The month of August started out very sad. We had just returned from our vacation, and Nick's great aunt, Brenda Nicholson, was in a bad car wreck in Longview. She made it to the hospital and there were people visiting her. I'm sure she was being typical Aunt Brenda, but then she had a stroke. She passed away just a few days into August. She was was always such a joy to be around. We'll all miss her dearly. I love and think about you often Aunt Brenda. Can't wait to see you again in heaven!
On a happier note, I read three phenomenal books over two weeks in the end of July and beginning of August. The Hunger Games trilogy was AMAZING!!! Read them, you'll love them. AND, the first movie comes out next year. It will be epic. Another good book to read that I read in August is The Help. Simply awesome and the movie was very close to the book. Loved both.
August 10th was my sister's 27th birthday. :) We went down the Sunday before to have lunch and open presents. Nick and I got her two charms for her Pandora bracelet: one that says "Sister" and an owl. We all went to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings in Texarkana. Loved getting to spend time with them.
|Sister and her charms... ;)|
|April and her apron. :)|
|The blue eyed Bugaboo who has captured his Aunt DeDe's heart.|
|Aren't we cute? Love the little man.|
|Besties! Oh how I wish we could live in the same town and be with each other always!|
|Wyatt checked out after a bit in his bumble bee blow up toy. He's too cute.|
|The beautiful couple! I had to steal this from Kristen's facebook. :)|
|One of my favorite little cousins, Charly.|
|Aren't we such a loving family? Two of my uncles. :)|
|One of my favorites in the whole wide world. Sister. :)|
|Two of my other favorite people in the whole wide world, my parents. :)|
|I have some seriously cute cousins...Landon, Charly and Kennedy.|
|Six of the seven siblings and Memaw.|
|Our family and Memaw.|
|My Memaw is AWESOME. She does funny face pictures with us. :)|
|Actually, my entire family is awesome. They ALL do funny faces. :)|
|Satchel decided he needed a seat.|
This past weekend, we got to visit a lot with friends and family. Friday night, Nick and I went to our first football game of the season with Travis and Kristen. Had a blast there AND we got to see Kat and Cole. :) Saturday morning, I had breakfast with Kathryn, Aryn and Aaron at the Hot Link Joint while Nick and Cole went fishing. Then we had a pretty lazy day. We did venture to Longview to go have dinner with the in-laws. :) Sunday, we had a 9/11 memorial service. It was amazing, and Brian Hughes spoke. He'll definitley have my vote if he decides to run for re-election. The music was wonderful and made me tear up a bit. I love getting to sing songs like "God Bless America" to remind everyone that God still has a place in our country. All first responders in Camp county were recognized and given a Bible as well. I'm very thankful to all of them for risking their lives daily to help protect our's. My favorite quote from the day was from Barbara Bush. "If you took everyone who slept in church and laid them end to end...they'd be a lot more comfortable." Love that lady!
Hopefully I'll be better about updating this month, but we'll see. :)