Saturday, November 2, 2013

11 years and counting...

11 years ago today, I walked down the aisle to marry my best friend and love of my life.  

We don't usually buy each other gifts, because we tend to take a vacation right around the time of our anniversary.  This year is no different, we leave first thing Monday morning for the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I am so excited to get back there.  The weather forecast looks perfect for the entire week.  Tuesday we visit Stone Mountain, the place where he proposed 12 years ago.  

The rest of the week we will visit some favorite places, and also some new ones.  I'll be sure to post pics and tell you all about it.  


Monday, June 24, 2013

Family Reunions...

I'M TERRIBLE...I HAVE TOTALLY SUCKED AT BLOGGING... Well, today I decided I'm going to do better...I really want to.  I love the thought of being able to just share what I want when I want to...  So, hopefully I will really get into it.

This weekend I left on Friday with my parents to go to Arkansas for our annual family reunions.  One for my moms side, and one for my dads.  We go up every year in June to Hot Springs, and stay at Oak Bower camp ground on Lake Degray.  It is absolutely beautiful and one of my favorite places to be.  There are so many memories there.  We have been doing this for 34 years now...basically since I was born.  What an incredible tradition my grandfather and his 8 bothers and sisters started all those years are a few pictures from Saturday with  my moms family..

My sweet precious great niece Caydence

2 of my 3 great aunts that are still with us, and who help start this great tradition

Then on Sunday after we left my moms, we went to a different area on Lake Degray to meet up with my dads family to spend a few hours with them.  He is the baby of 7 kids, but sadly he only has 2 siblings left.  I love them all so very much...

My Uncle Wayne, Aunt Mattie Fay, and my Daddy.. :)

My brother, sis-in-law, nephews Gabriel and Devan (LOVE these boys)

My dads niece, her mom was his oldest sister, and her family

And my Aunt Annie, her husband was my dads brother, he passed away last year

We had such a great weekend.  It is a super fast trip, but worth the drive and the busyness of it all.  Thanks for sticking with me...I'm gonna try to do better...!!!

Love, Mandy

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Ok...So, Billy and I decided to join the rest of the adult world and start drinking coffee at home.  I went last Friday, and bought us a nice little pretty coffee pot.  And, on Saturday morning we had our very first wonderful cup of JumpinGoat Coffee (Southern Pecan flavor)...

OMG...IT WAS much so, we went directly to the internet and ordered a pound of it...and it came in today...

I can't wait till the morning gets here, so we can brew a fresh pot of it....

I fully realize that we are totally crazy, and are soooo behind the rest of the world..  Just wanted you all to share in our new love of coffee... :)


Friday, April 26, 2013

This Bloggin' Thang... here goes...!!!  I've been wanting to join this awesome group called bloggers.. :)..but wasn't real sure how to start.  So, I asked my friend Melissa to help me get started.  And, here I am finally making my first post.

I'm gonna start out by sharing some pics with you of the people I love the most, and the ones I will probably be talking about... :)

First up...The LOVE of My Life

This is Billy and I on our 10 year anniversary in front of Stone Mountain, where he proposed to me...  So thankful that the Lord picked him just for me...

My Family...well some of them

This is my Dad, Mom, Gabriel (L-5 yr old nephew), Caydence (1yr old great niece), and Devan (R-9 yr old nephew)

This is Cherie, my beautiful 18 year old niece, and Caydence's mom.  

And these are my babies, Daisy(L) and Becca(R)

I have lots more pics, and lots more people that are a huge part of my everyday life.  But, I figured that was enough for today.  I look forward to sharing about my Crazy Days with you, and hope you will stick around.

Love, Mandy