Monday, August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Our week in iPhone photos

Since my parents took Ashley to college a few days ago, we stayed at their house. We had to watch Brinkley, I had to "watch" the pool for them, and their bed is so comfortable you feel like you're sleeping on clouds! Seriously, if you are ever in the market for a new mattress, speak with parents about what kind they bought - it's ah-mazing!!! You can see above that Connor was happy to be "camping out" at Nona & Papa's house!

Brinkley has been such a good boy while we have "dogsat" him. Connor loved playing in the yard and running with him. They wore each other out.

Evidence that my parents bed is magical...this is literally 5 minutes after Connor got in the bed. Out like a light! 

Obviously, these pictures aren't in order, but this is a piece of furniture that went into Ashley's new dorm. I thought it was so cute. Maybe she will give it to me when she is tired of it :)

 More evidence of the magical bed...again, 3 to 5 minutes after Connor laid down in it. 

 Ashley's things before we loaded up the Honda. I had a knot in my throat the whole day, but while I helped pack her car, it was REALLY bad.

Connor said he missed Ash last night, so we took a picture and texted her saying "We are sending you big smiles, we love you!!!"

Lastly, my mom, my nanny, and I ate at Jimmy John's Subs last week and it was really good. A lot of my friends have told me about this place, and I am so glad I tried it! The bread was delicious!

One more thing...

Connor made a 104 on his spelling test this week!!! The challenge words were "beach" and "ocean" and he spelled them both correctly. I realize this is bragging, but I don't care...we are so proud of him! If you haven't checked out his class website, you must do that. His teacher posts pictures and keeps it updated so well. We love her, and we are loving this year already! If you need the link to the website, shoot me an email.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

brown eyed girl

I think I will purchase this picture in an 8x10 and put it on my nightstand! I am not going to know what to do without those big brown eyes in my life everyday. Luckily, Connor inherited Ashley's big brown eyes that I love so that helps ;)

I can't really put into words how I feel since my little sissy is leaving tomorrow. I am so proud of Ash. In a world where there is so much than can go "wrong" - Ashley has proven to be such a great kid, and now adult. She has always been wise beyond her years, and because of this, I know she will be just fine on her own. Although I am older, anyone who knows us will tell you that she is my rock. She has been a voice of reason for me many, many times. Even when we were little and I would talk back to my Mom, she would say "just shut up before you make it worse!" -- if only I had heeded her advice more often than not ;)

Even though I have given her a hard time about leaving, I am so proud of her and can't stand the thoughts of her missing out on something her heart desires. She has always supported me, and I will support her as well. I had a big, ugly cry this morning and a long talk with God asking him to keep her safe above all things. On the way home, Connor told me that he would miss Ashley but that "God will watch out for her since we can't." Connor knew just what to say to comfort me, because little did he know, I was in the front seat driving with tears in my eyes thinking about tomorrow. There's a lot more I could say in this post, but the knot in my throat is not so fun right now.

I am sending all of my love with Ashley and thanking God we can facetime every wonderful technology can be!

Friday, August 5, 2011

2 Things I'm Loving

I would always see my sister eating Greek yogurt, but it grossed me out. Even though it looked delicious and creamy, I just couldn't imagine what it would taste like. I finally stopped acting like a child yesterday and tried a bite of hers...which turned into 10 bites. I LOVED it! Sadly, the brand I ate at my parents house had a lot of ingredients since it was from Dannon and it had fructose, so I went to Publix to get another brand that Ash likes, Chobani,  (as pictured above). The vanilla wasn't as vanilla-ish tasting as I wanted it to be. But, I loved the blueberry and the black cherry...yummy!!!

In efforts to stay away from cokes, diet cokes, sprite, etc., I have tried to find something that I can drink in the morning other than plain water. While I do love coffee, I drink it all the time. I feel like my body needs a detox from it before I start living off of it in a few weeks when classes start again. Enter, La Croix (also pictured above). La Croix only has two ingredients: carbonated water and grapefruit juice. It's the perfect fizz-fix that I've been looking for! And, no I didn't just buy the drink because the colors on the box are pretty :)

Do you eat greek yogurt or drink la croix? If so, tell me your favorite kinds!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Change, change, change....

Change, it is a coming. Even though we have probably argued every single day of our lives, and we have probably almost killed each other, my sissy is my best friend. She truly knows every single thing about me, and she still loves me. I am the same way with her. I have cried a lot, mostly when I am by myself, about Ash leaving. However, I am truly so happy for her and more than that, so proud of her. This isn't the last post about Ash going to college, so you might just want to skip over the long sappy one I will write in a few days (or weeks). 

Just in this one little picture (from Tybee Island/Savannah trip) - I can think of a million memories - ash making fun of my nail polish color, not being satisfied with the curl job she did on my hair (hence, the pony tail), clinging to each other for dear life when we didn't understand things going on around us, and her being my "crutch" yet again. There has never been a dull moment, just ask our Mom and Daddy. 

Now, the point of this whole post was to let you all know that I forced persuaded  Ash to start her own blog. Some big shot will probably find it one day on the world wide web and want her to write a book. We all know just how dang funny she is. Can't wait to read all about your college experience sissy! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

First Day Recap

Connor had an awesome day for his first day in first grade! His teacher said he is "so sweet!" We were all pleased with how the first day went and hoping for an awesome year.