Thanks for stopping by! We were a family of three, until we added one more (cat, that is), making us a family of four. In 2012, we added four husband, two girls, and a dog. We have a full plate as a party of eight!

Adoption, blended families, pets, school,'s all here. Pull up a chair and read a while. After you do, please leave a little comment love! It makes me happy...and y'all know...if Momma is happy, then everyone is least at our house!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Top Ten Signs You Know You're Getting Married

10.  You take a "time out" from planning to go to a football game!  Even if it is so cold you can't feel your fingers and toes underneath the layers of warm clothes!  What fun we had watching Vandy win at Wake Forest last Saturday.  

9.  While at the above mentioned football game, you learn that your rehearsal dinner you thought was planned is suddenly non-existent.

8.  You spend two days, less than a week before the wedding, trying to find a place to have a rehearsal dinner.  You ask everyone you know, and even some people you don't.  And finding a place that can host 35 people, at the last minute, the same weekend that the ACC championship game is in town while other folks are already having holiday parties, and stay within your budget feels like you have just won a championship of some sort! (And your principal is the one who suggests the location that ultimately becomes the venue.)

7.  Boxes arrive periodically at the front door, courtesy of UPS or FedEx.  The boxes usually contain gifts, unless you live at my house...

6.  You can go from giddy with excitement to overcome with stress in less time than it takes to sneeze.

5.  The above mentioned stress can be eased with chocolate.

4.  You realize you need a shirt that buttons instead of one that pulls over your head so that you don't destroy your wedding day hair-do.

3.  You have blue toenails to go with the color scheme of your wedding...because blue fingernails would not look very nice in pictures!  ;)

2.  You serve dinner to your parents and your soon to be in-laws on Thursday night so they can meet each other for the first time before the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner/wedding all takes place.  If you ever wonder what to serve...homemade lasagna, salad, and rolls with a chocolate mousse pie for dessert is perfect.

1.  This is what it looks like at the top of the stairs at your house...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Football Weekend

So, what's a girl to do when her wedding is only 5 weeks away?

Take off for a weekend of college football, of course!

So that's exactly what we did last weekend.

(Which means our wedding is now 4 weeks...really 2 days less that that since it is now late Sunday night...)

The best picture of the weekend came from my sister-in-law, Martha...

My other favorite picture was one I took at the aquarium on Sunday afternoon.

Uncle Will lost a bet with Gloria and dressed up like Aubie for this game.

Brian let his Auburn spirit shine through...even though we got trounced by Texas A&M.

On Sunday afternoon, after a day at the aquarium, we ate dinner--with some YUMMY onion rings--before heading home.

And here we are, a week later...a week closer to the wedding...

Football, anyone?!?

Ni Hao Yall