Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mommies... I need some help.

Catelyln isn't doing Mother's Day Out this year (sniff, sniff), but I still want her learning and being challenged at home. This is where all my fellow mommies come in. I'm needing some help thinking up creative ideas of ways to teach her things (i.e. verses, colors, letters, numbers, etc). I'd also love ideas for projects she and I can do together and projects she can do on her own, as well as things to keep her little hands busy when she gets extra antsy in the afternoons. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks so much!!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Ok...so lately, I have seen so many creative blogs of ways to take old clothes and make something new. I was inspired to try and refashion some of my own things, and it made for some super cute clothes for FREE!! I had kept one of Will's old Brooks Brothers button ups that was fraying at the neck, because I hated to throw it out. Then...it hit me! Make an outfit for Tripp! He also had an old Shelby Academy football t-shirt with his number on it, (he had duplicates of it, I think he would have shot me if I cut up his only one. ha!) so once again...layette for Tripp! Finally, I had left over fabric from making the nursery bedding, so what did I do with it...overalls for Tripp!! Ha! It was so much fun making these things (some of which I did a while back, and sadly he's already grown out of.) Anyways, had to show you how they turned out. :)

Forgot to get a picture of the shirt before I cut it up. Oh well.
Look how little he was. Can't believe how big he already is!
Will's old button up.
Tripp's "new" outfit! It was so fun figuring out way to reuse parts of the shirt. I was able to use the front pocket, parts of the cuffs, all of the buttons, and some of the original seems. Can't wait to do this again. And I love the sentimental part that Tripp is wearing one of his Daddy's shirts!
The precious little guy! Sadly...he's already grown out of this one too. :(
The overall's made from left over nursery fabric. Yay for not wasting super cute fabric!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Happy 30th Birthday!!! We love you very much!
Deb, Catelyn & Tripp

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Deb's Barber Shop

The "before" pic. Still lookin' good, hair's just getting a bit long.
The "after" shots.
The brave/crazy husband that let me do this. :)
In our attempt at saving money, my sweet husband let me take sheers to his hair this past weekend. My awesome and very talented sister in law showed me how to cut Will's hair before we left Birmingham. I did it for the first time all by myself this past weekend. I was really nervous, and it took me two hours, but I was pretty proud of how it turned out. For Will's sake, I'm hoping I get faster and better as time goes on. Thanks for believing in me babe and thanks for teaching me Rudy!!

3 Months Old

This little guy has been such a dream baby!!! He's weighing in at about 15 lbs and has wonderful chubby rolls everywhere! He is smiling all the time and is starting to laugh. He's sleeping awesome and his big sister thinks he is the greatest thing ever. Happy 3 months- Love you Tripp!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mamaw's Biscuits

When I was growing up, my grandmother (Mamaw as we called her) used to make the most amazing biscuits!! All of us kids loved them (and her even more of course) so much that if my dad went home to Knoxville, TN to visit, she would make us a batch to send home for us kids. Well recently, my sweet Aunt Vicki passed the recipe on to me, and I've been trying my "attempts" at making Mamaw's biscuits. They are pretty good, but no where near the yumminess that her's were. I'll keep trying though. So in the mean time, Mamaw...this post is dedicated to you! Love you!!!