Sunday, March 30, 2014

FL Trip Pix and Others

Frenchy's in FL.  It's a must when we visit to eat here!  Our friend Linda drove up from Naples to see us and stayed with us a couple of nights.

Outside of Frenchy's on Clearwater Beach.  We braved the spring breakers!!!

We took the kids to the park down on Clearwater Bch afterwards

Picnic and playtime on Honeymoon Island

First time on the beach for our little Hailey bug

Random picture of the Little Miss

Hailey and her Great Grams

Hailey smiled sooooo many times for her Great Grandma!!!

We visited my friend from nursing school who is the assistant fire chief and we got to go for a ride around the block in the fire truck!

So tired!  On the way to Pappy's after beach fun!

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 2014 Family Update

Since Hailey's birth we have been busy and relaxing all at the same time!

My MIL AKA Grammy came for a visit and stayed 9 days with us.  Even got to spend Hunter's birthday with us!  She was such a blessing and it was a joy to have her here and spend time with her! 

My Dad came in for a long weekend and just left a few hours ago.  We also loved having him here and are excited that we get to see him and more of my family in just a couple of short days when we fly down to Florida. 

My Mom has not gotten to meet Hailey yet, but we did get to see her and my Aunt Holli right before she was born! 

Our good friend Becca also came for a short visit to take pictures of Hailey.  She is amazing!

Sean is on Spring Break right now and it is sooooo nice to have him home! 

Our church was so sweet to bring us meals everyday for like a whole week!  We can't say enough how much that helped!!! 

Hailey is doing great!  She nurses well and sleeps well.  She gets a little bit of nighttime fussiness for about an hour or so, but no complaints!  She is precious! 

We took Hunter, Andrew, and Hailey in for well checkups last week and they are all healthy and doing well, Praise the Lord!  Hailey is over 9 pounds now! 

I started back to work last Sunday and worked 3 shorter shifts.  I cried the whole way there and once I got there that first shift back, but the other 2 shifts I did much better.  Hailey took to a bottle feeding perfectly, thank God!  Now, I am off for another 2 weeks.  :0)  Then I start back to 2 shifts week from 3-11.  I am so grateful to have the job I have!  It is such a blessing to our family!

And that leaves us with packing and getting ready for our FL vacay!

Bye for now!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hunter Birthday Celebration

Hunter's favorite animal is a zebra so we were thrilled when we accidentally did a zebra-themed party for him!  Target had zebra striped balloons, wrapping paper, and candles.  Then I printed some pictures of zebras and hung them on the wall.  We had hotdogs, mac-n-cheese, and corn for dinner, per Hunter's request, and he picked for us to make him a football cake and Grammy made homemade ice cream.  After that he opened his presents and we watched a movie.  Today, he wanted pizza so we went to Pizza Hut for lunch and then we took him to Bounce USA, which is an indoor place with tons of bounce houses.  They had a blast!  I think Hunter had a good birthday celebration!

My decorating partner....snoozing on the job!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Hunter Matthew!!!!!!!


PSALM 127:3-5

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

PSALM 128:3
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

PSALM 139:13-16

13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

More Pictures of Baby Girl

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My good friend Becca is a photographer and she was so kind to drive all the way from IN and leave her hubby and 3 beautiful children at home to stay a night with us and take pictures of our Little Miss.  She did a super fantastic wonderful beautiful amazing job and we are probably going to have quite a time deciding on which ones to print! 

Any way, I thought I would share the link to the gallery and you can see for yourself just how talented she is!  :) 

Thank you again Becca!  You are such a sweetheart and we really enjoyed seeing you and I enjoyed some girl time!!!!    Next time, please stay longer and bring that gorgeous family of yours!

And here is her blog:

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pictures of Hailey's Birthday!!!!

Getting rid of the meconium

First time holding her!

The Creech Family - our sweet friends who watched our boys and they have 7 children of their own!  I think their job was harder than ours for those few days!!!