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Aflac State Kick-Off!

Monday, February 28, 2011

I love Aflac stuff. It's always so fun to see everyone and I especially enjoy getting to see Zach up on the stage accepting his awards. He works hard ALL year and it's fun to see him get recognized for his achievements. This year Mom and Matt are part of the crew so they all went to Columbus for the big state kick-off meeting . Mom took my camera along to capture some moments and here are the pictures from the event (I had to convert most of them to black and white b/c the poor lighting of the banquet room!): Matt, Zach, and Mom (Mom's wearing the Jet Faceted Necklace from Stella and Dot!)  Mom and Cathy ~ Bffs!  Zach and Mike (our Aflac trip friend ) Mom with Ramsey who is the funniest guy ever and an Aflac state trainer  Mom and Lara, the regional coordinator  Zach and his proud MIL!  Mr. Rusty, Mom and Zach Tripp, the state coordinator, brought a little monkey out on stage!  rackin' up the awards  So proud of Zach! #1 Agent in Ga-South for the third year in a row


Friday, February 25, 2011

I tend to resist change. But the time has come for some blog sprucing so I hope you like all the changes and I hope to only continue to grow and learn in this little hobby of mine :) I'm super proud of my NEW first-ever blog button! That I totally, 100% designed myself !!! I actually wrote-in to a couple Etsy sellers to get them to do one for me but today I felt inspired and thought I could figure this thing out. It was fun and I really like the end result! I hope you do too!!! Here's the debut of my blog button: What do you think??? I'll be so proud and happy if you decide to put my blog button on your blog to show your love :) If you don't know what a Blog Button actually is (cough Kelly cough) it is a cute little thing to add to your blog page that also provides a link to whoever made the button (in this case if someone clicks on my button they get taken to my blog! cool huh?) If you use Blogger here's how you do it: Go to the "design" tab Click &

Lorelai's 2nd Birthday!

It's so neat to me that we've been friends with the Mullican family long enough to have gone to two birthday parties! At Lorelai's party last year I tried to help out by taking a bunch of pictures and I did the same this year (you can see more of them on Robyn's blog entry ). Aren't these invites adorable? The owl theme is mega hot right now for sure! The plan originally was for Kye and I to spend the night with Robyn the night before the party as the guys were off at an Aflac event (post to come!). Then Kye got the flu and plans changed. I went ahead and went to the party on Sat solo while Kye napped and Zach would decide after his nap if he was well enough to come (after being on meds for 3 days and not having fever he probably wasn't contagious anyway!). I got there a little early to help finish up any last minute details but everything was already done! It all looked super cute: Once the party got going we all got a nice surprise when my sweet Kye s

Captain Underpants

Thursday, February 24, 2011

While putting away laundry Kye asked me to put on all of his cars underpants. Then, when we finished those, he continued to want on more and more until he ended up like this:  all 14 pairs of underwear on at one time :) doesn't he look like my own personal little mermaid?  he earned even more "cool points" by modeling it for me  can you say "hello dawwwwwling?" have I ever mentioned that having a toddler is super fun? :)

Drama at the Playground

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Growing up we lived in a nice subdivision, much like the one Zach and I live in now. We had a neighborhood playground, social gatherings, and block parties. My family was very involved in those activities. My mom stayed home (until I was 9) and she was very involved. All of her friends were our neighbors and their children were my friends. I loved growing up that way. I loved having those friendships. Playing outside together. Watching our moms huddled together in gossip. It's what I know and it's what I wanted someday when I became a parent. Here we are. I'm living my dream! I have a wonderful husband and son and am able to be that stay-at-home mom I always wanted to be. We live in a beautiful home in a very nice subdivision. But where are the friends? Where are the social gatherings? Where are the huddle mom-talk times I invisioned? Oh...there they are. Those moms over there are huddled up talking. I'm just standing watching my kid play while SEVEN other moms s

23 Months Old!

For the pictures this month I used images I took but didn't get a chance to use anywhere else (mostly they are ones I took for my photography class but didn't submit for critique!) Using What to Expect the Toddler Years as a guide here's where Kye is at compared to the "norm" with development. Kye can do everything a 23 month old "should be able to do" especially since it's only one thing and that is: kick a small ball forward *note: if you use my monthly blog entry as a guide for your own child please mention it to your pediatrician if your child is not able to kick a ball yet or doesn't use symbolic play and words. Kye is also able to do everything a 23 month old "will probably be able to do" including: combine words identify 6 body parts by naming use 50+ single words Kye can do what a 23 month old "may possibly be able to do" and that's: put on one article of clothing He can do one of the things
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