Thursday, December 29, 2011

Abigail's first Pair of Ballet Shoes

were bought today at the Sock Basket in Spartanburg. She is three years old now, so we decided to start her with dance with her Preschool teacher starting Tuesday! She also needed some tap shoes. Abigail and I were so excited (and I was so glad my parents were there because there are a lot of choices, and I do not know as much as they do about ballet shoes)!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Video of the Kids Singing in Their Christmas Program

I got a new digital camera on black Friday that takes hd video, and could not figure out how to upload such a big file. After 80 minute of uploading on you tube (private setting), it is finally up. Wow, does anyone else have any other suggestions? Enjoy!

or click here to see full screen on you tube here:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Portrait Innovation Photo Shoot

So, once a year, I have started going to Portrait Innovation in Spartanburg for my Christmas card picture and yearly pictures. I have been VERY happy with them. I love Christmas card pictures and the kids did the best they have ever done. Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Baby #3 IS


Annabeth Joyce Wallace

Family names (Anna is Charlie's mom's name), and we have always loved the name Annabeth. Joyce is after my mom's mom and is a family name on Charlie's side of the family as well.

Annabeth means, "favor or grace, and He (God) has favored me." I love reading about Anna in the New Testament who was a prophetesses who devoted her life to God.

We were not as set on a boy name, as a girl name. Abigail really wanted a girl baby so I am joyful for her, not to mention I can find all my girl clothing a lot better than my boys clothing right now.

It is awesome that I can now feel her move all the time. The doctor said I am measuring right on time and the baby looked perfectly healthy . . . Praise God! I am overwhelmed by God's gifts he has given us, and by HIS plan for our lives. This week I am 21 weeks pregnant. Time is going a lot faster with baby number three, although Abigail asks everyday if she can come out tomorrow. Love it!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

My Baby Turns 3 Tomorrow!

Wow! She is such a JOY. We are so blessed with the precious gifts God has given us. Lots more blogging this week....stay tuned!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

October 2011 Pictures

Pregnancy Update: 16 Weeks

  • I had my 16 week visit and it went well. They found the baby's heart beat very quickly which was a relief because at the 12 week visit it took forever. His or her heart rate was 154 beats a minute. I was a little nervous because I felt fluttering and then have not for the last weeks.
  • The doctor said not supposed to feel the baby moving till more like 20 weeks.
  • I also have been sick last week and on z pack diagnosed with bronchitis on Monday.
  • I have the big ultrasound at week 19 on November 22nd. We will also find out what we are having this morning as well.
  • If I had to guess what we were are having I would guess a girl. I have acne on my face like with Abigail and did not have this with Jackson. However, I am not as anxious to find out what we are having, which is nice. Jackson heart rate was in the 150's at first and then 140'st the rest of the pregnancy as I can remember. Abigail's was 170's and then 160's so the 150 heart rate is not giving me any sign (I think generally boys are lower and girls heart rates are higher).
  • My heart rate and blood pressure are low while I am pregnant, which is why it takes me a while to get anything done, but makes me a very laid back person which is awesome.
  • Keep praying for this baby to be healthy! We elected not to have down syndrome blood test done because of friends who have had false positive and it has not been accurate at all. Also, whatever God's plan is for our life we chose to trust Him when that time comes.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday's Tip:*HOT* $4.49 Huggies @ Target!

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I am so proud of Abigail. The second week of her starting school, I put underwear on her and she did great. I still use diapers for her to sleep in but all during the day she has underwear on. It has been a little exhausting stopping places and taking her potty, but so worth not seeing her have sagging diapers (they were even going through her clothes and getting her clothes wet). This summer when I put underwear on her she would have accidents all the time because she does not mind being dirty, and just wasn't ready for it, so I was really surprised when we tried again and it worked. Praise God!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Jackson's 5th Birthday Party Pictures!

Finally! Only a month plus late...haha!

All summer I tried to plan Jackson's 5th birthday party. Last year, we just had a small family party and so for his 5 year old party I wanted to do a big party (especially since he has like 17 kids in his Pre K class). So, I talked with friends, got to borrow a bouncy castle, and since this summer he went crazy over Cars 2, the theme of the party was easy. I also had friends bring their power wheels and we did power wheel rides around the church, and little roller coaster ride inside the church (again borrowed from a friend). I also made pigs and blanket and meaty cheese dip (just finger food). It went great! I think we had 40 people come. Jackson will always remember it!

Now of course Abigail is begging for a princess party. Any ideas? I really do not want to do a big party since she only has few kids in her class.

I am so proud of Jackson this year. He is doing great in school and writes his name every time he signs in. He is doing so great in soccer as well, really turning the ball around and scoring. But most of all, I am proud of how much he knows about the Bible and how he already seems to be preaching. Last week, I caught him reading his Bible on his own and preaching. When he had strep throat at the beginning of the school year, he told a man in the doctors office that Jesus died for his sins and really started witnessing to him. I know God has a very special plan for Jackson, and I can't wait to see God's glory keep shinning through my precious little boy.

Stay tuned for another post tomorrow! I turned 15 weeks yesterday and we think as of now we find out what we are having the week of Thanksgiving, but I will know definitely next week on Tuesday when I go for my 16 week visit. Abigail cannot wait for this baby to come!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I love Him SO much!

He is hilarious!

Hopefully a new post tomorrow. This month has been crazy busy with Homecoming, soccer, Fall Revival and now church directory pictures. I am already 14 weeks, and will be 15 weeks on Sunday. Keep praying for him or her to be grow healthy!