Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Activities!

I love this time of year! Fall Festivals, pumpkins, soup in the crock pot, cooler temps! All of it! However I don't like my babies being sick! This sweet, smiling girl had bronchitis this weekend! I call her my angel baby even though she can be feisty she is the sweetest child in the world!
So Tex and I took turns staying home with this sweet girl and rotating doing all of the fun activities with the big kids!
Friday was the fall festival at Palmer's school and since Tex took the kids that = no pictures :( He is such a good dad but I think tickets, screaming kids, mass chaos and 3 hours worth of fishing games and cake walks...Tex came home with a look of terror on his face. I think he needs back up for the next fall festival!

Saturday was my turn and it was carnival time! It was cold but the kids had a blast! They rode every half falling down carnival ride!

Palmer and his cousin Ethan riding a roller coaster!

Ann Mason and Allie riding the carousel! Girlfriend wasn't scared of anything even when the Ferris wheel stopped at the top with her in it for what seemed like 10 minutes!

Happy Girl!

Annie, Palmer and their buddy Preston!

Ann Mason with the big girls! They are so good to her and always let her tag along! I am pretty sure she doesn't realize she is 4 and they are 11!
Sunday was church, lunch and our first Halloween party of the week! I initially bought this costume for Chandler, I don't know what I was thinking but I obviously bought the wrong size and when Annie saw it she immediately changed her tune and wanted to be wonder woman. I couldn't think of a costume more fitting...

Palmer was a star wars clone trooper. I have to be honest and say that boys costumes are just not fun. I had envisioned a whole family theme of characters and my children quickly squashed any idea of us all dressing up like Toy Story or the Wizard of Oz or something cute and fun like that :)

Seriously only Papaw would convince Ann Mason that hillbilly teeth was the best accessory for her wonder woman costume. Whatever he says goes!

All of the kiddos at the Halloween party!

This girl was the youngest one and one of only two girls at the whole party. Do you think it stopped her from dominating? Um, no! I was such a passive child that sometimes I don't know what to do with such a confident and spunky little girl!

Ann Mason "mummy"fying a little boy

She had it down!

These boys love each other! Make a group mummy!

The end product!

Halloween corn hole :)
The weather is threatening to ruin  Halloween! I just want to have one good night to let the kids go trick or treating! OMG I can't wait for you to see Chandler's outfit if she doesn't rip it off! She hates it, thanks so much to Lindsey for letting me borrow it!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Paradise Picture Overload

I am trying to get all of these photos in, I went photo crazy!! I have hundreds of pics, love it! Here are some more from our trip. We ATE so much food, I am paying for it dearly now! In fact that will be a whole other post with before and progress pics. I am starting a journey to be a healthier, stronger, leaner me!! Here are MORE pics from our wonderful trip...
Oh my that little face in the right hand corner just melts my heart. She is the most amazing little girl ever! Oh and the guy next to me isn't too bad himself :)

Attempting a family pic, why does Chandler look so dang mad? haha

This picture wont be as hilarious to you as it is to me but the Prather's have been some of our oldest and best friends. They were both in our wedding over 9 years ago and we have always kept in touch and been close. This picture is of Palmer and Will (aka Brandon and Tex) this cracks me up! They are seriously little clones even their personalities are so similar to their dad's!

Here is Lindsey and I, we had such an awesome day just hanging out with the 4 of us and all of the kiddos! We miss them so much, I wish we still lived in the same city!

In my opinion the coolest of the sand sculptures... despicable me minions! The kids thought they were totally awesome!!

Everything about this picture I love! These three girls are forever best friends!

So blessed to have such strong, amazing influences in my life!

My momma! Wish we could do this daily!

Of course we had to hit up the outlet malls! This diva scored tall boots and a new shirt! She is a hot mess when it comes to fashion!

The hubs and I beach side!

Annie and I!

Our attempt at a family picture! 
Mamaw and Papaw with all of the grand kids!

This pic is so sweet! Palmer was SO embarrassed when I showed him this picture. They do love each other so much!

I am telling ya'll this girl didn't mind the sand at all! Love those sandy rolls!

