Friday, January 6, 2012

Filled with JOY

Have you ever been so happy that you think your heart could just explode? Well, imagine having that feeling every day. The past four months of our life have been wonderful, joyous, and completely fulfilling. I am, of course, talking about being able to have my Crown and Diet Coke again. TOTALLY KIDDING!

I am obviously writing about our sweet-precious-kissable-lovable-snuggleable baby boy, Cohen Samuel Sackett. He was born on September 7th and our little growing family has been God's greatest gift to me and Sam.

Cohen is happy, healthy, and very social! I plan to blog much more about him and our family, but for now, here are the past 4 months in pictures.

Newborn 8lbs 10 oz
1 Week old
1 Month

2 Months and becoming very animated

3 Months and laughing all the time
 Some of Cohen's firsts....

First bath. Sam is the BEST father! He puts God and family first. And even after a long day at the office, Sam cannot wait to get home to see us. He always finds time and energy to play with Cohen before bedtime.

Cohen's first holiday was Halloween
Cohen's first snow
November 29, 2011
And more recently, Cohen's first try at eating cereal. This will go down in history as one of the best days ever for me. Such a great memory!
 A few of his favorite things:

The Razorbacks

Bath time

Loves playing in his exersaucer

and his Jumperoo

And of course he loves the Buckeyes too :)

And dressing up to go out for playdates

Friday, July 22, 2011

My First Baby Shower

My beautiful sisters, Brandlyn and Brittany, threw my first baby shower on Sunday, July 3rd. It was very well planned and every detail said "BABY BOY"! When I arrived at my sister's house, I was so excited to see a big blue wreath filled with pacifiers, burp cloths, and bibs which all said "Got Milk?". So cute!

All I can know is that God has immensely blessed me with so many people who love and support our growing family and I am so thankful for all of you. We got so many outfits, bottles, room decor, pacifiers, bibs, blankets, pajamas, SHOES (my favorite accessory), and baby toys, as well as other necessities such as diapers, a bassinet, the car seat, a boppy, gift cards and much more!

Here are some of the pictures from the shower and a few I took once we got back home to Fort Wayne.

 This handprinted gift was from my parents. It was a car seat that my thoughtfully creative mom wrapped in my nieces and nephew's handprints. I kept a piece of the paper to frame in Cohen's room.

 Me and Ms. Shelly, my high school small group leader at church. She is such an amazing woman and I've always looked up to her.

 Me and my besties, Jessica and Kendall

 This is me with my sweet and so much fun Aunt Terri. You can really see how big my belly has grown! BTW, I really wish people would quit asking me if I am having twins. I'm not, okay!

 And here is my cake! Brandlyn ordered it to match the invitations. Like I said, every detail was very carefully planned.

 These paintings were such a surprise! My incredibly talented cousin, Teresa Graves, painted these to match Cohen's bedding. Look her up on facebook to see more of her artwork!

My sister, Brittany, made a diaper cake, painted "Cohen Samuel" on baby boy plate, and took photos of some really cool scenery to spell out COHEN. Here is a better picture of that below:

 Me and my sweet Mom. She is spending two weeks with me in Fort Wayne when Baby Cohen arrives. Thank heaven for Moms!

 Lots of great gifts!

 Sam's parents bought us this six dwarer dresser for Cohen's room. Thanks to all of our wonderful friends and family, four of those dwarers are full! But no worries, we still have plenty of closet space! :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Home Sweet Hog Heaven

My beautiful sorority sister and friend, Meredith, married Ryan Pettigrew on July 2nd. What a great way to start off the holiday weekend! I was one of her bridesmaids so Sam and I made the 11 hour journey to Fayetteville, Arkansas. The wedding was beautiful and Meredith was glowing! We also did a few other things while we were in Fayetteville. My favorite (not pictured) was going to Rick's Bakery to get some delicous desserts: red velvet cupcakes, mmmmmm mmmm!

I finally found my name on Senior Walk! In my opinion, this is one of the best traditions at the University of Arkansas. Each graduate's name is etched in cement on campus. Pretty cool, huh!

The bridal party! Wow, my baby bump is growing and growing....and growing!

We just can't help but throw up the Deltas when we're together.

Here's the bride, Meredith, posing with me and Kendall.

This is one of my favorite poses. We have one from every wedding. 6 down and 1 to go! Collin is getting married this October! Left to Right: me, Kelsey, Collin, Meredith, Stacia, Kendall, Bekah

Me and Sam

 All the TriDelts singing our wedding song, followed by my favorite rush song. We always have a good time getting loud and singing our songs!

I've only just begun telling you about my fabulous week in Arkansas. We still have a baby shower, the lake, and a bachelorette party to talk about so come back soon!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Brittany + Spencer

THEY'RE ENGAGED! This post has been a long time coming and I am so happy for my sister and her new fiance, Spencer. They have been together for five years now and I cannot think of anyone more perfect for Brittany to spend her life with. Spencer is a true southern gentleman and my family has loved him since day one. Those adorable dimples will get cha every time!

They took a trip to the Little Red River with some friends for some camping and fishing and she came back with a very beautiful piece of jewelry on her finger. A canary yellow round diamond surrounded by round white diamonds, to be more specific! IT IS BEAU-TI-FUL! Spencer's proposal was perfect and such a suprise too! I have to brag a little...I was the first person she called to tell! Made me feel so special, but this is not about me okay. Here are some pictures from the day after their engagement.

The happy couple will be getting married next year on MARCH 31, 2012. Woo hoo, let the wedding planning begin!