Sunday, October 30, 2011

3 years ago....

Thursday, October 30, 2008
4:45 p.m.
Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN

~taken within the first few minutes after her birth~

Our precious baby girl, Leah Abigail, was born. 
She was the spitting image of her Daddy.
She now looks more like me.
Our lives were forever changed from the moment we knew she was on the way.
She is so very smart and amazes me at how much she knows and how much she understands.  I never in a million years thought that I could love one little person so very much.   It's a very true statement that once you become a parent your heart walks outside of your body.  I had no idea.   Leah is in her 2nd year of preschool and she is the oldest.  We're struggling with potty training, but we will get there.  At a dr's appointment a few weeks ago, she was 40 1/2 inches tall and 41 lbs.  She is in a 4T or 5T size clothing.  She loves music (Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen is a favorite of hers...she calls it the "take me home song"). 
 She loves Barney, Princesses, Dora, playing Dr., and animals. 
She tells me and her Daddy often "You are the best mommy ever" or "you are the best daddy ever". 
It's great to hear especially when you feel like you suck at parenting. 

My Bug,
Mommy & Daddy love you so very much.  You are the apple of our eye and it's so
hard to remember life before you.  I cannot believe that 3 years have passed already.  October 30, 2008 was the best day of my life and I love you with my whole heart.  You are so smart and you amaze me everyday.  I am so proud to be your Mommy!!!! I love you! Happy 3rd Birthday!

Love, Mommy

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Haven't done one of these in a while....

A: Age: 29....give or take ;)
B :Bed Size: Queen
C: Chore that you hate:  Putting away laundry, washing dishes, and cleaning the bathroom
D: Dogs: Technically, our dog is my mom's.  Her name is Saylor, and I believe she's a beagle mix.
E: Essential item to start your day: Sun Drop
F: Favorite Color:  I like all colors....if you look at my closet the main colors are black, blue, and pink.
G: Gold or Silver:  Depends on the piece
H: Height: 5'9"
I: Instruments you play: None...I am not musically inclined at all
J: Job Title:  Mommy, Wife, Accounts Payable & Receivable clerk (home- LOL), Admin. Assistant
K: Kids: Emily Catherine (miscarriage @ 6 wks 10-17-05) & Leah Abigail (10-30-08)
L: Live: Tennessee
M: Mother's Name: Pam
N: Nicknames: Shel, Bella
O: Overnight hospital stays: Leah's birth was (knock wood) the only one
P: Pet Peeves: One letter text answers!!! "K"
Q: Quote from a movie: I didn't think you'd be opposed to a little grand theft auto.
R: Righty or Lefty: Righty
S: Siblings: Brother Casey & Sister Cristy
T: Truth or Dare: Depends on who's playing
U: Ultimate Vacation: Israel, Ireland, England, Italy, France
V: Vegetable you hate: Hominy
W: What makes you run late: not wanting to get out of bed
X: X-rays you've had: ankle
Y: Yummy food you make:  Caramel pie
Z: Zoo Animal: Zebra or Giraffe