Thursday, June 18, 2009

Then & Now

Last week, a group of us got together and went to the zoo. As always, the kids had a great time. Catelyn's favorite part by far is the water area. While I was looking at the pictures, deciding which ones I wanted to post, I couldn't help but think back to last year. Wow...what a difference a year makes!

Last year around this time.

This year!

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Vertigo Jazz Project

I always knew my brother was talented, but I don't think I really have a clue of how talented he really is. Preston, my brother, plays guitar (along with many other instuments) and makes it seem so effortless, even though his fingers are going 90 to nothin'. A few weeks ago, his band, Vertigo Jazz Project, was asked to come from NC to play at Work Play here in Birmingham. Fortunately, Will and I had the opportunity to go hear him play, and it was so much fun!! I was so proud of him! He's amazing!! I tried to take some footage of him playing, but it was done on my camera so the quality is not so great. He's still awesome though! :) **More posts. Keep going.


Catelyn and I had the chance to meet my family in Gatlingburg, TN for a visit at the end of May. Preston, Julian and Amelia came from NC and my parents drove from Tuscaloosa. Sarah and Clayton met Catelyn and I in Chatanooga and we finished the trip together. While we were there, we got a chance to see aunts, uncles and cousins we hadn't seen in quite a while. It was great getting to catch up!

Catelyn, Amelia & Clayton

The kids learned "Ring Around the Rosie"- which has become one of Catelyn's favorite games to play.

Big Hugs!

Stopping for a picture in Gatlinburg (Catelyn was not too happy)

So...I got her a sucker! All better. :)

Lovin's for Mamaw!

Lovin's for Papaw!

Big Kisses!

Uncle David quickly became one of Catelyn's favorites!

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Catelyn Turns TWO!!!

On May 21st, my baby turned two years old!!! This year Catelyn was all about "Winnie the Pooh," so a "Pooh" themed party was the natural choice. I made her a little pooh dress and I had a blast making her cake. It also worked out perfect that my mom went to a garage sale where the lady had two different pooh calenders she was selling. Mom grabbed them up, and they made for perfect decorations. Almost all of the family was able to come and Catelyn had a ball. It was a great time!

The cake :)

The decorations!

Mamaw reading to Clayton and Catelyn (or Cate and Buddy as the kids say to each other)

We waited until the end of the party for a family photo. Bad idea! Catelyn was over it. Oh well, nice try anyway.

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The Beach

On the first of May, our little family headed to Orange Beach for a much needed break. Will's grandparents have a condo there and are so sweet about letting us use it. I must confess... the beach with a two year old is quite different then the past beach trips we've made, but never the less we had a great time! :)

Catelyn playing at Lulu's in the summer dress I smocked for her.

Catelyn reading her books at the condo.

Family shot.

Will and Catelyn playing at the outlets.