"Love talked about can be easily pushed aside, but love demonstrated is irresistable"-W Stanley Mooneyham

Monday, May 31, 2010


Possibly my favorite thing in the world...My best friend, Audrey came to Greenville this weekend and we had the best time together! She is one of the most amazing people I've ever known, and I love her with my whole heart...I always say everyone needs an Audrey in their life because she makes mine so much better!!

Here is a little peek at our weekend with my other two best friends, Meg and Nikki!

You can't have a girls day and not go to the girliest lunch place in Greenville

My beautiful friends, inside and out!

Leaving lunch and heading to the next thing on our agenda...

After our pedicures it was all we could do to stay awake so we decided to get in our comfy clothes, cook out and enjoy the night in

Thank goodness I married a great cook!

This is why I love when she we're together...good talks, great times and even better laughs

We finished off our night at my dad's house watching my little brothers swim

We went to church the next day and then ended our weekend on these high notes

(Minus the blueberries and insert 3 layers of snickers)
I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine was! Sorry for the long hiatus from blogging...I'll try now to get so antsy now when you go a few days without posting! :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


FREAKING OUT!!! That is what I was doing last night when my husband went MISSING!!...

Yes, this precious thing

So here is what happened...he gave me a call at 6:35 and said he was leaving work and on his way home. OF COURSE the last thing I said to him was, "Blake, this dog (clarification HIS black, long-haired, shedding dog, NOT my precious hypo-allergenic, non-shedding, piece of joy, Teddy) HAS to get out of this house...we sweep pretty much every single day and there is STILL dog hair EVERYWHERE...SIIIIIICK! (This is one thing I vowed to NEVER have in my house...I think it is absolutely repulsive to go in someone's house and spot dog hair, so there is NO WAY I'm having it in mine!) His precious response was "Megan, I'll take care of it, we'll keep him out of the house and he can stay in the back." I said a pouty "ok" and a half "I love you" and hung up the phone...

Then he didn't call for the next hour.

Let me just preface this by saying I work for an insurance company, and hear HORROR stories every single day, and as soon as I looked down at the clock and realized 35 minutes had passed, I had called him with no answer for a straight 30 minutes while all of those horror stories raced through my head. So what did I do? I called his mom, his dad, his best friend and his twin brother. What did his brother say? "Oh he probably just went to the gym"...cool as a cucumber. While I'm thinking..."BRENT, DO YOU HEAR ME?!!! HE'S BEEN GONE NOW FOR 45 MINS...THIS IS BOTH OF OUR OTHER HALVES!!! THROW ME A SYMPATHY BONE PLEASE!!!!!" But I calmly replied with a "yeah, maybe, ok, see ya Friday." At which point I googled Strom Gym on my phone as fast as possible. And here's how THAT conversation went...

"Strom Gym"-lady working the counter

"ummmmmm hi....(wondering how to put this) Can you page someone for me? His name is Blake Ayers?"-Me

"ugh well maam we don't normally page people here (probably thinking who the heck is this? an obsessive girlfriend perhaps??) is it an emergency?"-lady

"Yes it's an emergency! (tears streaming down my cheek and obvious cracking in my voice) It's a FAMILY emergency, this is his wife! (sounded very mature at the time)"-Me

"oh! (Realizing I'm not the crazy girlfriend) well, hold on one sec!!...ok we'll page him and have him call you"

30 seconds later...guess who calls..."Meeeeeaaaaagan...I'm ok, I promise I'm ok"

"I HATE YOU I'M SO MAD AT YOU I LOVE YOU WHERE ARE YOU WHEN WILL YOU BE HOME?!!! Sadness quickly turned into anger which quickly turned into full on relief!

So where was he you ask?? No not the gym, he was here...

And what was he buying?

And what was that for??

Prizes for Bingo at the Assisted Living he works at...

Yeah....typical. So after that my anger/sadness/throw-up feeling vanished and we had a fun night of watching American Idol :)

Stay tuned Teddy is getting groomed today at a VERY classy place...you won't want to miss this gem.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Baby Baby Be Mine

My newest obsession...baby Bauer!! I'm sitting here holding (and kissing!) him as I type. I'm desperately trying to resist the urge to squeeze the living life out of him. I think I may ask Blake if I can bring this one home with me for good!

