Sunday, November 22, 2009

Our little butterfly...well...sort of!

Our Maggie's sweet little imagination is really begining to bloom. This last week, one evening Maggie came into our living room after disappearing into our closet with a pair of my silky PJ pants on...her arms. She proudly announced that she was a butterfly and fluttered around our living room. It was so cute. I had to capture it on film! What a precious age Maggie is right now!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Love to all,


Butterfly PJ pant girl ready to fly...haha!

So proud of her costume!

An early Thanksgiving!

This last Saturday, we celebrated Thanksgiving with my side of the family. My brother the fireman and myself both work on Thanksgiving so our family was kind enough to celebrate a bit early. We had a wonderful time. We went to my brother Jason and his wife Lindsay's house out in Bridgeport. We decided to do some alternative Thanksgiving food this year and instead we had some yummy smoked chicken, beans, potato casserole, salad and rolls. We decided to keep with the Thanksgiving-y desserts though, and had lots of cookies, pumpkin and pecan pie! We were all stuffed!

The kids had a super fun time being outdoors. My brother and wife have a great home with lots of acreage for the kids to run around on. They jumped on the trampoline, road 4 wheelers, played on the "playground" as Maggie put it (a swing set), played with the 2 dogs and 3 cats and just ran around together. There are 6 sweet children on my side of the family...ranging from 9 to 2! They all play really well together. I am so blessed to have such precious nieces and nephews, and Maggie sure loves her cousins.

Macy (7), Mag (2) and Morgan (9) all enjoying the trampoline, oh how I see one of these in my NEAR we did not all plan to name the girls with "m's" it just turned out that way!

Nana & Papaw, Melissa & Justin, and my Grandma keeping the fire going in the bro has a huge shop attached to his house...we kind of hung out here to enjoy all the kiddos being out side...we are an indoor/outdoor kind of family! Ha!

Jackson (5) and Mag still enjoying the trampoline...

Us girls, decided a girlie picture was a must....these are all immediate family fun right! From left to right, back to front...myself, Maggie, my sis-in-law Lindsay, my mom Ginger, other sis-in-law Melissa, front: Nana or Sue (my mom's mother), Macy (Lindsay's daughter), Grandma or Juanita (my dad's mother) and Morgan (Melissa's daughter). It is just not very often that we all get a picture together. I will treasure this one always!

All the cutie pie cousins....from back to front, left to right....Macy, Morgan, Jerod, then Maggie, Jackson and Joushua. So cute, I could squeeze them!

Morgan and Macy riding the 4 wheeler!

Maggie loving on little "CiCi" the cat. They were besties by the end of the day. Poor cat, Maggie had carried her around by her neck about 25 times!

Thanks family for being so wonderful! We love you and are especially grateful this Thanksgiving season to have such a complete, united and Godly family!
Love to all,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What a blessing, indeed!

What a blessing, indeed...that we are EXPECTING! Due this summer on June 28th!

Behold, children are a blessing from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full with them! Psalm 127:3-5

I am 8 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Today we had our first official OB/Gyn visit and got to see our sweet baby on sonogram. We were so thankful to find out that all is well. The pregnancy is going as it should be and our baby is perfect, growing and healthy. Today the heartbeat was 179( I am thinking/feeling---girl?). Our baby is about 2.5 cm or almost an inch. Our sweet doctor told us it is about the size of a gummy bear, ha! Funny example, right? We will find out in only 8 more weeks whether or not it is a girl or boy?!? I can hardly wait!

I have been feeling mostly well, with the exception of some tiredness and nausea in the evenings. Both, welcome I know that they are both good signs that hormones are doing their job and the pregnancy is strong.

To say that Todd and I are thrilled, is an understatement! We feel so blessed and thankful that God has given us another one of his most precious gifts!

We have told most of our dear family and friends already, but wanted to make an official post with a picture!

For you formed my inward parts; knitted me together in my mothers womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; and in your book were it written, every one of them...the days that were formed for me. Psalm 139:13-16
Love to all!
Todd, Leah, Maggie and Baby

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This last Wednesday at our church we had our annual Fall Festival. We had a blast taking our little "kitty cat" out for some fall fun, games, dress up, candy, bounce houses and friends! Maggie dressed up as the cutest little black kitty...that you ever did see! Well at least in my opinion! Ha!She loved having a tail and face painted whiskers!

I am not a big fan of Halloween, and this was a wonderful alternative for our family. It was a really fun night together!

Maggie all dressed up and ready to go...Meow!

Laughing out loud at her self in the mirror!

Daddy and his cute kitty cat!

Maggie's most favorite part of the night...when she got a pink balloon! This girl goes crazy for balloons!

This face is precious...she is saying ALL this candy is mine????

Mommy and Mag

Having fun in the ball pit...

Shooting some hoops at the b-ball game station! 3 pointer...for sure in toddler terms, don't you think???

Getting some help on the toddler obstacle course!

Riding the toddler "roller coaster" fun!

All tuckered out...getting a piggy pack ride from daddy...all sweaty, shoe-less, hair-a-mess...And happy as could BE! My favorite!
Hope everyone had a wonderful fall weekend!
Love to all,