Saturday, April 24, 2010

It's Been Awhile...

..and we've been BUSY! :)

Whew! What a Spring it's been. We've had birthdays galore---my 30th, boo! A long needed trip to see Joylyn and a trip to the beach...proms...and on and on. I've tried to be brief here, so once you've looked at this post, you'll have the 411 on the Harris' for Spring!

We FINALLY dedicated Anna Kate a couple of months ago...she was precious, and we were blessed to have lots of family at church with us for this special service.

As you can see, Anna Kate has NO stranger anxiety. Tim was a little worried that Anna Kate wouldn't let him hold you can see, this was NOT a problem. SO sweet!

Our little family!

The story behind this picture, embodies my and Joylyn's relationship. Once we decided what we wanted to do, we laughed so hard, this poor newly-married couple who wanted to ask us to take their picture, thought we were drunk! It still makes me laugh every time I look at it!

We finally convinced the couple we weren't crazy, and they took our picture, too!

At South Congress Cafe for a fabulous dinner before heading to the John Mayer concert!

eeeee!!! At the concert! It was my 30th birthday present to myself to get 5th row tickets and dance my face off...for a while, I didn't feel almost 30.

With sweet Jen and Sarah, owners of fabulous Elle Boutique, who wrangled me into being a model in their Spring fashion show. I agreed to do makeup for the girls, but had to step in at the last minute and walk the runway! It was super fun, but I think I'll stick to makeup, girls! :) :)

With former model and soon-to-be mama again, Casey

Hangin' out with Grandaddy at church!

She launched herself at Uncle B when they visited last and laid on him forever!! It was so sweet. Anna Kate LOVES her "Apple B" and Aunt Sissy.

Sarah's 17th!

Grangranny has not been well, and we took a little trip down to see her. Thankfully, almost all the grandkids were able to be together and spend some time!

Even though it's a little blurry, I love this one of Anna Kate and Grangranny! Anna Kate took right to her, of course, and walked around saying, "Gan-ganny!"

At Fran's annual Easter Egg Hunt. What a great hostess!

Since Easter, AK runs around saying, "Egg!" when she finds one of her many plastic eggs around the house!

Eating out for Anna Kate's ACTUAL birthday! Because we were at the beach the week before and headed to market the week after, I didn't get to throw my big ole ladybug party! Oh well, there's always 3! :)

Goofin' off with Granna at birthday lunch!

"Peh-ssants!" as Anna Kate says...

Hurry Daddy!! I NEED that present!

"CAKE!!!" For WEEKS leading up to her birthday, Anna Kate sang, "Hap-puh Birdday to YOUUUU...Hap-puh bird day to YOUUUU..." ALL THE TIME!

It's only good if you wear it, right??

Readin' with just couldn't have happened without the daisy headdress for Granna..

I absolutely cannot believe that prom time is here for Sarah. I have to say, she's one of my favorites, and it was an honor to help her get ready for her special night!

Isn't she Gorgeous?!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My first award! :)

Sara, my fellow mommy blogger, although she is MUCH more diligent with her blogging than I, sent me this lovely sunshine award, and with it the responsibility of disclosing my top 7 must-haves. Thanks, Sara!

7 Things I cannot leave my house without:

7-diapers & wipes...the joys of motherhood! :)
6-driver's license...if you have a run-in with the po-po's, not having this could result in jail time...a DEFINITE no no
5-extra bow/rubber band for Anna Kate's hair...Those of you who know her well, know that if her hair not wrangled in some way, Anna Kate looks like Cousin It's little sister. It's actually quite dangerous! ;)
4-keys...without them, we're getting nowhere fast!
3-Neosporin lip balm, lip gloss and Bobbi Brown concealer compact...ahhhh, vanity.
2-sanitizer (Purell, organic spray from Earthfare that smells like Lavender, wipes, ANY kind will do)...Yes, I'm the germaphobic crazy mom who sanitizes everything constantly. I may be single-handedly responsible for society's resistance to antibiotics, and I'm okay with that!
1-Blackberry-should the aforementioned po-po run-in actually happen sans driver's license, we would be in dire straits without the cell phone, but then again, they do give you ONE phone call, right?? :) Also, my cheerful Michael Franti "Say Hey, I Love You" or Golden Girls theme ringtones just add that special sparkle to my day!

On a side note, since I've been so lazy about blogging, and taking pictures for that matter, here's a pic of Anna Kate while she was playing at Granna & Grandaddy's yesterday. Things have been so busy with work, we've been lax about picture-taking and blogging. We're dedicating Anna Kate at church tomorrow, so I'll try and post those pics soon! :) It's a special day that we're so looking forward to because it means we get to symbolically offer this precious gift back to the Lord, and remind ourselves that she is only ours to care for and shepherd. Now off to work out, and hopefully find some shoes for the big day tomorrow! :) Target, here we come!