Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!

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pumpkin eating pumpkin No, this isn't my pumpkin... I'm not that creative peeps.  Jeez

Yes, I'm wearing my puppy dog Halloween shirt!

Anyone who is truly friends with me, knows today is my fave day of the year!  I love the feel of Halloween, the sweet little kiddos dressed up, and I'll admit- I like the chocolate... :) 

I can't wait to see my babies tonight dressed up!  Pictures to come... don't fret! :)

This weekend was a lot of fun, just as I imagined it would be.  Friday night, I got to see my man! All is still going well. :)

Saturday, I got up and went to Tupelo with Mom and Jenna bugg.  We started off at Toys'R'Us just to see what caught Jenna's eye.  And I found one of her gifts from me this year....

And here is some wonderful news... I went to the website to get the picture of this and check the price compared to the store... And yours truly just scored this for $30.00 CHEAPER than the store price.  Ah, I love online shopping

Miss Priss shopping.. :)
We spent the day shopping around and having Newk's for lunch, MMmm! :)  Makes me miss Oxford!

Then we decided to take Jenna on the carousel, and well, let me just say- it wasn't a good idea.  She screamed the entire time.  Bless her heart... there won't be anymore of those in the future.  But I did manage to get a picture AFTER the ride.. and after we had her calmed back down..  Poor baby.

Jenna and Nana K!
After I got back home, I spent Saturday night cuddling with the furbabies and watching scary movies!  Well, what I could manage to watch alone anyway... ha!
But poor Roxie was apparently not into the idea of movie night so she moved the blanket and pillow around and made her a bed and went off to sleep.  Leaving Mama up to snap pictures of my little babygirl! :) 
THEN.... Sunday was a really awesome church service followed by a girls date! And not just any girls.  The "new man" won some major brownie points when he sent me, my mom, his mama, and his sister to the movies to see Footloose.  And he paid for it all. 

Yes, girls, I got a good man now.  :)

Now, as to what I thought about the movie...

UMMMMM... LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They left out one of my fave parts of the original, but this one is something I want to own too.. so it's all good.  :)  Def made me want to get up and boot scoot around! :)

After the movie, I had another lazy night with the tv... but it got interrupted YET again.  I have addressed this before, but my facebook has a stalker.  And well, its time he knows how I really feel about him.  So I'm sorry if you are on my facebook and see me let loose on this guy.  Believe me, if you know the whole story, you'd have my back.  


Well, that's all for me today loves.  I am going to go stalk Pinterest and get ready to see my babies all dressed up tonight!!


Friday has come again!

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And ya'll should know by now, that means I'm linking up with Lauren today... and you should too!

1.   When I was a kid I wanted to be    teacher    when I grew up.
2.   As an adult, my dream job would be   Optometrist      .

3.  W hen I was younger I wanted to be just like  my mama   .

4. The childhood Halloween costume that I remember most was when I was    my yellow Belle dress, from Beauty and the Beast.  It rained that Halloween and it stuck to me- LOL   .

5.  My favorite childhood toy was    Barbie.  Of course if you know in IRL then you know WHY I had so many now- and if you don't know me IRL- then you should know my MOM is obsessed with Barbie... I need to post about this .

6.  The time I got into the biggest amount of trouble when I was a kid was when I     broke the ceiling fan, and yes I am serious.  My mom and I were "playing Barbies" and I was putting them up there as she held me up to it and we were manually spinning it... and it fell down.  Dad was pissed. haha.   .
7.  I get daily inspiration from    Pinterest and my pretty blog friends!  .


Ladies & gents,
I am ready to get today o-v-e-r with and start the weekend!  I should have some good pictures/stories to tell come Monday.

I am seeing my man tonight.. I know I still haven't given ya'll much more details on it.  But rest assured- I like him even MORE these days than I did at last post.. so things are going well. :)

And then in the morning my mom, sister in law, niece, and myself are headed shopping in Tupelo.   Jennifer wants to get started on Jenna's Christmas and me and mom are basically going to entertain the kid.. but that's what we wanted to do!

