30 April 2013

Feeling nostalgic

Today I wanted to take a quick trip down memory lane.
Oh man!
Where did my babies go??

29 April 2013

Manic Monday

Hallelujah, Monday is here!
I remember talking to one of my sister-in-law's about how stressed out I get on the weekends because the boys are home, Stuart is home (mostly), we have this and that to do...and she told me to think of M-F as "my" weekend. Since the boys are in school and I have that time to myself (kind of), I should just act like Monday is really Saturday.
I can't say that I have jumped full force into this thinking, but it has helped remind me that I do get some down time.
However, today is not one of those days. 
Today we are having a water softener installed.
Yes, I'm feeling quite grown up with our lawn guy and now a water softener.
But oh my gracious is my garage and kitchen a mess!
Stuart is beyond giddy about this and I'm just ready to see how a shower will feel post installation.
I guess the reward outweighs the temporary chaos.
This weekend I had the benefit of taking individual soccer pictures for our team.

Let me just say, photographers are worth every penny they charge!
It's no joke taking and editing pictures.
My hats off to you if that's what you do.
My baby sister also came into town again to celebrate baby Hutton.

Baby showers are so fun (as are babies).
I could smell powder fresh scent all day long.
Plus I got to make more onesies.
Again, my hat goes off to seamstresses.
Oh and did I mention that there are only 37 more days of school?
Summer is a comin'!

26 April 2013


life rearranged
Today is Battle of Flowers.
Never heard of it?
Yeah, me neither till we moved to San Antonio and found out it's a city holiday.
Oh and so the boys don't have school either.
Regardless, we'll carry on and I *might* be nice and let the boys get a small Lego set at Target this morning.
Because everyone needs to go to Target for something, right?!

I can push my nose all the way down, can you?


One mailbox. Lisa Leonard. Honest Co. Too much goodness!
Finished She Reads Truth | Prayer in the Bible. (and Hosea just started!) 

We have a program at church called Agape Trail that helps transition 5th graders (Bibleland) to 6th grade (Student Ministries). I remember being a mentor 12 years ago and this year we were blessed to be a part of my niece's "corral." This particular evening was the reveal service where we all gathered to show her who has been praying for her and sending her encouragement over the past year. The service ended with her parents washing her feet. Such a beautiful night and beautiful niece!

After Agape Trail, we proceeded to my SIL's house. Tucker ended up stuck in a tree and Tyson took his shirt off to be like the older boys. (sorry for the poor, pixelated quality!)

Tucker: It's our house with me and daddy and Tyson playing video games and the bedroom upstairs and the UFO.
Alrighty then.

 I totally stole this picture from @thenester!

Oh May 4th, why you gotta be so mean?
4 MAJOR events.
4 DIFFERENT cities.

I admit: I LOVE FOOD.

Soccer practice. These kids make me laugh.

So this little guy has been hanging around our neighborhood for over two weeks. Stuart has stopped a few times to try and pick him up and he finally came to him Wednesday night. He's a nice looking guy but barks non-stop and would not leave our dog alone. Unfortunately we had to call Animal Control because we couldn't keep him but we also couldn't watch him suffer outside alone. I did post pics to fb and Stuart posted an add on Craigslist to try and find his owners, but no luck. :(

Yes, "ammo" is on my grocery list.

Green chevron wrapping paper at Target Dollar Spot? {swoon} 

We totally said yes to the random tree trimmers that knocked on our door last night asking if we needed any services. 

But look! The tree isn't touching the house anymore!

That's it folks! Happy Friday!

25 April 2013

Thankful Thursday

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Today I'm thankful for sisters that come into town.
For cousins that get to play.
For Legos (yes, I said that).
I'm thankful for cloudy skies.
For dishwashers (because let's face it, we all enjoy the extra free time).
For scented laundry detergent (although my three boys are allergic to it-boo).
Today I'm thankful for faithfulness.
And grace.

What are you thankful for today?

24 April 2013

What I WANT to Wear Wednesday {WIWTWW}

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I don't know about you, but this crazy back and forth weather we've been having is driving me C R A Z Y.
One minute I'm wearing shorts and a tank top and the next I have to pull out my jeans and a sweatshirt (and can we just pause to talk about that fact that I somehow LOST my favorite sweatshirt? I mean, it's gone. I can not find it. The last place I remember seeing it was at the boy's soccer game and I have a sinking feeling it got left on the ground. Bummer. Ugggh!)
But this weather has also made me go through my closet and do a little reorganizing.
As in, I finally threw out some things that I have been hanging onto for no other reason than I paid full price for them.
Ever do that?
Either way, here's what I want to be wearing:

In Bloom

Late Morning

Girl's Night

Sunday Best

What do you WANT to be wearing today?