Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th Hodge Podge

Guess who is 8 weeks today?????

We have learned that our three favorite times of the day are right when Harper wakes up - she's usually very happy and that's when I race like Carl Lewis to get her dressed and take her picture of the day or otherwise I'm out of luck, 12:30 when Daddy comes home for lunch and between 5:30 and 6 when we hear the garage door come up and Daddy is home from work.

This is what Daddy sees when he comes through the kitchen. The 3 of us anxiously waiting for him to be home. That garage door opening has become music to my ears. (And yes - there is my trusty laptop always next to me on the couch. And yes - I'm looking at etsy. I have to stop). I have a whole set up on the couch - I constantly have the TV remotes, my phone, a drink, my laptop, a burp cloth, a paci and my boppy all within reach. And that is where we camp out for the day.
I am newly in charge of taking flowers to the hospital to all new mothers in our Sunday School class. We have a class fund and it's so fun to go and visit and bring them. However a girl in our class, Robin, had little Caleb a few weeks ago and I couldn't go to the hospital and I totally forget in all my sleeplessness to send her any so FINALLY last night I went to Wal-Mart and got some to make her an arrangement. I'm as far from a florist as you can get but I thought this turned out pretty good. Harper and Dawson and I loaded up and took it to her today. The 3 of us have started getting in the car most days and just taking a short drive - anywhere we can drive through. Most days it's Sonic and some back roads. Harper sleeps in her car seat and Dawson loves taking rides.
P.S. I had to let Robin know that Harper could never date Caleb because their LAST name is Harper. Life would be tough if her name had to be Harper Harper. Can't let it happen. I spent half of my life worried to death that the man I fell in love with would have the last name Kelley. ha!
Look what came in the mail today?? Rhonda over at Cute Bling Things made this for her!!! OH yes - she will be sporting this in a picture coming soon!!!! So precious!
Well - that's about it. Hope ya'll have a wonderful Spring weekend!! The bradford pear trees are in bloom here in Arkansas and that puts a skip in my step always! Something about spring time that just makes you feel hopeful, know what I mean??

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173 comments:

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

So cute, I can't believe she's already 8 weeks old!

Kelli said...

You have such a beautiful little girl. I am so glad that everything worked out for you family and you were able to bring her home where she belongs.

Tina said...

I love that dress can I ask where you got it very darling on your little princess

Valerie said...

I love this pic of Harper. Not that I don't love all the pink and purple, but sometimes its refreshing to see little girls in other colors!

Glad that all is going well and that the bradford pears are in bloom. Hoping that comes sooner rather than later for us here in Kansas City!

Blessings to you from Kansas!

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

She's adorable. Check out this post if you want to reminisce back to your college days.

http://baxleydavis.blogspot.com/2009/03/springtime-in-arkansas.html

Lauren Kelly said...

I swear, can I please take her home with me????? She's soooo stinkin precious!!!!!! :o)

Melissa said...

She is adorable!
We cannot get enough of her.
Love the Princess Harper outfit!

Alison said...

Wow...8 weeks already! It goes by so fast once you have kids! :) Harper is adorable, as always. You couch set-up looks strangely familiar! haha! :)

Heather said...

SO cute. Harper's dress is adorable. I think I saw one like it at Old Navy this winter, but if it the same one, it looks so much cuter on!

Your flowers turned out great!

I had a friend named Kelly who married a boy named Seamus Kelley (gotta love those Irish names) and she totally goes by Kelly Kelley.

Julee said...

I Love that dress she has on today! I am glad you are getting to get out a little bit. I can totally relate to you on the couch. Once I get home I do the same thing and I don't have a baby! Romeo and I get very excited when we hear the garage door open and Matt walks in! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Shawna said...

Spring makes my step "springy" too! Unfortunately it seems to go straight from winter to summer around here. Kaya got a sunburn playing in the back yard yesterday!

Does Harper like going outside? Now that it's warmer, maybe you can "camp out" outside a bit. My girls have always loved being outside. Unfortunately, Jordan still puts everything into her mouth.

Love the tutu, by the way.

Come see me here sometime:
shawna-mygirls.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I love Harpers outfit today, so cute! Do you know Paige Davis from Trading Spaces? Her husbands last name is Page. So her married name is Paige Page, no wonder she still goes by Paige Davis!

Stephanie said...

She's adorable as always! Doesn't it go by so fast? My baby boy Andrew turned 10 months old today. Soon we'll be planning a birthday party!

Whimsical Creations said...

She is beautiful!! Happy friday!

Michele said...

Oh my gosh...I wanna babysit for her. I'd constantly be changing her outfits! She is just too cute. Dawson seems to be getting along fine..cuz now he gets to go for RIDES! Yippeeee!

Hugz...and please send some spring weather up here to the north. I'm tired of snow and cold!

Michele

Southern said...

