The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dark Side of the Moon

Yesterday, on the way home from daycare, Reese says..... "Mom, I want to go to the dark side of the moon."


I started thinking...."Now where could he have heard Pink Floyd at?"

He then says, "The dark side of the moon is where outer space starts. I want to go to outer space. He then makes a rocket with his hands, counts down from 10 to 1, and shoots his hands into the air. I said, "Did you learn about space at school today?" He then told me that he had.


The other day he was eating a snack and started coughing.
He said, "Mom, I need to go throw up."
"I am going to throw up."
"Wait, I have snack in my mouth. Let me swallow this."
"I can't throw up."
"Mom, if you push on my stomach right here, it will help me throw up."

Last week, he was at Gammie's house and walked up to her and murmured a "bad word" to her, "Stupid"
She said, "What did you say?"
He said, "I didn't say stupid."
She then threatened him with what discipline would be enforced if he said that again, and gave him "the look." He stared right back at her. He then made his eyes really big at her, as if to say, "I can stare right back at you." Gammie then looked down at her sewing, knowing that staring at Reese was not going to get her anywhere. He then said, "Gammie, I am still looking at you!"

Monday, September 21, 2009

Second Annual Girl's Beach Trip

This past weekend we enjoyed our second annual beach trip with the girls from work. We were lucky enough to leave at lunch time on Thursday, which allowed us to spend Thursday afternoon at the outlets. I think everyone found some good deals there!
Here is us being silly. And what is up with my hand? Sorry Michelle!
This wasn't exactly sunrise, but it was gorgeous!Friday morning when we went out on the beach we saw a rainbow. In fact, if you look closely, it was a double rainbow!

Hello friend. I think he turned his back on me when I wouldn't give him any food.
This is Deirdre,
and Julie.
I don't know who this crazy person is.
Be candid girls!
Eatting at Lulu's. Michelle and Julie
Kristen, Deirdre and me.
Can't wait until next year!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What once was old, is new again.

Learning to play an old game....

can be an all new experience...

Count me in.
I am green.
I am always green.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

While Brooks was spening some one on one time with Gammie and Pop, we decided to take Reese for a boat ride on Lake Jordan.
Hold on tight little man. Me and my little sailor.
He pretended it was like a roller coaster.
Of course, we had to have snack time.
And, got to have some playing in the water time.
Our captain, with his tattered, sentimental hat on.
Our attempt at a shot of all of us.
Maybe he is thinking about the next time we can go back.
Days like today, make me appreciate the time I get to spend with my family.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Alligator Heads and Publix

I know the title of this post is catchy. Don't you think?

I have been working on my couponing skills over the last few months. I was finally able to save a lot more than I spent today at Publix.

I have decided that it is my new hobby. What better hobby than something that saves you money?

Brent went alligator hunting the past two weekends. It is a very involved process that takes registering with the state, being selected, only hunting at night time etc. I am proud to say that he, again this year, caught an alligator.

The alligator was much larger than the one he caught last year. With that being said, we have much more alligator meat than we did last year. The freezer in the garage is completely full. So what happens when the freezer outside gets full? Alligator parts are then moved into the freezer into the house. And wouldn't you know it, the part of the alligator that was saved to put in the freezer in the kitchen was the head.

Have you passed out yet?

I will prove it.

See that large bag in the drawer? That is an alligator head trying to stare at me. I haven't had the courage to get any closer than this.

I think I will be dreaming about him.