Friday, October 28, 2011


Even though Hazel has been sick the past week, Hutch has been living it up and loving this fall weather. (Hazel is much better now, btw, and back to her old self!) We were so excited Jeremy's Mom made a trip in last Thursday to stay the weekend. They took Hutch to a Dude Ranch in Poplarville, MS, and he had a great time riding ponies, encountering a free-roaming pig (not sure if he considered this great but I sure have enjoyed hearing him re-tell the experience over and over again), and rolling around in a corn box. I hated I couldn't go, but I certainly did enjoy spending the day with my Hazel-girl, even though she was feeling a bit under-the-weather. Here are a few photos from the past week.

We made a trip to Utica on Sunday so Lynn could see my grandparent's place and land. We were able to come in for church & enjoy some of my grandmother's delish cooking afterwards. We then spent about an hour roaming around the beautiful countryside in my grandfather's pick up truck. Ah, I love, love, love that place.

Hutch loves our fall decorations, especially "Hutch" and "Hazel," his scarecrow friends.

All smiles in Utica last Sunday before heading to the fall festival.
Little boots.

Jeremy and his sweet Mama.

I love my minature cowboy!

Hutch, Me, Mee Maw, Paw Paw, Jeremy, and Lynn spending the day in Utica.

Hutch loved alot of things at the Utica Fall Festival, but I think the cotton candy ranked pretty high on his list.

Face Painting!

And more face painting! Hutch wanted ALL of the colors on his face.

I don't know about y'all, but I am SOOO excited it is Friday. We don't have too much planned this weekend. I think we are going to hit up fall festival #4 on Saturday in my parent's neighborhood. Hazel is pretty pumped because this will be the first one she can actually attend. I am heading to Greenville tomorrow with my Mom to help celebrate Laura Merrill's upcoming wedding with a ladies' brunch. We are getting geared up for Halloween on Monday- yay, I am so excited! I feel like a kid again. Hutch is going to get to dress up as a cowboy, yet again. And, Hazel will be looking super cute in her ladybug costume. My parents are coming over, along with Tim, Jessie, and their sweet Lia to hang out and hand out candy. The weather should be getting cooler this weekend, so it definitely will feel like fall! I hope y'all have a great weekend! XOXO

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Family, Friends, and Football

We have had a blast the past couple of weekends spending time with family & friends. Carly, Marc, and Ryder came in a couple of weekends ago & we had so much fun just hanging out at my parents watching football. Here are a few pics from their trip:

Ryder & Hazel just a laughin'

Look at this sweet face.
My sweet Hazel

Up to no good, I am sure.

Hutch is going to teach Ryder alot of things. :)

Just playing on the patio!

Jessie & her sweet Lia Rose

Carly & Lia

We took about 20 pictures and there was not one where everyone was looking at the camera. Imagine that!

Patio time!

I think this is hilarious. And, yes, in case you are wondering- Hutch is in his underpants and cowboy boots.

The fair!

Hutch loved the slide

And Hazel loved the goats.


Hutch was an excellent driver.

But he especially loved the motorcycles.

We headed to Starkville this past weekend for the MSU v. USC game. My parents kept the kiddos all weekend so we could hang out with old friends. They came up for the game on Saturday so we had a blast spending time with everyone. And, I was really excited that alot of my college friends were able to meet H & H. The game was at 11, so we made it to the tailgate just in time to see the marching band enter the stadium.

My Mom scored us tickets to the Farm Bureau suite. I decided that is definitely the way to go. :) We had food, a private bathroom, a/c, a great view, and lots of room for Hutch to exert all the energy he could.

Football & mac 'n cheese. What more could you ask for.

Hazel said she thinks we should try get a suite everytime we go to a game.

And, Hutch met 2 cute blondes that he flirted with during the whole game.


We tried to get a good pic.

Hazel loved Ginger.

College friends! Ginger, me, Laura, and Kim- love these girls!

