Jun 7, 2016

Week 19 Bebe Stats

Week 18 was uneventful, pregnancy wise.  Just how I like it.  Week 18 was also full of car troubles for multiple cars, but small potatoes can't weigh us down.  Hubs has managed to fix a majority of our car troubles. Sure, it may only be temporary...but everything is, isn't it?

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Jun 3, 2016

Friday Bebe

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I announced last week that I was pregnant with our second child, a baby girl!  Hubs and I had such fun keeping the news in our immediate circle and surprising everyone that not only was I close to 18 weeks pregnant at the time, but were having a girl too!  We told a few people, but not many.  I did not even tell my parents until I was entering my second trimester..That's how quiet we were in the beginning! We really loved the enthusiastic responses and looks on people's faces when we surprised them with the news.

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So the question we are getting asked now is if we have a named picked out for baby girl.  The answer is no.  I have two names that I love and can't really see past and he has two names that he really likes.  We do not like the names the other suggests...This is what happens when not only opposites attract, but also get married and make babies!

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Hubs surprised me with tickets to see Dave Matthews Band in Atlanta last weekend and it was AMAZING!!  It was truly the best concert I have ever been to. We were on the lawn, which was perfect for the pregnant girl who gets tired of standing in place easy. Hubs and I had such an amazing time together.  They performed one of my all time favorites "You and Me" and it was incredible live. It gives me chills thinking about it.  My favorite line always rocks me "And when the kids are old enough, were gonna teach them to fly!"  Bubba knew we were going to the concert and was bummed he couldn't go, but asked that I get a video of "You and Me" so I did!  Love our music-loving family.

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Hubs planted flowers back in early April and I am so enjoying the blooms from his labor.  Hydrangeas, Knock-Out Roses and Sunflowers are always amazing!  He worked with his Mama over on her land where they planted rows of watermelons, peppers, corn, tomatoes and various squashes.  I am looking forward to enjoying all the fruits of his labor. 

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Summer is finally here!  From Memorial Day to Labor Day you will find us down by the pool or fishing at the pond at my Mother-in-Laws during any free time we have.  We are truly lucky to have such a great space to spend time with family and friends all summer enjoying the southern sunshine! Now if Zika mosquitoes can just stay away from that area we will be good to go!!!

 I hope y'all have an amazing weekend!

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Jun 1, 2016

18 Week Bebe

I kinda can't believe I am already almost half way through!  I have said this to my Hubs ad nauseum, but it is true when they say the second pregnancy flies by! I should have posted this a couple of days ago...but oh well...

There you have it.  I feel so lucky to feel pretty good overall.  I was blessed to not have any issues or symptoms while pregnant with Bubba and so far this pregnancy is going the same way.

Happy Hump Day! 

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May 26, 2016

Sweet Little News...

So I've been pretty quiet around these parts.  We have had a busy spring full of baseball, Hubs job promotion and intense travel, school and maybe one other little thing is worth mentioning...

We are expecting!!!  This is not a drill! I promise it is true and it is a secret we have been keeping since February!  I am due on Halloween and could not be happier.  It took us a while after Bubba was born to feel ready, and we still don't really feel ready nearly 5 years later #letsbehonest, but something clicked in us both around New Years and now the proof is this sweet bun in the oven.

We are absolutely over the moon about having a daughter.  Bubba has been asking for a baby sister since he was two years old.  I never imagined myself as the mother of a precious daughter and have always been slightly terrified of the notion...but when I saw our sweet babe on the ultrasound and learned we were expecting a daughter, nothing felt more natural and meant to be.  Hubs is already wrapped around her itsy-bitsy fingers.  We are so in love with our sweet daughter already. 
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Apr 27, 2016

Bubba's Playlist

Bubba is quite a fun kid to have around.  One of the many reasons for this is his pretty stellar, and eclectic, taste in music.  He truly appreciates music from almost every genre.  We never really got into children's music and he never really wanted to, with the exception of the Ghostbusters theme song and the Ninja Rap on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.  I thought I would share songs that get played in our car on the way to school and ball games every week...

1. Long Cool Woman by The Hollies

Bubba has been requesting this song since he was probably two years old.  Now he requests for me to "turn up the bass so he can feel it"  He rocks out to this song and sings every word

2. Huntin', Fishin' & Lovin' Everyday by Luke Bryan

This is a newer one that has made the list in the last month.  We listen to this at least three times a day.  Bubba has always loved Luke Bryan since he first heard "We Rode in Trucks"  I think the main reason he loves this song is that he is dead set on going hunting with his Daddy this fall and he loves to fish.  He is a little country boy at heart and loves to be outside in the country exploring.

3. Get Back by The Beatles

This has been an inside joke for my family.  We will just randomly start asking each other "Who's Jo-Jo?  Bubba thinks it is hilarious.  We started doing that after listening to this song when Bubba was 2 or 3.  It is now a regular in our house.

4. Adventure of a Lifetime by Coldplay

Bubba discovered Coldplay this winter.  Since we don't have cable, one of the things we enjoy watching is music videos on YouTube.  It can be a challenge to find music videos that are appropriate.  Enter Coldplay.  Not only are they extremely talented musicians, but there is no filth in their videos making for easy family watching.

