Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I have the most adorable 3.5 year old nephew. He is hilarious and says the funniest things. I am sure later in his life we will want to remember some of these so I thought I would post a few.

One day at preschool they had a fire drill while they were all standing outside a beer truck passed. Luke decided to tell everyone the follow...
My daddy loves beer. He loves beer and wine...but he really love beer.

The other night they were ordering pizza for dinner and David my brother-in-law asked Luke what he wanted on the pizza...cheese, pepperoni etc. His response...No I just want the grease.

For Halloween Luke was dressed up as Spider-Man. On Friday he got to wear his costume to school and that morning after he was dressed he went over to Grayson (his baby sister) and said...Grayson don't be scared it's just me in a costume!

And last but not least for today.
The other day Luke was putting back on his PJs after going to the bathroom he said to Melissa...Mommy you don't want to see my whole wiener do you?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Big Reveal!!!!

Sunday October 10th we were in Boone for Luke and Grayson's baby dedication at their church. We had decided this would be the day our families would find out about our little blessings. I always knew I did not want to just call everyone and tell them, I wanted something a little more.

That Sunday we went to church and then had a wonderful lunch made by Melissa. After that we headed back to the Bryan's to pack up and head out. I had made a shirt for Luke earlier that week that said I am going to be a big cousin!!!! So when we got back to the house I had Luke come downstairs with me to get his new shirt. I sent him upstairs where everyone was and told him to go tell Nana to check out his new shirt. He did great...Nana needed some work. She took a quick glance and then kept talking on the phone to her sister Cathy. At this time I said mom 'read Luke's shirt'. I took her forever finally it clicked and everyone started screaming, they were so excited. Then I got to drop the news that we had an extra surprise there were two!!!!! It is time for Nana to get a bigger house there are going to be lots of little ones around after May!

While we knew we would not be able to do it in person we knew that we wanted to find a creative way to tell Aaron's family in New Jersey as well. After much thinking we finally settled on an idea. After our appointment on the 5th I was going to embroider a onesie to say A little Galloway is on the way well we ended up having to change it to say little Galloways are on the way! After I did this I wrapped it up with a picture of the ultrasound and sent to the the preacher's wife at their church. We asked Karen to give them the package after church so they would not know where it came from and this way we could control when they got it. Trying to keep its origins a complete surprise Karen put the package on their pew before church..which would have been fine if Aaron did not have a little sister! Frank and Robbin both saw the package and thought nothing of it, thinking they would open up after church since they did not know where it came from. Sarah Jo got there and quickly inquired about the package and why it had not been opened. Well she quickly felt that it must be opened right then. At this time church had just started Mr. Brown was up front doing announcements when Sarah saw the contents and quickly passed to Robbin. I am sure there was quite the commotion at this time. While this is not when we expected them to find out it has made it much more memorable for everyone.

Needless to say all 4 grandparents are super excited about their 2 grand-babies as are we!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Day that Changed the Rest of our Lives.

So I guess it really is time for me to start using this blog. Life is about to change in a big way for us. First I will give you some back story to how we got to this point.

Last October Aaron and I decided that we were ready to grow our family, however this did not come as quickly or easily to us as we had hoped. Luckily I have a fabulous OBGYN who immediately helped us pursue medical intervention. We started with Cholmid and unfortunately did not have any luck with this drug, at this point Dr. G decided to refer me on to a reproductive endocrinologist. August 16th we had our first visit with Dr. F. He had some blood work done to check my hormone levels and prescribed Fermera for this cycle. This is actually a drug that was created for breast cancer treatment but has recently been used in infertility cases. Aaron and I were both optimistic about his and kept our heads up through this process.

September 13th was the infamous day I could finally take a pregnancy test. I woke up around 6 am that morning so I went downstairs to take the test...I did not want to wake Aaron. After 3 minutes I was finally able to see those two little lines I had waited so long for, well it looked like there were two lines maybe. I went upstairs to get a second opinion. Poor Aaron. I came into the pitch black bedroom bawling, he had no idea what was going on. I handed him the test and the instructions and all I said was look at this. He did not know if it was good or bad. It took him a few minutes to realize what was going on then, we both decided that there were definitely two little pink lines.

Later that morning I called the doctors office and went in to have confirmation blood work done. That afternoon I got the call back that it was positive and our little Galloway was on the way.

