A Look Back at 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012


* Jonathan Davis was born * Got a little snow * Visited Mike in Atlanta * Jax Lawrence was born

* Celebrated my 26th birthday * Did a lot of laying around the pool * Attended Sean's 10 year high school reunion * Went to the beach

* Found out we were expecting * Visited Thomas & Laura in Dallas * Celebrated Sean's birthday * Watched the Hogs win a game

* Found out we're expecting a BOY * Spent Thanksgiving with 4.5 generations * Started preparing for the arrival of Wyatt Haischer * Celebrated a wonderful Christmas with family

With all of the wonderful things that happened in 2012, we also suffered some great losses in our family.  We're looking forward to a great year in 2013 with all the many blessings that are ahead!
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We Have Made a Decision

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I'm so excited to announce that we have decided on a name for "Three"!! 

Wyatt Haischer Dorey

It was quite the process choosing a name for our little guy but we finally made it! 
We started with a list from on-line of 100 boy names and chose 4 out of that list: Carter, Hayden, Judd, Wyatt.  We then narrowed it down to Hayden and Wyatt.... and finally decided on Wyatt the weekend before Christmas.  Haischer is family name.  It was Sean's great grandmother's maiden name, as well as his grandfather's middle name. It's pronounced hi-sure...that's the best I could come up with. :)
We're very excited to finally be able to call him something other than "Three" or buddy!
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Sugar Creek Giveaway

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sugar Creek Photography is giving away a newborn session!
Go check out their page on Facebook at Sugar Creek Photography and "like" her page.  Let her know I sent you so I can win a session for Wyatt!!
You can also check out her blog here, she does some great work!
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Kitties Want to have Fun


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Grapefruit

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 23 Weeks (12/20/12)
Size of baby: 11.5 inches and about 1.2 pounds! Right now our baby is the size of a grapefruit!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +/- 18 pounds...
Maternity Clothes: I'm definitely wearing maternity clothes! My favorite is my leggings.
Gender: BOY!!...still nameless, but we've got it narrowed down to two!!
Movement: He sleeps most of the day while I'm at work...probably because I'm moving constantly. Once I get home and put my feet up he comes alive!! I can already tell he's probably going to like a swing or rocker.
Food Cravings: Still no cravings....I do enjoy a good hamburger and french fries. :)
Food Aversion: Not really...still avoiding hummus, just in case.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back! Sean's even having to tell me to turn over....
Sleep: I'm sleeping OK, the body pillow helps some. I just have to wake up and flip off of my back pretty often. I'm also getting up at least once a night to pee.  I'm also becoming exhausted during the day again...I thought this would stop until the 3rd trimester, but obviously not.  I'm hoping a little break helps.
Symptoms: Still having back pain...guess it wasn't the cold. It usually starts in the afternoon and lasts until I go to bed...a little annoying but it's OK.
Best Moment this Week: Picking a few things out for his room!
What I am Looking Forward To: Spending some time with family!!


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Movies

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

These are some movies that are going to be released in the next 6 months, and I can't wait!!

December 2012

Oz: The Great and Powerful Poster
March 2013

<i>The Great Gatsby</i> Gets May 2013 Release Date
I'm hoping I can find a baby-sitter in May so we can go see this!!
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Papaya

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 22 Weeks (12/13/12)
Size of baby: 11 inches and about 1 pound! Right now our baby is the size of a papaya!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +/- 18 pounds...I feel huge, especially in this awful picture!
Maternity Clothes: I'm definitely wearing maternity clothes! My favorite is my leggings.
Gender: BOY!!...still nameless, but we've got it narrowed down to two!!
Movement: He sleeps most of the day while I'm at work...probably because I'm moving constantly.  Once I get home and put my feet up he comes alive!! I can already tell he's probably going to like a swing or rocker. 
Food Cravings: Still no cravings....I do enjoy a good hamburger and french fries. :)
Food Aversion: Not really...still avoiding hummus, just in case.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back!  Sean's even having to tell me to turn over....
Sleep: I'm sleeping OK, the body pillow helps some. I just have to wake up and flip off of my back pretty often. I'm also getting up at least once a night to pee.
Symptoms: Still having back pain...guess it wasn't the cold.  It usually starts in the afternoon and lasts until I go to bed...a little annoying but it's ok. 
Best Moment this week: Our doctor's appointment!
What I am looking forward to: A little break!!
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iPhone Pictures

Thursday, December 13, 2012











1.] Sleepy head  2.] Someone else also enjoys my body pillow.  3.] Little man's closet  
4.] Gift from someone at school  5.] Mister enjoying the sunshine
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What I'm Loving Wednesday

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I'm loving these pictures that my mom took when she was here over the weekend!
 

I'm loving the cooler weather that we've been experiencing this week!

I'm loving these ideas for our little man's nursery!
Harper with Letter Appliqué Nursery Bedding



I'm loving that we have Christmas break in 7 short days!


