Sunday, June 30, 2013

swimming in the rain...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

happy 2nd birthday, grant!!

tita karmie & lylie's special day

after some super cute and persistent begging from lyla, tita karmie took her out for their special day together. they swam at cousin grant's birthday party (will blog that event after i get the pics), and then headed to the zoo where they fed the lorikeets. they walked around to all the animals as lylie claimed that the zebras were her favorite. after the zoo, they headed to the galleria. lylie got to make and pick out her own legos. she made a female ice skater that is holding a popsicle. it's adorbs.  afterwards they decided to ride the carousel, but much to their disappointment it was gone. rumors are that it was taken away for repairs. they decided to eat dinner instead and enjoy some yummy cookies from the great american cookie company. all in all, lylie had a wonderful day with her tita karmie. here are some pics...

Friday, June 28, 2013

RB's village center bunco ladies

Thursday, June 27, 2013

you know you're cute when you score a free piece of pizza while at the pool...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

our 8th wedding anniversary!!

Made this collage 14 years ago and today, we celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. Time really does fly when you're having fun. I love you, JayDoug and Happy Anniversary!! Xoxo

Monday, June 24, 2013

rainy mondays = sisterly snuggles

Sunday, June 23, 2013

sunday funday

Saturday, June 22, 2013

happy 2nd birthday, evie!!

lunch with maddie

abby's friend (maddie) came into town this weekend so her mommy thought it would be nice to try and get the girls together for a fun lunch. it was nice watching the girls interact while the moms caught up. i still don't think that it has clicked for us that they won't be here for the next school year. sniff-sniff. while it's so hard to say goodbye, at least we still get to say, "see you soon."

Friday, June 21, 2013

family date night

I'm not sure who was more excited to see this or my kids.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

my ladies...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

God bless America

summer always gives me a very patriot spirit considering it begins with memorial day, ends with labor day, and most importantly the 4th of july is around the middle of the season. well i decided to decorate our front doors with something festive in the colors red, white, and blue. i came across these $3 metal stars (shut the front door...yes, they were really that cheap and on sale!) and decided to spray paint them a glittery red. added some ribbon and then hung them up on our doors. they are simple, but i am in love with them. it's amazing how if you change one little thing around the house, it gives a quick little pick me up. here they are (this pic was taken at night so it really doesn't do them justice, but oh well)...

Monday, June 17, 2013

skyping with auntie jess

auntie jess has safely returned from her mission trip to africa and skyped us and the girls with tales of her adventures. the girls were so excited to see her and talk to her. sweet jemma even accidentally tee-teed on the couch when she first saw her on the computer screen...she's like a little puppy when she gets overly excited. #pottytrainingwoes

anywho, it was over two hours of great conversation and then abby read a bedtime story which was later reciprocated by auntie jess as she read one to the girls as well. she also played "peek-a-boo" with jemma and gave everyone goodnight kisses. it was so incredibly sweet. it was so good to hear and see you, auntie jess. can't wait for our next skype session, we love you! xoxo

Sunday, June 16, 2013

jenn's "sweet 16" at the lake

due to medical reasons, jenn could not drive for the last six months. as of this weekend, her doctor has given her the green light to get back behind the wheel. we joked about throwing her a "sweet sixteen" party since that's what she feels like. well much thanks to an impromptu plan, we all decided to head down to the lake for a day trip with the kids. as usual, we all had a great time. happy sweet 16, jenn!! lol

happy father's day!

Happy Father's Day to the most phenomenal babies' Daddy ever!! You are the world to your girls and we love you to the moon and back! Xoxo
on father's day, jay enjoyed playing 27 holes of golf at farmlinks in sylacauga with papa john and his brother-in-law john. they played all day and then when he returned home, we ate at the clubhouse as a family in honor of his special day. every night before sunset, you can hear and see the bagpipers that play by the pool. there's just something about that sound of music that is so comforting to me. the girls loved listening as well and clapped after he finished along with some of the resort guests that were watching from their balconies. here are some pics...

Friday, June 14, 2013

movies in the park

throughout the summer, our neighborhood host a movie in the park. we've been wanting to go to one for the longest time since the first two were canceled due to the weather. thankfully, this friday's night was absolutely gorgeous with no rain in sight. it was the perfect start to father's day weekend. 

we arrived early and let the girls play in the playground with some of their friends. we packed a picnic and ate on our blanket on the grass before "hotel transylvania" began to play shortly after sunset. the HOA provided free popcorn and drinks which were delicious. all in all, we had a great time and enjoyed the movie since none of us have seen it before. i can't wait for the next movie in the park! here are some pics...