Sunday, September 30, 2018

A Big Announcement

Well, I can't seem to get caught up here these days, but I didn't want to wait too long to share this crazy bit of news.  This crazy 5 really want to tell you something...

Don't they look excited? 
Well, this crew of 5 is about to be...

6!
Yes, their parents are a little bit crazy!

Becoming a family of 8. 
So yes, we are expecting AGAIN.  Yes, it was a bit of a shock and surprise, but we will never consider a new baby anything but a blessing from God! 

And yes, we have been blessed with another baby girl made with love. 

She appeared very healthy at her 19 week ultrasound. 
Yes, I am getting rather large already after five pregnancies.  

We shared the special news with her big brothers, and they had a special gift to open. 

Brody loves presents and couldn't wait to see what was inside. 

Grayson was even curious. 

Hmmm, Brody that is not the appropiate way to hold a baby. 

Big brother Evan shows them how its done.  Big brother Mattox is already a baby lover. 

Sweet big brothers

And Grayson came to see. 

Brody was very interested in seeing the baby's pictures. 


Grayson wasn't too sure about holding the baby yet. 

But he sweetly accepted his duty. 

Check out that sweet smile. 

And I think he is ready to love her! 

Very special kisses! 

I love this big baby boy! 

Giving baby her paci will be part of his job. 

And Mattox has a lot of love to give his baby too.  

Already a pro at being a big brother. 

And Mommy loves her special little boy. 

Mommy and Daddy are especially excited to meet our little Valentine princess. 


Yes, our baby girl will be joining our family around Valentine's Day next year.  We thank you for all of your positive thoughts and prayers in the months to come as we anxiously await her arrival.  We know she has her special big sister Mattie watching over her too! 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

15 Years of Us ~ 2003 to 2018

15 years!  Man, time flies when you're "having fun" or working hard, breathing, and raising kids.  Haha!  Through the ups and downs and highs and lows, it has been a good life, our sweet love story.  It is still being written day by day, and while I love looking back on all the happy memories, I am also excited about the future of the story as it unfolds.  In the words of the beloved Forrest Gump's mama, "Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're going to get."  (Unless you cheat and look at the descriptions on the box, but who would do that?  Ha!)  So happy 15th anniversary to the man who shares the starring role in this drama-filled love story, and here's to many more.  As has been tradition on these "milestone" occasions, I like to look back at where the journey has taken us:

2003

Our wedding day dawned bright and sunny, and we hoped its perfect weather would be a foreshadowing of the days to come.







Our Honeymoon in Hawaii ~ a romantic picnic for two in Hana, Maui

2004


A Trip to the Big Apple in a very cold January ~ on top of the Empire State Building in the freezing cold! 

Our very 1st Anniversary in our 1st home together! 
2005


About the only picture that exists of us together in 2005 because "someone" deleted all of the pictures off of our new digital camera right after Christmas before I could download the pictures.  Not naming any names here though.  Ha! 
2006


We celebrated Eddie's 10 year high school reunion and the pending arrival of our first baby. 
2007


Our first baby boy, Evan, made us a happy family of 3. 

We enjoyed our first Christmas with Evan. 
2008


Our family Easter pictures became a family tradition. 
2009


We enjoyed Evan's first real trip to the beach. 

2010


We traveled to California to visit Evan's Great-Grandma, Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. 

We attended my first law school formal. 

Beach time is always our favorite. 

We just loved being Evan's parents. 
2011


Our family grew by one more bouncing baby boy as we welcomed our sweet Brody into the family. 

Christmas was so fun with two boys. 

2012


We attended a masquerade ball for another law school formal. 

We took our kids to Disney World for the first time. 

And we had more fun beach time. 

2013


Sherry graduated from law school after four long years of working full time and going to school at night and being pregnant twice.  She was also almost 9 months pregnant with our first baby girl. 

We welcomed our angel, Mattie Claire, to forever live in our hearts. 

2014


We visited our nation's capital for Spring Break. 


And we finally announced we were expecting our little rainbow baby. 

2015


Our beautiful Mattox arrived. 
Our family moved to Holly Springs, NC. 

2016


Our little rainbow Mattox turned 1. 
We visited Hogwarts and rode the Hogwarts Express.

We visited the Gulf coast of Florida. 
Our beautiful second rainbow, Grayson, arrived. 

2017

We moved to the Savannah, GA area. 
We visited Disney World again as a family of 6. 


Our family just keeps on growing. 


Our baby boy turned 1. 

2018



Our little family is growing and growing. 

And as we grow old together, our love keeps growing too. 
Here's to many more years together and even more wonderful memories to come!   Happy Anniversary, Eddie!  Thank you for putting up with me for over 15 years.

Love,
Your devoted wife

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