Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline:  July 4, 2003
Age:  young pups!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Jacob's Hat

Just wanted to share another picture of Jacob in his hat.  :)
Love that little boy! 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Jacob's Birthday Party Recap

Yesterday was Jacob's party, and we had a good time with family and friends.  Jacob got sooo many new toys, he didn't know which to play with first. 

Here is the table.  Note to self:  walls are very bare, need decor!

Each kiddo had a conductors hat since the theme was trains.  Kate was the only girl, hers was pink.  She didn't mind wearing it, but for some reason not in the picture. 
Jacob opening his many gifts.

Don't get me started on these cupcakes.  I ordered them from Rick's bakery who is known for being delish and their decorating.  These look like a 5yr old did them.  I was sooooo disappointed.  Look at how much icing is on them, they are leaning!!  Jacob didn't seem to mind.  He is blowing out the candle through his front teeth.  So funny.

When no one was looking, Lukie went back for another cupcake.  So funny!

Meme, Kris, Jacob, Papaw, me (at 6mos)

Thanks to everyone for celebrating with us.  Good times!

Friday, March 26, 2010


(taken with my phone)  I'm sure you've seen this position before.  It's his trademark.  :)

This is how we found Jacob as we were driving to Fayetteville to see StoryTime Live.  This immediately tells me he didn't have a nap at school. 

He had a little fit beforehand and didn't want to sit still, but once the show started he sat still in Kris' lap.  He clapped, danced and had a big smile for the most part.  Other times he was so serious, I guess he was concentrating.  

Dora was on last, and that is the one I was anxious to see his reaction to the most.  Since he is so used to seeing her animated, I think he was a little confused as to who that was on stage.  It just wasn't the same... but he recognized the songs, so I know he enjoyed some parts of it.   

I on the other hand had a headache before the show even started, so you can imagine I was ready for those Wonder Pets to save that pet and Dora to do her exploring in a jiffy.  One can wish...  :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

***Happy 3rd Birthday Jacob!!***


Three years ago today, my life forever changed in a wonderful way.  I (we) were scared to death to become parents, we had no clue what we were doing.  We actually stayed an extra night in the hospital just to have the help.  :)
 As all parents can relate, the time has truly flown!!  The past 3yrs have been incredible and we have enjoyed every minute.  Jacob has blessed and enriched our lives so much!  We could not ask for a better son!  He is such a sweet, sweet boy with a sweet soul.  Momma & Daddy love you to the moon Jacob!! 

When I look back over these last 3yrs, I have tears of joy.  He is definitely growing up before my eyes.  Pretty soon he will not be my baby anymore, but he's still momma's boy.  :)

3.25.07 - Hours old.  When I first looked into these eyes, My. Heart. Burst!  He was perfect.  He was beautiful.  He was ours.

3.25.08 - 1yr old.  I want these chubby cheeks back!  The first year went by way too quickly.

3.25.09 - 2yrs old.  Look at that sweet smile!  Melts. My. Heart.  

3.25.2010 - 3yrs. old.  Definitely a little man before my eyes.

Jacob, I LOVE being your mommy.  It's the best job in the world!  I couldn't ask for more.

Saturday is the birthday party that you have been patiently waiting for.  You keep asking if you get to blow out candles, and you've been singing Happy Birthday to both me and Daddy.  Then you ask us to sing it to you.  :)

You are loved more than you'll ever know.

p.s.  I realize we made another "birthday shirt" this year like we did last year.  We just want everyone to celebrate along with us.  Today is your day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline:  March 24, 2007
My due date with Jacob - ready to pop!  We waited and waited and waited, but nothing happened until 2am March 25th.  And that is when our world as we knew it began to change.  Best day of my life!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jacob's soon-to-be New Role

I saw this shirt at Kohls and just had to get it.  I can't wait for the day it's official.  :)

We keep asking him if he wants a baby brother or sister.  And his answer is always the opposite of what you ask.  I told him he's going to be a big brother, and he said he wanted to be a big sister.  :)

Since my belly is every-so-growing, I've been telling him there's a baby in there, but he just looks at me like I've got two heads.  I've got a feeling this isn't going to sink in until we have the new baby in our arms or possibly until we're all home. 

Oh that'll be an interesting day.  :) 

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I've think I've mentioned before that Jacob has quite the obsession for Dora the Explorer.  We found out a while back that StoryTime Live was coming to the Walton Arts Center. 

Kris and I are taking one for the team and have tickets for the Wednesday night show, along with the Pittmans.  It should definitely be interesting.  I'm curious to see what Jacob does.  Hopefully he's not too overwhelmed with all the characters, plus all the kiddos in the audience. 

I'll let you know how it goes.  Wish us luck.  :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring = Snow

This is crazy.  Almost 70 degrees yesterday, today it's snowing.  Sheesh!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Funny

This actually kinda reminds me of my parents.  Sorry Dad.  :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Can't you see me in this?

