Wednesday, April 1, 2009

About Us...

We're the Phillips Family (otherwise known as "The Storm" to our families). No we are not perfect, but everyday, we are discovering God's Perfect Plan for our family.

13 years...Brent and I have been married for 13 years. WOW. More than a decade! It has been an amazing 13 years. Each year we discover more and more about each other. Some of the things we have been through have challenged us as a couple and as parents, but we've only been made individuals, as a couple and as parents.

Everyday, we discover God's Amazing Sense of Humor...God gave us two little boys, 28 months apart! Life is crazy, fun and challenging with two very energetic little boys. But, we wouldn't have it any other way! We laugh about things that we never dreamed of laughing about. We are in constant amazement of the things little boys can and will do!

Our families are beautiful and healthy. We are blessed beyond imagination!

Meet Me:
Where oh where to begin?! Well, I'm Chasity, formerly known as Chasity Bailey. I'm a girly girl living with three boys, so life is always interesting. I'm a Type-A, extremely organized person, but with three boys, well, I've all but given up on that. It's funny how life changes you. I say I've relaxed. A LOT. I think my Type-B husband would say differently.
We live in Nashville, TN with no help! While in Florida, we severly underappreciated having family around to help us. We miss Florida and look forward to the day when we move back. Until God reveals his perfect plan on that subject, we're just thankful to have great jobs, healthy children and each other. My job is amazing. I'm a Marketing Manager for Malham Leverage Group, rated one of "Nashville's Best Places to Work." There is not a day goes by that I am not extraordinarily blessed to work for this company. I've been here for more than 5 Outliars language, this means I have more than 10,000 hours of experience working with PI attorneys and marketing!

At the end of the day, I am nothing without my family. Yes, there are days where they drive me crazy, but I absolutely can't imagine life without them. All my boys are my heart and life would cease to exist without them. I pray everyday that the Lord will keep them safe from harm. That they will always be mine to love and hold!

  • Random things about me:I was voted "Most Friendliest" in High School. Still friendly, unless you mess with me or my family. Then, I will most definitely NOT be friendly.
    I am a proud alumnae of Florida State University and Delta Zeta Sorority.
    I love Palm Trees, Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade.
    My love language is "Words of Affirmation."
    My Happy Place #1 is singing with my church choir. Happy Place #2 is my bed.
    My Mom and Husband are my Best Friends...and yes, they actually get along really well.
    I would love, love, love to have three little boys.
    Cheese is my favorite food. Anything with cheese is a favorite of mine.
    I have three major pet peeves: people that chew and pop their gum; wrinkled, twisted up bed sheets/covers; Stupid people that make not smart decisions.
Meet Brent:

Mr. Life of the party. Mr. Everyone loves Brent. Mr. I-can-fix-anything. Daddy of the year. Husband extraordinaire. His only flaw: chaos. He doesn't like chaos. But, that's ok, because everything else outweighs this one tiny little flaw:)

Brent and I met at a wedding. I have a Daisy tattoo on my left shoulder. He has a Seminole tattoo on his upper right thigh. He dropped his pants to show me his tattoo and the rest is history. He knew. I knew. We were meant to be only took him two months to ask me out. But, at least he asked. In seperable from that point on.

He's a straight up competitor. And he's rubbing off on the boys. You name it. Work. Sports, fishing, hunting, putt-putt golf, checkers, climbing the stairs. No matter what it is, he'll make it into a competition of some kind. I guess that's why he's in sales. 

He's also a redneck...I call him a high-class redneck. Being outdoors is his thing. He bought a farm (ok, he bought part of my family's farm), but it's our nonetheless. Then he bought a tractor...all without telling me! Then, I got an anniversary ring. See, it all works out:) He's the hot and spicy to my sweet and salty. He's the laidback to my uptightedness. He's the unorganized to my organized. He can make me laugh and cry all in one sentence. He's my sweet hubby and I love him on most days...I only want to give him away every now and again.

