Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve- 2013


Happy New Year's Eve!!!

Saying goodbye to 2013. What a year! I have to say I am sad to see it go- Georgia and I did so much this year . I suppose you know you are on the right path when you are just happy. I'm there- happy. 

2013 was a really good year. I made some moves in my life that I needed to make. For the first time I went out on my own. I did things MY way. What was I scared of all this time?  As long as I can remember I play the "what were you doing when.." game. What was I doing this time last year? Wow were things different. Thus has been the story of my life the past few years.... although I feel the biggest change within myself took place this past year. Taking some time to be by myself was something that was long overdue.

Everything happens for a reason.

I've traveled, I've spent time with my daughter, I've laughed, I've made amazing memories, I've spent time with people that I care about. I stopped worrying about answering that question of "why?" and just went with "why not?" It was pretty freeing.

I've had my down moments and my times of second guessing myself but at the end of the day I think I've come to realize my intuition is normally pretty spot on. Some things you are meant to leave behind. It's part of life.

 Seems as though this was the theme for 2013- I'll keep it around for awhile longer I think....

And my resolution for 2014:

As always there is so much more to say but I think I'll leave it here for now. Happy New Year! Be safe and Cheers to another amazing year ahead!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

My view for the evening. "Santa" still has some morning set up to do (a few things can't go into action until last minute) but for now I am ready. I just changed that "I" to an "I" as well. I had typed "we" but Georgia clearly wasn't a part of this part of the day.

As per usual I'm doing a last minute Christmas Eve post. I made it through the day- Early morning last minute shopping, Christmas Eve breakfast and Lunch at my Dad's, Dinner in Pearland at my Mom's, Candlelight church with Georgia back home. A sweet tradition she and I began last year just the two of us that I'm really glad we have continued. In the past we have tried bouncing around on Christmas Eve from church to Church grabbing whichever service fit the schedule with whichever family member we were with. Last year I called it quits and decided we would be at our church on Christmas Eve to begin our wind down of the evening and it works out perfectly. Certain moments in life like seeing your daughter singing "Silent Night" on Christmas Eve with her face lit up by candlelight are tough to beat. Add to that moment that she looks at you with all the wonder of childhood and excitement of Christmas and well...you get it. I adore my family but I'm secretly glad that I'm selfish sometimes and steal those moments just for myself.

I'll circle back with a run down of our month later- it's been fun. We've done our usual Christmas showdown of activities and fun and tomorrow will not be any different. 

The thing that overwhelms me with joy tonight is the gifts under the tree- the gifts for Georgia, the gifts for my family, my friends, the people that matter to us in our life. There is a sense of accomplishment in seeing how far I've come over the past few years. Of course I'm never quite "there" but I'm closer than I was yesterday. I'm blessed. We (I'll go ahead and use that here) are blessed. Blessed to be surrounded by so many people that love us. Blessed to have gifts to give people and that we are able to give. 

I'm most blessed by a little 6 year old that has been tracking Santa Claus via GPS on my iPhone all day.  The sweetest notes were left this evening for Elfie & Santa. She just makes your heart melt:

"Dear Elfie, I love you forever, I like you for always, as long as I'm living my Elfie you'll be."

"Dear Santa, Tell the reindeer I said Hi, especially Prancer. Love, Georgia B.
PS- I had something for you" (Picture of reindeer attached)

Oh Georgia! I've said it before and I'll say it again- I miss this night all ready. She is growing up too fast. SHE read me "The Night Before Christmas" tonight. When did that happen?? Life is going by fast. My girl is growing up. For now we will celebrate each day as it comes our way. No one knows what comes next.

Monday, December 23, 2013

48 Hours til Showtime

We are 48 Hours from Showtime.

I finally got my act together last night. I pulled out all the gifts and wrapped like a manic so we now have gifts under the tree. Then I constructed a paper chain for the "Elf" to have draped across the front room last night so Georgia could get a good laugh in this morning before we headed out for the day. I zonked out around midnight.
(This is post shopping all weekend long and really not accomplishing much at the malls and wondering why my life is doomed since my online purchases are not going to arrive on time)

Georgia runs downstairs this morning, "Oh my goodness! Elfie!!! You. are. SO. crazy!" giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle. Check- paper chain for the third year in a row totally worth it. She runs into the back room to check out the gifts now bulging from under the tree.

