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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tanner's Christmas Party

Kallie & I went over to Tanner's school yesterday for his class Christmas party...
This dude really enjoyed the food --
he had THREE plates!
He was so happy to see his baby sis,
who slept through the party
Instead of exchanging gifts, the kids brought toys for Toys for Tots.
Ms. Emily did a great job of getting them super excited about this project!
One of Tanner's best buds, William
Tanner sure loves Ms. Emily!
The class chipped in for a gift,
but Tanner & I also made this little happy for Ms. Emily's mistletoes! :)

Christmas in the Park

We joined Taylor at his school last Tuesday night for a fun holiday program!
There was dancing & carols, hot chocolate & cookies, the lighting of the Christmas tree, & appearances by Santa & the Dawes Hawk...

Tanner was SOOO excited to see this guy!
Can you spot Taylor?
He's on the front row, 2nd from left
5th graders sang "Jingle Bell Rock"
& I bet you can guess who's voice was loudest...
Holiday Funners!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


I am thankful each & every day for the wonderful blessings God has placed in my life.

On Thanksgiving this past Thursday, I reflected a little more on how blessed I am. I was able to share the holiday with my husband & our 4 children, my parents, my siblings (minus my brother who is overseas playing basketball), & some friends from the football staff. Later that evening, we joined the South Alabama football staff families & players for a meal together.

My wonderful family, great friends, delicious food, a nice home, my hubby's job...these things made me thankful on Thursday.  Here are a few pics of those things!
Kallie Larkin's First Thanksgiving!!
Kallie w/ her godparents :)
Uh oh . . .
Always a fun time w/ these girlies
This food spread was EPIC!!!
My mom did a FABULOUS job!!!
This pic doesn't do that plate justice . . .
Yum - my!
After a big meal like that,
it's time to watch, discuss, and/or play football!
This is the only pic I could snap at the team dinner,
but it's a cute one of Kallie & her friend Monroe...
their daddies coach together, they were born within 4 months of each other, & they get to be team buddies! :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Four Weeks?! One Month?!?

Can you believe it?! It's been ONE MONTH since little miss Kallie Larkin arrived! She & I celebrated . . . with trips to our doctors!

I went to the doctor last Thursday for my 4 week checkup & everything looked great.
My c-section incision has healed up nicely & Dr. Wood cleared me for everything. Yay!!
I must also mention my weight -- I was 5 lbs away from my prepregnancy weight! Breastfeeding definitely burns those calories!!!

Look who came along with me!
His little sis tagged sleepily along as well. :)

Kallie had her one month checkup Monday morning.
2 weeks ago she was 8 lbs 5 oz at her weight check.  Monday she was 9 lbs 11 oz & 21 1/4 inches long.  Everything looked great & Dr. Weinacker strongly declared a prognosis, which I totally agreed with -- SHE'S PERFECT!! I knew it! :) 

My poor girl had to get a shot & heel stick, which almost sent her mommy to tears as well. We'll head back to her doctor in a month.
My poor girl . . . so brave at the doctor! :(
So happy that Kallie & I came through a healthy pregnancy, a safe delivery, & successful checkups a month later!!