Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Busy Days Ahead

I can tell that Christmas is getting closer because I am getting busier and busier. I am beginning to feel the hustle and bustle.

Whew...Friday is going to be very busy! First of all my sweet, sweet baby girl is going to be 9 months old on Friday. My, how time flies!!! So, she has her 9 month well-check appointment Friday morning, picture appointment in the afternoon, and our Sunday School class Christmas party in the evening. It makes me tired just thinking about it all. Oh...not to mention the fact that at some point I need to prepare Christmas cards to be sent out SOON!

Thankfully, I have completed almost all of my Christmas shopping AND it is wrapped. I am still waiting on some items that I ordered online (thank God for internet shopping).

Saturday, we are heading to Rock Hill to Terri and Tylers' house for lunch. I am excited to see their house decorated for Christmas and Mollie is excited about seeing her favorite aunt and uncle.

This past Saturday we took Mollie for her first visit/encounter with Santa. She was not very impressed, but we did manage to get a couple of pictures.


So pitiful with her lip stuck out : (

Sweet Baby!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Specials

It would not seem like Christmas to me without watching Charlie Brown's Christmas and Rudolph. They are such classics and I can remember Terri and I watching them EVERY year. Even now we always make sure that each other is aware of when it will be coming on. My mom usually calls to inform us too. This year Mollie got to see a bit of each show.

Mollie and I just before we started watching Rudolph

I have REALLY got to get some Christmas shopping done! I know what I want to get, I just have to get it. Why do I procrastinate sometimes?

Just a reminder to everyone...Frosty the Snowman will be on this Friday!

Monday, December 3, 2007

A Lazy Day

Wow...I have been LAZY today! I woke up with a sinus headache and just lost motivation to do much of anything today except take care of my sweet Mollie. I have managed to eat popcorn, a glazed doughnut, and m&m's. How healthy?!?!

Our weekend was fun! We were able to get a good bit accomplished. My house is now decorated for Christmas. Mollie loves the lights and likes to touch the tree.

My wonderful hubby and sweet Mollie with our Christmas tree (on top of the car)

We took Mollie to a birthday party on Saturday at Upstate Playsets. It is a terrific place for a child's party. Upstate playsets sells playground equipment and they rent out their showroom for parties. Great marketing technique, huh? Mollie got to swing for the first time in something other than her infant swing. She LOVED it!

To continue with my laziness, my husband is picking up a pizza on his way home from work, and we are going to watch Charlie Brown Christmas. I am so excited! You's the small things in life that warm my heart and make me so happy.

Friday, November 30, 2007

OK...OK...(Terri)....I am Back for Now

I has been a really long time since I have blogged. I have no real excuse. I still read everyone's blogs, but just haven't actually made a contribution to the blog world lately.

Well, now I will play catch up.

We had a great Thanksgiving. We went to my parent's house for lunch and all of our extended family was there. I missed Terri and Tyler. This was the year that they spent Thanksgiving in Walterboro with Tyler's family, but that means that they will be here for Christmas! Yeah!!!! We had Thanksgiving supper at Jason's grandmothers' house with all of the in-laws. On Friday we went to Jason's mother's 60th birthday celebration. She lives in Virginia, but has a second home in Hendersonville, so we headed up there for a nice time with family. For the Clemson/Carolina game, we had our Sunday School class over to our house for a party. We had a blast! WAY TO GO TIGERS!!!! Mollie was a champ during the whole holiday weekend. She tolerated being slightly off of her schedule and being passed around amongst all of our family and friends very well. She is such a wonderful baby.

We will be putting up all of our Christmas decorations throughout today and tomorrow. Mollie has a birthday party to attend tomorrow afternoon, so we'll see how much we are able to get accomplished. I will try my best to include pictures.

Here are some pictures from our Thanksgiving weekend!

Mollie enjoying her Thanksgiving supper at Jason's grandmother's house

Lynli (our friend's little girl) and Mollie at our Clemson/Carolina get-together

Our little "snow baby"

Thursday, October 25, 2007

13 Things that Have Happened/Changed Since the Birth of Mollie

(I know...I have been slack at writing in my blog)

1. I am now missing a body organ (I had my gallbladder removed when Mollie was 5 weeks old)

2. My husband has a new job (he starts Monday actually). He has worked at the same firm for almost six years, so this will be a big change. Please keep us in your prayers.

