Sunday, March 25, 2012


Melt my heart!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Last week we took our last trip as a family of 3 to Georgia for Jordan's Spring Break. It was so good to be "home" for 10 days and to spend time with the whole family! We kicked off the weekend in Athens for my cousin's wedding before heading to Augusta for a few days. On Wednesday we headed south to Valdosta (we hadn't been there in 10 months!) and stayed until Monday. I'll have to give a day by day highlight since we had so much fun!

Monday - I had the privilege of dining with the Fab Four and their daughters at French Market. I LOVE my momma's friends and their girls!
Tuesday - We got to see Henry in 3-D. He already looks like his big brother.
Wednesday - Dinner with BOTH of Jordan's grandparents, his parents, sister and our nephews. Good thing they put is in the back room of the restaurant!
Thursday - One of many days filled with playing outside with the dogs, riding the golf cart, and having fun with cousins!
Friday - Breakfast, dinner AND a high school baseball game with the Cranes! We miss them in Dallas but are so glad we get to see them in Valdosta.
Saturday - NeNaw took a few maternity pictures on the farm. Let's just say it was interesting trying to get a 15 month old to cooperate in a big open field...too much room to run!
Sunday - Dinner with the Johnsons (Jordan's parents old next door neighbors). Just like old times!

Here are a few pics from the week:

Bath Time at Nana & Papa Doc's House is the best!

There's nothing better than rocking a sweet baby! Love my nephew Nolan!

I failed to mention I turned another year older while in Georgia. Celebrations lasted throughout the week but this cake was by far the most interesting! If you haven't heard the story, my nephew Hank has graciously bestowed on me the name "Taco". It started this Christmas when he was having trouble saying "Say Say" so I told him to say "Tante" instead. "Tante" is the Dutch word for aunt and I always thought it was super cute. Well, he apparently had trouble with
"tante" as well and it came out "taco". We all thought it was such a hoot and it stuck!


Papa Doc, C Bear & Nana at my cousin's wedding in Athens

Thursday, March 8, 2012


It's been almost 3 years since my last trip to NYC! So this past weekend my friend Dana and I left the babies and husbands for a girls weekend and let me just say that we were meant to be travel buddies together! We've both been to NYC before so there was no need to get on a double-decker bus, see the Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building. Our priority was to see shows and hit up our favorite bakeries. Good thing we walked, walked, and then walked some more because we ate, ate, and ate some more.

One of my favorite meals was tea at Alice's Tea Cup on the Upper West Side. The tea was unbelievable and the scones melted in your mouth. YUM! We also tried a new pie shop in Times Square called Pie Face where we enjoyed a pear and ricotta pie. OH MY GOODNESS! And of course no trip to New York is complete without an oatmeal and raisin cookie from Levain Bakery on W 74th.

We saw three shows over the weekend and they couldn't be more different. I highly recommend Once for someone who might be afraid of jazz hands and outlandish costumes that you typically see on Broadway, and Mama Mia is perfect for a feel good show. Porgy and Bess was a classic and the talent blew me away! All in all I was pleased with our selection and enjoyed each in their own way.

Now, to figure out how to get back to NYC before 2015!

Other highlights from the week:
-I didn't faint on Wednesday when I had my gestational diabetes test like I did with Charlie!
-NeNaw came to watch Charlie over the weekend while Jordan had class and baseball! I'm so glad she got to spend time with my she cleaned our place!
-We decided to get Saturday matinee tickets on Friday afternoon from the South Pier TKTS booth rather than getting them in the Times Square booth on Saturday morning. Best Decision Ever! There were 6 people in line on Friday and about 300 on the rain!

Picture from the week: