Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hampton's Dedication to our Lord

February 19, extremely special and most memorable day to say the least.  The day our sweet angel, Hampton, was dedicated to our Heavenly Father, who has graciously entrusted him to Daniel and I while here on Earth.  We are forever grateful for this honor and it was the least we could do to promise to our God that we will raise him up to the best of our ability in a Christ centered home.  It is our prayer to enstill in all of our children the love and hope of Jesus Christ and for them to grow to know Him, love Him, and honor Him in everything they do.  Even though it was a cool and dreary day, it was also a beautiful day.  I could not have asked for a more perfect day with our family and church family. 

Annointing him with oil

" a child of God."  :)

Dr. Hays McKay dedicated him

After the service, we all went to eat at Olive Garden and continued the celebration at our house afterwards for dessert. 

And of course their was lots of time to play with the cousins :)

We love you, sweet boy!!

And a big thank you to our families for helping make this day as special as it was.  It wouldn't have been complete without you!!  We love you!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wedding season is upon us!

Well, we're slowly, but surely inching up on spring and summer time (even though we never really had a winter, which I'm NOT complaining about) which also means wedding season!!  Yay!  I love weddings!  We have 4 weddings coming up in the next few months.  We actually have one in March, April, June, and July.  Whoa.  It's crazy, but I'm excited for each and every one of them.  Getting married to your best friend is the most wonderful blessing God could give someone.  So, with weddings, along come other events such as wedding showers, engagement parties, and bachelorette weekends!  While Hampton spent the night with Mimi and Papa, we attended a FUN engagement party last night for Brooke Whiddon and Andrew Preston.  My wedding was April 24, 2010 and Brooke's is April 14, 2012.  Brooke was a bridesmaid in my wedding and I am honored to stand alongside of her as a bridesmaid in hers now.  So exciting!  Their engagement party was at Mr. and Mrs. Bill Blount's house and a good time was had by all!  It is so fun getting to hang out with friends you don't get to see often for such a fun occasion.  Lots of laughs and smiles were shared all through the night.  It was sad to even see the night end.  Now, I am looking forward to the Bachelorette weekend at the end of March!  I can not wait!  Honestly, it was one of those nights I was having so much fun, I didn't take as many pictures as I would've liked to.  However, I will leave you with just a few shots that I actually DID make happen. :)

3 of her 10 bridesmaids!! :)

Me and my prince charming :)

Me and the sweet bride to be! :)

Good times with good friends

Miss this sweet girl so much, but it was SO fun seeing her again!

This was at my reception, April 2010! :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

8 months old

Time is a flyin'.  Baby boy turned 8 months old today!  He is THE light of our lives in every way possible.  I thank our Heavenly Father above numerous times daily for our little fella.  He is still growing like a weed and hadn't slowed down a bit.  Taking in everything around him and learning new things every single day.  I LOVE it!!  He is the happiest and best baby any parents could EVER ask for.  Seriously.  He's amazing.

As of now...

he is...drumroll please...


And in to EVERY.THING.

he is pulling himself up on the coffee table (and likes to bite the edges on his way up!)

he has his 2 top teeth coming in (those haven't been fun and I hear molar's are even worse!)  Looking forward to that already
he is really beginning to try and talk.  He said "da-da" in a string of words the other night.  I told Daniel it didn't count. ;)
he loves to ride in the buggy at the store

he loves to swing (we figured that out in B'ham when we stayed with the Moore's)

and he finally loves *his* swing at home (and this beatiful spring 70 degree weather has been helping us out in that department.  We take every chance we can to go hang outdoors.

he loves pulling himself up to stand anywhere he can

he loves to ride on things (with help of course)
 he loves to flirt with people and "talk" to them anywhere we go these days
 he has recently figured out a new found love of climbing on the couch (check out those little toes down there people).  He pushes those little feet and toes sooo hard to get to those blinds. 

He was quiet the little busy bee this past month learning all these new tricks.  We are so proud of him and become overwhelmed with joy with each day that passes.  He is so smart and picks up on new things very quickly.  My heart overflows with love and happiness for this child.  I can't begin to imagine what this month has in store for us.  :)

Happy 8 months our sweet boy!!  Mommy and Daddy love you!!