November 7, 2014


I need to acknowledge this guys birthday that was yesterday!
Wow... we have been married for almost 10 years now and boy have we learned a lot about each other. We have seen each other grow and succeed and other times we have seen each other fail but one thing has always remained... our love for each other.
No it has not always been easy. Marriage is hard but I can say that through it all we have loved each other and supported each other through the good and the bad.
I am honored to have him as my partner in love and parenting. I love that he is an amazing and loyal friend. I love his laugh.
I love that we laugh together and share a love of running together. I love the kind of Dad he is to Channing and he has surpassed all my hopes in what I wanted as a dad for our sweet girl. I love that he is a hard worker and that he has a passion for the work he does. I love that we have so much fun traveling together.
I love that he loves me for me. I love that through some tough tough years of trying to have another baby and secondary infertility and all the sadness and ups and downs that brings he has always been a rock for me. I would sometimes forget how hard that can be on both people in a relationship. I love that sometimes he would just hug me while I would sob in my sadness and comfort me without having to say a word.
I absolutely love that he is at peace with me and us being a family of three and embracing that and making our little family the best it can be.

I am honored and so thankful to be his wife and I am forever thankful that he is such a great dad to Channing. God knew what he was doing when he 'randomly' put us in the same 'Music Appreciation' class at ACU and I am lucky that Chandler asked me if I had ever eaten at Chili's. (you'll have to ask me for that story if you want to know :) )
Love you Chandler!  Happy Birthday!!!
THIS is going to be a GREAT year!!


Oh my goodness...
I was just going through random pictures on the computer and found these two pretty close together. While she does have a lot of my personality people have always commented on how much she and Chandler look alike.
I just thought these were so funny! They are both from a long while ago but just really made me smile! I guess we at least kind of look alike when we make silly faces.

Oh how I love her...

November 4, 2014


SO last Friday was Halloween!
This is the first year at my office that some of us dressed up ( actually just the three girls)
We were (from L-R) Piper, Alex & Pensatucky
from Orange Is The New Black!

After a full day or partying at school Channing and I has a little dance party before getting ready for our neighborhood's block party!
Who doesn't like Fireball by Pit Bull?!

Meet the one (of a million) and only

She was pooped all day Saturday after a late night Friday... but she had to rally because we had another Halloween party that night too!

My date for the night...
Piper Chapman ladies and gentleman!
Chandler was a sport and dressed up as piper. If you watch the show you will understand!

All the girls at the party!

Sunday night we were all still recovering from the busy weekend so we went to 20 Feet because it is good and BYOB and because Tony's is closed on Sundays... womp womp.
But 20 feet is delish and look at my exciting dinner dates!!


October 30, 2014


Yesterday something happened that has never happened before...
Channing was beyond thrilled!!
We boo'ed our neighbors last week and I am guessing that it has made it full circle.
It was so funny when Channing grabbed the bucket though, she said, oh look my own bottle of wine!
Umm, NO! No wine will be your wine until you are of legal age my friend and until then ANY bottle of wine is Mommy's wine hahaha!
Lets just say we have amazing neighbors and a wonderful neighborhood!
Chandler had to go out of town for a few meetings so it was GIRLS NIGHT as Channing calls it. Every time we have a so called girls night we do something fun like make cookies or watch a movie in bed with ice cream. Last night we did cookies because I secretly needed to get a head start on Halloween treats for the upcoming holiday craziness this weekend!
Channing did a batch then we got her ready for bed. I did mine after she was in bed so I could actually try to make mine look like a kindergartener didn't do them.

We are on the home stretch of this week. Parties and CRAZY starts tomorrow! Channing is SO pumped this year for Halloween. If you hear screaming tomorrow it is because our 'ELSA' said she would scream if anybody else was Elsa.
Wait for it... wait for it!

October 29, 2014


This last weekend we went to Denver to celebrate the marriage of my brother to my now sister in law. It was the most beautiful weekend and honestly one of the best weddings we have been to. We had a blast the whole time and it really was such a heartfelt occasion.
This was also Channings very first time to fly and she not only loved it but did amazing the whole time. She is a great traveler and was over the moon about seeing her awesome cousin Judah!