Happy 8 weeks Harper!!! It sure does fly by. My baby girl is about to turn 9 months old. It just doesn't seem possible!

Enjoy these newborn weeks. They go by so fast! :o)

Mandi said...

The garage door opening has become music to my ears, too! I love the way you set up camp on the couch. (:

I just posted on my blog and also used the words "hodge podge" - too funny!

kate said...

I ALWAYS wonder about my possible last name....I hear McCarty or O'Connell or Carter...and always think it would be so cute with Kate...everyone will laugh when I marry Jim Phat....I don't know a Jim Phat - I made that up. I bet Mr. Cute does have a crazy last name and Jesus is spreading out the days so I remember these are things we can look beyone!

THe Bradford Pears are my favs!
See you TOMORROW!

hugs - kbs

Shannon and Carey said...

awww. what a sweet pic. My daughter has the same dress. Old Navy :) Woo hoo
-Shannnon :)

Jaymee said...

I love love LOVE Harper's dress!!! She's such a doll! The picture of the three of you is adorable...it looks like Harper has a little smile too, which is just precious. AND your flower arrangement looks just fine...you could totally be a florist. ;)

Katie said...

My 3 month old niece has that exact same dress! I gave it to her so of course I love it!

Harper is adorable.

Erin said...

Absolutely love the pic of you Harper and Dawson!

Macy and Lucy said...

We are loving some spring weather too! The bradfords are beautiful in Mississippi as well. We have had a few cold days, but next week is to be beautiful, and lucky for us, it is Spring Break for my 1st grader...yay! Harper is just a doll, and we love looking at her pictures everyday. She is a cute-patootie and Lucy would say!

And the garage door opening sound is the best sound...totally understand...we live for hearing it every afternoon!!

Have a happy weekend!
Shannon

Brittany said...

that dress is adorable!!! It's a good thing you have a blog because it would be such a waste for no one to ever see all of these cute clothes!

Since it's warmer outside you should roll the windows down on your drives...... that way your fellow drivers can see her in all of her cuteness!

And my sister had a teacher named Kelley Kelly. Obviously it was her married name, but at least it was spelled differently!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

You can come and arrange flowers for me any time - nice job!

She is seriously such a doll! And your couch setup made me laugh - how well I remember sitting on the couch, surrounded by all the essentials of life.

Our Family said...

Love your blog just linked over from another blog I follow. I just started blogging myself trying to log major events...we just had a baby girl ourselves on 12/3/2008:) Love to dress her up...love those baby girl clothes!!

Have a beautiful weekend!! It's Friday I love FRIDAYS!!

Nicole M Wood said...

This just made my day!!!

Hope ya'll have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

8 weeks already? Time goes so fast! Love all the pictures, but especially her expression in the last picture!!!

Watts Family said...

Harper is getting so big!!Such a cutie. Have a great weekend!!

Many Blessings,

Amanda

Rach@In His Hands said...

I love your couch set-up, Kelly!

Just when you think Harper can't get any cuter.....she does! :-)

Happy Friday!

Rachel said...

I remember carting a basket around with me when my daughter was teeny. I was a little psycho about the breast feeding, so I carried a timer and a note pad to keep track...

I also wanted to say that I knew a girl who after getting married had the same middle and last name. Not quite as bad, but still. Jessica Lynn Lynn. Eek.

Jennifer said...

She looks so sweet in her little dress! How in the world has it alredy been 8 weeks??

We are the same way when Josh gets home except I meet him at the door holding Brody! Haha! He doesn't get to come home for lunch since he is in Lowell, so we LOVE when it is 5:30!!

I used to joke with people when I was pregnant and tell them if we had a girl we were going to name her Frances Francis!! :)

Have a great weekend!!

Jess :) said...

That last picture is just darling! I love it!!!! So glad that you're getting out and about more! That's awesome!

I'm sure you try to make it out between 2-4, right?!? Sonic Happy Hour...can't beat it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love ya

Mary said...

I love that you have everything you need within an arm's reach!
My husband's first cousin married a girl named Lindsey. His last name is Lindsey. Therefore she is Lindsey squared. I thought that it was really crazy!

Rebecca Jo said...

Love that little dress!!! She looks like she's ready for a day in the swiss alps! :-)

Love your set up too... you gotta do what works!

'MJ said...

Great pics! Love that dress Harper's got on. I also have to note that I love how Dawson perches on the couch in cat-like form!

Have a great wknd!

The Shabby Princess said...

She is just sooo cute!!

Hillary said...

Sweet Harper!!! She gets cuter everyday! And you are one hot momma! All the pictures you've shown of yourself recently have been fabulous!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

She is just adorable. I love this dress!

In answer to yesterdays post, I think that she looks just like you Kelly! Just like you....

Have a great weekend.

