Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Run For My Money

These kids may very well be the death of me this week.

Thankfully Bryar is feeling better and still has not had any issues out of his ears. Although, Miss Charli woke up yesterday morning with pink eye(s)! Yes, both of her eyes were pink, funky, gunky, swollen and just plain icky! We were able to thankfully get the drops in her eyes pretty early in the afternoon but by last night her eyes were almost swollen shut and causing her lots of pain. It was super sad! I am pretty sure that my Mommy heart was broken listening to her moan in her sleep. I had no idea that pink eye hurt that much! Poor girl. She stayed home from school yesterday and today but will be returning to tomorrow morning since she is thankfully feeling better (her eyes not so much though.)

Although the real kicker is that she has school pictures tomorrow!

What in the world.

That will be a great Kindergarten memory!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Sick Little Buddy

My poor little B man is sick for his very first time! We have all had colds and have been feeling yucky for a while now thanks to the good ole Kentucky weather that we have been experiencing lately. Although, he is such a great baby and has not fussed very much at all he has a cough which is from a typical cold since the Dr. said that his lungs sounded fine, but he does have an ear infection in his right ear and left ear was starting to look bad too! I was honestly completely floored when Dr. Patty told me this because of how happy he has been lately and especially with no fevers! But thankfully we caught all of it before it got really bad. He is now taking antibiotics and will see the Dr. again in about 14 days.

Please pray that Bryar does not get any worse and Charli Beth stays as healthy as ever!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Littlest Loves

It seems that Bryar and Charli Beth are getting more attached to one another each day. It is so sweet how he watches every little thing that she does and then just smiles so big at her when she starts her "mommy talking" to him. I say "Mommy talking" only because she says things like, "Whats the matter little bud..." "Does big sister need to do something for you?" "Who is a cute boy... yes you are yes you are." You typically do not think of 5 years olds talking in this manner. But just as I was telling Curtis last night, Charli has always talked like a little old lady. I love it, even though I wonder where she comes up with "Hey Mom, can you move Bryar I am kind of afarid that he is going to distract me from my movie." it simply just cracks me up!

This picture is from Saturday morning when we first got out of bed and Charli asked to hold him while she watched cartoons.

You know how we were all concerned about the huge transitions that Charli endured over the last year, from the new marriage, new town, Daddy, new family, new BABY? I honestly do not think they bothered her little sassy self one bit ;)

She is such a blessing and,

one heck of a great big Sister!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tiffany - "I think We're Alone Now"

Even though I may or may have not been born in 1987, I know who Tiffany is many thanks to Google and youtube that is.

She came by my work on Friday to visit because some of my coworkers were huge fans of her, back in the day. So of course, I wanted to get my photo taken with a famous singer!

What made all of this even better was how sweet and down to earth she is!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentines Party

This weekend my Mom held a Valentines party at a local place in our old home town called The Sweet Life and invited lots of Charli Beth's little friends from there as well. She was so excited to see all of her "preschool buddies" and Miss Lily as well!

My Mom the crafty soul that she is had all kind of fun activities and things lined up for them! We re-used the little glasses, lips and mustaches (from our wedding Photo Booth that sadly was not able to be used since it rained) for them to take silly photos with.

They each made a Valentines necklace and opened a little gift that had a "diamond ring" in it which was a hersheys kiss wrapped up with a pipe liner (see Charli's finger!)

One of the games they played included using chop sticks to scoot as many conversation hearts as they could get to them before time was up. They were so funny trying to use these! Which isn't everyone?!

The store also made everyone cupcakes, marshmellow pops, cookies, a drink that tasted like bubblegum, and also gave out a little bucket of candy to each child. It was super sweet of Nana to throw this party for Charli Beth and her little buddies. I am sure that she will never forget it just as I have not forgotten all of the amazing parties she threw for my sister and I as kiddos.

