Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Veda's First Hair Cut

Ok, so she's 2 1/2 but still she hasn't had a hair cut since she was born. Well, that's not totally true, we trimmed her mullet when she was 1 because it was getting so bad, just to even the back to the front. Here she's gotten a HUGE trim, and she loved it! She didn't like it so much when it was happening, but now, she loves it... Just precious!

Oh and don't forget about her SILLY brother, he was the entertainment during the cutting! Don't kill me all you "hair stylists," I did it myself! YIKES!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

halloween, by Michelle Driggers

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 09

Ok, so I've been extremely slack about blogging. I'm so sorry to those of you who keep up with us this way, I promise, I'll do better! This Halloween was by far our best yet! The kids LOVED trick or treating.

Veda was slow to start, she was shy and hid behind my leg and wouldn't really say "trick or treat" at any of the first few houses, but by house #4, she was on top of it. She was yellin "trick or treat" across the yard before we even got to the door. They had great manners, said thank you (with some reminding a time or two). I have pictures, but they're at home, so I'll have to upload them later. They really tell the WHOLE story.

McCrae was scooby doo, and he was a HUGE hit!! He got his costume from his cousin Hayes, it fit to a "t" and he was so excited about it! Everyone loved scooby and even gave him "scooby treats." He laughed and laughed about scooby treats.

Veda was a scarecrow. I got her costume from our consignment sale, which by the way is happening again in March. She was absolutley precious, but people got her confused with a witch... she had a black hat, but IT HAD PATCHWORK on it... surely that should have given it away right? Anyway, they loved it, and we had a BLAST taking them from house to house.

This will go down in history as the best Driggers Halloween YET!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Soccer Ball Practice

Yes, you read it right, soccer ball. McCrae won't call it just Soccer, it has to have the word BALL behind it! He is the cutest thing EVER playing soccer. He played goalie most of the time last night, and he ROCKED at it!! He got one right in the belly (GUT) and stopped, looked at me and the coach, like should I cry or not... and he sucked it right up. I yelled to him, "GOOD JOB McCRAE, SHAKE IT OFF!" and he got up! He got right back to work!! We are so proud of him. Here are a few pics to show you all the day! Oh, can't forget to say how proud we are of his Daddy...he's a GREAT coach!

Mac's #1 cheerleader is Veda, she loves going to practice and watching (or playing with toys). She constantly is trying to run out and hug Daddy (coach) on the field. It is a precious site!

Mac Playing Goalie!

Coach Kevin and his team!

McCrae dribbling the ball around the field!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Yesterday at Veda's school she and her cousin Kaylen dressed alike. Aunt Carrie bought these precious dresses for them both, and they looked like little bits of heaven. We get comments on them looking a lot alike anyway, so it was perfect that they had matching dresses. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cousin Kaylen spends the night

Last night, Kaylen spent the night with us, and we enjoyed getting to wake up with her this morning. I dressed Veda and Kaylen alike for church, they were precious. Kaylen doesn't get to wear a bow that often, so it was a treat and I documented it. It's so nice to have two girls the same age! I can't wait to watch them grown into young ladies.

Trip to Savannah

Well, we have missed and missed our friends in Savannah and couldn't wait another weekend to see them. So, last weekend we drove after work to see Aunt Na Na and Uncle Brian (Renae and Brian). We stayed Fri. night and into the day Sat. then came home for Sawyer's baby dedication. We had such a GREAT time in Savannah. When we got there we ate with uncle Brian and Aunt Na Na at a Mexican Restaurant. It was a blast, and Veda of course loved the chips... she's my chip girl. and McCrae, well seeing as he was born on cinco de mayo, and people call him Taco, it just seems fitting that he LOVES tacos! (soft of course). So, we loved that place.

Then Saturday, we went to Savannah Mall, it had a Carousel, Arcade, play area, and the chick fil-a cow. You would have thought we were at an amusement park. I think Uncle Brian and Aunt Na Na may have been worn out when we left. I know I was!

Here are a few pics that captured the weekend. Oh, Veda and Mac loved Cabella, their dog. She's a pointer, and was so friendly to them. Veda was feeding her gold fish! Too cute! Thank you Brian and Renae for being the hostesses with the mostess! We love yall!!

Veda's School Experience

I wrote last week about Mac's school experience, but haven't had a chance to let you in on Veda's. I'm posting a picture from this week, her first every piggie tails. They were out by the end of the day, and Her hair was like a huge wig. It was halarious by the time I go to her at the end of the day.

