Monday, December 29, 2008

As you can see a good Christmas was had by all. Tucker was amazed that Santa brought him EXACTLY what he wanted. My husband suprised me by getting me something for Christmas - and it was even a thoughtful gift. I guess he really does love me! :-)
We had a good time - Mimi is so proud of her granbabies. Teagan looked adorable in her Ms. Clause dress that her cousin PJ bought her. Life is good here. God is good and He is so faithful.
I don't really have much to say - nothing much changes in my life - as we head into 2009 I am looking forward to getting back into the gym and getting my pre-baby body back, making new friends, growing closer to the friends I have, and serving God with all that I have with (prayerfully) my husband by my side serving as well. May God bless you all in 2009 - and remember family is the MOST important thing we have on this earth.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pssst. hey brother lets peek at our presents. Photo2... Why yes, I'm quite the gift!
I know, I'm a slacker. If you only knew all the stuff I have to do - you'd forgive me. Things like wash bottles, feed baby, run to basketball practice, go to Zumba, go to church, serve on the Womens Ministry team, attend before mentioned teams fellowships and such that we've planned, work 40 hours a week and oh, shop for Christmas, do hair, bake cookies and peanut butter pies. Oh yeah, and sell Close To My Heart scrapbook supplies hold family dinner for baby dedication, drive to Mansfield the day before Thanksgiving - a 2 hr drive that took 4 hrs - and sometime I need to wrap gifts and do Christmas cards.
Do you know that I haven't had a single photo of my sweet baby even developed yet? What kind of mother am I?
My car battery decided to die on my while sitting at Sonic - had to push it out of the stall into the middle of the parking lot to have it jumped (thank you Tim S.) thank goodness people w/ sense don't visit Sonic when it's 28 degrees outside!
Got a new battery (there went Christmas money) and all is well now - God blessed me and Tiffany w/ an opportunity to laugh till we cried - I mean what else can you do in a situation like that?
So - huh- that makes me exhausted all over again thinking about it all. And - I'll take any advice on getting Chubba Bubba to sleep through the night - yes I'm doing cereal - no help! I did quit nursing her at night - I said that's it - no more- but she still wakes up wants the pacifier and then goes back to sleep. Letting her cry only wakes her more - she gets very very mad and louder and louder with every passing minute. So, got any advice out there ladies or gents?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Teagan and her doll Molly and laughing and talking. It's amazing how quickly she turned from newborn to baby. Rolling over, cooing, laughing at her brother. She is simply amazing! Tucker is amazing with her. She adores her big brother and he adores her. I am so blessed to have a son and a daughter!
Life is good, I'm glad to be back to work and keeping very busy. Tucker's football season is finally over, that tool almost every night of the week from us. SHEW! He did so fantastic I am so proud of him.
Fall is here in full swing, I have a feeling winter is going to come early. I have enjoyed the fall and the beautiful leaves. I unfortunately didn't get to do any hiking this year but I will next year. Teagan will be at a dead run by then... crazy thought isn't it?
God is doing great things with our Women's Ministry at church. He's been leading our team in a great direction. We are all of one mind and one accord just like His word says. I'm so excited to see what the outcome of these things will be. I am so blessed!
The elections are just days away - I won't post my opinions here but I'll be glad when they are over and we can all move on with life. What in the world will the news report about after the elections. The casino ballet (Prop 6) is a huge issue in Ohio right now. I'm anxious to see how that turns out. Again - I'll keep my opinions to myself.
I just got news today that my sister Paige - who was going to be moving this direction from 2 hours away is now going to be moving to Joplin Missourri (I don't even know how to spell it) LOL! I am devastated. I was looking forward to having my sister and her kids close to me for the 1st time in 22 years. I am so sad. I really long to have ALL my family close by to all be together for birthdays and holidays. I guess God has other plans and I have to praise Him for things unkown.
Like I said, Teagan is doing great, already 12 lbs and 23" long. She's very healthy and happy and most nights she sleeps from 8:30 to 4:30 and then to 7:30. I certainly can't complain about that! Tucker is excited about halloween - he's going to be a vampire. It's the first year I haven't had some influence over his costume and he's determined to be something "scary". He'll be the cutest scary vampire ever. Teagan is going to be an Indian baby (thanks to Lola for letting us borrow the costume) and no, I won't be collecting candy for her... that's so tacky!
So - happy fall and Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Okay I saw on Lola's blog that she had the cuttest jammies ever II and so Ms. Teagan had to borrow the idea too. These are SO the cutest jammies ever. Not because sweet Lola gave them to her either - but because they are tight and show her diaper butt and her big milk belly with adorable watermelons all over them... makes me want to just eat her up!!!
Thanks Lola for the cutest jammies ever!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ah sweet dreams!
It must be love!! Her favorite person - bubby!
Throwing gang signs already!
OOHH!! I get it!
My pretty blue dress - the only thing I own not pink. LOL!
Things are going well. She started on rice cereal in her night time bottle and then mom pumps and we are getting 5 hours of sleep!! YES! She's growing like a weed - it totally amazes me that I've already had to pack up clothes that are to small.
There is a photographer on her way to the house now, I can't wait to see how these photos turn out - she's got a GORGEOUS dress from Babygap that some friends of Tim bought for her. TOO CUTE! Thanks Bobbi & Brad!
I start to work in one more week, I'm nervous! Isn't that silly? I'm afraid of how the morning routine will go, I'm afraid of how she'll do at daycare, I'm afraid of how I'll do at work getting used to Vista and getting caught back up. I'm not excited at all the more I think about it the more I get ill!
Tucker is doing amazing in football - he is hysterical! He'll tackle the ball carrier and give a big ole YES with the arm - I expect if he ever does make a touchdown he'll invent the Tucker shuffle! The kid is oozing with personality anymore. He's doing GREAT in school - I can't believe how much he's grown up over this summer. He's like a new child. He adores his sister and is a huge help to mom - not a jealous bone in his body! GOD LOVE HIM!
Well, I gotta book I'm trying to read (The Collectors by David Baldacci) and it's great and I'm almost to the end - so gotta go!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It It doesn't sleep during the day.... AARRRGGHH!!! But she sleeps 4 hrs and 3 hrs through the night so I guess I should count my blessings for that.

