Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sweet Lulu Belle...

Our little Lulu Belle passed away on Friday and I am just missing her so much.  I kept crying to Joey and said that I know it's silly to cry so hard over a dog, but I loved her and she loved me.  She was my sweet companion and I thank God for the time I had with her.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Family Photos 2016

 During Spring Break last week we did a photo shoot of our family.  We hadn't done any since December of it was time!!  We (I) decided we would wear bright colors instead of the typical neutrals we usually wear.  I am very happy with how all the colors coordinated so well!!  We were very lucky to have Ashlee come take the full family pics, as well as a few more!!  Thanks Ashlee!!

Finley age 10, Aidan age 14, Joseph, me, Breslyn age 7, Owen age 5
March 2016

Almost 16 years of marriage...I still love him so very much!!

This boy!!  For the past few years it has been very difficult to get him to simultaneously look at the camera AND smile (as you can see in our full family photos).  Just.too.hard!!  I was lucky to snap a few candid ones when he wasn't looking.  

All the crazy men in our family...

Aidan...he is growing my leaps and FO REALS!  He's almost 6'2" and he just turned 14. 

Finn...he loves to read!!  He enjoys playing at his Gaga and Gpa's house, Science Fiction, movies and his kindle!!  In that order!!  

Owen loves his momma!!  And I love still having a snuggler!  He likes to play Legos and anything else Finley likes to play with!!! Ha!  He really loves Kindergarten (especially his sweet teacher, Ms. Hunter)!! ;)

My beautiful B...twirl your heart out sweet girl!  We are ALL so blessed by her (even if the boys won't admit it).  She is a nurturer and helper!  She loves art, dancing, playing with her dolls and her Kindle.   

I love my tribe of goofballs.  They are all my favorites.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

FEBRUARY 2016 Round Up

Only the first day of March and I'm already posting February's pics!!  Whoop!  

Finally got my MFH shirt!  Love it and loved working with BigFrog shirt company to design them.

Used my new crockpot for the first time...delicious meatballs!!

Went to lunch with these crazies...I'm absolutely the most normal of the group.  :)  Fo sho!

Aidan turned 14.  Sigh....

Our present to him was taking him to see the Longhorns play against Texas Tech in Austin.  We whooped up on those Red Raiders!! ;)

While the big boys were in Austin, the littles and I went to Keegan's birthday party!  We had a blast celebrating with him!!  

Camille was a hoot...

She would NOT let Finn get up.  Every time he tried to move she would push him back down and eat his chips!!  Cracked me up!!  

We went out to dinner to celebrate Aidan's birthday.  Rudy's for the win!  We so loved Rudy's when we lived in Austin, and we are thrilled to have one close by now!  It's the ONLY bbq I even like!

I subbed in B's class...I do really enjoy getting to be in her classroom.  It gives me a peace knowing I have at least one person I can ask questions "how do I work this stinkin computer thingy?" or "where does she keep the cotton balls?"  Ya know...important questions!

We made Valentine boxes.  They had fun decorating their boxes, but the actual valentine's were a pain in the butt and got us all a little frustrated.  But in the end, we enjoyed working together!

Breslyn had her school musical...

Joey and I went to IKEA and purchased two wardrobes for B's room and a desk and shelves for Finn's room.  I lurve IKEA....however, we waited in the checkout line forEVER!!!  Only to realize we were in the credit card only line.  We were paying with cash.  That sucked.  New line.  New wait.  

Our Valentine was wild and crazy.  I spent the day feeling pretty bad, and ended up in Care Now.  I had a sinus infection and upper respiratory infection.  I felt like death...and the week of meds made feel pretty bad too.  I sinus problems vs. side effects with all the meds.  Face got all rashy, hands and feet burned and swelled, sick to my stomach each time I took them.  But hey, no more snot. :/

 The BEST news EVER came the following week....Haley was declared cancer FREE!!!  Tears...all.the.tears!  Praise you Lord, we are so thankful for answered prayers.

Subbed again...this time for a different teacher, but B came and had lunch with me!  I'm very blessed!

That night I attended our church's women's retreat.  It was very relaxing, and I'm so glad I got to be a part of it.

 I FINALLY got around to putting Owen's gallery wall's not complete but I'm happy with it.  That blank space is a place for Obug's picture.

I tackled our master bath that same week.  Everything you are about to see was actually IN our bathtub.  Yes, it was very full.  And I'm embarrassed that it took two and half months to get it all put away.  After getting it all separated out I felt SLIGHTLY overwhelmed!!  I did manage to get it all put away...organized and pretty!!

During the bathroom process I came across some jewelry I thought the kids would enjoy looking through...and they did!  I had jewelry from my great grandmother, my grandmother and many other fun things.  Finley is now wearing a necklace that belonged to Joey and he is very proud of it!   

This past Saturday Joey and I finished up our IKEA projects and we are thrilled to be done!! Ha!  I will post pictures later!  

We also drove around looking for locations for our family pics that Ashlee will be taking during spring break!  I think we might go for an industrial look this time.  But still deciding.  

Sunday Haley and I met to discuss two new clients...

And Sunday night B's teacher, Summer Dean, was on 95.9 The Ranch!!  It was amazing to hear her sing live on the radio!!  We have been so blessed to have her as Finley's teacher and now B's teacher.  If you get a chance, check her out on FB...Summer Dean Music!