Friday, February 19, 2010

Busy with Fun

The past couple of weeks have been fun and eventful! Brooke just got over the stomach bug (yuck) and we are so glad she is feeling much better. The month of February has been filled with Scott's birthday, Valentine's Day fun, and SNOW! We were so excited even to get 3-4 inches of snow. To be honest, it was the best kind because it started snowing at about 3:00 on a Friday so we got to play in it that night. Then, it was ALL gone by 3:00pm the next day. That's my kind of snow storm!! For those of you who know me well, winter is not my favorite season. :)

Scott's birthday was as he wished...low key and family filled. Brooke and I made him a cake and we ate pizza that night of his big day. Then, 2 nights later he and I went out on a date night for some yummy Mexican. I love celebrating his birthday...

Brooke singing to Daddy!
Helping him blow out the candles!
Brooke goes to "school" 2 days a week for 4 hours at a time. It is great for her to be around the other kids and do all kinds of fun projects and just PLAY!!'s great for me to get stuff done! At her school they had a Grandparents party so Nana went to celebrate with Brooke that morning. It was so special for Brooke to have Nana there with her. I think they both absolutely loved it!


Getting dressed before we headed out. Aunt Judy, notice the jewels she is wearing?!

Thankfully, Brooke loved being out in the snow. She was out there for about 1 1/2 hours and pitched a fit when we came inside!

Helping Daddy shovel the driveway!

Sledding!! Her favorite..the faster, the better!
Daddy pulling her in the sled around the yard!!
There are so many moments where I watch the 2 of them and I just stop and take a mental picture so I will never forget the true happiness I feel inside.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


God has blessed Scott and I again...we are expecting another baby in July!! It truly is a blessing and we are just praying for this child's health and happiness everyday. We are trying to get Brooke used to the idea but I don't think she quite understands yet what is going on. She points to my belly and says "baby" but then she points to hers and says "baby" too!! I am 17 weeks along and finally starting to feel better. This has definitely been a different pregnancy than when I had Brooke but I'm just glad I am feeling better. It is all worth it..that's for sure! We will be finding out the sex this time as we did not find out with Brooke. I'm excited to have experienced it both ways! We'll be finding out in about 2 weeks!! Of course we will be letting everyone know! We are so excited for this little ones arrival...this is all such a miracle.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Road Trip to Mississippi

We took a road trip to Mississippi last weekend to visit my relatives. We stopped in Starkville to see my cousin, who owns 4 restaurants in this cute, college town. Also, one of my closest childhood friends, Brittany, drove an hour to come have lunch with us!! It was so good to see her and Ty and for all of us to catch up! Ty and Brittany upstairs at Barrister's.

Ty and I...I miss seeing him!

We have been friends since we were probably 5?? It was GREAT to see her...we have to keep in better touch, Britt!

Clayton and Ty at Bin 612...

Ty in front of Rock Bottom...

Then, we headed to stay with my Aunt and Uncle and also my cousin and her husband. My Dad, Edie, Lisa, Devin, and the kids also came into town so all of us could spend the weekend together. It was so much fun to have all of us together and the kids had a blast!

Dad and Edie relaxing for a moment!

Brooke and Caden attacking Pop Pop!

Doyle and Mary Cille came to see all of us too!

The whole fam!

The Whalen's with Pop Pop and Mom Mom.