Then Sunday, after church, I'm headed to a movie with the new guy's mom and my mom (and Cassie if you come.. haha.) I'm looking forward to it and we are going to see Footloose so ya'll know this girl is excited about that!!! 

That's about all I got ladies!  Everyone have a fantastic weekend!!!!

You need to check this out..

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Yep, you heard me.  I'm promoting a giveaway!  No, it isn't mine.  BUT it is from this super awesome friend of mine, Whitney, at We're Making History

First up, the girl has skills.  She is going to take my wedding pictures for me one, RIGHT!? :) And on top of all that, she is (obviously) beautiful and such a sweet, sweet person!  So... if you don't already follow her, then shame on you.. and GO DO IT NOW

Now, as to her giveaway.. Well, it's fantastic sounding.  And if you want to know, well go check her out, HERE.



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Don't forget to head over and link up with Jamie.

I'm loving... that it is Hump Day.  Need I say more?  This has not been the best week for me. 

[frustrated face]

I'm loving...FOOTLOOSE and the fact that I get to see this movie this coming Sunday.  SOOOOOO excited! The orginal is one of my fave movies of all time, so I'm pumped about seeing this one now that I've heard good things about it.  I admit, at first, I was sketchy about it thinking they might have butchered it.  But, hopefully I enjoy it too!

I'm loving... that Jenna got to see the Pickwick Belle last night.  We went to Pickwick to eat dinner and it was parked at the dock in front of the Inn.  She just kept saying "BOAT!" :)  Too sweet!

I'm loving... this picture of my sweet niece and her "PopPop".  Yes, that's my dad.  Do ya'll think I look like him?

Today is going to be short ladies [and gents! ;) ]!

Everyone have a fab day!!! I'm heading to Pinterest.. ha!

Manic Monday!

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Dear ladies & gents, (since I know someone out there reading this now!)

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  I know mine was eventful!

Friday night, I went to visit with Alicia and see Ali Beth's room.  It is just so adorable.  Nothing like a "baby's room", but instead more like a room fit for a little girl.  I mean seriously adorbs! :)

We had dinner and talked about a ton of things.  I always enjoy my time with Alicia.  I miss living with her and getting to see her and talk to her every day.  I'm so glad I was blessed with a terrific roomie! :)

Saturday morning I got up early and cleaned the house and got everything ready for the baby shower.  All the girls showed up and we ate and had a good time with each other.  Just being together again is always so nice.  Everyone is in different places in their lives these days and I liked having a few hours of just being back together and not worrying about the "outside world." 

                             Aren't those cupcakes to die for? 

Alicia opening gifts

PRECIOUS baby boots!
We all had such a good time together.  I can't wait to see Miss Ali Beth and see Alicia be the wonderful mother that I already know she will become. 

Together again.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand... for a more typical picture of what life is like when we are together...

Yes, I realize I look like an idiot..
                            So, girls... listen up- I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, I got up and went to church and then went to see Dream House with mom.  It was a pretty good movie, although nothing like what I had imagined.  After that, I came home and relaxed with the children. 

And by children, I mean..

My son.

My daughter.
                                  Yes, I just said that.   =)

Everyone, have a wonderful Monday! :)

Forgetting something Friday..

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My brain is on overload.   I have lists going on what to do during lunch/after lunch/etc. 

Course it doesn't take much these days for my brain to feel like it is on overload. 

SO.. with that said- let's keep today's post simple.

OH.... and by the way, I got in trouble yesterday for my "sad post" by Hillary.  She said I can't be writing anymore like that. 

[Insert me making a face at her..]  Love you!

Ladies, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!!

Don't forget to go link up with Lauren!

1.   Nothing says fall like    fesitvals and hayrides and scary movies!  .


2.   My favorite autumnal tradition is   waiting on Oct. 1 and going to pick out a pumpkin! Oh, and getting a caramel apple :)     .

3.  My favorite fall treat is   LOL, guess I jumped the gun.  Caramel apple and  Mama's sweet potato casserole   .

4. Fall makes me think of    love    because    it is a good time to fall in love, with the changing of the seasons and the fun things that fall brings   .

