Saturday, July 20


almost nearly in time for our 3rd anniversary, we are headed to Summerour tonight for the first time since our own wedding to celebrate Patrick & Rachel's wedding! 

Thursday, July 18

happy [early] birthday

joe got his 30th birthday present 3 months early! after waking up in the middle of the night, i think it was worth giving it to him early! wilson needs a different size if he wants to borrow it from his daddy!

Wednesday, July 17

pam's "oatmeal" cookies

okay so i have to confess i hate oatmeal cookies...until of course, pam hurst gives me one and i have to ask multiple times about the ingredients, insistent upon the fact that there is no way that there is oatmeal in the cookies...there is [& lots of it]. see the great recipe below! the recipe yields about 3 dozen cookies which is awesome. I also just eye ball the chocolate chips so that may make it a little bit more.

PS Sorry the photo sort of stinks of these cookies...they are eaten WAY too quickly in our house to capture the true essence of them!  After all since these are oatmeal, I've been considering them a breakfast food.

by the way, don't you love "Pamma" as Pam's grandma name?! I do! 

Pamma's Chocolate Chip "Oatmeal" Cookies

what you need...3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c margarine
1/2 c butter flavor Crisco
2 eggs
1 t water
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c flour (plus 1T)
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2-2 1/2 c oatmeal
12 oz. chocolate chips

what you do...
Cream together shortenings and sugars.  Add eggs and liquids. Add dry ingredients, then oatmeal to desired consistency. Throw in a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips to taste.
Cook for almost 10 minutes at 350° [mine cooked for 12 min in convection]

Tuesday, July 16

happy 2nd anniversary!

Happy 2nd Anniversary Comptons!!! xoxoxoxx

Monday, July 15

35 years

this is what 35 years of a beautiful marriage looks like! Happy 35th anniversary to my amazing parents who are enjoying the trip of a lifetime in Africa right now! What a great life they have for themselves...3 children, 2 [awesome] son-in-laws, a precious puppy, and granddoggie all who love them & wish them a happy, happy, happy anniversary!

Sunday, July 14

happy 88th!

I have been so amazing blessed throughout my life to be close to my father's parents. I could not be happier that my husband has been able to know and love my grandmother. Since she has moved to Atlanta earlier this year we have been spoiled to see her constantly and spend this precious time with her. Friday we took Grandma out to her favorite dinner spot in ATL and even had a "sleep over" at our house! Happy 88th birthday Grandma! What amazing memories!