Hellllo Blog World. Sorry I have been MIA. We welcomed a baby girl on July 27th! Remington Rae Hall has been such a blessing to our little family. Being a first time mom is an adventure in itself. Just wanted to share a few funny/true things I have realized this first 6 months. All of the cliches are true! I instantly loved her when I saw her! But first lets rewind!
1. Contractions : are the devil. The pain is indescribable!
2. I was skeptical about loving someone so much instantly. Its true ! I couldnt get enough of her.
3. Breastfeeding is hard and exhausting. Some are just not meant to do it.
4. Mom Guilt is Real! See #3. My first case but I did finally give myself a break.
5. Post Partum depression is very real. Its the oddest thing . You have this miracle in front of you but you cant stop crying. Thank goodness for good doctors and medicine and a very supportive hubby.
6. I never thought I would be so excited when someone pooped ! I always thought it would make ne gag. Its weird when its your child it doesnt bother you.
7. Burping. You feel like an Olympic gold medalist when you get a good burp after a feeding.
8. Single parents need a daily award. Me and Dalton both have breaking points. We know when the other one needs a break and are there to step in. I couldnt imagine doing it alone.
9. You will act a fool anywhere to get one tiny smile.
10. I love seeing the world through her eyes.
Here are a few pics of our growing girl :
Every year I celebrate father’s day with my mom. Growing up in a single parent household she had to be both the mother and the father. We have our own little traditions. Always a funny card for fathers day & a mushy card for mothers day. And of course other presents.
This year is no different but now I get to add two more dads in the mix to celebrate. How blessed am I.
A new father in law and my husband’s first fathers day.
I lucked out in the inlaw department! My father in law is one of a kind. He is the funniest person I know;) that’s his own quote with a few misplaced words. He does so much for Dalton & I . Hands down the best cook we know. Best pawpaw in the world to our nephews. I can’t wait to see him with Remington Rae. He never asks for anything and would do anything in the world for anyone. He wears many hats husband, dad, pawpaw, chef, mechanic etc… he does them all well… We love you Charlie Hall
Last but not least my hubby. Our whole world is about to change in a month and he is already killing the dad game with flying colors. He has been with me for every step of this pregnany. Every appt by my side. Taking care of me when I was so sick. He is simply the best. Cannot wait too see our daughter have him wrapped around her little fingers….
So apparently today is husband appreciation day. 🙂 I know Dalton James Hall has only been my husband for 6 months 14 days but I appreciate him as if he has been by my side forever. It’s hard to summarize the appreciation you have for someone that means the absolute world to you . He is the most hardworking, sincere, kind, thoughtful, sweet, passionate person I know. I waited a long time to find a life partner and they weren’t kidding when they said it will be worth the wait. He gets up everday and goes to work to provide a stable life for our family. He comes home and helps me around the house without asking. He goes out of his way to help anyone and everyone. He treats his parents with respect and will do anything in the world for them. He loves my momma like family and will do anything in the world for her. He’s a lot funnier than I am. (Even though I hate to admit it). He loves me day in and day out no matter what. He makes me feel beautiful and loved every single day. He takes such good care of me when I am sick. This year he had flu + morning sickness to deal with and he was such a great nurse and comfort to me. I have to admit though I am most excited about the new role he takes on this year as Daddy to our daughter !! He already takes such good care of his girls :).. Girls take note there are good guys out there and trust when I say it was worth the wait..
I went back and forth on if I wanted to do first look photos on the wedding day. I decided since our wedding was right at sunset that we needed to take some before. As I hurriedly finished getting dressed with several people around me, ” Someone said ITs time he’s waiting for you outside. ” Don’t get me wrong Mr. Hall gives me butterflies all the time but this time It was different. I walk out the back door of the cabin with the DJ playing some generic wedding music with no words. I instantly start crying. I have dreamed, waited for this day my whole life. There was a lot going on but everything just went quiet In my head and it was just Dalton and I by the pond. I walked up behind him. Pinched his butt and grabbed his hand. We exchanged our letters and read them back to back. His letter was the sweetest most thoughtful thing I have ever read. Then we turned around and I seen my future right there in front of me. All that I ever wanted. Here our some of my favorites from our first look. ( A BIG THANK YOU TO SYDNEE AND MAL FOR CAPTURING THIS FOR US).
It took a couple of weeks to write this blog but I wanted to share our special day with everyone. As a little girl you dream of your wedding day. I never knew what kind of stress or time it meant to plan a wedding but after the end result I am so happy we done it. That day we woke up to wonderful weather! The forecast all week had predicted rain. We went and visited Daltons family before we headed to the cabin to finish up the décor at the cabin. Just driving dirt roads that morning with the windows down with my soon to be husband was amazing. I will always remember just looking over at him smiling at how excited I was.
