September 30, 2013


Oh my goodness - can you believe tomorrow is October 1st? Thanksgiving, then Christmas will be here before you know it. 

Speaking of Christmas. I realize some of you like to buy Christmas decor early, but I am not one of those gals who thinks Hobby Lobby putting out their Christmas decor in July is fun. Yesterday, I noticed Target  had an aisle or two of Christmas decor. I mean, can we get through Thanksgiving first? One holiday at a time, and please lets go in order. {end rant} ha! 

Not much going on. Just busy with school, Rylee's dance, and enjoying the cooler temps. 

Happy fall y'all! 

September 18, 2013


Let's be real -

The minute I found out we were moving to Arkansas, I started to countdown the days until we moved back HOME, which is Texas. It's not like I've never lived anywhere else but Texas, but this was different. I had just had a baby. I didn't want to move away from family, and rob them of time with their niece/granddaughter/great-granddaughter. It was hard to say good-bye. One of the hardest days of my life. 

We moved to Northwest Arkansas on Mother's Day of 2006. We were only supposed to be there for 2 years. I figured, 2 years would fly by. I could do 2 years. Well,  TWO years turned into 7. Rylee was 9 months old when we moved to NWA. That is the only home she's ever known. Landry was born in NWA. Lots of good things came out of us living in NWA. It was just the three of us, then it became the four of us. Sure our family & friends were back in Texas, but we made it work. We went "home" as often as we could. They came to visit as often as they could. It was just the norm for us. We made some great friends {one a native Texan}, my girls were happy, they had friends, and lots of activities to keep them busy. I really started to feel like I was home.

Then, the day I waited 7 years for had arrived. We got the news that we were headed back to Texas! It wasn't home, but it was Texas. I'm not gonna lie, although I was excited about our new adventure in San Antonio, I was sad to leave our new, adopted home in NWA. Not only were we leaving the only home my kids knew, we were leaving a great school, great friends, and Rylee's dance studio. It suddenly became all to much for me to handle.

Once again, we are in the same boat. Although we are in Texas, we are still 4.5 hours away from our friends & family. It's just the 4 of us again. I know we haven't been back in Texas long enough to be settled, but dang, I miss NWA. I miss the friends I've made. I miss the small town feel. I miss the seasons. WOW!  I never, ever, ever thought I'd say that, but I do. I miss it. Rylee misses, "home" as she calls it. I never had to move when I was little. I lived in the same small town my entire life. So, I can only imagine how hard this has been for her. To start over, make new friends,  it has to be rough for an 8 yr old. I just feel lost here in the lone star state. I don't feel like I'm home anymore. I had a great 30 {minus the year I lived in Florida} years in Texas, but I think it's time to go back home.

They say, "HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS."  I think I left my heart back in Arkansas.

September 11, 2013

September 11

September 5, 2013

Momma Gut

If your a mom, y'all know what I'm talking about. A few weeks ago, I posted about the girls' school. In case you missed it, you can read about it here. I was so excited to find a preschool here in SA that fit our needs. I toured it, reserached it, and was beyond happy with my decision. {the school came highly recommened}  Well, that all changed the night of meet the teacher. 

It was on a Friday night, so we all loaded up, and headed out to meet Landry's new preschool teacher. We get there, and they didn't have her on the class roster. I go ask the director, and she says, "oh, that is odd, I see her in the computer, and I have all your financial information, but not sure why she's not on the roster?" Ok, so maybe it was a mistake? After even more issues , momma gut started to kick in. You know that feeling when something is just not right? I had that feeling the entire 20 minutes we were there. I was so disapointed. I thought I had found the right school. To make a long story short, I removed her from the school all together, and enrolled her in a church preschool. {I actually toured it right after we moved here - I should've enrolled her there first} Her teachers are wonderful. Mrs. Micheyl is aTexas Tech grad, so that is a major plus. 

Lesson learned. Always go with your gut feeling. ;)

Landry loves her new teacher! Mrs. Micheyl.

First Day of School

Tuesday was the first day of school for Landry. I can't believe this time next year, she'll be going to kindergarten. My baby girl is growing up way too fast.

Labor Day Weekend

this past weekend, my brother, SIL, and niece came to visit. We had a great time. The girls loved being together. We hung out, met Doc McStuffins, took a ride on the river walk, and of course ate some great mexican food, and of course, BBQ. 

Such a great, relaxing weekend.

waiting in line to see Doc.

FINALLY! {Landry was SOOO excited}

The girls with Doc.

River Taxi ride before dinner.

3lb cinnamon roll!