Such a creative title, right?

My mind feels like an overstuffed carry-on suitcase so humor me while I unpack it for a few...

First up, because I've got my mind on my tummy and my tummy on my mind: if you have a Roly Poly near you, do yourself a favor and try this:

"Roll your own" with: wheat tortilla, smoked turkey, brie, swiss, spinach, sundried tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, ranch.  Heated.

Roly Poly is one of the very few not-fast-food-but-still-fast restaurants on the way to pick the babies up from MDO so it's a relatively common stop for me. And so good.


Secondly, I'm sure this will change in just a few very short weeks BUT I am having to remind myself that I live in the SOUTH this winter/spring....just last night the temps dropped in the 30's and the azaleas haven't bloomed yet.  {insert panic} {not really} but it IS very anti-norm for our area.  For instance, the past three or so years the azaleas have bloomed in early to mid February, which has driven me CRAZY - I'm just not ready for spring in early February...because that means by mid March I'm sweating and "spring" temps are over before "spring" even began.  Ugh.  But after a record breaking winter, and an amazingly cool and refreshing spring {one of my two favorite seasons}, the azaleas are right on track and I am happily anticipating their timely conquer of Mobile.
{basically any given street looks like this in Mobile during the height of the azalea's blooming.  It's gorgeous}
{my sister and I in our Easter finest - sponge roller hair and all - backed by seasonly-accurate-blooming-azaleas a few decades ago}
Thankfully as of last night my seedlings were all still happily {warmly} growing by a window and not in the ground, which I plan to do this week.


Thirdly, because I wish someone had told us{!}, "The Son of God" movie is just part of "The Bible" miniseries all over again - no new material and actually a lot is taken out {Pentacost, Paul, Satan - someone tell me how Jesus is ever portrayed accurately without this ultimate conquer over evil...}.  It of course is still powerful and always good to see, just wanted to give you the heads up.


I guess this comes with being a third child/second boy in the family, but this one discovered guns and is obsessed... {insert monkey covering his eyes emoticon}

{don't worry - it's a cap gun - as in doesn't shoot anything just makes a "pop" noise}


Emory wrote her name yesterday, completely on her own

Not sure I’m ready for that….


**Sappy proud mom alert**
This one continues to be his generous, sweet {sometimes moody} self.  He is naturally a little timid when it comes to trying new things {but not at all in the "shy" sense of the word} so the fact that he is loving T-ball and Ju Jitsu makes me so happy.  He continues to teach me about selflessness and pureness of heart every day.  I'm wondering if his spiritual gift is generosity...I wouldn't be surprised.  And I'm sure I've said it before but I want a heart like his when I grow up.
{picnic at the camp}


Wanted to share a quick and easy recipe for Pimento and Cheese {or “puhmen-na-na cheese” as I remember calling it as a child}.  I posted it many many years ago but it’s a good treat to share again.  I have so much fun revisiting/rediscovering childhood favorites with my own children, and this is one of them.  I don’t ever CRAVE it as an adult, but always enjoy a taste when I make it for the kids. :)


Pimento and Cheese

8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

4 ounce jar diced pimentos, undrained
2 tsp mustard


Mix ingredients together with enough mayo to coat and spread.  Serve with crackers or as a sandwich.


We killed our second fiddle leaf fig tree.

That is all.


  1. Love the Miscellany! A great way to spring clean :-)

  2. I love Spring too.....but will THIS be the last freeze??? Or just another tease? Great pics of the grand blessings. Bennett does have such a sweet spirit! Jacob is cradling that cap gun like Emory holds her baby dolls :-) AND....fiddle leaf figs must be typical of all indoor fig trees...persnickity! :-) Love ya'll, La

  3. that picture of bennett looks like stephen!


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