If you haven’t already read this post, we found out that we are having a little BOY! We are so excited. After finding out the great news on Thursday, we traveled to Jacksonville Beach, Florida for the weekend. On Friday, we enjoyed a 3 mile hike through the trails at Hannah Park. It was so beautiful and peaceful. After our hike we went to the beach and enjoyed some fun in the sun! Who doesn’t love the beach? The best part was that it was not crowded at all where we were. It was nice to be able to really enjoy it on a holiday weekend.
The past two weekends have been so exciting and fun for our family. Last weekend we traveled to Auburn for my cousin’s graduation (War Eagle). Zana and I have always been so close. We are not only cousins but we are best friends as well. I am so proud of her and all of her accomplishments.
That Sunday we also celebrated Alex’s senior night at church. She looked absolutely beautiful and had the best table set up. She is officially graduating this Friday, and I know she has been counting down. I can’t believe my baby sister is graduating. Time flies.
This past weekend we celebrated my oldest nephew’s 1st birthday! I can’t believe he is already one. He was JUST born! Tanner had a Dr. Seuss birthday party and if you know me, you know that I LOVE Dr. Seuss! It was so much fun and everything looked adorable. His mamma did a great job!
|Mom and me on my wedding day.|
This past weekend was amazing. My best friend since kindergarten had her first baby! Baby B is the most precious thing I’ve ever laid eyes on (other than my nephews of course). It is so hard to believe that he is finally here. I can’t get enough of him and those bright blue eyes. I met him about 2 hours after he was born and he was so wide eyed. I’ve never seen a newborn that awake so soon after birth. Congratulations to my beautiful friend and her husband! I’m so happy for them.
On Saturday, we had a huge yard sale at our house. It was a huge help in getting us to clean out our house to help make room for baby Cantrell. We are turning our office into the nursery because we felt that it was best to keep the guest room since we have people come stay with us often. The yard sale was a success and the extra $300 made it well worth it. Later that afternoon, we spent some time at Ryan’s uncle’s farm with his family. It is always good to see all of them. My oldest nephew is walking now and it is probably the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while. He is everywhere!
Sunday after church, we headed to Dothan (south Alabama) for my cousin’s baby shower. She is the cutest pregnant girl I’ve ever seen. She is very petite and all belly. She is due in May and I can’t wait to meet baby G! He is going to be very spoiled for sure. Alesha received some wonderful gifts.
God is so good. I can’t thank Him enough for this weekend full of blessings.
Hello loves! This past weekend, Ryan and I traveled to Huntsville (north Alabama) for our good friend’s wedding. Ryan was a groomsman and looked pretty smokin’ hot if I do say so myself.
It was such a wonderful day getting to watch two friends say their vows in front of loved ones. It was very emotional and one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever been to. We were able to spend time with friends we have not seen in a while which was nice.
Just before the wedding began, I received a phone call from my cousin (who is more like a sister) with some pretty exciting news! Zana is engaged!!! Her and Landon have been together for nearly 5 years, so it is about time he put a ring on it! I am so proud and absolutely thrilled for them!
On Sunday, I attended my best friend’s baby shower. She is due in less than 4 weeks now! I can’t wait to meet that sweet baby!
Last week my BABY sister turned 18 years old. Where did the time go? So naturally we spent all weekend celebrating. We had a great time hanging with my family, eating, eating cake
twice and playing with baby Gage. He told me that I was his favorite auntie. It’s true.
It seems surreal that Alex is graduating high school in 4 months and going off to college in 7 (War Eagle). I will miss her and our Tuesday nights terribly. Oh wait, no I won’t because she can just drive home every Tuesday to see her favorite sister. Right? Problem solved! I am so proud of her and the woman she has become. She is so mature for her age, sweet as pie and looks like a model.
|Look at those cheeks! HA|
|Rockin’ that camo. 🙂|
|Downtown Jacksonville on the river.|
My grandparents live in the best part of Jacksonville, FL.- Jax Beach. We try to go visit them about every other month or so because we love spending time with them and don’t get to see them as often as I would like. My grandmother and I have always been very close. We are very similar in a lot of ways and she is always making me laugh. I also love the city of Jacksonville. It is a big city with a lot of smaller suburbs and it has a beach and a river. Their food is wonderful, the atmosphere is extremely laid back and their stores are on steroids (at least compared to Montgomery’s). We love to go shopping while we are down there because you can always find the best deals.
I won’t get into all of the clothes that I bought because we will be here all day. I will however tell you about the books that I purchased. We stumbled upon a little used bookstore where I bought all of these for $8 + tax. No, I’m not kidding. Most of them were $0.50 a piece! How can you beat that? My mom was
agitated surprised to hear that this Christmas entertaining book I found was only $1 when she paid $34.99 for the exact same one. Needless to say, I was pretty pumped about the purchase. They are all in very good condition and look like they’ve hardly been opened. I really wish we had a used book store in Montgomery. I buy most of my books on Amazon because I read too fast to justify spending full price. I recently bought a book that I paid $8.25 for after shipping. It was used on Amazon. When I received the book, I was a bit perturbed because it was in terrible condition and the seller had listed it as “good” condition. Then I flipped it to the back cover…the original cost of the book was $7.50. That’s right. I was not a happy camper, but that’s life. It happens. So having a used book store around would save me from paying too much for a sad looking book. If we stick around here much longer, I may just have to open one. 😉
Every year, my parents host a Christmas party for our entire family. There are quite a few of us so it is always really crazy, loud and so much fun. We normally vote on a theme each year (tacky, pj, etc.) but this year, the girls wanted to do tacky while the boys wanted PJ’s, so my genius cousin came up with the idea to do Tacky PJ! Ergo:
|Reindeer relay game.|
|I love my sister and cousins!|
|Our little family! 🙂
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
Hello ladies! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were as blessed as I was to share it with family and friends. Here is my Thanksgiving in pictures:
|Our little family.|
|Some of the girls!|
|My cousins- Carrie-Grace and Lilly.|
|My sweet nephew Tanner.|
|God blessed us with this beautiful view of the sunset.|
As for today, it is officially “Rival Saturday.” I will be avoiding Facebook because I have been known to delete annoying (Alabama) fans so it is easier to stay away. I am a Florida fan and Ryan is a big Auburn fan, so we will be yelling “Go Gators” and “War Eagle” all day.
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