  • Random things about Brent:
    • He had a permed mullet in high school (kind of glad I didn't know him back them).
    • He would ride on a tractor everyday if he could.
    • He gets so excited before hunting and fishing trips that he doesn't sleep. At All.
    • He played college Tennis. I've NEVER seen him play (or even pick up a racket).
    • His love language is "physical touch."
    • He never shops. NEVER.
    • He says he loves watching the sunrise, but I've never actually seen him do it.
    • He loves UFC wrestling, FSU Football and any hunting show on TV.
    • His best friend from high school is nick-named Floppy!
Meet Peyton Bailey:
He's my favorite first-born. My Spring baby and my funky monkey all in one. It took 14 hours to have him, but when he decided to make his appearance, he did it with all 9 lbs. 1 oz. of himself. He never cried. Slept through the night at 6 weeks old, and was the easiest baby imaginable. Except for the fact that he would only sleep on his tummy...I'm surprised I didn't have a heart attack at some point. God gave him to me so that I would want another child (which I had said would not happen).
He's my little pastor. He asks before doing anything and then does it very cautiously. He knows right from wrong and when he's not telling the truth, he smiles...a dead give away. He's little Brent. If Daddy's doing it, he wants to do it. If not, forget it.
He's an all E student and DOES NOT get my math ability...thankfully. This little guy can rock out some addition and subtraction. It's quiet amazing for a 1st grader. He gets that from his Daddy. Not me. He's a negotiator like none other. He's just wears you down until you give in. He's a little booger and he knows it!
  • Random things about Peyton Bailey:
    • His love language is "gifts." Bribery works great with him.
    • His best friend is Cannon and he currently has two girlfriends: Ella and Emma.
    • He loves playing Wii, Baseball and aggravating his brother.
    • His favorite food is "cereal" and he LOVES "orange juice."
    • He's got a cow-lick on the right side of his bangs...same place as mine.
    • He's got his Daddy's personality...oh boy!
    • He's also got his Daddy's natural athletic talent and his Mommy's good looks:)
    • He's the biggest FSU fan there is. He literally cries when they lose:(

(Best friends and they don't even realize it!)
Meet Palmer Bailey:
Mr. Palmer, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Palmer (to the tune of You Can Do It from Cinderella). This is the song we sang to Mr. Palmer when he was little. We called him Mr. Palmer.
He's my favorite sweet baby. My Summer baby and chunky monkey all in one. I sported my big ole belly in a two-piece swimsuit...if I was going to have an August baby, I was doing it with a tan...that was my motto. Born smack dab in the middle of August, we used to say, "If he's not sweating when he's sleeping, he's not happy." Weighing in at 8 lbs. 12 ozs., they took him 5 days early. Of course, he was born into a room full of people in the middle of the day...I tend to think that is why he is loud and my drama prince and my future "broadway star."
He's a different child than Peyton. He slept in a swing for the first 6 months of his life and would NEVER take a nap...about drove us crazy. With no calming reflex, he was an intense little man. God gave him to me so that I would wait to have more children.
Don't get me wrong. He is my sweet baby! We are just alike, so it kind of makes it hard for me to not be patient with him. He does everything at 100%...laughs, cries, gets mad...all at 100%. Nothing is half way with my little Palmer.
His cheeks are amazingly kissable. His neck is extremely ticklish and his laugh is absolutely infectious. His philospophy: Don't ask...just do it and suffer the consequences later. OH BOY!
  • Random things about Palmer Bailey:
    • He loves anything his brother loves. He's a follower (hence the next entry).
    • He follows Peyton everywhere.
    • His love language is "Words of Affirmation." Just like mine.
    • He gives amazing hugs and kisses.
    • He has exzema, seasonal allergies and a touch of asthma. Poor thing.
    • He can ride in the car with me and not say a word. We are one in the same.
    • His favorite toys...whatever Peyton is playing with.
    • He looks like Ralphie from A Christmas Story (just put on some glasses and call him a twin.)

This is Brooke Somersby. She's the other girl in the house. Up until July 2012, we had her Mom and Dad...they were a little family all to themselves. But then, we lost Bama and Bay. So, she's become an only child, and loving EVERY minute of it. She's spoiled rotten, and rules the house. Her fur is the softest fur you will ever feel. Her demeanor is grace. She's loyal to the bone...and now, she's old (12) so she doesn't even try to run away.
  •  Random things about Brooke: 
    • She's a terrible guard dog. 
    • She loves to steal bread off the counter (and anything else she can reach). 
    • She won't sit on the couch when Brent is on it, but everyone else is ok. 
    • She KNOWS the words "Bye Bye" and "Night Night." 
    • She will roll over on her back when she wants to be petted.
    •  She loves sweet tea.

That's our family. We love each other. A LOT. I pray this will continue the rest of our lives!