Saturday, May 23, 2009

My big boy turns 5 months old!

5 months ago today my little man was, how time is flying! I can remember vividly seeing him for the first time. Nothing will ever be able to compare to the moment of pure bliss when I held my first born son. I love him like no other and would do absolutely anything for him. The saying is true that once you have a child, it's like having your heart live outside your body. It's such an awesome feeling to be able to provide 100% support and love for such a tiny being. This is the hardest most rewarding job in the entire world and I wouldn't trade all the trying times for anything! Hunter's new acomplishments include sitting up all by himself for minutes at a time, eating rice cereal with a spoon, and scooting on his belly in circles and small spaces. He is a jumping bean machine. He could sit in his jumperoo for hours playing with and talking to his favorite toy attachment "Mr. Bug". Poor Mr. Bug is saturated with so much saliva, he had no chance :) Although I would like to believe that Hunter will forever be a momma's boy, he is proving to be a daddy's boy more and more each day. He adores Daniel like there is no tomorrow. I will be with Hunter all day long pulling out all my bag of tricks to make Hunter laugh or even give me a smile, but as soon as daddy walks in the door, Hunter's face lights up and he immediately has a huge grin on his face. I have a feeling as Hunter grows up he will be just like daddy and will want to do everything daddy does. What an awesome experience to be able to sit and watch the bond Daniel and Hunter have. Now, I will say that when it comes time to cuddle and be soothed, Hunter looks for his momma! He is such an awesome snuggler, I know I will miss these days when he gets too big to be held. Some mornings I will lay Hunter beside me in bed and we will just stare at each other and coo, giggle, and talk together. This is one of my favorite parts of the day. He tells me about how much he misses me at night while he is sleeping, how he thinks Toby is the most hilarious doggie, and how much he loves to grab his toes. I tell him how wonderful he has made my life, how much me and his dad love him, and how I can't wait to teach him everything there is to know about life....we have such a good time. :)

On another note, we have made some improvements on our house that makes me so proud of turning a house into our home. We bought new carpet and a new dryer when we first moved in back in September. Most recently, we got new windows installed. They look gorgeous...I call them HD windows since they are so crystal clear....and they have already saved us about $100 on our electric bill. We bought 2 new storm doors, 1 for the front door and 1 for the back door, should be arriving any day now. We bought a new dishwasher and it's so quiet compared to our old one that I swear was older then I am. We laid down grass seed about 2 months ago so now we have new lush green grass in the backyard. The last few projects we have to do is put a rail post on our front porch stairs, purchase new countertops for the kitchen, and finally replace our chain link fence (yuck) in the backyard for a wood private fence. I love how our house is starting to feel personalized and reflects our style more and more.

So as you can see, lots of exciting stuff going on in the Morrison household right now!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Teething!!!!! Lord help me!

Hunter has been teething for the past few weeks now. His extra fussiness, constant drool, and pulling everything to his mouth is crazy! I am so happy that I have Daniel here to give me breaks and take a breather. Though he is challenging at times, at 4 months old my lil man is smiling, laughing at us constantly, cooing, rolling over, exploring his toes and most recently blowing raspberries. He sticks out his tounge and blows, spitting bubbles everywhere lol :) He amazes me everyday how much of a personality of his own he is getting. He is at times shy with his coy smiles and other times he squeals and laughs with delight. He fills our house with laughter everyday and gives us reasons to act goofy and say silly things in the most outrageous voices. It's hard to believe that 4 months has already passed. I hardly remember the days when we first brought him home and were brand new first time parents. I can't imagine life without him and thank God everyday that we are so blessed to be living the life we have.

Daniel and I are going out of town for our first overnight date to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary on May 11th-May 12th. We are visiting another bed and breakfast and I'm really excited. I'm starting to get more and more anxious as the trip gets closer because this will be the first time I will be leaving Hunter overnight. He will be staying with my MIL and so atleast I know he will be safe and loved while we are gone. I know it's just one night away from him, but I already feel guilt. I guess it's a mom thing because Daniel hardly seems as worried (or atleast he doesn't show it)...I always worry enough for the both of us :) All in all, I know we need the time away together so I'm trying to prepare myself. Wish me luck that I don't cry leaving the driveway lol

My first blog :)

Welcome to my blog!! My name is Courtney and I'm 22 years old and I'm married to a great guy and most importantly an absolutely wonderful father, Daniel. We started dating on January 5th, 2002 during our sophmore year of high school. We later got engaged on September 23rd, 2006 at a beautiful bed and breakfast in Staunton, VA. A trip that was planned completely by Daniel. He put my engagement ring in the bottom of the glass I was drinking out of and I drank the entire drink without noticing the ring was there, duh! When I took my last sip, I heard the ring cling and the next thing I know Daniel is down on one knee. I will never forget that day! We got married on May 12th, 2007 in my dream wedding. We got married on a deck overlooking the ocean with 100 of our closest friends and family. We honeymooned in Gatlinburg, TN where we rented a gorgeous cabin in the woods, I hope to go back there someday. About 5 months after our wedding Daniel started to work for a sheriff's department in one of our local jails and I continued working part time at a cable company and going to school full time. We enjoyed our first year of marriage as a happy twosome and then on April 24th, 2008 everything changed (in the best way possible). I had noticed some changes in my body and immediately suspected I was pregnant so on the 24th of April I took 2 pregnancy tests and before I could even set the tests down on the counter, both were positive. Daniel was so much more calm then I was, I couldn't think and felt completely overwhelmed. I wanted to finish school and buy a home before having a baby. Ol well, everything works out for a reason :) After about a week, everything sunk in and I realized I had always wanted to be a young mom and was excited from then on. When we found out we were pregnant we were in a 1 bedroom apartment so I knew we needed more space. We started looking for houses in August and on September 25th, 2008 closed on our first house!! It's 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and has a fenced in backyard, it's big enough for us to grow our family in. I love being a homeowner!!! 3 months after buying our home we welcomed our first child, a son, named Hunter Allen Morrison on December 23rd, 2008. He was 8 pounds 4 oz and 21 inches long and he is the most beautiful baby boy I have ever seen. (I'm pretty biased though) My life will never be the same and I'm enjoying every minute of it. I'm more in love with Daniel then I ever have been because he helped me create such a beautiful boy. I'm really excited to see what the future holds for us!