Thursday, September 29, 2011

3 songs.

I'm loving right now. 

Anything Sara Bareilles, since she has joined the cast of 
The Sing Off I have developed quite the crush.
She is so very talented. 

I also love me some Ingrid Michaelson.

This one I could listen to over and over. Plus, I want to live in that house.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Soccer 2011 Team Thunder!

Just so we're clear. ;) 

Team Thunder started last Friday and it was so fun.
It's more fundimentials and practice than an actual game. 
That will come in the weeks to follow maybe.
It was so cute and Jackson had a blast!

This picture cracks me up. His face in the second picture just kills me. 
Coach Skip and my brother actually played soccer together in highschool.
It's a small small world. He was great with the kids and Jackson hasn't stopped talking about him.

There is something so beautiful about watching the man you love be such a great dad.

Jumping and giving high fives. 

Catching practice with the soccer ball. 

Some videos to enjoy. :)

Seriously so fun. Go Team Thunder! 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Sash! and the winner is...

Happy 22nd Birthday to my baby sister! 
We love you so so much. 

{Last B-day in Portugal}

{With one of her besties Naner-grace}

Seriously, how gorgeous is she? 
Love you so much Sashbash. 


and the winner is...
How many times does the #1 win?
I don't think I have ever seen this. 

 I will be emailing you for your address! 
Hope everyone had a great first day of fall.
Here are the goodies headed your way!
Fun scarf, halloween bag, a few of my 
favorite fall candles, and some candy! 
Hope you enjoy lady! 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

5 more...

Finished another sign for our sign wall. 
I love it. 
Most tuesdays after church we go and have mexican.
I took this picture to send to mom and just love it. 
He is giving his daddy that "I adore you" look and eating his tortilla. 
Nothing special but, completely special. 
I found this picture of my dad today. The nose, cheeks, chin, ears.
Hello little Bobby. 
We are gearing up for soccer on Friday. 
We went today to get the rest of his things.
Socks and soccer shoes. How stinking cute! 
True to Jackson form he has baseball helmet, football in hand,
 soccer cleats and shin guards. All he was missing was his golf club.
So that was four, number 5 is a surprise fall giveaway. Something small but, fun! 
Mostly because It's getting to be my favorite time of the year. 
So if you actually read this far, tell me your favorite fall activity.
That's it and I will pick a winner Saturday and revel the prizes! 


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

4 things

Flowers from my neighbors yard. So glad you keep the flowers so pretty Shell ;)
Thanks for letting me snip them when ever. 
Football + Oreos = Happy Jackson 
You know we had to get them. 
This time of year! 
Friday is Jackson's first soccer game and it's our weekend with Marbear.
I don't know who is more excited, Daddy or Bub's.
Plus it's the first day of fall! Come on cooler weather!
Giggles with this guy. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Yogi Bear, The Braves, and Festivals oh my.

This past week we cashed in a Groupon to see the Braves.
One of Jackson's favorite summer past times.
1-2-3 swing!
The stadium has a kids zone. They have people playing kids baseball the whole game.
If it was up to Jackson we would play here the whole time.
I won't lie, most of our time is in here. We watch maybe 20 minutes of the game and play the rest.
If you saw Jackson in action you would know why. My dad said it brought tears to his eyes to see Jack so excited to play with the big kids. He hit the ball every up to bat. Just saying. ;)
Jackson's second favorite thing to do at the game is watch Yogi Bear. A sweet young man who plays the big drum. He remembered Jackson from the last game and gave him some drum sticks. Holy Moly. He was/is so excited about them. Thanks Yogi! You are a much talked about part of the Braves in our house. This is Jack watching Yogi play the drums while holding his new sticks.
Mom and I went to a local festival this weekend. Tis the season and I love it! 
Jackson petting the cows. We had a fun time at the festival and I even had the chance to get an emergency kit done for Jackson. The local lodge sponsored having the kids emergency information put in kits for you so that if God forbid you needed it you would have it.
 Fingerprints, DNA, pictures of all four profiles and all his important information. Together in one place. 
It made my stomach hurt a little to even think about needing it but, I am so glad it is locked away in the safe. I thought this was a wonderful free thing to take advantage of. 

In the fire truck. He is now saying when he grows up this will be his job. 
This is just funny to me. This is Jackson's new thing.
Could this kid be any more relaxed/ confident?!
Love him. 

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jackson's Business Card.

How stinking cute are these?! 

We give them a big thumbs up! 
You should see the way he carts these around
 like it's serious business.

Minted is giving
 away mommy cards for another week. 
{ I was not paid for this, just saw them on another blog and love them}
You can get 25 for just shipping costs but, 
if you want 50 it's only $5 more. 

 Get your baby some business cards, it's all the rage.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My sweet boy

Life with a 3 year old is funny. It is never boring. 
This is one of those mommy stories I mostly just want to remember for myself.
Jackson is very worried about things being in families.
I am not really sure where this has come from. 
Maybe his new obsession with The Berenstain Bears?
He wants everything to have a mommy and daddy counterpart.

