Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ryan is OLD

With all the excitement around I meant to mention Ryan's 30th Surprise party! He was def. Surprised. I had planned for months and months. If it wasn't for my good friend Stacy I wouldn't have been able to pull it off so well. I had roughly 30 people show up at Cornbeef and Company and it was all decorated in a Golf Theme. We had an awesome time with good food and friends. Than the next day Ryan played golf with 6 of his good buddies. Needless to say it took longer than expected but they had a blast in the 30 degree weather! I can not believe I have been with him for over 11yrs! Time flies when you are having fun!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Decorating like the Griswolds!!!

I starting decorating the week of Thanksgiving since Thanksgiving was late this year. I love to decorate our house with all the pretty garland and lights. It makes it feel so homey around the holidays. I call it tastefully done. Well, my husband on the other hand likes to decorate like Clark Griswold. I finally gave him the thumbs up this year to do Whatever he would like outside. He even likes me to come out and sing "Joy to the World" and then make that god awful sound that Clark's mother-in-law made with her tongue like a cat call. Then magically the lights come on. We have BLUE lights this year, I mean, are we K-Mart? I can not stand tackiness, that is one thing I cringe at but my husband thinks it is wonderful! I am posting a few pictures but this is not done! He wants to get on the roof and put lights(Blue, mind you) done the chimney! Why, Why, Why did I say it was OK? I will post more pictures later when the final lights are hung by the chimney with care, ha....

Thanksgiving with a New Addition

My brother and his wife finally had their baby! Reagan is the big cousin instead of the baby. His name is Evan Bernard Lee and weighed 8lbs and 20inch long! Katie was induced on Wednesday the 26th at 5:30am but did not end up having him till that evening by C-Section at 10:30pm. He was sunny side up and was a little too big for her to have normally. I was very proud of all of them! They got to take him home on Saturday morning at 9am and he is doing Great! Reagan says she loves him just a little bit, not much, just a little bit, ha! She also says he has mermaid hair (his hair is an auburn color). What a girl comment!

Our Home Away From Home~Charleston

We packed up and headed to Charleston, SC for the Citadel Homecoming on a Wednesday and did not come back till Sunday night. That is def. our second Home. Ryan would do anything in the world to work at the Norfolk Southern Hub down there, but as many know it is where ALL the retirees go when they have put 20yrs into the company! Ryan spent 4yrs of his life at the Citadel and absolutely loves the city. I have came very fond of it myself and Reagan did not want to leave! We did many Citadel events since it was Homecoming week-end. Reagan wanted a Cheerleader outfit and if I say so myself she looked adorable. On Wednesday we stayed at our friends Beach House on Isle of Palms(Gorgeous!) and then the rest of the week we stayed at the Lodge Alley Inn in the middle of downtown Charleston. A nice surprise was one of my old friends from high school lives nearby in Savanna and drove up to visit a friend and have dinner with Ryan, Reagan, and I. Our lives have became so similar since we have gotten married that it is pretty scary. Her husband is a 2005 Citadel Grad and an officer in the military. She is going through many situations I had to go through. He is deployed now and they have only been married for a few months. She is a strong woman and I know will be a wonderful Army Wife! It was extremely enjoyable to catch up with her and to see how her family has been doing. It is amazing how many years can go by and you can start off where you left it! The trip and the people were def. worth it!! Enjoy the Pictures.....

Friday, October 31, 2008


After the curlers came out........

Getting her Kitty Face on.....

Isn't she Catolicous! Here Kitty Kitty.....
Trick or Treat, Give me something good to eat! That is what my lovely three year old says to everyone who she greets with her bag wide open! Wonder who taught her that! She had a blast this year trick or treating with her friends and family! We def. got double dips this year. Our church had Trunk or Treat the night before and then of course on Halloween we had even more fun going to our friends house and treating with them around the block. Here are a few pictures of the Miss Pris getting ready. I had put sponge rollers in her hair to make it extremely curler. She left them in all day and ran errands with me. She did not like people looking at her with them in, she said it was "embarrassing"! Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Halloween!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

ER Visit

Well today was a very interesting day to say the least! It started off pretty good with Reagan and I going to church. Ryan had a train ride up to Bluefield, WV. So it was just the two of us. We ate lunch with the family and then came home to take our afternoon nap before I had to come into work. Well I was lazy after laying in the bed for two hours(Reagan is over naps and likes to watch a movie while I lay there). I was running late and while I was scooting her out the door with my hands full of books, food, overnight bag, etc. The worst thing could have had happened!

