May 29, 2014

Mississippi, Part 2 | the Square, Faulkner's house & a country walk

Matt & Melissa took us into downtown Oxford to show us around on Sunday. We enjoyed pizza (Mike's love language) at Proud Larry's, toured all of the book stores, drove through the University of Mississippi's campus, and got a sneak peak of William Faulkner's house while we were out. Once home for the evening, we took a stroll with the kiddos to feed the neighbor's horses and dined on a late night dinner of grilled chicken & roasted veggies. Yummo! 

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Proud Larry's pizza // lunch
just hangin' out in the booth
three peas in a pod
the Courthouse 
Faulkner Alley
cedar trees lining Faulkner's drive way 
my handsome boys 
treats for the horses
 [slowly] strollin' home 

May 28, 2014

Mississippi, Part 1 | Donuts & Sprinklers

For Memorial Day weekend, Amos, Mikey & I road-tripped to Oxford, MS to see our sweet friends, the Batemans. We ate lots of good food, stayed up way too late and enjoyed catching up with Matt & Melissa. Time seemed to slow down for us which doesn't happen too often -- so we drank it in.

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Donuts for "beak-ast"
Amos loves having his own "big" donut
Sweet Em
...and Foster
because everybody knows you must drink the water
Em & Foster loving the first sprinkler play of the summer
seriously...look at that face (:

Three Cheers for Summertime, friends!! 

May 22, 2014

baby bump | half way!

Baby Bump Progress! Over the half way mark with this wee one (:

18 weeks + 3 days

19 weeks + 1 day

20 weeks + 3 days (HALF WAY!) 

21 weeks + 1 day

How far along? 22 weeks + 4 days 
Total weight gain/loss?  not sure at the moment (haven't been back to the dr in a couple of weeks)
Maternity clothes? Living in work out clothes (what's new?!) & my new maxi dresses that Mikey, Moose & Baby M2 got me for mother's day!  
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Again - until Amos can cover himself up in the middle of the night, not a fair question...however, sleep related to pregnancy = great. 
Best moment this week: totally non-pregnancy related, but...we booked a Bahamas vacation! (gotta make sure this little one is well traveled too ya know!) (:  
Have you told family and friends: yep 
Miss Anything? nope!   
Movement: YES! 
Food cravings: nothing 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope...still having heartburn after every.meal though    
Have you started to show yet: Definitely! 
Gender prediction: boy  
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? outtie 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Our trip to see Matt & Melissa in Mississippi soon!!  

May 21, 2014

the little gym

Play date with Belle & T | the little gym 

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figuring out the blow up blob 
hugs from Belle 
monkey bars
just hangin' out .. workin' those abs 

Amos & I had a blast checking out The Little Gym this week with Belle & T! (: It was so fun to see Amos & Belle do "nastics" (as Amos calls it) ... can't wait for our weekly summer play dates with these two! 

May 15, 2014

Amos takes the Zoo

Amos' very first trip to the zoo, thanks to Mimi! 

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Mimi, Amos & the elephant (*note, he was interested in the waterfall that was in the elephant's cage)
Checkin' out the giraffes 
Giraffe watching 
Practicing his balancing skills at the flamingo cage 
Mosie & Mama checkin' out the farm animal exhibit (Andy...the goats said "pop") (:
Watchin' some "kitchens" (chickens) 

Thank you Mimi for taking us to the ZOO! 

May 14, 2014

Cakes to Dye For | by Haley Dye

|cup| Cakes to Dye for ~ by Haley Dye 

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I need to to take just a minute to brag on my little sister, Haley. Y'all, she is super talented when it comes to cake (or cupcake) baking  & decorating! She went to Johnson & Wales and has a baking & pastry degree -- so she knows her stuff! The cupcakes above were made for a silent auction last week - she created over 300 tiny masterpieces (4 flavors, including Vanilla Vanilla, Strawberry Lemonade, Chocolate Peanut Butter & Salted Caramel). If you have an upcoming event -- anything from a birthday party, to a wedding, to a special event CONTACT HER NOW (!  

May 13, 2014

mother's day

Mother's Day 2014 


Thank you, my little blonde boy, for making me a mama. Being your mom has been the hardest, yet most rewarding thing I've ever done. 

You have brought so much joy to your daddy and me. We can't wait to see you grow into a big brother this're going to be the best big brother!

May 12, 2014

lazy lake days

We spent this past weekend at the lake due to the threat of rain. Mikey, the Mighty Moose & I enjoyed a lazy weekend with Mimi & Papa and even snuck in a couple of boat rides between rain, a mother's day surprise, and long afternoon naps. There is no place I'd rather spend my summer weekends! 

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my boys are better than yours 
Papa & Moose 
first ski of the summer
the littlest driver 

May 11, 2014

Amelia Island, FL | part 3

part 3
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Bennie & Em
My sweet Mikey & me
Dave & Gina
the whole gang (: 
fried shrimp | appetizers
fried pickles | appetizers 
our sweet hosts for the weekend
dinner @ 29 South