Thursday, September 30, 2010


I try not to vent on here, because who wants to hear someone complain when everyone has their own issues?!?!

Yesterday was very eventful! We were suppose to close on the house at 2:00.

While Josiah took his morning nap I got ready and was about to do some stuff online for work. I got on the computer and the internet wasn't working. No big deal...I just would do the work another day. This went on for a little while..didn't think too much about. I thought maybe Cox (our internet company) was just working on something and it would be back up and running shortly.

Anyway, I say all of that because....

Guess who also has Cox Internet???? The company that was finalizing our closing. So they called and told us we had to push it off till 3:00. At 2:00 they called us and said to come in and they would start the paperwork but they still didn't have all the information because the internet was still down. 1.) What in the world did we do before internet and 2.) who waits till the day of closing to get all of the information??? So we ended up being there at 2:30-5:30.

But we are HOMEOWNERS even if it took forever!

Last night we took our refrigerator over!
Tonight I am going over there to tape off the living room so I can paint tomorrow!
Sunday we are moving everything in!!! YAY!

Sorry for the complaining! Promise not to do it again anytime soon!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


  • Monday we had our walk-through on our house! Everything looked perfect except some paint needed to be touched up here and there..No biggie! We had an issue with a pipe hanging outside of the house that looked super tacky, but they promised to fix it before we move in!
  • I started working again today! I know what you are can I be away from that cute little face?! Well....It is only ONE day a week! Haha! I know I don't know how I am going to be able to do it! My friend Rachel's dad needed some help around the office so I am going to go in one day a week and work a little from home here and there. I am super excited about it! Everyone needs extra cash these days!
  • SOOOO....the most exciting part of this week is that we close tomorrow! At 2:00 we will own our 3rd house! Luckily we sold the first one and we rent out the 2nd one! I can't wait to own a house in Cantonment! I'm so excited to make it our "home" where our friends and family can come hang out!

LIFE IS GOOD! (I might not be saying that this weekend while I am unpacking, but it will be worth it)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Seafood Festival

Josh had to get up way too early to go take a test for a class that he is taking at UWF. While Josh was gone Granny watched Josiah so I could clean and wash some laundry. After Josh got home and Josiah got up from his nap we headed over to our house to look at it one more time before we have our walk through on Monday!

Look at all of that hair! I don't even know what to do with it anymore - I guess we will have to cut it soon! But he is so stinkin' cute!

This is our house completely done!! It is beautiful! Well at least I think so!
Josiah had so much fun running around the house checking things out..

They both had to check out the bath....

We are in trouble. He can now reach the doorknobs and can almost open them!

Once we were done at the house we headed downtown to the seafood festival. Not my cup of tea since I don't like seafood..but we had a lot of fun and Josh thought the food was pretty tasty! I'm not a fan of sooo many people in a small area but I'm glad we went!
They had an area for kids which I thought was pretty neat. There were a ton of dogs there jumping in a pool and of course this lil' guy enjoyed watching them.

I realized when we left I didn't get a picture of Josh and Josiah so this is what I got! I love downtown and the way the trees fall over the walkways!

I hope everyone has had a great weekend so far! Tomorrow I'm going to hang out with some of the girls while Josh and Josiah go watch football! GO EAGLES!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I'm trying to be a better blogger....

I got up and took Josiah to the park and brought the camera so I could take some pictures of him! I decided to take my old camera so I wouldn't have to carry my big camera around while chasing Josiah. Well, the old camera just wouldn't cooperate and take any good pictures so I have NOTHING. I don't know if it is because I am use to the awesome quality of my new camera or if something is wrong with the old camera. But I don't have any evidence of going to the park.

Josiah wasn't too sure about the park. I have taken him to a park before and he ran around but he just isn't sure what to do. I am hoping that the more I take him the more he will enjoy it. We stayed for about half an hour and then headed back to the house where he enjoyed playing with the water hose, as usual! (this is why the kid never has clothes on...he always gets them wet with the hose!)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

House and Baby Fever

You know how I said in the last post that I had a little bit of baby fever....

Josh and I have been saying that once we move into our new house we would start the adoption process again! Well, our closing date on the house is September week from today! Woohoo! I can't wait to move in..I just wish I could snap my fingers and all the boxes be unpacked and everything be put in the right place.

Anyway, I was looking at the Bethany Christian website last night and decided to go ahead and send an email to let them know that we wanted to start the process again! I know Josiah is still pretty young, but they say once you have a child it usually takes longer to adopt the second one. I thought if we go ahead and start the process again maybe by the time he is two we might have our second baby! I can't wait to see what God has in store for us this time around!

