Wednesday, April 29, 2009

He's 1 year old today!

This time last year at 7:38pm we welcomed our baby boy to the family. He was 8 pounds 1 ounce and 20.5 inches long.

Now he's one and weighs close to 23 pounds. He sits he crawls he wants to walk eats big boy food he's his own person now. He's so cute.

12 months!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Brooke Baird Photography

This weekend was fun. With Dax's one year coming up we wanted to take some new family pictures. If you remember 6 months ago we went in to Portrait innovations.
They did a great job and we were happy. But this time around we wanted something different. We knew we wanted to be out side and since it's beginning to be pretty that was a good idea.

Well I met Brooke Baird threw cafe mom. I signed up when I got pregnant with Dax. Brooke is a photographer. Click on her name and it will take you to her Brooke web site.

These are a few examples of our session you can see them all on her Flickr account.

Here's how it went down. I had wanted to do it out side. She was totally cool with going anywhere i wanted. We chose to go to the Parthenon down town. Being me i gave her a hand full of obstacles. First the music city Marathon ran that morning so it was still messy from that. Anyone who was going to prom that night was there taking pictures with their family's. There was a wedding shoot with the whole party. There were tons of girls in bikinis, guys with guitars, people with dogs and Frisbees. The sun was way to bright (and hot), I was sick Dax didn't have a afternoon nap (I have know idea why!)

We walked around for about an hour. We had the option to stay longer but with Dax and me and the tons of people i was ready. But we got a lot of cute shots as you see. She was so good with Dax I mean come on she got a shot of Dax's teeth and you can't tell that he was crabby in most shots besides the one where he's crying...He's so funny.

But for everything I handed to her not one extra person got in our shots. They came out with beautiful colors and crisp lines. If your looking to do some shots out doors this is the person so call. You can reach her threw her web sites or her email. All her links are listed below if you couldn't find them with in the post.

Leave comments here to let us know what you think!

Also if you tell her that i referred you she will give you a discount! Ask about it....

Brooke Baird

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Flickr account:

Brooke Baird Photography

Uno Attack

So what do you think??? All three of us was sick two weekends ago and we were stuck in the house so i made this! I have two more in the making different colors and maybe a different shape....

Scrabble tiles and Glass tile pendents!

Check out the new JEWELRY secton on our craft blog!!! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

Grease Monkey

Yeah that's me working on my car. When ever I get the chance I love to work on my car. Learn what sounds mean and where things go and how to fix it. I've been stuck on the free way far to many times now to not know anything about my car. This time around I'm helping change the brakes.

I know a lot of things. Billy taught me to change my oil, my front brakes, where all my fluids go, how to change the intake manifold, the belt, and what sounds mean. I've never gotten the chance to change my own tire when flat cause someone always stops to help me or is the person who told me it's flat. But I do know how to. Threw our two cars we've leaned a lot. Just before this we couldn't get Billy's car to turn on at all. Then when we fixed that issues we couldn't get it to turn off. Well he got a new enition. He took it to work and his dad and brothers took the whole steering wheel off it was crazy but now it works. Next on the list getting my car to pass Marta then fix my two broken windows! :) oh happy times.

But if you are reading this post I do advise the women to know alittle about your car. Twice I was stuck on the freeway PREGNANT! But now I know for next time.

Friday, April 24, 2009

My anniversary

So my 4 year anniversary is coming up. I mean its in two months but anything we do i we have to plan and save for. But I'm lost for ideas....

Year one:
The night before we did the relay for life. I made a new dress (as pictured) and we went on a 3 hour boat ride on the General Jackson show boat. We didn't enjoy it as much as we should have we were beat tired.

Gifts:I got him an ipod clock

Year Two:
This was taken on our way out at the relay for life as we stopped by to say HI...The restaurant we wanted to go to we couldn't find. Well it wasn't opened for business yet it was brand new. So we went to this cute Italian restaurant where Billy had squid on his spaghetti (so gross)

Gifts: I got him a personalized picture of him in an ipod commerical

Year Three:
I had just had Dax less than two months and we stayed a beautiful hotel for one night and went to a really good dinner. We walked around down town Nashville and slept in....

Gifts: he got me that Betsey Johnson dress im wearing

(this is the picture taken at my birthday two months after our anniversary. The anniversary picture is to gross to post twice)

Year four: well billy wants to go to a hotel for one night but Chattanooga isn't far or i don't know what else could we do that would be fun....


