Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Thanks Aunt Jill for the cute horsie slippers...

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Bath Time....

Ruth Ann loves bath time...but don't most girls love a hot bath??? Here is Ruth Ann after bath time tonight....

When you have as much hair as this girl has...the blow dryer is a must! However, Ruth Ann HATES IT!! Now she starts crying as soon as we enter my bathroom. Can you almost hear the ear piercing screams??

But once it's all over it feels so nice to be clean and ready for bed!

P.S. The hair sticking up in the back is not thanks to my blowing drying skills, but rather the hair genes she got from her daddy! I prayed that Ruth Ann would have Arch's good hair gene...little did I know that meant it would stick straight up in the air! Thank goodness her hair bows usually hide this!

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It's Great To Be An Auburn Tiger!!

Here is Ruth Ann's rapidly growing tiger collection....thanks Grammie!

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Ruth Ann loves her Bumbo...

And I love seeing her sitting in her Bumbo....

Look at how "lady like" Ruth Ann is sitting! I love how her little hands are clasped together!

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Monograms and Sunny Days!!!

Not this past Christmas, but Christmas before last I got what may be the greatest gift a southern girl could receive....an embroidery/sewing machine which can monogram!! It's been said that the only thing that separates southern girls from other ladies is that we like to monogram everything!! Ruth Ann can testify that her momma LOVES a monogram! I've recently learned how to applique with my sewing machine so there will be many more cute onsies to come...

The large pink hair bow is another added southern touch!

Yeah! Sunny days are finally here...and it's in Ruth Ann's eyes! Although this past weekend brought lots of spring showers...warm weather is right around the corner here in South Carolina...I have big plans of taking Ruth Ann to the Governor's mansion when the azalea's start blooming for a photo shoot!

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Friday, March 6, 2009

The Many Faces of Arch

I found a website tonight that I could have spent hours on created some of the funniest pictures ever! Here are a few, I eventually got tired and went to bed. I'll be dreaming of all the faces of Arch!

My hero...

Create your own FACEinHOLE

Alright stop, collaborate and listen, Arch is back with a brand new addition...

Create your own FACEinHOLE

My new mixed doubles partner...

Create your own FACEinHOLE

This one is my favorite, you can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy...

Create your own FACEinHOLE

Monday, March 2, 2009

3 months old & I'm officially a working mother

March 1st marked Ruth Ann's 3 month old birthday. This was also our friend Betsy Brown's 1st birthday, so we got our party outfit on and went to celebrate with our friends at the Brown's house. We had so much fun visiting with our friends and celebrating Betsy's birthday.

March 2nd was not as much fun...especially not for me. This marked my entry into the world of being a working mother. Most of you who talked with me regularly throughout my maternity leave know that I was ready to return to work. I found during my 12 week leave that I'm not cut out to be a stay at home mom. I'll be the first to preach to all the husbands that don't appreciate their wives who stay home that being home is MUCH harder than going to work. I believe this for several reasons....
1. At work you are given a task which you can complete and then forget about it...not at home. The windows always get dirty again, the clothes always have to be washed again, dishes have to be washed again, bottles have to washed again, clothes have to be put away again and list goes on and on. I constantly felt like I wasn't getting anything done because I kept doing the same things every day!
2. At work you have co-workers who can talk to you. Although I love Ruth Ann, many of you know I also love conversation and she couldn't meet this need with her limited (or non-existent) vocabulary.
3. No salary for the stay at home mom...or commissions!
4. 9-5pm versus 24-7
I could go on and on about the reasons why I was ready to go back to work, but when Monday morning rolled around and I had to leave my baby girl who I have spent every day with for the last 3 months in someone else's hands....it was more awful than I could have imagined! I'm lucky to have family members keeping her, but it was still hard to turn around and leave her behind for 8 hours. I cried as I drove to work and then was welcomed back by all my co-workers who wanted to know how I was feeling...of course this led to more tears. By the afternoon I was much better and thanks to my co-workers I left 45 mins. early to go pick up Ruth Ann. Tuesday & Wednesday both went fine and now more than ever I appreciate my part time schedule since I get to spent 4 days of the week at home!

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