Beth

Brandi said...

she is too cute. I laughed at what you said about your name being Kelly Kelly because my neice's name is Hannah and she is friends with this boy whos last name is Hannah and everyone always teases her and says she will be Hannah Hannah. (They were born on the same day at the same hospital too).

nichole said...

I LOVE that little brown dress. So adorable. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Ashley and Marion said...

I love the pictures! What a DOLL! I totally understand the sound of the garage door! It is a wonderful feeling to have Kaitlyn's Daddy come home too! Blessing~Ashley

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i love her sweet sweater dress!

Alison said...

yes, i'm loving all the trees in bloom around here too. thanks for the recession for less post! i used the gap discount that one of your followers posted. yay!

Brittney said...

I ABSOLUTELY love her little brown sweater dress... SO CUTE!!!

Dana said...

Hi Kelly! I have enjoyed your blog and LOVE all the pictures you post of Harper! When we have kids, I hope to keep my blog updated with daily pictures since my family lives in Pennsylvania and we live in New Hampshire. I was wondering, some of the knit hats and headbands that you put on Harper have silk flowers on them - can you tell how those flowers are attached? My husband's grandmother made knit baby caps for my friends soon to be born twin girls and they are just screaming to have flowers on them, but I wasn't quite sure how to attach them...suggestions?

Thanks!

Dana

Ashley McWhorter said...

Girl, that picture looks just like me, except I camp out on a plaid chair and I have a 4 and 2 year old running around while trying to nurse. :)

LOVE Haprer's dress!!! Precious!!!

Ter said...

Well, if Harper ever fell in love with a guy with the last name Harper she could be just "Harper" you know, like Madonna.

Cody Jean said...

I love Harper in that cute brown dress and blue bow! Eight weeks!

I think many, many of us have "Daddy's Home!" as one of our favorite times of the day. And, I think just as many of us can be found on the couch at that time with a similar array of items. :)

Linda said...

Can't believe she is 8 weeks old. She is just as adorable as ever. My 5 yr old Cameron knows her name if he sees her picture. We have been checking in daily since she was born. It has been fun for him to see her grow so fast. You did a great job on the flowers.
Hope the four of you have a great weekend.
Blessings,
Linda

Susan said...

I love reading your posts! And Harper is just as cute as always. All her pretty dresses, stylish onsies and tutu and all those cool headbands, hats and hairbows almost makes me want another little girl to dress up - ALMOST! I guess I'll just have to enjoy Harper's pictures. Have a great weekend.

michelle said...

I love your couch setup! When mine were little I had the same gear all next to me, too. I can't wait to see Harper sporting the tutu...so cute!

Rachel said...

So cute! Love the new tu-tu!

MaierHousehold said...

She's beautiful....hard to believe she is all ready 8 weeks old!

Kara said...

She is so cute, I can't believe she is 8 weeks already, time flies! Thank you for all the cute pics...she is precious! Have a great weekend too!

The Vaught's said...

Do you have a list of your favorite etsy sites?

Shaila Creekmore said...

I take it you guys did not get any snow on that side of the state? It was nearly 80 here this past weekend and then we had freezing rain, sleet and snow all day Thursday. I'm just hoping it doesn't kill all of those beautiful blooms. I'm decorating my house today for Easter to get me back in the spring mood. LOL You have received some of the cutiest things! She will be the cutiest baby in NWA all summer! Hopefully the two of you can start getting out and seeing others soon.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Harper just made my day. It had started out so Friday the 13... my beloved dog of 6 years passed away this morning. Ugh... thank you for such sweet pictures to lift my spirits~

Angela said...

What a cutie! It was Spring here in Texas but that went away yesterday. It is cold and raining ;-(
Harper is looking good as always!

Kayce said...

OMG!!!! I love the last picture of Harper with the round edges. SO adorable!

I know a girl named Lyles and she married a guy with the last name Lyles, which made her name Lyles Lyles. True story!

Kelly said...

8 weeks yay!!! My dad always wanted me to marry someone with the last nane Green. Like the color! thanks dad!

Tiffany said...

I totally remember putting 'the sound of the garage door going up' as the answer to my favorite sound on one of those friend quizzes that people send out on email back when my boys were really small! And oh yes, I have an aunt named Carol Carroll--she's precious and her double name actually makes her very cute, so ya never know! =)

annalee said...

happy 8 weeks baby girl! her chubby cheeks remind me SO much of adelaide at this stage. that and the huge bows:) and i don't know what it is about that dress, but it's my new favorite harper outfit, LOVE it!
you did great on the flowers. i know those made her day!

jlhonse said...

Harper looks so precious today!!! Love it.

Jennie said...

That dress is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

becca said...

ah, the 'good ol days.' I too would always make sure I had my laptop, remotes, phones, water, and boppy nearby... and in the very beginning I had to have burpcloths within arm's reach as well.

Lana said...

I think the floral arrangement looks great! I love the "Princess Harper" shirt! Too cute!

