, I need to get things done. You can't find this kind of help anymore. Thanks Masie We love You!!!!!!

We have made it to the beach, it's late and i'm tired so i will wait and post more beach pictures tomorrow. By the way I had no picture problems tonight YEAH!!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ok so I know I have not been updating. I tried for 3 nights to update and kept losing my pictures, I finally got so frustrated and closed the computer. I will give it another try!!! I first have to thank Lindsay for this CUTE tutu. If your looking for that perfect gift give her a call at I spent about 30 mins. in the yard trying to get that perfect picture, but Todd was mowing and Maddi was way more interested in that. Thanks Linsay for offering to send one for the Shake 4 Jake. Everyone will love it and it is sure to be a hit and help raise some money for a great cause.
Maddi has started eating some solid foods and boy is she loving trying new things!

but FYI when you give her an oreo don't take it away. She was so mad because I would not let her hold the whole cookie by herself. Ok so here is where I lose it!!!! I have been trying to move a picture of Maddi eating grits Down here with the picture of her eating mac n cheese, but no such luck! It is driving me crazy and I have been at it over an hour now. I am going to try and just move on. Let me see if I can leave you with a picture of Maddi's new shoes she got this past weekend. They are so cute.
No such luck!!!!! I'm tired and fed up! I will try again tomorrow.
By the way my mom wanted me to be sure to let everyone know that those were tatoo sleeves. I don't have any real tatoos -----YET!!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008


I don't know how many of you were Rock of Love fans, but me, Veronicia, and Cindy are closet watchers. So when I heard Brett Michales was coming to the Horseshoe, I knew I had to get us tickets. Cindy and I dragged our husbands too. We had a blast!!! Brett is old, but can still put on a good show. After we headed to the casino I was sitting at a table and lookey lookey who I spotted. Chad from the Alltel commercials. His name is actually Chad, he's very skinny and very nice. He and I talked for sometime.

I think I have this blog thing figured out. I just need to figure out how to put my pictures where they need to be. I will call my sister Mo (aka expert) in the morning for some much needed help. Can't leave you all without a pic or two of my Maddiboo. She loves her bath time.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Madison is a family name that runs deep in the Raborn family. For that reason we chose Madison for our baby girl. Here is a picture of our nephew Madison and my husband Madison and of course Princess Madison. How cute are they, This is the day we dedicated Maddi and Ellie to the Lord.

Monday, May 19, 2008

I love having my own blog, Mel is notorius for putting bad pictures of me on hers and payback is FUN!!!!!!
Well not to be outdone by my sister. You all know her well, the famous Mo. She never stops talking about her blog ( and tells me daily I should start my own, so here I go!! I'm not computer literate and cannot believe i'm doing this. Today is my 35th birthday and I celebrated by going out to eat with my mom(aka JinJin), my sister, hunter, hayden, maddi, and ellie(my 9month old niece). I'm also celebrating by doing something I thought I could never do, this blog.