Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thankful Tuesday

Wow, how hard it is to believe that it is the end of July. Where does time go?!

* I am thankful for a wonderful weekend with Jalen. We didn't do much, but it is so fun to see him smile from ear to ear, give me random kisses, and hear him say that he is the best little boy ever. I can't believe he'll be four soon.
* I am thankful for my family. Happy Birthday, Salah! It's hard to believe she's already a year old. Time flies.
* I am so thankful for the hot weather. Everyone is complaining and yes, it is hot, but I love summer. I could do this every day of the year! I do hope some rain would be mixed in as the yard is very dry!
* I am thankful that this week is my LAST week of school for this summer session!! YAY!! I am so ready for the break!!

Monday, July 26, 2010


Jalen loves to cook! He loves to cook with Mommy, Grandpa, Opa, and anyone who will let him in the kitchen. Grandma let him bake some doo-doo cookies (as we like to call them) while we were down at the beach. He loved helping and Grandma enjoyed letting him help (for the most part..ha!) One day, he's going to be a chef, I know. He helped me peel shrimp the other night and did a great job!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


You never really know how pretty NC is until you can experience it. If you're going over to Atlantic Beach there is a bridge. If you look over that bridge down in the middle of the water, that's where we were. The tide was low and we pulled the boat over to explore. We got to see a sea cucumber, conch shells, crabs, and things that you always wondered what was under the sea. How pretty it was! Jalen had a blast.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thankful Tuesday

I've been a little slack lately and not posted a 'Thankful Tuesday' in a little bit, but it doesn't mean that I'm the least bit unthankful...

* I am thankful for my wonderful family. Jalen is such an amazing little boy and I am so blessed to have him in my life. I couldn't imagine life without him. I took him to school again last week and he did great. He got sick on Wednesday (well, Tuesday night) and had to miss it Wednesday, so I was a little sad, but Friday went great. He's such a big boy. I can't believe I am planning a 4 year old birthday party. What!!?!
* I am thankful that I have one more week and then goodbye summer school.. You've been a tough one!
* I am thankful that after work I will be heading to the beach for the night. Yay! I am so ready.. Pray for the early travelers (Jessica and Lindsay) and the late-traveler (me!)!
* I am thankful for the weekend rain. Our yard is so dry and ugly that it isn't even funny, it needs to grow and look nice again!

I am very thankful and blessed to have all that I have in my life..

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Jalen's Photography!

Yes, Jalen took those pictures and he did a great job!! He is for hire...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Baby Shower..

Jessica and I hosted Lindsay and Dwight's baby shower for Miss Brooklyn on Saturday. It was a great time. These were a few shots of us.. They got lots of great stuff and you can already tell that she is a spoiled rotten little girl, but hey, that is how it is supposed to be. Jalen and Ryan are ready to teach her how to get real dirty and get rid of all the prissy clothes that she has a million of.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sleepy Heads

Izzy and Jalen are best friends and she sleeps with him all the time. She runs around and finds him when we come inside, if he's snuck away real quick. They're truly the meaning of the saying that dog is man's best friend.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Brooklyn's Shower

The present table with a computer set up with the slide show of the ultrasound pictures.
The beautiful princess cake made by one of my friend's neighbors (let me know if you need a cake and I can pass her info along!)

We had lots of food from sausage dip and buffalo dip to cookies, chips, sandwiches to fruit and veggie trays to sandwiches to meatballs and little wieners in BBQ sauce! (and more...)
We created our own baby girl diaper cake out of diapers, ribbons, clips and pins!

This is the cake table with a clothes pin line made of ribbon and mini-clothes pins to hold the ultrasound pictures up that we had printed off their CD.
The whole room!

The beautiful diaper wreath. So cute!!

Jalen's Bike Ride

Last year for Jalen's birthday he got a Thomas bike from his Ki. He's been just playing around on it inside, but we took it out and he's a pro. He loves riding his bike, but he is lazy sometimes. He was tired when I took him out, but after one lap around the cul-d-sac he was ready to go inside and get a juice-box. He didn't wear the best shoes, either, but he had fun and loved it. I have a feeling it'll be his new favorite thing to take around the block on our walks.

Happy Birthday, America!

We had a great July 4. We cooked out and hung out. Then, we packed up and went and saw the fireworks. Jalen was so cute dressed in his Old Navy flag shirt and flip-flops. He's such a cutie. We're proud to live in America, that's for sure.