3. My sister moved back to good ole SC! Yeah!!!! I love having her so close. Besides my husband, she is my best friend and I love her to death and so does Mollie!!!

4. I no longer work (outside of the home). I now get to stay home with my precious Mollie everyday, and I LOVE it!!!

5. I am now on a very strict schedule. It is imperative that Mollie is on a schedule. She thrives on it.

6. I no longer sleep late on the weekends or any other day.

7. I do not carry a pocketbook when Mollie is with me. We just share the same bag : )

8. I worry intensly about the temperature of our house during the night. I just don't want Mollie to be too hot or too cold.

9. I am in the process of joining the local chapter of the Moms Club and I am very excited!

10. I joined the ladies morning bible study at church and Mollie has the opportunity to interact with other babies in the church nursery.

11. My living room has turned into a baby gym.

12. I have become an ebay user.

13. I love to shop more than I used to. I guess because I have more time and I LOVE looking for adorable clothes and great deals for Mollie.

Now for some random pictures...

Mollie's first time in the "big girl" tub

Mollie's first Clemson game (homecoming) (at our parking space/tailgating spot)

She loves her exersaucer!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday 13

13 Things I Love about Fall...

1. Cooler, Crisp Weather
2. Jeans, Cute Sweaters, and Boots
3. Leaves Changing Colors
4. Pumpkin Spice Candles
6. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Tomato Soup
7. Mums
8. Pumpkins
9. Apples (Apple Pie, Apple Cider, Baked Apples)
10. Creating a new centerpiece for my dining room table
11. Crunching sound of leaves under my feet
12. Using my gas logs (when it gets cold enough)
13. Opening my windows during the day

Hope everyone has a great Thursday and a wonderful fall season!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Past Four Days

Saturday we went to the hideous Clemson game. We had a great time tailgating with some of our friends from church, but the actual game was horrible. I am not giving up on my Tigers, but I do want them to get better quick! My mom and Terri kept Mollie at our house and they all seemed to have a good time.

Tyler and Terri spent the night with us on Saturday night because they didn't want to make the trip back to Rock Hill after the game. They went to church with us on Sunday. We all went to eat lunch at Outback afterwards...yummy! Terri and Tyler left after lunch to make it back home in time to go to their church for the evening service. Mollie took a great afternoon nap and Jason and I were able to get a little bit of much needed shut eye ourselves before returning back to church. After church we went with some friends to eat at Capri's.

On Monday I went to work at the endodontist office that I worked at as an office manager/dental assistant before having Mollie. I filled in for a girl who had taken a vacation day. Jason took the day off to keep Mollie. I was very excited to go to work because I wanted the adult interaction and wanted to give my brain a challenge/refresher. After being there a couple of hours, I was quite surprised to discover that I really didn't miss it at all! Everyone there was great, I remembered how to do everything, and Dr. B was wonderful, but staying home with Mollie is the only job that I am interested in right now. I was glad that I worked because I had the urge to see what it was like and I was curious to know if I would have the desire to go back anytime soon. I will continue to work there on an as needed basis because I know it's good for me to keep up my skills and knowledge of the dental field for whenever I do decide to return back to work.

Yesterday Mollie and I went to Tuesday Mornings for the Tuesday morning sale. They had some really cute seasonal items for great prices. The rest of the day was spent playing with my sweet angel.

Today is hump day and so far I have no plans made for us. Will just see what the day brings!

Friday, October 5, 2007


I am soooo glad that it is FINALLY Friday. Since I am a stay-at-home mom weekends are much like any other day. Before I had Mollie, Saturdays meant sleeping in, and Jason and I doing whatever we wanted with no real regard to any sort of feeding or nap schedule. Now the excitement is in Jason just being here. It's just nice to have someone else with me during the day. Don't misunderstand me...I LOVE staying at home and spending all of my time with my sweet angel, but it's a blast having Jason to share in our day.

I am particularly excited about tomorrow because I will finally be able to go to my first Clemson game of the season. My mom and my sister will be babysitting Mollie. Terri generously gave up her ticket to my dad who will be going with Tyler. I am looking forward to spending time with Jason and tailgating with our friends.