5.  Autumn free form word association, go!    leaves, campfires, caramel apples, sweaters, pumpkins!.

6.  My go-to outfit in the fall is     comfy sweater, jeans, and boots!   .
7.  My favorite fall holiday is (Halloween or Thanksgiving)    Halloween is going to win this one for me.  I love Thanksgiving and all the food and time with family, but I also LOVE Halloween and seeing the kids faces light up with buckets of candy and all the pumpkin decor and scary movies with a special someone!  .



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I'm sitting here at work (shhh!) thinking about what today's topic should be.  I've been such a major slacker in the writing a "real" blog post, so I'm trying to think up something good. 

After this weekend, I will have Alicia's shower to tell about.  I'm so very excited about getting to see all my girls AT THE SAME TIME.  This never happens anymore!  So, thanks Alicia for getting preggo! :)

I think I just answered my own question on what to write about- friends. 

We all have them, and we have all lost them.  But there are certain people who walk into your life and never, ever walk out.  Those are the true friends that God intended for you.  I am not even going to attempt to sit here and name off these people.  Chances are, they are all reading this blog right now and know I'm talking about them.  Yeah, girl.. I'm talking about you! :)

Let me rewind a little bit, growing up I was the little sister of two big brothers.  Normally that means you get to be the punching bag, the one that gets suckered into trying stuff that Mom, of course, said "No" to, etc.  But that wasn't my case entirely.  Sure, my brothers made me do some stupid things (and THEY got in trouble for it, ha! Karma....) But my brothers cherished me.  According to everyone's stories, I was quite their entertainment. 

My neighborhood wasn't booming with kids my age, so finding "friends" that way wasn't really an option for me.  And to top it off, I was shy.  Yes, I was shy.  So growing up (before school) I can only really remember having a handful of friends.  Misty was probably one of my first real friends.  I remember sitting at this little pink plastic table that my mom had put out in the yard for us one summer.  We had plenty of "tea parties" around that thing.  If you don't remember, then awhile back I made a very sad post about Misty.  Since our childhood, she had gotten with a different group than I did and we had since split ways.  She ended her life and I was honestly rocked more to the core than I thought I would be.  I think back on those days at my pink table and I can smile.  I think back on those days when she ended her life and I am sad.  

Sure, we had drifted apart and there is no way that what happened is my fault.  But somewhere along the way I start to question myself on was there something I could have changed that might have changed her.  I know I can't be that way.  But it is still a pretty common thought these days.   At Misty's visitation, I felt a part of me change.  A part of me vowed that night to never ever let someone I considered a part of my life, get that far away from me again.  I've never made REAL friends easy, in fact I've had the same group of real friends my entire life almost.  And I would absolutely lose a part of my soul if I lost another one of them in such a tragic way.

Friendship is about the good AND the bad times.  I've had people come and go out of my life during the last 10 years that I considered a "good" friend and found out later they were nothing what I imagined.  I've been stabbed in the back by some, and completely lost touch with others.   Real friends don't lose touch.  I'm fortunate enough that even though my friends all moved away from me- we never lost touch.  True friendship

I remember my mom telling me the day that I graduated from high school to be sure and speak and say what you wanted to anyone you could that day because it would be the last day you see those people, even your friends.   I remember spouting off (as a know-it-all 17 year old would) that there was NO way I was going to lose touch with my friends the way she had (harsh, I know).  These were the people that made my life good and I was determined it would be different. 

Next year will be my 10 year high school reunion, and while some I have not seen since... my true friends and I still talk weekly, and a lot of times, daily.  I proved my mom wrong.  And I don't plan on this stopping.  Sure, they are all married (almost Mert!) and there are kiddos now, but we all know where we all started and that is WITH EACH OTHER.  That's what holds us together.

My friends are me.  They made me who I am and helped shaped who I've become.  I was fortunate enough to spend my school days with some of the most fabulous women I've ever met.  And my college days were nothing short of the same. 

We had met at NE, but all found ourselves at Ole Miss too.  Alicia was my roommate for real, but I feel like I had quite a few roommates.  And I loved it.  It was nice to be with another group of girls who understood and cherished me the way that my high school friends always had done. 

