Monday, August 30, 2010

Our Weekend

It seems that we have had something planned every weekend for months and the plans just keep coming ha! We have something to every weekend until the end of October! I like plans and we have fun plans made, but it makes the weekend go by much faster and I am just not a fan of the weekend ending so quickly! But this weekend, Adam's grandparents we still in town from Ella Jae's Baby Dedication so we spent time with them Friday night.

Then Saturday, I went for my best friends bachelorette day in Columbia. We had so much fun! We started the day off with a lingerie shower and brunch then headed to Cola to paint pottery, go to dinner at Za's pizza then ended the night with Eat, Pray, Love. It was such a nice day to be with the girls and just have good ole quality "girl-time!" I did miss my boo-boo, but mommy-me-time is needed every once in a while!! I have the best friends a girl could ask for! All of us are finally at a point where we are getting married and having babies so it is funny to see how our conversations and "girl talk" has evolved over the past few years from dating and break ups and sorority chats to marriage, babies, house decor...haha! I love it!

Sunday, we didn't go to Church because Ella Jae took a 2.5 hr nap and I hated to wake her because she has been recovering from a sinus infection. Adam and I were all ready but just let her sleep. So Ad picked us up some Dunkin and he watched sports while I surfed the net for E some cute Halloween outfits :) It was really nice and relaxing. Sundays seemed kind of rushed sometimes because it's like...get up, get breakfast, get E fed and washed and dressed, get us dressed, and off to Church we go-usually running behind. So this Sunday morning was relaxing compared to most! After E got up about 11:40, we went to Grandma's to eat lunch! Then we cam back to the house to get ready and let E nap before her 6 month photo shoot with Crissy Callan :) Crissy is really great and takes the cutest pics of our family. She has become like family and we really appreciate her! E did so good during the photo shoot!! I was really surprised. Fortunately, it wasn't 900 degrees outside, maybe 80's so it was some what of a relief! I cannot wait to see the pictures that Crissy captured! I know I will be pleasantly surprised, as always!!

Now it is back to the weekly grind...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Baby Dedication

We dedicated Ella Jae this morning at Church! It was so special! All of our closest family and friends came to share this special day with us. There was slide slow before the dedication featuring each family and it was the sweetest thing! Afterwards, we had everyone at our house for chicken salad sandwiches, pasta salad, chip and dip and cake :) Everyone was so thoughtful and bought E the sweetest little gifts. We are so blessed!

Ella Jae,

What a precious gift from God you are! We love you so much that we wanted to declare in from of our closest family and friends that we will raise you in a God honoring home and teach you all the ways to live out a Godly life. We pray that God will lead us to be the parents for you that He created us to be and He will help us lead by example. We love you more than anything and want to be the best possible parents we can be for you in every way. This is our prayer for your sweet life: "I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God." -Philipians 1:9-11

Love Always,

Momma and Daddy

Monday, August 9, 2010

Last Weekend at HHI in pictures

Our Weekend

Our weekend hasn't really been beginning until Saturday because I don't usually get home until around 7pm on Fridays :( Adam has been picking up supper for us, usually Subway. We eat, feed E, put her to sleep then try to watch a movie together, but usually I don't make the movie ha! This friday was no different. Saturday, Addie worked. E and I hung out at the house until Daddy got home. I cleaned. Adam watched E while I rested some. Then we got ready for a HOT date. But didn't go as planned. Adam's parent were going to keep E while we went out but Dad has been struggling with kidney stones. Not fun! And bless his heart, Mom had to take him to the ER on Saturday night. But we had a nice family dinner at the BBQ Barn instead of going on our HOT date :) It was such a nice dinner, E cooperated and the food was yummy! We've decided that buffets are the way to go. There is no wait time to be seated or a wait to get your food. You are in and out in a hurry so there is minimal time for E to have a meltdown ha!
She crawled off her play-mat to get to my shoes...what can I say? She loves shoes like her Momma :)

Sunday was Mom's birthday! Happy Birthday, Mom!! I am super blessed with a wonderful MIL who is a great friend, shopping partner, advice giver, shoulder to cry, babysitter and my partner in 'dumb and dumber plumbing' (inside joke)! I went to Church early for the Baby Dedication meeting. We didn't make it back to Church because E was sleeping and she hasn't been sleeping well :( So we let her sleep then we went to Grandma's for lunch which was super great because Tiff, Chris and the boys came :) Then we went to Mom and Dad's for her bday party. We had pizza and icecream cake. It was a great day! Everyone kind of snuck out early so it was a nice restful day!!

Cousins-Lathan and Ella Jae (poor Lathan and his shiner from a pool ball)

Our little sleepy-head!

Looking forward to another week to quickly pass us by so our little family can have our weekend back to ourselves :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy 3-year Anniversary!

Today is mine and Ad's 3rd wedding anniversary! It feels like we have been married for much longer (but in a good way)! Our relationship has really evolved in these last 3 years. We've gone from honeymooners living on cloud nine to living a life that we always dreamed of. We have a marriage that I am so proud of. It isn't always rainbows and butterflies, but we work on it because we have 'a love worth fighting for.' Adam is a great man. He is truly a man among men. He has so many wonderful qualities that make him so special. Sometimes it is easier to focus on what someone is not rather than focus on all that they are. God showed me that last night. I have learned recently that it is important that we still make time for us now that we have a little one, which is what we plan to do tonight. Adam has something planned for us tonight and I am so excited! We also have a cruise planned at the end of September to celebrate our 3 years of marriage!

Happy Anniversary, Addie! I love you more and more with each passing day. Thank you for loving me when I least deserve it! I look forward to our future together!
It is going to be a great one!

Love is not a place
to come and go as we please
It's a house we enter in
then commit to never leave
So lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
Work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
And if we try to leave;
May God send angels to guard the door
No, Love is not a fight
but its something worth fighting for

To some love is a word that they can fall into.
But when they're falling out
keeping that word is hard to do
Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
And if we try to leave;
May God send angels to guard the door
No, Love is not a fight
but its something worth fighting for

Love will come to save us
If we'll only call
He will ask nothing from us
but demand we give our all

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
And if we try to leave;
May God send angels to guard the door
No, Love is not a fight
but its something worth fighting for.

Cause I Will Fight For You
Would You Fight For Me
It's Worth Fighting For.

Struggles and a blessing

So I know I have been MIA lately mostly because I have little free time in between working and being mommy and wifey. I have had a lot of things on my mind lately and been struggling with some things. Last night, I had a little breakdown. I guess everything just kind of came to a head and I just had to let it all out. Thank God I have the husband I do! He is such a blessing! God knew I needed him in my life. Through all the tears and the mumbling I was doing, he said "Amber, pray with me." My husband sat with me on the bathroom floor and prayed with me. He prayed the sweetest pray. One that I will never forget! All my worries went away in that moment because all I could focus on was the man that God blessed me with and how grateful I was that he is strong enough to be there for me. Thank you Jesus for the blessing of marriage!