Saturday, December 27, 2008

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What Santa brought...plus some gifts



Kirk's Christmas Eve PJs drawn by dad.

What can I say, the Williams family loves us some Christmas! Danny and I vowed that we would sleep in and wake up when Kirk was ready to get up. We had planned on waiting to open gifts after he ate breakfast. Who thinks that really happened? We were up and opening presents by 4:30am. We are really big kids. Kirk had a blast. He was in a super good mood. He opened all his gifts, needless to say, we somewhat ever did it. Then he fell asleep on his big stuffed Mickey Mouse. We opened our gifts next. We got awesome stuff and were really excited and thankful. We went down to my moms next, around 5. We were done with Christmas and ready to clean up by 8 or 9. It was a really good day. We enjoyed being with our family and for this special holiday season.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Time Is Here!




This month has just flown by. I can hardly believe that it is time for Christmas already. I do have a bit of a confession to make, I have become quite weepy this holiday season. It is no secret to anyone that I am a wee bit emotional, so I know that this statement is no huge shocker. I remember the past years Danny and I always planned saying "Oh, won't it be great when we have kids so we can carry on this or that tradition!" or "Man, when we have our kids, we are going to do this fun new Christmas thing I heard of." or just plain ole "Christmas is going to be so much fun when we have kids and our own little family." Well, this year, all this stuff is actually happening. I'm looking around at little Kirk and just shed a little tear. We are a family. Danny and I are grown ups. Wow, that's a scary sentence. We are creating memories (hopefully good ones) that Kirk will remember all his life. That's kinda a big responsibility. Well, I will blog later about or Christmas activities. I have to get off this computer before I do something violent, technology is not always the blessing it could be.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Williams Family Update!

Wow! It seems like it's been forever since I've blogged. The Williams Family has been super busy.
Danny: Danny is still doing amaizng in school. He will be finished with his first semester mid December. He is doing wonderful in all of his classes and ready to move on. He is also doing a super job managing his Movie Gallery. His store is the top in the district, and that's great, considering it is also the smallest. He is definantely taking good care of the family and our future.
Marca: I am still staying at home with the boy child. I have also started babysitting a little girl a couple of days a week. She is a couple of months younger than Kirk, so we have a good ole time. If I get everything finished by the deadlines, I will be going back to school part time in the spring. I hope to be majoring in computer programming....as if I'm not busy enough.
Kirk: Our baby boy is growing so fast! He is now 6 months old. At his checkup a few weeks ago he weighed in at 18.5lbs and was 27.5in tall. He has 2 teeth coming in on the bottom. It seems like we have been in the Dr.s office atleast once a week for the past month. He constantly has ear infections and no antibiotics are working for him so we have an appointment with an ear, nose, and throat doctor in a week to see about getting tubes put in his ears. When he feels well, he is the happiest baby in the world. He is already into EVERYTHING and NEVER sits still. He is doing the "worm" all around the house and has started pulling up on anything the right height. We are going to have to tie everything down when he starts walking.
We are all looking forward to this holiday seasons and what these next months have in store!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Does anybody know what time it is? Does anybody really care?

There are many things that go on in this great world of ours that I do not understand. Physics, sea monkeys, rap music....But the concept of daylights savings time takes the cake. Yes, I understand the whole more sunlight more outside work concept. Benjamin Franklin had a pretty good idea back in the 1700s and I am sure it is great for the farmers of the world. However, I doubt that good Ole Ben had a 6 month old he had just gotten on a schedule when he decided to flip the clocks around. Not only all day Sunday did I have no earthly idea what time it was, Kirk still hasn't gotten used to the idea. For the past 4 or 5 days he has been sick (something between a mixture of RSV and the flu the best I understand) so the kid has had a hard time of it anyway. Then, throw in the fact that the time he is used to isn't the correct time anymore and we have a pretty hectic day. He doesn't know when to go to bed, when to wake up, when to eat, and when to nap. Maybe this isn't that hard for other people out there. Maybe there is some trick to getting the hang of this time deal. But for this family, we still aren't sure what time it really is!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We have had such a great Halloween! A week or so ago, we had a small party with my little sister and her boyfriend. Danny and I dressed up as Batman and Catwoman and Marlee and Michael were lumber jacks. We carved pumpkins, had a scavenger hunt, played "guess that body part", and played "Bobbing for Worms" (you play this by putting gummy worms in a plateful of coolwhipe and "bobbing" for them. At my house, something went wrong and there was a small coolwhip food fight between my dear husband and sister while her boyfriend looked on with a look of horror and disbelief. You gotta laugh it off though, right?) Wednesday night, we went to the trunk-r-treat at the Booneville ward and at Corinth. Kirk was able to see Grammy and Aunt Camilla, and Uncle Ben and James. We had a great time. Then on Halloween night we went trick-or-treating. Danny had to work, so my little sis went with me. She was a princess, I was a cat, and Kirk was little Charlie Brown again. We got to visit my parents and both of my grandparents. We even made the trip down to Baldwyn to visit Danny. It was a great night. Plus, to cap it off, Kirk started kinda-sorta crawling around. I give it another week before we have to do some major baby-proofing house rearranging! He's getting big on me!
The look of determination!
"I can almost do it, Mom!"
Almost there, kiddo!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Little R&R

