I am a true farmgirl at heart. I love being a wife, mother, christian, daughter, sister, friend, homemaker, designer, decorator, cook, gardener, lets see, did I leave anything out? I've been married to Mr F for 5 years now. We are complete opposites! Which is why we work so well together. Miss M is my 15 almost 16 year old daughter. Sometimes I'm amazed at the young lady she has turned into. I'm also mother to Little E, who went to heaven way too early. Right now I'm a SAHM and spend my days enjoying all of my hobbies!
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How can one little word cause so much pain, fear, tears, and grief? How can that one little word turn so many lives upside down? How can that one little word mean so little to someone until its in your family? How can that one little word break so many hearts?
I'm a nurse. I've dealt with cancer on the medical side many times before. I've never been really affected by it on the other side.
My heart is breaking right now. It's breaking for my sister, her husband, her sweet children, my family. She's only 30 years old. She was told today that she has breast cancer. She has a very loving husband and two amazingly sweet young children.
I can't imagine what she's going through. I wish I could take it all away from her. I wish it could be me instead of her. I wish I were right there with her right now, but I'm six hours away. I wish it were tomorrow night so I could be with her hugging her.
I know that she will fight this and kick cancers ass! I have no doubts about that!
Please just say an extra prayer for her and her family tonight.
This past weekend my beautiful daughter rode in the back of a convertible through the middle of town in the Christmas parade in 40ish* weather! Why did she do this? Because she was the Snow Princess of course! I was so excited when she told me she was nominated! I was probably more excited than most moms and only because she was such a tomboy when she was little and I never thought that I would see her in a gorgeous fancy dress with her hair and make up done! I was just so proud of her! And when she told me she won, I couldn't wait to get out and go shopping! She wanted a long white dress! Other than getting a wedding dress, there were no long white dresses to be found! There were very few long dresses in any color to be found! I looked here in Atlanta and my mom looked in VA, but then my generous mother offered to just make it! How wonderful was that?!?!?! She now has an order for a prom dress from her very satisfied granddaughter!
I just loved her dress!
I can't believe she is turning 17 in one week! Really? Am I really that old?
I keep telling her to stop looking so much older than her age because that doesn't help me at all!
But she doesn't listen!
I can't wait to see her all dressed up for prom!
Wow! Time flies when your busy! I'm hardly ever on here anymore!
So what have I been doing? Chasing Lillie! That's right! She's on the move! She started crawling and pulling up the week she turned 6 months! 2 weeks later, she decided to sit up by herself! That same week, she got her bottom two front teeth which popped through the same day!
(run, run, run! that says it all!)
(getting all stretched out and ready for the day! haha!)
She now has 3 teeth and is walking around holding on to everything! She's already had her first busted lip and several bruises! She's just a rough and tough nosey little girl!
(see those teeth!)
As far as food goes, she'd rather not have it!
(ewwww, green beans! yuck yuck yuck!)
( mom, i still can't believe you gave me green beans!)
But if she has to eat, her favorites are blueberries and sweet potatoes.
But don't give her oatmeal, she throws up! I mean really throws up! Everything, til she can't throw up anymore, then she's just completely worn out. It's just so sad. We've done this twice before we figured out that it was oatmeal. And when I eat peanuts she breaks out in severe eczema!
Now this little seat is WONDERFUL! It packs up just like a bag chair! It's called a go-pod by kidco, and we love it! That's the only way I can keep her in one spot!
And I've been doing ALOT of this!
I love, love, love using our Bum Genius cloth diapers! They are just so easy to use! And they're just so darn cute on her and the clothesline;)
She loves bathtime!
(especially in granny's fabulous sink that mommy really really wants but will never get one like it!)
And so did her momma at that age!
(this was in my granny's sink!)
(don't we look a bit alike?)
She also loves her big sister! And I just adore them both!
(but honestly, how could you not just adore these two beauties!)
Lillie loves the pool!
So, I've been very busy! Can't you tell?
And one more, just because it's too cute not to!
And this is how she is 99.9% of the time! I'm so blessed!
