Friday, January 13, 2012

Babies, Christmas, and Sweet Friends...

Well, most of you probably know, but we are having another sweet baby! We are so excited and my due date is August 11th :) I've been to the doctor once and we were able to see the baby's heartbeat and my doctor said everything looked great so far! I've been feeling good, just super tired. Thankfully, Levi takes a napt for about 3 hours every afternoon, so I have been napping it up with him!

We had such a relaxing Christmas Break. I really love that we get two weeks off for Christmas and an entire month off between semesters! It is a MUCH needed break after the busyness of Fall Semester. My mom got up with Levi EVERY morning. I was so spoiled when we left :)

Levi LOVES playing rough!

We spent a weekend in Texas for a wedding I was in and stayed with some friends. I was busy with bridesmaid duties for most of the weekend and this is one of the cute pictures John Aaron sent me...

Lunch with friends from home!

We met our college friends for dinner one night and met their sweet new baby, Rhett.
Rhett and Levi share a birthday, except Levi is one year older!

....And this is the sweet bride!

Students came back Thursday and Welcome Week starts on Monday...We are looking forward to what God is going to do this semester!

Monday, December 05, 2011


We spent Thanksgiving in New Orleans with John Aaron's family and then drove 5 and half more hours to see my family for a day before driving 10 more hours back to Cookeville. Yes, LOTS of driving but it is worth it to see our families!

Good thing Levi is a good little traveler :) We have a DVD player so he watches alot of baby einstien (his favorite), eats lots and lots of snacks, and sleeps. See that sweet smile behind his paci?

We ran a 5k together as a family and John Aaron pushed the running stroller the whole way - that's a big deal to me! It's about 40 extra pounds for him to push!!

All bundled up for the run.....and checking out his hands :)

We finally got everything unpacked last night, John Aaron's parents are visiting this weekend, and then we leave next week to go to a wedding in Texas, Christmas with my parents, and then Passion 2012 Atlanta. Whew! Hope you're having a Happy December!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


John Aaron is playing on one of our BCM intramural volleyball teams, so Levi and I went out to cheer him on at his first game! Levi walked up and down every stair, hallway, and row of seats during the game :)

Doesn't he look so tall??

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Halloween & Levi "reading"...

Thanks to Pinterest, I found this cute costume idea:

My mom made Levi a cute little bowtie and we had plans to dress him up as the english boy that Mary Poppins nannied, but, it didn't happen :) Our BCM party started at 8:00 (which is Levi's bedtime) so he didn't dress up this year, but he didn't know it was Halloween, so it's all good.

Before Levi was walking and getting into everything, he would love to have someone read to him. In the past few months, he hasn't been into reading as much because he has got too many things to explore! About a week ago he started doing this....

He will sit and "read" for about 20 minutes - which is a long time for an 18-month old! This makes the teacher inside me so proud :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend Getaway...

John Aaron and I decided it was time for a little family weekend so we went to Ridgecrest, NC for the weekend. We spent the weekend eating (ALOT, I am seeing several 6 mile runs in my week!), exploring Asheville, Black Mountain, and driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a lovely weekend!
I know everyone says their child is the cutest, but seriously. Levi is SO. cute. He is dancing here. No music. But this boy is always dancing!

A massive pumpkin!

Sweet times...

The boys...

THE family picture of the weekend :) JA & I have dreams of hiking and camping along the Blue Ridge Parkway when Levi gets bigger. It was soooo pretty!

Hope everyone is having a Happy Halloween! We are going to Mary Poppins & Dick Van Dyke it up at our BCM party tonight :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bits and Pieces...

An adventure of Levi and John Aaron...

Herman Cain came to speak at Tech last weekend, so JA took Levi had a little outing to go listen. And Herman & Levi became fast friends!

We have been doing some serious chalking in our backyard!

Cheering on JA at a BCM soccer game!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

At the Pumpkin Patch...

We took Levi to the pumpkin patch last weekend to pick out a pumpkin, go on a hayride, and have a picnic. It was delightful!