Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Favorites

WAHOO for the weekend!  My allergies have been kicking my tail all week, so I'm looking forward to some down time this weekend.

Just like every Friday, Narci, Andrea, and I are blogging some FAVORITES and sharing them.  We'd love for you to join us by grabbing our graphic, linking back, and then adding your blog to the link-up.

We ran into friends at the ball field.  Peyton's dad played football with Tab in college and we love their little family.  Friday nights at the ball field are my FAVORITE!  This season our advanced tee-ball team is GETTING it!  They know which base there's a force out.  They're covering other bases if someone else is fielding.  It's all coming together.  It seems like just yesterday we were watching them hit off the tee, and run.  Some ran to first.  Others ran to third.  They didn't know what was happening, so this year it's been SO fun to watch!

A couple weekends ago I shared that we met one of my roommates from college and her family for dinner.  Just yesterday, I found this AMAZING video Project Zero made about their little family.  You guys have got to watch!  You should maybe grab a Kleenex or two.  :)  It's a FAVORITE, for sure!  I linked to their Facebook page, but scroll down to the Blankenship Family if it doesn't automatically pop up.

 Saturday night we found ourselves at the Mavs' game.

(This was a little blurry and it does something to your eyes if I make it any bigger.)
We had one extra ticket and were planning on Nixon going with us.  But...he has the biggest crush on our sweet high school babysitter AND he heard I'd ordered Domino's for them so he decided he wanted to stay.  Ebby Lee jumped at the chance to go.  That girl knows nothing about baseball, but take her to a basketball game and she will WATCH THE ENTIRE GAME!

 Getting alone time with one child is rare in our house and something we have to make happen.  But when it's a FAVORITE for us all!

 When the game was over, she took full advantage of that extra space.  Please note her t-shirt.  There was one on each seat because it was a playoff game.  Before the game started, the camera (on the jumbotron) was scanning the crowd and when they found someone who didn't have the shirt on they'd zoom in on them and say things like, "We're waiting".  UNTIL...they finally put the shirt on.  I think deep down Ebby Lee was petrified of that happening to her so she grabbed a shirt and threw it on ASAP!  haha!  #shegetsitfromhermama

I asked yesterday and YOU guys answered!!  Thank YOU to everyone who took a couple minutes to answer my poll.  I must tell you that you guys had some fabulous blog topic ideas.  I'm going to do my best to use as many ideas as I can.  I have to add that MANY of you chose posts as your favorites that others chose as their non-favorites.  Yes, so if you see a post and you think, "I told her I HATE these posts".  Well, please know that someone else said that they loved them.  Hope that makes sense!  And I'll try to keep the blog full of variety so you're not thinking, "UGH" very often.  :)

 These boys are crazy!  Smith was over on Monday and they decided to play "baseball" with those teeny tiny bouncy balls plus a tiny baseball bat and a football helmet.  Watching them come up with this plan was a FAVORITE.

What are you doing tomorrow??  If you're in the McKinney area, you should join us!  We'll be shopping while the kids play for a FAVORITE cause!

 I got to spend my Wednesday with this cutie!  Nixon's kindergarten class had a field trip to the Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine on Wednesday.  

 His little group was so much fun...two girls and two boys who were so well behaved!

 It's always fun having some alone time with this guy.  He keeps me laughing.

We had a great time!  My FAVORITE six-year-old :)

Yesterday at dance, the boys were watching a movie to stay busy while Ebby Lee was tapping.  In the quiet hallway full of adults, Nixon says, "I remember when we watched this movie at The Lice Place!".  Yes, yes he did.  I wanted to crawl under that bench.  Just in case you missed it, check out the lice story here.  One of my FAVORITE memories of a little family vacation.  I'll NEVER forget it, that's for sure.

Hope you guys have a GREAT weekend! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I Wanna Hear from YOU!!

Happy Thursday!

I've been meaning to do this post for MONTHS!  

I want this space to be a fun, uplifting place where we can have a good time.  I want us to chat about motherhood, family, fashion, and everything else in between.  With that said, I also want it be a place where we discuss things YOU'RE interested in.  


I want to know what blog posts YOU guys enjoy the most.  What would YOU like to see more of?  Do YOU have any blog topics you'd like to see?  I want to give the people what YOU want.  :)

Please take a couple minutes and answer these four little questions for me.  To be honest, questions three and four are kind of the same thing.  I just thought three questions weren't enough.  haha!

CLICK HERE to take answer my short questions.  


I'm looking forward to hearing from YOU!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

 I'm joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for their What's Up Wednesday link-up!

What we're eating this week:

This week our menu...
Monday:  Mongolian Beef with Brown Rice (shockingly, the kiddos ate this pretty well.  They dipped their meat in Ketchup, but I'll take it)
Tuesday:  I made a chicken, green beans, and potatoes slow cooker meal that Tab and kiddos enjoy because I had GIRL'S NIGHT!
Wednesday:  Tab's getting in late, so I'm taking the night off from cooking.  :)
Thursday: family all loves salmon so we try to have it as often as possible.
Friday:  Something will be grilled in the backyard.

What I'm Reminiscing About:

Summer days spent at the pool.

What I'm Loving:

THIS WEATHER!!!  I said this last month too, but our weather has been SO great lately!  (As I'm typing this, the weather forecast has storms so let's hope that doesn't happen.)  But the weather this weekend was amazing!  Perfect for being outside.

What We've Been Up To:
Lots of nights spent outside.  We're soaking it up here in Texas.  In the summer, if you're outside you want to be in some body of water because it's so hot, so we're enjoying every last bit of these nice nights.

What I'm Dreading:

I'm not dreading a thing!

What I'm Working On:

I've been working on ironing out ALL the details for our summer vacation.  These four people and I are gonna have a week of making some awesome memories.

What I'm Excited About:


 I'm sure you've read this post before, but Jen Hatmaker nailed it when she describes how we're all feeling by the end of the year.

What I'm watching/reading:

Amazon suggested I read this one, so I ordered it.  I'm about halfway through and will let you know my thoughts at the end.  :)

Oh my goodness!  Who's watching the Real Housewives of Dallas?  And if so, raise your hand if you're as confused as I am?  The Real Housewives of Dallas is very different than my usual favorites-New York, Beverly Hills, New Jersey...what is happening on that show?  If you're watching, please share your thoughts!

What I'm Listening To:
We're getting ready for summer over here by listening to The Beach Boys on Pandora.

What I'm Wearing:

I'm fairly certain my white legs blinded people yesterday, but it was HOT!

Shorts:  Exact here.
Sandals:  Exact here.
Necklace:  Exact here.

What I'm Doing This Weekend:

We'll be grilling out with friends, enjoying the great weather, eating good food and this...

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month:

Lots of things...the pool, legs that don't resemble the color of white printer paper, dinner outside on the patio, the pool, Memorial Day weekend, watching Nixon's baseball games, the pool.  :)

My Favorite Mother's Day Gift to Give/Receive:
On my first Mother's Day, Tab went all out and got me a ring with Ebby Lee's birthstone.  I was not expecting it at all, which made the present even better. 

Happy Wednesday, Ladies!!  XOXO