5. She'll Leave You With a Smile by George Strait

Bubba has always been mesmerized by George Strait and has always wanted to be him.  When he has on jeans, boots and a nice button down shirt he always says he looks like George Strait.  Hey, there are far worse role models out there.  George is about as classy as they come.  This is just one of the few songs of his that Bubba loves.

6. Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw

This is a song, and music video, that I made sure to expose Bubba to, and one that he has clung to ever since.  The song has had a profound effect on me.  The video is amazingly beautiful.  When Bubba asks for the song he says "I want the Tim McGraw song with all the different kinds of people."  Hubs and I try very hard to raise him to be humble and kind...towards ALL people, no matter their differences.  We are all brothers and sisters after all.  This song is an easy way to put lessons we want him to learn into words. I love listening to Bubba's quiet voice sing along.

Some other honorable mentions:

Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Drag Me Down: One Direction
Live and Die by The Avett Brothers
Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
The Cave and ANY song by Mumford & Sons
Jackson by Johnny & June Carter Cash


I have to say I don't hate his music taste.  If there is one thing we all have in common as a family it is our love and our basic need to have music in our life.  What do your kids listen to?

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Apr 15, 2016

Friday Randoms!

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My son will be 5 at the end of the summer.  He has grown so much in the last year and I am starting to notice that infantile squeaks in his voice are starting to fade.  It is really hard to let go of Bubba the toddler and get used to Bubba the boy. I find myself having to shop on the other side of the aisle from the baby and toddler sections in stores.  I am not ready to be in the adolescent boy section. When did he become a kid with opinions and views on life?  Where did my toddling baby go?  All I did was blink...


I have been stuck on Tim McGraw's "Humble & Kind" video for several week snow.  The song by itself is amazing, but I absolutely love all of the different cultures reflected in the video...it is very refreshing for the country music genre.  I appreciate Tim McGraw  so much. He seems to have such compassion for all humans.


My 30th birthday is next Friday.  I don't know how to feel about turning thirty.  I have to say, right now I am not loving the idea.  So many amazing and wonderful things have happened in my twenties.  I met my Husband when I was 20, graduated college at 23, got married at 24, had our son at 25, got the job I had been working towards for three years at 28 and we bought our first home at 29.  Of course, all the way through my twenties we struggled through many things...many very challenging situations, but those aren't the memories that stick out.  Funny, when I look back all I see is rose-colored goodness.  Here's to hoping 30 is rose-colored.

Hubs and I binge-watched The Ranch on Netflix over the last two weeks and we are so bummed that we have finished the season.  Last week, Bubba stayed with his Nana for two nights during his spring break.  So for the first time since having Bubba we had two weeknights to ourselves. Naturally, we literally Netflixed and chilled...not the same equivalent of what the young kids define that term as.


I have not read a book for pleasure in probably two years.  I decided to start reading The Choice by Nicholas Sparks.  Laugh all you want, but I love those kind of stories...no matter how simply written...Love conquers all.  One of my favorite things to do is read a book before I see the movie.  I am nearly done with the book and then am going to have to wait until May to see the movie.  I will be watching to movie alone because if I make Hubs watch it with me he will mock it from start to end!

I hope y'all have a great weekend!
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Apr 13, 2016

Southern Belle Strawberry Farm

Last week Bubba was on Spring Break.  I took off a couple of days to hang out with him during his break.  Tuesday, we decided to go to a Strawberry Farm called Southern Belle Farms in McDonough, GA.  It was quite a drive for us, and there are strawberry farms much closer to us, but this was the only one that opened the day we could go.  We were there for their opening day of the season.

When we arrived at the farm we decided to go pick strawberries first.  We wanted to check out the competition and get going so we could pick the best berries.  Bubba was really into it as he loves all things farm life.  He wanted to pick every berry, but after some coaching he began picking only the deep red and plump berries.  He may have sampled one or two to make sure we were on the right path...


Once we finished picking all the berries we needed, we stopped to admire the fruits of our labor (no pun intended!)

Strawberry picking is actually quite a workout.  The plants were not completely filled out yet as it is the very beginning of the season, so we had to do quite a bit of walking to get enough good looking berries to fill two pails.

After picking our berries, Bubba wanted to check out the animals and play some of the activities provided at the farm...I wish I had a tenth of his energy...

Finally, Bubba was worn out and ready for some sustenance...So we splurged on homemade strawberry ice cream and strawberry shortcake.  The shortcake was the best dessert I have had in years.  It was absolutely dreamy and the setting only enhanced it.

I had almost talked myself out of going on this trip with Bubba because it was quite a drive over there and it was just the two of us.  I am so glad I pushed through the doubt, because I will cherish the adventure with him so much.  It is so nice to go do things with just Bubba.  Of course, we would have loved to have had his Daddy with us, as he would have loved every minute of it, but I believe all parents need to go on solo adventures with their kids when they can.  It is a great way to get to know the person your child is becoming.  I have frozen a bunch of the berries and plan to make my own strawberry shortcake and ice cream.
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