Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another one...there are just too many to narrow it down!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm in Love...

With my little baby niece Marlie! I didn't really expect to love her this much...if that makes any sense. I mean, I knew I would love her but there is something about a baby that is part of your flesh and blood that just makes that love so much stronger! I feel like I've been able to experience a small piece of what it's like to be a mother all though I know that my sister loves Marlie on a whole other level. Here are some pics of "little one" as I have come to call her:) She is just over a month old now!

I don't know if you can see it very well in this pic, but Marlie's hair is always sticking straight up and to the middle, almost in a "faux-hawk". Love it!

Beautiful mama (my sis Kingsley) and baby girl

Cute little yawn!

Uncle Michael:)

She was only 1 day old!

Look at that precious little face!!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Ok, the 4th picture in my 4th folder was this! This is the night of Kelee's going away party when she was leaving for South Africa almost 2 years ago now! Wow! I can't believe it's been that long. Me, Alyson and Robin gave her that watch for her going away present. Kelee was very happy about her present...but we used the opportunity to over dramatize the happiness...shocker! Miss and love you Kelee!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Baby Marlie is Here!!!

Marlie Jade
January 22, 2009
7 lbs 13oz, 20 1/2 in.

Mommy is doing great!! She is the most precious baby ever...more pics to come!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Very EVENTFUL Christmas break!

Well I did a horrible job of taking pictures over Christmas, but I did take a few so I will have to add those later. Here's a brief overview of our Christmas and New Year:

We left on Christmas Eve morning to go to Spokane, WA where Michael's mom's side of the family lives, I experienced my FIRST white Christmas (with 5 feet of snow!!), went skiing and Michael snowboarded, played lots of games, ate a ton of food and watched lots of movies. We had a GREAT time!! I have never in my life experienced that much SNOW!

Now on to the drama...the night before Michael and I left WA to come home on 1/3, I started to get a terrible stomach ache. I wasn't nauseous at all, but had just horrible abdominal pain with no relief. Couldn't sleep the whole night. The next day, on our way home, we got suck in Vegas on a delayed flight for 3 hours (we were already going to be getting home after midnight) and by this time it was about 6pm and I had still not been able to eat anything all day. At about 7 I tried to eat a sandwich from Subway and IMMEDIATELY regretted it!! We finally get home to Nashville at about 3am, and at this point it had been more than 24 hours that I had been suffering with this terrible abdominal pain. So, we decided to go ahead and go to the ER. I was afraid whatever was wrong with me was causing damage to my body, and plus I'd had ENOUGH of the pain! So we arrive at the ER and they take me to a room to have my blood pressure taken, etc.

While we were sitting in the room, we can hear this woman moaning and yelling like crazy due to the fact that, we soon found out, she was in labor. The yelling gets closer and closer and soon the woman, sitting in a wheel chair, is stopped right in front of the door to our room. So we have a CLEAR view of everything going on. All of a sudden we here her say, "The baby's coming! I see his head!!" we look over and see her husband and 2 nurses crouched down under her and within about 5 seconds the baby was out and crying!!! What the heck! We just witnessed the birth of a baby!! Michael and I just looked at each other and said, "did that just happen?!" HA!

So the next 5 hours, I was taken to a room, given an IV, blood taken, given all kinds of medication, including Morphine (that didn't even make a dent in my pain), had to drink this awful stuff so they could put die in my stomach to see what was wrong, and at the end of it all, it was a virus attacking my digestive system that I basically couldn't do anything about. By the time I left, the pain was FINALLY subsiding. I'm just so thankful nothing terrible was wrong with me!! I never want to go through that kind of pain EVER again. And after witnessing that woman giving birth...there is NO question whether or not I will have an epidural when I give birth...YES PLEASE!!! Poor Michael was sick with a terrible cold too, but he stuck by me through it all. He was amazing. I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, minus any major drama!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The JELL-O Generation!!

Ok, I have a fun task for each of you...

Next time you are at your mother's/grandmother's house, take a look in her pantry. How many boxes of JELL-O does she have??! I bet you will be SHOCKED!! And then ask the question..."what are you planning to DO with all that JELL-O, Mom?!" My mom and I have a theory as to why this generation feels the need to stock up on JELL-O, but I will reveal that later.

Please report back with your findings...:) HA!

Friday, November 21, 2008

God has a Plan and Purpose for ALL

I certainly don't mean to stir up any more negative feelings about our new president (even though this probably will, sorry) and there are a lot of things I do like about Obama....this however, is something I strongly disagree with.

I know this woman personally...she lives in Nashville and has an AMAZING story of how she was aborted and SURVIVED!! If this doesn't make a case for everyone having the right to life...even unborn babies, then God help us.