Friday, June 26, 2009


The McQueen family
mommasissy and nora
anne parks and her baby sister

nora has a very historic birthday! poor laura can't find ANYTHING on tv, but she's seen THRILLER so much she could do the dance in her sleep!

baby nora gave her big sister a cinderella doll AND a cinderella necklace

tizzie got AP and nora matching flower headbands and hat

Thursday, June 25, 2009

welcome NORA!

Eleanor Rose McQueen
12:51 pm
8 pounds 10 ounces
20 3/4 inches

Nora is healthy and beautiful! She looks just like AP and has a head full of dark hair! Laura is doing great! I will post more pics of this sweet girl when they get settled into their room. Anne Parks is one happy BIG SIS!

Good Morning from Women's Hospital.... 

Laura is 8 cm, had her epidural and we are waiting to meet our sweet girl soon!

the happy BIG SIS arriving at the hospital
AP and Daddy
Tizzie and AP visiting mama in her room
27 years ago, my daddy walked out of these doors holding me. we thought we would recapture the moment...(he wasn't sure he wanted to (or could) cradle me like he did back then!)

AP and cousin Maggie playing in the waiting room

We will keep you posted!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

tomorrow! tomorrow!

My sister Laura went to the doctor yesterday and they have scheduled an induction for tomorrow morning! (Thursday) We are so excited that our sweet niece will be here soon! I will update mine and Laura's blogs throughout the day tomorrow with pictures and info! Please pray for Laura and her family!

Monday, June 22, 2009

11 months!

I absolutely cannot believe that my baby will be ONE in just a month! It is amazing how much he has changed and grown in the past few weeks!He is keeping us on our feet and we are loving every minute of it!

He LOVES the water!
He LOVES his cousin, AP!
He LOVES being outside!
-helping grandpa and ap water the veggies-
He LOVES eating!

He is standing up alone and can walk across the room holding onto one of my fingers.
He is talking up a storm! "ma-ma" and "bye-bye" are is favorites, along with a lot of rambling!
He has 4 teeth. Two on top and two on bottom.
He loves Stella. He has really become interested in her lately.
He has a head full of hair!!!
(I know, he still looks bald, but he has tons of hair!'s just SO blonde!)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

that little fellow's dad.

There are certain dreams I cherish that I'd like to see come true.
There are things I would accomplish ere my working time is through.
But the task my heart is set on is to guide a little lad -
To make myself successful as that little fellows dad.

It's the one job that I dream of; it's the task I think of most.
For if I fail that little fellow, I have nothing else to boast.
Fro the wealth and fame I'd gather, all my fortune would be sad,
If I fail to be successful as that little fellow's dad.

I may never be as clever as my neighbor down the street.
I may never be as wealthy as some other men I meet.
But if he who follows after shall be manly, I'll be glad,
For I'll know I've been successful as that little fellow's dad.

I'm a daddy's girl with a father who loves me unconditionally, a father-in-law who I love and respect, and an amazing husband who has turned out to be a pretty GREAT daddy, too!
Happy Father's Day to my three favorite dads!

We love you!

CELEBRATE good times!

I have been SO busy! There has been a lot going on and a few great things to celebrate!

My sweet brother-in-law is getting married at the end of July I and spent the weekend "doin' it up" in Birmingham with the beautiful bride and her crew! Her sister was quite the party planner and our weekend at the fabulous Ross Bridge Resort was amazing!
Friday night we went to Sips and Strokes! It was so much fun- although I am not sure painting and wine are the best combination!
We went out on the town Saturday night and had a blast!
a toast to the bride!
(Jessie with her sister and me)

We had a great time celebrating and I can't wait for the BIG day!

In other nuptial news - my parents celebrated their wedding anniversary this week!
Here's to another 32 years!

Monday, June 15, 2009

swimmin' SMITH...

Reed, Smith and I went to visit CC and Pop on Sunday for a HOT afternoon in the pool! Smith had so much fun and he was "ready to go" as you can see in the picture below!!!

He LOVES chillin' in the LOBSTER that CC and Pop got him!!!
We FINALLY got some pictures with CC, but Smith didn't cooperate very well!

The dogs - Punt and Kick - Love checking Smith out through the window!
We all had a great time and I hope CC and Pop got some rest because Smith is heading back to stay with them tomorrow!

mama, have you seen the diapers?

the happy couple...

My cousin Hannah is getting married in a few weeks and we hosted a "Favorite Things Fiesta" for her and Gary! Lots of pictures below!