I have started to become terrible taking pictures lately and completely forgot to snap a photo of Charli Beth opening her gift from us this year! But we decided that Lady and The Tramp was the perfect little love story to give her! Her and her Daddy watched it together the other night and of course they loved it! My sweet Hubby gave me a clean house (ohh la la) and a Columbia outfit which I am sure he is crossing his finger in hopes that it does not fit so we can return to the Bass Pro Shop in Nashville. Ha! His gift in slowly but surely making it's way here and is the war series set The Pacific. If you may remember we watch Band Of Brothers while I was pregnant at night when I would get home from work and we enjoyed it so much, so I figured this would be the perfect gift to not only please him but to also spend some extra time with him =) Win win!

Must we never forget:

"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

That Darn Ole' Rodeo

Every year for probably the last 4 years Charli Beth and I have always spent our Valentines weekend at the rodeo. It is honestly nothing out of this world wonderful but little Miss Cowgirl cannot get enough of the horses, rodeo clown, her crush Marshall (in the picture above) and nachos of course. Last year was the first year that we attended with Curtis, and thankfully he is able to explain some of the events to her better than I can since he used to ride bulls and bull fight. But *thankfully* he decided to give those traits up since we became a family. haha. I'm not sure if I could handle watching him do that.

This was actually the first even that I have left Bryar with grandparents except for work. I had a huge Mommy guilt after getting there. But I cannot wait for little Bryar to be able to join us next year!! He will have just as much fun as Charli Beth does! Now we just continue to hear about when Charli gets a horse...hopefully, it will happen sooner rather than later for her. Her dream of being a cowgirl needs to begin soon!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Daddy Daughter Valentines Dance

There is nothing more in life that melts my heart than my family. I am truly blessed with a such a great Husband and Father to my children. Being able to have a Daddy for Charli Beth makes my Mommy heart glow more than any of you can ever imagine. But having her a Daddy that takes her to a Daddy Daughter dance, oh my gracious the tears I have (happy tears that is!)

She was so very excited to be able to dress up and most of all she was ecstatic about "wearing a flower on her wrist." She asked me a thousand times before school who was picking it up and when she would be able to put it on.

This dance is put on for the community that we live in and is actually a free event as well. They not only welcome Daddy and Daughters, but Uncles, Grandpa's, or any other special man in the little girls life. Which is so wonderful, because as we all know sometimes a Father figure in a childs life can make just as much difference. They are just as special!

But this year being able to able to watch them as they leave together pretty much sums up all of the dreams that I have had for her since the day she was born. I cannot even type how happy that it makes me, because I'm practically sobbing at the moment. I cannot wait to hear about all of the fun these two have together!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Crazy with a capital C

I have never realized how much a baby changes things within a couple. I guess for starters being that I never experienced this with Charli Beth, it is such a new thing to me as well as it is to Curtis. I never realized that being so tired but not actually realizing that you are tired can make you grumpy....like crazy grumpy. Trust me. Because I am and have been crazy (with a capital C that is) lately.

I never really thought about all of the struggles that you go through with money or small spats that come out of stress. I just thought it was simply because you did not love someone, because that is all that I have ever known. But now I see the other side of this. I see this man that I love so very deeply and always will, but we face mountains each day of things that are new to us. We sometimes do not know how to deal with them and sometimes we must agree to disagree. Although, we are two of the most hard headed, stubborn people in the world we seem to always make it through to the next day and for that I am so very grateful.

There is nothing in this world that I want more than to be the best Wife and Mommy as possible. We all know that we are not perfect, and that we all fail especially in the beginning of new things. I may not be a "new Mommy" but I am a new Mommy of two, and I am most definetely a new Wife. So lets be honest, I am getting my tail whipped and feel as if I am sinking most days rather than keeping my head above the water. But I want to do better and I must do better, not only for me but for my husband and children as well.

I have had such inspiring words from family and friends that time together is a must. Yes, I am meaning date nights! I have been such a baby hog and the thought of leaving Bryar whenever he can just be with me makes me feel a little nutty but I see that it is something that I need to do. I need time wether is for a few hours or for an afternoon to focus on my husband and give my husband the attention that he needs, and that we both deserve. It seems that so many of us get such few date nights.

So my question is; When you and your husband finally get a night/afternoon out what are your favorite things to do?!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Another weekend down.

Oh me, the weekends go by so stinking fast and the week days drag by, does anyone else think this is a little unfair?

Thankfully this weekend I was able to sneak away from my very dirty house and tons of laundry that need to be washed to get my hair "did" ....I was due for a highlight like two months ago.

