Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Favorites – Fall Edition

I’ve been on Pinterest a lot lately (thank you to feeding a newborn) and have been gearing up for Fall.  My absolute favorite season of the year.  The perfect weather with tons of yummy food.  Everything is beautiful in the Fall.  Here are some of my favorite things I will be doing or making this Fall!

These little pumpkin pies are so cute!

I love these Fall décor ideas for a mantle.  Found HERE and HERE

I love this look for our dining room table!

And I plan on making these yummy dinners this week! Click on picture for recipe.

Finally, my favorite Fall signs available in the SHOP!  I have a few more in the making.
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I'm linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci for Friday Favorites!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

#oliviaeveryday2014 Week 34

 This was our last full week of summer...B starts his two-day week preschool next week!  Mama is excited to go back to one kiddo for a few hours!

Day 232
Day 232: An evening walk!  Maddox hasn’t been digging these lately.  And our walk ended like this…


Day 233
Day 233: We stopped by a fountain and he threw some pennies inside.  I told him to wish for something and he wished for “ice cream.”  And about 30 minutes later, this happened…

Ice cream cone! #spoiled

Day 234
Day 234: Girl’s Night Out. My friends, Kristen and Jennie, and I went out for sushi and drinks and had actual conversations!  So much fun!

Day 235
Day 235: Good morning peeps!  Totally keeping this for the rehearsal dinner!

Day 236
Day 236: Maddox loves church!  Just hanging in the family room, trying to keep him happy!  HIs hanging toy did the trick.

Day 237
Day 237: A perfect morning…bacon sizzling, coffee brewing, and baby napping!  With a toddler and a newborn, a hot breakfast is far and few between, so this morning was great. 

Day 238
Day 238: “Sometimes being a brother is better than being a superhero!”  My heart is so happy these two boys will grow up best friends!  I look forward to watching them grow up together! 

Also this week…

My view majority of my days!  Such sweetness!

Tired eyes, but the show must go on!

I was doing my devotional and came across this verse.  It reminded me of the hundreds of Scripture I had to memorize in school (I went to a Christian school). 

My brother and sister in law had their gender reveal on Saturday!  There is their little girl and they’re having a….. BOY!  So excited for them!

This is what Maddox thought of his vaccines!  He took them like a champ, but kept frowning like he was about to cry afterwards.  Broke my heart!

Maddox turned 2 months on the 25th.  I’ll post his 2 month update soon!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

#oliviaeveryday2014 Week 33

Day 225
Day 225: The only thing I want to do lately!  Sleep deprivation never sounded like a real form of torture until I experienced a little taste of it. 

Day 226
Day 226: My little burrito!  He sleeps so great swaddled…I’m nervous when we have to break him of it.  B never was swaddled.

Day 227
Day 227: We survived our first dining out experience.  We went to a local café for breakfast because they are really quick with service. B might have eaten jelly straight out of the container!

Day 228
Day 228: Oh the life.  He’s becoming more content with not being held all the time.

Day 229
Day 229: The men in my life!  I don’t deserve them!  This day was so wonderful.  We went to my parents after church and swam and hung out in the back.  Majority of their backyard is shaded so it’s actually kind of nice in the late afternoon.  Maddox LOVED it as he laid there and didn’t whimper once.

Day 230
Day 230: This pretty much sums up our days…Maddox eating and Beckham in time out.  My friend informed me it looked like I was breastfeeding.  FYI, I was not nursing him…he takes a bottle.  Not that I can’t post that, but that would be kind of awkward (for me at least…I’m not a public breastfeeding person).

Day 231
Day 231: We hung out with our sweet friends on Tuesday!  Beckham really loves Faith..and they fed him lunch too!

“Playing” games at Gattitown…he just sits at the games and presses buttons.  Don’t know how much longer we can get away with that.

On our way home Ryan asked B if he wanted to go to the park in the rain and he said yes.  So I dropped them off and went home with M.  They had so much fun and the park to themselves.

No words…

Chillin by the pool

Grocery shopping is a bit harder with a car seat taking up the basket.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Friday Favorites–Random Things

I’m linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci to showcase my favorite things lately!  These are really random!


I cannot believe I have never tried dry shampoo until I was 29 years old.  Here’s the thing, I can go a week without washing my hair before it starts to look dirty.  I have thick hair and a lot of it!  Even though I can go a long time without washing my hair, it still needs that dry look after a couple of days.  I have been meaning to get some dry shampoo for about 2 years now…yep 2 years.  I just never did because I wanted to find the perfect one.  Well, the other day I was in Walmart and just grabbed the first dry shampoo that was inexpensive.  This happened to be it and I LOVE it.  With a newborn I definitely have a harder time finding the time to do my hair, so this is extra helpful now and I won’t have to look so bad on Day 4.  It takes me hours to do my hair so I really have to plan it out.  I have no shame in admitting I don’t wash my hair everyday…I’d ruin the heck out of it if I did.

I was in Kroger the other day and forgot my chapstick!  I can’t live without it!  I couldn’t find the chapstick brand so I grabbed the closest thing to it that was cheap.  This happened to be it.  It had color which I don’t really like, but I was desperate.  I grabbed the pink one (2nd from left) and I love these things.  It tastes yummy and makes my lips a light pink color.  Doesn’t stay on long, but it’s fun.  It was like $3.

I usually get pretty healthy bread, but I had this at my mom and dad’s house the other day and it was so good! 

And speaking of, there is that bread…I actually finished this lunch without any interruptions.  It might have been at 2:00, but it was nice!

This guy…he just makes me laugh!  My favorite!

Hmm, wonder who it will be?  But I actually LOVE that I got to paint my nails this week!  It was a dark purple, but looks black.  I haven’t painted them since before the baby.  There’s just something about painted nails.

And one more favorite!  B doesn’t cuddle me much anymore, but he crawled up on me at my desk and just laid his head down.  I died…and of course took a pic!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

7 Year Anniversary

Ryan and I celebrated 7 years of being married on August 10!  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  Life seemed so much easier too.  We had a HUGE wedding and an amazing honeymoon in Jamaica!  To celebrate, we went out to eat and saw a movie.  Our favorite kind of date.  We saw Into the Storm and it was really good!  First we started with a big girl drink at dinner.  I don’t really drink, but I do enjoy a sweet beverage every now and then. 

We’ve had ups and downs like any marriage, but it has been a wonderful 7 years.  I can’t wait to grow old with him!  He’s my best friend!

Back in the day when we dated!

Then, on December 20 of my senior year in college, this guy proposed in the most romantic way ever.  He had a limo take me around town with my best friend on a scavenger hunt.  It was a hunt to different locations that each involved a “first” for us (where me met, first date, first kiss, first time he said “I love you”) and finally ended at a house in McKinney…our first house together.  Each hint was a poem.  A complete surprise that he bought a house for us!  I didn’t move in till after we married of course. ;)

Our Wedding day!  We married 8 months after he proposed.  I had just graduated college and was starting my student teaching a couple weeks later.

Our honeymoon…
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4 Years later and our family expanded to 3!

And 2.5 years after that, we expanded to 4!  We need to get a new family pic..I'm lookin a little rough.
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I think the best years are to come!  Our boys will only get easier and we will start having so many vacations and memories to be made.  God has blessed our family!   Love you babe!  Always on the same team!