Monday, April 18, 2011


Today we went to Gigi's Cupcakes after a playdate in Savannah. They were AMAZING!!! I am not normally a big cake fan but these were awesome. I got the strawberry with strawberry buttercream icing one and I let Ethan  pick his out. He chose a carrot cake with cream cheese icing. They were very rich and Ethan wasn't able to eat much of his so we ran by Gus' work on our way home and gave him the rest. 
He was surprised to see us especially at 3:30 in the afternoon (which is way past Tuckers nap time) but I knew it would be worth the trip. 
Gus definitely agreed...It was!

So here are some of Gigi's Yummy Cupcakes! 

So if you live near one of these shops make sure you stop and get a Cupcake!

Friday, April 8, 2011

My ~NEW~ Toy

This is my NEW toy!! 

After many years of wanting and really needing a new computer I was surprised with one for our Anniversary. 
Gus and I celebrated 7 years of marriage on April 3, 2011. 
Gus couldn't hold the secret in and told me last week that he got me a new computer. My VERY slow and hammy-down comp was going to be replaced!! 
I will tell you my story really quickly... 
When I was in 10th grade (which was ages ago) my parents gave me a computer for Christmas. I used it for many years but then one day it died. And when I say "died" I am not lying. I lost 2 months of Ethan's 22-23 month old pictures. We took it to our IT guy and he couldn't retrieve them! ;-( I was very sad needless to say. 
Then I got a used computer from Gus work. We paid hardly nothing for it but it ran SO slow and gave me trouble shortly after we got it. I had always said I wanted an Apple and we almost bought one a few times but I didn't think I needed an Apple just to check my e-mail. If you know what I mean. I wasn't spending alot of time on the computer then.
Well then things changed... I started blogging, taking photos and editing them, and having a few so called "jobs" that I needed a GREAT working computer for. 
So then we went back and forth as to what to do and decided I didn't have to have an Apple but I just needed something that would be FAST, and PORTABLE. 

So last week Gus told me he had bought me a new computer and it would be at our house sometime this week. So everyday we were anxiously awaiting its arrival and it finally arrived YESTERDAY!!

So I am SUPER excited and I think it will be a great computer! 

Now I might be spending more time blogging then what I have been doing in the past year. 
We will see! Our busy life doesn't leave much time for anything but I am still very happy for the computer.
My photo editing will no longer be a chore but a delight!! 

Thanks to my hubby!!!  
I Love you, babe. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ethan Turns 5

Ethan turned 5 this past Friday. I feel like 5 is so old and I still can't get over that I actually have a 5 year old. 
Have you ever had a child turn a certain age and you just couldn't believe it? Well 5 was it for me!

With age 5, comes Kindergarden. So I am now in the process of deciding which curriculum is best for us since we are homeschooling in the fall. Well we have been homeschooling Ethan for Preschool but have decided to homeschool him for Kindergarden as well. Even though the schools here are the best in the area/State we still feel homeschooling is the best for him right now. Who knows though, it may change in years to come!
I know you are probably wondering why I am already thinking about that, right??  September is 5 months away but the planning/preparing/and buying begins now. I am also planning to attend a Georgia Conference in May so all my final decisions can be made so we can enjoy the summer!

Now onto Ethan's Birthday, shall we?

So Friday morning Ethan woke up and wanted waffles. So I pulled out my milled grain and made him some homemade waffles. I recently started putting organic yogurt on the side as a dip and they love it!! 
It actually isn't half bad!

Then for lunch he wanted good old PP&J with oranges and yogurt. What a simple boy he is. 
Then we had a surprise visit from MiMi. Well I knew she was coming but it was a surprise to him. She showed up with balloons, a kite, and later gave him his Sheriff Woody outfit. 
The Tackle box with all kinds of goodies inside (which you can't see) were from his daddy. 

Here's the boys trying to fly the kite in the field across from our house. 

Later that night after dinner, Ethan enjoyed some chocolate cupcakes!! 
He says," Mmm, Chocolate is my favorite." 
Where did he get that from? 

And Tucker had to have some too... Whatever Ethan has, does, or says Tucker copies. That's a two year old for you. 
Then on Saturday we had a birthday party for him. Which now that I am looking back over the pictures I am disappointed with the pictures we didn't get. But I think they ended up on the camcorder, hopefully!
Anyway, we rented one of those bouncing houses and the kids had a blast. We actually had it from late Friday night til about 9 on Sunday morning. So Ethan jumped and jumped and jumped some more. Really til he was exhausted....But it was so much fun watching him have a great time! 

Here are some pictures from his party!
This wasn't my first pick for bouncers but it was about all I had to choose from beside very young disney cartoons. 

Eli and Merritt

Anna and Judah


It was a fantastic weekend!! 
Thanks to all who attended Ethan's big day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Then and Now!!

Well Tucker has officially turned 2!
YES, can you believe it?
I can't!
This year we didn't really do much for his birthday.Not because we didn't want too but b/c it didn't really work out with all the things we had going on.His b-day was on a Wednesday and we ended up having BSF and Wednesday night Bible study that day and so we said we would just do something that upcoming weekend as a family.
Unfortunately the next morning I woke up in extreme pain, with what the Doctor's call Torticollis. Which in my case was spasms in the neck, along with a pinched nerve and caused my neck to be temporariliy unmovable. It can take up to 2 weeks to go away and you can barely move from your arms up. The pain was pretty bad and I felt very helpless. Thankfully Gus was able to stay home most of the time to help me and then a friend of ours came by and picked up the boys while Gus had a meeting one afternoon. I was very thankful for her bringing us dinner and watching the boys for a couple of hours. It was a lifesaver!
So we still owe Tucker a cake so we can officially take pictures and have something to look back on when he is older.
And besides, he doesn't know that he missed out on a cake and a party....
We will for sure plan something next year, though!

Pictures for Thought!!!!
I was reminiscing the other day about when he was a baby and I found these pictures of him...
Tucker- Day 1 or 2

Just Minutes old

Daddy holding him. We were trying to wake him up here so he would eat! Not very good success...

Ethan meets Tucker for the first time

Sweet kisses from big brother

Tucker was so little. It is hard to remember him that small but when he was born he was
5 lbs. 12. oz. 18 inches long.

Getting ready to dress Tucker so we can head home!

Here are some pictures of him over the past 2 years~
2 weeks old

3 months old

6 Months old

9 months old

12 months old

Tucker 15 Months and Ethan 4 yrs old

Tucker 18 months

2 Years Old

Revelation 4:11

"You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being."
Revelation 4:11

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