Tuesday, July 31, 2012

If you really knew me...

My sweet sorority sister K did this post the other day and I loved it so I'm going to do it too! :)

If you really knew me you'd know....

I'm deathly afraid of snakes and throw up.

My little toes face the opposite way...like they face out instead of lining up with my other toes.

I had unmediated childbirth....and I'm a really big whimp when it comes to pain. 

I don't care for potatoes and my in-laws have them at every meal. 

I drive fast. 

I take 8-10 min showers.

I only have one set of holes in my ears.

I lived in Mexico and was a missionary for two months right after I graduated from high school. 

I met the Mr. when I was 14 in math class.

I didn't know how to cut my own meat until about a year ago.

My favorite movie is Sound of Music.

Me and my youngest sister are 10 years apart in age but very close. 

I do not like and do not watch scary movies.

I'm VERY ticklish.

I used to bite my nails but now I don't. 

In high school I wrote down what I wore every single day in my agenda. 

I was blonde from the age of 12-24. 

I have a tendency to give really bad looks...

I'm a very picky eater and I really do try everything.

I wish I had never stopped taking dance classes.

If I didn't teach I would want to work for Chick-fil-A in their corporate office.

I was president of my sorority twice and loved being in a leadership role.

I want three children.

Okay, that was fun! Now y'all do it! :)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Back to work!

It breaks my heart to leave my little boy.

But, I am super excited about this upcoming school year! I'm excited about my new class. I'm excited to try some new things I've learned with my students! I'm excited about building great relationship with my students. I'm excited to be at work with my awesome co-workers. I'm excited to learn more about how to be a better teacher. 

Like I've said a lot, I love my job and the school that I teach at. Not everyone loves to go to work, and I'm thankful that I do. 

I'm thankful and blessed that the Mr. will have time with our sweet boy. I love their relationship and it will only get stronger while I'm away at work. I truly and SO thankful that TJH will spend his days with his Daddy. 

So here's to a wonderful school year!

Thanks for your prayers and support! :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sick Baby

Having a sick baby is so sad. Especially since TJH cannot tell us what hurts. And it just breaks our hearts to see him so sick. 

Keeping a high fever down is the pits. His fever seems to break for a while a night but then it spikes back up in the morning.

We have just tried to keep him as comfy as possible. And low key.

One of Tucker's favorite things to do is read. :) 
He likes to eat read his indestructible books. 

And he loves to be naked so keeping him cool hasn't been a problem. 

His mood for the most part has been wonderful. 

And he's still be smiling and laughing which makes things so much better. 

Just praying for our sweet boy to fully recover quick. It's back to the doc on Tuesday if the fever isn't gone by tomorrow. 

Get well TJH!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Week 25

Dear Tucker,

It's our last week of summer. So sad, but goodness it's been a great first summer with you!

We started our week out celebrating GiGi's 70th birthday at Honey's house. 

Monday we rested in the morning...recovering from such a fun weekend! And then we headed to Bundles of Joy for the last time. :( 

You enjoy eating cereal after your first nap in the late mornings. And you've started to stick your tounge out...it's so darn cute!

Tuesday we spent the morning at the pool with our great friend L...we took her lunch to celebrate her birthday. You loved splashing in the pool!

Tuesday evening Grandma R and Grandpa came into town! You were so excited to see them! We went to dinner and you were so good! But all the excitement wore you out!

Wednesday Mommy had to attend a workshop for work and Daddy had class so Grandma R and Grandpa watched you for a couple of hours. 
You had a wonderful time with them!
Before Mommy left...glad we spent the morning together!
After work! SOO happy to be back home with you!

Thursday after Mommy got home from work I noticed that your eyes were really watery...this worried me. I took your temperature and it was 103.3...o no. Your very first fever. We called your Dr. and they just told us to give you med and watch you closely. It worried me so much. We gave you a cooler bath and just tried to keep you calm. You wanted to be held a lot. Which I didn't mind at all. We think it's caused from teething.

You slept pretty well for having a fever Thursday night. Your fever broke about 4:30AM. I woke up to your crying so I went in your room and you were on your tummy for the first time in your bed. Not sure if you were crying because of not feeling well or because you rolled over. :) 

Friday morning we decided to call the doc again because your fever got back up to 102. 

