Friday, November 25, 2011

Creed to live by.

Don't undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others,

It is because we are different that each
of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people
deem important,

Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest
to your heart

Cling to that as you would your life, for without
them life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living
in the past or the future.

By living your life one day at a time, you live all the
days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give

Nothing is really over … until the moment
you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less
than perfect,

It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks,

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's
impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,

And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your Dreams. To be without
dreams is to be without hope.

To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget
where you've been,

But also know where you're going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
every step of the way.

~Author Unknown~

So long beach.

We are headed home this bright beautiful morning, we cannot wait to see our dogs and our family, it's only been a week but feels like a lifetime. We have really enjoyed our time down here though, We have decided we are going to come back next summer for a week and bring My sister, brother a cousin Jordan, she has been saying she has waited to go to the beach for a while now and i think she would really enjoy it and Bliss will be a little bigger maybe even walking? Fingers crossed.
Now for the long 8 hour drive home. Ugh, that is NO fun at all. Let's hope for no tickets along the way, poor Jerry already got a ticket on the way down here; u swear he has the worst luck EVER when it comes to cars.
Well, I will be posting pictures sometime this weekend so keep a look out! :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Jerry, Bliss and I are at Daulphin Island, Alambama since last saturday visiting family, playing on the beach, touring old forts, long romantic walks, bike rides, lots of playing with Bliss, snapping pictures, and eating a Thanksgiving Feast! Yummy, we are so excited. So be prepared to see a lot of photos this weekend when we get home.

In the meantime, today I am especially thankful for:

My Jerry Todd, he's the light of my world.

My darling Bliss, I thank the lord everyday with blessing me was such an amazing miracle.

My incredible little sister, I love her more than she will ever realize.

Our amazing family, we would be lost without them.

Our crazy, silly dogs.

My camera, I phone, I pad & I Mac.

laughs, love, health

hugs, kisses, cuddling

fast cars, our rzr

a house to call our own.

sunshine, stars and moon

water, Pepsi, mountain dew

great music, movies, and tv shows

A happy, loving baby

our love for one another that keeps growing and growing!

the memories that we have made, making and are going to make.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What I love about you

I love that you are always trying to make me happy. I love that you are always happy and optimistic. I love that you always stand up for what you believe in. I love that you are always hungry. Lol I love that you are handsome as the day is long. I love that you are sweet and caring. I love that you are a hard worker. I love to see how much you love Bliss & that you would do any and everything for her. I love everything about you. You are truly AMAZING and I love love love you!

To: my sweet Jerry Todd
From: your love, your best friend, your babe

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fun Facts

5 things on my to do list
1. Get in shape.
2. Blog more.
3. Spend more time with family.
4. Learn to cook..
5. Take Photography classes
5 Snacks I enjoy
1. Fruits
2. Cheez-it
4. Twizzlers
5. Cheese sticks
5 of my favorite things
1. My Jerry Todd & Bliss (they are a tie)
2. My puppies
3. My I mac/I pad/I phone
4. Reading
5. Blogging.
5 Favorite Colors
1. Pink
2. Purple
3. Silver
4. Black
5. Green
5 favorite words
1. ugh
2. Wtf
3. Really
4. Omg
5. Whatever
5 favorite clothes website
2. Old navy/GAP
3. Buckle
4. francesca's
5. Forever 21
5 things most people don't know about me
1. I secretly obsessed with interior decor, make up, hair styles and style.
2. I am terrified of the dark.
3. I use to Barrel race, hoping to start back when bliss is a little older.
4. I dream of making photography into a profession.
5. I love Peter pan.
We are still at the beach, and are still debating when we are headed back home. We are in pure bliss with bliss! ; ]

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giveaway The wonderful Miss Indie is having a fabulous giveaway that you should go check out. It's for an adorable camera strap and I know everyone could use a cute strap for there boring black camera strap that comes with the camera, so go enter for the chance to win. Good luck! Happy Saturday! Xo, Tarah

Friday, November 18, 2011


It's a for sure thing that we are headed to the beach bright and early in the morning, we are so excited! Bliss is going to LOVE the beach. ( I hope) I hope to get some fabulous pictures of her. Ekkkk the excitement is killing me! : ]
Well this momma is off to clean the house, pack and play with b. hopefully in that order, but I see it more as play with b, play some more fingers cross b takes a nap and momma trying to get as much cleaned and packed as I can and as fast as I can before she wakes up and wants to play some more. : ]

P.S. I got my hair done yesterday.

Yup, I cut my bangs off and it's darker and I love love love it! Thanks Liz!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Birth Story Part Two: The Next Blissful 24 hours

*Jerry. right after delivery, showing all of our family the new bundle of joy!
Giving Birth to my daughter was of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Bliss came into our world and the doctor examined her said she was PERFECT! He then asked Jerry if he wanted to cut the umbilical cord and he did. They came and laid her on my chest and first time in my life I felt nothing but pure blissfulness! 
They then took her to check her all out and Jerry leaned down and told me how wonderful, I did and told me how beautiful and perfect she was. Then rushed off to check on her, The doctor finish cleaning me up, I didn't tear or anything! Lucky me!! So, my doctor ended up telling me that I needed to have 8 children, I laughed and told him that a big negative.
Bliss weighted 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 & half inches long & scored a 9 on Apgar Test!! She was Pure perfection!
Then Jerry when and showed her to the world, well started off with our family.
Cousin Jordan; She's in Love!

Pops (My daddy)

Pops (My Dad) & Pawpaw (My grandpa)

Grandpa Kevin (Jerrys Dad)

Karah (My sister)

Mawmaw (Grandma)

G-momma (Stepmom)

Pawpaw(my grandpa) & Pops (Dad)

Meme & Pawpaw (Great Grandparents)

Stepbrother Braiden & Bliss
After all the family had there turn to meet and love on Bliss, everyone started clearing out where we could spend time with her alone.
Boy did I love it, it was just me, Jerry and Bliss. Jerry got on the bed with us and we all just cuddled. It was the greatest feeling in the world. We we're so happy that she was finally in our arms! She was simply breathe taking, We we're the happiest people in the world and nothing could change that!
I remember just laying there holding her and telling Jerry I can't believe she is all MINE! He giggles and say dont forget about me, she mine too!

Our first night at home!

Bliss came into our world and changed it complete, I had freaked out for 39 weeks for no reason at all, as soon as she was born I knew what I was put on this earth for and It's the greatest feeling in the world to know that I am mother to the most beautiful sweet blissful daughter in the world.
A new baby is like the beginning of all things, hope, a dream of possibilities.
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