Monday, August 4, 2008

Savannah Banana, 90th Bday, 5yr Anniv, The Smiths!

Well...well...well...I'm B...ackkkkkk!!! As you will see below we have been really this is a "biggin" blog! :-) I am going to go from the most recent events backwards! (only b/c moving these pictures around on here was a pain)
Kristen , Clay & Ty stopped in Bham for lunch as they passed we had a gourmet meal at the kids could play while Kristen & I caught up! :-) The kids & I had a little camera fun! This is Clay and his "angry" face....he still looks adorable doesn't he? :-)

He can also make the sweetest face EVER! Man...those big brown eyes & extremely long lashes!Mama better not let him give this look to any girls! :-) Here we are showing off all of our mean faces...some how I ended up looking like a rabbit!

Clay, Me & Ty...our happy faces! :-)
Our sad faces :-(
Mommy Kristen with her boys...which by the way...they are two well behaved boys! I was so impressed!
This past weekend was a whirlwind to say the least. We left for Pensacola Friday afternoon and got to Grandma & Grandpa Hinote's just in time for an awesome supper. On the menu was venison roast, gravy, rice, sweet potatoe casserole, fried okra(Ryan's absolute fave), biscuits, fresh sliced tomatoes, chicken & dumplings and my most favorite sweet tea ever....Grandma Hinote's! It was a much needed meal after mine & Ryan's high protein diet consisting of lot's of salmon, chicken, whey protein, oatmeal & cottage cheese! :-) It was the annual Conquerors youth rally at my hometown church...Scenic Hills church of Christ, so I taught the same class 4 times on Saturday! The topic was "The world tells us it's okay too..." based on Romans 12:2 Below is a pic' of me & my dad...isn't he so handsome?!

So my dad planted watermelons again and wow are they big! This is one of the three we brought back with us....this is the biggest one of all! here's the great collection of them that he supplies folks at church with, family, etc.

We had to leave Saturday afternoon to get back to Bham so I could rest before having to go to my works first annual Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show on Sunday. It was a huge success with 400 people and 150 brides! It was so exciting and fun! So July 26 was Ryan & My 5th wedding anniversary. All we wanted to do was fish & relax. Where's the perfect place for that? Granddaddy's farm in Cullman! 100 acres, an empty house, and a 1 acre pond with a John boat! Perfect!

This is a pic of Ryan & I with the Edible Arrangement I got him! My gift was really equal to his :-)...he let me add a few diamonds to my engagement/wedding set before my old work (Greystone Jewelers) went out of business. So I thought to repay him fruit would do! :-) The chocolate covered bananas & strawberries were our favorite. As you can tell with the leftovers Ryan has on his lip!

Of course we took our sweet 7 month, 74 lb lab, Heisman, with us b/c he LOVES it there! When we arrived Friday night it was pitch black & he still jumped straight into the water & swam till we made him get out!

Love those eyes!

So as you can see I have a little story through pictures below. I love to fish in a I got in & thought I would see if Heisman would get in? Well he did and Ryan pushed us off shore and I paddled us out to the center & tied the boat to a pole.

Heisman had to sit right by me...I was a little afraid we were going to tip over!
He then decides to test the water by sticking his paw in there...I'm getting A LOT of fishing done by the way...what was i thinking?

All of a sudden...Heisman is out of the boat & swimming to shore! Crazy dog...just couldn't stay out of that water!

It was for the best though...b/c I just casted my line the opposite direction Heisman was going...and I got a little surprise! :)

A sweet little fishy just for me! One of the two I caught that day...just so you know...Ryan only caught One! ;-) I was still out in the boat at this I just took the hook out & threw the lil' fella back in. I don't like the taste of fish anyway...just like to catch them!

Ryan had his big catch for the day!

We can't believe we even caught any with Heisman swimming all day.

Ryan jerked his fishing pole maybe a few too many times on his fish...he couldn't get the hook out of the fish's throat...yes throat, not mouth! So...somewhere in that pond is a fish with a hook for a tongue ring!
Heisman slept the whole hour and half home, then went straight to the deck & slept from 7pm till the next morning! Poor thing was exhausted! My hottie hubby had to come in from the rain....but the fish where really biting after the thunderstorm!

So...Savannah Banana Morris came to stay for the weekend, 2 wkends ago, and we did a little shopping as you can see. She came in Friday night, July 18th, and we went to eat dinner at Cocina Superior..a great Tex Mex restaurant...then we went to Starbucks (of course) :-) where Emily Wright met us and we headed off to the 10:20 showing of Mamma Mia! Well...that movie was stupid....just to be honest....and that's coming from a girl that loves musical's being that my favorite movie is Annie. James Bond singing just doesn't do it for me! Then we got up Saturday to shop in downtown Homewood and eat lunch at the notorious O' Carrs restaurant where we ALWAYS get the chicken salad plate with fruit....I couldn't let her come here w/o experiencing it. Luckily for someone who doesn't like mayonaise she still loved the chicken's so great...I haven't met anyone yet who doesn't like it! :-) So we left Homewood for The Summit to continue our shoppping...and after a full day and some great deals we headed off to Trussville for Granddaddy Dollars 90th Birthday party at the In-Laws house!

This would be Jacob one of Ryan's cousins who was a lil' suprised at something...not sure just what though? :-)

This blue eyed boy is Nicholas, Jacob's little brother...isn't he precious?

This would be the whole clan that came for Granddaddy Dollar's 90th birthday celebration! It was great to visit with everyone!

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Kiera said...

Great post! I've been wondering when you were going to update! :) So glad yall had a great anniversary! Can't believe it's been 5 years!! Crazy! I can't also believe how much Ty looks like Kristen and Clay like ERic! That's crazy! Miss you and hope we can catch up soon! Love yoU!

Ashley and Nolan said...

Love all the pics! Nolan was proud of your fish! :)