1. my mom made alec a birthday cake
2. maisy loves to chase these little green lizards
4. at a beautiful state park in madisonville
5. desperado sage
6. fried alligator*
7. happy 16th birthday to alec
*since I've had a couple of questions about what the alligator tastes like, I'm letting you all know it's very tender and tasty, and yes it's cliche, but it tastes a lot like chicken - only better!