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Tuesday, February 20, 2018


James is FOUR!  I have loved this past year and seeing James' personality come out.  It's also different having John and seeing the difference between the two.  I realized that James isn't my affectionate one, but he likes to say things like "Do you want to snuggle with me?"  Really that just means he wants you to be with him and hang out next to him, not actually snuggle.  John is the affectionate one.  James is my little encourager and I just love it.  He is good at telling me thank you and appreciates things.  Jordan says that James is just trying to make everyone else look bad with all the compliments he gives.  James is also extremely observant. I know most kids are, but he seems even more so, takes after my dad, ha!  I mean we will go to the shoe store, and he will point out shoes that everyone has.  He is the first one to notice if I have a new shirt or new nail polish.  Another thing I love about him is how he loves a good laugh--he has a good sense of humor.  It's the cutest thing.  I love my sweet James, and I am so thankful the Lord gave us YOU!  
Check out these pictures, my sister-in-law, Ashah took of him.  You need to check out her website.
Aren't these the cutest? I'm obsessed! Love these boys so much.  

Thursday, February 15, 2018


For our 5 year anniversary trip, Jordan and I decided to go to Texas.  We had two friends living there--one in Austin and one in Dallas and guess what is smack dab in the middle of those two? WACO and Magnolia Market!  Of course we had to make a stop there!  It was such a great trip catching up with old friends.  Jordan grew up with his buddy Zane. So, we got to see him and his wife and their two sweet boys!  Then we made it to Waco.  Let me just say, July probably isn't the best time to visit there!  We were a tad hot!  It was super crowded too, I'm guessing because everyone was out of school, but it was still worth it to see.  ALL THE DETAILS!! I could of spent longer there, but both of the guys were sweating to death, ha!  Then we went to Dallas, and saw my good friend, Grace Anne and her husband.  We went to the Bush Library and got to see what their life looks like.  So fun!

Saturday, February 10, 2018


For my 30th birthday, Jordan gave me some Need to Breather concert tickets.  I was so pumped, then he told me to look at the location.  I was thinking "Town Hall? Is that in Atlanta?"  And then I saw "New York City" right below it. Whattt?  He surprised me with a quick get a way.  I was so excited!!  We didn't really plan a lot of ahead before we got there.  We knew we were staying close to Time Square at the Distrikt Hotel and knew that the Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Saks Fifth Avenue, and all that tourist stuff were close by.  The Statue of Liberty was probably the furthest, but it was still worth it taking the ferry and seeing it up close. Let's just say, NYC during Christmas time does not disappoint!


{Fixer Upper}

This past fall we spent a lot of our weekends working on this fixer upper in Milledgeville.  It was basically my baby, and I'm kind of sad it's over.  It was in pretty rough shape when we bought it.  The whole house needed some TLC.  We tore down a wall between the dining area/living space and kitchen to open it up.  We replaced the kitchen cabinets, kitchen tops, pulls, backsplash. You name it, we replaced it.  We refinished the hardwood floors and painted the walls On the Rocks by Sherwin Williams.  We retiled the whole master bath & remodeled the hall bath as well.  I will let the pictures do the talking.  Enjoy! 

Before & After of the kitchen:

Before & After of the Hall Bathroom

Below are the before & afters of the master bathroom. We closed off the closet and made the master bathroom a couple feet larger than it was before.  This way a bathroom vanity could fit in there and we made the shower a tad bigger.  

Monday, May 8, 2017


 Our kitchen remodel became a little bigger project than we expected, but isn't that how it always is?  We originally were just going to paint our cabinets, but after talking to our cabinet guy, it wasn't going to be a lot more to change out the doors.  We figured since we were already updating it, we might as well do it right!  We painted our boxing, added shaker cabinet doors & some open shelving.  We went from tile to concrete countertops, and our backsplash went from green to white.  Phew glad we don't have that green anymore!  Here are a few pictures, and I will link were I bought everything! 

Black pulls:
Black delta faucet:
Black light fixture (I had a lot of Lowe's gift cards):
White Subway Tile:
Shelving: Galvonized piping we painted black with wood we stained. 
Concrete Countertops: My husband made them!! Here are two links that he used to make them:
Paint: Cabinets are SW Eider White & walls are SW Agreeable Gray.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


John was 20 pounds, 3 ounces and 29 inches long at his 6th month check up yesterday.  And the doctor mentioned how happy he was, which is what a lot of people tell me!  Except, of course, when he's hungry & tired.  He's not quite sitting up yet, but he loves to roll around.  He's the perfect little addition to our family.  These past six months have been so fun.  It's especially sweet to see him & James interact.  I can't wait until they can play together.  Thank you Lord for blessing us with sweet Johnjohn.  You are so kind & gracious to us!  

Monday, August 29, 2016

BIRTH STORY//John Michael Wood

 Wednesday, June 29th started out like the rest of the days  leading up to it, lots of back pain and I mean it was bad.  I stayed home a week or so before John was born because I was in so much pain.  Now I kind of wonder if I had low amniotic fluid or something.  I know he wasn't a small baby, but whew that hurt!    

Anyway, I was having contractions all through out the night ranging from 5 to 10 minutes apart.  I texted my OB early that morning & she said I welcome to stop by Labor & Delivery and get monitored.  I kept going back & forth.  I kept talking myself out of it because I knew I would get to there and hardly be dilated.  Jordan's mom happened to be watching James that day, so Jordan encouraged me to go since it wouldn't hurt to get monitored with the expectation that it might be nothing.  So, we went!  Thankfully, when I got there I was dilated to a 3, which was more than I thought.  By the time my OB got there & checked me I was a 4.  She told me, "You're here for good until that baby arrives!"  Praise the Lord!  I didn't really want to be sent home since the contractions were getting pretty painful.  

The anesthesiologist wouldn't be there for a couple more hours, so I asked the nurses if I could get any other pain meds until he arrived.  So, they gave me some stadol.  I think they remembered me from James' birth because they didn't give me as high of a dose this time.  I was pretty crazy after they gave it to me last time.  I received the epidural around 2 pm.  This was the only time I remember the stadol really affecting me.  When I was about to receive the epidural, I got really scared & almost refused it.  I was afraid that something would go wrong with it & I would get paralyzed or something crazy to that effect.  It seemed out of character for me because I had talked about how I wanted an epidural all pregnancy long.  So I blame my fears & tears on the stadol :)  

An hour after getting the epidural, I had only progressed to 5 cm.  The doctor then decided to give me pitocin to speed up the process.  The OB checked me a couple hours later (around 5 pm) after her day was over at her office & I was a 6 cm.  I was thinking that I wouldn't have John until midnight because I wasn't progressing as fast as I thought.  Around 7ish, Jordan's dad brought James to the hospital & everyone burgers for dinner.  Meanwhile, my doctor came back to check me and told me "You're complete!"  I replied, "Wait, what does that mean?!"  "It's time to push!"  she said.  I was in shock, I couldn't believe I had went from a 6 to a 10 in an hour.  Jordan shoved down his dinner & came back into the room.  After 3 contractions, and 8 minutes of pushing he was here!  Another shocker, I couldn't believe how fast it went!  I pushed for 30 minutes with James.  However, I was a lot more with it this time since I wasn't so high on stadol.  The Lord was so gracious.  I thought James' birth went so well, and this one was just as smooth if not smoother.  I cannot thank the nurses, my OB & all those who were there enough.    Love you all!