Friday, October 31, 2008


After all of our activities, including Boo at the Zoo, Trunk or Treat, MDO Class Party, and Trick-or-Treating, Abby Grace has come to love Halloween and all the CANDY! These pictures above show Abby Grace in our neighborhood trick-or-treating on Halloween.
At Hunter Street's Trunk or Treat, Abby Grace found the time to take some pictures with some friends!

Here are some pictures too of Abby Grace at her mother's day out class party.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Caleb Update #2

Well, today was supposed to be the day... unfortunately, we're just not ready yet. My doctor is not comfortable enough with his whole progress to induce today. So she has a set induction scheduled for next Tuesday at 5 a.m. It's okay because he would have been 10 days early today. However, I am hoping he does come before next Tuesday... we'll see. Please keep us in your prayers... Thurs., Oct. 30 sounds like a great birthday to me!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

After going to the Pumpkin Patch this past Thursday, we finally found time to carve our pumpkin Sunday night. The following pictures show Abby Grace and Daddy proud of their work, and then there is a picture of us outside with our new pumpkin!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Visit

We went to the Pumpkin Patch at Shadowlake in McCalla last Thursday when Brian finally had a day off! It was a great place for us to visit because it was not crowded at all. Abby Grace basically had the whole place to herself! The picture above shows Abby Grace and Mommy (and Caleb) on the "train." Mommy was hoping that between the train ride and walking so much, that Caleb might come out--no such luck!

Then we went to look for a pumpkin, and as you can see, Abby Grace was very proud of the pumpkin she picked out!

Also, while we were there, Abby Grace and Daddy rode on the hayride and played games. Her favorite thing though was playing on the inflatables, and it was great because she was the only one on them! The picture below shows her on the slide inflatable.

Boo at the Zoo!

We went to Boo at the Zoo the first night it opened, and Abby Grace had a great time! It was a little pricey but worth the visit just to see her in her Minnie Mouse costume and having fun! Abby Grace's favorite part was riding the train, but she also liked seeing the barn animals, trick-or-treating, storytime, the lightshow, and riding the carousel!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Caleb Update

Little Caleb's due date is Nov. 8; however, we are hoping he comes sooner! We thought his birthday was going to be Oct. 20 because I woke up at 3 a.m. with contractions and ended up at St. Vincent's. It was great timing because Brian was on call at UAB, so I had to call him to come home in the middle of the night! So we probably didn't get to the hospital until 6 a.m. only to have them send us home about 5 hours later! I had contractions the whole time I was there, just no progression! Oh well, I guess we are still early!

So I went to the doctor today and no real earth shattering news except my progression is continuing, but she wants him to be more in stage for delivering. She plans to take him next Wed., Oct. 29 if she sees change come next Tues. when I go back. I am hoping he comes earlier--we'll see!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our First Post

We decided that it might be good to begin a blog for our family and friends, especially since we are moving at the end of this year, so here it goes!

Currently, Brian is a 3rd year internal medicine resident at UAB and after teaching for 6 years, Joy now stays at home. We have a little girl, Abby Grace, who is 29 months, and we are expecting Caleb Nov. 8, 2008 (or earlier we hope!). In June, we will be moving to Charleston, S.C. for Brian's gastroenterology fellowship.

For our first posting, I thought I would show pictures from the past few Auburn games, which includes Abby Grace meeting Aubie, pictures from the Auburn/LSU pep rally, and our fun tailgate group. Abby Grace was thrilled to see Aubie up close and in person! In fact, it's really neat how much she has already come to love Auburn, even at such a young age (and at a time when going to Auburn football games is, what can we say, frustrating). Still, WAR EAGLE!

So, I guess you can tell we are Auburn fans! Both Brian and I graduated from Auburn in 2002 and just love it and try to make it down to Auburn as often as we can!