Foxy came to play!

Regan and Knox came to play and the kiddos actually interacted with each other!

I mean, how precious! It's almost a hug!
Also, please look at Knox's perfect little hair swirl!

Dude, help me up here!

Why, hello Lee Jr.

Such concentration!

Babs with both babies!

P.S. Click on this pic and look at their chubby little hands!

Is this not the cutest picture!?


Four Christmases!!!

We had a great weekend celebrating Reese's 1st Christmas!! We went to 4 houses for Christmas this year and we are definitely very blessed!! I will do a photo recap of each one...

1. Nana and Grandpaw's house:

2. Babs and T's house:

3. Granny and Papa's house:

4. Grunt's house:


A post full of pictures!

No time {or energy} to type anything, so enjoy the pics!!

**Notice the teeth, the standing, and the BFF {Scooter}**


Santa Baby!

I've been good all year!!


Word to the wise...

If you accidentally buy Turtle brownie mix instead of Fudgy brownie mix, it will take you 30-45 minutes to "strain" the nuts from the brownie mix using your colander.

Not that I would know.


And, just because I can
{because SHE can},

I present, "The Crawler."

So we can call it official, right?


These are a few of my favorite things...

** Peanut Edition **

So, since I am the ripe ol' age of 7 {almost 8} months, I have quite a few things that I really, really love. I have just discovered most of these things over the past few weeks and MAN, I have really been missing out!

1. Vents. They are on the ground and I love to scrape my fingers over them. I always find my way over to the vents.

2. Itty bitty, tiny pieces of....anything. I can find lint, plastic wrappers, the tiniest speck of dirt. Of course, I am not allowed to have any of it {which does NOT make me happy}, but I think of it as helping mommy and daddy keep the floor clean!

3. Screaming/screeching. Oh have I found my voice this month. Why doesn't everyone else in the world know that they are supposed to be looking at me all the time? I make sure they notice me one way or another.

4. Spitting/Raspberries. See item above. If screaming doesn't work, I blow raspberries until I think I might burst a blood vessel.

5. Tags. I kind of think it's funny that people spend money on buying me things and all I care about is the tag on the toy! Can yall guess what Christmas will be like??

6. Saying "boowboowboow". This rhymes with cow. I say it all the time.

7. Reaching out to grab everything. As evidenced below:

8. Eating....everything. As evidenced below:

9. My 2 bottom teeth!!

10. Being sooo much fun! Mommy says this is her favorite month ever. "Crawling", pulling up, and every other active thing I can do! My plan is to keep them as busy as possible for these next few months!

I hope yall enjoyed my first post...I'm sure I'll be back soon!


One more...

Yes, it's true....there's tooth #2!!!

This actually came up 2 days after the first one did. At first it looked like 4 teeth {and it still kinda does}, but I'm pretty sure there's only 2!

This weekend, Reese was definitely more fussy than normal, but since both teeth are growing more and more each day, she's back to her normal chipper self!

Also, I'm a bad mom and took NO pictures of my child's first Thanksgiving!

I might just put her back in her cute outfits {yes, she had a wardrobe change} and take some pics!



{My God}
My husband


My parents

{My in-laws}
Joel, Scott, Cat, Britt, and Brandon

{t-shirt sheets}

long-time friends

{my camera}

my DVR



my in-home chef

a paycheck

health insurance

a healthy daughter



worship music

food, clothing, shelter


...My heart is full of thankfulness...


She's no vampire...

...but, she could draw some blood.

Remember just yesterday when I talked about how there were no pearly whites in baby girl's mouth??


Apparently, she just wanted to prove me wrong, because today there is a tooth!!

I'm sure there is a technical name for the tooth, but I shall refer to it as...the bottom right tooth.

Of courrrrrrrrse, she would allow no photos, so I drew you a fabulous picture so you can see exactly which one it is!

Hahaha, this looks just like Pnut right??
{no her tooth is not green}

And yes, that little sucker is sharp!


7 {& 1/2} months!!!

Sooo, we're closer to 8 months now, but I still must post this!
If you haven't noticed, these are becoming slightly more challenging to take!

By the way, I have mixed feelings on baby jeans. They are ahhhdorable. But they have a tendency to make 7 month olds look like 7 year olds and I am NOT ok with that.

Some random bits of info:

~Wearing 3-6, and some 6-9 month clothes
~ Size 3 diapers
~ Eating EVERY single baby food option. Seriously.
~ Babbling and saying "mamama", "dadadada", and "babababa"
~ Going to bed between 7-9 PM and waking up between 8-10 AM.
~ Napping schedule is not as "scheduled"
~ NO teeth!
~ Can sit on her own. Very close to crawling. Can pull up {sometimes}.
~ Very smiley and such a charmer. Attention on her at all times please!
~ Bottle feeding is not fun. She has no time for that.

All in all, this month has been one of my favs so far. She is becoming more independent, and is sooooo happy! Besides when she's tired or hungry, she is just not a fussy baby. She has been teething for about 4 months and there are still no pearly whites. Oh well, I know I will miss how "babyish" she looks without them when they come in! Also, I think by the time I write her 8 month post, we will have a crawler on our hands!!

I promise to do better with blogging!


I'm pretty sure...

...there is NOTHING more adorable than this!!!

{Old Navy, if you need a baby model, we're available}

And yes, I know it is November, but I had to get some pics of my little monkey in her Halloween costume!!

This little bug turns 7 months tomorrow!!!


A long time comin...

I have been planning and planning for this day...

It's taken weeks and months, but it finally happened...

I saved more than I spent at Kroger!!!!!!

Now, this might not be exciting to anyone else, but it definitely was to me! Kroger has some great sales this week and combined with coupons, I got some great deals! Want a peek?

