Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mum's The Word

Homecoming time is here and that means mum time. Jordan was actually born on Homecoming night, almost 14 years ago.....WOW! Anyway, Jordan informs me that he is going to need a mum this year. YES, that means he is "taking" someone. By "taking" someone, I mean riding together in mom's minivan. You can't get much cooler than that! He doesn't actually have a g-friend. He's going with a "friend" that use to be his g-friend. That's all I'll say about any of that cause I don't feel like talking or thinking about it right now, and I'm sure it's TMI as far as he's concerned also.

Being the "Frugal Francis" that I am, I decide that I'll just make the mum. Seriously, to get a decent mum these days, you're looking at $60.00 - $75.00....SERIOUSLY! Oh, and I agreed to make Tyler's too. Do I have any mum-making experience? Ummm NO. Am I sometimes a little over-confident in my abilities? Ummm DEFINITELY!

So, I headed to Michaels and stocked up on ribbons and trinkets and did a little (a lot) of gluing and stapling, and let the mum-magic happen.

Now, let's hope that they don't fall apart before, during, or after the game!

Whoa Nellie!

Soccer has started, and Averi ain't playing around! She's had two game so far and has scored 5 goals. I'm telling you, SHE MEANS BUSINESS! Don't be fooled by the sweet hand holding that's going on in the picture with teammate, Summer. When they are on the field, it's GAME ON! There's no flower picking, cloud glazing, or ring-around-the-rosie playing!

I know Averi was excited to have Grandie & Papaw at her first game!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Great Gift

As I was putting all of my cook books on the shelf of my new banquette, I smiled as I picked up this one and realized it was definitely deserving of 15 minutes of blog-fame. This was a gift from my grandmother's mother (Mrs. Pigford), and I am so grateful to still have it. I actually still use it. Every time I see this cook book, it brings back fond memories of Mrs. Pigford. What I love most about this book is that she wrote a personal note to me on the inside, along with the date. I can't even find words to explain how meaningful this cook book is to me. So, the next time you get a child a present, skip the toy section & pick up a good cook book - and don't forget to write a little note inside because that's the true gift.