Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mr. Talkative

I have been slacking and have not uploaded the other pictures from Rach's shower..but I will soon!  It turned out perfect and I want you to see everything! 

  • Josiah is so funny lately.  He will just out of no where say "I like ______".   He usually says "frogs", "mommy", "daddy", "bugs", "fire trucks", etc. 

  • He has been talking more and more and I love having conversations with him. 

                           Me:  "Josiah, are you going to go see Santa and sit on his lap?
                           Josiah:  "Yep"
                           Me:  "What are you going to tell him that you want?"
                           Josiah:  " truck, tree house, trash truck, bike, and dump truck."

I can't wait to take him and see if he actually sits on Santa's lap and tells him what he wants. 

  • If you know Josiah you know that he used to be very shy.  He was that kid that never wanted to be held by some random person.  Well, times are changing.  I picked him up from school the other day and they said, "man he can talk!"  I think we are in trouble!  When we got home I was talking to Josiah and this is what our conversation was like...
                          Me:  "Did you have a good day?"
                          Josiah:  "yes"
                          Me:  "Were you good?"
                          Josiah:  "no, teacher said inside voice."
                          Me:  "Were you loud?"
                          Josiah"  "yes!!"

I am so glad he is out of his shy stage!!!!  I may regret saying that in a few months!!!  Haha!  I hope everyone has a great THANKSGIVING!!! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Rach's Shower Part 1

Saturday was the  day ever!  I was helping throw a shower for one of my best friends, Rachel, Josiah had Ella's birthday party, we had a couples shower for Laura and Stan, and Josh had a man shower to go to for Chris!  It was busy but very fun!!!  Here are a few pictures from Rach's shower!!  It turned out perfect! 

The mom-to-be with her niece!

Rachel and her mom with Berkley

Four generations - Rach, Meemaw, Ms. Cathy, and Berkley

Ashley, me, Rach, Amber, and Jaime

We played a game where we showed them a little picture of a baby and they had to draw the picture on the top of their heads and whoever was closest to the actual picture won a prize.

 I will post pictures about the decorations/details later!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
          Proverbs 17:22

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ava is ONE!!!

Our friends' little daughter Ava turned ONE this weekend!  I can't beleive she is already one!  Here is the post from when she was born!!! Amanda and Matt had her birthday party at a park and it was so much fun!  If Josiah's birthday wasn't in one of the most hottest months I would definitely think about doing his party there next year!

How cute is Ava in here little birthday outfit!?

Here is the birthday girl and Josiah

Cute decorations that Amanda had

Little Ella playing

Josiah and Garrett had so much fun just running around!  It is so much fun to watch them play together!

I would have to say that Ava LOVED her cake!!! 

After the party Josh and I dropped off Josiah at my parents' house and we headed out for a date night!  We had so much fun!  We went over to Malbis and ate at California Dreamin'!  That place has the BEST salads!!!  After that we came back in town and went to the movies.  We went and saw Jack and Jill.  It was a little funny, but don't waste your money going to the movies!  I had so much fun with Josh!  --we always have fun together but it was so good to be able to eat and talk without being interrupted!  This morning we tried to sleep in.  I woke up at 7:00 and started cleaning and let Josh sleep in.  We were missing our little man so by 10:00 we were picking up him up!  I hope everyone has an awesome week! 

I have Rachel's baby shower that Jaime, Amber, Ashley and I have been working on.  We have Ella's birthday party (that I am going to have to miss, but Josh is taking Josiah), Laura's and Stan's couple baby shower, and Chris' man shower on Saturday.  So we are very busy next weekend!  Can't wait to see all my favorite people! 

Rated R (lingerie shower)

Lindsay's soon-to-be sister-in-law's threw her a lingerie shower last weekend!  It was a lot of fun!  I found this cute little idea on Pinterest...but I changed it up quite a bit and added by own little sayings that I felt fit the bride-to-be!

Panties in here wedding colors - "To last all the way to old age - starting with your wedding day.  Here are panties for every season - a sexy underwear display."

Dental Floss - "We have a pair for your wedding night (its dental floss) put this on and show Chris who is really boss."

