June 22, 2015

Fathers Day

We celebrated all of the dads in our family that are in Dallas yesterday at Cane Rosso.
They have a big pig out front so obviously you HAVE to get a picture on the pig... usually helps if you have a few glasses of wine at dinner. 

My sweet little family!

Caught my mom and dad taking a selfie with Channing.

Channing came in our room yesterday afternoon and said, 'Hey why don't we go to the Lake House and grab a drink and an appetizer'?
Great idea and maybe we say that too often at our house? :)

Channing woke me up yesterday morning to tell me we needed to make Chandler breakfast in bed and this is the napkin she chose for his tray. Does she know her Dad or what?!
We also celebrated my cousin Heather and sweet baby Jolee Mae coming in late August!
Heather is just the cutest pregnant person and this is her third and FIRST girl. Little Jolee will be spoiled for sure!


June 17, 2015

Coop Reveal

The coop is done and the chickens are in their new home! It was much more of a 'project' (if you ask Chandler and our friend that built the coop and then run) but it turned out amazing and just what we wanted!

Channing is in LOVE with the chickens and we let her name them herself.
I would like to introduce you to:
And last but not least...

She is so great with them. Yesterday I heard her tell Richard, 'It's ok baby sissy's here'.
She is going to make a good mommy some day far away!


So far they seem to be doing great. We still need to add a roosting branch for them because they keep roosting outside in the bushes which is ok but they need something in their coop. I also need to make their nesting boxes too.
We are really looking forward to some fresh eggs starting in August or September hopefully!
Stay tuned for more chicken adventures with Richard, Beauty, Chandler, Awesome & Spot!

June 8, 2015

Chicken Littles

We have been SO busy... Just when I feel like we are about to slow down we ramp back up again. It is all fun though so it is feeling like Summer and we are pumped!
Chandler and a friend worked on building our chicken coop all weekend and it is almost finished. We cannot wait to get the girls in their new home! And EGGS!
Channing came out Saturday morning to watch Chandler work and I told her to go in and get some shoes on and this is how she came out... the most fab chicken run shoes ever and still in PJs! Even Benz was questioning her choice!

Here is the coop in all its glory... I cannot wait to look out in the side yard and see our sweet chickens!

This face... that is all.

Since we spent 20 days out of the month of may drenched in rain we had a few make up soccer games this weekend. It was HOT! The girls were dropping like flies and they called the game early... thank goodness because the cheering section was miserable too! Welcome to actual Texas summer!

Channing got to swim Friday night after dinner. It was her first night swim and this girl was so happy!

She and I are taking a Mommy Daughter trip Wednesday to the beach and I cannot wait to get another picture like this from last summer. Give me all the sand and the waves!

She celebrated National Running Day with me... only got in two miles because she is HEAVY and our neighborhood is very HILLY but it was awesome and she cheers me on!

Be on the lookout for beach updates this week!

May 26, 2015


So it has rained 19 out of 25 days here in Dallas this month.. The lake are full and some places are flooding and we haven't even seen the worst of it. Houston and Austin/Wimberly area have been hit really hard. Nothing is dry and while we are very thankful to not be flooding as bad here in Dallas we are ready to dry out. Cabin fever sets in and our bodies are craving the sun!

Sadly we had to cancel a Memorial Day party we had planned because of the rain.
Most of our weekend was spent indoors or for a few minutes out if it wasn't raining. We did spend some time on the front patio because it is covered and we just watched the rain. There is only so much Handy Manny etc a mom can handle!

May 21, 2015

Insta Life

It has been a LONG time since I updated this blog. Truth be told I got very busy at work with an awesome promotion and very busy with life at home, all good, but I was uninspired to write on the blog. I just couldn't get into it.
Lately though I have been getting the itch to write again... I am sure I will never be a BIG blogger like I had aspirations of in the beginning but I do hope to update it more often and use my REAL camera more.
For now, here is the little update on life since my last post. Through my filtered Instagram pictures...

Some of our good friends had a baby. Charlie was and is the most precious and squishy baby around. We don't get to see these sweet friends enough but we sure love them. 

We celebrated friends birthdays and got fancy a night or two!

We hosted a HUGE Santa & Smores party that was a great success.

We ran the Dallas Half Marathon together again.
We ice skated at Christmas time!

We celebrated Christmas with Family & Friends.

We actually went out on NYE and celebrated the year and year to come with sweet friends!

We packed and moved... again. Almost two years to the day from our last move!

It was stressful & exciting...

And of course it snowed (what are the odds in Dallas) and our movers cancelled.

But we were still excited and happy! A little more room and a pool with a big yard!
We showered a girlfriend at her Baby shower and then old friends reunited for a night out!

We celebrated my SIL to be at her bridal shower!

We played with new friends and have loved every minute of being in our new hood!

Channing Layne turned 5! We had a joint fiesta with some of her girlfriends.

Benz and Bentley are doing well and trucking along.
We 'supported' a friend at his companies new home grand opening with wine and good food and great friends!

My little brother turned 30 and my big brother came in from Denver!

Our tiny dancer had her first REAL recital at SMU!
We celebrated 10 years of marriage... In Mexico

Channing and Chandler had an Adventure Princess campout and the moms had a night out at Remedy!

It has been raining A LOT. Our running trail from our neighborhood to White Rock Lake has been flooded since Mothers Day weekend.

We celebrated the marriage of my BIL to Jen!

It was a FAB wedding and we couldn't be happier to welcome her into the family!

This girl is happier than ever and ALMOST done with Pre-k.
Kinder is coming...

Summer is coming.

And she continues to melt our hearts...