And Hutch loves his Ollie Cook.

Hazel & Rivers

Once again, thanks to my parents for watching Hutch & Hazel so we could have a weekend to ourselves! We had so much fun hanging out with friends all weekend. Have a great week!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sweet, Sweet Fall

I haven't blogged about random stuff in a while, so I thought I was due. Here are some really random things that have & are going on with us right now. I would have loved to have created a separate post for some of these items, however, I just don't know where the time goes? Plus, take however long it would take me to normally write a blog x an hour b/c that is how our laptop is rollin' these days. I keep threatening Jeremy that he may wake up one morning to find it under one of the tires of my Outlook. So, here we go....

1. The Jackson Zoo. Poor, poor Jackson Zoo. What happened to you? What happened to all of your luster? No seals? No elephants? No elephant slide at the Discovery Zone? And what happened to the hippos? I LOVED the hippos! Hutch didn't seem to mind the lack of all the above mentioned. He had a ball & if you were to ask him what his favorite thing was (which btw, is his new thing- he has a "favorite" everything.) he would say "the goats." I was not particularly impressed by the goats, but to each his own I suppose. I guess that is why they have more than one animal at the zoo. Sure would be a bit boring if we all had the same favorite. ANYWAYS... While I am on my soap box- $4.50 for an icee??? Is that some sort of sick joke? What if I don't want 46 oz of icee? What if I only want 12? Guess it was just a sign I needed that bottled water more. It was pretty neat that we visited the zoo while the Air Show was going on- we got to see lots of planes but avoided the extreme noise. And, the train was still pretty cool. I'm not gonna lie- I felt a little tingle of excitement as we pushed towards that old run down tunnel. Really, I am glad we went and visited the zoo as it has been a looooong time since I had last been- it was just a bit sad to see it in such rough shape. I would LOVE to post some pics. BUT, I don't have any. This time I brought my camera but left my battery at home. Boo.

2. THE FAIR IS HERE! THE FAIR IS HERE!!!! Ask my husband. No one is more excited about this than me. I mean, I am really, really excited. Like talk about it 10 times a day excited. What I am most excited about is the food, taking Hutch on rides, and showing Jeremy what a special place the MS Fair is. Ok, well, the last one may be a stretch- I know he will not be too impressed with the fair. He's been to the Texas State Fair, people. He knows fairs. BUT, I am still excited to recommend my fave fair foods and try to convince him to ride some rides with me.

3. Carly, Marc, & Ryder will be here on Saturday! Yay! My Mom has an appt for the 3 little ones to get their pics made Saturday, so that should be real interesting. Hopefully, she will get some cute ones. What will they be sporting, you ask? Well, right now, we are going with a denim & white thermal shirt for the boys & Hazel has a darling little cute denim dress that she hasn't worn yet. And, for the 2nd shoot, we are going with an MSU theme. Go Dawgs.

4. H & H Update- Hutch can count to 10 in Spanish, he knows his months of the year, days of the week, and he told me to "eat your food, big girl" the other night (I quickly requested that he not call me that in the future). He still loves his Elmo, his "dabadeaux", and we are working on potty training. We all know the way to that boy's heart is food, so we have a giant bag of jelly beans by the sink in the guest bathroom to use as motivation. Hazel had her 9 month appt. Friday and she is just a busy little bee. She hit 2o pounds (whew, whew!) and is crawling EVERYWHERE! She is really just a trip- that girl is laughing & smiling ALL THE TIME, I tell you. She loves, loves, loves Hutch and is constantly wanting to be in the middle of whatever is going on. She is the sweetest little thing. And, she is finally getting some hair, so you will most likely be seeing bows from this point forward. As in always. Because I have been super excited about bows. They are truly the light of our lives and it has been such a pleasure watching them grow and experience new things each day. Love them.

Well, that is all for today- hope everyone has a lovely Friday eve and a lovelier weekend! Adios!