Monday, May 16, 2011


 April and May are sooooo busy for us...but it seems that this year has been over the top. We have been going non-stop and I am just about ready for a break....although it won't be much of a break...because we only have seven more days of school and I will have NO free time until August! But...I'm not complaining....seeing as I will be parking my hiney at the pool EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
 Anyway....the past month and a half we have been busy doing this....

My cousin came to visit from Las Vegas for FOUR days...and I managed to get ONE picture of us. ONE. As in UNO. And I took my camera with us everywhere we went. But here it is in all its glory.

After she left, I had to drive to Chattanooga and pick up the kids, come back home, and unload all of my lower kitchen cabinets so my counter tops could be ripped out and hauled away.

Which meant that we didn't have a kitchen for a week, our bathroom turned into the place we washed dishes, and I cooked on the floor.

I had a yard sale to finally get rid of Hutt's baby clothes and some other things I had lying around the house...and wouldn't you know...we had the hail storm of the century...which promptly caused Brian and I to take whatever measures we needed to to get the cars into the garage. Apparently that meant running over everything I had laid out all nice and neat...hours of planning and organizing and pricing. :(

Our new counter tops and AWESOME HUGE sink were installed...yipee!!

The next step was picking out the right backsplash...which was much harder than I thought it would be...but we DEFINITELY made the right choice...

Then came Easter....

Lainey turned ELEVEN(which I still can't believe) and my parents came for a fun weekend visit.

Lainey hit two home runs in one ballgame and got the game ball!!

Hutton likes to water my flowers in his new favorite uniform...which seems to be underwear and boots only.

I attended a Mother's Day Tea at Hutton's school...which was PRECIOUS!

Brian's parents came up for a visit to celebrate the kids' birthdays and Mother's Day. Note to self...when it is "Mother's Day" might be a good idea to take a picture of yourself and your KIDS. :(

Lainey finished up her softball season...

Hutton turned FOUR...and wanted the same ice-cream cake that I made for Lainey. Apparently his candle looked so pretty, he thought it was edible. HA! Chili's was his choice for dinner, the balloon man made him a birthday hat, every present he received was for outdoor play, and the new sandbox was a major hit! We even opened presents outside!

And last but DEFINITELY not least, we choose our backsplash and had it installed. I smile EVERY time I walk into the kitchen. But that picture will have to wait until tomorrow...because this post has gone over its limit for photos! ;)

Have a wonderful Monday!


  1. I love reading your blog! =) It makes me smile!!!!! Can't wait to see the backsplash pic!

  2. No wonder y'all couldn't make it down for Frances' birthday...good grief, supermom!!! We had so much fun this past weekend but missed you, Brian and the kiddos so much!! Hope to see you all VERY SOON!!! xoxo