FINALLY! The post that lets me know I’m mostly caught up! Whoop! I am so excited to share details from our trip to Mississippi!
It’s been a long time since I’ve been there, but it was actually kind of…uh, home-like?…to be able to drive there. I’m pretty sure I drove there twice in high-school/college. I’m not positive, but I think that’s right. It’s much nicer to be able to make that drive with Henry now :) After leaving Madisonville, LA, we headed for Taylorsville which is where the Gambrell Manor (as Kelly would call it) sits. On our way, I had Henry exit Hardy St off of 59 so that I could show him a little bit of University of Southern Mississippi. He’s met so many of Kelly and Matthew’s friends from college after marrying me that I thought he should know where all these peeps came from…sort of. He really liked it! Plus, as Sally and I discussed, it was cool for me to be able to see how much it’s CHANGED since I saw it last. A&M and USM definitely have that in common right now; LOTS O’ CHANGE.
Anyway, we got to the Gambrell’s around 2:30, and Henry was able to meet sweet Addison :) We had a great time with family that evening and Laurie (Kelly’s Mom) and Kelly had prepared an amazing dinner for everyone that night! So delicious!
The next day was sweet Addison’s Sip N’ See!Sally, Laurie and I were soooo excited! Laurie did so much for this amazing little party, and you’ll see it all in the video and the photos. She did an absolutely incredible job. She made table runners with painted polka dots on them, painted polka dots on brown pots, put pretty purple flowers in the pots with fun lavender and brown crinkle paper at the base, made cute brown, lavender and light green bows to stand up in the plants, prepared some AMAZING food (more in a second), and ordered delicious cupcakes from Teresa’s bakery!
Sally made super cute life saver pacifiers, which I forgot to take a picture of, but they look like the ones I posted a picture on for Carissa’s shower. She also made a gorgeous diaper cake, which you will also see later. I made the invitations that you see above, but Laurie and Sally really helped me in getting the wording and fonts right :) They also selected the perfect invitations! I also made some cookies, which, again, you’ll see later.
So, here’s the awesome menu that Laurie put together for the Sip N’ See. It was all delicious!
Pulled Pork Sliders with Pickled Red Onions
Tequila-Lime Chicken Wings
Italian Pasta Salad
Crunchy Chinese Coleslaw
Almond Sugar Cookies
Raspberry Mint Iced Tea
And at the Sip Station:
Assorted Hot Teas (I think had about 1.2 million different choices, hahah!)
One other specialty kind that I’ve already forgotten :/
Have a look at the setup of the food!
Also, I loooooooove this video of me and Addison talking. Check out what word I got her to mimic :) Aggie? I think sooooooo!
Also, one of Kelly and Matthew’s friends made super cute shirts for 3 sweet little girls. Check it out!
Lastly, here’s a look at a video of pics from the Sip N’ See :) This is one of my favorite Animoto videos yet :)
Please also check out Sally’s blog for some great details about the Sip N’ See.