Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I am actually very excited (nervous but excited!) about having our taxes done this year! This is the first full year that Trvais has been ordained which means we get a few tax benefits. A friend of ours referred us to a guy in Virginia who specializes in doing taxes for clergy. I thought it would be complicated having someone in VA doing our taxes, but so far it has been easier than going to H&R Block (which we were planning on doing). All I had to do was download a packet off the internet, fill it out, and mail it to him. I haven't actually mailed it yet, but I filled everything out last night. I was so glad to get it done! I felt like I had accomplished something good. I have never understood taxes...I still don't...but the packet was so dummy-proof, it was amazing. I feel like a real grown-up! :-) (Being a mom makes me feel like more of a grown-up than anything else ever could!!) We'll see how smoothly everything goes from here!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

So, Bria is CRAWLING...

Our baby girl is crawling. I can't believe it! This is when we realize how dirty our floors really are, what needs to be baby-proofed, and that our baby girl is turning into a toddler. I think by the time she is 11 months she will be walking! Last week when my mom, Bria and I were in Florida visiting my grandmother, she barely figured out how to do the army crawl. She got better at it when we got home- but now less than a week later she is crawling on her knees! She has already gotten a hold of the cord to a lamp and almost pulled it off an end table, took a photo album off of a low shelf and ripped a page out of it, and went across the kitchen floor on her stomach (while wearing a white shirt!). She on the move!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sick Hubby

So, Travis has been the sickest I have ever seen him since Friday afternoon. I feel so bad for him! He has had colds and minor sicknesses since we have known eachother but nothing ever like this. He can barely move, let alone get out of the bed! Bria and I have been trying to stay away as much as possible. I especially don't want her to get whatever he's got. Well we know he has strep throat but I think there is more going on than just that. Please pray for my sick hubby!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Look

I figured out how to give my blog a new look all by myself!! I am so proud. Perhaps I will blog more now that it looks cute. I will probably change the backgrounds more often than I blog! :-)

By the is FREEZING in NC. I think I threw away all of my winter gear too...BRRR!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

8 months ago today

At 5:15am my water broke. At 9:15am we arrived at the hospital (after going to Travis' doctor appoitnment!). At noon I missed women's lunch at Sticky Fingers :-). At 3:15pm I missed my doctor's appointment...couldn't really make it. At 10:46pm Travis saw our baby girl for the first time...a few minutes later I open my eyes and saw her. One word= AMAZING.

That was one of the best days of my life. I am so thankful for the past 8 months. What did we ever do before Bria Rae was born?!