Tuesday, February 21, 2017


This weekend we had a little girls getaway in celebration on my aunt's birthday! We packed our bags and headed on over to Vegas to see George Straight!

The concert was perfect. Nothing glitzy or glamorous about it, just good 'ole George, his guitar and good country music. I could have sat there and listened to him all night! I did tear up when he sang "The Breath You Take", belted my heart out when he sang "Ocean Front Property" but when he sang "Amarillo By Morning" I could barely contain myself!

Mom and Kim and were the big winners of the trip. I ended up losing $30 but I did come home with a really cute pair of earrings... that's a win in my book!!

We ate lots of good food, had lots of good drinks and laughed so much I came home with a hoarse voice (which also could have been due to the lack of sleep).

For me, Vegas is a place I can never get enough of. I am not a big gambler, but the lights, the shopping, the food, the shows.... it will just never get old!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017...

Micah and I celebrated Valentine's Day this weekend since it fell on a school night. We had dinner in Ft Worth at our favorite- Joe T Garcias- then spent the night in downtown. It was a sweet little getaway.

Yesterday, both boys had their Valentine parties at school. They both had a lots of fun sorting through their goodies, but my favorite part was no homework- I love walking in the door and letting the boys just run wild and free! For dinner, we took the boys to eat Mexican food at Los Mariachis- Roen's request. It was a LOVELY day!

Before school, we let the boys open their Valentine goodies from us. They got a chocolate fish, Sour Patch Kids, a new Tervis cup (Roen got Nemo and Remi got Secret Life of Pets), a book and a wooden airplane to put together. It is amazing how much joy comes from a $5 airplane!

A sweet little picture that Remi's best buddy drew him and put in his Valentine sack. I think I'm going to hang on to this and pull it out when they are in high school one day!

Roen's teacher gave every student and half dollar. They are learning about money right now and they all thought this was awesome!

I feel like the boys have been blessed with the best group of friends! I just love all of them!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Basketball 2017...

We just finished up our last practice and have our very last basketball game this weekend. This season was short and sweet. Remi has loved every minute of basketball and although Roen rarely interacted in the games, I think he really did enjoy playing...

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Visit to the Police Station...

This weekend, we finished up the last little bit of Remi's requirements for Cub Scouts. In his safety section, we had to visit a local rescue responder, so we of course, visited our favorite police officer. The boys love their Uncle Bredger and had lots of fun looking around the station and his car. I think the thing Remi liked best was the big wall map.... little Remi has always had a thing for maps!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine Cards...

I just love this time of year, where shops are full of everything pink, red and hearts. I especially love getting to help the boys with their Valentine cards.

This year, they both chose to hand out Hot Wheels. I ordered a box in bulk and they had the best time picking through the box for the cars they wanted to give out. This is the first year I have really given them a choice, and I have to say, I think they turned out just lovely...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pool Progression...

As of yesterday, gunite has been sprayed. There are still lots of things to do- like pick out pool tile, stone and brick, but I think next, the man who will create the rock slide will be out to go over details! That was the boy's main request, a slide and rocks to jump off of!

The boys could not believe their eyes when they got home from school!! I am so glad we are doing this when they are still at an age where concrete and big machines are fascinating to them!!

They were here at 6:30 yesterday to start spraying and I'm sure our neighbors loved us for this! I had to jump out of bed and go snap a picture of the rebar before they got started!

See those four long pipes poking up in the back? Those are for the rock slide!

To the right is the beach entry- my main request- where I plan on parking everyday this summer with a book in hand.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Little Inspirations...

I love filling my house little handmade goodies! I found this quote that I just loved and had THIS GIRL on Etsy make it into a sweet little embroidery.

It is a tiny little thing and just the perfect reminder that even though there is nothing magical about Roen throwing yet another fit about a 'bump' in his sock or Remi hitting his little brother for the 100th time in a day, it's my job to help them see the goodness in their hearts anyway...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Visit From The Tooth Fairy...

Last night, Remi lost another tooth. He is so good about letting Micah pull them out for him. After putting his tooth in his tooth fairy pillow, he woke up this morning telling me he had dreams about what the she would bring him. He was very excited about the money and in true Remi form, it went straight to his wallet- such a little Micah!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Backyard Construction...

Well, after two years of living in our new house, we are finally putting in a pool!

This is something that has been planned from the day we did house plans, but we wanted to wait until both boys were good swimmers. That time has finally come, so on Friday, they started digging and by the time the boys got home from school, there was a giant hole in our backyard!!

These two sat up on the counter, drinking Sprite and just dreamed of the days to come when they can swim every single day!

We are little fish around here- well, I'm more like a mermaid, but even so, we are very, very excited to have a place of our very own to splash away the hot Texas summers!!

These guys mean business and have been moving super fast! Today, they are putting in the rebar and by the end of the week we should have the concrete sprayed!

Friday, February 3, 2017

A Study of Constellations...

Remi's rank advancement in Cub Scouts is in several weeks. In his Scout book, there are many different sections each focusing on different adventure themes and each having different requirements to get a badge in that area. In order to advance in rank, there are 6 required adventures and one elective. Anything after that is extra in which the Cub can get badges for.

Last week, we focused on an extra area that centered on stars and the constellations. This was right up Remi's alley with his love for Science. There were 8 different activities we had to do in order to complete this section. Researching constellations, naming the stars, creating your own constellation, making a constellation out of found objects, visiting a planetarium and looking at the night sky to find what we researched. After we did all that, he had to present to his den what he learned. He was very proud and did an amazing job getting up in front of his den and talking about his research.

Ya'll, I feel like Cub Scouts has been such a blessing in Remi's life and I cannot say enough good things about it. Remi has always had a mind that works a bit different. His need to explore, research, build and create is so much stronger than most boys I know. Cub Scouts encourages this without grades or judgement. He gets to get dirty doing boy things but it also encourages manners, faith, Science, family and working together with others.

I sure am proud of my little Tiger... soon to be Bear Scout...