Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hitting the Road..

Tomorrow we'll be heading to Myrtle Beach for the funeral of my Granddad. It's hard to believe that this day has come and as much as I don't want it to be true, he is in a better place and watching over us. I'm lucky to have all of the good memories we've shared and pictures that will last a lifetime. Please keep us in your prayers as we make the trip in such a short time. Pray for my family (especially my Mom). Also, please remember my Grandnana. Sometimes the hardest thing to do in life is say goodbye..
I'll get new pictures of Jalen up when we get back, since he has his new do!

Monday, July 21, 2008


Welcome! Hope everyone is doing great. We're doing good and just staying busy. Hopefully, this will be a way we can all stay in touch and keep up with how fast Jalen is growing. Take a look and keep checking back.. I'll add new pictures and milestones as we go!

I just got back from my trip to ECU for my Wachovia Partnership East training, or the online program for my Elementary Education degree. I am excited to start and finish! While I was driving I got to thinking about what my life would be like if things would have played out differently. I could being driving that same road every weekend to come home and visit my family. I could be going out every night to the clubs and doing that whole scene. But, after I went through a few things.. I found myself crying and thanking God that I'm not doing that. I could not imagine not having Jalen pushing me to wake up in the morning, or hearing him say "love you", or not having those big, beautiful, brown eyes to look at every day. I have to say Motherhood is not easy, but it is the best and most rewarding thing ever! I can't wait for Jessica and Lindsay to see and feel what it is like to be a Mom.

We leave on Friday to go to Myrtle Beach for the funeral. Hard to believe it will be a month since he has passed. I remember those days we'd go and ride those big bikes with the baskets that now I look back and wonder how they did not break in half while we rode them. Or how he used to bake brownies for us, but then count them to make sure no one ate them. It makes me laugh thinking back on those times! We will miss him, but he is in a better place! :)

On a brighter note, hopefully, we will go Friday to get our Passports for Jamaica!! Very excited for Lindsay and Dwight.

Jalen is still loving Elmo and yes, we still watch the same episode over and over again. We will be having a family get together for his birthday and it will be Elmo themed. He is getting a fish tank for his birthday from KiKi (Jessica), so he will have his own Dorothy the fish. He is just like a fish in the pool and is scared of nothing. Lindsay rescued him in the pool when he thought he could jump in by himself. She said whoever said kids always come back up to the top, was wrong! :) But, he was fine and tried it 5 more times. Keeps you on your toes!!

Hope everyone is doing well.. I'll post new pictures of Jalen soon! :) (I know no one cares about seeing pictures of Nick and I.. Ha!) By the way.. On the side of my blog there are a couple of other blogs to check out.. This is what I spend my time doing while Jalen is sleeping.. Very productive.. I know!