This was such a great day one we had waited for for so very long. While we were not open with everyone about our challenges we did have some close friends that had shared in this journey with us and it was so sweet to give them the news. I will never forget Sandy giving me a big huge and crying such tears of happiness for us.

Fast forward 2 weeks to October 5th. This was to the first time we would get a peak at our little one. The ER likes for you to come in for an early ultrasound around 7 weeks (these are not the most pleasant but so worth it). The screen came up and the doctor just said well I think you two should go to soon as he said that my reply was there are 2!?!!?!? And that for sure is the moment that truly forever changed our lives. That's right May 23rd is our due date for our TWINS!!!!

Aaron and I feel so very blessed by this awesome news but also quite overwhelmed. We know the Lord is in control and has had a plan for us from day 1. While the thought of 2 is a bit scary we know he will always provide and protect us.

We decided to wait a few weeks to tell our families since we knew we would see my family in October for Luke and Grayson's church dedication. That was a great time that deserves its own post.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The End of an Era

Yesterday this world lost a great man. After about 2 years of sickness our dear friend Malcolm went to Heaven. Aaron and I were very blessed to have known Malcolm during our time in Clemson we learned much and always enjoyed spending time with him. The world will never be the same without him, but we rejoice as we know he is now in a better place without sickness.

Malcolm our life has forever been changed by you. We will miss you always but never forget you.

Living Room Makeover

In my new interest of sewing I decided to spruce up the living room and recover some pillows and make curtains, I love how they turned out!


Hopefully soon I will be able to post some of my other creations!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Girls Night Out

Sunday night some with some girls from church we headed to downtown Greenville for a Girl's Dinner. Our original plan was to head to the Lazy Goat however we learned on Saturday they are closed Sundays. We decided instead we would go to Smoke on the Water and still had a great time. The girls in this group are some of the college and young professionals that have been participating in a bible study. We are currently reading Captivating by Stasi Eldredge and her husband John. Is a great that all women should read.

First use of a Christmas present.

 While at Costco this weekend I finally remembered to get a pineapple so I could use one of the great gifts Aaron gave me for Christmas. If you have ever tried to cut a pineapple you will agree it is no easy take-but one that it is worth it for the juicy sweetness that resides inside. Well Aaron noticed this frustration and got me a pineapple corer as one of my presents. We finally put it to the test this weekend and it came through with flying colors. Jonathan even drank the juice from the fruit!


75 Years!!

Friday was my Grandmothers 75th birthday!! Saturday we were able to celebrate with her siblings and a few of her friends with a birthday lunch. My parent's catered Olive Garden Lasagna and Chick-fil-a Sweet was all so yummy!
Here is the invitation I made for the event.

Grandmother opening her gifts and cards.

 A view of the room at the Groom Inn where we had the party.

Luke was excited to hang out with his BUDDY Aaron!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Luke's Party

After being postponed for a week we final made our trek up the mountain to Boone for Luke's 3rd birthday party. Melissa had his party at Chick-fil-a since that is Luke's favorite place in the world. It was fun to meet his little friends and watch them all play together. We also got to meet Luke's girlfriend Peyden-she is precious. Later I asked Luke while we liked Peyden so much and his response was she makes me HAPPY!!! So cute!

It was great spending the weekend with Melissa and David as well and I think Luke has a new best friend. Aaron played and played and played with Luke-he is going to be such a great dad one day. Sunday morning Luke even asked Melissa if he could get Aaron up so they could play.

Also in my craftiness for Luke's Party I designed invitations!


Last Thursday (Feb. 10th) Aaron and I had a fun night out with the Wiggains. It was supposed to be a surprise for Sandy's birthday, we all tried very hard to keep a secret but she is just too smart. We started off with dinner at Smoke on the Water one of my Greenville favorites and then took the brisk walk up to the Peace Center for the show. It would not have been a night out with the Wiggains if Sandy did not injure herself in someway. She got her heel stuck while walking up Main Street, luckily Lance was holding on and kept her from falling.

They show was amazing!!! I had heard how fabulous it was and it was still even better than I imagined. It was a great night out! Aaron and I decided back in December that this would be our Anniversary/Valentines celebration.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Luke!!

February 8th will be the munchkins 3rd birthday. For this glorious event I thought I would make him some special birthday treats!

If the weather holds out for the weekend there will be more birthday fun to share of his party at Chick-fil-a!