Thursday, December 31, 2009

New year's eve

The Year in Pictures (no particular order!)
We're expecting. Again!!
Daddy and Heath on the tractor @ S. Ott

Heath meeting Santa for the 1st time

Heath in all of his Frog glory for Halloween

Heath's first life vest

The pretty Sail fish my Husband caught

The birth of our firstborn son, Heath!

My graduation from the University of South Carolina! GO GAMECOCKS!

A wedding pic in lieu of one for our first wedding anniversary!

When we brought Heath home from the hospital, there was a stork in our yard!!

Bald Head Island, NC

A picture of me and Heath before he was born...obviously!

Pilot Mountain, NC

Heath and his Grandma

The boat in Charleston"Be Right Back"

Heath in his dad's gear

Just a cute picture. My how he has grown

Well, today is the last day of 2009. What a wonderful year it has been. We celebrated the birth of our son, Heath, in May. We celebrated our One year wedding anniversary. We traveled to Garden City, Charleston, Edisto, Asheville, Greenville, W. Virginia, Bald Head, Pennsylvania, Southport, and probably some other places that I just can't think of right now. I graduated from college. We celebrated Heath's first Christmas. We found out that we were expecting another baby. We flipped a house. We remodeled our kitchen. I started a blog, and throught it have come to know some wonderful people. We have such a blessed life and I am so excited to start a new chapter come tomorrow! I hope that everyone has a safe night tonight. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Watch out!

Yesterday, I had to run a few errands and take some Christmas gifts back for a return or exchange. While doing so, I ran across a beautiful watch and decided I should treat myself to it for graduation! It is my first "real" watch, and I have been wanting one for a while now. I am so glad that I bought something with my graduation money that I can have forever. And another plus is that it will still fit when im really big and pregnant!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

We drove up to Greenville on the day before Christmas eve for my mom's "almost annual, almost Christmas eve" holiday drop-in. Then on Christmas eve we did some last minute shopping and waited in line for this picture:
He really was excited about santa and gave a huge smile! I was very proud! Then we ate a big lunch and opened some presents.
Then we headed on back to Columbia, where we ate dinner with my in-laws and opened one present each. When we got back to our house, I gave Heath one more present to open..they were these PJ's. I just love the cute little reindeer feet.

Christmas morning! Opening presents from Jolly old Santa!

Heath opening his big gift from santa...(couldn't resist putting the bow on his head!)

And playing with it soon after!

He was pretty excited!

And then we went to my in-laws after santa so that we could open more presents!! This was my big present from them! I wrote a post about it a few weeks ago (it was sort of a riddle) and it is a Miele vacuum cleaner. It is so quiet and has a super strong suction. It makes me want to clean everyday, and that is no easy feat!

I hope that everyone had as wonderful of a holiday season as we did!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Walking in a Winter Wonderland"

Asheville, NC
Our sweet baby in our hotel room's crib

My family in the snow!

on the way to see the snow

In the Pisgah Natl Forest where we *almost* got stuck.

Ryan walking in the snow at the rest stop right before the worst/most fun traffic ever!

This is a little taste of the traffic. We basically Off-roaded on the interstate, made our own lane, and thanked the good Lord that we have 4 wheel drive and some mean tires!

Snow falling--exactly what we made the trip for! We just packed up, turned on the Christmas music, and headed north until we found it. And found it we did. About 13 or so inches!!

Ryan, Heath, and I outside our hotel in downtown Asheville!

more snow

My little bear pulling up on the bedside table.

Me and the little bear!

My loves!

The most beautiful church! I just LOVE the stone, red door, and snow

The archway of snowy trees

The view on the way to the Pisgah Natl Forest

The beast we drove that didn't get us stuck at all. Not one time. Not even when Ryan tried to have some "fun"! Many others were not as lucky as us. About 100+ cars were stranded and so many 18 wheelers jack-knifed. We were lucky to say the least!

Isn't this a beautiful horse! It just makes me excited for Christmas. Maybe santa will bring me a pony this year. Just kidding!

a pretty creek in the snow

and last but not least, a Charlie Brown tree! (This is for you, Holly! )

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Date Night

About a month or so ago, I started taking Heath to Gymboree classes at the local mall. We go 1-2 times a week and we both really enjoy it! It gives us a chance to get out of the house and play, especially since its been so cold outside! We also get a chance to meet other moms and kids. It is also a great way to promote learning, strength, balance, etc.

Well at the class this morning, they said that they had a few more spaces for their 'drop n shop' . It is basically a time where we can drop Heath off and they will watch him for 2.5 hours while we do what we want to do. It was also very reasonably priced, especially as far as a babysitter goes. Man they can get expensive!

We decided to go to dinner at a pizza place called Brixx. It was really, really yummy and we had a great time. We picked Heath up a little early, but not much, and boy was he ready for bedtime after all of that fun he had :) Now, Ryan and I are wondering if they do this often!!?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Me and my husband,
Me in the cap and gown!

My aunt, sister, me, mom

mom, sister, me, dad

me, uncle, aunt

for some reason my face is cut off in this pic . some sorority sisters and high school friend

the grads

me and husband

Yesterday was my college graduation! AND i was totally surprised by my loved ones who threw me a surprise party! It was such a wonderful day that lasted late into the night!! My sweet husband thought of the idea and everyone, especially Jessica, pitched in to help. The theme was champagne and desserts, and so many people came to support me and have a great time! I cant believe they kept it a secret for so long! - and i am glad i didnt catch on! It was such fun and i wish i had more pictures to show yall.