Tuesday, December 30, 2008


We are back home from the hospital. Brody is doing well, and we just have a home breathing machine to treat him with over the next day or so. He'll go to the doctor next week for a follow-up appointment. Thanks for your prayers!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Brody update

When the doctor made rounds this morning, he said they will keep him today too. Yesterday they found out he also has another virus called adenovirus. It's also a respiratory and gastro virus, which causes vomiting. He has been sleeping alot, and is starting to try to eat a little. Hopefully he will fight it all quickly. We appreciate your prayers.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Brody is in the hospital with RSV virus. He started getting sick Christmas Day, and we took him to OCH on the 26th. They diagnosed him and sent us home. He was worse yesterday so after we got back to Meridian, we took him to the hospital. He was admitted last night, and he'll be there at least until tomorrow. He is getting breathing treatments every 3 hours and is on IV fluids and antibiotics. He is being a tough little guy, and is handling it pretty well.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


He makes the funniest faces...what a sweet little man...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

me at 8 months

Sorry for flashing everybody, but this is a picture when I was about 8 months old. Besides the brown hair and brown eyes, I have to say Brody looks like me! We hear alot that he looks just like Brad, but I think he's a good mixture of us both.

Here's an old picture of Brad, and when he was a couple of months old Brody did look JUST like him. :)

I'm in love...

look at this little guy. I just want to squeeze him all the time! This was the other morning, and I just had to take pictures because he was being so sweet reading with Daddy...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


We went to Amory to Brad's grandmother's house for Thanksgiving. The food was delicious as always. They do "Christmas" at Thanksgiving since all the family is together so Brody got to open some presents. He loves wrapping paper and ribbon!

Happy with Mamaw
Attempting to get some family pictures. It's hard with a 9 month old!

He thinks pulling my hair is funny :)We finally got a couple of good ones

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008


I had made a post last night, then took it down because it might have been too personal regarding my family, but I decided to re-post it so everyone would know

"First I have to say THANK YOU JESUS Daddy is ok...

This afternoon around 4:00 Dad was walking in a city park over near Starkville Academy. He always exercises there and he had an Ipod on listening. He was jumped by 6-8 young guys. They punched him in the face and broke a bottle over his head. He is very upset and shaken. It upsets me too because in that huge number, they could have really hurt him. He called the police and they came. They said they couldn't do anything- it was probably a gang initiation. That made Dad even more upset.

So anyway- say a little prayer for him. He has cuts on top of his head and a couple of places on his cheeks where they punched him.

I'm letting everyone know because we all think something like this couldn't happen to us. Please be careful- even in towns like sweet little Starkville"

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The last couple of weeks have been busy and eventful and I haven't had a free minute to blog, but here's a little recap...

Friday night we went out to dinner with some friends for my 26th birthday. It was alot of fun, but I couldn't eat much because last Tuesday I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth out. On that same Tuesday morning, we took Brody in at 5:45 to the hospital to have TUBES put in! It was a crazy couple of days, but Brad was off work and my mom and sister came to town, so Brody and I both got taken care of wonderfully. He is doing great. After 3 back to back ear infections that we couldn't get cleared up, we took him to the ENT dr. and he said time for tubes. He seems to be so much happier already. As for my teeth- they still hurt and I'm pretty grumpy because all I eat are mashed potatoes and chocolate pudding. :)

And here's sweet Brody. He's finally getting hair and he's also finally getting his bottom 2 teeth!

Yayy for the holidays. I LOVE this time of year- from my birthday until Christmas. I love the leaves and I love all the red in the stores. It's so cheery. Also only about 3 more weeks of nursing school, then I get a MONTH long break!!! I know Brad and Brody will be glad I actually get to play and not have my nose in books all the time.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween in Starkville

We went to Starkville this weekend for Halloween and the ballgame, and we had a great time. We got Brody and Julian together to try to get some pictures in their cow and dog costumes. It was too funny. Julia and I were out of breath from chasing them around.

(you always wonder what babies are thinking but i KNOW here he's thinking "get me out of this cow suit")

attempting a family photo but Brody wouldn't look :)

this was us trying to put his clothes back on him, but he was PASSED OUT

Brody in his new teddy bear coat
And he's learned how to paddy cake!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween and funny hats

funny pacifier...too bad the pumpkin stalk goes straight up his nose

sweet boy. this is the biggest smile i've ever caught on camerai was trying to figure out if i need to get brody a hat since it's turned FREEZING here lately. i found this one. it's not too practical and warm but it's hilarious. it has moose antlers on it...and he kinda has a little smirk on his face in the picture

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Brody and cousin Julian/the cutest Levis you've ever seen

Brody got to play with cousin Julian last weekend. They had so much fun! I can't believe Julian will be a year old Dec. 8th.
Also, Brody got his first pair of Levis. Is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen (Brad thought it was funny to pop his collar. He will not look like this in public. :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

lots of beach pictures

We went to the condo for a long weekend, and the weather couldn't have been more PREFECT. It was wonderful, and it was a nice break for us from school and work. I always love going down there and eating gumbo and good seafood! Here are some pictures from the weekend.

sunrise one morning

strolling brody to the shrimp festival

Brody loved being on the balcony and chatting with everybody...

talking to Captain

(this is one of my favorites)

being goofy on the couch

giving one of his funny faces for the camera

waking up GiGi
bathing in the kitchen sink!

napping with Aunt Dani

I love the beach!