Friday, October 11, 2019


I think it's finally happening, friends!  This Texas heat is slowly receding and we are going to be getting some actual FALL weather (or what we consider fall weather) this weekend!  Today the high is 62 (as of the last time I checked) and it will continue to rise a little each day until next Tuesday where it peaks around 87 and then starts to taper back down again.  We'll take it!

Yay for sweater weather! Iรข€™m so glad fall is finally here. #handlettering #brushlettering #adrawingaday #fall


Tuesday, October 8, 2019


So I guess this is what 38 looks like!  How am I THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD?!  I'm not sure what I imagined myself as at 38 when I was a kid or a teenager.  But probably much the same as I actually am.  Mom, wife, days and nights at the ballfield, church, friends, family. (Not in that particular order.)  I had no idea what I'd be doing for a career when I was younger though. I danced around many many ideas.  Child psychologist, pediatrician, optometrist, marine biologist, teacher, architect, wedding planner.  I was definitely not one of those kids who knew what they were going to be their whole lives.  (My best friend growing up, Chauna, was the opposite though.  She knew she wanted to be a vet her whole life and now she is!  And she's making a lot more money than I am.  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚)  But even though my chosen career path isn't something I envisioned for myself, it works for me.  And in 10 years, who knows what I might be doing! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Friday, October 4, 2019


20 It's My Birthday Memes To Remind Your Friends |

Tomorrow is my birthday.  I'll be 38 and it still seems like a crazy dream to think I'm that old.  I close my eyes and I still see myself at 21.  I seem to just have stopped aging (in my mind) around that time.  I mean honestly, life was pretty dang sweet at 21. ;)  Why would I want to age beyond 21?!

To celebrate, we'll be heading to the Packers/Cowboys game on Sunday with the boys and Uncle Ricky and this will be my kids' very first NFL game.  They are so pumped and I can't think of a better first game for them to see!  Craig and I will be flying to Green Bay NEXT weekend for the Monday night game up there but unfortunately, the boys can't come to that one.  But we both can't wait to show them Lambeau someday!


Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Welcome back, friends! 

Last Wednesday, I told you all that I had fun plans for the weekend so I'm back today with a little recap!  In case you don't remember or didn't see that post, I was asked to judge my university's Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet pageant on Friday so I decided to make a whole weekend out of it.

I went to school at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA.  (Sidenote: Natchitoches is pronounced "Nak-uh-tish"...not to be confused with Nacogdoches in TX where Stephen F. Austin is.)  Y'all, I've said it before but I had the BEST college experience.  I would do it all over again in a heartbeat with only a few minor changes. (I won't get into what those would be.  hahaha) Our college town is super quaint, cute and SMALL.  The speed limit is basically 25 mph almost everywhere.  And it's where they filmed Steel Magnolias so that's our claim to fame.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Happy Wednesday, friends!  Hard to believe we are just a few days away from October!  Doesn't it feel like it was JUST New Year's?  (No?  Just me?)  It's crazy to think we are just 3 months away from 2020!  I started thinking about that the other day and just couldn't believe it.  I swear the older I get the more time seems to just whiz right past me.

But I'm already getting off on a tangent so let me get back to what we're here for today.  It's another What's Up Wednesday with Shay and Sheaffer where we answer all sorts of questions about what we've been up to lately and what we're planning next month.  I love seeing what everyone else is up to so if you leave a comment here and you've also blogged WUW, please leave your link and I'll check it out!
It's been a jam-packed week because I'm out of here on Thursday morning and I'm trying to get everything done before I go.  Keep scrolling to read all about it!

Friday, September 20, 2019


Oh happy Friday!  This week seems to be one of those that has gone by in a blur and I keep hearing myself saying "Wait, WHAT day is it?".  

Mom memes #motherhood #mommemes #memes #momlife

I seriously forget what I'm doing all the time.  I even told my mom the other day that I was worried about my memory lately because I forget things within a split second.  I'll go to google something and by the time I get the browser open, I've entirely forgotten what it was I was going to look up.  Is that normal?  Ugh.  Just one more thing to add to my list of worries!

Anyway, its Friday Favorites day and for once, I didn't forget about that! ;)  So let's get started.

Monday, September 16, 2019


Oh my goodness, friends.  Where to even start.  It has been quite an emotional weekend around here.  Here goes my second post in a row talking about something horrible that will stay with us forever.


I think a lot of you probably saw my posts on Facebook and Instagram about a Friday the 13th we will never forget and I just wanted to say thank you for all the kind words left in the comments on those.  It was the scariest situation that any of my family has ever been.

I gave you the abbreviated version on social media but for those of you want the full story, here it is.

Matthew had a baseball game Friday night at 8.  Craig and Matthew left around 7 because they had to get there early to warm up (Craig is the head coach) and so Mason and I waited a bit and got there around 7:50.  Mason wanted to bring his scooter to the game that night which was fine with me.  He likes to ride around in the big open area between all the fields.