Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Life Lately or Birthdays Galore

The New Year has come, and life has turned crazy. Seriously, January has been insanely busy, but only with super fun family things so I am not complaining. January is birthday central for our family. Like 5 immediate family members and 2 close friends. Wowzers. Our weekends have been filled with family time, and I wouldn't change a minute of it! 

Two weekends ago, (yes I am far behind on documenting this journey called life, but life got busy), we celebrated Bubba's sister's birthday. We had a great time eating which is my favorite hobby and just hanging out. We laugh an insane amount when all together, and this weekend was no different. Bubba's dad may or may not have busted into a rap at dinner. I can't confirm this for sure as I have been sworn to secrecy. Also,   our waitress refused to sing the annoying restaurant birthday song for fear of the birthday girl. Totally, a fun time. I am so, so blessed to have such great in-laws, and we had such a great time celebrating Rebecca. Because she is pretty darn great. (I only wish I had taken pictures!)

Last week, we hunkered down in the freezing cold weather. See evidence of snow. And we were getting ready for rounds 3 and 4 of birthday celebrations. We headed up to Nashville over the long weekend to celebrate Caroline's 1st Birthday, which happened to be on John's birthday weekend. Don't be fooled everyone was there for Caroline. :).  We spent the night Friday with Bubba's parents, and were totally given the royal treatment. I cannot complain, it was quite lovely. Then Saturday, we drove the rest of the way to see Baby C!

Saturday night, we took a brief break to celebrate John's Birthday. It was incredibly fun. My brother is one of the funniest people ever, the other funniest being his wife so we had a good time. Exhibit A: The Birthday Boy:

You know just in Emily's night gown.
Sunday was ALL about this precious girl. Caroline is such a fun addition to our family. We love her so much. I truly CANNOT believe that she is about to be one. That is so old. She is so smart and happy. We just love her. She had an Alice in ONEderland Tea Party.  It was absolutely adorable. Emily is so creative and did a fabulous job with all the details!

Dressed as Alice


The birthdays are continuing this week and weekend, but this is a great place to say... To be Continued. Oh and Happy Birthday: Rebecca, John, and Caroline!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snow Day!!

A winter miracle has occurred!! It snowed!!! Like real snow and inches. This is one for the record books. The puppies love the snow and can't stop eating it. Such a happy day!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

So What Wednesday

So What Wednesday
Linking up here

It's Wednesday, and I woke up with a headache. But this is fun, and made me laugh.

I'm saying So What!
  • That I hate pumping gas more than anything else in the world and wait until the last possible minute to fill up.
  • That while making the dreaded fill-up stop I bought 2 Reese's eggs.
  • That I ate both already.
  • That sometimes I want to go to bed at 9:30 because working makes a girl tired.
  • That I always assess just how dirty my hair looks (note not actually concerned with how dirty it is) before I ever wash it.
  • That I can watch marathon TV and not feel an ounce of guilt.
  • That our extra bedroom a "hoarding room," and I just don't want to clean it out.
  • That I wear the same boots everyday because I love them.
  • That I will eat cheese fries tonight, even after the two Reese's.
  • That sometimes I wish I was pregnant only to justify the Reese's and cheese fries.
  • That I never make resolutions in at New Year's, not because I am perfect, but because I am realistic.
So what are you are you saying So What! to?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy (Now Late) Birthday to My Mama!

On Friday, my mama celebrated her "29th" birthday. She and my daddy came over to celebrate! Somehow out of my mom's birthday I snagged a free meal and a new jacket... Happy Birthday to her! I kid. We had a really great time celebrating my Mom. So much fun in fact that Bubba invited them to stay two nights, and I had to tell him not to get crazy. I love my mom and my dad, and it is really great to live close enough to have birthday dinners. 

Happy Birthday Mama! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello 2013, It's nice to meet you!

Well, we survived 2012. And given the end of the world predictions in May and then December, it was a close call! Because I love a list, I decided to list the top 10 moments of our 2012. In no particular order, because who can rank these they are all GREAT!

1. Getting married! I think this is a no-brainer.  We have had such a great year, and May 19, 2012 will always be my all time favorite day. This year was definitely a year of wedding fun and marriage bliss.

2. Caroline Rose making her grand entrance. I love all babies, but my nieces hold a special place in my heart. This sweet girl has brought so much fun to the Potts family!

3. The year of Ashley/Megan. My cousin is my bff. And sadly we never get to see each other, but due to her wedding and my wedding, we had a year of FUN! And of course getting to meet sweet Abby!

4. My best friend's wedding. Yep. That is right. 3 weddings from March to May. It was an eventful year! Emily's wedding was so beautiful and should  have been in Southern Living. I will get off the wedding kick in Number 4... Maybe.

5. Our Honeymoon to Hawaii. I wish I could live there. I loved just about everything on our island. It was a blast.

6. Living life with these girls. And Baby Walker. :)


7. The State Fair. It is a highlight every year, and will continue to be until I turn from my redneck ways. Which will be never. Long live the Fair!

8. The first year in our house and having fun gatherings with our friends and family.  Along with this is having a house 5 minutes away from our family. Living close to Will and Rebecca and the girls is so fun for impromptu gatherings and fun.

9. Gunnar's debut into the family. I am a nut job and love my pups. This little guy is about the sweetest thing ever. He has been such a good dog and a definite great addition to the family.

10. Holidays with Bubba. We have had so much fun the past couple of months! Thanksgiving and Christmas were great, and New Year's was so fun too! From killing my first deer to ringing in the New Year. Glad Bubba was the one with me.


Happy New Year! Wishing you many, many blessings in 2013!