Friday, May 20, 2011

Cincinnati Trip

It has been such a busy week but I have to write about our trip over the weekend to Cincinnati. Ben's little brother graduated from Xavier University and we went down for the festivities. We drove down Friday and got there in time for a ceremony at the church. It was a beautiful church and probaby 1,000 people were there. Lucky for us, Chris reserved us a seat....on the front row...with a 8:00. I was a nervous wreck but she actually did well. She just wanted to talk back to the speakers because, of course, they were talking to her. We got up Saturday morning for graduation at 9 and my sweet girl sat through another 2 1/2 hours of graduation. After a 2 hour lunch, which she fell asleep in my lap for, we decided to take her to the Newport Aquarium. She had a blast. She would run from one exhibit to the next saying hi fishie..bye fishie. She was such a good girl. I am so spastic though. On the trip home, I was talking about how good she was and how easy it is because we can still do whatever we did before because she just goes with the flow and how I'm not ready for another for awhile. I just want to enjoy this. The same day, we got back and I headed to the grocery and there was a little baby in a cart that was about 5 months old. She had those sweet fat legs that my baby had and I got tears in my eyes thinking of how I miss my baby and want another.. I'm weird sometimes...or maybe I am just female :) Pics to come soon!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am loving that this girl slept in her big girl bed last night!

I am loving my sewing/embroidery machine that I think I am finally getting a hang of

I am loving these tumblers that I got from Zulily this week

I am loving that this guy's business trip is only for tonight.. Oh and that place in the background.. Cracker Barrel, Yeah, I love that place too!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Show Us Your Life

So I decided to participate in Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life today because it is talking about one of my favorite!! We just returned from Gulf Shores, AL and had a blast! We went with my best friend and her family. Bailey loved hanging out with her three boys! It made me realize that I am probably going to have to give her a sibling at some point :) This year was interesting. Bailey is almost two now so the relaxing laying out on the beach....well it was different than years past. I was laying out one day with my eyes closed while Ben was watching her and, all of a sudden, feel sand all over my face. I then looked up to a girl with an empty shovel and a mean little giggle. Her daddy got a laugh out of it as well. Then one day while laying out, I heard Ben tell Bailey to put a cheezit on mommy's belly and of course she did.. I jumped up and screamed as the flock of birds were coming toward me! These are such special moments... sometimes I wish I could freeze time! We love Gulf Shores, it is very family oriented and is "quieter" than the other beaches we have gone to. If you go there, you have to go to Lamberts! I call it Cracker Barrel on crack!! It is so good and they give you so much food! Another vacation that I LOVED was the Disney Cruise. We went on it with my family when Baiely was four months old. I really want to go back now that she is older. They treat you like royalty on the ship. You get to see all the characters but it's not "in you face" Disney. Maybe that can be our summer trip next year??? We live in Tennessee and we love Pigeon Forge for a short trip. It is great! There is so much for kids to do.. We love Dollywood and Wonderworks. I love the shopping although Ben wishes I would stay away from that! The hubby and I are doing our first trip without Bailey in August. We are taking a cruise to Mexico. I am super excited but sad to leave my little girl. She will be as happy as she can be with my aunt but I will be an emotional wreck!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

In Prayer

Praying for those affected by the horrible storms last night. We are headed to Gulf Shores with friends from Huntsville. We drove down and stayed with them last night. We had no electricity but were very fortunate compared to others. This is SEC country. We may be enemies on the field and court but are family when it comes down to it. May God be with you all.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter-Part 1

My Aunt cooked lunch on Saturday this year since everyone was busy on Easter. She had an egg hunt for the kiddos and Bailey had a blast! My Aunt watches Bailey for me while I work and is my mom's sister. We lost my mom to cancer 2 years ago and my aunt has stepped in and taken on that role for me. I am very blessed as well as my brothers to have her in my life. She will not take my mom's place, which she would never try to do but I don't know what we would do without her. Anyway, onto the pictures!

Thursday, I took her to get pictures made with live bunnies. Here she is when we got home. This is her Sunday dress
This morning, Ben went out to mow the yard and found this little guy. After thinking we were going to have to nurse a baby rabbit back to health, we googled and found out that his mom would come out at night and to put him back where he came from. We are going to check on him in the morning to make sure he is ok.

Bailey finally got to hunt some eggs. I think Pawpaw was slipping some M&Ms in her basket! I have to watch him :) I feel so blessed to have my family! Tomorrow is breakfast with Ben's family, church, and more egg hunting at Ben's mom's house.

Everyone have a great Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How fun is this?

Pigeon Forge, TN is doing this Family Challenge promotion right now. To enter, you have to submit a video of your family and why you want to participate in the Challenge. A panel of judges choose the top 20 videos and those are voted on to see who will participate in the Family Challenge.

The five families with the most votes will win:

5 Days and 4 Nights stay for 5 people
Tickets to Dollywood
Spending Money
VIP card to many of the Pigeon Forge’s attractions
Goodie Bags provided by Great American Country (GAC)

In this economy... a free trip for the family!! Yes please! There is also a tab on the website to register for a free trip if you don't want to make a video for the challenge.

Here are a few pics form our last trip to Pigeon Forge

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Well, it's official..... I am a 30 something! Today is my 31st birthday. When did I get this old? I have been told the thirties fly by. I will admit my twenties were amazing. I had so much fun with so many friends. College, first real job, meeting and marrying my husband, first house, first new car (which I will never buy new again, thank you Dave Ramsey), first pregnancy, first baby. Wow, what a busy decade. I do have a feeling my thirties are going to be the best. Bailey will be two in July. She is so much fun right now. I love watching her and experiencing life through her eyes. Twenties were all about finding myself, creating our family, creating our marriage, figuring out how to make things work. I feel like my thirties are us settling into our lives. We are so happy, we are financially stable, we know each other like the back our hands. I look forward to watching Bailey grow up, possibly adding another, and enjoying life with my husband. Twenties were fun but you can't compare to having a family and the fun that goes with that. So cheers to being 30 something!
Just in case you need a Bailey fix...