Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Flashback: adventures in babysitting

MC chewed her fingers, the boys feasted on Rice a Roni. It was good times.

Monday, August 18, 2014


Two does and two spotted fawns in my backyard this evening. Hope they don't mess with my illegal burn pile (bottom right).

Monday, August 11, 2014

Parallel Practicing

Living in downtown areas for several years made me more comfortable with parallel parking, but DC presented a new challenge yesterday. With the help of a long term resident, I was able to squeeze my rental car in this spot. I learned that one must leave 3 inches in front and behind or a ticket can be written. Maybe   I'll just take the metro.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mississippi Tourism

We don't get a lot of visitors in July, for some reason, but Mom and Donovan made the trek recently and we enjoyed them tremendously! We hit the mall, Mlm found a dress for the wedding, but Donovan did not prevail with the claw game.
He did, however, win at most other games he convinced Barrett and I to play: Jenga, Connect Four, Skip Bo, Yahtzee and Redneck Wisdom, the Duck Dynasty board game he brought.
We even took time for some hot and humid history in the Park.
The best part was the sliding down the stairs at the Illinois monument.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Spotted at the Suds and Smokes

While Barrett was fueling up earlier today, I speed this guy on the outside of the building. I snapped a couple of shots and then tapped my terrestrial invertebrate experts or general know everything people. I got a hit from Nate that this would either be a hawk moth or a sphinx moth. I did some searching and found this great moth ID tool on the Miss State website. That meant I could ID this guy as a pandorus sphinx moth

Monday, July 14, 2014

Engagement Party!

It's no secret, I like a party. This weekend, the Lopers threw Barrett and I an engagement party in Ridgeland and it was so much fun! The food was amazing, the company was even better. We all missed Mom, though and are sorry she couldn't make it. On that note, please pray for Uncle Jerry!  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Not everyone loves the Boom

Poor Bernadette took shelter under the ottoman during most of the weekend.