Sick :(

I haven’t cried in quite some time. I am not a big crier normally but sometimes a song or movie will just hit me. In the past 10 years, rarely has real life brought me to tears.

That changed this week. Emerson was really sick for the better part of 3 days. I took a day off of work to take care of her after Becky took her share of days. Emerson was really cuddly and snuggly which was nice and a departure from her current crazy toddler exploring phase. But she was just so hot…I think her temperature topped out at about 103. And she didn’t want to play much at all or do much of anything. These are not the kind of days off work that I like to take!  What’s worse is that she can’t yet tell us what is wrong. Oh, how I long for those days!

She had this little whimper…not her big cry..but I’d rather have had the big cry. She was so hoarse and drinking hurt. Thank God she didn’t lose her appetite. Our little girl lost 1 lb in just a few short days. That doesn’t seem like that big of a deal but it’s about 5% of her whole body weight 🙁

The final outcome was she picked up a little virus and we *think* she about has it knocked out of her system…well, until another ear infection came in and caused another round of illness. 4 colds in 3 weeks!

Thanks to all the friends and family who prayed for her and watched her so me and Becky could get at least a few hours of work in.

Sick girl on the mend
Sick girl on the mend


I have a feeling this is going to be a very expensive month for me in the future – Emerson’s birthday, Becky’s birthday and our anniversary. all in a 25 day span. Wait, Mother’s Day is only a few weeks later too. Doh!

At least they are two incredible ladies to celebrate.


March 31st – anniversary

April 2nd – Emerson bday

April 24th – Becky’s bday


Oh yeah, and these 2 dates fall in there too

March 16th – dating anniversary

April 16th – Engagement anniversary


It’s here!

I have a one year old…I have a ONE year old. I can’t believe these words are true.

She’s been through the whole cycle – birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Memorial Day, Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July, her parent’s wedding anniversary….the list goes on and on.

She has made life so much more….FULL.

I love you my sweet little girl. I wish you a fantastic party tomorrow full of people who have affected your life.


My 1 year old
My 1 year old

3 Years and counting…

It’s been a fantastic 3 years of being married…so many changes in these short years – a new car, a new address…oh, and the arrival of Emerson too.

I was talking with Becky the other day and trying to reminisce on some favorite memories from the past year. We both had trouble coming up with them – not because there aren’t any but because there are too many. Life has slowed down a lot but we still get out and have fun…and there is no shortage of daily and weekly chores we have to do that keep us occupied. We’ve still managed to sneak in a coffee date or two, afternoon movies and dining out at some Nashville Originals.

I’m looking forward to many more years of this life!

Me with cake on my face courtesy of Becky us kissing down by the cumberland