Thursday, April 30, 2009


Craig, Alexis and I went back home to Hendersonville this past weekend. I had many days off in a row, and since Craig had lost his job, we decicded to spend the weekend with family.

We watched the NFL draft with PaPa, we couldn't wait to see who the Panther's would draft. Craig and I have watched the draft with my dad for years and it was fun to share this event with Alexis. Nana doesn't understand the draw of thousands of fans watching the draft, but she always stocks the house with plenty of goodies for those of us who want to spend the day in front of the TV for this great event.

We also got to see our nephew, Byrce play baseball. He just turned 5 this winter and is playing on a coach-pitch baseball team for 5-7 year olds. He hit the ball almost every time he was up to bat. Each member of the team gets to bat each inning, even after they have past the three outs. They have 3 innings each game. The don't post the score-this way it's just a fun game for all playing. It was great to see Bryce have such a great time.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Red and White.............and Pink?

This past weekend we took Alexis to her first NC State football game. NC State had it's annual spring game, known as the Red and White game. We decided that since it was such a beautiful day that we would take Alexis and show her one of her daddy's favorite places. She was so well behaved and seemed to enjoy seeing all the people. We only stayed for the first half, because we didn't want to wear Alexis out.

I have never been more proud of being a Wolfpacker as I was on Saturday. As most of you know our beloved women's basketball coach, Kay Yow lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this year. All of the coaches had on pink shirts and hats, they painted the 50 yard line pink and they renamed the red and white game, The Kay Yow Spring Game. We were also asked to bring a donation for the Kay Yow foundation. We raised over 28,000 dollars for cancer research. I was so proud of the support that Wolfpackers gave to such a wonderful cause.

We hope to attend this game annually with Alexis. We also hope to bring her to some regular season games when she is a bit older. You will see us there with our beautiful daughter dressed as a NC State cheerleader.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thank You

Today is a day where I say thank you to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today, some 2 thousand years ago, a man died on the cross for me. I know that to non-Christians this seems impossible. But I truly believe that he saw through time and heard my heart cry out for a Savior. He died a horrible death on the cross and was buried-but in 3 days he rose, body and all and joined His Father in Heaven.

I could never say thank you enough for this free and life changing gift.

This past year has been very difficult for me. I lost a very dear sister-in-law, and was struggling with infertility and trying to adopt. I could not have made it through any of these things without God. As I remember this Easter holiday, I feel so grateful for everything that God has done for me.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Growing up

I am just amazed on just how fast our little girl is growing up. She loves to stand-assisted of course. She loves to hold rattles and put anything into her mouth. I know this sounds trivial but just one month ago, she could do none of these things.

We have been feeding her cereal for about a week now. She is really starting to get the hang of eating with a spoon. She will open her mouth for the spoon and swallows most of what we are feeding her. I just love to watch her smile because she's doing just a great job.

She is also doing great at sleeping through the night. She will fall asleep about 8pm and doesn't wake till 5-5:30am. I know this sounds early, but her crazy daddy is always up this early so I guess she's taking after him.

I look forward to her growing and changing even more. I know that soon these days will be over, so I will cherish every moment of her precious life.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tired, but Greatful

I have just finished a 5 day work stretch. It doesn't seem that much to most people, however, my days are 12 hour shifts. I'm tired, but very thankful to still have a job. I have the next 4 days off and then I work Easter weekend. I love having many days off in a row to spend with my wonderful hubby and daughter.

Our sister-in-law, Anna, came to visit this past weekend. We hadn't seen her since Christmas, but more importantly, she hadn't seen Alexis since Christmas. She was amazed how big she had gotten and what a great baby she is. Craig and I are so lucky to have amazing families that we love being with. This May will be the 4th year that we have taken our vacation with Craig's family. This year we are going to the Outer Banks. I have only been once-we had a weekend trip with our dear friends Will and Michelle before we both had kids. I'm looking forward to spending a week exploring our coast.

Well, I'm off to take the cat to the vet-pray for me!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

4 Month Check-up

Alexis had her 4 month check-up yesterday. She got 2 shots-it just kills me to see her get stuck, but I know it's better then getting these horrible diseases.

She was 23 3/4 inches long and weighed 12 lbs and 7 oz. She droped on the weight curve slightly. Her doctor was not overly concerned with the drop, but just wanted us to encourage her to eat as much formula as she could. He also stated that she was ready to start some rice cereal, but not in her bottle-just by a spoon.

We tried the cereal last night for the first time. She did pretty well. I think that more cereal ended up on her check and bib, then in her belly. It was so great to see my little girl try to be a big girl.

I had to return to work today. I wish that I could just stay home and play with her forever.