Thursday, June 23, 2011

SUYL- Monica!

I am SO excited about today!...I am a HUGE fan of Kelly's Korner blog and participated in SUYL Singles last time with my brother, Blaine!

This time around I could not pass up the opportunity to showcase one of my best friends, Monica who I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a good guy to fix her up with. And I don't even know where to start describing Monica or what an amazing person she is.

She is the all around package guys! Monica is a beautiful 25 year old woman who lives in Central Arkansas. She is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University where she recieved her business degree. She now works for a revenue consulting company. She is a little business woman and looks super cute in her business wear everyday! This girl already is very sucessful and I can only imagine where life is going to take her.
Her hobbies include going to concerts, trying out great restaurants, spending time with friends, going to movies, reading, and she enjoys the occasional trashy reality tv (what girl doesn't?!). She is a big family person and loves her Momma (which I think says A LOT about a person). She is also a volunteer and Board Member with Bethany Christian Services. Her passion adoption, for volunteering and giving back are unbelievable. (Also, fun side note-I must mention she is known for her amazing poof-ed hair ;)

She is also very involved in her church and above all else, her passion for Christ shines in who she is and all she does.

I can speak most about her as a friend. I mentioned that Monica is one of my very best friends and a reason she is one of my best friends is because of the kind of person she is- she is SO loyal, so thoughtful, and just a joy to be around. I know she would do anything for me and is always honest with me which I think speaks a lot about a person. She is also just as beautiful inside as she is out! She is one of my favorite people (and I know she'll be one of Paisley's favorites too!).

I have high standards for this girl so if you think you are or know of a guy worthy of dating this amazing woman, let me know and LET'S MAKE A MATCH!

23.5 Weeks!

23.5 WEEKS!!

Size of the baby: About the size of an ear of corn (1.5 pounds)

Total weight gain: About 10 pounds (yikes!)

Maternity clothes: Yes! Mainly all. I still wear some of my own tops and dresses but maternity pants are a must!

Gender: It's a GIRL! I still can't believe it when I say that and get excited all over again! Paisley Annette Hayes

Movement: Oh my word...I think we may have a rowdy one on our hands! She was moving so much last night we couldn't stop laughing because it looked like she was going to burst through my stomach at any moment- it was crazy! But her Daddy and I sure love to lay in bed at night and feel her kick- it sure is special.

Sleep: I'm finally sleeping pretty well. I have found my 'happy place'... sleeping on my left side with two pillows under my head and another between my legs.

What I miss: Feeling 'normal'. I have been blessed to have a great pregnancy where I have felt great but lately back pain has been giving me fits and some of my joints have been hurting. I feel like an arthritic old woman..ha! Oh, and I do miss laying out this summer- I am WHITE!

Cravings: This week it has been all about SWEETS! I craved chocolate chip cookies one night and yogurt another night!
Symptoms: Mainly just the back pain and occasional achy joints!

Best moment this week: A great doctor's appointment and getting to hear that beautiful little heartbeat again! Also, getting to celebrate Jonathan's first Father's Day. He got a onsie that said "Daddy's Princess" and Steven Curtis Chapman's book "Cinderella".

In other exciting news....the nursery is going to start getting painted this weekend (thanks to that handsome man pictured above)! I am SO excited to see it come together! We have bedding and furniture order and even some special pieces being built by Paisley's Pops! I can't wait to share the finished product!