Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rite of Passage

Via Wikipedia:

"A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks a person's transition from one status to another."

I woke up this morning and staggered down the hall to retrieve her from prison - the term her brothers have given her crib. She spends little time in there because we all pass her around like the best Thanksgiving dish at the table, but still. Prison it is.

Sweet little bitty.

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I fed, dressed, and loaded up my fab five into the FA-REEZING car because since we've moved South, 32 degrees is like arctic BLAST O' NEED A FLOOR LENGTH DOWN COAT and I've turned into a Wimp o' Weather.

I dropped the three Bigs off at school, went and picked up my bank card that I left at the umpteenth establishment this year because apparently, I want someone to clean out our bank account when I lollygag away from the counter with my latte and have no concern for anything else LIKE MONEY AND SURVIVAL.

Somewhere between card retrieval and "What are we gonna do today?", I decided that today would be the day.


We pulled through the drive-thru, I remembered to retrieve my card before pulling away (HOLLA! Progress!), and we came home with our THE DAY bag o' goods.

If you have no idea what is going on in these photos, it means you don't live in the South and you need to GET THEE DOWN HERE for a visit so we can learn you.

But, if you know. Then, KNOW.

Today marked a rite of passage for my girl.

A status change.

And, she nailed it.

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Holly Anna Short:


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  1. Oh, how I remember Tirzah's first one. I believe I have pictures of it except we were eating inside the Bojangles. It was comical and made every one around us laugh. Congratulations little lady on taking one step closer to being a true southern lady.

  2. Hehe that face, she looks so proud of her empty plate!

  3. Okay, I'm from California so you need to learn me! Is that a scone? Whatever it is, I want one!

    1. Jenni - It's a Bojangles Bo-Berry biscuit. It's truly amazing. Come visit! I'll take you to get one! :)

  4. Not a clue what it's all about, but that last photo looks like little Max!

    1. Ginger - You're right! She does! :)

      And, that is a Bo-Berry Biscuit from Bojangles. This warm, sweet, iced biscuit that is seriously crazy good! :) If you come visit us, we'll go! :)

  5. @Jenni, I'm a California girl also, but this proves I NEED to move to the south! Haha. I love this!

  6. So cute! I agree with Ginger - she sure looks like Max here.
    I've never heard of that biscuit, but it looks yummy!

  7. I'm from Nebraska, so I have no clue what Bojangles is, or what a Bo-berry biscuit is, but it looks heavenly! One thing I can tell from the pictures is that she enjoyed it very much. :) Adorable!

  8. I can not believe people have never had a bo berry before. They need to come south just to have one. They will forever be changed and want to live in the south just bc of the bo berries, sweet tea and accents ;-)