Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I can't help but smile

Here is a picture of Adriana I took today. I think its so cute and funny. I couldn't help but just laugh, she had no idea what she looked like, but she was happy as could be. I love the look on her face. I don't know, maybe its only funny to her mom, but I just had to share the picture. Hope everyone is doing good. Have a great week!

Friday, December 14, 2007

One Tree Down, Two To Go

As I have mentioned before, we just moved into our new house about 3 weeks ago. My parents came down to help us get settled in. With the move being so close to the holidays, I had planned on not decorating. Between Ryan and my mom, convincing me to get into the holiday spirit, we ended up decorating. Now, don't get me wrong, I love to decorate for Christmas, however it is such a big production to find room to put up the Christmas tree. Well we put up 3 Christmas trees, that's right 3! One on the front porch with presents under the tree, a big one on top of the coffee table in the family room and another little 3 ft. tree that I call Ryan's tree. (Ryan's tree has the Simpsons decorations on it and the Titans ornaments). Anyway, we decorated and everything looks great (thanks to my mom). Last night all was well in the Naylor household until I hear a crash and see Zoe (our cat), who was in the kitchen, jump straight into the air and land on the counters. I didn't know what it was at first and then I hear Ryan call out Adriana's name. I look over and see that Ryan's tree had fallen over and had broken ornaments all over the floor. Ryan ran over and unburied our daughter from out of the toppled over tree. Adriana had pulled the tree over on herself and was completely unfazed by the whole thing. I know Zoe was thinking, "for once it wasn't me who made the mess!". Everyone escaped without injury and all was well in the Naylor household once more. So anyway, we packed up his tree and the remaining ornaments and now only have 2 trees up. We'll see how long they last...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Merry Christmas

Its funny, for some reason it seems with me anyway, that towards the end of the year I really start thinking back over the last year and the events that have taken place and the friends and family that I am blessed to have. I tend to get warm and fuzzy feelings as I make out Christmas cards and maybe get too gushy on some of them. I guess this is the only time of year that I send some people cards in the mail and so I feel like I need to tell them excatly how much they mean to me. This year has brought lots of change in our lives, as you know. We have been truely blessed this year and God has been good to us, as He always is. The biggest change has been Adriana Leigh. She was born Feb.19 and has been a huge blessing. People with children will understand when I say that you can't help but love them more and more everyday. Although there are diffently bad days, it doesn't waver your love for them. I think I fall in love with her more and more everytime she smiles at me, or gives me a "kiss" (just her opening her mouth on my cheek and sticking her tounge out) or gets so excited when I walk into a room. These little things make all the hard times well worth it. Another huge blessing in our lives (which we didn't know at the time) was Ryan taking a new job this year. He was in school to be a fireman, but instead was offered a job with Dr. Vinyl (he repairs interiors of cars). By him having this job I am able to stay at home with Adriana. It is a good job and he really likes it. He is a good provider for our family and would work day and night to make sure his family is taken care of. Another big thing that has happened to us this last year is that we were able to buy a house! Now, granted this meant that we have moved 2 times in one year, but it is well worth it in the end. We are still getting settled and have some painting and other little things to do, but we love it and are so excited to call it ours. If you would have talked to me a year ago, I don't know what I would have told you if you asked me what to expect in the following year, but I could have never imagined all the great things that have taken place in our lives. I never would have thought that I would be staying at home with our child (nor did I even want to, its funny how having a child changes your prespectives on a lot of things). I have lost friendships this year, but I have also gained new friends and have restored some broken friendships from a few years ago. All in all, it has been a WONDERFUL year. I hope that you and your family can say the same. If it's been a hard year, trust me, it will get better. Who knows what 2008 holds, but I hope and pray that we will all have a great year! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Welcome to the 21st Century

Well, we FINALLY got the internet. We are like kids in a candy shop having the internet. It has been a luxury we have done without for so long (in fact, we have never had the internet since we have been married). We use to use the internet when we worked in an office setting, but since Ryan's office is his van and I stay home, it has been hard to get access to the internet. Anyway, we feel like we are part of the world again. Its funny how many people and businesses assume that you have the internet. Its like you can't function unless you have it. Anyway, enough about that. I am working (slowly but surely) on updating this blog and getting new pictures up. So be patient with me and hopefully, I will have more updated information and pics up soon. Hope everyone is doing good. The holidays will be here before we know it. I have a lot left to do. Well I better be on my way to bed. My child kept me up last night, she is cutting more teeth! She has 6 coming in at once.
Well Stay tuned, there is more to come...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Latest Update