Melanie said...

Kelly, I've been so blessed through your blog in praying for your precious daughter. I'm loving seeing all of her outfits and how MANY incredible people have sent you so many fun things. This whole blog thing is such a strange phenomenon...I love that we can feel so a part of people's lives who we otherwise would never meet. Thanks for sharing your story and your sweet baby girl. You are such an encouragment to so many, including me!

Ana said...

Kelly,
Harper is so precious and such a blessing. But you already know that! :) I SO know what you mean about the garage door being music to your ears. OOOH!!! Ours just opened. YAY!!!!!! Daddy is home and it's Friday!!! Double Yay!!!!

Enjoy reading your blog...gotta run!
:)

Michelle said...

Hey Kelly! I've been following your blog for a few months now. I'm new to the blogging world and I have really enjoyed reading all about Miss Harper! She is just precious! I loved the purple tulips too! Here's a tip for tulips --- if you put a penny in the vase it will keep the tulips perky. My tulips always get a little droopy and the penny makes them perk right back up. :)

Kari said...

I remember when I had CHarlotte, I had the same set up!! But, now, with Charlotte being 2 and all...I have stuff EVERYWHERE from chasing her around..I leave stuff here and there!! But, before I sit down to feed Audrey, I try and make sure I have a drink and atleast the burp cloth. And, if not, Charlotte LOVES to "fetch" stuff!! ha ha
I love how you take Dawson with you on your car rides. I would have loved to do that with our SIdney, but getting a black lab into the back of the pick-up would have been troublesome! Good thing Dawson is CAR SIZED!! he he!
PS. Harper is ADORABLE!

Garrett Family said...

It must be a girl thing - both my girls were always their happiest in the morning and when Daddy got home. But it was it was usually short lived. They both at reflux bad thier first year - but out grew it at 1 and are happy most of every day now!! :)

Mark and Mandi said...

Where is that cute grey dress from??? It's darling!

Jennifer said...

I love the comment on the garage door being music to your ears. I feel the SAME way! As a SAHM the longest hour in my day is between 3:30 and 4:30- when dh gets home! Your daughter is still as precious as ever. 8 weeks...wow. Time sure does go quickly, doesn't it? Have a great weekend.

Elyse said...

The pictures are great. I'm so glad that you are and Harper are getting on a schedule. I know what you mean about spring. I don't know if it's that my birthday is this month or that the temp is warming up or what, but I love it!

Karen Needham said...

Happy 8 Week Birthday, Harper! You are just beautiful.
Have a lovely weekend.

Prayerfully,
Karen Needham

Jenny said...

Aww so cute. I can't wait for the pics in her new outfit. Your couch sounds about like mine when I had my son minus the lap top though:{

Our red bud is blooming and I am so excited. We only get a month or so if that of spring like weather down here before it is a full blown heat wave...

S. said...

oh man what a cute little girl! you cracked me up because i do know someone who's name is Kelly Kelly. Seriously. She is getting married this summer so that will change, but yeah. crazy!!

Kelly said...

Kelly- Love the pictures of you, Harper and Dawson on the couch! It's the little moments in life (like that one) that mean so much! :)

Heather said...

I had to laugh about you telling her that your daughter could never marry her son b/c of their last name. I grew up with a guy whose last name was Shirley. Can you guess what his Mom's first name was?? Yep, Shirley!! I always thought that was too cute!
Speaking of cute, Miss Harper is definitely that.
After nursing 3 kiddos as a SAHM, I TOTALLY understand the whole camping out on the couch thing, either that or in the recliner!! ;) Probably why our furniture gave up the ghost shortly after the 3rd child. That and 2 boys jumping all over it and off it! ;)

Kelly Taylor said...

My how time flies!! LOVE that dress Harper is wearing in the pics. Can't wait to see tutu pics!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

Oh Kelly, that is such a sweet picture of you guys waiting for Scott to come home. I always loved it when my Dad walked through the door at the end of the day. I miss those days now but I am so looking forward to our little Ella looking forward to her Daddy coming home to us! Funny how the sound of a garage door can bring so much delight to us!

Have a wonderful weekend!

elainaann said...

Both of you are looking beautiful as always. I love Harper's dress today. Too cute. Where did you get it? And where did you get her bedding?

Leigh said...

Harper's dress is the cutest thing I have seen in a long long time! LOOOOVE it!

Katie said...

That dress she has on today is so cute! Where did you get that? In the picture with y'all all three on the couch...she looks like a baby doll! Haha! She looks just like a little doll hanging on your arm! I'm sure that is her Daddy's favorite time of day, too. You did good on the bouquet...I'm sure your girlfriend loved it! Sweet gesture! And it probably was a nice thing to receive it now a few weeks after her birth. My sister Kelly dated a guy in college named Kelly. His last name was Parker, and she had always thought about naming a son Parker. That would have been a weird family signature...Kelly, Kelly, and Parker Parker. Haha! (She luckily didn't marry him. For other reasons of course. I think. Ha!) And I'm always worried about Amelia's monogram, as well as this baby that's on the way...if it is a girl... for when they get married and it changes. ;o) Oh well, I think I have some time to postpone that worry for now...

