Monthly Archives: August 2011

Let’s Cook!


Our sweet little Ms. Scarlett! This little ball of energy is such a joy … quick smiles, infectious laugh, and the sweetest spirit. I couldn’t resist gathering these adorable pictures together into a two page layout so they could join the family album in style!


Kit – Gina Cabrera’s Digitally Smitten

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Stoke the Fire!


WHAT a difference one year makes! Last summer at this time we were up to our eyeballs in relocation activities! Now that our Must-Do list is much more manageable we are trying to take in some of the local events. So, Bruce bought tickets to the Annual Stoke the Fire BBQ Festival at Sloss Furnaces in downtown Birmingham Not having any idea as to what we could expect, we set out with our comfy walking shoes and two umbrellas (it was threatening rain, and we’ve learned that the rain can fall fast and furious). With the help of our GPS we found the place and began our adventure!

The place was bustling with people! There were “teams” set up in roped-off areas all along our path from the entrance to the area under the viaduct where we could see even more teams of grillers! Sadly, we arrived toward the end of the BBQ Contest period so most of the samples were gone. We managed to find one contestant with samples – fresh off the grill – DELISH!

After eating, we decided to tour the outdoor ‘yards’ around the furnaces and found it fascinating. Lots of old, rusty artifacts. By the end of our afternoon I was convinced that we would be coming back!

Kit: Digitally Smitten by Gina Carbrera

The Tea Party


In recent years, a political group called, “The Tea Party” has sprung up … forever changing the picture in my mind when I hear that phrase. When our daughter called to tell me she’d emailed me some adorable photos of their tea party, well … I was pleasantly surprised! I immediately put them together in a pair of memory book pages. Adorable! Simply Adorable!

Left-hand page

Right-hand page

My favorite picture has to be the one where the youngest is holding her saucer with her feet and picking up her cup … how precious is that!

Kit by Echo Park
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