Samantha & Zack

Samantha & Zack

Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.Romans 12:1

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

FESTIVE FARM NIGHTS

TONY WHITE ALWAYS REMEBERS ME EVERY YEAR AND HAS BEEN MAKING MY CLINIC CHRISTMAS' BRIGHTER SINCE I'VER BEEN AN NP!!!
ZB'S COOL WEATHER CHILI, HONEY'S CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS AND THE CUCKOO CLOCK WAS A HIT ON A TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE FARM!!  






RY'S FIRST SLEEPOVER!!!

SHANNON AND TREY WERE SO SWEET TO TRUST ME WITH RY'S VERY FIRST SLEEPOVER. MY HEART WAS SO FULL AND COULDN'T WAIT TO PICK HIM UP!! YALL.....HE IS THE MOST PRECIOUS BABY. HE NEVER CRIED ONE TIME FROM SAT AT 1PM TO NOON THE NEXT DAY. HE IS SO CHILL. HE LOVES TO BE ROCKED. HE ATE FROM A DOLLAR GENERAL BOTTLE LIKE A CHAMP. (BLESS HIS PARENTS! THEY PACKED ME ENOUGH BREAST MILK FOR DAYS BUT WE FORGOT A BOTTLE!)
HE LOVED MY CHRISTMAS DECOR. 
HE OBSERVES EVERYTHING.
BATH TIME IS HIS FAVORITE.
HE LOVES TO SOAK AND RELAX.
HE GIVES SERIOUS LOOKS WITH DEMANDING EYEBROWS.
HE KEPT LOOKING AT ME LIKE "HONEY, NO MORE PICS WHEN I'M SOAKING!"
THEN HE WOULD LAUGH.
HE DOESN'T EVEN CRY WHEN HE WAKES UP.
HE WILL KICK HIS BLANKETS AND JUST LOOK AROUND. 
WHEN I WOULD LOOK OVER IN HIS PACK N PLAY HE WOULD JUST GRIN BIG!!
WE GOT IN BED AROUND 8ISH
HE SLEPT UNTIL 2 AND WANTED A LITTLE MILK.
HE SNUGGLED TIGHT TO ME AND WENT RIGHT BACK TO SLEEP AFTER HIS BOTTLE.
THEN HE WAS WIDE AWAKE, HAPPY AND READY TO TALK AT 5AM.
WE TALKED, LAUGHED AND LISTENED TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC FOR OVER AN HOUR.
HE WOULD RUB MY FACE AND ARMS AND GAZE AT ME WITH THOSE BIG BLUE EYES.
THEY LITERALLY OWN ME!!!
WHEN HE WAS READY TO REST AGAIN HE SNUGGLED UP TO ME ABOUT 6:40 AND SLEPT PEACEFULLY UNTIL 10AM.
I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT TAKING HIM BACK BY MYSELF BECAUSE ZB DROVE US THE DAY BEFORE. HE WATCHED ME CAREFULLY AGAIN WITH THOSE BIG BLUE EYES AS I BUCKLED HIM IN AS IF HE WAS LIKE "OK WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME NOW LADY??"
AGAIN, HE NEVER FUSSED. 
BEFORE WE WERE IN ABANDA, HE WAS OUT!
HE SLEPT THE WHOLE WAY TO AUBURN AND WAS EXCITED TO BE BACK AT HOME WITH HIS PARENTS.
THEY HAD MISSED HIM SO MUCH BUT HAD FUN AT A FRIEND'S WEDDING.
IT WAS BY FAR MY MOST FAVORITE SATURDAY THAT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER.
I OH SO LOVE YOU RYKER!! 


























Since I’ve had a “home of my own”, decorating my mantel is more fun to me than the tree. Each year, I’ve tried to coordinate a color scheme or theme. Trey & I grew up loving Disney and our Fetner grandparents always had a Disney tree. We especially loved this Mickey Cuckoo Clock. I thought Ryker May be too young this first Christmas to really enjoy it but HE LOVES IT! I wish I had a video of how his eyes sparkled and the big giggles that sounded when the characters began their songs! My heart couldn’t prepare itself for the joy that was to come this Christmas. I’m excited about making time for magical memories with those I love each coming year. However, deep in my heart, I know there is no magic to it. This precious baby boy is another blessing from the Lord that I humbly add to my list. My heart keeps growing so big with love for the precious people Jesus places in my path that somedays it feels as if it might explode. Today was one of those days. I cry thankful tears tonight because I’m overwhelmingly grateful for the gifts God has given me. I pray you all love really magically big this Christmas and know that the best gifts truly are not under a tree. ❤️💚😭🙌🏼🙏🏼 thank you to my precious forever friend @morganlbssmith for helping me with this little magic! #rykermaxwellfetner


 Thank you Shannon & Trey for entrusting us with your little miracle. Ry’s first sleepover was full of big smiles, singing and snuggles. Our very early morning talks and kisses will forever be my favorite memories. He’s the most precious baby!! I love reminding him of what a blessing from The Lord he is to our family while kissing that baby neck!! I’m missing him already tonight but he was so excited to see his sweet parents. Counting down til next time. Thank you Lord for your blessings on me! My heart overflows 💙🙌🏼 #rykermaxwellfetner


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CAMP HOUSE CHRISTMAS 2018


 I was fortunate to grow up in a small town where basically every adult couple was your other set of parents. Their children were like your siblings. We grew up together. We made plans and sought adventures. We drove reckless on 4-wheelers and fought mischief. “The Huntin Camp” has heard many stories, much laughter and held much love. Thank you Hannah for planning such a sweet, small reunion for us! My heart is happiest on simple nights with you my sweet friend! You’ve made my life very fun!! These pictures don’t include the whole “crew” nor will they ever replace the memories in my heart. It was especially special seeing some great men (I didn’t get a picture with all🤦🏻‍♀️) who helped raise me and my brother now hold his baby boy! Ry loved his 1st Trip to the Camp House!