Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Introducing our Newest Addition

On April 29th at 12:01 am, we welcomed to the world our sweet little Michael! I am so blessed to be his mother!  He is growing and learning so fast!  I look forward to sharing my stories with you, but for now I will leave you with his sweet picture (by H&M Photography).

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Maternity Photos

I am so blessed to have such talented and wonderful friends!  My friend, Heather, is a wonderful professional photographer!  She offered to take maternity photos for me, but at 40 weeks pregnant I was unsure if I really wanted the sheer size of me along with my swollen face documented (plus I have to admit that I am not very photogenic).  I am so glad that she did these pictures for me.  Heather made me feel so beautiful, and I absolutely love the pictures. We also had such a fun time at my photo session! Heather is just so talented!  Make sure to check out her web-site, H&M Photography! Here are just a few of my favorite maternity pics!
I just couldn't help but love this one with both Michael and I cracking up!  I told you we had lots of fun during our photo session.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I'm Still Here and Very Pregnant

Hi all! Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged! I blame the pregnancy hormones! :)

I just wanted to let you know that I am still around. Currently I am 39 weeks pregnant with our sweet baby boy! My due date is Monday, but baby boy shows no signs of wanting to come any time soon! I am still feeling good, so I can't complain too much! However, if baby boy waits too much longer he will certainly receive an eviction notice!

We still have not settled on a name. I have given the final decision over to my husband! We have it narrowed down to two names. We will either name him Michael Shannon (Insert Last Name Here) III or Connor MacLean (Insert Last Name Here). Since we haven't decided by now, we are just going to wait and see what he looks like before naming him!

I have so many funny stories to share with you, and I hope that I am able to share them along with the arrival of our little guy with you in the coming weeks! I'll do my best to keep you up-dated! Prayers for a safe labor and delivery are much appreciated!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My First Embarrassing Pregnancy Story!

Pregnancy does some funny things to you. For example it makes you worry over every single little thing that you put in or on your body. For the first few weeks of pregnancy, I refused to take any medication even if it was on the approved list. That is until the mother of all headaches hit me.

You are allowed to take Tylenol while pregnant, but of course I had none. On my way to work I stopped at our friendly neighborhood Kroger. I desperately searched the pharmacy aisles for Tylenol. There was none! NONE! I stumbled up to the pharmacy counter asked the pharmacists about the Tylenol. She responded, "Oh honey, due to the recall we haven't had Tylenol in months".

Now let's pause the story here. Any sane person would have asked for another recommendation. Not preggo me! What did I do? Oh, I burst into tears. That's right! I cried right there in the middle of Kroger! I am totally not a crier, but I ugly cried over Tylenol that day!

Thankfully, the pharmacist was a bit more sane than I was at that moment. She went to the aisle and picked out the generic Tylenol for me. I thanked her and sniffed my way to the check out line.

I left Kroger with a bottle of pills and a Coca-Cola (don't judge-you can have a little bit of caffeine when your pregnant). As I walked to my car, my sanity was once again restored and I couldn't help but think to myself 'holy cow I just cried (ugly cried) in the middle of Kroger'. I was totally embarrassed, but I couldn't help but giggle when I thought of the series of events that had just happened.

Pregnancy Truth #1) Sometimes you cry for no good reason at all. Sometimes you end of crying for no good reason at all in public places.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Three Big Secrets

I have been such a bad blogger! Believe it or not, I am still reading all my favorite blogs. I have to keep up with my sweet blog friends! Unfortunately keeping up with my blog and commenting on the blogs I love to read has not been happening. I do, however, have 3 big secrets to share with you!

Secret #1: I recently lost 30 pounds on the new Weight Watchers program. I have such a hard time losing weight, so this was a huge accomplishment for me!

Secret #2: I am putting my weight loss on hold for a little while because I'm pregnant! I am currently 18 weeks pregnant with our first baby! I couldn't be more excited-a little scared-but excited!

Secret #3: It's a boy! Our sweet baby is a baby boy! His due date is estimated to be around April 23rd! We are still working on names!

Thanks for letting me share my secrets! I have so many stories to share with you, so hopefully this post marks the beginning of me being back to blogging! I have to run, but I can't close this post without wishing all of my blog friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that your Thanksgiving is filled with lots of family and fun!!!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Game Day Fashion Emergency

Game Day attire around here is serious business. A cute dress is a must for tailgating and attending the football game. While finding the appropriate attire is simple for some, others struggle to find something cute to wear to cheer on their favorite college football team. I fall in the others category. Every year I struggle to find a cute game day outfit. If you are looking for a last minute look, don't forget to dig dip in your closet.

A denim skirt or any cute skirt (skirt from Old Navy)

paired with a fitted,vintage team tee (these are from J.C. Penney)

and accessorized with a pair of cute wedges (pictured below: TOMS wedges) and fun jewelry can make an appropriate game day outfit!

If you are looking for something a little more dressy, but you still can't find that perfect game day dress consider adding an embellished tee or cute blouse in your team colors (like these cute choices from Target). Unfortunately, neither of these shirts are in my team colors, but you get the idea. :)

Good luck finding your game day attire! I am still hunting for a cute dress, but until I find it I will happily wear my fashion emergency substitutes! Happy Tailgating!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Fall Favorite

This morning I walked outside and was delighted to feel a tiny hint of Fall in the air. I love summer (even long, hot ones), but I always greet Fall with open arms.

One of my Fall favorites for my house is a pumpkin spice scented candle. There are several companies that offer delightful pumpkin spice scents. You can find wonderful Fall scents at Yankee Candle, Bath and Body Works, and even big box stores like Wal-Mart.

My choice of pumpkin spice candle this year is going to come from Kringle Candle Company. I was introduced to this candle company with at the Atlanta Gift Mart in July. Kringle Candle is a relatively new candle company founded by the son of the founder of Yankee Candle Company. All Kringle candles are white and come in beautiful reusable jars. They also smell wonderful.

I can't wait to burn my new Fall candle, and enjoy all the wonderful things that Fall has to offer (like college football)! Happy (Almost) Fall Y'all! :)