Friday, February 25, 2011

Audrey and Ella

Audrey Christine and Ella Grace Walters will be making their debut sometime between now and March 15!! We are so excited and can't wait to meet our newest blessings! We are also praising God for allowing me to carry Audrey and Ella this long!!! My pregnancy has been hard from the very beginning and many times I doubted whether or not these babies would make it into this day I will share all of that on here but for now I wanted to share the news of their upcoming arrival! I am overjoyed, scared, nervous, and truly grateful for these miracles!!! I look forward to sharing pictures of them and introducing them when they arrive!! So, check back soon!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

We're back...... and more updates coming soon!!!

Cowboy Holden.....recent picture

Melts my heart seeing my boys!! Jack is such a sweet daddy!

Yes, it has been forever since I posted but A LOT has happened over the past 8 months!!! Don't worry....I am not going to do 8 months worth of posting!! I do have a few things to share and plan on doing so in a very condensed fashion as we are preparing to welcome our twin daughters into the world sometime in the next 4 weeks!!! Thought I would post a few pics of Holden. He is such a funny, smart, sweet, and ALL BOY boy!!! Discipline is becoming harder mainly because he has developed his independence and wants to do things his way at times! I spend my days tearing up at his sweet self, cracking up at his funny self, or wanting to pinch his little head off because of his testing mommy self. He is still such a joy and mommy's heart walking around with two legs!! I am trying to enjoy every minute with him right now. I am having that "mommy guilt" about how having two new little ones will affect him. I have been reassured that this is completely normal and that he will be fine!! I really think he will be a good big brother and helper! I am so thankful for my time with him, just the two of us, and but I look forward to many wonderful times we will all have once his sisters arrive! God gave me the desire to be a mommy and now He is blessing me beyond my wildest dreams!!! Praise HIM!!!!!!!
( I did decide to share some pics from the past months!)

Orange Beach Vacation-June

H is ready to go to the pool!

Holden and Anna Claire on our vacation....bff's!

Yes, that is my son giving Obama a high five. He was at Tacky Jacks in Orange Beach when we were. DON'T agree with his politics but how many people can say they high-fived a president??

July- just playing

August- School(mother's morning out) picture day

September-Holden came home as a squirrel...he isn't picking his nose!! I just snapped the pic as he was putting his hand up!

October- GO DAWGS!

October-Pumpkin Patch on mommy's birthday!
(excuse mommy...she had just had her pic/i.v. line removed two days before!)

Halloween!! Mommy and her lion

November-watching the DAWGS play on t.v. while enjoying some ro-tel dip!

November-Seeing Mickey Mouse with GG, Meme, and Mommy

Thanksgiving Feast at MMO

Thanksgiving Day- looking through the toy catalog to make his list for Santa!

December-playing with his Gator at Meme's and Boss' house

Building with blocks......loves it!

December- just chillin'

January- grilling while daddy grills(I LOVE this picture!)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Holden's Birthday

As I said in an earlier post, I can't believe my sweet baby is 2! We started the day with a candle in a donut hole( do hos as Holden called them) and singing Happy Birthday. I was too busy filming that to take pictures. Here is Holden when I went in to get him up that morning.

"NO photos this early mom....a fella needs his morning milk first!!"

We had Holden's birthday party at The Play Place in Ridgeland. It was sooooooo much fun! I was not stressed one bit and the kids really enjoyed themselves! Holden LOVES the Backyardigans so we went with that as a theme. Jenny Holloway did Holden's invitation(she did his last year!) and birthday banner and Emily Witcher did some thank you notes and treat bag stickers for me. They both have fabulous custom invitation, etc. businesses. I made the character cupcakes, cake, and cookies for the favors. Poor Holden's cake wasn't my best but by the time I had done the cupcakes and 50 cookies, I was running out of steam. He seemed to love them though! In keeping with the backyard adventure theme, the treat bags were filled with bubbles, play doh, stickers, sidewalk chalk, balls(4 boys) or paddle ball sets(4 girls), sunglasses-all of which are perfect for backyard adventures and a cookie and juice box for snack because at the end of every episode, the characters have some kind of snack. The stickers on the bags said "Some backyard activities just for to say thanks for celebrating Holden turning 2." Can you tell I got a little carried away?!?!? It is just so much fun celebrating your child's birthday!! I put together some photo collages to condense the number of pictures I took and wanted to share.(Double click to enlarge)

The precious invitation and banner! Thanks Jenny!!

