Friday, November 28, 2014


She still can't quite believe that a little girl from South Carolina has had such an amazing life journey! She's had her share of sorrow, but still wouldn't trade her life for anyone else's. Happy Birthday, Mama!

Thursday, November 27, 2014


So thankful for today and that we got to spend it with some of the people we love. We surely did miss our south Georgia family, though. 

Bo's happy place: outside.

Wait. I thought we were going to stay outside all day.

Mama and her favorite granddaughter.

She also wanted a picture with her favorite daughter...

...and one to prove she's still tall!

Getting serious with Carol.

Bo can't quite figure out Wayne's flip phone;
swiping the screen does nothing!

E.W. and his girl

Bo and Grannie Rae

These two = double trouble.

Some of the bounty...way more that we needed.

Quite possibly the last picture as a family of three?

Bo practices his big brother skills
on his week old cousin, James.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Weekend Rewind: Kip and a 34-7 Win!

E.W. and I went to Athens Thursday afternoon so we could get a head start on his birthday weekend. Although remembering the same weekend last year was bittersweet, we had such a good time. Completely not like me, but these are the only pictures!

Friday morning we went with Kate to do a little shopping for furniture. Bo volunteered to test drive many, many chairs. 

chair quality control volunteer

Worth and Ashley came Friday in time to head downtown for supper before Kip's concert at the Classic Center. Kate and I had been planning it since the date was announced (so nice of Kip to have a concert in Athens on E.W.'s birthday!). 

We had great seats and E.W. walked down to the front to watch for a while; see him leaning on the wall? Can't tell you how proud he was!

Kip's old coach was TOO proud.

Saturday we were ready for a win over Auburn. E.W.'s college roommate, Sonny, and his son found our tailgate and that was a fun part of the day. I think it's been about thirty years since we'd seen him.

still crazy after all these years

Kate and I brought Bo home for bath/supper/bed; Ashley, Worth, Jay, and E.W. braved the chill at the game. He took about three hundred pictures with my phone (many featured the ceiling and other random objects). He did manage to take a few of himself. 

one of several hundred attempts

We got him down for the night and then proceeded to really enjoy the game on tv. A 34-7 win? Yes, please. A torn acl for Gurley? Ugh.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Simple Marker

A simple marker, like thousands of others. Powerful in its simplicity.

Daddy's marker at Arlington National Cemetery

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Domino Effect

When one thing (in this instance, the tv) is moved, it seems as if there is a rule that everything else has to be rearranged.... and we're not done yet. 

Oh, and a new paint color's been selected...wonder when that will happen?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween 2014

Ashley outdid herself!

Ellie was one of the millions of Elsas this year. Behind her is Emma as
Anna. The Frozen franchise is alive and well.

Our hosts for the evening: Bob the Builder, a witch, Elsa, Anna, and
a little boy who was not a fan of his Duck Dynasty costume.

My children were surprised when they saw each other wearing a hard hat.

A little pre-trick-or-treating madness. Mack did his best to keep up
with the big kids. Bo was more interested in the golf car. 

So much fun watching these two together; should be even more fun
when Bo adds a little brother to the mix!

Emma was TOO excited about Papa's hayride!

Emma shows Bo how it's done.

It took him a while but he got the hang of it. However, he had no idea that
getting candy was the goal. For him, it was all about riding in the
golf car and carrying his 'punkin'.

Emma tries to explain it to him...

...and Mack looks like he's over it when really
he enjoyed the hayride with Grandma Serita.

You will notice there are no pictures of Ellie trick-or-treating. 
She was leading the pack from one house to the next. 
The few photos I did get were just Elsa-colored streaks!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

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