Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Best Year of My Life...

Happy One Year GRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How oh how are you one year already??????  Seriously...

Here is what you have been up to:
  • Favorite foods:
    • CORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!
    • YOGURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Surprise...surprise! :)
  • Least Favorite foods:
    • Peaches... STILL
    • Not a fan of cooked carrots OR plain potatoes this month... we'll try again! :)
  • You are still taking steps... no full on walking yet.  You will only take steps when YOU want to! :)
  • You absolutely.are.a.DADDY's.girl... seriously.  You do not want your Momma AT ALL if Daddy is around.  I thought this would get better by now, but it hasn't.  That is ok... but it is hard at times because I want to snuggle and all you want it DADDY! :)

  • You are saying a new word... something a long the lines of "ATTTTTT."  We don't know what you are trying to say, but it is funny to hear you say it.  You also say "bbbbbbbbahhh" when you see a book!

  • You love to giggle... it is so cute.  You will fake giggle, giggle for real... and just plain cackle sometimes.  You are such a silly girl.
  • Here are some shots from your first birthday party:

The tail gate theme was a success!!!  So much fun celebrating with the family! :)
  • You are still shy, but you are warming up to people quickly.

  • We have figured out that you are a "quiet" baby.  You are very observant and like to take it all in before you react.  You remind me so much of your daddy... I love it! :)

  • We have our work schedule designed to spend as much time with you as possible... so right now, we only need a babysitter (sweet, sweet Nana) every other Monday.  I am so thankful for Nana... she is a life saver! :)
  • You are very musical!  You love your play microphone, drum, and piano.  We hope this means you will play instruments or sing when you get older! :)
  • Discipline is going good... you listen well... but you are VERY head strong (like your Momma) and unfortunately we have to spank you at times.  This is very hard for Momma and Daddy and probably hurts us worse than it hurts you!
  • When you don't like something we do...or you meet someone new... sometimes, you roll your eyes at them!  It is pretty funny!
  • Bath time is STILL a big hit at the house!  You love love love to take baths and you will scream and fuss sometimes when I try to take you out!

  • You are such a happy baby.  Sometimes when you wake up in the mornings or from a nap, you sit back in your bed and play with your toys.  I think you would stay back there for hours!!!

It is hard to believe that in only a year you have showed me how much my heart can love!!!  You are beautiful and a complete joy to be around.  From the first moment I ever felt you move in my belly... I knew that my life would never be the same.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Trip Down Memory Lane

Who doesn't like a trip down memory lane????  I was going through some old pictures and came across these:

My beautiful grandmother and grandfather
This was a picture from the local newspaper
My dad and his twin brother

I love this picture of Jeremy and his dad/brothers!

My dad... so silly
Always been a Krystal fan

Yes... that is Kid Sister
My mother and I

Ok so... I posted these next ones to show how Gray DOES favor me some... but obviously she looks a lot more like her Daddy

You all probably do not see it, but I see it in her expressions everyday!!!

And this little jewel is just here to prove that my sweet husband has been a LSU fan for a long long long time!!!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy birthday to meeeeeeeeeee

So in light of the fact that I just turned 27 (eeeekkkkkk)... I decided to do a random fact blog about "yours truly."  So here are 27 random facts about myself:

