Monday, September 28, 2009

Kreative Blogger

Thanks Deana for the Kreative Blogger award!! I feel so honored! :) I know that you did this just to get your pictures off of the front on my blog! :) Anyways, thanks for everything but especially for being the very best freind that anyone could ask for!!! You and your family are the best and mean so much to me and my family!!!
So here is what I am supposed to do:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know that
they have been nominated!

7 things about me that most people may not know????
1. I LOVE being a stay at home Mom! I love being able to take and pick my children up from preschool and hear all about their day!! I love reading stories with them and snuggling with them at nap time!! I LOVE big hugs and kisses from both of my sweet little boys!! I am so blessed!!
2. We are in the process of building a house and are currently living with my dad for the next 4-5 months!! So far it had not been bad for us, but my dad may tell you something different.:) He has graciously open up his house to us and for that we are so thankful!!
3. I am currently working part time (12 hours per week) as a reading interventionist! It feels good to help those children who are sturggling learn to become efficient readers!!
4. I am totally stressed out about where I am doing to send Cooper to school!!! I go back and forth daily between Boyd Buchanan (private) and CSLA (public-magnet) which are both excellent schools!!
5. I LOVE the Tennessee Vols despite our new crazy, outspoken coach!!! We have season tickets and try and go as often as we can!!
6. I just started couponing and I hope to save LOTS of money at the store from now on!!!
7. I love reality tv and well as mindless dramas!!! I am go glad that the fall shows are back on!!! Dancing with the Stars, Biggest Loser, Grey's, Desperate Housewives, just to name a few!!
Now the next 7 nominees are...........................
Misyt and I went to college together and I have enjoyed keeping up with Misty and her adorable family through the blogging world!!
LeeAnne and I are friends through our playgroup and we have gotten to become closer over the past couple of years. Our children play so well together and we truly value their friendship!!!
Alicia and I are also friends through playgroup and even though I do not see her much anymore, it is great keeping up with her family through her blog. She is also expecting baby #3!!
Becky and I also know each other through playgroup and I love hanging out with Becky and her sweet children!! Max and Cooper play so well together and I love spending time with them!!! I can't wait for Wesley and Hudson to really start playing with each other!!! I know that I can call Becky at any time for anything!!! Thanks for being such a great friend Becky!!
Elizabeth and I know each other from college and I LOVE reading all of her posts. She always makes me laugh! I can't wait to hear all about baby #3 very soon!!!
Amanda and I go way back!! We went to high school together and then to college together!! She was my "big sister" in college and I am so thankful for her and her sweet freindship!!! Even though she lives in California now I still "try" to keep in touch some and I hope eventually they move back closer to Chattanooga one day! I would love to have our kids grow up together!!!
Jennifer and I also know each other through playgroup, but unfortunately they have moved to Mississippi and we never get to see them anymore. Thankfully we have our blogs and facebook to keep in touch with each other and our busy little families!! We miss you guys and call me if you ever come in to visit!!!
Ok so there you have it!! Have fun!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

White Water Rafting!!

Chris got one of his birthday presents today (even though it is a few days early). We went white water rafting with our best friends Deana and Jason. We all had a blast even though Jason and I were thrown out of the boat and cruised down the river for a little bit. At first we were both so scared because we could not catch our breath. The water kept pouring over our heads, but eventually we got to calmer water and everything was fine!! We all had so much fun and cannot wait to go back soon!!
The gang!!

Deana and Jason Me and Chris

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!

I just wanted to post a few pictures of my sweet boys with the best Daddy in the world! Chris is so amazing! He loves all 3 of us so much and we are so blessed to have a husband/Daddy that not only provides for us but also loves hanging out and playing! He is such a great role model for Cooper and Hudson and I can only pray that both of them turn out as well as their Daddy!!! We love you Chris/Daddy!!! Hudson and Daddy
Cooper and Daddy
We LOVE you Chris!! Happy Father's Day!!!

I also want to give a big props to my dad as well! I love you Dad and sorry that I do not have any recent pictures of you! You are amazing too!!!! I love you!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Cooper!!!

Four years ago May 29, 2005 our sweet baby boy was born. I will never forget the moment right after he was born!! I was so overwhelmed with joy, love, excitement and peace!! I was in complete awe of our wonderful little miracle. It is hard to believe that four years have already gone by!!! I am sad to think that he is not my "little" baby anymore but very happy to watch him grow into a fun, energetic, silly little boy!! I love you with all of my heart sweet boy!!
May 29, 2005
1st Birthday

2nd Birthday
3rd Birthday at Pump It Up!!
3rd Birthday!!


