Thursday, July 23, 2009


Ben and I have been thinking about selling the house and we have finally taken the plunge!

Although home prices have dropped in the recent year; Havana seems to be holding it's value fairly well. Our short term plans are to sell and rent in the Downtown/Mid-Town area where we will be closer to work. We are both very excited about our decision. Right now we have the home for sale by owner for $345,000. Our home was built in 2007; has 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths and an additional office/bedroom. In a few weeks it will be listed with Mattice & Mattice. If you know anyone looking for a newer home in Havana- send them a link!

Please pray for us while we sell and hunt for a new place to live- we feel like this is the next step in Gods path for our family!

Kitchen Nook/ Sun Room


Family Room

View into family room from the kitchen.


The afternoon view- this is great hammock time!

Beau playing on his new truck!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beau's First Birthday!

Beau's first birthday was July 3rd! It is amazing how quickly time flys- it seems like we were just bringing him home from the hospital. Ben and I have been so blessed by his sweet smile! This child never ceases to amaze me! He is learning so quickly and is more proficient in pronouncing "Ace" than "Momma"- I shouldn't be surprised really....

His birthday shirt- we had to loose the shorts. (they were falling off- 6 month shorts on a 1 year old child....)

His Plane from Grammy and Grandad!

Working the gears...

Beau and his best buddy "Ace"

Beau got lots of presents and enjoyed playing in the tissue and paper.

A ball- Beau loves to throw ball!!

Birthday Cake- and I made it! Beau wasn't sure why everyone was singing...

YES, that is a frog- I knew what you were thinking. I am not exactly Martha Stewart- but it is the thought that counts right??

At first he was just eating icing. I think that was his favorite part- Buttercream!

Yummy CAKE!

On Wednesday Beau and I went for our 12 month check up-


Weighs 18.6 lbs- mind you he was stomping on the scale, accuracy???
27.5 inches tall
Percentile: 5% still a little ball of muscles.

He is babbling all the time, eating anything you put in front of him, holding all of his own bottles and sippy cups, walking and sometimes attempting to run, and my favorite milestone- HUGGING!

Ben and I both are looking forward to this next year!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Daddy Diapering!

The Brazilian Diaper

Beau is going to kill us one day but this was too funny.....

This past weekend I went to the beach with some girlfriends. Beau and Ben stayed home over the weekend- you would have thought Daddy would have gotten enough diapering practice!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009



Beau playing on his new plane! (Daddy loves the plane too!)

Beau playing on his new train!