Georgia Trip

So I was a horrible blogger this weekend and didn't take very many pictures...I don't know what my deal is! I always have it with me, but I guess I am too busy running after Josiah to take any pictures.

Josh was going to try to get off early on Friday so that we could go ahead and leave to head to Cumming, Ga. We were a little worried if we left before dark that Josiah would be miserable. Josh ended up getting off at 12 so we packed up the car and headed out around 1:00. Josiah totally proved us wrong because he was perfect! I had tons of toys, snacks, and drinks for him! This is what we did most of the way.....
For whatever reason he had fun putting my "clock" on his foot and then taking it off! Hey, whatever makes him happy!

We got to Ken's (Josh's friend) house right around 8:30 there time. We hung out, put Josiah to bed and then went to bed ourselves.

Saturday morning we got up at some Chik-fil-a for breakfast and then went to Walmart to get some food for our cookout! We were having chicken, hot dogs, macaroni -n- cheese and baked beans! My friend Andrea wanted to try to make her Aunt's banana pudding so we bought the stuff to make it too. It was really good...
After we made the mac-n-cheese and the banana pudding we went to the pool for a little while! We had a lot of fun just sitting around relaxing!

Later that night Brad, Lindsay and their little girl Hollie (so cute) came over and cooked out with us. Josiah liked giving kisses to Hollie...
Sunday was a very busy day!

Our friends Stacie and Matthew (they were in our adoption class) just received there baby last Friday! I have been praying for them so much it was really great to see God work out every little detail for their family!! Andrea and I went over to meet baby Cole Sunday morning! Josh and Josiah were going to come with me, but Josiah had a runny nose so I didn't want him to get Cole sick. Cole was absolutely perfect! I am so happy for Stacie and Matthew! I was in tears when I read the email that Stacie sent out about being chosen by Cole's birthmom! Cole was so tiny and I definitely got a little bit of baby fever!
After we left from seeing Cole, Josh and I had a cookout with our old Church group! Man do I miss them! It was so good seeing them! Josiah had so much fun playing with a little girl named Macy. They would chase each other around and Josiah would just laugh and laugh. This was Josiah right after we pulled out of their driveway...he was worn out...

We left the group's cookout around 5 :00 and then headed over to Alicia and Zach's house. They were also in our Church group but they couldn't make it to the cookout because they had company in town. So we stopped by their house for a few minutes! Josiah was very cranky because he only got a 15 minute nap in the car.

We left their house and had one more stop for the day. Josh's old co-worker Mike and his wife Katie asked us to stop by. We hung out their for about 45 minutes and Josiah was so tired so we headed back to Ken's to put him down for the night. (I'm tired just writing about all of that..Whew!)

Once we got Josiah down Andrea came over to Ken's to help me bake cookies for Josh's old work. They love my cookies (I honestly think that is the only reason why they miss us! HAHA)!

Monday morning we got up, got ready and headed to see everyone at Tyson. Josh wanted to see everyone and I promised I would take them cookies! We stayed there for a little over an hour and then we headed into Atlanta for my doctor's appointment.

My appointments were finally over around 2:00 and we were Pensacola bound! The trip back wasn't as good as the way up because Josiah didn't take a nap but it wasn't too bad. I had an awesome time and can't wait to go back in 3 months!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Josh's Birthday continued......

Saturday night Josh and I decided to go over to Malbis to eat dinner. We ate at California Dreaming. It was awesome food, good atmosphere and a heck of a good time! We usually go out to eat somewhere that we have been 3879 times so it was nice to go somewhere new. We will be going back though since it was so good!
Here is a pic of us as a family before we left... Sunday we got up and hung around the house. As I have mentioned Josiah likes to play outside every waking moment. His favorite thing to play with is the hose.
It scares us because he gets so close to the pool so we are always right by him....

Josh was close to the pool....too close...and he fell in! HAHA!! I was going to help him but I had my camera in my hand and I couldn't take the chance of him pulling me in too! So he decided to stay in and let Josiah get in with him!
I heart this picture...
Sunday afternoon we went over to Josh's parent's house to celebrate Josh's birthday. We had a great BBQ and watched football! Too bad the Eagles lost! :( Oh well maybe next week!
Here is Josh, Josiah, Taylor and Samantha (our nieces)

I can never get a good pic of all three of them and this is the best one yet!

