Friday, December 10, 2010

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For a Much Needed Update!

I have not updated our blog in quite some time; however, that is because I am super busy with a baby girl, husband in law school and finishing my last courses for graduation next month! In other words....BUSY!

This month we were all over the place! Our family went camping with the McEwens at Stone Mt. (super fun)! The following weekend (Thursday-Sunday) we went on a mini vacation to the NC Mountains....beautiful!! We finished the month of travels off with a trip home to visit with family for Halloween!! Whew....we were exhausted!!

Charlotte is growing each day! It amazes me how big she has gotten! She is 15 months old, but still pretty bald and cute as ever!! Her vocabulary is expanding with each passing day and recently she has definetely begun to show her independence. With that being said, she is a Mama's girl through and through and has her Daddy wrapped around her little finger! We are still working on the "sleeping in her crib" routine....we have been taking it day by day (or I guess I should say night by night)! I just hope our time away from home during the holidays doesn't throw her off too much! Now, I have to admit (and I am speaking for Ryan as well) although its nice to have just Ryan and I in our bed, we love sleeping as a family! Ryan is preparing to take his finals in the next few weeks, so please keep him and our family in your prayer!!

Other than that, there is no real big news to report except that we are all doing well while preparing for law finals, my graduation, and of course the most wonderful time of the year!! : )

Friday, August 20, 2010

All Night Long!

My Sweet baby Charlotte slept through the ENTIRE night in her crib!! We are so proud of her! I was convinced she was going to wake up between 4-5am, but she did not! She slept in her crib from 11pm - 10am (with one small hiccup at 2am)! While Ryan and I laid in our bed together alone this morning, we both concurred it was bitter-sweet! While we enjoyed the intimacy and being together alone in our bed all night for the first time is over a year, we missed our baby girl!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Day of Fun

Ryan, Charlotte and I had a great day at the NC Zoo with the McEwen family!! After a long day outside, it was adorable to watch Charlotte & Julia splash together in the tub!! Great friends, beautiful weather, tons of walking, adorable babies full of bubbles and lots of laughter ALL equal a great day!! We are already looking forward to the next gathering!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fast Asleep!

Today marks a momentous occasion....Charlotte has fallen asleep in her crib! After a 4 nights of on and off crying for at least 30 minutes when I put her in her crib for bedtime, she has finally figured out that it is okay to sleep in HER bed. The most difficult part of the whole week was having to let her cry....she is such a sweet baby and NEVER cries, so when she does it breaks her Mommy and Daddy's hearts. I am so proud of her and us that we finally accomplished this great task. I love having Charlotte sleep in our bed, but I know her sleeping in her crib is best for her and for us!! So hopefully from now on, Charlotte will go nigh-night in her crib and sleep for a few hours and when she wakes up to nurse come into our bed!! This will give her some independence as well as give Ryan and I some bedtime independence!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Sweet Family

After many suggestions from loved ones, I decided to create a blog in order to share the special moments of my sweet family with all my friends & family!

As cliche as it might sound, Ryan swept me off my feet at a church dance over 6 years ago & we have been together ever since! We will be married for 5 years this coming December and are just as much in love as the day we met!! Ryan and I welcomed our precious baby girl, Charlotte, on July 25, 2009 and it was absolute love at first sight! She is the most perfect baby girl and she is such a blessing to her Mommy & Daddy's life! I cannot believe she is almost 9 months old already....time simply flies by way too fast!!

Our little family currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina because Ryan is attending law school at Elon School of Law. He will be finishing up his first year in was tough, for all of us, but he is loving every bit of it!! I am in the process of completing my last courses to get my bachelors degree from NCSU & I will be graduating this coming December! Hooray!

Ryan and I are enjoying life, especially every precious moment with Charlotte; she is our everything!! I am so grateful to have such a wonderfully spectacular family for all of eternity!!