Thursday, May 17, 2012

Desoto Caverns- 2nd Grade Field Trip

Monday was Caden's 2 nd grade field trip, and we went to Desoto Caverns. It is a park in the our neighboring town, the town I grew up in. It is supposed to be the first recorded cave in US history. They offer many activities for the kids. I am pretty sure I was the same age as Caden when we went on a field trip here as well! A friend and I were talking about how it is so weird that this is 10 min away from us and we never come, but people will drive 3 hours to come. We took a tour through the caverns and saw a light show and of course, we learned a little bit about the rocks inside. 

Before the light show
He just wasnt smiling here!

In front of a waterfall inside of the caverns.

Shane also told Caden that morning that the bats were going to chase him because of him wearing an Auburn shirt. Silly Shane.

Next, we went through a butterfly house.

Mrs. Kimber's second grade class

I framed this picture for Caden, and hope to have his classmates sign it for him. I dont always do that, but he is having a hard time leaving his friends for our new town. He will pick up there like he has been there forever, I just know him!!

Panning for gold is his favorite! As you can tell below, he was very serious about his gem finding!

We then had lunch, played on the playground and found our way through a huge maze. Our day ended around 1 and we were able to go home for long naps!! We enjoyed our day together! I came to the conclusion that when he gets older and has the boring history trips, I will send Shane on those!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wedding Wednesday- Bridal Tea

My Bridal Tea was on April 29. The church I am a member of now, and the church I grew up in, went in together and it was a beautiful shower. I am so blessed to know so many amazing women and to have them all to look up to as the women mentioned in Titus 2. Thank you to all who helped and made this day memorable for me. (You should be warned that there are a lot of pictures, and most are of me and someone else! Have to have for memories, you know!)

My mom, my beautiful mom!

Ashley and Mrs. Jennifer
High school best friend and her mom

Olivia and Emma
two precious sisters from my current church

Emmie, Crystal, and Coleman
MOH and Bridesmaid, Crystal's baby boy

long time friend, my mom baby sat her, she baby sat me, now we have boys the same age that are friends!


Caden and Tata
I cropped them out of this pic because it was so cute of them!
Yes, Caden was running around without shoes like an ol hillbilly.

My sweet family!

Aunt Lisa

My Mawmaw Mary
Sweet grandmother, she helped raise me during a few of my elementary years, when my mom was working the night shift.

Shane's Aunt Linda

Bridesmaid and one of my very best friends

Friend I met through managing apartments, also a Mary Kay consultant on my team. Very glad she came into my life!

Another Bridesmaid and wonderfully good friend!

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Connie, my step mom
Yes, this was the color of the day!:)

Sweet Sweet Gale
My future MIL

Shane's cousins,
Baybette and Kim

Shane's Aunt Debbie
Our lovely matchmaker!

Mrs. Deb
I love this lady! She is so sweet and precious and so happy for us!

Emmie, Becca, Myself, Stevi, and Ashley
highschool friends, love them!

Shane's nieces,
Logan and Mykel

Pretty tables with our engagements all around!

The lovely centerpiece was made by Connie

Check out these sweet babies before church that morning!

My son -Caden

My niece- Palyn 
I am so thankful for this day!:)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Shane brought me this beautiful flower!
This was Caden and I before church Sunday morning.

Sunday morning was also special because Shane went to the front of the church to make his public profession of faith. I got a little teary eyed of course! He will be baptized very soon. I was also given another flower at church for being the youngest mother! Our oldest mother was 91!

We snapped pictures outside of the Mexican restaurant!
These two always make me feel so special!!

My step mom, Connie

Connie and Calan
looks like the sun was in all of our eyes!

That afternoon, we went to Shane's cousin's house and I was able to meet a little more family! We then went to his mom's for dinner. It seems like we ate a ton of food on this day and I was feeling it later!

He took his mom flowers! We love her so much! It is very obvious that Shane's gets his "preciousness" from her! I really need her to teach me to cook all of those home cooked meals too!

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mother!
I was unable to see her for the second year in a row on this day, but we will make up for it this summer! I am so blessed to have her!

Saturday night, a few friends got together for a couple's dinner for Shane and me. It was nice chatting with those friends for a bit!

Sweet Love!

My sweet friend Lindsay!

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend,
celebrating your Mom either in Heaven or on Earth!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Spring Break- Orange Beach

So, you already know that my princess niece, Palyn, came to spend a few days with us on Spring Break. She is such a little priss and anybody would assume she is mine because of it. We couldnt stop smiling and giggling on our way to our house. She was so happy and you could surely tell! She kept asking for a little wedding booklet with dresses on it, she was calling it a princess book. She and Caden get to the point to where they miss each other so bad, but after the first 10 minutes, they are aggravating each other and screaming! 

She got this doll house from Santa at out house and hasnt been able to play with it yet! It was the first thing she found and got into. She calls it a castle, because everything to her is for a princess!

I planned to wait until closer to Easter to give her the goodies we had, but while she was rambling around the computer room, she kept bringing me different things. First, she brought me her shoes saying, "Awwww, I lub them!", "I wanna wear them, pleeeeeease?!"....Then it was the movie, then puzzle. So I knew she couldn't wait until later!

The Easter Bunny brought Palyn a monogrammed dress, 3 big bows, a monogrammed bathing suit, new summer shoes, Tangled, a princess puzzle, princess coloring pages, and the tutu below.

We found her "hi hi" shoes from Cmas.

How adorable is she in her new bathing suit?! She's a natural!

We spent the afternoon jumping on the trampoline, watching Tangled, putting the puzzle together a few times, and loving on Shane. The next morning we went to the zoo, which you can read about here. After the zoo and a short nap, we went for yogurt treats. I am sure you all know of these type places. The ones with every type yogurt and topping imaginable. The price you pay is determined by the weight. So Caden- "Baby, dont fill it up because you know you wont eat it all" (and Mama doesn't want to spend $10 on yogurt today)

My little one listens so well...

Isnt she presh?!

At Publix, Caden hopped in next to Palyn. I was shocked that he could fit with those long legs of his!

The next day, we cut our time at Shane's short and went to my mom's a day early. We went straight to The Wharf to buy our concert tickets for my upcoming Bachelorette party.

Of course we had to ride the ferris wheel! This place was like a ghost town. It is usually so busy in the summer time. The sweet guy gave us a few extra times around.

Our Luke Bryan tickets were purchased.

Confession- After buying the tickets, Mom and I got to talking in the car. Later, we wondered where I put the tickets. (7 of them) We still have not found them, but thank goodness we paid by credit card and they were able to replace them. Whew! I would have been in trouble! I should never be responsible for anything important like that!

We went to Lulu's and let the kids play.

My mom and sister work there, so Palyn goes there a lot. She acts like she owns the place. They have these tubs of water that the kids can play in, and she runs over and just plops down in them like it's her own mini pool.

We went over to The Hangout afterwards. They have a bubble/foam machine that comes on once an hour and all of the kids run over and play in them.

Check out his big smile!
I know he is very skinny, were working on that.

The next day was a beach day!!

I love this picture, he looks like he is protecting her from the water.

Mom had to go to work, so I took the kids over to the splash park at the outlets. They had so much fun!

Since it was just me and the kiddos, I had to find the easiest and most affordable entertainment for them. So...we went back toLulu's to play more!

Here is Caden by those tubs I was telling you about.

We spent the next day at the beach.

Tired man.

I had to leave the next day for Mary Kay's Career Conf. in Mobile. But these cousins had one more day of fun and even a little more fussing!
(Sorry, all of these pictures are from my phone. That is when I take most of my random pics)