Monday, October 31, 2011

Fair 2011

Wednesday night Josh and I took Josiah to the fair!  These pictures are all out of order, but I don't have time to change them up!  Josiah had so much fun!  He rode everything!  I was a nervous wreck the whole time!  The first ride he rode was the ferris wheel!  I thought he would get up to the top and hate it, but I could NOT have been more wrong!  He loved it!  Josh rode all the rides with him and I went and fed the animals with Josiah!  We had a blast and Josiah won't quit talking about it!! :)  I may have lied to him and told him they were closed down every time we drove past the fair!  I know that is horrible but it can get costly!!!  We will definitely be going back next year!!!  Here are a few pictures!

We had a really busy and fun weekend!  I will share some pictures tomorrow!  Hope everyone has a great Halloween!  I can't wait to take Josiah to trunk-or-treat!!! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


This weekend I turned the big 2-7!!! 
I have really been wanting to go to Georgia for a mini vacation.  It is so pretty there this time of the year, I really miss the fall and the pretty colors!!  So my sweet, adorable husband is the best and decided that we should pack up and head that way on Thursday night!  I am so glad we went!  We had an awesome time!  Minus the whole getting pulled over in Alabama and NOT having my driver's license.  I think Alabama police officer are after me.  If you remember a little over a year ago one gave me my first ticket ever!  This cop let me go and didn't give me any ticket thank goodness!  If you see my driving down the road I will be driving like a granny from now on. 

We started out Friday going to Josh's old work to see everyone!  It was so good to see them!!!  We left Tyson and headed to Atlanta to the aquarium!  Josiah loved it!!!

 This was his favorite part!  You could stick your hand in the water and touch stingrays and little sharks!!  He would have jumped in and swam with them if we would had let him. 
                                                          Here he is touching a starfish!

 We had to go back to the stingrays so he could touch them again!!
Friday night we went out to dinner with some friends to a Mexican restaurant.  It was delish!  Saturday we headed to Burt's Pumpkin patch!  They had so many BIG pumpkins!  This little boy was excited!!!

 This is our pumpkin!  It's almost as big as Josiah! :)

Saturday night we went over to some friends house and Josiah played with a little girl Hollie!  I didn't take any pictures!  It is always fun to see him play with other kids!  Even if he doesn't like to share! We are working on that though!  We had such a great visit with some of our friends from up there!  I really do miss that place!  Can't wait to go back!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Last weekend

Last weekend we decided to take Josiah to a little festival at a school around the area.  He is all into "bestibals" (festivals)!  He thinks that every festival has a slide!!  :)

 They had this cute little hay maze and Josiah had so much fun running through it.

 Taking a break!  It was so hot that day!  We didn't end up staying too long!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


