Thursday, March 22, 2012


Ready or not here we come! The boys are so excited! Braxton has gotten up at random, way too early, times everyday for the past 2 weeks telling me how many more days we have until we leave. This morning he woke...way too early...and said "Mom, I can't believe it, we leave tomorrow!" Love that he is just filled with so much excitement he can't stand it. I hope that it is everything that they have imagined and  more!

We are praying for all of us to have a safe and healthy trip! And for Cullen and his wonderful Grandparents to have a great time together here at home. No sickness, or emergencies for anyone please!! Expect lots of Disney pics to come!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Centerpoint 5K was a beautiful day for a run on Saturday. Now I have the fever...I am already planning the next one! SO.MUCH.FUN! Thanks to my sweet friends and co-workers for making it even better! Especially Ashley for keeping me motivated to run everyday after work!! 
Me and Ashley...2 mile mark

Loved seeing these sweet things at the finish line!! (Cullen was just ready to go take a nap!)

Monday, March 12, 2012


Yes here is another post on our sweet one year old! This is to remember his stats, favorites and things he is into as of now. Today he went for his one year check-up and shots. His daddy took sweet, right?? I could not take another day and Brian is on nights so his Monday mornings are perfect for doctor appointments :).

*Height: 31.5 inches
*Weight: 24 lbs
*Head Cir.:18.5
*You have a total of 6 teeth, 4 of which you got over this last month...YIKES ! Hope the rest don't come four at a time. ( I really don't know if you were really fussy when you got these teeth because it was around the same time as RSV so you were a little on the ill side anyway.
*Shoe size 4 (you rarely wear them bc I just love little bare baby feet)
*Clothing size: 18-24 month. Some bubbles you can wear 2T
*Diaper size: 4
*Favorite toy: you have several; first would be any size kind of ball. Second would be your "Potsy" that you play with everyday in the kitchen and third is a tie between your 2 new push toys you got for your birthday.
*Outside Favorite: Again this would be any kind of ball, and you like to be pushed around in your little red car.
*Favorite T.V. show: bahahaha I have never watched a t.v show! You are way to busy for t.v.! I have tried to get you to watch Elmo, Barney, The Wiggles and Baby Einstein and you will watch it for maybe 5 minutes and then you are on to something else.
*You are a great traveler, very rarely do you fuss while in the car. I guess you are so used to it by now :)
*You babble all the time, I think you are going to be a big talker. Words you can say: DADA, MAMA, Braxton, ride, side (for outside), You have said Mason on occasion, Papa, Nana, No-No (while shaking your head) . I am sure there are more but I just haven't figured out what they are yet.
*You put EVERYTHING in your mouth
*You love for your brothers to play with you, you have this squeal you do when they pay you some attention. You love for them to chase you...this is has become a nightly ritual now.
*You love bath time, meal time, and dance time (which has also become a nightly ritual)
For the most part you are very happy and just go with the flow. We are starting to see a little temper when things do not go your way!!  You are full of personality and we love to just sit and watch you. You are changing so fast and learning new things everyday.  We look forward to everything new with you over the years to come!
CULLEN-one year well check

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Birthday Party

Cullen finally got his celebration...a day late due to the hand, foot and mouth, but it turned out better in the end. The weather Saturday was just nasty so I was glad when I saw that sunshine Sunday morning! All the stress of getting everything just about did me in this time. I guess because he had been sick all week and that put a little kink in my extra time to get things done. I was running around crazy Saturday and Sunday morning finishing up. It all turned out great for the party. Food was good, weather was beautiful, (a little windy but I will take windy over rain any day!) kids were laughing and most importantly our friends and family were there to share in the celebration. I believe a good time was had by all, and I even enjoyed myself and wasn't a sobbing mess! I guess I was too busy to think about this being the last first birthday party for our little family! (Yes, last week was my pity party, I dwelled on every.single.thing. that we were never going to do again!! lol) But I am okay now and we are moving forward and enjoying the next year as much as we have his first year!! What a joy he has been and we are looking forward to watching his little personality develop more and more. So now on with the birthday party pics... Get ready, picture overload!
The sweets, my favorite part! Cake, sour straws, rock candy suckers, marshmallow pops, and sixlets
 The food. Chicken salad and pimento cheese croissants, peanut butter and jelly, veggie stix, carrots/celery in ranch dressing, cheese straws, mixed fruit, lemonade and sweet tea. Easy, yummy Sunday lunch!
 The birthday boy...and his daddy
 Mason helping unwrap presents
 more presents
 and more

 Cullen's smash cake

 He tore that cake apart, and was loving every bit of it!!

Tired baby...he partied hard! After the party he slept 3 hours!!

 Taking a walk with Mason, working off all that cake! Love this!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy BIRTHday!

Today we celebrate our sweet baby boy Cullen. This has been the best year and I am so thankful for our 3 precious blessings. Cullen completed our family and I couldn't have asked for anything sweeter. He is a joy everyday and I smile inside and out everytime he looks at me with those big beautiful blue eyes. There are no words to express how much he has changed us and how much we love and adore him.
Cullen, you are a gift from God, and we are thankful that we were chosen to be your Mom and Dad! How lucky are we?   
Happy Birthday sweet baby boy! We love you more than you will ever know. Cannot wait to celebrate your day...hand, foot and mouth better be gone by Sunday :)