74 In Life

Blogger Falls Prey to May

I should be a journalist with a title like that! Faithful, patient & kind rovers, just when you think you’ve got things under control May will come in and keep you honest.


The week before I listed the last slew of HBTs my friend and only Honey Bee Tee’s employee, Christy, decided it would be ok to move to South Korea on me. Now, this was not a sudden thing, like I’ve made it sound. I’ve known for a long time that she was leaving, but I blocked it out in my mind, never wanting to come to grips with the fact that she was, in fact, not going to show up at my house and run Honey Bee Tees for me. But it happened. She left, y’all ordered, and I had about 3 days to pack and ship an insane number of orders… solo! I can now pack t-shirts with my eyes closed, while I’m texting and while I’m sleeping. A new friend has stepped up to the plate to help run the t-shirt shop, and now that she’s had a couple weeks under her belt I’m so thankful she hasn’t retired, yet! Speaking of tees… thank you all for being vultures, more tees are arriving daily.

That same week I had house guest for 6 days… but not at my house, at the beach.


We had a wonderful and relaxing little vacation that involved sun, boats, sand, food, crazy wind storms, shopping, a haircut {unfortunately not me, but the rover}, coffee, birds, bird poop, and lots of laughs! Do you ever forget what you look like until you see a picture of your self and then you’re like, “There is no WAY on earth that my hair is that long in real life!?” I mean, I’ve got a mirror in my bathroom but apparently I don’t look in it, because y’all,  after seeing this picture I was thinking of changing my name to Crystal Gayle.  Cousin {pictured above} is the best stylist on the planet {Naperville/Chicago} if anyone needs one,  but she was on vacation and really, I honestly didn’t know I had hair that long until I got back and looked at my pictures. So this morning I called Ulta {despite FB friends trying to convince me otherwise} and asked if I could come in and get a trim.  Cousin told me what kind of terminology to use, like “long layers, face framing and thin it out”. All of the above, plus 4 to 5 inches off the bottom was all I needed and she did great… a very good hair cut by a very sweet lady named Melissa! I won’t lie, I was nervous. I apparently care more about my hair than I thought I did… while she’s cutting away I was afraid I’d leave looking like a lion. But I didn’t, and it was such a treat to have my hair washed, cut, and dried by someone, a really good reason alone to get regular haircuts! And my hair is still really long.

Now a matter of business…. Thank y’all for the overwhelming support of BIG HOUSE‘s swimsuit and towel drive for  Alabama’s foster children!! I decided that I’d actually give away two Kindles because the wonderful response, one for folks that made online donations and one for the folks that came into Bellamia. So, I cranked up the random.org number generator {because I wasn’t up for cutting up names and placing them in a hat} and it picked {21} Anna Hancy from the online donations list and {13} Tami Stanford from the Bellamia donations list! And the funny thing is… I am friends with both of these people, but you’re going to have to trust me that it wasn’t rigged. I’m just happy to know that my friends read my blog,  even if they don’t comment! 🙂 You girls will LOVE your Kindles!



As I mentioned earlier, life has simply interrupted my blog. Our sweet six-year-old daughter, Morgan, graduated from kindergarten and will be in 1st grade in the fall, which means the Raiger will be in kindergarten. I simply cannot believe it. We got home from Morgan’s spring program/graduation, and she announced that she had her first loose tooth. Kindergarten graduation and a loose tooth shouldn’t happen at the same time! Life has also included trips back and forth to the gulf coast where we intend to spend the summer. On our most recent trip home, I had three children in my snack-mobile alone and at our 3rd stop at a McDonald’s I backed into a little, tiny, red sports car that was hiding  in a parking space behind me. Every employee at McDonald’s came over and put their head out the drive-thru window to see what happened, and I embarrassingly had to ask if it was one of their cars that I hit. Then a man walks out of McDonald’s with his bluetooth in his ear. I’m not sure what it is about those things, but I always assume people who wear them mean business. He said, “What’s the problem?” I asked, “Is this your car that I hit?!” He walked over closer to the bumper to take a look. I never knew if he was on a phone call or if he was just ready to answer a phone call. There was a little scratch on the bumper, but he very graciously  told me it was no big deal and might have used the word “baby”. I was so relieved but not enough to hug him… just enough to hop in my car and get the heck out of dodge before he changed his mind and called 911 on his bluetooth.


