October 27, 2014

Reid Is THREE!!!

Our sweet boy turned three on Saturday.  We celebrated with friends and family Saturday evening in our home.  When I began thinking about this party and the theme, I originally thought about going with a theme tied to his favorite book, Brown Bear Brown Bear.  But the boy likes BIG trucks and he cannot lie! So, in the end it was a big truck theme that took over.

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IMG_9123_1  I used my nanny’s pound cake recipe again to whip up a birthday cake.  I love that this pound cake is becoming a tradition in our home!  I usually make my mama’s buttercream icing but this time we needed chocolate buttercream and some crushed cookies to create “dirt” for our trucks!  It was yummy and we had plenty leftover even though I cut huge pieces!

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Thank you so much to our wonderful friends and family for celebrating our guy with us!  Reid begins preschool tomorrow!!! So, this mama is signing off to get everything ready for my little guy’s big day!

August 12, 2014

Celebrating Papa Charlie

My father-in-law passed away two weeks ago.  Sunday we gathered together to celebrate the life of our “Papa Charlie”.  It was really wonderful seeing so many people come together that haven’t seen each other in quite some time.  Papa Charlie loved his children and grandchildren.  While Reid may be too young to remember him, I’m sure there will be plenty of stories shared.

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A few moments from the day…

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August 8, 2014

Charleston 2014

Our annual trip to the Isle of Palms near Charleston, SC…

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I love to snap our family photos while on this vacation every year.  This year there was a little rain interference with “picture night” so we moved it to the last morning when we were leaving.  Only problem… overcast that lingered.  They turned out a little grainy but still mark the tradition.

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Of course there is always great restaurants to try and sweet friends to see!

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Reid got a stomach bug while we were on vacation.  So, he missed dinner with the Condons.  It was great seeing them again!

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This monkey discovered the stairs in the condo…

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And of course there was plenty of beach time, day and night!

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Spencer and Briggs played golf with GrandDadE and Uncle Mark!

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We had a great time!