Well I know that it has been a long time since I have updated our blog, in fact, I would be suprised if anyone even still checks this. Well for the off chance that someone got bored enough to check our blog here is a little update on how we are doing.
I am still staying at home with Adriana (who is 9 months old already!) and I love it! Ryan is doing good with his job. He finally got his own fan and is worried about going on commission, but so far so good. He is a great provider for his family. I guess the biggest news is, that we just bought a house! We are very excited. We close on it the day before Thanksgiving. I'm dreading the move, since we just moved 10 months ago, but once we get settled in, we will be there for a while. Our house is in Ozark, its a little 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, and has a great backyard. I will try to post some pictures, soon. I know, you probably don't believe me. Its hard to get to a computer, but I will do my best. Hopefully we can get the internet, after we get settled in at our house. Well I'm on a time limit here at the library, on how long I can use the internet. I'll try to write more over the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Well not much is going on with us. Life is the same as usual. Ryan is working everyday out in the hot sun, but he really likes what he's doing. Adriana is growing and doing new things all the time. She is getting in her 2 bottom front teeth. She is going good as she is teething. Before long she will be crawling, Ryan can't wait, I on the other hand now that everything in my house is now going to be fair game for her to grab. I am still enjoying staying home with Adriana. Summer has gone by so fast.
Hopefully we can get the internet soon, and I will be able to update pictures on here. Its hard to write on this because the only time I have to use the internet is at the library. I have to entertain my daughter, so she won't disturb the peace, and write at the same time, and it's just too hard.
Well I guess that's all I have for now. I will try to write soon. Until then, take it easy!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

5 Years from now

So many times in interviews they ask you, "where do you see yourself 5 years from now?". That question always stumped me. How is anyone suppose to know where they are going to be or what they are going to be doing in 5 years? I think life throws too many curve balls to predict the future. I know that everyone has an answer as to what they want to be doing, where they want to be working, how successful they are going to be and what their home life is going to be like in 5 years, but very rarely does it ever turn out the way we think.
For me, 5 years ago was the beginning of my senior year in college. I had no idea what the future held for me. If you would have told me that I would be where I am today then, I would have never believed you. Within the last 5 years, I have met and married my best friend, Ryan. I have lived in Nashville, TN, as an attempt to spread my wings and get a "dream" career. I have moved 6 times. I have gained and lost friendships. And my biggest suprise that I have had, is having our daughter, and I mean that in a good way. If you would have asked me when I was going to have kids, even 2 years ago when I got married, I would have told you at least 3-5 years from now, but God had His own plan in all of that. She is a huge blessing and it has been a very good suprise in our lives. I guess my point to all of this is just the realization of how unpredictable life is. I'm sure there are things in your lives that you would have never seen coming. Some we welcome with open arms and some we accept kicking and screaming. Life is funny that way, and through every bend in the road, can come something new. So I just have one question for you..."Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?".

Monday, July 2, 2007

Happy 4th of July!!

Well, I know that it has been awhile since I last was able to write in. I have decided to stay at home with Adriana and therefore do not have access to the Internet on a regular basis. We are all doing so good right now. We are currently in Montgomery, AL visiting Ryans family. It was our first big road trip with a baby, and I must say I am pleasantly surprised at how well she has done. How is it when I want to run to Sonic for a drink or run to the bank, that is within 3 miles of our house, she kicks and screams the whole time, but when we drive 600 miles away from home, she is happy as a lark. Oh well, I would much rather hear screaming for 15 minutes rather than for 15 hours.
Ryan is really liking his job. He is off all week and is enjoying his time off.
We love being down here with his family. This is the first time his sisters has seen Adriana, and this is the first time we have been able to meet our new niece, Riley, who is a beautiful baby. I hate that we are so far from family. I wish we could all be so much closer. I hate that we can't see each other more than just a few times a year. Maybe someday we can all live closer and see each other more.
Well I guess that's all I'll ramble on about for now. Thanks for listening. Happy 4th to everyone, and I'll try to write more later.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Adriana is growing so fast!

I can't believe that Adriana is 3 months old already! She is changing everyday and getting so big. It is so sad to me to think that she won't ever be this little ever again. I love having her at this age, and I know that a lot of people can't wait for their baby to get bigger, but she is such a little snuggle bug. She is at a real fun stage and smiling all the time, I love her little toothless smile! We are so blessed to have her in our lives.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Life is Crazy

Alright, I have to confess, I have never blogged before, and I really don't know what I'm doing, but I thought it would be cool to kind of have our own website and keep people posted on whats going on in our world. We have family spread throughout the US, mainly down in the south, and this is a good way to keep connected to all of you. You will have to forgive these first few blogs, if they don't make sense or they are boring, I apologize. Also forgive me for any misspellings. Well the latest in our life is that I have quit my job and our babysitter has quit all at the same time. We are at a crossroad right now, on what to do. We are praying for what God wants for our family, and I know that His timing is perfect, but I would be lying if I told you that I wasn't a little scared as to what we are suppose to be doing. I know God will provide for us and give us what we need, but all of this is a huge leap of faith. I hate that I had to quit my job, but I just don't fit in there anymore and its time for me to move on. The Devil has gotten me really down about the whole thing and I'm trying not to let him win this battle. Pray for us, the next few weeks will be scary till we figure out something.
Well, I guess that's all I'll write for now, I hope I did alright and didn't let anyone down. :) I'll try to keep this pretty updated. After I leave my job next week, I won' t have access to the internet on a regular basis, but I will do my best.
Thanks for reading and keep checking back for updates.