Kisses to Princess Harper, and y'all have a FABULOUS spring weekend!

Mary Avery said...

I am SO with you on the garage door opening! What a wonderful sound. I can't believe Harper is 8 weeks old! Time is passing by so quickly! She's so precious.

Kelly said...

Love the pictures of your princess. She's such a doll!!

I recently ordered some bows from Sweetie Pie TuTus over on Etsy. I saw her on here, but didn't put two and two together until after I ordered. The bows cam today and they are SOOOO beautiful.

You did a great job on the flowers. Wow!!

Everything is in bloom here in Georgia too. I love this time of year. I can't wait for spring to get here and stay!

Happy weekend!

Kelly
http://www.followfaithfully.com

morethanthestarsinthesky said...

I love your blog! It has been great seeing your little miracle all dressed up! She is so precious!We have two boys and I dressed them in Feltman Brothers and Strausburg as long as I could. Of course my husband would always say "when are they going to stop wearing sundresses?" even though they would be John Johns or a short set. I would just laugh. Enjoy your weekend :)

Robin said...

Harper is just as cute as ever!

About the name thing...I actually know a person who's name is
"Carol Carrol"
and one of my best friend's maiden name is the same as her married name. "Phillips Phillips".

T said...

She is too precious!

Betsy said...

Oh...my...gosh!!! Those sweet pictures are the cutest ones yet. I just LOVE that little dress and bow. I bet you could just about eat her up!

I love your set up on the couch. haha

Kelley said...

You have a beautiful little girl! I hope you have a wonderful restful weekend!

Amanda said...

Kelly you are too cute! Happy 8 Weeks Harper!!! First of all I have to let you know how much I appreciated your comment on Jenna's blog about immunizations and Synagis shots not fazing you as you know Harper has been through and can handle SO much more. I feel the same way, but I sometimes wonder if the nurses feel I am not a loving mom because I am not the typical overly worried and freaked out first time mommy each time she gets a shot. :) Now the IV she had put in this past weekend, that was a totally different story- I was crying as soon as Cadence fell asleep and wouldn't see me cry.

Anyways, I love your blog and your recipe blog. You are so creative and talented with such a big heart for your family, your friends and the Lord. And you have a great sense of humor. Very sweet of you to go make a personalized handmade arrangement for the friend at church with all you have going on right now!

We, too, spent much of the first few months home from the NICU camped out in the hibernation that comes with RSV season. She never nursed, but I spent what felt like all day on the couch hooked up to a breast pump. Isn't it amazing how no matter how well you think you have your couch and end table arranged, once you get into a position where you can't move, you realize the phone, remote, etc is just barely out of reach?!

Heather said...

Hey Kelly. I love Harper's bow in this picture, it's so simple and pretty. Did you make it or did you buy it somewhere? I love that dress too and the flower arrangement is gorgegous!! Way to go girl!

Lianna Knight said...

So many cute pictures. Harper looks SO happy. And I ADORE the pink tutu outfit...PRECIOUS!!

I'm addicted to Etsy too...there are SO many cute things on there :)

Mary said...

you should do this. continuous free drinks at sonic...not sure how long it'll go on but im on my third so far!! love your blog!!

http://mommymanaging.blogspot.com/2009/03/free-route-44-drinks-at-sonic.html

Jennifer said...

Hi Kelly -
I love your blog and seeing pics of cute Harper and all her girlyness!
I know that there are a lot of prayer warriors that read your blog and this is very unlike me, but, if you could, would you check out this blog www.gavinowens.blogspot.com and if it touches your heart the way it touched mine, maybe you could mention it on your site. He really needs prayer right now.
Thank you and God Bless!!

The Horn Family said...

I know a girl named Allison who is marrying a guy with the last name Allison. I think she has decided to go by Ally!

Elaine said...

I have the EXACT same set-up on my couch - baby girl-check, Boppy - check, remote - check, computer-check, dog-check, phones-check, paci-check..what'd I miss? Glad I'm not the only one that camps on the couch rather than cleans. I also LOVE to hear the garage door open in the eveing!

Lindsey said...

Wait til little Miss Harper can run to the door and attack her Daddy when he arrives home....nothing is better;)

Oh and hello??? I dated (briefly) a guy with the last name Lindsay....I could have been Lindsey Lindsay (-ey then -ay). Scary!

Enjoyed all those sweet pictures!

Alyssa said...

The Happy Friday picture is SO CUTE!

Rory said...

