Friday, December 31, 2010

End of 2010

As the end of 2010 is upon us, Mark and I want to thank all of our family and friends for all the love and support that you have shown us this year. Thank you God for abundant blessings! We pray that everyone has a very blessed and prosperous 2011! Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm an aunt again!

My brother, Thomas, and his wife, Rachel, decided to wait until birth to find out the sex of their 3rd baby. Well, she's here! Genevieve Hope Dunning arrived 12/30/10 at 02:48AM 7 lbs 1 oz 19.5 inches long. Rachel and Genevieve are doing great! Thank you God for your blessings!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

We had a great Christmas holiday this year. We headed to Virginia Beach on Christmas Eve. Traffic on the way down wasn't bad at all. We arrived at Grandma Belle's house around noon. Later that afternoon, we headed over to Mark's cousin's house for the Hadley Christmas Eve party. The food was good and it was nice to see his relatives. Abigail played with a few of her third cousins and a couple dogs. She had a blast. The gift exchange is always fun. I ended up with a set of my favorite Bath & Body products. Abigail got a new book and a Disney Princess bean bag game. After a little while, we headed back to Belle's house and called it a night. Abigail slept very well considering she was not in her crib. She actually slept in Mark's crib! Thanks Grandma Belle for getting that out. On Christmas morning, Mark, Belle, John (Belle's boyfriend), and I exchanged gifts. We got some great stuff! Thank you Grandma Belle and John! After the gift exchange, we relaxed the day away. Abigail ended up taking a 3 hour nap! What a blessing! As the day grew to an end, we kept hearing weather reports of the upcoming snow. After some discussion, we decided to stay and leave in the morning. Bad choice! By the time we left Virginia Beach, there was already 6 inches of snow on the ground. VDOT hadn't touched the roads at all. The normal 2 hour trip home took us 4 hours. Driving 25-35 miles an hour was not fun. Thankfully, Grandma Belle got Abigail a portable dvd player for Christmas. She watched Toy Story 2 and 3 on the way home and was a very good traveler! We are truly grateful that God kept us safe. Enjoy the pictures and video. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Monday, December 27, 2010

It has been a year

It has been exactly one year since Abigail took her first steps. Wow! She is growing up so fast. It amazes me how much she is changing. We are definitely blessed with a great daughter! Thank you God!

Monday, December 20, 2010


I got my crown put on my tooth this morning. I was in and out of the dentist office in 20 minutes. I'm sore but all seems ok. Please pray that the pain subsides quickly and that I don't mess up any more teeth!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Cantata

We had our Christmas Cantata at church this evening. It was great! All the hours of practice were well worth it. There were a few people saved and many people made some important decisions. Thank you God for your Amazing Grace!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Christmas package

We got a Christmas package from my parents today. What a blessing! The best part was they said we could open before Christmas! Mark got an atlas and some really cool flashlights. I got some beautiful jewelry and a great stainless steel frying pan. Abigail got an Elmo coloring book, a Toy Story Woody toy, a Christmas puppy, socks, tights and money to get some clothes. Thank you Nonny and Papa! We love you!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Portraits 2010

We ventured to Portrait Innovations today for Abigail's Christmas portraits. There were only two good pictures before a meltdown. Enjoy the pictures! Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Mark!

Happy 31st Birthday to my wonderful husband, Mark! I love you with all my heart. I am so blessed to have met you 5 1/2 years ago. Thank you for your compassion, love, support and kindness. You are a great husband and father. Here's to many more years to come! I love you!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I am truly thankful for a wonderful family. God has blessed us with such a loving and caring family. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday by far. It is a time for me to reflect on all of God's blessings and also to spend quality time with family. We got up early this morning and headed to Elizabeth City to have Thanksgiving dinner with my mom's family. The food was delicious. Thank you God for my family! I only took a few pictures today. I wish we could have stayed longer but I have to work in the morning and Abigail didn't get a nap. Well now that Abigail has gone down for the night, I am not far behind. Until next time...God is good! All the time!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I broke my upper back tooth last Friday. After two hours in the dentist office this morning, it feels like someone hit me with a sledge hammer! Please pray that the pain medicine kicks in and that my mouth feels better soon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pray for Abigail

We took Abigail to the doctor today and she has croup. Poor thing has a horrible cough. She's not had it before and she just sounds horrible. Thankfully her lungs are clear. Please pray that the steroids work quickly and that she feels better soon.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Abigail's 2nd Birthday Party

Here are some pictures from Abigail's birthday party. Enjoy!

The food
Someone snuck a carrot
The cake
Cool Leapfrog alphabet magnets
She just loved her singing Toy Story card from Grandma
Thanks Grandma!
Bathtub stickers!
Handmade dollie from Grandma Donna
Dollie in the cradle from her great-aunt Pat
She really didn't like being sung to!
It's time for cake!
Ready to blow out that candle!
Cake time!
She loves the piano

Friday, November 5, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Abigail's 2 year check-up

Abigail went for her 2 year check-up this afternoon. She weighs 27 lbs 5 oz (slightly above the average mark) and is 35 1/2 inches long (90%). She gained 2 pound 8 ounces and grew 2 inches in 6 months! The pediatrician said she's doing great and doesn't have to go back until she is three years old. She did have some fluid in her ears and we are going to try some new things for her allergies. Poor thing got 2 shots today. She cried for awhile but got better on the drive home. We thank God for our healthy, beautiful, happy daughter. Please keep us in your prayers. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Festival 2010

Abigail was our little ladybug tonight for the Fall Festival at church. She wasn't feeling all that well but she made it through. The game room for all the kids was a little overwhelming for her with all the people and noise. She did get some candy though. Enjoy the pictures!

Not too sure about all this

What's going on over there?

I've had enough...get me out of here Momma!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Abigail is 2 years old!

We are truly blessed with a wonderful daughter. Everyday we thank God for Abigail. And to think, the doctors said there was no baby at the beginning of the pregnancy and the scary emergency c-section delivery. God has been so good to us. Today, Abigail is 2 years old! Time sure does fly! Just think, this was her 2 years ago... 1 year ago... and today... Enjoy the pictures and video from tonight.