Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Good and The Bad

The Bad

I guess it is customary to start out with the bad... go ahead and get it out there and end on a positive, right? For those of you that did not know, about 2 months ago we found out I was pregnant with our 3rd child. I know... I was a little behind on blogging. Surprise, surprise!?! Well, this past Monday I was having a little spotting and went to the doctor to get it checked out. They did an ultrasound and were unable to find a heartbeat. I would have been 12 weeks this past week. It all felt a little surreal at first. Previously, I had two easy pregnancies and deliveries and it didn't even cross my mind we would have any problems. I can look back in hindsight now and definitely see differences. (Not that it would have made it easier on that Monday). I had a procedure done on Thursday and am feeling a lot better than I did Monday thru Thursday morning. I am doing good. We are all good. We have 2 wonderful kids and will give it a little time and try again. I am blessed to have so many thoughts and prayers on my behalf. I am thankful for my husband and the comforting blessing he gave me. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and knows of my situation. It has been nice to fully rely on Him and see the blessings that come from doing so. To end on a funny note... Brody was convinced he had a baby in his belly too. I kept trying to explain that only mommies had babies, yet he was persistent in saying he did too. So, I asked him what we were going to do with two babies... his answer was name both of the boys in our bellies Hannah. I guess the good news is, we still have Brody's baby boy named Hannah left! :)

The Good
So much good!! Peighton is running around and talking up a storm. I do think that the only time she is not talking or trying to talk is when she sleeps. (I guess I can only blame myself here... my mom says I was the same way). She and Brody play together so cute! She follows him around all day. He is sweet to her... most of the time at least. Brody is growing so much too. He is figuring out how to do so much. He is trying to learn how to ride the skateboard. He loves playing basketball and baseball. He wants to sit on a piece of wood (a bench) and watch people play soccer. He loves running and playing outside. Summer is finally starting. YAY!! I channeled my inner redneck and decided until our pool opened, I would get Brody and Peighton a blow up pool for our backyard. They love it. It is fun to see them laughing and splashing around. I have so much hope for Brody this year in the water. Also, so much fear for Peighton.... she does not have any sense of limits when it comes to water. Summer is still the busiest time for Joey. He is doing great and staying busy. His last week teaching Seminary is this next week, so his mornings won't start so, so early anymore. As for me, I am thrilled summer is here and the pool opens this week. AHH! My favorite time of year. Just thrilled!! that is about all I have to say! :) Enjoy some pictures!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Yes, we are still alive!!

After the Charlotte Half Marathon

Not the best of me... but having fun playing in the snow at our house

Just thought this was cute of Brody and Peighton doing the same thing :)

1st Birthday-spotting the cake

Brody played on the "basketball floor" and jumped in all the puddles on a rainy day

Say Cheese
Christmas Eve 2010- a little blurry, sorry! (couldn't figure out how to delete it :))

Picnic at the Park

Joey and Brody- Charleston
Joey and Peighton- Leatherwood Mountains

Mountains again-Brody is loving life with his mittens

Attempt at a family picture in the mountains after taking Brody fishing

Family Picture 2010

Delicious Burger place in Chicago- Billy Goat Tavern

Halloween 2010

1st Birthday- just getting started
And....done-getting cleaned off before the bath!

