Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ready or Not...

....Here we come, first grade! Connor is really excited about the new school year and was even more excited when I told him that his swimming days are far from over...we are in Georgia, folks...we can still squeeze in plenty of pool time during the hot days ahead. Thanks to Gigi for some new tennis shoes and to Nona for lots of new comfortable yet stylish "soft clothes" - we are ready to hit the ground running into the new school year. I have a good feeling about Con's teacher, and I think he is going to learn a lot. I pray that this is a successful and SAFE school year for everyone!

Just a few picture of our kitchen earlier as we were laying out school supplies and deciding which ones were actually on our list...

As you can see from the picture above, we are definitely prepared for snack time! Also, as I was filling out the 57th paper (ha!) from the folder to send back to school, I wanted to write in red on a big piece of paper..."My Mom works at the school, she can tell you any of this info in 1.3 seconds!" - But, I know I have to fill out 100 papers just like everyone else. Ok, maybe it was only 10 papers...but you get the point.

Seriously, God Bless you all who are kicking off the school year tomorrow!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tis the Old Time Religion

I heard one of the strongest, sweetest, most loving children I know sing this old gospel song last night, and I've been singing it all morning. As Abigail was singing this song last night, I immediately had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat and was thankful to have been brought up in the "Old Time Religion" where the Gospel was always preached and where I was able to be convicted and saved by God's grace.

It's the old time religion, it's the old time religion, it's the old time's good enough for me!

It was good for my mother, it was good for my mother, it was good for my's good enough for me!

It was good for my father, it was good for my father, it was good for my's good enough for me!

It will take us all to heaven, it will take us all to heaven, it will take us all to's good enough for me! 
Hearing that little innocent voice singing that song was my favorite part of the whole service! 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Captain America

Last night we took Connor and Camden to see "Captain America: The First Avenger" - and it was awesome! That's saying a lot coming from me, the girliest girl, ever! The boys were on the edge of their seats and loved every second of it - and by boys, I mean Connor, Camden, and Drew! Connor did get a little nervous during the "red skull" scenes and covered his eyes, but other than that, they had a blast. 

And yes, I was a sucker fun mommy and let them have a bag of buttery popcorn and two coke slushies! Connor was so excited to wear his "Avengers" shirt.

Today is the last weekend of Summer :(
I hope all of you soak up as much sun as possible, that's definitely what we plan to do!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I love these inspiring images. Jillian Michaels recently said in an interview that she hates running but that she does it because runners are skinny. Nuff' said! I always start, and then I give up. Not this time.

If anyone out there is reading this and is a runner and could offer some tips for me, I would love to hear them. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy 7th Anniversary

Today is our SEVENTH wedding anniversary. Seven years might not seem like a lot to some people, but it is a lot to me. Drew and I started "going out" 10 years ago in July and we got married 7 years ago in July. We have loved each other, grown together, and experienced a lot in 10 years. Umm...holy cow...10 years is a decade! I hope we have many, many, many more decades together. We had "date night" on Saturday night and laughed so much and ate a delicious supper. Tonight we are eating BLT's and talking about how stinking cute our son is while we watch him fall asleep on the couch...we are so blessed.

Happy 7th Anniversary to's to many, many, many more...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

this & that

I snapped this picture with my phone yesterday before Connor went to church with Nona, Papa, and Ashley. I am partial, but I think he's the cutest little boy in the world!

The picture above shows my favorite lunch from vacation. Fresh corn, fresh tomato sandwich, and a bottled coke...doesn't get much better than that! 

I am SO anxious for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to come back on! I love Lisa and Kyle, but I am definitely entertained by Camille.

I was loving the birthday present that we gave to our little cousin, the wrapping (which I did myself) was just the icing on the cake. 

That's all I have! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Vacation Recap

I shared a few of my favorite pictures with y'all, but if you're my facebook friend you know there's about 90 more! We had another awesome family vacation and laughed a LOT! Like always, we ate way too much good food and soaked in way too much sun...just the way I like it! One sweet couple from Dad's church sent homemade corn, homemade biscuits, and tenderloin plus some other goodies (bottled coke) with us and it was gone before the 2nd day even ended. Delicious! We also ate at Boondock's twice because Dad loves it, and we discovered a new place to take beach pictures at St. Andrews Park, the sunset picture above is from that was gorgeous. Connor played from sun up until sun down every day on the sand and was in and out of the ocean the whole time. We are SO lucky that he's a beach baby like we are. I have to say, we were very blessed to have such clear water. There was only one day of seaweed, and the rest of the time the water was pristine. Connor also started learning to skim board! We celebrated Dad's 44th birthday in Florida, and I just kept thinking about how I have "young and cool" parents...I am truly not saying that to suck up, they ARE the greatest. Connor is lucky to have young and hip grandparents on both sides, we all know he takes full advantage of that! We didn't stay in the condo of our friends' that we've stayed in for the past 4 years, and let me tell ya...we missed it!!! However, we are so thankful that we were able to go and enjoy a week, it truly is always a great time. Drew and I have grown up going to the white sandy beaches on the gulf coast, specifically Panama City Beach, and I am so happy that Connor enjoys getting to go as well.

On another note, my parents got home on Saturday afternoon from the trip and dove straight into a week of revival. We made it to a few services and enjoyed them all. I kick myself whenever I don't get to church, I missed out on some huge blessings and will definitely be going to more services this week! 

Love to all -