I slammed the door. To my horror, her little fingers were in the door where the hinges are. I shut the door on my three year old daughters fingers!! She lost her breath and then started to scream in pain! I was shocked, threw everything down and picked her up to see if they were broken. They were blue and bloody where the door also cut her. She could not stop crying! I cleaned them off the best I could and threw everything in the car and proceeded to my moms(since this is where we were going anyhow). I needed someone to help me calm her down so I know whether or not I needed to take her to the emergency room. My mom was a big help and finally was able to get her to calm down and she fell asleep on my lap. We decided to take her to the ER to be on the safe side. She was favoring that hand and wouldn't move them. Thankfully a girl I knew was working on the Pediatric side and got us in and out within 2hrs! That included 4 X-rays! The doctor didn't see any breaks but since they are so swollen he wasn't 100% sure. If Reagan still favors them in a few days we need to go back and redo an x-ray. But thankfully she let them bandage the little fingers up. She looks like she has a cast on! She thinks she is like her best friend Emmy(Emmy was in a bad car accident this week and has a cast on her leg).

When it was all done and said with she wanted chicken nuggets with dip and to watch her movie. I got her all settled and she told me it was "OK that I smashed her fingers, but Do Not Do it again!". I love that child to death! I feel horrible that I did such a stupid thing, I def. will double check that door before I shut it again. I wish I had the ability to forgive the way she does. she is a trooper! I will post pictures later, I still had to come into work after I got her settled, she is with her Nina and Pop Pops sleeping away!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


My three year old daughter asked the other day why it was raining? I merely stated that God wanted it to rain. It is funny how you don't plan anything and it becomes a gorgeous day outside. And the one day you plan to go to the Pumpkin patch at the exact time it decides to down pour. But thankfully my daughter has the ability to understand that we can do it another day because God wanted to feed the grass and plants! I wish I had the ability to understand situations like a three year old can. Till this day if something doesn't go perfectly I get a little bent out of shape. Ok, a lot. So, today I learned from daughter not to sweat the small stuff. We can always do it tomorrow!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Sleep, who needs it right? I constantly do not have enough sleep. I try to catch up but once you lose it, you def. can not gain it back. Take for instance these past two days. I had to work Wednesday night and Thursday night. I got up at 8am on Wednesday and took a two hour nap before going to work. I worked a 12hr shift and then proceeded to pick up Reagan and take her to Maw Maws. I then came home and slept 4hrs before going back and picking her up. After that I went back into work for another 12hr shift. Today(Friday) I have only gotten a cat nap(literally) of a few minutes since Reagan is running around the house. Ryan ended up having to work a Sat Check and didn't get home till 6am this morning. As the good wife:O), I let him sleep. So now, can you see why I am always tired?!?!

Yes, Ryan is up now and has offered several times for me to go to bed. But I hate sleeping the day away if it is my day off. Also, he and I only get TWO FULL days together(if that). I rather be a little sleepy than not have my family time. Reagan absolutely loves when her daddy is off. She def. has him wrapped around his finger. It is quite comical what she can get him to do! So whether I am sleepy or not I will make the sacrifice to stay awake and catch up another day!

Monday, October 20, 2008


I absolutely love fall. It is my favorite time of the year. If I had it my way, my husband and I would have gotten married in the fall. But we can thank the Army for that. Waking up and smelling the wonderful smell of the leaves changing and the crisp air in the early morning. Aw, it is wonderful!

With fall brings the holidays and with the holidays brings a whole new meaning of stress. Stress with who is doing Thanksgiving, what presents to by for Reagan, and on and on. Don't get me wrong, in the Bailey household if there wasn't any stress there would be no Baileys!

