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

Thursday, October 27, 2011


It has been a whirlwind around our household for the past few weeks.

Last Monday night, my grandmother called my dad and said she wasn’t feeling well and that her chest and arm hurt. When my dad got to her apartment, she was not responsive. Her heart had stopped. The paramedics came and revived her and took her to the hospital. Things were not looking good. Tuesday she was admitted to ICU, on a ventilator. That afternoon, with all of her family around her bed, she went to be with the Lord. It was very surreal.

Rosie Dimples Joyce was 92 years old when she passed into eternity. She had been in relatively good health. I have to say that I haven’t been overwhelmingly grieved. Oh yes, I will miss the times we were at her house as a child, or all of those HUGE Thanksgiving meals she prepared at her house. I will miss the times in recent years when she has come to my house for Thanksgiving. However; I am excited for her. I can’t imagine all of the things she is getting to see right now. Even Brooks mentioned that it was all ok because she was in Paradise. Out of the mouths of babes.

Thank you to everyone who sent cards, called and made food. The outpouring of love was overwhelming to my entire family.

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Monday, October 17, 2011


Last Monday we went to the fair. My dad doesn't look to excited about it for some reason?!?!

The boys had a great time riding the rides together.
Reese was gung-ho on all the rides.....
until the ride got his stomach :)

It is nice they can enjoy the rides together.

A great time was had by all. The downpour in the middle of the day didn't make us leave. We just camped out in the coliseum until it is over.

Note to self: Do not wear a white t-shirt to the fair when there is a chance of rain. Just sayin'!
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Camping Out!

Saturday night the boys had a camping night in the backyard! Reese couldn't understand why I didn't want to camp out with them. I assured him it was a boys only night and I would be fine inside, in my climate controlled environment.The boys were excited. (And yes, Reese it wearing his footed Christmas pajamas.)I wish this picture wasn't so blurry, but oh well. Happy camp out night boys!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

This and That

I haven't been blogging as much lately because I have been spending that time on Pinterest. First of all, genius concept! I was tired of bookmarking things over and over. So far I have tried these ideas I saw on there:


spaghetti and hot dogs - looks like octopus or something -- VERY fun food :)

Crock pot chicken and dumplings

Black Tulle Wreath

I have so many things I have left to try!

The boys are still enjoying school. They are doing well.

This past Saturday my dad brought a small go-cart he had purchased for the boys to our house. Brooks knew Pop was bringing something but didn't know what. When he saw my dad driving up in the truck, he could see the go-cart in the back of the truck. He was so excited at what he thought he saw, he announced to everyone, "MY VERY OWN TREADMILL!!" We all got a kick out of that one. He would be happy with anything given to him.

Sunday night Reese was sitting in between Brent and I. He leaned in and whispered something to me. I can't remember now what it was. I responded to him by whispering back to him. Well apparently my breath wasn't the freshest at the time. (Hey, I'm just being honest here.) He quickly made a bad face and said, "I think daddy pooted." I couldn't tell on myself so I just said, "Maybe so." (Sorry Brent!)

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