Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Bulletin Board

It's Fall! Yay! That means it's time to do a new bulletin board at the church building. I've been trying to think of an idea, but I've also been a little distracted by trying to figure out how to be a mother. :)
This is the bulletin board I did last fall.

Anyone have any idea's for this year's?


Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's Already Been a Month?

My baby girl is one month old today! Has it really been a month already? I can't believe it. The other day Justin was talking about how one day she will be grown up and getting married and having a family of her own. I told him I can't even think about that right now because it will make my cry. I'm trying to take it all in and enjoy it as much as possible because I know it will all fly by.

On a completely unrelated note, I found out today that my mom is going to the beach at the end of next week and she's invited us to come stay with them Thursday and Friday nights. Woo hoo!!! I LOVE the beach. I think it's one of God's most beautiful creations. The bonus is that they are staying in Destin, FL, so Justin and I can finally go together back to the beach where we were married. We haven't been there since that day so that will be really fun. It also gives us a great chance for some beautiful family pics. Photos on the beach are so pretty, especially in Destin where the water is SO turquoise and beautiful.

Uh oh, baby crying. Better go!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Weekend Update

We had a big weekend here. My mom and grandmom came to visit. It was the first time my grandmom got to see Reagan. Also Tim and Flora Hayes came in for our gospel meeting. We had them over Saturday night. It's always great to see friends! I finally got to go back to church services! Yay! It was so good to be back there. Of course then I missed Sunday night because it turns out I overdid it in the days before cleaning house, cooking, and whatnot. Sunday afternoon I was hurting again and was really tired. Justin told me he'd take Reagan and sent me for a nap. I ended up sleeping for almost 4 hours. I didn't wake up until he came into the bedroom to change for evening services. He had fed Reagan with some frozen breast milk so I could keep sleeping and took her with him to services to let me rest a little longer. He really is the best husband a girl could ask for. I've been taking it easy since Sunday and was able to go back to services last night. I guess I'm ready to get back to semi-normal but my body's still not. Here are some pictures of the fun!Looks like Reagan will be a tennis player like her mommy. Here she is watching Venus and Serena Williams play doubles at the US Open. :)

Mommy's first blowout. She'd given Daddy a couple but decided to share the wealth with Mommy this time. Luckily Daddy was home to help with the cleanup. Of course she did it while I had a white onesie on her. :)

Four generations.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Here's a funny little story for you. Last night, as per usual, Reagan wouldn't go back to sleep after a feeding. Justin got up with her to let me get some sleep. At around 3:45am he came in the bedroom with her, laid her down next to me and said, "I can't figure out what she wants." I remember this and remember thinking, "Ok. My turn. Time to get up." I told him "ok" and then...


I fell back asleep! LOL Justin said he was thinking something to the effect of "Well fine then!" I feel so bad! We laughed really hard about it this morning but I imagine it was pretty frustrating for him last night. I told him next time to yell or shake me so I'll get up. :) Sorry, babe. My bad!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Four Years of Wonderful

Four years ago today Justin and I were married at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Florida. The weather was beautiful and there were dolphins swimming in the water in front of us during the ceremony. We were happy there was any beach left in Destin for us to stand on because it was two weeks after hurricane Katrina and a week or so before hurricane Ophelia. We were actually supposed to get married at another park but it was completely washed away. I think it worked out for the best though because Henderson Beach was gorgeous and relatively empty, other than the fat guy floating on a noodle out in the water. Thankfully he didn't make it into any of the pictures. :)

I have now been married to the most wonderful man in the world for four years. It doesn't seem like it's been that long but it's hard to remember life without him. Justin is the best husband I could imagine. He takes such good care of me and loves me so much. He is so selfless. He is such a wonderful Christian man and a great example for me. He makes me a better woman. Thank you, Justin, for four years of wonderful!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Back to Blogging

I'm back! First of all I want to say thanks to Justin for creating my header! He's such a good husband!

Chillin on the couch this morning.
Things have been a little hectic around here, but I think I'm finally getting the hang of things. Reagan is finally sleeping better at night and the feedings are spreading out a bit. she's only waking up once or twice a night right now, which is great! The problem is that she's staying up for an hour or two after she eats in the middle of the night. I'm finally feeling up to doing some work around the house how. I still can't do too much in one day and can't lift things, but it's much better. I'm hoping I'll be able to work out soon. I've been loosing weight, but I'm ready to tone up and get closer to pre-baby weight. I can't fit in any of my normal clothes yet! That's frustrating but I'm sure I'll at least fit in my "fat" jeans soon. I'm going to start walking and then hopefully after I see my doctor I'll be able to do more.

I get to go to church Sunday! Yay! I haven't been since the day before Reagan was born. We were going to take her when she was around two weeks old, but the pediatrician said we needed to keep her home longer because the flu, strep, and a stomach virus were going around Demopolis and A LOT of people were sick. I'm so ready to be in worship services! I've relly missed it. You don't realize how important it is to be there until you can't go. It's also the start of our gospel meeting, so I can get in some make-up services next week. :)

Well, that's all for now. Time to get back to being a housewife. :)