Friday, September 30, 2005

Six Month Pictures





Here are Brynn's six month pictures. I thought they turned out so cute!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Crawling Adventures




Boy this crawling thing is hard work! Here are some of her new crawling poses! The first one was her ASLEEP! My parents walked in and found her in bed like this. The second one was her playing in the floor. She had somehow wrapped herself up in the blanket and was crawling around the living room like this. The last one was when she crawled under her bouncy and was trying to get into it from the bottom. This girl is into EVERYTHING!! I can barely keep up with her! I can only imagine how bad it is going to be when she starts walking.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

YIPPEE!!!


For those of you who do not know, I am a reality show junkie. I love them all. It doesn' t matter if it is Survivor, Real World, Newlyweds, Kathy Griffin, ... I watch all of them. Well, I got into this show awhile back called "The Last Comic Standing." I loved it so much!! It was different comedians competing to be the best. Well the winner was John Heffron (who was my favorite from the very beginning). The other day I was bored up here at work and so I decided to just browse around and I came across his website http://www.johnheffron.com low and behold he is coming to Addison (which isn't too far) in October!!!! I was so excited, so I begged Justin (I think he only agreed because it is the same weekend as my college homecoming so this gives him a reason to not have to go to the homecoming festivities). So, in October we are going to go see him live at the Improv. Yes I know I am a dork, but oh well!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Random



Here are some pictures from this weekend. The middle one is from the fair last Thursday night, and that was all of Brynn's toys that Papa Steve and daddy won her. She really enjoyed all of the lights and people. The other two are of Brynn eating her carrots. We have just started introducing vegetables and so far so good! I really think she just likes playing with the spoon afterwards. Boy is this crawling stuff hard work! I have to chase her EVERYWHERE! It is amazing how fast they learn where the DVD player is!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Two Big Milestones!



Well, at 5 1/2 months Brynn has made two big accomplishments. First of all, she can now crawl which I was NOT ready for. She is everywhere and into everything. I can only imagine what it is going to be like when she starts walking. I couldn't believe she started this soon, especially since she didn't start rolling over until a month ago. Our second big accomplishment is that we have moved her into her own room! She had been sleeping in the Pack N Play next to our bed, but we decided it was time to introduce her to her beautiful room she had never seen. The first night she fussed for about 20 minutes and now she doesn't even make a wimper (as long as she has her blankie!!) I thought it would be hard on us, but really it has been better. I can't believe she is growing up so fast.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Great-Grandma Sheila


This weekend we went to Waco to see Justin's cousin, Nicole, get married. They had never met Brynn so it was especially fun. We had also never traveled this far out of town with Brynn so that was pretty different. She didn't really know what to think about the hotel and then she rolled off the bed, so she decided she didn't like hotels. She did enjoy seeing her great-grandma Sheila, though. Throughout the weekend we heard so many stories about Justin and his dad that were just hilarious!! The wedding was beautiful, and everyone was so wonderful to us.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Little Girls



Well, yesterday proved to be a very interesting day. Brynn has been very fussy for the last week so I finally broke down and took her to the doctor. He said her and I both had "roaring" sinus infections (talk about making me feel like a bad mother)!! So, we spent the day together just cuddling and napping. It still amazes me that a small child can come into your life and turn it completely around in a matter of seconds. I just found out that my cousin is pregnant. She already has a boy, so I am hoping she has a little girl now (of course I am happy no matter what the gender is)!! I had always wanted all boys, but I guess God had a different plan for me. Now, I can't imagine what I would do without a little girl to play "dress-up" with all the time. As I was holding her yesterday I just realized how much I love her! Sorry for my little 'sappy' moment, but there is nothing like a bond between a mother and her child!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Labor Day Weekend

This weekend we went and saw Pat Green to
celebrate our anniversary. We had SO much fun and I was glad that he played some of his older songs that I loved. There was a huge group of us that went together so that made it all the more fun!!!!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

One Year!



This weekend (September 4) will be our one year anniversary! I can't believe a year has gone by already! Justin is my best friend and I couldn' t be happier, so I decided to highlight our last year with my favorite memories!!

September-Of course our wedding! On our honeymoon we stayed at this very ritzy hotel. It was so funny to see us trying to act rich!!

October-I had never carved a pumpkin before, so we bought one and carved it together for Halloween!

November-Justin got me and iPod for my birthday. It confused me too much so I returned it! Also for my birthday I wanted our Christmas tree up, so we set up our whole house for Christmas on November 14th.

December-This was our first "married" Christmas. I was so excited because I thought I had gotten the PERFECT gifts for Justin, but he snooped around and found them two weeks before Christmas!!! I was SO mad.

January-We wanted to celebrate New Years together, but we were so tired that we were in bed by 10!

February-For his birthday I made a scavenger hunt with clues hidden all over the house leading to his present!

March-The birth of our daughter Brynn. This was the most special moment in our lives and what a bonding experience it was to go through together.

April-The first month of raising a newborn is VERY difficult. It is stressful and very tiring. We grew to help each other and try to support each other through the hard times.

May-For my first Mother's Day, Justin bought be a beautiful ring with Brynn's birthstone in it.

June-We decided to get away for the weekend and drove down to San Antonio. We went to the Riverwalk and this piano bar. The next day, we woke up and went to Schlitterbahn. It was a nice getaway together.

July-We went out of town for my friend Emily's wedding. We stayed at this resort up by Pilot Point. It was a beautiful place. We had this little cottage to ourselves....very romantic.

August-Justin graduated and boy what a relief that was! I am glad he doesn't have to commute to Sweetwater anymore. Also, some of our best friends got married and we were the candlelighters in the ceremony. It was neat to get to do something together.

This was my summary of the last year. It was been interesting adjusting to married life, but I look forward to many more years together!!!