Spoiled

Flowers from my boys.
Flowers from my boys.

Since having Judson a few folks have teased Deek and I asking, “Judson isn’t spoiled is he?”

To which we always smile and say, “Maybe just a little bit.” But the truth is that I’m really the one who is spoiled.

Flowers from my boys.
Flowers from my boys.

Deek and Judson both laugh at all of my jokes, brag on whatever I feed them, and want to spend most of their time right next to me. I came home to these flowers last Friday afternoon after finishing my first full week back to work.

Flowers from my boys.
Flowers from my boys.

These boys have my heart. I think I’ll keep them forever.

Flowers from my boys.
Flowers from my boys.

Home Grown Honey

Daddy's Honey
Daddy’s Honey

My Dad has taken up bees as a hobby, and we are reaping the benefits.  Last time we went home he gave me a jar of his honey. It’s the best I’ve ever tasted and the prettiest I’ve ever seen.

My Lamb's Ear
My Lamb’s Ear

I have a few bees too…but they like to hang out on my Lamb’s Ear.

$1.50

Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas

Last summer Deek and I were looking around Lowe’s, and came across their garden clearance cart, and there sat the saddest looking hydrangeas we had ever seen.

Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas

For the low price of $1.50 we took these little plants home, and nursed them back to health.

Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas

They’re doing great. Not bad for $1.50!

Grandma Shirley & Papa Henry

To say that I love my grandparents would be an understatement. I have the fondest memories of playing down at their house with Meagan and Cameron.

Grandma & Papa
Grandma Shirley

Grandma would make the yummiest cakes, and had the prettiest flower beds. She taught me how to sew and embroider, how to make the best chicken and dumplings, and how to set a proper table. (I even did a speech my freshman year of college on proper dining etiquette thanks to her.) She’s pretty neat.

Papa Henry
Papa Henry

And they don’t come any sweeter than Papa Henry. He entertained us with riding a bicycle backwards in the driveway. He and the mail lady were our only customers at our lemonade stands during the summer, and he always left a tip.

Saying Hi to my Great-Grandma Shirley!
Saying Hi to my Great-Grandma Shirley!
Grandma & Judson with Sara, Aunt April and Slayten
Grandma & Judson with Sara, Aunt April and Slayten
Papa & Uncle Greg
Papa & Uncle Greg
Grandma, Papa & Aunt Chele
Grandma, Papa & Aunt Chele

Mr. & Mrs. Trent McKinnon

The McKinnons
The McKinnon’s

Trent and Kiah were married on June 14th.  It was such a sweet ceremony, and so much fun to be a part of.

T&K
T&K

Meagan and I were bridesmaids. Daddy was Trent’s best man. Judson had plenty of babysitters, and loved meeting his family!

Daddy
Daddy

Deek performed the ceremony which made it extra special. He and I both are pretty fond of Trent!

Deek
Deek
Sweets Stand
Sweets Stand

Everything turned out great! The wedding cake was scrumptious, and not a bite was left.

Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake

Congratulations, Trent & Kiah!

Bell’s Daylily Garden

Our favorite little day lilies, Carsen Jane & Judson.
Our favorite little day lilies, Carsen Jane & Judson.

On our way down to Georgia we stopped by Bell’s Daylily Garden in Sycamore, Georgia to sneak in a visit with Aunt April and Carsen Jane.

Bell's Daylily Garden
Bell’s Daylily Garden

To say it was beautiful would be an understatement. They had the prettiest lilies.

Bell's Daylily Garden
Bell’s Daylily Garden
Bell's Daylily Garden
Bell’s Daylily Garden

I handed the baby over to Aunt April and Carsen Jane, and Deek & I took a quick look around. It’s a surprise that I didn’t come home with a carload, but we didn’t have enough room. Next time!

Bell's Daylily Garden
Bell’s Daylily Garden
Bell's Daylily Garden
Bell’s Daylily Garden
Bell's Daylily Garden
Bell’s Daylily Garden

I can’t wait to go back!

Judson | 3 Month Stats

I'm 3 months old!
I’m 3 months old!

Today Judson is 3 months old! He is such a sweet little baby.

I'm pretty cute too...
I’m pretty cute too…

We traveled home to Georgia for Trent and Kiah’s wedding, and this little guy did great! The only time he even fussed was when we were 20 minutes from home.  Not bad for a 12 hour trip.

It was a long drive. Trust me.
It was a long drive. Trust me.

I’ve returned to work at a family medicine clinic about 40 minutes from our home, and Judson is going to the baby-sitter’s. Her name is Mrs. Doris, and she is great!

Mrs. Doris is a lot of fun.
Mrs. Doris is a lot of fun.

Judson is growing and changing every day.  He is still sleeping through the night. These pictures were taken this morning at 5:30. He likes to go to bed around 9 and wake up at 5. He is a morning person!

Hey, I didn't know pictures were involved. I thought we were just going to play.
Hey, I didn’t know pictures were involved. I thought we were just going to play.

This has been the best three months of our lives!

Strawberry Shortcakes

Dessert
Dessert

My good friend Mr. Dallas brought me some strawberries from his garden so I treated Deek to one of our favorite desserts- strawberry shortcakes. They’re easy and yummy! Here’s my recipe:


Cream Scones

2 cups All-Purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup of cold butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of heavy cream (milk or half & half will do too)
 
I pre-heat my oven to 375, and sift all of my dry ingredients. Then I cut in my very cold butter, and mix it in with my fingers until the dough is crumbly. Mix your wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Then add the wet ingredients to the dry until they’re just combined. Knead this mixture on a lightly floured surface. Then cut into circles- I use the band of a mason jar to make mine. Brush the tops with a little heavy cream. Pop them in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

Split your perfect scones in half and load them up with your whipped cream and strawberries. They’re a delicious little summer treat.

Dog People

Deek and I are dog people. No offense to our cat-loving friends.

Hey, Puppy!
Hey, Puppy!

Judson is so sweet with his little puppy stuffed animals. I snapped these pictures the other day while he was just waking up from a little cat-nap (the only type of cat allowed around our house).

Judson
Judson
Judson
Judson
Judson
Judson