Monday, September 29, 2008

Greenville Schedule

We have yet to visit Greenville and show Jackson to Scott's side of the family and some other friends and family we have up there so here is the schedule:
Thursday, October to Scott's parents house
Friday, October 3rd.....visit Scott's Grandaddy and Sue and Eric and Brandi Watson
Saturday, October 4th....hang out at the house and visit Lindsay in the evening
Sunday, October 5th....Church with the Murphrees, lunch with the Hamiltons, Michael's Birthday party at 4:00
Monday, October 6th....visit Erin and Kevin's new baby, visit and spend the night with the Murphree's
Tuesday, October 7th.....hang out with Aunt Rhonde' then drive back to my parents

Home on Lake Murray

One reason I love coming home is the lake. No matter what time of day it is or what the weather is like, it is always so beautiful and calming to me. It is food for my soul just to be able to take in the sight. The window in my room provides a great view all day long.

Jackson at 12 weeks

With my family in SC

Raleigh holding Jackson on the way home to SC. Mom eating and holding Jackson. I'll work on getting a better picture of the two of them. Rochelle feeding Jackson.

Birmingham, AL Visit

My best friend from college, Jessa Mullen. My best friend from college, Cortney McKinney. Cherry Mom's first cousin. Yes, I need some lipstick in this picture. My second cousins, John and Meredith DeRosa. Joe DeRosa...he's my mom's first cousin's husband.
By buds, Jessa and Corteny. WAR EAGLE!!!!

I also got a chance to visit other aunts, uncles's, and cousins while in Birmingham, but did not get a picture of everyone. : (

Spanish Fort Visit

Mandy Bell and her sister Raegen Great-Aunt Rene' Bell and cousin Gair Bell Great-Uncle Curtis Bell cousin Neil Sherer cousin Katherine Sherer Great-Aunt Rachael Sherer cousin Gannon Great-Grandmother Kitty Mullins Great-Grandpaw Bennie Mullins

The last time we were together...Sept. 8th

Monday, September 22, 2008

Home in SC

I finally made it home to SC. I cut my trip short in order to catch a ride home with my dad in the motorhome while he was passing through Birmingham. He had been in Searcy, AR visiting my brother Ross and was driving back home so I thought I better take advantage of riding back rather than driving back. 2 weeks was long enough to be on the road for me. It didn't help that Jackson caught a cold from my relatives in Spanish Fort, AL and we are still dealing with that. I've got more people to visit, but for the time being I am going to stay at my parents house and chill out. It's good to be back home with family.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Montgomery, AL Visit

Pam Teel I stayed with the Nalls. The Nalls and the Teels are long-standing family friends. This is a picture of Callie Nall.
Kim Nall is holding Jackson. He is 11 weeks old in this picture.

Columbus, MS Visit

My friend Shannon Sanford My friend Faith and her 2 daughters.
Kelly MonahanJett loved baby Jackson My friend Becky Monahan. I stayed with her and her husband Kelly while in Columbus, MS. Scott and I were stationed here for ~4 years.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Searcy, AR Visit

Aunt Heather Kellis Uncle Ross Kellis
Uncle Keke' Brooks My brother Ross and his wife Heather are going to Africa for 10 years in September 2010.
This is their mission team. We are really going to miss having them around!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On My Deployment

Hello everyone. I wanted you to know that I am here at my deployed location safe and sound. I am doing as good as I can away from Rachael and Jackson. I miss them more than I can express. Please pray for their safety while they travel to see friends. I now have an even greater appreciation of good old America!! I love everyone!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Travel Schedule

Well, Scott made it to the UAE and I made it to Searcy, AR. I am visiting my brother, sister-in-law, and her Mom today. Here are my travel plans:
Sept. to Searcy
Sept. 9...hang out in Searcy
Sept. to Columbus
Sept. 11...hang out in Columbus
Sept. 12...hang out in Columbus
Sept. 13...Drive to Spanish Fort, AL
Sept. 14 - Sept. 18...hang out in Spanish Fort, AL
Sept. to Montgomery, AL
Sept. to Birmingham
Sept. 21- Sept. 23 hang out in Birmingham
Sept. to Chatanooga, TN
Sept. 25...hang out in Chatanooga
Sept. to Atlanta
Sept. 27, 28, or home to SC!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Prayer Group

This is my prayer group...Katie Cassady, Brooklyn Lovett, and Andrea Rieger. Last night was our last time meeting since I am leaving Monday. I'm going to miss these girls.

The Chubster at 9 weeks; 14 lbs 2 oz.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Scott Deploying

Scott's new leave date is Monday, September 8th. He is flying out around 10:30 on a charter jet and I plan on leaving within that hour as well. My plan is to travel to Searcy then Columbus then Spanish Fort then Montgomery then Birmingham then Chattanooga then Atlanta then home to SOUTH CAROLINA!!! I look foward to seeing many of you in the coming month! Please pray Scott, me, and Jackson have safe travels.

2 month check-up,

Jackson had his 2 month well baby doctor visit this morning and all went well. He is now 23 inches long (50%) and 13 lbs, 5 oz (90%). Both the nurse and the doctor were quite empressed with his weight gain! In weight he jumped from the 25% to 90% range since his last doctor visit. Also, they said his head measurment was good. Praise God for a healthy baby!