Thursday, April 28, 2011

Alabama the Beautiful

Whenever I hear on the news about tornadoes in The Plains and the destruction that they leave in those cities, it just seems so far away. But yesterday those same storms ripped through our beautiful Alabama. There isn't one person that hasn't been affected, whether they know or know of someone who is either missing, homeless, or has lost their life. This morning I woke up just thanking God that my little family was safe. I can't imagine being seperated from Maggie or Eric, not know where they were or even if they were alive. Thankfully no one in my family or friends I know directly have been effected, but these parents looking for their children in Tuscaloosa just hits too close to home.

Days like these make you rethink everything. Our Lord, who says "Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," is and should be number one. And our family and friends who we share this life with become even closer and irreplaceable.

We are praying, praying, praying.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Easter morning we got up and went to church for the first time in way too long. Just like a lot of people I'm sure. We visited a church that a couple of our friends go to and we loved it! Hopefully we will start making that a habit on Sundays. Maggie had only been to a church once when she was really little so she sat in the sancuary with me...but yesterday she had to go to the nursery. She did great! She gave us a weird look as we left but the ladies in there said she was such a good and happy baby.

we didn't get Maggie a lot for Easter because she has a birthday coming up soon
we got a couple of sippy cups with straws, a new movie...the bubbles are from a prize at the Easter egg hunt, and her lamb is what she got for Easter last year, but since she wasn't born yet I thought I could give it to her again :)

I was torn between two dresses for Maggie to wear for Easter. One was a smocked dress that I love and want her to wear for something before she out grows it. The other was a cute little dress that my Memaw got that matched our cousin, Ava Reese's. Well Daddy said that the smocked dress looked too "poofy". So we went with the other one. Of course I didn't get one picture that entire day. That just seems to be what happens on holidays! Maggie got her dress filthy when we went Easter egg hunting so I had to put her in her smocked dress to take some pictures of her today. Let's just act like this was Easter morning...

she wasn't in the mood...

look what we randomly found...

I hope everyone had a great day! Happy Easter!

Monday, April 18, 2011

11 Months

Maggie is now 11 months old! I can't believe that in one month we will be celebrating her first birthday. I guess I need to start on that! Maggie has definitely developed her own little personality, she pitches fits, snatches things, and knows what she wants! She has learned to wave bye bye, which she does to everything and everyone. She still isn't trying to walk, but I'm not really expecting her to until her birthday. Maggie still weighs 21 lbs (same has when she was 9 months). I guess she is just growing taller, but I haven't noticed her getting any thinner! I just noticed the other day when her hair was blowing in the wind how long it was getting! Her new favorite foods are green beans and Cheerios. We are exclusively using sippy cups now...even at night! She really didn't seem to notice the transition, but when our cousin Westin was over last week he had a bottle and Maggie was not very happy about it.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Trip to the Park and Bad Weather

My cousin Claire and I decided to take Maggie and her dog, Aubie to the park the other day. She loved it! She loves being in a swing. Last weekend she was pretty much in a swing all day and she was so content.

It was a beautiful day but that night some nasty weather came through. Thankfully nothing big came of it. Since my sister is home alone with her kids and a little girl she keeps sometimes she decided to come over and wait the storm out with us. AND I was keeping Eric's niece and nephew while their parents went to see a friend. Needless to say it was a little chaotic.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mama's Girl

Maggie is going through a clingy stage. She wants me sitting in the floor when she playing, and follows me whenever I leave the room...she has even crawled up the stairs after me a couple of times!

Spring is Here!

I am so excited that the weather is finally warm! We celebrated by getting some yummy strawberrys and planting some flowers this weekend..

she can pretty much eat anything now because she has SIX teeth!

this was the best I could get!

Oh Maggie...

Last week was my first week at home with Maggie since she was 4 months old. I am blessed that I am able to stay home with her now, and I have to keep reminding myself of that throughout the day because she is so destructive! I guess I just haven't seen the worst of it on the weekends because we are usually busy going and doing. Now I know what her babysitter dealt with everyday!

and as I'm blogging she has stolen my cool ranch doritos and eaten/smashed them into the carpet! haha I was wondering why she wasn't bugging me!