Saturday, June 21, 2014

A mommy moment


that moment as your child is drifting off to sleep, staring into your eyes and he smiles from beyond his wubbanub-you know that smile is meant for Mommy. that smile says I love you mom and I know you got me. I know you are going to be here for me through it all no matter what comes our way. guess what little one- you are right. that smile that mommy is returning as she stares into your sweet sleep filled eyes says exactly that. she will walk through hell for you, she would kill for you and give her own life for you. she is your mom and protector. so sleep tight my sweet baby, you are safe. mommy's got you-always!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sawyer: 3 Months


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Sawyer turned 3 months yesterday and is still growing like crazy. I see it each morning as I drive him to Gigi's looking at him in his car seat through my rear view mirror-those subtle changes. Before I know it I'm going to have a toddler on my hands and my tiny boy will be no more. So I am enjoying it to the fullest as much as I can and trying to live in the moment and not take any small thing for granted. I'm one of those who will rush, rush , rush through everything unless I consciously remind myself to stop and take it in. 3 months are in the books and it has been some of the best 3 months-ever.


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BTW - I've had a few expecting mothers ask my opinion on things I needed that I didn't get at showers and things I would suggest/not suggest, etc. so I'm working on putting together my 3 month essentials list to share with y'all. Stay tuned.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hubs First Fathers Day

With this being B's first Fathers Day I wanted to do something a little special. I have a cousin who is pretty talented when it comes to welding and wanted him to create a sign for B. I knew he had been wanting one for his shop but had no idea on size, design or where he even wanted it to hang so, in the process of trying to figure all that out without him discovering what I was up to I came up another idea which ended up being his first Fathers Day surprise. For those of you who know us or read my blog you know that we hunt- it is a passion for my husband. Well we both love bow hunting and had discussed building a permanent stand to hold our bow target so we could come outside and shoot whenever we wanted. After looking at several pics my cousin had sent of different signs the idea popped in my head and we rolled with it. He created the design and brought the image to life, so to speak. On Friday B's brother picked it up and hid it for me. (thank you very  much for that) On Saturday morning B woke to find his Father's Day card and a new shirt laying on the coffee table. Inside it told him to grab Sawyer and head out to the fig tree.......so off we went with camera and Sawyer in tow.
B looking for his gift.

He found it.

Giving it a once over. He was shocked.
Btw, B hardly ever wears a shirt when at the house so I apologize for the nudity. lol

I made him put on his shirt that was with his card and take a pic. You can't really see it in the photo but there is a bow hunter in a tree stand with his bow drawn....it's pretty sweet.

The target is scheduled to arrive soon. I will post an update once we get it in the ground. He was so stunned and appreciated that I had paid attention and put so much thought into it. I was giddy he was so happy with it and that we actually pulled off the surprise.

The rest of the weekend was very nice as well. Sawyer and I soon headed off to the Founders Day celebration in the town over and we spent the rest of the morning with family. Boy was it HOT but so much fun. It was nice just to all be together. That afternoon we fried fish and chicken over at B's parents. We had a great time and left with some stuffed bellies.



Sunday we headed to church with this sweet angel. I mean just look at those cheeks. Are they not the cutest? I know you want to give em a squeeze.


After ward we headed over to my grandparents for Sunday lunch. We had fried squash for the first time this year. (notice how we fry everything in the south?) My grandparents grow most of their vegetables so these were fresh out of the garden. Jealous? lol All the family came over and we ate and just sat around and enjoyed each others company. It's so hard just to slow down and sit these days. We all gave the Fathers their gifts and I wish I had taken a picture of the cards that my brother and me gave Dad. They weren't the exact same but basically had the same message- it was funny. We all had a chuckle.


Will-will chatting with the Saw-man. They are so proud of him and get so tickled watching him try to talk and smile. Melts my heart- great granddaddy and great grandson.




Here's to a successful and happy first Fathers Day. Now I will have to see what Sawyer and I can come up with next year. 











Friday, June 13, 2014

Dedication & Baptism

We had a pretty important week last month. I was baptized, received into the church as a member and baby Sawyer had his dedication before our congregation. Brett and I were both brought up Baptist and currently attend a pretty awesome church in the next town over. *Shout out to SLBC!* Anywho, Brett and I both knew without a doubt that we wanted to have Saw-man dedicated and I have been wanting to get baptized for a good while now but never stepped up. Well, we got word that our awesomely wonderful, intelligent and genuinely kind preacher had been approached by another church to become their full-time preacher. I know how great Brother Mike is so if they had any lick of sense they were going to snatch him up if it all possible. (sniffle, sniffle) It was like the Lord was saying Misty- do the thang before he gets gone. So that's just what I did. On Wednesday night I publicly professed my faith by baptism and finally became a legit member of our church.

