Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

This is the only picture I took all day.
The boys said they looked like rugby players.
Our Easter Rocked!!!
The End.

A little bit of Easter

You know you have all boys when the theme of your eggs are:

1. Superheros
2. Sports
3. Camo

FYI: We have never, I mean ever, in the 10 years that I have been a parent dyed eggs at our house. I am not so much of a paint, play dough, sand art, dye eggs kind of mom.
These two boys did wonderfully dying eggs and to my surprise it didn't end up being a disaster!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Tyler got a haircut. Have I mentioned my hairstylist comes to my house to do our hair?I love it.Blake has Pioneer Day!
Blake lost his 3rd tooth. Tyler is 10yo in the 4th grade and has only lost 6 teeth. Blake is in 2nd grade and almost 8yo and now has only lost 3 teeth. To put it in perspective, a girl in Blake's class has braces and almost all the kids in Ty's class have permanent teeth and some have braces. And while we are mentioning braces, I get mine off in about 7 weeks. So happy!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Every year the week before Easter Free Chapel participates in Servolution. We get out and serve the community! Jeremy, the boys, and I look forward to it each Spring.

I made Nest Egg Cookies and boxed them up to invite our neighbors to Easter Service.

Saturday we gave out cold water bottles at the City of Lakeway's Easter Eggstravaganza! We also did a little egg hunting as well.

Parker and Gray trying to be patient as possible to grab some eggs.

Don't you love my child with no shoes and a Dillard's bag for an Easter basket.
Here are my excuses why: 1. I need Jeremy to grab our lovely Pottery Barn Easter baskets from high up in the garage. 2. We had 4 parties this weekend. 3. I can't do everything.

The Blakester who loves any type of competition. He really wanted the Golden Egg.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Thumbs Up

This is Sam. My third born. Happiest child ever. Should get in more trouble than he does because he is always smiling. Thumb sucker.

Sam has been sucking his thumb since he exited the womb. Seriously. He doesn't have to have a lovie or a blankie. He is a solo thumb sucker. Tyler was also a thumb sucker, but totally stopped when we took his blanket away. Jeremy and I decided not to push it, even though we wanted to so badly. Sam started Kinder this year and we thought he would stop once he started school. Not so much. Sam is a SUPER CONFIDENT kid. He could care less if someone makes fun of him.

Out of the blue a couple of weeks ago he wanted to make the chart below, wear a reminder bracelet, and put tape on his thumb. He has had a hard time, but for the most part he has completely stopped sucking his thumb on his own.

Here is the funny part. We promised him a toy if he could go all week without sucking his thumb. Of all things....Lots-O-Huggin Bear. Really??? $54.00 Really??? Smells like strawberries???

He loves it!

Hands Down

Hands down this is my favorite veggie mix. I eat it all the time.

red/orange/yellow bell pepper
1 can of pineapple, drained
garbanzo beans, drain
olive oil
400 degrees until roasted
You gotta try it!
This is a before shot and I forgot the after shot :(

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


It doesn't get much better than Tulips and Easter!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Project Mode

I saw this awesome photo collage on Under the Sycamore blog. I think hers looks better, but she is a professional photographer and I am clearly not.
I have been looking for something really big to go over this black piece of furniture in my dining room, but everything big cost some major bucks. I loved this because it was super easy and inexpensive. The boys actually LOVE looking at all the pictures. Now I am searching for a pair of turquoise lamps to go on each side. I followed Ashley's directions: 111 photographs cut 4x4, hot glue them to your wall (yes, you read that right), start with the middle photograph and eyeball your rows.
I wish their wasn't a glare. It looks a lot better in person.
I will make sure to take a picture of the finished product once I find my lamps!!
Have a great Monday!!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Hello Houston

Well, it was a short hello and then good bye. We drove 4.5 hrs to Houston today for Jeremy's Papaw's family reunion and back. Let's just say I was glad to get home just a little while ago, not because of the reunion, but because of being in the car with our sweet, precious, loud, whiny, and sometimes stinky B.O.Y.S.

Here are some highlights:

1. Gray (3yo): "You just got owned!" "My bottom hurts." "I'm thirsty" x 100.

2. Tyler (10yo): trying to lay down in the back seat which he shares with his brother. And lets not forget all of the Justin Bieber quotes.

3. Jeremy (33yo) Singing 90's worship music at the top of his lungs. I actually said "you like this because this is when you came to know the Lord" which he responded "they didn't have music this good then, this was way later."

4. Sam (5yo) Has spent all week trying really hard to quit sucking his thumb. We had a little regression. My mom said "Maybe he splurges on the weekends!" Maybe so!

5. Blake with his favorite food of all time!!!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Here Goes...

I really want to start blogging again, 3-5 times a week. I have plenty of excuses why I have been so terrible lately, but I will not even bore you with those. Hopefully I can branch out from just blogging about the boys (whom I adore), but I have other interest also. I know its hard to believe, but I do! I like to run, shop, decorate, and steal other peoples ideas from their blogs on anything and everything from crafting to parenting.

So, here goes....