Thursday, January 9, 2014


Where to begin? 

I have been on quite the blogging hiatus for the past few months. No real reason other than life is busy with a three year old, a husband, work, a house to clean and of course lots of other things like family, friends and the holidays. All good things, but all things that take up lots of my time. 

I so love to come here to write and share pictures, if for no other reason than I love to come back and look at my blog to see what we were up to during this time in our lives. So here's to hoping I can find a few free moments here and there to update this here blog :)

And no post is complete without a few pictures of my Sweet but Sassy girl!

She LOVES Grandma Linda's cat Mitsy :)
 Always such a lady!
 And the poor thing has no personality at all, wink wink!

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Emma Kate {3.5... well almost}

So I realized it has been way too long since I have done an update on Miss Emma Kate so here it goes...

Dear Emma Kate,

You are almost three and a half years old and I really cannot tell you were the time has gone. You are growing and changing so much every day!

You are in LOVE with Gymnastics!
You love going to school and you get so excited about doing your homework.
You are NOT a morning person but if we can just get you out of the bed and get you ready then we are good to go :)
You are still a very picky eater. The list of things you like to eat seems to get smaller by the day but I am hoping (and praying) that one day you will eat a vegetable again!
You are a "Daddy's Girl" all the way! You get so excited when your daddy gets home from work and never let him far out of your sight :)
Your favorite show right now is Doc McStuffins. As a result you love to play Doctor and you are constantly giving your Daddy and I a little "check-up".
You may be the only 3 year old I know who likes to pull up YouTube so you can watch and sing along to country music videos. Your favorite songs right now are "Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker and "That's My Kinda Night" but Luke Bryan.
You are also a great little dancer, especially when you "shake it" in the car! :)
You love to help Mommy and Daddy in the kitchen. You are great at making pancakes :)
You are still very strong willed, stubborn and determined. I know you will use these characteristics to take you far in life. 
You make our days brighter, our smiles bigger, our laughs louder and on some days you make our hair just a little grayer! Honestly, we just don't know what we would do with out you! We love you so much and can't wait to see how much you grow and change in the coming years :) 


Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday Randoms and a Good Read

1. EK is still loving her new class at school. We were expecting it to take her a few weeks to adjust to her new room and teachers but she just jumped right and went with the flow. One great thing is that she has been with most of these kids since she was in the baby room. I love the little friendships she has formed and I love that she gives them all a big hug goodbye when we pick her up in the afternoons. It makes it so much easier to leave your child for the day when you know they are happy :) 

EK's first "real" homework assignment!
I know! Homework at age 3! 
She was definitely more interested in coloring than in writing her letters, ha!

2. We kept Reesie for Hannah last weekend and I am pretty sure he was praying his mommy would come pick him up right this second! EK would NOT leave him alone. She wanted to pet him, wrap him in a blanket and be his BFF. Reesie on the other hand just wanted to be left alone, haha! At least he was a good sport about it :) 

3. EK and I went to the grocery store last Saturday. As we were getting out of the car she insisted on bringing her baby doll in with us. She told me, "Mommy, my baby has to wear her diaper so no one will smell her booty!". I just don't even know where they come up with this stuff, ha!

4. She seriously needs to stop growing up so fast!

5. I wanted to share this post by Blue Eyed Bride for all of you moms out there who, like me, can beat themselves up for not being the "perfect" mom. If only we could give ourselves the same amount of grace that we give to others... We should all be a little less hard on ourselves.

6. Our baby chicks aren't really babies anymore... they are HUGE!
 And they officially gave us our first little egg this past Monday!
 EK was so excited and since then they have laid one more egg! Michael seems to think Princess is the one laying the eggs right now, but hopefully they will all be laying on a regular basis soon.   

Hope y'all have a Happy Hump Day!
I just can't get enough of this silly commercial! Haha!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beach Pictures....Finally!

The last week of July we were able to enjoy a lovely Beach Trip with Michael's family. To me, the beach is like my second home. I could move there tomorrow and never look back. I love the slower pace of life, the sun and the sand... OK, well maybe not the sand so much but you get the point :) We have like a million pictures between mine and Amanda's cameras so I am just going to share a lot a few of my favorites from the week. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday Randoms

1. I still plan on sharing our beach trip pictures however I just can't seem to find the time at night to upload all of the pictures I want to share. Granted I can find time to play a game on my phone or watch a TV show but can't find time to load pictures or get my laundry done. I'm all about putting priorities first at my house... ha! This is my fave pic of EK though :)

Doesn't she look so sweet and innocent? 

2. Can we talk about this glorious weather we woke up to this morning?!?! It actually feels like football season y'all! It was 63 degrees when I woke up and for the first time in a while I didn't break out into a sweat while blow drying my hair. It's the little things in life that bring me joy...

I'm thinking I need to move somewhere that is stays 70 degrees year round!

3. We have pretty much entered Fall and I am realizing that I somehow managed to put off "Spring Cleaning" all summer long. { Who am I kidding? Spring cleaning isn't really in my vocabulary.} Looks like I have my work cut out for me around here. I should be ashamed to let people come over with the amount of dust on my window sills... But lets be honest, I'm really not. I'm just sad that I will more than likely be spending this Saturday dusting every surface in my house and washing couch cushions... If anyone knows of a housekeeper who is reasonable please give me their number!! And by reasonable, I mean free ;)

4. EK is still loving Gymnastics and as of last night we turned a huge corner. It was the first time we have left gymnastics without her having a major meltdown while screaming "I DON'T WANNA GO HOME!". I am sure all the other parents have been wondering to themselves just what horrible parents we could be that our child didn't want to go home that bad! I am happy to say that last night was much less stressful and I am actually looking forward to taking her back next week. Now if we can just get her to stop talking while the teacher is talking we will be set :)

I could just eat her up!
Sorry for the bad iphone pic!

5. This pretty much sums up what a lucky girl I am to have such good friends in my life :) 

6. So my friend Meghan made this Crescent Chicken a while back and had us over for dinner. It was delicious!!! I finally made it myself the other week and again it did not disappoint. SO yummy! 

7. And last but not least I had to share this picture Michael sent me the other week of EK before they went to run some errands. As you can tell, she dressed herself :) 
It's not easy being a Princess you know!

Happy Friday Eve!