I am a 26 year old stay at home mom with a precious son Cade(1 year old) and an amazing husband Cory. We live and work at Shocco Springs in Talladega, Alabama. God has so richly blessed us and we pray that we show his love to others daily!!
Today was Cade's special day with mom. We ate at chick-fil-a for lunch and then went to get his very first hair cut!! yes i did cry but just a little! He sat in the chair like such a big boy and didn't say a word. He sat so still and and played with small toy cat! After that we went to the pet store and played with a few cats and bought some mice for Cory's snake!( yes for those of you who don't know cory has a snake that he keeps in his office!! his name is "the duce" since his last snake choked to death!) what a fun time!! But in the last picture you can see that after his hair cut he looks like a little boy not a baby!! Man time goes by fast!
Cade and I got the chance this weekend and spend some time with Cory's parents and grandparents. His Momaw and Popaw celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary so we had them a reception on Sunday afternoon! Cade has always liked to go to Popaw's house and ride the tractor and feed the horses and play with the dogs! I took these pictures at the reception and you can tell that Cade loves his Popaw!!
No pictures today! Just wanted to write about my valentines day and brag on Cory for a minute. (We both were going to be busy on valentines day so we had to celebrate it early.) I use to think that a great present involved lots of expensive things, flowers, going out to eat, spa treatments, going away for the weekend. Don't get me wrong all of that is great and I love it (so Cory if you are reading this, do not count those things out in the future for other occasions!!! )But tonight I got the greatest gift ever - his TIME! He has been telling me that the plans were all a surprise for a week now so I was in suspense! He got a babysitter and set up the living room and we watched a movie together( fireproof - good movie - not hollywood actors but good movie and great message)It was a great christian movie but more than that I just enjoyed spending quality, uninterrupted, TIME with him. He also got us a book that encourages couples to keep learning and trusting God on how to love each other more. We don't know where God is gonna lead us in the future and sometimes that can be scary but we do know that we have gotta love each other more than ever and take the TIME to pray over and strengthen our marriage so that He can use us as a family. We get so busy sometimes that sitting down for a long period of time,together,without being ridiculously tired can be hard to come by, so tonight was special and I wanted to share it with you. What a guy huh? I think so. I prayed for years over my husband before I met him and I could have never imagined anyone any greater than Cory! It was the best valentines day yet!! (okay I am through gushing now! ) I hope that you all have a great one too!
I just wanted to show off my precious nieces and nephew! These are my brother's babies! Kris, Drew, and Anna We had a little photo shoot at my grandmother's house today and I think they turned out amazing! And you can't help but love the family hug - Cade had to get in on that one!
Excel's D - Now weekend went really well! Of course Cory did a great job preaching and we met a new band from Auburn called Arms of Eden and they were really good. We had a great time and I think the kids did too! These are just a few family pictures of Cory, Cade, me and Taylor!
Cade just makes me laugh! He was crying today and just pitching a one year old little fit but as soon as I pulled out the camera he knew exactly what to do! His sad frown turned into a smile ! Isn't he just the cutest thing ever!!