Monday, August 1, 2016

Let's Hear it for the WEEKEND

This weekend was so hot and humid that I thought this would be the weekend the weather was successful in killing me. But I survived and had the best weekend of the summer. Well, the second best. No, it tied with our Nashville weekend as the best for this summer. Why? Because all four of the lovelies were home! There is nothing in the world better than having all your kids together. Nothing.

Deanie and DrummerBoy headed down from Nashville Friday afternoon and we had some big fun! They had not seen the Divine Baby M yet so we simply had to have a family and friends gathering at least once. Which ended up being twice. 

Saturday was a dinner gathering with my bestie and her hubby and one of the lovelies' teachers, SM, from elementary school who was in town from California for a few days and took the time to come visit us and meet the Divine Baby M. SM is the one who actually coined that name for Baby M. 


The Divine Baby M did not seem to mind being passed around. In the pictures below: Baby M and her parents; Baby M and Deanie; Baby M and Bestie; Baby M and Bestie again; Baby M and SM; Baby M, her sweet mommy and the lovely Auntie Breezy. Can you see a theme here? LOL

 She didn't even seem to mind the camera in her face all night.

The weekend filled me to the brim and then overflowing joy. One thing that becoming a grandma does is make you more cheesy than you were before you were so blessed but you also don't care because all those cheesy feelings are real.

Most of you know how excited I get when the lovelies are going to all be home at the same time. I can hardly contain myself. And why should I? These are the best times of our lives, right? And, Baby M's take on Saturday evening's festivities? I think she had a good time. 

When everyone is home for the weekend, the fun doesn't stop after one gathering. Nope. You must have at least two. And so we did. Sunday was brunch day with a few extra relatives who came by. When you throw a sweet little baby and the lovely who lives far away and her DrummerBoy into the mix, you get a wonderful weekend. And very emotional- in a good way. 

There truly is nothing in the world better than having all the lovelies together in one place. Top that off with the amazing boys, the sweetest baby in the world, some friends and extended family- it's almost too much to handle on the emotional aspect. I even enjoyed cooking for an army again! On Sunday, if my lovely sister-in-law hadn't been here, I'm not sure I would have gotten it all done, though. I was still tired from Saturday! I don't know about y'all, but I have a sister-in-law who steps in and helps. She knows her way around a kitchen better than I do and without her, Sunday just wouldn't have been nearly as wonderful as it was. Thank-you, Francy, for putting up with my crazy brother because if you didn't, I wouldn't have the honor of calling you, sister.

Ok, enough with the sap. Here's a slideshow of Sunday:  

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I hope y'all had a marvelous weekend, too!

Have a great week, y'all!


  1. Loved the Smilebox video!! What a wonderful weekend you all had, and Baby M does look content and happy to be the center of attention. Thanks for sharing all the love with us, and the food looks fabulous!

    1. We had such fun! I love the times when we can all come together. Claudia and Ben loved seeing Marcy for the first time. Everyone was pretty good about sharing her. LOL Every time one of the girls took her, they would say, "Come to your favorite auntie." :) Thank you!

  2. Great photos that made me smile but photos of babies always make one smiles

    1. I agree- babies make it impossible to do anything other than smile. :)

  3. I'm so happy for you. What a great family weekend you had and I love all the photos! The Divine Baby M is so cute and precious.

    1. We had such a good time. I love it when everyone is home for a celebration. There's nothing better. :) Thanks! We think she's a cutie too. :)


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