Friday, December 30, 2011
We had a blast with my mom and dad. Mema even took us to the beach. Dylan had so much fun. She probablly would have jumped in the water if we would have let her. Haha.
It was a great trip. I feel very blessed and grateful. I hope your holidays were wonderful as well. Now...onto the New Year! #2012
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I am soooooooooo excited! We are finally going to be able to spend Christmas with my family in NC. It has been 13 years since we have spent the Holidays with them. My kids have never been to their Mema and Papa's for Christmas. I can not wait. The hard part is figuring out how to pack the car with all of the presents. (It is an 18hr drive!)
It will be so nice. We usually visit them in the summer for a few weeks since they live on the coast. I am so thankful to my husband for surprising me with this trip. The best present ever!
I finally get to go "Home for the Holidays!!!"
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Well, it's hard to worry about contests when you aren't even sure where you are going to live. But, thanks to many prayers being answered by an awesome Heavenly Father, this past Friday we finally closed on our new home. We are super excited and truly grateful! Now, onto the packing. (Uh-oh, there went some of my excitement...haha!)
I have lots of plans for this house so, most of my upcoming posts will be on home decor and organization. I can not wait. It has been 7 years since we have owned our own home. Woohoo!!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
I didn't have to cook or clean or chase 9 kids around...it was awesome. I read different reviews about parties at Build A Bear...some were great, others were not. I personally thought it was so easy , and worth the money. I wanted the kids to have a good time, so I made sure that each kid would be able to pick the animal of his or her choice and get an outfit for it. The party lasted about an hour and thirty minutes. I also had made little treat bags for the kids to take home. The staff worked really well with the kids...including a really cute "a tooty tot" song. They also made sure everyone stayed within the pre set budget. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. Plus my daughter was so happy...that is what made it the best!! Enjoy some pictures below.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
We did so much!! Our first stint was a couple of days in Louisiana. Then we drove the over 1200 mile trip to NC. We did the beach a lot, ate out...a lot, shopped...a lot, got bit by misquitoes...A LOT! It was nice to just laugh, relax and have a great time. We bought this huge bubble wand and the kids loved it. It really did make the most amazing bubbles. We also visited the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC and I learned about my Great Great Grandfather who was a captain of a Menhaden ship. I also had my very first spa day. It too was so nice. I was able to treat my mom, myself, and my daughter to a manicure and pedicure. My daughter loved it. It was so cute seeing her in the chair. She was just grinning like the Chesire cat the whole time. My parents also did a birthday cake and presents for both of the kids since they don't get to see them on their actual birthdays.
Oh and did I mention how awesome my hubby is?...He bought me my first smartphone...an iPhone 4. I love it but, I am still slow at using it. Oh well practice makes perfect right...or atleast faster!
I have included some highlight pictures below. It all went by so fast. We are already planning next year's vacation. Can you say "It's a small world after all?"
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
So, I started telling myself, "You're gonna win the lottery! You're gonna win the lottery!" Then I remembered...you have to actually play the lottery to win. Shoot!!!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
New Year's Day brought a great breakfast with waffles, cereal, omlettes, sausage, bacon, apple danishes, milk, hot cocoa, and orange juice...oh and yogurt!
Of course..the kids had to get in a little more swimming before we checked out and drove the 15 minutes back to our home.