"Mom- I KNOW you got me what I REALLY want!!! I just KNOW it!"
"Oh yeah? What's that?"
(The list this year has repeatedly been "A Real Live Horse, A Cell Phone, Snow, A Saddle" I had a lot to work with.....)
"The Castle from FROZEN!!!!!"

Huh?!??

48 hours my friends- 48 hours.
....and did I mention 10 of those I'm at work, then the next 24 are dead hours filled with family events?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Don't say I didn't warn you.

Go ahead and grab a box of tissues.

Then read this:

It's going to be a tough wake up call...

When I had "Elfie" bring Georgia this video last year I thought to myself, "Hmmmm...maybe I am taking things a bit too far. This is pretty convincing." I did cringe slightly as my daughter's face lit up in awe and she was swept away in the amazement of watching Santa on TV talk just to HER! 

Ehhh- Double edged sword I suppose. Who wants to live in reality anyway?? Big believer- if you believe in magic it totally exists... 

Clearly I can't help myself and did it again this year. Sorry Georgia if this causes your years of therapy when you are older BUT You are SO welcome if you end up having amazing childhood memories! Love ya!

Full Video Here:


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Elf Games

I'll catch up here on our Elf Games later but for now a quick post with how it may or may not spiral downward this year.....

Just this morning:
"I gave Elfie a lucky penny last night to take to the North Pole and hid it under that snowman- why didn't he take it with him?"
"Maybe it was too heavy to carry?" (Maybe you need to give me a heads up when you hide stuff for the elf?!)

"Mom, why are Elfie's hand's stapled together?"
"He must have done that on accident making toys last night?" (or was in a pinch and couldn't find any tape/ glue/ adhesive of any kind)

Seems I'm going to have to be a bit more covert in my gaming schemes.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stop depressing me all ready.

An open memo to the group "Lordes"- Please stop with your depressing lyrics regarding the idea we will never be royals. You guys may have given up. I have not. It wasn't in Kate Middleton's blood either.

Thanks.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving

We just returned from a whirlwind trip to and from my dad's place in Arkansas. I will catch you up on that a bit later- life has been a bit fast and hectic lately and there is MUCH to catch up on but I think it's important to take some time ((in honor of Thanksgiving)) to let you know what I am thankful for.....

1. Georgia- whoa. Obviously this gal was going to top my list. I could go on and on....So I will. (It's MY blog after all) She is my all. She isn't my "second question" to things- she is my first question. She's at this really awesome age that I'm really super proud of. Let me premise the following with "for the most part..." she can hold her own. She likes barbies AND power rangers, she can go to "fancy" restaurants, she can talk to adults, she is well behaved, she is smart, she is funny, she has an incredible personality, she has manners. I pray she has all this when I'm not around ;) In all seriousness- I can't explain it. Maybe you know- maybe you don't. I know- I love her.

2. Family- I am so blessed. What person on this earth has a family like mine??!!? Y'all my mom has been my best friend for ages. she still comes over at least once a week for a "girls night slumber party" aka "Melanie gets to wake up early to run!" I decide to throw a dinner party and guess what? My mom and grandmother show up to provide most everything. My grandmother picks up Georgia at least once a week from school when I have to work. We all know I work with my father. My siblings are the people that I could go to with ANYTHING. We all lead very different lives but at the end of the day Laura, Michael and I are "Mabry's" and not much else matters. I'm pretty lucky.... as much as they drive me crazy- I wouldn't trade them for the world. My mom is my role model for "how to be a mom" it's the one area in life I never think I fail in- therefore I can say (as always Mom...) she didn't fail. My daughter has pretty much been cared for by family her entire life. The thing is...I still have family that feels like that don't get enough of her. How lucky is she? What kid has grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. that are all biting at the bit to get their hands on them? Georgia. That's who. We are blessed. We have family. They ADORE us. We ADORE them. There are times when I "think" I'm lonely....it's because I'm choosing that. I know one phone call and my Memaw will be here in 10 minutes. My mom will be here in 30 minutes. It doesn't matter what I'm doing or what they are doing. Whose family does that? Mine does. I'm SOOOO going off on a tangent here but for real- they are there. They alway have been. They always will be. I think that's why I know I will always be "okay"- at the end of the day I KNOW I have people. People that care- SO much. If I ever fall apart ( and I have) they will be there, as they have in the past, to pick me back up and help me put the pieces back together. So I'm thankful for them. I'm thankful for all the times they have pieced me back together and I'm thankful for this past year when they have stepped back (I know guys.....it's been hard) and let me find my own way. They have let me put myself together. Thank you- it means more to me than you will ever know. You guys did a good job- y'all raised some pretty amazing kids and we are passing it on.

