Monday, December 28, 2009

Looking Back and Christmas!!

I hope EVERYONE had a wonderful Christmas! As I look back on this past year I am thankful for SO many things! The main thing is that Baker has been so healthy! Yes, I am thankful for our house, and my hubby for all his hard work, plus our supportive family's, but God has really been good to us! I have had the song, "Give Thanks to the Lord... For he is Good" stuck in my head for days. I sing it all the time! I know that I have bad days and lots of times that I am down and out, but then I look at Baker and know that God has really blessed us! It has been since October of 2008 since Baker has been in the hospital! OVER A YEAR!!! That is just amazing to us... and his doctors!!!

Well I guess I will stop talking and post some pictures!!!
Baker has grown so much since last year!
Baker 2008
Baker 2009
And again! He is so BIG!!!

Me and Katelyn
This is her last year in high school! And next year I won't get to see her as much. She is going to University of South Alabama in Mobile! I am so excited for her and even more proud! She is going to be a GREAT physical therapist! She has such a heart for helping people!

My Wonderful parents! They have been TOO good to us! And I am so blessed to call them Mom and Dad!!!

Don't know if you knew it or not but this is the new hot thing! Silly Bands!!! My niece and nephew have so many!!! And got more! They are rubber bands that when not being worn, turn into shapes. Here JW is showing off all his!!

Here is the bands that Baker has!!! Destinee gave them to him! He has his own pack... for when he gets older!!
My nieces and nephew with Baker!!! They have grown so much this past year! I still remember the first time I saw the girls... dressed as a bear and cowgirl! Beautiful girls!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Updated pictures... As promised!!

Ok! So here are the pictures that I promised you!!! Remember that we are still moving and there are piles everywhere!!! : )

Baker's Room
We still have murals that are going to be painted but that will come in time!!!

The Den

Now we have a quote made from vinyl on the wall that says," Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the Moments that take our breath away!!!"

This is the dining part of the den! Like I said... Junky!!!
The front (pink) door! We are going to get a whole new door... in time!!
Maybe after Christmas is over, I will be able to get my hubby to paint the bedroom and then we can finally settle in! I have loved the whole process of decorating and fixing our house! I just wish that I had TONS of money to buy what I want!!! : )


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Not enough time in the Day... Update

Yes... That's right, There isn't enough time in the day for me to get all the things done that I want to get done and still have time for Baker and Derek. I love that we are moving into the house and getting things put in its place, but it can be stressful! I need someone to just give me thousands of dollars for curtains, blinds, picture frames that match, etc... The little things!!! But it is a process and one day it will be as close to perfect as can be! But it is VERY exciting that I/we : ) can do what we want to with our wall color and knock out walls (if we decide too) I hope to have pictures uploaded soon, Very soon of the progress so far!! My Hubby has busted his tail to get it perfect for us!

Not too much has been going on with Baker! He has been a little bit sick but nothing too bad that a little time wouldn't heal! He had a head cold. We managed to keep it out of his lungs with some chest physical therapy!

We took pictures for Christmas cards and sent them out to family. and a few friends. I promise to post pictures from that as well! We didn't get to take Baker to the Christmas parade this year. That was during the time of him being sick and it was just TOO cold!

I guess the only thing left to say is that I have decided not to go back to Troy University. I am transfering back into LBWCC to finish my associates degree and do the Digital Sonography program! I think that would be perfect for me! I have always appreciated the Medical field but since Baker was born, never wanted to deal with sickness or illnesses! Wish me luck on that! I have to get through with a few prerequisites but should be able to start in the fall!

I am also working at an Attorney's office. I really like it up here! Not as stressful as a few of my other jobs and since I know Bart and we get along so well, it has been an easy transition from being at home! I am really hoping to work my schedule around being up here at the office!!

Well I think that is plenty for now! I will have to upload pictures later but I don't have them right now with me, so check back later!!!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New House!!

Well... we have finally gotten a house and I am SO excited!!
It needs some work and we really busted a lot out on it yesterday! Derek got a day off of work for his Birthday! We changed the shower head, took down 4 doors, put together a tv stand, pulled wallpaper from 2 rooms, cleaned those walls, and got one coat of paint on the kitchen! It looks better already!!! Here are some pictures!!!

Kitchen Before:

Kitchen After:That was just one coat and still needs another one!

New tv stand from my parents for Christmas!! I love it!!!!

I could not fit under the old shower head so we had to find something to raise the shower head! And we need one with a hose for Baker's baths!