Year five: CRUISE!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Things to do list

April 25- family pictures at the pathenon. More to come on that

April 24-25- send out blog swap gift!!

April 28- WIC appointment

April 29- Get cup cake and celebrate Dax's B day

April 30- get the soda and the rest of the buns and stuff for party

May 1- Dax's one year dr. appointment

May 2- PARTY!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Professional Administrative Day!

So yeah i thing retailers make up hoildays to get money. But i do believe that everyone needs a day to come out and be reconized for what they do. Alot of the hoildays or birthday get looked over or forgotten. Well what about the few that say everyday you should show your love and graditude. Ok well that only lasted one day. It's a hard thing to do every day. i try to but when you have a baby and a full time job and you have to take care of the house and a husband and make sure things get done you just don't have time sometimes you know.

So for to day i say "HAPPY PROFESSIONAL ADMINSTRATIVE DAY!" And to celebrate me and two other Professional Admins are going to the wild horse for a FREE lunch paid for by 95.5 the wolf!

This very day last year i waited all day for my baby to come (being that it was his due date...) Yeah he didn't . But his birthday is next week!!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Good news and bad news!

I'll start with the good.....I have 5 more pounds to lose before im back to pre pregnancy weight!!! Woo hoo....

BAD NEWS....I have what ever Dax had. Dax has been up every night with him all night for a week now. coughing, stuffy nose, fever, teething just everything it got to the point where instead of him standing up in his crib and crying he would just sit there with his eyes closed crying cause he was so tired...Poor little man...
We took him to the doctor and nothing is wrong with him....but they still gave him meds.

i had 8 hour of sleep Dax had 10 hours and he's doing MUCH better. Eating a lot laughing not couching as much. Not so irritable....

I'm the one with the fever and the head cold and i feel weak and it sucks. But i have a orthodontic appointment tomorrow so we will see how that goes I'm excited!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter weekend and Gavin's bday party

This last weekend was the Easter weekend. On Saturday we went to the church and had a small Easter egg hunt. Dax got like 7 eggs it was so funny.

Then after the easter egg hunt we went o buddy Gavin's 2nd birthday party.....

Then on Easter sunday we took these pictures!!!! What a cutie he is....

Photography Goal #4 DONE

That's right number 4 is done. Here is is to prove it!

My business card are on their way. I really really didn't want to use my name as the name of my "business" but it was all i could come up with. See i want to do all around photography and i think I'm going to school for photo journalism. (not sure yet) But for now that's all i can think of.

But i made a shirt too. How cool is that and it only cost me $12!

Click my photography goals to see what else i have in mind....As soon as the over cast, snow, tornadoes and other nasty crap is gone I'm heading out doors.

So once again if you live in Nashville give me a call for your FREE photo shoot that's right the first one is on me...

Check out the new web site Ledbetter Photography

Sunday, April 12, 2009

My brother Ryan

I stole these off of his myspace. My brother Ryan is 20 years old and lives in Arizona where my mom lives too. I haven't seen him since my wedding almost 4 years ago. I'm hoping some day SOON. He hasn't met his nephew yet. But i got on myspace this weekend for a bit and i wanted to see what he's been up to. I don't have any pictures of him up here so i wanted to share these with you.

Here is the many moods of Ryan:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

He's 26 today!

Today is my husband's birthday. He is now 26 years old! Upcoming events for him is that he is graduating this may. He's so excited.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This blog is awesome

This BLOG is awesome!

My new light fixture

So i got this light fixture off of urban outfitters it's so cute!! Now that i had a yard sale and got rid of alot of crap i can start cleaning up some more. I have alot of stuff that still needs to be removed. I'm going to paint our living room table red and the craft table black. Im looking for a white chair for the living room and im making some light bulb hanging vases for the empty space over the tv. Then the living room is finished and i can jump in to working on the bath room!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Do i win something???

New baby!

Phoenix Alexander Ledbetter
5.8 pounds
19 inches

Yesterday Beth had her baby boy. Congrats to Beth and Phoenix!
Both mom and baby are doing great this go around she went ful term this time. We are so proud of Beth. Everyone was there after she had him. Its a whole new ball game for her this time.