Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Brian!

I am not amazing with cakes, so don't laugh! It was very moist and tasty though! Brian celebrated his 29th birthday earlier this month. We were able to get my sister Drea to watch Sydney while we went to a movie. It was nice!
Happy Birthday babe!

Visiting my cousin Paula

While in Alabama to visit Brian's folks, we stopped by and visited my cousin Paula who had just had a little baby, Isabella. She is so precious!Paula and her husband John- who's a first-time daddy!

Williams Family Reunion- Part 3

The sisters
The cousins
Happy 4th of July!
Kaylin and Liam
Little Scarlett

Williams Family Reunion- Part 2

The cousins went boating with Grandpa Williams

Williams Family Reunion- Part 1

First pics are of the family at Ralph and Cacoo's- a great southern style restaurant where you can get alligator appetizers (yes, real alligator) and excellent cajun cuisine.

My sister Drea and hubby Ian

My grandparents who are so kindly letting us invade their house.
My parents who were able to come up for a visit.
my sister Tessa who needless to say was having fun driving Brian nuts.

My Aunt Pam with her daughter Tricia
The whole gang

Stop in Salt Lake City

Sydney enjoyed splashing in the reflection pool

Sydney instantly was pointing at the Christus (and was fascinated by the echo effect there). As Brian and I were talking about it later, we decided Sydney wanted probably to get up on the podium with Jesus and we thought, "She has it right: we want to be up "there" with Jesus."

Aunt Diane graciously let us stay at her place on our way through Salt Lake. It was a great, albeit too short!, visit. Thanks Aunt Diane!
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Pictures from the move

Sydney helping us pack:

My little cutie:

The can all loaded up:

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Move (sorry, no pictures yet)

So I have a ton of pictures to show you but unfortunately I can't find the cord to upload them from our camera so no pictures just yet.

Our move went fine. Nothing got severely damaged and we were able to get our trailer here before we took off for Alabama/Georgia. When we got to Shreveport, my parents were waiting for us (my older sister Andrea and her family moved into my grandparents' house about 2 months before we did). It was a great family reunion with my sister Kymry and her family making it out for the weekend. We did some fireworks together and just generally hung out and had a great time! Oh and this was Sydney's first time meeting her great-grandparents on my side (my mother's parents).

Then, we had a week of being here in Louisiana before we headed to Alabama and Georgia for a family reunion where Sydney met her great-grandparents on Brian's side (his mother's parents). She had fun and the Tuck grandparents couldn't get enough of Sydney.

While in Alabama, I also stopped by and visited my cousin Paula who had a new baby just 5 days old. She was so precious. Made me excited for my little bundle coming soon.

Then we came back to Shreveport and really got to work organizing our stuff (well the really important stuff anyway). Our bedroom is squared away and Sydney has a toddler bed since the crib won't fit in our closet. Yes, I know that sounds cruel but Sydney sleeps in our closet because we're used to her having her own room and we have 1 bedroom in my grandparents' house. So those are the sleeping arrangements for now.

With most of our stuff squared away, Brian got to looking for jobs seriously today. He's going by an employment agency tomorrow so we're just crossing our fingers that something will come up soon.

Also starting today, I am watching my nephew and niece. It's nice for Sydney to have someone to play with and gives both a teaching moment for when Sydney is older and in the stage my nephew is in and also a reminder of what it's like to have an infant (my niece is 9 months old). So expect some funny stories from me about the adventures of these 3 kiddos.

Love to all. My number has changed. Sorry if I haven't given you the new number yet, it is not that I am trying to evade you. Just give me some time. Take care and I will post the pics as soon as a I can.