Sunday, December 6, 2009


that is me laughing at how long it has been since I posted something! Well, as you all know I have obviously had that sweet baby by now :) And, he was 4 months old on Friday! Time is FLYING by and I love him more and more everyday! He ended up coming three weeks early (well, the docs brought him on then because I had toximia) and he was still 9lbs 7 oz. so we are glad he came early!!! He is now a whopping 17lbs 1 oz. at 4 months old and growing more and more each day! He's a big boy!!!

Anyway, I could talk all day about him but I don't have the time nor do you want to hear all of it :)
I wanted to write on here about something I registered for today and would love to win a month long boot camp experience at Extreme Fit Training in Birmingham. I am currently doing Pilates classes (trying to get pre-baby body back) but this would totally rock if I could win this and you could register to win also! Go to.. to register to win a free month also!!!

Well, off to take a nap for a bit and then off to a baby shower!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

wow...should I even blog?

I am so bad at this! Oh well, I will keep trying! 
So, of course my hubby is home by now and man am I glad he is! 3 weeks and a day is a LONG time.... I'm not a fan! But they had an amazing trip and through 24/7 and Switch that met up with them in Peru, they were able to get the Book of Hope into more than 50,000 hands personally! That is so cool to me! So different from our last two trips to China. Don't get me wrong, they were great, but in a communist country where you don't even speak the name of Jesus out loud, we definitely did not get to minister to that many people! I think it was a great experience for them! 

So I am almost 32 weeks and the doc keeps saying he is measuring big! So this could mean two things...Cohen will either make his grand entrance a little early (my preference) OR well you know, I may just have a big'n on my hands! Either way I can't wait to meet the little guy! He is so busy inside of me everyday, I can't wait to see him, kiss him, smell him, cuddle him! It will be great! Also, on Sunday I picked up from my aunt the baby cradle that my grandfather built almost 30 years ago that all of the grandchildren slept in! I am pretty excited about it! I have to go get some fabric to recover the mattress and the sides of it but it is so pretty!

Well, that is enough for now! Hope you all are well! Enjoy this beautiful summer day! Maybe in a least thats what I am thinking!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

3 weeks and counting...

Well, Hayes and the team (24/7) left yesterday at about noon to head to Peru for a little over 3 weeks :( It is the first time since Hayes has been the Director of 24/7 that I have not gone on the overseas trip with the team so it was a little weird saying good-bye and not going with them. BUT....I don't think that sleeping on boats and in hammocks in villages would suit an almost 7 month pregnant woman too well!! So they are on this one without me! It is so hard to say goodbye but I am so excited to see what God is going to do in them and through them while they are there. I am already missing my hubby but it usually gets rough about a week and a half in....but thankfully at that point I will be heading to the beach with some girlfriends so that should be a nice break and a lot of fun!! 

We went to the doctor on Monday before Hayes left so that he will not have to miss an appointment and Cohen is doing well! His heartbeat was 164 i think? Something like that...and I also passed my glucose test! Praise the Lord!! For anyone who knows me, you know I LOVE sweets and I believe that if I was told I could not eat sugar for the rest of the pregnancy I may have thrown a fit right there in the doctors office! :) But, I passed with a 116 so I was really happy! Also, I saw another doc this time and as he said "well, you are measuring a little bigger than normal, but nothing to worry about." GREAT!!!! hahahaha I have a feeling I am not getting a tiny baby! Also, the cashier at Bruno's asked me yesterday if I was about to deliver and I politely responded, "No, I still have about 13 weeks...thanks though!" I guess I am huge! :) Whatever, I have a sweet little baby boy inside of me that I can not wait to hold, cuddle, and kiss!!! I can't wait!!

Well, I'm sure I will update again before Hayes gets home!


Monday, May 11, 2009

25 weeks and registered...

Hayes and I went and registered today and was fun and tiring. We spent probably 2 1/2 hours or so in Babies R Us and a large portion of that was spent watching Hayes try to figure out how to pack up the pack and play! It was humorous! He would not give up..and of course he figured it out! It was fun though and a little surreal to think that we will have a little guy here soon that will be using all of that stuff!! So exciting! We were looking at car seats and it hit Hayes, he said "oh my gosh baby, we will have a little boy in that car seat soon!" he got so cute and excited! Crazy to think how our life is going to change but I am very excited to meet Cohen and see who he looks like and see what his personality is going to be. 

So, Hayes leaves a week from tomorrow for 22 days on a mission trip to Peru. This is the first spring trip that 24/7 has taken since we have been on staff with them that I have not been on...and that means this is the longest I will have been without pray hard!!! I am not so good at being away from him for any extended period of time but I am going to try to be a big girl and deal with it well (we will see how that goes). I am going to try to keep busy and I am going to the beach for almost a week of that time, so that should help a lot! 