Kelly,

I have been a stay at home mom for 2 1/2 years and just had a 2nd baby in December.....the garage door opening is the sweetest sound I know. (Except I love you mama)

Jennifer said...

Harper has grown so much! She is adorable!

I agree that spring makes you feel hopeful, almost renewed. And I need a lot of that right now. I don't know if it's the economy, the news, or what........but it's been so very hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

BTW, do you have any thoughts on Beth Moore? I've seen on several blogs that there are some great books from her and I'd love to check them out. My current read is the Dave Ramsey book.

Leigh Ann said...

Even if it weren't Friday, I'd be happy just seeing that sweet Harper face! I still think she looks like you!

Tiffany said...

Hi Kelly,
im friends with Amanda Ledford. We were ADPi's together. I found your blog through hers. I love looking at your site and seeing new pictures of Harper. I also had a NICU baby. He was born 6 1/2 weeks early, but is a healthy and happy 8 month old now. I have a question for you. Are you planning on returning back to work or being a stay at home mommy? just curious. Tiffany from Nashville.

Kristin said...

It's music to my ears to hear about her turning 8 weeks old! What a miracle!! She's so precious.

Our garage door is music to our ears too....the girls and the dog get all excited every night when they hear it! LOL

I have the same set up here by my chair....the remotes, the phone, laptop, coffee....only my youngest is 2 1/2!! Maybe it's time for me to venture out more! Hahaha!!

Have a great weekend!

Scott and Agata said...

Harper is so adorable! I am glad you guys are so happy now and doing fine.
Are you going back to work soon?

Have a nice weekend!
Agata from IL

kim_brough said...

In my hometown there are 2 women with the married names of....
Joy Joy and Judy Judy!

gwswenson said...

Harper is simply beautiful. And in that DRESS! Congrats to you, Kelly, on 8 amazing weeks of motherhood!

Chris said...

Just wanted to say, enjoy your couch time, in no time flat that will come to a screeching hault and it will soon be chase time for mom.

The Harmon's said...

She is so cute. I was watching Grey's anatomy last night and decided you look just like Izzy
(katherine Heigal)

Amanda

Leigh Ann said...

Is it just me, or do the smell of fish from the beautiful pear trees remind you of OBU? As terrible as they smell, it brings back so many memories! I love it! Harper is so cute!

Amanda said...

Eight weeks - yeah! Annabeth will be 6 weeks on Tuesday. I am dying over Harper's dress today. So cute! We have the same set up on the couch. Except I've moved it to the bed since I can't nurse around my in-laws, who are visiting. Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Kelly,
I so enjoy your posts every day and the precious Harper pictures ! It is so great to be able to see your Mother's Love , fun and excitement with your beautiful daughter. You are so sweet to share this journey with all of us. God has truly answered the many prayers for Harper, you and your husband. I wish all children could experience the family love and attention that Harper has. Hope you have a great weekend too.
Linda G.
Birmingham, Al.

Mary said...

I know you are going to laugh but I have a very good friend who's married name is Kelley Kelley. No joke. Her license plate is
KSQUARED. She loves the uniqueness of it and people are like what's your name? Harper is adorable. Again, I don't know how I stumbled upon your blog it was when Harper was first born. I've been addicted daily. However, I'm still laughing over that pantry. the "before" photo look clean to me......

Mrs. Cup said...

I know a girl named Kelly Kelley! haha!!

~*~Brianne~*~ said...

Where Where Where did you get Harper's dress? I LOVE it! She is entirely too adorable and sweet!! I love looking at her pictures!

Lynn said...

kelly,

I just love all the pics of Harper, but the last one is just precious, it's like she's talking to you! I love the dress! She's got such adorable outfits. Thank you, many times, for sharing your life with the blog world. I never tire of saying this, you have a beautiful family and thank God for so many answered prayers!!!

Have a great weekend!

Jacquie said...

EIGHT WEEKS!! Time is flying.

I love that picture of the 3 of y'all. Dawson is lookin' good!

I have a name of a hairdresser near you and he's good!!!!

Lucky in Love said...

You always make me want Sonic!! :)

You guys are so cute there all together on the couch! I totally know what you mean about the garage door. My hubby gets home a few hours after me...so it is my favorite sound :)

capperson said...

Aww she is getting so big and she is soo cute in her little outfit :)

Jordan said...

Harper is absolutely adorable!! Love her dress =]

Kelli said...

Harper gets prettier every day.
I have a friend whose first name is Kimberly and so is her last. She goes by Kim. It's hysterical!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Haha. My dad used to have an employee named Carol Carroll. For the longest time I thought he was just saying her name funny or something- but no no- she married a man with the same last name as her first.

Stephanie said...

oh yes Harper Harper would be a no go. Love her pic of the day. I know what you mean about the door opening. When I hear hubbys truck it's like angels singing! HOpe you all have a wonderful weekend!

Jaclyn said...