  1. I am afraid of the dark. is true.  Thank the good Lord I married someone who hates the dark just about as much as I do.  I have decided that if I win the lottery... I will purchase a place in Alaska so I can vacation there when it is sunny 24 hours a day.  
  2. I have a really weird milk allergy.  I am not lactose intolerant... but it has something to do with the protein (blah blah blah) in milk and the way the dairy product is prepared.  For instance... whole milk in large quantities as well as processed cheese really gives me fits...hives, vomiting, red dots... the works.  And it comes and goes as far as severity... I know... CRAZY!
  3. I love the smell of new carpet, chalk dust, and the air conditioner (specifically when it kicks on in the car).  When I was little, I remember that our church got new carpet and I laid down in the hallway with my nose in the floor just to smell the carpet.  I also used to bang erasers against the black board in my dad's classroom so that I could smell the chalk!  Don't even ask me how many times I have turned my AC off and on in the car. And when I was pregnant... these cravings for these smells were even worse.
  4. I can sing the whole "Cut in Style Barbie" commercial... as well as "Ribbon Dancer."  Oh come on... you remember those!
  5. I was obsessed with the Incredible Hulk when I was younger, but whenever he came on TV I would cry and cry and cry and refuse to watch him.  I collected comic book cards and stuff with him on it... but I would never watch the show.
  6. I told my mom after I met Jeremy for the first time that I was going to marry him.  Yes... this is true.  Ask her.
  7. Up until the age of about 16... I thought that morning sickness was something EVERYONE got when you brushed your teeth in the morning and it made you gag.  So one morning when I was brushing my teeth... I began to throw up.  My dad came in to see if I was ok.  I looked up at him and said, "Oh I am fine... just morning sickness."  You can imagine his thoughts.  
  8. I have a really big problem with changing common sayings up in my head.  For example, I said "Each to his own" instead of "To each his own," "Bottom OF THE line" instead of "The bottom line is...""Hit the nail on the horn" instead of "Hit the nail on the Head" and many many other things.  I jumble words up often... I blame this on the fact that I talk ENTIRELY too fast before I think.  
  9. I am a huge...huge...HUGE football fan.  And it annoys me to NO end when I join in on a football conversation with men (who don't know me) and they automatically think I have NO clue what I am talking about.  Yes... I know A LOT about football... I pride myself on it because I enjoy it.  GO IRISH!!!!! :)
  10. I am pretty good at playing Nintendo games... You give me a couple of practice runs and I can pretty much play anything.  Right now I am currently 8-0 on NCAA Football 2012 (And Jeremy is 7-1) bahahaahaahaahaahaahaahaaahaahaaahaaahaahahaaahaahaahahahaahhaa
  11. I hate the Saints... yes I know that that makes me "UnMississippian," but I have always disliked them.  It really got bad when they won the superbowl... It seemed like EVERYONE was a Saints fan...
  12. My least favorite food is English peas!  My mom said I would spit them out when I was younger... still hate them
  13. I cannot stand surprise endings in books... so most of time, I read the last chapter so I will know how it ends and THEN decide if it is worth my time.
  14. My favorite bible story is the one about Samson... I have no clue why, but I always loved it.
  15. My grandfather cooked me breakfast EVERYDAY from my 8th grade year to 10th grade (when we moved out)... precious memories.
  16. I love the Gaither Homecoming shows that come on TBN... reminds me of my Daddy.
  17. I look like a dude in hats... it is pretty ridiculous
  18. I didn't get my drivers license until I was 19 years old... and that was only because Jeremy MADE me...
  19. My mom, sister, and I used to sing Wilson Phillips, Whitney Houston, Heart, and Tailor Dane at the top of our lungs in her hoopty toyota... oh what memories.
  20. When I was in 7th grade (on the first day of school) I ran into a pole in front of a whole classroom of my friends and got a concussion.  I was known as "pole girl" the whole year.
  21. I love that Gray looks just like her Daddy... it melts my heart to see him in her.  He is truly the most beautiful thing to me... so seeing him in her makes her EVEN MORE beautiful.  Thank you Jesus!
  22. Whenever my dad would "pass gas" when we were younger... he would look around and say "Kristen... did you hear that frog?"  So forever I thought that when someone tooted it was actually a frog! :)
  23. At one point... I owned EVERY album, single, and song that the Backstreet boys ever released.  This including the foreign albums that were never released in the USA.  RI-DIC-U-LOUS!
  24. I cannot stand to grow my nails out... I have never had fake nails and I will probably always keep my nails short.  I have this OCD feeling that dirt is constantly under them... yuck!!!
  25. I hate awkward silences.  No seriously... it makes me CRINGE!!!  So that is why I always will get off the phone first, leave a conversation first, or just talking about something random so that there will be no silence.
  26. I rub my feet before I go to sleep... Most of the time, I don't even know I am doing it.
  27. I am so thankful for the life that God has given me.  He amazes me every day with his love and grace.