Friday, June 27, 2008


we're going on holiday!

We're busy packing and planning our trip to Oklahoma to visit Mike's side of the family.
There will be plenty of pictures taken,
lots of laughter,
kids running around wild,
catching up,
sharing stories,
making plans for Thanksgiving
and the new baby nephew
who will be making his appearance just a few weeks prior,
tons of great food (because we have some serious talent in our fam)
and just hangin' out in general.

We. are. so. excited.

(except for 22 hours in the car with a 7 mo. old who's teething)

It's going to be fun ya'll! :)

I'll have a few posts during the week and I'll be stopping in to see how everyone is,
and to check my e-mail, maybe even share some exciting news. :)
But you're just going to have to wait and see.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

In between times

Our home is in the middle of chaos.

We're getting ready for a trip.
(more on that in a later post)

But in the midst of confussion,
I "noticed" Miss Sadie~Rose
and grabbed my camera.

Capturing these beautiful shots of her
that I love and will treasure forever.

She bring so much joy into our lives
and never ceases to bring a lopsided grin
or happy smile to the face
of all who see her.

They are already printed
(thank you Costco!)
and ready to be framed.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Night out

Some girlfriends took me out to eat Wednesday as a birthday treat.
Yes, my birthday was two weeks ago, but we are all mom's
and life is very busy.
We had a lovely evening out with just us (and the two babies, Rose and Ellis)
Thank you Lisa and Rachael for a lovely dinner experience.
(champagne while perusing the menu)

(fried oysters and friend green tomatoes)


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer daze

We've been in the pool every day for the past two weeks.
Our neighbor boys came over the other day and I snapped a few pictures.
The ones below are my favorites.

(you should really enlarge the one above. Ashtyn is so cute)

(Violet sunbathing)

(Me sunbathing)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Taking a break

An unattended one, for sure. But life gets in the way. We had a fabulous time camping. Funny stories and some pictures. I'm going to try and write a little blurb book about it to remember all the fun things we did and all that happened. We came home on a Wed. and my family arrived on Friday.
Mike and I celebrated our 6th anniversary on Saturday with a movie date (Prince Caspian) and a dinner date (Carrabba's.) It was amazing to get to spend some time alone, just the two of us, talking about all things none kid related, holding hands, sharing a glass of wine,and browsing through a book store.

We celebrated my 24th birthday Monday night with a day of planting 15 new bushes that I bought (thank you Sonny for wielding the shovel!), a delicious Mexican dinner prepared by my mother and my friend, Elizabeth, and homemade ice cream and caramel cake (yum!)
The days that followed after have been filled with shopping, furniture moving (we totally rearrange the entire upstairs,) swimming (Sadie~Rose's 1st swim and she adores the pool,) and trips to the beach (both my kids have turned into little fishes!)

I also had a very interesting senior photo shoot with my brother. There are quite a few favorites, but I'll wait until later to share a few more.

We ended up taking a few family shots too. They turned out pretty cute.
(Isn't my mom adorable? :) )

My parents and brother have departed, but Violet is still here visiting us. She will be one her way to our sister's house in FL to spend 7 weeks volunteering at an art camp for the summer. We are enjoy slow lazy days, swimming in the pool, and working on our thrifted sheet skirts.
I'll be back in the saddle next week, hopefully, In the meantime, I am visiting around everyone's blogs. So please don't think I've abandoned you all completely.
I'll be back soon~ xoxo
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