Thursday, June 2, 2011

Becoming a big boy!

My Little Guy is almost ONE.
I was really excited planning his party and everything but now that I'm pretty much done, I'm kinda sad. My little man is growing up on me :( Seems like yesterday, I was on my way to the hospital to have him.
So everyone keep me in their prayers as next week gets here. I will probably be a mess.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Sweet Home Alabama

April 27th, 2011 = the day that changed lives in Alabama. A F5 tornado touched down in many parts and are completely destroyed. The county I live in, had the second highest fatatlity number. The only good thing is that all of us have came together to get through this hard time. We have all been out of power for almost a week now, some still dont have it. Many people drove around asking what was needed and how they could help. I am proud to say that I am from the south.

There are shirts being sold that proceeds go to help tornado victims.

Please pray for us, everyone here definately needs it. <3

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

First Day of Mommy Class

For the ones who know me, I went to my first "MOPS" class yesterday and I absolutely loved it. We had Ashley Goertemiller, an author come. She talked about behavior and discipline techniques (kinda like a christian supernanny.)

She has 5 kids and her husband is gone to Afganistan, so she pretty much is a single parent.. She uses different "behavior boosters" to kinda teach her children manners, discipline etc. She sales these boosters either on her website or at the workshop. Even though my child is only 10 months and cant really use them now, when he gets older I will definately use them. She made great and interesting points. If you know me, you know that I would like to discipline my kid without spanking or anything violent. I dont believe in it. These "boosters" help teach your child great things while having fun, and they're also learning about God. Each game comes with a bible verse.

I also love this: ABC's for Parents.
Appreciate the little things.
Brag about your spouse in front of children.
Drop what you're doing to greet spouse at door.
Encourage spouse often.
Flirt with each other.
Go on a date (no kids!) at least once a month.
Heat a towel in the dryer after running a bath for your spouse.
Initiate helpfulness/thoughtfulness.
Just have fun together.
Kiss for 5 seconds.
Let children stop what they’re doing to run to the door to greet parent.
Men--put a rose, chocolate, or love note on her pillow.
Never go to sleep angry—work it out.
Open your arms.
Pray for spouse (relationship with God, wisdom at work, friendships, etc).
Quickly be willing to help—don’t wait to be asked.
Read the Bible together.
Spend time praying together (marriage, kids, future, etc).
Tickle spouse’s feet, then massage them.
Understand your spouse’s needs and put them before yours.
Voice your opinions carefully and prayerfully.
Women--write a love note on a napkin in his lunch, or on the mirror in eyeliner.
Examine your motives and heart before you speak.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow…remember to say “I love you”.
Zip your lips on disagreements until children are out of hearing range.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Pictures

We had Easter pictures made last Saturday & here is a preview :)
They turned out amazing. I havent seen all of them yet, but I will post when I do

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What's for dinner

Southern Grilled Chicken


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grates
  • 1 package cut-up whole chicken (about 3 pounds), 8 pieces
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • barbeque sauce of your choice


  1. Heat grill to medium-low; lightly oil grates. Season chicken with salt and pepper; grill, turning as necessary, until lightly charred and almost cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Divide sauce between two bowls; one for basting and one for serving. Continue cooking chicken, brushing occasionally with sauce, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh (avoiding bone) registers 165 degrees, 5 to 10 minutes. Discard basting sauce.

25 Random Things about Me

I figured since this is my first post. I'd share a little about myself :)

1. I absolutely love being a mom!
2. We are planning to have 2 more kids sometime.
3. I was born on Friday the 13th.
4. I was in an abusive relationship and still deal with the effects daily.
5. I will not watch movies with animals in them.
6. I have been to 6 different schools growing up
7. & lived in 3 different states.
8. The smell of ranch and mayo makes me gag!
9. I wrecked into a pond on my way to school.
10. I'm family oriented.
11. I have two brothers and one sister.
12.  I hate the smell of smoke.
13. My stepmom used to dress my little sister and I up alike.
14. I have never been arrested.
15. My middle name is LaNette. (absolutely hate it!)
16. I take things people say about my son and my parenting skills to heart.
17. My nose has been broken TWICE!
18. I have 2 dogs, Bella and LouLou.
19. My eyes change colors with my mood.
20. My favorite TV Show is Greys Anatomy.
21. Favorite restaurant is Olive Garden.
22. I'm an Alabama fan. ROLL TIDE!! (:
23. I am scared of the dark.
24. I have a big heart and I always try to help.
25. and this is the song in my head (click the link)
 I'm Sending the Fire by Eddie James