Monday, July 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Daddy

I have been known to produce a few cake wrecks in my life. Charlie's birthday was no different. Boy, it was ugly! But it was also the most delicious cake I've ever made! Happy Birthday to the man that makes me laugh. To my sweetheart and my best friend. This will be the 13th year we've celebrated his birthday together and he turned 28. We've been together almost half of our lives. It's weird...and I'm starting to feel old. But life is good, here's to the next 50 years of birthdays together!

Friday, July 20, 2012

This Cannot Be Possible!

This little girl is starting PreK 4 a month from today. At a big girl school!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Just Another Day... Chuck E Cheese. I don't know why I still take pictures, they're always the same stuff every time! I wonder when she'll be too cool for Chuck E. Oh, what a sad day that will be! I guess I'll keep taking the pictures until then! ;)

After we returned from vacation, I thought I would take Avery somewhere she loved. She had a blast and got a big hug from Chuck E!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Finally Home

Avery got lots of stuff from Mexico, but I love this little Senorita dress and guitar. Boy, I missed this girl!

She got to go to her first Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church the week she stayed at Nonna's. Gigi took her the first night because Nonna and Poppa were in Pittsburgh. We were both surprised but she went right in with the other kids and had a blast all week. She loved it! She LOVES her Bible reading glasses and is constantly quizzing everyone on "what the Bible says".

After we got home, Charlie and Josh went to Baton Rouge to watch LSU in the semi finals playing Stony Brook. They sat for 12 scorching innings and were soaking wet 2 different times with rain only for the game to be called for the day due to weather. They were tied! That sounds HORRIFIC to me, but the boys insist it was 'the best baseball of their lives'. Nonna and Poppa also headed to Baton Rouge to shop till they drop. Avery and I had a fantastic Mommy/Daughter day and ate at the always delightful, Mammy's Cupboard. Yum, yum!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vacation 2012

For graduating with his Masters, my brother Mark received a cruise vacation as his graduation gift from my parents. Well, life never really goes as planned does it? Mark took a job he couldn't pass up about a month before the cruise and they wouldn't let him schedule off the first week of training to go to Mexico. So, reluctantly I did what I had to do. I WENT ON VACATION! Seriously though, I felt terrible for him but I was happy to go if he couldn't. Charlie was already planning on going on the 'guys' cruise, so I crashed the party. We had a fabulous time and it was nice to getaway. I didn't realize how bad I needed it until it got closer and closer and I was really about to lose it at work. I came back VERY refreshed. I did decide though that I won't take another week long vacation without Avery. 3 days...maybe, but 5 is TOO LONG! I missed her so much my heart ached. She had a blast with Nonna & Poppa and Gigi & Paps but we both agreed - no more weeks apart! I mean, there are only so many weeks left until she moves off to college, right?


The guys...

My brother, Josh...