Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday

Such a beautiful day here in the South! The weekend has been truly wonderful. Has me getting really excited for the summer!

Church was awesome today as usual!!! Bryson was in the nursery for the second time. He's doing great so far. But I'm sure there will be some meltdowns to come in the future. ha! All the ladies love him and tell me what a sweet baby he is! I sure do hope that continues as he gets older.

I know ya'll will think I'm crazy, but I find myself worrying alot about what Bryson will become when he grows up. Will he be polite..will he attend church...will he love the Lord...will he follow God's will for his life? Most of these questions I know are mine and Clay's responsibility to teach him, but that doesn't mean I'm not scared to death knowing it's in my hands.

Proverbs 22:6 says: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

That is my constant prayer for Clay and I as parents. My mother was right when she told me that I had no idea how much she loved me until I had a child of my own. Boy was she right! The love I have for my son is unconditional...very much like Christ's love for us! He paid the ultimate price for us. I know this Easter I will have a whole new perspective on the Lord's sacrifice for me and you!

I wanted to share with ya'll the trailer to the upcoming movie, Letters To God. Our pastor showed it today in church and it looks like it's going to be a great movie! It's in theaters April 9th.

Doesn't it look good? I'm afraid it could be a tear jerker too!

Well this week as a SAHM is coming to an end. Time to get ready for a new work week.

Friday, March 26, 2010

So Long to the Party in the Back



Ya'll my baby had his first little haircut (trim) today and did such a good job! I can't believe how BIG he's getting. As you can tell from the first picture the mullet had to go. ha! It was getting a little out of hand. And you know this momma wasn't about to let her baby boy get his Easter pictures made with a party in the back. lol!

I really don't consider this his first real hair cut since he just had the back and some hair around his ears cut, but I still thought it was a big deal. So ya'll know that means LOTS of pictures were taken. Here are just a few...

This was right after we sat him up in the chair. I was so excited that my cousin Heather was able to give him his first little cut :)

There was a mirror right in front of the chair, so that's where I stood. I would tell him "look at that big boy sitting in the chair. Bryson is such a big boy getting his hair cut." And of course I teared up when she made the first cut. It was like he wasn't a baby anymore...he's becoming a little man!

He was so content the entire time. I was so proud of him. are the most handsome little boy I've ever seen. I love you very much!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

First Week Back

Well I made it through my first week back to work on night shift! Overall I think it's going to work out very well. My wallet however, might have a different story. ha! I've have to admit to ya'll that I probably spent a little too much money this past week.

I bought this cute onesie from They have some really cute monogrammed shirts, onesies, and rompers for boys. These days it's hard for me to find cute outfits for Bryson. I've been on Etsy alot these days!

I can't wait for these to come in. I've been going back and forth on whether or not to buy these sweaters. But when I checked my e-mail early on Monday morning, I'd received and e-mail from The Children's Place that stated "15% off your next online purchase." Well you know what that meant? Bryson was destined to have these. ha! I was really only interested in the purple, white, and green vest, but then I found the red, white, and navy blue and thought this would be perfect for him on 4th of July!

I didn't do so well on my diet this past week when Mary brought back these AMAZING, DELICIOUS cupcakes from GiGi's!

Sin in a box!

The one's with the red sprinkles were the red velvet and ya'll know one of those belonged to me! The icing on these cupcakes were so tall. And if ya'll are wondering if I finished mine well...

I have nothing let to say about that!

Some of the other girls and I from work have always wanted to get together a bookclub. I think the concept is so fun and I really do enjoy reading when I have the time. I'm still working on Twlight that I started before Bryson was born. ha! The book we picked out is "A Reliable Wife"

I'm so excited. Hoping to get the book while I'm out tomorrow. Mary has recruited several other girls and I can't wait to get started!

Well I get to spend the next week as a SAHM! I love my job!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Eight Months

Happy Eight Months Bryson!

Let's see what you are up to these days...

  • You wear size 6 -9 months clothes and 12 month in pajama's
  • You just started wearing size 4 diapers today

  • You are obsessed with tags. Anything with a tag on it goes directly in your mouth. No need for anymore toys. ha!