  • Josiah is sleeping in a big boy bed!!!  Well sort of...he has his new twin mattress on the floor and his bed is in a box in the living room that got delivered yesterday.  Hoping to get that put together this weekend!  He has slept in his big boy bed for two nights now and has done awesome!  First night went really well.  He played a little and then finally went to sleep.  Last night he did the same but didn't fall asleep on the bed..but on the floor!  He then woke up crying for some reason at 2:45 but went right to bed!  He is such a trooper!!
  • Josh and I cleaned our house from top to bottom on Saturday night.  We rearranged rooms and now have a baby room set up for a new addition in the future, a play room for Josiah, a big boy room for Josiah and moved around furniture in the living room.  We did this not only because it needed to be done but also because our homestudy for the adoption is soon.  It was rescheduled for Monday!  We will be doing some more cleaning this weekend!!
  • Josiah is really liking "cool" (School/Mother's day out)  He still cries when I drop him off but the teachers say he is fine once I leave!  I love seeing all the fun things he makes while he is there!
  • Josiah is talking so good now.  Repeating everything we say!!  He wears his ear muffs a lot...jk!  The other day my brother said something about screaming like a little girl and Josiah said "Bobby scream little girl!" it was hilarious!  He always says funny things.  I asked him the other day what he wanted to eat and he said "bugs"...boys will be boys! :)
  • He loves frogs.  We have to go outside every night so he can make the hop!  He even touches them...GROSS!
  • My semester is almost over and I can't wait!  I have been studying the last two days non-stop for my final tomorrow and then I have another one on Friday that I have not even started studying for!  Oops!  Late nights here I come!  Nights like these I wish I drank coffee..or coke...or something with a lot of caffeine in it!
  • Josiah has decided that he likes to run.  Well, since I have my lung issue..I cannot run after him and we have been trying to teach him that because I don't want to be somewhere and I can't run after him.  Well funny little story..well kinda...Josh, Josiah and I went to Sam's the other day and he took off.  Luckily Josh was with me, but he literally ran across the store, ended up at the jewelry counter where he climbed underneath it and would not come out.  Hopefully after our little talk that will be the last of it!  If not I will be the mom with the leash for my child.  haha just kidding!
  • I am planning a baby shower for Rach along with Jaime, Amber and Ashley!  It is going to be so cute!  I cannot wait for Rach to see all the cute things for her lil' baby girl!!!!!
  • My other friend Amber found out the other week that she is having a boy!!  So many babies and wedding happening soon!  Our group of friends have some type of shower/party/get together every weekend almost until January!
Ok..I think I'm not rambling!  Josiah is sleeping next to me and I am hoping he wakes up soon so we can go play!  Happy Tuesday everyone!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Peanut Festival

I love the fall!  When I was younger my favorite season was spring, because that meant beach weather!  Don't get me wrong I still like the spring, but I am starting to love the fall now that we have a child!  The festivals this time a year, the fair and halloween are so much more fun!!!  Last weekend we went with my mom, dad and brother to the peanut festival!  We had so much fun! As I am typing this he is sitting here looking at the pictures saying WEEEEEE now mom!

I don't have too much time to type and I know most of y'all are here for the pictures!  I hope everyone has a great weekend!  I have one more week of school and I am done this semester!!!  Thank goodness!  I am taking a break next semester and can't wait to just be a mom!!! :)  I will write a post about that later!  Have fun y'all!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Five Years Ago

Ok..I am going to try to make the short and to the point!  I just want people to know that God is awesome.  If you don't believe it you should read my story! 

Five years ago today my life was changed forever.  It was a bittersweet day.  I was rushed to the hospital because I passed out and Josh (we were only married for 6 months at the time) had to give me CPR.  I owe this guy, he saved my life!!!!  I stayed in the hospital for 30 days.  This was tough.  The first few days they ran tests and more test.  They didn't know what was wrong.  I continued to get worse and they didn't think I was going to make it.  My awesome close friends and family flew all the way to Missouri to see me.  I thought my last day was going to come soon.  I prayed and prayed.  The doctors finally diagnosed me with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and said I was going to have to get a double lung heart transplant!  HELLO?!  A what?!  Yeah I was scared.  The doctors talk to other doctors in different states that had dealt with patients with PH and found out there was a medicine that would help treat it.  I started the treatment right away and I also started feeling better right away.  It was great...the downfall was that I was hooked up to a pump that pumped  medicine in my central line 24/7.  I was not to be disconnected for more than 6 minutes or I could die.  I went home on this medicine October 31st. 

Since then I have switched to two different medicines and I am now on an inhaler and no pump!!!! YAY!!  I can go swimming and I am free of being on a pump!  God is awesome!  I'm not glad that I have PH but I am glad I went through that.  Sounds crazy right?  Well, it changed me.  I am now a better person because of that.  I try to take every second of everyday and live in that moment.  My life could have ended very quickly five years ago but some reason God wanted me to stick around for longer.  How much longer?  I don't know but I don't want to miss whatever he has in store for me.  I look at situations totally different now.  I sincerely love this life that I am blessed with and thank God every day that I am here.  Life is short so enjoy it while you are here!!!