Red - "Red ones for the honeymoon that will make Chris go BOOM - we hope you see the rest of the place and actually leave the room!"

I can't remember what panties I bought for this, but find something sexy -"For your first big fight - put this on and Chris will forgive you by the end of the NIGHT!"

I found some undies that said "kiss this" - "For the 1st Anniversary - you'll be feeling naughty.  Christ won't believe his luck for marrying such a hottie!"

Baby Pink and blue panties - "When the timing is right for you and Chris (and don't be saying maybe) You'll wear a little pink or blue in honor of your baby."

Florida Gator panties from VS - "We know you love Alabama's crimson and grey, but put these Gator colors on and MAKE Chris' day!

Leopard Print - "After 10 years of married life, you'll be going strong, but if you need a boost, just put this beauty on."

Sparkly panties - "When your years of wedded bliss become the big 2-5 just slip this sexy number on and keep the sparkle alive."

BIG GRANNY Panties - "Finally when you are old and grey, with these you don't go wrong.  Sorry Chris, but at that age, she just won't wear a thong!!"

Aren't these cookies cute that Heather and Katie made?!

This was the only picture I got of Lindsay (except for when she was opening gifts).  We were playing a game where we had to ring the banana!  Heather and Katie did such a good job on all the decorations and the food was amazing!!!!! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Josiah-isms 1.0

Josiah is always saying funny things.  He keeps me laughing throughout the day and I want to remember these little things.  They may not be funny to you, but I would like to write them down so I don't forget them!  I try to keep a little note of what he said so I don't forget them.  Here is one from yesterday:

We have a Thanksgiving sign on our front door.  Yesterday Josiah was asking about it.  We had a Halloween one on there and he was saying "Happy Halloween".  I told him that one was for Thanksgiving and I went into what Thanksgiving was all about and started listing things I was thankful for.  I said I am thankful for God, Daddy, Josiah......etc.  He said and for MOMMY!  I said you are thankful for mommy?  And he said yes, and hop hops (frogs) and bugs!!! 

Gotta love him!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cell Phone Pics

Today was a great day with my little man!!!  We stayed home all day with the exception of walking over to the park!  He has had this train for awhile and just started playing with it again!
The weather was absolutely gorgeous today!  We played in the backyard this morning with my other children (the dogs)

Josiah LOVES bugs.  Frogs.  Cats.  Any animals really.  I am not a fan of bugs.  They don't freak me out.  I just think they are dirty.  But guess what?  Josiah likes to pick them up...dead or alive.  He even asked me at one point if he could eat it.. GROSS!  Boys will be boys!

This isn't a cell phone picture.  But, if you like Taco Bell's sauce you HAVE to try this!  They have it at Walmart and it tastes the same as it does at Taco Bell.  I don't think I will ever go back to Taco Bell since I can buy it at the store!

Hope everyone had a great Monday!

Friday, November 4, 2011


I don't know about y'all but I am over Halloween candy!!!  Ugh.. I have eaten so much my "fat" jeans aren't fitting.  Don't act like you don't have "fat" jeans.  We all do!  The only thing "fat" jeans are so loose anymore!!!  So what did I do?  I decided to take most of our candy..except for Josiah's favorites to Josh's work!! :)  They thought I was doing them a favor when really I was doing myself a favor!! HAHA! 

Josiah is still not sleeping well.  Remember when I posted this?  I haven't figured out why he isn't sleeping good.  I think it's is just because he doesn't like to be by himself all of a sudden.  We have tried everything!  It is getting very old, but I keep trying to tell myself that it is just a phase!!!  We will eventually figure something out!..hey may or may not be napping next to me as I type this...

When did life get so busy?  We have something planned for every weekend for the rest of the year.  Some days we have multiple things to do such as baby showers/birthday parties/wedding showers, etc.  I am loving it though!

I started trying to potty train again.  Yes again.  The first time didn't last very long.  He was over it.  I was over it.  This time hopefully it will work but I don't far not so good.  We will see.

Josiah is still going to "school" once a week.  He always says "Mommy, I no like school".  This breaks my heart.  I don't want to send him somewhere that he doesn't like to go but he really does like it once he is there and after he cries for 20 minutes.  Sigh.