Here is our first picture together as soon as we met!

We still can't tell who he looks like, or if he has red hair, but he's 100% perfection, and the sweetest baby I've ever seen (I've only heard him cry once!)

Birdie loves holding her new baby and is such a sweet big sister!

We're excited for a girls week full of babies and fun...watch out, we may get a little crazy around here!

On the agenda for today...cooking and baking-Rice Krispy Treats here we come!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


After waiting 3 days too long, I'm finally headed to beautiful Ithaca, NY today to meet my precious new nephew, Bauer!!! I cannot WAIT!! I will update you along the way! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Give a little, Take a little

So...when I got married, I knew their would have to be compromising in a lot of different areas. What I forgot to realize was that those things would NEVER go away...E.V.E.R. And if you have a husband like mine you'll just have to conform or break his little heart everytime I tell him "No, I don't want to do that!"

So what's a girl to do when you can't beat 'em?! JOIN 'EM!

Here's what I'm talking about...

If you were to give Blake and I a free weekend to do whatever we wanted...this is what Blake's would look like...

Yes, I know it's beautiful and looks appealing, but I'm usually thinking more along the lines of this... indoors, bug-free, relaxing...you get my picture.

SO...I decided this weekend to try and meet him in the middle. The truth is every single time he begs me to do something "outdoorsy," I resist, wine, whatever... but then I ALWAYS end up LOVING whatever we do. I don't know why I am always so hesitant, but I keep trying to tell him, "I PROMISE I'M TRYING, but you KNOW who you married...this may take some getting used to Mister!!" He has been quite patient with me, and I am so thankful to be married to someone who pushes me, rather than not challenging me at all.

SO while we were playing at the park the other day with the dogs, I was starting to get REALLY bored. He had a golf club (left handed) so I tried hitting it a couple times only to dig up half the field...I'm right handed, thank you. So then I tried hitting the lacross ball with a tennis racket, but let's be honest, there is only so many times you can do that before falling asleep...

Blake, who could see my frustration growing by the second, finally came up to me and said "What would make you want to be here? What would make you ENJOY being here?" I searched my childhood years and the only thing I ever played with was a soccer ball, so I told him I wanted one, and off we went with his giftcard from Christmas and bought one!

we didn't stop there...my adrenaline was rushing and I was feeling pretty confident...so we got one of these too.

I told him if he got me and Teddy a tent we might even try camping again...so we found Teddy a tent, and one for us right below it :)

It was a fun weekend, and we were both worn out by the end of it, so I read my book cover to cover (It was SO GOOD!!) and when I went in to find Blake, this is what I found (seriously not staged)...

Boys will by boys...

In other news...I'm flying to ITHACA, NY tomorrow at 1:30 to see my SISTER and my NEW PRECIOUS NEPHEW!!! I will try to update along the way!

I hope your Monday is not a Monday :)

James "Bauer" Ford is here!!!!!!!!!!!!

So as you can see, my sister is a FREAK OF NATURE and looked like a model literally 5 minutes after giving birth!!!! Mom called me around 4:45 while I was talking to one of my best friend's, Breen. I asked Breen if I could call her right back just in case anything MAJOR was happening, but thinking in the back of my mind "She just went into labor 2 1/2 hours ago SURELYYYY she's not about to have this baby, right?!" WRONG. Sure enough Mom said "MEGAN!! I can see the head! And in the background I could hear the Doctor telling Kel how great she was doing and to keep pushing (Kel still sounded cool as a cucumber and everyone in the room was so CALM. Immediately tears streamed down my face as Blake and I put them on speaker phone and listened for the next 5 minutes or so until finally we heard the sweetest cry I've ever heard!! It was the most beautiful, glorious, emotional phone call of my life (right beside the day I found out she was pregnant with Naphtali and the day she also was born!).

Baby Ford was 7 lbs 4 oz and was 18.5 inches long!! We are so thankful to God for this healthy baby boy! Kel is doing great (I've called at least 16 times, but I just can't help myself!), and they are still working on a name! The two they are deciding between right now are James Bauer Ford and James Banks Ford, but are not positive right now and still open to other names so I'll let you know as soon as they decide for sure!

