Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Melt My Heart!

The other day Justin couldn't find Ava Kate, he looked all over the house and then he happened to look over at the baby monitor to see this...
She had climbed in Jett's crib while he was napping to snuggle with him, talk about melting your heart!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bridesmaids, Wedding Gowns, Prom Dresses, Yummy Food, Crazy Fun Friends

I look forward to Girls Night Out with these fun, crazy ladies every month and this one did not disappoint! There were bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses, wedding dresses, strawberry basil margaritas, homemade gourmet pizzas, three delicious desserts, a beautiful patio for dinner and it was all followed up with a viewing of Bridesmaids! And yes that is my high school prom dress and yes I had to pour myself into it, thank goodness it was stretchy! Who says mamas can't have some silly fun! r

Sunday, June 17, 2012

7 Months

7 months old already! What a busy boy you are! You are rolling, scooting, wiggling, kicking, jumping all the time! You are all boy! You are a bundle of joy! You love chasing your sister around the house in your walker, she loves it too! You love to wrestle with her and pull her hair and for now she thinks its funny! You are starting to sit up for short periods of time on your own and you are up on your hands and knees rocking back and forth and just about ready to take off and crawl anyday now! Even though you aren't crawling you still get around and you always manage to get into the funniest places, under your crib, under the couch. I have a feeling when you do take off and crawl you are going to be our little explorer and we will have to do a little more baby proofing than we did with big sister! You are sleeping most of the night in your own bed still although we had a few weeks where you were wanting to eat every couple of hours again because you had been sick. Unfortunately you seem to have inherited your mama's terrible allergies which often turn into ear infections so we're praying that doesn't mean you have tubes in your future. You are a chatter box and love to make all kinds of silly noises. Your first word is mama!!! You don't know how happy that makes me! Your big sister wouldn't say mama for the longest time! We had our first night apart from each other, actually two nights and I was so anxious to get back home to you! You are easily tickled and have the most precious little giggle! You are the perfect addition to our little family and we all love you so much little buddy!

Happy Father's Day!

Today we celebrated some of the wonderful men in our life. I'm so thankful for the godly, loving men God has blessed me with. My sweet husband who is also a loving, patient, involved father to our babies! My dad who has always made me feel loved and safe and secure and modeled the kind of love my heavenly Father has for me. My papa who has set an incredible legacy of faith and love for our family and who still calls me his princess! They all have given me more love and security than I could have ever asked for. They all love our heavenly Father and strive to live like Him each day! I love them all so very much!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Baby Blues

Love my sweet baby and his baby blues!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Girls Weekend 2012

After missing the last 3 annual girls weekend I finally made it this year and it was so fabulous! This was my first time to ever spend the night away from Jett so I was a little torn about leaving him but it was definately just what this tired mama needed! We didn't have a glamourous trip planned but it was absolutely perfect. Casey graciously opened her home to all of us so we spent the weekend in the Metroplex. Friday morning Jill and I packed up the car and drove to Dallas. We started off with a delicious but ridiculously huge lunch which we followed up with some shopping! Then we headed back to Casey's to wait for the rest of the girls to arrive. Once everyone was there we headed to a delicious Mexican food restaurant around the corner from Casey's house. After dinner we spent the rest of the evening on Casey's back porch drinking wine and talking, laughing, crying and dreaming of the future together, always my favorite part of our girls trips! Saturday we got up and took a walk to Starbucks for a little caffeine to get us all moving after a very late night. Then we stopped off at the grocery store for some snacks and things for dinner and headed to Casey's sister's inlaws house for some pool time. We spent all afternoon swimming, laying out, sipping on Maggie's specialty drinks and talking and laughing some more. Casey and Kellie grilled us dinner and we followed that up with smore's in the fireplace and then Maggie led us in some camp/praise songs while we sat by the fire. A special night! Sunday morning we got up late after two late nights and a day in the sun and we went for an amazing brunch where we shared french toast, pancakes, migas, juevos rancheras and mimosas. After a long brunch it was time to say goodbye to some and so a few of us headed to North Park for a quick stop that of course turned into a longer stop. While we were there Kimberly and I got unexpected makeovers in Nordstrom, we decided maybe they could see that we were tired mama's. After our shopping trip it was time to head home. And although I had a blast with all my girlfriends I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO ready to get home to my babies!