Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Baseball is over for a little while! Whew, maybe I can get caught up on housework and yard work now!

Brooks's team didn't have an end of season tournament, but Jax's team entered a big metro tournament this past weekend. They finished 3rd.

Jax's team went undefeated all season, so it was so fun to watch them play some great teams. It was stressful though! Very stressful! During one game, the score was tied, the bases were loaded, two outs with Jax up to bat! Jax smashed the first pitch and hit one of his teammates as he took off to run! It was an out! So upsetting! He made up for it in the next game with a home run!

I know this is just the beginning! We have many, many stressful baseball seasons ahead of us! Jax's team is going to stay together and play in the select division. They will play in a few tournaments this summer and play in the fall league too!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Meet Brinklee

So a couple of years ago we promised the boys they could each get a dog after we got our house sold and we got moved. I thought one big dog might satisfy them. Not! Brooks reminded us frequently that he wants his own dog. Chris said, " Momma, a promise is a promise!"

We debated on what kind of dog to get. Maybe a little one? Na! We decided to go with what we already knew. We knew if we got another one from the same place, that she would most likely be just like her brother. He is an amazing dog!!

So here she is. We get to pick her up the first of June! She is in Brinkley, Arkansas, hence the name. Can't wait! Seriously, it is kind of sick how excited I am. Brooks is counting down the days. He is so ready to snuggle her while he can! She will get big fast.

The day she was born he just had to go pick out the stuff for her. He was so cute!!! He picked out her name tag and picked out the font! It was precious. He wanted to make sure it was real "girly!" She is supposed to be this color, a shiny charcoal grey!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Wedding

Well, Blake and Miranda's wedding was certainly fabulous. I wish I could tell you all about it but that would take forever! AND I wouldn't be able to thoroughly describe it.

I can tell you that it was beautiful, but not in the sense of "decorating!" The preacher, who has known Miranda before she was famous, did a phenomenal job officiating. It was so personal to them and their lives. He spoke the truth to them. Told them what God expects out of two of them and their marriage. He specifically told Blake how to love his wife. It was amazing. Wish I had the audio.

I wish I had a few pictures too, but no phones or cameras allowed. Actually, Miranda called us several weeks ago and asked if we would host one of the chartered buses. The location was top secret and all of the guests were clueless about the location. We had to check names off the list and take cell phones and cameras, to be returned after the reception.

It went smoothly and I don't think the paparazzi got any pictures! I can tell you that Blake and Miranda are truly precious down to earth people. We really love them and their families.

Oh, and Neal McCoy played the reception! He was AMAZING!!!!!!! What a great entertainer!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Garden Success

Our garden has grown rapidly!

Our first home grown "eats!"

We are about to have a bunch of tomatoes! BLT's here we come!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day and Camo's Birthday

I really had a great Mother's Day!!! My guys made me breakfast. They went flower shopping with me and helped me work in the yard. To top it all off, I got some great hand made gifts. They are just precious to me!!!!

Here are just a few......

From Jax:

From Brooks:

And my parents flew home a few days ago. Sherry flies in Wednesday, so it is great to get to be with them right around Mother's Day! I love my Momma and my Mother in law!!!!

Sunday was a day for birthday's too. My niece, Gabby, turned 5!!! Hope you had a great day Gabby!!! We miss you!!!!

It was also Camo's first birthday!!!!! We absolutely adore this dog!!! He has been nothing but pure joy for the last 1o months! So much so that we are getting another. More on that soon!!!!