Friday, November 11, 2011


Thank goodness it is Friday! I have been battling a little cold and Brad has been working long hours this week. We are ready for the weekend! It will be a full one for sure since we will be spending it with the Tew Crew.

Last night, Brad and Addison were playing in her room before bedtime. When I walked in the door, I noticed some interesting artwork on Addi's magnadoodle.

My husband only has one thing on the brain 24/7 this time of year - Auburn football. Can you tell? I suppose it will be no secret as to what we will be doing on Saturday. Happy Weekend!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Halloween Fun Part Two

After Addi's preschool playdate, the Halloween celebration continued with an adorably decorated party at our friend's house.

I thought the party decor was so cute!

Our favorite cowgirl made an appearance at the party too.

Before heading out to trick or treat, I tried my best to snap a few shots of Addison.

I managed to get a few good pics after taking over 100! This girl just won't be still for a even a second!

Addison didn't really understand the whole trick or treat concept but boy did she like all the candy she got in her little bucket!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Halloween Fun Part One

Hi Folks! Its been awhile hasn't it? I have two months worth of tales to tell and pictures to post so stick around!

The month of October was full of fun Halloween activites for sweet Addi Girl. We kicked off the festivities with a church preschool playdate at the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory. All the children arrived wearing happy costumes and ready to eat their share of the sugary sweetness. Addi was no exception and devowered her doughnut and mine too.

Once all the kiddos were riding a sugar high, we headed over to the park to run off some energy. Since we have been back in Alabama, we have enjoyed our new church so much. Brad and I love our Sunday School class and have made some great new friends. Most couples in the class have children the same age as Addison that make perfect playmates.

As you can see, Addison was a cowgirl for Halloween. Those red boots make me giggle and she is sooo proud of them. She is always thrilled to put them on because she gets to wear boots like her beloved Uncle Trey:)

Addison's little friend, Price, was a cowboy for Halloween. His mom and I couldn't have planned it any better if we tried. They made the perfect pair!

The playdate was a hit and Addison wasn't ready for the fun to end. Can you tell why my nickname for her is Little Sassy?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hey, Hay Baby!

I've had these pictures for a couple of weeks and haven't shared them yet... The last time Addison was in Arab, there was freshly baled hay in the fields at my parents' house.

The setting made the perfect photo opt but Big Daddy was scared to death that Addi Girl was going to fall right off.

When Mallory, Trey and I were little, we pretty much had free rein of the farm. One of our most favorite things to do was to jump hay bales and play house. When the hay was still fresh and sitting in the field, we would pretend that the hay bales were our houses. We would invite each other over to our "houses" for dinner:)

Eventually my Dad would stack the hay up in a giant pyramid five bales high under the shed. Then we would climb to the very top of the hay pyramid and jump or roll down to the ground.

If my mom would have ever caught us, she would have skinned us alive! Thankfully we survived our hay jumping days fully skinned and unscathed:)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day - Visitors

We wrapped up our Labor Day weekend with a surprise visit from my friend, Emily. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida so I don't get to see her nearly as often as I would like. While in Alabama for a funeral, she braved the monsoon conditions and made a day trip to come visit.

And, she brought this sweet little nugget with her! Little Nell is the newest addition to the Dostie family. Unfortunately big sister Leighton didn't make the trip to Alabama and stayed home with her Daddy. Addi Girl couldn't get enough of Nell. She wanted to pat her and rock her and kiss her...maybe Addi is ready to be a big sister soon herself:)

It was so fun catching up with Em. It was just like old times! Oh how I wish she lived closer!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day - Victory...Barely.

On Saturday, Brad and I headed South to The Plains while Addison enjoyed a day with her Nana and Big Daddy.

Our Auburn Tigers barely squeaked out a "W". It may be a very long season for us Auburn fans.

My favorite part of game day is the pregame rituals when the eagle flies and the band marches across the field. I'll be honest. When the eagle soars around the stadium and the crowd cheers I get a little teary eyed every time.

Auburn is such a special place for Brad and me. It is where we fell in love and made friendships that will last a lifetime. We had such a great "date day" reminiscing old times. It almost felt like we were relieving our college days all over again.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day - The Royal Family

Step aside William and Kate...there is a new royal family in town!

Five new lion cubs made their debute at the Birmingham Zoo this weekend and Addi Girl was there to see them.

She couldn't have been more happy to see those little cubs...and the giraffes, and the zebras, and the monkeys....

Addi Girl loves all the animals at the zoo EXCEPT for the roosters in the Alabama Barn Exhibit:) She gets terrified when they "Cock a Doodle Dooo!"

And if she could pick one animal to take home with her it would be the baby goats:)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fall Door Hangers

Even though it is 100 degrees today here in the deep South, Fall will be here before we know it! Hopefully Fall will bring cooler temperatures! Party of Tew Designs has new seasonal door hangers to help you decorate for Fall.

Each design is made to order and can be personalized with the name, phrase or initial of your choice.

If you like, the pumpkins can be made reversible so your door hanger can serve double duty for both Halloween and Thanksgiving i.e. Boo! on one side and Happy Thanksgiving! on the other.

Of course, Fall means its time for another football season! Brad has literally been counting down the days until kick-off of the opening game. He has been getting ready by watching Auburn practice via the Internet each evening when he gets home from work. Talk about a dedicated fan.

Designs ship within 2-3 days of your purchase. Order your football designs now so you will have them for the first game!

The football can be customized with your favorite team's battle cry/slogan and colors. Please let me know if you have any questions ( and I hope you will visit my shop soon!