Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What a Gift!

Profile of our little guy!

Another one with prayer hands!

It is a BOY!!

We found out yesterday that we are going to have a baby BOY! Abby is going to have a baby brother.. She was not too sure about a boy when the nurse told her but now it is all she talks about! I wish Stephen could have been there.. He was so excited! One of each.. A precious little girl and now a handsome little man to add to our family.

Thank you Mom for coming and going with me yesterday! It meant so much to have you there! Your first Grandson!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


We closed on our new home Monday and I am sooo excited! We have been non stop since then and I am so tired. Abby and I just got finished packing a few more boxes and I don't think I can do anything else the rest of the day.. Being pregnant, caring for a toddler AND moving is really hard! Thanks goodness my Mom is flying in tomorrow! We are so excited to have her stay with us until Monday.. I guess we will all sit on the floor! We don't have a couch or chair anymore! We sold everything and waiting to get our new couch and chair. Oh yeah.. the TV and entertainment center went too.. So we are watching TV on a little TV that was in Stephen's office. That is our next purchase when Stephen returns next week. Alot is happening around here.. I will send pics of the house as soon as possible... We are going over there tomorrow to show my Mom and wait for all the people to get there.. We are changing all the floors, countertops, carpet, etc... fun! fun!
AND.. Monday is the big day.. We find out the sex of our new addition!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Following in her Mommy and Daddy's footsteps!

I just LOVE this pic.. makes me wanna cry! A singer in the making!

Yesterday afternoon, Abby had her friends Taryn and Aubrie over to play. In Stephen's office, which is also our place for storing our boxes right now, I overheard Abby on the microphone singing as loud as she could.. YES.. we have an AMP, guitar and mic with a mic stand in the office.. She was singing the theme song from The LITTLE MERMAID and TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR. She was so proud of her self and WOULD not get down off of the stool. This is where it all began for me and for Stephen. As most of you know, both of our passions is music and especially singing! You never know.. we may just be moving BACK to Nashville in about 20 years watching our baby girl try to make it big!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Counting down the days!

We have been so busy lately, I have not taken any pics or had time to blog! We are closing on our house on the 18th and I am sooo excited! We went yesterday to measure for new countertops and flooring.. We have been spending every minute packing and getting things ready for the movers. They come on the 9th of September. I am so sad to leave our wonderful neighbors.. The Bensons and the Swaenopoels have been such wonderful neighbors and I hate to leave them.. BUT... we will only be a few streets over.. YEP.. we bought in the same neighborhood that we have been renting in for the past 2 years. This location is awesome.. we are close to everything, great schools and great people. As soon as I can, I will post pics of the house and of my growing belly. I said this time around I would be much better at taking weekly pics. So tomorrow I will take my WEEK 17 pic. Abby has been sick lately so we have not been doing too much.. She loves the pool so I have been taking her swimming and I have been enjoying my water aerobics at Lifetime Fitness! Abby goes back to school on the 2nd of September and also starts her new gymnastics class AND she is going to be in the choir at church. What a busy 2 year old! Check back tomorrow for some pics.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Baby Taylor Update

I went for my 16 week check up today and everything looks great! Thank goodness! Dr. Friedman says this one is quite active.. He/she was moving all over the place today so it took him forever to find the heartbeat. When he did, it was very strong!! I am just thrilled! We will find out the sex of the baby on August 25th! Stephen, unfortunately will be traveling on this day so Abby and I will make the doctor visit together.. She keeps telling me it is a girl.. we shall see!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


My little girl is growing up! After months of wondering if she would ever become potty trained, I read a post on my good friend Cindy's blog. She put up a chart. Eventhough I had put up many charts before, this one seem to have clicked with Abby.. After she used the big potty 5 times, she got ice cream.. When she reached 5 stickers for the first time, we went for ice cream at 8 P.M.!!!! Yes that is right!! But.. it worked.. As soon as she kept reaching that 5th sticker, we went to Dairy Queen no matter what time it is.. Yes.. Dairy Queen is HUGE in Texas and Abby loves their ice cream cone dipped in chocolate..When we filled the chart, I took her to the toy store where she got to get two prizes.. She chose a Sleeping Beauty barbie that goes in the bathtub and a new Groovy Girl doll.. And I bought her some new BIG GIRL PANTIES!! WAY TO GO ABBY!!!!!!!! Now time to get rid of that Paci! I think the Paci Fairy may come in a couple of weeks! She is so attached to that paci... ugh!

Princess Dress Up

Abby just loves to dress up in her princess outfits. When Aubrie comes over, they put on a fashion show for me.. They were so cute today so I decided to take their picture! Well.. actually Stephen did. I am hiding behind Aubrie.. They were playing hairdresser and decided to fix my hair. That pic will come at a later date! What a pair! Aubrie will be starting Kindergarten this year.. I can't believe it!