If I could get 2 car seats in this, this is the car I'd be driving.  
Yes, I know...  but there is something about an older model Trans Am that I love.
And maybe that it was in Smokey & The Bandit.  Oh, I'm lovin' the license plate.  :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline:  St. Patrick's Day 2008
Age:  almost 1yr.
*i just want to pinch those cheeks!!! :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Little Eggplant

This pregnancy is flying by!  In 14wks we will meet our precious baby!  That may seem a while away, but to me it will be here before I know it.  The nesting / OCD in me is beginning to surface.  I have so many things I want to get done before then, and when I say "I", I mean Kris.  :)  His HoneyDo list is about to get even longer. 

One thing that's at the top of the list is get our names confirmed.  We've got a couple of girl and boy names, but I don't think either of us are 100% on any of them.  I'm over analyzing them, because I don't want the name to be shortened (i.e.  Kimberley = Kim.  My mother would agree).  And not everything goes with the last name Key.  Can't ever use Don.  :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dontcha Just Love It?

Welcome to my new blog, I am lovin' the makeover!  I know I don't have a ton of readers, but I was so tired of looking at that plain background, so I saw that someone from another blog had recommended Melissa from Bluebird Design Studios.  I thought what the heck, a little treat for myself. 

It was so easy, and she was so friendly and great to work with.  She deserves a big THANK YOU and SHOUT OUT!  Thank you Melissa!!  I love it! 

If you're interested in sprucing up your blog, head on over to her blog and get started.  

Friday, March 12, 2010

Great Patient!

Jacob had a cleaning this week at the dentist.  I just knew it was going to be a nightmare, but he did really good.  He loved getting the water sprayed into his mouth and then using the suction.  He was a wonderful patient.  And I'm happy to report his two front teeth that he fell and hit back in December have healed.  Thank you Lord!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline:  February 2009
Age:  23mos.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Swing = Good Times!

Jacob loves to swing like all kids.  When we looked at this house, we saw a big tree in the backyard with chains hanging from a branch.  I thought 'oh, they must've had a swing there'.  So I got online and bought a swing for Jacob and also for our next little one to enjoy as well as my niece and nephew.  It says it holds up to 75lbs, so I figured we'd get our monies worth.  :) 

The weather was so nice over the weekend, so Kris hung up the new swing.  Here is Jacob loving it. 

I just hope I'm able to stand there and push him in June with the sun beating down at 90 degrees and me at 9mos prego.  Talk about one hot momma!  HA!  :)

Lastly, Sunday night when Kris was giving Jacob a bath, I heard Jacob laughing over and over.  I knew Kris had to be doing something silly.  Sure enough, just poking his head around the corner making a silly face.  I should've got it on video because Jacob could not stop laughing.  It was so sweet.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Baseball MVP

OK mom, hurry and take my picture

Getting in position
Contact is made!
I have a feeling we'll be doing this a lot this summer.  :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

7yrs ago today...

I met Kris.  We were both working at the Walmart Home Office in the same division, just had never officially met.  I knew who he was, and he knew who I was and we stalked passed each other in the hallways a bazillion times. 

One day a mutual friend said I know someone you need to go out with.  I asked who and he said Kris Key.  I said him?  :)  Long story short, we scheduled a double date on Friday, March 7, 2003. 

I was living with Beth at that time, and she had been dating John for about a year and they were both there that night to give me a hard time support.  I'm sure John was happy to see me go on a date so I didn't tag along on their dates anymore.  HA!  :)   However, Beth warned him and said if you date me, you date my sister.  LOL!!  :)  True.

Kris came to the door, rang the doorbell, I opened it up and he extended his hand and said, "hi, I'm Kris."  I remember that like it was yesterday. 

We went to Chili's for dinner, then to the movies to watch Old School.  Once we got back to my house, he walked me to the door and I purposely said next time I get to pick the movie.  Hint Hint! 

He called me first thing Monday morning at work and asked if I had a good weekend.  Brownie points for him!  :)

And we've been together ever since.  He proposed May 15, 2004, and we were married May 14, 2005. 

I can't imagine my life without him.  Love you Kris!!!

p.s.  I intended to scan some photos of us from the early days, but I can't seem to locate any of them.  I'm sure that would've been a good laugh.  If I come across them, I will post. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baby Key

So this week is week 23, and currently Baby Key is the size of a papaya. 
Well this little papaya sure is beginning to kick and nudge a lot!  I L.O.V.E that feeling! 
Still can't wait to find out what it is, but we'll have to be patient until the doc announces "it's a ____!"    :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline:  July 2007
Age:  4mos

Monday, March 1, 2010

Free Canvas

I saw on another blog a website offering a free 8x10 canvas of your favorite photo, just pay shipping & handling.  I thought what the heck, and so I ordered one, just had to upload my picture. 

I failed to take a picture of the final product before giving it to my dad.  I thought this would be a cute picture in his office next to the photos of his trucks he's driven over the last 30 37yrs. 

I like to call this "Jacob on his way helping Papaw change the oil".   :)

If you'd like to order one for yourself, click here.