Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm Moving

I have decided to start fresh with a new blog and host. Check out our new family blog over at WordPress.

I hope each of my readers (or at least those I have left) will continue to follow me and the bits and pieces of our crazy life I share over at the new blog!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Olivia is 3!!


Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!! You are growing up so fast and it is so much fun to watch you change everyday. The past 3 years have gone by so fast and my baby is now a big girl. You have had several milestones this year: potty trained and you gave up your bedtime paci. You are a great big sister to Noah and I love to watch you two play together so well.

Here is a little interview Olivia and I did this afternoon...

1. What is your favorite food: pizza, purple hull peas and chicken.

2. What is your favorite sport to play: skateboard

3. What is your favorite thing to watch on TV:
Max and Ruby

4. Who is the coolest person on earth:

5. What is your favorite thing to learn about in school:

6. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
The beach

7. What is your favorite color?
Pink and purple

8. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Zoo keeper

9. What is your favorite song? My God is so Great
10. Book I'm Loving Right Now: nursery rhymes ( we read this book several times a day)
11. Three words to describe me: No answer from Olivia so mommy will give a description: Strong, Energetic, Thoughtful

12. When I was little I used to:
love my paci

13. Favorite season:
Summer (swimming)

14. Absolute best thing about camping: playing in the water when it rained.

15. Favorite snack: peanut butter crackers,
yogurt, cookies and apples

16. Food I really don't like:
green beans

17. My best friend is:

18. One wish: baby sister

19. My best memory: going to the beach
20. Is there anything else you want to say?
I love you too J

We will be celebrating Olivia's birthday Friday night. She has requested a Princess party this year. I will post pictures of the party later..

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

One, Two, Three


1. The weather is beautiful here in the South this week. I'm talking 70 degree temps for the high! We haven't seen temperatures that low since May. I LOVE fall and this weather had made my week seem so pleasant. I even stopped in Lowe's yesterday and picked up a potted mum for my front porch. Now if I could just talk Eric into buying a fire pit for the backyard we would be all set up for the season. This weather makes me crave a good smore :-)

2. I am addicted to Pinterest. I have a whole list of DIY and craft/decor project I want to do around the house because of that evil little website :-) Don't you just love how handy it is to save your favorite ideas and recipes all in one place. I must get off of here soon and start working on my yarn wreath again.

3. This month is turning into a busy one! We have three birthdays, our anniversary, and a ton of appointments (eye doctor, dentist, etc). Olivia will be 3 on the 21st and we are planning a princess party this year. She has been telling everyone that she is having a princess party for the past 6 months so I hope it doesn't disappoint. We try to keep things simple with just family and a few friends. Even that is not simple since we have so much family. I think October should have a vacation planned in it for recovery :-)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

It's that time of year again!!

I love this time of year...SEC football, cooler weather, yummy food and good times with friends and family!!

My handsome boys having fun with their toys!!
Olivia helped her Poppy and Mawmaw plant their fall garden today. Actually I think she did a little more playing than planting. She is ready to cheer on our Hogs tonight!!


We will be calling the Hogs soon...WPS!! Razorbacks!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Summer: A time to leave behind routine for spontaneous fun. A time to forget the big camera and beautiful pictures and settle for the camera phone. A time to set aside blogging and just make memories.

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A time to cool off from the heat that took over for months.

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A time to dream and plan of home projects but not actually do any. We would rather test out all the cool rides they offer.

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A time to fill our bellies with delicious snow cones!

A time for snoozing away after a long day at the water park.

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A time for trips to the lake with friends.

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A time for Netflix and no shirts when the heat became unbearable.

A time to stop and take a little ride. One little quarter brought so much joy!

A time for Sunday morning coffee on the road.

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A time for baking, dress-up, mud slides, and birthday fun with the cousins!!

A time for date night, chinese food, a movie, sleeping in and IHOP. A weekend alone for the first time in a year and a half!!

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A time for haircuts and bubble gum bribes. :-)
 He did so good!

A time for great big hugs!

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A time for playing in the rain one last time because summer only last so long...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The 4th

Hey Everyone!!


I hope you all enjoyed your Independence Day celebrations. We traveled to several locations over the weekend and got to spend time with both of our families. Last Friday we headed out to east Arkansas to stay at Eric's grandfathers hunting club. We were driving into the club around 7:30 and the sun and landscape was just perfect for taking photos.


Olivia is potty trained now (YAY!!) and she let us know several times on the trip down that she needed to stop for potty break. Since we were mostly driving through farm country that meant she had to do her business on the side of the road. Thankfully I took along her potty chair and she thought it was quite fun to "tickle' outside. :-)



The camp is actually located on a peninsula in the Mississippi River. Back in May all the farmland you see pictured was covered in water. It was the biggest flood this area of the country has seen in years.







Noah thought drinking from the leaky hose would be a good way to cool down. :-)


 The kids loved riding around camp in the Ranger.





Driving out Saturday we got to see this tug boat pushing huge barges down the river.


We had a family get-together in Helena Saturday afternoon and enjoyed BBQ with all the sides.


Noah was wore out after playing with some of his cousins. We head home around 5 and stopped at my parents around dark to watch a firework show that the city puts on there. I didn't get any pictures but the kids loved every minute of it.


After church on Sunday we decided to stay with Eric's parents for the rest of the long weekend. Eric went fishing Monday morning and the kids and I slept in then played outside while Mawmaw and Poppy worked in their garden.

We cooked ribs and burgers that evening then shot some fireworks of with the kids.




I think he was trying to blow out the smoke bomb. :-)



We shot a few more off after dark then bathed the kids and headed home. It was a busy but fun weekend.