Thursday, June 9, 2011

Well, HELLOOOOO there! Looks like I took myself a month long break from blogging. Whoa baby! There was a time when I didn't think that was possible... look at me go and prove myself wrong! I didn't really take a break on purpose, just one week not blogging led to two, led to three, led to here-right now-today-this moment. What I'm saying is I'M BACK, SUCKAS. Let's catch up on what went down in May 2011, shall we?

My nephew turned 4!

[a letter to my nephew- who will be allowed to read all of this when he's much older]

Dear Monkey,

You just turned four. You break my heart every year by insisting on growing another year older. You are the sweetest boy, full of hugs and kisses and "I love you's". You still think I'm VERY cool at this point & I like that about you :). Today you gave me a surprise visit. I love those, Monkey! I heard pitter patter in the hall & then a little knock at my door. I thought it was Juju, but then your little head popped in the room & I couldn't hide my excitement! You ran across the room and jumped up in my lap and snuggled me for at least a solid minute. That's LONG in monkey-time. My heart hurts thinking about you getting older and those minute long hugs turning into second long hugs. Please promise to show your old La-Lay some love, even when you're too cool for me. I love you so very much, Monkey. You have changed me.

Your super cool mega awesome Aunt,

We had a pirate party in the yard... complete with a bounce house, face painting & some obnoxious pirate music soundtrack. Monkey went with a Captain Jack look here. It was beyond creepy when he closed his eyes and you could see the painted eyes on his lids!

Pixie & Doll Face, my sweet neices, ready for birthday cake

I got in on the paint action, but with a "tattoo" on my arm. MR's name in spanish. Pure romance, I tell you.

Amanda got married!

After the rehearsal dinner, MR treated me to a Huge Ass Beer. Look how classy I look while drinking it though :)

The bride had a room with a huge balcony that overlooked Bourbon street... great for a good time, not so great for a bride trying to get some sleep the night before her wedding!

My girlfriends & fellow bridesmaids

The bride and groom

Jordan & Brittni got married!

The weekend after Amanda's wedding, it was MR's turn to stand in his friend's wedding

One of the times it's OKAY for another lady to claim my MR's lap :)

Gettin' fresh in the photo booth

The happy couple

THAT, my friends, was May!

June is shaping up to be a bit more relaxing, because tomorrow, MR & I are headed to Panama City to lay on the beach for a week with his family! Yay for vacay! When I get back, I plan to be back in action around these parts! I hope you're all doing well & I can't wait to catch up when I return!

Later Gators

8 love notes:

  1. Lotsa weddings for just one month, love it. I have yet to attend a friend's wedding. They...should get on that. :)

    Missed you, lady! Glad you're back. Have the best time on your vacay!

  2. Yeah! You're back. I was worried about you.
    I have been a blog slacker forever, but you usually update a lot.

    Have a great vacation!

  3. So glad you are back! And you totally pull of the Big Ass Beer/Classy look. Happy Weekend!

  4. Ummm Ma'am I believe I just played "i spy" in some of those photos :)

    email me if you know what I'm talking about!!

    I'm super happy for you that you had such a lovely month off from blogging. Looks like you had a blast!!

  5. Looks like a great time!!

    Enjoy your vacation!!

  6. Hey sweetie! Been FOREVER since I've been on blogger! I always love reading your posts!

  7. Oh my goodness...those EYES! Too cool. But you ladies in that pink took my breath lovely. Great choice!!!

  8. i feel as if you are not addressing a sparkler on your left ring finger... but maybe it's just a glare? or maybe i missed it because i am the worst blog reader in the blogosphere?


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