Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Since having a baby, I haven't had as much time to blog.  Instead of blogging, I (of course) want to spend more time with my precious little family.  So, you will probably be seeing more posts of this sort.  Ones that just recap what we've been up to with pictures. 
This is what I've been loving lately....

Somebody who is starting to LOVE their jumperoo!!
These Big Bright Blue Eyes!!
Lots of play time with this little monkey ;)
Saturday nights with good friends.  Jeni and Clay were in town and we grilled out burgers at Clint and Sarah's this past weekend.
These new leggings at Scarlet.  The skirt is attached and I snatched up the black and the gray pairs during my little shopping extravaganza!! LOVE THEM!!  :)
A fantastic hubby who watches our baby girl so this Mama can enjoy a mani/pedi and one
 hour massage.
These adorable monogrammed Easter baskets from Pottery Barn Kids.  Can't decide which one to get baby girl....
And the fact that we are one day away from FRIDAY!!!!!
Bring on the weekend ;))



Sunday, January 27, 2013

4 Months Old

Oh baby girl!! It's crazy to your Dad and me how fast you are growing!  I am a little late on this post, as you are about 4 and a half months now....  Could we please stop time because right now you are the biggest snugggle-bug EVER!!! We love it!   Here are some of our favorite things that you're doing....
Your are talking all the time and you love to hear that high pitch.  You have figured out that you're the one making that noise and you are so proud of yourself and again,  do it ALL THE TIME.
You've ALMOST rolled over from back to tummy twice.  You've rolled over from tummy to back once and haven't done it again.  You're SO close!!!
You often sleep on your side in the crib (truthfully, it kind of worries Mommy) but I can tell you will be a tummy sleeper when you get the whole "roll" thing down.
You're a ROCKSTAR SLEEPER and are now going down between 7 and 8.  Your bath totally soothes you and prepares you for bed.  You're sleeping until 5 or 6 in the morning. 
As far as food goes, you're still taking 6 ounces at each feeding.  You were spitting up a little after your bottles for a couple of weeks, but we made a few tweeks (such as sitting you up more while feeding you and making you burp no matter how mad you get when we take your bottle away), and you're doing much better.  (Thx Aunt Brandi for those tips!)

I love your smiles, you smile at anyone who smiles at you.  However, your grin is ear to ear when you see your Mommy or Daddy!!  It melts my heart!

We went to the doctor on Wednesday, and your stats were 80th percentile in weight and 50th percentile in height (which shocked us both, we could've sworn you were taller).  You received your 4 month shots and did great!  You are now in 6 months clothes.  Mama had to pack all your 3 month gear up and it made me so sad, but we are glad you're growing just like you should be!!

Every month gets more fun and we are so excited to see what the next 8 months will be like!




Monday, January 21, 2013

January Days

What Have We Been Up To You Ask???
 I was in Dallas last week for meetings....

 Matt and I had a night out to celebrate his birthday. We chowed down on some Bonefish....

 Mom and Dad came in town for a quick trip this weekend....

Little bit is growing like a weed and getting so BIG!!!

We've been staying super busy, but it's all good and exciting things!  Very thankful that our year is off to a fast and great start!!


Friday, January 18, 2013

To My Handsome Man....

Happy Birthday to my Handsome Husband!!
I fell in love with you when we dated long distance for 7 months.
I knew you were the one for me when we got engaged.
I promised to give you my everything the day we said "I DO."
I thank God every day for allowing us to share our life together.
And I fell in love with you all over again and (if it's possible) love you even more, now that we have Reese.  Seeing you with our baby girl makes me realize that you are the ONLY one for me!!!


I can't wait to celebrate with you this weekend babe!!!  And in the meantime, enjoy your birthday present!  :))

Friday, January 11, 2013

Our New Year

2013 is off to a great start!!  Our New Years Eve was perfect.  We enjoyed a quiet night in by the fire, ordered pizza, shared a bottle of wine, watched some football, and loved on our sweet baby girl.  Truthfully, I didn't want to go anywhere after being gone from the house for 5 days without any power.  I wanted to sleep in my bed (with our new king size heating blanket...HEAVEN), eat on our dishes, watch the big screen, and enjoy our warm couches. It's the little things. ;)

My half week back to work was great.  I'm quickly realizing that I am quite a fabulous multi-tasker.  I guess Moms have to be! I know it won't happen every week, but I checked EVERY SINGLE THING off of my to-do list before we left town on Saturday morning. A good feeling!!

We left for Monroe Saturday and went straight to the hospital to meet our new niece, Charlotte Claire Goode (AKA Charlie Claire).  She is the sweetest little thing in the world.  She weighed 8 lbs 5 ounces and was 21 inches long.  Reese is super excited to have 7 cousins now!!  Emily, Jack, Olivia Kate (7), Jack Henry (almost 6), and Sam Wyatt (4) are all doing great.  I think it's safe to say this little girl will be getting a lot of lovin'.

Sweet Angel 

 Two precious nieces

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


It's hard to believe that 2012 has come to a close.  What an amazing year!!!  When I think of 2012, there are two things that I will always associate this year with.  One is January 14, when my Papaw Garner went to be with the Lord.  The second is when we welcomed our sweet baby girl on September 12.  It's so strange how one thing can be so sad and the other thing can be so joyful.  This year has reminded me that the circle of life will always go on.  While Papaw's time on earth was done, another little life was just beginning.  I miss him often, and I can still hear his voice (answering the phone when I call). I do, however, find comfort in knowing he's in heaven watching over baby Jack and our sweet baby Reese.  There is no doubt in my mind he watches them grow everyday.


I thank God so many times a day for our sweet angel! I never thought I could love someone so much.  She has been such a blessing to Matt and me and I think we would both agree this has been the best year of our lives, because of her.  We had lots of other fabulous moments this year and I tried to capture them in pictures below.  Again, we have been so blessed and I pray the Lord watches over us and blesses us with health and happiness in 2013!!

Love this man!

   My favorite guy turned 35

We enjoyed a week at the beach

We loved spending a week in San Francisco
Then in Half Moon Bay, CA

Baby Jack was born in July

Kyndall and Blake got engaged!!

We celebrated our 3 year anniversary

Our little angel, Reese, was born

Proud Daddy

We had a great Thanksgiving with the Fitzgerald's

Reese's First Christmas
We count our blessings every day!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Eve

We usually celebrate Christmas as a family on Christmas day.  However, because of the weather, we decided to celebrate on Christmas Eve.  Dad and Landon closed the store (which has never happened as long as I can remember) and everyone came to Mom and Dad's early in the morning.  We opened presents, drank mimosas, enjoyed Christmas brunch, played with all the kiddos, took naps, and enjoyed warm soup and desserts for dinner.  Although I was sad that we would have to leave on Christmas day to drive back to Little Rock in order to get home before the winter storm hit, it was a perfect day.  *Warning...picture overload below*

 Mom made all of these stockings




 Sweet Daddy

Santa brought the kiddos a new kitchen

 Emma Grace loved helping Matt open his presents

 My beautiful little girl


 Bonefish gift card? Yes Please!!
 Getting some love from Mamaw




And the presents just keep coming...
 Baby Jack got a special edition RedRider BB gun


 We love to chew on our hands




 We all had such a great time exchanging gifts and were very blessed to receive such nice things.  But what matters most is that we were all together, making memories, and loving one another.  Thank you for a WONDERFUL Christmas, Mom and Dad!!!