Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mother's Day and Life

We had a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend. Saturday evening we took my mom out to dinner at J Alexander's and then went to church as a family. Nothing means more to my mom than having her family with her at church.
My little sweetie gave me some very sweet gifts and I especially loved the new book I got by Harlan Coben, Six Years. I have already finished was that good.
 On Sunday morning we slept in and just hung out. We went to Las Palmas for lunch. I've been on a Mexican kick lately and cannot seem to get enough of it.
Can you tell Aubrey was ecstatic about chips and salsa too! She is totally my daughter...she loves her some cheese dip, chips, rice and chicken!
We enjoyed our afternoon together, Aubrey napped and I read! After nap we loaded up and went to my mother in laws for bbq dinner. We had a blast hanging out and playing with Emorie and the family.
This past week we have been outdoors nonstop. Aubrey is so busy and into everything so it's just safer for everyone if we are outside!
I adore this picture. She is bossing the ducks around...telling them where she thinks they should go. Isn't she just a doll!
 We occasionally play indoors and when we do, we play hard. So hard we forget to put our pants on! Baby doll must be time to get dressed, mom!
Aubrey loved this car at her cousin's house. She refused to get out for like 30 minutes! She knows she looks good!
Papa D brings donuts to all his grand babies when he works nights. Aubrey is in heaven savoring the goodness of this donut hole. She ate half a dozen by herself.
We went to the Brec indoor playground this weekend and Miss Priss was all about the train. She wasn't intimidated by the big kids around...SHE was going to drive the train.
Fake horsey's are just not as much fun as the real thing. She's really having a blast deep down.
 Aubrey loves getting into candles and digging out the wax. Notice her Indian paint on her face?!!
 My little angel is just so sweet. I'm so looking forward to spending the entire summer with her! It's going to be a blast!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Country Living

This past weekend we had the opportunity to take a short trip with our best friends. We left on Friday and headed to Woodville, Mississippi for a weekend in the mountains! It was absolutely gorgeous...we felt like we were in the foothills of Tennessee. It was only about an hour and a half away which made it perfect because Aubrey is not exactly a great car rider.
I'm dreading our trip to Arkansas in June because she barely made it an hour in the car. After about 40 minutes she started yelling, "Aubrey get out"! Um...not quite dear child!
There was so many wonderful activities and relaxing things to do. Seeing the horses was a favorite for Aubrey. She didn't want to touch them or ride them, but she was fascinated and wanted to see them constantly. She kept saying, "Horsey" all day. These were the friendliest horses I have ever seen. They were so affectionate and willing to be petted.

I took Aubrey out on the kayak and she loved it. It was very shallow here so I felt comfortable letting her sit with me. It was so beautiful and relaxing.
 I absolutely love to fish and this was were you could find me during Aubrey's naptime. I did manage to catch a few! I did almost freak out because I started to sink in the mud and seriously couldn't get out! Notice my mud holes to the left?
This was the view from the back patio...the family who owns the property owns 1500 acres so all this glorious view belongs to them. I was a little jealous!
 Me and my sweetie...enjoying an afternoon snack.
Here is the main house...isn't it a mansion? It was absolutely stunning and I cannot wait to go back!
My sweet friend Corrie bought all of the girls these floppy hats and monogrammed our initials on them as a treat! I felt like I should be headed to the Kentucky derby!
Aubrey and Brynlea enjoying a swing and a swig! Aren't they just the cutest!
Here is a view of the lake.
Here are my sweeties! Aubrey is doing her duck face and showing off her counting skills!
It was such a great weekend. Nothing but nature, relaxing and catching up with friends. The only thing that would have made it better was if we could have stayed for a week! Can't wait to make this a yearly tradition!