Monday, April 26, 2010

Our Weekend

Friday night was Josh's 14th day, so he was off work. We stayed around the house most of the day.
{before we headed out for the day}
That afternoon we headed to Bass Pro so he could spend his giftcard my sister gave him for his BDAY!
We were in the for what seemed like FOREVER! He wants to make sure he gets just the right things!HA!
{the hat says 'MY FIRST FISHING HAT' - I'm thinking about getting it because it was too cute and would be perfect for when we go with Josh saltwater fishing!}
After we left Bass Pro, we met our Pastor & family at Chili's!
Then, headed to their house to have rootbeer floats and watch Alvin & The Chipmunks
Saturday morning Josh got up and fixed up some breakfast and we layed around for a little while.
Then, we went grocery shopping.
My mom & sister was at our house when we got back!
Us girls headed to HobLob, Sonic, and Burlington Coat Factor for a little shopping.
We got back home and Josh cooked up some low boil{shrimp,Conecuh sausage,onions,and red potatoes}
It was DELISH!!!
We had to pick up my sister's fiance around 9 that night, so K stayed her with my mom because it was way past her bedtime!
Sunday, we went to church and then headed home to eat lunch.
We ate fast so we could head to Dauphin Island!
Josh & Blakely went saltwater fishing and us girls just chilled on the beach!

She didn't stay in the water too long because it is still too cold!
Instead, she hung out in her pool ... with no water! HA!
When we got home Nana, Aunt Heather, & Blakeley headed back home and we headed to Church!

Today, Josh was back on dayshift-PRAISE THE LORD!
I cleaned up, while trying to keep Kaidence entertained.
Josh is home from work giving Kaidence her bath, and we're about to eat dinner and watch TV!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

How We Met

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

This week Kelly's "Show Us Your Life" theme is how you met your spouse.
I decided to share our story since I never have!
Josh & I went to the same school K-12.
It's a very small country school, we seriously graduated with 40 or so people!
Anyways, we really didnt start "knowing" each other until 5th or 6th grade, because that's when we both joined elementary band.
I wanted to be cool and like older boys - HA! I will go ahead and say they were skank-a-riffic looking back.
My sisters and mom LOVE to mention a certain few of them {EWW!}
I never really DATED them though. I mean, I was in7th,8th,&9th grade.
back to our story.
The last football game of our freshman year, we were coming back from a football game.
Josh & I always sat on the bus together, always!
I liked him, but I didn't think he liked me - AT ALL!
On the way home, though, he held my hand.
{funny story: he held my hand "backwards" until Evergreen-ha! That was like over half the trip, but I wasn't going to say anything}
I pretended to be asleep just so I could lay on his shoulder :)
I remember him kissing my forehead - aww!
We never "dated", just flirted... alot!
That spring we went to 6 Flags over Georgia.
I rode EVERY.SINGLE.RIDE with Josh.
I was smitten, let me just tell ya!
He asked me out on the way home :)
Of course, I said YES!
I broke up with him the next Monday at school...I thought I liked this older guy named Brandon. I talked to him on the phone, that's it.
I know, I know...I was stupid!
I "broke up" with Brandon and tried to get Josh to go back out with me ...NOPE!
He told all our friend's he did not like me. I mean, can ya blame him?!
Before school started back I had colorguard camp. Josh was the drum captain, so he came up to the school for something. That little stink would not even talk to me. Seriously! I would say something to him and he would respond to the other girls instead of to me! ha!
School started back. Everybody knew I liked Josh and he liked me. He was just stubborn{hasnt changed;)}
Our friends tried & tried to get him to ask me back out. He wouldn't!
They even locked us in the band director's office together just so we would talk...
He said, "We might as well act like we're talking because they'll never let us out of here!"
I was crushed, heartbroken,mad, you name it! I declared that day "I HATE JOSH THAMES! HE IS IMMATURE!"
One Friday night, we had a football game in Geneva, AL.
We stopped at Burger King for food before the game and Josh called me another girl's name.
He didn't like her, and I didn't like her because we use to be BFFs..but, we just didnt get along anymore.
I kicked him out of my seat-ha!
During the game it started raining..really,really hard!
Most of us normal people went and sat on the bus.
Not Josh! He stayed in the pouring rain to play the stinkin' drums!!!!!!
Talk about being FIRED UP!!
I told Christen I didn't ever want to see his face again. I was beyond fed up with him at this point.
He finally got on the bus after the game. He was drenched from rain and sweat.
He tried to sit in my seat again, and me being the drama queen brat person I am...I wouldn't let him!
I stretched across the seat, with my head against the window, and with my poutiest voice ever said
"Why dont you just sit with your boyfriend BRETT!!!"{the other drummer}
He sat with Brett. I could hear him & Christen talking. She kept telling him to ask me out, he said he wasn't going to. She finally told him HE WAS!!! :)
He got in the seat, sweet talked me because he knew I was mad.
He asked me out, and of course I said YES, again! :)

Josh and I had our share of fights, trust me!
I broke up with him atleast 5 times a month.
I don't see how he put up with me back in those days.
It had to be God giving him lots and lots of strength!

{these are the worse quality pictures ever! Sorry!}
This is from when we went to TN on vacation with my parents.
Our JR year in highschool. Josh was in a womanless pageant for Relay for Life.
Both of those were taken in 2006. We were in Orlando for National Fine Arts!
We were out of school in those two pictures.
I was pregnant with Kaidence in both of those.

Through all the ups and downs, we stayed together and now we have the cutest little lady!

