Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Photo a Day: Weeks 6 & 7

Day 41:  Gracyn's first completed sewing project.  She loves this cute little owl and did such a great job hand stitching it.

Day 42:  Tuesday nights tend to be movie nights around our house.  Redbox releases new movies on Tuesdays, so we always get one.  This particular Tuesday was one that I really wanted to see, Ender's Game.

Day 43:  On day 43 Gracyn and I were headed to our small groups, but the snow was coming down so hard that we got scared.  It ended up snowing for a couple of hours, but it did not cause any road problems this time around.

Day 44:  Somehow I deleted a couple of my photos from my phone before posting.  I guess I should post more quickly.  On day 44 Gracyn spent the night preparing Valentines for her classmates.

Day 45:  Happy Valentines Day from Gracyn and her giant unicorn mail box.

Day 46:  Free printable from Pinterest that must have been created with my family in mind.

Day 47:  Bobby is not a fan of the #bootheagram2014 photo series.  He doesn't like to show up on social media so often.  

Day 48:  However, sweet Becklie does not mind posing for a photo every now and again.

Day 49:  My kids love, love, love Full House.  They watch it every time they can find it on the television.

Day 50:  Gracyn loves Instagram as much as her mom.  She gets some pretty cute photos of her and her friends.

Day 51:  The whole photo a day is REALLY hard.  Sometimes I just want to post a pic of what I'm listening to on Pandora.  Like my absolutely favorite worship song.

Day 52:  Friday night date night at the Ignite Marriage Conference hosted by our church.  Locks of love.

Day 53:   Day two of the conference was just as great as the previous night.  This was definitely time well spent for us.  We spent a lot of time learning and laughing about marriage and family with Joe McGee.

Day 54:  Sunday the weather was so pretty.  It felt like Spring for the first time.  Becklie joined us on a ride to the gas station.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Full of Love

Call me a sucker if you want (my husband does), but I L-O-V-E Valentines Day!  I do agree that you should love on the special people in your life EVERY day of the year, but I don't want to miss an opportunity for giving cute gifts to my loves.  And who doesn't love flowers and candy every now and then?

I am starting this post out a few days before Valentines Day.  On Wednesday it snowed again.  My kids have seen more snow in the past few weeks than they have seen in their entire lives.  Gracyn and I got in the car to go to our small groups, and it was snowing so hard I could barely see.  We were afraid and turned around and headed back home.  Luckily the roads did not get bad though and besides a two hour school delay on Thursday, we jumped back into our normal schedule.  And even luckier. . .they postponed the actual study in my small group until next Wednesday.  This is the second weather delay for our class!!  I am thankful I did not miss anything though. 

This year I got the cutest mail boxes at Target in the dollar section.  You probably recognize this from my daily Instagram photo post.  We have used these little mail boxes throughout the month to leave sweet notes and goodies for each other.

On Thursday night I "heart attacked" the kids bedroom doors.  Tanner got a kick out of some of the things that I love about him.

This year Gracyn printed a cute tag from Pinterest and went with the crafty Valentine for her classmates.  "I have a Crush on you".  Orange Crush seems to be in high demand.  They were all sold out at Wal-Mart the first time I went to buy it.  She also chose an inspiration Valentine box from Pinterest and created her own version.  Of course it was a Unicorn.  She did a fantastic job!

Here she is headed into school with her giant Unicorn on Friday morning.

I was in charge of sweet treats and balloons for the kids.  I like to have their treats waiting for them on Valentines morning when they wake up for school.

Bobby is always in charge of getting flowers for Gracyn.  He got us both a little bouquet of flowers and he got me some yummy candy too.  I don't have a picture, but he got his favorite (Peanut M&M's) and a handwritten love note.  However, he keeps saying that he "didn't get anything".  So I'll remember to go big next time around for my precious husband.

This year Bobby surprised me and also added heart shaped Krispy Kreme doughnuts to the list.  A dozen for Tanner and a dozen for Gracyn.  They were thrilled.  We all love Krispy Kreme.

I guess the next holiday is St. Patrick's Day.  AKA GRACYN'S 10TH BIRTHDAY!!
We are in full planning mode now!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Photo a Day: Week 5

Day 34:  Nothing beats getting yourself an early Valentine.  Except maybe if that Valentine is a dozen Krispy Kremes!

Day 35:  Flappy Bird has taken over my kids lives.  Tanner is addicted.  High Score: 101.

Day 36:  Dental Cleanings for the kids.  Tanner DID NOT want to participate in this daily photo.  I don't blame him.

Day 37:  It snowed a little on this Thursday afternoon, and we had an income tax appointment.  Afterwards a dinner date at IHOP.

Day 38:  TGIF.  Tanner went to a basketball tournament with a friend and Gracyn picked the dinner spot.  PIZZA at CiCi's!!

Day 39:  We spent Saturday playing in the woods and everyone got in a little target practice.

Day 40:  You've got mail!!  I found the cutest little mail boxes in the dollar section at Target.  We've been using them to send "love letters" to each other.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Photo a Day: Week 4

I have fallen a week behind on my Photo of the day post.  This is my attempt at catch up.

Day 27:  When I got home from work the kids and Bobby were all snuggled by the fire in the living room with the lights off.  Tanner playing Flappy Bird and Gracyn playing Xbox.  Side note:  Becklie took this opportunity to relax.

Day 28:  It snowed!!  We left work before lunch because the snow was not letting up, and the roads were icy in no time.  It took me seven hours to get home.  A drive that would normally take 25 minutes, 45 tops in traffic.  Needless to say, the traffic was INSANE!!  We were pretty lucky considering we did not have to stay the night in our office, or stranded on the interstate like some.

Day 29:  Snow Day number two.  No school or work for anyone.  

Day 30:  It's Thursday and school is out again.  Bobby is off work again.  But I headed back to work.  

Day 31:  Last day of no school for the kids and a Friday night sleep over for Tanner.  We also had a spontaneous visit from Uncle Casey, Aunt Carrie, and Wyatt.

Day 32:  It's February!!  Finally the day of my hair appointment.  My hair was SO Gray and out of control.  I am trying to let my bangs grow out and they are on my last nerve.  I hope I can make it!

Day 33:  Super Bowl Sunday.  We had a great church service Sunday morning and finally headed to the Church 101 class after 5 months of "testing the waters" at Church of the Highlands.  It poured buckets that afternoon.  So I whipped up some Buffalo Chicken Dip and we all watched football with the rest of the nation.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Disney = A Royal Affair {Part 2}

Finally, another Disney photo post.  Gracyn had the best time ever in Disney World.  She especially loved getting the royal treatment at the Bippiti Boppity Boutique.  She may be nearing double digits in age, but she is still in love with all things Disney Princess.  She collected autographs, and even got to meet her favorite princess, Jasmine.  See for yourself. . . .

"I'm like a shooting star.  I've come so far.  I can't go back to where I used to be."
Princess Jasmine

A Princess is what you were mean't to be, because being sweet comes naturally.