Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Park, Park, and more Park




I know I am going to be at the Park all summer...well in between pool trips, of course! My baby girl just loves it! We found yet another great park this past week....Dacula Park. It has a nice walking trail, two playgrounds, it is right next to a Library, and half way between my house and my good friend, Alyshia's house. Who could ask for more?!?

Have I mentioned that Zoe Jane drools!?! Drool in the Wind...Haha!

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Friends

I have made a great new friend.....All because I BLOG! I never thought by blogging I would actually MEET people in real life....I just thought I would get to connect through words with people around the country. Relate with other women about babies, husbands, saving money, etc.....But I have actually met someone....My Blog Friend!

My new friend and I have running in common....and much more! So, we met at a local park this past weekend and ran....such great conversation and it made 4 miles of running seem like nothing.

Michelle.....I am so happy we got to meet! You were such great company and I can't believe how much we have in common. I can't wait to do it again!

Have I told you all lately how much I love blogging....and for even more reasons now then before!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

First Day

Today I started my new job......yes.....a new one. I wish I didn't have to start a new one, but this one isn't going to be too bad. Zach's job is starting to get into it's busy season....so that means longer hours. So bye bye to the YMCA and hello to.....Kroger! I have always shopped at Kroger and love my kroger plus card and watching the savings just by scanning! So when I realized I needed to find something that had later hours....Kroger popped into my head first.

Did I mention the 20% discount I get for working there....ya! Can't wait to save more between Kroger plus card, coupons, and a discount....YAY!

First day went okay....my legs are definitely going to need to get used to standing for hours straight. Everyone was so nice, too! I have found that I really like working in a Customer Service atmosphere. I like meeting people a lot....even if for just 5 minutes. My favorite job ever was probably Chick-fil-a in high school. I just loved helping people....and eating free chick-fil-a everyday was AMAZING!

So....my hours have gone from 2:30-6:30 to 5:00-11:00. So not only will I work less days and get more hours....but (and the best part) I get to spend more of the day with my Zoe Jane. Now that she is on a good night time schedule, she goes to sleep between 7 and 8. So I am only missing 2 hours! Yay! So worth it!

Please pray for me and this new position!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Things Every Week

Zoe Jane is changing more and more every week! Her little personality is really coming out....I love it! She is talking and cooing and laughing.....but most of all....blowing bubbles and drooling! She has definitely started the beginning phases of teething.....biting...drooling....kinda fussy.
She still is calmed by sucking...but wants nothing to do with her pacie! All she wants is her thumb! And boy does it calm her so fast.
Zoe is also getting so strong! She is sitting up by herself...and quickly leaning forward....but she is learning her balance which is great. She has great control of her head and has really been interested more in standing up. So...it was time to pull out this....

They all grow up so fast! Still no rolling though....mainly because I forget to do tummy time....bad Mommy! Okay, I just don't want her to be mobile yet.....OKAY!!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I am a Christian

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'


When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living.
I'm whispering 'I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!

Today is Beautiful Christian Woman's Day.
Pretty is as Pretty does but, Beautiful is just plain Beautiful..

Monday, March 22, 2010

A great weekend told by Pictures

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"You Talkin' to ME!"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sweetest Strawberry in the Patch

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mommy Club Game Night

Let me just tell you that Zach and I had a BLAST! Love these girls and getting all the hubbies together was so much fun! We had a potluck dinner, drinks and games. Competitive doesn't even describe our game of Catch Phrase....sadly girls definitely lost. Look out next time Boys!
And we played "The Game of Things." Great ice breaker and SO MUCH FUN! You should get it!

Can't wait for the next one ladies and gents!

More visits with Flint

We made it up to Athens again before Jenny is done with maternity leave....Cannot believe how different Flint looks from our first visit! He is Jenny to a tee!

Once again so blessed to have such amazing friends to spend life with.....a true life long friendship...those are the best!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

So Cool....to me at least!

My sister told me about this website.....AWESOME! And so great for long runs! Check it out......

http://www.mapmyrun.com/

And this website is going to be so helpful this comng weekend when Zach and I have to run 10 miles....that's right!!!! T----E-----N! And we are going to be in Berry!
So.....all you Berry Folks.......I know you are out there.....

If you see us running this weekend (Saturday Morning)......give a little honk for encouragment, make a sign, give a shout out, help a girl out somehow....haha. OR if you happen to see someone lying on the side of the road, PLEASE STOP!!! Hwy. 18 is going to be a killer!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

4 Month Check Up


Zoe Jane had her check up this week and Daddy took her.....with a long list! Never again will I miss an appointment...there are way too many random things that I need to know! Here are her stats :)

Zoe weighs 12 lbs 9.5 oz and is in the 29%

Zoe is 24 inches longs and in the 42%

Zoe's head measures 16 inches and is in the 42%

I had lots of questions and Zach did a great job getting everything answered. In case you have some of the same....here are some I asked.

  • What sunscreen to use? Said any kind that is baby sensitive would be fine and over 50 spf...my baby is very fair and I don't want that beautiful skin to get burnt
  • What to do about thumb sucking....she has started at night? There is nothing....ENCOURAGING!
  • What to do to help milk flow? Sadly mother nature has struck and I think it is because I have started exercising so much....and my milk flow has slowed....it is enough for Zoe but NO MORE! The dr said to check with the OB....
  • If we could start rice cereal and what kind? Any kind....and YES! She also said to stop the night feeding!

So we went ahead and fed her the cereal......

And this picture sums up the experience.....I don't think she is quite interested in spoon feeding yet....I am going to keep trying twice a day....but it ended up being bottle fed the first night.
And caused her to do this...peacefully....from 8:30pm to 8:30am......HALLELUJAH!

So we had a HAPPY, RESTED little girl to celebrate St. Patty's Day with!
Thanks Ms. Kimberly for the PERFECT St. Patrick's Day shirt!
Hope you all had a great St. Patty's Day too.....