Tuesday, November 18, 2014

View from the Sky

Saturday, Clint was introduced to Neyland Stadium for his first UT game. And, thanks to his dad, we were able to sit in style in Eastman's skybox. Certainly not the typical stadium seating but I think he left a Vol fan! 
Davis family having some tailgating fun with the cheerleaders
Ryann meeting John Ward- she had no idea who he was, thankfully Robert told her all about our local celebrity 
Joe announcing the Recycling Award from Eastman
Sorry UK, this year's game a blow out!
Awesome food, warm seats and a killer view!
Our little UT cheerleader spent some quality time watching the game with her Aunt J!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween 2014- The Year of Dorothy

It was only a matter of time before I would dress Anna Ruth as a one of my favorite characters- Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Thought I would do it before she started voicing her opinion on outfits. 😀 We read from the book each night leading up to Halloween so that she would know about Dorothy and her story. I found my old costume from high school at Nanaw's house a few months ago and brought it home. Anna Ruth saw it in the closet and asked if I would wear it so she could be "just like mommy." How could I say no?
And once candy was present, picture taking taking was over!

Pumpkin Patch 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen... (Circus Fun)

Growing up, I always loved the circus. But, I had no idea how fun it was as an adult. Anna Ruth enjoyed her first circus but I'm pretty sure Mom and Dad enjoyed it more!

Fun with an Old/New Friend

My college friend/ sorority sister Jenn and I have been trying to get our girls together ever since they were born. Hard to do when you live so far away. But, finally after a little over two years we drove half way to meet up. They had a blast together & Anna Ruth left with a new friend. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day weekend/ Football Season Begins

Nothing excites our family more than the start of Fall. And nothing signifies fall more than the start of college football! We spent most of the Labor Day weekend on the lake and in front of the TV with good food. No better way to start things off than with 2 wins from our teams: Blue Raiders and Vols.

Curious Anna Ruth is 2!

Curious George is a big deal in our house. Anna Ruth loves anything CG, so this birthday party was very simple to pull together. With the exception of the CG balloon, literally everything else I used to decorate with were things we already had. Clint continued his tradition of baking the birthday cake and didn't disappoint this year with his spot on Curious George cake. Add in our family and the day was perfect. I mentioned last year that AR loved being the center of attention for her 1st bday and the same held true this year! Still cannot believe our girl is 2 years old.

Monday, August 11, 2014


On Saturday, Little Miss Anna Ruth turned 2. Me, oh, my...it doesn't seem possible! We celebrated the best way possible, with family. I will post a few pictures from the party soon. Here are some of the things our big 2 year old is doing:

  • Talking well, with a vocabulary better than some teenagers, ha!
  • Potty trained, whew! Sayonara diapers!
  • Still taking an afternoon nap right after lunch
  • Becoming more picky with food
  • Can master most electronic devices within 5 minutes
  • Starting to do more imaginative play & playing solo
  • Loves, loves, loves being outside, especially in her swing
  • Adores Chloe and has already started bossing her around
  • Memorizes her favorite books and reads them back to us (I'm sure most children do this but I pretty much have her classified as genius in my mind!!)
  • Sings all the time which fits right in with Mommy & Daddy

My sweet little Anna Ruth,
How is it possible that another year has passed and you are now 2 years old?!? This momma is in a state of denial. In my mind, I still think of you as that tiny baby who I could cradle in my arms and still have room to spare. (I’m certain this will always be one of my most favorite images of you.) But, when I look at you I see the cute little toddler that you have become. You are the light of my life. I count down the hours when I’m at work until I can come home and see you. Over this past year, your personality has become more defined. You are our sweet social butterfly. There is not a child that passes that you do not say “Hi, I Anna Ruff!” It makes my heart melt (along with just about everything else you do). All the things you do independently make me so proud. My heart hurts thinking about how quickly time is moving. But, I am also very excited to watch you grow into a beautiful woman. Know that from the very moment I found out you were in my belly, I have been praying for you and your future. You bring your daddy and me such joy. What a blessing to have another year to be your mommy!
I love you so much more than you will ever know!