Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Best Friends...

After school today, Annie & Ruby had a playdate while 
David & Gaines played in the back yard.
I love that we now have a picture of these two girls together! 
I know they are going to be best friends just like their big brothers are!
David & Gaines (October 2009)
This is an old picture of the boys when they were about the same age as Annie.  
Ruby is 3 months older!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hot Hot Lava

David has become obsessed with volcanos and dinosaurs and talks about them nonstop.  
When it was time to leave school today, all he could talk about was volcanos and the lava catching him on fire.  The only way I could get him to agree to go home was to promise to make him a volcano...so what did we do?
We put play dough around a tall glass, put baking soda in the glass.
Filled a measuring cup with vinegar and red food coloring and...


red/orange hot lava was the result! He was so excited to see it come over the side.

Thinking we will be making more of these in the future!

just because...

 Just because these flowers were so beautiful....
and I thought I would share them with you!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Roll Tide


This weekend was pretty uneventful with a very busy week ahead.  
So, I will be working on some of those back-posts!

Friday, September 21, 2012

We're Back!!!

So here it goes.  I'm trying to get back after a 1+ year sabbatical from my blog.  I will try to do some back posting, but no promises.  I do however promise to blog some more and try to keep up this time.
So a recap from the previous year in words...
1/2 marathon completed, loved San Fran, D was a cowboy for Halloween, got pregnant, lots of photography work, D loved Christmas and Santa, enjoyed a mild winter, found out "it's a girl,"  moved D into a big boy room, started on nursery, threw a baby shower for Lindsay L,  decided to buy a new house, first one fell through, found another house to buy...mid construction, put our house on the market, went to the beach a few times, had lots of ultrasounds for baby girl, went strawberry pickin,' painted furniture, Julie & Brent got married, eventually got to move into our new house, had a baby 3 weeks later, Meet Annie, start to settle in, throw party for Chris' 30th, go to beach, small family thing for D's 3rd birthday, more at home time, KB's wedding in Destin, Family vacation in OB, Elton John concert, and football.

Somehow I will catch up on all of that, but for now, I'm going to bed.  Enjoy another photo from today.
Annie turned 12 weeks old today. She is such a precious gift and we are loving every minute of having her here with us!

 

Roll Tide!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Baby Oliver's Sprinkle

On Sunday, I threw a Sprinkle for Jamie and Baby Oliver.  It was a small intimate affair that was so much fun!  Jamie wanted a "Pinterest" party and I had a blast planning and executing it!  I printed the invitations and using washi tape and bakers twine, added the bunting flags.  I made the ombre cake using a pinterest recipe, baking many different layers with different amounts of food coloring to create a fun slice of cake.  I also hand piped the chevron icing on the side.  We had "blue" punch and bottled cokes to drink, and a Blue themed candy bar too. 
I made a mistake of not taking any pictures of the beautiful Mommy-to-be, but hopefully will make up for that with a few maternity pics soon. 
I can't wait for Baby Oliver to arrive in October!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Family Beach Photos



        

While on Vacation in Orange Beach, we took a few minutes to shoot some family photos.  Special thanks to Mom for snapping these of the 4 of us! It is rare for me to be on this side of the camera!

 with my sweet Baby Girl
 Special Thanks to my Mom & Dad for a fabulous vacation in your now "home home" 
We are excited that a visit to see YaYa and Grandy automatically means the beach!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Katy Beth's Wedding

On Labor Day weekend, we loaded up the car and headed to Destin for Katy Beth's wedding.  
We arrived on Thursday night for a fun girls dinner at Louisiana Lagniappe and impromptu lingerie shower for Katy Beth.  
Friday was the Bridemaid's Luncheon Shrimp Boil and Rehearsal and Dinner.
I had my camera for all of these fun events but also had my hands full with Annie too, so I don't have any pics from them.  
Saturday was the big day and we had the best time celebrating Katy Beth and Michael!
Here are a few pics before the ceremony...
Liv & Katy Beth
 Lena & Liv
 Lena, Liv & Jensi
Liv (honorary bridesmaid) & Jensi (maid of honor) 

The Reception was a blast and one of my favorite parts was the photo booth!
We got in as a group and here are the results!! 

 Just like old times!!





At the end, we ate more cake (thanks to Katy Beth's mom) and Melissa went and filled a bottle full of beer and we sang the "Loving Cup" to Katy Beth.  
Defiantly a night to remember!