Monday, October 21, 2013


It has been 17 long days since I posted. 9 of those days were spent in paradise! Seriously Destin, Fl is my slice of heaven. I may be partial since I have gone down there every year most of the time multiple times a year since I was 7! In fact my family loves it so much my mom moved there 12 years ago.
This was our one family vacation that we were able to take this year and it was MARVELOUS!! We had the best of both worlds. We had Tex's family down there in one condo, my mom and my extended family that live down there and then our immediate family had our own condo! So, we spent all day on the beach and going out to eat with family and friends and then we had our "down" time at night just to ourselves to do bedtime, etc... This worked amazing for our family!
There was a sand castle artist there from Georgia who would literally sculpt a different artwork everyday it was so cool and the kids LOVED it, they even got to help one day!

Oh my kids were in heaven. They LOVED every minute on the beach with family and their cousins. I literally did not hear a peep out of them all day and we stayed on the beach from 9-4 every day, it was awesome!

Let me just talk about this beach bum for a minute! Most kids (including my older children) HATED the beach at this age. Saying Chandler LOVED the beach would be an understatement. People around us were talking about her by the end of the week saying that they have never seen a baby LOVE the sand, water, sun that much in their lives. Girlfriend would walk around naked most days and had a blast! This is her eating her very first sucker on the beach! She would literally roll whatever food she had in her hand in the sand and then eat it!

This is how my snuggle bum would take naps almost every day. Neenie was a good resting area. She just melts my heart, we were blessed with a laid back third child!!

Chandler and I trying to take a picture, she isn't much on looking at the camera these days :)

My in laws and their baby girl! So fun to have everyone down there!

Both families. I LOVE this picture. I think in the 15 years we have been together this was the first time we have a picture of both sets of parents with us!

This girl Killed it on the beach! She had style, shades and sun kissed skin! She had a ball every day!

I have never seen this boy So happy in my life. He skim boarded 24/7 and never stopped!!
I can't even put into words what a wonderful trip it was. I HAVE TONS more pics to share. To watch my children LOVE the beach as much as their momma does was priceless. To have 9 days to spend with my husband, children and family was priceless! It was hard coming back but it was nice to be home at the same time. I still don't think we are fully back to our normal routine! haha

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday Ramblings

Well another weekend came and another weekend passed! I shouldn't sound so un-enthusiastic but this weekend was filled with anticipation of VACATION! I literally can not wait to leave and spend 9 glorious days with my family, relaxing and soaking all of their little sandy, giggly bodies in!
These are the only pics I took the entire weekend for a few reasons.... 1. We didn't do anything too exciting other than I cleaned out closets and caught up on ALL of our laundry which to me is seriously exciting! We did go to church and both of the girls sported their rain boots since we got probably 2 inches of rain that morning :)

Ann Mason sporting her skinny arm and rain boots, she much prefers a dress to go to church but because of the rain we were a little more casual!  
This picture makes me smile even though it is a little blurry. The chunky thighs, the ear to ear grins from both baby girl and daddy and the adorable rain boots! This girl has her dad wrapped around her finger, he literally picked out the boots by himself, I forgot that she even had them! 
The next two pics are the very reason my picture collection is so sparse these days. There is no getting Chandler to cooperate and or sit still for 30 seconds. Here is her reaction everytime Ann Mason tries to hug or grab her, which is every 5 seconds so I kind of don't blame her for wanting to scream!  

Yet another example.... she is constantly in motion. No longer are the still, adorable pics of an immobile little baby! 
This is SO random but I had to wear uniforms all during high school. While I LOVE the idea of uniforms I now despise khakis and a solid color shirt because I wore that every day for four years. My husband is obsessed with khakis. I know this is not a bad thing but I want him to have a more casual look sometimes you know, warm up pants, nike t-shirt and tennis shoes! We finally bought him some new tennis shoes and guess what? He actually loves them! NOW if I can just get him to wear warm up pants and not khakis with them we will be in business! haha 
Oh my this boy makes my heart leap! We have been doing AWANA's for the past month and it has totally changed my kids lives. Seriously my kids are on fire for Jesus, it is the most amazing and awesome thing I have ever experienced. While they go to their AWANA'S classes I get to do a women's bible study so we are all getting filled spiritually. Palmer earned his first badge last week and was SO excited. It is the most wonderful thing seeing your children excited to learn about God!
We are on a serious Vacation countdown. My to do list is a mile long but it will be worth it when we are on the beach!!! I am planning on taking LOTS of pictures!