Wednesday, March 28, 2012


The last month has been a roller coaster for our family. We joyously welcomed the birth of our son, Colin, on March 6th and Kaitlin turned 3. However, it's all been a little bitter sweet as Amy's mom, Jan Frey, has been battling cancer since Thanksgiving. And Saturday morning, Jan was called home to be with the Lord.

Jan was probably the main reason Amy started this blog. She wanted to share our "adventures" and photos of our kids with our parents primarily. We all loved Jan so much, especially Kaitlin, who she always went out of her way to spoil and make every visit a lasting memory.

John 14:1-3

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am."

- Kory

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sweet Faces

I know babies don’t smile at 11 days old but I sure love this little grin! These are all iPhone pics so they are not the best quality but I am so thankful to have caught these sweet moments on film.


Sending kisses from Arkansas! I know these newborns days are short and that he will be a big boy before I know it! I am soaking in the baby love.


Colin was quite disappointed that Peyton went to the Broncos and no the Titans but we can still cheer for him anyway!

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Nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby! Sweet baby hands!

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Colin lounging in the sun! Getting his vitamin D for the day! Sweet little smile from my little guy.

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Teaching him early!! Touchdown Tennessee!

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Can’t forget BIG Sister!! She found her Easter bonnet and you can tell she likes what she sees! Look at that pose!


Pictures may be blurry but this was too funny not to share!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

One day late, but better late than never! Colin was in a festive mood yesterday.


Kory took Kaitlin on a field trip to the mall. She had a blast hunting the giant Easter eggs and playing with the “angwy burd” in Build-A-Bear!


Meanwhile, back at home, Kaitlin was busy being “Daddy’s Lucky Charm.” She just looks like she’s up to something …



For the most part, Kaitlin stays to herself when it comes to her new little brother. However, she has been getting a little more curious around Colin lately.


It took 3 people and a bribe to watch another episode of Little Einsteins before bed, but we FINALLY got Kaitlin to pose for a picture with her little brother.


That's probably just a sign of things to come. Oh well, the extra 30 minutes before her bed time was well worth it. I just love this picture of them SO much. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mini Me

I think I may need to take back what I said in my previous post about sibling resemblance.  Kory’s Mamaw sent us a newborn picture of him that arrived yesterday.  I believe the comparison should really be between Kory & Colin!

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Mamaw has been praying for us to have a boy that looked just like Kory (and for him to be healthy of course).  It’s a little hard to tell at this point, but her prayer may have been answered!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fun Aunt Rachel

My sister Rachel flew in from Nashville late last week to spend the weekend.  She helped Kory & I tremendously with Colin!

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She & Colin even watched the Tennessee basketball together last Friday night.  Unfortunately, the Vols lost so maybe it’s not just Kory who has the bad luck watching Tennessee play?  Either way, Rachel & Colin both look good in Big Orange!

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But, the person most happy to see Rachel was Kaitlin Grace!

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Rachel occupied Kaitlin for 2 1/2 days and they had a blast together!

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Rachel is just so good with Kaitlin. 

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Kaitlin loves her Fun Aunt Rachel & am so grateful that I have such a wonderful sister. 


Thanks for coming to visit us Rachel!  See you soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mommy’s Little Man

There’s just something about a boy & his mom. 

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Colin is just such an amazing little guy.  My other “baby” is nearly 3 years old now.  I forgot how TINY babies were until he was born. 

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So far, he’s been such a good baby. He doesn’t fuss much (when he does, you know it!) and is quite peaceful.

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While he’s improving his night-time sleeping, he’s great at day time napping!

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In the end, Rachel took the best picture of him.  This is how I like to think of my baby boy …

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What a happy baby boy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Baby Comparison & First Checkup

It’s been a really fun first week with Colin (bottom). It’s really been fun to look back and really remember what it was like with Kaitlin (top) for the first time.


Kaitlin (left) LOVED this little lamb swing. For the longest time, it was the only thing we could get her to sleep in. She was so big in it by the time we had to drag her out, her feet dangled out of it! We definitely let her use it way too long! So far Colin (right), has enjoyed it … but honestly, he sleeps well anywhere so far.


They’re both so cute in the same car seat!

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We went to go for our first checkup last week (bottom). I feel like it wasn’t that long ago when I took Kaitlin (top).


Our first checkup went well. Colin is very healthy!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


We have been so blessed by family & friends during the first week with Colin.  First, Colin’s Aunt Gina came to see him and took care of Kaitlin for us while we were at the hospital.  We wouldn’t have been able to share such a special day together without her!

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We had a lot of friends from church come see Colin as well.  Vonda, Amber, Mary Avery & Erin all came to check on us Wednesday night along with the Johnson's.

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Then Tracy, Laurie, & Kelly stopped by with Hollis on Wednesday morning to visit!  All these girls and our whole Sunday School class are SO special to me!  They have been great friends & such a blessing ever since Kory & I moved to NWA 2 years ago.

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Once we got home from the hospital, my sister Rachel flew in from Nashville to visit for the weekend.  Colin just loves his cool Aunt!

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Finally, Kaitlin’s Kiki flew in last night to stay for the next couple of weeks with us.  They were already having a lot of fun vacuuming with the floor with her pal Simba!

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The last few days have definitely been tough but having such a wonderful family & great group of friends to help you makes a huge difference.  Thanks to all our friends for stopping by, expressing your love, & providing meals & to our family for driving & flying a lot of miles to help us!

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Kory, Kaitlin, Colin, & I really appreciate it!