Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Chop chop

So, this is the vainest thing I think I've ever posted. I got my hair chopped off Monday. Not to say that I think that I'm the most beautiful person in the world, but it's amazing what a good haircut will do for one's self esteem. You can also see a little bit of the baby poof going on there in the tummy region, just a little bit, but believe me, it's there!

Monday, December 28, 2009


I can't believe that it is already over. I love Christmas so much. Here's a run down of our exciting Christmas this year. We started off Christmas eve at my Grandparents house. Food was yummy and the family was great. It is always nice to visit with my cousins and my grandparents. Afterward, we headed home and did our little family Christmas eve rituals, including hot apple cider and "The Night Before Christmas". Then, Santa came, and boy did he deliver. We got way more than we could have asked for and the smile on Kirk's face was the best gift I've ever gotten. After our Christmas morning stuff, we headed down to my parents house for more gifts and sausage balls, my favorite. Again, more great food and family. We got to come home and play with our gifts just until lunch when we went to my other grandparents house for lunch. Yum! Turkey, dressing, vegis, home made banana pudding, and chocolate pie. Oh, and biscuits! I'm salivating just thinking about it. Our food had barely started digesting before we headed down to Iuka for a Williams Family Christmas. Dito on the food and family. I think I ate enough pretzel salad for everyone there. We were running around like crazy, but this has been the most relaxing and happy Christmas I can remember. It has really been all about my family and just enjoying every single moment with everybody. I am so grateful for how blessed our little group has been. We have more than we deserve. I hope everyone else had an equally awesome and fantastic Christmas! Enjoy the pictures!

My favorite picture of the holidays! My boys cheesing it up in their pjs!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mommy Update....

Sigh, had to go back to the womens center last Thursday. More contractions..... Stayed there for 5 hours and got some good news. No more bed rest! The doctor essentially told me that some ladies just have contractions and that I wasn't going into labor, so no big deal. Plus, it looked like I was going to have them if I was on bed rest or not, so free at last! As soon as I got home, I scooped Kirk up and squished the poor boy as tight as I could. It feels really good to be able to do as I please. I am really super grateful to all my family and friends that helped out so much. Between my mom, Danny, and Gwen, I was alone for about 30min the whole 2 weeks. Plus, my relief society people brought in some delicious food! Danny even took a few days off work (gasp) to take care of me and the kiddo. I have a little over 3 months left and I'm going to try and keep little Joey (tentative name) baking for as long as possible! In the mean time, I'm squeezing Kirk and making (and eating) lots of Christmas goodies!

Friday, December 4, 2009

what a day!

Well, this morning I woke up with, what I thought was, a bad tummy ache. I kept thinking it would get better, but instead it kept getting worse. So, I called my mom nurses for their assesments. They both suggested that I go in and get looked at, just to be sure. But, wouldn't you know it,my doctors office is closed on fridays. Urg. So, I load up to the er in tupelo (45 min away). I get there and thet tell me they can't see me because I'm more than 20 weeks. So, they send me over to the womens hospital. By this point I'm really embarassed because I'm convinced its something like gas and they are going to send me away laughing. So I get all hooked up on monitors and tests start being run. Turns out, I was having contractions every 3 minutes off and on. Great. Also, I had a nice little kidney infection. But, good news is that I was not in labor and it doesn't look like I'm going to be anytime soon. Nontheless, I'm at home, "staying off my feet" for the next little bit. What fun. But, the whole thing made me realize how delicate the whole pregnancy thing is. I am so lucky to have already had one healthy baby boy and am thankful that this other little guy is doing well too. Actually at the moment I think he is using my tummy as a punching bag, what a great feeling. I am also really grateful for all my family and friends that checked in on me. Its nice to feel cared about. So, here's to the start of taking it easy and growing this kid the rest of the way!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Good Ole Days

I'm stealing these pictures from my sisters blog. Old pictures make me crazy happy.

My grandparent's "wedding picture". She was only 16. (She turned 17 three days later, she always includes that fact in this story.)

This isn't an old picture, but this is them about 55 years later (and the Kirk boy), thought you'd like to see.

Mammaw and Pappaw

Pappaw, Mammaw, and my cute Daddy.

This is my grandmother, her sisters and one of her brothers....the two little kids are cousins or something. Mammaw is the one in the dress.
What a beautiful time.

Sorry Mark....

My husband made me post this, as Jimmy so lovingly puts it, molestache.

Question for you moms out there...

It is too cold for the little asthma kid to get out of the house very much. Any suggestions for fun indoor activities that would occupy an 18 month old? I found a bunch of stuff that would be great if he were just a little older. He is super duper hyper ALL THE TIME and he needs something to keep his little hands busy so he doesn't pull over the tree or unload all my cabinets more than once a day.

Drum role please.....

It's A Boy!!!
I guess we beat the odds this time. Every single person we knew said there was a girl in there, but nope, they were all wrong. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. When I found out Kirk was a boy, I thought "What in the world am I ever going to do with a boy?" But, now I know, and I love it. Not that I don't want a girl, I very much do....someday... I am in love with my baby boy now and I am really looking forward to his little brother! Plus, that means I don't have to buy new things for this kid, a major plus, considering we live in a matchbox at the moment. Side note, Danny got transferred to the Movie Gallery in Booneville, which is about 10 minutes away from home!!! (Tupelo was nearly 50) We are very thankful for this little guy that is baking away at the moment and for Kirk. He got to see baby Wyatt this past week and he didn't try to beat him up or anything, so that's a good sign, right?

Dance! Dance!

We cannot get enough of this dancing man! Danny had tears in his eyes from laughing so hard at this.


Thanksgiving was great this year!! Lots of food and lots of family makes for a wonderful time. We started off the day at my grandmothers for Thanksgiving brunch. I ate way too much here, as usual. I went back for seconds and even thirds. I had eaten way more than my daily allowance, and it was only 10:00am! After that, we loaded up and went to the Williams' house. It was packed full of all of our favorite people, and again, I ate way too much. But, hey, isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about? I only took a couple of random pictures from there, but I think the ones from my grandmothers summed up the day, "Let's Eat!". On a more serious note, I have so much to be thankful for. Family, health, and jobs are right there at the top! Can't wait for next year!