Monday, August 16, 2010


It's been a busy summer here for the Tuten's! We moved from Charleston to Greenville, SC in mid-May. Thad started a new job at GHS and I transfered with my same company from Charleston, working out of our Greenville office.

Just before the movers delivered the contents of our Charleston house, we found out we were expecting baby #2! SHE is due January 3rd! That's right we found out this past week that we are having another girl. We are excited for Anna Claire to have a sister. Thad says he is going to get a male dog. Haha!

Anna Claire is a busy, busy 18 month old. She learns a new word every day and her accent is cracking us up. She is a great baby and actually seems more and more like a little girl everyday. A friend told me the other day that she would really seem older to me once baby #2 arrives. I took her to have her picture made this past weekend, I've posted a couple here, it's the only reason people read this blog anyway:)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I know, I know

I know I'm such a tease, I said I was going to post pictures of Anna Claire's birthday. I had the best of intentions. I hope one day to become a better, more frequent blogger. I need to figure out a time that works for me to write and have access to T's laptop where we download all our pictures. Maybe someday.

In the meantime, I'll re-direct you to my friend, Jen's, blog, She is doing some awesome give aways this week to celebrate her one year blog birthday, yay for first birthdays! I love her blog, she makes me want to plan a visit to NOLA and believe me, we will one day and I'm going to have her plan it and tell me where to go and where to eat! Mom friends, you have to check out her post from today on her friend's clothes(Nola Tots). So cute!

Be back soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This time last year...

This time last year, I was very pregnant.

All we did know at this time last year was:
1) we were having a girl
2) she was breech and efforts to turn her were not successful
3) she had a lot of hair (seen from ultrasound).

We didn't know:
1) her name (although we had a short list)
2) what we were really in for
3) how much we could possibly love another human being.

In 3 days we celebrate the one year birthday of our sweet Anna Claire. We can't wait! Party pics posted after the big event.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Merry Christmas (late) and Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe that 2009 has come to a close, the year our sweet Anna Claire was born. She's growing and changing just about as fast it feels like the year went. It seems like not so long ago we were on our way to the hospital for our scheduled C-Section. We have Christmas and New Year's behind us, so the planning moves onto the first birthday party! I love planning a party and know this one will be extra special and fun.

I'm posting some pictures of Anna Claire from Christmas and some in the days following. If you think the quality of pictures looks better, they do, I got an awesome new camera for Christmas!

Anna Claire and "Da Da" on Christmas Day.

Santa brought Anna Claire this cute lion that she can either push or ride. She hates to ride, she only wants to push. You can see the determination in her eyes in this one, needless to say, the lion was big hit.

Such an active, happy girl!