I mentioned in my last blog I would have two parts - here is the second part. My visit to Belton was two fold - To see Brody's football game, and fellowship with friends and family for a local baby shower!! So many highlights: I will let my pictures speak louder than words. The theme of the Belton shower was "Toy Story" (Since the baby's name is Andy, Darby's idea was to do his nursery with the "Toy Story" theme in mind). WE loved the idea so much my hostesses ( Mom, Dana, Reide, Aunt Lark, Aunt Wren - not in picture, Cindy, and Aunt Billie Jo) used it for the theme of the shower too. The rest of the pictures celebrate some family, friends and great prizes for Andy. Take a look!! (p.s. - before the shower got started, Brody came in from a morning of hunting duck, I think. He looks so profess in his camo!)
Great friends and family give FABULOUS gifts. This apple with a worm inside was one of my favorites!!! Thanks Mildred!!! My Aunt Billie Jo knitted this hat for Andy, how sweet!!! Cousin Tracy and Katy came - they are responsible for the Ivester reunion every year in August. I promised them I would be there next year - since it is now INSIDE with AC - AMEN!!!
Cousin Suzanne gave me the Nemo bath towel hoodie - I loved the story behind why - her son Taylor (my cousin) is quite the baseball pitcher but he was born with one arm shorter than the other just like Nemo with his fin. Is that not the best story ever? And now overtime I wrap Andy up in that towel I will think of that and be reminded - our children (when encouraged) can accomplish anything they put their mind too. Thanks Suzanne!! One of my sorority sister gave Andy his first cape and mask and yellow Tonka truck. You can tell the Mom's of boys know the perfect gift... Cousin Cookie and Kathie and my best friend from kindergarten, Kris and her two beautiful daughters, it was a treat to see each one.
Great friend Lucretia and her Mom and daughters, sorority sisters from Charleston Southern, cousin Avari, my beautiful niece Bryant, and my sissy's, Dana and Reide...xoxo!!!
Thanks to my wonderful family for showering me beyond my imagination!!! My sister's, Aunt Lark, Mom and bff Cindy made me feel so special - The hostess' with the most!!! The last picture is cousin Kim. Her son Will is a huge POG fan and I loved catching up with her!
I pray you receive "shower's of God's goodness" on you today!!! God always wants to lavish on us!!! Sincerely, Leigh
I just wrote on Friday and now it's already Monday. The weekend went fast. It sure was a great one though:) Friday night our Panthers beat our opponent. Spence didn't get to play, but was sooooo happy to be dressed out in his uniform. The first of the season due to his injury. I think he felt more part of the team. Here is a picture of warm-ups. The first time in a varsity uniform. He looks so grown up to me.
Saturday morning we hosted Leigh's baby shower. She got some super cute little boy clothes. ahhhh they are so sweet! My favorite part of the shower was the food of course. Quiche, breakfast casserole, fruit, cinnamon rolls, chicken mini's from chick fi la, and of course my favorite thing, the white cake. It was really fun.
Here is Leigh and the hostesses
AND the picture of the cake with these cute bassinets made out of diapers and blankets. So cute. Obviously I did not make those.
The nicest thing about my weekend was that when I got home from the shower and my husband and boys had cleaned the house!!!! Wow, what a nice surprise. Most of the laundry was done. I had thought that I was going to end up cleaning house all afternoon. Instead I got to lay on the couch and watch college football!!! It was awesome.
Had a great Sunday at church, more football, went on a walk with a friend, and then we went to see UNCONDITIONAL as a family. So thankful for a weekend at home. Tonight Price has a baseball game. Monday's are always a big day for preparing for the week. AND homework. ugh. Hope that you all have a blessed week.
Yay it's Friday and I'm so happy to be home this weekend. It's been a full week, but lots of good things. I'm running around today getting ready for Leigh's baby shower tomorrow:) Fun times and always a good reason to have white cake which is my favorite dessert in the world. It's been a while since any of my friends have had a baby so I'm looking forward to it.
Spence's arm has finally healed. Thank you Lord. He get's to dress out for his first Varsity game of the year. He won't play tonight, but at least he is finally healthy.
Price ran for Student council this past week. He was Class President last year, so we weren't sure how things would turn out this year. BUT, I'm excited to say that he won!!! Here are some pics of our campaign headquarters.
He takes the job seriously so I'm very happy for him. Another thing I wanted to tell you about is a new movie that is out on the big screen. It's called "UNCONDITIONAL". Please go and support this movie. It has such a beautiful message of God's redemption. It is based on a true story. I will give you the heads up that it is PG-13 due to some of the violence that occurs in the story. So, if you have a younger middle school child, you may want to view it before you have them see it. The message is great though. ALSO, Price is in the movie:) You will see his face for about 10 seconds, but it's there and so you will have to let me know if you see it and notice him. He's so excited that he is on the big screen. haha
One other thing I thought I'd show you because I thought it was a great idea. Called "cake in a cup." It's a great way to serve dessert to kids:) My friend Kelly Berry made them for a luncheon the other day and I thought it was so cute.
Well, I'm getting my hair colored right now, so I won't have dark roots anymore:) Then I've got to get my appetizers made for the football tailgate tonight. Hope you have a very blessed weekend. I know I'm planning on it.
When is it okay to "make over" your significant other? Where should you draw the line?
In this week's segment of He Mail, Shelley shares her own experience with helping her husband with his fashion sense. However, the girls think the line between small fashion advice and getting a personal trainer is quite large and deserves some closer consideration.
Listen to the clip from the show, then tell us what you think!