Back to the beach, my cousin whom I call Cousin and my aunt whom I call Diana came down from cold and rainy Illinois for a little fun in the sun. My cousin is like a sister to me and my aunt is like a second mom… and my aunt is hilarious! I won’t tell you how old she is because 1) you wouldn’t believe me and 2) because she’d strangle me.  She’s super fit and loves vitamins, always has, always will. Now I won’t tease her for that, because I love vitamins too… but I don’t love them to the degree that she loves them. These are just a few of her daily vitamins, in her pill case that is older than me…


So, we’re talking and she’s telling me what each one is and what it’s for and then she grabs another couple bottles of vitamins and says, “I take this one because sometimes my stomach gets upset!” I told her, “I’m sure there’s no way your stomach could possibly be upset from ingesting insane amounts of vitamins!” She almost made me a believer, but for now, I’ve only made one online vitamin purchase since she left.

Erika, Chance and Sloane came too. We packed our rental house to the gills, ate out,  and rented a pontoon boat because we couldn’t all fit in the Starcraft.

boat ride






We thoroughly enjoyed morning views like this over coffee…


Rover absolutely loves Sloane. He asked when she’d be there about every 30 seconds…


One afternoon we enjoyed a rainbow across the bay…


And in the evenings we’d watch the moonrise.



We returned home to a garden that was busting at the seams… can you tell I love yellow and green? And my lemon painting by Diane!


Justin brought the veggies pictured above home on a Friday afternoon, little did I know that was only about 1/20th of the green beans. So early Saturday morning we called in the troops {aka our friend’s the Salters} for a backup field hands. They came, they saw, they conquered. Six kids, four adults, and two hours yielded close to 30 pounds of green beans!

It looks like Steven and Justin are strategizing while the kids are just going for it.







Our garden is on Justin’s family’s land about 20 miles south of our home. We’ve always had great gardens there but this year things are looking especially good because Justin had it irrigated, water is a good thing!


You may have seen on Erika’s blog that Apartment Therapy featured our kitchen renovation a couple weeks ago. It was such a pleasant surprise… I didn’t even know they were doing it! And I even look at the before pictures of our kitchen and can’t believe they’re the same cabinets… paint works wonders!

I think that brings us up to speed… thanks for your patience and thanks for checking on me!


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  • angela
    May 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Good grief I love your blog. You make me laugh…like out loud at work. Crystal Gayle…how funny is that? And you posted a picture of The Rover butt naked and didn’t even mention that he was….which is what made it funny. Just LOVE your blog!

  • Brittaney
    May 24, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Your post makes me so excited- I’ll be heading to Orange Beach in t-minus 3 days and cannot wait! Looks like y’all had a great time! A family friend rents boats (and owns Tacky Jacks) down there- maybe y’all rented from him!
    Your veggies look delish too! My grandmother has been picking green beans for the past week and I can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  • Lynn
    May 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for the giggle over the (double) moonrise 🙂

  • CarrieBeth
    May 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

    i LOVE that i get to see updates of your time on the beach all summer long! the beach is my favorite place in the world, but it’s looking like with a baby on the way and my husband getting a new job, it’s just not going to happen this year! so i can live through your family’s adventures 🙂

  • Emily Langston
    May 24, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I agree with Lynn… loved the bare bottom. What is it with boys and not wearing underpants! I have one too.
    I am so jealous of your tan, btw.

  • Shar
    May 24, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Yea! You are back! We missed you but sounds like you have really been busy working and also having fun. I really love your lemon painting. Does Diane sell her art? Website? I would love to have something like that. I think lemons and limes are just so cool.

    Thanks, and welcome back!

  • Jess
    May 24, 2011 at 9:52 am

    love the post title… i feel the same way! i look forward to your posts no matter how often they come -they always put a smile on my face! i mean seriously… how rediculously cute is your boys bum in the “moon watching” pic! hahaha! too cute and now i have on my happy face smile!

  • Anne
    May 24, 2011 at 9:56 am

    That place you have for the summer is going to be wonderful!Talking about Morgan’s last day of Kindergarten…reminds me that I did not cry on the first day of school with my girls…but I did cry (both times) on the last day of Kindergarten. Enjoy your summer!

  • kristy
    May 24, 2011 at 9:56 am

    yay … you’re back! we’ve missed you and your updates! thanks as always for sharing your fun stories! loved the bare bottom pic as well! too funny! and i too am jealous of your tan. 🙂

  • Amanda Wells
    May 24, 2011 at 9:58 am

    So glad you’re back! I’m jealous of those green beans and your fun in the sun! Jealous, jealous!

  • meg
    May 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

    phew! i’d been waiting so long for this! welcome back and thank you, your blog makes me happy!

  • Catherine
    May 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Woohoo! Welcome back Darby. Nice to hear everything is well! The double moon is adorable!

  • Konie
    May 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I’ll admit….I was wondering where you were:) I’m sure all my friends from Bham were wondering too. May is a very busy month (I’ve decided EVERY month is busy:) …….but especially for moms with school age children. Summer fun is just beginning!!! :))) Thanks for the update:)

  • Taylor@WiseFamilyLiving
    May 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Wow. What are you going to do with all those green beans? How do you eat 30lbs of green beans? But it looks like you had such a fun vacation. Welcome back!

  • Julie @ Connell Tales
    May 24, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Glad you’re back! My husband and I just went to the Gulf Shores – we knew we wanted to go down there {family in B’ham, so two birds one stone} and ended stayed at one the Harris Properties. So, thank you! I found them through your blog because I remembered you writing about the Gulf a while ago. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. You actually posted the blog about Lulu’s right before we went, so we had dinner there last week. Loved it! The atmosphere is wonderful – we love live music. Thanks again for your help!

  • Katie@ Noodle and Boof
    May 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Goodness gracious! What a fun few days! My fave pic has to be Rover and the moon. The garden is beautiful! Y’all are sure to have a big bounty. What a blessing to spend time with family and friends in such a beautiful setting.

  • paige
    May 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

    oh man ,i howled out loud at your blue tooth wearing man calling you baby and how they “mean business”
    sadly i inherited my mother & my grandmothers annoying habit of calling things the wrong name & for some reason i always want to call them blue fish. i have no idea where blue fish came from.
    but i think they’re weird.
    ok crystal, hope the hair cut is holding up.
    your images are gorgeous
    holy moly

  • Krissy
    May 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I am in tears from laughter! I love reading your stories! I just had to comment on the “moon rising” pic…it so reminds me of my little guy. I don’t think he wore clothing while at home until he was four and a half. We were known as the house with the “naked toddler” for a long time. I am so glad you embrace it. It goes by so fast! He is finishing first grade and while he still doesn’t like to wear clothing, he now knows that he must!

  • Dianne
    May 24, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Darby Dear,
    I love reading all your adventures. Thank you for featuring my lemon painting one more time. I am so thrilled you like it. The beach is going to be full of wonderful moments and memories for a lifetime.
    Enjoy every minute!!!

  • Laura
    May 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

    You’ve been missed – so glad you’re back! Looks like you had a great time. Those pics ate making me crave fresh home grown vegetables. Please don’t leave us for so long again!

  • Angela
    May 24, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Funny…I can actually tell you and Erika apart now…and I don’t know either of you! Love your blog and reading about your happy life!

  • Sara
    May 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I love, love, love your blog! And I love, love, love your sister’s sunglasses… Happen to know what brand those are?

  • Lauren
    May 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Hi Darby!
    So glad to see you are back!
    Were you guys at Lulu’s in some of those pictures?
    My family and I just got back from Gulf Shores this past weekend. We had a blast:)
    We stayed at the Beach Club…it was just lovely. Where abouts is your rental for the summer? We are heading back down in August. We love the Gulf!!
    Happy blogging!

  • Aubree
    May 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I always enjoy your posts & stories! Have to ask a tacky question – where is that great seafoam colored bag from that is in the second photo???

