Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

2007 has been a year full of change, happiness, and excitement! I can't believe it's almost 2008. Brad and I are lame "old people" (plus we have a baby on the way) so we don't have any exciting plans to bring the New Year in. Actually, we'll probably not even be awake past 10:00. :)

Speaking of baby on the way, I wanted to make a post relating to the "how did that happen" of our lovely honeymoon baby...

Let me say this first: The "how" really doesn't matter, and we feel SO BLESSED to become parents of Brody in a few short months. However, for those of you who are into PLANNING, READ THIS. :) We thought we were planning baby #1 for 2-3 years down the road, but my how things changed.

Now- for those of you who heard the news in July that Brad and I have a baby on the way A MONTH after getting married and thought to yourself "What the crap were they thinking"- this should answer your question... :)

No, we aren't careless morons. I was on the pill. What I did NOT know (and only thought was an old wives tale) is that ANTIBIOTICS CANCEL your birth control. Yes people, I took some medicine the week before and the week of the wedding. So yep, it really happens! That is the main reason for this post so that you married lovely ladies know that it's true! Brad's mom said there should be billboards posted all over the country about this topic.

Just a little FYI. Like I said, it doesn't matter- we are SO EXCITED about Brody. Just thought some of you might want to know so you aren't eating your wedding cake topper for your 1 Year Anniversary while a newborn is testing out his new lungs in the background! Yayy can't wait! :)

Friday, December 21, 2007

New York City

I should've gotten these pictures posted long before now, but everything has been really busy. The first weekend of December Brad, me, Dani, and Kevin (her bf) went to New York. Danielle and I neither one had been before, so it was alot of fun to see all the sights for the first time. Yes, I am a "small town girl", but I will NEVER understand how anyone would want to live in that place. It was crazy. People EVERYWHERE who had no problem RUNNING RIGHT OVER YOU. Taxis constantly honking. Freezing cold temperatures and wind chills. However, I LOVED being a visitor and I would LOVE to go back again. My 3 days was long enough. The positives?

1. We got to see a GREAT play on Broadway called Wicked. I would highly recommend it. It was the "untold" story of the witches of the Wizard of Oz. So cool. And hilarious.

2. CHINATOWN- that place was oh so sketchy, but it was fun to finally experience it.

3. John's Pizza- best stuff I've ever eaten. Supposedly the water in New York makes the pizza good. Who knew.

4. Seeing Times Square. It is bigger than life. Really cool place. (And we got to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center- that thing was huge.)

5. Visiting Ground Zero. I've seen all the movies they've made. I watched alot of the shows that came on around the anniversary last year. But NOTHING can portray what it's really like. Those buildings were HUGE, and there were so many people in there. The coolest thing was the church nearby that was used as a shelter for firefighters following the disaster. Despite surrounding buildings being torn to pieces from the explosion, NO WINDOW WAS EVEN SCRATCHED. We walked through it and there were still pieces of the fence with photos and letters. Chillbumps.

The trip was alot of fun and it really got me in the Christmas spirit even more than I already was. Did I mention it was FREEZING THERE?

Meanwhile, back in Mississippi, 3 day old Julian was out on the porch in 70 degree weather... :)


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007


Julian Michael Kraker surprised everyone and arrived today- 3 weeks early!!! We are in New York City right now, but pictures will come soon! Yayy for Slade and Julia! All 3 are doing well!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


I'm going to have to copy LT and put up pictures of our decorations. :) Danielle was in town this weekend, so she made everything look really cute. On Saturday Dad took us to a country road, and we cut down a REAL tree. It is HUGE!



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