Showing posts with label Friends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Friends. Show all posts

Monday, March 4, 2013


One day last week I kept a friend's two boys. We had such a good time! The 3 older kids played really well together and two little boys napped and were so sweet. 

 Friday we got yummy frozen yogurt with a groupon from a sweet cousin! Thank you, Rachel! :)

We went to a little friend's birthday party on Saturday. Lily and Levi had the best time! 

Levi's favorite thing at the party was getting to ride this horse! Later that afternoon, the birthday girl's grandfather brought the horse to our house. L&L have been enjoying riding on it so much. We have to set the timer or they would fight constantly about who's turn it is to ride. ha!

I love looking in my rear-view mirror and seeing my sweet little ones!

Sunday was Aunt Elizabeth's birthday! How can she be 14?! She is such a special girl. I'm thankful that she loves the kids and plays so willingly with them. She got some bunny rabbits that L&L loved playing with after Sunday dinner.

Sunday was Uncle Joseph's last Sunday as a single man! When I was getting Levi dressed for church, he said he wanted a picture with Uncle Joseph. He also always wants to wear a tie and vest "like Uncle Joseph" :)

Lily insisted on wearing a scarf (like momma) - she didn't care that it didn't match. You wouldn't believe all the compliments she got too! :)

I pray that Levi and Uncle Joseph are always as close as they are now. I'm thankful my kids have such wonderful aunts and uncles and grandparents in their lives!

L&L snuggling after their naps.

I love my sweet boy!

I'm thankful for a weekend filled with friends, family, love, and memories!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Life of Late

This is kind of a long catch-up post, so bear with me! 

Me at 40 weeks and my amazing sister at 20 weeks 

Thursday night my sister and brother-in-law had a gender reveal party for their second baby. It's a BOY!! I can't believe that we are going to have 4 boys between us! Poor Lily! Ha. Myra did a post on her blog today with all the party details - so fun!

On Friday, we had a ton of severe weather throughout the day. I hope you all are ok from the storms, so much of our country was affected by them! Thankfully none of the storms ended up coming close to us, but there was a lot of damage about 20 minutes away. Schools got out early because of the weather, so Jacob got to come home before lunch! He decided to put up Lily's toddler bed since he had the extra time. She is in love with it! So far she's doing great staying in it. I'm so thankful it hasn't been a hard transition for her.

Saturday morning we were up bright and early for breakfast at Cracker Barrel to celebrate Jacob's youngest sister's birthday. Yummy!

After breakfast we went to my in-laws to watch Elizabeth open her presents. Lily adores Elizabeth, and Elizabeth is just so sweet to play with Lily. I pray they are good friends as Lily grows up, even with the age difference.

Sunday was such a busy, busy day! We had church and Jacob had to leave right after to go conduct one of his youth orchestra's concert (poor guy thought he had to be there at 12:30 for the sound check, but it turned out he didn't need to be there til 1:30 and then the concert was at 3:00. oh well). The kids and I enjoyed a quick dinner at my parent's and then headed to a sweet little girl's 3rd birthday party. Poor Levi fell asleep on the drive there, so he was Mr. Cranky Pants for most of the party. He finally warmed up and started playing. Lily and Levi had such a fun time playing with all the "new" toys!

After the party, we ran home and Lily took a good nap before we left again for church. Of course Levi wouldn't nap after the short nap in the car, so he was a mess at church too. He just gets so out of routine on Sundays, and he is definitely not nearly as adaptable as Lily has always been. By the time we were ready to go home, I felt like I was going to fall over with exhaustion.

Thankfully I slept really well last night! Today has been a great day! Some friends from church invited me and the kids over to visit and have lunch. Lily and Levi had the greatest time playing and I just enjoyed chatting.

Hope you all had a great Monday!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weekend of Celebrations

What a crazy-busy-fun weekend! Get ready for picture overload!

Friday and Saturday we had a huge yard sale at my sister's. Several families from church brought their stuff too. 
We had people pay at each table instead of paying once and us trying to divide up everyone's money. It worked out so well!

A policeman actually stopped and I couldn't resist sneaking a picture! Ha! He stayed forever just talking to everyone and looking at stuff. He bought a couple cookbooks from me. 

Sunday was my birthday - I'm now the ripe old age of 26! Ha. It was a good day! After church all my family went to Jacob's family's house for a bbq dinner. It was so special that my nearly 96 year old Memaw got to come!

