Wednesday, August 29, 2012


We went to SGI with Mabry's family a couple of weeks ago. It rained most of the time, but the girls could have cared less! They loved being with everybody and playing with their cousin. Sophie thinks she can "take care of" Mary by carrying her around and reading her books. It's so funny to watch. Mary tolerates it for the most part:).

We spent a lot of time on the porch while it rained and took a few golf cart rides.

And the sun finally made an appearance the day we were leaving.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Two Little Ballerinas

This week marked the beginning of Sophie's third year of ballet and Maddie's first. It took Sophie a good six weeks to not cry when I left her in the room with her teacher. One she got over the ho she was in love with ballet. I thought Maddie would be different. Last year she cried every week she wasn't allowed to go in the big pink room with Sophie. I thought she would walk right in with a smile on her face ready to do the Itsy Bitsy Spider and jump over the ballet shoe.

I should have known when she got as mad as a hornet when I put on her leotard and tights. She looked like a little doll in my opinion, but she screamed at anybody that looked at her.

Ballet was a bust on the first day💔. She cried. She pouted. She stood in the corner by herself, chewing on her beloved puppy dog. It came to a head when she had an accident in the corner and I didn't have any clothes to put on her. I found myself sweating bullets and running down the longest hallway in the universes with a naked, screaming little ballerina. All the while parents and grandparents who were there for the first day of ballet were giving me looks of pity. It was everything I dreamed it would be;)

Sophie, on the other hand, ran to me after her class and was on cloud nine because they were able to do a jazz dance! We had to call Mary immediately to tell her the good news.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Morning in the Park

It was overcast this morning so we decided to go to the park for a little bit. It was perfect weather and the girls had so much fun.

We have been watching a lot of the gymnastics during the Olympics, and Sophie was pretending to be on the uneven bars:)

I love this picture so much, because Maddie is looking at Sophie once again! I have picture after picture of Sophie posing for the camera and Maddie is turned looking at her big sister with such love and adoration. I'm a little sister, so I totally get it. There is nothing like a sister!
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It's been about a year since I have used my sewing machine. Several times I have purchased new fabric, or a new pattern hoping to spark some creativity. It wasn't happening! Sophie has been asking for a one- shouldered dress and I have been ignoring the request because I think she is too young :/. I'm jot ready to give up twirly dresses and sweet bows. I decided to make the girls matching dresses, and they were a big hit.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Camp out at the farm last fall.  I can't wait to do it again this year.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Roundup

I woke up Friday morning thinking about tabbouleh and Kefta. Mama was keeping the girls that morning, so my plan was to prepare everything with mama Friday afternoon and I would take some home for us and mama and daddy would have some for their supper. It turned into a late afternoon pool party with Matt and Val, John and George, my family and mama and daddy. It was a lot of fun. I tried out a new blueberry pie recipe that Christy gave me.
It was delicious and easy.
1 block cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 container cool whip, a small container of fresh blueberries, and a graham cracker crust. Mix all ingredients (folding in blueberries so they don't tear) put in crust and chill.
*i used a shortbread crust

Saturday we enjoyed family time at home, and I got to run a few errands alone! ~insert hallelujah chorus~. I have been itching to sew a few things for the girls so I found myself at Hobby Lobby for fabric.
I'm still not sure what I'm going to do yet. Sophie has been asking for a "one shoulder" dress and I have been half way ignoring thr request simply because I think tr style is too old for her. Her older cousins inspire her fashion taste;). I spent some time on the Internet today looking for some inspiration for a "one shoulder" that would be sweet enough to look like a little girl and not a teenager!

We rode out to Sally's house that afternoon because Mary invited the girls to come watch her at the barn. After spending some time there the girls and I hoped on the ranger with Trav and the boys to go fill up some feeders. Sophie and Maddie had a blast! A couple of hours later, and a broken down ranger landed us back at the barn, but this time we were riding in a truck because we had to ditch the ranger!

Sunday morning brought cloudy skies. I thought it would be a great morning to try a new biscuit recipe for breakfast. Growing up we ate many lunches at the resthome. The biscuits were one my favorite things and I have yet to find a recipe to replicate them. Until today! Thank goodness for Pinterest! I found this recipe and we loved them. They took me back to being 8 years old and sneaking back into the resthome kitchen for a second biscuit!!

Mabry took Sophie to his mamas for the afternoon, and Maddie and I took the best nap of my life!

It took her 2.2 seconds to go to sleep, and I wasn't too far behind her.

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Friday, August 3, 2012


I took this picture on top of the runway late afternoon a couple of weeks ago. It made me think of Aubrey.

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