Saturday, November 29, 2008


We had a great Thanksgiving here in New Orleans! It was weird actually doing the cooking in my house....I only managed to make Crock Pot macaroni, so good thing Nanny and Mom were here! Here are some pictures from our fun week. Nanny, we are so glad you got to come visit! (and you are the cough expert, Elizabeth did have to be put on medicine:)


On Tuesday, November 25th, Elizabeth had her first taste of the good stuff......RICE CEREAL!! She loved it as you can see from the pictures:). Nina (my mom) was able to give her the first bites and Nanny was here to see the first "feast" as well. It was so exciting to see her eat big girl food:)

Monday, November 24, 2008

When Mom's are sick....

...Life Goes On!!! I had to go to the doctor today....I have a sinus infection! It is not pleasant.....but Trey and Elizabeth are happy as ever so I am trying to keep up. Elizabeth was 4 months old yesterday!! She weighs 13 lbs. 12 oz. and is 24.5 inches long....she's getting to be a big girl. Her new thing is eating her feet...she loves those toes!! Trey is so happy to have the week off and very excited that Nina, Dan, Drew, and Nanny are all coming in tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for....wonderful friends, family, the roof over our heads, our children.....I could go on and on! I am thankful for all of you and hope you have a great lots of turkey and my favorite, Pecan Pie!

Monday, November 17, 2008

McLane Women

Two posts in one day....I must have a lot on my mind!:) Most of you know that Elizabeth's middle name is McLane, which is my Meemaw's maiden name. I absolutely adore my Meemaw and was able to pass on her great name to my daughter, which was such an honor to me. My relationship with my Meemaw is such a blessing and is based on unconditional love. She has always been there for me and is just the most amazing woman who has loved me through even my darkest moments. Our family is full of great McLane women and we all have such a strong bond. I hope Elizabeth will grow up to know and love these women like I do! My Aunt Alane, wrote this amazing poem about the McLane women. I was so proud of her when mom read this poem to me. Alane has such a sweet heart and an obvious talent for putting her thoughts on paper. Alane, I am proud to be your niece and a fellow McLane woman! Thanks for writing this wonderful poem about our family. I love all you crazy women!:) Here is her poem.

Praise Poem
I am 5 feet 6 inches of white, sun-damaged, passionate southern charm
Raised in the heart of smalltown S.C. to be a gentle, tenderhearted steele magnolia
By the McLane ladies of the backwoods of Birmingham, Alabama.
I was taught to kill the world with kindness as sweet and smooth as dripping golden honey.
But don’t be fooled.
I was also taught to let the redneck of my heritage surface like a fierce, dark lioness
When my family hurts – just like my Mamaw would do.
Life is like the S.C. landscape – plains, valleys, hills, and mountains
With the exhilarating, rejuvenating mountaintop experiences being few and far between
And the lonely, drought-stricken white-knuckled valleys seeming forever and eternal.
One thing I know for certain though is I never walk alone.
On those mountaintops, I hear the tinkling laughter of those sassy, strong southern women of mine.
And in those low places, I feel their strong arms and taste their metallic tears mixed with mine.
No, I will never walk alone. I am of the McLane clan.

Written by Alane Mills

(pictures are of some McLane women. Alane is the on the far left looking at the baby.)

Congrats Mandy!!!!

My sweet cousin Mandy just found out she is expecting her third baby!!! I am so excited for her, so I wanted to give her a shout-out on my blog! Mandy is one of my cousins and best friends....we were lucky to grow up with a special relationship. I can't wait for our babies to play together when I move to Kershaw:) ( Still working on Bobby for that one....why can't there be a Kershaw University in need of a good basketball coach!:) I love you Mandy!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Elizabeth loves her bumbo!!! Some days I feel almost desperate to find something this girl likes, so I hopped in the car (which is never pleasant...E hates her car seat!!), went to target and bought a bumbo. While I was tutoring that afternoon, she sat in it and just laughed and watched everything that was going on. Of course I had to take a tutoring break to snap a few pictures, so here they are!! She has such a pretty smile!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Is it already November?!

It is hard to believe it is already November! Time sure is flying for us. I woke up this morning very disappointed in the outcome of the election, but then my mom reminded me that Obama is not in control, God is. I am glad that my life is in God's hands and that His will will be done for me and my family. All I can do is pray that Obama will seek to do for our country what God desires. In spite of my bad mood this morning, I was quickly cheered up by my sweet baby girl. She rolled over from her stomach to back today and is trying oh so hard to go the other way too. She smiles and laughs a lot these days which just makes my day. Trey is becoming more and more like a wild and crazy boy these days. He has endless energy and runs around constantly.....I am glad he is so active, just wish I could keep up a little better!! I'm sure when Elizabeth gets older she will do her best as well! I will post some new pictures soon.

look at my tough guy!!

me and my sweet baby