Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year...

New years day we went out to Dad's hangar and went flying.
JJ was in town visiting and he got the chance to fly, 
although I do not think his stomach appreciated it much.


















Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas...



It was nice to be with my family for the first time in several years on Christmas.
We spent Christmas Eve a my sister's house.
We woke up to Santa Clause at our house.
Lillian was very excited.
Then my parents came over for a Christmas lunch.
We had a nice relaxing time together.
























Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to our little angel.....

Happy Birthday to my perfect little girl!
I can't believe it has been two years since you blessed our lives.

I can still remember the night your were born so vividly.
Your father and I were celebrating our Birthdays.
We decided to have a nice dinner, do some shopping and spend the night out to relax.
You however had other plans.
We had a nice lunch, did a little shopping and then started watching the SEC championship game.
That is when you decided you wanted to join us.
I guess even then you wanted to watch football with your Daddy.

We quickly packed up and left the hotel.
About 10 hours later at 4:42 am you arrived and changed our lives forever.

The second I held you and saw your perfect face was in love.
I couldn't hold back the tears the first time I held you.
You were perfect and still are.

You changed me forever when you looked in my eyes.  
You made me want to be the best person I could be.  
You saved me.

The kind of love you awakened in me took me by surprise.
It feels as if my heart is walking around outside of my body.

You have inspired me just by being you.
The relentless effort you put into discovering the world and developing your skill
 have astounded me more than once
It makes me wonder when we as adults lose the ambition and energy 
to be so persistent in developing ourselves.

Just by being in my life you have deepen my love for your father.  
I can see his love for you and his devotion to being the best father he can.
It fils me with love and warmth to se you two together,
playing and sharing love and fun.

Thank you for the two years of joy you have brought to everyone that loves you.
I can't wait for many more.
I ove you more than anything.
Happy Birthday my sweet sweet Lillian.

Love, Mama

















Monday, December 5, 2011

Georgia


Just a few things I love about being back in Georgia...


Just a  quick drive to my parents 
My sister, niece and nephew
Warm days in December
Game day in Athens
Sweet tea on demand
Yes Ma'am and No Sir
A friendly wave
Southern hospitality
Deer in my parents yard
Seeing old friends
Familiarity
The SEC
Coke
Waffle House
Chic-fil-a
Fried green tomatoes
The Varsity
Georgia Peaches
Dogwoods
Magnolias
Good music
BBQ

Fall 2100


We had over 300 Trick or Treaters!




ELMO says "TRICK OR TREAT!!!!"




Gymbo reading to Lillian...




Lillian can't stand to wear clothes (unless they are on her head)





Lillian's trip to the pumpkin patch...














Lillian was a little scared of the pigs.






Then she started to warm up.














Halloween celebration at the Atlanta Botanical gardens.






















Lillian and Paige at the Children's Museum.













Lillian loves pumpkins!!!