Saturday, January 23, 2010


My everyday wardrobe in High School consisted of jeans, a t-shirt, and my orange converse. Yes I know, my fashion sense was needless to say... lacking. I figured that as long as you have a cool pair of kicks, nothing else really matters. haha
So, I have passed this down to my baby girl. We now have matching pink high-top chucks. Pretty sweet!!!! I think we look awesome. Yes, I'm going to be one of those annoying mom's who try to match their babies all the time. I'm sure they are just going to loooooooooove that when they get older... but they'll just have to get over it. :)
9 months!!!!!
Rachel had her 9 month check up yesterday... here are the stats (brace yourself)
she is around 20 lbs (she was squirming the whole time they were trying to get her weight)
and 31 inches tall!!!!!!!!

She is off the charts for her height, and around the 65 percentile for weight! I have to put her in 18 to 24 months clothes because shes so long ( I can still fit her in 6-12 months onesies cuz they stretch pretty good)!!!! And she's still walking really good, and even gets up without having to pull herself up on something. Everytime we go to the dog park she follows the dogs everywhere.
She has grown 14 inches since she was born, and gained about 11 pounds... whooah! I can't believe how fast she is growing up!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


This morning we went to Shipleys for Tyler's birthday breakfast, and I think it's safe to say that rachel thoroughly enjoyed herself. She stuffed every doughnut hole we gave her straight into her mouth and then giggled.

I am so grateful for such a studly, righteous, wicked sweet, kind, gentlemanly, best daddy ever, lover, BEST FRIEND, hooah, strong, smart... and every other cool adjective I can think of HUSBAND! I love you William Tyler Payne! And I'm so glad that you were BORN!!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cold Day in January

We got home from traveling to a FREEZING house!!! So Rachel helped me pick out her layers of clothing for the day until the heater in the house kicked in. I thought it was pretty cute. :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My First White Christmas!

All the Payne grandchildren! 11 total, one more on the way!
Family Picture
I love this picture! Rachel Update: She took her first steps over Thanksgiving and became a pro a little after Christmas.
Her favorite christmas present was the wrapping paper of course! :)
Christmas Eve Nativity Skit- Mary (jessie), Joseph (Joseph), and Josh (the ASS)
Snow!!!!!!! I was sooo excited! Tyler and Josh attached a big tarp to the truck... it made for some fun rides!
THis is one of my favorite pics of the reunion... I think these two are so funny together

The Payne reunion was awesome!!!! There was a big dance, wrestling, football, volleyball, playing in snow, playing at Maverick, Christmas Eve dinner, talent show, and so much more. It was so fun to see everyone and PLAY PLAY PLAY!