Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Blakely's Well-Baby check-up!

Ben and I took Blakely to her 15 month well baby check-up(even though she is 16 months)!
She weighed 28.5 lbs(95th %) and height 32 inches(75th %)! She did get a shot, which she only cried for 10 seconds, then was more interested in the band-aid they put on her leg!
While we were there, they did tell us that she had a ear infection! So the poor thing is on an antibiotic...for the next 10 days.
Just wanted to update you all on our little princess!
Love to all!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Working Non-Stop!

Well, we have been home for 8 days and have been working extremely hard trying to get the house back in order and finishing all the "projects" that we were unable to get done before we found out that Ben had to go on a "deployment"! The first thing we did when we got home was unpack 3 months worth of clothes! Let me just tell you what a project that was in it's self! Ben had off for 4 days, so we got right to work of landscaping the front yard! We went to a local landscaping place, bring along the
measurements of the two areas we lanscaped. I couldn't tell you how happy that made me feel to be at a place where I could just pick and choose from thousands of plants! :::smile:::
Well, we worked all day until about 6pm in the rain trying to get the whole project done before the big rain storm that night! WE DID IT and it turned out wonderfully!
I have also, since being home, been going through mine and Blakely's clothes! We plan on have a garage sale sometime in September, so I have been wanting to "clean" some old stuff out{to make room for the new. . .hehe}! I also listed some stuff on Ebay, which takes like 4 hours to do! That was painful, but hopefully worth it! As of now, it really has just been annoying because you are asked some of the stupidest questions! Ex: How many times has this outfit been worn? I don't know, you are buying used clothes. . .what do you expect?
What are the measurements? Do you ship overseas? Are you willing to do buy it now? blah. blah, blah! I guess my point about complaining is. . . I stated all those answer in my description, if they were to just read it, then they could find it out themselves!!!!!!!!
This pass weekend we had some friends over for dinner(I know a dinner party and we just got home) and Ben smoked a Pork Butt, then shredded the meat and made a sweet North Carolina barbecue sauce to go with it! He got he recipe from his step-dad, who is known to be an excellent cook! Holy Moly, it turned out perfect! The best pork I have ever had(sorry Dad) that even my Dad would of been impressed with him! I was so proud of him because our dinner guest couldn't believe how moist and perfect the meat was! They said it was the best barbecue they have ever had! That says alot! Great Job babe! Yummmmmy!
We also sighed Blakely up for the Mommies-Day-Out program for 1 day a week! We have our Open house, where she gets to met her teachers and other kids she will be with, this Wednesday. I am a little nervous about the whole thing, but know that it will be a good thing for her and I!
Well, that is all for now! Hope everyone is well! All our love!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Check this out!

We got some pictures of Blakely taken at the beach while we were home. We got them done by Tiffany, who owns Avant Images. She has a sneak peek on her blog as well! Check them out!

Made it back to Missouri!

We have finally made it back to Missouri! The 2 day travel back home was broken up by us stopping in Mississippi and staying the night at my Uncle Dale's house! We got to his house on Saturday evening being welcomed by an amazing, breathtaking, beautiful home. Walking into this home, was like walking into a page right out of an Ethan Allen catalog with the added bonus of amazing art that he has collected over the many years of travel. He had a a chef that works at his casino make us up some yummy lasagna, delicate olive salad, and olive bread to top if off! Not to mention The General's two bottles of smooth red wine that made your taste buds desire more. :::::::sigh::::::::: I love my Uncle!

We continued on our path home at 6:45am the next morning with our baby girl, two dogs, and car loaded to it's max! Blakely was great the whole ride! I have to give props to my baby girl who can ride in a car for 15 hours and not completely lose it! She really was a trooper!

We ended up making it home by 5:20 pm! It was like seeing our home for the first time all over again! It now has grass in the front, so it was even more beautiful then before! We were so lucky that our contractor that built our home, also helped keep up our yard and watch over the house for us while we were gone. Plus, we also have amazing friends (The Allen's) that did the same as well!

So, we are home, safe, and happy! We have a ton of work to do, but welcoming it with the attitude of gratefulness! Love to all!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Creation of our Blog!

So, I know I try and keep most of you updated thur via email, but I thought this might be easier to start a blog. That way if you are ever curious on how we are doing or what is new in our life, you can just view it here.

As most of you know Ben was depolyed out to Vegas for 4 months. Lucky for us, it turned out that he only had to go for 3 and 1/2 months! We actaully picked him up today from the airport! No more being away from Blakely and I for a while!

Our summer went well, we went out to Vegas for 6 weeks and spent the remainder of the time in Florida with family. Blakely has started walking, talking, teething(even more), and flying for her first time! She has been getting 4 molars in for the last 6 weeks or more! Poor thing hasn't been sleeping well and neither have I! Blakely has gotten to spend a large part of her summer with her cousins and spending time with other families! She has fallen in love with her Aunt Catherine and when she would come home from work, she would just follow her around watching her ever move. Most of the time she would prefer to go to her over me!

This Saturday we are heading back to Missouri, which will mark the end of our summer. We have had a great time, but are ready to get back to our beautiful home, that we miss dearly!

Love you all!