March 29, 2011

Spring Break



We're back from Spring Break! We really enjoyed spending time with family & friends. While in Dallas, we took the train to the Dallas Zoo.  The kids really enjoyed the zoo {and the train ride} and the bigger kids {me, Michael & Sarah} were worn out - ha! After the zoo, we stopped at Corner Bakery in West End and enjoyed a late lunch on the patio. It was nice, and of course, we love to people watch. ;-) 









While in Dallas, I celebrated my 35th birthday. Yes, 35th. Saturday night, we all went to dinner to celebrate. We ate at a really great Mexican restaurant on the lake. SUPER FUN! 

Sunday, we had a "Stock The Nursery" shower for my sister in law, Sarah. Sarah & Michael have been trying to adopt for a while now, but recently they've decided to go the foster-to-adopt route. I am so excited for them. They are done with their classes and have completed one home study and have one home study to go. Since they do not have any kids, they will need all the necessary kid gear for their foster {hopefully adoptable} child. We decided to help them out, so her best friend Katie and I put together a stock the nursery shower. It was so much fun, and they got a lot of really great things. Now, they just need a baby! 

Sunday evening [my actual birthday}, Sarah, Michael, my dad and the kids went out for pizza and ice cream. A very low key 35th birthday dinner and I couldn't have asked for a better time. I really enjoyed it. 

Now we are home and back to reality. Hope you enjoyed your spring break as well!





March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day!





An Old Irish Blessing





May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the 
best to you and yours.

March 15, 2011

Pregnancy



So, today I had my yearly exam and all was well until the subject of baby #3 came up. EEEEEEEEEEK!
I have to admit, I've been thinking about it for a few months {keep in mind - THINKING about it} My doctor and I discussed it for a while and of course, I asked every question I could think of, and still left there not sure I want to go down that road. Let's face it, I am getting older and so are my eggs. They've never been "super eggs" to begin with, I did several rounds of Clomid with both pregnancies. Now, I am almost 35 {in pregnancy years, that's old - so I was told today} and 35 {GASP} has always been my SCARY age. I will be the first to admit, it makes me a little nervous to get pregnant at this age. Everything I've read about pregnancy after 35 doesn't help either. I'm just scared. I loved being pregnant with both my girls, and labor & delivery was not bad. If I were 5 years younger, I'd get pregnant again in a heart beat, but there is something inside me that is hesitant. 


The main question I ask myself.....can I handle three kids? ;-) ha!

March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

March 6, 2011

SPRING

 I don't know about y'all,but I am READY for spring. I am ready for warm weather, shorts, flip-flops, bright colors and outdoor fun. Here are a few things I have my eye on.


Yellobox Flip-Flops! I am obsessed. I LOVE them!! 



 {I actually like this bag better in turquoise, but couldn't find a picture of it}

March 4, 2011

Show Us Your Life - Family

My mom - she was one of the most funniest people I know. She had this dry sense of humor that would make you laugh so hard, you'd almost pee your pants! :) She was also very strong willed - that's totally where I get it from. Growing up, we definitely had our ups & downs. It wasn't until I was older that our relationship developed into something fabulous. Although it was cut short when she passed away, I will forever cherish the time we had together -the good and the bad. I wish she were still with us, my girls would love her and she would be spoiling them rotten as we speak.

{sorry, I do not have any photos of my mom. I recently got a new
 computer and haven't transfered any over yet} 

My dad- my dad is so laid back and cool. He kind of just goes with the flow of things. We have a great father/daughter relationship. He is a lover of all things nice - I think that's where I got it from. ha! He lives in Houston, so I don't get to see him like I would like, but that's life. He is a great grandpa {or Papa Money - that's what Rylee has always called him, ha!} to my girls and they LOVE him. Especially, Rylee. Since she has learned to use the phone, she will call him and leave him messages. It's cute! He is remarried and my step-mom is great. She has a wine room in their house and even makes her own wine. 
I like to call it "Hooch." It's super tasty.

                         My dad {he always has a cigar, but NEVER smokes them}


My brother - well, he is a lot like my mom. He has this dry sense of humor and he cracks me up. He is only 14 months younger than me, so growing up we were always fighting. I was probably mean to him a little and of course, since he is the baby, he got away with everything. ha! As we've grown older, we've become great friends. I would say he's one of my best friends. I would do anything for him. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Sarah. She is more like a sister to me than anything. They live in the same small Texas town that we grew up in and have one furry child, Dakota. A VERY spoiled teacup Yorkie.  They are currently on the list to foster to adopt, and I am so excited for them. My girls LOVE their uncle BooBoo & aunt Sissy. 
{My brother also shares a birthday with Rylee, which is extra special}
                                                  
                                                    Michael & Sarah



I also have two younger {way younger} half brothers, Jeff & John.

Jeff is single and lives in Houston. He is super funny. I always have a good time with Jeff. He's a bit strong willed like myself, I think that's why we get along so well. ;-)

John is married and has two kids, Jacob & Isabella. John, Ashleigh and their kids live in Ohio. We don't get to see them all that often, but when we do we love it.
                                

 This was a family photo of us kids & our kids taken. It was before Landry & Isabella were born. We need to have an updated one taken. ;-)



That's my family! Now, let's hear about yours.