Thursday, July 24, 2014

Story time.

My little boy. I need to keep this blog for the things he says.

My brand new washing machine stopped working after 3 days. People came out and looked at it and ordered a part. We waited. 8 days later they came to fix it. Nothing. Still doesn't work. Phillip was so aggravated when he came home from work that the washer was still broken. 
Same night...Brodie was up with leg cramps. He was halfway asleep on his stomache and was whining, I started rubbing his back and praying for his legs. Our prayer for anything hurting is "Jesus, make it better. So, I finish and he lifts his head with his eyes shut and says "AND the washing machine. Amen." 

Today, in the sweetest voice he asks me what Paisley was doing. I told him to ask her. So he puts his head on my stomache and says "Hey Paisley, what are you doing?" He sits there a minute then asks me if he could sing her a song. I said "Paisley would love that." I just knew he was going to sing one of his sweet songs like "You are my sunshine," BUT he puts his head back down & sings in the sweetest voice.... "I've got that real good feel good stuff up under the seat of my big black jacked up truck, rolling on 35s, pretty girl by my side, she's got that sun tan skirt and boots..." He chose "that's my kind of night" by Luke Bryan. Lovely. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Real Life Updates

I've been reflecting on the past few months over the past few days. A lot has happened and a lot has happened so quickly. I've not posted about any of these events so I wanted to take the time to document these major events.

1. Paisley Monroe. You can read about us finding out here: Hey Baby #2
I knew as soon as we find out that my luck would give me another boy. I LOVE my little boy, but I WANTED a girl. A boy and a girl and were done. If it was a I try again for a girl?? I  just knew....
Well, on May 23rd we found it we were having a little GIRL!! Me, Phillip, Brodie, Cheyanne, Amanda, Jareb, Mrs. Tina, & my mom (Dustin, David, & Meg on Facetime) went to Cherished 3d in Savannah. She had her legs crossed for the first 15 minutes and after drinking some juice and changing positions several times she decided to open up her little legs. Everyone was so happy. Brodie was a bit disappointed but he quickly accepted a little sister.

Funny Story: During the ultrasound, everyone was shouting out their guess. Well, my 2 year old son yells "I see balls!!" Luckily, I knew the technician and she found it hilarious. I wanted to roll under the bed. HEHE.

2. WE MOVED. Ahhh. After living with my in-laws for ONE year, it was my biggest goal for my family.  The year with my in laws is what I needed. It was the best/hardest decision we ever made. I knew it would help us, but failure hurt my pride and it was hard to accept that WE were relying on  someone else.  We were able to get ourselves together after the worst year of our life (financially) and just live stress free for awhile.  My mother in law was my angel. Words can't even describe what she did for me, personally in that year. She saved me from ever feeling like my world was falling apart. She was there for me/us in ways that I can't even wrap my mind around. I can never thank her enough for what she did for me and continues to do. Thank you, Mrs. Tina. If you ever stumble upon this blog, I wanted to recognize you for having one of the biggest hearts I've ever known. And Mr. Ricky- one of the greatest man I've ever known. He made me feel like his home was mine and treated me with such kindness. I will never forget the support from him...he's truly an example of the perfect father.  We had such a fun time living there and it will be a time I will always cherish. But, I am so blessed to have a new home! Thank you to the McNamee's for making it possible and allowing us to move into one of their homes.  Brodie calls it his "new house" and is thrilled to have a room upstairs. He's mastered the art of the stairs and I no longer panic when I hear his little feet walking up or down the stairs.  I LOVE coming home and could just hang out here for days and be happy.  My goal is to make this house as "homey" as possible and create the best childhood memories for my kids. God is in control and I sometimes wonder why things happen, but I've decided to trust Him and its been nothing but a good thing this far.

3. My Aunt Glenda passed away. My aunt Glenda had battled cancer for a little over a year. She had breast cancer. We thought that after she finished all of her treatments, she was going to be a survivor. But, the cancer came back and it came back in her lungs. It was only weeks later, that we found ourselves saying our goodbyes. Her life story is quite rare and she was an amazing woman. She was a true example of a woman of God and I learned so much from her in the few short years I really got to know her. In the midst of one of the hardest times in her life, I was able to be there for her by helping her with her young children Kayla and Kaleb. I am thankful I was able to get to know her. She will forever be remembered and I miss her terribly.

