Friday, July 16, 2010


This blogging thing has been on the back burner now for about, hmmm, 3 months now:) I have SO many pictures I want to post of my little guy but uploading pictures takes FOR-EV-ER! By the time I start "someone" wakes up from their nap and decides it's time to eat. And then I decide after that it's time for a nap. Then the cycle repeats...but here I am a new woman trying to be better at this blogging thing.
We love our little nugget SO much and have enjoyed every minute of him! We are still able to take time for ourselves while we share him with our family. We have AWESOME babysitters...CoCo, Aunt LaLa and Grandma Gina!

Holt's First 4th of July!

Jason is such an AWESOME dad! He has really taken on this new role so well and I LOVE to watch him talk/play/read with Holt.

Oh, and I turned 30 on the 6th...

I hope to be better at this blog and with Holt being a good boy and taking good naps I should be:)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

2nd Shower & Maternity Pics

Holt and I were showered by some wonderful friends a couple of weeks ago. We are blessed with some amazing/super creative friends! This shower was very special...I felt so loved and blessed by friends from all the different walks of life...Old co-workers, church friends, middle school friends, high school friends, college friends and family. It really was a special day:)

I have known this friend since 7th grade reading class...Her bangs were too tall for me to see the teacher, so I tapped her on the back and recommended that she maybe grow them out. We have been friends ever since:) Love you Thomp!

This was such a special gift...the VERY talented Katie and Mike Beitler painted this for the nursery.

Amy (Griff's GF), Aunt Lala and CoCo...My support team when this little dude gets here.

Holt's first pair of boots from Uncle Griffin!

My dear friend Amber from Church...I have gotten a lot of parenting practice from her two kiddos:)

The Hostesses...Minus: Mauri, Mav and Andrea:( Thank you girls for such a wonderful shower!!!

Our good friends the Grissom's took some maternity pics for us. Keith did such a good job!!

Our little dude loves to listen to music...his favorites seem to be Bob Marley, Guster, Coldplay and Death Cab.

I look pretty round:)

I can't believe how close we are getting....any day now!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Watch out! It's raining Ugly Dolls!!!

This past weekend was my Church/Family shower...and what a shower it was. I am truly blessed with Amazing friends/sister (hostess pic: see below) who really out did themselves. They made me feel so special and so loved...and I know Holt felt it too.

Jason and I are doing Ugly Dolls in the nursery (Another blog coming shortly) and the girls used them to decorate the shower. Mrs. Traci Duty is an Elementary Art teacher, so she had all her second graders paints these...How fun it that?!?! And Traci is framing one of them for me to hang in the nursery. It was such a special touch to the day.

This is one of my favorite gifts. My sister-in-law had this made for us. It is his name with the meanings and scriptural blessings below. Such a neat gift!! We have it hanging outside his room.

The Hostess gift....LOVE IT! I just know him and Holt are going to be best buddies.

Mr. Potato Head shirt..Thanks Katie!

If you know me and the person who gave this to us sure does (Thanks Ashley)...then you know I LOVE ketchup!! I sure hope little guy does too...

All the fun presents!

These two ladies are like 2nd Moms to me so I guess that makes them Holt's 2nd grandmas:)

Holt's real Grandmothers...I know they are going to be the best!

What a great shower and I can't wait for Mr. Holt to meet all his new friends!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

All Things Baby

It's sad to say, but I think this is my first official "Baby" post. I really need to work on this blogging thing before our little guy gets comments please:)

Well, I am 29 1/2 weeks along. Passed my Glucose test and Mr. Holt is measuring just right. Praise God! We are so thankful for this blessing and all that God has done to keep him/us healthy.
We have the nursery started...we have the bedding and the furniture. So basically this baby would be just fine with what we have, but I think we need to jazz his room up a bit more.

P.S. We got the furniture at Walmart and we couldn't be happier with the quality, free delivery (pick up at the store for free), and especially the price. We are pretty proud of our purchase. Also the bedding company we use is awesome! I ordered the custom bedding and 2 weeks later it was on our porch! I couldn't believe it!!!

These guys (Ugly Dolls) are the inspiration for the room.

And this guy I couldn't pass up...he matched the bedding:)

Here I am in all my pregnant glory.
29 weeks

Ok, time to pop some tums and I hope I blog again before this baby gets here:)

Falalala lala la la

Christmas 2009

We had such a good Christmas with our families this year. Mr. Holt got more than his mama, which I guess I should get use to.

Thanks Griffin!!

Modeling some of Holt's new clothes...

Aunt Laura made these...So Cute!!!

Me, Laura and Amy...Griffin's girlfriend.


More Snow!!

We got Jason's parents a Grandparent kit...I think they liked it.

Some ACU clothes...thank you Sheila!!

Short and sweet...It was a great holiday and we can't wait till next year with a 9month old!