Saturday, October 3, 2009

Beauty Shop

Last week, we all went to the beauty shop for hair cuts. Mylie was very good for her first hair cut at the beauty shop. At first she didn't know what to expect but soon she warmed right up to Mrs. Jan. After we left, Mylie said, "Oh momma, your hair, you left it at the beauty shop!" I did get it cut short, but not that short. LOL!! Here are some pictures from our day at the beauty shop!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A visit from Aunt Kirby and Connor

Last week, Kirby and Connor came down for dinner and some play time! Mylie and Connor had so much fun playing! They play so well together. I hope this will continue as they get older. Here are a few pic from that night. Kirby, lets do it again soon!

Friday, September 18, 2009

The fair

A quick look at our trip to the fair. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Swinging like a Big Girl!

Cutie! X 2

Needless to say, it has been a little more difficult to pick up the camera these days. Not because I don't like to take pictures, but because the task of picking up a camera with my hands full of a 4 month old and my legs chasing a 2 year old has yet to be accomplished! My days are very busy and when night falls and babies are in bed, so am I! So, enjoy this picture of my Cuties!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Lilla's 3 Month Pics

Email me if you want the link. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you can get the link on my profile page! They are SO STINKING CUTE!! Thanks to Jen Turner Photography! Visit her at

Monday, August 3, 2009

Weekend at Papoos!

We went to Chattanooga this weekend to spend some time with Pap and Emmy. Mylie proceeded to rename Pap to Papoo!! She was being funny and calling him this all weekend long. Friday night we went out to dinner and Saturday we went swimming. Dad grilled out Saturday night and then the rain set in. We had a lazy weekend and loved every minute of our visit. Here are a few pictures of our trip!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pictures of Mylie

I have had my hands full this summer! Finding a hand for the camera has been hard! I am making plans to take some pictures of the girls this week. We will see how that goes. Getting Mylie to set still for any amount of time is amazing! Enjoy these few shots from this summer. The first is at our camping trip and the other is one day when Justin came home for lunch!

On a rainy day

We made some clay dough.

Here is the recipe we used.

Mix 1 cup flour, 1 T oil, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup salt, 2 t cream of Tartar and food coloring. Stir and Cook over medium heat until it forms a ball. Knead until smooth. It will keep indefinitely in a plastic bag or sealed container.

I didn't have any food coloring.... Mylie didn't seem to care.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Just for you, K.P. :) Enjoy!

Mylie insisted on standing by the bunny!

Here are a few shots from the weekend. We spent the 4th in McMinnville with family and friends. We had a wonderful time! Hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

to the best Daddy and Husband in the world. We love you so much. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Love, your Girls.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What do you do when it is hot outside?

We made our own water park! Then closed out the afternoon with a popsicle.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I promise this will not turn into just a photo blog, but it's all I can do right now.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Two weeks old

Here is a pic that I took today. I am really enjoying my camera and the pictures I am getting out of it. Of course, it doesn't hurt that my subjects are so stinking cute! Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lilla's Story

Here is the story of how Lilla Cole decided to show up a little early.

Wednesday, I had my usual Dr. apt. I was 38 weeks and a few days. Dr. Moss said that I was 3 cm and 60%. Soon after that appointment, I began contracting. They were irregular so I went to Walmart grocery shopping.

When I got home, Mylie got up from her nap and had really high temp. It was 103.5 so I called her Dr. We went over to MMC and the Dr. ran some test. They were not sure what was causing her fever all of the test were coming back negative. So, they sent us home with instructions to come back for a follow up apt the next morning.

In the meantime, my contractions continued and were getting more regular. We started timing them at about 5:30. From then until 6:30, they were getting stronger and were 3 to 5 mins apart.

When we got home, around 6, we ate dinner, then I called Tamara to come over. She watched Mylie while we went up to Labor and Delivery to get things checked out. All the while, Justin and I really never thought that this would amount to anything but and hour up at the hospital getting monitored.

So, we went in, and within 30 mins they determined that I was in labor. We called our families to let them know and started making arrangements for Mylie. Things become much more logistically difficult when you already have one child. I am slowing learning this.

I received an epidural a couple of hours after I arrived and labor began to stall. So they did give me some medicine to help speed things along.

When it got time to push, the nurse prepared everything, then had me push twice through one contraction. Then she said stop, and asked the other girl in the room to page the Dr. I told her then that I was not pushing, but felt like Lilla was on the move. She told me to breath and then told Justin who was the only other one in the room to go and get anyone he could find in the hallway to come and help. He went to the door and found another nurse who stepped in as Lilla was arriving. The Dr. made it in the room and had one glove on by the time Lilla was half way here. All this progress was made with me NOT pushing! The Dr. grabbed Lilla by the head and waist and laid her on me. It was by far the easiest delivery. I was joking with a few people that Lilla "just slid out" but she really did!

Recovery has been wonderful. Once my epidural wore off, and I could stand up, I was feeling much better.

The past few days here at the house have been wonderful. We have had lots of visitors and friends cooking us dinner.

Lilla is back up to her birth weight, and is starting to open her eyes more each day. I am planning on taking some more pictures in the next few days. I will post them soon.... so stay tuned.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Mylie met Lilla tonight for the first time. She immediately want to touch her and hug her. She told me that she wanted to get in the bed and hold her. Justin and I were not sure about this but Mylie seemed adamant about it. We thought we would give it a try and Mylie was the best big sister. She was very soft and hugged all over Lilla. She even gave her kisses. She was a very proud big sister tonight. Her Mommy and Daddy are very proud of her!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tune In....

to News Channel 4 at 10 p.m. Lilla Cole will be MTMC's Thursday's Baby.

Little Sister....

Lilla Cole was born 4/23/09 at 3:34 a.m. weighing 7lbs 2oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. We are doing great and will post more later!