Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Ok so heres the story....Jacob went out of town this weekend to Virgina on a ministry trip. He left on Friday morning and I found out I was pregnant Friday afternoon. I decided not to tell him on the phone but to surprise him when he came home Sunday night. I decided that I would make Taylor a t-shirt that says "Im going to be a BIG sister." So, I made the t-shirt and I told him to call me when he pulled into the entrance of our housing community so I can "unlock the door." So, he called when he pulled through and I hurried to put the t-shirt on Taylor and set the video camera up so, I could catch it on video. I heard the car pull up and I told Ta that Daddy was home. I open the door and she goes running outside to see him...and he pauses for a second..and than he says "SHUT UP!" Mean while the video camera is rolling and I have the whole process on video! So, it was a great suprise!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Baby # 2

Just a quick update...baby # 2 is on the way. I will post the full story later but, I just wanted to let all of my blog readers know the great news...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Park

My hottie husband and beautiful little girl!
The airplanes! She loves them and the park was right in the flight plan....
She wasn't fond of the swing!
So cute!

We ate dinner at 6:00pm tonight. I made homemade pizza's with provolone cheese....they were amazing! After dinner, we decided to go to the park. Ta loved it! She had such a great time! I have posted some pics....from the park.

Pray for Ta and I. Jacob is going out of town on a ministry trip this weekend. He will be gone through Sunday night. Pray for grace for Ta and I. Also pray that Jacob will have a fruitful trip!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Well many of you know that Jake and I have had a rough last 6 months. Around September 2007 Jakes dad got very sick and in December 2007 my Aunt Nicki and Uncle Danny were in a tragic car accident. Jakes dad progressively got worse over the course of 4 months and entered into heaven on January 9th 2008. What was so amazing about his death was Jake and I along with the whole family got to be by his bed as he took his last breath. I say amazing because, if you have every seen someone go to be with Jesus.....Its so peaceful!
My Aunt and Uncle stopped to help a young kid on the side of the road who had gotten into a car accident. When they did they were hit directly by a car going around 50 miles per hour. They are heros to me...they risked there lives to help another. Well they both had multiple major injuries...and my Aunt Nicki didn't recover and passed away on January 9th 2008 as well. We both agree that the last six months were a valley for us and 6 months later we are coming out of the valley and standing on the mountain of the Lord and his Glory! I can't explain what it is like to have two close family members go to heaven on the very same day.....Sometimes Jake and I wonder if when they got to heaven....did they know each other because of us? Wow crazy. I have a song on my blog for them and its "Go rest high on that mountain." by Vince Gill......amazing song.....

Friday, July 18, 2008

Great week!

This week my dad was visiting. It was such a good visit. He was born and raised 45 mins from where we live now. So, he gets to see all of his family when he comes up as well.
It was such a good week but I don't have any pictures to show! Which if you know me, I am always caring the camera.
We went to this mall right down the street from our house. Its a mexican mall! Inside the mall its all in spanish except for only a few stores...it is really a neat place and it has amazing cuisine.
We also had to hit up Toys R Us while Papa was here. He bought Ta some new toys, which she loves. There is one toy that has a microphone that she can sing or talk into and she thinks its the funniest thing to hear her voice.
And lastly we had to get steaks at the Peach Stand! For the people who do not know what the Peach Stand is....its a small "old" but new (building) corner store.. With great meat!
We had such a great week! I hated to see it end and to see Papa go home. I will post some new pics soon.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


1. The cutest thing at the ZOO!
2. daddy (jake) got a little tired so he decided to rest!
3. Nana and Ta sitting on the lion
4. The Fam!
5. Just us...

We went to the ZOO, in Columbia S.C. today! Its only an hour south of us, which isn't bad at all. It was more for the adults than for Ta. She did enjoy herself, but at times didn't know what to think about the animals. Of course Nana is in town so we had to go! It was so much fun. If you haven't been you should make a trip this summer.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

New Pics..Enjoy

Taylor and Daddy playing the guitar
Taylor is going to learn at a young age!
On a walk today before the rain!
These are priceless moments!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

JULY 1st

Wow, I can't believe July 1st is upon us already! That means half of the year is gone and Christmas will be here soon. Taylor is 15 months today. Jacob and I were both telling ourselves we no longer have a baby but a toddler. I think in the last post I wrote Ta was getting 4 teeth all at the same time.....well I was wrong it is now 5. I was wondering why she couldn't sleep very well...and there yah have it!
I have been reading a lot of books lately, mostly Francine Rivers. It started when we went to Florida in April. I started to read The Shack (great book) and than got into Francine Rivers. I just finished up "The Scarlet Thread." Now, Jacob and I are going to read the "Lions Series" and "The Five Men who Changed Eternity" together. We have decided to turn the tv off at night and start reading together. Our first night was last night....it was amazing and I would recommend it to all you married couples! You can get the books at the Library.