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From Grey to Blue

The rain lifted and we had GLORIOUS weather today.
Blue skies and mid 70’s.
Thank you, Lord.
We also had 2 Valentine’s parties.
I was up late with the birds {to attach to the mice}.


Then I was up early with the sun, birds and John Martin.


Then it was time to go.
I attempted to capture a few pictures of the girls in their new Walmart dresses.
Couldn’t get ’em to look at me… oh well!



Raiger and I both wore our red shoes… I managed to capture that!


And there’s one more thing I captured today…


“Saucy Wenches”… I was in line at Taco Bell casually browsing through my pictures from the girls parties and noticed the car in front of me had an “I break for Saucy Wenches” bumper sticker. I thought, “What the heck are Saucy Wenches?” So, I snapped a pic and prayed the driver didn’t see me photographing her. Well, now I’m home and I’ve googled and “wiki-ed” Saucy Wenches and all I can come up with is that durn bumper sticker. I hope it’s nothing obscene… but do any of you know what “Saucy Wenches” are? Apparently they’re brake worthy.

Before I leave there’s one more thing that happened at Taco Bell…
They forgot to give me 1/2 my order. Those of you who don’t like Taco Bell are saing “surprise, surprise” and those of you who like it are feeling sorry for me. The drive-thru line was SO long and for whatever reason my order took forever. When I got my bag I was quick to pull forward… only to then glance in the bag and notice the girl’s tacos weren’t in there. Guess what I did? If you’re a mother of young children {who are all strapped in their seats} you’ll understand. I rolled down my window and stuck my head out and yelled {at the top of my lungs} to the car behind me… “Ma’m, do you mind telling her that I’m missing 2 soft tacos?” I was so thankful that my kids aren’t old enough to be embarassed of me yet. I could hear the lady behind me tell the window worker that I didn’t get all my order and that I need 2 more soft tacos, then she tells me “I told them!”
“Thanks!” I say and pull forward.
Well, I sit in front of Taco Bell for about 5 minutes hoping and praying they’re going to bring me my tacos. Next thing I know this cute lady in a pink little sweater comes walking out to my car and hands me not only my 2 soft tacos but also 2 orders of cinnamon twists. She was way too nice and dressed too cute to even be the manager. I said, “Oh, how did you get this?” She explained she heard me yell that they didn’t get my order so she went in and waited for them to hand it to her so she could bring it to me… will you please be my Valentine?

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  • Anonymous
    February 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm


  • The Southern Lady
    February 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Think the lady friend of a pirate. Their attitudes can be very…saucy.

    Tha sticker gave me a good laugh, though. Because I know several people who would love it!

  • becky
    February 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    oh my gracious, i was just about to give you the same link to the urban dictionary! how funny is that??

    February 12, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Only in the south would that EVER happen!!
    I love the girl’s dresses….Walmart? No way. Adorable red shoes too. And, John Martin looks JUST like Justin. Can we get a little baby picture comparison of the baby and Justin? I swear they seem like twins.
    Thanks for coming to my defense with the blogging issues.

  • erika
    February 12, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    SISTER! Guess what!? I ate at Taco Bell today too! Nachos Bell Grande no meat. YUMOLA. I told Marla how Taco Bell always reminds me of shopping in highschool with you and mom and scarfing down some tacos afterwards. I love you! Kisses to my little Valentines!

  • christy
    February 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    The drive thru thing, totally hilarious! I don't think I would have ever thought to do that! I will now. I hate when my order gets messed up, especially when you have the munchkins in the car! Glad you got your tacos & the free cinnamon twist, YUM!

