Tidmore Family

This is a blog about the Tidmore Family. We have moved a lot since we met, and we have met so many fantastic people along life’s journey. We are hoping that this blog will help us keep in touch with the wonderful people who have come in and out of our lives.

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Saturday, December 24, 2005


No, not the Audio Adrenaline song - Liv got her Christmas wish. (Let me be clear, it was not the live baby she asked for, check back in a couple of years for that one) She got her ears pierced! She was such a big girl. We covered that fact that it would hurt and that it would make a loud popping noise. She seemed to understand this and when we the Merel Norman lady put her up in the chair she informed her that, “I get earrings, but they hurt first.”

She sat perfectly still while the ladies marked her ears. When they pulled out the earring guns she did not even flinch. She let them line them up on her ears and then she helped them count to three. When they shot the earrings in, she looked at me like, Oh! Man that HURT! You were not kidding Mommy! She started to cry for only a minute and I hander her Blank, her special blanket, and one of the Merel Norman ladies gave her a handheld mirror. That was the end of the crying. She smiled and looked at her ears and was so proud!

She did begin to pretend cry and I asked her what was happening. With a big frown, she said, “Mommy no kiss ears.” I forgotten that I told her it would hurt, but Mommy would kiss her ears and they would be all better. I kissed her ears and she told me, “They all better Mommy, I see!” Then she looked in the mirror at them again. As we walked through the mall, she would stop and admire them in anything that would give off a reflection.

They are cute on her. I am glad we decided to go ahead and let her have it done. She seems really happy with them. I will ask Matt to post a picture of her with her new earrings, but don’t hold your breath! We have not posted pictures since last year!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and that your Christmas wishes come true as well!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

To Pierce or Not To Pierce - That is the Question

Liv desperately wants to get her ears pierced for Christmas. (That, and she wants a baby – We thought she meant a doll, but she means a live baby – so she will be sorely disappointed on Christmas!) We just do not know what to do. I have found some bezel set pearls that are very tiny that I think would look classy, but I am still a bit hesitant. It is almost like if I pierce her ears then she is officially a big girl! Any advise from you Mommies of little girls or any Mommies that remember being a little girl?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

That’s My Mommy!

As many of you know, I was in the Christmas play, The Gospel According to Scrooge at the Rock Family Worship Center.

In the play I was Mrs. Fezziwig. Mr. Fezziwig and I sang a song called “Celebrate.” The last line of the song is, “Join the Celebraaaaaaaaaaa (pause one count for big breath) tion.”

Well, on Saturday night Liv came to see the play. She did not do well sitting in the audience because she felt she should also be on stage with the singers and actors. Matt brought her to me and I kept her in the youth sanctuary and she watched it on the big screen where, without disturbing others, she could dance and sing along with the characters.
When it was time for me to go on stage, Matt took Liv back into the main auditorium. Well, during the last line of the song the audience and the performers heard, “ Join the Celebraaaaaaaa (THAT’S MY MOMMY!) tion! Fortunately the lights immediately go out after that last note because I fell out laughing so hard.

Searching for the Christ Child

I know it has been a while since I have posted, but I just have not felt like posting because everything seems so trivial compared to the deep sorrow our friends Dan and Maria are going through. We continue to keep Dan and Maria in our prayers. Please visit their sites and learn of their story if you have not already spoken with us and are praying for this precious couple and their family.



Even though this is a sad time, I think I will now share some of the wonderful and precious things that are happening at the Tidmore home…….

I have begun to relate with the Wise Men who sought the Christ Child. No, there is not a shining star appearing to me and I am not carrying around the traditional gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, but I am constantly on a search for the Christ Child.

You see; He is missing. He is always missing. On occasion, if I look closely, He will appear, but for the most part He is missing. Before you call Brice Hospital and book me a room (for those of you not in the state of Alabama, this is the largest mental institution in our state), let me explain. We have a beautiful nativity in our den. We have discussed the TRUE story of Christmas with Olivia. She is fascinated with Baby Jesus. She has decided that He, as Alpha and Omega, should not be restricted to the manager and she takes Him along on all of her adventures. At times I have found Baby Jesus nestled in His “Birthday Tree”. Liv likes for Him to see the twinkling lights. I have found baby Jesus on the tray of her play high chair with a plastic mushroom as big as him sitting by him on a play plate. I have found Baby Jesus “swaddled” and lying in the baby doll bed.

In the mornings before we go to work and daycare, I ask Liv to locate Baby Jesus and return Him to the nativity stable. She is happy to run of and retrieve Him from some special location, give Him a kiss, and place Him by his “Mommy” and “Daddy”. She also gives Him one of her favorite toys to play with while she is at school. As soon as she returns home, the first thing she does is run to the nativity to give Baby Jesus a kiss!

It really blesses my heart to see her already love Jesus and literally walk and talk with Him!

So, if you visit our home during the holidays and you spot a crayon or miniature doll in the nativity, you will know that Baby Jesus did not only receive traditional gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, but He also received a special gift from a wonderful toddler.