Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Whew! What a whirlwind we these last few weeks have been! Tyler and I weren't able to sell our house here in Virginia but we found some great renters (we hope)! The husband is going to be a medical student at VCOM and his wife is a Physicians Assistant. We bought this house from a couple who were both med students so this will be the 3rd time a medical student lives in this house... seems to have become a tradition =). During a QUICK trip to KY, Tyler and I were able to find a wonderful house to rent! It is JUST what we wanted! God is good! This house had been a quick sale bought by a real estate company. The previous owners were not kind to the house so it will have all new paint and carpet. It will also have a new stove, microwave, and refrigerator! It has 2.5 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms with a bonus room we will use as an office. The thing I am most excited about it that Doc will have a big fenced in backyard!!! We literally raced another couple to put our deposit down! We are up to our eyeballs in boxes and set to move in next Tuesday! I will post pics when we get settled in and my sweet baby FINALLY has her own nursery!

On another note, TYLER GRADUATES FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited!? He has worked SO hard and I am very proud of him! These past 4 years have flown by! I wanted to get him a graduation present he would really like but had a hard time coming up with anything "good". Finally, while playing on the Ole Miss website one day, I found out that you can get a brick engraved on The Walk of Champions in The Grove! This is the center of campus where the football team walks on the way to the stadium on game day! Wow...so cool! So, that's what I did! Its unique and I knew Tyler would love it! We can't wait to see it in person! 

I am currently waiting to hear about the job I interviewed for during our visit. I REALLY want this position! It will be just the kind of schedule I need living with a baby and a resident! Prayers prayed and fingers crossed!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Butterfinger pie

While playing on Pinterest I found this recipe. I am a butterfinger lover and it was SO easy that I just had to try it!

7 Butterfinger candy bars (6 for pie, 1 for topping)
8oz cream cheese
12 oz cool whip
Graham cracker pie crust

Crush candy bars. Mix 6 candy bars, cream cheese and cool whip. Place mixture in crust. Sprinkle remaining Butterfinger on top and chill.

see...quick, easy, and yummy!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2 months old!

 "A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer." – Unknown

Audrey is 2 months old... wow! Tuesday she had her 2 month check-up with Dr. Berry. She weighs 10lbs 15oz and is 22in long. She is measuring in the middle of the growth curve and staying right on track! God is good! This visit she got her first set of shots and did so well (she took it better than me!). Being a nurse, I have given countless shots, but when it is your baby things are totally different! I hated hearing her crying, knowing she was hurting. I would have gladly taken those shots for her if I could! This sweet girl has been working on holding her head up and is getting better everyday.Thankfully, Audrey has started sleeping a 5-6 hour stretch at night! She has also started to smile and be more interested in what's going on around her. She loves Doc and watches him when he is close to her. I think they are going to be good friends =).

Looking at the pretty baby in the mirror

 Sleeping a 5-6 hour stretch at night (hallelujah!)


Hanging with friends

Audrey thinks her brother is way more interesting than me... ha!

Practicing head control in the Bumbo... she looks like such a big girl sitting up like this!

I also survived my first shift back at work! This was the longest I have been away from Audrey since she was born so I was worried I would be sad thinking about not being with her BUT we were SO BUSY I didn't have time to be sad. I am thankful for the distraction! It was nice getting back into the swing of things and doing something familiar and challenging (other than being a mom). I think being at work several days (or nights) a week will help me be a better mom when I am at home.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

An imprortant week...

 Tomorrow starts an important week! Firstly, it is Tyler's LAST week of medical school!!!!! I am so proud of him and all of his hard work and sacrifice these last 4 years. It seems like just yesterday we were leaving the only place we had called home and moving to Virgina. We have made so many friends and have such wonderful memories of this place! We LOVE living here and it will always be a special place to us! This is where we celebrated our first wedding anniversary, became dog parents, and welcomed our sweet baby girl into our lives. Also this week, I am returning to work for a few weeks. Because Audrey was born a few weeks early, and I had to leave work sooner than originally planned, we thought it would be best to squeeze a few more paychecks out before I officially end my employment here. I have sure enjoyed being home and am going to miss these sweet faces while I'm at the hospital!

In other new, I have began applying to a few new jobs in Lexington! I am excited for a change and can't wait to see what's in store! Hopefully I will hear something back in a few weeks! Also, our house is still up for sell. Do you know how hard it is to keep a house in viewing order with a big hairy dog and a newborn?! Not fun! We continue to pray that the right buyer will come along! As of now, we plan on renting in Lexington for at least a year. That will give us time to scope out a place to buy and hopefully get this house sold. As always, Tyler and I seem to be taking on multiple big events at once...newborn, finishing med school/starting residence, selling a house, moving, new job. Life is never boring in the Crisp house =)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sleepless in Virginia

It seems we have our days and nights mixed up in the Crisp house! I am desperately trying to find joy in the nighttime feedings but it is so hard! My little sweet pea is a sleepy cuddle bug during the day and then ready to party at night.... uggh! Could it be because I worked night shift while I was pregnant? Or, could it be because she was born at 10 pm? Who knows =)  Several of my friends have babies around her age that are already sleeping a longer stretch at night.... I'm so ready for her to join the crowd =)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Audrey's First Easter

Sunday was Audrey's first Easter! We had a rough morning (awake/fussing from 2am-7am...yuck!) but it turned out to be a beautiful day! We took Audrey to church for the first time, had lunch outside at one of our favorite restaurants, and then enjoyed the rest of the afternoon napping and watching the Masters golf tournament.

Mommy and Audrey before church

 Daddy and Audrey before church

Audrey's Easter outfit.. she was not a fan so this is the best picture we could get. This is the same little dress she wore home from the hospital but it fits a little better now =)

Loot from the Easter Bunny and Grandparents

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Special Visitors!

 Last week Audrey meet some special people... My grandparents (her great-grandparents!). Audrey enjoyed a week of lots of rocking and spoiling from Mawmaw and Pawpaw =) We are thankful they made the LONG drive from Mississippi because we really enjoyed their visit! See y'all in June!