Monday, August 23, 2010


Frank is a donkey. With attitude. He also has a girlfriend. He's done the deed with. Check out that belly on her. Soon there will be a lil' Frank. Or Francesca....
On the farm, very few people will Frank let get near him, namely Jeff's mama. But I was determined. (surprise, stubborn?)
So, while Jeff and I walked around the fields visiting the animals, Frank and I had a talk through the fence post. And I decided to approach....
Jeff called it my "bird of prey" stalk....
I'm not sure the tiptoeing did the trick, but it got Frank's attention.
I was stealth, let me tell you.
I'm not sure what his parents thought of me through their kitchen window though....
Or Frank, the closer I got....he had this crazy look in his eye....
I think it was that last step that did him in.....or maybe Jeff cackling in the background....
But I stuck my empty hand out (not sure why?).....
And he said, "Woman, let's hit the trail!" and with that, he and his knocked-up lady friend were off.
And I was left among the cow patties.
Turned down by a donkey.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wine, Wishin', and 80 Years to Celebrate!

Friday night I trekked it over to Auburn to the "Brass Brassiere" Antique Shop for a wine tasting! Haley and I met Tami and Lane Blackwell from Auburn, and had a great time catching up!I've always tiptoed around wine tastings....wines in general...because like my daddy....the sulfites in wine give the ol' noggin migraines. BUT at this particular one I dug around the selection until I found two wines, with the help of Mr. Wine Professional Pourer Guy, and found a label with "No additional sulfites added!" Whoop whoop!
It was a great night, with great friends, and a fun kickoff to a busy weekend!
Saturday morning, I met a new wish kid....this cute little man, Tristian, AKA Spiderman!
For the majority of our visit, I wore this "Bubblebee" helmet so we could be heroes together. This child does NOT sit still! Getting him to brainstorm for his biggest wish in the world was quite the challenge!
When "wish granters" meet a new child, we ask a series of questions to help determine their wish. Sometimes we draw pictures, play with toys, playdough, whatever may stimulate ideas. Here's how Tristian's questions went.....
If you could have anything what would it be? "A red spiderman 4-wheeler, with a light!"
If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be? "BATMAN!"
If you go anywhere, where would you go? "Toys R Us!"
If you could meet anyone, who would you meet? "Spiderman, Batman, every superhero you can think of!"
After a lot of weighing wishes, we narrowed his favorite of all those down to Toys R Us, so it looks like we'll be planning a shopping spree pretty soon! I love shopping spree wishes, the kids have so much fun, and I swear I have just as much! (if not more!)
--------------------------------------------------------------- Quick wardrobe change, and Saturday afternoon it was off to Montgomery to celebrate my grandparents! Mimi and PawPaw have been married 58 YEARS! And PawPaw is turning 80 years young! If that's not reason to celebrate I dont know what is!
For a birthday prize, Daddy pulled out the perfect fit for PawPaw....his own camo tailgate chair! Of course, his will be for sizing up the deer of the farm in Highland Home, and he was so excited!
Looks like a perfect fit! And yes, he loved the cup holders, too! HA!
I am so thankful I got to love on these people while I was there, seeing my parents warms my heart!
Happy 80th Birthday, PawPaw! I love you!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Must be in the water here!

I had the previlege of hosting two baby showers in a week for two dear friends here! So it's just gotta be in the water, which means I'm sticking to diet coke, ha! First off was a little afternoon of pampering at a new day spa in town for Jen Tucker. The place is called Footique...go there, people! Love it! The decor itself sold me! Gorgeous! Chrissie had the cutest baby boy cupcakes made for Jen and us girls to munch on, as well as some pasta and hummus, while our tootsies were being pampered.
Jen and Haley, chilaxin' Time for presents for Baby Boy Tucker!
Jen, we love you so much, and will be so sad when you move to Texas in January! DON'T GOOOOO!
Next up was a sprinkle for sweet Lisa last Sunday!
This mama is adding a GIRL to her house full of men, and we are tickled pink! (to include the dessert bar!)
She was so excited for monogrammed bloomers I think she cried, God love her! Yes, Lisa, girls ARE fun to dress! Get ready!
Lisa was the most excited mama I've ever seen open gifts! She was so gracious and excited for everything pink and girly....her nights may get restless again, but at least the closet will be cute!
So many sweet friends came to "sprinkle" her with love and celebrate Avery's arrival!
me and Haley
Lisa and her hostesses....We love you, and cannot wait to meet Avery Elisabeth very very soon!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

One of those weekends...

Full of soakin' in the warm sunshine...
And breathtaking sunsets.

Enough said.