Saturday, December 22, 2007

James and Moriah

James and Moriah are best friends. They were born a little over a month apart and are both patriotic holiday babies (He's Memorial Day weekend, and she's 4th of July). They have a totally typical 2 year old relationship. One minute they love each other and the next they're fighting like brother and sister. These pics were taken during their Christmas pics. We got there at the end of Moriah's pictures and she just had to have her picture taken with James before she would do anything else! I think they love each other...what do you think?

Pop's 80th Birthday

On Nov. 20th my Pop turned 80! My mom threw him a surprise party, and yes, he was totally surprised!!

The Cake
Pop blowing out his candles. We opted for the ones the said "80" instead of putting 80 on the cake :o)
My mom, Nana, and Sam
My Pop serving others at HIS birthday. This shows you the kind of person he is!
My mom and my brother, David
James said if there's cake, I'm there!


Meanwhile, Samantha was trying to round up a date :o)
And here's a pic just to show you the kind of energy my Pop has at 80...
Rolling around with my son in the floor!

Putting my daughter to sleep

Happy 80th Birthday Pop!!

Thanksgiving Photos

I know I'm so behind with my pictures!! This past month has been crazy and for me it feels like Thanksgiving just happened yesterday!!!!

Andy's sister, Robin, holding , her daughter, Brianna and Samantha.

Robin's son, Blake, holding Samantha.

Andy's grandma (Mama) holding Sam

My Nana with Sam

Our family

Making Memories with Crabs

Eating crabs is apart of our family tradition. My mom and I love them, and for as long as I can remember my Pop has been steaming them. My grandparents now live in Easley, SC, but they used to live in Baltimore. I would go up there every summer to visit them, and normally my visits somehow included eating crabs. My Pop used to steam them in his basement. He would let me stand on a chair while they crawled around in a cooler on the floor. I stood on the chair in case one accidentally got away while making its way to the pot. Those things are fast and you don't want to get pinched by them!! Well, now that my grandparents live in Easley crabs are a rare and special treat. We can only get them when the fish market gets them in. My mom is a regular at the market, and the lady actually calls her when they get in live male crabs so she can have first pick! (and yes, they have to be male...we don't eat females :o)). When we went home last, my mom got one of those special calls! We got crabs!! So, my mom picked them up and took them over to my Nana and Pop's and suddenly all of these memories came flooding back to me. I thought, "How special is it that my son gets to experience the same thing I used to at his age?" So, of course that lent itself to photographic moments!

There's one of the tasty ones now...they're a grayish-blue until they're cooked, then they turn red.
My son watching from Gi-Gi's lap as Pop shows him a crab. They were on ice so the were technically "asleep", but once they warm up they "wake -up". James didn't like that this one was starting to wake-up and move it's claws.

Waiting to be cooked!

Yum, yum...I know my mom is getting hungry for them just looking at this picture!! (I am too!!)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Hey Dad, I saw CSI was in Vegas again!

Love you :o)