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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mr. Roper

I think this outfit that Turner has is hilarious.  It is from Gap, but it reminds me of Mr. Roper from Three's Company.  I laugh every time he wears it!
I have a bunch of random things to share this blog.  (Is that different from others? Hmmm.  This one might be extra scattered!)  Here goes:
1.  Last weekend was Heath's sister's wedding.  I was a horrible photographer, so I stole these 2 sweet pictures from Kate's blog.  She was a good photographer!

Us with Jay and Kate (Heath's brother - I am pretty sure everyone who would be reading this  knows that, but who knows?)

Bride and groom.  The former Kelly Henderson - ha!  After 5 years, the name is mine and she got a new one!

Anyway, the wedding was at the Grand Hotel and it was gorgeous.  I have heard people talk about it for years, but wow.  It was super nice, and we had a wonderful stay.  The bay was beautiful and the wedding was outside.  The weather even cooperated.  Well done.  Here are some pictures I took.

Turner and his toy (hairspray - very safe) sitting on the table hanging out in the bride's room

Playing with Granny Eloise

And then Granny Fran - 2 great grandmothers in one room!

Kate and me before the wedding

Turner rocking out at the reception.  Uncle Jay took over the mic after the band.  

I have to brag on Turner.  He did so great during the whole weekend!  We stayed in Andalusia, a condo in Fairhope, The Grand, and a condo in Orange Beach.  4 places in 6 days!  He didn't bat an eye.  Good thing he loves Mr. Lion (his lovey) and his pack n' play.  Also, he came with us to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.  Then he attended the Groomsmen Brunch and pre-wedding festivities and pictures.  Then my parents came and he took a nap with them in our room and they brought him to the wedding.  He made it all the way through the reception.  He cried at the end, and I was disappointed until I realized that I had forgotten to feed him.  Oops.  A bottle and he was all better until the end!  What a blessing.  I am serious - I am glad he can just roll with us!   Our days are probably numbered with this.
2.  A few months ago I saw a child that was 9+ months in a pumpkin seat.  I was walking with Abby and of course had to comment because the kid was way too big.  Well, now I am that mom.  Turner is definitely growing out of his pumpkin seat, but he does so well in it and we can take him everywhere, so he may stay in it until he is 6 years old.  Seriously, I am going to endure the ridicule as long as he will go along with us everywhere.  I need advice on a good carseat (since we are still in his base) and a stroller that we can take with us and he will sleep well in!  He likes to chill in his chair.  At the beach, Mom and I laid out by the pool and stuck him under and umbrella and he played and slept in his chair.  For 4 hours each day!!  Selfish, I know, but I am milking this as long as I can.  I went to get my camera to get a picture, and that turkey woke up.  So, no picture.  That is why I am okay with him not quite crawling yet...I am holding my child back!  Oh well.  It won't last long!!
3.  I am obsessed with black albinos.  Or African-American albinos.  Well, really any kind of albinos, but especially black human ones.  Let's not pretend like I am politically correct.  (Though my husband is, and he will die that I am posting this.  Oh well.)  Anyway, we were on our way to Andalusia last week, and we stopped at Wendy's to eat dinner.  I stayed in the car with Turner and Heath ran in.  He casually mentioned when he got back in the car that he saw a black albino in there.  WHAT????  Of course I jumped out of the car and ran in to pretend to get straws and napkins and assess the situation.  I walk in and see a large WHITE woman with little braids in her hair taking care of some black children.  Imagine my disappointment when I had to inform Heath that that was not a black albino!  I don't know why, but the REAL THINGS are fascinating to me - completely black and completely white at the same time.  Amazing.  Anyway, I know it is insane, but I nearly foam at the mouth when I see them.  
4.  I have been watching last season's Real Housewives of Atlanta on my DVR over the last few days.  They are ridonkulous.  That word itself is crazy and I know Lindsey will laugh at me for using it, but that is all I can say about these idiot women.  T.V. is my weakness, and I just can't commit to another show like Jon and Kate and get my heart broken.  This show promises to not break my heart!
5.  Yesterday was our 5 year wedding anniversary.  Heath did a good job!  He set up a pattern - he woke me up with a card with 5 gift cards in it.  Then we went to 5 Guys for lunch.  I didn't pick up on the 5 pattern until we left and were walking around Ann Taylor Loft.  Then all the 5s made sense!  When we got home, he gave me 5 bottles of bubble bath from Bath and Body Works.  He gave me pink roses - said he tried to buy 5 of them, but they only sold them in a dozen (thank goodness!).  For dinner we dropped the 5 pattern, and went to Carrabba's and saw The Ugly Truth (the movie) while Turner played at Gigi and Pop Pop's house.  Great anniversary.  I laugh, because we talked about how at our 5 year anniversary we would return to Hawaii, where we went on our honeymoon.  Oh, well.  Quitting my job halted that a little (not that we really could have afforded it before I quit my job).  Yesterday was fun and affordable!!  On a serious note, I cannot believe it has already been 5 years.  I am truly blessed with a wonderful (very patient) husband who is a godly leader and trusted friend.  Praise God for the blessing of marriage!!
Here are 2 of my favorite pictures from my wedding day.


  1. i always remember your anniversary because matt and i got engaged the night before your wedding!!! :) congrats on 5 years. here's to the next 5!

  2. So many things I could comment on...Real Housewives? Jason will not even be in the room when the atlanta ones are on. They are the worst...but impossible not to watch. As for good carseat? I love the one we got for Paul when he outgrew his pumpkin seat. JM used it til now and Charlie is about to soon move into it. It's the Evenflow..."something". I can't remember the name of it. It is so comfy looking- like it sort of wraps around them. I'll let you know when I remember the name. Happy Anniversary!

  3. "Ridonkulous" looks more riDICulous written than it sounds. You know I am a big fan of the Britax roundabout and roundabout 50. I have a coupon code for too for 10% off. I love Mr. Roper- did you see that he got a shoutout on slagsrags?

  4. You seriously crack me up with the albino thing.... ha! And you ladies looked beautiful at the wedding! I hope you're doing well! (Oh, and I used to love watchiing Three's Company! That one made me laugh!)