Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Hearts Day

Well I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day. Ours this year was somewhat different than those in the past. For the first time since Devin and I have been together, we didn't have plans! (It certainly wasn't for lack of a baby sitter....Annabelle's Grammy & Pop and Granny & Pappy all assured us they'd pretty much give thier right arm for the chance to keep her!) Anyway, We decided we'd do a low-key V-Day and spend it with the sweetest little Valentine girl ever! We spent the morning playing with Miss Priss and just guess what she did?
She rolled over! (from her tummy to her back) TWICE! After the first time, I grabbed the camera and got the second time on video! I'd post that video on here, so ya'll could witness our latest milestone, BUT I tend to talk when I get excited, and I hate to hear myself on the video talking, so ya'll will just have to take my word for it that she really did roll over!

We went and had lunch and bought Annabelle a playmat. It's called the "Monkey Mat"- she had a big time trying it out when we got home.


I know I am the most blessed girl in the world when it comes to my Valentine. God blessed me beyond measure when He gave me Devin. This year the card I got for him said, "Love isn't about the falling, its all about the staying." I am so thankful for the sweet time in our lives when we were falling in love; for the butterflies in my stomach on our first date, for my LAST first kiss (which by the way was not on that first date! Hello, this is the girl who told Devin he'd have to call me, because girls don't call boys..so you know I certainly wasn't kissing on the first date! ha), for all of the first holidays and milestones we saw together, and all the other sweet memories that go along with our first years as a couple. But I am loving where we are right now--- in the "staying" part! But I also have to say that its definitely full circle--- I go back to the "falling" every time I see him with our sweet girl. Thank you Lord, for blessing me with a husband who loves you, who loves me, and who is such a wonderful daddy.


By the way just guess what Devin surprised me with for Valentine's Day... now remember we said we were doing "low-key" this year... so while he was down at the Walgreens buying me a card, he picked up....... Yep, you guessed it, my very own Ped-Egg! Does that man listen or what?!?!? I laughed so hard...


Here's a picture of the ever so popular Annabelle Whitehurst with all of her Valentines. She even got her first little bit of mail this week... Valentine cards from her best friend Allie Claire, from some of her cousins- Sidney & Lindsey in Georgia, and from the Benton boys! Her daddy isn't too sure how he feels about her getting mail from boys already! ha...

I can't make a post today without saying that it's my Momma's birthday! When I was a little girl, I thought it was so neat that she was born the day after Valentine's Day! I don't know if it was being born that close to the day filled with love and hearts that made the difference, but I know my mom is certainly a special one. I am thankful God chose to give me to her. Now that I have a daughter of my own, makes me hope that Belle grows up to love me as much as I love my mom. She'll be celebrating today in Georgia with our family up there. Today was my sister-in-law's baby shower, so she and Dad drove up for the weekend to be there. I'm glad she'll get to spend her birthday with the family we don't get to see often enough. It will be good to have them home tomorrow though! There's another reason to thank the Lord---that the man he chose for me only lives 30 minutes away from my Momma & Daddy! :)

~annie~

6 comments:

Marla Taviano said...

Look at that little girl's stash!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!

HeyHey said...

Annie, Belle just keeps getting prettier and prettier! I miss her so much!!! Miss you and Devin too! :)

Carrie said...

Holy cow! Belle has rolled over already!!! She is so advanced--I love it! Maybe some of that will wear off on Allie. All she wants to do is get her legs up under her and crawl off during tummy time. Belle may have to give some lessons next week. We would offer to pay in presents, but obviously Miss Belle is doing just fine!!
Glad y'all had a good V-Day!

Katie said...

Whoa! Look at all that V-day loot! Seriously...she looks like a doll baby mixed in there with all that! TOO CUTE!

I was trying ever so hard today to get in a SOMEWHAT comfy position so I could PedEgg my feet today. This baby belly is just entirely too big...and I'm afraid Mike would get a little heavy handed if I let him do it. I've GOT to do something before it's time to deliver...I'd hate for the nurses and my doctor to see my feet this way. (And you know they will...what with the position I'll be assuming and all...)

Charon Benton said...

sweet baby girl.....tell Devin that it could be worse...she could be gettin' Valentine's from boys you DON'T know! ha-ha

Aleta Kaylee said...

That was a really sweet blog Annie. Lil Miss Annabelle was very popular on Valentine's Day.