Since my last post was in September, (insert shame face) there is a lot that has gone on. I had my 28th birthday,we visited Chicago in October, spent Thanksgiving in the mountains and in Charleston, I ran 2 half marathons, spent Christmas in Mississippi, rang in the new year around 10 pm, celebrated Peighton's 1st birthday and currently, just enjoying the amazing weather here in North Carolina.
We are all doing so good. Brody is getting bigger and bigger. He has such an imagination and talks your head off. He is just starting potty training and did awesome, then got sick... so it is on hold for a few days. Hopefully we will get going on that again real soon. He loves to run and play outside. Thinks "Tow-Mater" and daddy are his best friends, rides the skateboard on his belly and has a new found love for bowling and golf. The movie Cars is his favorite.. he tells me he is "a one man show", which is a line from that movie. He is so much fun and is such a good boy. Peighton is going to miss center of attention. She loves the spotlight and will make herself laugh so hard to get you to look at her and smile. She is the happiest little girl. She is a pro crawler and is taking a few steps by herself, but she wants to walk so bad. I bet she will be there soon. She is a big girl. 24 and a half pounds of cuteness. She can say "mama" and "daddy" and "alice" (which is a song we sing) and "uh-oh" she loves to wave and snuggle, give kisses and hugs. She jabbers all day long. She is trying to talk to us and tell us stories. She will talk and then laugh... whatever she is trying to say, she thinks is so funny. I can not believe she is already one. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family. We are having so much fun and really enjoying life :)
Get ready for a little picture overload!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

She gets worn out when she eats a lot ;)

This is at a little place called The Dish. Brody was happy we were done with lunch!!

He loves to watch Calliou (a PBS show) on our phone. He likes to hold it all by himself.

We just took a trip to Utah for a friends wedding!

Such a happy girl....obviously this is her favorite place to be :) near food!!!

She loves to roll around and try and crawl! She'll probably start crawling real soon!

We went to Atlanta with my family for Brody's birthday. We went to Stone Mountain and this is at the Children's Museum. I thought he looked so cute in that little smock.

Brody trying on our backpack for size.... It was as long as him!!!

We are all doing really good!! It is such a fun stage right now with the kids. Brody is getting so helpful with Peighton and he always wants to talk to her and he really likes to make her smile! Peighton will be 7 months next week. She weighs a good 21 pounds. She is in the 97th percentile. I could not be more proud :) We (mostly me and Brody) are excited for Halloween. Brody is going to be a fireman and Peighton is going to be a pink cat! Both are so cute! Brody keeps telling me he is going to dress like a fireman and save the fire... we're still working out the kinks in what a fireman actually does ;) I'll end with a funny Brody story... So one morning I was so tired and I told that to Brody. A little while later he comes to me and says "mommy--you're tired??" ( his voice going up at the end of his sentence so I know it is a question) I say- "yes baby I am." He says "want to take a nap?" I say, " I sure wish I could." He then says- "want to sleep in my big boy bed?" I laugh and ask him who would keep Peighton if I nap. He says, "I keep Peighton." I sure wish that could have happened. It sure was nice of him to offer. :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Peighton at 4 1/2 months old in her 9 month old swimsuit!!! She is loving life!

Smiling at mom!!!

Brody picked out his favorite hat! I think pink is a nice color on him

Peighton just waking up from a little nap in the swing.

Brody in his super cool shades!

Peighton's model pose-look at her rolls!! I think winter will be her most flattering season :)

Brody in Florida about to head out for a dive

Cutest little girl ever!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Days of Summer

I am so happy that summer is here!!! We have a pool in our neighborhood that I take the kids to most days. It has a little kid pool with little waterfalls and Brody is able to walk around and play in the water. He is getting so good in the pool. We started out playing outside the pool with toys and now he loves to play in the water with his toys. Peighton loves the water too. She will sit with me in the water for a good 45 minutes and then she gets tired and I feed her and she goes to sleep in the shade! It is really a good set up!!

We went to Florida with my family the beginning of June for a week. We had a blast and it was so nice to be able to relax and enjoy the beach. Brody loved the sand..not so much the waves.... Joey and I went sea kayaking. That was really fun. We took Brody to a dolphin show and he loved it. He still tells me at least once a day about that dolphin show and how he saw sea lions!! It was nice to get to see my family and spend time with them. I will post those pictures soon.
That about catches you up on us so far this summer. I had a little photo shoot with the kids one afternoon after the pool and naps and we got some pretty cute pictures! Brody is getting so big and loves to smile for pictures now. Peighton is growing like crazy and is just a cute, happy little girl!!!