So I've gotten behind with posting. I've had really good intentions! But before its time to post 3 month pictures I thought I better at least get a couple 1 month and 2 month pictures on here!
Here's Lillie at 1 month! Yes she holds her little head up like this ALL the time! She's just so nosey and thinks she'll miss something!
She's about 6 weeks in these pictures! We started using our Bum Genius diapers and LOVE them! I have to admit I was a little intimidated by them, but they are EASY to use! I'm so thankful that I am able to be home so that we can use them. I think they are just so darned cute! They make her little tiny butt look huge!
She just loves her tummy time:)
(the quilt was the first quilt that I ever made! it was made by my mom and me using Eleanor Burns Quilt In A Day book. and yes it was made in one day! but it took us about 1 week to quilt it, by hand, in a huge snow storm! made in 1996. )
Lillie at 2 months exactly! In her sweet little smocked dress that I made for her while I was waiting for her to get here!
Daddy just adores me! And I adore him!
We had to take the camera to church and have a friend take a picture of us! But just this week I got a tripod and a remote for my camera! Can't wait to use them!
Last week Mr F took the week off of work and we headed to Tybee Island! I just love that place! It was wonderful! Nice and breezy and just soooooo relaxing!
Lillie just loved lying out on the beach! I just love love love her little bikini!
She loved the water! I figured that she would, she loves bath time!
I just love this one!
Lillie and I had the same feelings about leaving the beach! We didn't want to!
That trip was so relaxing and such a welcome getaway!
Things have been great around here! Just the normal stresses of a new baby. But she sleeps well, from 10ish pm-4-5ish am! I can handle that! Still nursing well too! At her 2 month check up she was up to 10.9lbs from 7.3 at birth!
We've had two trips back to VA! She's such a good traveler! Which is a good thing since mommy and daddy are always traveling! This summer we have a few more trips coming up, of course to VA, a trip to the NC mountains with family, and then another work conference for Mr F (that Lillie and I get to tag along for) like the one that we went to Canada last year for but this year will be in Minnesota. That will be her first flight! Hope it goes as well as the car!
I have been doing a little sewing when I can while she naps!
I've also been doing a little gardening when I can too! We have the veggie garden looking great right now! And I'm trying to decide what I'll be entering in the flower show this weekend! Our Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival will be this weekend! I can't wait! Its been so much fun being on the planning committee. I will be back next week with pictures from the garden tours and flower show!
Hopefully see you all next week!
Oh and today I feel really really old! My baby, my oldest baby that is got her drivers license! I'm happy for her, but I'm terrifed too! And it made me cry like a baby!
Lillie is two weeks and two days old. It just doesn't seem like she could already be that old! She is such a sweet baby! She sleeps well (only gets up twice at night!), eats well, and is just so happy!
She smiles all the time! Even when she has the hiccups!
These were all pictures taken by the hospital photographer! Hospital pictures sure have changed since Morgan was born! All of these were taken in my room in the bed with me. I just love them all! The photographer was so patient and good with Lillie.
The tiara was given to Lillie at the surprise baby shower that my garden club threw for us. My friend Mary found it at a doll shop and thought that Lillie had to have it! I just love it! And since Lillie has a tiara, mom had to have one too! Another lady in my garden club let me borrow one of hers for pictures!
This was during my very short labor! Lillie's tiara was patiently waiting for her:)
My family came to Atlanta for a few days. I was so excited! It broke my heart to see them go, I cried the entire day that they left. Not sure if I really missed them or if it was just the hormones! I think a little of both:)
While they were here my mom and I did a photo shoot with Lillie.
Here are Morgan, Colton and Emma kissing Lillie.
Lillie in her favorite spot, on my chest!
The red tutu I made for her, almost swallowed her!
Her sweet little foot!
My two girls! Morgan is in love with her, and she is going to be in love with her big sister one day soon too!
I just love this one too! Mr F asked why we have such a fascination with feet. They are just too cute, you can't help but be fascinated by them:)
Honestly, there is nothing about this little girl that doesn't fascinate her daddy. She has him wrapped!