Last night, Danny took me out for my birthday present. He made reservations at a Bed and Breakfast a little outside of Booneville. It was a wonderful place. There were 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a sunroom, a kitchen and dinning area, and a screened in porch. Grammy got to babysit Kirk, so we had the evening to enjoy ourselves. We went out and bought some snacks and rented some movies and just plain ole hung out. I even got to take a bath! (For those of you who have ever seen a trailer's bathtub, you know why this is such a big deal. I can barely fit my legs in our tub!) This morning, we got to sleep in (until 9:30) then woke up to a super cool breakfast. We stayed there for a few more hours. Danny even agreed to watch The Sound Of Music with me!!! It was a wonderful time away. We both got to catch up on each other and our rest. Plus, Danny pampered me and let me do whatever I want, even if that included eating ice cream straight out of the container. However, we did miss the Kirk boy, so we hurried over after lunch time and picked him up. Time off isn't the same without to kiddo there with us!

Friday, October 10, 2008

A Night At The Park

Danny and I decided to take Kirk to Kids Town a few nights ago. It was just getting dark and beginning to cool down. We got to swing a little bit then we loaded Kirk into his stroller and went for a walk around the walking track. My boys both had their twinkie hoodies on. I thought this was probably to greatest thing ever. I love my boys so much. Aren't they cute?

Baby Food


Baby boy loves his bananas!

Monday, October 6, 2008

One Year Older and Wiser Too...

This past Friday (October 3rd) was the our birthday! Danny turned 23 and I turned 22. We had a very strenuous day. We had planned a small party months ago, so I was pretty excited. I love birthdays and more than that, I love birthday parties! Well, about 2 weeks before our birthday, Danny found out that he had to work, but he was going to get off at 6, so we were going to do something when he got home. Then, on the Friday before our birthday, we found out that my mother was going to have neck surgery on the 3rd. So, that meant that Danny, my mom, my dad, and my sister were all going to be gone all day long. I have to admit, I was somewhat bummed out about the whole thing. Danny and I decided to have a nice little date night afterwars. So, I got a babysitter lined up (Gwen) and made some plans and got ready to go. Danny was supposed to be home right after 6, but he ended up being about 30 minutes late. There went our movie. Then, we had about 10 minutes left until we left and Gwen called. Camilla was stranded and she was going to have to go get her. So, there we were again with no plans. So I thought, where could we go that we could take a crying baby and not worry about distrubing people? A high school football game! We bundled up and packed up and headed out to the ballgame. Afterwards, I went to Walmart and bought a SMALL cake and we went to Sonic. My sister and her boyfriend sang to us and we even got to blow out the candles. Even though the day didn't exactly go as planned, we still had a great time. Danny got me a night stay at a bed and breakfast (yay!) and I got him the 2nd season of The Office. If that doesn't say birthday, I don't know what does!
The Birhday Family!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Family Update!

Tuesday we took the Kirk boy to the doctor for his wonderful 4 month checkup! He is now 15 lbs 6.5 oz and is 26 in long. Yay Kirk! He also got those great 4 month shots. Dumb ole mom forgot to give him Tylenol before hand and his was not a happy camper. Shots make him tired though, so he slept all the rest of the day.
Last week, Danny started his new job at Movie Gallery in Baldwyn. He got promoted from a regular worker at Booneville to manager at Baldwyn. He is also going to school full time for drafting, needless to say he has his hands full! We are so proud of him for all he does for our little family!
As for me, I am running the house while Dan is out. I'm doing to typical "wife" and "mom" chores, plus all the "husband" chores Dan isn't able to do. There is barely a spare minute at the Williams house!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Silly Tag

I stole this from the Sticklers, I thought it was funny.

