Monday, September 30, 2013

Homecoming, Showers, & Photoshoots


I was anxiety ridden all day long on Friday, freaking out about whether or not my girls would pull off their performance. Thankfully... they did! I was proud as a peacock when they were finished. They still have a long way to go to do well at competitions in the coming weeks, but we're well on our way! Of course I still made them have practice Friday night, so that's what I spent most of my evening doing... 

Ella was already gone with my parents by the time I got home & Eric had dinner waiting for me. We dined on some homemade pizza & then settled in to watch an adult movie uninterupted. (Clarification, the way I just typed that it makes it sound like we were watching "adult films." No, I just mean we weren't watching an animated feature.) We decided on Gatsby & I liked it, but I didn't love it. I'm thinking that if I'd read the book, I'd have understood it more. I felt like there was more to Daisy's character than the screen was able to portray...


I was able to sleep in until 7:15 Saturday morning, but then it was time to rise & shine for Homecoming Festivities! I stopped & grabbed Panera for a special treat then walked over to pick up the balloons for the float at Party City. I was fairly certain that I was going to get pulled over on my way to school, because I definitely couldn't see out my rearview mirror.... 

We decorated the float & I love how it turned out... 

It was also a gorgeous, sunny day which made it possible for me to wear shorts & a tank top, helping me preserve my tan just a little while longer :) We paraded, then cheered on the sidelines for the game. The atmosphere is just amazing & it's what I imagine every football game feels like in the south. I really wish all of our games were so much fun... 

After the game, I drove back to my parents' house for my uncle's 50th birthday party! I arrived to a house full of my favorite people & lots of love from my little peanut! My Aunt Babs had made Fettucine Alfredo, garlic bread, salad, and cake. It was delicious & just what I needed after a day on the go...


Sunday morning brought the excitement of Ella's photoshoot. My aunt met us at my parents' house& we headed into the backyard. The leaves had fallen, the grass was dry enough to sit on, the sun was shining - a perfect day for our mission!

Ella was exhausted after her modeling, so she took a power nap while the rest of us got ready for my cousin's baby shower. This is what I wore for it... 

We headed to my Aunt Babs' house for the shower around 1. She welcomed us with a large spread of sandwiches, fresh fruit, and cupcakes! Ella was in heaven & I swear she consumed half her body weight... 

She got even more excited when it was time to open presents... 

That's a wrap on another amazing weekend. I'm linking up with Sami & Bre :) 


  1. (Same Michael Anderson, different account ... abandoning Blogger for Wordpress) ...

    Loved the photoshoot pics - she looks adorable!

    It was homecoming for us as well - so our boys were out early for marching band ... and home at midnight from the dance!

    Loved the float! Glad things turned out well - I know that practices have been 'challenging' :)

  2. What a fun and busy weekend! Gotta love sunshine in the fall, too! :o)

  3. What a busy weekend but it looks like it was full of sun and sunshine - can't beat that!

  4. New follower from the llink up! Loving your blog! You are too cute!!

    Stop by any time and link up! :)


  5. What a fun weekend! Looks like you had great weather too!