Monday, April 25, 2011


Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. It was a great day of spending time with family and remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made for us all. I know that I am so thankful for His gift.

Our Little Family of Three

(Max isn't too crazy about smiling for the camera anymore ;) He says cheese everytime and this is the end result. )

Friday, March 25, 2011

Strep Throat...UGH

Strep Throat.

My poor baby woke up with a fever on Wednesday morning. He seemed fine, just burning up. I went on to work and hoped it was nothing. My Mom keeps Max while I work and she called to tell me he had a temperature over 100. I called the doctors office and knew that they would tell me to wait it out and call back Thursday if he still had a fever. Anticipating he had a virus I did just that. We alternated the tylenol and motrin and couldn't get his fever below 99. Mommy was scared. You would think being a nurse I would understand how these things work. However, when it comes to my baby nursing judgement goes out the window. Seriously.

We went to the doctor yesterday and the nurse walked in and asked what was going on. I knew what they were going to do. And let me tell you, when they had to swab the back of his throat I had to try my hardest not to cry with him. It was horrible. :( And we got the dreaded diagnosis of strep throat.

So, our weekend is going to consist of lots of TLC from Mommy. We are resting on the couch today, watching cartoons and his new movie Bambi.

And hoping he feels better fast. And that this scratchy throat I woke up with this morning is just allergies. Now I am off to get my boy his popcicle. :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jesus Loves Me

The second I found out I was pregnant, I prayed that God would help prepare me to be the mother He wanted me to be. Things become a lot different when you realize that a little life will soon be in your hands. My pregnancy was a scary yet very exciting time for Mark and I. Not many people know, but we were pregnant and lost our first baby at 10 weeks. We were heartbroken. It is one of the hardest things we have ever been through. Needless to say, we decided that we wouldn't give up hope and a year later we welcomed our precious Max into our lives. God blessed us with this little boy.

Our lives revolve around him. He is our most precious gift. A few weeks ago at church, the sermon really stood out to me. The speaker kept saying that it was our responsibilty to show not only our children but everyone the gift of Jesus. I know that Max knows about Jesus and I can only pray that he continues a close relationship with God as he grows up. We have to show him the way.

This past Sunday on the way to church Max told his Daddy to sing Jesus Loves Me. Mark leads the congregational songs and told Max he would. Once the service started, Max walked right onto the stage with his Daddy, grabbed his microphone and started singing that precious song. I have never been more proud. Seeing that sweet, innocent little boy singing and swaying to the music made my heart melt. He finished the song, turned around and handed the microphone to Mark and ran back to sit with me. It was a moment that I will NEVER forget. It's amazing how simple things seem to children. They don't realize all the trials and difficulties in life. Or maybe they realize they just don't matter in the end. Life is about living and loving all that you can. And I plan to do just that. :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fun at the Park

For weeks Max has been wanting to go to the park. He tells me all the time he wants to slide and swing so today I decided to take him. We both had a blast. My boy laughed the entire time. Well, almost. He screamed when it was time to leave. Here are the pics to prove how much fun we had. :)

It's hard to believe that this time last year Max was too little to really enjoy all the park has to offer. This year, I could barely keep up with him. We had a wonderful time and I am so thankful that we got to spend time together doing something we both loved.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday GiGi

Yesterday we celebrated a very important day. Gigi's birthday was extra special this year because Max could sing Happy Birthday to her. She said that was the best gift she received. :)

My mom has always been one of my very best friends. No matter what, she is always there for me. We have always been close and I hope that continues throughout my life. She is someone I always turn to for advice and help. She has the job that I dream of...spending Monday thru Friday with my baby boy. I am so blessed that Max has her in his life. She is the best Grandma. He has had her wrapped around his finger since day one.

Happy Birthday GiGi!! We love you so very much!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Boys

My life is busy. I feel like I don't have time to sit still most days. With working full-time, housework, spending time with family and friends, and taking care of my baby boy, I often times get overwhelmed. I feel like I could sleep for a week at times (not like that will ever happen with a toddler). But then I would miss time with these two...

My love...My life.
These two are what get me through those stressful events that pop up. These two are what make me smile every single time they cross my mind. No matter how busy my life may be, I wouldn't change a thing. I am blessed beyond anything I deserve. And for that I am thankful. :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Family Divided

Anybody that is close to me knows that I am a huge sports fan! I love all sports, but football and basketball are my favorite. I really got into UL basketball when Mark and I started dating. I have to say that I am pretty much obsessed with UL and the Indianapolis Colts. It's bad. So bad in fact, that my husband complains that I watch too much football. Can you believe that?! Most of the time, I cheer for WVU as well, since I lived there for the first four years of my life. I think it breaks my dad's heart that I cheer for the red and black instead of the blue and gold. ;)

Well, yesterday my Mom and Dad's team won. :( I'm sure he would have loved to call and brag, but he knew better. I get really frustrated when we lose. I get that from my Daddy. When our teams play each other, we don't usually watch them together. I guess I have to admit that if my team has to lose, WVU would be the one team that it would be okay. Kinda. I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend with the ones you love. I know I sure did!