Friday, January 30, 2009

Gatlinburg 2009

Brian and I decided that we needed to take one more trip with Savannah before the baby is born in May.  So, last week we went to Gatlinburg for a long weekend.  As luck would have it, I got a stomach virus, for the 2nd time since I found out I was pregnant, on Monday before we left on Thursday.  I prayed that Savannah would not get it and thought we were in the clear however, on Saturday morning while in Gatlinburg, Savannah woke up with the dreaded stomach virus.  This kind of put a damper on our trip but we did have fun until then.  We went with some friends of ours from Nashville who also have a 2 year old little girl.  They played together in the condo and had a blast.  Savannah enjoyed playing dress up with some of Mary Katherine's princess shoes and with the yo-yo's they got at the aquarium.  Hopefully, sometime later in the year we will be able to take a trip to the beach with both of our beautiful daughters.  Here our some pictures from our trip.

Savannah & MK Gatlinburg 2009

Savannah playing with dress up shoes

Savannah & Mommy at Ripley's Aquarium

Savannah & MK at Ripley's Aquarium

Savannah & MK at Ripley's Aquarium

Savannah at Ripley's Aquarium

Savannah at Ripley's Aquarium

Brian at Ripley's Aquarium

Savannah at Ripley's Aquarium

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a unbelievably BUSY Christmas but even through all the running around Savannah was a trooper.  We began Christmas Eve by making cookies for Santa.  Savannah loved helping.  We then went to Decatur to my aunt and uncle's to have Christmas with my mom's family.  Savannah got lots of new books which she loves.

Savannah Helping Mommy Make Cookies for Santa (10) 

Christmas morning was a blast.  Savannah woke to find that Santa had eaten almost all the cookies she left him and drank all his chocolate milk.  She decided to help Santa finish eating the cookies.  The first gift she saw from Santa was a roller coaster.  This was a hit!  Santa could have just brought that and nothing else because we had a really hard time prying her away from it. We spent the rest of the morning opening presents and playing with all of Savannah's new toys.  It was a fun morning!  Next year will definitely be fun and interesting with a 3 year old and a 7 month old.

 Christmas Morning and Savannah's Roller CoasterChristmas Morning & Savannah with her stocking

Christmas night we went to my brother's house to eat dinner and open gifts with he and his girlfriend and my mom.  And of course, Savannah got more toys.  She was so excited.  Elmo Live was the big thing but she is still not real sure about him.

Christmas At Corey's  

Lastly, we spent Friday with Brian's dad and some of his cousins and Saturday with my dad.  And yes, she got MORE toys!  Where are we supposed to put all this stuff.? 

Savannah Modeling Her Dora Dress From Jamie (1)

All in all, we had a good Christmas spending time with family and friends.  We are truly blessed and above all thankful for the reason for the season.  Happy Birthday, Jesus!  We love You!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Savannah with Santa & Our Matching PJ's

So, we decided Friday night to take Savannah to see Santa Claus.  We opted out last year in fear that she would freak out.  I was concerned this year as well but Brian said we should at least give it a try.  We asked her before we left the house if she wanted to go see Santa and tell him what she wanted for Christmas.  She said yes and throughout dinner kept saying she was ready to go and see Santa and Merry Christmas.  Luckily, when we got to the mall there wasn't a long line but it was too long for Savannah.  She kept proclaiming, "It's my turn".  When it was finally our turn she bolted towards Santa, arms open wide, climbed into his lap and began talking to him like she had known him forever.  Santa actually had to motion for Brian and I to come closer because he couldn't understand what she was saying.  It was so cute and I was shocked that she did so well.  She is always surprising me.Savannah With Santa








My Mom and our friend Dee Dee started a tradition several years ago of buying identical Christmas pajamas every year.  We all wear them on Christmas Eve.  Of course when Savannah came along she had to be included.  It wasn't until this year however that she realized that we looked alike and thinks it is just too cool.  Thought I would share a picture.

Savannah & Mommy in Christmas PJ's (2)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Halloween 2008

Well, I missed Halloween with Savannah this year to go to the AU/Ole Miss game.  I hated not being able to be her with her especially since the game turned out like it did.  Live and learn I guess.  Anyway, she had a blast with her Daddy at our church's annual trunk or treat.  She was Tinkerbell this year and she was so cute!  Brian said before the night was over he finally had her saying trick or treat to people.  They got home and proceeded to eat candy all weekend since Mommy was out of town.

Tinkerbell 2008

Savannah at Trunk or Treat at FBHG (3)

Savannah & Daddy at HGFB Trunk or Treat (1)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Savannah's 2nd Birthday Party and Zoo Trip

Savannah's 2nd Birthday Party at Chik-Fil-A (28) We had Savannah's 2nd birthday party at Chick Fil A.  We invited some of our friends and family.  She had a blast!  I was a little worried because she is normally scared of new things but she climbed all around the play area and slid down the big slide numerous times.  Ok a few times her Daddy had to climb in a give her a little push.  The next day we took her to the Birmingham Zoo.  She loved seeing all the animals.  She even let a flamingo eat out of her hand.

Savannah's 2nd Birthday Party at Chik-Fil-A (22)

Savannah's 2nd Birthday Party at Chik-Fil-A (56)

Trip to Birmingham Zoo

Trip to Birmingham Zoo (49)

Trip to Birmingham Zoo (19)

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Two years ago on October 8, 2006 at 10:12pm, God blessed us with a healthy, beautiful daughter Savannah Grace.  When people ask us can we remember what we did before her we can honestly say no.  Our lives are so much more fulfilling with her in them.  We can't believe she is already 2 years old.  Time goes by so quickly!  Brian took the day off and we just spent the day with her.  We let her open her presents and eat ice cream and cupcakes.  She seemed to have a really good day.  We promised her a trip to the zoo but due to the rain that has been postponed until Sunday.  Here are a few pictures from her birthday with Mommy and Daddy.  Her party is Saturday so I will post pictures from it and the zoo later.

Savannah's Dora Lil Quad

Savannah's 2nd Birthday

Savannah's 2nd Birthday

Savannah's Dora Tent

Savannah's 2nd Birthday

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Favorite Meal of the Day

This is Savannah's favorite meal of the day.  Actually, it is the only meal of the day we can be sure she will eat, fruit and cream oatmeal.  She loves it and gets up every morning asking for her oatmeal.  She will have the best cholesterol of any of us!

Savannah Eating Her Oatmeal

Savannah Eating Her Oatmeal

Savannah Eating Her Oatmeal