Sunday, August 21, 2011


Happy anniversary to my hubsters!!! I really can't believe it has already been ONE YEAR. We have been so busy and have had so much fun, time has flown by! AND a Happy 57 year anniversary to my Mamaw and Papa!! Love you both!!

As you already know, we did yard work yesterday for about 4 hours. Ok, when I say "we", I totally helped the first two hours, but once that weedeater comes out, momma goes in! Josh's favorite part of yard work is the edging, mowing, and weedeating.... So I let him have at it. Me and Coop came in the A.C!! When we were out there all together, Cooper did amazing. We had him setup in little shade we do have in the front in the mornings, threw a few toys out there to keep him occupied. You won't believe it,but he sat on that blanket hardly moving for almost 2 hours, just watching. I think he is so mesmorized with the outdoors. So when planted more flowers and of course replaced the grey pinestraw. The house looks great! Mainly thanks to Josh, he's the green thumb in the family! We are back to having the best house on the block (at least we think so!!) So I had to take a picture of the slap on the hand notice....really not much difference except the pine straw is more fluffy!!


Anyway, so that was our day...Our friends, the McCalls so graciously watched lil Coop for us last night while went to dinner. We went to Bonefish. That was the first resturant Josh took me too when we started dating! The food was delishous. We went all out and you can't go to Bonefish and not get the bang bang shrimp! So we did...We had a great time! It was much needed. I don't think we have gone to dinner without Cooper since he was born! Thanks Claire and Colin!!! They said Cooper didn't cry ONCE!! Hopefully he will keep that up for Aunt K next week!!!

I finally painted the end table I got from Goodwill for $20 a few montsh back. Let's just say, I am not afraid to add some color!

Update on Cooper: another toofers is popping through. The top left tooth is finally breaking skin! It has been a few months of just the two cute bottom ones.That could explain his runny nose. Anyway, he is picking up the Cherios on his own and I am giving him more freedom when it comes to eating. I let him have at it with the oatmeal the other day, and he starting chewing on the bowl. KIDS!! They don't want whats inside the box, they want the box!! Anyhow, he grabbed a handful of oatmeal and it oozed out of his fingers. He put his whole hand in his mouth to get the oatmeal of his hands....forget the spoon I gave him, this is more fun!! The Cherio picture is my favorite, look how hard he is concentrating.

Gimmie that O

Have a great week! We have a 3 day work week!! Whoop whoop, cruisin on Thursday!!!!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The one where life doesn't slow down...

Does it ever??? My goodness, life has been hectic. Can you believe Josh and I will be married one year this Saturday? Wow, time flies! We have had an outstanding year and we are always on the go. We just got back from Jax late Sunday. We were there for Kelly and Jason's engagement party!! Josh was also asked by Jason to be in the wedding! As you already know, Kel has asked me too. So we both get to be apart of their big day, and life! We are VERY excited.

Bride and Bridesmaid
Groom and Groomsman
So you won't believe this either. Cooper is 9 months old and a solid 20 pounds! CHUNKER for sure- but so stinkin cute! He is talking much more now, mainly saying "momma". He laughs and giggles every time Josh walks in the room. He is cruisin along the couches, pulling up on chairs AND feeding his self Cheerios and eating what we eat, well what I eat. We all know how picky daddy is :) I am probably the culprit for his cute lil fat rolls on his thighs. But who likes a skinny baby?? You want some cheeks to squeeze,uh!?

My sweet boy
We got our first "your a bad homeowner" courtesy letter in the mail yesterday. Apparently our pine straw in the flower beds has turned grey. Since this is against our HOA we must replace this with new pine straw or mulch by the 26th. BS if you ask me. So guess what we get to spend doing on our got it, YARD WORK!!! yay for owning a home! We are planning on going to a nice dinner Saturday night for our one year. Our friend Claire has graciously offered to babysit Cooper.

We set sail next week to the Bahamas! So excited for this. It is Josh's first cruise, he is in for a real treat! Cooperman is staying with Aunt K and Grandma Karen. Coop and the fam will be seeing us off from their dock as we head out to sea!

The boys when cousin Dave was home
  Don't you think Cooper and Dave have the same hair cut!?

More updates coming...