17 January 2014


life rearranged

Well....at least it's Friday.

I got a new phone case. And a new phone for that matter. Pretty!

I love babies. Seriously.

Happy mail day! Do you Birchbox?

Oh my gracious, Stu and I were so little in the picture! 2002 looked pretty good on us. :)

Ahem, Chesapeake made the top 100 places to work, AGAIN. Yeehaw!

Happy Friday!
{is it odd that I have no pictures of my kids this week??}
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10 January 2014


So I promised myself that I wasn't going to go a week without blogging but here I am, a week later, and not having blogged at all since my last "insta" post.
Regardless, it was a glorious week.
The boys went back to school.
Can I get a hallelujah from all the moms out there?
I got caught up on laundry.
I had lunch two days in a row with friends.
I got to babysit.
And I overall feel fairly accomplished.

My yearly list.

'Nuff said

Everyone in this family shoots. EVERYONE.

My boys are OBSESSED with Minecraft. It just so happens that Minecraft came out with a PS3 version two weeks ago and now that boys have taken over the tv.

I can not express my joy to have this show back on. And this episode was AMAZING.

One of my goals this year is to sit in front of my handy sewing machine and actually sew something, not just fix this or that. I was so happy to get these gems in the mail to jump start that process.

We do not normally see these numbers in south Texas.

This little guy was pretty stinkin' cute.

Stuart and I did a little marriage seminar together. I need to be reminded that God made men and women different. I also need to be reminded that what I need is not what Stuart needs. And that is OK.

My "just because" flowers from my main man. :)

Happy Friday y'all!
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03 January 2014


life rearranged

This *week may contain pictures from last week too. 
And maybe the week before that as well.
That's just how I'm gonna roll today.

Our anniversary is December 28 (as is Stuart's brother's) and Stuart's sister's anniversary is December 27, so for the past few years we have swapped kids so that we can each have overnight childcare for our special days. It's pretty fantastic. This year Stu and I didn't really have anything big planned (by choice) so we just went to dinner and then Starbucks. We finished off the night in the comfort of our own, kid-free home. It was blissful.

They have spent almost every possible minute playing the PS3. What's Christmas vacation for?

My list. They make me happy.

For our Christmas and anniversary gift to each other, we got a new dining room set. It's officially our first grown up purchase. Eeek!

Happy 2014!

Yesterday the girls came over. Sweet Hannah got a baby doll for Christmas and this is the picture of when she showed Tucker. Y'all, they might be the sweetest kiddos ever.

I love nail polish. 
 Another day, another electronic device.

I made my grandmother's peanut brittle. Yes I am allergic. 


11 years.

Not gonna lie, I'm not that sad to see 2013 go.

Happy Birthday to me!

Dear Santa... (Tyson on left, Tucker on right)

I also love socks.

One of my FAVORITE parts of Christmas is receiving and displaying cards. 

And that was our week(s). 
Happy Friday!
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I had these grand plans of re-instituting this here blog 'o mine.
Yeah, that didn't happen.
I really wanted to "come back" with a flourish and give new life to Me and My Boys.
Again, that didn't happen.
Here's the thing:
I really do like to blog.
If no one else reads this space, it's still an area where I can express myself and document my little family.
(because there are so few other ways to document life)
But I let things slip.
I get caught up in what I think are meaningless posts and then don't post them because who reads them anyway?
I do.
And my mom does.
And I think my sisters do.
So, here's my attempt at reviving my chunk of the cyber world.
(even if it's 3 days into the new year)

Happy Christmas!
Happy New Year!