We are doing well - here are pics of Emilee, Tiffany and Denise from work holding her and pics of her at 4 weeks old in her ballerina jammies.

She is just adorable and spoiled rotten already. I'm dreading my return to work in 3 weeks - I can't believe how fast the time has flown by!
After another stint in the hospital for UTI and Kidney infections (me) Teagan and I are back together and healing. She eats like it's her last meal. A TOTAL HOG!
I don't know what the daycare is going to do with her during the day - she wants held constantly - I feel for poor Ms. Brenda!!!
Well - that's all the time I have for now... hello to all and I hope everyone is doing well.
Lola - I can't wait to play with you!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A STAR IS BORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please allow me to introduce you to

Ms. Teagan Starr


8lbs 6 oz

20 3/4"

at 4:46pm

What a gem she is - a perfect baby - healthy, happy and she sleeps!

Mom and baby are doing well.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

I'm still pregnant... still waiting... if I haven't had this child by Monday night they will induce me on Tues.
Thank heavens I have a date in sight - only five more days! I'm not sure if I'm more excited to hold my baby or have my body back all to myself....
Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tucker got his uniform tonight.... this is his practice uniform and this his him doing his Heisman Trophey stance! LOL!! He thinks he is so cool in this gear!

These kids are so little it was hysterical to see them in their pads and uniform shirts. He's a great little player so far and is fast as lightening. Mommy and Daddy are beaming with pride how good he actually is... we had no idea!

Go 'Canes go!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

And you thought someones belly couldn't get that big?!?!? LOL! I look like I'm about to rip open at the seams. And that is Tucker trying to look like mommy... I promise I really do feed him!

