Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Jay, Landon, and I went to the lake and camped with mom and dad last night. We grilled hamburgers and just hung out last night. Then, this morning, Jay and Papa Tim took Landon fishing. He caught his first fish. Jay said he caught about 5 by himself, then he reeled in Papa Tim's. Landon told me he caught 20...... I think he's already learning how to be a "true fisherman!" Mamaw, Papaw, Daniel, Colt, and Marlee came over and we had a fish fry. Some friends, at the lake came down to eat with us. Jay and I had grilled hamburgers because we don't like fried fish. Daddy also fried onion rings, green tomatoes, and french fries. Yummy!! It was so good. Just about the time we sat down to eat, the bottom fell out of the sky. It rained so hard the entire time we ate lunch. Then, it cleared up and became a beautiful day. Me, Jay and Daniel took the kids down to the water to swim. They had so much fun. The water was really cold, but we stayed in for quite a while. Luke came down then and he and Jay took the kids out in the boat to fish. Daniel and I were sitting on the pier and our friends came around in there boat and asked if we wanted to ride! SURE!!! I jumped on the chance! We went around and found the guys and kids. Marlee and Landon decided they were coming back with us. We went back and walked back up to the camper. Our cousin Greg was there. Poor Landon, is sunburned! I am a bad mama! I have never had to worry about sunscreen and Colt and Marlee have never needed it either. I totally forgot how pale and white my little man is. Oooops! Guess I'll have to remember that next time....huh? Even though little man is a little burned, it didn't slow him down much. He still had a great time. It was a great weekend! I am glad to be home though, and I will be glad to sleep in my bed tonight! I have an incredibly busy day tomorrow and then Wednesday I am heading to the BEACH!!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Today, we start Memorial Day weekend. It's pouring down rain and just yucky outside. However, I can't help but to sit here and be thankful! I am so thankful that my family is together. Last year on Memorial Day, Jay was on the other side of the Earth! Every holiday we spent apart was hard. Even though, he was in a safe place, it was always in the back of my mind... what if today is the day? Thank God! He came home safe!
So, today as it pours down rain, I do wish it would stop. But, I will not complain. I have my two favorite guys here with me, and I'll just sit back and enjoy them! And, I'll keep in mind all the other men and women who are fighting today, so that my family can be together. Thank you to all the military past and present, the ones who came home and the ones who gave their lives. Thank you God, for bringing my Soldier home!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Today, I am 8 1/2 weeks pregnant! I am so very happy! I have waited for so long to be able to say this! The last 4 or 5 weeks has been a complete roller coaster! My poor husband and mother must truly love me! That is all I can say. And to them, I have to say Thank You!!!! Poor Jay, he has done NOTHING right. He absolutely drives me insane! As the old saying goes, "if we make it through this, we can make it through anything!" We say that a lot. We have said that from the moment we got married. The first year of our marriage we spent less than 3 months together. Married on Tuesday, left for Fort McCoy on Friday. The following week he was gone to Iraq. That was last May. We didn't see each other again until December 26. We had 15 days together and he was gone again until April 3. What a beautiful day. And then, we dove head first into our next 2 projects! Remodeling our house and Baby Morse! We have a long way to go on both projects! Who knows when the house will be finished, but Baby Morse should be ready by January 2.
I got to see my precious baby on Monday. It was the most amazing and beautiful thing I have ever seen in my whole life. Even though that sweet baby is still inside me, I have learned what the saying "mother's love" really means. There are no words that express how I feel about this baby already. I could see arms and legs. It's little head moved around. It had a very strong heartbeat. It's amazing! (If I haven't said that already!) Even though I have known for about 5 weeks that I'm pregnant, now that I have seen it, it feels totally real now!
Landon isn't quite sure what to think yet.... When I first told him there was a baby in my belly, he looked at me with a horrified look on his face and asked me if I ate it! I didn't even know what to say back to that. Jay and I just looked at each other and laughed. Every so often, he'll get close to my belly and in a very serious and loud voice says HELLO! Then doesn't understand why the baby doesn't answer him. He's come a long way though. He used to tell us if we had a baby he would throw it in the garbage. He doesn't say that now. Thankfully!! He's such a funny boy, and I know that he will be a wonderful big brother!