Wednesday, August 27, 2014


We have a swimmer!!! Madeline has finally gotten the hang of it...she's a little wobbly in the water but she is definitely swimming!!! 

The first video shows her true skills but the second one just had to be posted for two reasons...One, because I totally freak out like I always do when she learns something new, and two because of Terry's face at the end. I just love those two!!!

Oh and you'll have to excuse the overly affectionate couple in the background. Good ol' apartment living!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dressing Up

If you're not into dressing up, you can't live in this house! 

 We've been making a lot of trips to Pier One lately, and Madeline LOVES these "costumes" as she calls them. I think they're kind of scary. She likes them, though, and she cried when I wouldn't spend the $26 they wanted for one! haha

Of course the dogs have to get dressed up too, but only Gizmo because Polly's too fast and Phoebe growls. Poor Gizmo...he's had a rough year! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


My friend Shyanne is the ultimate party planner so we knew when her 30th birthday rolled around it had to be big! We've been talking about for a couple of months, complete with secret emails, pinterest boards, and emails. Shyanne, I know you're dying right now!!! haha  We pulled off a great surprise party for her last weekend. It was a fiesta theme complete with the BEST fajitas, cupcakes, homemade ice cream, and a photo booth. Eve was our visionary and of course we could never have done it without Brianne taking her out to distract her. 

We held the party at Shyanne's house and used her party stuff! Aren't we good friends? Eve found some really cute decorations in San Antonio, and when we put everything together,  it was adorable. Shyanne was really surprised and SO mad at us! It was one of my favorite parties ever!!!

The party crew left to right; Brianne, Shyanne, Me, Kaci, and Eve. I am so thankful for these girls, and it's hard for me to imagine that I'll be moving so far away from them soon. I am so blessed to have made such great, Godly friends here. (Shyanne, I stole this from your blog! hah)

 Madeline had the time of her life like she always does. She told me on the way home that she didn't want to go to our house, just Maggie's house. She passed out like this! My sweet girl loves a party! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sweet Stephenville

I actually didn't even know that Stephenville, Texas existed until last week! My sister-in-law (my brother's wife) was visiting her family north of Dallas last week so we decided to meet halfway for lunch. We normally get to see each other at the beach each summer but last year I was in nursing school, and this year I have a mandatory training the week they'll all be at the beach. So anyway, we were due for a visit! My brother is working in Australia so I didn't get to see him. But I really love Cara more so it all worked out. Just kidding...sorta. haha
Anyway, we met up for lunch and then headed to the park. The nice thing about living so far away is how sweet it is to get together. The bad thing is my just-turned-two year old niece was less than thrilled to take a selfie with me! :)
Madeline and Lukey had a good time together though. He's just 6 months older than she is and he was the only one who didn't leave in tears! haha

Remember this??? Seems like yesterday.
Our sweet babies are all grown up!
And look at the legs on this kid...I dread trying to find pants this fall...

I sure wish we lived closer. I miss my best friend! And of course, my brother, and niece and nephews! Can't wait til we're all together again!