About Me

My photo
Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

Friday, June 25, 2010

To Infinity and Beyond

Aleck went to his first movie today, Toy Story 3.  We met Grant, Lauren, Brooke and Presley.  Aleck absolutely loved the movie and he sat through the entire movie without a problem.  Thankfully, Dede was there to stay with Aleck because Ella had no interest in sitting through the movie. I walked the halls with her in a sling until she fell asleep and then watched the last 45 minutes with her sleeping on my chest.  I have a feeling that Toy Story may be Aleck's new favorite movie.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father’s Day 2010

We were so blessed to spend Father’s Day with Poppo Brooks this year.  For Poppo’s gift, I made a book filled with family pictures of all our trips back to Oxford since Tom and I married.


No doubt, this picture will be one for future books. father's day 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tough guy in a Cinderella dress

In a class of nine kids, Aleck is one of only two boys at his mother's day out program. For several weeks, he has come home saying, "I pay Cindawella aday" (I play Cinderella today). I asked his teachers if he dresses up as Cinderella and sure enough, he and Zain, the other little boy, take turns wearing the Cinderella dress. One day when I picked Aleck up from school, he had to pull me into the classroom to show me the dress. Tom is not super happy about this, but he tolerates it.

We have been planning a trip to the beach in July. At first, we were going to Florida, but with the oil spill, that just wasn't the best plan. We decided to visit San Diego. One morning Tom and I were talking about plans for the trip. Tom said, "You know, the surf will be cold in San Diego and Aleck won't want to play in the water." I looked at Aleck and said, "AJ, tell Daddy you are a tough guy." Aleck didn't miss a beat when he quickly spouted out, "I pay Cindawella aday at school." Uhmmm, Aleck, that's not exactly what Mommy said.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Best Friend

Sweet conversations with Aleck today.

Aleck: "Mom, Aunt Nenda's not here."
Me: "Aunt Glenda is coming to visit next week."
Aleck: "Yay! Aunt Nenda pay with me and my twains? Yay!"

Aleck: "My Poppo my best fwiend."

Aleck: "Mommy, wook at Ella. Aw, that's so sweet."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Peek A Boo

Please note that the loud music in the background was actually Aleck playing with a toy guitar. There is a reason that the toy spends most of it's time "lost" in our house.