Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Never mind the fact that I have not blogged since July 2011. Oh well! For so many reasons I'm just feeling super sentimental and weepy and emotional and thankful today, and feeling the need to vent it out.

- My mom turned 50 on Thursday. I cant even tell you what a blessing she is to us. She is just always there for us and goes above and beyond and I am so thankful for her!

- My little Weston graduated from Pre-K on Friday. Then he went and turned five years old on me today. I could cry just thinking about a fun little sweetheart he is. He brings us joy and make us laugh. Everything he does comes from a pure heart. His love and his fun and even that fiery little temper of his. He loves making friends and has a handful of very best friends that he loves so much. I pray that he will always see Jesus in me and then forgive me when he doesn't. I want nothing more than to be the very best momma to him cause he's been the best little boy to me.

- Carson and I got to sneak away Sunday night and go see David Crowder play at Passion City Church. It was so packed we had to walk a mile, stand for 2 hours and then walk a mile back, but it was fun! Our time alone is few and far between so I was thankful to get to spend some time with him laughing and hanging out. And the show was awesome too!
- Another thing is that my dear best friend/sister Jane and her man Scott offered for us to have Weston's birthday/Mom's Surprise party bash at their house. They let all our friends and family come over and even fried fish for us. That's a pretty big deal and I was just really overwhelmed and grateful for them to offer to do something that nice for us. Everything was perfect! I am thankful for them.
- Lastly, I am in the process of weaning my almost one year old. Even though its been alot of extra time and and alot of work; waking up 45 minutes early to pump, and pump before bed even though I'm exhausted, and lug that joker to work every single day and all that jazz, its just sad to be almost done with it. There is just something about God growing a baby in your tummy and then even after they're born you are still their source of nourishment that is so precious. And when its over it means that your baby is slowly but surely growing up. waaahhhhh.
So that cyberspace is why I am feeling weepy and sentimental today. I'm just so thankful and love everyone so much!!!!!!! I think I'll go find some chocolate or some cookies or something now!

Monday, July 25, 2011


This picture was taken on Weston's first day of school at Little Wildcats!
He was cheesing and so excited to go bye-bye!
Weston is officially in his 3rd week of "school" and going strong! I cannot even tell you how nervous I was for him and so worried that he would be scared and think we were never coming back for him!!
I have prayed so hard that he would really like it there and so far he has done great! He was so excited to go at first and didn't cry at all! Since then he has cried some when we drop him off but his teacher said he doesn't cry long at all, and that he's been having good days! I know that one big things that have helped is that cousin Annabelle is there too and they get to be in the same class! YAY!!! They are the sweetest cousins and they are very close, so I know that its comforting for Weston to get to have her with him all day. I am sooooo glad. I cannot even describe what a relief it is for us that he has been doing good so far in "school" :-)

"Chattanooga, this week-eeeeeend"

This past weekend we randomly decided to take a little trip to Chattanooga to take Wes to the aquarium and to the zoo there. We left early Friday afternoon and headed for the aquarium.
Weston was so excited when we got there and loved seeing all the different fish and animals. He liked the stingrays and even tried to pet them.
The tightwad in me did NOT want to splurge on the nice hotel room but I'm sooo glad we did! It was super nice!! I think Weston was just as excited about the room and the giant bed as he was about everything else!
then we went down for a little pool time....
Weston made 2 sweet little friends at the pool that he had so much fun playing with.
He cried for them when we all had to leave!
We got up Saturday morning and went to the zoo. It was pretty hot but we played it smart and got there early so we weren't miserable. It worked out perfect.
We could not believe how pretty these jaguars were, but they kept pacing back and forth in front of the window and purring really loud. It was kinda scary! But it was still really neat!
We left the zoo and Carson had to make a stop at the Sportsman's Warehouse to check out the duck hunting gear and shotgun shells and then we headed towards home. I love that it was only a 2 hour drive. Its was so nice and fun to do something out of our norm. I told Carson it felt like we had gone on vacation and we were only gone for 1 night!
We will have to do it again sometime soon. It was so much fun!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Weston!!

Weston turned 2 years old on May 27th. We had a birthday party for him the next day at our house. So many of our sweet friends and family came and it was so much fun! We had a cookout and did a Lightning McQueen theme since Lightning is his absolute favorite! I think all the kids had a really good time playing together. It was kind of hot that day but we scheduled the party for 6:00 hoping it would be a little cooler by then. By the time the party started the weather was perfect and it felt so nice outside. I was so thankful after last years party got stormed out and we were all trapped in the house!
Here are some pictures of the day. My sweet friend Amanda came and took pictures for us so we wouldn't have to worry about it. She did such a wonderful job! Thank you Amanda!!
And I cant even begin to say how precious it was when we sang Happy Birthday to him.
He was just SO excited!!
pinata time!