Friday, March 30, 2012

I should be here!

Round Top, Texas

Yes the best flea market in Texas is taking place right now and for about a week and half more.

I can't go this show and this is just a bit of what I will miss.  These pictures are from 2010, right when the burlap craze got started.  

I found extra pieces of my Mom's china pattern for her.

Such eye candy everywhere!

and yes I'll miss the picnic lunches and the great bed and breakfast.

Most of all, I'll miss the lady time.

Happy Boot Scootin' to all those that can make it to Round Top this show!

Old Round Top posts

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wedding Day Fun

After taking in the museum at Fort Benning, we headed back to get ready for my nephews wedding.  

Not fair they are now enjoying a cruise.  We are all taking naps to recuperate.
A quick shot of the cousins before the ceremony.  

Grand-daughters with Nanny

Parents of the Groom, Larry and Rhonda.

Gorgeous church and wedding party.

Lovely setting at a Columbus Country Club.

Cakes, the grooms with his favorite twinkies and oreos.

Their guest photo sign in

Christina the newlywed with us and their getaway car below.  It was a vintage something and is Christina's grandfathers car.  They brought it out of storage for the day.

Weddings are so much fun!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

We started the weekend fun by decorating for my nephew's wedding for the rehearsal dinner.
It was at a gorgeous location on the Chattahoochee River at the River Club.
The city had just blown the damn during the week and the river was filling back up after some construction and new engineering to the river. 

Does anyone know what the building is called with the water running through it?  Millrace?  I saw that on another blog.  That Old House  What was its purpose I wonder?

Some kayakers were taking advantage of the new water flow. 

Rhonda decorated with lanterns and every guest got to take home a picture of the wedding couple, Christina and Elliott.  

Laughter and great food made for a fun night.

Sunset on the river was great too.

A wonderful way to start the weekend.  

Soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Kees

Sunday, March 25, 2012

National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning

We attended the wedding of my nephew in Columbus, GA and took a little side trip to a wonderful museum.  If you live close you must go.

On a gorgeous day we spent some time, not enough, give yourself three hours if you want to see everything.  Located on the grounds of Fort Benning, GA.  

You enter through a wonderful exhibit that takes you from the American Revolution to present day conflicts.  

They had actual soldiers from Ft. Benning to pose for these re-enactment scenes.  The faces could not be any more lifelike.

Melissa's father-in-law, Sean's Father is a Ranger, (civilian now).

As we were leaving a platoon was waiting patiently to enter.  I have a feeling they stand like this a good bit of their time while on base.  

Here is our little troop out front.  Michael, Ann Marie, Lynley, Lynn, me, Melissa and Sean.

My daughter wanted this picture below.  We left even more thankful for our men and women who serve for our country.  

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stamp ordered and ready to use

I ordered a return address stamp for snail mail!  From the cutest little paper shop around.
You can own one too, go to Our Paper Shop  THINK Christmas, birthday or housewarming gifts.  Tell Emma you saw the idea at My Heart With Pleasure Fills.  My niece will know who you are talking about.

It was packaged up to the nines.  Every little detail, the clip, the twine, the notes.  Just made me smile.

It was at our house when we arrived home from our last trip to Louisiana.

Love you too, Emma.

Oh those Christmas cards will be so much faster to send out this year.  Yay me, Yay Emma.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Crawfish Boil sort of, no boil, but crawfish for sure

The night before the St. Pat's parade day always has crawfish involved.  Either we would go to a restaurant, boil it ourselves or our newest version, order it cooked and pick it up.  We are much older and wiser and can afford the extra $1.00 per pound to have it boiled for us.

100 pounds ordered and eaten this year.

You need these two things, the crawfish and the keg and then you are pretty much ready.
Oh and the corn and potatoes are cooked with the crawfish.  Paper towels a must and don't wipe your eyes once you start eating these spicy little critters.  

The gang waited patiently and visited while the guys picked up the crawfish.  

The grandmother's joined in the fun as well.

Chris's Dad Leo created this genius contraption, you place the edged table on two saw horses and then place a trash can under the center to throw crawfish heads and shells into.  

Let the fun begin...

Tara (how Irish is she) showed off her Irish Dance skills.

Sorry my first video to try and add to my blog.  I don't think it worked.  And I held my camera the wrong way obviously, so if you can play it, turn your computer or your head sideways, but she was fabulous.

She and my niece setting up the music... my niece has the same curls in brunette.  

If you want to see another version of a crawfish boil go here.  Melissa over at Made in the South gives an authentic version of the whole procedure.

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