It's so, so true that one moment I can be fine with my emotions and the next missing my Dad terribly. Today is just that. I am so happy that my Dad is having the best birthday ever in Heaven. I just miss him and wish he were here. I realize it's completely selfish. But I LOVE him. He and my mom were great Godly parents. He made me feel safe and loved. He was my man!

Thank you God, for continuing to bless me with sweet memories of him. Thank you for the wonderfully supportive friends and family that you have blessed me with. I know they are a gift from you.


It's official...It's a GIRL!! Annyson Rigsby Warren is on the way!
A few of their friends met at Loco's on the day of the unltrasound for the big news. We were all supposed to wear the color of our guess. My pink scrubs were a winner! I was really thankful that I was family so I could hear the good news that morning. I told her that night that if I could wake up to good news every morning, I would be a very pleasant person!

Kristy, Uncle Jay, and Sam

Tim & Amanda Miller and Tara & Jake Purvis. Tara wore pink and blue although she already knew it was a girl.
This is when Kristy told everyone. They all had blue on! Although Jeanna thought it was a girl, but said she didn't have a pink top to wear.

Janae got Annyson this cute little top. We all said it looks like something she would wear.

Kristy forgot the ultrasound pics so everyone got to see them on my phone from the email that Kristy had sent the family earlier in the day.

Tara and Brittny

Proud Daddy to be!

Look at Uncle Jay's face!


Me and Lauren, the Mommy to be. My day started with Lauren's shower from 9-11
the spread... too bad my diet wouldn't allow me to eat any of it. Well, I did eat some of the spinach quiche that I got from Covington's just without eating the crust.

Opening her high chair.
Check out all her goodies. Little Michael Solomon is definitely blessed.

Me and Lauren and Sandra, our Sunday School teacher and host home for the shower

Next it was off to sweet, Rylin Kate's 2nd Birthday party. She was on the slide of her bounce house. It was from 10-11:30 so I made my own party time of 11-12:30

Rylin's Pap and Nana jumpin in the bounce house.

Check out that big thing!

Addie, Justin and Libby's daughter, was exploring the yard.

Addie and Rylin hugging goodbye.

Rylin giving baby sister, Karsyn, a kiss.

Nana and Karsyn

Mommy and big girl!

Driving her new present from Pap and Nana. She was very unsure of it at first, but definitely got the hang of it. It was a beautiful day so it actually felt nice to be outside.

Aunt Heather and Rylin

So stinkin cute

Then at night, a baby shower for Charlie and Katherine Freeman at Brandy and Justin McCrary's home. Their little baby Trey was born early, but is at home now, and is one beautiful little boy.

It was a couples baby shower so Charlie helped open the presents.

We had a video to watch of pictures of Katherine's growing belly and shots of she and Trey and Charlie at the hospital in Macon. It was really sweet.
Everyone was ready to chow down.
Jake and Tara

Tara, and me, and Trista

Emily and Sam, friends for life!

Sam, Kristy, and Baby Warren...wait for the next post to see what sex Baby Warren is!

Love you Cousin!
so cute

all the Ladies

The beautiful orchid that Casey and Kasey sent me for Valentine's Day.


Happy Birthday Emily! I pray you had a great day! Love!! So my dear, sweet friend Emily wouldn't let me take any pictures of her when I came over to give her presents to her. So these two of Heath and their first child, Mattie, will have to do. I tell Heath it's disgusting that he let's Mattie give him kisses and Emily says this is what actually happens...
He's smiling about it!

Snow in South Georgia!!! So I know you folks may be used to getting snow in North Georgia or other parts of the USA, but we are not! The last time we had snow in Valdosta was in 1989. I remember specifically because my parents owned a black buick at the time and it was around Christmas. My Dad parked the car under the carport, gathered snow to cover the top and wrote Merry Christmas in the snow. It was an amazing memory that I will never forget.

It was falling so fast and they were like quarter size flakes!

not the best picture, but hey I think I did good for never taking pics of snow falling in Valdosta!

snow pretty!

I was at The Potter's House Christian bookstore buying some cards when a customer that was leaving says, hey it's really snowing out here now. It had been predicted on the weather channel, but snow in Valdosta is about like the rumors of an Olive Garden coming to town...the story has been going on for years without coming to fruition! While I was stopped at the red light, I snapped this picture.