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Monday, June 16, 2008

Peas and carrots!....

Will you just look at these 3??!!! Peas in a pod! (or hammock) The one in the middle is Edie- Leigh's little girl---and Ben would tell you his best friend. Abby is off to VBS at the church where she went to preschool this week- so it's just me and Ben. Only that wasn't good enough for him, he wanted Edie all to himself at the park! So we went and got her and kept her for Leigh to have a little time alone shoppin' with her Momma! What a great day!

Friday, June 13, 2008

And the award goes to........

ME! That's right, ME! I was the gracious recipient of the "Wife of the Year" award today! Andy has a hard month of traveling for work so after much thinking, I decided to pay someone to come do our yard for us this morning so he could spend the weekend with us, instead of slaving in the yard! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, ANDY!! Not only did they mow, but they also weedeated, edged, and blowed! Wow! Andy's face was like a kid in a candy store as he heard all of the different lawn manicure implements fire up! I can't tell you how happy it made me- not just because my yard looks BEAUTIFUL (sorry there's no picture but they deluge is back for round 2), but also because I know it saved some wear and tear on my precious hubby.

And maybe, quite maybe.....I have a better chance of falling asleep on the couch with him tomorrow!

The Garden is a Growin'!


We are in the midst of the daily afternoon deluge and I'm affraid that my garden is taking a beating! I hope they can manage through all of this peltering rain! I'm so amazed everytime I go out to the garden because everything has grown 2 inches since the day before! The tomatoes are the only thing struggling, and with the recall- they're what I want to grow most! We'll see!

Monday, June 9, 2008

VBoS= Vacation Bible old School

Ok, is it just because I attended a little white church nestled in the mountains of West hillbilly Virginia that I am TOTALLY blown away my Mountain Brook Community Church's VBS?(No offense, fellow hillbillians- I loved every minute of it!) When I went to Vacation Bible (old) School, we read Old Testament "Bible Stories" and made some beautiful craft out of popsicle sticks and macrame beads! Today, we made glitter tube keychains and had sad/happy face cookies for snack! We pretended to have leprosy and sang and danced! We were swallowed by huge bubbles and watched smelly wet chipmonks on DVD! We wore alarmingly bright t-shirts and watched a man in lab-coat and light-up glasses with a fro wig sing praise and worship songs! We were greeted by lots of enthusiastic Moms- and the humble face of the most awesome director of children's ministry that I have ever met!

I can't imagine the time and effort that was put into this week's major event better known as VBS! I am so grateful and amazed- and I know that no one from my church reads my blog- but I am completely dumbfounded by the sacrifice and expense that our church has dished out so that our kids can have the opportunity to not only have a blast...which is exactly how Abby and Ben described today.....but to also catch a glimpse of Christ during this summer which is slipping away fast!

I am just so eternally grateful.........

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Art in the Gardens

Oh my goodness! What a lovely morning strolling through Aldridge Gardens, all abloom with the most beautiful hydrangeas ever, looking at fabulous local artists fare! Every kind and color imaginable! Hydrangeas too!(Anyone who knows me knows that one of my all time favorites is hydrangeas!)

A new, precious friend of mine is an artist and she does the most beautiful work! I am pleased to say that after 12 years of saying that we would love to have REAL artwork on our walls, and not posters that we bought at Wal-Mart and had framed, we are the proud owners of two original pieces by award winning artist, Amy Crews. I'm only sad that my photos dont do them justice. Check out her website- you'll fall in love with her work too, I bet!
P.S. Amy won first place in the "Best of Show"!!! WAY TO GO, Amy!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It may be hot...but they're not!

After having the kids slave around the house this morning (ok, I made them clean the floors of they're toys so that I could vaccuum), we decided to have a little fun and cool off! It's so much fun watching THEM have fun! And it's also interesting to watch the differences between a boy and a girl. For instance, Abby didn't like that her feet got dirty or that water had the nerve to shoot itself in her face! Ben, however, was quite content jumping in the mud and hanging his face over the hoses! I believe Abby is a "tan by the poolside" kinda girl!

And just so you know, yep, I ran through a few times too!