Friday, December 30, 2011

Minivan lesson #1:

Your stuff expands to fill your space!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Flashback: DAM's First Christmas

Even a year ago

He was addicted to the iPad!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Date night w/ steak for 2

...or 6. It was huge. Rivaled Doe's.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Family Photos

Lasseters, Mitchells, a Dean & Fr. Dan

Lasseters, Mitchells, a Dean & a Levine

Thanks to our photographers, Sharon and Fr. Dan, who swapped out for these photos.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Ned, Mary Beth, Daniel, David, Patrick, and Sharon

Christmas 2011

David had a great Christmas this year.  
Here he is running into the living room to see what Santa left.

 And he found a guitar!

He had to tune it, of course...

but in the end he was happy with the results.

He gave a close read to the new "Little Blue Truck" book that Santa brought (while his Curious George snacks, fire hat, and Elmo toothbrush sat close by his side so no uncles would try to get them!)

There were so many presents to unwrap all day...

it was exhausting!  But good.

Santa gave DAM a guitar!

Hee Haw on TV...finally!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Natural talent!

Can't wait to play piano w/ Uncle Brian next week...

DAM at Chick-Fil-A: Merry Christmas!

Chex Mix for breakfast

And morning Marty Stuart on the computer! I love vacation!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


and checking out the view on my new trike, given to me by Grandaddy and Nana.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just in time for Christmas

DAM received his first credit card application. Mama expects something lavish this year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Party day!

It was an exciting day for David.  He shared a birthday party with friends Manu and Will.  Here are a few photos.  For more, see the party album on Facebook.  We'll share photos from our early Christmas with Nana and Grandaddy in the coming days.  There were so many presents and friends today that DAM didn't know what to think.  And we saved a lot of gifts to open tomorrow, too. He'll be crazy spoiled after Christmas.
This is kind of a cool thing that Mama has put me inside.

Just like Mama, I prefer the icing only.

Oh wow.  Can it be?  Let's Rock Elmo?

Let me check more closely.

Look what I got from Nana and Grandaddy, Manu!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011


He's pretending that he's watching tv, but it's actually tuned to a holiday radio channel, so there's no picture. Actually, he's been caught red-handed opening Christmas presents early!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Still puny

Not sure if he's getting new molars or if he's gotten a cold, but DAM's been ill this week: stuffed up head alternating with a runny nose, fever, and general irritability. Hoping that the sleep he got last night (with a lot of help from Tylenol and Vicks) helps him feel rested and have a better day.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Busy weekend, but no pictures

Due to our own lack of picture taking, we really don't have much to share from the weekend, though were were really busy: napping, cleaning, looking at Christmas lights, and enjoying Turducken, an annual Christmas party hosted by our friend, Sandy.  To keep DAM's public happy, we're borrowing some great photos that Sharon took when we were in Oxford and she and Patrick babysat.  Thanks, Sharon -- both for babysitting and the photos that I'm "borrowing."

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December zinnias

A Vicksburg perk, picked ahead of this cold weather.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


It was funny watching Mama and Big Daddy trying to figure out Facetime on their iPhones this morning.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy first birthday, Cousin Larkin!

Admiring the view... Beckett and Mary Hartwell's garden.