She keeps getting cuter by the day! I always look forward to your posts...and YES...there is something magical about spring time. It just feels like a fresh start!

Amy said...

Too funny about your name! My friend from high school's name was Carrie and she married John Carrey. Too funny! She ended up hyphenating her maiden and married name to break up the Carrie part. Love your blog.

Cherry Tree Lane said...

Sounds pretty familiar to what my "set up" looked like when I had my baby. All my favorite things, within arms reach!

momeeof3 said...

Oh my word...that tutu is SO cute! My baby girl is 8 years old, it will look SO much cuter on Little Miss Harper. They grow SO fast!!!!

Pineapple Princess said...

I've got your blog button proudly displayed on my blog, but I was wondering one thing...
Are you thinking about creating a new button...
well, since Harper is so perfectly, wonderfully healthy and all?

Our Blessed Family said...

I don't have a ton of time tonight (in the middle of painting two rooms and moving furniture and so on!) but I do have to say I LOVE the dress Harper has on in this last picture!!!

Kristie said...

Keep the cute outfits coming............I wanted to let you know that I am ordering one of those onesies and tutu for my 15 month old.........It is so stinking cute like Harper is~~

Rathi said...

Love the bow and the dress.. Too cute! And the tutu and the outfit, can't wait to see that pic. Hope ya'll have a wonderful weekend. I understand about spring and being hopeful.. My doc visit is next week and I couldn't be more excited!! Happy Friday!

The Garners said...

I so know what you mean about the sound of the garage door! :)

The floral arrangement is beautiful--great job!!! And what a sweet idea for your class to do--that's neat!

Precious pictures of Harper! I can't wait to see the picture of her in the new outfit/tutu--very cute!

I laughed about Kelly Kelley. Having a boy name, I was always afraid I'd marry a "Jamie" and it would always be total confusion. That would have been my time to start going by "Leah", I'm sure! ha!

Jen said...

Harper is growing so fast. She's beautiful and soooo photogenic. Seeing pics of her causes me to reminisce of when my little guy was only eight weeks old. He's six and a half months now. You learn to enjoy every stage that they're in. These little people grow up so fast. You look lovely and not even like you've popped a baby out just eight short weeks ago. God bless! Thanks for the updates. Harper is just perfect.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

8 weeks! Time flies by so fast! She is so precious!

Lisa said...

Wow! I can't believe Harper is already 8 weeks old! She is so precious.

Christa Campbell said...

I had to laugh when I read your post about being worried you'd fall in love with a man with the last name Kelly . This happened to my aunt. True story, and she has happily been Kelly Kelly for over 20 years.

The Trombly's said...

Very cute outfits and flowers. My very best friend is Alyson Allison. She was true to it and didn't hyphenate or keep her maiden name. It grows on you! :) Have a good weekend.

Lynn said...

Know that I'm here praying!
Psalms 16:7-8 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Prayer Bears
My email address

jillie said...

hi...i'm new with this blog thing, but have been following your blog since the day your precious harper was born & just prayed and thought constantly about her journey. I'm so happy God has turned into such a blessing, He is so amazing how he does that! I just wanted to finally tell you how precious she is and how much honestly your blog has encouraged and uplifted me on a daily basis to strive to be a better christian woman. Hopefully I can pick up and learn some blogging pointers from you the blog expert! Thank you for blessing me with your story!

-jillian ellison

Christy said...

ROBIN is my cousin!!!!! I haven't gotten to see Caleb yet!! I have been reading since just before Harper was born and I have enjoyed it so much. I'd love to meet you in person!!

Chari said...

such a happy post!
I can't wait to see a picture of that dress on her!

RosieJo said...

She's such a beautiful baby, of course she is a Gift From God! Are you planning on returning to work in the near future? Have you begun to make child care arrangements? My daughter's Mother-in-law and I take turns sitting the grandbabies, but everyone is not so lucky.
Jo

Staci said...

She is just too cute! Every picture I see of her just exudes God's awesome miracle working power!!

Kari Lynn said...

Gorgeous, as always! I am off work and my lovely husband sees me in the same spot almost daily when he comes home. He doesn't seem to mind.

I am headed to Arkansas in early June. I can't wait. It should be well warm enough for the kids to swim and me to lay out!

The flowers look great!

pr480 said...

Hi Kelly, I`ve been reading your blog for a while now and I just wanted to say that I love reading your posts and that you are such an inspiration. Harper is so adorable and I`m so happy she`s doing so well. I prayed for her over here in Germany. You got me thinking about the power of prayer and following your story has made my faith stronger. Thank you!

Carol said...

She is beautiful....and I am sure she will find a baby photo or two when she grows up!!!! Did you get your package? The watercolor of her name. Hope everything was correct on it!!! Carol

tam7777 said...

such a cute picture Kelly
Just a thought
When my children were born I started a diary --I know you are putting all the post on the internet ---it is always nice to have a book written to you by your mom and dad to if he wants to. You have a wonderful day.