I know this cake doesn't look the greatest...but I have to admit it was delicious. I know what you are thinking...I made Josh a pink cake... Well strawberry is his all time favorite so I tried a new recipe that has real strawberries in it and I could have devoured the whole cake myself! (and I'm not even a big fan of strawberry cake!)

I am spending the rest of the week trying to pack for our little mini vacation to Georgia on Friday! I'm stressing out a little because we haven't traveled with Josiah since we moved back to Pensacola. It should be interesting. I can't wait to see everyone and enjoy a little away time!

Saturday, September 11, 2010



We got up this morning and went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast!

Josiah was so good at breakfast and enjoyed eating pancakes, sausage and hash browns! The boy loves to eat!!! After we got done eating we were going to take Josiah downtown to play in the water fountains, but when we got there they weren't turned on. We decided to get out anyway and let Josiah run around. He had a blast running after the "bir" (birds)! He was so cute! We will definitely be making a trip back down there soon! It must have worn him out because he has been out for awhile now!

I think after Josiah wakes up from his nap we are going to feed him so lunch and then go over to our house to see if they have put the carpet in yet! Time is just flying by! Before I know it we will be unpacking! I told Josh yesterday I get really excited when I think about moving in, but then I remember I am the one that will be unpacking all of our stuff! Oh well, it will be worth it! :)
Josh and I are going out tonight for his birthday dinner. He will not make up his mind where we are going so I guess we will see!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! We are!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pretty Little Liars

My life has been pretty boring lately! I think work is finally over so hopefully I will be taking more pictures of what is going on. We have a busy next three weeks and I can't wait for the fun to begin! Josh's birthday is Saturday! Next weekend we are going to Atlanta for 3 days and then the following week we are closing on our house! WoooHoo!

My friend Wendi kept telling me that I needed to read the Pretty Little Liars series. (There is also a TV show about the book on ABC.) I'm not a real big reader so I kept blowing it off. I have to have a really good book that catches my attention or I will never read the whole book. Well when I went to Atlanta for my hospital stay a few months ago I decided I was going to have plenty of spare time on my hands to read. Wendi brought over two of the books (there is 7 or eight I think). When she gave them to me I thought that I may get through one of them by the time I got back to Pensacola. I was wrong....I finished the first one before I even got to the hospital! I am now on the 6th book. These books are the kind that you keep saying ok I will read one more chapter and then put the book down..ok maybe after the next chapter, you know what I mean? If you have time to read 8 should read this keeps you guessing!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Weekend so far...

I can't believe it is Sunday already!!!!! Here are just a few pictures of our weekend so far....It is so hard to get pictures these days because Josiah is running around and I am usually chasing him. So please forgive me for the quality of these...I just whipped out my blackberry today and took a few pictures.I thought this picture was hilarious. Josiah loves to drink..he would probably do it all day long if I let him. (The lid was on the drink and there wasn't anything in it but ice.) As you can see he had his own juice back there but he didn't want it..he wanted the Whataburger drink. This is our kitchen!!!! Mom, dad, my brother, Josiah and I went and looked at the house after we left from lunch. I didn't have my camera with me so I didn't get any other pictures. Josh and I are going to try to go back when Josiah wakes up from his nap so I can get some more pictures.

One more day and its back to work for another week or two. Josh has been so busy at work lately that his boss told them they had to work Monday. I guess it will be just me and Josiah tomorrow! I hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Another pictureless post

Happy Friday!

I had to go to work for a few hours today, but I first went and picked up my first paycheck in a year! Wooohooo! :) it's not that exciting, but it feels good to make a little money to help out. After working a little bit I came home and now I am sitting here doing NOTHING! Josiah is napping so I decided to relax!

I am so excited that we have a long weekend! I don't have to work on Monday and Josh is thinking about taking the day off too! We have a ton of plans! Tonight when Josh gets off from work I am headed to Ruby Tuesday's to eat with some of the girls! Tomorrow I am getting my hair cut and highlighted and then we have a cookout to go to and Chris and Crystal's. It is Crystal's last weekend in town :( I will write more about that later when I get the pictures on my computer. Not sure what our plans are Saturday night..I think Josh has some fantasy football stuff going on. Sunday we will probably go over to Josh's parents house for a bit. Monday I am hoping to sit by the pool and just enjoy the day!

Well, Josiah is waking up from his nap! I hope everyone has a great long weekend! :)

Sorry my post have been boring! I promise pictures as soon as I get a chance!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Josiah has always loved the dogs! He has just started playing with them a lot! It is so funny to watch him! :)