Wednesday, January 21, 2009


ok ive been told its time for a new post so here i am. Our life has been a little hectic the last few days. Of course its my own fault b/c i decided out of the blue that my house needed repainting. First off is my master bedroom. The painter called late last nite and said he would start today so we had to move furniture...who would have known the nastiness that layed under that furniture so i had to last minute clean baseboards and the floors. Well the new paint looks great...bad news is that the newly painted walls now reflect the needed to be badly painted ceilings. Also, it turns out my new paint color does not go with any of the current decor. So this leaves me with the next project...redecorating the master bedroom. Gotta love a project! It appears i thrive on projects. Let me recap the last 4 years: engagement, wedding planning, moving Todd in, selling townhouse, building a house, getting a dog, moving into a house, getting another dog, getting pregnant (gotta love that project!) getting rid of the dogs, planning for baby, taking care of newborn, going back to work, planning 1st bday party, and here we are feeling the need to have a project. Hey i figure this will keep me occupied for a while and keep me from getting bored and thinking i need another baby! Booger has been soo funny lately. He is gabbering NON STOP. i cant really say talking b/c there are no audible words coming from his mouth. He mainly calls his Gran on the phone and she is a good sport and talks back to him while he blabbers. He just loves when there is a voice on the other line. Ill try and get it on film one day...its precious. He has been taking golf lessons from his daddy, i filmed his first one and will post it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Date Nite

Thanks to my wonderful parents Todd and I now get one saturday a month for Date Nite!! So last night was our first one. Dont get me wrong we have gone out without Barrett many times (even for a night away!) but this is something that we are officially starting. We dropped boogie off and headed to Dalton to eat at Logans (yes i had a coupon, as we all know i rarely go out of town to eat without a coupon). Well we were seated right next to a family with 2 small children. So much for a nite without kids! I must say though those kids were VERY well behaved so it wasnt so bad. The whole time i kept watching the little girl and mentally comparing all the things she did with how Barrett did them. We ordered our food and ate. Todd kept reminding me that we didnt have a kid so we could take our time and to just slow down. Well i cant seem to eat slow anymore. I inhale my plate at lightening force speed. I need to work on this. Then we went to the mall and that mall in Dalton is pretty pitiful. It smelt terrible and all the shelves of every store was just about bare. Needless to say we didnt find anything (we just went to return something to Belk) so we headed home. Im thinking next time date nite might need to juiced up a little. Maybe we'll splurge on a prime-time movie ticket!! lol. I guess the exciting days are over, not that i ever was one to do anything to excitinging in the first place. Now our excitement is what BArrett is gonna do next. For instance today we stopped by my dads store and he has a ceramic dog and B always pets it and we say "doggie" well Barrett finally said it this time however it sounded more like "doogie" but its a start! When we picked Boo up at momma's he was fast alseep (its was 8:30pm) in his play pin hugging my duckey from when i was little that my mom got me one Easter. It was the sweetest sight ever. Ive included the pics , they were taken with a camera phone so they arent the best quality. Well goodbye till next time.

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 here we come!

2009. Its amazing to think what all is in store for this next year! There will be excitement, dissapointment, joy, new lives born, some lives lost. Life in general is amazing. I am so grateful to have a loving God that no matter what is ahead this year I can rest assured knowing he has my best interest in mind and loves me unconditionally. 2008 was quite a year in itself. My baby boy grew and changed SOO much i can hardly think back to a year ago when he was so little and dependent. My how that has changed! He learned to roll over, sit up, crawl, walk, grew teeth, grew his first head of hair, got his first sickness, went to the pool, started solid foods and table food, spoke his first words...i could go on and on. Also this past year our family grew as my brother Gabe had his first baby, Cate and my other brother Ben announced they were having twins! Addison and Aaden also our unofficial addition to the family Davis Parker.(see photo)
We also lost a friend this year Tanya Timms. Its such a comfort when you loose someone when you know that they were Christians and you know that they are truly home. So onward to 2009. Barrett started the year off right today by feeding himself a full meal with a fork!!! i know that sounds small but thats a big feat for a little man who would rather inhale food by the fist full!!! I wish everyone the best of luck in2009!!