March 30, 2013


first flights and surprise birthday celebrations 
new houses and water fun
great grandmothers and green grass and lots of sliding
warm weather and swinging
lots of cousin time
and snuggling with new babies
and grandparents
we love mississippi

March 25, 2013

saving memories {perpetual calendar update}

ya'll, last week was one of those weeks
not bad, just looong

covington had a little virus that turned into a strange rash - nothing too bad but we haven't been ANYWHERE except the doctor in a week. the day we went to the doctor, i was all like 'covington! get excited! we'll get dressed to go to the doctor in 90 minutes!!'

of course, it was also the week that james got crazy busy with school midterms and a million reports due at work so we got to see him in 30 minute increments

and then on top of that, i decided to give up diet coke because...well i can't remember because i haven't had any diet coke in 5 days (that's huge)

and did i mention the high on the first day of spring was 26 degrees?

it wasn't a bad week at all and i'm so, so, SO thankful to be able to be here and stay home through all the rashiness, but the truth is the days were starting to run together.
thing are getting just a bit monotonous. 

it's these kinds of weeks that im glad that i do this little perpetual calendar every night

i got the idea from {under the sycamore} and started it a couple years ago. each night i write down a little thing that happened that day. somedays they're big, somedays they're small. the first year, it was totally boring to do because there was nothing to look back on, but now it is so fun to look back on all the nights we ate with joy and jason in chattanooga and the many $3 movies we went to pre-covington and how we were so excited that covington was staying awake a little bit longer last year at this time.

so next year, i'll remember the long week home with the rash (because i'm not trying to erase the longer days), but i'll also remember that covington started giving real hugs this week and that he's walking like a champ and that my parents surprised us with a huge order from Omaha Steaks (yay for meat!!) and that james was matched at wheaton's counseling center for his practicum next year (yay for working super close and getting college holidays!).


besides all that, it's actually good just to keep track of things - when was your interview? when did covington roll over? we've gone to look up things more than once 

so the sick days at home might be long but so much good happened last week that might have just gotten lost in the monotony if i hadn't written it down.

 i've seen some really pretty journals they're making now so you don't have to make anything. so go start one now! it's really fun

and if you get a late night text from me reminiscing about the time we went out to eat 2 years ago, now you know why :)

March 21, 2013

sweet friends and fun times

so i was looking through blogger and realized that i'd started a bunch of posts and never finished them - i can't even blame that on pregnancy brain anymore :) so here's one from november...

have i mentioned how much i love it when people come visit up here?
luurve it.
i'm so thankful to have had lots of great visitors in the last year and a half. so so thankful.
a couple weeks (months) ago, out sweet friends Joy and Jason from chattanooga came up and we had lots of fun doing some sightseeing.

we finally made it to the sears (now willis) tower. the views were great and i looove heights, so stepping out onto the glass was so so fun. joy and jason did a handstand on it because they're just way fun like that.

we also went to my first broadway play - i love lucy - which was so good and finished off the night with the biggest chocolate mousse cake you have ever seen. it was a great weekend. now if we could only erase the 700 miles between us...

March 18, 2013

one year, part 2

the birthday boy was not exactly in the mood for picture taking, but we tried our best. we had some sweet friends over for homemade pizza and cake but because we're apparently only obsessed with our child, we took no pictures of them - we're hospitable like that :) the balloons we got covington were quite the hit, which is good because they're the only thing we got him :) he'll never know... he started taking steps the week before his birthday and has gotten better every day. he gets so proud of himself! his smash cake was a huge hit - half of it ended up in his lap but he did manage to take down quite a bit of it. i think he liked it :) happy birthday to covington!


avandia recall