Saturday, August 30, 2008
I just had to share as I am cracking up watching/listening to him. Tucker is all cramped up with his head on the wall snoring (loudly). I promise...he does have a large, comfy pillow to rest on. I have never seen him do this or hear him snore like this. I took the pic with my camera phone so again it is a bit cloudy. I hope you find it as funny as I do!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Shannon and I are both sad about missing the first tailgate this weekend! We have a full weekend here in Augusta. Shannon is on call all weekend and he is cooking for the Call Center on Monday. Last night we enjoyed a very informative Childcare/Newborn class. We learned A LOT of info that we will be sharing with family and friends. I wanted to share this picture with you....Shannon and I had lunch today and I snapped it with my camera phone. He isn't so sure about the shirt but I think he looks VERY handsome! Have a great weekend....War Eagle!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I wanted to share the latest pictures of the nursery. Shannon was a great help today as we got the prints and animals hung! Thanks mom for helping us get the pieces that go with our nursery. I want to also thank Jackie for the polka dot crosses and precious elephant lamp. The solid pink and blue crosses are from my mom as well. I guess now everyone can see why we gave Madelynn the middle name of "Cross". I have crosses everywhere and feel so much comfort seeing them in the nursery. I am also sharing some pictures of the armoire again and the closet. I was a bit selfish to pick the room I did for the babies. It is the smallest room in the house and also has the smallest closet, but it is the closest bedroom to our master bedroom. I want them as close to us as I can get them!!! It is a bit crowded but sweet....and I hope that Thomas and Maddy will enjoy it as much as I do! Every time I sit in there..I get this overwhelming peace. Hope you enjoy the pictures!!!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Have a blessed day!!!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Wow....what a great weekend we had! Shannon was beside himself getting to eat
Buffalo Wild Wings two nights in a row....it didn't turn out so well for me though. My ankles swelled from eating too many boneless wings...but seeing Shannon so happy made it worth it (I guess:-)
While Shannon had meetings in West Point on Friday, I drove up and visited my friends at Rosemont. I truly do miss the school and all the teachers and staff I worked with. Rosemont is such a special place filled with special friends that are like family. I bet I received over 100 hugs while there! It was a joy to see so many smiling and familiar faces!
On Saturday I went to have lunch with Mama, Grandmama, Mamaw, Jeremy, Lacy, Ella, and the princess Emma. Emma will turn 7 on Wednesday! I can't even believe it. I love my time with them all but absolutely cherish the moments I get with Emma. I teased her saying that I wish UPS could overnight her to my house! I think she actually considered it!
On Saturday evening, we enjoyed a wonderful cookout-baby shower with our friends. Trina and Stephen Green as well as Laurie and Jason Osborne hosted. What a wonderful treat it was. We had several couples that mean a lot to Shannon and I attend and we all enjoyed the great food that was prepared. Stephen, Shannon and Jason manned the grill cooking up POUNDS of chicken while Laurie and Trina prepared yummies like mac and cheese and baked beans, and different dips with chips and fruit. There was also an adorable pink and blue cake that looked a lot like a quilt. I am so thankful to all that attended and the sweet gifts we received. We have been so blessed by all our friends and can't wait to introduce everyone to Thomas and Madelynn. I want to especially thank the Green's and Osbornes' again for everything!!! Also...an extra thank you to Stephen and Trina for a wonderful stay! We feel more like family than friends and it means so much that you always open your home to us! Love you!!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Shortly after their departure, my mama and daddy arrived! We unloaded the remainder of the shower gifts that I had not been able to bring back with us from the 2 Eufaula showers. We then visited and caught up before getting ready for dinner. Again, we decided to take them to The Cotton Patch. We walked around the riverfront prior to eating. It is a beautiful sight to see....and I just love watching the families enjoy the park areas. We also enjoyed a great dinner! The music was really good as well. It is so nice to just sit and enjoy the time together. On Sunday, Daddy, Shannon and I took off for breakfast. We then came back to the house to get mama and we were out the door again. Mama and I dropped the men off at the bookstore while we went to Target. My plan was to purchase the humidifier but that was an overwhelming task. I want to get what will be best for the babies....so we decided to wait and discuss it with the pediatrician to see if they had recommendations for us. We did purchase a couple of fans for the babies room and our guest room. We then picked up the men and headed for Babies R Us....yes, Shannon was a good sport as he is not into this baby shopping so much and this made for 2 days in a row. Mama got the animals and blocks to go above the crib as well as some more detergent for the babies clothes. I can't wait to get the items hung and share a pic with you! We then ate at Red Robin before returning to the house to wave them good-bye. It was sad saying bye as I/we enjoy their company. All in all it was a great weekend....busy....too fast....but great. Thank you all for coming to see us and for all the little treats you seem to find and do while with us! We appreciate your love and support!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The babies are getting more active by the day. It is amazing to feel both of them pushing and turning. Every now and then I'll get a fist or knee or foot pushing completely out...you can almost grab it. I can push gently back and it will let go or move...that is the coolest! I never knew I would feel them so strongly....It amazes me that they are here in my belly....following my every move.
I am truly enjoying this time (despite the heat) and trying not to let a moment slip by without knowing just how blessed we are! Today I plan to go visit with a friend I haven't see in years....she and her family live here in Augusta. She has two sweet babies herself. Well, I hope this gives you a bit of an update on what we're up to. Have a blessed day!!!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
This weekend was an absolute joy. Shannon and I left with Tucker, headed for Eufaula. Shannon was to get in quality "cabin" time with Tucker and I was to spend time with my mom and attend two showers that were hosted for Thomas and Madelynn. The weekend was a blur as it all passed too quickly. On Saturday morning, my cousin Steph, Grandmama, Nanee (Aunt Sharon), Aunt Beth and LaraLea, hosted a shower. It was a total family shower. We had family join us from as far as North Carolina. It was an absolute joy to reunite with everyone as well as celebrate Thomas and Maddy on the way! We got wonderful gifts to add to the babies nursery as well as a generous gift card to Babies R Us! Thank you to all my family...it feels so good to know that we have your love and support!
On Saturday afternoon, mom and I headed to Mrs. Karen's home. She is a long time friend of my mom and has always been a huge support of me as I venture through life. Mrs. Karen, Mrs. Sharon (one of mama's best friends), Mrs. Lee, and Mrs. Betty hosted a beautiful shower for Thomas and Madelynn. It was a wonderful event as friends came from distances, as well as from close to home. Kathryn drove in from Bham, Melanie from Americus, and Mrs. Vickie from Newnan. Mrs. Sharon's girls drove in as well....Carly from Memphis and Sunny from Bham. I truly enjoyed seeing faces that I have not seen in years. We all laughed, shared stories, and caught up on each other's lives. We got wonderful gifts to add to the nursery. We received Bumbos, a bathtub, Diaper Champ, our two high chairs, clothes, decorative items, toys, and more. It is amazing how blessed we are to have such generous and supportive friends and family. Thank you to all those who love and support us and gave such wonderful gifts to help us prepare for our little angels!!
Hope you enjoy the pics!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Shannon and Tucker are getting in some good quality time together at the cabin. I just had to share this pic. If you know about our engagement...this is the bench overlooking a great distance on some of our family land (Espy), where Shannon asked me to marry him. It is a high point on Espy.....a beautiful spot! Tucker sure seems to like it too! If it is a bit blurry....it is because it was taken on camera phone.