Friday, January 30, 2009

hoping and cleaning

**UPDATE...We're officially on the market!**$PUB/72/WHITEJOSH/pub/pub_132118292.htm

and cleaning and hoping!

We have started the tedious process of cleaning/fixing/straitening/organizing our house from top to bottom in hopes that someone will walk and immediately know this is the house they want to live in. Yeppers...we're putting it on the market. I know this is not a great time to sell a house, but we need to try nonetheless.

Baby May #2 is due in a little over three months and we will be busting at the seams in this little home. In has been a great first house for our family but there's always a time to move on (not too far though...yet). It will officially be for sale today as our friend and Realtor is coming over to do the paperwork. We are well aware that this could be a long process, but we are trusting in God's timing and the fact that it is ALWAYS perfect. If you would please keep us in the back of your mind's somewhere praying that we don't get stressed out but instead remain faithful we would appreciate it!

Monday, January 26, 2009

ghost...the sequel

From firefighting Ghost...

to the ghost who drums!!!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Zach, Micah, Daisy and I just got back from visiting some very good friends of ours, Mike and Lindsay, who used to live here in Conyers. They moved to Macon about 2 years ago. We don't get to see them very often so this was definitely a nice treat. We spent the weekend going out to eat, talking and watching movies. Along with laughing at Micah and laughing at poor Daisy who was getting ALOT of attention from Max, their Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Mike is the contemporary worship leader and youth minister at a church there and we ran by their today for a few minutes. While in the youth room Micah got his thrill of the weekend by playing the drums. He plays them ALL the time after church on Sundays and turns EVERYTHING into a drum at home, but today he actually played with SOUND! The drums are electronic so Mike turned the sound on and the look of joy on his face was just too cute when he hit them for the first time and noise came out.

I took a few pictures with my phone to capture his wonderful rockin' moment!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Scrap Day

Two ladies from our church hosted their annual Scrap Day this past Saturday and I took FULL advantage! I started scrap booking in high school after my sister got me hooked, but, thankfully, I'm way better than I was back then! It's hard to look at those past scrapbooks sometimes because I seriously had no idea what I was doing.

Due to the wonderful side effects of pregnancy and raising an almost 2 year old I am way behind on my scrapping. My goal is to get caught up on everything before May because another book will be added into the mix. I got a lot done but still have so much more to do. I'm hoping though that since I feel much better now and have a normal amount of energy back I can keep the scrappy groove going!

Here are some of the pages I got finished this Saturday!

Micah and Haley last July

The ZOO in August

Random Sweet Moments

**p.s. my personal photographer is at work today so these were the best i could do :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Keelie is 1

My niece Keelie (or KiKi as Micah and Haley call her) turned 1 on Saturday. Zach, Micah and I drove down to Opelika on Friday morning so that I could visit a friend in Montgomery who just had a little girl and so we could help Jen with any of the last minute stuff. My younger brother Tim also came early because he had some things to do in Auburn.

We spent Friday night shopping for party food, baking cakes, and playing Seinfeld Scene-It. Saturday morning Jen finished decorating Keelie's cake which was so super cute and making all the food. All while Micah and Keelie played together in the living room. Keelie was so happy all day and definitely hammed it up for her company!!!

The only people at the party were the families from both sides and it was a perfect amount. The food was great, the company was fun and everyone seemed to have a great time...birthday girl most of all!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Micah loves many things, but his new found LOVE is the drums. It definitely runs in the family. Zach was on the drumline, Katie was on the drumline and Joel is on the drumline and I was a pretty good tapper which is basically drumming with your feet :)

After church every Sunday he races to Chad (our drummer) who kindly hands over his sticks and lets Micah bang away. Thankfully their electronic drums so we aren't blessed with the noise that comes with them. Since Micah didn't get a drum for Christmas we went to the store shortly after to find him one. It took 4 stores to finally get one. Those toy store shelves were seriously cleaned out after the Christmas rush!!!

Since he got it Micah has been playing it constantly, but last night Zach helped him play it while he was wearing it around his neck. He looked like the perfect drumliner (is that a word?)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The New Year

So it's 2009! WOW! I can never decide if I'd prefer time to stand still or for it to go quickly, I guess a little bit of both but unfortunately I don't really get to control that. I'm not a big Resolution person. There are things in my head that I know I should be doing, either better or at all, but if you say you're going to do it you will inevitably fail! Instead, I thought I'd just make a list of things that I hope/trust will happen this year.

* sell our home and find one perfect for our growing family
* give birth to a healthy baby, preferably one that also sleeps through the night earlier than Micah!
* easily transition to being a mother of two
* skip the terrible twos for my precious boy who will be such in a little more than a month
* take a fun family vacation
* be able to visit family more so my kids will stay close to all their relatives
* begin to start traditions at our home
* spend quality time with my husband and not get overwhelmed by the day to day
* make sure my friends and family are aware of how much I love, appreciate and need them
**** most importantly, be a shining light for our Savior and a support for those who need it

I'm sure each of these will produce a hefty to-do list of their own and hopefully you will all be able to encourage me to (attempt) to accomplish them all!