My stitch comes out tomorrow at 12:10. So anytime after tomorrow Ms. Teagan Starr will be joining us. I'm really hoping the sooner the better - I'm tired of being pregnant. Tucker has started football and practice is EVERY night of the week from 6-8. From now until Labor Day - can you believe that - like we have no life?!?! Anyways... I have a neighbor that will take him for me when I first have baby so I have backup thank goodness. His first game is Aug 16th and I really really want to be there for his 1st game! So Teagan - do you hear mommy - you need to come this weekend. YEAH RIGHT! LOL!

Her room is all done and my dear sweet hubby worked his butt off around last week. He built shelves in the garage with doors for storage and he paid to have the carpets shampooed, he put together all of the baby furniture. He worked very very hard! THANK YOU BABY!

So, we're ready and waiting... I'll keep you posted!

Friday, July 04, 2008

My wish for you is all the love, sweetness, tenderness and kindness that you show others come back to you 10 fold!

Monday, June 30, 2008

I AM SO BLESSED! WOW! God has surrounded me by the most amazing people. I've had my two baby showers - one that my friends and family threw and one that the ladies from church threw. What a glorious time I had at both and the most amazing girlie gifts!! One of my dearest oldest family friends that attended the 1st shower saw my mom this weekend and said - The love that was in that room was overwhelming - she said when my daughter and I left we both said wow, Holli is surrounded and protected by so much love. (Thank you Ellen). Yes, I have to agree - at both showers - I was surrounded by so very much love! The first shower was at Don Pablos resturaunt - a great place for a shower! Thanks Kris for being there and supporting me!

The church shower was at one of the church members homes on her back porch- they did sucha beautiful job! We played a game that I had never played before - you got a piece of playdough - then you drew a slip of paper w/ some baby related on it. I got rattle- so I had to make a rattle and then everyone walked around and showed their item and whoever guessed the most right wins. IT was soooo funny!!! Let me say - some of the women were so very creative!! Thanks Barbie and Anita - I had a blast!!

I'm going to post some photos - the dress I am wearing was made my dearest BFF Tiffany Star. She did such a GREAT job and I totally felt like a Hollywood Diva since Jessica Alba wore one just like it on Ellen! LOL! Tiff - I love ya and can't thank you enough for the beautiful dress!

I don't want to take apart the diaper cake that Anita and Barb put together because it's TOO cute! The pic of my hubby - oh so funny! He's sporting the Daddy's Diaper Dootie Tool Kit

It consists of goggles, face mask, rubber gloves, pacifiers that say Daddys Little Girl, a pair of tongs (yes tongs) bags to bag up the diapers and of course diapers, butt paste etc. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! We all got a HUGE kick out of that!!

