Monday, August 16, 2010


Well, the decision was made. I called Mrs. Shelly last Wednesday, had a great, comforting conversation then stopped by for a visit. Addison played with the other children, of course still keeping her eye on mommy. When it was time to go, Addison was not ready at all. I left her house last Wednesday knowing that this was a good decision. The best one I could make with our circumstances. Yes, I still would love to have that personal 'nanny'/ housekeeper, but this is reality and the job doesn't supply that kind of money... ha ha.
Anyway, today was her first day. I woke up early enough to stay with her for a little while to help with the transition. She cried for about ten minutes after I left, then was good to go. Mrs. Shelly said that she did much better than we both had expected. She played, napped, ate good for Mrs. Shelly and played some more.
Our first day was great!
Sorry, no great first day picture! Didn't think that through this morning.
Thank you Father for the comfort of today and the guidance and peace in the decision.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Suumer is Over

Well, today is a sad day for me, it is officially my last Summer day with Addison. I start back to work tomorrow, we have our faculty meeting in the morning and the children start coming on Friday. Lisa and I have already been in the classroom trying to get it all together and since we started this Addison has become EVEN MORE clingy than she already was. NO I am not ready for this next transition. Especially since we are still in the unknown of where or who Addi will be staying with. I know that's tomorrow but my options are slimming down and I just can't get settled with the idea of childcare and another option I might have. Will take Prayer and Suggestions!?!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010


Okay, so I was putting Addison down for a nap and usually I rock her unless she is unwilling then I just put her in her bed. And today was one of those unwilling days. After a while I went in to check on her and this is how I found her. Notice she is sitting on her booty, she obviously gave up while sitting there and just fell over forward. I couldn't help but laugh, take a picture and then share it of course. I thought it was too cute and maybe just because I am her mama.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Destin, FL

So, I guess I sort of left yall hanging with my last post. I had full intentions of posting a few pictures throughout the trip, but....YES, I DROPPED MY PHONE IN THE GULF WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF PUTTING MY FEET IN THE WATER! But it works now! YAY!

Mom and Krissy on the way to Destin. You know you are always happier on the way to your destination than you are coming home.
On our way to the pool!

I'm Ready Mama!

Yay for me!

I love the pool!
We fed the ducks everyday.

Not too sure about this...
She is studying the water pretty hard.

The waves were huge the first day we were there.

A mama duck and her babies...too precious.

So, we tried the sand again, and she still did not like it.

But LOVED this water fountain area at the local outlet mall.

Where'd the water go?

Their first train ride. Addison loves trains!

So we tried yet again and this was her 'fake' cry, she still did not like the sand on her feet.
Oh, well!
Thanks Nana and Pops for a great vacation!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Destin Here We Come!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Oh My...

Well, it's over! Her first year has come and gone. It is such a bittersweet moment! I honestly feel like it was just last month that I was 9 months pregnant. Wow! This has been a fast year filled with joy and many blessings!

We had a blast yesterday. We started our morning off at the library, to see Johnette Downing, which is a wonderful writer/musician. Addison really enjoyed this program. Then we went to eat at Jehovah Java with her Daddy, Nana, MeMe and Papa. Then off to get ready for the party.
We celebrated with family! My brother grilled burgers and hot dogs, and they were wonderful. Thanks again Jeff! We sang Happy Birthday and blew out our candle! Ate some delicious cake and cupcakes by 2 Friends Catering and Homeade IceCream made by Nana. Thanks Nana! Then the kids went swimming and then we opened presents. It was a great night spent with loved ones with good food and laughter. We had a great time! Addison's day was so big that she slept till 9:45 this morning! AMEN! It was well deserved for both of us. MeMe and PaPaAlly, Spencer, Ely and Mary GracePapa and HelenKrissy and ArabellaMGM and Ely

This was Adi's cake

Arabella enjoyed her cupcake much more than Adi!Opening presents...


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday!

There is alot I want to share today, so bare with me. I think I am just going to show some pictures with a few captions...
I couldn't decide, so here are three of Krissy and Addison swimming,

Can you guess what Addison got for her birthday?
And just a little early! I mean we had to put it together, RIGHT?!

She's so Excited!!!

And yes you guessed it! Her very own Neat & Tidy Cottage!

With it's own doorbell, phone and mailbox! YAY!

Happy Early Birthday My Dear Sweet Addison!!!