April 6, 2014

Time Flies

We all know that time flies. It is something that is always said, but man it really does! We have had this beautiful little girl in our arms and lives for over 6 months now! She is so grown up too for such a tiny thing. At her 6 month check up, her doctor told me that we should go ahead and start preparing for Emma in motion. She started sitting up on her own when she was a little over 5 months and now has mastered the art of slowly scooting on her butt. If we put her on her stomach, she spins in circles, so I am sure that crawling is coming next. She has two tiny teeth on the bottom and has such an adorable personality.

We love you little beautiful girl! 

January 8, 2014

4 Generations

I absolutely love this picture of Sam with his mom and grandma.
Grandma Ellis makes the best facial expressions!

November 2, 2013


We finally have all the cousins here that were due this year, so they had to have a photo op over the past few weeks.

Calyn, Emma, Samantha, and Levi together for the first time!

Levi and Emma together. There's 10 weeks difference between them.

Back together again 3 weeks later and changed already! 

Emma's other cousins are Boone and Oliver. Oliver is 6 weeks older than Emma. Boone's not so sure about a girl on the stomping grounds, but I'm sure they will be a load of trouble when they all get together when they're older! 

To say our families grown this year is an understatement wouldn't you say? :)

Happy Halloween

We didn't get Emma a Halloween costume this year. I figure next year will work just fine for a first costume year. Instead, she just celebrated with a festive shirt and a tutu that my friend Ashleigh made her. I thought she was adorable as if she had dressed up!

 Our friends, Blake and Ashleigh, have a daughter who was born right before Halloween so her party was Halloween themed. It was a dress up party, but we kind of dropped the ball on that one. My nephew did and they were adorable!

Cute cute cute. Told you..adorable!

We finally got a family picture that didn't include a hospital gown.

I must say we are cute too! ;)

Next year...we'll do better next year! 

Meeting the Greats

Emma is officially 6 weeks old and has met quite a few people in that time frame. She has finally met all of her great-grandparents. She met my grandparents the week she was born, but getting to  Sam's grandmas was not as easy as you'd think. 

My Memaw Peggy and Papaw Joe (my dad's side) came to see her practically right after we got to the house. 

My Memaw JoAnn and Papaw Jack (my moms side) came later that week. 

She's 5 weeks here, but this picture is too sweet to not put in this post! :)

We took a trip to West Virgina while I'm on leave seeing that I will only have 5 days to take off when I get back to work and it was a whirlwind! Let's just say Emma didn't mind the trip up there but coming home and riding in her car seat another 9 hrs was not on her "I like this" list.

Emma and Grandma Shrewsbury, Sam's dad's mom. To say she was excited to her is an understatement. 

This is the closest we'll have to the generations picture. It hits you every now and then that Granddiddy Sam won't meet Emma here on Earth and this is one of them. We can't get a 4 generations picture. I'm pretty convinced that he meets her in her dreams though cause she does laugh while she sleeps a lot! 

Last weekend we finally made it to see Sam's Grandma Ellis. She was in love of course! We'll be able to get a 4 generations picture at Thanksgiving which is only in a few weeks! Good grief time is flying! I love it though because the holidays are my favorite!! 

I love that Emma has great parents to love on her on both sides of our family. I only remember one of mine and I don't think Sam ever met his. I'm glad to have the memories in pictures for Emma to have when she gets older! 

September 27, 2013

Emma Rose

On Thursday, Sept. 19th our world changed drastically! Coming at her own speed and showing us early who was boss, Emma finally decided to grace us with her presence at 6:13 pm. She came in at a decent size of 7 lbs. 8 oz. She had tons of family and friends waiting patiently for her arrival and made there way to see her as soon as they could. 

We've been a family of 3 now for a week and are adjusting pretty well. It helps that little bit has been an easy baby this far. Now that I say that she's going to show me otherwise! :) We've been blessed this first week with people bringing us meals, so that's one less thing we've had to deal with. 

We have one alert and bright eyed little girl. I am sure she's going to be a handful as she gets older, especially if we've got a mini Holly on our hands. :)

July 27, 2013

Nashville Dancin'

Back in the day it was called Dancing in the District, but I guess to make it a little different it's now called Nashville Dancin' and that's exactly where we were Thursday night. Sam and I are all about free entertainment, so the chance to hang out on the riverfront and listen to some music for free was right up our alley. We've been crazy busy, so the chance to have a really cheap impromptu date night was really appealing! Of course not everything about the night was free because I had to have Jeni's ice cream! 
I love this place and was a must get when I saw their food truck on the riverfront. If you haven't been, you should make note that you need to try it out! 

We made it to listen to a couple of bands, neither of which we knew, but we still enjoyed each others company and the view on the river. It was such a nice night having had these unusually cooler July nights!