..all because two people fell in love..

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Well, to answer the question we keep hearing, "so, when are ya'll going to have a baby?"

The answer is, we aren't sure. We are living/enjoying life one day at a time and when it happens, it happens. So, right now our only "babies" are our adorable Pit Bull, Mas & our friends' precious baby, Gavin.

Mas, at 7 years old, is a baby himself. Spoiled rotten but sweet as sugar :)

This was his wedding attire.

Lazy dog!!

Our other baby is Justin & Nicola's little man, Gavin. Gavin and Shane share the same birthday, Jan 3. He is the most precious little thing EVER!! He sure does love his "auntie jorjor" ;)

Gavin (a couple of months ago) laughing sooooo hard at Shane.
We were able to record some of it
on the camcorder on Shane's cell phone so Justin & Nicola could see.

Gav & Aunt JorJor

The big boy with Uncle Shane.
(Aren't his little tennis shoes so cute?!)

So, right now we are enjoying our babies, Mas and Gavin.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Life as a married couple

Well, it has been almost 4 months of life as Mrs. Shane Braxton and honestly, I feel no different than I did years ago. The biggest reasoning for this is more than likely our years of cohabitating. Living together prior to marriage helped us learn how each other really act. We learned to work out the "kinks" of living together years before we were ever married. So, now we are able to just enjoy married life without the frustrations that many newly married couples have; such as, adjusting to no longer living alone, no longer having an entire bed to yourself, and learning to share the same bathroom. Learning to feel for the toilet seat in the dark, picking up a never ending pile of dirty clothes (and clean ones that were never hung up or put away in dressers and somehow managed to make it to the floor), cooking for a bottom-less pit, and keeping enough Red Bull to ensure a "caffine headache" doesn't ensue are things I have become accustomed to over the past few years. But, other than these mild adjustments, life is as simple as ever!

Shane and I are continuing to keep up the exercise routine we started prior to our wedding with some new towering priorities, such as football games and now hunting. We try to run 2-3 miles several days a week. I am hoping now that the weather is getting cooler we will be running more often. During the summer we were having to run late at night when it wasn't as blistering hot and the humidity wasn't as severe. Now, we will be able to go for a run before I go to work or as soon as Shane gets home from work. Late at night, after sitting on the couch watching tv for hours, makes it a little more difficult to actually get up and go. Laziness I suppose ;) We are hoping to run in a few more 5K's coming up this fall.

Work for both of us is going great. Shane is now working later in the afternoon now that it is "prime farming season." And we are staying busier than ever at the hospital. We are both so blessed to have such great jobs that we both love!

So, to sum it up, life is going great so far as a married couple :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Post wedding

Well, the wedding is now over. I told myself that I would blog the preparation of the wedding planning and never ended up doing it. So, I am now vowing to update my blog more frequently. The wedding was amazing and we had such great help and support from so many, many people! We are so thankful to have such wonderful friends and family.

We got married at my home church, William & Mary Presbyterian Hart Church and had our reception at Aunt Rhonda and Uncle Gene's house. Their house is known and "The Homeplace" to my family as it was built long ago on the family farm and my grandfather lived in it. It was such a special place to have such a special event. I know he was there with me.. smiling! He was also doing a little shagging in heaven I'm sure. Months ago while spreading PaPa's ashes over the farm, Shane and I made sure to spread some around the tree next to where our reception was going to be held. It was a very emotional day for everyone, especially myself, not having him there. Although we know he was there in spirit. In his honor, we had Madris' available at the bar. Anyone who knews my PaPa knows that a Madris was his all-time favorite drink! Also at the bar were a pair of his old work boots, filled with beautiful pink flowers. Such a special touch to our beautiful wedding. I now have the boots on my front porch and am reminded daily of how precious life is.

Its so hard to believe that it has already been 2 months since the wedding. Time sure gets away with you. I am still in the process of writing thank you notes. I dont know if I will EVER get them finished. Michael and Robbie Rogers www.michaelrogersphoto.com  were our photographers and they did an amazing job!! I highly recommend them :) I am having trouble deciding which pictures I want. I want them all! Thankfully, Uncle Rob, Aunt Lellie, and Tucker handled the camcorder at the reception so we were able to watch all of the well wishes from friends and family. They were very sweet and got funnier as the night progressed and alcohol levels increased! May 22, 2010 was the greatest day of my life!

Shane and I went to Charleston, SC for our honeymoon and had a blast! We spend all of our money on food & alcohol..but it was WELL worth it. I honestly believe Charleston has the best food in the South. We both came home a few pounds heavier ;) We used our camcorder and recorded each morning of our trip with updates from the night before and plans for the coming day. We went to the aquarium, did lots of shopping, and sightseeing. We went on a dinner cruise that was given to us by my awesome co-workers! It was so cool seeing The Battery, including all the the enormous houses and yachts, from the water. Our waiter showed us a yacht that was for sale... for 10 MILLION DOLLARS!!!! I cannot even fathom the amount of money you must have to own a 10 million dollar yacht. Our honeymoon was absolutely perfect and such a nice break after a stressful few weeks prior to the wedding.

As I said before, May 22 was the absolute best day of my life. I married my best friend, my love!