Monday, April 23, 2012


Lord HELP me, baby girl is arriving 9 weeks from today!!  This has felt like the fastest pregnancy in history.  I am so nervous about life with 3 kids and the juggling act required.  But I am now ready to get the show on the road and learn our new normal.

The boys, especially Kellen, seem to be very excited to meet her.  Kellen felt her kick last Friday and thought it was hysterical.  Paxton is not that interested, but I am sure he will come around.  But we will see soon enough!!

I have started making plans, mostly in mind, for the boys when I am in the hospital.  Thinking about being away from them immediately makes me tear up.  But daddy and Nana will be with them and hopefully I can have lots of visits.  I told Aaron tonight I think I want him to come home and spend the night with the boys while I am in the hospital.  I think it will be good for the P&K and he will get to sleep.  But I might change my mind in the fog of pain medication and want my hubs.

I am in full nesting mode.  I want everything cleaned out, sent to goodwill or the dump...and the sooner the better!!  We almost have her nursery complete, I will share pictures when we are done.  Her bedding is on back order until June 6th, so it will be a while.  Aaron and I got crafty and have installed wainscoting in her room.  It is seriously adorable, her colors are purple and gray.

I feel super relaxed this go around.  Shouldnt I??  One newborn has to be easier than two!!  I am looking forward to only picking one baby up, rocking one, singing to one, and just learning about being a mommy to a little girl.  Can anyone come teach me how to tie a hair bow??!!! Im not kidding!!! :-)

My best friend came in town last weekend with her husband.  I thought they were coming for a last hurrah before the baby.  I was TOTALLY shocked to realize her and my friend Stacey planned a special surprise for me!! I thought Steph and I were meeting Stace...but I walked into a room with my favorite gals.  Cupcakes for miles, desserts galore, brunch and tea.  It was so special and still cant believe they pulled it off.  Anyone who knows me well, knows I can sniff a lie a mile away.  Well I was on the receiving end of lies for a month and didnt suspect a thing!!!  Aaron was in on it too!! So a big thank you to everyone for loving on me and this little girl.  It was fun to spend a couple of hours really honoring her, and laughing with some of the funniest gals I know!!

The boys and I are heading out on Thursday, and Aaron following after work on Friday, to a lake house my mom has rented for the weekend.  The boys are so excited to be on a boat and keep telling me they are going to drive it.  Aaron has said yes, so this will be interesting!!  This should be our last venture from Nashville before the big arrival.  She is still set to arrive on her daddy's birthday!

Oh, and we thought we had a name.  We even told everyone.  Well, we are now wavering.  Who knows what the final verdict will be...but we have 9 weeks and counting to figure it out!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Easter Recap

We had such a great Easter this year! Lots of activities, lots of sugar and fun family time!  
Easter Egg Hunt at our zoo.  We had such a great day, perfect weather!

Instead of a traditional Easter basket, Aaron and I got the boys a new Thomas track full of their favorite thing at the moment...pirates!! 
Kellen woke me up at 6a.m. saying, "mommy, lets go. the easter bunny was here."  I looked at the clock and said, "he must have just left"!!!!!
Kellen is a proud owner of jelly beans!!
After church we headed over to the Clinkscales for Easter brunch.  Catherine out did herself, everything was delicious.  The kids were over the moon about eating lunch out of egg crates!!!
Easter Bunny cake was a smash!
Kellen has a fondest for baby Callie!! 
The four kids had another egg hunt, I stuffed 50 eggs! 

The hit of the day was Cain's Jeep!! The boys are ready to go  back!! 
Such a fun weekend! Thank you to the Clinkscales for having us over!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Our Florida Vacay

The four of us and Aaron's parents and sister headed to Rosemary Beach, FL this week.  We had a blast, I dont think there is anything cuter than watching two three year olds play in surf and sand!!  The time flew by and we are ready to go back!!  Not sure when that will be with baby girl on the way, in 12 weeks...can you believe it is only 12 weeks away?! I feel like we just found out!! Everyone says your second pregnancy flies by when you already have kids, no truer statement has ever been uttered!!!

The kids loved playing on the beach, making sand castles and being chased by waves.  The weather was perfect, we ate yummy food, browsed local shops, went to a concert where P&K showed off the break dancing abilities, and just relaxed poolside.  Im craving the sound of waves in the morning and my sinuses are missing the salt air!!!  Here are some pics!


Mommy and Kellen....mommy trying to pretend she didnt shed tears when she put this bathing suit on!!!

My digger, this kid could move sand for days!
Daddy and Kellen,  braving the cool water temp!
Kellen being cool kid with daddy's sunglasses!
Paxton imitating his daddy after a long day on the beach with two toddlers!!! 
Kids loved playing sand soccer!
Ummmm, yes, Ill have one of him for lunch!! Gosh, he is just delicious!!
Mommy and Pax, even with a grumpy face...Ill take it!
The BEST donuts ever from this donut truck in Alys Beach!
I love this blue-eyed babe!
And my brown-eyed one too!
Serious break dancing!! Aaron and I looked at each other and said, we shouldnt have let them watch that episode of So You Think You Can Dance!!!
Breaker #2! There were kids literally standing around watching them, hysterical!
My Kel-Bug!
Great sunsets, we were right on the beach...thanks to Grandaddy.
A rare occurrence, but my two loves both smiling and looking into the camera!
The boys had a snow cone, which sent this Type A mommy into a frenzy!!
Our little family!!  I love my three boys...and my baby girl!