Friday, November 28, 2008

Back to the blogging world.

Obviously, the past few weeks have been crazy busy for me and my little family.

*My mom and Mrs. Kay came to New Orleans for the re-taping of Beth Moore's Breaking Free Bible study. We had an amazing week full of eating, site seeing, and getting a Word from the Lord (through Beth Moore). God did a work in me and challenged me in new ways to stop being so selfish and just get in His Word.

My mom and I in front of the Breaking Free set.

*I turned 25 on November 15th. It's hard to believe that I'm 25, have been married 3 1/2 years and have a child. I am blessed.

*Emma and I rode back to SC with my mom, and Mrs. Kay so we could visit friends/family and go to Erin's wedding. The week seemed to fly by and I feel like I didn't get to spend as much time with everyone as I wanted, but that's how it goes when you have lots of people to see. Erin's wedding was beautiful and it was fun to see all my old college friends.

Emma taking a bath in Mrs. Carmen's kitchen sink.

Emma and her cousin Will. This is the best picture I could get of them--it's hard getting a good picture of a 1 year old and 6 month old!

College friends--Tara, Shelly, me (and Emma), and Kelly

Paul, Emma, and her "Beat South Carolina" sticker.
We were a divided family because I wore a "Beat Clemson" sticker.

Emma even participated in the bouquet toss!

Jocelyn and Emma

*We got back to New Orleans last Sunday night at 9:30 and I started work the next morning! I had a fun week and work and know that I'm going to love this job. The kids are great and so cute. And of course, it is so wonderful to be with Emma. It will definitely take some time for Emma to transition into this new environment, but I think she will be fine. She had a fussy week (because she's sick), so I had to hold her a lot, which was a kind of a hassle when I was trying to do stuff with the other kids. But, she loves the other kids and they love her.

*Emma has had a cold for a couple weeks now, and it has gotten progressively worse. She has been extremely fussy the past couple days and had a low-grade fever. We took her to the doctor this morning, and she has a sinus infection. She is now on amoxicillan, aka "the pink stuff". Hopefully it will help.

*We went over to the Friendship House for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. We had a wonderful time of food and fellowship. We ate lots and lots for dinner and continued to eat more throughout the day! We also had fun playing Apples to Apples and Imaginiff. Fun times with fun people.

*This morning when Emma woke up at 5am, we decided to get up and head out and brave the crowd at Toys R Us. When we got there, the parking lot was packed and we actually had to park on the sidewalk beside the store. Our goal was to get this toy for Emma for Christmas. There weren't any left at the display where they were supposed to be, so Matt asked a sales associate and they brought one out of the back for us! We saved about $15, so we think it was worth it.

*As of today, Emma weighs 15 lbs, 13 oz. She is almost double her birth weight! She's getting so big!

*I have been wanting a Keurig coffee maker for a while, ever since Kelly introduced me to hers. I hit up the close out sale at Linens and Things today and got the Special Edition Brewing System for $104.99. I'm pretty excited about it and know that it will get tons of use!

*Emma turned 6 months last Saturday and I need to write her letter. I will do that very soon.

Phew! It took me over an hour to write this post! Lots of catching up to do!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Glad to be home

Emma and I just got back to NOLA and I'm SO glad to be back home. I had a wonderful time visiting friends and family, but am completely exhausted and ready to get back into my "normal" routine. Well, my new normal routine, since I start work tomorrow! I do have lots to blog about and some pictures, but I desperately need sleep. So, for now, check this out.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Big News!

Here it is...

I am now a Nanny for Earth Search. Yeah, that's the place Matt works. One of the Nannies is leaving and I got offered the position and it was made final today. So, I will get paid to spend all day with Emma and 6 other cutie pie kiddos (and Karla, the other Nanny). I will start on Monday, the 24th. It's pretty exciting! God is so good to us. We could have never planned or asked for any better of a situation. It's such a perfect fit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Busy couple weeks!

Posting will be slow around here for the next two weeks. This week, my mom and Mrs. Kay are in town and we are having fun being tourists, loving on Emma, and going to the Breaking Free taping with Beth Moore.

Next week, Emma and I will be back in SC to visit family and for Erin's wedding.

But, I will most likely have some really exciting news to share later on this week.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Praying for your child

I truly believe that praying for your child is important. The moment we found out about our sweet Emma's life inside of me, we began praying for her. Angie, at Bring the Rain wrote about how she prays over her children with seven specific prayers each day. She prays Scripture over her children when they wake, when they are getting dressed, while they are eating, when they go out of the house, while they are taking a bath, when they are going to bed, and while they are sleeping. What a great thing to do! Prayer is powerful and praying Scripture is even more powerful! You can click on the button below to see her post and the specific Scriptures that she prays. I am about to write these Scriptures on note cards and post them in my house.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Kingdom Coming

Check this song out. It's powerful.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Thoughts on this Election Day

This is quite random, but here's what's floating around in my head right now...

*I am glad that I voted this morning (at 6:30am). I, along with the rest of the country, feel this is a very important election. I know that whatever the outcome, God is in control. I am also glad that I didn't have to wait in line to vote--in and out within 10 minutes.

*Do not place your reflux baby by the laptop when you burp her. She WILL spit up!

*Prune colored spit up is not pretty.

*I love my new jogging stroller I got off craigslist. It's a cheapo, but we're saving up for a Phil & Teds.

*I can't believe that my Mom and Kay are going to be here in THREE days!!! Emma will be so thrilled to see her Grammy & Aunt Kay!

*I hope we are able to get rid of a lot of junk at our garage sale on Saturday. I'm tired of living in a cluttered house. And we need to get rid of the clutter because Emma will be all over the place soon!

*This crazy hot/cold weather is making my sinuses go haywire!

Sunday, November 02, 2008


*I just added a TON of pictures here!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the past few days. And big news...Emma learned how to roll from her back to belly on Friday. Putting her down for bed is MUCH more difficult now, as she automatically rolls over, but doesn't like to be on her tummy, so I have to keep rolling her back over onto her back. Wonder how long this stage is going to last?

Emma and her friend, Liam, on Halloween.
Emma's pea pod swallowed her!
And Liam was sleeping!

Wearing Daddy's Indiana Jones hat

Life is good...sleep is good!

I can sit up like a big girl AND eat my hand at the same time!

All bundled up!


Not Me! Monday

Here's for another Not Me! Monday with MckMama, who had her precious baby Stellan last week!

*I did NOT eat potato chips, french onion dip, and cheesecake for lunch yesterday. My eating habits would NOT be the reason I am not losing weight.

*I did NOT take Emma to the mall today, just so I could eat Chick-Fil-A and my daughter definitely did NOT keep smacking her lips and trying to grab my food while I was eating.

*I did NOT go trick or treating on Friday with some friends even though our babies definitely don't eat candy.

*I did NOT go to a Fall Festival thrown by a neighborhood association for a neighborhood I don't live in and enjoy their free food.

*I did NOT order an entire case of prunes from b/c I don't feel like making my own plums/prunes for Emma.