Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Show and Tell Tuesday

Today I'm linking up with my girl, Andrea, to share my favorite room in the house.  This was super hard for me.  I contemplated choosing the living room where lots of hanging out happens OR the kitchen where we all are constantly.  I finally decided on a tie!  :)

Don't mind the cute two-year-old on the couch watching Paw Patrol while I took pictures all around him.  In the evenings and after dinner we do a lot of hanging out in the living room.

 A view looking back into the kitchen....I'm on a mission for some spring pillows!

When we moved almost two years ago, we made some major changes to this space.  Here is a link to that blog post.

A view from the kitchen into the living room.  Meal times are all spent here.  My kiddos are getting to the ages they help me cook for real and without making crazy big messes (big bonus!).  They also enjoy getting to help so it's a win for everyone.

We also did some major work in the kitchen.  You can see the before/afters here.

I'm sure I'm like all of you and just when I think a room is "finished" I see something else I really want to change. So my house is ALWAYS a work in progress.  I love getting new ideas though, so I'm excited about reading through this link-up!  You should join us by sharing your favorite room too!  Happy Tuesday, Girls!!  XOXO

Monday, March 2, 2015

Soup, Boys, and Our Weekend

I had the BEST French Onion Soup.  The perfect little treat on a SUPER cold day!  I met Marla for lunch and she suggested this place for the soup.  After one bite, I understood why!

This guy is growing up.  It breaks my heart a little bit, but he has a killer vocabulary and can be pretty hysterical!  His latest response when you ask him to do something is, "Of course I can".  Where did he learn that??

I asked Nixon to bring in this huge package.  I turned around to check on him and saw this.  He got the package in by pushing it on his hands and knees.  He was laughing the whole time.

This past weekend we traveled to Arkansas for a funeral.  A sad occasion, but it turned out to be a weekend full of celebrating a wonderful woman's life with some fabulous people.  This was us on the way to Arkansas and then this happened....

We RAN OUT OF GAS!!!  At mile marker 59...in the middle of nowhere!  We were 6.4 miles away from the closest gas station.  Could have been SO MUCH WORSE!  Tab called Roadside Assistance and they could be there in 45 minutes.  I had the bright idea to call the closest gas station and offer up $100 to anyone who'd bring us some gas.  I thought it'd be so much faster.  I know in the little town I grew up in there were always people hanging out at the gas station.  It worked!!  Some guy agreed to come bail us out.  Tab cancelled the Roadside Assistance and we waited.  And waited.  Finally, the guy showed up (almost 45 minutes later).  He had gone the wrong way! 

Our hotel had an indoor pool so Saturday morning our kiddos were ready to swim at 8:15!  Bowen and I did a lot of watching.  He slowly made his way into the water.  #chillinattheholidayinn

 They spent over two hours swimming HARD!

Bowen finally decided he wanted to take part in the fun.

And then this happened...
We got all cleaned up ready for the funeral and made a quick pit stop for lunch on the way.  Bowen slept through the entire thing.  Bless his heart!

We made the trip back yesterday and are ready for the week!  Hope you had a good weekend!

Better late than never...Andrea and I are doing another Photo Challenge.  Follow along with us and join in the fun.  On Instagram we're "slaughteren" and "andrea2220".

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Favorites

It's Friday!!  Narci, Andrea, and I are sharing our favorites!  You should join us.  Just blog your favorites, link to us, and then add your blog to our list.

We've had a great week here in Texas.  I'm sharing some of my FAVORITES from the week.

Ebby Lee and I had a birthday party on Saturday for one of her friends.  Girl time with this chick is one of my FAVORITES.

While we were at the party, Tab had the boys at the gym working on their fitness.  This boy and a Fergie reference are both my FAVORITES!  :)

After dinner we made our way to the grocery store to stock up on a few essentials.  This was our grocery store on Saturday night!  EEK!!   But a couple snow days at home are always a FAVORITE....until we ALL need to get out of the house.

 Sunday night G came over for chili and we all celebrated when we got the call for NO SCHOOL!  Movie night and hot chocolate instead are a big FAVORITE around here!

 Snow Day #1...Playing in the ice...a FAVORITE!

 Tuesday morning we woke up to no power.  Boo!!  We headed to Market Street for my FAVORITE breakfast burrito.

We decided we'd go to the gym to let the kids play.  I walked slowly, watched daytime television, and drank coffee on the treadmill.  Easy treadmill walking might not be super productive, but it was a FAVORITE!

 We took the kiddos to the gym/basketball courts.  They ran off a lot of energy a FAVORITE for me!

And we ended snow day #2 with dentist appointments for all three.  Bowen in this big chair, with the sunglasses, holding Tab's hand is a FAVORITE!  :)

Remember to join us!  Have great weekend!