Monday, May 13, 2019

3 Things ~ May 2019

I so hope you've decided to write with me for the last time this Spring and before all the summer fun starts. Our last day of school is Tuesday and this Mama is ready for some RE-laxation and downtime. My new pool float is calling my name! 

1. If April showers bring May flowers, what 3 kinds of flowers are you planting this spring?
Y'all know the little tags that come in the potted plants that tell you whether or not they need sun and how far apart to plant them, etc? Well, I actually saved those so that I could specifically tell you what flowers we've planted this spring.  I think the maid threw them away. That's okay, though, because I'm here to tell ya that this Mama does not have a green thumb, nor am I the flower planter in our family. Wayne is. I know he's planted a hibiscus tree in a pot and a bunch of other flowers in beds and other pots around the pool. We spent a small fortune on caladiums in our front flower beds and those suckers haven't bloomed yet. But my daylilies look so beautiful around our fleur de lis fountain. 

2. Cinco de Mayo. End of the school year. A long Memorial Day weekend. How are you celebrating the kick off to summer?
Well, we partied last Sunday for Cinco de Mayo because the Horton's just can't pass up the perfect opportunity to entertain and share tacos with our friends. THIS weekend, we celebrated Baby Girl's 14th birthday a little early so that she could include her friends before they skipped town on summer vacations. Her actual birthday is Memorial Day weekend, so I'm sure we'll be celebrating again with our family and her best friends. 
3. What 3 qualities make a great mom? Or show us a picture of you and your mom and tell us why she is so special to you.
I went to visit my mom yesterday afternoon and since the sun finally decided to spread some sunshine, we sat outside on her patio and watched the hummingbirds swarm and fight with each other. It was such a peaceful afternoon and I loved just being still and having one-on-one time with her. Oh, the fun times we have had! We're actually laughing at each other in this pic! She is my best friend and the first person I turn to when I finally decide I need help with something. She is my rock and I certainly do not give her enough credit for all the happiness she has brought me in my life. I love you, Mama! And you were always right. You're the best!

And this Baby Girl made me a first time mother nearly fourteen years ago. She is the joy of my life and brings me so much happiness. When I was pregnant, I prayed for a blonde, curly headed, blue eyed little girl and God answered only one of those prayers! Ha! Alise will never admit, but her hair is wavy and she doesn't hesitate to tell me that she hopes her hair isn't like mine when she gets older. Whatevah. She's bossy and sassy and likes her cell phone a little too much. Ok, waaayyy too much, but I could not imagine a world without my Mini Me! I am so blessed to be her Mama!
I'm teaming up today with some of my favorite bloggers to wear PINK to show support for this precious little girl. You can read more about Andi's diagnosis at Jessi's Design. Please continue to lift this sweet family up in prayer. 
Happy Monday, Friends! May the joys of motherhood follow you wherever you go and as always, thank you for reading.

Hi there, I'm Laura, I'm the happiest wife, the loudest cheer mom, and the craziest girlfriend you'all ever have, I'm a Southern Belle living in a Southern world!


  1. Loved this so much. Looks like you had a great group of kiddos for the party and most importantly, Alise looks so happy. That cake is so perfect and by her smile, I know she was happy mama made the splurge. I love the pic of you and mom and isn’t it funny, how they are always right. Now, if our kids only knew that. You go get this week girlfriend and good luck to Alise with finals. All my LOVE to you both! xo

  2. Our caladiums are kind of haphazard. I planted bulbs a few years ago, thinking I'd get a big patch of the beautiful leaves. Instead, they came up here and there. Maybe about 1/3 of the bulbs came up. Alise looks like she had a blast with her birthday celebration. I love the pic of you and your mom. Thanks for the fun list of questions!

  3. I forgot to answer your questions today so I will plan to do so later this week! The birthday party looked like it was a lot of fun!

  4. Ahh, look at you & your momma!!! She's beautiful. As is your baby girl!!!
    I love her birthday cake... & love how she's always surrounded by friends. That speaks a lot to her character.

  5. Alise is growing up and such a cutie! Hang on to her because she will be gone in the blink of an eye and you will wonder where the time went. And, enjoy your Mom, she won't always be with you either. It's been 11 years for me without my Momma and Mother's Day has never been the same. Have a wonderful week!

  6. Awwww love the pic of you and your mom and of course you and Alise! That cake looks so pretty and I love the balloons!
    I am chuckling a little too because I can't grow anything! I keep all the little things from the plants too so I can refer back but, ugh, everything dies. I blame the ridiculous FL heat and the deer. They eat all of my flowers!

  7. I do not have a green thumb at all either; I try but most everything dies. In fact my mother in law just brought me a pot of these beautiful deep purple calla lilies last night and when she asked where I wanted them my husband joked that it didn't matter since they'd be dead in a few days or weeks anyway.... he's not totally wrong either. Memorial day tends to kick off our summer; it's our anniversary weekend and we like to try and get away a few days without kids.

  8. Seriously...your friend Shelly cannot get her crap together for 3 things!! Next month! I love this so much.

  9. Been MIA from all things blogging and Internet while being in KY to care for my mom. Trying to play catch up now. Really love this series so will get my post up tomorrow first thing.

    Great photo of you and your mama. She is a cutie pie and so fortunate to have you as a devoted, loving daughter. Just as Alise is blessed to have such a loving, doting mama!

    Sounds like you have kicked off the summer in grand style with Cinco de Mayo and baby girl's birthday celebrations. My BFF sent me the cutest taco holders but they didn't arrive in time for the official Cinco de Mayo celebration. Will just have to have celebrate again.

    Followed your link to Jessi's Design. I am so sorry that sweet baby girl has to endure cancer, surgery and chemo. I hate that so much for all of them. I don't know Jessi and have never read her blog til now but will add it to my Bloglovin' feed. Do you know if Andi has something called Wilm's Tumor? My 3 year old nephew had that and this sounds very much like his diagnosis. Prayers going up for Andi and Jessi and the whole family.