Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

My granny has had a sign hanging in her kitchen for as long as I can remember that reads: Good Bread, Good Meat, Good Gosh Let's Eat. I've always loved that sign and I'd say that it pretty much sums up our weekend.

We had a great weekend, not so much because of what we did, but more because of the company we kept.

Saturday night we went out to eat with one of my most favorite couples, K-Bo and Jeremy. The guys aren't that big on pictures. In fact, they'll make fun of us in a heartbeat, so here's Kerri and me, smiling with our best Bloomin' Onion satisfied smile.



Sunday after church we had 'dinner on the grounds'. Everyone in the church brought food and ate together after the morning service. We are so thankful for the church family that God has given us. Kate always has the best time running around with all of the other kids, which lends itself to a wonderfully long afternoon nap. And again I find myself wondering, "Is there any way we can work this dinner on the grounds thing out to be an every Sunday affair?"

Sunday evening we attended a going away party for Matt's cousin John and his family. John recently got a job with the border patrol and will be moving to New Mexico. John is one of those guys that will do anything to help someone. He's worked extremely hard over the past year to earn his new position and I know it'll be a great move for him. At the party we got to spend time with friends and family we don't see on a daily basis.


Matt, John, and Adam (Matt's bro)




Kate and Kennedy





M to the Izz-A's mom, Kennedy, Abbi, Adam, Kate, and me



Cheesin' it up with Granny Mac (She may be one tough cookie but you've never seen her smile so big as when she's with her grandsons. She thinks they hung the moon...and we haven't told her any different!)



The party was held at a friend of the family's (I didn't know them) and it was such a beautiful location, right on the water. The only thing about beautiful trees and landscaping is that sometimes it oversteps its boundaries and leaves you with a little going away present. On the ride home I felt something crawling on my arm and looked down to find what I thought was a small spider. However, upon further extremely quick observation, I realized that it was actually the biggest tick I've ever seen! I of course freaked out and Matt got it off of me as quickly as he could, which is never quick enough. I proceeded to itch and scratch myself all the way home. I went to bed and dreamed amazing tick dreams. Don't get me wrong, I love nature...through a window.

And this last picture, although a little unclear, I'm posting to show you one of the unwanted side effects of spending too much time with Daddy.

Grab it girl!




36 comments:

Kerri said...

We had so much fun Sat.... I love your quote...Love nature through a window..LOL Also, the last picture is PRICELESS!!!

Chic Runner said...

Looking great as always! :) And seriously that last picture CRACKS ME UP! :) Glad you had a great weekend and that is a great saying too...

sassytimes said...

OMG! I'm laughing out loud over that last picture! Seriously!

Nessa said...

The last pic is hilarious! lol

BAJohnson said...

Dah! I am laughing at the last picture. Atleast she doesn't have her leg hiked up while picking!

*~! megs !~* said...

You look amazing girl!! And I might have just died laughing at that last picture. She is just precious!

Life at the White House said...

okay, THAT is truly hilarious!

April said...

Love all your pics. You keep it so real!!!!
Hey, I make and sell wood signs, I make them look distressed, old, antiquey...
I can make you a sign like your Granny's if you want one of your own. Check out my site for details and to see pics (if you are interested)
www.sayitonasign.net

THANKS!!

April said...

Love all your pics. You keep it so real!!!!
Hey, I make and sell wood signs, I make them look distressed, old, antiquey...
I can make you a sign like your Granny's if you want one of your own. Check out my site for details and to see pics (if you are interested)
www.sayitonasign.net

THANKS!!

Brandi said...

Omg the last picture is HILARIOUS!!! Soo funny!!! Love it!!!

Looks like you had a great weekend!

shortmama said...

Adorable! How cute are Kate's pigtails!?

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That last picture was too funny!

Kristy said...

The last pic is so funny! And I'm a little jealous of Kate's springy clothes. Since our freak SNOWSTORM the other day, warm clothes came back out. Ugh. Arkansas.

Elizabeth said...

Orange is your color!

Tiffany said...

Looks like you guys had a great weekend. We had the winter not so much storm too so I too am jealous of your spring clothes.

Carolyn said...

oh that tick would have made me scream like a baby! Actually, just reading it made me scream like a baby. UGH!!!!!

You are so dang funny Hollie, i love the Grab It Girl photo!!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

haha, that's hilarious. you look gorgeous as usual and kate is super cute in those little pigtails.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How fun! You are super cute as always and that last pic of Kate is hysterical!!

Megan said...

Dinner on the grounds sounds amazing!!! And that last pic is hillarious! You look beautiful as usual!

Abbi said...

adam and matt have the same smile!! i've never noticed until i saw that pic! check it out!
that last pic is too fun and all kate!! our girls don't stand a chance....they're going to be ALL taylor!!! i'm scared and i love it!!!.....lol!

Vikki said...

Enjoyed reading about your weekend. I love the reasons why you named your blog-my sentiments exactly!!

Vikki said...

Enjoyed reading about your weekend. I love the reasons why you named your blog-my sentiments exactly!!

Jon and Steph said...

Cracking me up, that picture is priceless! Too funny. Sounds like a great weekend. I love nature too, but sometimes it can be a little too much! We went hiking last year and as we got back to car I noticed something crawling on me. It wasn't just one thing but 4 ticks! I freaked. Only one stuck it's head in me, and I just knew I had lime disease ;)

Courtney said...

Love the crotch grab. I would take that any day over the hocking loogies my daughter has started doing-Just like daddy. Ugh!

Lindsay said...

I'm jealous of the warm weather. Ours is getting better but not fast enough. :) Looks like a great weekend!

I love that last picture. That is so funny! Just wait til you have a boy it's even worse. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

That last picture is hilarious!!!

The others - you are like a Barbie doll! :-) And little Kate is just always so precious! Always love a tricycle!! FUN!

Trina said...

BAHAHAHA That last pic is a HOT MESS. LOL

The Ross Family said...

Too cute! I love your sense of style too! Looks like you guys had a great weekend.

Bridget said...

I look forward to your weekend posts. You always make me laugh!!!!

Heather said...

Gotta love the pee pee dance, except when they are still doing it at 5! You look so pretty in all of the pictures!!

Britni and Justin said...

The last pic is hilarious!

Melissa said...

Oh my GOSH! You are cracking me up with "grab it girl" and loving nature through a window! I am feelin' ya girlfriend. Those pictures are all great and I LOVE Kate's pigtails!! Glad you had such a good time!

jamielynn said...

she is so dang cute.
i love how little kids do little stuff like that and you don't realize they have been watching you

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh! So sorry that you were bitten by a tick!

My daughter has been suffering from a severe case of Lyme disease and Babesiosis-- both are diseases transmitted via ticks.

It has been a nightmare, as both diseases are hard to diagnose and treat.

Please be on the look out for any unusual symptoms. Perhaps a prophylactic course of antibiotics is warranted too- be sure to check with your doctor.

For more infomation on Tick bites & Lyme disease watch the 5 minute video clip called "Under Our Skin"-- Lyme disease can become a very disabling disease if not treated promptly, since not all people develop the "Bullseye" rash and testing is not 100% accurate, the diagnosis often comes too late for many.

Under Our Skin-

http://www.underourskin.com/movie.html

writing4612 said...

Yep, my Granny had a sign similar to that one.

Oh my gosh, that last picure...there are no words!

skinnyrunner.com said...

you have a gorgeous family!