Monday, September 26, 2011


I Love You SO Much Olivia!! She slept over 3/4 of the car ride home on Sunday from a weekend down int he bootheel. We got to see all of our family and go to Community Day in my hometown. It was nice to see people i haven't seen in years and just to relax and hang out. We got to spend Saturday with all of Jeff's family and play games. Sunday we spent a few hour with my daddy and called it a weekend and headed home. I'm looking forward to the next couple of months with not much traveling going on until Thanksgiving. I'm ready for a break and some RELAXATION with my two favorite people!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Can someone say busy.. and Life Overload

I have barely had time to do anything the last few days!! I really need some margin in my life. I need to realize work really isn't what life is about... It's time for a change and I'm waiting for God to open new doors for me...
As we speak right now I listen to the best dad in the world reading to my beautiful daughter.... She LOVES books.. LOVES daddy and this mommy LOVES sitting back and enjoying watching/listening to them lay in bed and read.
I'm blessed. I'm overwhelmed with life right now. I'm tired. I need more time. I want more time with my daughter. I need an answer on what way to go in life. I'm just rambling, but hoping God finds me among all the others who are going through something and are looking to him for answers.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Olivia

My baby is 2!! She had an awesome day! She got woke up by mommy and daddy in her bed singing happy birthday... We loved on her all morning and sent her to school with cookies for her birthday! :) On the way to school we seen a rainbow... and she LOVES rainbows.. a PERFECT start to her birthday... 
She got balloons at school, read books, and played outside. We came home and got ready and out to eat when went to Red Lobster... Olivia wasn't so sure this time about the fish and shrimp, but she ate biscuits and french fries... good birthday dinner right? lol! 
We followed dinner by coming home and cuddling in bed and tickling Olivia just to hear her laughter!! Then it was time for a dance party and we all danced around the bedroom! She LOVES music and dancing! 
Tomorrow morning is our 2 year old check up I'm excited to see her progress on weight and height and what they think about all her talking ability.... She talks in sentences... I want them.. I dont want that. There _____ is.  Look at that. Mommy is _________. Daddy is _______. I love listening to her sweet voice.. especially the words... "I wub you mommy" BEST WORDS EVER! I'm one lucky momma! 

Olivia Paige 11:48pm 4lbs 3oz 17 1/4 in. long... Amazing God's plan in life.. but I'm sure glad he blessed me with my "miracle baby" 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Two Years Ago Today....

Two years ago today... I was about to go to sleep for the last time being "pregnant." The "two of us" on our last date night as a couple before there were "three of us" Time has flown by and as I watched my precious miracle baby go to sleep tonight while listening to worship music I just thanked God for EVERY moment I have had with my sweet little Olivia. September 13 will be a day that forever changed my life and my heart and has allowed me to know a love that I never knew I had. God had a plan and I didn't see it..
Being admitted to the hospital at 32 weeks is not a good feeling...  It was the most emotional time in my 26 years I've been alive. It brought me closer to God, my husband, and my family. I thanked God everyday and still do for being with my family through such a roller coaster ride.
But looking back at those 24 days... time stood still for once in my life... I wasn't worried about work, gossip, or who was doing what... I was fully focused on God, Olivia, and my husband. The 3 most important things on this earth.
Life is Good and God is Good! I'm so thankful for the life he's giving me and I look forward to everyday with my family. I have been very blessed.
Tomorrow is Olivia's 2nd birthday. We had her party this weekend and she had so much fun. All of our family was in town and for only a few short hours I had everyone i needed in one spot. Everything was "perfect" in my eyes. Playing volleyball with my sisters, watching my beautiful daughter run, laugh, and play, and my parents to just to soak it all in. I'm SO thankful for days like that. In that moment I  know God is doing work and allowing my happiness to be on overload and I LOVE IT!
But all good things came to an end and they all had to leave and we all split ways like the other 364 days of the year... Sure wish I could change this and that's a plan i want to accomplish. There will be more "perfect" days of my family being all together starting now!
I'm looking forward for tomorrow...  Olivia is taking cookies to school for her birthday and sharing with all her friends and school family. And after work we are going to Red Lobster to celebrate! I'm SO excited. Wednesday is 2 year old shots :( *No Fun* And a hang with mom day... I'm looking SO forward to this day! I have no big plans just want to soak up my little angel all day!!

Happy Birthday Miss Olivia Paige. Mommy and Daddy *aka Buddy* Love You SO Much!! <3

Here's some pictures from Olivia's 2nd Birthday Party:

All Because Two People Fell In LOVE

Thanks Everyone for making Olivia's birthday so special and being apart of our family. We love you all!! 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years Ago Today

10 years ago today... I was in high school in the gym when I heard the planes had crashed into the towers.... We watched it on TV and after school I sat in a long line to get gas and went to a friends how where we all sat and just talked about the days events trying to process everything that had happened. UNBELIEVABLE :( It was TERRIBLE. We continued to have a volleyball game that night and everyone was in shock. I can't believe it's been 10 years since the terrible tragedy and I hold all the ones that lost love ones in this in my heart today and everyday. I want to thank all the military personnel, police, firefighters, EMTs and everyone who sacrifices their life for our country and their families who have to worry about them. We are FOREVER thankful and grateful for all of you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day at the new daycare building

Olivia was so excited this morning about her "new school" She is now in a 2's class with about 8 other kiddos and in a new building the owner just finished redoing! It's amazing and I'm so very thankful we found such an amazing place for Olivia to go! She had learned so much in the past year and 5 months.. Socializing, sign language, manners, and most of all she's got people that love her so very much and I can't thank these girls enough for being so amazing! Olivia now calls herself "Olivia Paige Rawson" it's sooo stinkin cute!! I live this age and wish it would last forever!! 7 days away from the 2nd birthday my mom wasnt kidding when she said you blink and she will be going to kindergarten :(

Friday, September 2, 2011

3 Day Weekend?! YES PLEASE! :)

Well to start off my Friday... I was on my way to work and after about having a wreck I see a little doggie who is running across the road. I couldn't just pass him up so I drove up to the next road turned around... By the time i got back to the puppy another lady had stopped to check on him.... She had to go to work... SO.. I took the puppy with me, he is SOOO stinkin' sweet and was so good at work with me today. The ladies took care of him while I worked and then he came home with me. I was SURE someone was missing him and would pick him up... BUT it's almost MIDNIGHT and still no calls from craigslist, animal control, or the vet's office...
With that being said.... The sweet little guy, known as "Buddy" as Olivia calls him is asleep on a cowboys blanket at my feet...  He's a little obsessed with me and doesn't want to leave my side... As much as I hope to find the owner..  I love his little face and after one day with him will miss him when he leaves.... BUT today.... I was his HERO! :)
After all the excitement of the doggie, I enjoyed an evening soaking up my family and feeling very blessed to have such an amazing husband who is always there for me. We had our neighbor, Sandy over for dinner tonight and I always love her company... She's SUCH a sweetheart!! It was nice visiting and catching up with everything going on in life it's nice to actually stop and take life in. We aren't granted tomorrow and i hope everyone knows how much they mean to me!
This long weekend..... I have plans of spending lots of time with my little family, shopping with the bestie, hanging out in the backyard, and enjoying the cool weather. Enjoying these last 3 days before life gets very busy for me for the next 2 months!

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!  Remember take time and SOAK up your family and friends.... After all that's what LIFE IS ABOUT!! <3