Thursday, January 31, 2013

throwback thursday

while i was attempting to be all "pinteresty" and searching through my old scrapbook stuff, i came across this gem. it's a pic of me with the CV girls from 13 years ago while on spring break at spinnakers in pc we are old!! good times, good times. miss you girls and can't wait for our next girls beach trip! xoxo

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

happy happy birthday, jay!!

nothing displays romance like secret messages in the shower that only you can read once it's steamed up and you're in there...we use to do this all the time back in our college days that i thought it'd be a sweet reminder and gesture to wish jay a "happy birthday" so that it was the first thing he saw in the morning. he loved it. the girls showered him with hugs, kisses, and homemade cards/presents. later, we celebrated his special day with a date night at hot and hot fish club. our meal was absolutely delicious and we really enjoyed each others company. happy happy birthday, jay...we are so blessed to have you in our lives! xoxo

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

basketball and birthdays

basketball season has started at the girls' school which means cheering for the games has as well. both abby and lyla get to wear the cheerleader uniform and chant together along with the other kindergartners and first graders. they usually always cheer for their classmates, both boy and girls' teams. i am assistant coach this year with jenn as kara leads us. it's pretty laid back and a lot of fun. i was never a cheerleader, but i'm loud so at least the kids can hear me, right? lol. oh, how much i enjoy watching the game too though...i feel like that was me...just yesterday. time flies when you're having fun. go warriors!! here are some pics...
after the basketball game, i took abby and belle to classmate fletcher's birthday party at the bowling alley. it was at the same place where we league bowl every monday night so abby felt right at home. i love watching the kids have so much fun and it was great that the parents got to partake in the fun as well. happy happy birthday, fletcher!! here are some pics...

Monday, January 28, 2013

kitchen basics

my mom and dad were the first guests in our new home. my dad started a tradition with all of us when we (siblings) all bought our first house. that tradition consists of bringing over the "kitchen basics" which include a bag of flour, sugar, salt, paper, grits (from him), and rice (from my mom). the sweet gesture is absolutely perfect. thank you, mom and dad! we love you guys. xoxo

barbies on the barbie...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

fun with auntie jess

we are very thankful that auntie jess was there for us during our moving day to help out with the girls. they played with some of the arts and crafts that santa and family had brought on christmas day and pretty much stayed out of the way as best they could. auntie jess, you are a lifesaver! xoxo

moving day!!!

two days after christmas marked our moving day into our new home in ross bridge. as exhausted as we already were due to the go-go-go of the holidays, we were still very excited to start this new adventure together as a family. from sun up to sun down, we moved furniture and unloaded boxes into their designated rooms. the OCD in me might have stayed up till 4am that following morning because once i get in the zone, it's hard to stop. yeah, i'm crazy...crazily excited to start settling in to our new home sweet home. here are some pics...

my real life china dolls

much thanks to tita karmie for bringing back the girls their very own silky dresses from china. they absolutely love them, especially during bedtime because they are so cozy...

happy new year!!

on new year's eve, we celebrated the night with gracie and john and had an absolute blast. we started off the night with dinner at highlands and then made our way over to the old car garage located downtown. gracie works with one of the band members of "the total a$$ets" and i graduated high school with his daughter so we thought it'd be fun. the band played a bunch of old school motown town songs and we were the youngest there by at least 20-25 years. it was awesome. picture a wedding reception meets prom and a whollatta fun laughing and dancing. happy new year to all!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

friendly disclaimer

due to the extreme craziness that was moving during the holidays, the kids' activities, and the normal chaotic routine of life with 3 sweet and active girls...these blog posts are all kinds of out of chronological order for the months of december and january. my apologies and please excuse the randomness. good day. :)

uncle ian's holiday visit

due to the weather, uncle ian's flight kept getting delayed so he wasn't able to make it to alabama until a couple of days after christmas. we were all thankful that he arrived safely and very happy to see him.  here are some pics...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

wordless wednesday

Thursday, January 17, 2013

bronco rides = blessed.

abby, lyla, and jemma absolutely love playing "bronco" with their daddy. the funny thing is, the moment that jay lays down any where, all three girls immediately jump on his back and beg for bronco rides. no matter how exhausted jay is by the end of the day, he always grants their wishes and plays a few hundred rounds with them till they are exhausted from laughter after falling off so many times. it is the sweetest thing and makes me realize how blessed i am to have these four incredibly special people in my life. i love you all, immensely.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

christmas gift exchange with the BFFs

every year for the past five years or so, we have always exchanged christmas presents with our family BFFs. the kids give each other presents as well as the adults. it's a fun time that we always look forward to sharing with each other. the mitchelles came over, we grilled out, swapped presents, and lounged around all night. everyone was happy and grateful for the company and christmas gifts. much thanks, you guys!

proud daddy moment

you should have seen the look on jay's face when he found and read this story that abby wrote at was classic. a proud daddy at best. is it lake season yet?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

choir girl

i love our sunday routine. but the ones where abby gets to sing in the choir during church are my utmost favorite. everyone sings so beautifully...

Friday, January 11, 2013


Thursday, January 10, 2013

happy birthday, uncle tre & tita karmie!!

like every year, we celebrate uncle tre and tita karmie's birthdays with a family get together over dinner. they chose to eat at costa's in trussville for their special occasion and dinner was yummy. after dinner, tita karmie surprised everyone with gifts from the philippines and china. she has returned safely from her trip and we loved hearing all her stories of the exotic travel. all of our gifts were awesome and the kids went nutso over theirs. their excitement was contagious. thank you so much, tita karmie and happy happy birthday, you guys!! we love you all! xoxo