Sunday, July 17, 2011

Way Too Long!!

Mary-Evelyn is 3 and so full of life!

Georgia-Kate will be 1 this week and is such a fun baby!!

Sisters! This was Easter Sunday

Father's Day 2011

I realized that it had been a full year since my last post when I glanced at my blog the other day and the first picture was of me going into the hospital to have Georgia-Kate! We are celebrating her first birthday this week! It has been way too long, and there is so much I want to share, most of which involves 2 little girls!! They are growing like little weeds. I just want to halt time and keep them babies! This is going to be a short post but I'm going to try to do better about keeping it updated!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Georgia-Kate's Nursery

Here's a few pictures of Georgia-Kate's nursery. We are 100% ready for her to get here, considering I'll be 40 weeks pregnant tomorrow!! Dr. Young has told me to be at the hospital at 6am Tues. morning, July 20th to be induced unless I go into labor before then, of course. So, we've got one more weekend to spoil our little Mary-Evelyn as our only child!! We cannot wait to meet little miss priss. She seems to be quite happy inside my belly!

Premier Print fabrics in Sherman made the bedding for me. I think they did a really great job!

I found this antique sideboard at the antique store in Verona. We sanded, primed, and painted it to use as a changing table. This antique store is definitely worth going to if your into things like that!

The only thing that we're waiting on is the cushion that I'm having made for this antique rocking chair. PHI fabric warehouse is making it for me and we should have it very soon.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

4th of July is probably my favorite holiday second to Christmas. Since I was little, we have kept pretty much the same traditions every year. Now, we get to share that with our children, which is so neat to me!
Our 4th of July princess!

I had a lot of fun dressing her! I always try to make her as festive as possible! She's like a little dress-up doll to me - so much fun!

Mary-Evelyn with my grandparents, her great-grands! They absolutely adore her! We're so thankful that they are still able to enjoy our babies!

Mary-Evelyn helping Caroline with her lemonade stand

The biggest part of the day is the parade that my parents' neighborhood hosts. We are in it every year. Here's our get-up! We had so much fun decorating it with the kids the day before! Really not too comfy for 2 preggo girls!
Sweet cousins - Caroline, Parker, and Mary-Evelyn

My sister, Tara, and I are both pregnant!! I'm 9 months and she's 7 months along! Two more girls are on their way. Georgia-Kate is expected to come pretty much any day. To be honest, I really didn't think I would be participating in 4th of July festivities. I thought I would either be in the hospital having her or already at home with her! Mia Catherine is expected to arrive on Sept. 10! We can't wait to meet these 2 precious girls! Parker is going to take such good care of all his girls!

Mama and Mary-Evie! 9 months pregnant - miserable but a trooper!

GaGa (Grandad), you are too much fun!!! After the parade, we had hot dogs and the fixins' for lunch and just hung out for a little while.

Later that night, we went and played on the grounds of our church and watched the fireworks from Ballard Park. Mary-Evelyn was absolutely captivated! This really was the first year that she has truly appreciated them. She was only 5 months the first year, and last year, she was asleep during them! We had such a fun 4th weekend! Can't wait to have both my girls enjoying it next year!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Springtime Fun!

Mary-Evelyn and her boyfriend, Max Henry, enjoying their fudge pops!

They're maintaining a great long-distance relationship! Ha! It's about to be an even longer distance - Max is moving to Vancouver, Canada! We will miss the Grisham's oh so much, but we'll enjoy their piano while their gone (we're housing it for them). The Lord will definitely bless them for their obedience to His call!

Mary-Evelyn's Easter present from MiMi and Grandad ("GaGa") - a Princess fishing pole!

I'm ready to go fishin', daddy!

While Dr. Emily Nail was home for Easter, we met her at Chick-fil-a to eat lunch with her. They have the most beautiful flowers at their entrance and couldn't resist snapping a few pics. I miss Emily tons - we had some fun times while in optometry school!!