I left Ole Miss with one of the best things life can give you- I had just mulitplied my "friend" list! Over the next few years, both "sets" of friends were going to be cruicial to my life.  I went through some hard times, some hard breakups, and some other things that only my true friends know about.  I had support around me 24/7 and I will never ever be able to thank these girls enough.  From near AND far, I was prayed for. 

So, high school and college had provided me with some wonderful women in my life.  The reality of being a woman was now my challenge.  Now too I have acquired some beauiful people in my life.  Some come from strange situations (like say my ex's mom) but that doesn't change a thing.  One comes from work.  She knows who she is.. and is probably getting emails in between my typing in this post. 

And back to my brothers- I'm one lucky girl.  My brothers are my friends.  They are there when I need them, and one in particular has been my eyes from the other side of the fence.  He is always my #1 go to for advice on a relationship from a guy's point of view. 

I grew up with my best friends from the beginning of my life, and along the way I have gathered more.  I love each and every one of you and hope you all know what you mean to my life. 

Friends may come and go, but I've been blessed that so many of you stuck around!

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Don't forget to jump over to Jamie's page and link up with her there. 

I'm loving... that I'm actually doing a WILW post.  This has already felt like a long week for me, and knowing it's Hump Day helps!

I'm loving... that I get to see my sweet friends this weekend!  We are having Alicia a little together/baby shower and I couldn't be more excited to be back with these girls!  I miss those Oxford days, a lot...

monkey cupcakes!
I'm loving... these monkey cupcakes I seen on Pinterest (of course!)... Aren't they just so cute!?

rule of life @Amy Hathorn
I'm loving... this quote.  I mean that is exactly how it has happened to me.  I decided to "give up" on love and just be me for awhile, and then bam.  Enter Mr. Wonderful.

I'm loving... the new relationship with "B".  Enough said. :)

I'm loving... that a month from today I will be seeing Reba in concert! Excited!!!!!

: )
I'm loving... THIS!  Because duh!  It's true! :)

I hope all you ladies are having a fabulous week!  Don't forget to go link up.  I'm headed there now to start reading some new blogs! :)

I GOT...

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A whole lot to discuss with you today.

So I'm going to do the nerdy awesome thing I always do... MAKE A LIST!

Let's start with Friday night's dinner with Vickie & Cristy.  I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned either of them on here before, so a little background:  I worked with them for 2 years when I was working at JCPenney (Prior to moving to Oxford for Ole Miss).  They are two of the sweetest people I've ever met in my life and it literally hurt my heart as much as my feelings to leave them when I did.  So now we try and get together every so often (not near as much as we should) and keep up with each other's lives.  So Friday night was the chosen night. 

It was so good to be back with them and just sit and laugh for a couple hours.  We always have certain topics we discuss and this time it was nothing short of fantastic.  So after 3 hours, I went home.  Then my sweet new guy came over to spend some time with me.  We had planned on watching Paranormal Activity 1 because as much as the PA3 previews are scaring the crap out of me, I want to watch all three movies now. 

Keep in mind, I have not watched a scary movie in 3 years now.  So now I'm big and bad and want to be a big girl....  yeah right.

So anyway, I stayed out with the girls a little longer than I planned so once he got there it was a little late for us to starting to movie such as PA.  (And he had to work the next morning..) So we ended up just watching some shows on TV and talking.  There are so many things to learn about a person in the first stages of a new relationship and we are just coasting our way through those still. 

And yes, he is still dreamy.  :)

The odd thing about Friday night was that I was FREEZING.  To the point of my putting on socks, and just let me tell you.  Kayla doesn't like socks so you know I was cold. 

Saturday was my normal, get up and go yard sale looking.  But then that afternoon I met up with Cassie and her friend Whitney at the movies to watch Abduction.  It was a good movie!  Sorry, Cassie, that his shirt stayed on... I know you were ready for more skin-action than you seen. 