I can't thank everyone enough for all the FANTASTIC and ADORABLE gifts I received for Ms. Teagan Starr the future diva. I also can't thank everyone enough for all the love and support I felt and have received!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I am SOOOOOOOOOOO bored!! So, it's been 1 week today since I've been put on bedrest. The days have actually gone by pretty fast - until today. The sun is shinging and it's really cool out and I keep thinking oh today would be a lovely day for a jog... uh, can't.. ok a walk... uh..can't... great day to move furniture and work on the nursery..uh can't! Lay by the pool? Uh can't too cold!! Freaking weather! LOL!
I've watched enough Baby Story to know that I've frightened myself out of giving birth so this child will be staying in forever. And enough Bringing Home baby to know that I'm giving this child away! LOL! They have those shows on so we'll quit having babies don't they?
My baby shower is Saturday and I'm like WAY SO excited! My BFF Tiffany made (yes as in home sewn) me a DROP DEAD gorgeous dress - totally Hollywood - Jessica Alba and Halle Barry wore one just like it - for my shower. I'm going to be so sexy, mama diva-licous at my party! YEAH! That is one thing I can say about this pregnancy - I haven't felt dowdy and fat - I've felt cute and pregnant and healthy. So different than my 1st one. My shower is at a Mexican rest. which I think is a FABU idea! I mean- no one had to clean their house, no one has to clean up afterwards - no one has to prepare food - its brilliant! I can't wait to be surrounded by the people I love most in this life and by people who love me and support me - to feel so blessed. What an amazing feeling its going to be to be gathered with my favorite people.
I can't thank the girls (Denise, Tiffany and Emilee) enough for all the effort and thought to every detail they've put into it! I don't know what all is planned but I know it's going to be wonderful w/ those 3 creative minds! How lucky am I?!?!
So - that's my life - I get up take TK to daycamp, come home eat breakfast, watch TV, check my email, take a nap, eat lunch, watch TV, check my email and go pick up TK. Eat dinner watch TV and go to bed.
So, you're all caught up! LOL
I did go to the Dr yesterday and everything looks great. The contactions have all but stopped - not even every hour. I feel great, the weight gain is good, I measure out right where I'm supposed to be - so God is good and answers prayers as I already knew He would!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hello all - I am requesting prayer from all my blogging friends please.
I spent some time in the hospital last night w/ contractions. Yep, you heard me right. They gave me a shot to stop them, it slowed them, they gave me another shot, it slowed them a little more they sent me home. 30 min later while eating dinner they kicked back in full swing.
So... I went to the Dr today (as I was told to do) and I am now officially on bedrest. They want me to make it another 5 weeks. I WANT to make it another 5 weeks!
But of course, going on short term disability means less pay, bed rest means less freedom. My husband may find this hard to believe however, I do enjoy helping keep our house clean, I do enjoy getting up and doing things. It's going to be very hard for me to stay down. It's going to be very hard on HIM to keep up with everything and work 2nd shift and have me around the house all the time doing nothing. So pray for our peace, pray for our finances and most of all pray for this precious little girl to hold on 5 more weeks!
I am so blessed though! I have had two wonderful friends from church already offer to do my grocery shopping (yep, I'm not allowed to do that either) and clean my house! What amazing people God has put into my life! I trust the Lord to provide for us in everyway. I know He has a plan and that it is the perfect plan - so I'm going to stay upbeat and postive and praise Him and stay out of His way as He carries His plan into action! PRAISE YOU JESUS!
I am feeling better today by the way - have had a few contractions but that's it - they said if they are less than 5 or 6 an hour they aren't going to worry but if I have more than that I need to call in. So - I guess I'll be blogging more since I'll be home to do it!
Thanks for your prayers!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I don't really have anything to say except 7 weeks and counting till the stitch comes out.
I feel fantastic - I am just not starting that uncomfortable phase. You know, the one where walking is an effort to get one foot in front of the other. I walk down the hall and people are laughing at me - no I'm not being paranoid - they tell me that they are laughing at my waddle!
HOW RUDE! I'm a good sport - I can handle it.
My ankles are now cankles (calf ankles) huge huge huge! But again - it's only a few more weeks.
I'm still sleeping good - I get up every 2 hrs to pee but that's good training! LOL!
Still haven't started on the baby room yet - (yes anal Holli is in a panic). I know we'll get it done - it's just a few more weeks and I'll motivate Tim somehow - hmm...maybe I'll fake labor pains and that'll scare him into it! hehehehe!
My baby shower is June 21st and I am SOOOOOOO excited. They are having it at a mexican rest. which is perfect since mexican is my favorite food!
Well - I hope you are all happy and blessed - I pray for you everyday!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

So, I am a total slacker!

