Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One Of Us Isn't Going To Make It Out Of This Stage Alive....

Summer dons her flower earrings, hello kitty summer dress with Thumper bunny striped shirt underneath, paisley felt pants, hippo socks, mary janes, and of course red barrets.... She has all of a sudden completely and utterly embraced "I DO IT" Independence. The point of what she wears has become a major battle. She does NOT want your help. She does NOT want what you have picked out for her to wear. She does NOT care if the clothes are inside out, upside down, dirty, mismatched, or not hers.

She IS passionate about what she has picked out. She IS determined to put it on herself. She DOES change her outfit at least 3 times a day. She Will fight you to the death on this issue.

On a side note...the topic of her NOT being potty trained has hit a whole new level. She has taught herself how to put on her own diaper. Do you hear me? This. is. not. normal. behavior. Mike and I cannot believe how amazingly stubborn she is. She fights us when we try to change her, because yet again, she want to do it herself. After 4 kids we can't believe we have a child that is SO adamant against going on the potty.

I think age three is going to be a doozie...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Holy Cow

My wonderful, Beautiful Niece Ashley is getting married in June. To a really great guy. He fits into our family perfectly.
He reminds me alot of my brother. I think the two of of them are going to do great.
Now this wonderful beautiful niece of mine is busy planning her wedding now. Weddings are expensive, and they are doing all they can to make it happen. Especially when you already have one of these little gems.... (isn't she adorable :)
OH! and one of this kind too :)
So you see it is a full house already trying to plan the wedding...
Now this wonderful, beautiful niece in her wedding planning, asked her beautiful wonderful Aunt if she would do the pictures for the wedding...
{{crickets chirping...}}
I am torn between feeling like this....
and this....

Oh Yes...I am so proud she asked...but OH so wish there was a professional there to take over! {{YIKES!!!}}
and to all you noticers out YES, I know that last picture is a bed commercial, but I was working with what I had!

Monday, February 22, 2010

What The Heck!

What The HECK!

Tatum uses that term all the time.

So much now that Summer has started to say it.

It not only is very very odd coming out of a two year olds mouth, it is very funny when she says it with such vigor.

After Tatum and Lindsey's high the other night of Winter formal, they woke up I guess still not with it out of their system. With their hair still spilling all over in left over curls and in their teenage youth of no sleep hardly and no showers, slipped clothes on and shoved pancakes into theirs mouths and went on an adventure that I can only define as "what the heck!"

Mike and I stood in the driveway in our pajamas and just had to laugh....
Farmville is my Life
Lindsey H's butt turns me on!
P.S. we're single
We is sexy
Lindsey and Tatum 4 ever
Seniors 2012
I heart Lindsey fo sho

Tatum's car is hott

wally world

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Winter Formal


Tonight was the night for the High School's Winter Formal Dance. Tatum and a group of friends went. They just left in a flurry moments ago full of excitement.

Lol~You can she the dress she chose...the votes were overwhelming for the grey one I liked, but she stuck to her guns and wore the black. It really doesn't matter who voted what...she looked stunning...

They had plans of dinner and the dance and then out for shakes. She got to take her best friend from our old neighborhood. It was really special to Tatum that she got to come, because Lindsey came for Tatum's 16th birthday and missed her own school's Homecoming Dance, just to be there for Tatum's bday.

They went and got their hair done, before the others came and then even cut out time for good old mom to have a photo shoot:)


okay...they were getting kind of goofy by here....
Friend Cole arrives...
"Oh Charlie" (like Charlie Angels, lol)

I hope you have a GREAT NIGHT my girls!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Watch Out Annie Oakley

This girl was straight out from the tub, and started prancing through the house. I totally cracked up once she got her brother's toy gun and started posing. Miss body beautiful she is...

If she doesn't knock you down with her toy pistol, she will with her Rico Suave looks :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Winter GetAway~It's Happening!!!

I'm SOOO excited! Yesterday, while we had the chance (being out on our date for our anniversary) we took the time and used it to sit down with a travel agent and book our trip! I was getting worried that maybe we wouldn't get to do it, with Mike's recovery and all. My mom had given us dates she would stay with the kids (Yes~the 2nd year, and she's back for more...I can't believe it! Isn't she the best!) and we were approaching that time so quick I was afraid we were going to miss out.

We tried to be adventurous and look into different places than where we went last February (Cancun), but it ended up not working. Everywhere we looked the travel time really was so much!! I had my heart set on St Lucia, I saw it on the Bachelor and it looked SO LUSH and GORGEOUS, but 2hours to Atlanta...4 and half hours to St. Lucia, THEN 2 Hours on bus through the mountains....we just couldn't do that for a 3 day trip! no...Definitely SOMEDAY when we can go for a week or so! But we are going to be lucky to milk 2 solid days out of this so travel time is important. We looked at Aruba, and Jamaica, and the same thing.

So right next to Cancun is the Riviera Mayan area and they looked perfect for what we were wanting. Last years trip was perfect, and it is almost the same as that resort, but still a little different so we also can experience new things.

It still is all inclusive! Awesome. It is still adults only. I could cry. Beautiful. Annnnddd the part the is a new exciting experience...........

How cool is that?!?! I have never heard of that before! I am so psyched!
So, we leave in 3 weeks! I know! Holy Cow! Travel Day on Sunday. Enjoy Monday and Tuesday. Fly back and assume reality Wednesday. This will SO tye me over till spring!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Seventeen is such a special number to us....

It is the age I was when we met....

the age I was when we married....

it is the number of years now we celebrate on this anniversary....

Our Ten Year Anniversary~Renewel of vows on the beaches of Key West

why he {{might}}} of needed that belly button surgery ;(

Happy Anniversary Baby. I can't imagine walking this life with anyone else by my side..