Wednesday, July 30, 2008

crawfish queen

yes, our little livi seems to already love eatin' crawfish! Her uncle nate & joey got a little get together going last weekend @ the land & we all enjoyed crawfish, hot dogs, homemade corn (thanks to emily!) and just fun times.
just kidding guys... nobody turn me in... i really didn't let livi eat the little thing... just suck on it a minute.
uncle nate & cousin colby

now, this is livi's 5 month birthday pic! yea!! i know i don't have a sign in it (cause i forgot & i'll get to it later) but this will have to serve as the stand-in pic until we get the offical one.
finally, just a shot with livi's first nanny... sweet steph. today was steph's last day and we have a new nanny starting on monday. steph has been so wonderful to livi & a great first nanny! thanks steph-

Monday, July 21, 2008

happy days...

yes, i know this is my 3rd post in the past 30 minutes but it seems i'm always playing catch-up. just a few pics of livi @ home with me~ i'm always turning a lazy morning on the bed into a photo shoot.
okay, a little weird i know, but livi loves playing with all my necklaces since they sparkle & are so fun to chew on!

we also spent some time on saturday with drason's mom. she lives in dickson and with life so busy we don't get to spend enough time with her. she is such a sweet woman. livi thinks she is great & would hardly take her eyes off her even for the picture.

best of friends...

we got to spend a little time with best friends on saturday. my lifelong friend, jamie, was in from KY with her sweet daughter annie marie. jamie & i have pics together when we were the same age as these little ladies. i know livi drae will have a soul-sister in annie marie!
jamie & annie (and jamie's sister, joei leigh in the background)
another sweet friend... ashley gray fussell... livi's aunt ashee.

annie marie & livi drae in their matching over-alls... couldn't get them to look at the camera because it was 12 noon & blazing heat & glaring sun... poor girls... we'll do anything for a picture.

look guys! i'm sitting up!

well, livi drae is sitting by herself to play (for short intervals, of course) and loving it. she is just shy of 5 months old & thinks she is the biggest girl in the world now!
she is also quite the little musician on her little piano & making her daddy very proud...
we just started trying food (other than rice cereal) this week- here she is with her first taste of sweet potatoes which she thinks is such a treat!
and finally, the jumper. what a wonderful invention! she is in it most every morning as drason & i get ready for work & she enjoys being able to be right in the middle of all the action....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


i hear, from my blog friends, that today is suppose to be "wordless wednesday" in blogging land. meaning, you post some pics & that's that. well, i'm not so good @ "wordless" but i do want to send a little shout-out to my friends who taught me this new concept (@ least new to me) of blogging!

amanda & will pilkinton (& baby pilk in her belly!) @ playgroup
a big "thank you" from livi out to will pilkinton for the fantastic new exersaucer! livi is loving it & her johnny jumper~
also, above are tiff & beth goodwin~ hi friends!
joely winn & her fabulous family of four!
and finally, tiff & colby todd... just chillin' on the porch:)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

fireworks & fun times....

we had a wonderful 4th of july just relaxing @ shalia's pool with livi's aunt dana & uncle rich. livi drae loves the water & especially enjoyed her afternoon nap on the hill under the shade trees.... it was truly a great day!

later in the day we went to dana's backyard & grilled out burgers with joey, courtney & their kids (courtney is above with her littlest one, barron hudson) briley had fun catching bumble bees & doing sparklers with drason & braxton was a trooper all night even though he had broken his collarbone earlier that morning. we also all loaded up and drove to the super target in spring hill for a fireworks display & a little campaigning for my brother-in-law (psst... vote monty lankford for congress!!!) livi loved meeting all the people & stayed up through the entire show because she was afraid she might miss something if she closed her eyes for even a second!

livi drae with her uncle joey

Monday, July 7, 2008

the great outdoors....

well, we had a wonderful 4th of july weekend. sunday was drason's 29th birthday & we had a little get-together @ the land to celebrate. (Update: for those of you who don't know, the week livi was born we bought about 6 acres off arno road in franklin/college grove area. we actually bought the land from my nephew, nathan, who kept several acres for his family.) nathan let us use the little house (on his land) for a backyard BBQ of sorts & brought out his grill for hotdogs. the boys played a round or two of corn-hole & did a little skeet shooting to blow off some steam. we also used the 4 wheelers to explore the creek & briley led the hunt for crawdaddies with the older kiddos....

livi drae beasley & her cousin colby todd lankford celebrating (woo-whoooo!) drason's birthday!
these two have spent lots of time laying next to each other without really paying each other much attention till now... looks like they finally found each other!
drason eating a hotdog with joey & nathan, robbie beal & jeff walker...
the kids enjoyed helping drason blow out his candles & eat his cupcakes....
especially sweet brax....