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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lawson's Baby Shower

Here are all the amazing hostesses and I am so blessed to have them all as my close friends! I love that they come from all different season's of my life! I can't wait for Lawson to have the honor of meeting these amazing women in my life!!! I love them all!
This is the door decoration that my talented friend Jamie Holley made, I love it!

These are my precious roommates from upstairs of the hotel (this is what we called our house at Auburn). Some of my favorite college memories were made with the three of them!
My first small group leader from Highlands and her daughter Brooke who has now become one of my sweet friends.
Benz and Kales, my FUN childhood friends
Jamie (college friend and now neighbor) and Mel, I have know Mel forever and have fun memories growing up.
These are my three friends that are pregnant! I have had the best time walking through pregnancy with each one of them!
From the left Paige is 5 weeks behind me, Kales is 4 weeks behind me, and Lana is 10 days behind me. We will have an instant play group once the babies arrive!!! So fun!
The wonderful food
My amazing family that I love so dearly! And my FAVORITE Addie who said she wanted to hold Lawson in the pic so that is why she is holding my belly!
Love this girl!!!

My ADPI pledge sisters.......Love it
Sweet Late! The Organizer, I am so grateful for her!
Jess and Late, My two favorite Hoover girls!
Addie trying out Lawson's Sophie and Rattle for him!
Yeah Kales! Who would have thought we would have a baby 5 weeks apart! I am so excited that Kales out of all people gets to walk through this with me!!!
Jay's sweet family!

This is "The Escue Family" that everyone hears me talk so much about! These people are the reason why I want 5 kids! I started babysitting them when i was in the 7th grade and I have loved them ever since! This family is the sweetest family and I am so grateful that they have taken such good care of me through the years! I had my first party, engagement shower, at their house about 4 and a half years ago so I thought it was so special that Laura was sweet enough to host my first child's baby shower at her house too! I consider myself a sixth child in their family and I can't wait for them to babysit Lawson just like I did them growing up! I can't wait for Lawson to meet this precious family!!
Jay snuck in at the end to help load all the generous gifts that everyone gave to our new family! I do love this man so much and I am so thankful that the Lord chose him for me! I am so lucky!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree 2010

Year 2 of our Christmas Tree tradition with Team it! We now look forward to the Sunday after Thanksgiving and picking out the perfect tree!

Moby's Deck

Ok so I am 3 months late however we took a spontaneous trip to Moby's Deck with Team Elkins in November! Sweet Mr. Boggs allowed us to spend a few days on their boat! We had the best time! We tried to head to the Bahamas but preggars here got a little sick however I blame it on the fact that I was in the bottom of the boat, no breakfast, and no dramamine.....and by the time
I made it to the top of the boat, ate a bagel, and took a dramamine it was too late..........needless to say we cruised up and down the inner coastal, hit up Miami, a few Florida Keys, and hung out in Fort Laurderdale as well. Not too shabby!

I have more pictures that need to be up loaded but this is definitely a start............We always have a blast when we are with Team Elkins however the setting only made it better!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

31 Weeks and so thankful

Well I can't believe that I am 31 weeks however we are so excited to meet our little man. Jay says all the time how he is dying to meet him. Words can't expressed how thankful I am that I am able to carry this child. Day in and day out I hear more stories about women who are unable to carry there own child. It is such a great reminder for me that I need to be so thankful that we have been given this child!!! We are so THANKFUL!!!

We are no where near finishing the nursery however we are moving at a good pace. Sweet Jay has a paint brush in his hand every time I turn around. So hopefully we will be finished before Lawson gets here.

Sunday morning we are headed to Glendale to pull on the Auburn Tigers.....we are hoping we have a great story to tell Lawson one day about how we won the national championship with him in tow!

I need to update our blog with our recent trip to Moby's Deck and Christmas.....planning on it! I am trying to get better at blogging but life is so busy!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gender Party

Well if you don't already is a BOY!!!! And his name is

James Lawson Carr!!

We will call him Lawson! God is so good and we realize that more and more each day!