After I got home from the movie, I laid down for a little bit because my head was feeling a little odd.  Then it got worse.  I was suddenly freeeeezing again.  So I cranked the heat right back up.  And this is going to sound strange, but if I held my head as normal then I was fine, but the slightest look down and it felt like all this pressure was in my forehead.  It was by far the strangest thing.  So, I decided to take the rest of the day easy.  I got myself a shower, tried to eat, and then laid back down.   In the meantime, "B" had been texting me and asked me if needed anything.  I assured him that I didn't and I was fine, really.

[Insert mushy moment.]  

He SHOWED UP at my house.  Yes, I was in skanky clothes with wild hair and no make-up.  He freaking SHOWED UP on my doorstep with 1. a bottle of Ibuprofen (because I had told him I was out..) 2. A bottle of water AND a bottle of Dr. Pepper because "I didn't know which you preferred to take your Ibuprofen with" and 3. a Get Well card. 

The spread.  Notice it is addressed to my nickname, "Baby K".



Sweetest card of my life.
You see, we have this joke between us that Saturdays are our "days off" from each other.  I get up early and hit yard sales and usually want to come home and crash for a nap.   He wakes up and goes to work and then comes home to engage in football all day long.   So we just joke that we will never have plans for Saturdays.  (Not sure how we are going to get married one day... HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! Kidding.)

So, you see what he wrote in that card.  That is because when he kept repeatedly asking me if I needed anything and I kept telling him no and trying to convince him to enjoy his football day, then that's his final word.   Yes, I said he got the final word.  I read it and cried.  I know it's a "joke" with us, but that was super sweet to me.

I spent the rest of the night just being lazy and enjoying my Dr. Pepper.  Crazy side note: I was sitting there CRAVING a Dr. Pepper when he showed up.  I'm telling you.. he is in my head sometimes. :)

Sunday morning, I was bad and didn't go to church.  I woke up a little too late to get ready and I knew mom was at work and I didn't want to go alone.  So I rolled back over.  I know, terrible.   But it kind of worked out.  Jennifer was sick so I went and picked up Jenna and kept her while Jennifer got some rest.

We did what any good aunt does with her sweet niece.   We had a photo shoot! :)

Now, first let me refresh you on Jenna's reaction to a pumpkin last year...

Epic Fail.
So, let's be honest.  I was a tad scared to try this child again.  BUT, October is my fave month.  It is my fave holiday coming around the corner, and by golly this girl was going to pose by a pumpkin. 

So here are our results..

And right in the middle of our photo shoot, guess who showed up..

Nana K! :)
All in all I think she did better this year.  But don't think the photographer didn't get a picture with Miss Priss... oh, I did!
Needless to say, I had a good day with my beautiful niece, and again I thank God for placing her in our lives. 

Now, onto last night.  I decided to start watching The Walking Dead.  No, I do know know what is wrong with me.  That's not my typical show, at all.  But last night was the Season 2 premiere and now I'm hooked.    Jeez....

And last but certainly NOT least.. My sweet sweet sweet friend Megan and I decided to do a little goodie swap among ourselves.  Megan was kind enough to do one of my guest posts when I was gone to Gatlinburg last month, so you may recognize her blog around here.  

I'm SO thankful for "blogland" bringing me a friend like Megan.  She truly is a sweetie and I look forward to reading her posts and seeing what she has to say. 

Sorry for the crappy Iphone picture.
It included:
1. A pretty gift bag.  Megan told me she has a thing for gift bags.  And oddly, so do I!
2. Black and white coffee mug.  And I'm not sure even knows I HAVE to have my coffee.
3. Journal - Going to talk about this one in a second... ;)
4. Neutrogena Make Up Remover sheets- freaking aahhhhhmazing!
5. Jelly beans- they were good.  Yes, I said "were"... they are no longer with us.. ;)
6. Decorative napkins- what a fun idea!!!!!!
7. Magnetic shopping list for the fridge.  She is too good.  Mine shed it's last page not too long ago!
8. Peacock earrings!  I am SOOOO excited to wear these the first time.  (Will post pics!)
9. Cross.  It turns out Megan collects crosses... and so do I! :)  I have this one added to my wall, but sadly forgot to get the picture.  I will be posting that soon too!
10. Kitchen gadget.  I'm not sure what the real name of him is, but he is for pulling the casserole dish to the front of the oven.  I can SO see me using this.  I always am a chicken about sticking my hand up in the oven. 