So, as you know Mother's Day was yesterday and was exciting to have a first Mother's Day. In some people's mind, my first Mother's Day will be next year, but like I said to a few that said that to me yesterday, "Well then whose is he?" pointing to my stomach. Last time I checked I am as much of a mother right now as anyone is. I am carrying Cohen ( a living human being) 24/7, I am incubating him, helping him grow, feeding him, and spending lots of QT with just him and I am pretty sure I am already a mother! And my sweet husband had me some beautiful flowers and a very sweet note waiting when I woke up yesterday morning!!! It was fun!!!

Well, I guess that is all of the updates for now!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

3 Amazing Years!!!

To my love:

This entry is dedicated to my precious, loving, gentle, caring husband that amazes me daily....I can not believe that I get to spend the rest of my life with him! Today we celebrate 3 wonderful years of marriage! In some ways I feel like we got married yesterday, but in others, I feel like we have always been together! I have to say that marriage has far exceeded my expectations and it is mainly due to how easy Hayes is to love. The Lord has blessed our time together and has drawn us so close as husband and wife. We have done some amazing things together in the last three years and that just makes me so excited to see what the next 70 are going to be like!!! He is my best friend, my comforter, my laugh at the end of a long day, my biggest fan, my lover, and my rock!!! I love what God has done in his life since I met him and what He continues to do daily. I love that I am a part of ministry with him and I get to stand beside him as he pursues his passion. I can't wait to see how amazing he is going to be as a papa to our children. I know they will adore him just like I do. He will be the coolest, most fun papa in the whole world! I mean really....who would not want Hayes Kearbey to be their dad? I love the way that he loves me and puts me first. He is always thinking about me and is extremely selfless. I love how he loves to help other people and is always willing to lend a hand. He is a man of integrity and character and I am so glad God picked him out JUST FOR ME!!! So this is to you hun.... Happy Anniversary Baby!! I love you more than I could ever tell you!

My cup runneth over!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cohen Hayes Kearbey it is!!!

So...MUCH to our surprise after many many people including Hayes and myself were convinced we were having a girl..... it is in fact a BOY! We are thrilled!! It was amazing seeing our little guy on that big screen. He was so busy yesterday moving around like crazy...busy? Where would he get all that energy from?? hmm.. :)  Anyway, he is measuring 9 days bigger but the doc says everything looks great!!! It made it so much more real to actually see him moving in there and to know we can now say "he"!!! Cohen Hayes will be his name. We had thought it would be Cohen Pearce (Pearce is a family name) but since this is the first born and it is a son.... We are going to have him named after his amazing papa! Hayes is so excited. He has already started talking about what position he will play in baseball!! Poor kid...he has no choice! :)  Also, I think to really make it sink in that it is a boy I HAD to go buy a couple of things yesterday. Thank goodness for Old Navy's $5 baby sale...I did not break the bank. In fact, I only bought 3 things that did include his first pair of jeans (0-3mon) and I might add that they are sooooo cute!!!!

Well, more updates to come but we are so excited about little Cohen joining our family in August!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

26 years ago today...

The man of my dreams entered the world, and man am I glad he did!! This is just a short post to honor my hubby and the amazing man he is! 

I am so thankful to the Lord for a man that loves Him and seeks after His heart everyday. He loves the Lord and desires His will for our lives and that is such a comforting feeling. He makes me feel safe and loved and never leaves me wondering if he will stick with me. At a recent marriage conference at the church, Pastor Chris talked about the safety in a marriage of knowing that the "D" word is not even in your vocabulary as a couple, and that leaving is not an option. I thought to myself then, that is exactly how I feel. I know that no matter what happens in our lives, Hayes WILL be here. I love that marriage is an adventure and there is NO ONE else in this entire world that could make it more fun than Hayes Kearbey. I can't wait to begin this new stage in our lives as! (it still gets me sometimes) I know he will be the most amazing papa any child could ask for. He makes me laugh daily and never ceases to let me know that I am loved and cherished by him. I am so proud of where he has come from and the testimony that he has of what the Lord has done in his life and how he is walking out that testimony each and every day. I love the way that he influences people and how his leadership is evident in the lives that he touches. He makes me so proud to be "Mrs. Hayes Kearbey" and I am so glad that God has blessed me with the prince charming that I always dreamed of. you babe on your birthday...know that you are loved, respected, and honored by me!!!

My cup runneth over!!