Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Sunday

I hope that everyone had a wonderful time celebrating Easter!  We went to worship service then headed over to Cameron's brother's house for family dinner.

With full bellies we went home to lounge on the couch.  Perfect Sunday afternoon!  Even Lola was enjoying the afternoon sunning herself.

Now that Lent is over, I am free to enjoy pasta again!  I've had it at lunch and dinner both Sunday & Monday.  Oh how I missed my pasta!

The weather has been beautiful here and there's nothing like fresh flowers to get you in the mood for Spring!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Around here

I have really been slacking on the blogging lately!  I just get caught up in daily life and it's easy to forget about blogging sometimes.  I'm really trying to not make myself feel bad about that!  When I started this blogging thing, I wanted it to be fun and not something I stress about.  Sometimes that's hard - do any other bloggers feel that way??

So last weekend I finally busted out the shorts - granted it was just Nike tempos but oh well!  I worked Saturday morning, then Cameron and I spent a couple hours getting the backyard ready for spring time "porch-sittin" - my favorite!  We weeded the beds, picked up sticks, and cleaned all the pollen off the patio furniture.  We still need to pick up some fresh pinestraw for the beds, but the yard is looking better already!  This was the first weekend I really felt like Spring is here - and it was amazing!

It has been babies everywhere here!  First, I got to visit my friend Sara's week-old baby boy, William Provost.  Then the next morning, I got the message that my friend Mary was in labor - a month early!  That night I went to visit her in the hospital and meet sweet Gregory Clark.  Both are absolutely precious!!  Baby fever anyone?

Of course, I had to go over to Mary's to decorate her door before she came home from the hospital.  I basically bought two wooden circles at Hobby Lobby, glued them to a paint stirrer, painted, and added a bow.  Voila!

We finally got to take the boat out for a few hours.  This was actually our second boat trip of the season - we froze our tushes off on the first one.  So I'm just going to ignore that one and say boating season is officially here!

the perfect boat lunch

I finally wrote something on our chalkboard that has been hanging empty for several weeks.  With Easter coming up, I thought this was appropriate (I definitely stole the idea from here). 

Our nephew, William, decided he wanted to play tee-ball this year so we were a good aunt & uncle and attended one of his games.  So cute!!

I've been working on that whole green thumb thing and flowers are actually blooming in our yard!

One of the clinics I work for recently purchased a therapeutic laser.  I'm a bit of a nerd and love learning new things.  So far I am loving this new piece of equipment.  Lola got to be my first patient for the arthritis in her back.

what's could be cuter than a dog in doggles??

So that about sums up what's been going on around here!  I hope everyone has a very happy Easter tomorrow.  Look past all those bunnies and candy and remember the true meaning of Easter!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Flowers & Antiques

It's true - I have become my mother!  :)  A couple weeks ago, my mom came down from Memphis for a long weekend. She'd heard of the flower festival at Providence Hospital in Mobile and wanted to go. I'd heard of it, but never even considered going. Let's just say I was pleasantly surprised!

how cool is this table??

We spent the next couple of days antiquing. My mom and I have different tastes and are typically looking for different items.  She's very classic colonial, while I prefer more rustic French, yet we appreciate each other's interests.  It's always a fun day shopping with her and I wish we got to do it more.  I found lots of cute things...

love the bright color painted inside this armoire

oh so true!
We even happened upon a movie being shot in downtown Mobile.

I bought a few small things....

I am definitely a seashell hoarder but I couldn't pass up this clam shell for $8, especially when I found a decent replica later in a high end store for $48!!

Then I found a pair of these caneback chairs for a steal.  I have no where to put them, but I couldn't pass them up.  Cameron just knows when to say "yes honey. "  :)

I do plan to paint and reupholster them (eventually).  Here's my inspiration...

I'd say it was a pretty successful couple of days!  And time well spent with my momma!