  • Ann
    May 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Hi, I love that delicate gold necklace you are wearing in the pictures. I was hoping to get one just like it for my Mom. Do you know who makes it/where you can get it?

  • Jill
    May 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    So glad you’re back in the action Darby! But I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying time with your family. Julie’s (my sister) back home from DC and I know she’ll be more than willing to help you with anything you need! She LOVES your babies… and I love seeing them on the www! That little Paiger makes me smile every time!

  • Melissa Wagner
    May 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Since your Aunt Diana is my “cousie”, I started to post how old she is — because truly no one would believe it — she looks so marvelous. But then I remembered how she told that man from her church if he told her age during church, she’d shear him like a sheep … he told, she sheared (why oh why did he keep that hair appt.) So I will refrain from stating her age because I really really like my hair!!! Looks like you guys had a great time!!!!

  • Whitney
    May 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I saw myself in a picture from a wedding a couple of weeks ago and I thought, my hair is way too long. It just didn’t look good. I cut 7 inches off the other day, and while I like it, I have no idea how to fix it! I love that the bluetooth guy may or may not have called you baby. And I would love a vintage vitamin case. And I don’t even take vitamins!

  • HannahJ
    May 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    WOW- you are one busy lady- everything seemed so lovely though:) And thats a whole lot of veggies- I can hardly wait for ours to start growing up north!

  • kristen
    May 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    You are hilarious! The whole bluetooth story made me laugh! Looks like y’all have had a wonderful May already and are gearing up for a great summer!

  • Emily
    May 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Love, love, love your blog! Welcome back!

    Random question – what color is Erika’s lipstick in the first picture? I love the tone.

    Thanks! Emily

  • Lacey
    May 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Glad you are back and have had a great May! We are remodeling our kitchen, and I think you should know that I have probably referenced your kitchen remodel post twice a day for weeks! Love it!

  • Tegan
    May 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Okay, so I’m really glad to know y’al are still alive and well. I have missed your posts. My FAVORITE thing about this post is by far the picture of the moonrise along with Rover’s own little moonrise! SO CUTE! I love baby boy naked bottoms;) Much love to your family!!

  • Tegan
    May 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    P.S. Am I the only one who noticed his little bum in the picture?

  • debra
    May 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Ok…did I miss the picture of you new do? Can you share some of your favorite eateries on the coast? We are headed that way in 2 weeks. Also, you mentioned in one of your posts that you got the chance to go out on a dinner date. Did you have family watching the kids or babysitter? Curious b/c we will be at the beach with friends and would love a night that the four of us could go out but we have 6 kids combined and would not leave them with a stranger. Anyway…so glad you updated us!

  • Nicole
    May 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Darby it is so funny how much I love your blog. I almost feel like I’m this invisible memeber of your family if that doesn’t sound so creepy. So glad you are back and good luck with all those t-shirts sounds like business is good!

  • Cousie
    May 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Melissa, it’s a good thing you didn’t meantion her age;) I only hope I look that good at –;) Thanks for such a wonderful 6 days!! I had an absolute blast!!! Love you!

  • Ashley
    May 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    This post is insane! Everything about it is amazing from the little butt watching the moon rise, to the children loving being a part of the garden fun. You are so blessed!

  • Amber
    May 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Hey Darby,
    What is that gorgeous color and the brand of lipstick that Erika is wearing??? It probably looks so good because you guys are simply gorgeous!!! I adore the photos and the freedom your little ones have to just be themselves. Enjoy your summer and hold tight to all the wonderful memories because children grow up so fast. My baby is 20 now and it seems like only yesterday that he was playing in the sand at the beach.

    Amber Summerrow

  • Melissab74
    May 24, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    So glad you’re back and have been having so much fun! I’m about to go crazy waiting for school to be out! Love that your little ones work in the garden. Matthew loved it the few years that we had one. Can’t wait to see photos of the new ‘do!

  • Vickie griffin
    May 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I am so happy to see your post today I am not sure how I came to find your blog but enjoy reading it so much. Since I don’t know you I wasn’t sure why you weren’t posting. I was worried that something bad had happened to you! So glad that was not the case. I am so jealous of your beautiful garden. We have just planted ours here in the north west. It’s cold and rainy. It will be a long time before we see beautiful veggies like yours!