I am beyond greatful for Josh. I know as a teenager, most relationships don't last. I am so thankful our's did! It means so much to me that we will be able to tell Kaidence that we were highschool sweethearts that stayed true to each other. That means the most to me, knowing I'm the only person Josh has ever loved!
I know God has major, major plans for us. I hope our simple little "how we met" story gets to be apart of the plans.
I want teens to know you don't have to have relationships with every guy, it's better to wait for the one God has for you!

{if you made it through that whole thing...CONGRATULATIONS!}
Here's a prize...the cutest, funniest picture...ever!

starting officially dating September 5, 2003. Graduated highschool May 21, 2006.
Engaged December 19, 2007.
Married July 19, 2008.
Kaidence was born September 20, 2009}

I'm thankful

that my child will NEVER have to wear mix-matching team colors! -ha!
Because, let's just face it. Orange & blue do not match. ;)
 Our colors are crimson and white!
And, look much better on this little cutie.

My Aunt Jennifer and her daughter Savannah are huge Gator fans.
They gave Kaidence this onesie at my baby shower.
I let her wear it only for a picture for Jennifer and my bff's sister Hannah.
The entire time I was putting it on her I explained to her that she will NEVER EVER EVER cheer for any orange & blue team! {Florida or Auburn} She just laughed like she knew what I was talking about :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Piggy Paint

Y'all know I love for Miss K to look cute :)
I think her little piggies being painted just adds to the cute-ness factor!
Well, Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma is giving away some Piggy Paint!

Not only do they have SUPER cute colors, they are

•Low Odor

•Water-based formula


•Fun, vibrant colors

•Dries to a hard, durable finish

Plus, plus, plus!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

7 Months Old

Weight- 19 pounds, 7 ounces
Height- 26 inches

You have been taking most your milk from a sippy cup this week.
You can hold your own bottle and cup, too!
You eating schedule is usually:
breakfast-1/2 jar baby yogurt & 6 teaspoons baby oatmeal
lunch-1/2 jar stage2 fruit & 1 jar stage1 veggie, or vice-versa
dinner-1 jar stage2 meat.
You are taking less formula now!
You love to snack,too!
Your favorites are mummums, biter biscuits, baby yogurt, puffs, and cheetos!

You have been sleeping in your own bed at night all month - woohoo!
You still take lots & lots of naps during the day
But, somehow still sleep all night!
I guess you just love your beauty rest ;)
You don't sleep through the night, you wake up for atleast 1 bottle.
You fight sleep like a madwoman! I guess you don't want to miss out on all the fun or something!

You have a big personality for such a little girl.
You are always hammin' it up!
You have a cute laugh, makes us laugh just hearing you!
You have lots of lovies you like to cuddle with in your swing.
You can't crawl yet, you choose to ROLL to your destination! ;)
You got your first pool and you absolutely LOVE it!!!

You wear some 6-9 months, but mostly 12 month clothing.
You are still in a size 3 diaper.
You can wear some size 2 shoes, but mostly 3s because you have a chunky little foot!
You have lots & lots of "hair pretties" - 71 clippies, and lots of headbands and beanies/hats!
You mostly wear them on a headband because you don't have much hair, but we have been clipping some clips in lately and it's presh!
This ultrasound was take 04/10/2009. It was the first u/s I had with Kaidence.
I woke up that morning bleeding and went to the ER to make sure everything was ok.
"The baby" was squirming and having a good time in my tummy, but I had the ultrasound just incase!
I already loved you, but when I saw your little body it.was.over!
I got all teary-eyed and knew that you were a MIRACLE from God :)
Luckily, nothing was wrong with our precious little one.
Today, a year and ten days later you turned 7 months old!
You are healthy & happy and I'm beyond greatful for that.
Your Daddy & I love you more & more everyday!!!

Happy 7 Months,
Kaidence Ashlen!

Monday, April 19, 2010

A post, but not really a post...

I have been working on Kaidence's 7 month post today, so I'm too lazy to type anything "real" :)
my sister is getting married May 1st, and I got K's dress this weekend.
here's a little sneak peek of the cuteness...
I'm pretty sure she will be the cutest wagon rider ... ever!
And, a few cute pictures from Amy's camera from this weekend...
This was from Friday. She was wearing her Hawaiin girl outfit!

I know this is not the best picture, but look at those teeth! :)

And, yes she has been in her pool everyday since we bought it.
$5 very well spent!

Friday, April 16, 2010

The last few days

have been VERY busy around here!
Wednesday afternoon we went to Nana's house to spend the night.
Aunt Amy had just got back from Disney World and she had bought Kaidence some goodies..
Nana also got her some new outfits.
This is a cute little "bubble" outfit!
Shows off her chubby legs
I noticed some white bumps on K's tongue Tuesday, so I took her to the DR Thursday morning
Turns out, she has thrush!
She was prescribed some medicine - hopefully it will knoc it out SOON!
Aunt Amy came home with us after the appointment.
Last night we just sat around the house and watched 'The Princess and The Frog'
Today, we had lunch at Chili's.
Miss K was in a good mood and was hammin' it up! :)
Then went to BRU to look for a different kind of sippy cup..NO LUCK!
But, she did get a new swimsuit with matching hat and shoes!

Then, she got stuck in her Easter basket...HA!
Nana came down this afternoon and we went to the mall to get Kaidence a dress to wear in my sister's wedding!
Tomorrow, we're planning on going to the beach! WooHoo! :)

And, just to leave you with the funniest picture of Kaidence ... ever!
I'm pretty sure she's saying "ENOUGH WITH THE CAMERAS, FOLKS!!!"HA!