Tuesday, July 7, 2009


As I was looking at the post I just posted, I realized I didn't have many pictures of just Miles- which is why many of you even bother looking at our blog! Ha ha! Don't worry, my feelings aren't hurt. You get over this when you have as cute a kid as Miles Darby! So here you go!

Jared and Miles at the bowling alley.

Jared and Miles on the merry-go-round at the Memphis Zoo.
Miles wasn't too sure about this. Very serious look on his face the whole ride.
He did end up on his own animal, though!

Miles enjoying a popsicle in his truck at Meme's house.

"Mama, come get in the pool with me!"

We love summertime!

I suppose I am trying to keep you all guessing as to when I will post again- some of you may have given up, I'm sure. I always have good intentions, but the thought to update just comes at the wrong time! Kind of like that extra item you need to add to the grocery list that you think of while in the shower? Or that text you really need to send right then, but you're driving? I love to read other people's blogs, so I guess it's only fair of me to update ours as well!

This summer has been so relaxing- almost too relaxing??? I know one of these years when we have a house full of kids and summer becomes those 2 months between school years that are filled with camps and vacations, I will scoff at the idea that I once had a "too relaxing" summer! But not having much of anything to do has been so nice! Especially in August when soccer season gets into full swing, then September when I start working at the school again part-time. The plan is for Miles to go to Mother's Day Out at church one day a week beginning in the fall. We have been in a Kindermusik class this summer that has proved to be so much fun, so I know him going to an MDO program will be so great for him!

Miles at his Kindermusik class playing the drum!

Jared and I have celebrated another anniversary! We celebrated 4 years June 25. We didn't actually get to celebrate that day; I was in the car with Mom and Dad headed for Canton and he went to work like usual! That weekend was a momentous one- I left Miles in the care of my in-laws for 4 days! I knew he would be fine; it was me I was worried about! He loves going to his DiDi and Papaw's house (and Katie). He has a big boy bed there, his own toys, a whale swimming pool, and he has the undivided, never-failing attention of his grandparents! I went to Canton with Mom and Dad for my cousin Sarah B.'s wedding. My Aunt Ruthie, mom, and I gave the bridesmaid's luncheon that Friday at my great aunt's lakehouse near my grandparents' house. We had a lovely menu with Chicken Alouette, fresh steamed veggies, fruit congealed salad, and chocolate chocolate chip cake! All of which was prepared by mom and Aunt Ruthie! I tried to help! The wedding was beautiful and I was so glad Jared and I had the opportunity to enjoy the night together without the worries of Miles running around getting into everything!

a picture of the Brown Lakehouse (Our engagement party was given here in January '05) Jared and I at Sarah and Matt's reception at Lake Caroline.

Then of course we were so glad to return home! After a quick trip to the hospital to see my grandfather, we headed home! Pop is doing much better and is at home now after almost a month of being at St. Dominic's in Jackson! He was one sick guy! Praise the Lord for him being able to go home. He has a check up visit tomorrow. Once we got to Dianne and Steve's, we had a little boy glad to see us- he let us know he was glad by whining all night! He quickly straightened up when we go the whale pool out! It sprays water out of the top of the whale's head. But he wouldn't be happy unless Jared was in the pool with him! So Jared got creative (and a little redneck if you ask me!)

We finally did get to celebrate our anniversary this past weekend. Jared surprised me with tickets to Wicked! at the Orpheum! (Okay, I admit that I found them before he surprised me with them, but he left them out on the computer desk!) This wasn't even something that I told Jared I wanted to do- he came up with it all on his own! Bravo, Jared! Bravo! It was so wonderful and definitely one of those shows I would love to see again! We had a wonderful meal at the Mesquite Chophouse before the show and MeMe and Jimbo kept Miles for the night so we weren't in a rush to get home! We are so fortunate to have both of our parents so close!

Jared and I at Wicked! and yes that is the ceiling of the Orpheum you are seeing.
We were waaaay up there! Still amazing no matter where you sit!

Well I guess that's all for now! I promise to keep you more informed on things as the summer comes to a close! Hopefully I'll post again before the month is out! Oh and here's a link to Jared's soccer homepage. Jared is the director for the Tennessee Rush, Olive Branch (click on the Olive Branch link on the left of that page) this next year and we are so excited about all that is to come with this! It does mean more time dealing with the politics of soccer, but it's something Jared really enjoys and is so good at doing! We are planning a trip to St. Louis the beginning of August with the team for a tourney, but hopefully we'll get a little bit of time for some sight-seeing!

Thanks for visiting!!