To Kelly when you read this next week~I wish more than anything I could have been there today, but I am so thankful for another piece of you in this world!! I love my baby boy more than life itself and can't wait to see you both on Tuesday! I love you to Heaven and back and I'm so proud of you!!!!

THE STORK IS ON IT'S WAY!!!! Walking through the cosmetics line in Target to pick out some lip gloss for my niece, Naphtali I got a call from my mom saying "Megan!! MEGAN!!! Can you hear me?!! This (fuzz fuzz fuzz) portant!!" I then get a beep from my new stepdad so I beep over and I answered the phone, "Bill! I'm in Target...the reception is bad hold on I'll run to the front!"...."MEGAN!!...KELLY'S (fuzz fuzz fuzz) BROKE!" I stopped suddenly in the middle of Target and LOUDLY announced "HER WATER JUST BROKE?!!!!?!!" (As people awkwardly walked by me).

SO...I screamed at Blake "BLAKE HURRY I HAVE TO GET ON A PLANE KEL'S WATER JUST BROKE!!" as to which my sweet husband came quickly and said "ok call the airlines and see if you can get your flight changed" Meanwhile my entire family is blowing up my phone (we become a bit dramatic in these situations if you didn't know that already)

I got on the phone with the airlines, tried for about 20 minutes to get it changed, then sweet Bill got on the phone with them for about 45 minutes, and when I found out it wasn't going to work out I burst into tears on the phone with Kel...you see, I was supposed to be in the room when she actually HAD the baby, and the original plan was that they would enduce her Wednesday morning so I made my flight for Tuesday afternoon. Ever since she got pregnant we had planned this, but I know God always has a reason for things...sooooo I guess I will just have to be the first one on the plane Tuesday at 1:30 pm!!

I just got off the phone with her and she was in the middle of a contraction, and I made her promise to call me when she so much as had her blood pressure checked and she promised she would. She was as calm and precious as ever, and I know she will do so great because she is such a strong woman and loves her babies more than anything!!

I'll keep you updated when our precious baby is HERE!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Remember my post from yesterday where I told you under the caption of the Camera of how I told Blake to save every penny he ever wanted to spend on me until he had enought to buy me that camera?? And I told you it might be hard because he loved giving surprises??? Well...this is what I was talking about...

Driving down the road to go play at the park with the dogs yesterday, Blake looked at me and said, "I'm going to give you something. I want you to take $40 from the money I made at the Masters and go buy whatever you want."

NOW...before I go any further, let me just preface this by saying 11 months ago I would have looked at him adoringly, said thank you, and thought to myself, "wow, $40...I guess that might buy me a couple of shirts at Target, or one on sale at J Crew, but I hope he knows I like nice things, and nice things can sometimes cost more than $40." However now that I'm married, live in reality and am on a BUDGET, I looked at him over-adoringly, said thank you, and thought to myself, "YESSSSSSSSS!!!! $40!!!!!!! I'm going to get my book and a frappacino and a magazine and that chord I need for my camera and some gum and maybe I'll even have enough left over for some french fries-it's the weekend, right?!"

You should have seen the things that raced through my head at the thought of that much money.

So here's what I'll be spending my $40 on this weekend...

The NEW (it came out May 11th) Emily Giffen book, Heart of the Matter. Author of Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof and Love the One You're With, I read through all four in a matter of days...and don't be impressed...I could count the number of books I've read in my lifetime on two hands

A Starbuck's Mocha Frappacino...you can't have a girl's day wrapped up in a good book or magazine without one of these! (Minus the whip cream and things on top...I don't like those)

A copy of Vogue. So once upon a time in my life I lived in New York, had an incredible internship and ate up every second of the fashion world. I wouldn't trade where I am now for anything so I'm ok just flipping through and dreaming about the clothes in here now!

Besides...I ran across this (Jan '09 issue) and thought "Hmm...now this is just dumb. Who would/could/should EVER wear this?!!" Come on people...

Last, but certainly not least (especially since I have a new blog that needs pictures on it!) I will be buying a USB chord to upload my pictures on to my laptop so that I can keep all of you updated with our day to day life.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend...I'll update you with ours along the way! Starting with a date night tonight to Mellow Mushroom for our usual :)