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Friday, December 16, 2011

WOW! What a week!

You guys seriously have no idea how thankful I am to have this week coming to an end!

My little guy gave us a serious scare this week and it will take me at least 10 years to recover!

Monday I took my little guy to his 2 year check-up.  My big boy weighed in at 28 lbs and was 34 in. tall!  We had a great appointment and got our little flu shot.  Tuck had been coughing some the last few days so the Dr. listened to his chest and said it sounded fine but gave us a Rx for Q-tapp anyway.  

Tucker Cheesin

Looking at books while waiting on our Dr.

He LOVES books!

Having a little fun

After we left the Dr's office, we went to Wal-Mart to buy a new book for being such a big boy while getting his flu shot.  We went home and he played his little heart out and was doing just fine when I put him in his bed for the night.

During the night sometime, Tucker cried out so as usual I went and got him and put him in our bed.  A little while after that, I woke up sweating and thought it was because we had left the heater on in the living room.  I soon found out that was not the case at all... it was my little Tucker.  He was burning up and breathing fast and hard.  I woke Justin up and went and got the thermometer and took Tuckers temp (101.6) and then gave him some Advil (this was around 2:45).  His breathing really bothered me so at around 3 am I called my mom to come down.  She got to the house and was concerned about his breathing as well.  Not 5 minutes later as I was holding my sweet baby in my arms, he started having a seizure (because his temperature went up too fast).  I started screaming and kind of just threw him at my mom and she ran outside with him.  I got Justin up and he called 911 (Our 911 is a complete JOKE!  But that's for another time) to send an ambulance.  Tucker was unresponsive for a few seconds and finally came around.  I called back to 911 to check the progress of the ambulance only to find that they had not gotten the ambulance driver up yet!!!!  We then high tailed it to Baptist Memorial hospital in New Albany.

When we pulled up to the ER the nurses met us at the car.  They took Tucker's temp (100.5), took blood and hooked him up to an IV.  They did a little breathing treatment and then did a chest x-ray.  They decided to admit us because his white blood count was elevated and just wanted to monitor him overnight since he had a seizure.  We spent Tuesday night in the hospital and let us go home on Wednesday.  Tucker took everything like a champ, but just couldn't understand why he couldn't get up and run around.  Bless his little heart!  Our Dr. told us the only thing they could come up with was that he had an allergic reaction to his flu shot.  He did have a little respiratory issue going on but since he had not run a temperature or fever with it he didn't think that affected the flu shot.  All I know is, that God was with us, and I never want to have to experience that again.

In his hospital bed with daddy

After he got his IV out he could really run around!

I would just like to end this by saying that I'm thankful to God for seeing us through all of this and for continuing to take care of us.  I also want to say thank you to the nurses at the New Albany hospital, we couldn't have asked for anyone better to have helped us.  Lastly, I'm thankful that Tucker is back to his old self!

Hope your weekend is blessed!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Just a few things...

Wow, I have been really lazy lately with my blogging!  

The last time I blogged we were celebrating Tucker's actual birthday.  That weekend we had a Mickey Mouse party.  We had the party at my parents house and invited mostly family and a few friends.  Tucker had a great time.

This is a really bad picture, but it's the pinterest inspired banner that I made for the Party!  I thought it turned out too cute.

Tuckers cake was both adorable and delicious! (I got the cake idea from Pinterest too)

Blowing out the candle.

My sweet birthday boy!!

Eating cake

Opening presents

Tucker with his daddy (Ordered Tuck's shirt from but got the idea from Pinterest)

On Thanksgiving Day we always put the tree up at my parents house, and this year was no exception.  Tucker was a lot of help.

Doing a little cleaning before putting up the tree.

Of course, he had to "help" Pop get the tree down from the attic!

Opening the tree box.


He thought he'd be able to help more if he was "inside" the box!

Helping Pop put the tree together.

I actually remembered to take pictures this year on Thanksgiving

Tucker with his "T" for Tucker Turkey shirt (Also ordered from

Tucker with Daddy

Tucker and Mommy

Thankful for my sweet family!

Last Friday night we went and had pictures taken at Portrait Innovations... bad idea!  Even though we had a reservation we had to wait forever because they were extremely busy!  We only were able to get a few shots and were not pleased with any of them, but chose one anyway.  Thus our Christmas card...

