We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving, I always love everyone getting together for Thanksgiving. We went to my great aunts like we have done since I was born and after that we head on over to Andys parents house and eat again :) I guess I dont mind eating twice, haha :) Andy was at the firestation this year for Thanksgiving but we went and saw him that night at the station and took him and the guys some food :) I have so much to be thankful for this year that it just blows my mind. I am thankful for my family, friends, church family, and my life :) The Lord has blessed us with two precious babies that I couldnt ask for better babies. Here a few pics from Halloween that are SOOO late, but I gotta put a few up :)
Drew and Anna excited about chocolate :) I think they had way too much!
Avery and I at our church for Trunk or Treat, she was a flower
Andy and I with Drew and Avery, Drew was a chicken but he didnt like the outfit so much, so it had to go :) the best family photo that we got that night :)
Another Giveaway!! My best friend Stacy over at The Fancy Fritter is doing another giveaway! She has been doing so many great giveaways lately, so you need to go check it out! You can have the chance to win one of the onesie's. You can pick which on you want, aren't these adorable!!! I would love the pink one for my sweet Avery girl!
I am so excited about this coming weekend, we are taking the whole family down to see LSU play Auburn. This will be Drew's first time in Death Valley! Avery is going to Baton Rouge with us but not going to the game, I think she is too little for some crazy Tiger football :) I will for sure post some pictures :) This is Drew and my dad last year watching LSU play. My family are HUGE LSU fans, always have been and always will be :)
Today was such a fun day, my great aunt wanted to take the kids to this new petting zoo that's down the street from our house. Her church was having family day there and she wanted to bring all of her family :) We took Drew and Avery and they had so much fun! Well, Avery didn't know what was going on, but Drew sure did! At first he was a little scared but it didn't take him long to warm up.
Andy helping Drew on the ponies, he only liked this for a few minutes :)
Drew giving his sweet cousin, Maggie, a kiss
Drew sliding down the slide, he went down that slide 100 times! :)
Drew was not afraid at all
My great aunt barbara with all the kids
Drew and I feeding the goats and sheep
Andy and Avery
I wanna post more pics, but for some reason my computer is allowing me to upload certain photos....i have no clue why! oh well :) have a blessed day :)
The other day I was headed to a funereal, Andy was out of town, so I was driving by myself. I met my parents there and we had to park across the road because of the limited parking spaces, it was a 4 lane road and my parents were walking about 10 yards in front of me and as my dad was crossing the road he said "come on michelle, you got it", well with out even looking for cars I just ran across trying to hurry and catch up with them. And as I was sitting in the church waiting for the service to start, I started to think, ya know, thats how God wants us to be. Without looking I crossed a 4 lane road and trusted my dad that the coast was clear and that I could cross, I didnt ask him questions or look both ways, I just went for it. And in our spiritual life thats how we should be. When God ask us to do something, we should. We shouldnt ask questions or wonder whats going to happen, we should just trust Him. If I can trust my earthly father and not ask questions than I should trust my Heavenly Father even more. Sometimes I catch myself asking God questions....."whats gonna happen", "why do you want me to do this", "what is going to come from this", etc.....but it shouldnt be that way. When God wants us to do something we should trust in Him and know that He is guiding our path. Its pretty awesome to me, how awesome God is :) He wants whats best for us :) Sometimes we choose our own path but God will always have His path waiting for us.
I would like to leave you with some pictures, I havent posted pictures in so long, I tell myself every day that I am going to do better at this blog thing, but I never do :)
WOW! It has been way to long!! I am so busy now I forget if I have even taken my shower....my life is pretty much CRAZY :) So I think its time to get back to blogging :) Lets start off by saying "Yes, I've had my baby girl"....this is why I have no time anymore. Avery Lea joined us on May 6th, 2009 and she is such a blessing! Drew is doing wonderful, he loves to play with her toes and he likes to tickle her little feet, it is so funny to him. The first week she was home he didnt know what to think, but he has adjusted well. When she cries he will go find a bottle or binkie to give her, its so sweet. It is definitely different with two babies, they are 14 months apart, so I have my hands full. We are doing wonderful though, Andy has been such a big help, I have a huge respect for single mothers, there is no way I could do this by myself. He has stepped up big time, and Drew has been a daddy's boy. Having two little ones is wonderful, they keep my busy :) Here are a few pics of the past few weeks :)
My two sweet babies...they dont sleep like this, I moved them next to each other once they were both out :)
Andy and I at the firestation holding our sign up "Praying for Stellan in Shreveport Louisiana" Stellan has been in our prayers for awhile now, my prayer is the Lord will heal him and give the family comfort and peace
