Thursday, August 25, 2011

Project 52- A Sunrise

This is one of my all time favorite pics! Every time we go to the beach, I make a point to get up one morning to see the sunrise over the ocean. This one is from our honeymoon in Cancun!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I don't really have anything new to talk about here... just felt like maybe I should blog, because I have some time!

Not what you wanted to hear?? Sorry. Just some ramblings that are rolling around in my head.

The school year has officially started here! I loved school growing up and I still love it. There a special smell that a school has... it is distinct and wonderful. This year I have attempted to get a teaching job. But no such luck! There have been maybe 7 postings in our town {which I am only looking here so I don't have to spend time away from my baby girl driving}- and honestly that is 7 more postings than there were last year! So things are looking better. But until I get a job, I am subbing. I had one job lined up before school started, which included the 2nd, 3rd and 4th days of school! Not gonna lie- I was a little nervous to have these adorable 1st graders on their 2nd day of school, but it went great! I am super excited to be back tomorrow and Tuesday!
I officially hit before pregnancy weight about a month ago! I was slightly annoyed it took 7 1/2 months to get it all off- but that's what happens when you gain 45 lbs! I have been running more the last two weeks and it is paying off for sure! I have lost another 5 lbs making me 15 away from my goal.
Can I just say that cancer sucks? There really is no other way to put it.
On a happier note- Brynlee has moved to full-on exploration of our house! Before she would crawl around the living room and maybe venture into the kitchen, but the bedrooms were totally off limits. Not so anymore! She loves going into our bedroom and boy does she move quickly! I love that little chick pea even if she does pinch my skin while eating... her new favorite past time!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Project 52- All Natural

This week for Project 52 we are going all natural {or all nat-ur-al if you are Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner!}

With baby Graham!
This one is not hard since I hardly ever wear make-up. Well at least not on weekdays!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Oh Brynlee Anne-

I know I say this every month, but I can't believe you are already 8 months old! I am still having trouble knowing that one year is just around the corner! You are such a happy and fun-loving child! Oh and you are such a little dare-devil, you have your father to blame for that {or I guess I can blame him for it!}. You are so much fun! You love to play and laugh and do anything that involves being thrown into the air! You have the biggest smile I have ever seen and of course it is the cutest {especially with all those teeth coming in!}.

You love to talk... and we love to hear you talk! Lately, you are saying mama, dada and ducka ducka! You also say lots of other random sounds that don't sound anything like words! Sometimes you speak with such conviction and using your hands! I love it so much!

Other things you love:
- pulling up on EVERYTHING
- baby Graham {and all of your cousins!}
- grandma and grandpa's tree
- clapping
- Hadlee

These days you are sleeping through the night and taking two naps a day! This is such a great development! We very much appreciate the sleep and it helps me to know better when you aren't feeling well, because you won't sleep easily!

I am not sure exactly how much you weigh and all that! You wear mostly 12 month clothes {although a few bigger and a few smaller items} and size 3 diaper. And we haven't even talked about food! Basically we skipped all the normal stuff with food. No rice cereal. No baby food. You are nursing about every 3 hours throughout the day. When you sit down to eat with us you basically demand some of our food. So we give you random things. So far you love mostly everything: chicken, ham, turkey, crackers, broccoli, bread, watermelon, green beans, corn and daddy even gave you a lemon!

To say we love you is a complete understatement- but it's the best we got! God has truly blessed us! We love you chick pea!
gotta love some drool on the chin!! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Project 52- In the Car

Project 52- posting a picture a week!

On the way to Disney World 2 summers ago!