Mommy took you to the doc on Friday afternoon and found out you have Enterovirus. You have blisters in your throat and a high fever. Dr. G said you might get a rash on your chest area and he noticed a little bit of one. He said the only thing we could do to help you was give you Tylenol and Advil. He said it should be gone by Monday. He said this virus is common this time of year. We don't know where you go it, but we hope it goes away fast. You haven't wanted to eat much. Dr. G told us to make sure you had a least 3 wet diapers in a 24 hour period...which you've had. 

You still are such a sweet boy even though you're pretty sick. You loved going to Publix with Mommy after your doc appt. You loved when I would push the stroller and then let go and clap three times...you laughed and squealed. :) 

You slept pretty good Friday night. We are thankful that you're getting good rest. 

Saturday you woke up with no fever. So we headed to our Saturday tradition..the farmers market! :) You loved strolling around. 

When you woke up from your morning nap your fever was back. :( But you still were in a good mood. 

Cool baths have been great for your fever. You love the bath anyway...so you just think it's play time! :)

You had your first banana on Saturday! :)  
It was a great time to try something that might make you happy while feeling yucky. You loved the banana and kept saying yum yum yum while you were eating it. I love the mess tool so that you don't choke on a big piece. 

We are praying you feel better super quick. We aren't upset that you want to be snuggled even more than normal. 

Tucker, what a great last week of summer. We are sad that you got sick for the first time, but we have to say that it's a blessing that it took 25 weeks for your first sickness. You have such a sweet soul and I pray that it stays that way. 

We love you so very much Tucker John!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Dear Friday!


Shannon at Life After I "Dew" does this every Friday and I think it's cute...she links up at Adventures of Newlyweds for Friday Letter's so I thought I would join in this Friday

Dear Summer: You are over as of Monday morning at 8am. Boo.

Dear Tucker: It broke my heart taking your temperature last night and finding out it was 103.3...I cannot stand to see you sick. :( I hope it's due to teething and nothing else.

Dear Fifty Shades: I'm sad I won't be able to finish the third book before going back to work, but work will not stop me from reading during my mid-night pumping session!

Dear Coral(in-laws dog): Please stop barking at every little thing...waking up a sleeping baby is one way to not be liked in our house.

Dear LK: I miss your sweet face...I cannot wait to see you soon.

Dear next weekend: I cannot wait! More details later!

Dear Annoying people on Facebook: People are allowed to have opinions...if you don't agree it's okay...that's what makes the world go 'round.

Dear Mr.: Yet another wonderful summer in the books! Can't wait for you to finish your masters so we can both have summers off together to enjoy with our family! I'm so proud of you for making all A's this summer in your classes!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Baby 2!

Ha! Not us! :)

But someone very special! :)

My best friend C is expecting baby number 2! YAY!
She is due March 1st with my second niece/nephew!

And this is how she shared their exciting news!

WRG is going to be a wonderful big sister! 

I am so excited for my best friend and her growing family!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekend Recap!

Our weekend began on Thursday when we headed to PTC! Tucker and I hit the road with pups in tow! 
The Mr. would join us later in the weekend. 

As soon as we arrived GMama got out some toys for Tuck to play with! She always has such fun toys for him to play with!

Then we headed to dinner with W and L! It's so great that they live 5 min from my in-laws!

We grabbed some frozen yogurt to end the evening. It was great to catch up with them and for them to spend time with TJH!

Tucker loved on Grandpa too!

Friday morning was a special morning! My mother-in-love LIVES for garage sales! Now, she is very good at this skill...she doesn't buy junk! She finds the BEST things ever! If you ever are in need of something...just tell her and she can find it for you! So Tucker and I headed out early with her! I love going on these adventures and this was Tucker's first time! He did so good! 16 sales in 3 hours! And we found some great stuff!
These were just a few of our finds! Later in the day we headed to two great consingment shops and found some more great winter clothes for TJH! It was a great day!

Saturday morning Tucker and I got up early and headed to breakfast with M and H! We got to meet baby L for the first time too! L is one month and a day older than Tucker! 

Then Daddy joined us for the rest of the weekend! We headed to Honey's house for a visit. The Mr. did some yard work for my mom for her birthday and he did a great job! Planted some flowers, trimmed a tree and transplanted some plants too! 

Saturday evening we went and visited M and S that live down the street from the in-laws. They were excited to see Tucker. 

Sunday we celebrated GiGi's 70th birthday at my mom's house! We had a nice BBQ lunch and then visited and played with TJH!

(I have to upload pictures from my camera and I will post more about GiGi's birthday party!) 

We had a great weekend! We saw a lot of family and friends and found some great treasures!
Weekends spent with loved ones are the BEST!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


These photos make me happy...so very happy!