Tuesday, September 30, 2008


This weekend we headed to Auburn for the game and some tailgating fun. My friend Amy and I attempted to organize a Pledge Class Reunion tailgate. It was a lot of fun and gave us the opportunity to visit with some girls we haven't seen in forever, some literally since college. Mary Selwyn had such a big time. She loved every minute of tailgating. She definitely takes after her parents and is destined to be a tailgating queen. She walked and walked and walked. She also said "HI" to every person she walked by.

Mary Selwyn made friends with a little Tennessee fan. They were tailgating by us and they became instant friends, teams aside.

Mary Selwyn also enjoyed Sweet David Coblentz and Simms Goodwin. Unfortunately for MSN, Simms slept almost the whole tailgate. Mary Selwyn kept sneaking over to Simms' stroller to shake it and wake her up. The last three or so times Simms did open her eyes briefly and then drifted back off but by about the sixth or seventh time Simms did eventually wake up.

It was a fun weekend. It was so good to see all the girls, especially Haley and Margaret who I haven't seen in four years. We got to catch up and eat good food....what two things are better? Here are the rest of the pictures from this weekend. War Eagle!

P.S. My computer died, I mean like black screen, does nothing dead! So I'm having to use Shay's computer......which is his work computer and is hard to use. This is my first attempt at the blogging on here so sorry if it seems weird.....It posts pictures weird so I just kind of have to go with it for now. Maybe I'll catch on soon.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

And Baby Makes 4

That's right.....Mary Selwyn is going to be a big sister. Shay and I found a couple of weeks ago that we are going to have another baby. It came as a bit of a surprise but we are super, super excited. After it took us a whole year of trying for Mary Selwyn, we never thought that we would just pop up pregnant. What a blessing that we don't have to go through all that over again. To be honest I was a little overwhelmed at first but that only lasted about 20 minutes and then the excitement hit me. Shay and I had talked about thinking about another baby in December/January, so this is a little sooner than we had originally planned but not by too much. I say "we" planned like "we" are in control. God has such a great way of showing me who is really in control.

Tuesday we had our first ultrasound and got to see and hear the baby's little heartbeat. I was very nervous so hearing that little beat was music to my ears. I forgot about how nervous I was when I was pregnant with MSN. (I have actually forgotten alot about when I was pregnant with her and that was only 14 months ago!!) The baby measured 7 weeks and 3 days which was right on schedule and the heartbeat was 158 bpm.

So far I am feeling really great. No throwing up all the time like I did with Mary Selwyn. I'm thankful for that so far. Mary Selwyn is as excited as a 14 month old can possibly be. Of course when I first asked her if she wanted another baby she replied in the sweetest voice you've ever heard, "No," but that is the newest word she has learned and it tends to be her answer for everything so my feelings weren't hurt at all. Now every time you say the word baby she runs to pat my tummy and give it a kiss. She sure picked up on that quickly. I think she is going to be a great big sister. They will be 21 months apart in age so almost 2 years.

I LOVED being pregnant with Mary Selwyn and I really look forward to these next 9 months with this little blessing. I'm already in love with this precious baby and can't wait to add to our family. God is so good!!

We are not finding out what we are having with this one. The planner in me says yes but I think it will be the neatest experience to be surprised and I don't want to cheat myself out of that for at least one of my kids. Hopefully I will be able to stay strong and not let Shay talk me out of it!

We sent this picture of Mary Selwyn to all of our family to share our big news. They were all very excited. For those of you in Sunday School, I hope to make the announcement tomorrow morning.