3. Friends- I love my "chosen" family. There are days that I don't think I could make it without them. The groups messages, trips, dinners, nights, dance parties, vacations, staycations, dinner parties, galas, wine stakes. You guys know who you who you are- y'all get the text messages when I'm in a disaster....basically because you answer ;) I hope that I am half a friend to all of you as you have been to me. You guys are always there- just like family. I've realized over the past few years what true friends are....the people that have known me almost my entire life (and for some reason still hang around?!?!) and the people I know now as an adult that will be a part of my life forever. Once again- when I fall apart y'all are minutes away...texts away. Thank you guys for being there- and always with our abbreviations ;)

4. When I was a little girl I would wish on stars- I would constantly wish the same thing. I know- you aren't suppose to tell because it won't come true. Maybe it's okay now that it has? "I want to be happy" Every. Single. Time. Oh....did I wish that! Over and over and over and over again. Whole heartedly! Somewhere along the way I've realized how happy I am. I use to look for it in others....then I realized how happy I can be with just myself. I am really, really happy. I love my life right now. My heart is overflowing with blessings- I have family, friends, an amazing daughter, a fantastic job. I am happy. I am so, SO blessed. I just sit back and think sometimes that people shouldn't be so lucky- Georgia and I kinda have it all. My friends adore her as much as my family does....we are thankful. We are blessed. I am thankful. We are happy. My wish came true.

To wrap this up I'm thankful for the opportunity to live life. It's short. It's sweet. I am reminded all too often that sometimes tomorrow does not come. I'm thankful for every moment.



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

*Christmas Pictures*

At this time of year I'm always reminded of Christmas Pictures. If there is one thing I've let slide in life the past few years it's photos....I was a photo MANIAC. Georgia was at the photographer every single MONTH to capture her growth for her entire first year of life. Along with that we had Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, 4th of July, Family Pictures, etc. you name it, we did it. Professionally. Come over some time- I've got folders on top of folders of glossy 5x7's and 8x10's of this child's life. For the 1st few years at least...

When she was 2 1/2 I finally asked for a really good camera for Christmas with the stay at home mom dream of snapping brilliant shots of my girl and expanding into photographing my family and then starting up my own little photog business!!!! Isn't that what every girl who receives her first Canon Rebel dreams of?!? Ha! Well....Let's just say I have enjoyed the photo's I've snapped of Georgia. The Rebel was stolen a few years back when my apartment was broken into to (you remember-http://www.thebedrefamily.blogspot.com/2010/12/youre-mean-onemr-grinch.html) and I, of course, took the chance for an upgrade- why not?! Thanks robbers for the D60 I guess...

So here's the thing- Georgia and I have not had pics taken professionally in a LONG time. The one time professional photo addict has disappeared. Say it isn't so! She has dance pics, Santa pics, School pics... No big photo shoots. I've talked to a good photographer friends about scheduling a shoot and it IS in the works.

What got me thinking about all of this was the cover photo on this blog of G and I. That picture and that photo shoot is one of my favorites of all time. The thing is- it was AWFUL. Georgia was sick- Like miserable- hacking cough. It was hot, I was sweaty. Arguments ensued. Y'all- it was anything but picturesque. Meltdowns in the vineyard- and not just from the 18 month old....I walked away from that photo shoot thinking to myself "There is NO WAY I will have any pictures that will come out from this"

Isn't that life? In the midst of complete chaos you think everything is scrapped. Then you look back and and right in the middle of all that "chaos" there were these precious moments that were captured and now are held dear for a lifetime.

Life isn't always "picture perfect" but I sure hope I always remember and smile at the stories behind them. The stories are what make the pictures real. ;)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Another "Dear Georgia"....