  • Holladay Family
    February 12, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I love your pictures! I wish my kids would cooperate for mom and me shoe pictures. How divine. Those red sandals on P are the cutest ever. She is too, of course! And where did you get those owl prints? is that a stamp? Too cute. I love it all. Want it all that is. 🙂

  • Megan
    February 12, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Wasn’t the weather awesome today? I didnt want to come inside until about 5 minutes ago when my tank top just wasnt cuttin it anymore. And the bumper sticker is great. Our Vday party is tomorrow 🙂

  • Megan
    February 12, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Oh, and nothin wrong with some Walmart dresses. I tossed the new little $6 dresses with pockets in front in my cart. One in every color 😉 I ended up only getting 2 though. I’m cheap.

  • Rhett, Megan, Claire and Ford
    February 12, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I laughed out loud at the Taco Bell scene – I pulled a similar move not long ago at Chickfila except they only forgot my straw. I’m sorry but the sweet tea just doesn’t go down the same way without a straw! HA!

  • Kellie Patton
    February 12, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Oh MY!!! I’m laughing so hard right now my children are looking at me like I’m crazy – I only wish I had been the lady behind you – oh what I would have paid to see that!

  • Life at the White House
    February 12, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    What are saucy wenches?! People sometimes have the strangest stickers???

    I have to ask…..where did you get the owl stamp? I'm addicted to all things owl! I made Valentine's cards in photoshop that had a little owl & said "owl be your valentine". Dorky, but cute.

    And the girls are so dang cute. They will thank you for these pictures some day!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Abby Maddox
    February 12, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Who knew there was so much love to be felt at fast food restaurants :)??? Maybe that should serve as proof that we should eat out more often!

  • The deVilleneuves
    February 12, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    i love the stamps! Will you share where you got them? Also, just have to share with you that i made the chocolate ice box cake..i’m eating it right now, and it is delectable! Thank you for posting that! Love, jenn

  • odomfamilyfun
    February 12, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Love the dresses…I got one for my little girl…actually two, one in the red and one in green–they were too cute to resist!

  • Gray Matters
    February 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    That’s true Southern hospitality!

  • meredith
    February 12, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Ok, I am going to put this out there. You might not have known this but Justin does. My parents own the Taco Bells & KFCs in the area. I am SO sorry they forgot part of your order. I am very happy that they gave you what you were missing and also added some cinnamon twists. I almost thought the woman bringing you the rest of your order was my mom (you can pretty much catch her at any store at any time) but she's out of town. Please let me know if there is ever a problem again! Thanks!


  • Lindsey
    February 13, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Love the cute dresses with the white sweaters.
    I think it’s hilarious that you took a picture of that car. But I can’t help you out a/b the saucy wench thing.
    I also think it’s hilarious that you yelled to the lady behind you a/b the tacos. And I love random nice people!

  • Jill Pope
    February 13, 2009 at 7:30 am

    What a nice lady, if only we could all be like that! Love all your ideas!

  • aedozier
    February 13, 2009 at 8:44 am

    ONLY in the South would a mom (she had to be one) help out another mom like that! (I typed this before I read all the other comments) I love it! CUTE dresses and I am headed to Wal-mart at lunch. No guilt clothes! (no guilt of spending the money, no guilt if and when they get ruined!)

  • Katie and Matt
    February 13, 2009 at 8:49 am

    ok, please tell me that i will be able to see the bones in my feet (like yours in your red shoes) after i give birth. i miss those little bones. 🙂

  • alston
    February 13, 2009 at 9:12 am

    that taco bell story made me laugh — it is funny the things you aren’t afraid to do if it means you won’t have to unbuckle your kids. i think there should be a special drive-thru for people who have kids in carseats!

  • Lisa
    February 13, 2009 at 11:26 am

    About getting your order correct at Taco Bell….all I have to say is this “Only in the South!” Love it!!!

  • Lindsey
    February 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    every time i go to our taco bell, they leave something out. it is now a rule for me to check the bag before i drive away! glad you had some help from a nice lady. and the dresses are way too cute. i might have to go get some for elle. and i LOVE your red shoes! where can i get some?

  • No.35style
    February 17, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Cute tags and I LOOVEE those Wmart dresses!! Darling red shoes, too!