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Monday, April 27, 2015

mother-son dance

Saturday after a long day of Cameron building our mudroom (yay!!!!!!), me cleaning, meeting with the pool guys and 2 baseball games, the boys and I had a mother-son dance at their school to go to!


It was loads of fun. 

They took our picture when we got there and then had frames for the kids to decorate. Aiden decorated ours...it's super cute!


At the end of the night, Aiden and I danced the last dance together and looked at me and told me that this was the best night and he never wanted it to end. I love him :) He really is going to make the best husband one day to one very special lady.

My other date was too busy being chased around by girls the whole evening to dance with me. My future with that one scares me ;)



Saturday, April 25, 2015

family pictures

I have no idea why but the thought of family pictures was very intimidating to me after Amelia was born. So I kept putting it off...and off...and off...until I finally got so tired of seeing everyone else's pictures and wanted some for myself.

It doesn't help that my entire family hates getting their pictures done.

So I started emailing local photographers. Here's the crazy part. They would respond, then I would respond and nothing. Never heard from them again. As if they fell off the face of the earth. It was so bizarre and really discouraged me. 

Then Sarah Brown Photography was recommended to me. She was so super sweet over emails so I was very excited to work with her. Let me tell you...she was even nicer in person. I feel so happy that we finally have a go to photographer!

So without further ado...here they are! 


I chose downtown Georgetown for a fun urban theme. And because my friend Julie had her pictures done there and I loved them ;) Thanks for the idea Julie!



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

well hello again david's bridal

Today Amelia and I had the pleasure to go wedding dress shopping (again) with/for my sister, mom and niece. It was lots of fun, especially because this time around it feels really right for her :) 

So back to David's Bridal we went! This time around since she's getting married on a cruise, she was looking for a short-not super fancy-but a little fancy dress. Unfortunately there wasn't really a huge selection like we were hoping. The good news is we found 2 dresses that we all loved!




And drumroll please...

She chose the 2nd one!!!! And I would like to add that's the one I picked out! 

hashtag go me

After dress shopping we stopped at Nordstroms Rack and then out to lunch at Panera. It was my first time and oh.em.gee it was SOOOOO good! Too bad there isn't one closer.

After all that girl's day fun little sister and I spent about 30 minutes waiting for brothers to get out of school. We were so worn out (yeah I'm getting old) so we just chilled in the car with snacks and watched a movie. She is so stinkin cute. 


I just love love love spending my days with her :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

master bedroom

I love our room. It's so cozy and inviting and I love it! 

When you walk in there is a long hallway where I hung this cute poster I bought from PS I Adore You, one of our engagement pictures and a somewhat recent photo of us.



I wanted to do curtains in this room to add a sense of coziness but with the windows being so close together I didn't want to frame each window with curtains. So I decided on just doing a thin silk curtain on each side of the window. They are purely for decor being that they are not at all functional. They really complete the room :)



I have always envisioned and dreamed of a gorgeous master bedroom with a giant big bed, lots of pillows, blankets, soft sheets...a bed you literally melt into when you jump in. With such high expectations as that this room was really hard for me to put together. Cameron and I went shopping one day for furniture and one of the first places we went was Haverty's. While I do not at all like mass produced furniture stores I did find the bed of my dreams amidst all the wood on wood on wood furniture ;) 





And it was a king. A ginormous king size bed. One I have been wanting a LOOOOONG time. Rewind to 12 years ago when Cameron and I were getting married and getting our new home set up. We bought a queen size bed and looked down on those with a king. We always wanted to be close together snuggling in bed.



Seriously how cute is that?! ;) 



Well fast forward to the present and while I still love snuggling my husband I also want a little extra room for those nights when it's not just the 2 of us in bed...as in there might be a little blond curly haired toddler with us. 



So we got a king size bed and it's amazing. The bedding kind of all came together one afternoon on a Target shopping trip. As for the dresser we knew we were wanting something antique and found this one on Etsy. It's seriously beautiful in person.



The nightstands we kind of stumbled upon at Pier 1 and felt they were the perfect match for the room.


And this is my fav piece in the whole house. 


We saw it on an episode of our fav show Fixer Upper and I literally ordered it from their shop Magnolia Market within days. So unique and beautiful. When I ordered it I knew this would be the perfect wall for it.

So there is our perfect (of us) master bedroom :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

life on escondido drive

I think it's safe to say we are finally getting into some routine here at Escondido Drive. Life is finally starting to feel somewhat normal and the chaos of moving and packing is slowly drifting away...

just please excuse the boxes in the coat closet ;)

Things going on around here...

It's safe to say we are all very happy being here! One Saturday morning the boys noticed the donkeys out in the pasture behind the house. I grabbed a bunch of old veggies from the fridge and they ran out and fed them. 



We got grass!




and it's gorgeous and we are loving it and we are spending absolutely every extra second we have outside (like I had predicted)

Little sister thinks that grass should be swept to be kept beautiful. 


And swept in ninja turtle socks of course ;)

Because it's April and April means baseball season we have been very busy with practices and games. One weekend our coach set up a special treat for the team...tickets to a UT baseball game and a tour of the locker room. My little and big baseball fans were SO excited. Before the game we had a tailgate party for a few hours. It was loads of fun and a great getaway from all the unpacking!





April also means Math Pentathlon tournament time! This is Aiden's 2nd year in math pentathlon and all year we practice for this once a year tournament. He did outstanding (as did the whole group) and it was a very fun yet exhausting day. Looking forward to the next year!




And yes I'm the group leader which might shock anyone that knows me personally ;)

One Friday morning (a few Fridays ago) Cam and I took Sissy to see Sesame Street Live. Neither of my boys ever really liked Sesame Street so I was super excited that she loves it!




She was so super cute and sat in Cameron's lap almost the entire show just watching in awe. Then at the end she got up to dance and danced her little heart out until one of the characters came up to her. Then she ran as fast as she could back to Daddy and jumped in his lap ;)


Other then all that fun stuff, Sissy and I spend most days at home. We take lots of walks and love learning the neighborhood and meeting new neighbors.

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Walking is very relaxing to her!

And our new thing is biking together! I just got this seat yesterday and happily she loves it (despite the grumpy face). So now we move a little faster through the neighborhood.


One of the things I couldn't wait to do in my new huge kitchen was get the kids in there with me to cook. Sunday Asher asked if he could help and I was thrilled! We made little mini meatloafs with my new mini loaf pan. I had him cut up yellow bell pepper, carrots, kale and garlic that we put in there. Then it was his idea to add the smiley faces on them ;) So much fun!


While we were cooking baby girl was being a little too quiet so I went to the living room to find her like this


Poor thing was exhausted from our busy weekend. So I straightened her out

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and let her sleep for about an hour. When she woke up she was SO grumpy. I still had some dinner to cook and she would not let me put her down and wanted nothing to do with her Daddy. So I went upstairs found the baby bjorn and put her in it.


I am really treasuring these moments because I know they are fleeting. I am teaching myself to stop and be there for my kids when they need me in that exact moment. 

I really love this time of year and all the busyness it brings. I am so excited that summer is just around the corner! Summer for us is going to bring us...

THE POOL!!!!! We finalized everything and they are starting construction next week! Pool should be done mid July. Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!