Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Jaxson's First Horse Ride

We were so lucky to take Jaxson on his first horse experience!  His Godparents, Kris and Don have a very old horse, Buster.  They were kind enough to take Jaxson for a visit.  I think they loved it just as much as he did.

Buster is super sweet and very calm.  Jaxson wasn't scared for a second.  We actually had to keep reminding him not to run up behind the horses to keep him safe from getting kicked (work in progress that made this momma sweat!)

He LOVED sitting on Buster.

The property owner, Dawn, even gave him his first riding lesson.  She taught him how to sit on Buster, and how to ride without depending on the reins.  He did so great and listened so well!

New Friends.

I LOVE this picture.

I hope we get to go see Buster again soon!


We recently went to Legoland in Grapevine, TX.  It was so much more than I expected!  It had rides, movies and games...and much more.  Have y'all been?  It's pretty much amazing, and super reasonable. I recommend reserving a ticket for first thing in the morning, because it only gets busier as the day goes on.

There were exhibits built completely of legos.

And stations where you could build your own lego creations.  (The OCD part of me had to pretend that they washed these legos daily before they let all of these kids play with them.  I'm sure they do, right?)

Jaxson built cars and then raced them on the track.  He loved it!

And built more and more and more....

And then got really angry with me for taking so many pictures of him...I thought I had a few years before this madness started?!

PopPa is such a good sport.  He's has been designated as the "ride all the rides Jaxson wants to go on grown-up".

I really was impressed with everything.  And I think tickets were only $20.  I recommend buying them the day before (or earlier) and choosing an early time slot.  We stayed until lunch time and it was getting really busy by then.  I love that they stagger it that way.  It makes the whole experience much more enjoyable.

And then there's this.  The holy grail of legos.  You can buy a container of any that you like for $8.  Jaxson (and PopPa) was in heaven.


And then we went back to Gigi and PopPa's house and played legos ALL.AFTERNOON.

Baby Shower Fun!

I recently hosted a baby shower for my sweet Sister-in-Law and my new little nephew, and we had the best time!  It was the first time I've hosted a shower by myself, so while it was tons of work, it was really fun to choose all of the decor and projects myself.  I thought I'd share some of the pictures with you!
I decided to host the shower from 10-12, which of course meant that we had to have a mimosa bar!  I hand glittered each of the stemless wine glasses, and then gave those to the ladies as favors at the end of the shower.  Everyone loved them!

And yes, I rented a dress from Rent the Runway that matched the shower colors.  Don't judge!

Since the Mommy to be didn't have a baby book yet, I purchased a sweet book of baby prayers and asked everyone to sign that for them.

This tassel garland was NOT EASY.  But I was really happy with how it turned out.

I used my grandmother's china for the shower, which always makes everything feel special.

I just loved all of the fun glitter, and the "Oh Baby" theme.  It was so fun to put together!

My Daddy teased me the night before the shower, saying that I needed to change out the maroon candles.  He was joking, but looking back at the pictures, I wish I would have!

The beautiful guest of honor!

Two of my favorite ladies.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's been awhile friends!

It's been a LONG time since I've blogged.  Life is crazy busy.  Crazy stressful.  Crazy Wonderful.

Jaxson is almost 4 years old!  I have no idea how on earth that happened.  

Work has been difficult, but life has been treating us very well.  Here's what's been going on...

I did the 21 Day Sugar Detox.  It was insane and amazing.  Truly one of the best things I've ever done for myself.  It was hard...seriously hard...but I survived and lost 17 lbs in the process.  I am eating sugar and some carbs again, but I broke two bad habits.  No more sodas...and I like black coffee now, no more Splenda.  Who would have thought?!

Look at this kid!  How has he grown so quickly?!

Hubby and I are doing great, working hard, and enjoying each other.  We just finished a marriage bible study that I'd like to share with was marriage changing for us!

Daddy's helper

This crazy child LOVES going to Kroger.  He asks to go almost each and every day.
**I swear he had shoes on when I got to the store**

It's mostly because he wants to buy hotwheels.

And to play toys :)

I'll get some more interesting stuff in here soon, I just thought I'd drop in to say hello!



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Go Texans! We Are Texans Tailgaters

I know I've shared a few photos of our tailgate team over the years...but I don't feel like I've shared much this season!

I LOVE our tailgate.  We've grown from 3 to 4 couples this year and it's been a great change.  We always have great friends stop by and visit, and our policy is the more the merrier!

Our season tickets are HIGH.  Like, three rows from the ceiling.  But, we love them, and as you can see, the view isn't that bad!

Texans games are out Sunday Funday dates!

Johnny and me, my favorite friends' boyfriend.

We had two COLD games this season!

I love this man!

The past two years we've been offered better seats...but we can't leave our friends that we sit with.  We've created such great friendships with the folks we sit around.  we are so lucky.

The last game of the season was the coldest yet.  And it was raining...the entire time.  It took me HOURS after we got home to warm up.  My bum and legs were freezing!

This is probably my favorite game of the season.  This is our official tailgating crew.  We are all so drastically different...salespeople, police officer, radiology tech, principal, college professor...

If you are ever at a Texans Game, please come stop by!  We would love to have you!