Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Saturdays

Despite living in Alabama, we proudly don lots of orange in our house on Saturdays.


This is how Knox gives kisses - so sweet!

And Knox knows a new trick:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Knox's Favorite Things

Besides his love for Rosie, there are only two other things in this world that Knox loves more than anything else:
(1) Elmo (or "mo-mo")

(2) and Cheerios (or "ooooooh's!)

He really tries to take them every where he goes!

slightly disgusted

Just found out that powdered Similac has been recalled because there have been traces of beetles and their larvae found in it...I. AM. DISGUSTED.

For all you moms out there that use this stuff, go to these websites for more information:

Similac's website to enter the lot number of your canister

More information about the recall

Poor little guy!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I need help...

No! Not that kind of help....although some may disagree ;)

I need help with two things:

(1) Does anyone have recommendations for wedding dress shopping in Atlanta? My friend here in Birmingham recently got engaged - yay!!! We spent all weekend with her mom shopping around here, but we struck out. Any suggestions are welcome for our upcoming trip!!

(2) Knox's first birthday is quickly approaching (yikes!!!!); and with our newfound knowledge regarding his peanut allergy, I've learned that I can't buy baked goods from stores. Any place that cooks with nuts is off limits for his diet - this now includes Chick-Fil-A since they fry everything in peanut oil. (Have I mentioned how much I HATE this allergy business?!) So, I'm looking for a really tasty, nut free, allergy friendly birthday cake recipe. Anyone have ideas??

On the same note as the birthday cake thing...I guess I really do have a third thing I need help with: I have become obsessed with reading about allergies, toddler diets, etc. It is NOT helping things. It just increases my fear of what could happen to Knox and causes me to be ultra-overprotective and a psychotic mother (see cartoon above). Please pray for us - that I will not live in fear, that we will be patient as we explore this new diet, and that we will boldly believe that God CAN heal this allergy later in his life.

And just to persuade you for prayers...look at this little face:

How could you not pray for him?! :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


This past weekend, Kurt and I finally got to have the wedding we always dreamed about. It was complete with an intimate ceremony, lots of yummy food, three wonderful cakes, and all of our closest friends and family members from literally all over the country. We have been so humbled by the outpouring of love, prayers and support we've received over the past few years; but this weekend, it was overwhelming. Truly, our cups overflow!!! I can't wait to share pictures of everything - our amazingly talented 15-year-old photographer (yes, you read that right, she's only 15!!), Elizabeth Ann, took some fabulous pictures. Here is a quick sneak peak:

But this blog post today is about something else. After the bliss of Sunday's wedding, we experienced fear like no other on Monday. After a completely unfortunate accident (and yes, it truly was an accident...absolutely no one is to blame!!!), we spent all day in the Emergency Room at Williamson Medical Center with Knox. He ingested the smallest amount of peanut butter, and his body had a severe allergic reaction to it. Within 30 minutes, his body was red, puffy, swollen and hot all over. The biggest fear was what we COULDN'T see on the inside of his body - was the same thing that was happening on the outside of his body going to affect his breathing and respiratory system? We are thankful for the Lord's favor that my sister (Dr. Jennifer Smith) was in town. She threw us in the car and immediately took us to the ER. Knox received attention right away, and they took great care of him. He threw up his first dose of benadryl all over me (truly awful); but the shots of benadryl and steroids seemed to do the magic trick. We prayed and prayed and prayed for healing, and God did not fail. We are THANKFUL. But, lesson learned: children under the age of 2 really should not have peanut butter! Take note, moms-to-be! I hope no one ever has to experience that fear because it pretty much sucked!!

Waiting for medicine to take affect:

On the way home:

We are finally back safely in Birmingham. Kurt starts practice today, and I go right back to classes. No "honeymoon" for us...yet. We hope to take one soon! I'll blog more this week with more pictures from our actual wedding day. Now the real question will be: which anniversary do we celebrate? March 25th when we got married at the court house? Or September 5th when we actually got to have a wedding? What do y'all think? I'm thinking BOTH... ;)