Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Now I know everyone thinks their kids are special - which I would agree with - but I think God blessed us with one of the happiest kids He has made. (I'm not partial at all, am I?) Caleb is truly a JOYFUL little guy! He has his rotten moments, but for the most part he is a pleasure to be around, and we're really enjoying him and REALLY THANKFUL! September was a busy month. A couple of pictures of my boys playing at a park just because I think they're sweet...

Little Sloane Powell turned one on September 9th and we went to help celebrate on the 10th. Erika took a few pictures of my growing belly and Caleb while we were there.

I didn't feel very well while I was there. On the way home, we decided I might as well go to the hospital and get checked out. Turns out I was dehydrated, and it was causing me to have contractions every 8 minutes. I drank water, they monitored the baby, and we were home in a couple of hours. I never thought I was actually going into labor, but I didn't know what was going on. It sure made me sympathize for my friends who have gone into early labor. Thank the Lord all I needed was water.
(Sidenote: My joyful little boy is also T-R-O-U-B-L-E sometimes. He managed to climb in a chair, onto the desk, grab my camera sitting on the shelf above the desk and drop it. It bit the dust on September 16th so I only have pictures friends have been nice enough to provide from then on.)
Of course, we have LOVED this football season and Caleb has worn his jersey almost every Saturday. He knows all about Aubie and can cheer along. Wes fished in the Bay Point fishing tournament the weekend of September 24th. They normally hold this tournament in July, but it was rescheduled because of the oil spill this year. Below is a picture of the wahoo Wes caught. It was only a 2 day tournament this year, and I was grateful because that Saturday night I ended up back in the hospital. I caught some kind of terrible stomach bug that day and was SICK. They admitted me that night, gave me an IV, and I felt like a new person the next morning. Thankfully, my parents came down Sunday afternoon and I was able to recoup that week. Again, very thankful that was all it was!
Oh- and somewhere along the way Caleb turned into a Wiggles (he pronounces it 'Uggles') fanatic! He watches and sings and dances along with them. It is fun to watch, but I admit I hear about the 'Uggles' at least a million times a day :). Be back soon...

It's Been A While... Anyone still out there?

So it's just been a short 3 1/2 months since I've updated. Sorry for the delay and thanks to Makenzie and Molly for your continued interest in our lives. Y'all motivated me. Let's see (this will most likely be a recap of times I had my camera)... we went back to Orlando in August with Wes's company for the FTBA convention. It was great, and we were SPOILED while we were there. Billy Dean and Travis Tritt were the entertainment. I'm pretty sure that my country music loving husband and I might have enjoyed it as much as anyone there. The first night we went to Universal Studios downtown and ate at Emeril's Restaurant. Delicious!
Friday night was a renaissance costume party. Here I am with Hercules (who is also apparently a Billy Dean music lovin' man). Wes knows every word to every Billy Dean and Travis Tritt song and we danced a LOT while we were there which makes me happy (6 months pregnant and all).

Saturday night was when Travis Tritt performed. Notice how close we are in the picture below. It's a relatively small crowd - it was fun! Wes's parents were kind enough to vacation in Orlando while we were at the conference and kept Caleb with them. That was so nice. We spent a couple of days with them and got to visit some of Wes's family that lives near Orlando before the conference started. Wes's parents brought Caleb to the place we stayed one afternoon to play. A picture of Pete and Repeat... Caleb and I went to Hartselle the end of August with Ashley and her boys. We stopped at the Williams to help break up the trip. If I haven't mentioned it before, Ashley's backyard is toyland, and Caleb LOVES it there! And the fact that Sawyer and Eli are there doesn't hurt his feelings either... See the look on Caleb's face in the picture below? This basically sums up the way he feels about Sawyer Williams...
Dancing in the sprinklers...
My dad, Ashley's crew, Caleb and I met the Braddocks at the Hartselle football game on Friday night. It was fun, and we got to see lots of people I hadn't seen in a long time.

We went to a wedding on Saturday night (our good friend, Renee's sister got married). Then, we were getting ready for church on Sunday morning and realized Ashley's and my parents' cars were broken into during the night. A bummer, but a memorable part of the trip. Caleb and I stayed in Hartselle for a few more days and enjoyed hanging around with Katie and her girls and my parents. I'll be back soon with September highlights :).