Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Best BBQ in Memphis!

Voted Best BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee
Today was Nana's 62nd birthday, we loaded up in the car at 7:30 that morning and drove straight thru to Memphis Tennessee. We arrived around 8:30 that evening, gaining an hour and so this is where to boys decided to take their Mom for her birthday! On our way to find Corkey's the girls spotted a Newk's!! (Can you guess where I ate the rest of our trip?)
Tomorrow we are going to Graceland!
What a blessing she is to all of us!
LOVE that Lady!!!!
They had the best ribs!
Jamie even said "The best ribs ever!"
Caroline got pulled pork but wanted to chew on a bone! Ha!
Lauren giving them a thumbs up!
Lauren and Caroline did so good traveling today!
Corkey's was delicious!
Happy Birthday Nana!

Lots more to come....
I will be posting more about our trip to Memphis and Tunica later!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

40, 50, 60 where we come!

This year Jerry Jr, Uncle Frank and Uncle Joseph turned 40, 50 and 60!
To celebrate we had a family combined birthday party at Nana and Papa's house.

They each had their own cake to blow out!

Caroline, Lauren, Jillian and Jamie
Papa, Nana, Uncle Joe and Aunt Jo
Aunt JoAnn and Nana
Time for cake!
Our sweet Papa!
The best husband in the world!
Time for a family game of Texas Hold'em
Uncle Frank and Jerry Jr
Let me just tell you the two of them are a mess! lol
The girls gather around to see what is going on!
I love to listen to them....they always have you laughing about something!
Gracie and Caroline getting into the ice cooler.
Laughing and having a good old time eating ice and throwing it.
We had a wonderful time celebrating birthdays! Made some great memories!
(Aunt Jo made Papa and Uncle Frank laugh really hard)
We are glad you are okay Aunt Jo and you didn't break any bones :)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

4th of July!

4th of July was pretty low key this year, we went to Uncle Jerry's pool grilled hamburgers and had chips and swam in the pool!
On our trip I bought the girls the soda pops
(A symbol of American)
Lauren had Grape, Hannah had Orange Cream and Caroline had Bubble Up!
Jamie and Lauren had noodle fights and cannon ball wars!
We came home a had our own fireworks celebration with bottle rockets, sparklers, morning glories and many more!
Happy Birthday American!
the martin's

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sew Blessed

Marsha and I had been dying to go Sew Blessed in Hahira Georgia!
We had been talking about it for months...Well Thursday was our day!
We planned it earlier in the week and when Thursday came around I was excited!
We met up at Marsha's at left about 7:30!
We stopped in Lake Park to grab breakfast at Chick-fil-a who could resist chicken minis?
We made it to Sew Blessed!
I tried to take a picture of all of us using my automatic timer on my camera and got our feet!
(Not a good idea when you are placing it on the hood of the car?)
The train came by while we were there!
It was excitement for the girls!
It was flying by so fast!
It was the cutest fabric/quilt shop I had ever been in.
They also were having a Sewing Camp this week for 7-9 year olds!
I would have loved to go to a sewing camp when I was a little girl! However the teacher was a bit grouchy. How could you not be friendly? Poor little girls...She needed to learn some... PATIENCE
I mean she would have made me cry just like she made the little girl there too!
Wow! They are seven, eight and nine....If it was me I would never want to sew again!
I just hope they made it through Friday!!!
One of the dresses I bought Caroline!
Precious Dr. Seuss dresses!
Look at this bean bag!!! I love it!!!
I would love to sew one!
Caroline feel in love with this owl top!
Too bad it wasn't her size!
She even had them put it on her to see if it would fit :(
A scalloped sign and buttons!
Lauren was such a good babysitter while we were there! She found fabric she liked for me to make her an apron!
Look at all the rick rack!!!
This lady was named Fran too! She kept hearing Ashley and Marsha call our name and it was so nice to meet someone named Franne too! I hate my name and I always have...I didn't share that with her though! She was such a sweet lady and so helpful and knowledgeable about sewing!
We hit it off! We were sharing all of our information with each other! SEW SWEET!
I was trying to figure out how much fabric I needed to make aprons for Caroline's birthday party. And a little overwhelmed with all the beautiful fabric. Hard choices to make! lol
My girls!
Look at all the buttons behind me in the cubbies!

So glad to spend the day with my two girls! They were sew sweet and I am sew blessed to have them as my daughters.

We had a wonderful day together!
Now I have some sewing to get done before school starts.
Thank you Marsha for a fun day.
I am Sew Truly Blessed