Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More Pictures

I said I wasn't going to post so many pictures...but I just can't help it since I haven't blogged in such a long time! These are some of my most favorite pictures that I have taken of Caleb. Hope you enjoy!

ready to play!

reading his book to me

precious face

look at those eyes!

...and that face!!

Long Time

Oh my heavens! It has been such a long time since I've posted anything! I guess the most recent news is that my nephew Caleb is one year old now!! That is so very hard to believe -- it really feels like not long ago we were headed over to the hospital to visit him in the NICU every weekend. It does not seem real that he is finally 12 months old. He is doing absolutely wonderful -- growing like a weed and cutting teeth (4 now, 2 more about to come in). I won't post all the pictures I've taken since I last blogged, but I'll put some of my favorites up and some from his birthday party.

stuff from his hospital days

time to to dig in!

he wasn't too sure about it!

...and the aftermath...

opening presents

...more presents!

he loves books!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Caleb "Blowing Bubbles"

I was holding Caleb yesterday and he started doing this -- and I was just dying laughing....and he kept doing it. I knew I had to get it on video, but I was afraid that if I put him down he would stop. Well, he didn't!!! It is hilarious!! You can't help but laugh!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

...well, today isn't my birthday, but Wednesday was and I had one of the BEST birthdays every! There wasn't any party or big ta-daa...just hanging out with friends and a family dinner. I spent Tuesday night at Sherry's house just hanging out with her and the kids while Ricky was manning the fire station. Then Wednesday, I went with them, Braden, Austin, and Jessica to a free movie in Anderson. And when we got back, Sherry suggested we take the kids on a picnic. So she scrounged up some sammiches ;) and off to Chau Ram we went -- even though it looked like the bottom was about to drop out of the sky! We had a GREAT time!! Megan wanted to "hike" one of the trails, so off we went...and if you know anything about Chau Ram, then you know about the bridge. Well, me and that bridge didn't get along so well -- it is a suspension bridge and the kids were rocking it and I was freaking out! Sherry was laughing at me so hard she about peed her pants! LOL. Anyway, I got some cute pictures of the kids and we had fun just hanging out and laughing at each other!!

Later on, my sister and BIL took me out for a birthday dinner and mom joined us. They asked me where I wanted to go, and I decided on Applebee's. We had a great time there too. Got some great shots of me holding Caleb -- and I have to admit, I look GOOD in these pictures! ;) haha. Like I said, this was really one of the BEST birthdays I have had -- there wasn't any hoop-laa about it...just some good clean fun with the people I love!!!

Braden and Seth


Megan and Braden

Seth, Megan, and Braden


walking across the bridge.

holding hands.

Sherry laughing at me.

ready to walk the trail.

follow the leader.

kids playing on the rocks.

Chauga River

Chauga River

Caleb and I


standing up on the table.


chewing on his fingers.

look at all that drool/sugar!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

9 months

Here are some updated photos of my little nephew Caleb who is 9 months old today...and by looking at him now, you would NEVER know that he was 3 months premature!!! He has 2 teeth now and nibbling on anything he can get his hands on!! SO cute! ;)

look at those baby blues!

he's getting SO big!

told ya!

...droopy eyes...


I AM A CHRISTIAN. I love the Lord with all my heart, soul, & mind. God has really blessed me more than I could ever imagine, but the truth is that Satan HATES me!! I face struggles & temptation every single day of my life; but no matter what happens, I still strive to do the will of God. Because I put my faith & trust in God, He has provided relief for me & my family time & time again! God never fails to comfort & remind me of His promise that “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). There have been countless times that I did not deserve God’s grace & should not have been granted mercy. But He has granted me mercy & forgiveness, as well as goodness & grace -- all for the purpose of sharing it with those I meet along the path of life. Some days are better than others, but you always have to remember to keep pressing on! Keep praising HIM & He’ll never fail to bring you through the storm.