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Sunday, October 25, 2009


We had such a fun time at Anne Laura and Matthew's wedding weekend! We tracked three hours from Nashville to Dyersburg, Tennessee and made it to The Burk's beautiful home. I enjoyed meeting all of Anne Laura's family and friends! The only down side to the wedding was that it was freezing!!!!! However, I would much rather be cold than hot. It worked out to be great weather. How cute was Paisley? Her dress was only about 5 sizes too big. Oh well!!!
Hope you all had a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


We had so much fun at the Mississippi State Fair! For those of you that aren't from Mississippi, the fair is a REALLY REALLY BIG deal. I can NEVER remember not going. I have gone on class field trips, with boyfriends, with Stephen, and now my very own two babies! 
Paisley had such a great time. She loves going anywhere with her cousins, but she really had a good time this weekend. She asked about 50 times on the way home if we could go back. We went and looked at the antique auto show and to the 4-H arena. She got to pet cows, sheep, goats, pigs, etc. She LOVED it. She also rode the merry-go-round, the bumble bees, and went down a huge slide!! She won a Dora, Hello Kitty, and a huge pink dolphin. We ate a Chicken-on-a-stick, Sweet Tea, Icee, Corn on the Cob, and Funnel Cake!!!! All in all, a VERY FUN day and weekend!!!!
PS-sorry these are all the pics I have. I left my camera at home. A very FIRST for me!!! 


We are so excited about our sweet little baby BOY!! I still can't believe I am having a boy...what will I do with him? Hopefully he will be very stylish!! Of course I am already shopping!! I cannot wait to hold him and kiss him all over!!
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights."
James 1:17

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Show US your LIFE!!!! ARE YOU READY???????

For some reason about this time every year, I become very anxious for football season. I love OLE MISS and is so fun to see all the girls in their pearls, dresses, and heels. I love seeing the little boys throwing footballs with their daddys. I LOVE hearing the Ole Miss band play DIXIE. 
I live for seeing the tents with chandeliers and floral arrangements. It is so fun to see what my mama has made (and it is a given that it will taste heavenly) and what the menu will be for the day. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Grove. The tradition. The excitement on game day. 
Needless to season cannot get here fast enough!
Ole Miss fans, ARE U READY????
Here is what some of the press has to say about tailgating at Ole Miss in 
The Grove:

ESPN ranked The Grove as the number 2 college football tailgating spot in the country.[8] In its review, it said:[8]

Tailgating in The Grove is an experience so sublime even native son William Faulkner would be at a loss to describe it.

Additionally, Sports Illustrated ranked The Grove number 1.[5] In it's review, it said:[5]

There is no more beautiful spot to tailgate, nor one richer in tradition; the Grove has been the site of pregame picnicking for more than half a century.

The New York Times called The Grove "the mother and mistress of outdoor ritual mayhem":[2]

The glory of the Grove is legend at all of Ole Miss’s rival schools in the Southeastern Conference and beyond. It is the mother and mistress of outdoor ritual mayhem.

A common saying by "grovers" is "We may not win every game, but we've never lost a party."[2]

Joe Cahn, known as "The Commissioner of Tailgating", said after his 2003 Tailgating tour that The Grove is "probably the most single outstanding tailgating area in the country."[9] He continued:

There may be bigger…there may be louder…but there truly isn’t any better tailgating than Ole Miss.

The Columbia Missourian newspaper called The Grove, "the mecca of tailgating in American sports."[6]

“The girls here are the best,” he said. “They’re smart, pretty, high-class girls. They have everything you’d want in a woman. And this place is full of them.”

The Grove is also full of traditional Southern food: fried chicken, pork, homemade dressings and mashed potatoes. A pair of MU fans roast a pig over an open grill. Mary Thompson, who has been coming to Ole Miss tailgates for decades, began cooking her tailgate dishes on Monday. The final spread includes fried chicken, chips, salsa, cheese sandwiches, strawberries and her signature stuffed eggs.

The heat is now unbearable, but the party rages on. Cheerleaders perform routines at a small amphitheater located in the middle of The Grove. Kids wearing their favorite players’ jerseys throw footballs that are too big for their hands. Suddenly, a loud voice breaks the hum of the crowd.

“Are you ready?” a young man screams to the masses.

“Hell yes! Damn right!” they reply, as if on cue.

Then, in unison, they begin to sing the Hotty Toddy fight song:

Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty

Who in the hell are we - Hey

Flim Flam, Bim Bam

Ole Miss By Damn!