Friday, October 14, 2011

Rocks and Rings

I'm surrounded by males in this family, Michael, Cash, Scout (the cat) and even the fish are all males!  Maybe one day we will have another female added to our family but until then I must get use to being surrounded by boy things. There's trucks, planes, boats, camo, guns, and dirt!  But, every once in awhile the boys in the family take the time to remember me.  For example, today I received my belated 10th anniversary present, a beautiful pearl ring.  I love my husband for caring about me enough to buy me such nice things for important occasions but I want to share this not to brag about my ring, but to brag about my rock.  You see, Cash currently loves rocks, and everytime he finds some he makes sure to hand me one or two also.  I didn't think much of it, and even sometimes got a little annoyed that I had to carry around a rock, but then one day it dawned on me how much it meant for Cash to give me a rock.  He wasn't just handing me a rock, by handing me something that means so much to him, he was handing me a symbol of his love.  So, whether it's a beautiful pearl ring or a dirty old rock, they are all symbols of love for me from my boys. I hope, that as time goes by, I never take things for granted and that I always remember how much even the small things mean when they are done in love.

Little House on Pecan Street

This was our first house. I wish I could find the picture of it when we first moved in to show how much it changed but it is packed up in storage somewhere.  Just imagine a white house with blue shutters and lots of azalea bushes!

My Favorite Tree

Us posing under my favorite tree, even Scout made it in some of the portraits!

Cash is going to take you inside for a tour.

The Living Room

Reading a story!

Me in the Kitchen making a cake.

Michael grilling

Cash, doing what he does best, playing!

 Cash's Bedroom

                                                                      Our Bedroom

The End!

I was so thankful to have my good friend, Jami Ainsworth, come and take pictures of us in and around our house, before we moved, to document our life as it was.  She did an excellent job capturing the small details of our home and our life! If you want to see more of her work check out her blog:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

...a time to plant and a time to uproot...Ecclesiastes 3:2

Right now I feel as if my world has been uprooted.  In the past year I have lost my grandfather (Pop), sold a rent house, watched my grandmother (Memom) as Alzhemier's has taken over her mind and as she has become so physically disabled that she's had to be put in a nursing home and now most recently unexpectedly sold my home, of 6 years, in two weeks!  Yes, we were planted but now we are definitely uprooted.  I loved my little house, but I cussed and fussed about not having enough room and we have discussed moving away and that we needed to go ahead and see if we could sell our house in this economy.  So we decided to go ahead and put our house on the market just to see what would happen. I figured it would stay on the market at least till next spring, but within two weeks we had an offer!  Secretly I wanted to reject the offer but I knew it was time to pass this house on to another couple who needed their first house and this is the perfect house for a first house.  We had to be out two weeks ago today and it has been very emotional for me.  I didn't know it would be so hard to leave behind my first house. So, right now we are in a transition stage, staying some at the camper with Michael while he is working in Lake Charles and some at my Mom's house.  We won't even be able to look for a house till probably around spring when Michael is done with this job. Until then I will keep my sanity by reminding myself that even though this is a time to uproot, soon it will be a time to plant again.

...a time to uproot...
Me, Michael and Cash posing in the front yard of our "First House"
1104 Pecan Street

...a time to plant...
The new owners, The Caldwells', posing for me in front of their "First House".
 I made them pose for a picture.  I'm sure they think I'm crazy,
but I don't care as long as I have my picture for the scrapbook, haha!

Friday, October 7, 2011

My First Post!

Bare with me, this is my first post and I'm not real sure what I'm doing yet! A good friend of mine convinced me that I needed to start one, so here it is!!! As if I don't have enough to keep up with I am adding a blog to the list! I guess I can start off by getting you all caught up on my life till now. Don't worry this won't take long.

I was born and raised in Vidalia, La. I graduated Vidalia High School in 1998. I married my husband Michael in June of 2001. We had our first child, Cash, in July of 2008. And this is where I will start with the pictures because I didn't have a digital camera very long before this!

Michael Cash Hughes 7lbs 7oz, 20 1/2 inches

That was then and...

...this is Now!

Ok, so this is all I'm going to post for now. Maybe one day I can add pictures of Cash between Then and Now but he has so many to choose from it would take me quite awhile to pick them out!