1. Your rock star name (first pet, current car): Toto Stratus

2. Your gangsta name (fave ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe): Chocolate Stiletto

3. Your Native American name (favorite color, favorite animal): Red Dog

4. Your soap opera name (middle name, city where you were born): Jo Booneville

5. Your Star Wars name (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name): Wilma

6. Superhero name (2nd favorite colour, favorite drink):Purple Water

7. NASCAR name (the first names of your grandfathers): James Bill
8. Stripper name (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Fantasy Toffee

10. TV weather anchor name (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Walden Washington

11. Spy name (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Autumn Rose

12. Cartoon name: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now): Peach Jeans

.13. Hippie name (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Bread Dogwood

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Good Ole Wilson Family



Well, I guess I have never actually written a nice blog about the Good Ole Wilsons, so here we go. We were able to spend Sunday (grandparents day) with my side of the family. We ate lunch with my parents and my mom's parents. Then later on we went over to my dad's parents house. I really enjoy the time we are able to spend with them. There is no one more important in a child's life (besides his own parents) than the grandparents. I know what a great role my grandparents played in my rearing and my childhood. I will never forget all the times that I spent playing out in the yard and making mudpies for my grandparents. Nor will I forget the trips my grandparents took me on. That part of me I will never let go, for it has helped to make me into the person that I have become. I am glad to know that my Kirk and my future children have such wonderful grandparents and greatgrandparents (not just on my side of course, wink wink). I love my family and am thankful for them.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Getting back to the roots

This weekend, we had the wonderful opputunity to travel to Nauvoo, for the sealing of Mark and Kim. We anticipated that this was going to be somewhat of an uplifting experience, but we had no idea what amazing experiences we were going to have. Our first stop was in Carthage. We were able to tour the jail. Great-Grandpa Bunker at that time shared his most moving testimony with the family, drawing more than just a few tears. That night, we drove on into Nauvoo and got our first view of the temple, lit in its grandeur. After a quick meal, we were off to bed. This next morning, we were able to witness Mark and Kim's sealing. What a wonderful occasion. It was wonderful to have the family there and experience that event together. Later in the afternoon, we toured Old Nauvoo. We saw Joseph Smith's home, his parents home, his gravesite, and many other historic sites. We then went over to the vistors center. There, we watched the Joseph Smith movie. We have never been moved so much in our lives. We went later that night and watched a play about the early Mormon pioneers and their exodus out of Nauvoo. Over this weekend, I was made more aware than ever of the tremendous sacrifice of these people. Believe what you may about the LDS church, what those people went through was horrible and usually completely selfless. I don't know what it would be like to have to move, be tarred and feathered, or even killed for anything that I believe in. I am thankful for all the people in every aspect of my past that gave up for the things that they believed were right.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Payback is a baby!

This afternoon, Danny decided we should all go for a little walk around the yard. The ground here is WAY too unlevel to put Kirk in his stroller, so Danny thought it would be fun to try Kirk in his "backpack". He also volunteered to wear it while we were walking. He put it on and we made our way around the yard. By, I'd say, maybe the 3rd lap, he looked at me and said "I don't know how you did it." Yea, yea, yea, I know Kirk has nearly doubled in weight since he was born. But, Danny is about double as strong as I am. So, that makes up for it right? After about 20 minutes, Dan was pooped, so we made our way inside. 20 minutes at double the weight....does that equal a couple of months at half the weight? Kirk was also a good sport and let Mom take a couple of pictures of him. I particularly think that this one is very fetching!
I have decided, that, like Danny said, it was kind of hard (and heavy) to carry him around for 9 months, but, I would not trade it for a second. Just one look at that beautiful face, and I know I would have been willing to be pregnant for 9 more months (but thank goodness I didn't have to be! Whew!)!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


This is our newest family picture!

Thumbsucker



Ok, so I know this probably won't be so cute in about 7 years, but right now, I think it is kinda precious! He's been working on it since the day he was born, and today, he finally mastered the thumbsucking technique. So, at the request of Amanda, here is a picture of Kirk and his newest skill!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Meet Grandpa


Kirk got to meet his Grandpa, fresh back from Iraq! I am pretty sure they both liked one another quite alright!

Fun in TN

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to go up and visit the Pendleys in Oak Ridge. We all had a wonderful time. Kirk was able to meet his Aunt and Uncle and his 4 cousins. While we were there, we drove on up to Gatlinburg and visited the wonderful aquarium. This was A LOT more fun that I had anticipated. Kirk, being only 2months old, wasn't really caring much one way or the other. However, the other kids were completely fascinated. It was very entertaining to watch them look at all the cool fish. They had this neat little underground tunnel thingy. You were on a conveyer belt and it took you through the tunnel with fish on both sides and above you. They even had a huge tank of sting ray. We really liked it.



