Monday, July 4, 2016

Ava Collins is One

In a party fit for a princess, Ava was showered with love and attention. Her immediate family numbers around 50 and it shows when we get together. Anna is the first born grandchild and is lucky enough to have all her grandparents still with her. Andrew's grandmothers are also still living so add in aunts and uncles and cousins it is a house full!!! With a twinkle twinkle little star theme Ava was adorable!!!

These Three

Cullen's parents try to see Jett at least once a week. They come over when they can. This week they treated us to dinner and when we got home Jett decided to be an engineer. He has no clue how lucky he is to have grandparents so close by to spend time with.


Momming ain't easy and it occurred to me Thursday morning that I might go a whole June without seeing my friend Leslie. We talked and decided to meet at the pool for an hour or so. The kids played and we caught up! I sure miss my summers off and enjoying lazy days at the pool.

Swimming Lessons with Ms. Julie

Jett did really well in lessons. He only had one day when he left in a meltdown. The teacher said he was really sure about what he wanted to do and when he wanted to do it. He wanted to stand on his tippy toes and not swim as much. By the last day he swam from the diving board to the side of the pool. He just needed the chance to catch his breath right when he came up and then he knew exactly what to do!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day

 We celebrated Father's Day with an afternoon movie with Jett and dinner at Mt. Fuji.  Cullen was in need of some new Crossfit Shoes so we gifted him with those and we all enjoyed time together.
 Prior to Sunday, Cullen and his Dad went to Alabama for him to complete a Barbarian Challenge.  I had a wedding but they spent a lot of time together.
 Cullen came home a little beat up, but really excited he finished.
 Apparently both my boys can't get their smiles in sync for photos but they love each other none the less.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


 Wedding #2 of 2016 was just as sweet as the first.  This time rather than our school secretary I was able to be a part of one of my fourth grade teacher's weddings.  
 In one of the sweetest ceremonies I've been a part of these two sweet souls became husband and wife.  
The reception was just as fun as the wedding was sweet. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016


 It's been a long eleven months but I finally go Laticia down the aisle.  My sweet friend got engaged on her birthday last year and we have planned and created all types of things to make the day special.

 Surrounded by sweet friends and a great group of witnesses Nacoma & Laticia became the James'

It was my first wedding of three to direct this year and I was happy to add them to my happy couples.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Nine Years

We celebrated our ninth anniversary on the 9th. We did nothing special to commemorate the event.  Jett and I picked out some new shorts for Cullen and brought them home to him.  That was the extent of the celebration.  Nine years, no frills.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Mamaw's Park

 Cullen's soccer girls have summer scrimmages and to kill time between work and the games we took Jett to Avent's Park which he thinks is his great grandmother's personal playground.
 It is so much fun to see how he has grown and has gotten so good and climbing and hanging on to things.  He is a tough kiddo for sure.