"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


Bawcum Baby Boy

JB's Great Grandfather- Silas
We like to use family names- Nola was named after my Grandmother Nola. We will continue this with our baby boy's name; he will be named after Jonathan's Great-Great-Grandfather- Silas. We will also carry on tradition of Wayne as the middle name. There will now be four generations of Waynes in the Bawcum family- Edsel Wayne, Cary Wayne, Jonathan Wayne, and now Silas Wayne.


And Baby Bawcum #2 is.....

The sealed envelope.....

Cary was the only person who knew until the box was opened....Haha Big Dad!

We went for our 17 week ultrasound on Thursday. The ultrasound was to find out the sex of the baby and for an anatomy scan. We were not going to find out what we were having until later that night because we had planned a Gender Reveal party for friends and family. The ultrasound tech (who was fabulous!) went over every thing as she went since we were a nervous wreck because this is when we found Nola's hydrocephalus. She told us to close our eyes; we were good and didn't cheat! She put the ultrasound picture in the envelope with the correct sign I had made and sealed it up. 
Jonathan then took the envelope to Cary, his dad. He was the only  person who knew until the box was opened! Since it was close to Christmas, we used the colors red and green; I stole this idea from my good friend Britney

Check out the video: 

It's a Boy!

She did it!

Nola has NEVER sat in Santa's lap willingly. We have the screaming child with Santa pictures most parents have. However, this year she said she would sit in Santa's lap with Daddy- And she did it!! She even gave Santa a hug and high five! Everyone at MOSD  cheered and clapped for Nola! 


Nola is.....

Going to be a BIG SISTER!

We are so excited! We will find out if it's a boy or a girl on December 22. We pray for a healthy baby- this baby is going to be so lucky to have such a great sister! 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Daphne & Cary
JB and Me

I love having parties! Jonathan says they are too much work, but I love it! I think I have found an annual party- The Ugly/Tacky Christmas Sweater Party!
We played Catch Phrase - my fave. I think I laughed so much I cried! See ya'll next year!!
Dana & Kyle ....love the Cardinals....

Joel & Lori

Dee& Andy ....Andy's sweater was an Andy & Dee orginal
Ashley & Ricky... Ricky's sweater was hand crafted....
The Boys- JB, Ricky, Kip, & Andy

Thanksgiving and Vonore

For some reason, I did not take any pictures during Thanksgiving..go figure. The day after Thanksgiving, we left for Vonore. Connie and Rick have a house up there and invited all of us to come for the weekend. It is beautiful up there. While we were there, we went to the Lost Sea.


I did it! After months of planning, I pulled off a surprise 30th birthday for Jonathan! I think I started getting things around March and his party was in November! The hardest thing was trying to figure out how to get him out of the house on that Saturday. Jonathan unknowingly helped me out when he got tickets to an afternoon play at the Orpheum! The play started at the perfect time and got us back to the house around 7. 


I love the progression of these three pictures! The first one is pure shock, the second and third he was trying to figure out how this had been pulled off without him knowing! 
Thank you Mimi, Big Dad, Connie, & Rick for coming to the house and getting everything ready! Thank you Lindsay for taking the entrance pictures! And thank you Honey for taking Nola to the fall festival for the day and bringing her back for the party! 

I am thankful to everyone who came to celebrate with us that night. Jonathan is a wonderful husband, daddy,  friend, son, etc. 

Zoo Boo

For Halloween, we went to Zoo Boo. I like it because it's a controlled environment. :) 

Nola loves to ride on Daddy's shoulders. She can see everything! 

Mommy & Nola

This is Nola's "hurry up and take the picture" face! 

Prettiest Cinderella Ever!
It was chilly that night! We bought hot chocolate and tried to stay warm as we went to each station. Nola had a great time and got way too much candy!


Soon after Nola's birthday, Jonathan and Big Dad had to go to China for a business trip. I think it was the longest 10 days of my life. Thank goodness Honey was on fall break that week and came to help out with taking and picking Nola up from school! Whew!
We went to the airport with Mimi to pick Daddy and Big Dad up. Nola was so excited to have then back!


Nola turns 4!

Everyone had a blast at Nola's 4th Birthday! We had a popcorn machine, hot dog bar, cupcakes, and a candy bar. All of Nola's favorites! Happy Birthday to our sweet girl!

Hope's and Christopher's Parents


My 4(!) year old!

Nola, Carmen, and Hope

My Sweettooth Cupcakes made the cupcakes for Nola's party. She is FABULOUS! Visit her website! Tell her I sent you! These are Strawberry Dream

Lemon Kiss

Chocolate Cupcakes

Lots of stickers

Nola went through opening her presents at lightening speed! She wanted to get back to jumping!

Team Nola Gracyn

Team Nola Gracyn tshirts turned out great! I think these were the best ones so far. We had a tribute to Evie Grace Harrison on the front. I am so grateful Alicia and Jonathan agreed to let us do this! They even joined us for the race along with sweet Ramsey!
The back of the shirts.
Our team- as you can see the sun was BRIGHT! There were several members of the team not present for the photo!
I think Nola rode on Pop-Pop's shoulders more than she walked!
Nola met Aiden Riley before the race. Aiden's mom and I went to high school together. They formed a team this year and did great!
Thank you to everyone who bought a tshirt, donated to our team, and participated in the race! We raised over $7,000 this year! :)


Thought for the Day...

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. -Marcus Aurelius

I am so thankful Jonathan and Big Dad made it safely back from China! And Nola has been shunt surgery free for more than 2 years! It won't be long until it will be Happy Birthday to Nola's Ears!


Mustangs and Silly Faces

The Mustangs of Memphis always choose a charity to receive the proceeds from their cars show. We have been so thankful they have chosen Memphis Oral School for the Deaf two years in a row! The annual car show was Saturday and the weather was perfect- A little chilly, but the sun was out all day!

Of course, Nola was there to help us out. People paid $5 to play in the Poker Run. They walked to each table and drew a card. The player with the highest hand won! Nola has been getting very opinionated about her hair....she let me know that morning she wanted 2 braids!

I love Nola's silly faces!

I have no idea what she is doing here, but its cute!

And her famous mad face!!

I cannot believe our sweet girl will be 4 in four days!! Where has the time gone??!!