While we were there, the epidemic started.....the stomach virus. :-( Yuck! All went well for us, until after we got home. Nausea set in for me early Wed morning. We hurried Kirk down to his Mammaw's house so that he wouldn't get sick. About 2 hours later, Mammaw called. "Marca, do you have any clean clothes for Kirk? He's sick and ruined all his clothes." Sigh. So my mom kept Kirk until Danny left for work, then she kept me too. After Dan had been at work for about, hmmm, I'd say 3 hours, he called and said that he was coming home. So, he came and got me and my mom kept Kirk, while we wallowed in our sickness the rest of the night. However, it was only a 24 hour deal, so we were all better. Seeing Kirk so sick, it made us both realize how precious and fragile he really is. We gave him extra big hugs and kisses after he completely healed. The bad news is, my mom and dad got sick the next day. Then, that night, my sister threw up all over her boyfriend's truck. I think we have infected the whole Prentiss county region now. haha. Everyone is all healed up now and happy as ever. We can't wait to visit again.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Mark!

This weekend we went down to Starkville to celebrate Mark's 21st Birthday. It was wonderful to spend the day with the Williams clan. We went to church in West Point then on to Mark and Kim's apartment for lunch and cake. Kim made a beautiful cake, of a awesome gray color. We got to enjoy each other's company. It was very enjoyable. Happy Birthday Mark!

This is a special gift to Mark. I wonder who that could be?

Again, listen to this singing!

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What would a William's family blog be without a Kirk update. He has a new swing and he absolutley is in love with it. A majority of his naps are in there. He is growing by the minute. He loves to play with Mom and Dad and is cooing and giggling all the time.

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As always, here are a few pictures of the little man child.







Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2 Months Old!

On the 19th, Kirky turned 2 months old! I can't believe it. He is practically a big kid now! For all you moms out there, you know what 2 months means.......shots!!! :-( He took it like a trooper though. (I can't say the same about his dad. He squirmed all over the place and nearly cried himself. He's cute!) He only screamed for a minute, then he was fast asleep. He weighs nearly 12lbs and is almost 24 inches tall. That is above average for his age, so, of course, Danny says he is going to be an amazing basketball player. The little guy is now taking 5oz of formula.....every hour or 2. So, the doc said to mix a bit of cereal in there a couple of times a day. Maybe that means Mommy can get a nap in.




We took some pictures of him in his pjs last night and realized that his is growing way more than we realized looking at him every day.

We are looking forward to getting to see everybody this August. Kirk is dying to see his Aunt Amanda and all his cousins, he told me so himself. Not to mention all his good ole relatives to the West. He is super excited!

We have decided that our favorite time to take pictures and videos is bath time! So, here are a few for you to enjoy!



(notice the faux-hawk in the middle picture!)


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Oh, and Danny wanted me to post this so that everybody would know that he, indeed, does the dishes from time to time. Yay Danny!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Only in the Williams Family

Only in the Williams family would you hear a 4 part harmony come together to wake someone up and tell them it is meal time.....I love these guys

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Forth of July

What a great day the Forth was! We started off the day, glutting out on some mightly fine catfish at Mammaw B's house. Everybody was there, including our good friend Michael Byrd (who just so happens to be my sister's boyfriend). He got to meet the good ole family.
Me and Marlee got to have a great little photo op (except for the fact that she deleted them all, arg).
Later on, Dan went to work and my family came over and my other grandparents and we had burgers and home-made ice cream. Note to self......2 bowls of ice cream is MORE than enough. Strange fact, not sure if anybody knows this, but, ice cream has a bit of sugar in it. And, if one was to consume, say, more than 2 bowls, bad things like headaches, dizziness, and a really sad tummy just might happen. Then we shot fireworks. Second note to self.....never light the fireworks that explode in the air close to your viewing spot, debris just might fall in your eye and blind you.
Kirk seemed to really like his first Forth. The family seemed to enjoy him too!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Smiles!

We were talking just today about how everything babies do is so cute and amazing. This fact is absolutely true! How many of us ooh and ahh when our spouses smile or giggle? When our parents sleep more than 2 hours at a time, do we brag? Who out there sings a song, talks cutesy, or even cheers when it's potty time for our friends? For some of you, these things might actually happen, but for the most part, we only act this way around our dear sweet babies. Never in my life have I taken more pictures of one individual, just because he happens to be awake. Never has anything so trivial as a cute outfit, yawn, or growing hair caused so much commotion in a crowd. I have to say we are all lucky to have these precious little ones in our lives to help us remember how cute and amazing these everyday things that they do are. Here are a few of those cute and amazing moments little Kirk has given us we would like to share with you!

















And yes, we do think he is the best thing since sliced bread! ;-)