I have several errands that I need to run today, but I am thinking that it may not happen. The rainy weather makes it a little complicated when trying to get a baby out of her carseat and into a stroller without getting drenched. We'll see...maybe it will start clearing up soon.

I have included a picture of Mollie from the other night when we were getting her ready for bed. She can be such a ham!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! GO TIGERS!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Finally...I have started a blog!!!

Well...Terri, I hope you are happy. I finally found some time to begin a blog. I am not sure how faithful I will be, but we'll see! This will give me the opportunity to share some pictures of my angel, Mollie.

I thought I would start off this blog by sharing my testimony about Mollie, so here it goes...

When we started trying to conceive Mollie I just took it for granted that we would have no problem. I just assumed that we would try for a couple of months and that would be it. God apparently had other plans in mind. At first I didn't think much about it, but then it soon became apparent that there was some sort of issue. I had confided in my close friends and family who all had similar advice..."just relax and it will happen", "ask your doctor to put you on clomid", "it will happen when you least expect it", etc. At first this advice was reassuring but soon became discouraging because for those who know me will say that I am a planner and my frustration in "my plan" not working out was driving me CRAZY! It seem as if everyone was getting bitten by the pregnancy bug, but Jason and I. Some of these people who were getting pregnant were dear friends, and though I was so happy for them, my heart ached for the joy of carrying my own child.

I finally went to visit my OB/GYN who gave me the infamous clomid that I had heard wonderful success stories about. I took several rounds of clomid with no luck. Jason and I finally decided after much prayer to have an evaluation from a reproductive/endrocronologist. His name was Dr. Nichols (I HIGHLY recommend him). After several tests, it was determined that I had an elevated FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) level. This is what women in early menopause often experience. Basically your body (ovaries) is not functioning normally and is not producing healthy, normal eggs. The doctor explained that the prognosis was not that great and the chance of us conceiving a baby was slim. As one can imagine, this was VERY devastating news. Jason and I prayed, prayed, and prayed for God's love, support and his perfect plan. Dr. Nichols prescribed Femara (similar to clomid) and instructed Jason when and how to give me a one time injection (yikes!). I was very nervous about the shot being administered by Jason, but he did a great job and was so proud of himself that he jokingly referred to himself as "Dr. Miller" for the next few days.

The following week after taking the round of Femara and receiving the injection we went to the beach for a week. Jason's parents came down for part of the week and we finally told them the issues we were having (I had already told my parents) and explained that we were probably going to adopt a child because we couldn't imagine not having a child to share our lives with. They were very understanding and explained that we would have their support with any decision that we made. God had given Jason and I a wonderful peace that week. We finally came to the realization that we were probably not going to have our own children and we were somehow able to accept it.

We came back from the beach on a Saturday afternoon. The next day I got up to begin getting ready for church. I decided to take a pregnancy test as this had become a weekly routine for me. To my surprise, and after two years, there were FINALLY two lines indicating a positive result. We were pregnant!!! I rushed out of the bathroom to tell Jason and we both shared laughter and tears. Somehow we managed not to tell our families until the next day. I wanted to make sure of my results with a blood test from the doctor before sharing our wonderful news.

The doctor told us that he had been in practice for many years and had only seen a few couples with my problem be able to conceive. What a blessing!

This is a testimony of prayer, faith, and patience. God truly answers prayers. Mollie is proof of that and I am reminded of that often when she looks at me with her bright, brown eyes. I learned through all of this that my plan was not God's plan. We do not have control over our lives even though most believe that they do. I learned that you must place your trust and faith in God's hands because he has the most perfect plan. It has worked out beautifully to have had Mollie now as opposed to my "original plan" because we are more financially stable, Jason has been very successful which has allowed me to stay home with Mollie. I don't know if I could have been a stay-at-home if my plan would have worked out. Also, I know that prayer is very powerful. Jason and I prayed faithfully for this child and when we informed others of our situation, they also lifted us up in prayer and for that we are very thankful.

On March 14, 2007, we got to meet our miracle, Mollie Kathryn Miller. She is beautiful and perfect in every way. We are so thankful for her and are so incredibly grateful to our Heavenly Father. PRAISE THE LORD!