Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's a boy!

We went to the doctor today. The baby looks healthy, everything is moving along great & we can finally stop calling the baby "it". We are very excited! A boy will be a new thing in a while on the Hollon side. I was the first girl born after several generations of all boys. Since me, it has been all girls. So, I am breaking the mold once again. This will be the first boy after 7 straight girls. We are also excited because we could not come up with a girl name, but have had a boy name all along. His name will be Jacob William Bush & we will call him Jake. Jake is after Robbie's grandfather Jake and William is after my dad & brother. All are men that we admire and look up to and we pray that our Jake will have those same qualities that make these men so amazing.

Robbie with Granddad Jake

Robbie with his father and Granddad Jake

Me with the 2 Williams in my life - my father & brother

My dad & I

Sunday, August 24, 2008


For one of the first times all year, we've actually been in Chattanooga for 2 weekends in a row. We love nothing more than traveling & visiting friends & family, but must admit that it is nice to enjoy 2 weekends off the interstate. Last weekend we were able to complete some more projects around the house getting ready for the baby and hosted a cookout at our house where we got to use many of our much appreciated wedding gifts. This past weekend we enjoyed a visit from my parents as they were on their way to a wedding in NC and then we celebrated at Mark & Amanda's wedding Saturday night.

Alli, Kimberly, Lara & I at the wedding

Robbie & I

Amanda with the McCallie guys

Baby Update

Well, we haven't posted a baby update yet, because basically there has been nothing to update. Thankfully, I've haven't been sick any and I pretty much feel & look the same as when I wasn't pregnant. We are 1 week away from the halfway point in our pregnancy, and I have a feeling we are about to really start seeing changes (and I will actually feel pregnant). I've started gaining baby weight (unfortunately it's everywhere but my belly). I'm not sure if I've felt the baby move or not, but my doctor said any day now I should be able to tell movement for sure. We are most excited about finding out the sex of the baby. We find out Wednesday, August 27th! We are so excited to finally know how to decorate the nursery, decide on a name and know if our house will be filled with pink or blue. We will be sure to update the blog Wednesday!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Friendship over the last 11 years

Below is a slideshow of Amanda, Stephanie & I over the last 11 years. I tried to post it last night with the blog, but for some reason it would not display. Of course when I tried it today, it worked on the first try.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Great Weekend

Such a perfect weekend! We were in Orange Beach & Fairhope visiting my 2 best friends, Amanda & Stephanie. Amanda, Stephanie & I all met our freshman year (Fall 1997) as we were all in the same sorority pledge class. Over the last 11 years, our friendship has only gotten stronger. We have celebrated the good times together and held each others hands through the hard times. No matter what, these 2 girls have always stood beside me and I am so blessed to have them in my life. I was honored to have them both standing beside me at my wedding as my matrons of honor. Over the weekend was wonderful to reminisce and celebrate how far we have all come! We are all married to great guys. Amanda just had Gabe in March and Steph & I are both expecting our first children in January. And we were down to celebrate Amanda's oldest son, Sellers, 3rd birthday. It was a great weekend and a great reminder that no matter how many miles separate us, our friendship will always be strong and we will always be as closer than words could ever describe.

Amanda, Stephanie & I on the boat

Our skillful driver making sure we got close to the dolphins

So many dolphins in the water!

Stop for lunch

Amanda with Sellers at his birthday party

Amanda & Mike with the birthday boy

Stephanie, Amanda & I (Stephanie & I are both 17 weeks now)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Maddox!

Over the weekend, was my niece Maddox's 4th Birthday Party. Robbie stayed behind to try to finish some of our 1,000 projects we are trying to finish before football season. Here are some pictures from the party. Happy Birthday Maddox!!

Maddox & me
The cake
Opening gifts
Maddox & Isabella racing
Maddox riding with Gran (my dad)
Maddox giving a wave while riding with her dad (my brother, Billy)

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