Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I bought Brandon a swing since he loves the one at his Aunt Tiffany's so much. They had about five or six of the same swing. I got mine for $10...the other ones were $40 and $50!! Yeah, what a bargain! I checked it before I left to make sure it worked and it did so I stood in the longest line I have ever seen so that my precious baby boy could have the swing.
We left my house at 10:15 and I got home at 1:00. I only bought two things (I got a diaper trash can for $5 but that's nothing to brag about) and I was there forever. I really want to go back and look at their clothes but I will have to block out several hours to do that. They are there until Sunday so I might just have to go back.....
Monday, August 24, 2009
Nathan has to work and go to class the rest of the week so I am glad we were able to take a day for our little family.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Graciee and Brandon
Jaxon and Brandon...yeah, Brandon is literally twice his size! =)
Graciee practicing her golf swing with Uncle Nathan
We are planning a trip to Jackson the last weekend of September. Tiffany and her family are going to go, too, and we are looking forward to it!!! Nanny and Pa, we missed you but we will see you in about a month.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Brandon woke up from his nap and Cassie was there to get him back to sleep...it might not look like it here but he did fall back to sleep
I had a great time and I am so thankful for friends who are willing to throw a little party for my baby boy! Brandon said, "THANK YOU!" (Laine, he'll call you later.) =)
Thanks, Brennan, Sarah, Marisa and Sam!! I know Brandon had a BLAST with y'all and we are so thankful for your willingness to do that for us! We owe you big time!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Praise the Lord it was nothing major. Now it just needs to GO AWAY! =)
Thanks for your emails!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
But, I can now say that time has flown by. Brandon has started smiling, cooing and sleeping through the night! So much has changed and the past month has flown by! He got his two month shots which was worse for me than for him. I cried longer than he did!! At his one month check-up, he weighed 10 lbs 2 oz and was 22 inches long. At his two month appointment he weighed 13 lbs 6 oz (75th percentile) and was 24.5 inches long (90th percentile)!! He is growing like crazy!
Nathan starts back to school next week and is continuing to work full time. Over the summer he started an internship at chuch and is continuing to teach our ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) class. He is so busy but somehow makes time for me and Brandon. As he starts his last semester of seminary, we are starting to send out his resume and pray about where God would have us serve. We are both excited about future ministry opportunities but we have NO IDEA where we are going to end up which causes a little anxiety. God is in control and we trust that we will end up serving where we can most glorify him!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Ethan was so sweet
From there we went to Olivia's house. She was moving back into the college dorm that afternoon so I wanted to tell her bye. Dana (her mom) hadn't met Brandon so she got a little cuddle time. Unfortunately, Brandon was being fussy so it didn't last long (sorry, Dana).
Next stop - Union. My mom works there and we had arranged to meet at her office before going to McAlisters for lunch. Brandon was spoiled by her co-workers which, of course, he didn't mind! =)
Our final stop of the afternoon was at First Baptist. We were at church Sunday morning but I wasn't able to see all of the office staff. Brandon took his afternoon nap like normal and I was able to chat with the church ladies. It was a great visit!
We went back to my parent's house and chilled out for a little while before going to Sakura with my mom and brother. I got Sakura twice during my stay in Jackson...it's so yummy!!!! My mom had a meeting at church after dinner so Brandon and I went to my grandparent's house to visit with them. Mimi and Daddy Bill were able to spend time with Brandon before we headed back to Louisville the next morning. When we got home, Brandon was EXHAUSTED so he took a little power nap before his bath and bedtime.
We left my parent's house around 7:30 yesterday (Tuesday) morning and stopped in Hendersonville to visit Tiffany and the kiddos and to give Brandon a little break.
I checked my email and Facebook from Tiffany's computer and found out that Louisville had been hit with some pretty nasty weather. There was lots of flooding, interstates were closed, businesses were closing early, people were without power, etc. I immediately got paranoid about driving the rest of way home. If I had been driving alone I would have been fine but having an 8-week old makes you rethink stuff like that. So, after talking to Nathan we decided I should be fine and I made the journey back to Louisville. Luckily, we only hit one little patch of wind and rain that lasted about twenty minutues.
Poor Brandon was so exhausted. He slept great last night and then took a 3-hour nap first thing this morning. I must have been tired too because I took that nap with him!! =)
Sunday, August 2, 2009
It was great meeting Shelley and I wish them the best!!
Brandon and I made a couple pit stops on the way to Jackson. Pit stop #1 was in Hendersonville to see Tiffany, Tommy and the twins. Austin wasn't home and the girls were staying with my mom in Jackson so it was a totally different atmosphere than when I am normally there! =)
Brandon loves the swing at Tiffany's house
After leaving Hendersonville we headed to see our friends, the Fraziers, in Nashville. They hadn't met Brandon yet so that was priority! =) It was great visiting with them and Brandon gave Chuck the best present...tons of spit up! =) I can't believe I didn't get a picture of them with Brandon. I am terrible, I know!
After meeting with them we made the rest of the trip to Jackson. Luckily, Brandon is a great car rider! I never heard a sound out of him the entire time. That made for an enjoyable drive.
Olivia came over Friday night shortly after I got to my parent's house. She made Brandon the coolest blanket. Thanks, Liveloo!!!!! It is SO cute and SO comfy!!
Brandon laying on his new blanketOlivia, Graciee and Brandon
Daddy Bill and Brandon
We went to FBC Jackson on Sunday morning. It was great to see people I haven't seen in months and Brandon was able to make lots of new little friends.
We are heading back to Louisville on Tuesday morning. I hope to visit a few friends tomorrow (Monday) since I don't know when I will be back this way.
More pictures to come...