Saturday, May 30, 2009


The Larges tackle Disney World. I was really scared about the prospect but the Disney dream kept us going! Eloise LOVED the rides, the characters, and the ice cream. She surpassed all my expectations. We can't wait to go again!

This is what lots of bribery looks like: a happy chocolate covered toddler who made it through Disney with minimal tears. We couldn't have made it without all the sugar to keep us going! It was great!

Week in Vero

We loved relaxing in Vero with Nena, Pops, and the Kids (the puppies). Eloise loved bossing the dogs around, playing in the water, and drinking all the fresh orange juice she wanted. Alex and I enjoyed napping, some nights out on the town, and being pampered by the 'rents. Thanks Nena and Pops for everything!

The beach was fun!

Happy 30th Birthday Alex! Here we are on our way to dinner at Gloria Estefen's new hotel. It's the most swanky thing Vero has going.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Wedding

The wedding and the preparations. Eloise practiced her flower girl walk over and over again. Alex, Pops, and I even got to walk the aisle. She kept at it even after the ceremony. It was really cute to see her enthusiasm.

The ceremony and the happy couple! It was absolutely exquisite!

The family all together!

And after all that fun...Eloise and Nena (or Nana) took a rest.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Pre-Wedding Fun

The beginning of many posts to come! We just returned from Florida after a relaxing 10 day vacation. I have so many great photos and memories to share that they'll be coming to you in bite-sized pieces. We'll start with the fun leading up to Maggie and Tim's wedding.

Grandad absolutely loved our beach location. He swears they shot the Corona beer adds there, they probably didn't, so we decided to shoot one of our own. Here are the men looking good enjoying some cervezas. Don't worry, Eloise had her milk, but she can't resist a photo shoot.

Here we are rehearsing (seriously of course) for the wedding ceremony. It was so much fun being a part of the wedding. Both Alex and Brent read some great selections, and Eloise was the speediest flower girl.

The sunset at the rehearsal dinner. It was a beautiful setting!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Trip to Lex

We headed to Lexington on Sunday after church to celebrate the end of Confirmation/Easter/Christmas/Everything. It was the perfect getaway even if it did rain the entire time. Lexington is always fun and beautiful, rain or shine.

Eloise and Alex posing in front of Lee Chapel. Eloise really liked learning about Traveller.

Eloise decided to streak the campus, like all good Generals that have come before her. :-)

We eagerly ran across the bridge to see the new Wilson Field. Eloise yelled at us, "Come on! Come on!" The bridge reminded her of her favorite Dora episodes and started seeing Dora songs. It was pretty funny, especially as the students walked by.

Eloise did not want to leave Wilson Field. So sad, Eloise!! (What a ham!) It was a fun trip but life continues at home.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Meet Josephine Bailey Averitt

Matt and Lauren had another beautiful and healthy baby girl on Friday! We are so thankful!!