Thursday, March 20, 2008

2 Months of Brody Goodness

Brody is 2 months old already! I can't believe how fast the time has flown by. We have had so much fun with him so far. His little personality is starting to come out. A few noticeable things:

  • He is starting to smile..but not in response to us. He smiles at the ceiling fan mostly. But its adorable.
  • He has starting a little "talking" - cooing, gurgling, squealing.
  • He hates having a wet/dirty diaper. (and really, who enjoys sitting in their own mess?)
  • He still loves his bouncy seat...sometimes he'll be crying like crazy and we put him in the seat and he's perfectly content. It's crazy!

Today we went in for his 2 month checkup and for shots :(. He was such a trooper! He cried a little when they first stuck him each time, but was fine after! He weighs 10 lbs 10 oz and is 22 inches long. He's in the 30th basically that means he's a little guy. And I love it! He has had tons of tummy issues...lots of spitting up, painful thats meant lots of late night floor pacing to get him to stop crying. The kid is a Mylecon (gas medicine) junky! I feel like things are getting a little better though. He's still fussy...a lot. But we are all adjusting and learning how to make him happy. Enjoy the new slideshow. He's changed so much since the last one! I also included a couple pics of his room. (there's like 26 pics...I went crazy this time!)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Up and Running!

Check it out! I've only got a few designs up..and only one category. But I'm excited! I will have more designs up very soon...birth announcements, shower and party invitations, and more!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It's Tagging Time Again!

(I like this asks more questions)
10 years ago:
I was 14. I lived in Lumberton and was a freshman in HS. I had braces the first half of the year. My hair was always curly because I don't think Chi's had been invented yet..or at least my hair lady didn't fill me in on the secret. I think I hated hs at this point. I had to take P.E. that year..thats why I hated hs. All we did was walk around the gym for an hour. It was so lame. The only days I liked were during baseball season. If there were tournaments going on at our school, the P.E. teacher would let us go watch the games. I don't know if I liked them because I liked the games or if it was just an escape from the mundane walking in circles. And I think I might have had a crush on one of the players. Nothing really exciting went on 10 years ago in my life.

Things on my to-do list today:
1. Laundry
2. Finish cleaning the living room (but I got distracted by my email and then I saw I had been tagged by Leigh Ann)
3. A little design work
4. Balance our checkbook
What would I do if I suddenly became a billionaire:
Tithe (and more), Start funds for our children's college, invest for retirement, buy a decent sized house that we can grow in (nothing over the top), I would want matt to stop working..cuz he could since we have billions of dollars..then we could see him all the time, open a stationary shop (with a photo studio in the back), be able to give and help people anytime they needed

3 of my bad habits:
1. Picking at my split ends
2. Telling Matt how to drive
3. This is a new one...when people are talking to me, I move my lips with them, as if I'm saying it for them. Its so weird. I used to be annoyed when people did this to me.

5 Jobs I have had:
1. The Gap..junior year of HS (hated it)
2. Limited year of HS (The WORST job in the world..little girls running around spraying glitter lotion all over the place and then telling their moms when you asked them to stop...HORRIBLE!)
3. Loupot's Bookstore in college. Great place to work and meet husbands!
4. Wired Ranch Advertising..internship in college. Lame. thats all i can say
5. Citibank. My real job after college.

5 Things you don't know about me: (I hate this one..I never have anything good.)
1. I REFUSE to eat any form of meat on a bone. (no fried chicken, turkey legs, ribs, ANYTHING)
2. I don't eat watermelon because I hate picking around the seeds. I'll only eat it if someone will pick the seeds out for me. I guess I could always buy a seedless watermelon..but I'm so in the habit of not eating it, that I just prefer not to at all.
3. (I'm already stuck..can't think of anything.) Oh, I'm obsessed with organizing things. I love to buy cute baskets, cubes, any storage items to keep my house organized. However, I feel like I'm always organizing because I get tired of the way I had previously organized. I think its a sickness.
4. I'm obsessed with stationary. I am constantly designing stationary (greeting cards, thank you notes, note pads, invitations, etc). I want to have my own line that is sold in stores. I just don't really know how to go about that. (My dream would be to have a cute little shop..see billionaire items above)
5. Ok, sorry if any of you mothers do this, but it totally grosses me out to see kids/babies out in public with snot or old food all over their faces. I realize when you have multiple children its not as easy to keep them clean every second, and maybe I'll change my mind when I have more kids. But right now, I have to make sure Brody's face is clean before we go anywhere. I'm so glad his little eye is clearing up so he doesn't have dried junk on it all the time.

I'm not sure how many people to tag, so I'm going with a few: Kirby, Heather, Lyns, Ashley G, Sarah Shalley

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Us!

(That was Then)

(This is Now)

I can't believe it's already been 2 years! We've had a wild ride the past couple of years. I feel like we've been through and done more than some people do in 5 years of marriage. But it has all been worth it..the good times and bad. The Lord has blessed us TREMENDOUSLY the past 2 years and I know He has even more incredible things in store for us for the next 50 years. I look forward to everday with you, Matty. Thank you for the husband and father that you are. I couldn't have asked for a better man to spend my life with. I love you!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I had so much fun revamping our blog. I did some research and learned how to put the different backgrounds on the outside edges (or anywhere) and change the template up. You have to get into the html code and everything. Did you know that people make money by designing blogs for other people so they can have cuter blogs and headers than what the templates offer? Sweet! Of course my wheels started turning when I figured out how to do this.

Anyways, hope you like our new look. I love brown and tourquoise!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Quick Slide Show

Here is a quick slideshow of Brody. Still not much to update..He's 6 weeks old and growing so much! I don't know exactly how much he weighs..but he's getting heavy! He's starting to smile a little..but I haven't been able to catch it on camera. Ummm...I can't think of anything new he's doing. Hopefully soon I'll have something interesting to put up!