Saturday, June 9, 2012



Spring has turned into one of my favorite times of the year.  You come out of hibernation and wake everything up!

Harper and her babysitter, Ms. Brianna, broke out and built a cardboard house.
Can you find Harper?

Thanks to Taneia, Harper had the pleasure of preparing for Easter and "The Bunny Easter" as she called the Easter Bunny!

Easter Morning

The Easter Bunny came to see Harper at E Lee's (my sister Lee Ann) house this year!  We died eggs and went on a huge egg hunt in Kentucky.  Unfortunately, Harper only found 1 egg in the middle of thousands!  She was too busy being distracted by Bunny Easters dressed up in costumes and scaring her half to death.  She is not a fan of large animated thingys!
Luckily, she loved her Easter basket....chocked full of plants for her new garden!

An Evening with Auntie Kell and Maaadelin!
Auntie Kell and Madeline invited us over for an evening in their neighborhood. 

What an evening it turned out to be.
After waiting and waiting in line at the shaved ice truck, finding a moment to hang out and have a conversation with my friend, keeping an eye on the kids run through loads of people.....we decided it might me a good idea to feed them a real Dinner instead of the cup full of sugar that they could not resist.
Kelly decides to wrangle the kids and I turn to grab my purse, as I turn back I see this sad, frightened Harper running toward me.  She has this look in her eye I'm not sure I had ever seen before.  She appeared to be a little hysterical and really really cranky.  I scooped her up and decided to get some food in her belly and realized shortly the child was in real pain.  
Turns out, her elbow was popped out of place when she was "swinging" with Auntie Kell.  
After a trip to the Pediatrician, they popped it back in place and headed straight to breakfast.
Harper returned to her charismatic self and my anxiety level dropped back onto the charts:)

We Have Our Own BackYard Garden

It speaks for itself.
New, Fresh, Simple
We have our own offical backyard garden and we planted an array of fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers! 



Who can resist a birthday party?  Especially one with a cake like this, walking the runway in tutu's, and having your hair and makeup suited for a princess.

Madeline, on the left, turned 4!  Kelly, her mom, and I became fast friends in college and hope that our daughters will do the same.  Harper is obsessed with "Maaaadelin" and often asks to see her.  Her birthday was a huge it and the cake was even better than it looked.

Speaking of college friends....

My college crew came to Nashville in March and made my day!  There are too many stories in our closets that would never make this page and should never be printed but the ones I can share with you will always involve a few words noted here.

Kentucky     Cocktails     Dip    Real Women   Laughter

I must admit, the combination can be quite lethal.   
These women know fun with reckless abandon like no other.  I am lucky to have found them and even happier to have them in my life now.

(Whitney, Michelle, Sarah, Jennifer, Kelly, and me)

Two of my favorite sights.....

New Orleans
Final Four

Bob and I were so lucky to go to NOLA to see The CATS win it all.
I fell in LOVE with this city...the food was amazing, the people are so eclectic, and the architecture was overwhelmingly beautiful.  We had a much needed get away and found ourselves as The NCAA Champions.  My whole life was surrounded by UK basketball and it was so exciting to be celebrating their WIN in such an amazing city.

My favorites were anything Emeril, Cafe O'le's, and the seductive, alive feeling you feel in this city.
I could go on and on and on about the food but you must find out for yourself.
I am already planning to return in October!

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