Today was mine and Jason's six year anniversary!!! It was also his parents 43rd year anniversary! Six years ago today I walked down the aisle to marry the love of my life. I still feel the same way today. I remember as I walked down the aisle I told myself, "remember this moment".........I remember it was AFTER 2:00pm (when the wedding was supposed to start), I remember my bridesmaids lined up to walk down the aisle, I remember my dad being SO nervous, I remember my mouth hurting from smiling SO much, I remember my mom being in the first pew, standing and watching me walk down the aisle with a huge smile on her face, I remember thinking oh my gosh there's Jason and I'm about to get married to him!, I remember the way he was standing, I remember him taking my hands and asking me why I was shaking, I remember him having trouble with his vows because he was about to cry, I remember crying and my tear drops meeting at my chin and running down my chest, I remember laughing at a totally inappropriate time (when I said death do us part), I remember being announced husband and wife and me raising my bouquet to the audience and saying "whooo hooo!" ............My friends always make fun of my crazy memory and how I'm able to remember EVERYTHING. I'm glad. I remember my wedding day like it was yesterday. I want to thank my parents, again, for being my number one supporters. I want to thank Jason's parents for being absolutely awesome. I have the best husband in the world. He is my best friend, the perfect daddy and someone I can go to when I have a stupid question! Seriously, he's ALMOST perfect :) I thank God EVERYDAY for him. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely choose my sweet Jason :)
So...it's 4:15 a.m.....Kohen is wide awake playing on the living room floor. This has been the routine for the past 3-4 nights. I'm hoping it will only last as long as his ear infection is here. He's had two rounds of antibiotics, so hopefully he'll start feeling more like himself tomorrow. He doesn't have fever right now (knock on wood), so that's a good sign! I'm praying for good naps throughout the day!!!
Today was Kohen's 7 month check-up. He weighed 19 lbs. 14 oz.. His height was 28.2" and his head was 18". My mom has been staying with my preggo sister and her two kids while her husband is on a float trip with my brother and co-workers. Mom left Shelley's for a couple of hours today to come to Conway and go to the doctor with us. She's been Super Mimi the past couple of days! Thanks Mom for going with us!!! We love you!
Kohen and Mimi Mom is pointing to where he got a shot today :(
KRIS ALLEN!!!! We watched the American Idol finale at home, But as soon as Kris was announced the winner, we ran outside to see the fireworks. I told Jason that we had to go downtown and celebrate!!! The video below is right after we parked and we were walking to where everyone was gathered. This is the only video we took because we forgot to record while we were at Simon Park! Sorry it's so blurry!
We had Jake's after graduation lunch at our house this past Saturday. In the picture above is Britt, Katelyn, Wendy, Jake, Ashley, Lauren, Jenna, James, Jeanie and Jason. Jay, Angie, Tim and Samantha had to leave early so they're not in the picture. Jake plans on attending Henderson State University in the fall- majoring in aviation.
I didn't have time before but I can finally post my thoughts on the Kris Allen Day! OMG...I had SOOOOOO much fun with my mom (and Kohen :) on this day! We were total groupies!!! I think I burned more calories on this day than I have my entire life! HA! First of all, Jason went out of town on a golf trip this past weekend and my AWESOME Mom called and asked if I wanted her to come stay with me while he was gone. Honestly, I cried.... I was SOOOOOOO happy to have her help me with Kohen these past couple of days (even though my baby is perfect :). My sister talked us into going to LR for the Kris Allen American Idol concert, so Mom and I hustled to LR to make it on time. I don't even want to tell you where I parked because I would be arrested (Jason would have been so proud of my boldness). We trucked it up to the amphitheater just in time to see Kris Allen. It was great! Mom held Kohen the whole time so I could video. I wish Jason could have been there so bad! He loves Kris too! After that we waited at the street behind the stage so we could get a view of the American Idol limo leaving the concert. THEN, we went back to Conway to the Kris Allen parade!!! It was SO hot. My sweet baby was such a sweetheart the whole day. He was so good. We got SO close to Kris. Later, we even strolled down the train tracks to see the KA concert!!! We didn't get back to my house until around 7:30pm!!! I told my mom that it had been a VERY long time since I had had SO much fun :) ... "OH, What a Day". :)
Jason and I met in college at Henderson State University. In 2001 we started dating and got married May 31, 2003. I graduated with a BS in Art Education and Jason graduated with a degree in Biology/ Pre-Dental. A month after we were married, we moved to Kansas City so Jason could attend UMKC School of Dentistry. During the four years Jason was in dental school I was an art teacher at one of the best elementary schools in Missouri. I taught grades K-5 and absolutely loved it. We moved back to Arkansas (Conway) summer of 2007. Jason is a dentist in Conway and I am a stay at home mom. I miss teaching so much and will hopefully return to teaching when Kohen gets older. But as for now, I love staying at home with my sweet, sweet baby boy.