Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Friday, July 25, 2014


We girls went & got haircuts this morning.  
This was Ella's first haircut & Lily's first haircut at a salon.  
I cut Lily's hair here & here.

Lily went first.

 AFTER-ta da!
Lily said "I look like a new girl!"

Ella was next. A few days ago I told both girls we were all going to get haircuts on Friday.  Ella said, "cry." Jake & I assured her that the haircut wouldn't hurt.

Ella did a great job keeping her chin down.

AFTER-ta da!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

family comes to NC

We had some more family come to visit us.  Jake's sister Jen, and her family did a road trip to NC.  They had never been down to see us.  Anna, Jake's younger sister, decided to join the road trip.  We had so much fun having them all here.  Here's some of the fun we had:

Hanging out at home, waiting for the rain to stop & the sun to shine.

 Once the sun came out & the rain stopped, we headed to WB with our picnic lunch.

Selfie with Aunt Anna

 Playing games.

The girls got their nails painted MULTIPLE times.

Painting the seashells we found at the beach.

Waiting oh so patiently for the hot & fresh Britt's donuts.

Cousin donut distribution

This girl LOVES donuts; both our girls do.


Family picture at Carolina Beach with a photo bomb by two cuties.

Saturday Dinner out to Island's

Evening at the beach.  Surf watching.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

TWO birthdays, ONE party

Since Ella & Lily's birthdays are less than 2 weeks apart we decided to do ONE BIG party. I am thinking we will be doing many combined birthday parties in the future.

Jake had this picture of the girls printed off.  Staples will do a blueprint size for only $3!

We did a dessert bar with double chocolate cake, angel food cake & pound cake.  Cakes could be topped with whipped cream, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate sauce & sprinkles.

We had a small gift for all our little friends who came to celebrate with us.

 The gift included: a note pad, stickers, crayons & smarties.

I am loving having this chalkboard to change out for different occasions.

The birthday girls all ready for their party.

The party was a drop in from 3-5 pm on Saturday.  I got my camera out to take pictures of the kids playing & doing bubbles in the backyard.  I took one picture, set the camera on the grill & then totally forgot about it.  Ugh...I wanted a picture of all the kids & our sweet friends who came to celebrate.

Auntie Em was able to come up for the party.  She was a HUGE help.  She washed & cut all the berries for the party - thank you, Emily!

Father's Day

Father's Day 2010

Father's Day 2011

Father's Day 2012

Father's Day 2013

Father's Day 2014
Our Sunday afternoon tradition - popcorn after nap!

According to Lily:
Daddy is funny when he TICKLES US.
Daddy loves to eat MEATBALLS.
Daddy is 7 YEARS OLD.
Daddy's favorite thing to do is to EAT DONUTS.
I love Daddy because I LOVE HIM.

I think Lily was a little confused if this was about her or Daddy.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Let Them EAT cake

Lily - ONE
one of my favorite pics..."please Lord, don't let them take the cake away"

Ella - ONE

Lily - TWO

 Ella - TWO

Lily - THREE

Lily - FOUR
This was breakfast...I forgot to pull out the camera when we did her birthday cookie.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lily is FOUR

Happy FOURTH Birthday to our crazy Lily Anne!

At the hospital

ONE year

TWO years

THREE years

FOUR years

You are loved, Lily Anne.