Monday, February 25, 2013

Oh Happy Day

Another great weekend is in the books. Great isn't even the word for it. More like magnificent, awesome, miraculous, something like that.

This weekend was beautiful as far as the weather goes. It was a little preview of the beautiful spring that is to come and I can't wait! Saturday was such a pretty day and Tyler was off so we decided to go do some hiking at Mt Cheaha. We invited my mom along and set out on the trek up the mountain. Cheaha is very close to my old stomping ground of Jacksonville/Oxford so it was very nostalgic for me. We went to Cheaha many times while I was in college so it was nice to reminisce. I realized I haven't been back since I graduated almost 6 years ago! A Jacksonville trip is definitely in order soon. Brayden was so good too! If you've ever been to Cheaha, first we went down the boardwalk trail that's obviously very easy to walk down because it's a boardwalk. After that, though, we went up the Pulpit Rock trail. It's pretty rocky but the view at the end is absolutely breathtaking. Brayden did not complain or ask to be held one time! He climbed over those rocks and up a pretty steep hill just like the rest of us. He was so upset when we told him we had to leave and go home. He would have stayed all day - he just loves to be outside.

Now for the best part of the weekend:

My husband got baptized Sunday! This was a huge day for our family. I don't want to compromise his privacy and say too much but I had given up hope of this ever happening. God is still in the miracle business folks. You just have to be faithful in prayer and never give up. Our lives have changed so much because of this and I'm excited to see what He's going to do through us now and especially through my husband. He has quite a testimony so I hope he shares it with people.

Monday, February 18, 2013


It's been pretty quiet in our part of the world lately. We have had several low key weekends which have been nice after the busy holiday season. However, this weekend we actually had stuff planned, which was fun too!

Friday night, we just hung out at home so I wanted something fun to do with Brayden. I decided to pick up some stuff to make cupcakes & let him help with pretty much every aspect of it. So he helped put all the ingredients together and he got to use the beater to mix it. I didn't let him pour it in the muffin tins because I thought that might not turn out well. Once they came out of the oven, he got to help ice them. He loved it, as you can see from the picture.
Saturday was Cowboy Day in Columbiana and Brayden was pumped! It was FREEZING, but he loved it anyway. He got to sit on a mini horse and it made his day. He also loved the parade of course. He kept saying after we left "Mama I loved cowboy day!".
Sunday was Hailey's baby shower. Hailey is one of my best friends and has been since we were little. She is expecting a baby girl in April and I am so excited for her! I cannot wait to meet Baby Claire!