Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Chandler’s 1st Day of Dance


Sassy started dance this year. She absolutely LOVED it! Her teacher is a dance major at our local university and she is amazing with the girls.


Last year they danced to “Baby Bumblebee” so they have been learning that dance again. They will learn their new dance for this year’s recital. I can’t wait to find out what the song will be!




I’m so glad she enjoyed dance! We have a lot of sweet friends in our class and she is already asking when she can go back!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Bid Day 2018!

Ahhhhh….one of my favorite times of the year! The day we get to see the beautiful new girls that we’ve worked so hard to get during recruitment! I don’t miss the prep…but I miss the feeling of watching the girls run to us with such excitement and joy! This is also the 3rd time I’ve taken Chandler to the festivities and she. loves. it.

On the first day of recruitment we sent the girls this sweet little message…


The girls help babysit her so of course they teach her all the ways of Alpha Delta Pi. The songs, chants and of course the hand sign!


This picture is probably my most favorite thing in the world. I want so badly for her to love these letters as much as I do when she’s older. She loves them now, so hopefully she will when she grows up and I can share this with her forever.

It took what seemed like hours to get her to cooperate. There were some women watching me wrestle with her and approached me afterward saying, “You’ll be so thankful you have those one day.” It almost made me tear up because that’s my wish. (Obviously if she choses not to be an ADPi I would still support her, but……Winking smile)



Some of her favorite girls! They babysit her occasionally and she thinks they hung the moon. Taryn (left) and Meredith (right) have helped perfect her diamond throwing


This year the girls rented a snow cone truck and it was a huge success. Alabama is extremely humid in August and this was a great treat on a hot afternoon!


Another favorite! My goal is to recreate this every year (if she’ll let me!)


Look at how much she’s changed! My sweet, happy girl!


This bench was placed in honor of my dear friend and sister, Cynthia. She died unexpectedly during our sophomore year and I miss her terribly. It does my heart good to have this beautiful picture. She would have loved my babies so much! She was truly the best person ever!


All our beautiful new Alphas!


Welcome to The First & The Finest girls! Congratulations!

Friday, August 10, 2018

First Day of 3rd Grade

I’m gonna go cry now…my baby is 8 years old and a 3rd grader……(que the sighs and whining)


This boy is the sweetest, most kind child I know. I’m proud to be his mama


Of course squirt wanted a “pitur” too


The kids were greeted by the Troy University mascot T-Roy, cheerleaders and football players on their first day of school!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Meet The Teacher

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…I was 100% ready for school to start. We (I) need routine at my house. With my second semester of RN school starting we have to have structure or I’ll lose my mind.

We started off with Meet The Teacher! Landon, now in 3rd grade has to change classes, and has 2 teachers! We went to introduce ourselves and turn in our school supplies.


These are probably some of my favorite teacher gifts I’ve made. Everything is from Target Dollar Spot and I added vinyl. They were a HUGE hit and I’m so glad I found them!


We visited our homeroom teacher first. This is his first year teaching and is AMAZING. He was so excited about his gifts. He has been such a joy and adores my baby boy!


His second teacher is Mrs. Evans. I have known her since I moved to Alabama. She was my neighbor for a good 4-5 years. I’d hoped she would have been one of Landon’s teachers.


We also got some hugs from our principal, Mrs. Sims.


We were also so excited to find out that Easton was in our homeroom! I love watching these babies grow up together!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Ice Scream, You Scream!

I LOVE party planning! I’m a local alumni for my sorority so the association threw them an ice cream social for working so hard during spirit week (the week before recruitment). I went to my favorite store…Hobby Lobby to get supplies. Our colors are baby blue and white but I added in some gold and pink.


I honestly try not to go overboard with d├ęcor. But I wanted to have our colors and some cute little things for the toppings. I used my silhouette cameo to cut all the vinyl for the signs.


I work a lot but fortunately I am able to bring things to do to one of my jobs so I was able to get all the labels applied to the signs before the event. I got so many complements and I thought it was precious!




It turned out cuter than I’d hoped it would! The girls had a great time! I also know a little legacy that thought she was big stuff hanging out with the “cowege giwels” as she calls them! Here she is with the new letters my hubby built for recruitment!


Sunday, July 22, 2018

A Weekend With Family

Thankfully (I hope no teachers shoot me) this summer is winding down and we’re getting ready for school to start back. We (I) NEED routine at our house. We (I) have been going crazy trying to keep babysitters when Landon’s summer day camp finished. Why they stop it 2 weeks before school starts is beyond me. But that’s another soap box rant for another day. I LOVE some of the babysitters we have. But sadly, they’re not always available. But when they are they completely spoil my babies!

Miss Meredith took Landon to lunch and then to see Hotel Transylvania 3. He absolutely adores her and so do I.


My grandparents, aunt and cousins planned a visit on their way to the beach. We were so excited to spend a day of shopping with Mimi. We saw the fish at the pet store, ate lunch at Chili’s and went to C’s three-year-old check up.



These kiddos also talked Mimi into a trip to the Target toy section. Landon picked out a set of cars from the Cars Movies and Chandler picked out a Melissa & Doug ice cream scoop set. I think the grown ups had more fun with it than she did Winking smile


Once my aunt and cousins arrived we had another small family party with Mexican food and more cake and ice cream. We also went to see Mama Mia 2 earlier in the day. It was AMAZING. Definitely take some tissues.




Little sister was all partied out by the time we got home! The next morning we were heading to the beach!