Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Hope everyone enjoys the new look! More to come later!! :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Reese, from birth to 3 years. Wow!

Reese Layne Tarver 07.06.07
3 lbs 4 ozs, 16 inches

Everything Wonderful Starts Small...

My sweet little boy was so tiny and precious. I couldn't believe how much I loved him when I heard his first little cry! After a LONG month in the NICU, we were able to bring him home at a whopping 4 lbs 6 ozs! I don't think me or my mom slept the first week, we just watched him sleep!

Reese was the happiest and sweetest baby ever! Couldn't believe how time flew by!

Before we knew it he was ONE!!

Wow! How much he has grown!

Then he was TWO!!

Isn't he precious??

And now he's THREE!!
He had a great birthday party, and I had so much fun planning and decorating for it! :)

Sorry for the picture overload!!! Just wanted to look back on how far my little boy has came to be the wonderful, sweetheart of a 3 year old! He's is my everything and I thank the good lord above everyday for him! Can't wait to celebrate many, many more birthdays!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tricycle Mad Man!!

I always feel like my blogs are so random and unorganized but then again I think that kinda reminds me of myself!

I love my job not only because it's very rewarding and I love being a nurse but also because I work 3 days a week! I love being able to spend time at home with Reese! He is growing up so fast! Today is my only day off this week, I worked saturday and sunday, then I was on call monday and was called in to work, and then worked tuesday! I'm off today enjoying this nice weather. As i blog I'm watching my sweet little boy ride his tricyle around like a mad man! We have tied a plastic golf club holder to the back for his makeshift trailer! ha! crazy little boy! I know that I am truly blessed that I get to stay home with him so much and some times I feel kinda bad that Justin doesn't get as much alone time with him as I do. I am taking a ENPC class tomorrow and friday at Wadley. Emergency Nursing for Pediatrics Course. I'm kinda nervous. I hate having to be put in the front of the room and put on the spot to answer questions.

Reese's 3rd birthday is coming up in July, I'm so excited about it! I love throwing his birthday parties! He is growing up so fast, I wish I could bottle him up and keep him 2 years old forever!
Whenever your child hits 2 or 3 years old you start getting the question "When are you going to have another?" I HATE that question!! You never know what people are going through to try to have that next child, or if they even want any more children! I know I have asked that same question before of others but once you realize that its not always as easy as saying " yup its time for a second child, so lets get pregnant". Sometimes it might not be that easy! I so very easily, and unexpectedly got pregnant with Reese that I didn't think it would be difficult at all to conceive again! Boy was I wrong! I'm trying to just keep faith that when God thinks it's time for us to have another child, he will bless us with one. Until then, I'll just keep my fingers crossed ;) Just think about that next time you so quickly spout out that question, You never know that they may actually really be trying, unsuccessfully for a child. Keep your faith and know that God will bless you when its right for your family!

Me and Reese planted our first ever garden! It has tomatos, peppers, squash, cucumbers, corn, carrots, peas and watermelons!! Everything is sprouting up nicely and we are super excited!! We also planted some elephant ears in the flower bed corners and they are poking out! Yay! I may possibly have a green thumb after all! :)

I guess I should stop blogging and get back to tricycle chasing!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ready for SPRING!!!

I am so ready for springtime it's unreal! I want it to be nice outside for awhile. Yesterday I took Reese and Riley to the park in Hope, they had a great time and the weather was nice. I wish I wouldn't have had to watch their every move because there was also around 10-15 other kids there running around like crazy with NO parents there to watch them! Ugh! I couldn't hardly keep my eyes on them two for the other kids, some smaller than Reese, making me nervous that they were gonna fall or get hurt also! It was unreal how many parents just let their little kids play on the playground as they just sat in the car. So needless to say, we are ready for the playground at the school to be back! Or I'm gonna try to go during the week when it's hopefully not so packed!
I am going to hopefully plant some flowers this week or next and get started on working around the house outside! It has looked like a mudpit for the last couple of months! I'm ready for flowers to be blooming, green grass, sun shining, kiddos swimming in the pools and bbq's grilling!!!
Reese has had a little cold the past couple of days but got over it pretty quick, me and Justin on the other hand have been hanging on to ours for around a week or so now! yuck! Isn't that sweet that he shares everything with us!!
Reese's birthday is only a couple of months away and I've already been thinking about what to do! I LOVE planning birthday parties and picking out cakes and such! I get so excited!! All Reese really cares about is getting a big boy bike!!
Hopefully the spring weather will be here to stay soon and I will be motivated to get outside and to get moving! It's crazy to think about how lazy I've been this winter! I've got to lose some major weight and get some major sun on these white legs!! haha!
Anyways! Hope this week is great and the sun wants to come out to play for a while!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Potty training, learning our manners and catching up!

So I'm not as good at this blog stuff as I thought I would be! It's hard to keep up and update frequently! Well, here's what all you missed since I last posted! Reese is now 2 1/2 years old and quite the sweetheart. He's working hard on potty training and *almost* always tries to say "please" and "thank you". He always has to have his Pa take him to get his hair cut! No one else is allowed to! We have moved back to Spring Hill. I am so very glad we are back and I think Justin is adjusting well. This past year has been the hardest year I could ever imagine. My mom, who was the strongest and most caring person I knew past away after a hard battle with breast cancer. She fought very hard and never let anyone else know how hard it really was for her. She continued to go to work and keep up with all the activities she was so active in. This year has changed our lives forever, and is taking some time to adjust. I know God never gives you anything you can't handle and that everything happens for a reason but sometimes its hard to understand. She was the rock that held everything and everyone in place. So this past year we have working hard to pick up our crumbles and try to put everything back into place. It kinda gives me and mental picture in my head of how if something (like a piece of glass) breaks, you can pick up the pieces and glue it back together but somehow it doesnt exactly fit like it used to, it works but is somehow a little bit different. That's how life feels for me now. It fits and it works but its definitely a little different. Some how we all go on and carry a little piece of her with us in our hearts. Reese remembers her for now and I feel like its my job to always keep her alive in his heart. I want him to know just how much she loved him. We all know how much that was! :)If everyone would just please keep us in your prayers that we continue to have peace with this and the cracks get a little easier to fill.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our Family!

Well I decided to start a blog to keep everyone updated! Reese Layne is know 15 months old. He is such a BOY! He runs around everywhere, he dances, and just LOVES being the center of attention! He has 12 teeth now and has 2 more than are trying to come through. We went to the doctor last week for his 15mo checkup. He weighed 20 lbs and 14oz. and was 29 1/2 inches long. He is still really low on his percentiles like 7-8%, but his head was 98%! wow If you didn't know my child you would picture some little kid with a watermelon head! lol. He is such a joy! I finally graduated nursing school in December 07 as a RN. I work at St. Michael's on the Post Partum/GYN/Pediatrics floor. I love it, it is so much fun!! I work Weekend option so I work friday, saturday, and sunday days 7A-7P. So I can stay home with Reese all week! Justin still works at Albemarle for Shaw contractors. He works monday-friday 7-3:30. He has better hours than bankers! He loves hunting anything that moves, riding 4wheelers, and just being outside! Now that Reese is getting older I can't hardly get the two of them inside for dinner! Justin and I will celebrate our first wedding anniversary on November 3, 2008. We just had our 6yr anniversary on September 27, 2008. I can't believe it's been that long! We currently live in Magnolia but I try all the time to get Justin to want to move to Spring Hill by my family! I think its working ;) Well thats a little update on us! So I'm going to try to put some pictures up later! I'll have to backtrack and put some up of Reese since birth so you can see how much he has grown!!

Callie, Justin, and Reese Layne