What are you loving today?





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The Sunday Social

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Sunday Social

1. Favorite Holiday Movies/TV Specials?
I always enjoy Christmas Vacation and Elf!

Elf PosterChristmas Vacation Poster


2. Do you do any volunteering during the holidays if so what? If not what would you do?
I wouldn't necessarily call it volunteering but Sean and I both donate money through our work for "Angel's" that live in our area.

3. Favorite toy received as a Child for the Holidays?
It's definitely a toss up between all the awesome Barbie toys and accessories, and my first stereo! I still remember  when I got that stereo, my first cd I received was Ace of Base. Sweet!

4. What was your must have item in high school for the Holidays?
Definitely a cell phone!


5. Item you begged for the most and never got?
A horse??  I don't really know!

6. What do you do on Christmas Eve? If you are Jewish what does your family do for Hanukkah?
We always spend Christmas Eve at my grandparents house.  We eat a huge lunch and then open presents together...it's the best!  Then we head to Sean's brother's house and do presents with his family.




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Pomegranate

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 21 Weeks (12/6/12)
Size of baby: 10.5 inches and about 12.7 ounces. Right now our baby is the size of a pomegranate!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +/- 18 pounds
Maternity Clothes: I'm definitely wearing maternity clothes! My favorite is my leggings.
Gender: BOY!!...still nameless
Movement: He's moving like crazy!! Especially at night when I'm sitting with my feet up or after I've eaten.
Food Cravings: Still no cravings....I do enjoy a good hamburger and french fries. :)
Food Aversion: Not really...still avoiding hummus, just in case.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back!  Sean's even having to tell me to turn over....
Sleep: I'm sleeping OK, the body pillow helps some. I just have to wake up and flip off of my back pretty often. I'm also getting up at least once a night to pee.
Symptoms: Still having back pain...guess it wasn't the cold.  It usually starts in the afternoon and lasts until I go to bed...a little annoying but it's ok. 
Best Moment this week: Having mom come for our PAWE (Professional Association of Women Eudcators) brunch!
What I am looking forward to: Our doctor's appointment next week on the 12th!
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Christmas Flashbacks

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

 I decided to dig up some pictures from past Christmases!
As you can see I was only able to find them dated back to 2005...our first Christmas together was actually in 2001.  I guess that means I may have to go look through some...ummmm....what's that stuff.....photographs??
 
 2005 
 
2006
 
 
2007
 
 
2008
 
 
2009
 
 
2010
 
 
2011










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Banana

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 20 Weeks (11/29/12)...better late than never. :)
Size of baby: 6.5 inches and about 10.2 ounces. Right now our baby is the size of a banana!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +/- 15 pounds 
Maternity Clothes: I'm definitely wearing maternity clothes! My favorite is my leggings.
Gender: BOY!!...still nameless
Movement: He's moving like crazy!!  Especially at night when I'm sitting with my feet up.
Food Cravings: I haven't had any cravings this week.  Just food.. ;)
Food Aversion: Not really...still avoiding hummus, just in case. 
What I miss: Sleeping on my back!
Sleep: I'm sleeping OK, the body pillow helps some.  I just have to wake up and flip off of my back pretty often. I'm also getting up at least once a night to pee. 
Symptoms: I've had some back pain this week.  Not sure if it's due to pregnancy or this awful cold I've had. 
Best Moment this week: Getting to spend some time with 3 of my favorite little ones!
What I am looking forward to: Sean's work Christmas party and my mom coming to visit!

I'm definitely starting to feel and look preggers.  ;)
This is the best picture I could do for this week, between being sick and Sean working crazy hours....


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Garvan Woodland Gardens

Monday, December 3, 2012

Over the weekend Sean and I went to Hot Springs with our dear friends, Ryan, Candi, and the little ones...of course.  Our main purpose for going was to visit Garvan Woodland Gardens and see the Christmas lights. Of course, though, we couldn't go to HS without making at least one stop at Best Buy (for an emergency reason!) and getting some delicious food at Red Lobster!  We arrived promptly at 5:15, just 15 minutes after they turned on the lights, and we had a great time!  (Last year we weren't so lucky!) It was beautiful...I don't think these pictures even begin to show the beauty!

 



 
All of these lights made me so excited and got me thinking about my favorite thing to do the night before Christmas Eve....go to the Hodo's of course!!  It's the most amazing thing! They time their lights to music...probably about 6 songs in all.  But not only is it timed, the music is actually on a radio station so you can hear it in your car! If you go on Friday or Saturday nights Santa Clause is usually there as well...definitely something to check out!
 


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The Sunday Social

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday Social

I'm linking up today, for the first time, with Ashley's Sunday Social!!

1. What is your favorite holiday season tradition?
Spending Christmas Eve at my grandparents house.  We open eat, open gifts, and enjoy one another's company! I've done it since my first Christmas!

