November 27, 2011

Diet Coke


Y'all! I love Diet Coke. I probably have a Diet Coke addiction. Are there meetings for this? ha! Seriously, I don't drink coffee, so this is my caffeine fix. Which, with two girls, I need a lot! ;)  While playing around on Pinterest, I found these Diet Coke photos. SO fun! 









Thanksgiving

We didn't go home for Thanksgiving this year, and I have to say, it was so nice not having to pack up all four of us, and travel to Dallas. Whew! My brother & sister in law came up here, and we had a great time. My girls loved having their "BooBoo & Sissy" all to themselves for 5 days. :) We hung out, shopped, and just spent quality time together. I hope y'all had a fabulous Thanksgiving as well!

{These photos were taken with my phone. Sorry for the bad quality!}




{Yes, Rylee picked her own outfit! ha!}

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!



Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

November 14, 2011

Wow.

In honor of National Adoption Month. 








Sweet little Priss. . . .


I've tried to write this post all day. Every time I sit down to write, emotions come over me, and I have to walk away. Most of you know what is going on with my brother & SIL. It is with great sadness that I tell you, their foster daughter, whom they had hoped to adopt, is leaving tomorrow morning. She will be going to live with her cousin. I can't even begin to imagine what my brother & SIL are feeling right now. Not only did the adoption not work out, but they are also losing this little girl, the little girl who has brought sunshine into their life, when there was nothing but grey skies. The little girl that has stolen my brothers heart like no other. The little girl that has shown them you CAN love a child that is not your own. I believe this sweet girl came into their lives for a reason. They've only had her 3 short months, but have grown attached, and love her dearly. She has grown attached to them as well, and doesn't really understand that she is leaving for good. They have talked to her, and she knows she is going to stay with her cousin, but she keeps asking when they are going to pick her up - BREAKS my heart! 

Today, I pray for peace & comfort for our family, especially for Michael & Sarah. Today, I pray that tomorrow goes as smooth as it can, and that miss priss will be going to a home full of love, the love that she deserves. Today, I pray that GOD will bless them with a beautiful baby. Today, I ask you to pray as well.






She has brought so much joy to Michael & Sarah, and to our family as well. We will miss her, but I also take comfort that this is all part of GODS plan, and 
HE knows what he is doing.



                 




"In the end it's going to be ok, if it's not ok, it's not the end." - Bill Rancic

November 6, 2011

Earthquake

Last night, I was lying in bed, watching TV, and all the sudden I felt the bed shake. I instantly thought one of our dogs was under the bed, messing around. Little did I know, it was an earthquake. It came out of Oklahoma, and was reported to be 5.6 magnitude. It definitely left me rattled for a bit. It has been reported that some people in Texas & Kansas felt it as well. Crazy! Hopefully that was the first & last earthquake for me. 

Here is a funny tribute to last night. ;)



November 4, 2011

Why I blog






I get asked all the time, "Why do you blog? It just seems so silly." 

I blog for most of the same reasons everyone else does....I like it. I blog because I want to keep my friends & family in the loop with our everyday lives. I blog to keep up with what my kids have done. I don't blog to see how many comments I can get, and I don't blog for money. I blog because I genuinely like it. I'm not the best blogger, but it's fun!

Recently, my sister in law blogged about something very personal in her life. The blog was definitely shocking, but it showed how raw her emotions were. It was life staring you in the face. I didn't find anything wrong with what she blogged, but apparently a lot of people did.....even some family members. No matter what anyone thought of the blog, it's HER blog. She felt the need to say what she did, and I don't fault her for that. Until someone has walked a mile in her shoes, they really have no idea how she feels. She has since changed her blog name, and made it private, which is sad, because she now has to make her OWN feelings and emotions private. Whatever happened to, "if you don't like what you're
reading or if it offends you, stop reading it." {Just keep your nasty comments to yourself} 

Have a good weekend, ya'll!

Blog Ornament Exchange











How fun does this sound? I saw this on Faith's blog. I love Christmas ornaments! 




Info:
Would you like to participate too?! Well, all you need to do is fill out this form and you will then be matched with an ornament exchange partner. Monday, November 14th will be the last day we're accepting entries for the Christmas Ornament Exchange. You will receive your partners information on Wednesday, November 16th and by Wednesday, November 30th all packages should be mailed. It's that easy!! 


Spread the word! This sounds like a lot of fun!


drybar



Hello ladies! As a girl with naturally curly hair, I absolutely despise drying & straightening my hair. Seriously, I'd rather get a pap smear, no lie! Anyway, I'm sure all of you have heard about drybar? If you haven't, you can check them out here. It's nothing but a blow dry bar. No cut, no color, just a fabulous blow out!  

I've never been because there isn't one here. Even when I lived in Dallas, there wasn't one. BUT now there are several in Dallas, and I can't wait to check them out. {maybe I will while I'm in town for Christmas?} I don't think this is something I'd do on a weekly basis, for for holidays, parties, and other special occasions, it sounds FABULOUS! 




If you've been, let me know about your experience! 

November 3, 2011

51 days. . . .

until CHRISTMAS! Shut the front door! It seems like it sneaks up on us faster each year. I usually make fun of the people who decorate for Christmas early - like before Thanksgiving. But this year, I think I will become one of "those" people. We travel at Thanksgiving, so it seems by the time we get back, and get the decorations up, we don't get a lot of time to really enjoy it, before it's time to pack up and head out again for Christmas. So, this year, I may or may not be decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving. ;-)

Of course, Rylee has her Christmas list made already. Actually, it's probably been made since summer. ha! She has all the normal things a 6 year old would want, with the exception of a diamond ring. lol, what is she thinking? Silly little sassy pants! :) So, talking about Christmas lists has me thinking.....do ya'll make list every year? If so, for what? Big items, small items, random items? Kasey and I haven't exchanged gifts since before we had Rylee. We just don't feel the need to. If you know me at all, there isn't anything he could buy me that I don't have {well, within reason of course.....that Range Rover is still at the dealership. HINT, HINT!}, and if I do see something I want, this girl is not going to wait until Christmas to get it. Same goes for him. I, I mean Santa, still stuffs his stocking every year, and vice versa. We just enjoy buying for everyone else. It's the spirit of giving, right?

There is one thing I've been eyeballing....new perfume from Prada. Oh, it smells SO good. It's called Prada Candy.



It's not sold around here... only at high end retailers, and their websites. But there is a slim chance he will have the chance to buy it for me, I may or may not have just ordered it. ;-) 


November 2, 2011

November is National Adoption Month


In honor of National Adoption Month, I leave you with this video.  
The song is about a woman wanting to have a child. Very emotional.  If you are dealing with infertility or trying to adopt, please take a minute to watch. 

 I also ask that you continue to pray for my brother & sister in law. xo






"Adoption is like a scavenger hunt, you have to travel 
so far sometimes to find the little treasures God has 
left for us but it is worth it in the end! 

November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!


Hope ya'll had a great time trick or treating! We did! 







Love,
Rylee & Landry