  • Anna
    May 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    YAY!!!!! I am so excited, Darby. You rock! Hope your summer is absolutely fabulous. Look us up if you head to visit the Mouse’s House! Thanks, again. Can’t wait 🙂

  • https://www.chickenlittleandtater.blogspot.com/
    May 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    LOVE the picture of your little boy on the balcony! That is a priceless *boy* moment!

  • The Mom
    May 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I didn’t realize how much I had missed you until you popped up on my blogroll. Welcome back! I am so happy that you grabbed some time with those you love. We have been beachin’ it as well…even though our travels took us to the Isle of Palms, a departure from our normal 30-A jaunts. But a beach is a beach anywhere that you can find it. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures this summer as you travel seaside…who will be minding that glorious garden in your absence? I am already smelling the green beans and the squash cookin’ somewhere!

  • Caroline Huffaker
    May 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Hey Darby,
    So good to hear from you. Your veggies look awesome. Do you fertilize them? I just planted a veg garden for the first time and am wondering if I should fertilize. And, Rovers little buns in the picture of the moon rising is precious…it reminds me of my little 2 (almost 3) year who I am trying to potty train right now. They even kind of look alike:)For the past three weeks, he has lived in only a t-shirt.
    Take care.

  • Marianne
    May 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    So many great memories for you and your family. The beach house sounds like the perfect place to spend the summer! And your garden, holy smokes that’s a lot of beans! Thanks for the laughs with your one-liners. Priceless!

  • Regina
    May 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Your garden is amazing- that is one of the few things I do not like Montana living for- our extremely short growing season! Usually gardens are just getting planted here now, and getting our fields planted takes first priority, so I think what I do get done will be a bit sad this year. I yearn for produce like that!

  • Angie
    May 25, 2011 at 2:21 am

    BAD BAD blogger you! You tell us all about your haircut and then… wait a minute… NO AFTER PHOTOS! Is this a ‘to-be-continued’ post (I hope), or what?! Please post pics. By the way, I really do admire your ‘on a budget’ fashionista style and gorgeous, shiny brown locks, so please please share some pics of your new hairdo soon! 😉

  • kris
    May 25, 2011 at 6:55 am

    ooh! NAPERVILLE! That’s where I live!….we should b friends…i love hilarious people! Here’s to a great June..

  • A Denihan
    May 25, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Wow. What a sunset. Love all the photos and especially the yellow and green veggies in front of the beautiful lemon painting. Thanks for another great post.

  • Nelle
    May 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Love that you took a blog break and have been enjoying the fruits of your labor! I seriously LOVE your yearly garden photos. I visited a bee hive recently and now think of your precious family every time I see one. You are hilarious! Can’t wait to see your new hairs. Have an exceptional Memorial Day weekend and know how much we love you Darby!!!

  • Ashley
    May 25, 2011 at 9:30 am


    After 7 years with my stylist, he has run out of chances…It is a love hate relationship we have, but I am ready to cheat. Can you give me the info of your cousin, I live near the Kane County Fairgrounds in IL, so not far from your cousin.

    Thank you,

  • Katie
    May 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    That naked hind end looks so familiar … I just wish I had the same view off in the distance, too (the water). The buckets of green beans look beautiful. My favorite vegetable … always and forever. (Although, I would probably call any vegetable my favorite if it’s on topic.) I don’t know if y’all like pickled things, but you should try pickled green beans/dilly beans … easy and good!

  • Katie Canipe
    May 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Ya’ll look like you had too much fun!! Love summer time!
    Do you wash your veggies off with anything after bringing them in form the garden?? I’ve always wondered what I should use for ours??

  • julia
    May 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    That’s a lot of beans.

    I love the picture of your niece.

  • Amanda Wells
    May 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Darby – I have two little ones and May has kicked my tail something awful. For real.
    Have a fun kids’ clothing giveaway on my blog today. You would love these clothes! Handmade here in the south!

  • Emily
    May 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Oh Darby dear stranger I love your blog and smile when reading it like you are an old friend!

