I'm sorry I've been gone so long, but I think that the 10,000 pictures in this post will get you caught up (if you make it through them all :)). I feel like people have been loving me way too much lately. After uploading these pictures from the past week and seeing everything all together, I'm feeling pretty spoiled rotten.
Let's start back at Mother's Day.
When Ashley dropped off these little dreams (Can you see the one I couldn't even leave alone long enough to snap a picture?):
And then took our children so that Jeremiah and I could go here:
The Alabama Theatre to hear NORAH JONES!!!! There was a girl who sang at dinner every night of our honeymoon who sounded almost exactly like Norah. It was such a fun surprise and a romantic night.
My birthday always falls right around Mother's Day, and I received a BIG gift from Mrs. Linda just a couple of days later: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It let me take some pictures like this:
Then, just before I headed out of town, sweet Lauren invited the girls and me over to have lunch in her backyard to celebrate my upcoming birthday
This picture of their backyard makes me want to cry. So many, many memories.
Then, Jeremiah flew off to Las Vegas for a spine conference, and I loaded up the girls and headed to Auburn for Caroline's graduation:
The ceremony was at 10 on Friday morning, so we spent the night on Thursday night in Kendall's college apartment...without Kendall there:
There was something very funny to me about tucking the girls in bed for the night on a futon :)...in a college room...with twinkling lights. I felt like I was in some twilight zone. I couldn't decide if I was back at college--with kids. Or if I was getting a glimpse of 18 years down the line.
(Thank you Sarah for letting us take over your room! I'm not sure if you even knew we did :))
Then the next morning, we watched Caroline Clark Blair officially graduate as an Industrial Engineer!
And the girls were surprisingly well behaved...
...despite this mischievous look that would make you think otherwise.
And when you're an Auburn Tiger, did you know you can even tailgate for graduation?!
We got a few curious looks, but I'm convinced they were just jealous that we weren't having to wait in any long lines.
My Dad's mom, Mimi:
My Mom's mom, Grandma
And my Mom's Dad, Grandpa:
Were all there, and made the day extra special.
We managed to celebrate my birthday as well:
And this was the first birthday I've had that I did not like the numbers glaring at me from the top of my cake:
It looks like I was trying to suck them right off, instead of blow them out :)
And you'd think that would be quite enough for any one birthday girl, wouldn't you. But no. After graduation, I dropped the little chicken wings off with Popon and Moogie and headed down to the beach for the remainder of the weekend with
Kendall (my baby sister)
Alex (Jeremiah's baby sister)
Berkley (ohhh Berk, what intro can I give? :))
and Ashley (Jeremiah's other sister)
And despite the fact that my birthday cake didn't survive the car ride down:
I'm pretty sure I was THE HAPPIEST birthday girl around.