Always a Southern Girl said...

Harper is too Cute!

smcvicker said...

I do so know what you mean! You are precious to me although I have never met you, you are so transparent that I feel like I could sit down and talk to you and totally feel like I have known you forever!

Dawn Hudson said...

I have a girlfriend whose name is Sara Serra. Pronounced the same way. It happens ;)

Amber Schmidt said...

That princess outfit is TDF!!! Can't wait to see pics of little miss in it!

monelle said...

You, Harper and Dawson on the couch - looks like the perfect way to spend the day! Still loving those outfits!

taralous said...

Ooh! I'm loving this outfit and bow! Too cute! :) She is just a doll! Your flowers turned out beautiful and what a great idea for a Sunday School class.

Also, I had a wedding shower today and made the cake balls and Cherry Limeade punch and let me just say OH.MY.WORD! They were a hit and that punch is killer! Thanks for passing all those along on your site!!!

Have a blessed weekend!

Susan said...

I'm newer here - I don't think I've commented before, but was praying for y'all while Harper was in the hospital. I think these new pics of her are my favorite so far! She's adorable. Where is her brown dress from - love it!

Also, I know a girl who is now Kelli Kelley :)

Susan said...

Oh, now I see it's been answered...Old Navy :) Sorry!!

leigh anna said...

one of the best teachers i had in high school was named beverly beverly
which always made me laugh!

ajourney said...

I havent been able to get in here in forever she has grown so much GOD Does such amazing work

Kaye said...

Kelly
2 quick comments!
1. Harper looks just like YOU!
2. Shrimp with Wild Rice is amazing! (this is the 2nd time I have cooked it. It is in the oven as I type.)

Wise old lady advice-enjoy your baby girl. My baby boy just drove away with brand new driver's license. They are yours so briefly!
Love the blog!
Scottie in Cairo Ga

Mrs. McB said...

The pictures are great! Harper is so adorable!

I think you did a great job with the flowers. :)

act679 said...

Harper is getting so big! I had noticed a blog you had posted asking for their prayers and was looking at it today and they lost their little Andie so was hoping you could post a prayer request for them.
http://andiegrace.blogspot.com/

balaniz said...

Harper is just adorable!! I found your blog through proverbs 31, when Harper was in the hospital. I was hooked, I love seeing the Lord at work in people's lives. My son, Max had to have emergency open heart surgery at 2 weeks old. Our mighty Savior and some amazing doctors were able to repair his heart. I wanted to share a fundraising website we have. If you have a free moment (like all new moms do HA!) check it out. We are raising money for Camp Taylor. Camp Taylor is a camp for kids with heart disease. Again,Harper is so precious! Have a blessed day! THANKS!!
firstgiving.com/max4camptaylor

Mandi said...

The sound of the garage door opening is music to my ears as well!!! (it closing however, is a totally different story:().

The Durham Family said...

Oh my gosh!! One of my favorite things to do when I had newborns was to take a road trip to Sonic!! Then I would drive around and explore new neighborhoods. I think it is crucial to get out of the house once a day!!!!

The Bertram's said...

okay so I just read your Friday post and it made me feel so much better about myself - because I just spent my WHOLE day, or make that my whole week - sitting in our chair with the same set up!!! Hearing other moms do the same thing with their newborns is very comforting!
I am just impressed Harper is always dressed, poor Reece is yet to get out of her jammies!!!
Devin

Megan said...

She is just adorable and getting so big!

Your flower arrangement turned out really nice! =)

Amanda Cash Geidl said...

Harper's little brown dress makes me want one for ME!

Becky said...

She is such a cutie pie! I love her little dress! My Mom's best friends name is Dwan Dwan...seriously! Her name is Dawn and she married a guy named Edward Dwan, then she became Dwan Dwan! How random! Just made me think of that...much love,Becky

Millie said...

Just wanted to say that I don't always comment, but read all the time. I love your blog!! Harper is SO beautiful!! I love the prayer list idea, my son Colin has HLHS and has one more cardiac cath coming in June, I would really appreciate any prayers for him when the time comes. :)
God bless,
Millie and Colin-HLHS

Angel2 said...

I am friend's with Meredith Fox, and she sent me a link to your blog to read. First of all, my son's name is Caleb. More importantly, my name is Angel Angell (pronounced the same way) and I married into it, so I can totally relate to your concern for your daughter!

Loved reading your blog!
Angel2

CRAFTS FROM THE HEART said...

You and your little girl are gorgeous. Your blog is so inspiring. Don't worry about the harper harper thing. My friend's name is
Carroll Carroll and she doesn't mind at all.

Darla said...

A lady at church remarried after being widowed and her name became Shannon Shannon...can you believe it? It does happen!