Sunday, January 29, 2012

Project 365

Week 4

If you are wondering why I dont have many pictures of Hunter, well he doesn't like his picture taken and he usually busy doing something else.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


This is 2 month old Maylee, her mom is a friend of my sister-in-law. Earlier this week she was napping and suffocated. She is at Children's Hospital in Birmingham Alabama and needs all the prayers she can get. Her condition is not good. Please keep her mom,dad,and two brothers in your prayers.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tornados again

As most of you know, April 27th 2011 was a horrible day for the state of Alabama, tornadoes ripped through the state killing hundreds and injuring even more. Many people were left homeless and had nothing but the clothes on their back. These kind of things make me so sad, I live 30min from Tuscaloosa and my parents live in Hueytown about 5min from where the tornado hit Concord and about 10min from  Pleasant Grove. So when the weather man started talking about more tornadoes on January 22, I was scared! I woke up at 3am to my phone ringing,it was my sister-in-law telling me to call my parents because the tornado was headed towards Hueytown. I didn't fall back asleep until 6am,by that time it had hit Oak Grove, Centerpoint,Clay,and I think other areas. My mind kept thinking how devastating this was and how it had not even been Nine months since the tornadoes in April. My heart hurts so bad for these people,and I even had a mutual friend and her family lose their home and cars. Sometimes we start to wonder why these bad things happen, but all I can think of when I start questioning is OUR GOD IS GOOD AND HE IS GOOD ALL THE TIME! It reminds me of a song called THROUGH THE FIRE

So many times I’ve questioned certain circumstances
Or things I could not understand
Many times in trials, weakness blurs my vision
And my frustrations get so out of hand
It’s then I am reminded I’ve never been forsaken
I’ve never had to stand the test alone
As I look at all the victories, the Spirit rises up in me
It’s through the fire my weakness is made strong

And He never promised the cross would not get heavy and the hill would not be hard to climb
He never offered victory without fighting but He said help would always come in time
Just remember when you’re standing in the valley of decision and the adversary says give in
Just hold on, our Lord will show up and He will take you through the fire again

I know within myself that I would surely perish
But if I trust the hand of God, He’ll shield the flames again

And He never promised the cross would not get heavy and the hill would not be hard to climb
Just hold on, our Lord will show up and He will take you through the fire again
Just hold on, our Lord will show up and He will take you through the fire again

So when we become frustrated to why these things have hammered our State two times within the last Nine months, we can always remember that we are not alone and our Lord is right by our side helping us through.

The Christian Service Mission has set up a page for donations you can click HERE to donate.

They have agreed to donate $25.00 to the Christian Service Mission for every blog post written by someone who was directly or indirectly impacted by the 2011 and/or 2012 tornadoes. You don't even have to live in Alabama!
 All you have to do is write the post (go here  for instructions), then comment on their page and let them know about your post. Their goal is to donate $1,000 by March 1!

This is a great way to help the state of Alabama


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Project 365

Week 3

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Looking Back

Today I found my 11 week ultrasound pictures from my pregnancy with Harper, its hard to believe that this month it has been 3 years since we found out I was pregnant with her. My pregnancy was not very fun, I was sick for the first 12 weeks. After that I was ok until 28 weeks when I started contracting and had to be put in the hospital to stop labor,I was 2cm at 28 weeks. I made it to 35 weeks and 5days and my doctor decided it was time to get her out,at this point I was 4cm. I look back and think how everything went by so quick. She is now a almost 3 year old...where did my baby go? I love watching both of my kids grow and learn new things,I just wish it didn't happen so fast!

it just doen't seem like its been three years!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Project 365 week two

I'm a little late but this is week two.

sleeping dog

playing with our cousin

sibling love

my silly girl

getting ready for a bonfire at CCA

more smiles from Harper

Birthday party time

Friday, January 13, 2012

Looks like her mommy!

I posted this photo on Facebook today and my grandmoher couldn't tell if it was me as a child or Harper. I guess thats how much we look alike. Im going to try and scan a photo of me at this age and I will post it.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Project 365

So there is this app for the iPhone called Project 365. You have a calendar and you add a photo everyday. Some of you may have seen this going around on the blog world too. So each week I will post my photos for that week and then at the end of the month I will post the whole month! Hope you enjoy!

Week one:

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Upward Basketball

Hunter is playing Upward Basketball this year and had his first game this past Saturday. He really enjoys playing! He is # 12

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy 2012

We have had a great first week of 2012. Hunter went back to school and I'm pretty sure he was happy to see all of his friends.

2011 was a good year,I don't think anything happened that I can complain about. We welcomed our nephew in April and celebrated lots of milestones for both kids. Harper got a great report from the cardiologist and we are giving God all the glory for her health! We did lose our sweet dog Haley to a snake bite and we miss her everyday, we have gotten a new puppy and love her alot! So heres to a great 2012! As long as I have my precious family by my side I'm happy!

I have learned that dwelling on the negative things in life do nothing but cause more pain and worry, focus on letting go and letting God is a great way to start a new year!

Here are some pictures of our new year!

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas Day

Ok let me just start this post with saying that I feel like the worst mom ever...the kids woke up at 7:30am on Christmas Day and my camera was in the car, I didn't want to miss a moment of them opening gifts so I just used the video camera instead...I KNOW I KNOW! I feel so bad but I do have it on video and in my thats all that matters. They were so excited to see what santa brought. Hunter got, clothes,basketball shoes,new dvd player for the car,movie,ds and wii games,baseball glove and baseballs,rolling suitcase with his name on it,lego holder for all of his legos,itunes card. Harper got, barbies,innotab,rain boots,tricycle,dressup clothes,movie,new dvd player for the car,pjs,princess suitcase. I know it seems like HG got more but Hunter got an Ipod touch for his Birthday in September from us and a 3ds from my parents so there really wasn't much he asked for. I was sick with a cold and felt horrible so after opening gifts and playing for a while Mike watched the kids and let me take a nap...after my nap we all got ready and headed to my mom's parents for our annual Christmas Party!

We are so grateful for all of our family and the time we get to spend with them. Every year I look forward to going to both sets of my grandparents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...its always been that way and I hope my kids will have great memories with their grandparents like I do!
                                                    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!