silly girl

happy birthday to me!

sunday morning, pat made pancakes and we celebrated my birthday. he also surprised me with a little bling bling. thanks p!!

look at ginger's belly! we can't wait to meet little jackson in september!

monday night we had a little dinner party to celebrate my birthday and marion's birthday. and i have 3 pictures. ha! wes made yummy creme brulee (sp?) and i wore one of meme's dresses from way back when. i love it!

home sweet home!

after a month of being away, it sure was nice to be home in hattiesburg. and we got to see patty and freddy and ginger and warner, who came for the wedding of our friends britt and crystal rowell.

saturday morning we all played tennis

pat set up a tent in the foyer, hoping that he and warner could "camp out" that night

these two are precious together - have i said that enough?

that is one happy grammaw!!

guess who got to sleep in the tent - by himself?!?!

more smith lake...

sims and leslie and baby williams hill came to spend the weekend with us at the lake. we had perfect weather, delicious food, and fabulous fellowship. come back soon!

laurel LOVED baby williams.

she also loves being on the boat.

thank you, pops and abbi. we needed that!

happy birthday lizzie!

we got to go to birmingham that week to celebrate elizabeths' 10th birthday. double digits!!

on the way to sumo japanese steak house

we thought laurel would love it. we thought wrong... well, the rest of us had a fabulous time. happy birthday lizzard. we love you!

memorial day weekend at smith lake

we got to spend a few days with the johnston clan at the lake. we had a great time with pops and abbi, aunt carley and uncle richard, uncle merrill and ALL the cousins. but we missed aunt barbara, who was home with the flu :( looking forward to 4th of july!

yay! we love the lake house!!! (and daddy loves having a mustache!!!)

the oldest and the youngest. i cannot believe merrill III is 13. it seems like just yesterday he was laurel's age!

abbi and all of her girls - rebecca, caroline, lucy helen, laurel, elizabeth, and maury.

uncle pat and rebecca. laurel and rebecca will be unstoppable this time next year...

the girls played dress up and put on a show for us. even apache and laurel tried to get in the mix. they had a very attentive audience...


clarksdale, part 2

pat wore these overalls when he was a baby. and so did freddy!!

these may be the cutest photos i've ever seen...

happy birthday warner!!!!

laurel's cousin, warner, turned 3 years old last month. we were in clarksdale to celebrate on the weekend of may 23rd.

happy birthday, big boy. we love you so much!! (look how cute that cake is. and it was SO yummy!)

to say warner LOVES trains is an understatement. ginger found a man with a train and the rain held off just long enough for the kids to enjoy it. it was quite a hit, even with baby laurel! she has become somewhat of a miss hospitality - waving at everyone, every car, every dog...

major people person. don't know where in the world she gets it...


deep in the heart of texas

then we headed to texas to spend the week with buddy and kissy. once again, my camera didn't see much action. i've got to do better!

laurel is loving her books. and her grandparents!!!

we went down to buddy's office one day to eat lunch with him. here you see little miss hospitality making sure she meets and waves to all of buddy's coworkers.

no trip to texas is complete without a good dinner at joe t garcia's. thanks buddy and kissy. we can't wait to come back and visit!

emily's wedding

on the weekend of may 16th we were in oxford for emily and travis's wedding. it was SUCH a fun weekend and we were happy to be there for the celebration. congratulations mr. and mrs. lamb!!! i didn't take one single picture, unfortunatley. so i got these from em...

at the rehearsal dinner. jessie, emily, and me

laurel with the BEAUTIFUL bride!


quick trip

back up... before we went to the beach, i made a quick trip to charleston while pat took his exams. (by the way, he made a 4.0 for the spring semester. i'm so proud!!)

here is laurel in the tupelo airport (where she weighed in at 22 pounds) about to say goodbye to mama for a couple of days.

the reason for the trip - to say goodbye, officially, to 32 moultrie st. thank the Lord it finally sold and i really like the buyer!

i got to meet baby avery ball! i can't believe how big kennedy and ellison have gotten. we miss the balls!!!

i also got to see the best neighbors in the whole world - mr. gregory and his grandkids, william, neil, and raven.

a double thumbs up after the closing from our friend and realtor, beth. thank you beth!!!

back in tupelo. baby girl missed her mommy. :)

beach babe

i know, i know, i haven't updated in over a month - and let me tell you it has been a BUSY month. i have a ton of pictures to post. bear with me...

we spent mother's day at the beach with pops and abbi. thank you for letting us crash your getaway, mom and dad. it was fabulous!

baby girl wasn't crazy about the sand and the ocean, but she LOVED the pool

here she is texting kissy - telling her we can't wait to go to the beach with her!!