She loves her teachers, and is now fully potty trained. She has been easier in that aspect than her brother. She's the slowest eater in town, but she'll eat everything if you give her the time. She loves playing with all her new friends, and she just talks so much more now. I thought I would have one talker and one more reserved one, but I don't think so. I think both are talkers! GREAT!!! Payback.... God has a funny sense of humor! :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

First Day of K4

Today was McCrae's first day of K4. He has Mrs. Talley and LOVED it! I've posted a picture of he and his buddy Asher. They were sooo handsome. Mac came home and told us all about it. Especially of the fact that he hadn't gotten any insects taken away!

We are so proud of him!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Birthday Pictures

I had McCrae and Veda's birthday pictures made between May (Mac's bday month) and June ( Veda's bday month). They turned our beautifully! Becky Kranz I give all the credit to you! Thank you, you did an amazing job! Here are a few for you to enjoy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Sad Heart

Today was exciting and sad for us! Veda, our baby girl went to her first day of daycare. She's two and has been with me all summer, and stayed with a friend that kept a few children until then. I was so worried about how she would handle the situation. McCrae is much different than her, he's very bubbley and just said bye mommy when I left him for the first time. Veda on the other hand is very clingy and reserved. She'd much rather be with me or Kevin than with other strangers.

So... we walked up to the door: Me, McCrae, and Veda. Mac was excited to be back where he was a year ago, but you could tell Veda was very unsure. I'd been telling her all weekend about her "new school" and she said she was ready, but it was a very reluctant "I ready Momma."

I held her for the first few minutes and Mac immediately ran over to Kaylen (their cousin who also started today). When I put her down she wanted "UP UP MOMMA" but I didn't pick her up, I gave her meow (her "security" charm) and she was ok, but didn't leave my side. So I told Holly that she'd probably have to pick her up for me to leave, and so she did, and me and Mac walked around the corner, and she SURVIVED!!! I couldn't believe it. All that worrying... UHHH I should have know God was hearing my prayer after prayer. God is soooo good, and He answers us when we cry to Him.

She was really well behaved they said and she even asked to go to the potty, which is a miracle in a new place. We are about 95% potty trained, and I just knew this was going to be a relapse, because of the new place, but NOPE she is GREAT!! When we got in the car, she was very talkative and reminded me a lot more of Mac and his talkativeness... She just jabbered on about her new friends and they played outside. I think she likes it. We're going to go again tomorrow... maybe take a nap by mid week there! YIKES!!

What have I learned in all of this?? It's true what they say, worrying does NOTHING good for you! Trust God, He will protect them! That is my constant prayer... protection over my children, and once again, He is delivering!!! Thank you Jesus!

Looking forward to another successful day tomorrow! Until next time... Chow!

P.S. Sorry no pics, I need a digital!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nashville Baby!

We had such an awesome week in Nashville! Me and the kids took a trip to see Aunt Krystal and Mrs. Kate (Clemson friend). It was everything we expected and then some.
Thank goodness Meemaw was willing to make the trip with us, she made it so much easier. One could drive and one could tend to the children. They were suprisingly GREAT travelers!! I must say, they made me VERY proud in the car! Meemaw was very patient and understanding throughout the entire trip! WE are all glad she was there.

When we got to Nville, we went to the zoo, the monkey treehouse, downtown, Mrs. Kate's house, had a picnic in Centenial Park and visited with Aunt Krystal. It was so awesome. The zoo was incredible. Much much better than Riverbank Zoo. We spent 4 1/2 hours there and Mrs. Kate met us there. We got to meet Banks and we LOVED him!! Veda kept kissing him, and McCrae was full of questions for Mrs. Kate. The neighborhoods that surround Nashville are absolutely GEORGOUS!!!

Kate's house was by far the most beautiful house I've seen in a long time! She and her husband Brent have done an awesome job of renovating an old house into something that most only dream of!! It was absolutely incredible. I need pics, because words do not do it justice! Her son Banks was so well behaved, he just smiled every day and was so happy all the time. It was awesome to get to sit and catch up with Kate although we missed her husband, I'm hoping Kevin and I can get our families together again very soon. You forget how much you have in common with and miss old friends!

I have pictures from Krystal's camera, but only a few, Kate needs to email me hers. She'd just gotten a new camera and it was the MAC DADDY of a camera. Took great pics, can't wait to get some back!

Aunt Krystal and Uncle Stu Baby have the cutest house. They're renting now, but it was nestled in the best neighborhood. Filled with hills (which Mac loved to ride on his scooter, especially on the way down the hill), mature landscaping, and from the outside some of the hugest houses I've ever laid eyes on. I mean Nashville is no joke! It is beautiful!

Here are a few pics of the trip!

Me, Meemaw, Veda, and McCrae with the downtown area in the background.

Me, Krystal, Kate, and Banks on Kate's back deck!

Me and my babies in front of a professional football field, I think the Titans? Is that right?