I love shutterfly!  I have ordered several things from them and have been so pleased!

We have already had two days with snow!  I can never remember it snowing before Christmas.  We took a picture in the snow we had on Tuesday.

We didn't get a lot of snow and it was all but melted away by the afternoon, but it was beautiful while it lasted.

We have been so busy this month!  Tonight we are having a little family birthday dinner for Justin's sister Melissa, tomorrow night we have our Christmas dinner with our Church family and Sunday night Justin is preaching at our church.  

Hopefully I'll do a better job of blogging about what's going on!

Hope your weekend is very blessed!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Tucker!

Happy 2nd Birthday Tucker!  I can't believe my sweet baby is turning two today!  It really does seem just like yesterday that he was born.  

On his "birth"day November 10, 2009

On his First Birthday November 10, 2010

On his Second Birthday November 10, 2011

Saturday we will be having his Mickey Mouse Birthday Party!  I can't wait!

Thank you Lord for blessing us with such a sweet little boy!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shutterfly Photo Books

Are y'all familiar with Shutterfly?  I have used shutterfly for several different things and have been very pleased with the quality of photos I've received.  Last year we used Shutterfly for our Christmas cards and they were way too cute.

Recently, I discovered that you can make a photo book through shutterfly (kind of like a coffee table scrap book).  I made a book for my parents and my in-laws of Tucker from his birthday last year until halloween this year to document his year 1.  I ordered them yesterday, and with all the special offers they have I ended up saving about $50!  Can't beat that!  I'll be giving these cute books as Christmas gifts and plan on doing this every year.  What a great way to document our little guy growing up.

Making these books were so easy.  I chose to use the custom path. The custom path has an extensive collection of layouts, backgrounds and embellishments; you just add your pictures and captions.  I did make a few changes, such as changing the backgrounds and embellishments. 

You customize your photobook-page by page

 You can also chose to do the simple path it also has preset backgrounds and layouts; just add your pictures and captions.

Let us create a photobook for you-instantly

Here is a preview of what the cover of my book will look like

Both books will have the same cover, but I was able to personalize each book differently.  

I had a lot of fun making this book, and looking through all of my pictures.  I can't wait to get them in the mail and see how cute they are!  

If you haven't been to shutterfly, I highly recommend going and taking a look around at all they have to offer!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

What a great week this has been!  I'm so thankful though that it is Wednesday so I'm linking up with Jamie at This Kind of Love for What I'm Loving Wednesday!


I'm Loving my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


I'm Loving that it's November and time for Holiday eating and spending time with my family!


I'm Loving these cute Pinterest finds... Thanksgiving related of course!

Give thanks - #thanksgiving






I'm Loving that I'll be attending the Gift 2 Jewelry Helen Brett show tomorrow!  If you're not familiar with it look them up on facebook.


I'm Loving this Verse from the Verse-a-Day on my blog...

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
Hebrews 12:1 (KJV)


I'm Loving my handsome guys!

What are you loving today?  Link up with Jamie and let us know!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy 40th Birthday!

Happy 40th Birthday Casey!

Not only are you my brother but you're my friend!  Thank you for always being here for me and for being a great Christian example to your boys and all those who cross your path.  You are truly an inspiration to me!  I love you far more than words could ever say!  I pray that the Lord allows you to celebrate many many more birthdays!



Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  

Saturday night we had Truck or Treat at our Church and my Tuck-man was supposed to be a lion.  Well, I failed to try his costume on him when we bought it and it was a little too small, but he wore it anyway... well everything except the head piece.

He was sweet anyway!


Justin, Tucker and I

This is my cousins children, they also stay at the babysitter with Tucker.

Pop with Mary Ella

Tucker and Zoe... sweet

Sunday, we had a little birthday lunch for my sweet brother Casey, who will be turning 40 tomorrow.  We had a great time!  The weather was beautiful and the kids (big and small) played outside.

Playing Football

Playing in the leaves

So sweet!

Jackson, Emma and Tucker

I love these guys!

Tonight we plan on taking Tucker out trick-or-treating, hopefully he will cooperate and wear the whole costume! 

Hope you have a great Halloween!