May Vaca

 My computer is still down for the count, but I miss blogging, so another round of Iphone pics :) James and I went on a anniversary trip last week to Jumby Bay. Ya'll, it was soooo wonderful! It is a small island off the coast of Antigua and postcard worthy...great service, great food, and such nice people. We really just relaxed. James even read a complete book in one day and if you have read the blog before, you know that is a miracle. I read four books (my favorite was The Language of Flowers) and took at least one nap a day...The most activity was a little kayaking, snorkeling, etc.

view from lunch everyday

my favorite, prawn and wasabi salad

dinner on the beach, Cheers to four years! I am so blessed!

White Night where everyone enjoyed an authenic Antiguan bbque on the beach wearing white...It was beautiful

one more rum punch before we left (don't worry James and Geni the bartender became bff's and he got the "secret" recipe)
I did miss the little rascals and was thankful they were having a blast at the beach with Pie and Pal...

Upon our return, we enjoyed the end of the week and Memorial day at the Gulf....you know how you always want a vacation after vacation? Well we had it! Perfect scenario!

Lane is at the perfect beach stage...swims but not too deep, independently plays in the sand, wants to fish, ride in the boat, etc.
Holden is at the hardest stage...eats sand, rubs it in his eyes, wants to be where Lane is and gets MAD if he is left out, so close to walking aka..falls all the time...
BUT, they both love it and know we have a fun summer ahead!



I have some great pictures on my "real"camera, but unfortunately my Macbook decided to crash, so uploading them is a problem...in the meantime I wanted to catch up the ole blog because we have had a few great events lately ...so all that to say, enjoy another round of phone pics...

We went to Kentucky, Danville to be exact to celebrate the marriage of this great couple. The wedding was beautiful...so much fun! My brother, Mac, and his crew were the caterers (Shindigs) and the food was delicious! Kate and Brett did a great job of making everything very personal and I loved all of the details...

the reception was in a large old tobacco barn at the bride's grandparents home

Kate made this herself on the morning of the wedding, talk about many talents..

Maggie and Bradford, the cutest ring bearer...He did not want to walk down the aisle on his own :)
He really was a hit all weekend though and was so much fun...

our travel companions

my hot date

we got to hang out with one of my favorite couples, Penny and Nick..Nick even went on a historical walking tour of Danville with us :)

The next week, the Tucker Twin girls made their debut!!! Abbie's water broke on Monday night...and the sweet girls came the next morning on April 30th...neat because it was also my twin girl cousins, Mary Russell and Shannon's birthday!

love this picture of the parents right before they took Abbie back...

holding sweet Emily Steele and Elliott Avery
Emily weighed 5.9 pounds and Elliott weighed 6.6 pounds
I have gotten to see them frequently over the past week, and they are adorable!

Last weekend we headed to the gulf with the Jones fam...the weather was not the best, but we made the most of it!

what a crew! Foster is 4 months older than Lane, and Holden is 3 months older than Jude (who is hidden in the sling on his momma)
Lane loving on Jude
also very thankful for these two ladies, Haley and Susanna who help with the boys and let us go to an adult dinner (Cosmo's, still one of my favs)

lunch at Cobalt

two little rascals that dominated the tv with Mickey Mouse (shake shake shake your peanut, is still stuck in my head!)

great day for kite flying as it was super windy

these two loved the water despite the chill factor, makes me exited for more fun times when it actually warms up

bath time is way more fun with friends!

we found a little nook out of the wind to enjoy the island

Great trip with great friends!!!

Lastly, I am so thankful to be a momma on this Mother's day weekend!
these little ones keep me on my toes! (He insisted he had a boo boo on his nose)

Holden trying to get under the bathroom door while Lane was finishing his bath

poor picture quality as it is a picture of a proof, but here is one of my favorite shots from our photo session with Barbara Harbin...thankful for my mother who went with me as photo sessions with two boys two and under are not exactly the easiest and most fun thing for a grandmother to do
So thankful for my wonderful mother and mother in law, so blessed!