Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Boy: I helped with a surprise shower for my sweet friend, Erin, who is having Cole in July! We have been friends since our mamas were pregnant together, got baptized a week apart, got married a week apart, and now are having babies together! She and her husband are moving from Chicago to Louisville. I am so glad they are going to be closer!
Mama and KateGirl: Our friends, the Middlekaufs, welcomed Baby Natalie on May 29. Kate and I went to visit, and they hit it off immediately! It is amazing how much Kate has grown since her birthday, and how tiny they start out. Twins: Kate's other BFF, Mary Magers, came over for dinner last week with her parents, Darrow and Sissy. They just so happened to have the same dress, and Kate insisted on changing clothes to match her friend. Any girl that was once a little girl probably remembers the novelty of dressing alike. I still see tweens matching and it makes me smile!
Kate loved MM at first!Then she realized there was another cute chick in town with bows as big as hers.Triplets: My mom and I had Margarita Monday with Jennifer, her girls, Aunt Julie, Aunt Kelly, Lauren, and Sara, and once again, Kate matched! Maggie and Evie were so sweet to their newest cousin. They were so good, and then I got to play with them outside. They are just developing little personalities and are precious!
Fudge, fudge, call the judge! Look at all these babies! Wrap it up in toilet paper, Send it down the elevator! Boy, girl, twins, or triplets?!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Notice anything on Grammy's left hand?! She and Benny are getting married in June! She is moving to Leesburg, FL which is a little NW of Mickey Mouse's house. They are so excited!!! We went to Tupelo to meet Benny and to introduce Kate to the rest of the family. We had a lot of delicious desserts. I think I went back for thirds! Amy and Benny Kate smiling away! Shh! Some people are trying to sleep! Kate chillin with Aunt Hilda after eating her famous caramel cake Kate in the bed her Daddy slept in
“A wedding is a start of togetherness... of walks in the rain, basking in the sunshine, shared meals, caring for one another and sensing the love that a marriage carries.”
We had a lovely Sip and See in Tremont with the Cantrell side of the family. As always, it was so good to see everyone, and we had a lovely time. Luke's aunt, Janette, made Kate a beautiful hand embroidered dress, bonnet, slip, and socks. She looked absolutely precious! With her cousins, Ethan and Madison Kate. With Papa Q With Aunt Jan, the seamstress of the dress Four generations of Cantrells
“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.” -Mother Teresa
Everybody! When Jake was little, probably three or four, we were heading to the beach, and as soon as we crossed over the AL line, he held his nose, and very nasally said, "ALABAMA EVERYBODY!" Now, everytime we cross that state line, everyone in the family imitates that precious little boy. Where did he get that? I guess the same place he decided to get on one of our shoulders and yell, "Get off my yand (land)!" as if he were a giant. Anyway, we scooted on down to Winfield, AL and had a really good visit with Sherrie's family. There was plenty of good food to go around, including fried okra (my favorite), and pork chop casserole! I need to get some more pictures from Ashley. I was too busy eating to take anymore! Sherrie, Hayden, and Kate Hayden and Kate rockin the vans (that Hayden got her!) Patsy, her earrings, Tommy, and Kate Oops! I just realized it made it sound like Jake thought AL was stinky. I think he just did it to make his voice sound funny! haha!
"Alabama Everybody!" -Jake Bousson
incredible rainbows and a really busy May! We have been enjoying lots of time outside, our families, cooking out, and a few changes! Hope you enjoy some pics of what we have been up to (well, of course you will enjoy this; there are Kate pictures everywhere)! We have a four legged house guest for the summer. She is my brother, Blake's, dog, uh...puppy, which means she still chews on things she's not supposed to and wakes up rather early. She is the sweetest thing, and Bandit has really learned to love her! Isnt she pretty? Kate at ten weeks! Bath time with Dad Visiting Aunt Megan's school to see the 5th grade musical. She wrote and directed it and it was precious! They performed for the whole school and all the kids loved it. We had a relaxing Memorial Day sitting by the pool. Kate has been in a swimsuit three times, but has only gotten her toes wet. She didn't really care for the frigid waters. We also visited Uncle Jake's school for the 5th grade bridging ceremony. I cannot believe he will be in Middle School next year! He and Kate have such a sweet relationship. Everytime she sees him, her face just lights up...and vice versa. He loves her so much! Proud Uncle Lady killer...His girlfriend, Amanda, had been saying she was going to break up with him before school was over. Instead of breaking up with her first, he let her, and she chose in the middle of this ceremony. Afterwards, he said, and I quote, "I hope when she sees my face it gives her hell." Hahaha...if you haven't heard this song, it probably isn't very funny that an 11 year old is cussing, but after he got in trouble, we all laughed hysterically! Jake's Field Day. They had to wear pink, and he wore his shirt from the day Kate was born! Cruising around campus on two wheels picking up ladies. Kate at ten weeks I helped with a shower for my friend, Janet. She has had sweet Natalie, and I will post some pics of her later. We have already decided Kate and Natalie will be BFFs! Kate had fun playing with Kara during the shower. I also had to say bye to my sweet friend at work, Lynne!! She was the only other full time night nurse with me, so we spent LOTS of time together. I do not know what I am going to do when I have to go back without her!! Her and her husband are moving to Johnson City for his residency. I know there will be some roadtrips to meet up. Love these girls! Night crew rocks! Lynne, me, Rachel, and Aundrea (I will soon join Rachel and Aundrea's schedule and work a few nights a week. WOOHOO!) The night shift is a whole different world. We eat A LOT! Knowing this, I showed up on Lynne's last night at shift change (about 11). Rachel showed up too! Lynne and I both burst into tears, and then quickly went to the break room to feast on the yummy food everyone brought! I had to leave when Luke called at 1:30 and told me to get home. He isn't used to me being gone at night anymore. I am sure I make him feel so much safer...or he didn't want to sleep since Kate was there with him. You know it's the last day of school at Germantown when... your pony is your transportation home. "Car riders, walkers, and equestrians...you're dismissed!"