Tuesday, July 29, 2008

And He's Out.......

This evening I was standing by the dining room table talking to Madie and out of the corner of my eye I saw Jackson's profile. For some reason, I thought something was off. I don't know why because he had just been talking away. So I turned to look at him and this is what I saw. 

I ran and got the video camera and the digital and snapped some pictures really quick. If any of you know Jackson, you know he never just crashes. He will hold out all day if he has too. Tons of energy. I guess today it just gave out. He decided that dinner was just too exhausting and went to sleep right there. Poor little guy, he started snoring too!!:)
Of course Madie wanted to fall asleep too, so here she is asleep at the table;)---notice she's still holding her bread! :) Faker!!!!  :)


One of the great things about living in Florida is the beach. Last time we were here, and it was for four years, we didn't take advantage of the beach at all. I think I could count on both hands the amount of times we went over that four year period. But after being in TX for a year, I realized we should of tried to go more. So now that we are back we try to go every weekend we don't have anything major going on. It is beautiful and the beaches here near Destin are some of the most spectacular that I've seen. This is one of the things I am going to miss when we move next spring. Good thing it doesn't get too cold for the beach until the middle of November. We will be going until then. So here are some pics of our venture this past weekend.....
Takin' it all in!
This boy loves the water. 


Little Hayden loves the beach too, the sounds of the waves always put him to sleep under his big ole' tent, and hat, and long sleeve outfit. Can't ever be too prepared for the sun down here!
The kiddos actually playing nicely for once! :)

Want some, it tastes really yummy!

Building a princess castle!

My beautiful red headed daughter! Where does the time go?

Pics of the Kiddos!

Hayden chillin out on his gym. 
I caught a smile. These are very elusive. You have to be a fast Mamma Papparazzi to get these!!

Oh, and just look I caught another one! I must have been having a good day with the camera!
Madie and her Baby Brother. She keeps telling me she is going to marry him and I keep telling her she can't. She just doesn't get it :)

So serious!
After the Bounce House on the 4th of July!

Up to trouble probably :) 

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Prayers needed

I just got a call this evening from a really good friend of mine from Little Rock, Carmen. A couple of days ago their house caught fire in the middle of the day and burnt down. They lost everything. Thank goodness they were at work and their two little boys were not there. They did lose one of their dogs. Please pray for them during this time that they will be taken care of and their needs met. 

Vacation away from home.....at home

Man, what a weekend away from the kids will do for a girl. My friend Mary came into town from Nashville last Thursday and we spent a few days in a beach bungalow on the bay. No kids allowed, with the exception of Hayden since I am his only source of nutrition right now. It was bliss. We spent some time on the beach, in which I have a lovely sunburn to show for, we went shopping, ate some good food, and just had a great time. It is so good to see old friends from college and catch up. We did this last summer in Chattanooga and I think we are going to try and do it every year, although I think next year there will be some more babies on our trip. Out of the four of us that went last year, Jess and Christy couldn't make it this year, all of us will have had babies by next summer. So exciting. Anyways.... Mary left on Sunday, I was sad to see her go, but she will be back in November and we have already planned a trip to Shakes. The kids missed me, Madie did anyways, I think Jack was mad at me for the first couple of hours after I got home. He wanted me to know that he was not happy I had left for the weekend. Ben missed me too, I think just because he realized how crazy our kids are and he had to deal with them with no momma. So moral of this story, Happy momma, happy family. I am well rested but it is good to be home. 

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Couch to 5K

So.... I have decided to embark on another adventure. I started a new running program this past week. It's so ironic to me that I graduated with an exercise science degree and right now I absolutely hate to exercise. I don't know if it the crazy humidity and heat here in Florida or the fact that I feel like I have 10 million other things I would rather be doing, the sweating part, the fact that I haven't really done anything since the beginning of my pregnancy with Hayden.... who knows. But I am honestly going to try to make an good effort to follow this program through. You can go to this website to see about the program, 


It takes about 9 weeks but by the end you should be running 30 minutes no problem. And for those of you like me who aren't doing anything right now, it looks like a good schedule. You can also download a free podcast (MP3 or iPod) that tells you when to run or walk at :


or go to the iTunes music store and go to podcasts and you will see all sort of 5K programs that are free and set to music. So wish me luck and if you have the time send me some encouragement to see this through. I am trying really hard to get back into shape. Have fun running!!

Friday, July 4, 2008


So.... we have decided to take the plunge and do the whole Disneyworld thing. We have made reservations at a resort in Disneyworld and I have started to plan our whole trip. Man....I did not know what an undertaking this would be. We will be going Christmas week. Trust me this was not my first choice, but due to Ben's schedule, this is the only week we can go. We will be staying for 4 days at the park and 5 nights. I am excited though about going during christmas because of all the decorations that will be there. I love, absolutely love, Christmas lights. I have managed to call and get Advanced DIning Reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table there inside the castle. I know Madie is going to be tickled pink. She has an appointment that morning to get made into a princess at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and then we will go over and eat with Cinderella inside the castle. I am glad I started planning this when I did because I did not know that these reservation fill up exactly 180 days before you go. Craziness. SO the kids Christmas this year will be spent at Disneyworld. I told Ben he will have to take me back sometime without the kids so we can play :) So as I begin planning are there any of you out there that have any advice for surviving or things to do while at the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, or Epcot? Any tips will be appreciated.