when i think about what all has happened since february of 2010, i’m blown away. seriously. i’m sitting here and 9 days away from my due date with little sammy. what in the world?!? anyway, i just want to list some things that i’ve walked through and been thankful for over the past 12 months. ok, here goes:

  • this time last year, my granny was on her death bed. i summed my thoughts about granny here. even though it’s been a year, it’s amazing how much i still think about granny (daily, i think) and how much i want to run by her house, call her and hear her sweet voice on the other end. to hear her tell me how much she’s praying for my whole family and how much she loved our little boys. the thing i miss the most is her unconditional love for me…not just me but for my whole family. i hope i’m becoming more like her every day.
  • the month of may consisted of going to florida with ben’s family and having a FABULOUS time. right before we left, we put our old house that we loved on the market. it was shown several times, but it wasn’t time for us to move just yet.
  • june – i called ben about the second week of june and said “well, the boys are either going to have to move upstairs to the tower (in our old house) or we’re going to have to move before we sell our house.” he was confused and didn’t get it. so, i said “we’re PREGNANT!” mercy, can we have another blessing for this year?!
  • the summer was filled with the boys swimming with friends, mimi and papa, visits with grammy and pawpaw, fun with friends, and playing outside. did i mention is was the hottest summer EVER!? and we completely re-landscaped our yard, with the help of grandpa and pawpaw, and totally kept all of our plants alive during the whole summer. for those of you that know us, that is a HUGE accomplishment!
  • in september, ben and i celebrated our 5 year anniversary in nashville! it was SO wonderful. it was the longest we had been away from the boys ever, but it was so worth it! two weeks before we went to nashville for vaca, we got a contract on our house! let’s talk about things happening all at one time!! so, we go to nashville, leave boxes all over our house, and enjoy staying in a hotel for a few nights. then, we get home, have an amazing yard sale, close on our house, find out baby #3 is indeed another boy, and move…BAM, BAM, BAM! really, those last three things happened in three days. oh my!
  • since september, we have been settling into our wonderful home. izi turned two (with a monster party) and dillon is our big 3 year old (complete with a mr. mets birthday party bash). in the middle of their birthday parties, i turned the BIG 3-0 and my AMAZING husband threw me an AMAZING surprise party! one of my bffs, glenna, came in for the party, i got to skype with my friend, jackie, and she gave everyone a wonderful memory of us. my mom, dad, and sister were there with memories in tow. then, i got to chat with my other bff, hannah.!!! not to mention that all of my friends were there, too. anyway, it was wonderful. then, we had Christmas for two weeks straight, celebrated ben’s birthday (he’s 33 now), celebrated new year’s (did we make it to midnight), and now are just waiting on sammy to get here!
  • oh yeah, WE’RE HAVING A BABY ANY DAY NOW!!!!
i can’t wait to meet sammy and see how much hair he has and just to hold him and love him. it’s going to be interesting to be a family of 5, but i think we’re all ready for him to get here. i like reflecting. it’s so good to be thankful for what you’ve been given and for allowing the Lord and others to impact your life. i’m thankful for that.

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