Friday, April 15, 2011


TCBY Ribbon Cutting

the ceo of tcby/mrs fields with bennett and i
saying... ooo, i like the back room of tcby...

i think i will spend a lot of time here :)
we had over 3,000 customers on saturday!!!

in our pjs
big smiles :)
all wiped out from a loooong week and weekend

for almost the last year i have had MANY people tell jared and i that we are insane.. we were building a house, opening a business and having a baby all at the same time. i would laugh and say, 'i know, we are pretty busy.' all the while, i would think that it wasn't that bad.. what was i missing? well.... now that we have opened the store, had our sweet angel, and are two weeks away from moving into our house, i understand why so many people made that comment. jared has worked 18 hour days for the last 11 days. the funny thing is that we didn't even order me a name tag for the store since i 'would never be there'. this is comical looking back :)bennett has been a trooper. sometimes he stays home with his mimi, and other times i take him up there to hang out in the back. we have been so blessed. we never imagined that we would have the business that we have had in the last week. our grand opening was fabulous, we had over 3,000 customers!!! the best part of the whole thing (other than free white chocolate mousse) is seeing all of the sweet families that come in. i have seen the cutest kids and they love tcby. everyday there is a new crowd at the store, i told mom yesterday that there were a lot of sweet older people in the store. everyone from 0-100 seems to be enjoying it. we are glad that we were able to bring something here that so many people enjoy with their families. we have been so fortunate to have such great help. our managers are awesome and the high school kiddos are adorable. they are all such hard workers and a joy to be around!!it has been very, very busy but very fun to get this thing going.


our house is getting so close to the finish line!!! i cannot wait to move in there in a few weeks. the painters just finished painting the whole house and it looks exactly as i imagined. i picked out two colors for stripes in baby bear's room and it looks perfect. i will post pics soon. the colors are turquoise and a bright green. i think we will love to lay in his bed and stare at his bright walls (this baby LOVES to stare at colors, prints, and just about anything else). i hope he loves his room as much as i do!


he turned 7 weeks old today. tear. i already feel like he is getting so big. he continues to be a great baby. he is still eating like a champ and our nights are getting better. they are pretty inconsistent, but they aren't bad. once we get our lives back to normal and have a schedule, i think he will do great. until then, we are making do :)he has been pretty good about taking naps lately. he has to be in his miracle blanket to sleep, regardless of what time of day it is. he loves being swaddled. i love getting him up in the morning and taking his blanket off and watching him stretch out. when he wakes up, he is pretty hungry and as i try to get him situated and ready to nurse, he becomes pretty impatient. lately he has started this funny thing where he yells at me. its not a cry, its him letting out these loud screams while making a mean face. silly little boy. he is very impatient like his mom and daddy. everyday he is looking more like his daddy. i don't think he looks a thing like momma :( he has jared's beautiful blue eyes and his entire face is looking just like jared. i think he even has the same belly button as daddy :) * i go back to work on thursday. i am ready to get that milestone behind us and get used to life the way it will be with me working. he will be spending part of his weeks with his mimi and his cousin, oliver. the other days, my MIL will be watching him, which will be a huge help to all. she will be driving up from little rock to watch him on mondays and tuesdays. safe to say, he will be in good hands. i will miss him terribly during the days, but i will be working hard to be able to provide a great life for him and our family. * we hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!


Happiness Is... said...

Your little boy sounds like mine! Loooooves being swaddled, totally melts my heart to see him stretch every morning and he is not patient when it comes to eating (don't they know it takes a second to get ready??? Sheesh!)

Heart TCBY and the one you all opened looks so nice! Ours is old and dingy!

Melissa said...

Wowie! I can't imagine being that crazy busy! Good luck with everything! Hayden really liked to be swaddled too - only time will tell if this new little girl will like it too. That's amazing that your MIL will be driving up every week to watch Bennett. Very nice!

Emily! said...

What great pictures! He is such a cutie.

Butlers Business said...

Congrats on having that precious baby boy, opening the store and getting ready to move into your new house! He is precious and I hope to run into you soon and catch up! Good luck going back to work! It's hard!!