Kate’s "Ninnie Nouse" Birthday Party

 Tonight we celebrated our littlest turning TWO! I can’t believe it! Since she doesn’t have true “friends” yet, we just had our family over for a backyard swimming party, and my sweet friend, Brandi, passed on to us her daughter’s Minnie Mouse 2nd birthday party decorations which were perfect. Kate has been talking about herContinue reading “Kate’s "Ninnie Nouse" Birthday Party”

Little Eyes Are Always Watching…

Last Wednesday, I was stopped at a stoplight. We were on our way to drop off my son at preschool, and the day had already been…well, special. I glanced up at the rear-view mirror and realized in the chaos of the morning, I had forgotten to put on any makeup. I am not a bigContinue reading “Little Eyes Are Always Watching…”

Friday Favorites: My Favorite Time of Year Edition

Happy Friday all! 🙂 Life lately has been IN.SANE. as I have been planning Carter’s upcoming birthday shenanigans, accepting my new part-time job as a preschool teacher (say WHAT?!), going in to debt (ok, not really) to attend multiple showers/birthday parties each weekend, walking around in a fog because of nightmares and teething, and justContinue reading “Friday Favorites: My Favorite Time of Year Edition”

Friday Favorites: "Beauty" Edition

TGIF friends!!! I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for the weekend, and I am so excited for another Friday Favorites! This week, I’m focusing on “beauty” products. (Those that know me well are laughing…I’m not exactly known for my make-up and beauty secrets…)  First, let me explain the quotes around “beauty.”Continue reading “Friday Favorites: "Beauty" Edition”

It’s Tough Being One…

So, Kate turned 18 months old today, and there are SO MANY things I love about this age…and there are SO MANY things that I loathe about this age. Let’s see how many of them my mom friends understand. 🙂 LOVE: She absolutely adores me. HATE: She absolutely adores me…because she expresses her love byContinue reading “It’s Tough Being One…”

Weekend Wrap-Up: Almost Perfection

If you live in North Texas like I do, you know how perfect the weather was this weekend. We had a pretty packed weekend of birthday parties, soccer games, church, and other kiddie hoopla, but we managed to spend as much time outside as we possibly could between those things. It was still pretty coldContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-Up: Almost Perfection”

A Day in the Life…One Year Ago!

So, I originally posted this on the family blog a year ago, and I took a fun little walk down memory lane tonight reading this. Kate was almost six months old, and Carter was 2 1/2. It’s amazing how much changes in a year! 5:40am: Carter is awake and crying, “I want my mommy!” IContinue reading “A Day in the Life…One Year Ago!”

Stepping on My Soapbox…

Brace yourself.  Momma’s about to preach.   I was walking out of my gym the other night, and I happened to catch a glimpse of the events table. Something struck me, and to be 100% honest with you, I’m not exactly sure what upset me so much about it, so I’m going to start writingContinue reading “Stepping on My Soapbox…”

The Things I’ve Learned from Colic…

Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor, nor do I have any medical knowledge on colic. I am simply sharing my experience with it last year, and some strategies I used to survive this trying rite of passage.  I will never forget the moment my sweet baby girl was first laid on my chest. She hadContinue reading “The Things I’ve Learned from Colic…”