Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...

{I can't believe this baby will be 2 years old in 10 days!!! sniff, sniff}

Friday, March 23, 2012

St. Patrick's Day 2012 Photo Shoot...

We've tried to take St. Patrick's Day pics of our "Irish Babes" every year...unfortunately the last two years we weren't able to get them done.  I am so excited that we were actually able to take some time out of our Spring Break to do a quick (but not easy) photo shoot!!

2010 St. Patrick's Day photo precious!!

I love love love taking pictures of my littles...especially when they cooperate!!  Haha!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!! :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Not Wordless Wednesday...

I just thought I would put some of my FAVORITE sayings from Pinterest!!  Enjoy!! :)

And now for some of my FAVORITE FUNNY sayings...

Hahaha!!  Hope you enjoyed a few of my FAVORITES!!  Happy Wednesday all!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Always My Daddy's Daughter...

I had a day a couple of weeks ago when I was feeling vulnerable, scared, needy....I'm not really sure which adjective I would choose, but it was one of those!!  Anywho, during this moment I saw a dad put his arm around his teenage daughter.  It almost brought me to tears, not out of sadness, but because of the sweet memories that flooded my mind!! 

There are times when I miss the days of being irresponsible, carefree, knowing my parents were still there to take care of me.  And although I know my parents would be there for me in an instant even now at 33 years of age, it will never be the same as it was as a little girl.  I love my daddy...I will always consider him that, not my dad or father...but my daddy. 

Back to the memories that I mentioned earlier...

*When my dad and I would go out fishing he would always pack our lunch.  He would make us bologna and cheese sandwiches, with LOTS of mayo!!  We would eat Sour, Cream and Onion chips and drink Coke.  It sounds like such a random memory, but every time I eat those things, I am reminded of my childhood!
*When I was in high school I worked so hard and got an A in my math worst subject.  I proudly told my dad and expected a round of applause for my hard work.  I wanted my dad to be proud of me...he knew that math was/is hard for me...and I couldn't figure out why he didn't congratulate me!  Ha!  Well, later he realized how hurt I was and secretly went out and bought me a Mariah Carey cd!!  It was so sweet...I didn't need the cd, but knowing he was proud of me was such a wonderful feeling!!
*When I was learning how to drive my dad was the unfortunate passenger that had to ride with me...and although I was a pretty good driver, I did have one or two moments where I needed some correction!!  We were driving through a parking lot in my hometown when I just cruised through a stop sign.  I really didn't see it...and it didn't really make sense for it to be there, but alas it was, and I missed it.  My dad calmly said, "Did you just feel like you didn't need to stop at that sign?"  Typical dad language!!  I died laughing, and he was trying not to laugh...but the half smile was a bit of a giveaway!!  Another time he and I drove to our local grocery store and we both got out....and WE left the keys in the car, and yes it was locked!!  I blamed him, he blamed the end it was my fault, but luckily my dad is laid back and didn't rip me a new one!  Ha!
*My dad is funny, witty, sarcastic....but he doesn't cry often.  I can only name a few times when I witnessed him cry.  One of those rare occasions was when our dog Hoover died while we were gone on vacation.  It was a very sad day for our whole family, but dad really took it hard.  I saw then that my dad had a tender heart, no matter how much he tried to cover that side of him up.
*My dad didn't cry at my least not that I saw, I was a little distracted watching my hubs cry crocodile tears!!  {love you babe!!}  But after the wedding my dad and I hugged and cried out in the hall...I didn't want to let go, and I could tell he didn't either.  It felt like that line from one of my favorite movies- Father of the Bride....on the eve of the daughters wedding she told her father she felt like she had to turn in her (house) key to her childhood home....well that is how I felt in that moment.  I felt like I was now Joey's my dad's role was over.  It hurt my heart so badly....such a bittersweet memory.

I can think of many more stories, but I'm crying too hard from that last memory!  Haha!!  I am so lucky that I have such a wonderful dad, who still takes care of me in many ways.  I love you daddy and thank God for you often!!  Thank you for loving on my children the way you loved on me...playing in the dirt, fishing for crawdads, riding the lawnmower, digging up bones, etc!!  God blessed them and me.  :)   

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Newest Member....

of the Tremaine Family....Lulu Grace!!  Isn't she precious??  Okay...I know she has some, shall we say, rather LARGE eyes, but her sweet personality makes up for her not-so-dashing good looks!!

 A neighbor found her wandering our subdivision and she couldn't take her home because she owns 2 male beagles....well OF COURSE I volunteered myself as a foster home until we could find her real owners.  No one ever put up posters, and we even had her checked for a microchip!  And OF COURSE she was, and after multiple calls we discovered that her owners NEVER registered their information!!  Sad for them, but I will admit...when I thought we were going to have to give her back I cried like a big ole baby!!  I really liked that pooch, but had tried not to get too attached.  I hadn't even given her a name at that point.  But I was so excited when we decided to keep her...thank you honey for loving me and making me happy by allowing me to keep this perky little pup...who, BTW, can fit into my purse...teehee!!  The kiddos love her, she is full of energy and even JOEY loves likes her a bunch!!  The only issue we are having now is trying to get her and Brinkley to get along!!  Yikes, it is so not going well.  But I'm determined to keep trying.  Eventually maybe Brinkley won't want to bite Lulu's head off!!

{just last night she decided to sleep with Aidan for a cute!!  And she is my little helper EVERY morning when I go to wake up the boys...when I open their door she runs and jumps on their bed and starts liking them...precious.}