Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 In Review

2010 has been a year of life changing events. So here is our year in review.

January was a bleak time in our life.  On the 21st, my mother-in-law passed away after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.  She was a truly remarkable woman, and I wish everyday that she was here to see her first grandchild.  She would have loved Micah.  She is loved and missed.

In February, Mikey and I took a motorcycle course.  I learned how to ride, and we purchased motorcycles.  Mikey had wanted one for a few years.

March was a busy month.  My cousin welcomed her second child, Camille.
My sister completed her training, and shipped out to her first duty station in Texas. I was sad to see her go, but proud of her determination to serve.
We went to an Atlanta Hawks basketball game.  Mikey and his (step)sister treated his (step)dad to a game for his birthday.

Mikey and I started on the journey that is parenthood.  On the 25th, we had a positive pregnancy test.
And we started our vacation in St. Louis.

In April we continued our week in St. Louis.  I had so much fun, I thought about not coming back.

We also celebrated Easter.

May marked the end of the first trimester. We also welcomed Madison, Mikey's cousin's baby.

Mikey and I celebrated our first anniversary in June.

We found out in July that we were expecting a boy.
I celebrated the anniversary of my birth, and got a new car for my birthday.  (I share it with Mikey on occasion.)

August was my brother's month.  He graduated from medical school.
And he got married.

We also celebrated Mikey's (step)dad's retirement from the military.

In September, we celebrated Mikey's birthday, and took a trip to Louisville, Kentucky for a wedding.  One of Mikey's childhood friends got married, and Mikey was a participant.

In October, I experienced my first music concert, featuring Patti LaBelle and Boyz II Men.  It was an awesome experience, and I plan to go to many more concerts.  We also had our baby shower in anticipation of Micah's arrival.

November saw the arrival of Micah.

He went to his first doctor's appointment, and we celebrated our first Thanksgiving as a family of three.

December has brought about our first Christmas as a family, and Micah's first road trip.  December also brought snow, even if we didn't get to play in it this year.

I hope 2010 brought you as much joy as it did for my family, and I pray that 2011 brings you everything that your heart could wish and makes your life a little more wonderful.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

An Impromptu Photo Shoot

So Micah had a spur of the moment photo shoot.  He has recently acquired a club chair.  (The chair was purchased last night.  I couldn't wait to take pictures.) Here are a few snapshots. I am no photographer.

This one could have been decent, if not for the horrible flash that left the picture darker than the natural light of the room.

5 People Who Mean A Lot (in no order whatsoever)

I am continuing this blog game that I started oh so long ago.

10 Things in 10 Days: Day Six: Five People Who Mean A Lot (in no order whatsoever)

1.  Micah:  I think this one is pretty self-explanatory.  Micah has become so much of my life.  I wake up each morning thinking about you, and go to sleep thinking about you.
2. Mikey:  We promised to  stay together for the rest of our lives.  Of course, he means a lot to me.
3. My mother: She gave me life.  Without her, I would not be here.  We talk everyday.
4. My sister: She's my only sister, and I love her to pieces.
5. My brothers:  There are two of them, but they are very special to me, each in their own way.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

More Pictures

I took pictures of Micah today.  I think he liked it.  The blog header changed again also.

From this...
 To this...

Now the pictures...

Smiley baby.

Kicking legs.

I love this face! And the next one.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Road Trip / Six Weeks Old

Today Micah turned six weeks old, and took his first road trip.  This week Micah gave his first social smile.   He still is unsure of hiccups, baths, and diaper changes.  He doesn't fuss so much anymore.  He "fusses" at you when you take his bottle to burb him before he's done.  He also has his way of letting you know he's done.  He presses his lips together and pokes out his bottom lip.  We celebrated our first Christmas as a family of three.  Micah has also graduated from newborn size clothes to 0-3 month clothes.  He's getting so big, and I really wish we had a scale to weigh him between doctor visits.  I may have to invest in one.

Micah's first road trip was to Atlanta.  He did very well.  He only fussed when he was hungry, and when he got hot.  Other than that, it was smooth sailing.
Strapped in, and ready to ride.

Daddy driving.

He was hiding from the sun when we stopped.