GI and other stuff

We had our GI appointment on November 7th and it was the first time that this Dr. was pleased with their height and weight. Whew. So we are on now back to yearly appointments, which has never really been able to pan out but that’s okay. We’ll take it!


October was a busy month for us. Every weekend was filled with something! We had my birthday party, a church picnic, Danny’s parents came for a quick visit, apple picking, and a trip to the Biltmore. Marseille also got stitches on her cheek after falling into her bunk bed railing.

Apple picking with friends
Biltmore’s fall garden
Crazy lady

November has been equally busy but with mostly sickness though. We are in the middle of a tough virus right now. Besides that, we are all decorated for Christmas because we are going to be away for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Danny was really brave and even put lights on the outside of the house. I have been a busy bee knitting and crocheting  Christmas presents  :) We are ready to enjoy the holidays!

Our pretty home

xo, nikki :)


Sorry, little blog…

Yes, I have been neglecting you. I’m back now and want to be waaayyyy more consistent.

So, it’s almost Feburary, you may be thinking “What in the heck have you been doing since October?” You probably didn’t say that but I’ll imagine that you did :)

Friends, we have done too much. We’ve done way  too much for comfort, too much busyness, just plain too much. I have felt like that since we went to the beach at the end of the summer.  To some this might not seem like a lot, but for our family it was.

October- I went to NJ, NYC and NY and had a fabulous time. I could not have asked for a better trip! The kids went to Charlotte. Danny got quite a few things done around the house while we were gone. A week long trip takes a week to get ready for and a week to re-coup from.

November- In the beginning of the month we were still trying to get back on track. I had little projects here and there. Then we spent a week preparing for my family to come for Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving, the kids and I went to my parents new place in FL. Danny came and stayed the following weekend. We also got to see my Uncle and his family, which was an added bonus.

December- We came back from FL, and had Danny’s work party. The next week, I had two Christmas parties and a girls night out.  Then that weekend we had a stay-cation for our anniversary. We hit every thrift store in the upstate up to Asheville, NC. It was a lot of fun. Danny took off work, so we had 5 days together. The house got a makeover, specifically our bedroom :) Which then brings us to the weekend before Christmas, we went to Atlanta and came home Christmas Eve. We like waking up on Christmas Day in our home :) Danny’s parents stopped in for Christmas and had dinner with us, as they made their way back from Atlanta.


I am too! Oh, and sprinkle in 4 doctor appointments, an ultrasound, and bloodwork too! Their nephrologist believes that since they are progressing so slowly that transplants will not happen for another 5 to 7 years, if at all!! What a blessing! We know that this isn’t a guarantee  but it is exciting all the same! The next round of appointments will not start until the end of Feburary.

We hope that you are looking forward to the new year too!!

xo, nikki :)

ps- enjoy the pictures from October until Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Let us join with the angel voices

Let us join their happy song
All of heaven and earth rejoices
For the Lamb of God has come
He has come to rescue sinners
Come to meet our desperate need
He was born to bring forgiveness
Born for Calvary
Our gingerbread house

Going through stockings

Alleluia, Hope has come
Alleluia, Christ has come
We once were slaves in misery
Till You appeared and set us free
Alleluia, Hope has come
Christmas Breakfast: Cinnamon Buns

Bentley eating his special treat

Marseille not sure what to thing

Let us lay our gifts before Him
Let us magnify His Name
With our thankful hearts adore Him
For the Lord has come to save
He has come to break sin’s power
He has come to set us free
Hope was born that glorious hour
Christ the mighty King
Everyone was excited with their toys!

Alleluia, Hope has come
Alleluia, Christ has come
We once were slaves in misery
Till You appeared and set us free
Alleluia, Hope has come

Posting Frenzy

Okay, it’s 9:30pm and everyone is once again sick and asleep but me. So what do you do you play catch up. I’m going to try and catch up the past few months.
Sick… sick… sick some more and sick again. Okay, you’re all caught up! Well, I guess I’ll fill in the gaps!

Amy (Danny’s sister) came into town. We had a great long weekend with her!

Mini Care Group- cancelled due to lack of communication on all parts… I cried James — salt in the wound! This is the delicious cake that everyone missed out on. It was a really involved cake too. I learned a lot from it! Too bad the trash saw more of the cake than we did :) I’m not bitter!

Learning time! Bentley did this while I baked…

this for care group:

Marseille 4 months old… so cute!

THANKSGIVING: Cooking, Go Carts, Fireworks, Food, and Fun all wrapped into one weekend!

December contained: our 4th wedding anniversary, a trip to Steve and Meghann’s to celebrate Christmas, Bentley’s therapy party, Danny’s Christmas party, Christmas, Christmas dinner with Philip and Ashley, all laced with sickness.
Sweet feet:

Bentley wearing my beret!

Bentley and his therapist

Look Ashley is cooking!

Our Christmas dinner!

Oops… that’s supposed to be a cement mixer!

She’s already into chocolate!

Sick babies

So that was November and December. Let’s see if I can get January together too!

Bentley’s first Christmas

Bentley is 10 months old and will be celebrating his first Christmas tomorrow night. A little early I know. He’s really excited about it…

We have been enjoying our Charlie Brown Christmas tree that Danny cut down at the end of the street. It has served it’s purpose very well and has grown on us. Bentley was very excited the first time he saw it. I got him up from his nap and when it saw it he said, “Ooowww,” with a big smile. He has even stuck his head through one of his presents!

I can’t wait for Bentley to see both sets of grandparents, friends and family. This will be our first Christmas back in FL since we have been married. It will be a great time, filled with many memories! We wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We hope that your holiday will be safe and that you will cherish the reason for this season!! Thank you Lord for sending your Son to save our lives!

Well, it will be interesting to see how Bentley handles opening presents. We’ll have pictures to share of that!!