Sorry - here's belly pics - 27 and counting - the countdown has begun! Actually this week I am 28 weeks now and only have 9 more to go!
I still feel incredible! We went to the Dragon's game this weekend and I finally felt pregnant - we parked a couple of blocks away and I was EXHAUSTED by the time we got to the front gate. I'm going hiking in the mountains of West Vir. this weekend. That oughta be interesting! Bet I do alot of nature looking not walking. I'm pretty excited about it. We're taking a trip on a old steam engine train. You can go to and check out the trip to Bald Mountain. My sister Paige and her family, me and my family and my dad are all going. Dad is going to tell the grandkids lots of stories of when he was aboy growing up in the mountains down there. I'm going to get it on video so we'll have it forever!
Life is super, like I said I feel great and for 7 months prego I'm not terribly big - guess it's true what they say about how you carry a girl and how you carry boys.
Hope this finds everyone out there in blogger land happy and healthy!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I love music. I heard Tracy Chapman Fast Car on the radio the other day and that made me nostaligic. So... I got down under the entertainment center and dug through CDs. Let me say getting down anywhere is no easy feat for me these days! haha!
I dug out Tracy Chapman, Edie Brickell, Jewel... some old Blues Travelers. Oh the days when music was good and the songs meant something - or at least I could understand what they were saying!
So, I've had the panoramic roof open, windows down, radio blasting and singing at the top of my lungs! I LOVE this time of year!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

So, in answer to Pat... we had Chloe Grace picked (which I still love but Dad not so much) so now we're talking about Teegan Star. Teegan means poetic beauty and Star of course - star. Tucker and Teegan... very cute.
Tucker isn't real happy about it - he wants her named Chloe. We shall see. It could change 100 times before August. LOL!
The excitement around here is off the hook - we have furniture picked out we just have to order it, the bedding set is picked out (just gotta order it). You can see it at Walmart it's called Bubble Fun it's pink and brown and olive green. I didn't want to do any themes because they grow out of themes so quickly!
Teegan... huh... I think it's growing on me - although when I'm yelling at her - she will always be Tucker..ERRR TEEGAN... that's a good name too I think! HAHAHAHA!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I laid on the table today and watched her measure the baby and I kept saying - okay God, it's a boy, my heart is prepared and when she said a girl I about fell out!!
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!! She is a BIG healthy baby girl - the lady doing the ultrasound said (and I quote) " Oh my, she has a big ole' belly already". And boy did she - you could already tell she's a chubby one - so I promised to lay off of the Easter candy -ooops!
Thanks for your prayers!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

TK and his easter basket which he found hiding in the bathtub.
Good morning world!
AAahh, the sun is shining, I have coffee in my hand (decaf of course) and I made eggs, bacon, has browns, and biscuits for breakfast, my kid let me sleep in and wake on my own... ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD TODAY!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, what a glorious morning! Spring is on it's way and you can smell it and feel it in the air. The trees have buds on them, you can see the starts of flowers poking their heads up through the ground - it's so wonderful!
I feel terrific! Being pregnant has been so wonderful - I just don't have any complaints! Now, how many people can say that?! I am so blessed.
Today is my hubby's day off and we're going to walk around the flee market for awhile. We'll have to make frequent sitting stops for me - my stomach muscles start hurting if I walk to long - that always makes me smile though (I know weird) because it reminds me that MINE & TIMS baby is growing in there.
The ultrasound is Wed. Mon and Tues will be the longest days of my life! I know I won't be able to sleep Tues. night! We've got our options narrowed down for the nursery - we just gotta know what it is so we can get busy on it.
Well - that's all that's in my life. Tucker has been on spring break all week - he's been an angel and I have loved spending the extra time with him and I know daddy loved staying home w/ him all day. He's really grown up this year - and getting taller every day (and skinnier) it's amazing! He's going to be the best big brother ever!

Monday, March 17, 2008

18 weeks and counting!! So, here's what a dork I am... people ask me "How far along are you" and I've been answering 4 1/2 months. Well- today it dawned on me 5 months ENDS at 20 weeks not STARTS at 20 weeks! The good news is - I skipped a whole month - I am 5 1/2 months pregnant... HAHAHA! Time is flying by. Now I'm sure it's going to slow down to a crawl right about June!
I didn't feel like I had grown that much since my last photo - but then I looked at them! GEESH!
Come on April 2nd - I wanna know what this baby is - if i get asked one more time I'm going to scream!!
I feel great - the pregnancy has been truly wonderful and I don't have any complaints.
God has so blessed my life. Thank you Jesus!