Saturday, March 19, 2016

This Guy.

There is NO WAY he is seven today! Seriously, time, let's slow down a tad bit please!



Because it's his 7th birthday and because his Daddy marches with the O'Tux'ers and because his Pop marches with the O'Tux'ers and because he looks too cute in a short-suit and sash and because it's just in his blood, he is marching for the first time in the St. Paddy's Day Parade today! Whoot-Whoot! 

At 7 years old, this dude is reading, smiling, laughing, figuring it all out, fishing, driving boats, driving trucks, laying fence, pulling trucks out of mud with tractors, video-gaming, slumber-partying, signing, rapping, dancing, playing soccer, eating (alot), traveling, watching out for his little sister, and keeping us more entertained than ever. 

Hutch, you mean the world to us and we love more than you will EVER know. You are a ray of sunshine and we thank God for you each and every day. Shine on, Hutch-man and Happy Birthday!!!

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Friday Five (Catch-Up Edition)

SO, it's been a while! Here is what's going with us- the speedy version.

1. We are having another baby girl! We are so excited & can't wait to welcome our little caboose into the world in June. Name will either be Hollis or Mary Hollis. Hazel was thrilled to find out she was going to have a sister. Hutch's reaction??? "Well, congratulations, Hazel. I am disappointed it's not a boy but I am happy for you." He was very mature about this. He is almost 7, you know.

2.  The Dixie National- we checked that off our 2016 calendar. The kids were not as excited as they were last year about the actual rodeo- their attention seemed to be focused on the food options and Hazel was mesmerized by the "Rodeo Queens." The highlight of my night was when they brought the kids out to rope the calves & Hazel leaned over and said, "Mama, I just feel so bad for those little lambs." Bless it.

3. Coffee, ice cream, lemonade, Wendy's, froyo, cokes, icees, berries. These items seem to be what I am leaning towards these days. I don't know what it is about a frozen coke icee but they are AMAZING.
4. Lucinda Williams is coming to MS! Whoot, whoot! SO excited about taking the kiddos to their first music fest and the fact that they get to see Lucinda Williams live. AND, it's just up the road in Meridian. Double win.

5. Kids Bop. How addictive is this????

Thanks for reading, as always!!!! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hazel Turned FIVE!! (and, I'm Back)


Hey, y'all! I have had  the blog on my mind for a while & I FINALLY took some time to actually create a post & what better way to celebrate my return to the blogging world than posting about our sweet girl turning 5? We had tons of fun at The Children's Museum earlier in January- here are some snapshots of this sweet girl and her crew!