Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Dad

Sorry for not posting more "fun" stuff before now. But here is what is going on now!!

Hello Everyone and Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers. We all really appreciate knowing so many care about my dad Gaines. Please know he is doing really well now and the Doctors did a great job. To recap what has happened in the last 36 hours here goes….

Tuesday afternoon Gaines was in Lexington for a meeting. He wasn’t feeling right but thought it might have been a little heartburn or something like that. He sort of brushed it off but a few hours later thought he should get it checked out. When he landed he immediately went to the hospital in Valley and his Doctor, Dr Shiver, was waiting on him. He did have a heart attack. They gave him some medicine to loosen the clot and he immediately was better. They did a cauterization Wednesday morning to see what had happened and it was then determined that he needed a stent. He was immediately taken to UAB where the BEST Interventional Cardiologist gave him a medicated stent in the circumference area of the heart. He did great during the procedure and was soon moved to his room. He was doing so well that we went to dinner. He will be in the hospital till Thursday or Friday morning. They want to keep him to make sure everything continues to go well and there are no complications. Please don’t get me wrong what happened was a serious thing and I don’t mean to downplay it, but what matters now is he is doing very well.

From my entire family, we sincerely appreciate your concern. If I haven’t answered or was short on the phone I apologize. The cell service in the hospital is terrible and we have been talking with the Drs a lot. They have been great about keeping us informed on everything. I must admit I am a little tired and will be in touch when we know more.

Please forgive my lack of medical knowledge and use of proper terms. I should get Dr. Whitney to review this but we both are exhausted. Thanks again for all the concern and I promise to update as needed.

Ashley Lanier Jennings

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

new pics to Picasa Site

terrible blogger!! will update soon

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have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ice Cream

Two of the reasons I will never lose my Baby Weight! Publix has the BEST ice cream. They always have Special Edition Flavors and they never disappoint. The first is "light" but whatever! It doesn't matter when you want to eat as much of it as I do! Coffee Almond Fudge...need I say more. It is delicious. The second is so good I could get sick off of it...Pumpkin Pie. It is sooo creamy and delicious I want to make a Pie with it! So, if you are home alone like I was last night...resist the temptation to go to Publix to buy ice cream. Be a responsible parent and take your child home to bed...I didn't and I came home with two half gallons! Anybody want to go for a LONG walk?

Saturdays in October

Poor Whitney has been working all the time and this Saturday was no exception. He is at Cooper Green this month and if any of you are familar then you know why I say Poor Whitney. If ou aren't, well it is the indigent/county hospital. I don't mean County as in ER's County Hospital...I mean good ole Jefferson County.
So, Sydney and I had lunch at Maki Fresh with Anne M. Schilleci. It was delicious and the weather was amazing! Sadly, the exact opposite of Whitney's day.
This look on her face is so funny! She wasn't upset but sure looks like it!It is easy to see where she gets her big feet from....Poor thing
Later that afternoon, we met Jennifer, Tate, and Mary Carter Roberston at Homewood Park. It was so pretty!! Sydney adored being outside.

I took these above shots myself so they aren't the best but I hardly have any of the two of us.

I think I was more excited than she was! Scary picture of me!

Friends celebrating Game Day at 3 months...hopefully will be doing it for a lifetime. Mary Carter is almost 3 weeks younger than Sydney. WAR EAGLE!!! GO TIGERS!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

First Trip to the Lake and Farmer's Market

My first trip to the lake since Sydney was born. This is Captain and Co-Captain!
First time on the Boat

Holding Rings - 3 months

One of my Most Favorite Places in the World - the Finley Ave Farmer's Market

Sydney and Pumpkins!

What We've Been Up To...

Sydney Loves Baby Einstein and so do I! I was able to check my email and do a few things while she learned about Neighborhood Animals. She gets tickled when the dogs are on the screen.

Last Weekend, We went to Elizabeth and Thomas' house to eat hamburgers. Anna Cate and Caroline joined us. Emmett is 6 months, Sydney is 3 months, and Caroline is 1 month!