  • jen
    May 25, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    1. Your little Rover looks so much like your dad!
    2. Where does Cousin work? I just moved (hubby and 9mo. old too) from Boston to Chicago (knowing not a soul) and have been scared to get my hair cut!

  • Meredith
    May 26, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Glad you are back! Looks like you have been having fun!

  • Allison
    May 26, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Hi Darby! I love your bracelets in the picture where you’re kissing Morgan on the cheek–do you know where they are from?

  • laura
    May 26, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I am glad you are having such a wonderful, full May!! Do you think you can ask your sister where she got her gold necklace that she is wearing in the picture with her husband? I love it!!


  • Margaret
    May 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I love that bare butted photo! My two and a half year old is on a clothing embargo, so bare little boy butt sightings are a daily occurrence in my house!

  • Jessica
    May 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Wow! I’m so jealous of how well your garden is doing! That is A LOT of green beans!!! Our weather is still cold & nasty, so our garden is having a very slow start. Boo.

    Looks like you guys had a wonderful time with friends & family! And I know I say it every time, but you take absolutely amazing pictures! That picture of the sunrise is stunning!

    Welcome Back!

  • Perfecting Pru
    May 27, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I’m so pleased you are back – we were all starting to worry.

    I read this post on the 25th and am only commenting two days later – May has been that way for quite a lot of us I think!

    Have a great weekend.

  • Nics Cahill
    May 30, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Darby – what a wonderful post, and such beautiful, beautiful photos. I just love reading what you have to say. Thank you also for telling me what has been happening in Alabama recently. Pastor Chris Hodges (church of the highlands) came to speak at our church here in Ireland a few weeks ago, and because of what you told me, I was able to donate something to the fund. Thank you for sharing what you did and putting it on my heart. May God smile on you and your family. Nics

  • Elle & Em
    May 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    We love the pictures of your family – You take amazing photos! Happy Memorial Day!!

  • kathleen
    May 30, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    R U a contractor for the Alabama Tourism Board? If not they ought to be paying you for all this publicity. Alabama the best kept secret to live work and play. From O Pa LiKa the state to Euafala in love with the state. LOL

  • Julie Latham Nussman
    May 31, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I love reading your blog! I found it a few months ago when I was googling ranch house renovations. We have a ’73 ranch in Charlotte, NC. I think your ranch was even more beautiful than mine when you bought it! 😉 I love seeing what other people have done with their ranches! I had to laugh b/c I didn’t even notice the bare fanny when I was looking at your pictures….too funny!

  • Kristen
    May 31, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Darby, please find some internet connection very soon! I feel as if a piece of my day is missing when I don’t get to read your blog…you keep me laughing and remind me constantly that life happens. With 4 little kiddos at home, its as if you are my adult retreat each day. Hope y’all are having a ball on the coast. Jack Brother LOVES his tees!!! We wear a different one every day. Thanks a bunch! ps- Rover’s naked butt is hysterical- looks just like something my Jack would be doing.

  • laura clark
    June 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I would love to learn to take pics like yours. I don’t want to miss another day documenting my children. I saw your post from march ’09. are you still using this camera and lens? I am due for a new camera and overwhelmed by the options.

    any suggestions would be appreciated!
    (auburn alum 2001:)

  • Lindsey
    June 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    don’t fall prey to june too.

  • Michelle @ Lifewithacrazypup
    June 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

    What a beautiful post! I’m so glad you had a wonderful trip with your family and friends. You’re pictures are gorgeous as always! I’m so, so jealous of that big, bountiful garden. We just built a garden in our yard a couple of weeks ago. Here are some pictures —
    I’m garden obsessed right now, I send hours at a time googling random garden stuff. Anyways — I can’t wait for the next post!

  • Nell
    June 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Like the other followers you make me laugh you make me smile and sometimes you are such an encouraging word!!! Love that you show Dianes picture (who turned me on to you, thank you between your house renovations and Dianes keen eye, my ugly pink bathroom is now beautiful!) That little picture of the moon rising is a scream (3 boys here, don’t they love nakedness!!!!) Anyway, thought it was time to tell you how much I enjoy your posts!

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