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Day 24:: A Quick Get-Away


This naked jay-bird and I have escaped for a little R&R; our destination: MommaSissy‘s house! We’re having a wonderful time. The last time I was here was October of 2007! Can you believe it? Insane, really, insane. It will not be a year and half before I come back. I guess that’s what having babies will do to you… keep you homebound. Thankfully she’s been willing to come see me. We had the wonderful privilege of spending a few hours with Marla this afternoon. She sent me this picture tonight to whet my appetite. Now I’m dying to see the rest.

Here are my top 10 favorite things about being with Erika:
-laughing hysterically
-catching up on life
-raiding her AWESOME candy supply
-getting her advice on design
-getting her hand-me-downs {2 boxes waiting for me in my bedroom!}
-laying on her sofa, drinking hot tea while doing nothing
-walking in her neighborhood on the bay
-using her face products {face wash, lotions, make-up, etc} her stuff is more fun than mine and hasn’t been used by the Raiger
-being able to talk to Mom and Daddyboy at the same time in the same room
-drinking coffee together early in the morning

This post has taken me forever… Miss America is on and I’m slightly distracted by a sassy dance rendition by a young lady in an “apron” outfit and frying pan.

The picture above is by Marla Carter and used with her permission {and she says it’s a “quick edit” but it sure looks good to me}. If you’d like to book him or her for the cover of Parents, Cookie, or any other major publication we’re open to discussion.

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  • J
    January 24, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    WOW! That is an AWESOME pic! Hope we get to see more!

  • becky
    January 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    **GASP**!! chubbadub…i just love ya. don’t know you. but could seriously just slurp you up. man, that is one cute kid. i wish i had a sister. alas, i will wait for sis to grow. you girls are too fun! (or should that be TWO fun? started to take a pic of twinings tea today and send it to ya!)

  • Sarah's Fab Day
    January 24, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    You’re right that boy could land a cover for sure! He’s a cutie. I have a major soft spot for boys since I have two myself.

    Glad you get some fun sister time, that’s one of my favorites. Have a good weekend and enjoy yourself. 🙂

  • Natalie Roe
    January 24, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    im an admitted blog stalker, but i have to break my comment silence and say, JM is a beaut! that is, number two maybe behind my little chubby cutie. i dont remember how i found your blog, but i realized recently that you are friends with my pledge sister, abby maddox. small world!

    happy blogging

  • duchess
    January 25, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Glad you had a good time.
    Now, as for Miss America….were you as disappointed in the winner as I was? I so expected it to be Miss California (she had the look) not all that messy hair & tacky dress. Maybe the stylists will get ahold of Miss Indiana soon.

  • Lindsey
    January 25, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Love the picture!
    I also loved Miss Florida’s dance routine. And somewhat disappointed with the winner. I’m actually let down by the pageant in general. Which is probably silly and shallow.

  • Life at the White House
    January 25, 2009 at 8:37 am

    What a precious photo – he is a cutie!

    And how awesome that the two of you got to get away all by yourselves to your sisters! Have fun!

  • Dianne
    January 25, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Sounds like great fun! Sisters are the best! I have 2 and treasure both of them. Beautiful picture of John Martin.

  • Gray Matters
    January 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

    That’s a great picture. I checked out Marla’s site because we’re going to be in Rosemary Beach this summer and she has a couple more of the handsome little fellow.

  • No.35style
    January 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

    That is such an adorable picture. He could be on a mag cover for sure!

  • megan
    January 26, 2009 at 7:22 am

    He is too, too cute! It sounds like you all are having a fabulous time!

  • Anonymous
    January 26, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Love the picture of JM!

    Also, that frying pan/apron dance was crazy to me too. I mean I think she can dance, but that looked like something a kid would do – not Miss America 🙂

  • Lynn
    January 26, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Hey Darby! I love the pic of JM – he is SOOO CUTE. I have a random question for you… I was looking at your house renovation posts and I was wondering where you got your couch?! I know thats probably weird but I’m in the process of looking for a new couch and I’m new to the whole buying furniture thing.I want one thats super comfy.. {and not super expensive lol} your’s at least looks comfy! Is it? Any ideas where to look? Thanks! 🙂

  • beki
    January 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    JM looks totally YUMMY!!!
    If you girls ever want some company, let me know 😉

  • Ruth Williams
    January 27, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Hi there!
    I am a good friend of Marla, who turned me into your blog and now I am obsessed with it and cant stop reading it. You are not good for my productivity 😉
    Anyway – you have a beautiful family and I am super impressed with your mad housekeeping/decorating/cooking and miscellaneous child entertaining skills. I told Marla you and your sister and her need to come have to come have a girls weekend to Dallas so I can meet you guys. May God Bless you!