Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sixth Month

This picture is actually sixth months plus one week. I wasn't this big last week. Just kidding. Mary Ella and I seem to be growing every day! This belly is really starting to get in my way!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MSE Shower

This week I experienced my first baby shower at Madison Station given by my wonderful third grade team. It was extra special because I got to share it with my dear friend Krysten. She is expecting Kayleigh Mae two weeks after Mary Ella. Krysten and I can't wait to go shopping for the girls with all the generous gift cards we received.
The preggers, Krysten and me

Third Grade Hostesses

Leslie, me, and Rachel

I feel so blessed to work with such giving and caring teachers and staff. Thank you all so much!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Savannah, Georgia

This past weekend we took a trip to Savannah with our friends, Scott and Kimberly. The weekend was in celebration of Kimberly's 30th birthday, and it was so good to see old friends. I guess it was also a babymoon for Brad and me, because I'm pretty sure I won't be traveling too far from home this summer. Savannah is absolutely beautiful, rich in history and low country culture. We loved the old homes, cobblestone streets, hanging moss, and the parks that seemed to be on every block. Above is a picture from our first night at River House Seafood. We ate there twice because of the praline cheesecake! Another one of our favorite's was the Savannah Candy Kitchen. Yum!
We stayed at the East Bay Inn, right across from the River Street Market. Our hotel used to be a cotton warehouse and was supposedly haunted by a ghost named Charlie. Our room had 18 foot ceilings and gorgeous crown molding. We were right in the middle of everything.

Of course a trip to Savannah wouldn't be complete without a visit to The Lady and Sons. It is totally worth the wait in line. Our favorites were the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, cheese biscuits, and hoecakes. Brad saw Jamie in the restaurant that day, but I missed him!
Brad and Paula

We were stuffed!

We visited Tybee Beach and found some great shells for Scott and Kimberly's girls. Loved getting my toes in the sand, but the water was freezing!

Tybee Island Lighthouse

We climbed to the top of the lighthouse. 178 stairs! The view was beautiful!

We had a fancy dinner at the historic Elizabeth's on 37th Street. Can you tell this trip was all about the food? We did alot of walking, eating, and shopping. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Kimberly!

Easter 2009

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

First Easter Basket

I made Mary Ella's first Easter basket the other day. It was so much fun! I'm really not artsy crafty, but I got the idea from a baby store and thought I could copy it. I think it turned out just perfect! Easter was always a special holiday in my family. I loved decorating eggs and hunting for the prize egg. I remember hunting eggs in the clover at Paradise. That was the name of a particular piece of Nanny and Pa's land. We would always take a picnic lunch of fried chicken and potato salad. At Mimi and Daddy Law's we would hunt eggs in the ivy on the side of their house. Mimi made the best deviled eggs, and there was always an abundance of Cadbury's. I must have participated in the Easter egg hunts a little too long, because my mother-in-law laughs at pictures of me still carrying my Easter basket as I got older. I can't wait to start our own Easter traditions with Mary Ella. Hopefully she will enjoy her Easter basket as much as I did.