Saturday, June 27, 2009


On my vacation to Dothan (which was great by the way) Mom and I found this little gem to add to our nursery. Since Baby "J" will live in the Playroom/Dining Room, we have to have an armoire for his clothes. I love an armoire anyway and especially an antique armoire at a good deal. We got it at Backyard Treasures in Dothan. Please do not look at the blue tape on the doors. These doors are going to be replaced with french doors and the tape keeps the cats out for now since they can open them on their own.

As you can see, Cow loves to jump inside it at any chance she gets. This is annoying b/c now there will be white kitty hair all over the inside. For some reason, the armoire is lined with this green cloth, which is fine, but it smells weird. Anyone know how I can get the smell out of it? I sprayed febreeze on the cloth but that didnt work. Its not a horrible smell, but just smells "antique".

This is one of Baby J's first Sunday school outfits. He will most likely wear it for Easter 2010. If you can't see the picture well, the top is white with detailing and the bottoms are a pale yellow. I LOVE THIS! Thanks "Shug: for buying it for him!

Still no names people. I am sorry, its harder than we thought.

In other topics- April O. Owen is in town this weekend! I can't wait to get together tonight with my peeps in Birmingham! April lives in San Antonio so I don't get to see her much. In fact, It might have been November when I saw her last.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Baby Dedication, Dothan & Friends

This blog will be all over the place so let me just warn you before reading further. I've had a little bit of cabin fever so bare with me...

First, this sweet baby is going to be dedicated to the church tomorrow morning at the 11:00 service. Sweet Hayes has been such a precious gift in these 4 1/2 months of her life. I hope she does not scream bloody murder while the preacher is dedicating her. We love you Hayes!

Monday morning I am leaving for Dothan until Thursday. I am so excited! I love going back home. Its like a mini-vacation. Mom is out for the summer so we are just going to play all week. In addition, I am getting together with about 12 of my high school friends for dinner on Tuesday night! I haven't seen most of these girls in about 10 years. I am not going to get to go to my class reunion this year b/c I will be 9 months pregnant, but I at least wanted to get some friends together if I could. It's amazing what a Facebook message can do!

In other excitment, they have been running an ""Adventures in Babysitting marathon or something on E and I am VERY excited. I LOVE this movie. So much action in one short little night of babysitting. It was certainly a sleepover "favorite" and I still love it today it turns out.

Below is a glimpse of the nursery. I realize its a corner and empty, but you can see the hardwoods, blinds and paint color.

Last, I leave you with my specialty dessert that I make EVERY summer for EVERY pool party we have at our house. Its the famous fruit pizza and it's delicious!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's a BOY!!

We FINALLY know what is inside my growing belly! Somehow, I was shocked when they told me. Its almost like I didnt know there was a 50% chance it was a boy. I think in the back of my mind I just assumed it was a girl. Now that it has processed and is real, I am very excited. Brent is REALLY excited. This will be "new" for both of us. I wish I had the name to announce but we are still debating. There is one that I am particulary pushing for that I have liked from day 1. For now, here are some pictures of the little guy in action.

I have officially "exposed" him for the world to see, but he told me he doesn't mind. I think it will be really cute if he is a tiny replica of Brent. Brent thinks a tiny bald spot would make it even funnier. So, that is what we are hoping for. It will definately be a fun, new dynamic for our household to have a little boy. Not only that, Brent's side of the family has spawned 9 girls and one boy. Then of course Nathan and Amy have a girl as well. So, I guess it was time for a Y chromosome to break through triumphantly.

We are blessed that all arms, legs, heart, spine and everything else they look for was there! His heartbeat is still strong and my blood pressure is good. I am so thankful.

I will leave you with this: Why is it when you ask some pregnant women what they are having, they say "a little boy"? As if birthing a teenage boy was an option. This just happened the other day. I am going to try to answer just "boy".

Saturday, June 6, 2009

What will it be??

The big day is almost here. We find out on Tuesday whether the baby is a boy or girl!! We are so excited and anxious. In ways it feels like this pregnancy has flown by b/c I am almost halfway there. In others it has felt like it has been dragging by. I have tried not to think about how long it will be until November 7th gets here, but I have been counting down the days to find out what it is. At this point we can pick a name, buy the bedding and fix the baby's room appropriately.

What do you think it is?

I've been kind of thinking all along that its a boy, but the other night I had a very vivid dream that it was a girl. So, who knows?

My stomach is "out there" and I've had random people ask me if I am having twins. WHY do people feel its appropriate to tell you how big you are? Every woman's body is different and well, I am just going to be big. I get it...loud and clear. I am not too keen on the idea of posting my belly pictures online for the world to see. I dont know why, but I just can't make myself do it.

On a different note, the Tony Awards are tomorrow night and we are having a small gathering. I LOVE the Tony Awards! This year should be interesting since Broadway has been feeling the effects of the economy in a large way. Let's just hope Idina M. pays a tribute somewhere. PLEASE.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Weekend Extravaganza!

Spring Break 09'went off without a hitch! "Spring Break" is what we called our girls trip this weekend since none of us get a Spring Break anymore. Although it should have been called Summer Break now that I think about it.. Ok, this blog is not going well. Let's get to the point. Destination = Atlanta, GA at Taylor R. Bashta's house.

I spent a very fun weekend with 4 friends from college/AOPi that I never ever get to see. We all live in separate cities (except me and Carrie). If you remember my Fairhope and Memphis blogs you would see that we have been reuniting for a little over a year and the crowd has been relatively the same, minus Emily. She could not participate for reasons I will let her tell you about if you would like to know. Carrie and I arrived on Thursday and had a lovely dinner with Taylor. We proceeded to talk until 3:00 am. What? I dont remember the last time I saw 3:00am. Friday we went to the pool and waited for Caroline to arrive. Then we went to the airport to pick up Susan. From there we went to eat a late dinner at the "Flying Biscuit". Friday night we stayed up talking until 5:00 am. EVEN MORE REALLY??

Saturday we went to see Jersey Boys at the Fox Theatre! We all loved it. It has some languange you should be aware of before you see it, but if you can get past that you will love it. Especially if you loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Later we went to IKEA for what felt like hours, but I had never been so that was fun. We had a lovely dinner at Brio Saturday night also. We finished up the weekend with church at Taylor's church since her talented husband leads the worship service. Very nice. We enjoyed meeting Jerry dog and seeing her loft as well.

I love weekends of catching up. I love that there are some friends that you can go forever without seeing and just pick up where you left off. With the world of Facebook, e-mail and blogs its not that hard to keep up, but its those indepth conversations that you miss. Next reunion: Tuscaloosa, AL most likely during football season.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3: 12-14