Friday, August 12, 2011

Mississippi Family Vacation

The second part of our summer vacation was the furthest we had ever taken our family! The kids very first time out of Texas. We went to my Mimi's house in Brandon, MS. A lot of Mimi's family lives in the Jackson area, and she is originally from Mississippi. We had so much fun playing at the house and visiting with the neighbors. Our most favorite thing we did at the house was pick blueberries in the front yard. I take that back. It was our second favorite thing to do at the house. The first was EATING the blueberries! I still have not found blueberries as good as the ones I eat in Mississippi!


We visited lots of places in and around Brandon, icluding the library and our favorite, Friends & Co. Tea Room in downtown Brandon. Even though we barely fit, we had so much fun as Mimi waited on us. :) (Her cousin owns the Tea Room and she often works there while she's in town.)
 One day we ventured to Jackson where we ate at Rooster's Hamburger joint. (Amazing!) We also went and visited the MS. Agriculture Museum where Finny saw lots of tractors and we got to travel through an old town complete with a General store and a little schoolhouse (the kids' favorite!)


Here are some of my other favorite pictures from just hanging around the house!


Mimi making jello with the girls. 






 

Dallas Summer Vacation

I haven't really updated my blog much lately, so I thought I would update you on some of the things our family did on our summer vacation! We are very fortunate to have some seriously generous family! Our trip this summer was two fold: the first week we spent, like we have the last 3 summers, at the Bush home in Dallas. :) Our kids always have such a good time attending some sort of camp and just spending time together. This year, Ella and Evie participated in cooking camp and Ainslie did Gymnastics camp. It was pretty funny because Ainslie has never really participated in this type of activity before, except for VBS. After a few minutes of stretches on the floor she had to go to the bathroom. I took her and could tell something wasn't right. I asked, "What's wrong, baby? Aren't you having fun?" She replied with a frown, "I have to concentwate." I asked her who told her that and she said "I DON'T KNOW!" After the first day, she did much better "concentwating," though. :)
We ended the week of fun with our traditional Sweet and Sassy haircut appointments. :) The girls were so well-behaved and look so cute!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cousins and Friends!

This is one of my favorite pics from our family vacation this summer. These are our kids with one of their cousins, Evie. They really are friends too. They love being with each other!


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I have 2 lovely daughters and 2 handsome sons, who keep me very busy and a husband who keeps me grounded. I received my BA in Graphic Design Communication in 2003. A year and a half later after working in corporate America as a graphic designer and living through my OWN REAL LIFE "OFFICE SPACE" I got certified as art teacher. I have been teaching since the fall of 2004.