Enough rambling!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

One.More.Thing.....We had our second homestudy on Monday it went pretty good!  We meet again on Tuesday and then I have to finish our profile book and then hopefully we will start waiting for baby #2!  WooooHOOO!!!!

Ok ok..I forgot something.. I actually posted this already but coming back because I have something somewhat funny for my records.  Josiah threw up for the first time the other day.  If you know me...I canNOT do throw up.  I haven't thrown up in like 6 years and before that it was like 10 years.  Anyway...I ran out of Josiah's oatmeal so I decided to fix him some of Josh's sugar free kind.  Well, I asked him to take a bite because he wasn't eating any of it.  Well I will NEVER make him eat something again.  He took a bite and threw up.  Gross I know..but I have to tell y'all this...I let it sit there for a minute while I gathered my thoughts.  I went and grabbed my yellow kitchen gloves, some high scented chapstick to put under my nose and i put my shirt over my nose.  I know..a little dramatic but I did not gag or get sick!!  Hopefully we don't have to go through that anytime soon!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month

"Bound by love, joined by hearts, sent from heaven, a gift from God"

If you know our story, we have been touched by adoption.  In 2009 God blessed us with a sweet baby boy, Josiah!  If you want to read about when we were chosen you can click here.  We are currently in the process of trying to adopt our second child!  We are not sure what God has in store for our family but we trust Him.

Before we started our first adoption both Josh and my family had been touched by adoption.  My dad was adopted and Josh's cousins were adopted.  Once we started the process we heard from many other people about their adoption stories in their families. 

I asked that you please not only pray for our family, but pray for the birthparents, other families that are adopting, the children that are involved, and our adoption specialists! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lindsay's Shower

Most of you know my BF, Lindsay, is getting married in January!!!!  Well wedding festivities have started and I can't be more excited!  I love seeing her happy and it gives us all excuses to see each other many times over the next few months!  Saturday the 29th our friend Amber through a very cute shower for Lindsay and it was so much fun!!

Here is Lindsay and Jenny

Lindsay and Me
Amber had all of us fill out Mad Libs and we had to read them out loud.  It was hilarious!  I am thinking about doing some of these at Lindsay's bachelorette party!  We had so much fun!!!
Sweet Carter man came to the shower!  He is such a good baby! 
We have a group of girls that have been friends for about 15+ years.  We started a tradition after my wedding that we all wear the same garter on the day we get married.  After each person gets married they sew on a piece of ribbon that is their wedding color.  It started with my wedding (black), Rach (red), Jaime(brown), Lauren(yellow) and Amber(teal)... now its Lindsay's (pink) turn!  Here is Lindsay opening the garter and reading the little note! :)  I love that we have such a close group!!!! 
Here is the cute invitation
Mrs. Cathy (Lindsay's mom), Lindsay, and Lindsay's Aunt!!!

How cute is this "S"

               Rach and Amber are 3 weeks apart!!!  Rach is having a girl and Amber is having a boy!!!
Here are some of the girls at the shower...  Jaime, Me, Rach, Jenny, Lindsay, Carter, Wendi, Lauren and Amber

The shower was adorable!!!  I can't wait for the rest of the festivities and I definitely can't wait until Lindsay says "I DO"!  Next on the list is the lingerie shower Saturday!  I have the cutest gift...come back next week and I will share it with you! ;)  I need to start working on it!

It's a bird...

It's a plane....
 It's SUPERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!....or Clark Kent!
 Is he not the cutest Clark Kent ever!?!  We got him dressed and headed to Rachel's church for Halloween!  They have trunk-or-treat, slides, hay rides, and food!  We had a good time! 
 Rach and Bryan!  She was dressed up as a cupcake!

After we left the church we headed back to our neighborhood to walk around.  Josiah had so much fun and loved seeing everyone dressed up!  I decided that he would be Clark Kent because he didn't have to have an actual costume!  I don't know if he would have worn a costume..he is weird about stuff like that.  Everything I bought he could wear again somewhere else!  I hope everyone had a great Halloween!  I am ready for all of this candy to be gone!  I think I am going to send most of it to work with Josh tomorrow before I gain 20 lbs!