Me and my sweet girl

Sunday night we headed to my parent's for supper. Ridley and Lily had fun playing with Yaya.

On Monday, Myra and I went shopping (so I could use my birthday gift cards and money!). It was so fun to go out for a couple hours together! I made this sugar cookie tartlet dessert for our church picnic. Forgive the not-so-great picture, it's from Jacob's phone. I completely forgot to get one on the camera!

We headed out to my parent's in the afternoon to get ready for the picnic. Of course we had a huge downpour about 30 minutes before everyone arrived. Lily loves to watch the rain! I was so busy taking pictures of her, I didn't think about her shoes being on my mom's brand new upholstered sofa. Oops!!

Levi and Ridley hanging out waiting for the rain to stop.

 Our little family

 Lily and my little brother enjoying the picnic

 Headed down to the field for the egg toss and tug of war

You see Levi's grumpy face? That's pretty much what he looked like the entire evening! Poor baby is teething. My mom was so sweet to put up with his fussing while I tended to Lily.

 Egg Toss

Tug of War!

After the games we had dessert, homemade ice cream, and watermelon. It was the first time Lily got to hold the watermelon herself. She obviously loved it!

We ended the evening with a huge fireworks show! I can't take credit for this picture - I stole it from my sister's facebook! Ha. I thought Lily might be scared of the noise this year, but she wasn't. She just sat in Papaw's lap and tried not to fall asleep. Levi was taking his bottle and everytime there was a loud noise he would turn and look around. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebrating our country's freedom!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Weekend Fun

I've not been doing so great keeping up on my blog lately. Life has been so busy!

Our 3rd anniversary was on June 21st. Both of our moms came over to our house to take care of Lily and Levi so we could go out for supper. It was a nice little date! Little did I know that I was in for a big surprise when we got home! Jacob bought a sleigh bed for our anniversary present, and didn't tell me. While we were out for supper, my dad and brothers brought the bed over and set it up in our room! When we got home, Jacob had to work pretty hard to get me to come in the bedroom. Ha! I was shocked! I love it, although I had just told him recently not to spend the money on it since there are some other things we need more. LOL

On Saturday, I helped my sister with a baby shower for a sweet girl in our church. Isn't the decorating amazing?! My sister is so talented! She blogged about it here.

After the baby shower we headed to a little girl's 3rd birthday party! Lily had so much fun - painting, eating, and digging in sand for prizes!

After church Sunday night my family came over for supper. Ridley and Lily had fun playing, but as it got later and later, Ridley climbed up in PaPaw's lap . . .

and Lily lay down on the couch by Aunt Myra. 
They were both so worn out from the busy day!

Hope y'all had a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Recap

On Friday night Jacob, Lily, and I went to Five Guys for supper and ended up running into Jacob's siblings and a friend of ours. We joined them and had a yummy supper.

Saturday was the big War Between the States reenactment in our town. My family has participated in it for the last 15 or so years! My Dad dresses up as a Chaplain and hands out tons of Gospel literature from "back then." Lily wore the dress my Mom made for my little brother to wear 12 years ago. You know both boys and girls wore dresses until they were like 3 years old.

I got all decked out in a hoop skirt for about 4 hours, but then I had to change because it was cutting off circulation to my baby belly. Ha!

Lily had a great time hanging out with her aunts and uncles (from both sides). I don't think she knew what to think at first of all of us dressed up in such funny looking clothes.

Aunt Katie talking to Lily

My handsome bro, Luke, fought in the Confederate army (of course!).

My lil' bro was a flag bearer

Jacob and his brother fought too, until they ran out of powder. So they "died" and got picked up by the medics. Ha.

This is the only picture I got of the battle because I was toting Lily around and there were so many people there it was hard to get a good spot to get a picture. Jacob, Judah, and Luke are in the group of soldiers in the background.

Lily actually fell asleep half way through the battle and slept for about an hour. I guess the gunshots and cannon booms were soothing to her?!

I know my Dad looks goofy in this picture, but I wanted to put it up anyway. He makes all kinds of animal noises and Lily loves it!

Lily woke up quite happy from her nap so she sat with YaYa and looked pretty for lots of people taking pictures.

On Sunday morning we had our church service at the reenactment, 1860's style. Then we enjoyed a long Sunday afternoon of sleeping and relaxing.

Monday we were busy running around getting together with family and friends. I completely forgot to take any pictures. Ugh, mommy brain!

Hope ya'll had a fabulous weekend!