Sunday, January 31, 2016

Shopping with Him ;)

I have to FORCE this kid to 
go shopping for school clothes,
and he's a MESS when we do!!!  ;)
I love him so much!!!
He just makes me laugh:)
He's quite the instigator for these two also!  ;)
Seriously can't believe this kid
is about to be THiRTeeN.  
He may try to have the 'tude to go
with being 13, but it never lasts.
He's too sweet for it to last.
For now, anyways;)  
I absolutely adore him. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

My Bathing Suit & My Girl

This was MY bathing suit 
when I was a little girl!!!!!!!!!!!
I love that my mother found it
just in time for it to fit my sweet girl!
She would only wear it for this photo
shoot, but I seriously thought
it was cute enough to wear now.  
Her tan, her naturally wavy beach hair...
just love everything about her!!!
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. 
(Matthew 5:13-16 NIV)
I love this little girl's JOY:)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Little Ag, Big Ag

It is amazing to me to watch
the shift in boys ~ they way they go
from being Mommy's little Man
to wanting to be everything and
anything like their Daddy.
At least that's been the case with 
my two boys.  It's not easy
on my Mama heart, but it's 
what God intended for little men.
Hudson is 110% all about Daddy.
At least he still very much wants
 to marry Mommy though!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lake Tahoe with the NaNa's!!!

The NaNa's and I had planned for 
years to take a FuN and FaBuLouS 
40th Birthday Trip!
With all of us living all over the WORLD
(literally!) and having such busy, 
crazy lives, I still can't believe
we pulled it off!!!
Of course I don't like 
to leave my little family AT ALL...
so there were some tears shed
as I left.  I just hate being 
apart from the ones I love the most.  
Thankfully I was going to see
the friends I love and adore the most,
so I was VERY excited, too!
Arrived in Dallas......
and had to send my man a selfie!
And of course get a Starbucks;)
KiDDiNG, I don't drink Starbucks.
Just a good old fashion COKE for me!!!
Then I met up with Brandy at DFW!!!
I was SO HAPPY to be flying with her!
Hello Tahoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally we were all together!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweet L had us all these fun little cups
with our names on them.  
The next morning, I got to see my precious
little God Daughter for just a bit...
Precious little angel!
Wish I could spend more time with her...
Beautiful Lake Tahoe!
So absolutely WONDERFUL to see my
 favorite Aussi Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is "40 on the Rocks"!!!!!
Oh how I LOVE these girls......
My Soul Sister...
Sweet L and I on a shopping excursion
that afternoon in Tahoe City...
FaceTiming with my LOVES...
I missed them so,
but they were having fun
without me:)
Everywhere in Tahoe is scenic...
it's a beautiful place!
Without Daddy even knowing, 
this sweet little guy called me 
to Face Time.  He was missing
Mama and I was missing him...:(
We had a wonderful 40th
Birthday Dinner out!!!
Kelli giving us a lesson on Tahoe
AND showing off her adorable
BUMP!!!  She finally shared the 
news with everyone that 
Baby Girl #3 is on the way:)
The next day we rented a boat and driver
to take us on a tour of Lake Tahoe!!!

We had a BLAST!
This place is GORGEOUS!
The water in Lake Tahoe
is FREEZING.  I mean like
seriously FReeZiNG.
I have some strong friends who took
the PLuNGE.  I, on the other hand,
didn't even consider it!!!!!!!!
We laughed so hard watching them!!!  ;)
This day was one of my favorites EVER.
I prayed and prayed for my very own
"group" of friends while I was in high 
school.  I found them in college.
They mean everything to me.  
We wanted our boat excursion to last
all day ~ it was just perfect:)
More shopping!
My girl who lives way too far away:(
Our last evening out for Dinner.....
Megan and I were up VERY, VeRY,
I mean VERY early the next morning
 to catch our flights home!
Kids, I'm coming home!!!!!!!!!!!
Had to stop for a Starbucks of course;)  ha ha!
Kimberly treated us all to these
adorable bracelets by Alex and Ani.
I love mine:)

My trip was AMAZING
and I'm so thankful for it!
But even more AMAZING was
coming back home.....
I am one VERY well-loved 
Mommy and Wife and Daughter!
My cup truly runneth over!!!
Even my sweet, wonderful parents
missed me and couldn't wait to see me!
I loved that they showed up, too:)
I have the BEST family and 
friends in the whole wide world.