Alise and I were up at 8:00 Saturday morning making cupcakes for our little Bama v. LSWho game day party. She had a blast decorating with red icing and sprinkles. Even Wayne thought I did pretty good on the trademark "A". Our party was complete with Bagel Bites, cheese dip, and chocolate cupcakes! Wah Lah!
Wayne was so excited to get to church this morning to brag and wear his red sports jacket and new houndstooth pants. I snapped a picture of him and Alise before we left. She was wearing her Alabama smocked dress, too. Daddy insisted. I love this picture because Wayne looks so much like his Daddy. The jacket he is wearing actually belonged to his dad; we had it altered after his death. He only wears it to church around the "red" holidays, so anytime he can take advantage of wearing it for a big-time Bama win, he does. By the way, it was freezing this morning and I forgot to put a sweater on Alise. One more picture to share.
It seems the for the last few years, I have developed a pin fettish. I think it's because my Grandmother always wore pins on her jackets and blouses when I was little (Last year when my Grandmother decided to go into the nursing home, she had to put most of her things in a rummage sale. She let the family go through her things first and get whatever we would like to have. I got some of my Grandmother's pins that I remembered her wearing and I hope to pass them down to Alise one day). So anyway, Friday night, I ran into Belk because they had my favorite ribbed turtlenecks on sale for $12.99. I just happened into the jewelry section and ended up getting two pins for like four and five dollars each! Audrey, I thought of you with the Eiffel Tower pin. It has rhinestones, but you really can't see them in the picture. The brown feather pin may look a little old fashioned, but it looks great with my pink turtleneck. I plan to wear brown pants with it and I think it would make a great accessory. So today, I am thankful for my Grandmother and the influence she had - and still has - in my life. I stayed at her house the summer that Wayne and I started dating, so she got to see our love for one another grow through the years.