Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Whole Lotta Nothin'

Well, the reason for the absence in new posts is that, well basically, not a whole lot has been going on around here! We have actually enjoyed not doing anything and the girls have enjoyed having all of our attention. This is the last week of this "school year" (if you wanna call it that) and the girls will be off next week. After that, they both move up to their new classes for the next year. Mary Mac is very excited (although I'm not sure she's realized that this means that she will not get to see her wonderful teachers that she loves so much from this past year), but in her mind she has figured out that moving up to another class just means that she is that much closer to going to "Big School"! She wants me to reassure her everyday that "when I am 5, almost 6, I WILL go to big school?" Anna, on the other hand, has no clue that her world as she knows it is about to be turned upside down. She is attached to her teacher's hip (literally) and does not like change at all! Also, they will be going all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and she will have to learn to nap at school! This will be interesting, but I am confident that Ms. Patty and Ms. Patricia will whip her into shape just like they did Mary Mac! Anyway, that is all from here right now. Sam is going on a fishing trip today for the weekend and I am going to try and take the girls to another Rodeo - wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I almost forgot to post that I am having a Dabberdoo party tomorrow at my house. For those of you not in town, you are more than welcome to go to the website and order stuff directly from there - just be sure to put my name in the Consultant's Name box at checkout! If you have no clue what I'm talking about - this is something I sell from home that started out primarily as a stationary-type company that you could customize note cards, calling cards, bag tags, etc., but it has now moved more into the gifty-type stuff that is monogrammable. I know it sounds cheesy, but it is really cute stuff and we still have several of the stationary things available. We have great wedding gift items, birthday gifts, baby shower gifts, etc. I actually have a lot of the items personally and I love it! So, if you are interested (or at least just visit the website) go to and click on the Shop Online tab. Molli - will you tell your mom about it? She told me to let her know next time I had a show and I wrote a note on your sister's invitation to tell her, but just in case, I thought I would tell you too!

Slip N Slide - WooHoo!

Okay, so in reference to the Slip N Slide that Sam is talking about below, here is the video. One is of Anna on it then the other is Mary Mac - pay attention to her "Warning - Don't Try This At Home"! (YOU WILL NEED TO PAUSE/MUTE MY PLAYLIST MUSIC AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE) And, yes, I did partake in the fun (not showing the video though!). How many 31 year old moms can say that they have Slip N Slid'd with their kids? I can't remember the last time I did that - ohhh, yes I can, I think it was actually at a Sigma Nu Crawfish party! Yikes!

Monday, July 14, 2008


A little change from the norm, it's Sam posting this time. I want to give a thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law, Molli, who influenced my wife when we were in Clearwater on vacation that we needed to do some remodeling! Molli, you probably don't know you did this, but we are now elbows deep in blue, green and crimson paint! Leigh and I spent Saturday and Sunday painting our dining room blue, then started painting my "playroom" crimson and next on to the bedroom for some green fun. What else is there to do on a hot sunny weekend? Lay out at the pool? Go to the lake? Sit inside and have a cold one? Nope! Paint! (Although, Leigh and the girls did go a few rounds on the slip-and-slide and you should see the videos!) I must say we did a darn good job for two amateurs, but we are not for hire so don't think about asking. Any way, Molli, just wanted to say thanks and next time we come visit, please don't have any home projects going! Got to go, my trusty paint brush is at home calling!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Comments Anyone?

Not to burden anyone, but I would love for people reading our blog to make occasional comments! I absolutely love reading the comments, but more importantly, I would love to know who is actually reading our blog. If you're unsure about how to do it, just click on the Sign In link at the top of the page and register to make comments. It is totally free to sign up and you don't have to set up your own blog to when you sign up - so go ahead, what's stopping you! Please don't embarass me and make me think I have no friends! Ha - just kidding - I know that you're out there! Love you all and would love to hear from you!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pictures from the Beach

These are a few of my favorite pictures from the beach! You can click on the collage and it will open it in a new window so that you can actually see the pictures.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Surfin Up, Dude!

Here is a video of Mary Mac riding a buggy board by herself. She kept telling everyone on the beach that she was "Just Surfin' Up, Dude!" This was the 2nd ride and I cut the camera off just as she starting screaming about the salt water splashing in her eyes! I mean, how funny is she - with her sunglasses and floaties on! It's all about the look! Gotta look good doing it!

Anna Is Walking!

I love watching babies learn to walk. No offense, Mimi (Anna's great-grandmother who has Parkinson's), but you and Anna now have a similar walking style!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Long Awaited Tribute

5 Years! Like I say all the time - Wow, what a whirlwind it has been! I can't believe that it has already been 5 years since that very beautiful, blessed day that Sam and I exchanged vows in front of our families! If someone would have read into my future 7 years ago and told me that in 2008 I would be married to the most wonderful husband and dad, have 2 beautiful little girls, living in Tuscaloosa, and living my dream life (country club mom included!) - I would have totally laughed in their face. I was so far from this "place" at that time! Well, fast-forward to today! What a life I get to live and love! I could not ask for more! My husband is a hard-working, kind, loving, caring, affectionate, devoted husband and dad to myself, Mary Mac, and Anna. In just 5 short years, we have gone from young, carefree newlyweds that had no idea what we would do for a living or where we would be to settled, not-so-newlyweds with 2 little angels, great jobs, a great house, and our perfect little family! As we celebrated our anniversary at the beach (where else would we celebrate?), we toasted to our love, our family, and many many more years to come! I can only pray that our girls will find such a "Hero" for a partner as their dad is to me! I truly could not do it without him - he is my partner, my rock, my one and only, and always my voice of reason! And, this is why I married the most wonderful man in the world, Sam! I LOVE YOU!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Leave You Hanging?

Sorry to leave everyone hanging - I know you are all anxiously awaiting my tribute (ha ha!). Well, it will have to wait until I can get caught up with my "real" job! We had the best week last week with the girls at the beach - thanks for any prayers for sick-free vacation! We had so much fun that (ok, brace yourself) I never even took my computer out of my bag! I know, I know, that's very hard to believe, but it is the truth! As a matter of fact, I had forgotten my computer at the beach, but thanks to Dad, he saw it and picked it up! I would have been SOL once I got back to work today!

Also, we have lots of great videos and pictures of the girls on the beach that I will post as soon as I get them uploaded! Anna is finally walking everywhere on her own (as opposed to only on command) and Mary Mac realized how much of a fish she truly is! She was even diving under the waves and riding ("all bymyself" as she says - one word) the buggy board with the waves!