  • You are quite the eater! Normally you have Gerber Yogurt Blends or oatmeal for breakfast, a bottle for lunch, and 2-3 containers of baby food for dinner. Then right before bedtime you'll take another bottle.

  • Your naps are nothing like they used to be. Some days you nap better than others. I've tried many times to wean you from a morning nap since you only sleep about 30 minutes...but I've failed miserably every time.

  • You can sit up so good now. I think you are still trying to figure out the whole crawling thing. You are trying so hard. You'll get there soon!

(this is how our picture taking has gone the last few months. He's only interested in the paper and it takes awhile to try and get a smile out of him. Looks like photobucket will be my new friend!)

  • You love to sit in the floor and play with your toys rather than sit in your exersauser or your jumper.

  • You say "dad-da, dad-da, dad-da" alot. You love to babble and make lots of noises and you are SO loud. You have tried to say "ma-ma" a few times. I believe you are going to be my little social butterfly!!!

  • You have been in the church nursery for the last month. You seem to enjoy it and all the women say you are the sweetest little boy and are very low-key.

  • You have started sitting up in the bath tub without the whale tub. You'll sit and splash around in the water with your squeaky turtle in your mouth. It's the funniest thing!

  • You hair is growing back so dark and thick. People often mistaken you for a girl which upsets me because I usually keep you in something blue. Oh well! Your eyes are what people will complement the most on. They are so big and bright blue.

  • You are one of the happiest babies I've ever been around. You are smiling 75% of the time. I'm constantly kissing and hugging all over you.

This first year of your life is flying by. I'm already having to start planning your birthday party. I find myself thinking about when we first brought you home and how little you were. Wondering what your personality would be like and what a handsome man you would grow up to be. I love you more than anything in this world and I'm can't tell you how blessed I am to be your mother.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day of Spring

Spring is finally here. YEAH!!! All I can say is it's about time. If I can't get Bryson and I out of this house soon I'm gonna go crazy!
So goodbye Winter...see ya in about 7 months :)
Oh! Just a side note: wished I would have seen this outfit for St. Patrick's Day. I went through his entire closet and drawers and couldn't find anything green and then today I pull this out. Guess that mean this boy has way to many clothes. ha!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

In His Timing

Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Psalm 37:7

Not too long ago I asked if ya'll would pray for a new shift to come available at my job. By me swapping shifts I would be able to spend ALOT more time with Clay and Bryson and not miss out on family functions!

I am happy to tell ya'll that I am writing this post at 1:00am and I'm at WORK!!!! I started my new shift Monday night and I'm very excited. I couldn't believe that I would start the position this soon. This morning when I got home I was able to get Bryson up and give him his breakfast and just have some mommy and son time. And tonight before I left for work I was able to put him to bed and I can't explain to ya'll how excited and thrilled I was to have this opportunity to be at home during this time. Clay and I were also able to have some quality time with one another and I've cooked dinner for the second night in a row...ha!

So I just want to say a BIG "Thank You!!!" to ya'll that prayed for this opportunity for me. I don't know what I would do without the prayers of my friends and family. God has richly blessed me over the last year! His timing is perfect even if we have a hard time understanding His reasons for the plans He has for our lives. I've struggled so many times with trying to understand and question God's plan for my life...I just have to remember He knows what is best!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Two Days In...

It's official...I'm two days into my diet. I'm very proud of myself. I've never lasted more than two hours on a diet. Clay even said this morning about how proud he was of me!

I have to admit it's a little difficult. I LOVE to eat!!! It's actually a hobby of mine...LOL! And have I mentioned that I live in the South. Down here we love food and Paula Deen!!!

I really hope I can keep this up for the next few months. We've been looking at taking our first family vacation to the beach and I have alot of cute clothes in my closet that would be ideal this summer. And I would really like to get back into a bathing suit.

I found this cute swim suit online at Target. They come in all different colors. I can't believe it's that time of year again! I always have such a hard time finding the right bathing suit. I've never worn a tankini before, but I think this will be just my style.
Have ya'll ever worn a tankini before and if so did you like it?

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