I am still in school and still doing property inspections. Phillip is working for a good company and our lives are finally getting back on track. God has been our rock through the tough times.  Our families have been our support. My in laws, my mom, and my sister kept me going. I can't thank them enough. I hope I can be that for them when they need me.

I want to be able to come back to this blog one day and smile knowing that God had his hand on us, but I also want any reader to know that its okay to mess up as long as you know that you have to get up and move on. To know that life can go in a direction that you can never imagine it going, but you have to fight and hold. God is real. He is a good God who loves us. He was there for me and he can be there for you. My faith was my insanity. God only knows where I would be without it. I can only be open with my life to in hopes that it can bring hope to someone else.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


My Friday:


Then, lunch at Zaxbys:
Then, home for play time while daddy pressure washed the house.
Then, late dinner in the truck from Brodie's choice, Chic fil a.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dear Brodie

Dear Brodie B.,

You are 2 years old. 32 months old to be exact. You are going to be 3 soon. I can't believe you will be 3. You are my absolute joy in this world. You are my all day every day & I wouldn't change it for the world. If I happen to leave you....with Gamma or G.....I miss you immediately. I recently read a quote that stated something along the lines that....the most important days of a persons life is the day they are born and the day they realize why. You are my reason why. I was born to be your mama. I know that with all that I am. You have completed my life and I'm so thankful for you.  You are so smart. I am always amazed by what comes out of your mouth and how quickly you catch on.  You talk just like me, fast and with a lot of emotion. You make me realize what I say quite often and maybe what I shouldn't say. You look just like your daddy (Thank God) & you act just like him. You are ALMOST potty trained.  You love to pee pee in your elmo potty, flush it, and then toss it in the big potty and flush that. Your favorite question these days is "What are you doing??" You ask me every 5 minutes, and I answer you every 5 minutes. Superheros are now your favorite. I think you own every one that Walmart carries. Speaking of "Yallmart," it is your favorite place to go. You will happily announce, "I so happy" when we walk through the doors.  You can count, recognize some numbers, and talk your way out of most anything. You are the center of everything which makes you a total attention hog. If you can make someone laugh, you are a happy boy.  You are going to be a big brother!! You have been to everyone of my appointments and even claimed that "Paisley waved at me" at my last appointment. You have felt her kick and we talk to her every night.  My heart was so happy when I found out I was going to have another baby, but heartbreak immediately followed because I didn't want to share my love with anyone but you. Its funny how I thought that, because I know now that I'm giving you the best gift anyone could give someone, a sibling. I know you will be her protector and if you're anything like your will love her more than yourself. You weigh 39 pounds and you are wearing a size 4t! You are what daddy calls a "ham" & I love that about you.  You still sleep right underneath me every night and I love it. You work with me when I work and we spend our days finding excitement in everything we do. You love your pets: Sadie, Dora, & Batman, your grandparents, Cheyanne, the beach, the movies, & your cousins Kayla & Kaleb. You still love to play on my iphone and your favorite game is Subway Surfers. You randomly tell me I'm pretty and that you love me and it melts my heart. I love you, toot toot.



Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July always means a relaxing time with my family.

Thursday the 3rd, me, Phillip, Brodie, Mom, & Uncle Tobby went to Tybee to watch to fireworks.

Friday, the 4th, we played outside with Brodie and our visitor, Batman. We set up his slip n slide. Of course, he wouldn't slide but he didn't are his toy batmans for a ride. After, we sat on our back deck and played and enjoyed the sunshine. Phillip went to a mud bog in Swainsboro so me and Brodie went to Mill Creek park with mom and Uncle Tobby. We had a good time listening to music and watching more fireworks.

& right now we are sitting on the recliner watching a movie with ZERO plans! 

Sunday Funday

ISunday Funday...I hate this saying. I really do. BUT, today was fun so I thought it would be my one and only time using it.  Phillip, Brodie, & I worked for about 2 hours. I LOVE that they can work with me! We picked up my mom and Uncle Tobby afterwards and headed downtown. We spent the afternoon eating at Wild Wings and waking around. Cheyanne met us at my moms later and we hung out there for a few hours. I'm now sitting in the living room with Cheyanne watching The Kardashians. Brodie is asleep and Phillip is on his way home from coon hunting. Miss Paisley is kicking away!! Yep! We have a girl on the way! Ill post soon about that!