Wednesday, August 31, 2011

School Days...Continued

Today, was Cash's 1st day of Pre-School!

Please excuse his crazy, crooked hair! He has the STRAIGHTEST hair, and whenever he get's a new haircut, it is NEVER straight and every single "cut" shows! Crooked hair and all, I thought these pictures were too cute not to share! Love this boy!

He was SO excited to go see all of his friends!

Once at school, he ran in his class and started playing.

But, ran out real quick for one last hug!

They said he had a great day! Oh, and that he was, "Such a busy boy!" Ha! Ya, think?!

Well, with Cash being away, meant this momma got to play! Yay! I know that the count down has begun for these "kidless" days, so I took full advantage of it!

I started with this...

Ran a few errands in between...

And, ended with this...

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ready or Not

Rhett Sterling McWhorter...

will soon be making his big debut!!!
We are all so very excited and can't wait to meet our newest little man!
"They" are predicting this week sometime. So, we will just wait see! :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

McWhorter Family Vacation

The first week of August, we went to the beach with the McWhorter family. We stayed for a week at Pointe West Resort in Galveston. Now, for all you locals, I know what you're thinking...Galveston?! Well, the weather was perfect, there was no seaweed, and the ocean was actually clear and had a hint of blue to it!!! If you've ever been to Galveston, those are some HUGE things to be excited about! Ha! We had such a great time! Our family loves the beach and sun! Yes, it can be a pain at times to keep things free of sand and we get a little nervous at how far out the girls can go in the ocean, but other than that, we love it! It is like a big wide open playground for the kids! We had never been to Pointe West before. I had heard good and bad reviews on it, so I was a little skeptical. Plus, like I said, it was Galveston beaches! :) But, it ended up being awesome!

We pretty much had the same routine everyday. In the mornings, we would lounge around, eat breakfast, and get the whole crew ready to head down to the beach.

Once at the beach, we would stay for 2-3 hrs. So, so much fun!

After the beach, we would head to the resort pool. It was a great way to cool off after being in the sun, sand and salt water for many hrs.

Then, we would head back to the house for lunch, naps (for the young and old), lounging around, and sometimes a little crafting for Nanny and her girlies.

Nighttime would consist of more pool time, eating dinner, playing with cousins, laughing with family, s'mores, kids going to bed, and adults staying up until all hours of the night talking.

And...that is where our fun, family beach vacation comes to an end. Unfortunately, our family of 5 (almost 6) had to pack up a few days early and head home. I started having some pretty major contractions and we got a little nervous being almost 2hrs. from home. Thankfully, they stopped. We were sad to leave, but felt it would be best to be at home and close to my hospital and Dr.'s. Due to that little incident, I have no family group pictures. :( This make me so sad. But, even with no pics, I know memories were made that will last a lifetime!

Thank you, Nanny and PawPaw, for an another amazing vacation! We will always treasure these times together as a family.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Shower in a Box

Last week, I received a package in the mail. I hadn't ordered anything online recently, so I had no clue as to what it could have been. Then, I saw the return address label. It read...
"GNO Friends!" I was filled with excitement as I began to open it.

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, then you know that a group of us "bloggers" formed a real life friendship about 2 years ago. I love these girls to pieces and have been so beyond blessed by each one of their friendships. Yes, we met in a crazy way, and many people do not quite understand it. That's okay, though. It blows my mind sometimes, too. :) I love that we are so real with one another, that we have laughed together, cried together, prayed together, seen each other through many pregnancies and hard, hard times and so much more. I love that they each love the Lord! I love that most of us are going through the exact same stages right now with our families, kids, and just plain life. These girls just get it!

Anyway...when I first opened the box, there was this precious poem...

Underneath the card, was a Shower in a Box for me and my sweet baby boy! How fun is that?! They TOTALLY surprised me!!! Oh, I was in tears!

From the bottom of my heart, I could never thank them enough! These were the first gifts that I have been given for this baby boy! So fun!! I was so thankful for all the wonderful clothes, gifts cards, and mommy treats; but even more thankful that God crossed all of our paths and these incredible friendships have formed! Thank you, ladies, for everything! I love you all dearly!!