Can you find baby B in this picture?!

Ha. Yes I take my baby to the salon with me!

Finished product!

Sorry for no make up but you get the point of the new style!

Saturday night, I took the kiddos to Chaney' s for their 50's Sock Hop event with some of the other girl scout families.

Charli Beth had a blast doing the twist and playing with her friends. As you can see it was very hard for me to get a photo of her!

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Girl Behind the Blog - Vlog!

Okay, So I am just going to go ahead and say

Welcome to my crazy life =)

If you are new to my blog then there are few things you must know before pressing play.

I am Paige.

I once was a single Mommy to Charli Beth.

But now I am happily married to my best friend Curtis.

He is a k9 Deputy.

We're from Kentucky y'all.

And I talk with to much of an accent.

It's bad.

But it's me.

Bryar spits up.

So if that bugs you, you may not want to watch.

Charli...she's gets a little crazy at times but is a lot of fun...

and I do not get to finish my vlog because we're all to busy freaking out over someone who spit up on us.

Go ahead and watch now.....

So the rest of what I would of said is:

Curtis and Gunner are two of a kind. They are the ultimate duo and they are the best partners, ever. My life is hectic but so very wonderful. My blog has kept my sanity in so many ways over the past years; during the good times and the bad. Charli and I went through so many things together and it made both of us stronger. The day that I married Curtis not only gave me the Husband that I had always dreamed of but her the Daddy that she has always deserved. I do plan to print my blog one day for the kids. It is such a blessing to look back on! We may not be able to blog as much as we like, but we love it and will continue to always come back and update!

Thanks for watching our crazy life!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

4 months!

Dear Bryar,

My sweet boy, I cannot believe that today you are already turning 4 months old. It seems like yesterday that your Daddy was rushing us to the hospital because we knew that your arrival would only take a short time. You are the most laid back baby and love just watching other kids or babies that are near you.
You rolled over for the first time almost two weeks ago. Even though you have only been able to do it a few times since, I am still amazed at the fact that you are already taking on this milestone!
The drool, oh the drool, the blowouts, chewing on the hand, watery spit up... I hope this isn't you in the beginning stages of teething because if so baby boy we have a long road ahead of us! But in the last few days I have realized that we are in a dire need of more bibs, for sure.

You are still nursing every chance that you get but are having bottles at the baby sitter. You are taking 4.5 ounces every 3 to 3.5 hours. Although, this next week I think we will start moving you up a little more and see how you tolerate it! We still get up at least once a night, if not more to nurse but typically it is just enough for you to fall back to sleep then you are good. Having you diaper changed is one of your most favorite moments of the day! You smile, kick, and "coo" the most while getting cleaned up. I cannot wait to get you on video to show off to everyone. It is so stinking precious to see your little eyes glow and your precious smile shine! It makes my day every single time. But it melts my heart the most whenever you smile at your big sister Charli Beth. She tries to make you laugh so many times, and I am pretty sure the first time that you smiled at her, she had tears in her eyes too. She loves you so much little buddy.
You are still wearing size 1 diapers and are also in 0-3 / 3 month clothes. Even though a lot of the 3 months are still big on you, you are super long for other things! It is amazed me that you have grown 8 lbs since you were born! What a big miracle you are little bud!

I cannot wait to see what other milestones that you accomplish this month! I am really shooting for you to giggle soon! I can only imagine how precious that will be!

I love you Bryar Wayne, and even if you make my nights a little longer with lack of sleep you make my entire world even more brighter just with being my son.



"You'll be his first kiss, his first love, his first friend. You are his Mommy and he is your whole world."

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I am a sinner saved by the grace of God. A wife to the 5oh, and Mother to Charli Beth and Bryar. This is my story of Motherhood, life experiences and sometimes even my overwhelming heart all typed out. I believe in second chances, yet the firm hand of parenting. That sweet tea is of the comfort food category. Chickens belong in every backyard. Children should each have a responsibility of their own while helping take care of duties in the home. Sports are a must for our family, and we spend many nights on courts or fields. We consistently feel new to each of the experiences that are brought into our lives. But we are always excited for the journey in which God has given us.

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