2. Do you have a certain holiday movie you watch more than others? If so what is it?
Not necessarily.  I tend to watch different movies each year.  My favorite is probably Christmas Vacation, though!
Christmas Vacation Poster

3. Show us your favorite decoration or Pinterest decoration you wish you could have.
This is my favorite ornament this year! I bought it when I was 7 weeks pregnant at the Clothesline Fair.

4. What is your favorite holiday song?
Definitely, "Baby It's Cold Outside"

5. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Chocolate pecan pie

6. What is on your wishlist this year?
I want a necklace or bracelet with our son's initials on it.
The Ivy Collection Monogrammed Latch Bracelet {Sterling Silver} Customize yours in Script or Block font!  SwellCaroline.com Would love to have with sons initials!



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Liebster Award

Thursday, November 29, 2012


I am excited to announce that I was nominated for the Liebster Award by a new follower, Lesley!! Liebster means dearest or beloved in German, so it's a great honor to be nominated...Thank you!! You can check out Lesley's blog here!

This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers! The award is then passed on to other bloggers in the same category to help spread their names around and support one another! 

If you receive this award, there are a few rules that you must follow...

  •  Each blogger nominated must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Then answer the 11 questions the tagger has asked.
  • Blogger must then create 11 questions of their own to ask the bloggers they decide to nominate.
  • Then they must choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate and link them on their blog post.
  • Finally, the bloggers must be notified of their award
  • Oh, and there are no tag backs

11 Things You Probably Don't Know About Me:

1.) I love to wear pajamas all day!
2.) I HATE laundry....all aspects of it.
3.) I could eat pizza every day!
4.) My phone is my security blanket.
5.) I love to sleep in.
6.) I love to sing...loud....but I don't want anyone to listen. :)
7.) I'm whiny when I don't feel well.
8.) I like for my house to be picked up before anyone comes over.  Sean gets frustrated because he thinks I make it look like no one lives here.  :)
9.) I have successfully kept two plants alive for an extended amount of time....a Christmas cactus and an Aloe Vera plant.
10.) I really want to go on a California road trip....I want to see it all!
11.) I love Glee!! Even if it has gotten corny...I just want to sing along.

Questions From Lesley:
1) Are you right or left handed? Right
2) What's your favorite restaurant? It depends what town I'm in....but overall, Noodles in Fayetteville. 
3) What is your favorite vegetable? Green beans
4) What size shoe do you wear? Depends on the shoe...usually 7.5 or 8.
5) What brand of laundry detergent do you use? Tide - Cold Water 

6) Mustard or mayo? Since I've been pregnant...both! Usually just mayo.
7) Favorite band/singer? Of all time...Justin Timberlake. Currently...Mumford and Sons.
8) Best Christmas gift you ever received? That's a tough one because I cry at least once every Christmas because of a gift.  But probably tickets to see JT (as noted above).
9) Cooking appliance you could not live without? Keurig ....does that count??
10) Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni
11) Who do you most admire and why? My husband...he does so much for our little family!


Questions For My Nominees:
1.) Romantic comedy or action movie?
2.) Favorite mode of exercise?
3.) Soda or water?
4.) Least favorite household chore?
5.) Technology you couldn't live without?
6.) What color appears most in your closet?
7.) Favorite go-to dinner?
8.) Best book you've read recently?
9.) Guilty pleasure tv show?
10.) Favorite actor/actress?
11.) Best vacation you've ever been on?

My Nominees - Make sure you check them out:
Amy@Double the Blessing
Michelle@The Yount Happenings
Nicole@Sean and Nicole Huddleston
Heather@Life as the Fites
Sarah@Ryan, Sarah, and Payne
Allison@The Journey Continues
Stacey@Oney Family Adventures
Lydia@Just Around the Conner
Janae@Finally, Mrs. V!
Hannah@Edy Jane & Hattie Anne
Kara@Facts of Kara's Life

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Our Thanksgiving in Pictures - Fayetteville

Tuesday, November 27, 2012






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Mango

Monday, November 26, 2012



Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 19 Weeks (11/22/12)
Size of baby: 6.0 inches and about 8.5 ounces. Right now our baby is the size of a mango!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +/- 15 pounds 
Maternity Clothes: I'm definitely wearing maternity clothes! My favorite is my leggings
Gender: BOY!!
Movement: He's moving like crazy!!  As I"m writing this he's actually kicking the laptop.
Food Cravings: I haven't had any cravings this week.  Just food.. ;)
Food Aversion: Not really...still avoiding hummus, just in case. 
What I miss: Sleeping on my back!
Sleep: I'm sleeping ok, the body pillow helps some.  I just have to wake up and flip off of my back pretty often. 
Symptoms: I'm feeling really good! 
Best Moment this week: Sharing that "Three" is a boy!!
What I am looking forward to: Going to Hot Springs to look at Christmas lights this weekend!

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