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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!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Runaway Train

Aleck is a big fan of Toy Story 3.  We bought him a Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head while we were traveling last week.  Aleck was playing with his trains and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head.  I overheard him reenacting the train robbery scene from the movie right down to Mr. Potato Head’s sinister laugh.  It was absolutely priceless.  This is how I found the scene of the crime.DSC_4860

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We traveled to Starkville for Thanksgiving week.  Mom had her knee replaced November 16th, so I spent the week with her.  Tom was so awesome.  He took care of the kids at Glenda’s house while I spent most of the day with my mom.    Tom took the kids to Oxford to see Nana and Poppo the day before Thanksgiving, but I stayed behind to help my Mom with therapy and my Dad with Thanksgiving dinner.  Tom spent most of Thanksgiving Day in Oxford and then headed back to Starkville in the late afternoon.  They were only gone a little more that 24 hours, but I missed them so much!  I also missed seeing Tom’s family so much!

I got to see Gary, my brother that lives on the coast, Donny and John, my brothers that live in Arkansas.  Of course I saw my Brian and Glenda, my brother and sister that live in Starkville.  The only sibling that I missed was Darryl.

This was my first Thanksgiving in Starkville since I moved to Dallas in 2004.  We usually don’t travel for Thanksgiving because we always go home for Christmas.  Since Aleck is getting older and Eryn and Mason are here, we want to start our own family Christmas traditions this year so we are planning on staying in Texas. 

We are so thankful for all the blessings and our wonderful family and friends. 



tranums barber truck

Glenda, Patrick, Jessica and Tyler

brian, heather, preston2

Brian, Heather, Preston


Gary and Dad


Brian, Dad, Donny


Jessica and Tyler


Donny and Dad


Jessica and Ella


Aleck and Mammaw


Aleck riding down the hill


The closest I got to anybody holding both Ella and Aleck at the same time!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bye Bye Kisses for Aunt Glenda

My sister was headed out to work, but not without bye bye kisses from Ella Bella.  I can’t think of a better way to start the day!


Corn on the Cob

Ella had her first experience with corn on the cob at Glenda’s house and she thought it rocked.  She ate three ears, and then went after Aleck’s corn.  Lucky for her, he felt like sharing. 




Monday, November 22, 2010

Morning walk with Jessica

Ella loves being outside, especially when we visit Aunt Glenda.  Glenda lives in the country.  They have dogs and a few chicken.  Every morning that the weather was good, Jessica would take Ella on a trip around the yard to explore.  Thank you, Sica, for being such an awesome cousin!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Grandparents and Grand Friends Day

Aleck’s school had a Grandparents and Grand Friends Day at school.  Unfortunately, our family lives too far away but Aleck asked Joni to come as his special friend.  Thank you, Joni, for being such a Grand Friend!  The morning started with the children singing several songs.  I sat on the floor and joined in with the song, Five Little Speckled Frogs, and Aleck thought that was awesome.  Later, Joni helped Aleck make a special card that he later gave her.  They decorated a yummy cupcake to look like a turkey.  I know it was yummy, because I ate the whole thing later that day.  Bad Mommy, bad Mommy!

We went to chapel and I was so proud to see how respectful and well behaved Aleck was.  A few times, Aleck looked up at me with his head tilted sideways and a smile on his face.  Those brief glances conveyed total love and adoration.  My sweet Aleck, I hope you always look at Mommy that way.