Introducing Doggie the fish

We got our first family pet couple of weeks ago. Meet Doggie! Several months ago my sweet great-grandmother, MeMe Eva, passed away. This fish bowl was hers. We finally got around to filling it with a fish. Lane has been soo excited. He loves telling Doggie hi multiple times a day and (over)feeding him!

A year, really?

Yep, it has been OVER a year since I have touched this blog. Yikes!

Last week at small group several of the girls talked about our blogs. (They actually blog on their blogs.) My problem is not that I don’t have the time to blog. I have time to facebook, so I have time to blog.

I tend to over-edit, over analyze and then delete posts. I stare at the screen until I think “this is junk!”….So, I’m going to try to take their advise and not edit.

Let’s face it, I can not NOT edit, but I can edit less. Publish more.

May 13th!

On May 13th, Lane’s Birthday, I was still in the hospital. I can’t lie, I was really bummed that I was not able to be with Lane all day long to spoil him. That’s what birthday’s are all about, right? Cake for breakfast, fun outings, favorite foods for dinner, more cake and presents…Well, since I was not able to take Lane out for a day of spoiling, Gigi, Papa Rock and Chris did! They went to the zoo and played on the splash pad.
While they were out, I played with my beautiful baby girl. Look at those eyes!

Mrs. Aimee came by that afternoon for a visit too.

After nap time, Gigi and Papa Rock brought Lane up to the hospital. He truly loves his little sister!

Lane is giving Bethany Claire lots of sugar!


We celebrated Lane’s birthday early, but I wanted to make sure he had something to open on his birthday. So, we got him several Yo Gabba Gabba dvd’s and a water table. We also got his a couple of bags of M & M’s. For some reason, the boy does not like cake, but he LOVES his M&Ms! Yummy!

Lane playing in Bethany’s car seat.

Happy Birthday, Baby Boy! We love you so much!

May 12th

The day after Bethany was born we had several visitors. The first “visitor” pictured below is the wonderful Dr. Brown. I love, love, love her! She delivered both my babies and I think she is the best!

Then, Aunt Sarah, Maggie and Miller came to visit.

Later, that morning Lane came to visit. As you can see, he LOVES his little sister dearly!

a close up of those beautiful eyes!

Kristie (one of Chris’ awesome co-workers) came to visit us….

Along with Jessica

At some point I was nursing Bethany, when Lane came back to the room. He wanted to know where she was…he found her! I thought it was hilarious!

Nana holding baby Bethany

close up of a sweet sleeping baby!

Jonathan gets married!

The weekend of May 1st, we went to Mobile for Jonathan and Sara’s wedding. The wedding was beautiful! Chris was a groomsman and Lane was the ring bearer. I was so excited to be able to make it to the wedding. I was 36 weeks pregnant and have been praying since I found out that I was pregnant that I would be able to go. I made it! woo hoo! Sadly, I got very few pictures of the actual wedding and the happy couple.
The wedding took place at a historic home in downtown Mobile. Gigi stole some sugar as we waited by the gate to be seated.

Jonathan and Sara’s first dance! I know the picture is dark – that is why they did not hire me to be their photographer! 😉

Jonathan and Mom’s dance!

A good bit of our Houston family was able to make the drive for the wedding. One of my goals for the weekend was to get a picture with Lane with our family. Here is Lane with my Aunt Debbie and Uncle Jimmy.

My wonderful Grandma!

My cousin Josh – This is where I have to get sappy. By far the worst part about not living near our family is knowing that Lane will not have the memories I have with my cousins! All of my cousins were very close in age and we spent a lot of time together playing. I have countless memories of all of us playing at my Grandma’s house!

My mom and my cousin Alison!

My uncle Billy

My Aunt Dawn

My Memaw and Papaw

Nana, Grandpa and Aunt Sarah
Jonathan and Sara had a band at their wedding. Lane LOVED this! The boy has loved music and dancing since he was born – literally! Well here he is breakin it down.

Oh yeah, he’s feelin‘ this song!

dancing with his Papa Rock




Papa Rock taught Lane how to twist.

At the carwash!

At the beginning of April, the pollen in Birmingham was ridiculous! I decided to take my car through a car wash. I wasn’t sure if Lane had ever been with me through a car wash, so I decided to take pictures.

He looked a bit nervous as the brush thing started up…

but that QUICKLY went away! He LOVED the car wash!


YAY! YAY! YAY!