Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Baby Whatley

Today was a big day for my sis, brother-in-law, and Tripp. And for the extended family members. I  guess you can say we get pretty excited around here when my mom, Ashley's MIL, Lee, Tripp, and myself were crowded in the ultra sound room dying to know if Baby Whatley is a GIRL or BOY.
I know brothers are great, but girls get excited in a totally different way. We called Andi and put her on speaker phone so she could be apart of finding out the gender!!

Trying to keep Tripp entertained in the waiting room with a sucker. It worked  for about 5 minutes.

Ashely and Lee are having a BABY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I'm super excited! Tripp is not real sure. Actually, I think he was disappointed but he did say he would share his little trucks with her.
We got a balloon from the hospital gift shop and took it to my dad's office to share the news!

I am ready to start shopping for that baby girl. Girl clothes are so cute!
I can't wait to meet LEXIE JANE WHATLEY.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday AW!

Sweet baby girl turned TWO today! Happy Birthday Anne Wesley. Uncle Rich and I hope you had a great day. Your Birthday party last Saturday was very fun!

 Anne Wesley LOVES Dora so it was fitting her parents threw her a Dora Birthday party!

Steve helping Anne Wesley blow out her candles.

Anne Wesley, Uncle Rich and Aunt Leese love you so much. We love watching you grow up!

Monday, January 10, 2011


I'm FINALLY getting around to blogging about our trip to Orlando. We had a wonderful time. I LOVE traveling with my in-laws (especially, if we are going anywhere near Disney World)! Some of you make fun of our love for Disney, but if you could experience this place with Bob and Ginger I bet you would fall in love too. My father-in-law had me laughing the entire trip..sometimes uncontrollable laughter. Our reason for going to Orlando was not Disney World but the Alabama bowl game. The game was great, and we even got to enjoy bits and pieces of Disney. We ate very well at Disney's Polynesian and Boardwalk Resorts. I can't wait to go back!

Thank you Bob and Ginger for a wonderful trip! 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

We had a FABULOUS Christmas. I loved every minute of it from delivering our Christmas presents, the candlelight service on Christmas Eve, my grandmother being with us for the first time EVER on Christmas, finding out my sister is PREGNANT, waking up early to see what Santa brought, and getting to spend lots  of time with our families! I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking!

The Jones' gave us a trip to Orlando to the Alabama bowl game! I am looking forward to getting away for a few days and hopefully to a place with warmer weather. Richard and I are absolutely loving our time off together. Monday is going to be rough but we sure are thankful.  I can't remember the last time we were both in bed at 9am!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Festivities

Whew! I'm so glad to be sitting here on Thursday afternoon having time to blog. The past three weeks  have been CRAZZZYYYYY...especially the past few days. It has all been good just a lot going on with work and Christmas events! Rich and I are both off until 2011, and I could not be more excited!

We are all ready for Christmas in this household! I finished one last gift today. Richard and I made a couple of our gifts this year. I know people who make ALL of their gifts and I'm impressed! While we are excited about the gifts we made, I can't imagine making all of them. I'll share these gifts with you after Christmas morning. I love giving and receiving gifts :) Oh,and call me weird but I LOVE wrapping presents!

Last Saturday, we had Christmas in Birmingham. A great time was had by all. We added a little spice and played a few Minute To Win It games. It was so fun!

 My small group girls spent the night on Saturday to get ready for the Girls Cookie Bake. It's really a cookie decorating party because we baked 200 or so cookies Saturday night! I have a few pictures from Saturday night but pictures of the actual cookie bake are on my computer at work. I'll have to post them next week!

Richard and I are celebrating Christmas tonight!  Our annual Christmas date which always takes place the night before Christmas Eve looks like this - dinner at Olive Garden, look at Christmas lights, and exchange gifts! This is year number 7. I can promise that I love him so much more today than I did 7 years ago. We are exchanging stockings with a $25 limit. Richard went shopping this afternoon :)

I want to leave you some of my favorite lines from Christmas hymns.

No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground; he comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found. -Joy to the World! The Lord is Come

Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in thee. Israel's strength and consolation, hope of all  the earth thou art, dear Desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart. -Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay close by me forever, and love me, I  pray; bless all the dear children in they tender care, and fit us for heaven, to live with thee there. -Away in a Manger

Good Christian men, rejoice, with heart and soul and voice; now ye heed not fear the grave; Jesus Christ was born to save! Calls you one  and calls you all to gain his everlasting hall. Christ was born to save! Christ was born to save! -Good Christian Men, Rejoice

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Beginning to Look

A Lot Like CHRISTMAS! Our tree is up and decorated. We went last night to get our tree and I put the lights and ornaments on it today. Richard sets up the tree and I decorate. We work better that way :) I turned on Chris Tomlin's Glory in the Highest and had the best time except for when all the lights went out on the tree. That was a just a little majorly frustrating. No worries we got them working after a little reconfiguring. I had an ornament shower before we got married and it was my favorite shower. I LOVE pulling them out of their boxes and remembering who gave us that ornament. All the tree needs now is presents! Can't wait to wrap presents and put them under our tree.

22 days till Christmas! I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving Happenings

Richard and I had a great and eventful Thanksgiving break. We were on the road a good bit traveling to Birmingham and Dothan, but the majority of our time was spent at the farm. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of  my Mamaw's typical Thanksgiving spread - dressing, green bean casserole, creamed corn, ham, and yams, but I must give her credit for cooking most of the food. Friday we watched the Iron Bowl at the farm and be glad you were not there! Saturday my family went to Dothan to spend the day with my mom's side of the family. I'll leave you with pictures from T-day and beyond.
I LOVE my mamaw! She did make a killer mandarin-orange cake. Richard especially loves her cake. She made three of them to have at our wedding.
The guys camped out at the farm on Wednesday night. I think that would be fun, but when the house is 20ft away I would rather be inside.
Uncle Richard fried a few turkeys and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD DELISH!!
Post lunch nap. I think they were full after lunch.
My sister and brother-in-law got tickets for the Iron Bowl so I offered to keep T-Man. He spent the day at the farm with us. I love this picture.
Maybe we are biased but Rich and I think we have the CUTEST niece and nephew. I mean look at those faces. LOVE.
Tripp and  Ben acting like they are on a roller coaster. Tripp LOVES Ben!
Meet my sister, Andrea. She is such a  DIVA. I'm not really sure what the definition is for DIVA, but I'm calling her that anyway. She's a DIVA to me! 
I don't know what I would do without them. And no Ashley and I did not plan to match.
My uncle Fred is a peanut farmer near Dothan. One of his workers took Tripp on a little ride.
I love the holidays and the opportunities they give to spend  time with family. Richard and I are extremely blessed. Thanking the Lord for each other, our families, and most importantly his son.