Friday, March 30, 2012

Birthday fun

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Thursday was my SIL’s birthday so had everyone over for burgers and cake. Justin and Amanda got into a little exchange and got a bit of icing on each other. Of course, Wyatt loved his piece of cake so we took the legs off the utility sink and made a redneck baby pool on the back porch for Wyatt.

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Amanda snapped these shots of him. She does way better than I do with my iPhone!

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

March Randoms


Here are some random pictures of what’s been going on this month:

Justin got our two beehives up and going. Since we have to distinguish between the two, Justin let me “name” the queens. We now have Dolly and Reba. I got the chance to don a bee suit and get up close and personal with them. I only had my phone and the touchscreen wouldn’t work with the gloves, so I will have to go back out there with my real camera and get some pictures. IMG_6545 IMG_6543 IMG_6162

We also have two other new additions to our menagerie. Meet Ouiser and Clairee:IMG_6574 

Aren’t they fabulous?! I named them after my two favorite ladies on Steel Magnolias, of course. I can’t wait to get eggs from them! We were able to repurpose Skie’s giant box into a coop for them. It’s not beautiful but it serves its purpose.


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In other great news, my college roommate Erica and her husband Nick welcomed Baby Henry into the world on Sunday. He is so cute and he already has more hair than Wyatt. I can’t wait to go over to Statesboro and see him in person.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stationery card

Confetti Party Blue Birthday Invitation
Shutterfly cards for birthdays, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Fire Ant Festival Time

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We had the Fire Ant Festival this past weekend and boy are we tired! Justin cooked in his first Florida BBQ Association cook and it was all great. We didn’t get a chance to take home one of these awesome trophies, but there’s always next year!


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We had some of our favorite folks come visit for the weekend also. On the left, our friends Sharon and Rusty from Australia. They’re posed in the middle between Mama and Daddy. Also, my Aunt Kimmie and my cousin Steven got to visit from New Jersey.

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On Sunday, Sami and I went to watch The Hunger Games. This movie blew me away. It was a hundred times better than I could have ever expected, especially since I basically have a silver plated copy of the trilogy on a pedestal the size of my house.

Sadly and excitedly at the same time, Wyatt took his first step while I was gone. I am so glad Justin was there to be able to see it, but I wish I hadn’t missed it. He’s growing up way too fast!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Camping at Lake Blackshear


This weekend we camped out at Lake Blackshear. Sami came and took a few quick pictures for Wyatt’s birthday invitations. I think they are fabulous!

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We celebrated my BIL Michael’s birthday at the Mennonite restaurant in Montezuma and rented kayaks on Saturday. We all had a ton of fun!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rodeo and Smokin’

My parents, my sisters, Wyatt and I went to the Georgia National Rodeo in Perry two weeks ago. It didn’t start until 7:30 p.m. which is Wyatt’s normal bedtime, but he was a real champ and only napped for about an hour of it. 
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The next day, Justin had a barbecue competition out at the Perry Airport. It was the Pigs and Wings competition, which made him really happy because our team is called the Flyin’ Swine Smokers.
Like our super awesome logo? Jeigh Hall from Jeigh Art and Design is a genius and did a fabulous job for us. We are so lucky to have such a talented guy in our hometown.
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I am so happy for Justin! He got a call (which means he was in the top three in pork loin and had to turn in more to be judged)
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Overall, he placed 3rd in loin, 10th in chicken, and 12th overall out of around 60 teams. This is a BIG DEAL considering this was only his third competition and he did it all by himself with very little help from me.
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