Sunday, June 20, 2010

happy father's day

my dad playing strawberry shortcake with me circa 1980. he was always such a sport about playing tea party, or whatever game i made up and asked him to play..
william and his daddy at his birthday party 5.29.10
mary martin and her daddy "suggling" 9.22.09
the first time george robert held mary martin when she was one month old in the NICU 10.19.06
introducing william to his family when he is just minutes old 5.26.09. we love you george robert and we're thankful for everything you do for us. you work hard but always have time for us. xoxo

Saturday, June 12, 2010

portrait time

::all photographs by David Hagood ::
here is william at "the gate" and a flashback of mary martin at the gate when she was his age. i also had my wedding portraits made there.

does the phrase "that's as easy as wrestlin' a cat" mean anything to you? that is what it's like trying to get a picture of my children together.
william looks completely p.o.'d in this one :) no one looks normal...
seriously. like nailing jello to a wall.. we did get one cute one, i'll post it to fb later. i think these are hilarious...they so accurately portray our life right now. i do so love them though.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

the dog party

my friend emily at 29:11 creations made this precious invitation

william's puppy outfit was smocked 27 years ago and was in a jumper that i wore. we took it out and put it in a jon-jon for budders
the blue candy buffet :)

(click to enlarge) a few highlights: my friend hollie, pictured with me, made the cookies, and i believe she ships if you are not in bham. a friend from high school, sarah, made the cakes-precious.  my brother helped me set up, how did he dodge all the pictures?! he also had just come from a southern living shoot and brought the big arragement of hydrangeas. and i made most of the decorations. my favorites were the paper chandeliers which you can barely see. the menu included: hot dogs, chips and dip, marinated black bean salsa, dog-gone good baked beans, the pupcake, puppy chow (the peanut butter/chocolate kind, not real ;) and the blue candy buffet! it was a lovely party and we all had fun!

turn around and you're 1

happy birthday william! i can't believe you're already one. on one hand it seems like just yesterday, but on the other it seems like you've been with us forever. you are so sweet and precious and we love you so very much. pure joy, that's what you are.