I told ya'll she was great! Aren't you jealous she is my friend, hehe!!!  JK!
Now, let me explain that journal thing.  Megan, I hope you approve of this!

I have a plan for mine.  A plan to pass it on.  I'm going to be "that girl" who gets mushy on ya.  I am going to write in it for the purpose of one day giving it to B.  I know this is crazy, but I think he is "THE ONE" for me.. and if I'm right then this is the start of a very beautiful thing. 

My plan is to start writing in it now.  I want to cover how we met, what I felt before/after meeting, what those first few phone calls were like, what I remember being scared of, what our first conversation was about, etc. And then once I'm caught up I want to write in it on a regular basis.  I'm not limiting myself to a daily thing because let's face it- life is hectic.  But enough to keep him up to date.  And then if I'm right about this guy and we end up together, it will be part of his gift for our first wedding anniversary. 

You may be thinking why then?  Because it is symbolic to give "paper" on your first anniversary.  And what better paper can I give him than a book of paper with our love story on it.   I want him to hold our story in his hands.  I want our future children to have something to read and know that their mama loved their daddy.  And God forbid anything happen to me before that day comes, I want whomever finds it to make sure he gets it and knows where he stood in my heart.

So, that's the plan.  Opinions?

Well, loves.  I have spent all morning typing on this post in between customers, so I am going to leave it right here.  I hope you are still with me and I didn't bore you along the way... and if I did.. THEN WAKE UP.  I'm done :)

Friday my friends..

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              Please go and link up with Lauren for this!!!

1.   The most selfless thing I've ever done was     This is a hard one.  I don't think I do overly selfless things (that sounded bad) so I'm not sure what to put.  I'm not saying I'm selfish either.  This was a bomb of an answer.    .
2.   When it comes to working out    I don't participate.  And yes, I realize it shows      .

3.  A woman should always   dress her best, even when you don't feel like it   .

4. I wish I could   find patience to learn to sew     and then I'd   make Jenna all these cute outfits I keep seeing    .

5.  A best friend is    someone who is by your side, even when they are telling you that you are screwing up (thanks girls) .

6.  I can't get enough of     a certain new guy in my life!   .
7.  This weekend I am    going to dinner with some former co-workers  .


Ya'll knew I'd be linked up with the bestie, Boobies, so here it is ladies. 

Kind of short one for this because I'm in a terrific mood... but I do have one...

FAWK YOU to....

My facebook creepers!!!!


I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  Coming up Monday I am going to show off what I got in the mail this week!  Come back, you are going to want to see it and meet the girl that made it happen!

My Jenna Bugg.

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Jenna is walking. 

And talking.

And that means "sissy" is in trouble.. ha!

As I promised, I am going to update you on my precious niece.  I mean really, she is about all I ever talk about!  Tired of hearing about it?  TOO DANG BAD. 

Everyone in my family had heard her say the famous awaited word, "sissy," but the child WOULD NOT SAY IT TO ME.  I'm telling you, I know she is a year old but she knew she was playing a game with me on it.  She had that little smirk that she gives me when I'm picking at her.   Obvious. 

So one Friday evening after work, I swung by Mom and Dad's house because Mom had Jenna.  She said that Jenna had been saying sissy all afternoon, and even yelled it out when I turned into their drive way.  Of course I tried to get her to say it. 


So about 30 minutes later, she and I were in the floor playing with Dora (of course) and she just looks up and said "Sissy" plain as day. 

I did what any responsible aunt would do.  I loaded her butt in the car and we went to Walmart (and you all KNOW how much I HATE that place) and we bought a brand new Dora doll. 

Yeah baby, my girl was saying Sissy. :)  Aaaaand now she is a chatterbox and says is REPEATEDLY.   Ah, the sweet price we pay. 


Within a week of this, she just walked herself across the floor like it was nothing.  We were all so excited and tried to get her to do it again.

And she did.... and again. And again.  And again.

And now we can't stop her.

Walking and talking Jenna.

Life is beautiful.  :)