Take for instance...we just got back from Florida due to Ryan's grandmother passing away. It was a stressful event in itself due to the fact we got a call late Thursday night and had to leave the next day on a 14hr trip with a 3yr old. We left at 2:30pm in the afternoon and didn't arrive in Florida till 4:30am in the morning! I started helping his Ant and mother cook for 100 people for after the funeral. Well come Sunday night and day Reagan started vomiting and running a 104.1 fever with a horrible cough(she has had croup for the post month!). We get through the funeral and dinner and head home on Tuesday evening at 9:30pm. On our way out she is throwing up from coughing so hard(3 times to be exact!). Our car smelt so lovely! It had the aroma of Vick's vapor rub, vomit, and pee(she accidentally over flowed the pull up while she slept!). Then we are finally an hour from home and I am trying to sleep and I wake up to screams of "get it out, get it out", and Reagan crying. While we stopped at Cracker Barrel(One of our favorites to eat at on trips) she wanted to buy a pet hamster that rolls around on the floor. Well, needless to say she decided to put it in her hair as it was moving its legs and it got tangled into a nice big rats nest. We had to cut it out and now she has a lovely big Bald spot!

See why there is Always stress? Now my husband and I are sick, as well as all the family in Florida and Roanoke. But the good news is Reagan is much better! Go figure!

I promise I will try to get better at this whole blog thing. It is hard to update every week. With being a full time mom, worker, student, etc. There isn't enough hours in the day! But I can give it my best shot!

Friday, September 5, 2008

1st Day of School and Ballet

Well Reagan is officially a Big Girl! She started school this past Wednesday as well as her First Day of Ballet! I took Ballet, tap, and Jazz for over 12yrs and it makes me feel sooooo Old to have my daughter taking at the same studio as I did with the Same Teacher! She absolutely Loved it! She learned how to skip! This year at school she is going three days instead of one and she is with her best friend Bryce! Bryce had coffee waiting for her when she came into the class. I am sure her mother and I are going to get many letters home from the Teacher this year! Reagan informed me when we left that she didn't like her new teacher but liked her old one! Funny how children remember things! Here are a few pictures of our babay girl, hard to believe she is growing up right in front of our eyes!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weight Watchers is the way to go...

Have you ever done Weight Watchers? If so you know first hand how amazing it is! I am a true believer and follower of the weight watchers point system. Over a year ago I joined to lose the left over weight of having Reagan. And a year later I had lost 30lbs! I was amazed at how easy it was and I was able to eat all the foods I love! So, if you are interested look at their wonderful website @ On their website you can find over a thousand recipes and much more to help you with your goal. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have and still do!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Life's a Beach

It has been almost a year since I last post. Time flies! But this is All new to me-I promise I will add pictures.
We just got back from the beach, and let me tell you it was well worth it! Ryan and I haven't taken a full vacation since we have gotten married(Almost 6yrs!). This was also our 1st(official) vacation as a family with little bit. We went to Hilton Head Island and stayed at the Yacht Club Villas. We went with another family(Stacy and Tim Divers) who we became friends with through my work. They were so much fun to be with. They have three children, Caleb(8), Grayson(5), and Emmie(who will turn 4 in Oct.). Reagan was thrilled to wake up everyday to 3 playmates! Ryan was able to play golf with Tim twice and Stacy and I took the kids to the Ocean EVERYDAY and shopped! Our families meshed wonderfully together, it was nice to lay back and relax with a family who you can be yourself with!
Reagan starts school next week as well as her First Ballet class! I am so excited for her to start dance-I hope she enjoys it as much as I did! She is going to preschool three days this year instead of one. She is def. in need of it. She gets bored when there isn't much going on. She is like my brother in that aspect. She has to be busy! I started back to school, I had only two weeks off from summer session till fall. But it was nice not to have to study or worry about homework!
This Fall and winter is going to be extremly Busy! Reagan turns Three and Ryan turns the Big 3-0! We are planning a big party for Reagan as usual and then Ryan and I are going to Vegas in Feb. for his birthday but who knows I might have something planned before that ! ;)
All in all life is going pretty good-just Busy!