Wednesday, October 24, 2012

every picture tells a story

i think it was rod stewart who said "every picture tells a story don't it"... 
actually, i know it was.  i googled it and wiki confirmed it.  what did we do before wiki?  oh wait, i remember...we had encyclopedia britinnica!  which i think i remember hearing is soon to, or already has, printed their last set of encyclopedias; crazy.  it will only be available online; i sure do miss printed materials.  funny i say that as i sit here and keep an "online journal" as opposed to a physical one.  know what else i found on wiki when "researching"?  1001 albums you must hear before you die  that is definitely worthy of a look, in my humble opinion.  i will put that on my list of "things to accomplish in my spare time" so by my calculations, i will get around to viewing the list sometime in 2030 (mallory will graduate from high school that year) and who knows when i will start working through the list. 
any who...on that little beach trip i shared a few days ago, we tried to take some "family pictures"...ol rod was right; every picture tells a story so i don't need to say another word.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

beach it

this might have been the last year i will get the pleasure of enjoying a family trip to the beach during the glorious month of september.  hadley will be in k5 next year and jay says something about "being responsible parents and not taking our kids out of school for a vacation"...i don't know what he is talking about.  i have no interest in going to the beach in the heat of summer...and i am guessing they won't like it much either.  my girls are not much for weather above 90.  i guess joke is on them; being brought up in the south and all. 

the first two days the water was super calm and simply beautiful
last year, audrey cried every time her toes touched the sand.  SO glad that passed.  hadley never had an aversion and i am praying mallory skips that little phase too. 

i mean she is a natural..
riding the ferris wheel at the wharf 
mallory hanging with mommy while the big girls rode the swings at the track.
riding that little thing that spins your car as it spins in circles...think they enjoyed it?
riding go karts with daddy may have been their very favorite part of the entire week...they LOVED it
jumping in the pool.  i tried to get better pictures but i was holding mallory.
i have no idea what these old hens were talking about but i love it.  this was our last morning and they were having the best time out on the balcony with their juice; like two dear old friends over coffee.  i love watching them grow together and look forward to adding mallory to that little dynamic.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

war eagle 2012

you won't read this for a day or two but as i type, my beloved tigers are working on pulling a win over ole miss.  go big blue!  jay and i took the girls to auburn last weekend for the girls' annual trip to the plains.  it was mallory's first opportunity to visit mom and dad's alma mater; i think she had a good time.  this morning hadley asked when we were leaving for "the big game" and audrey randomly announced at breakfast that it is "game day"...i think they had a good time!
the weekend didn't start out so well though.  we headed for montgomery on friday afternoon so we could meet our dear friends alex and susan and their boys for dinner...traffic had another plan and we ended up at a stand still on hwy 80 just before i 65 and that added a solid 45 minutes, or an hour, to our drive time and we missed dinner.  but i took this picture when i had climbed in the back seat to give mallory (barely visible in that mirror to the right) her bottle.
saturday was great fun but also hot as blue blazes!  i don't really care for day games; our seats are in the sun all day and it is just hot, hot, hot.  we did manage to stay through the 3rd quarter.  i'd say that is impressive even if much of it was spent in the "cool zone".
hadley learned the star spangled banner at school and was so very excited to sing along; it was precious.
the girls with "uncle justin and ashee"
audrey is most uncooperative with pictures these days...
hadley is still DEATHLY afraid of the most wonderful mascot in the known world...audrey got a little scared but managed to take part in the photo and mallory seemed to enjoy aubie's whiskers!  as much as i enjoy taking those sweet girls to a game, i am looking forward to going back in a few weeks and actually watching the game.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

sweet mallory...6 months

"the baby" is 6 months old now.  i truly have no idea where the time went.  i was talking to a dear friend the other night, her precious baby girl is 8 months old.  she said "it goes by so fast; i know everyone says that"... it sounds so cliche but everyone says it, because it is true.  somehow i hadley is 4.5, audrey will turn 3 in two short weeks and jay and i celebrated 9 years of marriage last's been a wonderfully wild ride so far and most of it goes by far too fast.  we won't talk about the stuff that could pass faster...this is, afterall, a birthday celebration post!
mallory (aka mallo roo, moo moo, mallo rooni or just moo) is just the happiest little munchkin you could hope for; an absolute joy to complete my little piece of heaven. 
i am off to have a relaxing weekend with the fam...hope you have a blessed one too. 
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