Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Home

I know alot of people don't care for pop music, but tend to lean to more indie tunes.
Me, I'm not so much a pop music fan, but like any music as long as it is good. Any genre, really.
Makes me feel something, has good harmony, good lyrics, good know.
Good music.

Well, as "popp-y" as American Idol is...I LOVED Phillip Phillips performance of Home.
This song is my current favorite.
It makes me feel something, has good harmony, good lyrics, great use of instruments, great overall tone.

I bought it and have listened to it repeatedly and will continue to do so.

Here's to finding a favorite song of the week!
Happy Wednesday friends,

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

I've never known what it is to work completely for someone else.
Knowing I could die. 
Honestly...i'm not sure that I could.
Or let my husband do that. 

I am humbled that there are men and women who do that for me and my country.
I'm thankful to those who have lost their life and those who have lost family members.

I'm truly thankful for these men
My papaw Shack.

Jake's brother-in-law Jerrod

My cousin, John
he flies awesome helicopters

His sweet Jordan wearing his coat

Humbly, I thank everyone who has served in our military for me and our country.


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Revealing the gender

We weren't planning on having a gender reveal is the trend these days.
We just wanted to tell our sibs and parents at the same time.
That was a problem. Only my parents live by us.
So, we utilized our ever evolving technology and made it work.
We got a DVD of the ultrasound from that morning and decided to just show the fam and let them see for themselves!
But, of course...
when we walked into mom and dad's house, my mom had set up a party!
She throws a party for any and every occasion and i kind of like it. 
There's no way she was letting this occasion pass with out celebration!

Pretty sure this is when they saw the know what i mean?
ipad facetime: Jamie
iphone Skype: Josh
just a phone call: Jake 
side note: Jake is on a military ship with his other brother-in-laws this cool is that??? One of his bro-in-laws is in the Navy and got to invite 2 people to join them on their ship (i think that's how it went down). What a super awesome experience!

next, we called GTs fam

ipad facetime: Kimmy and Matt
ipad face time: Ty and Chelsea
iphone face time: Mark and Del
iphone face time: Garrett
Thanks for the ridiculous faces never disappoint.
That's a lot of electronic devices folks. 

It was so much fun sharing the video with everyone and hear their reactions.
Redundant statement warning!: we are blessed.
Blessed by family who shares in our joy!

Happy Memorial Day weekend friends!!!
Ready for some rest.
Working four 12 hour shifts this week and going to school and growing a kid makes me tired.
Yes, that is what complaining looks like. 
I do it to myself, though.
Our dishwasher has only bowls and spoons in it.
you know what that means?
it was a cereal for supper kind of week. 
sooooo thankful my man actually likes that option. 
he's a keeper.

I hope everyone gets to rest up!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bring on the shaving kits

We're adding more testosterone to our house! I actually knew we were having a boy...the ultrasound just confirmed it. GT and I are so thankful our little guy is healthy and growing!

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday Portrait series: a thanks and a guess

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments about our bebe!
We are overjoyed and recognize what a wonderful blessing this child is.
We were aiming for a late summer baby, but you know...we have little control over these things.
God's timing is perfect and I praise Him for His sovereignty and wisdom. 
There are so many people that yearn for a baby for waaaaaay longer than we did...months and years!
So, we rejoice in His timing and His blessings.

I don't care how many babies are conceived or born each day.
Babies are a miracle.
God's design never ceases to amaze me.
A human is growing inside of my uterus...hello! (and will come out...hello!)
This is not by accident.
God speaks of knowing Jeremiah before he was even conceived in Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for your: A prophet to the nations- that's what I had in mind for you". 

I also understand that we are not the first people to have a baby.
Therefore, I will not act so.
But guess what? 
It is our first and I will act accordingly (making no apologies).

Truly, I feel the love from all of you, our friends and our family.
It's quite humbling to receive such an outpouring of love and to know that others genuinely share in our joy.

We find out if our little huckleberry is a boy or girl this Wednesday.

I'll share a little secret...i think it's a boy.
I guess I have a 50/50 chance, huh?
All guessing will be put to rest Wednesday morning and we are pumped!

Thanks again for sharing in our excitement and joy!
We are blessed beyond measure.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

With an oink, moo and cock-a-doodle-do...

...Beau turned 2!

We had so much fun celebrating Beau's 2nd birthday at Deanna Rose Farmstead in KC.
He was hilarious, per usual.
There was a petting zoo and playgrounds and ice cream and whatever else a 2 year old desires.
I love this little guy and wish so badly that he stayed a little guy forever.
But, if his last 2 years are any indication of the fun we are to have...bring it on.
He is an absolute joy and I have no clue what we talked about before him.
He has one million faces to express his one million emotions and keeps me smiling.
We love you to pieces Beau!!!
I simply adore you and am so thankful I get to be your aunt Kate.
crazy farmer brown in his overalls

the haulers
you know, you always have to have guys to carry stuff at a party
they also double as a pretty awesome dad and uncles to Beau-man

we tried
at least he was saying "cheese"

you're never prepared for a party at a farm without your John Deere boots

the party-goers

Beau demonstrating how to dunk on his new goal
next time, perhaps, he'll remember the ball
small steps

he can hit a ball, though
future 3rd generation HU Bison? 

having fun with Pa

Jamie made some super cute signs for Beaus party

happy to have everyone sing "Happy Birthday"

"let's see if i reaped a good harvest here, boys"

sportin' the cowboy vest

opening presents takes an army

clean-up crew

popsicles with the cousins to cool down

just chattin' with Abigail

being 2 is really hard work

hilarious interaction with the goat
he was.not shy 

nor was my husband

trying to squirt goat milk at people
i'm so proud

there's no better way to relax after a party than to indulge in ice cream
make that 2 cones, please
it's only fitting for a 2 year old.

You're my favorite Beau

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What's up Doc?

Let me introduce you to Dr.Jacob T. Kirby, D.D.S.

How bout them apples?

We made the trek to K.C last weekend to celebrate my bro. 
He finished dental school and we though it an appropriate occasion to throw a party!
I'm so proud of him. Dental school ain't for sissies.  
He was pretty shocked to see his new grill his awesome lady bought for him

The men had to do the man thing and turn nobs and whatever else they do

I kinda love these guys

Jake and Jamies backyard is pretty perfect for a party

I'm also rather partial to these two

Jamie is ridiculously talented and made the cutest signs.

Beau loved being with his cousins at the kid table

another cute sign by Jamie

I'm so glad that they are moving to Tyler, but will miss this house.
They have truly made it a wonderful home and I adore it's Kansas City character and charm


Whatya say Dr.J?

apparently he can now be responsible for my dental

looks like he's working on his first patient.
Beau somehow snuck in 3 pieces of cake.

some of the the teethy guests

love 'em

Isn't their backyard perfect?
That tree!

Jakey-poo getting robed

Well done sir

Mamaw Jo and Mamaw Lou wouldn't have missed Jakes graduation for the world
GT and I drove the 10 hours there and back with the mamaws 
i would do it again tomorrow, and the next day
they make pretty good company

so, i looked at the wrong camera.
at least we got the whole gang, huh?

Congrats Dr.Jake
I look forward to many awkward conversations as you work on my mouth and ask me questions when you are aware that there is no way patients can answer you while you work on their mouths.