Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my family this past Sunday. We started out by taking some family pictures. My mom really wanted a current picture of all of our families, and then a picture of all 2o of us in it. So, Sarah set up her tripod and we all endured an hour of picture taking. You can imagine how hard that is with 10 children. But, we were able to get several really good pictures.
Here's Mom and Dad with their four daughters.
Becky-25, Me-28, Kelly-30, Sarah-32
And the sisters
After all the picture taking, we went to Mom and Dad's house for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.
Michael's bib says, My Family is Thankful For Me! and that about sums up what I am most Thankful for this year.
I made this shirt for him for his first Thanksgiving. It says, Gobble till you Wobble.
Everyone brings a dish and Mom makes the Turkey and Ham. She sets up a huge table in their living room, and there is enough room for all of us to sit. (Except Michael, he was asleep)
The two babies of the family. This is the First Thanksgiving for both of them.
Charlie was so cute, he wanted to hold Michael. Doesn't he look like a proud big cousin?
It is always a fun, but chaotic day. We are so blessed to all live so close and are able to celebrate what we are thankful for, with each other.
Next post, I will do a whole report with pictures of our Thanksgiving trip to Blue Ridge, GA to visit Mimi's family.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Here Comes Santa Claus...

This past weekend, Michael had the chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus for the first time! He was very happy with Mrs. Claus holding him.

Then when it came time for him to sit on Santa's lap, he wasn't too excited. He didn't cry, but he didn't smile either. It was close to nap time, so that could have something to do with it too.


And here he is just being cute as can be.
I am so excited about celebrating Christmas with a baby this year! I'm sure I will have lots more Christmas posts over the next month!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

This past week, our family went through a really big change.

Andrew no longer works for Chick-fil-A and has started working at BMW.



He has been going through the hiring process with BMW since early September, and this week he finally started. I never realized how intense the hiring process is. After an interview, a "rim-mount" assessment, a written test, a physical; including EKG, stress test and hair sample drug analysis, he was offered a job.

He will be working 4 days a week! That means 3 days off!!!

And this is where he will be working. We also found out that he gets an entire week off at Christmas and forth of July! He also gets Thanksgiving and the day after off! We are so excited about all the time off he will be getting.

Since we have been married, he has always worked in a restaurant. So he has always worked holidays. We have never been able to spend Christmas Eve together. There were even some years when he worked at Ryan's that he had to work all day on Thanksgiving. He has always had to work the day after Thanksgiving, and the day after Christmas.

This job is such an answer to prayer and we are so excited about how God has answered our prayers.


30 Days of Giveaways!

Go check out this blog for some super cool giveaways over the next 30 days!
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Orphan Sunday

Yesterday was Orphan Sunday, and this is the video our church did. Andrew and I are so blessed to be a part of something like this!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Michael is 3 Months Old!

What Michael is up to at three months old:


- He had a doctor appointment this month, and here are his stats: Michael weighs 12.5 lbs and is 23.75 inches tall. He is growing so much, and the doctor said he was just perfect, and doing great! He also got his first shot, and did really good with it. He only cried for a second, but Mama cried a lot longer than he did. We go back in another week for his second shot.
- He is doing really well in the assisted sitting up position. His neck is getting so strong, and before we know it, he will be sitting up all by himself.
- He still loves to smile, and has started to laugh all the time. We try all kinds of things to get him to laugh, and when he finally does, it just melts our hearts.
- He is still "talking" all the time. He tells us stories all the time, and when we respond to him talking, it just makes him want to talk even more. It is so cute listening to him.
- He has started teething. We aren't sure how long it will be before he actually gets a tooth, but he loves chewing on his fingers.
- He is still sleeping really well at night. He usually goes to bed around 10:30 pm and sleeps all night till about 7:30 am.
- His Mimi (Andrew's Mom) got him a mobile for his crib, and he loves it. He just lays in his crib staring up at it. It has little fishes on it and plays music.
- He hasn't rolled over yet, but it won't be long until he does.
- He recognizes both Mommy and Daddy, and when we go to get him out of his crib, he smiles as soon as he sees us.
-  Michael finally got to meet his Aunt Amy and Uncle Mike. They live in Florida, and came up for a visit this past month. They were so excited to meet him and give him lots of hugs and kisses.

- Michael also took his first trip to the beach this month. My parents were down at the beach for the week, so Katie and Michael went down for the weekend. He did really well traveling, and slept the entire 4 hour car ride. He is a great traveler and hopefully he will continue to be, since we have lots of trips planned for him in the future.

- He celebrated his first Holiday this month, Halloween. He dressed up in a little pumpkin shirt. We didn't do any trick-or-treating, since he is still so young, but we did visit all of the grandparents. Once he is old enough, it will be so much fun to take him out all dressed up. 

- Michael is such a blessing to us, and we could not imagine our lives without him.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Brrrrrrrr

When it is this cold...
Babies need to be bundled up like this...
But doesn't he look sweet?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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