Sunday, August 29, 2010

A New Venture...

If you've carried a diaper bag before you usually have all your basics, plus a lot of stuff that you really just did not need, but felt like you couldn't leave the house without? Remember the travel wipe case?! Yes, the plain jane, doesn't really match your diaper bag Huggies or Pamper case... Well, wouldn't you like one to match all your stuff?!

Contact me if you're interested in getting one made for yourself or they make great baby shower gifts...
Range from $8-10...
Monogramming available for an extra $7

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Year Ago, Never Forgotten

It's been a year since Lucky left us. He was only with us such a short time, but taught me more than I could imagine in such a short time. It's been hard and I can honestly say it still brings me to tears thinking about him. I miss him and wish he was running in the yard with Jalen and Izzy. He's still with us and hears all the commotion in the back yard and that spot will forever hold a piece of my heart. He was such a tough little guy that struggled most of his life. I'm glad to say he had a family and passed away being loved. RIP Lucky - Mommy, Daddy, and Brother still miss you and love you!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm gonna miss this..

Awhile back, I had written how when I am in stressful situations or situations where my nerves are just shot, especially with Jalen, and how I try to tell myself that one day I'm going to miss this. Jalen is four and I still have a hard time knowing my baby is growing up...

...buckling Jalen into his seat
...hearing him pitter-patter into my room at night
...listening to his creative stories
...him telling me that he's the best little boy ever
...taking him to school and hearing him yell 'but you forgot to kiss me' or 'just another kiss mommy'
...looking in my rear-view mirror seeing a little boy slouched over in his car seat passed out
...seeing him run around with his cousins, jumping over couches
...kissing the boo-boos
...'mommy, i'll take care of you'
...taking him to different places
...holding him in my arms

These moments are fresh now, but one day I'm really gonna miss these...

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Do I really have a 4 year old?

On Friday, Jalen turned four and I still can't believe that he is actually 4 years old? Where did time go? Jalen tells me all the time that he's always going to be my baby and that is more than correct. He's such an amazing little boy. We celebrated 3 times, well, pretty much 4 times. He had a family dinner with everyone on Tuesday night. On Friday, his birthday, we made it his day and enjoyed the samich (Subway) shop for lunch and Chick-lay for dinner (Chick-fil-A). In between we went to Monkey Joes, picked up some party stuff, and headed to get his ice cream cake. Yesterday, we had a big blow-out party that was a success, thanks to our many family members and close friends who helped make it possible. We're glad it's over, in a way, but we still have to open all the presents!!

Happy 4th Birthday, Jalen!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Like a fish..

Jalen is such a fish. It is amazing to me that at 3 years old, he is basically swimming. The other day we took his vest off for a little bit and he can definitely swim underwater, but he has not mastered keeping his mouth close. Everyone is amazed at how well he does in the water because he has absolutely no fear and has taken no swimming lessons. I'm so proud of him!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday and I'm so blessed...What a great year!
Thank you to everyone who loves and supports me no matter what.
Y'all make me who I am and I'm thankful for you!
Here's to 22

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thankful Tuesday!

I am so blessed. Tomorrow is my birthday and it is hard to imagine that I'll be 22 years old. Where does time go? It's hard to believe that I'll be 22 and my baby will be turning 4. Ahh!

* With another year passing me by, I have to say this year has been one of the most eye-opening. I've had good times and hard times all within one year. I am thankful to have Jalen, Nicholas, my family, his family, and great friends. I thank God every day for keeping me going and showing me exactly what life is about. I can't wait for another year, therefore, I am thankful for the past year and all of the knowledge I've gained from it. Here's to another year...
* I am thankful for being able to plan Jalen's party. Party planning is in full swing. I've ordered all of the online stuff and it's on it's way. I've mailed Jalen's Sproutlet card to be shown on TV and we're good to go.. Lots more planning to go, but I'm thankful I'm able to plan my baby's 4th birthday party.
* I am thankful that we'll be traveling to the beach Friday to enjoy the weekend with my Mom. It should be lots of fun and hopefully, Jalen will get to go on the boat. It's so relaxing.

Thank you to everyone for making this past year wonderful.. Love you all!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

We're in for our money!

Salah turned one and had her party. It was a great time and the boys enjoyed it. It was cute to see Ryan and Salah interact together. They are exactly 6 months to the day apart. They definitely have a love for each other. Once Salah gets here speed up and starts running instead of walking, we will have a trio going on! :)