Baking cupcakes with her cousin for the kiddos at the wedding reception.

They had matching swimsuits and Channing thought that was probably the best thing EVER!

The beautiful couple!!
The reception was at a local brewery. Still very classy and beautiful and VERY VERY fun!
They even had their own 'wedding' beer!
Miss thang fell asleep for a bit at the reception. Partied a little too hard.

My brothers and I


Channing chased around their two dogs forever at the reception. Thank goodness they seem to be very sweet and patient pups. 

We flew Frontier, which we will never do again, but Monday was a long day of flights for us but Channing did so well... except for the time she refused to share Cheez-Its with me and feed them to her dog.

I love love love this picture! My brother and SIL's photographer wanted to try a picture with us before he tried it with the newlyweds and this was the result! Def getting a canvas of this. I just love it!!

Again it was the best weekend. I love seeing my brother so happy and in love. I love being around my whole family together, which doesn't happen that often. I am excited to see what their new chapter holds!!

October 1, 2014


I am trying to catch up a little. I have taken more on at work, which has been a great move for me but it has also left little time to update the blog. So this is my feeble attempt to catch up. There is really just a lot of pictures of Channing but that's all anybody really cares about anyway right? Ha ha ha.
Her vocabulary, smarts and wit continue to surprise us every day and make us laugh all the time. She continues to be VERY strong willed (I have NO idea where she gets that!) but very very sweet at the same time!

She picked out the outfit below for school pictures along with my necklace to go with it. Her eyes were acting up that day and I asked them to let her take her pictures with her sunglasses on. Of course when I got the proofs the other day she has them off and has her eyes half closed in all of them.

Last weekend I went on a moms trip to Canyon Lake and had the best time. We went to Gruene Saturday night for a concert and had a blast. Such a fun weekend with the girls!

Apparently that (below) is a tumbleweed. I have lived in Texas my whole life and have not seen one of these.

The deer there were insane. They would walk right up to you and eat right out of your hands. They were so cute and sweet and it was such a fun experience.

I was so excited to hang out with this little Pirate when I got home. She even let me be her first mate.

AND that brings me to FALL! One of the most wonderful times of the year. I am now hoping that October brings cooler weather!

August 28, 2014

Overnight Date!

Who is watching Bachelor in Paradise? It is like a train wreck that we cannot stop watching. Anyhow, I told Chandler this morning that I was excited about our overnight date. Made me think of the Bachelor hahaha.
So Chandler needs to work from home occasionally and so we improvised and got a console/sofa table from CB2 to use as a make shift desk when he needs to work in the evenings at home. I haven't really styled it yet but I love the table nonetheless. I cant wait to show you the chair we got for it too. I plan on getting two baskets for storage to go under it when we entertain. YAY!

I have been getting up earlier in the mornings to try and make things go smoother for Channing and myself. We are not as rushed but since I have been getting up earlier I am tired and have not had much motivation to do my hair. This look is what I like to pawn off as 'beachy' hope it works because I didn't do one thing to my hair this morning.
I will report on Tulsa tomorrow! We are going to eat at a highly recommended sushi place that I cannot wait to tell you about!

August 27, 2014


This week seems to be going slower than usual but maybe that is because I get to go on a little work trip with Chandler tomorrow evening. Its not too exciting but I am excited to spend some date night time with him. We LOVE having Channing go everywhere with us but this is just a fun surprise!

Speaking of... my sweet little one is a night owl and is having a hard time falling asleep as early as I think she needs to. So in the mornings she has been extra tired. Not even eating all of her waffle for breakfast and that is just not like her at all. But I do not mind the fact that she lets me cuddle her first thing in the morning right now. I cannot get enough of that! Too soon she will be too big to sit on my lap and I will soak it up while I can.
Yesterday was National Dog Day and so I thought I would post pics of our sweet pups. They are getting old but they sure are funny and sweet.
Yesterday we started soccer practice up again for the fall! I LOVE fall and Channing was excited to start soccer back up. She did great at practice and she seems to know more about what is going on when she is on the field! Should be a hoot!

And since it is mid-week and sometimes we need encouragement from up above I thought I would leave you with this below.