My Dear Daughter,
Two nights ago I set my alarm for 5am with the intention of waking of to work out and I thought twice. I thought "Gosh- I've been waking up super early to work out a lot lately and we have been so rushed WHAT IF I woke up early and spent that time with you instead?" So I did. I woke up early, I woke you up a little early we left early and had breakfast out at Starbucks. I even took it a step further- I threw my phone in my purse while we were there...gasp. We chatted and ate (a yogurt and Red Eye for me, oatmeal and a donut for you).

Last night I had the same thought- wake up and work out. My alarm went off at 5am. I hit snooze. My second alarm went off at 6am. I hit snooze again. At 6:05 completely out of the ordinary I heard my door open and you walked into my room, "Good Morning!" I said, "Come snuggle with me". "Mommy, I just couldn't sleep." I told you that was perfectly fine it was about time to wake up but we could snuggle for a few minutes. "I miss snuggling with you." you said. Luckiest Mommy in the world.

We ended up scrapping breakfast at home for the second day in a row. I gave in this morning and you  order the cinnamon roll- then I taught you the best way eat it....from the inside out (right? It's gooier in the middle)

Thanks for making me a "morning person" the past two mornings. I told you tonight as I put you to bed that you are my world, and you are. We read (once again) "Oh The Places You'll Go" at bed time:

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
.....
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!


I tear up reading this to you as I recall reading it to you the first time before Kindergarten (when I really lost it and started sobbing.) You've got it all Georgia- way more than I ever had. More so- you've got me behind you every single step of the way. I sure hope you look up to me. If you do- I sure hope you realize your potential in life far exceeds anything even I can imagine. YOU are amazing. No doubts about it.

Love you more,
Mommy

Monday, November 18, 2013

It is what you believe it is...


Time to make the impossible a reality...

I plan on making this better than I ever imagined.
Stay tuned- things are about to be pretty amazing.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I've Succeeded...

In cloning myself.
Carry on.

**Edit**
I just showed this picture to Georgia 
"Who is that? That looks like me."
I told her who it was. 
"Whoa...I didn't know you had Fangs"
as she points to my bangs....

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Past

Here's a little flash back for ya. The past six Halloweens of Georgia. In going back to dig up the six pics that made the cut consider yourself lucky. This child has her life documented almost moment by moment. As her mother I think every moment is pretty much priceless. 

#1- Poodle: Taken in my moms office. We would all go to lunch together all the time I debuted Georgia's 1st costume that day! From the time I was pregnant "poodles" was Georgia's thing. It was even the theme of her first bday party so very fitting to be her first Halloween costume!

#2- Pumpkin: A girl I went to high school with had started a little TuTu making side business. I saw this idea on a website and sent it to her and she was able to re-create it. I LOVED it. The pics turned out so very cute that year.

#3- Peacock Georgia: I made this one myself and was oh so proud of it. Georgia flat out refused to try it on and prior to Halloween I couldn't even get a good picture of her wearing it so I was a little nervous. Totally bummed when she didn't win the neighborhood costume contest that year....

#4- Snow White: The first year Georgia was able to pick out and tell me exactly what she wanted to be. Her favorite- Snow White. I tried to talk her into something more exciting "Georgia- you can dress up as Snow White every day- it's hanging in your dress up closet...don't you want to pick out something else?" Nope...she wasn't going to have it. Snow White it was.

#5- Marie Antoinette: Ahhh The Culmination. I spotted this outfit years prior and died. They only start making it in size 4T and I had to wait several years for her to be old enough to wear it. 2011 was our year. I did not even ask her about it. The catalog came in (I knew from eyeing it in years past it was a fast seller) and I ordered it in August. We won the costume contest that year. 

#6- Kimberly The Pink Power Ranger: Annnnd we are back to Georgia picking out her costumes. She got REALLY into Power Rangers (which I kinda loved) I was a little old for them but my little brother was obsessed and he and I would watch the shows together. I showed the original shows to Georgia on Netflix and she loved it. She asked to be the Pink Ranger for Halloween...but not just any Pink Ranger. The ORIGINAL Pink Power Ranger...you know- the one from 1994? Like the one that hasn't been MADE since 1994?!?!? Countless hours spent ebay-ing later....



Happy Halloween!

This girl and I are ready for the day! Bring on the rain, flooded streets, thunderstorms- try and stop us!
Where's that Candy?!?!?