Monday, May 25, 2009

The BIG 30 and Memorial Day

This weekend was a busy one for us! We had Cooper's last t-ball game on Saturday afternoon and the that night we headed downtown for the boys to play in the water. They had a blast but were exhausted by the end of the day! Yesterday we meet up with Amy and Brain as well as Chris parents and grandmother and had some yummy lunch at Tony's. This is one of my favorite restaurants and it was so good!!! That night we went to dinner and a movie with some of our friends and saw State of Play and it was really good! I knew nothing about this movie, but I really liked it! Anyways today was a BIG day in our house.....I TURNED 30!!!! Thirty does not bother me (yet) but then again I have only been thirty for about 6 hours now!! :) Anyways my sweet husband planned a surprise party for me and lots of our family and friends came over to help me celebrate! We all had a great time and I am so thankful for wonderful family and friends!! Here are some pictures from our day! I hope that everyone had a great long weekend!
Cooper on the slip-n-slideAll wrapped up trying to get warm before the next round of water play! :)
Some of my wonderful friends helping me celebrate! (Deana, Karen, Me, LeeAnne and Kim, Julene you left to soon!)
My wonderful husband (aka the party planner)!
My sweet little boy who is can be such a little stinker!
Me and the best freind ever- Deana!!!
Me and my sweet boy who is almost FOUR! :(
Thanks to everyone who helped make this day a very special birthday!!! I am so thankful for all of you!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Muffins with Mom and Preschool Performance

On Tuesday Cooper's preschool had "Muffins with Mom." It was so nice and the kids were all so excited! Each child made a really cute tote bag for their moms. They were so proud of their gift because it was a surprise!! Also the teachers surprised us with a WONDERFUL scrapbook from the year! It was truly amazing! The book has to be at least 30 pages! Cooper and I have both enjoyed looking at all of the things he has done over the past year! Anyways, here are two pictures from our special morning!!
Me and my sweet boy!Cooper proud of his gift for me!!
Today was another special day at preschool. They had their end of the year performance and it was SO cute!!! Here are some pictures from our little star!!!

Mrs. Judy, Cooper and his best friend Caleb!!
His class singing

Each child had a "special part" and Cooper and a few other little boys were fisherman in boats. They had two songs they had to sing and they did a wonderful job!!
Cooper and Alex "catching their fish!"
"I caught it!!!"
It is hard to believe that preschool is almost over. Cooper only has one more week and then it is time to celebrate the summer! Wow, this year has gone by SO fast!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring Time!!

Since we have had beautiful weather lately, we have played outside everyday! Both Cooper and Hudson would sleep outside if we would let them. They have loved really loved digging for worms, catching caterpillars and helping us plant some flowers. Here are a few pictures from our outside adventures.
Hudson holding a worm that he found.Taking a break from all of the caterpillar catching!
Cooper using his magnifying glass to search for more bugs.
Cooper holding his caterpillar.
Hudson holding his "squished caterpillar." Every time Hudson picks up a poor little caterpillar, he ends us squishing it and then holds onto it forever. It is SO GROSS!!!!
Random picture of Hudson making his scowling face.
Last Wednesday we had some friends over and Caleb and Cooper decided to start their own little band. When I asked them what they were singing they told me a song that I did not know. It was about "Batman"!

Playing at Riverpark.
On Monday night Cooper had a baseball game. He did great and got two really good hits! Here is a picture of his little t-ball team! Go Mets!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Last weekend we went to our church Easter egg hunt and Cooper and Hudson loved hunting for the eggs! We have been practicing at home so by this hunt they were both little pros! :)Here are some pictures from the hunt.
Cooper searching for eggs

Hudson searching for eggs!

I found one!!

On Sunday afternoon we went to Papaw's house to dye some eggs! They both LOVED this! I new that Cooper would enjoy it, but I think that Hudson enjoyed it as much as Cooper! Here are some pictures from our egg dying at Papaw's.

Look at what I found! (I love this picture! He was so proud!!!) Cooper and all of his eggs! Happy Easter!!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cooper has been dying to play baseball for a while now so we finally gave in and let him play
t-ball this year! I have to admit, it has been fun buying all of the little t-ball equipment and his uniform! He is always wanting to "practice batting!" He is a really good hitter and we are working on his catching.
Yesterday was his first game and he was SO excited! His team is the Mets and Chris is coaching (which is very comical!) He talked about playing baseball all day. When it was finally time for the game he walked right out on the field and wanted to bat! He got 2 great hits and had a blast! Here are some pictures from his first game!

Ready to play ball!!
The Mets!!
Cooper and his friend Tommy before the game!
Running after a ball.
Focusing on catching the ball!!
Ready, set, get the ball!!
Waiting to bat! He was SO ready to bat!!
Cooper ready for his first at bat!In there team huddle after the game! "Go Mets!!"