Today in the kitchen while making sandwiches for everyone before we head to the Braves game. 
Jackson was sitting on the floor by the table playing with some toys.
He was also noticing I made a couple spills of blue paint from who knows what project as the table is my workspace. He kept asking me about this one big stain and I was honestly half listening because I am cutting up veggies for the sandwiches. Honestly also because sometimes he is just talking to Sable. ;)
So after I am done I look at the spots he is talking about and
 scratch off the dime sized spot he was talking about. 

Our conversation goes like this:

Me: There ya go buddy. All gone no need to worry about it. Mommy just made a mess.
Jack: Oh no mommy, put it back.
Me: What back, that paint? It was like a spill. I just cleaned it up. 
Jack: (with tears in his eyes) but, mommy the baby ones and mommy are missing their daddy.
They are so sad now that he is gone. 

He was heart broken. 
My sweet boy. 
He is three so it's not like I can explain that paint splatters don't have
 daddies or mommies, much less feelings.You can bet your bottom. 
I painted another dot on the floor. This time on purpose.
This satisfied him completely and off he went.
He will forget about them in a day and they will all be taken up.
But for now he is happy the dot family is back together. 

**note to self, clean up after yourself mommy or your 
floor will be splatter painted with dot families forever.**

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thanks Pin!

My friend Pin, has been so nice lately.
Oh, wait are you not on first name terms with my girl Pinterest?
You should be. Although from time to time she
 can be a moody little lady and not work.
Most of the time she is a gem.

Here is a brief rundown of the things I have been loving lately. 

The food ideas have been great!
We made this last week. It was yummy.
I think next time I will add chicken or ham and 
possibly some corn. 

                                                             Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

We are had the family over last night.
I feed 8 with this yummy dish.
Pulled Pork and Cole Slaw
                                                                     Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

With Some John Legend Mac and Cheese on the side.
Gotta give a shout out to my lady KLaw for the suggestion.

                                                                             Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

Now onto Decorating.
I love when our home changes with the seasons 
and we are just about ready to break out 
the Fall/Halloween decorations.
I saw this last week.
Fell in love.

                                                                           Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

So yesterday while the boys played golf. Mom and I crafted away.
Here is my version! 

A little different but, oh so cute! 
It makes me happy and for about $8 is easy on the wallet.
Also found a pumpkin at Micheals for 50% off yesterday. 
So it will be getting this make over asap.

                                                                              Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

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Sunday, September 11, 2011


Never Forget. ♥ Heartbroken for those that lost, so proud of those that stepped up to help that day, and honored to live in a country that fights for our freedom and can come together when the going gets tough.

I think it was such a senseless act that took far to many lives.
I watched all morning. Listened to the bells ring, the moments of silence, the names that were read out. It's so sad. 
This is such an awesome 9/11 Tribute. It made me smile.

I pray for the families who lost that day and for the families who have loved ones fighting for this freedom 
I know we take for granted. 

We will not forget. 
Thank You. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


It is perfect for you at this time. Words from a teacher I say often.
I don't think truer words have ever been spoken.
 Life is not perfect, their are messes, unmade beds and fits. 
Bumped lips and arguments. There are also bedtime snuggles, clean up parties, lunch dates, dancing in the living room and Bernstein bear movie nights. There is food in the fridge, pantry and our belly's. Fun plates to eat off of, beds to sleep in, church families who really care. Coloring pages, facebook messages just to say I miss you. Baby showers to plan, two to be exact. In three more months new lives to cuddle. Seven year anniversary's coming up with no itches in sight. Holiday's and birthdays. Sure their is work, not so fun days, family drama you wish you could wish away.
 Right now, right this moment. We are doing the best we can to make this little family of ours succeed. Some days we have to remember to hold hands. Some days we have to remember to breathe. Most days we are thankful and half glass full. So cheers, take a minute and sit on the thankful seat. You can always try and keep up with the Jones or want for more but, in the process you miss this time that is perfect for you right at this moment. 
Don't miss the blessings of today wishing for better tomorrows.
 I am learning this lesson daily. 

                                                                                                    Source: Pinterest

It's Football Time!

Here in the south we are HUGE college football fans.
Don't get us wrong we are Saint's fans through and through too but, there is
just something about the kick off of college football that gets everyone excited.
 Flags come out on cars, even more people are dressed in their team colors.
It's a great time to be from the south.

We kicked off the first Ga and LSU games at home. 
I made this dip and some sangria for the game. 
                                                                          Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

Holy yummy. So easy to make and delicious.
Put this on your tailgating menu for next weekend.

We need to get that boy some purple and gold to wear soon!
Happy *almost* Fall.

p.s. I have been burning Marshmallow Fireside and Leaves candles
 these last couple days. It smells heavenly in the house.
Bath and Body Works has the big candles 2/$20 right now.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Just a rainy day lunch

Wishing daddy didn't work today so he could hang out at home with us while it rains. 
So I had a lunch date with one of my best guys and pandora.
Happy Days.