One amazing man, right there.




Oh, the lessons this man has taught me alone.


That Sunday we dedicated Sawyer and vowed to raise him in a Christian home. I tell ya, having Saw-man just makes you want to get your crap together and live right. I'd do anything for that little man right there- walk through hell or high water! (that may be a southern saying...) It was a short and sweet dedication but special and meaningful none the less. We love our little boy so much.


Waiting for his Dedication.






Proud Parents!!

 just love him.

It was a truly awesome week. Our families were both there, which meant the world. My grandparents were so happy and proud. I was told my grandad had tears in his eyes when I got baptized. They are such warm and loving people and would do anything for you. Not to mention that my grandad plants a killer garden and my grandmother can throw down in the kitchen! We are truly blessed in so many ways and have so much to be thankful for. Family being one of the many. God is so good and gracious. Hope you have all had a great and blessed week.


Update- Our Pastor was in fact grabbed up by another church. (insert sobbing face here) While we are sad to see him go I know God has a plan for him and our church as well so I am anxious to see what road he leads us down next. I wish Brother Mike and his family all the best on their next journey. He will truly be missed!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Breastfeeding in Public

So, mad props to the woman who wrote the article that I am about to share with you today. I never really understood how taboo and controversial breastfeeding was until last year when we were expecting our first child. It really is a shame that women are shunned for this act. I mean HELLO- God did not make formula. Women's breast were meant for feeding their children. I am one of those mothers who has to pump because of latching and working reasons and it is a pain. If I could throw Saw-man on the boob and go, you best believe that's what would be happening. Anywho, I'm going to chill at that and let the article speak for itself. 


by: Annie
 http://www.motherhoodandmore.com/2013/08/whats-so-hard-about-covering-up-to.html?m=1

To sum it up, as the article states, just. look. away.
Wishing you all a blessed day.

Monday, June 9, 2014



Below are ten things I learned after surviving my first week back to work after having our first child. It wasn't pretty and it wasn't painless but by golly I survived!

1. you cry- lots!
2.  you are VERY sleep deprived. you thought you were sleep deprived while on maternity leave? HA! ha. ha-ha. just wait.
3. you get good at getting a routine so you can relish every possible second of sleep.
4. you cry some more.
5. you realize that some things just really aren't that important.
6. you become really good at giving yourself pep-talks....i CAN get out of bed... just X hours to go before you can see your little man....i WILL go back to work so my family is financially sound and because we aren't very good at seeing in the dark...
7. you learn that your newly acquired fantastic routine can go to hell in a hand basket real quick
8. you find yourself no longer pitying your husband because he has to sleep in a hotel bed each night but rather jealous because he works out of town and gets to go to bed at a decent hour. (I kid-but the thought does cross your mind)
9. you think about crying again but quickly realize you don't have the energy for it. it's pointless anyway because you will be waking up more delirious the next day than the day before and still taking your butt to work.
10. you find out just how hard it is to be a mom yet how strong and kick a$$ you are because of it.

So here's to all the kick a$$ moms out there. We are fierce- hear us roar or snore which ever is more fitting at the time you read this,

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer Nails

With summer upon us, it's time to up our game when it comes to our nails. Nail art and nail designs have been huge lately with so much focus on the unique mani. I started searching for my favorite summer color/look. Below are some of my favorites for le ole summertime.

#nail #unhas #unha #nails #unhasdecoradas #nailart #colorido #colorful #mexican  unhas Bijou Nail Mexican design.
In love with this look but way to froo-froo for me.

