Wednesday, July 20, 2011

American Girl Store

This week each of the kids had their mommy and me day!! On Monday, Ella went to Brandi's and Hudson and I spent the day together!! We got ready and went to Bailey's birthday party- we ate lunch in the park and then went to see Cars 2- only Hudson's 3rd time to see it!! Then we went to Blue Cherry to eat some yummy fro yo!! I didn't get any pics of Hudson's day, but when I get some from Bailey's mom, I will post them,.
Then on Tuesday, Hudson went to Brandi's and Ella, Nana, and I headed to Dallas to the American Girl store, eat lunch at the AG Bistro and see Daddy at his office. Ella picked out Gracie's outfit and her own outfit!! She did a good job. We had such a fun day!!
Ella and Nana ready to shop!!
Ella and Gracie
Ella and Kanani- The Girl of the Year
Sweet Ella Bella
Yummy food at the AG bistro
Nana and Ella enjoying their dessert.
Ella and Gracie after Gracie went to the AG Salon.
Mommy, Ella, and Nana
Gracie got a new outfit and there might be a new AG doll under the tree for Christmas from Nana!!
Mommy, Ella, and Gracie- leaving the AG store and headed to Daddy's office to say hi!!
A fun girls day with my favorite girl!!

Sic 'Em Bears Reunion Summer 2011

Last weekend we had our annual Baylor Reunion!! I am not sure how many times we have all gotten together in the 10 years since college, but we do it every summer and sometimes in between!! We all have so much fun together and just pick up where we left off. With kids, husbands, jobs, and life-- we don't talk as often as we would like, but that doesn't change the fact that in the past 10 years since college we are all there for one another if it is weddings, babies, or potty training!! I love these girls and their sweet hubbies for making the trip every year!! I am ready for our Girls Trip to Mexico in 2012!!
Kendall & Ella
Sweet Ella Bella & mommy
The Girls- Lauren, me, Kat, Whitney, Tifani, and Jessica
The mom's and kids!! Hilarious trying to get everyone to look at the right camera!!

4th of July

Fourth of July was a busy weekend!! We had a fun filled weekend!! We had a joint swim party with our class and the Lasiter's SS party. Sunday night we hung out with good friends eating dinner at Cracker Barrel and watched firework in Southlake- we ste in the Gateway parking lot, ate cracker jacks and had tons of fun-- the fireworks were amazing!! Monday night we went to the Eisenhour's house for dinner and fireworks put on by their neighbors. Overall it was a great weekend!!
Steph, me, and Becky
our family pic- I LOVE Hudson's face in this picture!!
Kids with silly faces!!
patriotic kids
Hudson at the swim party
Ella at the swim party
Derek, Jackson, Dylan, and Kaycie playing around and watching fireworks.
Ready for the show
Ready to slip and slide!!
Sweet Kaycie Lou Who!!
Love the water time- cute matching suits!!
A fun FOURTH!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


My sweet husband got us tickets for New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys Concert last Sunday night. So, loaded up ready for a fun evening with the girls!! We ate dinner and the Livingroom in the W hotel....I felt very out of place, but it was fun!! We had super cheap seats, so we were literally on the last row of the AAC- up with the rafters!! Marci was determined to get us better seats, after 2 times of being kicked out of "our" seats, we went to the box office and ended up 2 rows from the floor- AMAZING seats!! I felt like a 12 year old girls so excited to see NKOTB!!from the back: Marci, Melodi, Kimberly, Michelle (and baby Kylie) me, and Courtney
They even came out in Mavs jerseys- how awesome is that!!
BSB- not as big a fan, but they were still good!!
NKOTB- I heart them!!
NKOTBSB all together

Ended with "Backstreet's Back" and "Hangin' Tough"
Thanks to my sweet hubs for getting us the tickets and to my amazing friend Marci who got us AMAZING seats!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Living Room Redo

The weekend of the Super Bowl, Paul decided to start a remodel in our living room. Keep in mind, we were having a Super Bowl party at our house with our new SS class. We moved out the entertainment center and some wonderful friends helped us build shelves. At 9:00 the night before the party- we had a guy over here mounting the tv over the fireplace. It was craziness!! Well, over the next month, we finished out the shelves, painted the room (with help from the Eisenhours), added drapes, and decorated the room. So without further is the before picture (I know, its from Christmas, but it was the only view I had of the fireplace and front of our living room New Shelves and decorations!!!

New paint and TV mounted on the fireplace.
I learned that you need to off center things (no symmetrical stuff).
New curtains and greenary.
so homey!!!
warm and cozy!!
Our house feels so warm and homey now!! I love the end result!!!

Thanks to all of our friends who help make our house look so amazing!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Break 2011

We have had a busy Spring Break and it is only Wednesday!! We started off Spring Break by leaving Friday for Newby. We cleaned up, cleaned out, and tagged things for a big estate sale in Newby. We had a great time reliving old memories!! Pray for a good Estate Sale and a quick sale on the house and land.
We came home on Saturday night, then packed up and headed out for Gilmer to visit Mamaw and Papaw Dean!! We had a great time getting to see the family- Hudson and Ella especially had a good time seeing Callie!! They played hard and had a blast together!! We stayed in Gilmer until Tuesday and then took the scenic route home, stopping in Mineloa. We did make it back in time for dinner with Papaw and then to TBall practice.
One of the ladies helping take care of Papaw brought over a Princess kit for the little girls.... Ella and Callie had fun playing princess and Hudson helped them accessorize.
Wednesday we got up and went bowling!! Hudson has been begging to go bowling for a while, so what better time than Spring Break. We had a good time in our friends, The Cotten's. They had a blast, Hudson even cried when we left because he wanted to play a longer. I told him we would go back with Daddy. After bowling, we ate lunch at The Chik and then headed to Grapevine Mills to get some bday presents.Getting ready to bowl!!SCORE!!!Yep, we bowl Granny style!!Waiting......hopefully we will knock some down!!YES!! I GOT 1!!
We made one last stop at Mrs. Megan's bakery (Legacy Cakes in Grapevine) to pick up some cupcakes our 9 year wedding anniversary. Paul got home and surprised me with beautiful flowers and our wedding VHS video put onto a DVD- so sweet!!! Tonight, we will spend the evening at home with our kids celebrating our 9 year anniversary. I feel so blessed to be married to such a wonderful man for 9 wonderful years!!
Gerber Daisies- my favorite!!

Maybe I can get him to watch it later!!