texas trip number 3

this past weekend my mom and i took annie and emily for a long weekend to san antonio. every time we have driven there we go a different way, and i think we finally found the best route.

while we were there we had a miss america party.

these were our activities:

-making necklaces
-decorating tiaras with stickers
-making hair ribbon things
-watching the pagaent
-eating pizza pizza
-drinking shirley temples with a crazy straw
-decorating cupcakes...strawberry of course
-dance party!
-putting on make-up
-doing fun hair-dos
-painting fingernails
-cleaning fingernail polish out of the carpet...did you know that windex gets it out? neither did i! shaving cream also works, but not fingernail polish remover...which is what you think would work.

thom decided to get out of the house and go to the movies, so it was an all girls night!

here are some pictures from the party...

the girly girls showing off the hair ribbons they made.

the next day cailin asked me to do another scavenger hunt for them. the last time we took alex i did 3 scavenger hunts because they were having so much fun! the funny thing is that a lot of the clues included them cleaning and doing school work!

this time the clues said that a silly monster had stolen annabel's penguin and we needed help finding it.
one of the clues had them crawl under all of the dining room chairs that were in a straight line. they had to spin around in a chair and walk a straight line, and about 18 other activities. we made a fort and finger puppets. later that night they put on a play with the finger puppets.

i am so blessed to be their aunt!!

i have a couple more pictures from the scavenger hunt that i'll post later. one of these days i'll post pictures from texas trip #2

below is a video of annabel saying her name....annabel "guffy"


the scariest driveway on the planet

for months now i have been wanting to get some footage of my brother's driveway.

while we were there over christmas i finally accomplished that goal.

the sad thing is that it doesn't really even do it justice.

here are some pictures of walking up the driveway

it should be noted that at the end of the driveway is a lake...which adds to the excitement (a.k.a. fear)

here is a video of clint backing up the driveway...again, it doesn't do it justice

fashionably late...

i've had a couple of posts with no pictures...that's no fun!


here are some pictures from christmas morning.

the first couple are from christmas morning in jackson, and the two on the end are from christmas in birmingham.

we had such a wonderful christmas being all together!!


update on cold tangerines...

i recently told y'all about a book i was reading called cold tangerines. scroll down a couple of posts and you can see the cover of it.

this book might be one of my favorite books ever. largely impart to the way the author writes. she writes like she is just talking to you. obviously i am a big fan of that because i tend to do it myself. my brain doesn't form eloquent sentences at the strike of a key, and i don't take the time to really think about what i'm about to write. no worries though...her writing is MUCH better than mine!

i finished the book over the holidays and decided that i wanted to get one for all my friends to read. then i remembered that i'm 27 and poor. i thought that i could mail it to one friend and then have them send it on to the next friend. but that just automatically means that i am never going to see my book again. it is so good that i can't actually part with it. plus i underlined my favorite lines and starred passages that i want to remember. i'm holding on to my book.


all this to say....go buy the book. it is $12.40.

i'll even give you the direct link for it at amazon. i tried finding it locally and couldn't, so you're going to have to order it somewhere.

after you read it....come back and tell me what you think.


i'm back!

i actually got back a week ago, but last week when i tried to post my computer wouldn't let me.

let's be honest...i gave up after trying twice.

tonight i fixed the counter. not sure what was wrong with it. and i took down the christmas music. sad i know, but it is january 12th.

there are so many pictures to show, stories to tell and a video of my brother's driveway. you will understand why i got video footage of it when you see it!

but for now....just know that i'm back, and the updates will come!