Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Three years ago yesterday was one of the best days of my entire life!! (Second only to Price's birth, and soon Owens!) My wedding day was absolutely the most perfect day of my life! I am so blessed to have married such a wonderful man! He is definitely the greatest man I know! He works hard to provide for our family, he loves the Lord, he's honest, handsome, athletic, smart, funny and most of all he's a great father! I thank God for having Josh in my life everyday! I am not deserving, but I am sure thankful!
Josh got off a little early from work yesterday and we went to visit our new nephew, Landon, at the hospital, then went to dinner at Longhorn's. Price was especially good for us so I guess that was his present to us!
Josh and I always do traditional wedding gifts each year and this year was leather. I think it's fun to see what Josh comes up with for our anniversary gifts and I always try to put a lot of thought into his.
The first year was paper, and he got me a certificate of Walt Disney Stock framed with a plaque that had "Happy First Year Anniversary" Engraved on it with the date.
I got him a baseball print of Babe Ruth from the Bombay Company.
The second year was cotton and he got me some 1000 thread count sheets and I got him and autographed Roger Clemens baseball cap, only to realize that real baseball caps are made of wool and not cotton....oops!!
So for the third year I kept up with my baseball theme and got him an autographed Ray Tanner baseball. (I'm sure he was hoping for a pro autograph but that just wasn't in my budget!) Josh got me a leather Coach purse this year!! If you know Josh, then you know that is just not like my sweet, frugile husband. Josh likes to keep his money in the bank and I would have never thought he would have splurged on such a luxury item but I am more then thankful!! I wasn't even sure he knew what Coach was!! HA!!
Well, I'll say it again......I am so very blessed with such a loving, sweet, thoughtful husband and I am so thankful for all he does for our family!! I hope to share at least 100 more anniversaries together!

My New Nephew!!

Landon Kyle Dickey has arrived! He was born 4/22/08 weighing in at 7.5 lbs and 19.5 inches long. He is precious and he and the parents are doing great. (Well, other then being worn out, I'm sure!!) Price was born on Courtney & Kyle's wedding day so she was trying to have her baby on my anniversary but she was a day short!! :) Here are some pictures of that sweet baby! I can't wait to teach him all kinds of bad things!! You know what they say about payback!!! :)

Me & Courtney before delivery! (She's gonna kill me for sharing this picture!)

Right after birth!!

Landon & his Aunt Ashley

What a sweet picture!

Price wasn't sure what to think of his new cousin!

Welcome to the World!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

What a beautiful day!

This weekend Josh was working all weekend so Price and I decided to go down and visit my mom (Gigi) and my step-dad (Papaw) last night. This morning we went to the new park in Leesville to play. It was the perfect park day! Not a cloud in sight and a cool breeze blowing. Gigi and Price had a great time playing. Needless to say, he's enjoying a nice, long nap right now!! I think I am about to do the same!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Price's little "Quirks"

Recently Price has become very picky about certain things and become attached to odd things as well. For instance he has a weird attachment to my keys and must carry my spare set of keys with him throughout the house and the entire time we are in the car. He loves to attempt to open all doors with the keys and sticks them in anything they will fit in. This has been going on for close to 2 months. Most babies love their stuffed animals but mine loves my keys.

Next, I went and got his foot measured for new shoes and he is a 7 2XW (Yes, Double extra wide!!). Price has such a wide foot that I have to special order most of his shoes. Luckily, Stride Rite had a pair of sandals in for the summer that fit him. He won't let me take them off. He loves wearing them and wants me to put them on as soon as we get out of the bath tub and the picture is him after I told him we need to take his shoes off.

Then, yesterday morning he pitched the biggest fit because I tried to put him in a Huggies Diaper instead of his usual Pampers. His reasoning was "NO Dicky Douse" put "Melmo on"!

Apparently he doesn't like that Huggies have Mickey Mouse on them (even though that is his fav) and wanted Pampers because they have Elmo on them. I literally had to pop him to get him to let me put on his diaper. I bought an entire case of Huggies from Sams and they are not about to get wasted!! (Trying to save a little since it's apparent I'll have 2 in diapers at the same time!)
Now, every time I change his diaper he screams "MELMO" while crying at the top of his lungs! I used to think children only got upset over reasonable things....boy, was I wrong!!

Price is definitely a hard headed little man, and unfortunately I think he gets that from me. I sure hope there isn't any stubbornness left for Owen. I don't know if I can take another strong willed little boy! :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

So much exciting news!!

I found out the week before last that 5 of my friends are expecting babies. It was definitly the week for me to get good news!! Congrats to Jill, Maria, Rhetta, Cori & Jennifer!
Jill and Maria I know from Church!

Rhetta is one of my best friends from High School. We have been friends since the 7th grade. I am so excited to get to share in her pregnancy with her. Her due date is the middle of November.

Cori is my cousin-in-law and she is due in October and Jennifer, my sister in law, is due in early November. I am so excited to have more cousins for Price & Owen. Jennifer has a little girl, Taylor, who is Price's age and they are best buds. I am sure that all the new ones will be best friends as well.

As if that wasn't enough exciting news.......One of my Best Friends got engaged this past weeked! Suzanne and Dave will be getting married on August 23rd! I am so excited for her. Suzanne was my college and post-college roommate! She has been such a special friend to me for so many years and she was my biggest help when planning my wedding so I owe her bigtime. Let's just hope I can fit into that bridesmaids dress....I am already putting Owen on a diet! 2008 is turning out to be such a fabulous year! I am looking forward to so many special days!!! I am blessed with so many special friends and I am excited to be a part of each of your milestones!

And since I don't have any updated pictures to share, I'll share my egg cakes that I made for Easter. Josh's grandmother has been helping me improve my baking skills and we had a cake decorating night for me to make cakes for some friends. Suz, I know your proud!! :)

And yes, I did have a little help on the flowers and leaves but I did the rest all by myself!!