Georgia, by nature, is not a big sweet person therefore I consume all Halloween candy. 
Easy fix? 
Candy buy back at the dentist!
Georgia's dentist participates in Operation Gratitude- we go to the dentist office on Monday and they buy back her candy giving her one dollar per pound up to 5 pounds of candy. Then they box it up and send it via Operation Gratitude to our troops over seas. Georgia doesn't eat it anyway (I'm sure she will pick out the prime pieces over the next couple of days) and it will save the pounds off my waist! ;) Plus great opportunity to put a smile on some faces over seas!

Here is the info for Dr. Harrison's office if you are interested:

Be safe and have a Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I know this blog is ALL over the place.

Okay it's totally unfortunate I stumbled across the following website a couple days after I had my sentimental post about my grandfather's death but it's really too good to not share.


If you know me... well I don't even have to explain.

Can't. Breath. Bhahahaha!!!!
(PS- there are TWO pages..TWO)
I wouldn't want you to miss out!!)

Monday, October 28, 2013

One Year Later...

I can't believe it's been a year since we traveled to Tennessee to say goodbye to my Grandaddy.

If anything I have thought about him more this past year than at any other time in my life. Honestly I think I think about him almost every day. He is the first person close to me in what I consider my "immediate" family to pass.

It may be more of a piece of my life than I realized is gone forever with his passing. The fact is that Nanhee has been in a home for a few years now and that last trip up to Memphis when we went to bury Grandaddy was my last time to see my grandparent's home as I remembered it. I will never see Memphis again as it lives in my memory. In the past year the house has been disassembled and cleaned and is now on the market to be sold. Someone told Nanhee that Grandaddy died and although she forgot moments later she knows (deep down) he isn't with us any longer and that breaks my heart....although probably not as much as it would to see Grandaddy living with Nanhee gone- Nanhee can't always remember he isn't here anymore and when she does the moments are fleeting and more of a wondering question than a fact.

Maybe I've never had something happen in life that I couldn't go back on. I've always been able to "undo" things. Go back if I wanted. Nothing has ever been final...If I didn't want it to be. Even if I did want it to be I've always reserved the right to change my mind. Death is something that is pretty much final. And this is my very first close encounter with it.

I've thought about what a great step-father he was to my dad and what an amazing grandfather he was to us and how I will never find a man like that for Georgia. How maybe I've found that guy all ready and passed him up because I'm too jaded and stubborn. Then I think about how exhausted I am all the time and how I really hate dating and why do I even need a man for Georgia- aren't I enough?!? geeze.

I guess I've thought more about my childhood (most of my memories about Grandaddy & Nanhee date back to childhood) and compared it to Georgia's childhood and the constant battle rages through my mind-
"Am I giving her the best childhood possible?"
"Am I offering her what I was offered?"
"Are we making memories?"
"Am I being present in the moment or am I looking at my freaking cell phone again?"
"We haven't done as many fall themed activities this year- should I try to plan more this week or just double up on Christmas ones?" <----That was a legit thought. (as I type it I realize it sounds crazy)

I had a really great childhood and I really want Georgia to enjoy hers as well. At times I feel like I'm doing it all wrong. I get mad that I haven't sat down this year and done our Halloween crafts together or baked sugar cookies yet. But then I think "you know what.... Georgia doesn't even like sugar cookies...." and honestly- that's true. She was actually given one yesterday at the festival and she told the lady all on her own "I actually don't like cookies" So there you have it. Plus I have tons of family that totally picks up the slack where I leave off- my mom makes jam and bakes with her and my grandmother takes her to the book fair. I am forever grateful to them.

I've always had trouble letting go. I've held onto memories, possessions (ummm go check out my mom's attic- it's a Melanie shrine she didn't know existed. Yep High School homecoming mums and all) This past year has been a big transition and it took me by surprise. I miss what was- Grandaddy and Memphis. It brings tears to my eyes every time I think about the idea of that house existing only in pictures and memory and I miss what is- Georgia. Every day with her is another day in the past.

Time stopped for my Grandaddy last October. Georgia is a constant reminder that time doesn't stop- my visual time keeper. It's been a year since he left us and time has kept on. I joke with my friends the past year has been a year of constant change- things have moved fast.... but I've learned if you have your "core" stable you really don't need to concern yourself with the small stuff. It just happens...

