Thursday, January 9, 2014

Little Boy Blue

 Wehadababyitsaboy! Our 3rd baby is here! Pearson Blue was born on Monday at 9:09 am and we are in love! He weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and was a whopping 22 1/2 inches long! It was the best delivery! I know that my friends and family were praying and I think that made all the difference....and a new doctor, too! :) Adam kept saying how calm it was and I know the angels around us were protecting us from any problems as we delivered a healthy baby boy. God is so good!

He looks a lot like Pate and Alabama, but he looks different, too.  He's so so sweet and has the same cute little nose but he has two dimples that the others don't have.  He's been such a good baby so far and hardly cries at all. He eats GREAT and sleeps good, too.

 Alabama and Pate have been so good with him! I was a little worried about Pate, but he's done better than I thought! He wants to hold "be-be" all the time and loves to touch his head and nose. When he fusses he tells me, "More Mulk." Alabama is the sweetest sister. She wasn't upset that it wasn't a girl, but she does tell me, "Mama, what are we gonna do with these boys?" She talks so sweet and loves to check on him and hold him. Melts my heart!
 Is he so cute or what?! I just love to kiss those soft cheeks!
It sometimes feels like this isn't my baby and we don't have 3 kids! It's weird, but it hasn't really sunk in yet! I'll write more when I haven't just taken a percoset and can type and think. ha! 

2013 Favorites!

Here's a list of a few of our most memorable things from 2013!

- Alabama and I went with Jenna and Kathie to the American Girl store/café/hotel and had a really fun time! Maybe we can do it again this year!
- We went to Brunswick to see my cousin Jeff and his wife Brooke get married. It was a trip with lots of laughs and family and fun! (Driving Granny's power chair through the parking lot/hotel will exhibit much looks!) I'm so glad to have Brooke in our family....she's so sweet and the perfect girl for Jeff!
- We found out we are pregnant with Baby No. 3! Such a precious gift! We told our family on Mother's Day. Can't wait to meet them in the next few days!
-I got to go on a girls trip to Hilton Head for a few days! It was a great time with my friends and made it that much better to come home to my sweet family.
-We went to Panama City, FL for approximately 24 hours to see our Alabama family and go to the beach. We survived and made it home safely! (and to church that morning!)
-We also took a crazy day trip to the GA mountains to get apples that turned into a fun time at the Amicalola Falls state park!
- I started back to BSF and I am so glad! It's such a great, in-depth Bible Study and this year it's on the book of Matthew.  Also so excited that my friends Ashley and Sara are doing it, too.
- Pate and Alabama started Preschool at GBC and they have both done great. I also started teaching music (which I never thought I could do!) and have really enjoyed singing with the kids each week and what a blessing it has been to our lives!
- I read this article and sobbed all the way home from Evans. Such a humbling read and I'm so thankful for the changes I have made.
-We saw God's provision for us throughout the whole year. Even when it looked like we wouldn't be able to pay for everything, He always provides. We've never missed a bill or a meal and are so RICH! We have so much to praise Him for and too many blessings to count!
- Audra and I served at the Under the Bridge Christmas service and handed out cookies. Such a blessing to minister to those who don't have anything. I had to pull it together after the first song and focus on the cookies! ha!
- Pate has finally started saying a few words together and can communicate a lot more with us! He's so funny and such a Mama's boy. He's so funny, too!
- Alabama has done great at school and she has such a sweet spirit. I love her so much and am so thankful she's mine!

I'm looking forward to this year and following the Lord as he leads our lives!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Part 2

Pictures from Christmas Eve Eve to Christmas Day.
 These are the Heart shaped pancakes Alabama wanted to have. She asked if we had any Santa cookie cutters and I said I don't think so but you can go check. She came back with a heart and I told her that it was for Valentine's Day, not Christmas. She said "Well, Jesus is in our heart." :)

Christmas Favorites

Here are a few of my favorite pictures leading up to Christmas this year!