Presley's 2nd Birthday!

The theme to her 2nd Birthday was "Sweet TWOoth" originally I was going to do Nemo.. Or something like that... Decided against a theme.. Then landed on candy:-) how could I go wrong with that when I have a little girl that when I ask what she wants for dinner she says, "fruit snacks and M&Ms! I thought about making a cake for her this year like I did for her last year.. But being almost 5 months pregnant.. I just didn't have it in me. So I opted for cupcakes instead.. Here is the set up!
Here is the adorable birthday girl on her day:

Here we are with the girl of the hour:-)
Here is my Marny with the birthday girl:
And here she is after the cake:
Both of my sisters came in town for her party, and it was a really special day! I beg her everyday to stop growing and she tells me she'll try!
I'm so thankful for the amazing girl that she is turning out to be. Good has truly blessed us with a smart, compassionate, caring, strong willed, funny, polite, sweet, bossy little girl... And I couldnt be more thankful that she is mine!

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I'm BACK! Its been WAY too long!

Let's see.. it has been over a year since I have blogged! There are many reasons... my then, precious 10 month old is now a very rambunctious, active 2 year old and I am 21 weeks pregnant with our second child, a boy (hopefully mellow). The third reason, my computer access is limited.. and last but not least, I'm lazy, plain and simple! j/k but at the end of night.. i'm not super in the mood to write.
I'm going to do a quick update of the past year in pictures: (the are kinda in reverse) Oops!

Presley turned 2 last weekend, and it was a candy themed party. (more about that later) I can't believe she is so big. She def. keeps me on my toes. Just today she hit BT with her baby, and he said "Presley! No hitting" she said, "It was baby, she go in time hitting baby, bad girl, time out now!" She then proceeded to put her baby in time out and then made her apologize to daddy for hitting.. she always finds away around the rules:) A little too clever!
Here is my big girl:

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I can't look away for a second!!

Presley is 10 and a half months old. She is crawling and standing... She is a mess and into EVERYTHING! She is very inquisitive... which essentially is a nice way of saying nosey:) Her new thing is emptying everything out.. purses, diaper bags, drawers, cabinets, boxes.. you name it! If I walk out of the room for a second, Presley tears into anything she can get her chubby little hands on. Here she is in action:)

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Need for acceptance..

I am going to preface this post by saying this is not a woe is me..poor me, no one loves me, post! This is something that I have struggled with for years that I feel like finally the light bulb has clicked on for me! Maybe this will encourage people that have felt inadequate at some point in their life. I have moved around a lot in my life... I am 26 and if I were to do some quick addition I have moved.. roughly 12 times. I am a friendly person, so I don't have a problem making friends... just making them stick around:) In most aspects of my life I have a "I don't care if you like me or not so deal with it" kind of attitude until it comes to my friends. I think a lot of my insecurities stem from high school. I had a rough time in high school with some mean girls that at one point had been my best friends. They just turned on me one day.. I went from having a great group of close friends, to being totally alone. Because of that experience I really want people to like me! I know that there is nothing wrong with that.. UNTIL... my identity and self worth is wrapped up in my friends and how "others" make me feel. I try SO hard to be a good friend, but it never seems to be enough. I am the person that the people I consider to be my best friends don't consider me to be theirs. People like me for a while.. then they move on... It makes me never feel good enough. The other night I was lying in bed, sad, wishing I had a friend that liked me as much as I like them.. when it HIT me! I should not be looking to friends for acceptance and self worth. God is the only One that will never disappoint me and will ALWAYS love me! It is nice to have friends and be liked, but I don't have to fall apart when I don't feel loved or appreciated, b/c the only person that can fill that void in me is God! NOt to mention, Satan knows my weaknesses and plays on those. I am sure a lot of what I feel is in my head.. So i have decided.. as of today... Satan will no longer make me feel worthless b/c God thinks I'm priceless!

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Presley's first flight!

Last week Presley and I flew to Arkansas for Rachel's (one of my best friends from college) wedding. It was Presley's first time flying and I was super anxious about it b/c it was going to be just the two of us. BT was not there to help out or to pawn Presley off on when she starting getting fussy on the plane. (I am not a fan of dirty looks from strangers!) but she did great! No problems... She was all in the business of the person next to us... But can you blame her... The airlines practically has you on eachothers lap! We flew into Little Rock and hit the ground running.... Lingerie shower, hotel, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, bed..wake up, bridesmaid luncheon, get ready, pictures, wedding, reception, bed... Home! Crazy!! But SO much fun! It is always amazing and such a blessing to see my friends. The only bad thing is... Once I see them I forget how much I miss them... And it makes it even harder to go home. However they are the types of friends that I know we will be in eachothers lives forever! I love y'all!!

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Father's Day

This was BT's first Father's day.. We went to church Sunday morning, then came home and ate lunch then BT had to go back to church. I am so incredible lucky to have such an amazing husband.. who is also an amazing dad!
Here was the present Presley and I made for BT:
Presley and Dada:
On Monday we went to my parents house so I could celebrate Father's day with MY dad! We had a cookout, ate homemade ice cream, and Presley swam in her pool:)
Presley stole an oreo off my sundae and LOVED it!

Swim time!

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Daddy's Girl

I am a horrible blogger! I think about it all the time... but my access to a computer is limited during the day. I have got to get better at this! Anywho....
Presley is such a Daddy's girl! I'm not gonna lie... it kind of hurt my feeling in the beginning.. b/c I was like, I am home with you ALL day.. I bath you, feed you, play with you and you say "dada"?!?! Not acceptable! Presley totally lights up when her daddy comes home from work. When I get her out of bed in the morning and finish nursing her.. she sits up, looks at the door and says, Dada! Dada! Dada! Now that I have gotten over that initial stage of resentment:) I am glad she is a daddy's girl b/c I am know how amazing daddys are.. b/c I too am a daddy's girl. I am 26 years old and somehow my dad still has a way of making everything all better. My dad treated me and my sisters like princesses, he took care of our needs, he fixed all our problems, and fought battles we couldn't fight for ourselves. My husband always jokes and says.."remind me to thank your dad for setting the bar so high.. he makes me look bad:)" That is the kind of dad BT wants to be to Presley.. He says it is b/c he doesn't ever want a guy to measure up to her daddy so maybe she'll never get married and live at home forever:) haha! I am glad that Presley is a daddy's girl.. she has an amazing dad that I know will always treat her like a princess. I just hope that like me and my mom, Presley and I can be best friends.. then I'll be fine with her daddy being her hero:)

Love at first sight!

SO happy to see dada when he gets home from work!

Here are some pics of me and MY daddy

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