Saturday, January 29, 2011

It's A Wonderful Life: Edition It's A First

Thanks to some wonderful friends, Kate and Jay were showered with everything they will need to celebrate all of the 'firsts' in their marriage...first tailgate, first beach trip, first Thanksgiving, first rainy day, first get the idea.  The theme really got the creative juices going!  We are humbled by all of the love shown to our Kate and her beloved and again, our hearts are so full.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dawgs and More Dawgs

A quick weekend trip to the Classic City...wowed by Stegeman's renovation, the gymnastics team over Auburn and the basketball team over Mississippi State...and just a tiny bit of wedding talk.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

This Face

E.W. and I wish we could see this sweet face.  Thank goodness that in a few short months she and her family are moving so much closer!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Flashback: January 18, 1903

This is my grandmother, Kate, as a toddler with her parents.  Growing up, I coveted this photo to the point that she finally had a copy made for me!  
I didn't know the background behind it until many years later when genealogy research turned up this picture: 
You'll notice the three of them, front and center.  Turns out the photo was taken at a family reunion and I actually had two newspaper accounts of the event in a scrapbook that had belonged to a sister (Carrie Hughie Sponcler) of my great great grandmother (Mrs. W.A. Wright)!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Flashback: Meant to Be

So...GA/FL weekend, 2005.  Jennifer and Kate were staying at cousin George's place on the island.  Naturally they had to be where the action was, in the Village at Brogen's.  They were not the only ones; check out the guy laughing on the left of the picture.  
Jennifer, George, and Kate
also Jay, laughing over there in the background!
Kate was going through some photos today and noticed him in the background.  It's further proof that she and Jay crossed paths for years before they actually met (she's on the sidelines cheering in his football senior highlight video and he actually lived here during her last two years of high school)!  Thankfully, Kate also met Rose (one of my ADPi sisters) that weekend.  Rose eventually met Jay (in Alabama - crazy, right?) and told him she knew the perfect girl for him when he got back to Athens.  Turns out she was right.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ten Days

Today was the tenth day. Last time, that was the magic number.  This time, sad to say, it's not.  Miss Scarlett, we miss you terribly and if you ever decide to come home, know where we are.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Out With the Old

He got me through some rough times back in the pre-google days, but now that my children are 28 and 31, it might be safe to ditch the Dr. Spock, doncha think?

Friday, January 7, 2011


27 Months, A Self-Portrait 
Ellie's love of the camera has expanded beyond cheesing and wanting to see each new picture on the screen of the she's into the self-portrait. Here's just one of the many she took with my camera last week. Quite possibly she needs to perfect the hold-the-camera-way-out-and-smile technique!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Ellie is ready for 2011!
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