Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Half Birthday!!!

Dear Hannah,

I can't believe 6 months ago today we were in the delivery room waiting for your arrival. I was told we would meet you by the time the lunch hour rolled around. Then, your stupid mommy listened to the nurse about how I would probably prefer to have the epidural when I started pushing. I was doing just fine on my own. I made it to 6 cm with you and just started to really feel the contractions and then of course, came the decision of pain medication. Never again will I let a nurse scare me in to taking meds because then of course, you took your dear little time, and it stopped our labor. Mommy is totally blaming herself for this one, little girl. But then 2:00 p.m. rolled around, and it was time to get you out. The epidural had been out for about 2 hours now and was entirely worn off except for the right leg, and you were charging through at this point. After 2 hours of pushing, we met our dear, sweet little girl! You were such a blessing to see for the first time! We loved you from the moment we saw you inside the womb. Daddy and I have enjoyed watching you grow and develop these past 6 months! We look forward to many years with you! We promise to give you a brother or sister to play with in the future, but for now you have me and daddy, and we will always be here for you! Happy half birthday to my Hanney-poo! We love you!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wedding Shower Weekend Fun.....

Okay, so as I was saying in my last post, we had a busy weekend of wedding showers for my sister Kelsey who is getting married on April 24th. The first shower was held at her future mother-in-laws house. This one was a rather fun event because I did not have to do one thing in it except enjoy the wonderful food and games!

Then, of course, came the lingerie shower that I threw Kelsey. Since I am the MOH (maid of honor for those who did not know), I was in charge of basically everything. Throwing a party on top of working full time, being a full time mommy the rest of the time, and pulling off a wedding of the century is pretty tough to do all at the same time. Needless to say, I am exhausted, but I am having fun re-living wedding things all over again! I am excited about doing the things I would have done or changed about my wedding. But I never knew how much work went in to being an MOH. Honestly, I probably bring most of the work upon myself. I know my wedding coordinator for my wedding (AKA: Ashley Davis) would say so. I just have a hard time letting people do things. My personality comes with the mentality of "If I don't do it, it won't get done right or it won't get done on time, etc". Sorry Ashley. You did so well putting up with me that day, seriously. I tell myself constantly that I just need to let go and let people take certain responsibilities from me, and they will all work themselves out. I am asking God for more of a "care-free personality" just until the wedding is over. I think I am going to kill myself in the process of all the chaos, but my family is doing a good job of handling me (family being: my husband, Hannah, my mom, and sisters). Thank you too for putting up with me, and it is not even my wedding! I promise I will be back to my normal self after the event is over! I have some pictures posted of the showers for you to enjoy.

Me and Hannah at Kelsey's first bridal shower

Kelsey opening her gift from Jordan, Hannah, and I

The yummy food at the lingerie shower.

My lovely sisters at the lingerie shower! Thank you Keli so much for all your help!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Funny Stuff....

I thought a few of these commercials were so funny that I had to post them! Have a great weekend folks! Mine is going to be super busy and a blog to follow this later!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

needing a vacation....

nuff said!

Monday, March 1, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a Smokey Mountain Christmas....

Yes, we are going to Gatlinburg!! Jordan and I have just planned our family vacation this year. I know most people plan a summer vacation to the beach, but Jordan and I decided the beach would not be too fun this year with Hannah being at the most 8 months old. I would have to constantly be washing sand out of her mouth because the moment she has a hold of anything these days, it goes straight to the mouth. She wouldn't be able to walk yet, and let's face it sand is hard to walk in anyway as an adult much less being an infant. We figured she would have a much more fun time at the mountains around Christmas time because she will be walking by then, she will be 14 months old, and hopefully be eating some table food! December is a big month in the Bankston house due to our wedding anniversary being the 15th, Christmas is the 25th, and my birthday is the 31st so we just decided to do one big blowout of all those gift giving days. Of course, Hannah will still get individual presents from us on Christmas, but Jordan and I have decided to forgo the big Christmas gifts to each other and do the vacation instead.

I guess it's kind of bad that we are taking our baby on our anniversary trip, but we really want to get away as a family and go on our first family vacation together. Now that I think about it, it is kind of funny that we are taking Hannah on our anniversary trip! Of course, when I go to the mountains at Christmas time, I have to visit the Dixie Stampede, and I know Hannah will enjoy that! She already likes horses so much now! I guess next year will be her big first beach trip!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I must confess coffee is my new obsession. I have always liked coffee, but I have never had to have it on a daily basis until recently. I guess having a baby that is teething and wakes up in the middle of the night in pain and having to get up at 4:30 a.m. to go to work the next day will do that to you. I used to drink coffee just when I would go to Starbucks or some specialty place of the sort, but now I am keeping it stocked in my cabinet like it is going out of style. Turning on the coffee pot is the first thing I do in the mornings now, or when I get to work, I visit the coffee pot first thing. I just like a little bit of flavored creamer in it and nothing else. Just enough to make it sweet but still have a strong taste to it. Not only am I obsessed with this beverage, but it is a necessity as well. My body is so used to having it every morning that I almost fear not to have it because I might have a bad day or get a headache or something. I can see withdrawals happening in the near future if I ever decide to fast caffeine. I know my friend Ashley and some others in the blog world are avid coffee drinkers as well, and when they would talk about being dependent on their morning coffee, I would think to myself, "that is so crazy!" I now completely understand, Ashley, and you are no longer crazy (in a good way)! I also read a blog where my friend Samantha wrote a personal note to her coffee maker when it died. I completely understand this note now too. I think I would have to do the same thing if my coffee maker ever died. I do ask my coffee maker not to die until my baby has at least made it to the two year mark when I am hopefully getting more sound sleep. Until next time, cheers to all you coffee drinkers!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Discovering Movie Quotes...

I absolutely love the movie My Girl!

I saw it for the first time in a long time yesterday, and it was so funny to me. I know some of you are thinking, "That movie is not funny at all...In fact, it is rather sad"! I would agree with you. It is a sad movie towards the end. However, I paid close attention to some quotes in the movie for the first time the other day. One quote that had me dying laughing was "I used to play with my Ken and Barbie dolls. Ken was my favorite. Then one Christmas I got them a camper, and all they wanted to do was hang out in it by themselves so I wasn't too upset when they took that wrong turn and went over the cliff." This quote still makes me laugh even today. I have heard that line so many times when watching the movie, but I guess it never dawned on me how funny it was. Another one of the quotes from the movie that hit me was "Feel my aura....I don't think I'm allowed to." LOL! I love it when I find new things in movies that I have seen over and over but have never discovered them!