Friday, November 27, 2009


This Thanksgiving I have so much to be thankful for!! Here are 30 things I am thankful for (one for each day of this month). Some are serious and some are just fun :D

I am thankful for...

1. our sweet baby boy. I can't believe he is already 5 months old!
2. Collin and our marriage. 5 years and going strong :D.
3. our families.
4. our friends.
5. our church family.
6. being able to be in Texas for the holidays.
7. being able to celebrate this holiday season with Maddox for the first time.
8. Maddox's sweet giggles.
9. my computer.
10. my car.
11. Maddox's beautiful blue eyes.
12. vacations.
13. my favorite television shows.
14. our wonderful house.
15. Maddox sleeping through the night.
16. that I can keep up with friends.
17. playing board games and cards with family and friends.
18. my bed. I am always happy to sleep in it again after being gone out of town.
19. my cell phone.
20. my camera.
21. my friend M and her healthy pregnancy. I can't wait for Jackson and Maddox to be friends!
22. our video monitor. It makes it so much easier to put Maddox to bed in his own room.
23. the beautiful view of the mountains that I get to enjoy on a daily basis.
24. the fun time and memories from shopping trips with my mom, grandma and sisters.
25. overall good health for me and my family.
26. enough money to be able to pay our bills and buy not only necessities but also things we want.
27. my hair straightener. Without it my hair would be a wavy mess.
28. my contact lenses. I have had them since the 7th grade and they are so much better than wearing my glasses.
29. my friend JCox and all the fun times we have together shopping for bargains.
30. and last but CERTAINLY not least, I am thankful for the life and death of Jesus Christ and the grace that is given to us because of his sacrifice!!

I have been so richly blessed and cannot thank God enough for all that has been given to me. All I can do is try to be a good steward of what I have been given and constantly remember that I have done nothing to deserve any of it but have received it all because of the grace of God.

Comment and tell me what YOU are thankful for this holiday season because we have all been so greatly blessed!!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Doctor's Appointment Update

About a month ago when I posted about Maddox's 4 month check up I told you that he had a tight muscle in his neck that was causing him to always look to the left. Today we went back to the pediatrician so she could check it out again after a month of doing stretches. Thankfully, Dr. Connie said she thought it was loosened up and didn't seem to be a problem anymore. I was so glad to hear that because if it had not loosened up then we would have had to take him to physical therapy. He is now looking to the right a lot more when he is sitting up and being held. He does still prefer the left and still sleeps with his head to the left but Dr. Connie said that since he is spending more and more time in the upright position that it will continue to get better. Now I just hope the back if his head rounds back out because it has gotten pretty flat from him always laying the same way.

And since we were at the dr. they went ahead and weighed him and at 5 months he weighs 15 lbs. 1.8 oz. :D.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

A New Home for Little Dog

Today is a sad day in the Packer house. Our sweet little dog, Toby, is going to a new home. We have thought about this and discussed it for a while now and we just think it is the best thing. Since Maddox was born we aren't able to give him the attention he deserves and I feel like all I do now is tell him "NO." We have decided to give him to the Colorado Maltese Rescue mission and they already have a foster home set up for him until they can find a "forever home." This was a really hard decision for us but we feel it is for the best. He has been a good little dog for us and I just want him to live in a home where he gets played with and shown attention.

We discussed giving him to someone we knew but felt it would be too hard...I would rather just be done with it and be able to move on. I will miss him a lot but like I said I think it is for the best.

If you know of anyone who is looking for a sweet maltese to adopt you can pass this website on to them and they can contact the Rescue about adopting him!! And here is his profile page....


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Roll Over

Well, Mr. Maddox rolled over for the first time today!! I laid him down on his tummy on his play mat this morning and right when I did he just flopped over onto his back!! He hasn't done it again yet but I'm sure it's just the beginning!! Collin was bummed that he missed it.

Yay for learning new things!!


Friday, November 13, 2009


I have never really been a morning person because I really like my sleep and don't particularly like waking up early. However, Maddox is morning person. He typically wakes up any where between 5 am and 8 am (I really appreciate those rare 8 am mornings). While his early risings aren't my favorite thing, I am starting to get adjusted to them. I do; however, love how happy he is in the mornings. It is my favorite time of day with him. He tends to get pretty fussy as the day goes on because he doesn't nap and it starts to wear on him. In the mornings, though after he has had a good night sleep and eaten his first meal of the day, he is such a happy little guy. We always get huge smiles and I just love it. So while I don't really enjoy getting up early, having Maddox in such a good mood makes it worth it!!


Monday, November 9, 2009

My Favorite Things...

Maddox is getting to be so much fun so I thought I would share some of my favorite things about being his mommy these days...

*One of my all time favs right now is every morning when I go to get him out of his crib I walk in his room and look over the railing at him and tell him good morning and he gives me the biggest smile!! It just warms my heart!!
*I love his big open mouth smile.
*It's so fun to watch him try new foods.
*He is really learning a lot about his surroundings right now and loves to touch things.
*I love watching him play with toys.
*I LOVE that he sleeps 11 to 12 hours a night!!
*I love holding him in my arms while he sleeps.
*I have loved the few giggles I have gotten and can't wait to hear more!!
*I love looking at his gorgeous blue eyes!!
*I love that he is getting really cuddly and will lay his head on my chest when I am holding him.
*I really love that he will now stare at me and put his hands on my face...the look in his eyes just says "I love you, Mommy." It is so precious!!

He is such a sweetheart and I love him so much and am so thankful to be his mommy!! I just love watching him grow and learn new things (even though it makes me a little sad that he is growing so fast!!)


Thursday, November 5, 2009

More Please...

MOM...I why can't I have more sweet potatoes?? I REALLY like them!!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Music Tuesday (on Wednesday :D)

I'm in the process of downloading the new Carrie Underwood cd that came out yesterday from iTunes!! I love Carrie Underwood. She is one of my top 5 favorite artists!! I have loved all of her other cd's so I have high hopes for this one as well. I'll let you know how I like it after I get time to listen to it all!! :D