Thursday, December 29, 2011

...And We're BACK!

 Hello!  Hello!  I doubt there are too many people reading this because I did take a short leave of absence, BUT I'm ready to try again.  I figured out that having a new baby, working, and building a new house was enough newness for me.  I don't need to do 52 things in the new year.  This new year I hope to only have 1 new thing in the new year...continue reading to see what that great expectation will be!

Ok, I know it has been nearly 2 years since our wedding BUT it took us nearly this entire time to get our pictures.  Yes, photographer nightmare.  If you want to know who NOT to hire for your wedding, contact me.  However, the pictures did turn out lovely.  I love my dress.  I'm just saying...I really do.  If it still fit I would wear it around my house, but I can assure it does not.  Anyway, here are some of my favorites from the wedding.  Enjoy!


There are TONS more great pics, but I'm going to stop here!  If you want to see more just message me.  I think there are about 400!  
So....what else is new?  We moved into our new home in May.  Below is a picture.  We love it!  I started a new job.  It is good to be close to home, but I miss my friends TONS from Hairgrove.  I am now teaching 5th grade, not 4th. 

Haley helped us move in and then left us for Thailand shortly after.  I miss her tons = (  Little Ryder man REALLY misses her too! Marc finished his PhD in August and walked in December.  I am so proud of him and all of his hard work.  Like I've said before, I really hope Ryder gets his educational ambition!  

Speaking of Ryder, he turned 1 in August.  I can't believe it.  He is the light of my life.  He makes everything so much fun, and that!  That's all I have to say! 

I have tons more of those too that I have to get uploaded.  I will post them all later.  
Well, that's it from me.  We are just returning from a FABuLOUS Christmas in Mississippi. I will post about it this week.  I had a WONDERFUL time and miss my family already.  
My mom is in the air somewhere over the Pacific right now headed to Thailand to visit Haley.  I know they are going to have a BLAST!!!  Get good pics Haley!  
Finally, let's see who is still reading...Great Expectations are headed our way!  It looks like Ryder is going to be a big brother!  I'm 15 weeks, due June 17th!  Keep us in your prayers.  We are super excited! 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Time Flies!

Well, well, well, I guess I've done it again.  Here we are in the 17th week of the year ( I think), and I am still on new thing number 8.  I guess this blogging thing is a little more time consuming than I thought it would be.  I'M SORRY PEOPLE!!  I know you have been checking my blog like crazy wondering when there will be an update.  Haha!  So here are a few updates for ya!

#8  He's got WiNGS! 
Marc and I went home to Mississippi for Spring Break.  Ryder came along too, of course!  Marc flew with us and stayed a few days before going home.  This means that I flew back to Houston with Ryder solo.  I won't go into detail, but it wasn't so smooth with one parent.  All you need to know is that flying with a baby was a new thing that I tried!
We had a GREAT time in Mississippi!  Marc finally got to go to Utica with me.  This is where my grandparents live, and a place that means so much to me.  Here are a few pictures.  Unfortunately, we didn't take too many while in MS.
Mee Maw, Me, Ryder, Paw Paw, Mom, and Aunt Lisa

Paw Paw and Ryder man doing what he does best!
 I thought this was a cool picture.  It is one of PawPaw's old cotton pickers in an old chicken coop.  Nice photography Marc!
 This picture makes me smile.  This is Granny's (my great grandmother) house.  Paw Paw grew up here.  Many great memories! 

#9  and #10 Two Birds with One Stone
Haley and I decided it would be fun to do a 5k.  Well, the one that Haley found involved wearing tutus.  Haley made them and did a FABULOUS job!  Pictures were very limited because we didn't have a camera.  This counts for two "new" things because *it was the first time I ever ran in a tutu...AND *the first time I ever wore a tutu!  Good times!

#10  You Better Learn to Crawl...Before I Walk Away 
That would be the lyrics to a Kings of Leon song that I found quiet appropriate for #10.  Although Ryder was NOT crawling at the time, he sure did enjoy going with me to his very first concert, Kings of Leon.  They put on a free outdoor concert.  Ryder and I walked 3 miles there, put down our blanket, and jammed!  He wasn't sure what was going on at first and expressed that by SCREAMiNG and crying, but he eventually loved you can see below.  Angie, my bestie since high school, came with her crew to hang with us for a bit! Marc had to miss this one because he was showing our house.

 I tried to rotate this so many times.  I was not successful.  Sorry!

Once we got home...

#11  We FON DID IT!!! 
The Melting Pot that is.  Have you been there?  If must!  I went with my girls, and we had a BLAST!  We were even told to lower our voices.  Can you believe that?!  haha.

Ok, that's enough newness for the night.  However, I must post some more pictures of RYDER!!  He is now 8 months old (tomorrow).  He is crawling and pulling up.  HE IS HUGE!  Seriously, he wears 12mo clothes and those are snug.  He is talking a lot, and says "Mama" all of the time.  No, not to me.  I think it's on accident, but that counts right?

I love this one! 

This past weekend we went to Galveston.  It was REALLY windy, but we took the kids out to the beach with Gloria and Mamo.  I will post more pictures of this day, but wanted to post a couple.
Jordan and Ryder playing.

I will also do an Easter blog later, but I could not resist giving you a peek of Ryder's outfit.  Mom and I found this outfit in Jackson when I was home.  However, she had to mail him a new one...a bigger one than the original!  Surprise! Surprise!  He couldn't fit into the 9 mo when he was 7 mo! 
Family Easter picture! 

Well, I'm blogged out!  Have a great night!