Summer Nails. Anchors Away
I really like this girly take on the nautical theme.
Summer Nails gradient!!! Can't wait to bring this back!
I little coral/pink ombre action is perfect for summer. Can we say sunset?
Spring and Summer Nail Designs
I adore this combination and really really like the base color.


fun red, white, and blue nails ... Colors: Chancer (Butter London), Kate (Julep), Spring Gentian (Priti NYC), Diamond Geezer (Butter London)
God Bless America and an on point mani. No but seriously though how awesomely patriotic is this for the 4th of July? And HELLO the 4th is on a Friday this year- 3 day weekend!! Whoot Whoot!
love these white stilleto nails - gorgeous!
WHAT THE?!?!?!  this is a def DON'T! I mean.....*smh
NARS Kutki Limited Edition (Tiffany Blue) Nail Polish
Did I mention I like this color? Well, I do. Very cool for a bright hot summer, don't ya think?
 


pink-a-doodle
This is a really nice feminine pink/coral color for the summer time. 

Now as much as I love these looks above (minus the claw nails) I usually keep a neutral or solid color nail with bright toes in summer and dark in winter due to the nature of my job. So with the warmer weather and the increasing exposure of my little piggies the search was on for the prefect color for summer. I found it- Crushed Clementine by Maybelline. This is my ideal color for some fun in the sun toe action. I'm sorta obsessed with blood red and am not too fond of really pink colors, love a coral and need something with a little pOp for summah. Well this is a perfect combo. It's not orange, not too pink and just bright enough. Check it out.
Crushed Clementine- go buy it. You'll love it
This is my go to red color. I'm telling you it's the perfect red- for me anyway.

Now if anyone wants to come give me a mani/pedi at home I'm game because this momma sure don't have time to get one at this moment. See y'all soon.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Surviving-back to work blues

                     


Well, I did it. I survived my first day back at work. It wasn't pretty but it wasn't ugly either... until that night after I got home and had him in my arms. I began to boo hoo- like a little kid who falls and scrapes their knee boo hoo, yeah it was a definite ugly cry. Why after I got home you ask? Because I had prepared for that first day and given myself a many pep talk. I was ready- as best you can be anyway. So the morning went smoothly, we woke up, fed, got ready, loaded up and headed out the door to Gigi's. And this was after an evening of the biggest tantrum he has had yet... that wasn't pretty either mind you but nevertheless we had a good night sleep and pretty decent morning. I was pretty busy at work so the day passed quickly. So far so good. However, as I was holding my sweet sweet babe later that evening it hit me-I have to go back the next day and leave him all over again. Crap! Crap, crap, crap!! I swear I held him for about 3 hours after that. I did not want to let that little boy go. I cannot even begin to put into words the absolute joy and happiness my little fella gives me. Oh how I love him so and hate to leave him. Anyway, I survived day 2 as well and am again not looking forward to day 3 but I will suck it up and be thankful for how blessed we already are. Here's to getting through the rest of the week.



Sunday, June 1, 2014

They grow up so fast.




I cannot believe the time has come that I must return to work and leave my little man behind in the mornings. *tear, sob, gasp, lip quiver, get it together* I am returning to work in the morning and am not happy about it. I really wish I could stay at home with the little one until both he and his unborn sibling started kindergarten. That ain't gone happen but I can still dream, right? I know that we are beyond blessed however because Sawyer is going to stay with his Gigi rather than go to daycare so that makes us feel a little better about the situation. Anywho, I cannot believe 10 weeks has come and gone so quickly. Nor can I believe how much Sawyer has grown. He was 14lbs 10oz and 24 inches long at his 2 month check-up- big boy! He was wearing a 9 month onsie today and is going through his wardrobe like wildfire. I am trying my hardest to make sure everything gets worn at least once- so far so good.


It's definitely going to be interesting going back to the working world now especially since I am still breastfeeding/pumping. I pretty much strictly pump now as it is but doing so at work and transporting the milk everyday should prove amusing. At least I know I will be able to pump and work at the office as I am currently pumping while I edit this.....mom requirement- must be able to multi-task.



Below are his one and two month pictures I took of him. I still cannot get over how big he is. Brett was around 18 pounds at a year and this kiddo is almost at 15 at his 2 month check-up. He is also doing great with holding his head up and engaging his abdominal muscles to assist. Oh and he also decided to pitch his biggest tantrum yet- TONIGHT! of all times, tonight! He is good now but oh. my. lord. the Hubs and I thought we might just pull our hair out!!


Just look at that sweet face and those adorable cheeks.



 Well I am off to feed the Saw man one last time while "officially" on maternity leave and then calling it a night. I'm hoping I have shed all the tears I am going to over the past weekend. On the other hand, tomorrow I may just hold off on applying the mascara until later in the day....*sigh



Hope you all have a blessed one.










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