The morning of ❤
Gorgeous drive to the cabin
Get to the cabin still had tons to do :(. My MOH bestie got there that morning and helped with getting the décor just right . Then the girls headed to take showers and go to the hair salon. Of course we had mimosas while we were getting ready. Its been a long time since Me and Sav got to just hang out by ourselves. I cherished that on such a special day. I am very blessed with a dear dear friend. Then we listened to old school rap and drove back out to the cabin.
Got back to the cabin then began the chaos. We did pictures before. Going to write a separate post for our first look photos. The ceremony went off without a hitch. My friend Steve Brogdon performed our ceremony for us. He did such a wonderful job. It was very special to hear his speech he prepared because he is such a good friend with such a big heart. Our wedding party included:
Daltons Best Man: Ryan Adkins Groomsmen : Josh Summers.
My Maid of Honor : Savannah Pyle
Flower Girls: Reese Waldrop & Addleigh Pickett
Ring Bearers: Logan Bonzo & Gabriel Bonzo
Friends and Family that some I haven’t seen in years came to celebrate with us. We are so very blessed to start this amazing journey with so many wonderful people around us.
Thank you for reading … Stay tuned for more wedding pictures 🙂
Tomorrow is the big day!! So many emotions that I am experiencing.. Life is a rollercoaster… Highs & Lows… Dips & Turns…. Years after years I watched all my friends find their husbands have their babies and start their beautiful lives. There for a few years I had accepted singlehood and was living a full life surrounded by amazing people. I dreamed of a happily ever after. Ive experienced heartbreak and pain that I never thought I could live through. Friend after friend saying ,”dont worry Kane it will happen.” As I sit here writing this even though Im stressed I have never been more in love in my life. All those cliches are true. I have never had someone love me like Dalton does: The good, the bad and the ugly. He has my back 100%. He makes me laugh every single day. So very thankful that we get to vow tomorrow in front of all our friends & family to love each other forever. Its the easiest decision I have ever made. So I just wanted to say thank you to all the people that are making our wedding possible. This girl is finally getting her happily ever after…
Yesterday was like a dream. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be this in love and this blessed with the amount of love that was shown this weekend. My hosts were Savannah, Kay & Kendra. These 3 friends mean so much to me. They outdid their selves with the food, cookies, cake & decor. I love you girls. Also a special thanks to Sydnee for taking pics for me. I am one of the last ones of my friends to get married and they have been there through it all. They all encouraged me to never settle and wait for the right one. Man it was worth the wait. I have never been in love like this before. Hes my very best friend. Hes turning me to into a love loving mushy girl. Anywho here our some pics from our shower. We love all of you that got to come 💜💙
Cookies: By Amandas Cookies
Shower Cake by April 💜
Crazy seeing our friendships turn into motherhood … 2 nuggets of the next generation. Oliver & Maggie
The future Mr. &Mrs.
My bestie got a few recipe cards from my great grandma May that passed away a few years ago and had them printed on hand towels. It was like having a piece of her with me.
Pioneer woman goodies 💜
Just some of our cute decor we received ..
Our personalized cutting board 💗
Our new dishes ,💗
Beyond grateful and blessed. We are starting our marriage off with so much love from our family & friends…
27 more days till we are Mr. & Mrs
Recently engaged and still on cloud 9 ive noticed a shift in my relationship with some of my friends. Its the weirdest thing I have been waiting my entire life for this period of time I am in but yet feel sad at the same time. Ive watched all of my friends date, get married , have babies etc. I was in attendance for every happy event. Now that it is my turn I feel some friends have tried and make me doubt my decisions and seem like an inconvenience. Why cant people just be happy for one another? Out with the negative. Just had to get off my chest. I know some people will understand and some people will get offended. If you het offended count yourself one less friend. Thanks
Today we are going to go over the importance of your online dating profile picture background !!! Here are a few that I found recently ……………………………………………………….,,…………….,.,,,,,,,:,,::;:::
I love the way he used editing to spruce up his picture ! It really brings a gangster effect to the image. Nothing says gangster like nerd life tattoos . #cringeworthy
2. I really think the neon green filter goes well with his personality. I do love the mismatch patch on the wall behind him. #indecisive
3. I love the wall dressings . Very rustic & unfinished . I love the picture album hanging from the bed . Very snazzy why didn’t I think of that !! #rustyrustic
4 #1 your peace sign is weak . #2 Ariel hat at the dollar store pedophile #wannabe
5. Yes I saved the best for last !! This guy knows how to draw the ladies in. You are welcome
Crazy how life works. I’ve been so indecisive lately and I woke up this morning with such a clear head. All my friends warned me but it’s like I had to go that extra mile down memory lane. But I woke up at a fork in the road and I’m taking the road less traveled without you with me. I wonder if you ever hear the hurtful words coming out of your mouth . I will not be degraded , I will not be upset from this day forward . Women I believe are so much stronger than men . I love with all of my heart and am a good person . I am happy by myself . I do not need you to remind me of my failures over and over again . I’M DONE!! ✌️✌✌
Just had to vent a little .