Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Auntie Telly!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

28 lungs.

Twenty eight years ago at 9:30 in the morning on a payday (my dad NEVER lets me forget that) I was born! I had an AMAZING birthday, probably the best one that I have ever had in my 28 years of life. My celebration started last week when I flew to Alabama to celebrate with B sans baby. I was a little sad to leave Elias but it was really nice to have time for just the two of us. We ate at SUMO one night and PF Changs another. We had Cajun Steamer for lunch and a smoothie from Tropical Smoothie for a snack. We also went to a late movie to see Hangover (which btw is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen!) and that made only the second movie that we have been able to go to since having Elias SEVEN months ago. We went shopping which was a lots of fun (for me at least) and I bought new underwear (yay!) bought Mario Kart for the Wii Wii (which is sooo much fun for a couple to play or for families and friends)a nd we just spent quality time together. It was really nice to just be a couple and not be parents. Don't get me wrong, we love being E's parents but sometimes its nice to remember what it was like prebaby. WE SLEPT TIL LUNCH BOTH DAYS! WOW! Ha. Don't worry, he didn't even miss us while we were gone. He was being spoiled by his Auntie Telly, Uncle Sean, Gamma, and his Gap.
Today, on my actual birthday Elias let me sleep til 10:30 (thanks monkey) then we got up, had brunch, playtime and a nap. Then we went to lunch with a friend and did a little shopping. And tonight we had a DELICIOUS shrimp dinner made by Gap and a YUMMY cake made by Gamma. I was sad that B couldn't be here but it was nice to have Telly and Sean here. Gamma "helped" E pick out a card for Momma, very cute and very sweet. Gamma and Gap gave me a cute card with a little green in it! I think I'll use that to get a haircut, because I have not had once since NOVEMBER!!! Yikes! And Telly and Seany got me a gift card for a massage...yeeeeeah! So telly and I are gonna get couples massages. HA! I also get a Flip video camera (thanks b and e) so that I can record everything that my little munchkin does. But the best present by far was definitely not materialistic. Not yet anyways. That being Chantel got the call yesterday from UVa telling her that she was accepted to be put on the transplant list for NEW LUNGS!!!! I mean.....AMAZING! God is soooo GOOD! We are so incrediable excited for her, this is the start to a whole new life for her. I also got another little surprise from another one of her friends but I will keep that a secret for now, but SUPER excited for that little birthday greeting as well!
I have gotten a lot of birthday wishes today and it makes me feel very loved. :) I have also gotten a lot of YOUR OLD wishes/comments. Ha. I think its kind of funny how everyone dreds getting another year older. Is 28 really old? Should we really look at it as GETTING OLDER. I feel like instead of dreading it we should be celebrating it. We should be celebrating the fact that we were given ONE more year to be here on this earth with our families and friends. This year I became a MOM. I have this incredible little boy upstairs asleep (with his bootie up in the air) that because I had ONE more year, he is here. Sorry but I think this whole transplant thing has gotten me a little emotional. There is an old Cherokee Expression that says,"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." I really think everyone should live by this. I look at Chantel and I am just in awe. She is going to be 25 years old next week. TWENTY FIVE. I am pretty sure (forgive me if I got the age wrong telly) that when she was diagnosed with CF the doctors told her mom that she wouldn't make it past the age of seven. Yes, you read that right. SEVEN YEARS OLD. She has been blessed, and BLESSED US, with EIGHTEEN more years that she was suppose to. Do you think she thinks that she is getting OLD? I love you Telly!
PS. Its my birthday, I'll cry if I want to!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Not Me Monday

I have been following McMama for quite awhile now and she does this thing on her blog called No Me Monday. It is really entertaining and a lot of fun.
Not Me! Monday was born out of the desire to admit some of your imperfections and reveal a few moments you would rather forget. You may find it therapeutic to join in and do the same thing!

This past week I most certainly did NOT go without a shower for two whole days because I was most certainly NOT too lazy to take one because the only person I was really going to see was E.

I most certainly did NOT use Yo Gabba Gabba as a babysitter for E while I showered. That would just be plain wrong because I most certainly do NOT allow a 6 month old to watch TV.

I would NEVER be one to be so caught up in a show like the bachelorette. That would just be plain silly. It is most certainly NOT a guilty pleasure.

I have NOT found myself eating chips for lunch or icecream for breakfast. NEVER!! I'm a well balanced nutritious girl.

I definitely would NOT succomb to a social network like Twitter. And I most definitely am NOT asking you to Tweet Tweet.

Elias would NEVER have had a bite of homemade icecream on the 4th of July. NO way would I allow him to have it.

I am NOT going to Alabama tomorrow to stay for two days, and I would NEVER leave my baby behind so that B and I could celebrate my birthday early sans baby. NO way NOT me.

What did you NOT do this week?? :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mommy's little firecracker.

Yesterday, Elias and I went with Gamma and Gap (as well as Uncle Taylor and Christine) to the Deane family cook out. We met up with Taylor and Christine so that we could take Tays SUV and some how in the switcharoo, Elias' bag with his formula, bottle, and food was left in car...YIKES! A little bit of a freak out a first, but Gap to the rescue. He went to the SHELL station and Dollar General in Cumberland and between the two places managed to get two jars of Gerber baby food, applesauce and apple juice. Elias was not a big fan of baby food choices but gobbled up applesauce. He also had bites of chips and homemade icecream as well as graham crakers (which he LOVED). I was a little worried of a melt down because we didn't have a bottle but he was sooo good. He had a lot of fun watching his cousins Olivia and Sarah catch fireflys and he also got to check out the baby skunk and baby chickens. The boy LOVES animals. We also go to see B's former pet snake, Snakey Poo. Oh my she is BIG. I am happy that she has a new home and is not in my home. Sorry B! Uncle Robert and Gap were trying to get me to agree to a photo opt with Elias and Snakey Poo. Ummmm....yeah right. The fireworks didn't seem to bother him to much either except for the grand finale. He slept all the way back to the car and he didn't even wake up when Gap moved his carseat from one vehicle to the other. It was a nice night but B was definitely missed. :(
I'll be sure to post pics soon! Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

got blog?

I have been keeping this blog since I found out I was pregnant over a year ago but never shared it with anyone. So if you find yourself here...HI! These are just a few random thoughts from a SAHM with a little time on her hands. (Not a lot I assure you.) Its also a way to keep track of Elias for me to remember for family and friends further away to watch him grow. Might as well start from the beginning :)
My very first post.
Is that two lines or one?
and Elias' birth story.
To read all my posts...look over to the right...they are listed in order by month.

Wordless Wednesday


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