Mary-Evelyn and her cousins, Liza Kate and Emma. Jon wanted to take his nieces and nephew fishing on Good Friday. We were sad that Evan didn't feel good and didn't want to go, but Jon, Grandaddy, and the girls had fun! Mary-Evie would NOT turn around for the picture!

ME looking on as Liza Kate reels in a big one!
Mary-Evelyn and one of her best friends, Emma Carroll! These girls are destined to be the best of friends, since their daddies are and their mommies are! Jon and I started dating in March of 1996, and then we decided to set my best friend (Debralee) up with his best friend (Nick). They started dating that April and we both ended up getting married within a month of each other in 2004. And look at these precious offspring that both look so much like their daddies!

Nothin' better than Baskin Robbins ice cream to cool you down! ME with her cousins, Caroline and Parker, and good friend, Bailey.

Mary-Evelyn and Bailey at Fairpark. A little bit skeptical of the jumping water at first...

...but warming up to it very quickly. They were both drenched by the end!

Never know where that water's gonna spew!

Fishin' with daddy

There's really nothing like little girls!

Mary-Evelyn could watch him fish all day long, I think!

Little cutie! It's hard to believe our baby girl is this big, and grows more precious by the day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mary-Evelyn!!

It's amazing how much babies change in a year. It's hard but exciting to see our baby growing - I just want to keep her little!

Turning TWO!

Turning ONE!

I cannot believe that our baby girl is now 2 years old. Mary-Evelyn has brought so much joy into our lives - it's really not even explainable! I could go on and on about how sweet, friendly, fun-loving, and precious she is, but that could take a really long time. She is a Valentine's Day baby, and this year, we had her party at the mall. For those that don't know, the Tupelo mall has an awesome place where kids love to play. I wanted to think of something that Mary-Evelyn really likes to do, and that's the first place that came to my mind. They played, rode the carousel, and had snacks. It was so much fun!

I decided to make her cupcakes myself. They turned out pretty good. Some had an M on them and some had a 2.

I have to acknowledge my aunt, Melinda, who made her birthday outfit for us! She volunteered to do it, and I took her up on it. Her daughter, Sarah Grace is now 21, and she smocked and made almost all her clothes - so very talented. We are lucky enough to get to wear some of Sarah Grace's dresses and outfits - they are just timeless pieces. Anyway, we had so much fun planning this outfit and picking out material and so forth. After a few minor glitches, it couldn't have turned out more perfect! I love that she personalized it with Mary-Evelyn's initials.

Liza Kate and Mary-Evelyn on the duck

Sweet 2-year old!!!!

Mary-Evelyn with her cousins, Liza Kate, Evan, and Emma

Emma Carroll with Mary-Evelyn - best of friends!

Sweet baby Thomas - such a big boy!

It was so funny - the little girls and boys seemed to segregate. All the boys sat at one table and the girls at another!

I'm ready to open my presents!!

Mary-Evelyn had a blast opening her presents! She got a t-ball set from Grandad "GaGa" and MiMi (my parents), along with Elmo potty time DVD, and some clothes.

Ripping into the paper!

It was so funny. Her cousins still think she is a tiny baby and that they have to help her do everything - it is so precious. They were all diving in to help her open her presents and it was making Mary-Evelyn so mad!!

Intent on getting to those new toys!

Here they are practically fighting over the gifts!

Precious birthday girl!

Mary-Evelyn got a pink Radio Flyer tricycle with a bell on it from her Grandaddy and Nanna (Jon's parents).

She absolutely loves it!

It's a good thing we're having another girl, because everything we bought for Mary-Evie is pink - her swing outside, scooter, push car, tricycle - they're all PINK!

Family picture

All the kids got to ride on the carousel together - twice! It was so much fun!

Oh, and the best part is that Elmo just happen to be at the mall that day! That is like her favorite character, but she wouldn't get near him! It worked out so perfectly with him there. I told someone at the party - the kids seeing Elmo is like us seeing some big-name celebrity!

Skeptical of Elmo!!