It’s Been A While

Yea, seriously. It has been a while since I last posted on my blog! Whew! Things have been crazy! We celebrated Jonah’s 1st birthday – Dr. Seuss-style back in July, found out my sister Angelina was pregnant (yay!), took an amazing family vacation up north – with baby in-tow (he did great by the way), and have been just prepping for the holidays and busy wedding-time here at the Leighty Abode!

Jonah is now walking – started fully on his own at about 13 months – and he is into EVERYTHING! He loves Elmo, hugging all of his stuffed animals, says “ball” – “book” – “more” – “bottle” (or what we think is bottle) – “boo” (which is boob) – “ahh duuh” (all done) ..and of course “elmo”; which isn’t easily pronounced obviously ๐Ÿ™‚

I cannot believe that our son is 1 years old – well now technically 14 months! He is growing soo fast, and he’s so strong! He’s pretty much weaned off of the boob – but I tend to still baby him a little when he’s upset. I’m not the milk-machine (or cow) I used to be, but I am soo excited for his development and also excited that I will do it again in the near-future!

As far as babies go, Brian and I have decided (well, we’ll let God decide technically) that when Jonah is two it would probably be a good time to start trying for another. Right now, I have been on full-aerobic-workout mode and watching my portion sizing! I weighed in this morning at 147, but I am having my lady-time so hopefully I’m less than that ๐Ÿ™‚ All-in-all, I am very excited to start getting toned up and in shape – and being healthy! I am hoping the second go-around won’t be as complicated as the first! It’d be nice if the baby just popped out ๐Ÿ˜‰

In other news our business is so Blessed – and more importantly we are Blessed helping those around us! We are involved in Dave Ramsey’s second financial course entitled “The Legacy Journey” at church – leading a small group and are members of the class! It is awesome! We CANNOT wait to start a LEGACY for our children and our children’s children! It’s gonna be awesome! I am just in awe of what God has done in our lives, and is continuing to do!

I have also started a great prayer time! I do it when Jonah goes down for his first nap – and I’ve been reading the Word daily, a daily devotional, praying out of my A Praying Wife book & just laying down the prayers and praises before God. I am trying my best at putting HIM first in my life! I have really amped up my FB with daily scriptures and devotionals, and just trying to not get sucked too much into world!

Even though God is of course my #1, Brian and I have started this obsession with MasterChef. We have now watched both the 5th season (current/past season) as well as the 1st and we’re getting through the 2nd. I love to cook – and even though I don’t feel I could be a “MasterChef”, sometimes I wonder if I actually could ๐Ÿ™‚

All I know is that I’ve been having tons of dreams with Chef Gordon Ramsay in them – as well as my usual “serving dreams”; with which I am almost ALWAYS in the weeds! For those of you who have never served it basically just means being “slammed with customers and pretty much not knowing what to do next cause you have so much to do.” To put itย plain and simple ๐Ÿ™‚

That is pretty much what’s been happening in the household lately! We are starting to gear towards the holidays – and just the other day Brian told me how excited he was for them (especially with little Jonah in tow now). Jonah will be able to respond to the lights on the tree/house, hopefully not pull all of the decorations down, open a couple of presents (because he got WAY too many for his birthday) & it will be SO amazing so start our family traditions this year (and for years to come) when Jonah can understand things a little better ..and of course,ย with Christ as the center!

Here is a slideshow of some of Jonah’s Dr. Seuss 1st Birthday Party!

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