Saturday, November 30, 2013

That Time Already?

I cannot believe it is time for the wedding dress pictures AGAIN! It seems like just a few weeks ago I was doing last year's pics. Every year I promise myself I'm going to do them earlier so we can take them outside while it's still warm. But I still didn't get to it until after Savannah's birthday, so excuse the poor lighting - we had to take them inside again. Scarlett was a little more cooperative this year...but just a little. She enjoyed trying on the dress and posing for about 3 minutes, then she was bored with it.

Savannah doesn't enjoy trying the dress on at all, but she humors me.

I can't believe it, but this dress almost fits her now! Not the bust or length, of course, but look how it fits her!

I was a tiny little thing when I married Jon....

Savannah experienced her first tournament last weekend. She said she wasn't nervous - she looks nervous to me!

Practicing with Mr. Buddy

Jon and I tried to prepare her for tell her that it wasn't going to be like in class when they are practicing. I don't think she really "got it" until she was actually out there though. There was only one other girl in her division, so she only got to fight once. She did really good for her first time - at least we thought so. It was 9-6. But Savannah wasn't happy AT ALL about second place.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Scarlett's Birthday and Other Stuff

On July 31st, my baby girl turned 4! Since we had just spent a week at Rosemary Beach, we just had a small party here at home.

Scarlett picked out the rainbow cake.

I don't know what she wished for, but I sure hope it came true!

New mermaid necklace

All the little guests liked the chickens.

July 31st is also Malice's birthday...she's one year old now! Jon made her a special doggy birthday cake with peanut butter frosting.

Peanut butter face

And we've already started another school year...the summer flew by so fast! Savannah is now in second grade, and she picked a fabulous outfit for her first day.

Can't start a new school year without fab new shoes....

Scarlett's first day of school outfit

We went to LeBohneur last month for Scarlett's surgery. Here's our little patient in her hospital gown.

She was such a good sport, but she started getting cranky after several hours of waiting. Actually, we were all getting pretty cranky. We'd waited all day. Finally, someone from the surgical team came out and told us she'd be going back in just a few minutes. Not too long after that, they came back and told us we'd have to reschedule.

Needless to say, we weren't happy. But we didn't have much choice in the matter, so we left. Scarlett is going back to have her surgery on Wednesday. So everyone say a prayer for our little sweetheart.

I'll end with this pic of Savannah the artist. Mimi and Pappi gave her an easel and paints, and she had a ball painting Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


We went to Rosemary beach last month. We had such a great time...I love that place! This time Mimi and Pappi went with us. We stayed at the Wave Loft this time. The Wave Loft isn't as big as the last condo we rented, but it was perfect for the six of us. It also wasn't too far from the Sugar Shack...Mimi and Pappi made many trips there with the girls.

Photo of us pulling into Rosemary...that's the condo up ahead on the top floor.

We made it just in time to visit the beach before dark.

Living room


Our bedroom. This was the most comfortable sleeping on a cloud! We didn't get a pic of Mimi and Pappi's room, but it was a king bed just like ours.

The girls bunk room

There was also a full kitchen and two full baths.

Here we all are walking to the beach on our first day. Savannah was a little disgruntled that she had to carry her own body board.

Our set-up on the beach.

When we first got to the beach on that first day, Scarlett ran to the water and immediately got knocked down by a big wave. After that, if she wanted to go into the water, she insisted someone carry her.

Sailboat in the distance

Savannah and Pappi getting ready to catch fish

Mimi brought lots of sand toys...including a bucket big enough for Scarlett to sit in.

Mimi, Pappi, and the girls at sunset

Looking for shells at sunset

Mimi and the girls at the Barbados pool

We took a 3 hour tour on the Ashley Gorman. It took us to Shell Island.

Jon, Scarlett and I walked waaaaay down the beach and found a seashell graveyard....we saw hundreds of huge shells. All were broken, unfortunately, but it was still pretty cool. Scarlett had a run-in with this little guy.

That's him right there in the center...the crab. She was happily telling me she'd found a crab until he took a step toward her....then she ran screaming.

We ate breakfast at Cowgirl Kitchen before the trip home. I hated to leave.

Yesterday was Scarlett's birthday. I can't believe she is 4 years old already! She requested lunch at Jason's Deli. Her gift was a ballerina dance-with-me doll that's as tall as she is. We'll have Scarlett's real party on Sunday.

And now for the egg-citing news....sorry, I can't stop saying it like that, haha. OUR FIRST EGGS!

Totally unexpected! We weren't expecting them to start laying until Septemberish. So we didn't have their nesting boxes ready yet. The girls were super eggcited! Savannah has already requested I cook these eggs for breakfast in the morning.

All that hard work deserved a treat. The chicks got their first taste of Watermelon.