It's been a while. Part of me feels bad for neglecting the blog (since it's where I keep up with our family memories), but then part of me is glad we've been too busy having fun that I've completely forgotten about it! :) Well not completely, because every time I update this blog I'm reminded that I haven't posted here in over a month!! EEK!
So I'm gonna play a little catch up and try to remember what happened to the month of November! Does anyone else feel like that month just FLEW by! We did a lot of traveling. We were in Nashville twice and then we made the trek from Montgomery to Ohio. But let me start with the biggest news of all...
SISSY HAS A BOYFRIEND!!!!! :) He saw the add on my blog and I set the whole thing up! Totally kidding. Actually a good friend of my mom's set them up and she and "the judge" instantly hit it off! We're so excited for her!
Ok, moving on...
While we were in Nashville we had the Home Boutique. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported us! It was such a great event! We hope to make it an annual thing, so if you couldn't make it out this year, we'll be doing it again next year!
Thanksgiving seems like such a long time ago! We decided to drive up to Ohio for the holiday. It only took us about 10 hours to get there, but the way back was much much longer. The holiday traffic never ceases to amaze me. So many people on the roads. It probably took us about 15 hours to get back. Yuck. Laney did amazingly well. I mean...I'm not gonna lie she had her cranky moments of "get me outta this car seat NOW people!" But overall she did pretty great.
While we were in Ohio we got to stop and see these two...
Once we made it to Columbus we got to spend lots of time with Laney's adorable little cousin, Ellise! It was her birthday and she turned 3! I can't even believe how fast time flies!
And let me add...it's been a while..but there really is nothing better than an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. It was totally delish!
While we were there we also hit up the Columbus Zoo. Just in case you're not aware, Columbus has been voted the best zoo in the country for several years now. It's really terrific! And at Christmas time they light the place up! It's beautiful!
Ok so that was Thanksgiving. When we arrived back in Montgomery we were greeted by some friendly faces!
Campbell and Adeline are here for the month. And while it's a little crazy around here it's a lot of fun. I'm so thankful that our girls have this time together. Laney really loves her cousins.
I hope you are all having a wonderful season. It's been really special for me getting to spend so much time with my family. I hope you're all surrounded by your loved ones throughout the season!
Over the weekend we headed up to North Alabama to celebrate Adeline's second birthday. Adeline is a halloween baby, so we celebrated a few days early. We always have fun when we get the girls together. Laney is a super social kid and she generally just loves to be around other kids, especially these two girls.
Lizzie planned a really fun morning for Addy's party. We had it at this totally awesome park in Tuscumbia! It had a train, a carousel, and even a mini-roller coaster! It was so fun! The kids loved it! Adeline and Campbell have mostly guy friends. One of which Campbell claims as her "boyfriend"! Haha! Don't tell her Daddy. :) Bryson, Graham and Hudson were so cute! The kids all had a lot of fun together. And...I took WAAAAYYY too many pictures, so I'm just going to let them speak for themselves! :)
One last thing...Those adorable cupcake cookies were made by Elisabeth Epperson. She is a TERRIFIC cook! Not only are they adorable but they taste AMAZING!! If you live in the Montgomery area you HAVE to check her out!
My incredibly artistic and talented friends and I are hosting this fun event Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12th. We'll have TONS of fun gift items! Including the aprons below! If you're in the Nashville area you really don't want to miss this. Plan a girl's night out next Friday or Saturday and join us! I hope to see you there! :)
My sweet little mother-in-law often tells Eric and I that "children are made readers on the laps of their parents." I must say, if there's any truth to that, we will have a SUPER reader one day! This kid LOVES her books! In fact about the only time we can get her to sit still and sit with us in our laps is when we read to her. Once we finish one book, she goes back to her basket and brings us another.
What books are you reading to your kids? Any suggestions? (Honestly, mommy and daddy are getting a little tired of the same books and need some new ones!)
Dear sweet bloggy-blog...I have not forgotten you. And you sweet little readers (friends :)) I haven't forgotten you either. I really have no excuse for my lack of posts. Fall has happened upon us and we've just been loving it: pumpkins, mums, football, runs through the neighborhood in this beautiful COOLER weather, long sleeves, boots, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! We've just been loving the changing of seasons!
The past couple of weekends we've seen family and hit up the two big football towns of Alabama. A couple of weeks a go Sissy, Laney and I went to t-town for homecoming to see Jackie-poo. He was a great host and we had lots of fun strolling through campus and seeing all that homecoming at Alabama had to offer. I hadn't been there since high school (that's a LONG time ago!), so it was really fun to be back there. I even sported a slightly crimson shirt (I know...I know) ONLY because I love my little brother. Laney was too innocent to be wearing that color so she was neutral in her hot pink. :)
Then...last weekend we went to Auburn!! Walker and Emily had come down from Ohio. It was a short visit, but better than no visit! :) Sissy stayed for the game and Laney and I headed back to Montgomery to watch it from the comfort of home. Ps- Eric's had to work the past couple of weekends. I just fee like I needed to put that out there...I don't want you people thinking I've just been running off and leaving him every weekend! :) Not that he would mind having the house to himself to lay around and watch football all day! hehe.
Ok, so, in between weekends we've gotten to catch up with old friends! My friend, Elizabeth, was in town from Kentucky with her cute kiddos and we just had to get together with them! Selah, her oldest daughter, is one of the most loving little girls, she wanted to hold Laney's hand, but my little independent child wouldn't have it. I had to tell Selah, for what it's worth, it hurts my feelings too when Laney doesn't want to hold my hand. Erin and baby Hudson came over to play too! Look how big he is!! He weighs more than Laney does!! haha!!
I hope everyone is having a great fall! And for the record a VERY WAR EAGLE! (Can you tell I'm feeling guilty for wearing a crimson shirt!?!)