Sunday, June 1, 2014

Seriously, it's June?!

I haven't unpacked after a move in 5 years.  My, how different that moving experience was thanthis one is.  In other words, I've not put a house together since 2 babies came along. Needless to say, with a full-time job and my 2 personal little tornados, not a lot of getting settled in has happened!  Now, to give myself credit, the kitchen is completely unpacked and arranged and the furniture that we are going to keep has been put in place (at least for now), but the walls are bare, windows are curtain-less, and no decorating scheme has even been planned. I'm just trying to make it one more week when my summer "vacation" starts.

We had all the family to celebrate Curly's belated birthday.  It gave us a chance to let everyone see the house and eat Minnie Mouse cake all in one day:)


That night, she got sick.  Poor birthday girl.

About 3 days, after that, Smiley got sick.

The day after I took Smiley to the doctor, I got sick.

We are all on the mend now! 

Looking forward for just 4 1/2 more days of school and then summer...the joys of working in an elementary school! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

And then...

...we found a house. Made an offer, offer accepted, paperwork frenzy, long waiting, and then at last it was ours.  As a matter of fact, tonight is our first night here.

I'm beat, thrilled, overwhelmed, and completely overtaken by Pinterest as I kick off my shoes and relax after our 3rd day of moving. So what if normal people do it all in one day....we're special. :)

And blessed.

More to come!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Our Spring Break in Pictures

Another spring break has come and gone!

Skinned knees on Curly...

Found the perfect shirt for our living situation while hitting up Old Navy...

Although that won't apply to us much longer because we made an offer on a house and....

(I really should charge my phone more often but the girls are always stealing it!)

Picked up Smiley's photo session CD.  After 18 months, I thought she should have pictures on her own without Bubba and Curly...

The CD is just dripping with sweetness!

All in all, a week of errands, playing with my girls, and filling out paperwork that comes along with buying a house.  A GREAT week!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Back to Work

My Christmas break ended this past week.  Sad Mama.  The only thing that made my first day back a little easier was this beauty.

One of my coworkers brought this to school Monday. I know it isn't a pretty picture, but just imagine a cheesecake topped with cream cheese mixed with vanilla pudding and blackberries the size of golf balls. Well, almost that big. Yeah, it was that good.

I survived the week, even managed to go the track one night, but other than that, it was just chaotic trying to get our routine back.  Even Smiley found it exhausting.  She completely crashed in my lap when I got home Friday. It was like she had been waiting for me!

Oh, and check out the curls that are sprouting in the back of her head.  I might have 2 Curlys on my hands soon!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Angel Wings and Other Things

Since I don't go back to work till next week and I don't have any house projects to catch up on (since we haven't found one!), I am spending my time perusing Pinterest and mentally decorating my future house. I'm not sure how pathetic it is to buy home decor when you don't have a home, but I have had my eye on these awhile and finally ordered me a pair. Surely I can make them work somewhere...


I love little reminders that angels are all around us! And apparently, I am just on an angel wing kick lately because I ordered 4 of these adorable cuffs for Christmas gifts. Well, at least 3 of them were gifts. I had to get one for myself so I wouldn't feel left out. Mine says "Choose Joy."  So fitting, because I have really been bummed lately about the whole house issue. Things could be soooooo much worse for us and really, we still "got it good!"

Other good things about my break?

Lunch with my hubby at Panera Bread is a plus!

New Brooks! 

Life is good, I'm choosing joy today!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

True to form, on New Year's Eve I was in bed long before midnight, along with my girls....we are just some wild party animals over here.

We did watch my Texas Aggies beat Duke in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl last night. Great game, by the way.  I attributed it to these good luck charms...


I'm looking so forward to what 2014 holds....particularly the house that I just know we're going to find soon!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Santa Claus: Friend or Foe?

Well, after our little visit with him, it depends on who you ask.

This year was Curly's third Christmas and third visit with the same Santa she's seen in the past years. For the first time, she has realized he's one of the good guys.

Third times a charm and this is the first year she's not wailing.

Smiley didn't feel the same.

Poor baby.  I was so happy that the photographer was able to catch big sister trying to make it all better.

Hopefully next year she'll come around!