Monday, May 31, 2010

Got Oatmeal?!

This boy LOVES oatmeal....might I ad that he had just ate his own oatmeal and then wanted Granny's!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

One year ago.....

I don't know why, but I was looking through my old posts.......
Almost one year ago from today we were getting ready for Bethany Christian Services to come do our home study for our adoption process. I blogged about it here. I know I say this all the time but God is so AMAZING! His timing is always perfect. Sometimes we don't understand why He does things, but I do get that He always has the best plan. I cannot believe it only took 2 months from our home study to have our son be placed in our hearts. We are lucky! This year we have been blessed with so much and I can't thank anyone but the man upstairs. God you ROCK!!!!!

This is Josiah at his placement ceremony! He was so tiny! I love him!!!!!!!

10 Months

Better late than never right?!?!

I canNOT believe Josiah will be a year old in less than 2 months! I am excited and sad all at the same time! I can't wait to see him grow up and watch him learn so many new things but on the other hand I don't want him to get any bigger. Time is flying by. SLOW DOWN a little please?!?
Getting Josiah to stay still for a picture is NOT easy these days! I put him in his crib to take his monthly picture and he crawls and climbs all over the place! So these two are the best out of 50 (no kidding). I am late as usual on posting but I thought I needed to do it anyway!
Josiah loves to be outside!! He would stay out there all day long if he could. I enjoy being outside too but it is so hot already and its only May! I got in my car the other day and it said 100! I can't imagine what it is going to be like in July.
As I said in my last post he has 3 teeth and is working on his 4th one. The boy loves to eat. He eats 4 meals a day and one snack. He thinks every time anyone is eating he should be eating too. He also thinks when someone is drinking he has to have whatever they are drinking or he throws a fit. We try to only give him water and apple juice but his wonderful grandparents like to give him sweet tea!
Josiah is such a sweetheart! He loves to give kisses! I hope he is stays this sweet forever! He is a momma's boy! Which I don't mind a bit, but he has gotten worse lately. He doesn't like to go to anyone but me. I just hope he gets out of this stage soon. I want him to LOVE everyone!! Ha..
Well, I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

3rd and 4th

This cute little guy is getting his 3rd and 4th tooth in. The 3rd one has broke through and the 4th one is right behind it. Josiah got a little cranky with his first two teeth but they didn't seem to bother him that bad. These new teeth or making him cranky and keeping him up at night! :( He has been waking up every few nights around 3:00 am. Hopefully the 4th one will come on in and he will start sleeping good again!
Look at that hair!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Amber and Will's Wedding

Saturday morning we got up at 7:00 am and this is what my view was! What I would do to see this every morning!!! It is absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! All the girls got up and took showers and then we headed to Amber's shop to eat breakfast! Ms. Cathy brought up the greatest breakfast casseroles I have ever eaten! (I feel like I'm always talking about food on this thing!) Anyway, I am going to get the recipes from her and make them one day!

After eating breakfast we had our make up and hair done. We got to the church around 1:00, got dressed and took a ton of pictures! Guests started arriving around 3:30 and I started to get nervous. I think I was more nervous than at my own wedding...not sure why?! I don't like people to stare at me....

Amber was beautiful! Lindsay and I at the hair salon

Me and Jaime

Josiah heading into the wedding. I was so sad because I didn't get one single picture with him. Mom left right after the wedding and I didn't even get to see him.

Josh and I after the wedding

Rach and I

Bride and Groom's first dance

Ms. Cathy H., Lindsay, Rach, Ms. Cathy A., me and mom

Rach, Lindsay, and I
The wedding and reception was beautiful and fun! Can't wait to hear how the newlyweds' honeymoon is going!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday night

Friday we had to be at St. Mark's at 5:00 for the wedding rehearsal. They had 20 people in the bridal party so it was fun trying to get all 20 of us to do what we were suppose to be doing. Then we went to Jackson's for dinner. I haven't ever been there because it is way outta my price range! It sure was delish though! We had such a great time!
Me and the Bride Me and Rach
Me and Wendi

Me and Lindsay

My love met me at Jackson's

Rach, me, Lindsay and Wendi

My heart

Me and Jaime

Oh My Goodness.....this dessert was the bomb diggidy! It was some kind of key lime something or another..I couldn't pronounce it....but it was sooooo good!

After we left Jackson's all of the girls headed out to the beach to put chair covers on all the chairs for the wedding. Amber had a suite for us so we all stayed the night and got up Saturday morning to get ready together.
I will post the pictures from the wedding either later today or tomorrow!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Amber's Bridal Luncheon

We had Amber's Bridal Luncheon yesterday at Hemmingway's on the beach! It was such a beautiful day! There was good food, good friends, good times, and a lot of picture taking as usual with these girls! Me and Jaime

Jaime, Rach, Me, and Amber

Jaime, Rach and me

Lindsay, Rach, Wendi and me

All the bridesmaids with the bride

Me, Wendi and Lauren

Rach and I

Jaime and Amber
Tonight we have the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner at Jackson's. All the girls are leaving the rehearsal dinner to go to the Hilton on the beach to put chair covers on all of the chairs and then we are staying the night out there. Tomorrow is the big day!!!! We will be up early to get our hair and make up done! I will post pictures of the wedding next week!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, May 10, 2010

1st Mother's Day!!

***Beware of a ton of pictures***
Mother's Day was better than I ever imagined!!!! I am so blessed to be Josiah's mom, he brings so much joy into our lives! I thank God everyday for him! I didn't celebrate just 1 day I had the whole weekend!
Saturday we got up early to take Josiah to the beach for the first time. Before we left Josh had a present for me! I had no clue what it was going to be. I opened it and it was a NIKON camera!!!! I was so excited, I have wanted one for years! So I charged up the battery and we headed to the beach. I didn't think Josiah was going to like the sand, but he didn't do too bad! He loved to watch the waves and I think he had a pretty good time! After we left the beach we met my mom and dad at a house that we wanted to buy. They loved it. We decided to go ahead and put an offer on the house. (we should find out today!) That evening Josh and I went to Sonny's BBQ and ate! Oh how I love that place! I could sit there and eat there garlic bread all night long!
On the way to the beach

Isn't this beautiful!! I am so sad that it might be ruined by the oil :(
In the car on the way home from the beach

Josh and I going out to dinner

Sunday we got up and Mom had made homemade cinnamon rolls! They were delish! We spent the whole day outside by the pool just relaxing not do ANYTHING!!! It felt so good just to hang out. I feel like ever since we moved home we have been on the go! We were going to go out for dinner, but we decided to just to cook. We had grilled chicken, homemade macaroni and cheese, homemade rolls and green beans! I am so lucky to have such an amazing mom! She is there for Josh, Josiah and I no matter what! She is SUPERWOMAN! I love her so much!

I am also so thankful for Josiah's birthmom! She was on my mind a lot yesterday. If it wasn't for God and her I wouldn't have been able to celebrate my first mother's day and I wouldn't have my beautiful son! I pray for her everyday and I hope that she is doing good! She will always have a special place in my heart. She is an amazing mom to love her child so much that she wanted him to have a better life than she could provide at that time.
You can't really tell in this picture...but Josiah is standing there all by himself! He can do it if he is playing with something, but as soon as he realizes he is standing there by himself he falls down. Josiah's playing in his pj's, getting ready for bed
I hope everyone had a great weekend and Mother's Day!