Monday, June 22, 2009

Bama Jam 2009

Bama Jam is a huge three day concert event, that is held in Enterprise, AL. It is held in June and this was the second year. A guy named Ronnie Gilley is behind this awesome production. This year we got to go and we had a ball.

On Thursday night me, the Princess and Sweetie Pie went. Enterprise is about a 45 minute ride from here. Then you have to add the one hour it took us to go just a few miles to the Bama Jam site. It was well worth it! On this night, we saw Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift!

Well.....except when these drunk people thought it would be okay to stand in front of us!

We skipped Friday night and decided to go Saturday instead. My son the Fireman joined us on this trip. The traffic was a lot better and we made the trip in no time at all.

On Saturday we got to see Heidi Newfield, Pat Green, Gary Allan, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn and Kid Rock! What an awesome line up!

To start with The Princess and her big brother the fireman looked a little bored...



Big E and his Sweet Pea joined us for the fun.....


and so did some of their friends......

Ashley & Seth


and Haley & Cam

We saw some really strange people......


and the beer belly twins made an appearance.....

There were some cute people there too.....


and finally......the Fireman perked up.......maybe it was because he was with Sweetie Pie.....

don't you just love those blue, blue eyes?!

Any way, we had a wonderful time at Bama Jam. If you get the chance to go next year, I would highly recommend it. Bring your lawn chair and prepare for a big crowd. There were 121,000 people there just on Saturday!

The music was great but, the company I had was even better. What more can you ask for......great music and a whole weekend with my kids and their friends!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Special Graduation Moment

You may remember a story I told about a young man named Bubba Hancock that we lost back last July. He was the son of some really good friends of ours. Bubba was an awesome football player and you never saw him without a smile on his face. He is missed more every day. It has been a sad year without him in the lives of his family as well as the lives of everyone he came into contact with.

Bubba's family decided that they wanted to award a memorial scholarship in his name to a graduating senior from Headland High School. The applicants had to be a defensive player, maintained a B average, been accepted to a college and have a letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach.

On the night of graduation Bubba's cousins Alex & Becca, who were also graduating, stood up to give out the scholarship. It was hard for them because they were so close to Bubba.


Imagine the overwhelming emotion when they called out Big E's name for this scholarship! What an honor it was for him to be the first recipient of this special award.



This was made even more special because it was presented to him by two very special people in his life......Alex & Becca!


After graduation we were able to find Robin, who is Bubba's very special Mama and thank her for this honor.


From our family to a very special family in our lives, Thank you! Joe, Robin, Brook and all of your special family, words can not express the emotions we feel at this wonderful thing you have done for Big E!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Baccalaureate & Graduation

I know that graduation is a right of passage and it is the next step into adulthood but, does it have to be so gosh darn sad?

My youngest son, my middle child and yes my baby......has graduated! How depressing is that. I know, I know, this is my second child to graduate but, it does not get any easier.

Not only am I gonna miss HIS high school days.......I am going to miss the kids he went to school with all of these years. These are the kids that I have taken hundreds of pictures of. These are the kids that I have watched go from diapers, to training pants and now to graduation gowns. This is soooo not fair.

Just look at these little faces!


and then........they turned into .........................


Photobucket just tell me how they could do this to me! I thought they loved me! HMMMMPH.....oh well........I still love them!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I am Obsessed With a Goat!

Okay.....I know it is weird but, there is this goat and......well......I just can't get him out of my head. I know that is weird but, you gotta see him. He is the pet goat of one of Big E's friends. I have never seen a goat like this. First he is huge! He is the size of a small horse! But, his face! OH MY GOSH.....his FACE!



Soooooooo? Are you obsessed yet?!........NO!

Well look at this one.........


He has people teeth! Do you see that? Now are you caught up in his.....ummmmm....charm?


Still not obsessed huh?!

Family & Graduation

This a conversation that I had with Big E on graduation night.

Me: Okay Big E, I want you to put your cap and gown on so I can get pictures before we leave!

Big E: I will be so glad when this is over! {he says with a frown}

Me: You want graduation over with?

Big E: NO! I am tired of having my picture made. I am sick of it.

Me: (laughs) are just going to have to put up with it just a little bit longer. Then, I will hardly ever make your picture again!

Big E: (rolls his eyes)

I am thinking at this point that he knows better than that! Any way. Here are some family pictures from Baccalaureate and Graduation.

Big E & Nonna


Big E & Nana


Big E, the Princess & his Dad T......and two dog butts!


Big E and his Aunt Ladibug


Big E and his Big Brother the Fireman


and last but not least.....Big E, Princess, Fireman and Fireman's future bride Sweetie Pie!


and no......MY picture is not in here. I was the one taking the pictures. I think his NaNa got one of us......I will have to get that from her......not that any of you will see it! HA