Preciouse Little Girls!

Lilly was ticked off I left her because in the middle of the night she let me know she has been feeling neglected. She got my purse off the chair and spread the contents all over the floor! Then she moved on to Sydney's room. She destroyed several diapers and two bags of wipes! Better start giving the Poo-Head more attention!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Last Sunday, I asked Whitney to hold her a minute so I could catch up on some laundry. I didn't hear him call for me so I just keep cleaning up our room and folding clothes. It had been a while so I went to check on them and this is what I found. It melted my heart...Whitney gave me a dirty look after the camera flashed. Oh well. It was worth it. I wish all Sundays were like this.

They Grow up too Fast

Sydney is now 11 weeks but I took her picture last week in the dress she wore 1 day old. My friend Mary Scott did a similar thing and I couldn't believe how much Henderson had changed so I decided to do it too. Wow. I just want to eat her up!!
Day 1, July 3, 2009
Week 10 - September 10th 2009

Hanging out with Mary Carter Robertson (right).

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This is why I resisted doing a blog for the longest time. I am embarrassed it has taken me over a month to update it. I have been much better about updating my Picasa site so for more pictures check it out at Sydney is growing like a weed and I can't believe she is already 9 weeks. I am thinking she is going to be tall like her daddy! She is 95% in height! Here is a glimpse of what has been going on with us...Henderson Lincoln - 8 weeks and Sydney Jennings - 9 Weeks...Friends Forever

Aphid, Sydney, and Lilly

Sydney loves her sister Lilly!

4 Generations, me, Grandmother Sydney, Little Miss Sydney, and my Dad Gaines

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Mini Reunion

A rare opportunity arose over the weekend...all 4 of us were able to get together! These are my best friends from home. It wouldn't do our friendship justice to just say High School since we all went to Kindergarden together and became great friends through the years. Our "gathering" was especially special since Brett lives in Colorado, Elizabeth in Birmingham, Mary Scott in Valdosta, GA, and me in Bham. Even during the big holidays it is hard to all meet up. It is also hard to believe but Elizabeth, Mary Scott, and I all had babies within 3 1/2 months!
Elizabeth and Emmett (named after Thomas's grandfather and T's middle name); Mary Scott and Henderson (after MS's maternal Grandfather), and Me and Sydney (after my maternal Grandmother) You think we like old family names?

Jessica, Brett's sister, was also able to join us.

Sydney (on the phone as usual) - 4 1/2 weeks, Emmett - 4 1/2 months, and Henderson 3 1/2 weeks

My Sweet Baby!
To See more pictures check out my picasa site and Mr Scott's

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beth and the Baby Whisperer

Monday, Beth Oliver came to visit Miss Sydney. We had a great time visiting and going to Lunch. Sydney was very sweet and slept while we ate.

Whitney aka the Baby Whisperer! He has an amazing ability to calm her down and reduce the fussiness! He also sings funny songs to Miss Fussy Gussy!

3 Weeks

It wasn't in the budget for professional pictures of her this young, so I will just have to do for now. She has grown so much to me over the last 3 weeks and I can't believe this Thursday she will be a month! Time does fly...

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Mary Carter and Sydney

Miss Mary Carter Robertson was born Monday July 20, 2009! Sydney and I paid a visit to Jennifer, Robert, Tate and MC on Wednesday. The girls are almost 3 weeks a part! What fun they are going to have when they get a little older! Mary Carter is very pretty and tiny!! I am not very blogger savvy and I can't make this picture view horizontally. Sorry!

The "First" Babies

Aphid LOVES the hose, sprinkler, and lake, but HATES getting a bath! So, we usually "bathe" him outside using the hose. He bites and barks and tries to "kill" the water. It is so cute. He also likes to attack the water while we are bathing Lilly. If there is a sprinkler on, Aphid will get in front of it and let it hit his chest till it nearly knocks him down. Truely a funny site to see!
The other night when I was up for a 1 or 2 am feeding I looked down and the puppies and Aphid was on his back sleeping so funny! He was dead asleep...that was till I started taking pictures!