- Betty Crocker boxed potatoes: $.09
- 24 ct. Tylenol: $.50
- 2 boxes of Cheez-its: $.98
- 2 bags of Chex mix: $1.50
- 2 cans of Carnation evaporated milk: FREE + $.02 overage
- 2 cans of crescent rolls: $1.48
- 2 cans of cinnamon rolls: $1.38
- 2 packages of cookie dough: $1.98
- 2 bags of salad: FREE + $.01 overage
- Ore-Ida fries: $.99

Do you see those items that were free? I was amazed! In total, I spent $33.34 and saved $57.25!!!

Once you get into couponing, it becomes a game and each week I try to do better and better! I will do a post on couponing soon...

Since most {or let's be honest, ALL} of you are here to see an adorable little peanut, take a look at our photo shoot this afternoon:

I can't take the sweetness!


A whole new world!!

I give it 2, maybe 3 more weeks and this girl will be bustin a move!!

I have a few other videos to post, but seeing as how this one took 3 hours {what's up with that blogger?} to upload on here, I will wait until later to post those!


Tonight is one of those nights when you hold babies a little tighter...

Give extra kisses...

Say "I love you" and really mean it...

Hug a little longer...

Get a sleeping baby out of the crib and rock her just because you can...

And pray that her little heart keeps beating long after mine stops...

Because, it's nights like these when you realize it won't be like this forever. There will be valleys we must walk through. There will be low times and times of despair. There will be times when the mountain before us seems too tall.

But even during those times, joy will return. Peace and understanding will wash over us again. We will feel His presence and know we are called to suffer so that we may feel His loving arms around us.

"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you" (Psalms 33:20-22).


Finally----6 month post!!!

I know, I know....better late than never right??

I typed the rest of this post after her apt. last Thursday {that's why the font is different.} I can't remember what her head measurement, so I will have to add that in later!

I am thankful I have a healthy, happy 6 month old.
Here are the stats from the doctor yesterday:
Weight: 16 lbs 4 ounces {50%}
Length: 25.5 inches {41%}
Head: ??

A few things to remember about our 6 month old:
* Wearing 3-6 month clothes and some 6 month sleepers
* Wearing size 2 diaper during the day and size 3 at night!
* Reaching out for toys and her hand/eye coordination is fantastic!
*Rolling over all over the place and beginning to scoot if she sees something she wants!
* Doing very well at sitting on her own!
* Still no teeth!!
* Loves peas {WHAT?} and bananas. Not so crazy about peaches or carrots.
*Sleeping 12-13 hours a night and taking 30 mins to 2 hour naps twice a day.
*Having 4 or 5 6-8 ounce bottles a day.
*Still spitting up after almost. every. bottle. The rice cereal has helped a little bit. ANNOYING!
*Talking, laughing, screeching, babbling, gurgling, etc ALL DAY!

These pics are getting more and more challenging to take! I wonder how many more I will be able to take with her actually laying there!

And.....yes, this was just 6 months ago!


How are you already half a year old? My mind cannot comprehend that! I look at you everyday and am so happy that you are growing and changing into your own person. But, I am also sad to know that I will never get those 6 months back. There is no way to explain to a new mother to breathe it all in. It’s not possible until you look back and 6 months have flown by. Soon I will look back and a year has past!

To be honest, I’m not sure if I really knew how to love and appreciate you in the beginning. Those first few months are such a blur of time and adjustments and there’s little time to just BE. Now, I feel like we can just be. We can sit on the bed and play for 30 minutes. We can “talk” and laugh and make faces at each other. I have been ready for these times.

I can see that streak of independence starting to peak its way through. Keep letting it shine. Confidence and independence are not easy to come by in this world and having those 2 qualities is half the battle. You are also extremely easy going and just an all around good natured baby. Thank you!

Tonight you stayed up late and as I fed you in the glider, I cried. I cried because you actually let me rock you and I cried because I know I won’t get to do it forever. I thought about that quote that talks about raising a child with both roots and wings. What a hard concept to actually think about instilling. But that’s what we’re called to do. Give you a firm foundation so that you learn to fly. Please don’t fly too quickly.

There’s so much about me that has changed since that day in April and all of it is because of your presence in my life. And tonight, as we listened to the birds chirp on your sound machine and we rocked, I thought you were drifting to sleep. But then, you sat up, put your hands on each side of my face, grinned and then spit up all over me.

And I wouldn’t imagine it any other way.


Although, I am glad you didn’t get it in my eyeball.

You did that to your daddy yesterday.

I’m very thankful gravity was on my side this time.



I shot this video of peanut last night...enjoy!

P.S. I promise, her 6 month post with stats and bunny pic is coming tomorrow!
P.P.S. If you don't use Google Reader, there is another post below!

Casa De Reesie

I realized that I've never given a tour of the babe's room. Also, B just made me an awesome book shelf that I've been wanting. I'm now waiting for another one! So easy and so cute!

This is on top of her dresser, with her train letters, bunnies, and piggy banks! You can see the sky painted on her ceiling in the reflection of the mirror.

This is another shot of the dresser, with the quote I loooooove behind the picture.

Close up of the quote!

Perfect solution for a bookshelf when you don't have room for a standing one!

Close up of her books! I need another one, because she still has more books that won't fit!

RAD!I found this awesome lamp/shelf combo at Target while I was pregnant for $7!!!!!!! Best bargain ever!

I got this scroll iron hook thing {ha} at Hobby Lobby and spray painted it white. Hanging on it are the dress she wore home from the hospital, her bonnet made by Great Aunt Lolli, and her first smocked bubble! {I do plan on buying 2 pretty hangers, but these will do for now!}