Saturday, February 9, 2008

Catching up

I've been away for awhile, with good reason. I took the girls to Mississippi to visit family in Hattiesburg and Ocean Springs, and of course to celebrate a little Mardi Gras. It wasn't too big of a deal, but we had fun! It's always amusing to me to watch my girls interact with their cousins. Caroline was a little infatuated with Ben. He enjoyed pushing her in the baby doll's stroller at mock 3 speeds all around the house. She enjoyed following him around and playing in his room. Em and Gracie were more attracted to Sarah Kate, since she's more of a baby. Emma dressed SK up in all kinds of Mardi Gras beads, and held her whenever she could.

We went to Ocean Springs for Grams' birthday, which was another 1 1/2 drive down to the coast. (It's still hard to recognize because of The hurricane.) It was the first time for Grams to meet SK, and she was just tickled pink by her. I think her exact words were, "Well, I guess you just have bare-headed babies!" as she stroked SK's peach fuzz we call hair.

Overall it was a really fun trip! It was so fun to see Sarah, Mike and the kids. I can't believe how big they're getting, and I know they think the same thing about our girls. It's tough living so far away from family. I wish we could live closer somehow.

Also while I was there, Sarah "ordered" 5 more mailboxes from me. It's been really fun decorating them. And yes, I'm still in love with them. I'll have to add them to my slide show so y'all can see. I still have 3 1/2 more to make! But it's so fun! EAch one is different too!

Oh, and right before we left for Mississippi, I was thrilled to find out that I'd made the Simply Obsessed design team!!! WoooHoooo! I really love the site, and can't WAIT to get started. This weekend they're having a mini "impromptu" crop. Stop by and check it out if you can! It's just a few challenges to get your mojo going.

Anyway, I think that's all for now. Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to keep everyone informed. Here are a few pictures from our trip! Ta-Ta! :)


Brandi said...

Those pics are so cute! I'm so glad you'll be working with me on the team! Can't wait to see what you do with the kits! I am in love with those little mailboxes too! Yours are too cute! Our Target was sold out of them but then I saw a stock pile of them in the stamp store--guess that's where they went! LOL!

Michelle Lanning said...

those are adorable! I just made some tonight - but definitely not as detailed as yours!

The Cool Chicks said...

They look darling in their beads! Glad you had a good trip and congrats on the new DT! You rock girl!

And all your mailboxes are simply fabulous!

Jen :)

Brandy said...

i am so jealous, i wanted to head to louisiana for some mardi gras but it snuck up on me. i have bare headed babies too, no worries!!