Friday, December 20, 2013

For Now..

For now I'm not going to focus on the family blog. As many know, two is different than one! Writing and photography is my hobby and love to do it more than going shopping or getting my nails done during my quiet momma time. I just see it now as a chore more so than what I love because I want to spend time with my family (or catch up on laundry...picking up or having a conversation with Addison!) and I always said I would stop my blog if it felt more like a chore. I am continuing with Ellery's blog for her 1st year! I can manage that. :). Love my little family and cherishing every minute with them. They make me smile more than anything else in this world ! 

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always thinks twice, once for herself and once for her child." -Sophia Loren

"This home runs on love, laughter and cups of strong coffee." 

"Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful" 

"There is always always always something to be thankful for."

"Every love story is beautiful, buts ours is my favorite." 

"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

"Together is our favorite place to be."

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."

"Enjoy Today."

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

"Smiling. Smiling is my favorite."

"The best love is the one that makes you a better person, without changing you into someone other than yourself."

"And you bravely tied your life to mine and we set sail towards forever under the moonless sky."

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Flashback of Good Times

This summer I went with Sonya, Natalie and Lydia to Greenwood, MS to the Viking Cooking school to celebrate Shugie's birthday! It was my first girls' weekend away from kiddos and work in over a year or so! It was a blast.

We made the meal from The Help. It was so yummy!!

The next weekend we were planned to go to Dallas ( I decided to travel as much as I could while pregnant! :), I ended up not going, but my mom and dad took Turner to see his cousins. He.had.a.blast!! They stopped halfway and stayed in their camper in Oklahoma. Turner loves camping..I am still bummed Turner never did real camping over the summer with us. We are for sure going to next summer! It just flies by.

I see some resemblance..?? Many say I look just like my mom and I really just don't see it. I think it's because she is a tiny little thing and I got the curves! I was at her house and ran across this picture. I see a bit of me, I guess.

Love my girlfriends! This was at KTB's shower for Izzy! It was fun to see everyone and have some fun with our belly bumps. Our due dates being only a few days apart couldn't of been more perfect.

The farming begins.
 I had a great idea to start a garden for Turner in August. I just felt with the baby coming and knowing how much we'd be at home, it would give him something to focus on. I never imagined it would 1. become an incredible little garden and 2. he would love every minute of it!
I just quickly went to Lowe's and picked out a strawberry plant. The next day my dad built a little square with cement blocks. It worked perfectly!
Addison bought VERY good top soil and the growing began! Everyday..and I mean morning and night....Turner would say, "I need to go check my garden." It was so fun to go out there with him and let him look it over, get excited about what is growing and watch him stare at the carrots...that he would have to patiently wait for.

Momma back at work and counting down the days to be off for maternity leave!

Turner made an art piece for Aunt Nat's classroom. He was very proud of it and I love that he loves to do art work at home.
FIRST strawberry!!!!

Grandmama took the toddler and myself to a fun festival in was hot, but as I think back to these times I was glad to do all the traveling and fun with my Turner Dean because on September 24 it became two and not just me and my Tman.

Love.Love.Love that he reads to me. I love this developmental stage for kiddos. I also just cherished sitting and listening to him...because from here on, I haven't been able to put T to bed with just relaxing in a few months. He wants Daddy or Daddy is out of town and I have to just quickly do it or Sis helps!

Counting down the days!!!

I had to work a lot of overtime before Ellery came to get everything prepared. Turner loved coming up to my office and 'helping'

On our way to the 'party for Ellery' as Tuner put it!
Just good times and memories I will cherish that will be known as the 'summer before we had Ellery!' I can't wait for many summers with both these kiddos!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Turner and His Toys

We went to a store's Open House and they had Santa as their special guest. Turner was excited about it all until he got there. He then turned shy and only wanted cookies. Ellery had no problem telling Santa what a good girl she is! 

When we go home I asked Turner why he was so shy towards Santa. He responded softly, "Because I don't want to tell him what I want. I don't need anything. I have enough toys." Just makes me smile. Such a sweet boy. I think he said that last year, too. (He did get a few toys:). 

I had to start getting my Christmas stuff down so I can get it all done before Christmas. Ellery doesn't understand getting all things done in a day right now :). Turner loves gazing at the tree. He gets excitement can day I add ornaments  He softly touches each one. He's only chunked a few things at the tree so far... I know i will walk around the corner one evening and it will be in the floor. Oh well. Always good memories! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cousin Fun!!!

I can sum it up... Turner loves his cousins. We had such a blast in July! We had our fun beach trip and then when we got back Tman's cousins arrived!!

I love he is now at the age he can stay at Gmama's with the girls without us. He thought t was the coolest thing!
We took the kiddos to the drive-in and it was so fun (minus the gross smoking around us)

Sleepover at Auntie Katy's house!!
We made melted crayon art!

I had a little bday party for Kaitlyn because we wouldn't be there for her birthday. I love spoiling my girls!


Nothing says summer fun then helping with washing the dogs!