Friday, September 18, 2009

she's here...

Wednesday, 9.16.09, my sweet angel-of-a-niece, Annie Hope was born. I've never been much of one for stealing things, but it took everything within me not to take her with me when I left the hospital. She really is a beautiful little girl.

My sweet sister was a total champion while she went through the almost 19-hour labor process - even though after almost and hour and a half of hard pushing - she ended up having a C-section. At 7:54pm Annie made her appearance. It was so precious and sweet.

Annie is so perfect in every way and so already adores her aunt Amanda. I was amazed how she looked at me when she was just about 15 minutes old - it is like she knew that I loved her. I am sure that she has heard her mother tell her about how crazy I am about her.

She weighed 8 lbs and 2 oz and 20.75 inches long. She has a head full of black hair - just like my sister did when she was born. I wish I had a newborn picture of my sister to post - I must scan one soon.

I am so thankful that both my sister and Annie are perfectly healthy and got to leave the hospital this afternoon. I cannot wait for a sleep over!

Annie - I love you to pieces - and you are welcome at my home anytime. I promise to be the best aunt. ever.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

love it...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

lakemont ga...

This old store in Lakemont, Ga was built by my great-grandparents and has become a historical landmark in Rabun County GA. My grandmother was raised in the apartment above the store, which my great uncle and aunt lived in until just a few years ago.

Next door - was the old Lakemont Post Office - where my great-grandmother was the postmater for several years. I know that I don't have all the facts straight and I am sure that my mother will correct me.

Lakemont Georgia is home to Lake Rabun which was built by Georgia Power around 1915 to hold water in reserve for hydroelectric plants to generate electricity for homes and businesses in Atlanta and north Georgia. Now Lake Rabun is a beautiful lake surrounded by many beautiful homes. Today as I browsing my Google reader I came across this post of a pretty wedding on Lake Rabun.

I love Lakemont Ga. I love the nostalgic smell of the trees and water.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

always +sometimes + never

i always::
+ shampoo first thing when i get in the shower
+ doodle when i am in church, a class, seminar, etc.
+ pray
+ have a difficult time waking up
+ say thank you
+ want to be more

i sometimes::
+ get cranky
+ do a little dance in my office when I arrive in the morning
+ let my feeds in google reader get out of control
+ need to spend time alone
+ lose my keys
+ worry that i will lose someone dear to me
+ spill food on myself when i eat
+ can't wait to have babies
+ wish that I didn't expect so much from others

i never::
+use double negatives
+ spell "convenience" correctly without spell check
+ like checking voicemail
+ got rid of one of my baby teeth
+ want to lose sight of what is important
+ watch American Idol
+ want to hurt anyone

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