Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Bachelor??

Yes, The Bachelor!! It starts this Monday, January 5th and my pledge sister, Molly Malaney, is on it!! We have seen a few bleebs she has sent us and she is known as the "All-American Girl Next Door." Fits her perfect!! Stay tuned for more updates- Go Molly!

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's official- we're land owners!!

Little man is already wearing 2T! Where has the time gone??

The land will still be farmed until we move there. We'll actually make some money :)

Last week, Joey and I closed the deal! We became official land owners. We bought 2 acres just south of Main Street in Greenwood by I65. We don't plan on building a house for a few years, but it was our dream to find a few acres in that exact area and we couldn't pass up the offer (especially with the market the way it is). We are actually parcel 3. Parcel 4 is still for sale- so if you're looking to move in that area- get on it! The area is wonderful and the Taylor Farm Market is only a few blocks away- yes, I have relatives that farm out there and they have a fresh produce stand right down the road. Meanwhile, we'll be taking car rides out there in the winter, watching the corn grow in the summer, and playing wiffle ball in the fall. God is good!

Worth the one hour wait...

Santa! Oh my god! Santa's coming! I know him! I know him!We took the little man to see Santa on Friday night! The line was forever long, and the outfits were adorable!!! I personally don't remember visiting Santa growing up-- maybe that came with being the youngest? I don't know. I wasn't sure about spending $15.99 for a 5x7, but we had already missed two free visits with Santa at a girlfriend's house and at my hair salon-- yes, my hair salon has Santa visit (they're awesome). As we were leaving the mall at 8:30 on a Friday night, I felt the Christmas spirit I had been missing start shining through. From here on out, Big Joey and I are going to be celebrating Christmas a little different (wink). I feel this makes Christmas magical! Although this year, LJ is too young to actually "get it," he'll love chewing the wrapping paper and he'll have a picture with Santa forever. I can't wait for the years to come!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Welcome future Dr. Julia Taylor!!

YES~!!! They got engaged on Tuesday!! We are thrilled!! Brooke and I couldn't ask for a sweeter sister-in-law!! We are so excited, and couldn't be happier for Beau and Julia.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

24 lbs = big boy teeth and big boy high chair

LJ is now sitting up in the high chair for every meal and he has officially cut two teeth, "O" and "P". Since LJ does weigh 24 whopping pounds, he is still struggling with crawling. He's rocking on all fours and nose diving toward a toy, but not officially crawling. Maybe this will allow us to keep the ornaments on the lower branches this Christmas- no babyproofing just yet!!

I couldn't quite figure out why this picture wouldn't rotate!!! RATS!

The typical LJ look.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Big Joey and I have been pondering about what exactly are going to be our family traditions. It's weird to think about it when one of our parents say, "We've been doing this since you were born." Then again, it's REALLY cool! Something cool the Matis' do the day after Thanksgiving is go bowling. People don't even really talk about it at the Matis' the day of Thanksgiving... you just go the next day. Traditions like that are pretty neat. So..... Big Joey and I have been talking about what our traditions are going to be... and we're still talking....
LJ is on Luke's shoulders. Luke is a triple striper with CYO football;
however, I think LJ might just have him beat some day. :)