Thursday, June 28, 2012

A hunny sort of day...

A hunny sort of day...

My dear friend, Burke (aka Kristen), is having a baby!  I am so happy for her and her husband.  This baby is much anticipated and already loved.
So of course, we also had to have a baby shower!  I was so glad it worked out for me to attend.  
My friend Heidi, was the party planner and party thrower...and of course, it was amazing. So here is a glimpse into a special time celebrating a sweet baby who should make an appearance in roughly a couple more months...

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The guest of honor's chair.

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The shower favors and menu...such lovely place settings.  Great attention to detail.

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An arial view ;)

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Heidi made these herself, they could have been from a professional bakery, the girl has skillz.

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The hot mama!  Looking good!

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It was quite the spread of gifts and treats...what a party!

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Heidi even made the hunny jar herself...

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The baby's gender is a surprise, so the theme of Pooh Bear and yellow flowers was just perfect.

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awh :)  I love the 100 Acre woods and all its charm.

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Baby stuff!!!

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The guests wrote out words of wisdom and advice for the new mama and sweet new babe.

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Pretty sure we all had fun!
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Lucas was also in attendance, honey child charmed the ladies.

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It really was a hunny sort of day.
It was dripping with sweetness.


worlds colliding

There are moments in life when worlds collide...this last weekend felt like one of them. My two besties and my two kiddlets...all together. It was sweet.  And I have picture proof it happened ;)

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Of course they all liked each other which was nice too...silly faces and funny laughs.

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I am not sure Judah will ever take a normal/non silly photo unless bribed, and I didn't think of it in time...clearly. lol.

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So much fun!

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It was a great weekend, words fail me. It was a feeling more than anything.  
Can't wait to add baby Driscoll to the party next time we are all together :)

(Judah just saw these pics and said "Me and Heidi were doing funny arms..haha" so there ya go, an explanation for the silliness straight from the silly man's mouth.)


car sickies

We took a trip to Charlotte, NC this last weekend...it was for a dear friend's baby shower (I'll post all about that later!). It was just me and the two boys. I was really hopeful that our travels would be smooth...Judah's older now, Lucas does so well in the car around town (unlike his brother at this age). Well, about 30 minutes into the trip Judah started saying he felt sick...so I stopped at a Walgreens and made a little purchase...

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I really hoped it would help him feel better and maybe even put him to sleep so the trip would go by faster for us all...but...this is Jbyrd we are talking about.  It took the edge off but didn't make him sleep. (I finally gave in and drugged my kiddo and he still didn't sleep...all you benedryl pushers take note!)  It's supposed to last 6-8 hrs but around hr 5 he started saying he felt sick again and a second dose didn't really seem to help :(

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So we pulled the handy dandy plastic bag out and he rode like this for the last part of our trip...thankfully he never used it.  Poor little guy :(  I was hoping this would be the summer we could travel freely about the world but clearly, that is not the case.  
Oh yes, and Lucas did pretty good on the way to Charlotte, he was not as happy on the ride home...but we survived. 

This picture brings back so many memories of my sister puking on car rides...lol.  Oh the Joy.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Farm to Table to Heart

I joined the East Nashville Mom's Club a while back.  It has been slow going getting to know people just because of my pregnancy and then having a new baby and limited time to attend events, but it's been good to befriend some of my neighborhood women.  I really do enjoy the ladies I've gotten to know.
Tonight was the annual Banquet.  
This year's theme was Farm to Table Garden Party.

Everything was local or had a local element in its creation.  It was delightful. 


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The tables were set and ready to go!

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These are roses from my very own rose bushes, I pruned them today and brought the blooms over to be shared at the garden party.  

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So many lovely flowers from our own local gardens.

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such a lovely setting

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These drinks were tasty and lovely too...cucumbers grown from someone's garden, lavender infused lemonade and some very delightful tea.  All with local ingredients.

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It was BYOB and several ladies had their home made kombucha on hand...a trend I keep hearing of but really know nothing about. 

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Local cheese...and may I just say, the first one...closest to the camera...divine.  I ate a lot of that cheese :)

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one more creative way to light up the night

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I had a babysitter with the boys (Lance is off flying) so I didn't stay for the entire program, but the parts I was there for were really nice.

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Our President thanking everyone who worked so hard to create this event.
 (now former, they brought the new board on starting tonight)
(and actually, the gal on the right sitting down is the new Prez...)

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Even the sky was part of the party...it was a lovely sunset.

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Some crafty lady made Mom's Club napkins...a souvenir of our night.

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I wish I had nicer hand writing ;)  but it was a cute way to label everyone's glasses.

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This is a "Before" picture...which means there must be an "after" right?!

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oh yes...this is the "After" picture...so much delicious food...all from the moms club ladies' gardens or from local farmers.

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I contributed locally made ice cream...TLC...sadly, I had to leave before it was served...but I know where I can get more ;)

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There's just something so nice about gathering with other women around candle light and good food.

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I'm a bit of a wobbly photographer so these are as clear as my pics get at night :)

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I loved how the glasses shimmered in the twinkle light.

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It was a delightful evening.

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From Farm to Table to Heart.

silly tradition

I really enjoyed my mom's visit. She wasn't able to come visit for so long because of my dad's care needs...so it is fun to show her around my city and my life. Obviously we had lots of grandkid time...but we were also able to sneak in a time with just the two of us which was great.

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We went to the Silly Goose in East Nashville and enjoyed a delightful meal together...it's not exactly the kind of menu everyone enjoys...but it's right up our alley...we love these types of foods and it's very girly and healthy.  Perfect for a mother daughter meal.

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Fresh flowers to go with their fresh herbs and other local ingredients.

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Happy!

and what's a blog about my mom with out a quote about a mom....

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.  ~Abraham Lincoln

I think me and Abraham Lincoln both had great moms.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

tea towel logic

Lance bought me these tea towels from Anthropology for our 2nd wedding anniversary (so 2 yrs ago)...I was so in love with them that I didn't want them to get ruined...so I never used them.

This is poor logic people. They sat in a drawer for 2 yrs.

I might as well have used them for 2 yrs and then gotten another set to replace them once they were done in...that is the logic I am now trying to embrace.

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So I took the really cute ribbon with a flower button, and the adorable cloth tag off and they are now officially "in use". I even threw away a bunch of the nasty towels we were using so I wouldn't be tempted to use those instead.

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I mean, aren't they so cute?!


Do you have anything tucked away and not in use because you want it to last longer?  Am I the only one who does this?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gramma Lynda Love

Are you ready for all the love?!
Here goes...

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Lucas was loving his grammy.  I captured a little of the love when we were visiting the zoo.

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Is there anything sweeter than open mouthed baby kisses?  They are a little slimy, but oh so sweet :)

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This might not seem like an obvious love photo...but Judah clearly trusts and loves
his grammy cause that's the closest he got to the dinosaurs and it was because she was there.
That is love.

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This is a picture Gramma L captured from her own camera of the love of her grandsons 
 We loved our grandma Lynda visit time and it was a joy to be together. 
 Seeing Judah cry at the airport when we dropped her off was especially sweet and sad.

Until we meet again!

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