We had a gender party with our family to announce the gender of our LBC. We were going to open a gift that would reveal the gender. Everyone was suppose to wear a blue or pink shirt depending on what they thought the gender was. We had told the family that we did not find out and we were waiting to find out with all of them. Little did anyone know, friends or family, that Jay and I found out at our 16 and 1/2 week appointment that it was a little boy. Jay was not convinced at all so besides trying to narrow down both boy and girl names we just waited until Monday our 19 1/2 week appointment to confirm that it was indeed a little boy. We wanted to surprise our families with both the gender and the name to make it that much more fun for them! Well we did and it was the best time ever! Our families were pumped!! My precious niece Addie had a few tears after she found out it was not a little girl but she quickly recovered and morphed back into her role as life of the party!!! But I will say in that moment of her tears it broke my heart but if anyone knows Addie Lou she hung the moon. I consider her one of my own and to see her so upset just made me wish I was having a girl instead!!! But we are ok now and once again pumped that Aunt Hols is having a baby!

The picture below is right after we opened the present, it was so fun, of course there were tears! It wasn't like I had no clue what was inside!!! But it just became so emotional and so real with our 15 family members there with us!!!

The gender bows and the present everyone wanted us to open!

Our sweet family who came dressed in blue or pink depending on what they thought the gender of LBC was. As you can see the crowd was pretty much 50/50.

Team Girl

Team Boy

This is the outfit that my sweet friend Jordan monogrammed so we could surprise the family with not only the gender but his name. James Lawson Carr

(Team Elkins got to find out early because I needed Jordan's skills to monogram we played Hangman with them on Monday night for them to learn the gender. I got the idea from my sister AB. It was cute I thought, the phrase ended up spelling out Bennett and Lawson are going to be best friends) Cheesy yes but I love it! They of course learned the gender and name as well!

Thank you Jordan for your skills, you can find her blog attached to mine, she does great work!

Sweet Mom brought the name card for a girl and boy so at least one would apply to LBC

Homemade strawberry cupcakes and blue iced sugar cookies

It was a special night that Jay and I will both treasure forever! The Lord has blessed us with amazing families and I look forward to Lawson getting the honor to be a part of them! We can't wait to meet Lawson in March!

*We had our 20 week appointment early so my amazing sister Laurahelen could make the gender party before leaving for Sudan as she is serving for 10 days with Neverthirst. So please pray for her and the team she is going with. If you aren't familiar with Neverthirst it is an amazing Christian organization that takes physicial and living water to villages in need. They do this by installing a water well and sharing the gospel! But Neverthirst deserves a post of its own...check it out on
The Lord is most definitely using this ministry to save lives here on earth and for eternity!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

18 weeks today!

I am 18 weeks today and couldn't be happier! My 16 week appointment went great and we get to find out if LBC is a little girl or little boy a week from Monday, October 18th. We will be revealing LBC's gender at our family gender party on the 19th! Can't wait for that!!!

But more importantly I have been waiting to post about my excitement of having three dear friends that are going to experience motherhood for the first time right alongside me!
Two sweet friends from Highlands whom I love, Lana Woods (Due in March) and Paige Hedrick (Due in April). And one of my best friends since middle school Katie Fowler Wasden (Due in April).
Kales as I call her is in the first picture and we have been best friends for the longest time and I consider myself so blessed to have a friend who I have made so many memories with to have a child so close in age and I pray our children can make at least half of the memories that we have had together!
Lana is in the second picture and the picture is from the St. Jude Memphis 1/2 Marathon from last year and we are so excited the boys are running in it again because it was such a fun (FREEZING COLD) weekend. Lana is one of the kindest people I have ever met and I can't wait for our babies to get to play with one another as they will only be 10 days apart!
The Paige picture is coming however I am so thrilled about the Hedricks having a baby! Paige and John Henry have been so patient in the Lord's timing. I have seen their steadfast faith throughout the wait and I am so thankful that the time is now for them to start a family! We are already making plans for our outings with the babies!
To God be the Glory!!! Children are most definitely a gift from Him! I pray over these three children the same I do for our own LBC, that they will come to know the Lord at a very early age and that they will be servants of HIS kingdom!