Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We love you, MeMe

We had a tough Thanksgiving as our wonderful, loving MeMe passed away Thanksgiving Day. We are all comforted knowing she is in a much better place, but are heart broken she is no longer here with us. My sister in law, Kelly, wrote an amazing blog post about MeMe. I encourage you all to read it as she put into words perfectly who MeMe was, and how much she meant to so many. I am forever grateful for the mother she was to Jay, mother-in-law she was to me, and most importantly the MeMe she was to Ellie. When I say MeMe was the grand babies biggest fan, I am not exaggerating. She epitomized the perfect grandmother. She lived for her children and grandchildren, and spoiled us all rotten with her love. We will become a little stronger each day as we grieve her loss.

She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April, and fought until the bitter end. She eventually lost her battle to ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) and/or Pneumonia. She had such a positive spirit and attitude the last 7 months. She will continue to challenge me to be a better wife, daughter, friend, and mother.

We are thankful we all were able to be with her the last few days and tell her what she meant to us. We thanked her for loving us, encouraging us, challenging us, spoiling us, and showing us all what a true fighter is. Even though she say anything back to us, she let us know she was there with a few tears.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Checking in!

Not much going on since the last time I posted... Just trying to get through our "busy" seasons of work. We are all fighting nasty sinus infections, and hope to be all well before Thanksgiving holidays. No new housing developments. Hope to have some new pictures next week!

Loves saying cheese

Tea Party with Mickey Mouse

War Eagle anyway - maybe well beat Samford?!?!

LOVES drawing

Jumpy made an appearance

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our House!!!

We are making progress!!! It's finally real as we can see things actually happening now...the construction. This will probably be boring to everyone except for our parents! The countdown is on!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lots to catch up on!

I don't think I have ever neglected this blog for this long... We have LOTS going on, so bare with me.

The move - We sold our house in September, and have been in "transition" since then between a friend's house and now our rental. We are currently building our house right down the road, so we'll be renters for the next few months. Of course, the house selling happened at our busiest time of year, but we'll take it! We have broken ground and will definitely post pictures with the progress.

I will have more pictures in posts to come on the progress of the new house! Very excited!!!

Hanging out with friends

First Haircut

Ellie - We celebrated her 2nd birthday and are Mickey Mouse-ed out in our house. She is so funny with what she comes up with each day. I can really tell a difference in school this year, and she has already learned so much! We know colors, and body parts, she can count to 10, loves naming friends and family in pictures, wants to constantly know where everyone is, and is obsessed with Yo Gabba Gabba and coloring! She loves babies, and is so sweet to Cameron and our next door neighbor, Addison.

Halloween - Since Ellie's birthday will always fall on trick-or-treating, she hears all day - Happy Birthday and Happy Halloween - confusing now. She expected to see Mickey Mouse again. She LOVED going trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. We went as a group, and it was hilarious watching the kids run house to house. She would take her time on exactly which piece of candy she wanted, so she was usually the last one at each house.

Work - AGRH... Crazy and out of control this year! I am counting down the days until December 1 when both our our schedules ease up some. We are excited about November and December with fun activities with friends and family.