Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weekend with the Troves

I was sooooo excited that my bestie, Alissa, came in to visit this weekend! I was also super excited that her Mama, my Mom's BFF, came in to visit, too! We had such a great time & are so blessed to count these 2 ladies as friends. Friday night we headed up to Hal & Mal's. Hutch, as always, loved groovin' to the band while munching on countless crackers and a grilled cheese. Hazel slept for a good portion of the night, but she woke up just in time to cut a rug with her Mama on the dance floor. Well, I guess there really isn't a dance floor, but we make our own. Alissa was able to show Hutch a few moves (if you know Alissa, you know she's got 'em.) We had a blast!

Saturday, we did some local shopping in Fondren & Madison. Then, Saturday evening we headed to my parents and then to The Mermaid for dinner. It was so tasty & we especially loved sipping a few cocktails out on the front porch. It was such a great weekend & we were sad to see our friends leave today but so glad they paid us a visit!

Alissa arranged this pair for a photo opp- Hazel is getting so big & her big brother just loves her more and more each day!

The Mamas at the Mermaid

Me & Alissa

Sorry the pic is so blurry- it was so dark, I had a hard time getting my camera to focus. But, this was a cute one, so I had to post.

We love this girl!

Just a swingin'

I wish I had taken more pics, but wouldn't you know that I lugged my big camera up to Hal and Mals only to discover I had left my memory card at home. At least we got a couple. We are gearing up for Jeremy's parents paying us a visit-they will be here Wed-Sun. We are so excited! I hope y'all have a lovely week! XOXO

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Beach Bums

Aaaah, Destin, how I love you so. We just returned from a week at the beach with my parents, Carly, Marc, and Ryder. Haley, we missed you tons! My parents rented a beach house that had a private pool and was only a 5 minute walk to the beach. We had such a great time relaxing, soaking up the sun, eating, playing games, golfing, shopping, etc. Here are some pics from the trip....

This was taken the first morning we were there. At the time, we had no idea that Hutch would have to CONSTANTLY be told to stay off these steps. He loved them so much, he thought it was worth a couple of spankings to attempt to climb them.
Hazel loves her bouncer Where you could usually find us from 5 PM on...the screened in porch overlooked the pool Hutch is quite the proud brother these days

I think this picture is hilarious.

Our little sunbathing beauty

Marc & Ryder

This is the only time my Dad's feet felt pool water (or ocean water). I think he just enjoyed watching the grandkids live it up.

Carly & Ryder at the beach

Hutch LOVED the ocean

This was so cute to watch- Hutch kept watching Jeremy & imitating everything he would do.

This is how Hutch traveled to the beach!

Little Squeaks all smiles in her swimsuit


Marc & Ryder soaking up some sun

Me, Jeremy, and Hutch

It was a challenge keeping Ryder from eating the sand. Or anything that would fit into the palm of his hand. :)

Love this!

Hutch being silly

Check out this good lookin' couple

Love that Destin water

We at every meal at the house except for the last night. We headed to the Back Porch & it was delish. The view wasn't too shabby either.

Check out Hutch's expression. I guarantee you he is thinking, "No one touches my sister's head without me saying it's ok!" He is so protective of her- it is really cute.

Love Ryder's sweet 2 teeth smile

For the record- Hazel does not enjoy eating out. We usually end up passing her around & pulling her in and out of her car seat. And then someone has to hold her while trying to eat with one hand. That's ok, though. She was probably just envious because she couldn't order the fried shrimp.

My sweet parents- thanks for everything! We had a ball!!! Love y'all tons! We hope we can make this an annual event :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jeremy!

Happy Birthday, Jeremy! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful husband & father! In honor of your birthday, here are the top 10 things things that I love about you:

1. Amazing Father to H & H

2. You make me laugh...all the time

3. You are my best friend

4. You left your beloved Texas to move to MS with me.

5. You're super smart

6. You are ambitious

7. You are a true friend to so many people

8. You always drive & let me ride passenger.

9. You're super cute.

10. You are a Christian man & find it just as important as I do that we raise our children to love God.

I hope you have such a great birthday today- I may even let you win at bowling tonight (haha). Love you!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

We'll Miss You, Diesel

Loosing a pet is one of the most heart-breaking things you can go through. They bring us so much happiness & get so excited about just the smallest things. And it doesn't matter what kind of day you've had or what kind of mood your in or how long it's been since you last saw your dog- they are always absolutely thrilled to see you. This is a perfect depiction of Diesel. Wow, that dog could bark. He would get so excited to just hear the garage door open. He barked if the wind blew, honestly. He was just a happy dog. All the time.

I wanted to dedicate this post to little "Diesel-dee" who left our family way too soon this week. Diesel, we miss you more than you know and still find it surreal that you aren't running around our backyard each day when we get home. Levi doesn't quite know what to do without you, but we keep telling him he will see you again someday. We know there are more than enough squirrels for you to chase up in doggie heaven, along with more treats than you ever thought possible and endless items designed simply for you to mark your territory. I am convinced you are barking like crazy and having the time of your life. Know that we love you, miss you, and think of you all the time. Thank you for all of the joy you brought to our lives along with all of the joy you brought to Carly's life!