Guests enjoying the play place


Birthday cake time!! Notice how happy H was when he blew out the candle.

Present time after nap....H passed out on the way home from the party.

Hanging out with family and Sara Chesley that afternoon!

Holden loved the juice boxes! We probably could have given him a case of juice boxes instead of anything else and he would have been happy!! I usually water down his juice so he was very happy to be getting "straight" juice. He had about 6 or 7 throughout the day. Let's just say he had a big surprise for me before bedtime! I love the pic of him staring at the juice box while sitting on the slide. That was his last one and I guess he was trying to enjoy it!

Disclaimer....I shared a lot of detail because we have lots of family that could not attend and I wanted them to be well informed!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Sixth Anniversary Jack!!

Tomorrow is our 6th anniversary so I decided to give my hubby some love since this is our "family" blog! It is hard to believe that 6 years have passed! I tell everyone that I knew that I would marry Jack before we even went on our first date..we had talked for about 3 weeks before our first date, and we talked about everything. He was the first person I felt like I could be myself with! I didn't have to be perfect all the time and he made me laugh.....both of which are still true today(he is good about making me laugh when I am upset with him about something....a trait he has passed along to Holden)! Jack is my best friend and I feel very blessed to have him in my life! A lot has happened in 6 years-completed med school, had our first child, moved three times, & started a residency program! I am soooo proud of Jack and it's neat to see his dreams become reality. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us! So, Happy Anniversary to my handsome, sweet, loving, smart, funny, & amazing husband!(great daddy too!) I loved you 6 years ago, but that love doesn't hold a candle to how I feel about you today! I love you!!

Honeymoon in Jamaica-2004

2nd Anniversary Trip to San Francisco-2006

Our life now-2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

MY BABY IS 2!!!!

Holden turned two on May 8, and it is still hard to believe that my baby is already 2! The past two years have been the most memorable, awesome, hard, special, blessed, humbling, and exciting years for Jack and me! We are just in awe of God's creation and how He chose us to be this precious little boy's parents. I have ALWAYS wanted to be a mommy. So when May 8, 2008 finally rolled around, I was the happiest mommy in the world. You always hear that the Lord has a plan and His way and timing is perfect, and when I look at Holden, I know without a doubt that is true.

May 8, 2008

May 9, 2009

May 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I know he is mine, but he is just so precious!

I have a lot I want to blog about but not a lot of time right now. So, I will just share a few pictures of my little sidekick. He turned 22 months on March 8! How can it be possible that my baby will be 2 in just two months?!?!?!? I promise I think my heart triples in size every day for him. We are so thankful for him! Hope all is well in your world!! :)

Holden LOVES cars, trucks, and tractors. Jack's old matchbox
cars are his favorite right now.

My little fishy! He LOVES his baths! We plan to start swim class
soon. I have a feeling we will be swimming a lot this summer!

Enjoying some ro-tel dip

Multitasking- doing a little farming, eating,
and television watching all at once!

Holden's new camera face.....every time I take out the camera, he makes this face and says,"Chess" which means cheese of course!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let it snow!!(February 12)

Friday was quite eventful around our house! Holden saw the snow first thing that morning through our backdoor and started sayng,"wow!!" I have to admit, I was thinking wow myself! Snow covered everything and was steadily coming down. It had been a long time since I had seen that much snow. So, once I had him wrapped up like a mummy in layers of clothes and his brand new rain boots on, we headed out. The snow continued to fall the whole time we were out there. Holden loved it! He ran around talking up a storm(not sure what all he was saying) and enjoyed throwing snowballs. I tried to build a snowman but my little helper kept knocking it over. I managed to build a tiny, pitiful looking snowman and snapped a picture of it before Holden knocked it over. Holden was NOT a fan of sitting in the snow. The snow was up to the top of his boots so that tripped him up a few times. We stayed outside a while and when I couldn't feel my hands any longer and the snow started falling harder, we went inside. Holden WAS NOT happy about that! He would stay outside all day, every day no matter what the temperature or conditions were if I would let him. I am really gad he loves being outside, but I didn't want my baby to turn into a popsicle! He stopped crying when I opened his Valentine cookie(yes, it was a bribe). He and I sat on the kitchen floor, watched the snow fall, and enjoyed the yummy cookie! I love watching him experience things each day, and I am very grateful I get to!!

Smiling a big smile(although you can't see it)

Snow was a boot deep! :)

Not a fan of being in the snow

Poor snowman

And poor Holden!

Cookie made it all better!