Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

WHOA!! Four years have come and gone so quickly! May 28, 2005 at 2:00 pm is the day that Clint and I got married. I remember it like it was yesterday. So many funny things happened at our wedding...and that is what made it memorable. Since Clint and I have been married the good Lord has blessed us with a another family member every year. The first year we were married we got Nemo from Mrs. Mallette a woman that I used to work with. The second year we added Eva to our family, who we got from my brother Danny and sister in law Summer. The third year we were BLESSED with little Aydan Wade. This will be our fourth year married and we are blessed with Little Bit. The Lord works in mysterious ways because if it was not for Athens State University then none of this would have come true for me. I am so thankful for all the blessing in my life...and I look forward to the many years of marriage that Clint and I have ahead of us. Hopefully we will not be adding something to our family for every year we are married...if we do we will be downsizing to plants and fish. Happy Anniversary Clint!! I love you so much...and thank you for being you and allowing me to be me! I look forward to our future.

P.S. Also thanks for being so understanding and going roller skating with my students on our Anniversary! :)
As we've walked these years together
Sharing each the other's load
Many trials we have shared Dear
We took some detours in the road
But if I met you on tomorrow
I would still give you my heart
If you should say, "do you still love me?"
I'd say, "Til death do us part"

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thank You God

Shirley J. Stankiewicz

Aydan a few hours old...

Aydan 1 Year Old

Sent straight from heaven up above
Came an angel for me to love
To hold and rock and kiss good night
To wrap my arms around real tight

To cuddle & nurture and watch him play
To kiss his boo-boo's all away
To keep him safe and warm & count all his toes
To hold the tissue for him when he blows his little nose

To laugh at his jokes, to clap as he sings
To tell him all the joy in my life that he brings
To clean up his play dough, to pull his legos apart
To pin up his drawings and tell him it's art

To watch his first day of school on the bus all alone

To fight back the tears as I make my way back home

To applaud real loud when he's in his first play

To help him with his homework at the end of his day

To adore & cherish and watch him grow
To guide and teach him all that I know
To see him through good times & help him through bad
To share in his happiness and cry when he's sad

To hold him close and be by his side
To watch him through life as my heart fills with pride
To help him with decisions, the best that I can
To know that someday he'll be a fine young man

Year Check Up

The one year check up already has come and gone. Aydan weighed 24 lbs 10 oz, was 33 and 1/4 inches tall, and was at the 97th percentile in everything but weight (95th). Dr. Cartwright said that he is a perfectly healthy little boy and will be over 6 feet tall. Scary isn't it thinking that your baby who was born 20 inches tall and 8lbs 1 oz...will one day be a man. CRAZY!!

Walking the Dogs

Aydan has a new fascination with Dogs. He has always loved our dogs. Now he loves all dogs. We started taking the dogs for walks again now that the weather is nice and he is not going to have it any other way but to walk them himself. Thanks for being so patient girls :)

Mother's Day 2009

What a Mother's Day!! Clint and Aydan let me sleep in...then woke me up at the last minute to get ready for church. When I woke up they could not wait for me to go to the kitchen and see my goodies. Must say that I was very impressed...Clint and Aydan went shopping for me all alone. The did a great JOB!! I love being a Mommy...nothing in the world like it. Thank you boys and Little Bit...I love you all SOOOO MUCH!

Me and my 2 babies...the other 2 are not seen. (Aydan, Little Bit, Eva and Nemo)

My gifts...Chef, Vera Bradley Purse, Coin Purse and Flowerpot :)

Our Guests at the Little Gym

I am so sorry that I do not have a picture of all the guests. Some of you managed to avoid the camera. I will get you guys again one day though :)
Lia, Rachael, and Evey

Daddy, Aydan and Auntie Smith

Malea, Nora and Jeremy

Uncle Raymond and Aunt Joyce
Pawpaw and Chris

Pawpaw and Aunt Mel

Chambless and Mommy
MeMaw and Aydan

Uncle Pearl, Pawpaw and Great Pawpaw

Aunt Brandi, Chris, Pearl and Pawpaw

Granny and Aunt Lauren


Aydan's Birthday Party at The Little Gym

We took a ton of pictures at Aydan's first birthday party! It was one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do. It made me cry listening to everyone singing my BABY Happy Birthday! I thought that I was prepared but apparently not. I cannot believe how quickly he has already grown up. I remember back to when we brought him home...completely scared to death that we were going to mess up. Now he is walking around, playing, attempting to talk to us...where did the time go?

Run she is trying to get my ball :)

Wrestling with mommy!

Can't over it, can't go around it, got to go under it!

Run Aydan Run!
= Jumping on the bouncer.

Running on the bouncer.

Playing ball...

Getting ready for the balance beam.

I can do it alone :)


Let me begin by apologizing for being so late on any new posts. I have had tons and tons that I would like to post but unfortunately my time is somewhat limited. Between the end of school, doctor appointments, fixing up our house, and Aydan...there is very little time in the evening. This evening I figured I was just going to sit down and get it all done.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Before I was a Mom

I stole this from my friend Leanne's blog...I thought that it was too precious to not pass it on. I hope that you enjoy it. I believe that it sums up life pretty well.

Before I was a Mom...

Before I was a Mom -I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was a Mom -I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -I had never been puked on - Pooped on - Spit on - Chewed on, or Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and My thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom -I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests...or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom -I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my lifeso much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mom -I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known The warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Graduation is right around the corner

YEAH!!! We finally are done with grad school! It only took us 2 years to complete. I am very proud to say that we both earned a 4.0 while attending grad school. A big accomplishment because many days we were not able to give 100%. I can also say that both of my children in some way or fashion attended Alabama A&M University...GO BULLDOGS!!

Aydan's Birthday Party

Clint and I realize that we are a little bit behind on the blogging. Unfortunately my loving husband decided to leave the camera bag at The Little Gym. Of course the camera bag did not have the camera because I was responsible for it, but it does have our battery charger. The camera battery is completely dead and we will post pictures as soon as we get the camera bag from The Little Gym. I would say definately by the weekend :)