We had Drew's 1st birthday a few weeks ago and it is so crazy to me to think he is 1, it has flown by so fast, my little baby boy is growing up! On his birthday andy and I were playing back all that happened that day and then when he was in the NICU we were thinking of those days, and just thanking the Lord for what He had done. Drew is such a blessing to us and I dont know what our life would be like without him, when we have days that arent going well, we just look at him and he has that smile on his face that makes it all better :) here are a few pictures of our baby boy :)
Andy and I with Drew....I know I look bad, but after 33 hours of labor there just isnt much you can do about it....but it was worth it :)
Drew in the NICU...its funny because when I look at his NICU pictures, I can still have that sense of smell from the room, it didnt stink, it just had a smell to it that I remember like it was yesterday
Drew's birthday cake :)
opening presents :)
he had his birthday outfit on the day of his birthday :)
yes, it has been too long since I've posted, but I cant sleep so why not post over the past few months. First off, Harper is doing wonderful, Praise the Lord, she is home and healthy and beautiful! I am doing good, just staying busy! My 11 1/2 month old, Drew, is keeping me busy, plus being 27 weeks pregnant doesnt help, but I manage :) Everything is going wonderful, Andy and I are planning Drew's first birthday party which is Saturday and I cant wait! His birthday is March 4th, I cant believe how fast it has flown by. I will be posting pictures of his party :) Little Avery is just growing in my tummy, I think she is going to be a big one! I am huge!! I am wearing shirts now that I wore with Drew two days before I had him and they are starting to be too small for me now! Something just isnt right about that! We go for an ultrasound on Tuesday to see her and we cant wait! Andy is already crazy about her, so I know she is going to be rotten, but so is Drew! Drew is his daddy made over!! Life is wonderful and I couldnt ask for a better family in the world, we are truly blessed. In January we took a cruise, my parents got it for us for Christmas, and had the best time! Drew stayed home with some of our family, so it was like a second honeymoon for us, only I was 20 weeks pregnant. I told Andy we have got to wait a few years for baby #3....he said 2 years max....my record isnt very good, I get pregnant way too fast, but I guess that can be blessing at the same time. Hope you all are doing wonderful and I will keep you updated better, but working 40 hours a week and taking care of 2 boys(thats would be andy and drew) and keeping the house clean and dinner cooked and being pregnant, can be a little tough :) lol.....but I wouldnt change it for the world. Here are a few pictures from our cruise
Me and my niece Maggie, she was kissing Avery :)
Andy and I in St. Maarten on our balcony is Puerto Rico We were leaving Miami
Please pray a blog friend of mine, Kelly, she had her little girl Harper last night and they had to fly her to Tulsa NICU, Harper was born with pneumonia in her lungs. Pray the Lord will heal her and to be with Kelly and Scott.
Here lately my heart has hurt so much and I have just cried for these people, I don't know if I've been crying too much because I am pregnant and very emotional or it really just breaks my heart, I'm sure its both. About a month ago a couple from our church lost there baby, she was scheduled to go in for a c-section on a Wednesday and went to the doctor Monday to find out the baby didn't make it, the cord was wrapped around his neck twice and feet once and it was there first little boy, she has two older girls, and once I found out it broke my heart, I didn't know them very well because they are new in our church, but the thought of the pain and hurt she was going through hurt me, they were in church the following Sunday and I just started crying just looking at her, I wanted to go tell her we were praying for them but I couldn't because I was way too emotional and she didn't need some crazy emotional girl coming up to her crying her eyes out when she was the one with the hurt and pain....I had no words....what do you say?......Two weeks later I found out a friend of mine lost her baby the day after Christmas, she went in for her check up to see if she had dilated any and they found no heart beat, this one really got to me, Katye is my age and it was there first pregnancy and it just tore me up really bad, I cried all day and I cried at night before bed, I just didn't understand why all of this was going on and I know the Lord is in control and He works in everything, but it made me question and wonder why....I guess that is just human, but it still hurts....I realized on March 4, 2008 (when drew was born) that being a mommy is the best thing in the world and when your child is in pain you're pain and you want it to be you and not them but sometimes it just doesn't work that way....I look at Drew every day and thank the Lord for him, he is such a blessing and the Lord has blessed Andy and I more than I could ever describe. We are having a little girl, Avery, in May and I cant wait to meet her! Having a baby changes you, not just your schedule, but you. Babies depend on us so much, we are the ones to provide for them and they are wonderful gifts from God and some babies make it and some don't, but as a Christian I believe the ones that don't make it we will see one day. I told Katye that I will see Scout in Heaven one day...I know right now he is playing and giggling and he is a true angel....please pray for them, that the Lord will continue to comfort them and wrap His loving arms around them...
My name is Michelle and I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two babies that are 14 months apart. Drew was born March 4, 2008 and Avery was born May 6, 2009. I consider my husband and I pretty blessed :) We live in North Louisiana and love LSU football! I have a heart for missions. I enjoy church, football, shopping :), traveling, the lake, and spending time with family. Branson Missouri is my second home :) I love that place :)