A note to parents: Safeguard your Golf Carts!!!! This could have been much worse. I have heard of several accidents that did not turn out as well involving children. It was only about 15 seconds of drama but it seemed like forever and not to mention...it could have caused a life time of issues for my sweet boys had they reacted differently or had the cart gone into the water!!!! Holy Cow!!!!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
You may remember a post in recent months about our new family pet, Cattie. I reassured Sam and Fulton as we released Cattie into the wild that he would one day come back to visit. They couldn't believe their eyes when Cattie appeared as a beautiful butterfly. It was amazing how this little butterfly seemed to hang around our front yard all afternoon. Sam and Fu had so much fun chasing him and trying to catch him. Maybe Cattie really did appreciate the yummy, leaves, water, and twigs we provided for him in his make-shift terrarium. I think he was just fluttering by to thank us for helping him become a beautiful butterfly!! It was good to see you, Cattie. You look like you're doing well!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Aunt Laynie, Emily, and Renee...3 Generations (We were sad that Emily's twin sister Sidney couldn't be there.)
A very pretty and very LARGE cake
Say Cheese...Cousins Alice and Tina, Aunt Judy, Uncle "Bubba", Ms. Ann, and Aunt Laynie
The 3 sisters...Mom, Aunt Laynie, and Aunt Judy
Sam and Fu had MORE than a good time
Me and My Laynie
And Nic providing a little comedy in Sam's rain coat!!!
Emily, Renee, and David
A pouty FuFu and his Boppa
Happy Birthday to Aunt Laynie!!!! We hosted a BBQ Birthday Party for my Aunt Laynie's 70th. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves. We had simple BBQ dinner with blue cheese chips to die for and chowed on some awesome cake afterwards. I was so glad a few of our relatives that we don't frequently see were able to come (but also sad that several others couldn't make it). It was steamy outside so we kept it all indoors and shared funny stories and great conversation. We hope Aunt Laynie had a great time. She deserves it!
A note to Aunt Laynie: We love you, Laynie!!!!! You are so special to us and we appreciate ALL you do for us. All your kind gestures to me and my boys never go unnoticed and are appreciated more than you know.
Thanks for being "My Layine"!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
2 year-old class
3 year-old class
4 year-old classSome of Sam's classmates at the 4 year-old program
Sweet Mrs. Walsh (a tough act to follow!!!!)
Sam's best bud Keith Giese at the school picnic" Sam Todd", "Sam Baker", and Evan Sam and "Keithie" enjoying a celebratory snack one last time!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
It was so wonderful to see Summer. We all miss her terribly even though she's only a few miles down the road. We laughed so hard and told funny stories and created great new memories as well. It was a really fun night!
I just adore my sweet girlfriends and love our crazy nights out...But sometimes I feel like I'm getting WAAAAAY TOOOOO Old for this!!!
Here's a tell tale sign you're too old for this stuff...I asked someone what the bartender's name was and they said it was Sam. So as I called his familiar name for him to take my order..."Say-um, Say-um", he turned and laughed and said oh my gosh you say that just like my MOM!!! (HELLOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Wake -up call!) My reply...that's because I AM a Sam's mom! Any whooooooo! Time to go home!!!!!
Brooks, Me, Ansley, and Summer
We had the giggles the entire night...I'm sure all those young kids in the bar thought...What are those old ladies on??? I think we were just glad to see Summer and glad to be out and not on bedtime duty.
April popped into Za's to meet us for a while
Summertime and Ans
How does April's husband, Chris always end up on the girls nights out????
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
My Bunco group attempts to do themes monthly but since we were hosting and I happen to be a theme-a-saurus...we decided to go all out!!!
Our guests pitched-in to provide a lovely fare of burgers and dogs with all the fixin's, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, Trey's signature "better-than-sex-cake", The McLendon's "marriage-saver ice cream pie", and of course... sweet tea.
Tommy, John and Patrick strike a redneck pose
Ya like my tatt??? It says "sweetheart"
Allison McL., Shannon K., Ellen S., Claudia B.(please note the rolled down knee-hi), Mason H., Neal K., Darby K., Jen A., Marie P., Ansley G.
Leighton McL., Brian K., Tommy S., Patrick G., John A., Trey K., Patrick K., Steven P., Jimmy H., Shannon B.
Tommy & Ellen (They pulled it off perfectly...Tommy with a cut off flannel shirt and hat atop his head Ellen-was going for an All American look in her patriotic tank, #8 racing cap, and BRIGHT RED BOOTS!)
Neal & Trey (The pregnant couple sported some real nice outfits...Neal-Big hair, a homemade safety pin necklace, really big hair, and a sign on her belly asking "Who's my baby-daddy?" Trey-some fabulous overalls and a perfect red-neck fitting hat. Trey also entertained us with redneck pickup lines)
Me and my rolled-knee-hi's
Allison & Leighton (They looked redneck prime wearing their race-day garb and tattoos. Allison's rolled sleeves showed off a real feminine side and her tattoos. Leighton showed us all that he's a Bud man!)
Mason & Jimmy (They made a great pair in their white t's, jeans, and highschool class rings on gold chains. Mason's tattoos and many pieces of gold jewelry really added the final touched to her outfit! )
Shannon & Brian (they decided to take it easy with they're redneck attire...we were just glad they were there...they're only a few weeks postpartum!!!)
Jen & John (Are lookin' good in their camo hats...John's duck boots and cut off jeans went very nicely w/ Jen's husband-beater t-shirt. Must have been very comfy in their white trash gear...they stayed til the wee hours with us!)