Packing & Preparing

Update:  My cousin is getting married in Nashville this weekend, which means that Waverly Maye will be embarking on her first official vacation & flight.  We are getting our cowboy boots & hats ready and this beach babe is heading west.

Naturally, I am in total (over)planning mode.  My bags during my Pre-Waverly days came close to exceeding airline weight limits, so it’s safe to say that we will be packing a few items for our 3-day excursion.  Honestly, if possible, I would prefer to charter a plane and would be able to fill it entirely with items just for Waverly.    

Since we will be sharing the flight with several other passengers, I have done my best to create a list & effectively plan to attempt to appear as a prepared, have-it-all-together kind of momma.  That will most likely work until the moment that Waverly has a blowout in her peach ruffled Gap dress & fabulous headband I had altered just for the occasion.
Yep, that’s right.  I said it & it actually did happen.  I went to a tailor to have big girl headbands shortened to a little girls size.  And it was totally worth it. 
Lucky for me, Waverly still is pretty adorable without any clothes on at all.  And quite honestly, is happiest that way (even though I hate to admit it!).
Yea, we have been wearing our cowboy hat in the bath.  Just to get FULLY prepared for Nashville.
And if packing for this 3-day trip wasn’t enough to throw me for a loop (#OCD), our house has also been turned upside down with boxes.  Boxes & tape.  Everywhere.  Because (fingers crossed!), our offer has been accepted on a house and we are set to close at the end of June.  We are completely over the moon, stressed & anxious … all at the same time.  But above all, we know that things will work out as they were meant to.  And that wherever we go, this little lady is coming with us.
Because of all of this “moving” talk going on lately, Waverly Maye decided that it was the perfect week to officially learn to say bye-bye.
Bye-bye for now.  Enjoy your weekend!




  1. May 31, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    Such a cutie! Have a fun trip!

  2. That little hat is adorable! I am eager to hear how your first flight with Waverly goes. After you survive the trip you will have to tell us all your successes and what you will plan differently next time or if you were able to rewind and do it all again. Once our little man is here I am sure we will be taking some trips to Oregon and Michigan so, we'll need all the tips we can find! 🙂
    Have fun in Nashville!


  3. May 31, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    Congrats on the new house–so exciting!!!! Hope y'all have a good weekend in Nashville! I'm sure Waverly will get lots of practice waving to people 😉

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