January 09, 2010

Looking back at 2009....let's see how things happened.
January - New Year's Day we told my Grandma and Grandpa that we were expecting Keelan. Grandma was put in the hospital shortly before her birthday. She eventually ended up in a nursing home. We all went to visit her on a Wednesday night and by Friday she passed away. I remember the phone call like it was yesterday. I knew the only reason my Dad would call that late would be if Grandma passed. She fought a long 12 year battle with leukemia and decided to not have anymore chemo. She was tired and ready to go home to her Maker.
February - Grandma's funeral was on February 3rd. I remember going to my 12 week checkup the day before and being so scared that I would hear bad news. That was one of the few times that my blood pressure was high during my pregnancy with Keelan.
March - We found out that we were having a boy. I will admit I was pretty upset about it at first...but I wouldn't trade Keelan for anything.
April - Tax returns! I think we actually got our money in April. We filed in February and I wanna say we got it quickly. We also went to Stix to eat with my Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Aunt and Uncle. It was Corgan's first time to see Japanese steak house. He liked it but was a little impatient.
May - Mine and Marshall's birthdays! Along with Mother's Day. Marshall got me a Garmin. Now I don't get lost. Haha. I also shot my first wedding this month!
June - Corgan's 2nd birthday. This time we decided to have another pool party and invite a bunch of friends after a bad turnout for his 1st birthday pool party. We had a great turnout and everyone had a great time!
July - Had one antepartum trip to the hospital. Nothing was going on so Keelan stayed put a little bit longer.
August - Had another antepartum trip to the hospital. Was in early labor. It was a late night visit so we didn't bother to ask someone to watch Corgan. Just took him with us. He never went back to sleep so it was a rough time for all 3 of us. I wasn't progressing enough too stay so they sent us home early the next morning. I had a dr appt already scheduled that day. It was at that appt that we decided to induce that night. Keelan was born the next day - August 11th.
September - Not sure of any special happenings
October - We took our first family vacation as a family of four. We went to our usual vacation spot - Gatlinburg, TN. We stayed in our honeymoon cabin. We didn't have a great experience as we were there for just a weekend. That part would've been ok if we didn't have the AC problems in the cabin or the rain for most of the weekend. We still enjoyed our trip.
November - We had our first Thanksgiving since we've been married that we didn't have to go to two places in one day! It felt so good to not be pressed for time and in the car so much. We had pretty much decided that we wouldn't be able to do both anyways so it worked out for the best.
December - I renewed my business license and my photography really picked up towards the middle of the month. We had a wonderful Christmas. We were able to spend Christmas morning at home and then headed to Marshall's grandparents' house. We only did gifts for the boys. It was fun to watch Corgan poke around instead of opening presents. I guess we overdid ourselves and could've just given him the bike. He would've been happy with just that.

Here's to a successful, happy and healthy new year in 2010!!!

Project 365

The picture for today is a little different as it isn't of a person. We recently moved Keelan out of our room into Corgan's room after getting him a crib. Because of the fact we already have wall to wall furniture in there, we had planned on selling Corgan's old dresser for the fact it takes up too much room. We're replacing it with my old dresser from my parents house since it's more upright and will take up less wall and floor space. Well today we decided that instead of selling the old dresser to make it into an entertainment center....re-purposing it. I really like the way it turned out so I took a picture and decided to make it my picture for today.

Now to get rid of the old TV stand and get this living room livable again.

January 08, 2010

Project 365

I'm on the ball today! I took a few pictures already but the one that stuck out was of Keelan's hand. I can't get over the fact of how small it is. Soon it will be big but it will always be in my hand. :)

January 07, 2010

Project 365

I got a few pictures taken today after a slacking! I took a picture on January 2nd but apparently it didn't come out cause it's not showing up on my card. Here are a few pictures of Corgan enjoying the snow.

I apologize for my slacking on the 365 challenge. I did take a picture day 2 but I've slacked since then. I took a few pictures today as well since we had some snow.

Speaking of snow...it's very uncommon here in Alabama so when they talk about it people go crazy. This time though I think they went even more overboard. While we were out and about running errands yesterday I heard of several schools already closing for today. This was at around 2 pm! The snow hadn't even started. It didn't start till about 8 this morning. So some schools were open till 11:30. I didn't even get out in it at all cause I can't stand the bad drivers here when the weather is questionable. Marshall did have to go into work but he got off at 1 pm. They closed the main road to our house right at that same time. However for some reason they didn't talk about it on the radio so he didn't know and had to take a different way home. It took him an hour to get home with what should've only taken about 15-20 mins. Glad he made it home safely though. Not sure of the accumulation we got but it wasn't much at all. Just enough to give a good covering. Corgan had a good time in it but not for long. He ended up having a meltdown. I think it was because his hands were cold. That and Daddy wanted to take his picture and he wanted me to do it. Silly boy! I'll get the pictures taken off after the National Championship game to share.

Gotta let Marshall use the computer so I'm off now! ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!