Me, Veda, and Banks on Kate's floor playing!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

If only...

If only I had a digital camera again! Someone in the Bahamas is enjoying it, and I am losing precious moments with my children. This week we had Emmy and Hayes all week spending the day with us while Mimi worked, then she took all 4 to VBS! What a week it has been! So much fun with so many popsicles! I'm fresh out. We fed the donkeys apples every day, saw a hog or two get shot, swang on a swing from the tree, which by the way, the second day on it, Hayes broke it. He is getting too big! ha ha ha... I'm kidding, it was on it's last leg anyway, I hope he didn't get hurt too bad.

They just kept each other entertained all day! And nap time... oh the precious nap time. I slept just like them for 3 hours each day! ha ha ha.... Yes, I am lazy!

Tomorrow, we leave for Nashville, TN to see aunt Krystal and Kate (college friend). I can not wait, and McCrae and Veda are really excited too. They are really really excited about Meemaw (kevin's mom) going with us. Kevin has to work, so it's just us and the two pip squeeks. It should be an awesome trip! I haven't seen Kate in FOREVER and I'm soooo excited to be meeting her new addition and seeing where she lives. Today we stocked up on drinks and snacks for the road. Of course, we shopped while the oil was being changed in the car, and when we got back it still wasn't ready, so we ate some of the snacks then, but for the most part we have lots of snacks!

I'll report on how our trip goes. Until next time...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Where in the world?

Where in the world did June go? I mean I thought I was doing a good job blogging, until I looked back. I missed Krystal and Stewart's wedding and Pawley's Island. Two very big highlights of our summer. I have no pics of the wedding, although it was gorgeous, and I just saw the photographer's pictures, and WOW, they are GREAT!! If I can get some to share, I will. Mac was the ring bearer, and he LOVED it! Veda just watched in amazement, as she knew so many of the people walking down the isle.

Pawley's Island, well that is a summer in itself. For 25 years my family has been going to the same beach, and many years the same houses for a week at a time during the summer. It is seriously a very comfortable spot for our family! It makes us take deep breaths and really enjoy each second of each day. Not to mention that our children are at a PERFECT age to enjoy it all too. We had some of our closest friends visit us during the week, and get a glimpse of a Villeponteaux vacation. No T.V. (or very little, this year while we were away, lots happened. Michael Jackson died, Sanford was silly and so on. You could imagine how hard it was to keep the T.V. off) Only cards, pictionary, and lots of reading and talking. Oh, and the most important thing... eating.

We ate and ate and ate. Our husbands were so mad at all of the groceries we bought that we felt guilty if everything and I mean EVERYTHING didn't get eaten! Thus, we all came home 5 lbs heavier than when we left, but it was SO worth it!!

We of course took family photos, which gets harder and harder each year. We keep adding family members (aka having children) and if you have children, you know how difficult it is to get two children to smile and look in the same direction at the same time. It's impossible!!
We rented a paddle board which is similar to a surf board, but larger and more stable. We stood on it and paddled around it was so cool on the creek side. It was such hard work on the ocean side. My legs were like Jello when I finished with that thing. Mac rode on it with me in the creek. He loved it and at one point he laid down while I stood and paddled, it was too cool.

Anyone ever wondering where to go for an awesome family vacation? Pawley's Island will have my vote from now until forever! A tradition in this family that I hope never ends!! Enjoy these pics. there are a lot... sorry, too many good ones to not share!

Ok, so he's now 31 as of Friday, and to me, gets better looking by the year!!

He doesn't read our own blog, so he won't know I wrote this or posted his picture! Ha ha ha.

Daddy and his two squirts. They were major water bugs. Veda DID NOT want any help and McCrae didn't need any. What on earth!

We all know I wasn't a cheerleader and would be perfectly happy with an

athletic little girl. It's looking like pink, barbies, and cheers already! YIKES!

Aunt Heather taught her that!

McCrae is getting a lesson on eating crabs from Granny.

McCrae and Hayes just hangin' round.

Emmy and Veda just hangin' round.

Mom and me.

Veda is hanging on by a thread. Literally!

What a profile!

What a face!

She would not take her swimmies off.

Our Family

Granny playing with the great grands.

What a handsome fellow!

Granddaddy and Emmy.

McCrae and Me on the paddle board.

McCrae loved hanging like a monkey.

Hayes doing a great job with the crabs. He loved them.

Brooke and Asher on the creek.

Me and my two babies. They are such a joy!

McCrae giving sugars!

Is it just me, or do they look alike here?

Mr. Hugh and Granny

Aunt Heather and Emmy

Momma and Veda

What a cutie!

Burried in the sand.

Momma and Veda