Saturday, May 30, 2009


Guess who can count 1 - 10 in Spanish? Jacob! Out of nowhere he started counting, it wasn't in order, but it totally caught me off guard and I couldn't believe what I was hearing! I was beaming and smiling so big! There are a couple of Hispanic young ladies who teach his class at daycare, and I've heard them go over Spanish to the little kiddos. We're so proud of you, Jacob!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: March 2007
Age: 9mos prego - ready to pop!

*Thought I would switch things up a bit and post a pic of myself for "Way Back". Due to the holiday, my days are off this week, shoulda been done yesterday. Oh, and let the gawking begin.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Do

We attempted a mohawk today. Then Jacob gave me his Magnum pose. :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fun Lunch

On Wednesday, Beth drove the kiddos down to meet me for lunch. She does that frequently since I'm in Fayetteville, and I appreciate it so much. It makes my day!! We ventured to the AQ Chicken, and as always, GOOD TIMES!
Luke gave me a big smile, but he had food in his mouth. Nice.
Kate and I were BFFs that day! Love them!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: August 2007
Age: 5mos

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Today during our staff meeting at work, we thought we would jazz things up a bit and ask everyone to bring a picture from their high school yearbook. I thought I would go ahead and broadcast mine to the world. We voted on most outrageous photo, but unfortunately my hair and I didn't win. Miss 1986 beat me. As if...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!!

To my love... Happy 4th Anniversary! That was a beautiful day, and it could not have been more perfect for us.

A few highlights I remember from that day:
  • The excitement, oh the excitement
  • The sunshine
  • My wonderful mom and sister helping me get ready and their smiling faces
  • My dad telling me I look beautiful
  • The ride in the 1940 Lincoln Convertible (to the chapel with my dad, from the chapel with my new husband)
  • The walk down the aisle
  • The kiss... and the dip!
  • Being amongst great family and friends at the reception
  • The Chocolate Fountain!
  • Kris carrying me into our home as a new family :)
I love you lovebug!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Good times

We recently got Jacob a little backyard slide, and he really enjoys it. Probably because he's OUTSIDE! The Pittmans came over Monday night to help celebrate Meme's birthday, we grilled out and enjoyed the nice weather. Kate enjoyed the slide too. And sweet Luke took a few steps! Below are a few pictures capturing special times.

We bought some flowers to plant in a small flower bed in the backyard. Jacob enjoyed getting dirty with this daddy.

I think he is asking "what is this?"

Ready to plant some flowers!

Helping Daddy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Meme!

Today is Meme's birthday. Boy do the grandbabies love their Meme! She is so good to them, and loves them each so much! I know she holds a special place in their hearts. We hope you have a wonderful birthday Meme! Thank you for all you do!! We love you!!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

You may have already read this before, but I enjoy it every time.

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms!

Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.

I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on.

Pooped on.

Chewed on.

Peed on.

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.

I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.

Or give shots.

I never looked into teary eyes and cried.

I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.

I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.

I never knew that I could love someone so much.

I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.

I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.

I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.

I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Say what?

I must have you excuse the grammatical errors in the attached photo. Jacob's daycare had all the kids make this for their moms. It's very sweet, I understand the intent, but I have to giggle at a few spelling errors. It's still cute nonetheless.

Also, here is a recap of a conversation I had with Jacob the other day. As you will see, he was not in a good mood...
Me singing: "twinkle twinkle little"
Jacob interrupts: no star!
Me singing: "ring around the"
Jacob interrupts: no rosy!
Me singing: "little bunny" - you may not be familiar with this one, Meme sings it
Jacob interrupts: no fufu!
I of course just had to laugh. Which he didn't like either.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

2nd Haircut

Yesterday I went to the beauty parlor after work to get my hair did, and I suggested that Kris bring Jacob to get his hair cut again - it was getting out of control. As you may recall, he got his 1st haircut back in February and he was in the best mood, and made things go smoother than expected. That appointment was at 10am, this one was after a full day at daycare and a drive to F'ville in rush hour traffic -not the best scenario. Jacob was a little hesitant this time around, and it took a while for him to warm up. Kris has become Jacob's new best friend, so much that he doesn't even know I exist at times. So we made Kris get in the chair and put a child's cape on so Jacob would become comfortable. It didn't take long before Jacob climbed into his Daddy's lap with a smile on his face. I think it is shorter this time than last, unfortunately, I didn't get an "after" photo. I will try to get one up soon!

This picture makes me laugh. They are twinkies! HAHA!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: Mother's Day 2007
Age: 1.5 months

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bye Bye Momma

Is this not the saddest picture? When I got back to my car after dropping Jacob off at daycare, he was in the window waving at me. AHHH - just melted my heart!! Not a good picture, but that's his little head peaking out the window.