Sunday, March 15, 2009


Austin and I were trying to figure out a creative way to give a car as a gift but couldn't come up with anything creative. So I put the key to the car on the end of a chain and put it in a jewelry box. Aaron does not wear any kind of jewelry as you can tell by the video. The key to the car looks like a small master lock key, so that confused him even more. Aaron loves cars and has been talking about getting a Dodge Charger. You can hear me in the end talking about that. ( sorry, video is having problem uploading)
Well, he got the 1963 Ford Fairlane that he has been looking at for some time.

It is in pretty good shape. It even has these original Ford wheels. Aren't they cool? We do have some interior work to do on it. This will be a great project for him and Sandy to do together. Listen to how mean it sounds! :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Sunday started out being a very busy day. Austin and I had to be at church early for the Creative Team Ministries. Little did I know that I will still be going strong way after midnight.

See the clock? It is after 11pm and 32 degree's outside. Hmm... that sounds cold enough for .......

SNOW!! ! Yes, we FINALLY got some snow here in the south. And we got a good bit. Several inches. When I got home after 11 pm I found Billy and Austin outside making this huge snowman. So, where was I all day????????????????
Waiting, waiting for Lynn's sweet pea to be born! Yep, we just had the shower on Saturday and Sunday she walked into Lowe's and her water broke! She was 5 weeks early so we were all a little concerned. Here is the sweet little Zachary Hunter weighing in at 5lbs 12 oz.
He is just as small as his teddy bear.
Here I am with him. I just could not put him down.

Here he is with mom. Dad is in the background. Dad wanted to name him "Redneck"! LOL! That did not go over with everyone very well. It did take several days for them to pick a name.
The sweet little guy had to stay a few extra days and just finally got to go home today. He was having some trouble eating, and then had to go under the light, and then his temperature dropped. But he is doing good now and is home safe!
Isn't he the cutest little thing you have ever seen? I just cannot believe that she went into labor on the one day that it snows. Snow is a rare thing and I LOVE playing out with the boys in it, but this is also a once in a lifetime event and I wanted to be there. Thankfully the boys were still outside when I got home late.
Here are some great shots I got of the boys playing in the snow. Here Billy is throwing a huge snow ball at Austin.

And another huge one!
But Austin got to get him too! Look at Billy's face. Too funny!
Here they are trying to throw the big balls that they made the snowman with.
Billy was trying to kick it down. It looks like he is dancing.
Austin tumbled down along with the snowman.
Kicking the snowman down.

So where was Wes? Bundled up inside on the couch. (I had the night shot on because it was dark so the flash killed his eyes)
The boys working late that night on the snowman.

Trees at the hospital.
Sweet baby boy!!!

Sorry my pics got all out of order, but blogger is acting crazy and will not let me move them around!
It is hard to believe it is almost Friday. We have had such an eventful past week. Have a great weekend all!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Saturday was the big day for Lynn's baby shower. I have been so excited since finding out she was pregnant. Like I have said before- she deserves this baby more than anyone I personally know. I of course wanted to host the baby shower. We do not and will not know if the baby is a boy or a girl until it arrives. So we needed a neutral theme. I found these adorable sweet pea items on the internet. Everything was based around this darling little sweet pea.The most difficult thing was finding the appropriate cake or cupcake. I had a local bakery attempt to make me what I was wanting. I was horrified when I saw the first cupcake they made. It looked like either an old wrinkled man or an elf. I asked them to please try again.They used marzipan the second time and it was cute. But they wanted 4 dollars per cupcake. I thought that was way to expensive............So......................
Look who ended up with making the cake. My sweet little Austin! We made homemade fondant and he got busy 'sculpting'.He worked so hard on this and was up very late and up again early Sat. morning. I had a local grocery store make a plain white sheet cake and left the rest up to Austin.
Here is the final cake! I was not very happy with the way the store did not smooth the white icing. I have this huge cake anxiety thing about everything being perfect- this is one reason I do not make them for people any more. I get way to stressed out doing it! So Austin took over and look at what a fabulous job he did. Isn't it just adorable???
He even made little pea pods to go around the sides.

We had so much food. My sister worked so hard on cutting fruit and veggies and slicing bread while I was at work that morning. Very professional job she did.
The amount of gifts where overwhelming! She got so many things that were greatly needed.

We played a baby trivia game. See everyone concentrating hard on the questions.

Then we passed around a roll of caution tape and everyone had to cut off the amount that they thought would fit around her belly.
It was much harder than you would think. See how long the tape looks that he is cutting? You would be amazed that when you wrap it around it really is not that far off.
Here is Lynn with her mom. Her mom cut WAY to much! I think she overshot more than anyone.
Here is my mom and Lynn. Mom went the other way and made it too small.
Hannah, Lynn's little niece got it right on the money!
Here is more of the gifts.
Sweet little ducky. See the pea pod ballon. Took me forever to find those.
My sister and mom made this cute gift. Inside was a trash can with all sorts of stuff in it. See the nice basket behind too? It was loaded with goodies.
Cute baby balloon.
Here is a jar full of sweet pea pods. We played guess how many peas in the jar. We played other games but I did not get any pics.
We had the party at Sandy's club house at the apartments where he works. Hannah helped us clean up after it was over. She is so sweet. She looks exactly like Lynn did at that age.
Here is Sandy taking out all the trash for me. He was such a trooper. He stayed on the side lines the whole time although there was one guy there and two younger boys.
Here is mom's big belly. Don't you love that sweet pea crosage?
Thanks Lynn for making me look so skinny in this pic!! Just kiddding!
We had a wonderful time. Lynn and I have been friend since she was about 6. I am way older than her but we have always gotten along just like we are the same age.
What a great friend she has always been to me! I love you Lynn!