Thursday, April 22, 2010

Birthday Celebration

I just realized I forgot to share with the world my amazing Birthday cupcakes from a place called Frostings. Who knew cupcakes could be so amazing ;) Thanks to Ross, Alyssa, and Elisha for throwing me a Birthday dinner!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Can't get any sweeter than this...

You know, I always thought I'd be a good mother and love being one but when the time was near I often wondered if I'd live up to my expectations. I'm so thankful that I can say I LOVE BEING A MOMMY! Sure I miss being able to sleep in as late as I want and doing things just for me, but they don't come close to fulfilling my life like this sweet angel does.
My best friend just today pointed out how I look different in pictures now, not in a bad way, but that I look content and happy with my life. She hit the nail on the head with that one, I am so happy with life right now. Life seems normal with Brooklyn in it, I can't imagine it any other way. I'm so thankful that Jordan and I were able to slip into parenthood so seamlessly. And it's true, seeing Jordan holding Brooklyn or coming over just to give her a kiss just because melts my heart. It's in those moments that I fall even more in love with my family and realize just how blessed I am. As most of you know, I wanted a baby for a while before I actually was pregnant, but I wouldn't trade my journey for anything. I appreciate what I have so much more because of it and I don't take a single moment for granted. God gives each of us a different path for different reasons and I am so thankful for that, it would be too boring if everybody went through life the same.

Jordan is finishing up work in North Carolina and I've almost got our house put together down here. It's been nice to have time with Brooklyn just to myself but I am looking forward to her daddy being back :) I can tell life is only going to start getting better and better as Brooklyn grows. Her little personality is blossoming and she is exploring her world a little more each day. I look forward to taking advantage of the next 8 months with daddy here before we are on our own for 8. Hopefully we'll get to take her to the zoo and aquarium and all the fun things that you can do with little kids :)

Here are a couple more pictures of my little angel :)

I think I'm going to have a little stinker soon :) She's already started to get this little sassy, bossy squeal. She only busts it out on occasion but boy is it sassy!

Ah I just love my baby girl more than words can describe. I'm SO SO VERY BLESSED!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Here are some photo's to catch everybody up on the last month or so. Now that I'm closer to being unpacked I should be able to keep up with this much better.
Maverick likes to make sure we know that he's there too, every time we give Brooklyn attention.

See, I told you :)

Trying to keep Lil Miss happy while I worked on unpacking.

Now isn't that just too precious :)

Near Miss...

So we've made it to Long Beach Mississippi! We live literally two minutes from the back gate which is fantastic for grocery shopping :)

Jordan still has three more weeks in North Carolina so Brooklyn and I here trying to get the house all put together. I'm trying to be super motivated to get it all done, but I'm usually really focused for one day and then kind of slack the next :)

We've recently busted out the 3-6 month old clothes for Brooklyn, kind of sad to be putting away a whole bunch of clothes she barely wore! Brooklyn is getting more and more interactive which is so much fun, she laughs, talks, and smiles all the time. Still trying to get a naptime routine established, from what I hear naps can be difficult for most mothers.

Now getting to the subject matter of this post, our near miss: My Birthday was Monday and my dear friend and current neighbor, Elisha, brought over a little cake for me while I was feeding Brooklyn. So I answer the door to a cake lit with candles and my friend singing Happy Birthday, well, caught up in the moment I forget that Maverick would also get excited and he sneaks out the front door. I frantically try to call him back into the house because he isn't wearing his collar. He comes back pretty easily but then he hears little Miss Emma squeal and tries to go back outside. Stupid me, I try to stop him with my legs and while I did manage to keep him inside, I also went tumbling to the ground with my child in my arms!! Thank GOD she didn't hit the ground or even get upset, but my bum and knee are both covered in bruises. It really was quite funny if you really think about it, except for the fact that I had Brooklyn in my arms.

Oh and to top it off that night Miss Brooklyn also decided to poop in her bath!! I tell you, life is never dull once you have children in it :)

I'll get pictures posted soon, but for now I must try and be productive while the little one naps (yes she just went down like a good girl!)