The past year has been quite the ride. When I think back to Halloween last year and every thing that has occurred since it seems almost unreal that this much living has been packed into one year. Maybe that's the only way TO live. I have a feeling I'll have plenty of time one day to sit at home and wander around from room to room being lonely. For now I'd rather forget schedules (sometimes....) and take random trips or stop for ice cream or have swing set races at the park with Georgia when we probably should be heading home to get ready for bed.

Why? Because life is short- no one knows how long we will be here...I just hope if I'm gone tomorrow my daughter has the best memories of us ever like I have of my family. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Texas Renaissance Festival

Sunday Georgia and I went out to the Renaissance Festival- I have not been out there since I was 14 years old...It was a lot more fun than I remembered. Georgia was in shock- she had no idea what to expect. It's kinda normal for me to dig in her costume closet say "Here, put this on" pack a lunch sack and head off on a random adventure. We had tossed around going to the zoo earlier that morning but we can do that any day. Why not go the the Ren Fest? Plus I had that snazzy head band pictured below that I've yet to wear and I really needed an excuse to give it a first go round in public.

Moral of the story- never pass up the chance to take someone who has no clue what the Renaissance Festival is, much less what the Renaissance is. You will shock them.- The look on her face was pretty much priceless as she watched the shows and performers and well...people in general surround us. When she realized there were "real" Kings and Queens there she about died. The jousting...the blood splattering. Out. of. this. world. with. awe. One of our best adventures to date for sure.

Gypsies for the day. PS- could she be missing any more teeth??? 

Annnd this would be right before we danced to an accordion and fiddle in the middle of the courtyard randomly and I promptly twirled Georgia around and she fell into the mud. Oops. She was not too happy with me. That ended our dancing show. What can I say? We were trying to get into character...


Flying!

Maybe this is why the teeth keep falling out of her head...the kid won't stop wiggling them!!!!!

A magical stroll in the "Magical Garden"
(not kidding this was the Magical Garden).....

Just a little jousting on a Sunday afternoon....
 


Swinging on the giant swing...save your $$$ it wasn't that fun. I know we really look like it's a blast but we are really good at posing.
Even Georgia agreed it wasn't that great and it was her idea.

Did I mention I'm a vegetarian??

But she isn't.

Obviously the trick to getting Georgia to eat is putting food on sticks. Why has it taken me 6 years to figure this out?!?!

Thus ends our Renaissance adventure. I think I'm going to have a history lesson now with her. It's times like these that I miss Encarta. Anyone?! Wikipedia just isn't the same....

Soccer Day!

Saturday- Soccer Picture day & Game Day- Our first Loss.. :(



After the game we went out to the Freeman's for a fun Family day of carving pumpkins and delicious food! Georgia picked out this pattern thing for me to carve out- I have NEVER done this before and was lost....It took forever.







Impressed- no? I'm going to go pro.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Whoa to the week!

Here we go- a week in reveiw!
Let's start with last week... we had Red Ribbon Week. I meant to immediately put it on my calendar when the flyer came home buuuut I didn't. I stuck the flyer UNDER my calendar at work so I would do it later...and that didn't happen. oops. So we missed Monday- no bid deal- it was "Inside Out Day" Tuesday was "Crazy Hair Day" We are old pros at this one. Georgia had a "Vision" for this one.... She wanted one side in rollers that she wanted to sleep in and the other side in a pony tail with one roller at the end but not all the way rolled...


A few adjustments had to be made after she proclaimed "This is NOT what I had envisioned" Geeze....



Wednesday- "Say Boo to Drugs"

You can't see but this was "Crazy Sock Day" and photo shoot with Memaw and Papa!

"Team up against Drugs" on Friday- Wear your favorite team shirt!



Soooo I think that wraps up the week- in between we had our regular smorgasbord of practices, dinners and homework. Hallie taught Georgia how to do the "Hook Em Horns" hand sign at school Friday. I had a parent/ teacher conference on Thursday. Georgia is doing pretty well in school- hitting all bench marks and her reading has REALLY excelled lately- I'm so relieved! She is actually loving it lately (which I knew she would..I mean how could she not with me as her mother?!) That's about it for our Pre-halloween week!