Monday, September 22, 2008

Davenport Destin Trip

We went to Destin a couple weeks ago with Brett's family and had a great time. Fortunately, Taylor slept most of the way down to Florida and did great while we were there. I think she's going to love the beach! We went during the week of Hurricane Ike, but still had good weather for the most part. We had two really good beach days, and we set up a little kids tent under an umbrella, so Taylor could go down for a couple hours. I think the waves put her to sleep...

Tim and Jen and their two kids (Eady and Tucker) live in Jackson, Mississippi, so we really enjoyed spending a lot of time with them.

The cousins...

Taylor and Tucker spending some "tummy time" together...

Bill and Jennifer (Grammy and Papa) with Eady at dinner one night.

Bill and Jennifer watched the 3 kids one night and we went with Tim and Jen to the Red Bar for dinner. Yum!

Here is the start of one of Taylor's first real smiles... she now smiles all the time in response to your smile. It's really sweet.

We went down to take pictures at sunset on the last night.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Brett's latest

You know Brett can't be without a project... here is what my den looks like right now. Actually, these pictures are a bit old now... there are now about 6 big holes in my walls that will eventually be electrical outlets. When it's finished, it will be built-in bookshelves, a fireplace, and a small desk. We are breaking Taylor in early to noisy tools and sawdust. Lovely!

Friday, September 5, 2008

6 Week Update and Out-of-Town Guests

Well, I guess it's time for an update... it has been almost 6 weeks since Taylor was born. She has been keeping us busy! I never imagined how much work it would be, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Of course, we've had our good and bad moments, but slowly but surely, we're getting the hang of it... thanks to our family and friends who have helped us out tremendously in the past 6 weeks! Taylor has had a lot of very helpful visitors! We've had meals brought to us at least 3-4 times a week... I have not had to make a real meal in almost 6 weeks. Our church friends have been amazing along with neighbors, work friends, and family. Taylor's fabulous grandparents have helped us out a ton with babysitting. Brett and I have been on 2 dates, and I've gotten lots of time to get out of the house and run some errands. The support and love we've received has really been overwhelming to us... thank you everyone!

Here are a few updated pics I took recently...

Taylor is quite the popular little lady... here are some pics of her with out-of-town guests.

Mimi and Grandaddy


Aunt Susan

Marms and Uncle Jordan


Mimi, Grandaddy, Uncle Dave and Aunt Amanda

Uncle Dave

Aunt Amanda


Aunt Jen



We love visitors... come see us in Memphis soon!!!