it's fall y'all

The new Halloween wreath I made this year...I saw lots of wreaths like this on Pinterest, but in black...I figured the orange would look pretty cute against our black door. I love the way it turned out...very funky, but fun!!

I made the tastiest cake a few weekends ago...the best part was the pumpkin spice buttercream. Oh my, it was soooo good! I brought it over to Yaya & Bop Bop's for a cookout and everyone loved it.

Camp heard it was Della's (Yaya & Bop Bop's black lab) birthday so he wanted to bring candles for the cake so we could sing to Della...
We'd almost inhaled the entire cake when Camp reminded us that we needed to sing to Della!

 He'll use any excuse to blow out candles.

Camp's class headed to the pumpkin patch two weeks ago...Adam and I were able to join in on the fun too!

Getting his hand painted...

that thing didn't last long, he wiped it off not long after this picture was taken! :) Look at his face...it's like he's thinking "what the heck is that supposed to be??"

Camp has missed several days of school between going out of town, being sick and a teacher planning day. 
He's finally on the mend and I know he's soooo ready to get back to school. Yesterday, he said "I want to go see my friends" :) I had all intentions on sending him to school yesterday since his fever had been gone since late Tuesday night, but he woke up yesterday morning covered in hives. We were able to get him in to see the doctor (luckily, he had a no show) and he said it was just a case of the hives probably associated with Camp's fever, but it wasn't Roseola. Poor buddy was so uncomfortable and kept asking "tickles my moseego bites" :) We got some good meds, Aveeno baths, and a good nights rest and he's hive free this morning! The dr. said he wasn't contagious and he could go to school even with the hives (and that they might last several weeks!!!) but I'm hoping and praying they are really gone for good!!



The 2nd weekend of October, we headed to Atlanta for my cousin Lee J's wedding.
When we arrived in ATL on Thursday, we headed to my sister Charlotte's house for chili...it was a great evening and I got to see my other sister, Vanessa, and meet her husband and two little girls! Vanessa's been living in Japan for the past five years, but she and her family recently moved back to the US. It was so fun to see everyone and for Camp to meet some new cousins!
Camp, Anri, Isla, Violet, & Carl
Camp and Anri are only three months apart!

charlotte just sent me some pictures the photographer took...they're pretty cute!

I love this picture...my dad looks pleased as punch!

On Friday, Adam, Camp, and I headed to the aquarium...Camp loved it.

"Hey kid...what's your name?"
 "I Camp"

After the aquarium, we headed to The World of Coke or "the coca cowa pwace" as Camp called it.

He bought this fun grabber in the aquarium gift shop with some birthday money...

Camp's favorite drink was plain ol' Coca Cowa

Adam loved Stoney from Tanzania...

my fave was the red cream soda...yum!

After our sightseeing adventures, we met Beth at Fox Bros. BBQ for a fabulous lunch...we also ate at Fox Bros. the next day...mmm we couldn't get enough!! :)

Friday night, we headed to Lee J. and Molly's rehearsal dinner at the fancy schmancy Cherokee Town Club.

Beautiful table!

My cousin Wesley toasting his little brother, Lee J. I never used to cry at weddings or rehearsal dinners until Camp was born...dang...Wesley's toast was awesome and a tearjerker!! It could also be the pregnancy hormones!! :)

On Saturday we headed to Stone Mountain.
 Here Camp is on the train ride!

Stone Mountain!
After the train ride, Camp spotted a man making balloon animals...of course he got a sword!

There were other little boys that got swords as well and they all had lots of fun sword fighting together...it was pretty cute.

We had such a fun weekend and I was glad we could turn it into a little family vacation as well!

It was so nice to see family that I haven't seen in years!! As we get older, it's so hard to get everyone together at one time, but a wedding is a great excuse to do it!!
Congrats, Lee J. & Molly!!

three weeks behind

Well, I guess I'm almost four weeks behind...yikes! We've been pretty busy around here...I want to share all of the fun stuff we've been up to, so I'll start from almost four weeks ago and try to work my way up to last weekend.

 The first day of October, Camp and I met Holly and Sally Kate at the Museum of Florida History...

It was our first trip and Camp seemed to enjoy it...his favorite part being the gift shop! :)

pretending he's a pirate...

 driving the ship boat!

That Sunday, Adam, Camp, and I headed to Lake City for a dove shoot...
Camp all decked out in his camo!

Before we left town, Trip called to tell us the birthday present he had for Camp would be perfect for a dove hunt...we headed to Trip's for Camp to open his present.

he got an awesome gun, rifle, and a davey crocket hat...he was ready for his dove shoot!

boys heading out to the field...

they did good!

my favorite boys...love this picture.