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 you...it 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!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ellis Family Pictures 2014 - SEEM Photography Review

We have family pictures taken every year.  This year, we used a new photographer, Sarah, with SEEM photography.  We loved her and are so happy with our pictures!

It's really the only time each year that we get our pictures made as a family.  It's always crazy..finding a date that works, outfits that work, and a time of day that Jaxson will be at his best...#stressful

But I'm always SO HAPPY when we get them!
The session fee was VERY reasonable, it only took about 20 minutes, and Sarah was fantastic with Jaxson.  And, we got all of these prints digitally. 

I swear his pants are not this short when he is standing.  He is so long and lean that it's hard to get them long enough!  #wherestheflood

I am still in awe that God made me this precious little boy.  I hope that feeling never changes.

I'm thankful for this big boy too :)

I love this pic because it's adorable...but I feel HUGE in it. But, it still makes me smile.

This ended up being the main pic for our Christmas card.  Jaxson is actually laughing because he is pulling my hair...hard.  But, we are all smiling!

Thank you Sarah, for some great pics!  I love them!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Adventures of Elf...

Do y'all do the Elf on the Shelf at your house?  We do...and while I adore how much Jaxson looks forward to him, I sometimes despise messing with him.  I'm pretty much an Elf on the Shelf failure.  I think he's young enough that it's not a big deal right now, but next year I'll likely have to step it up!

I started off great...with Elf bringing the most adorable Little People Christmas House that I found on sale last March for 80% off.  Score!

And then we got a little lazy and put him in the fall decor before we swapped it out for the Christmas decor.

He left notes when Jaxson was a super good boy...

And hid in the candy jar...

And rode reindeer from great heights...

had a snowball fight with Olaf...

Led a parade of Autobots...

And went joy riding with Sammy the Bearkat...

Jaxson has asked from Elf about 100 times since Christmas.  He loves him!  Next year I'll do better....