Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Catching Up 2016!

I can't believe I forgot to post this!! Rob surprised me around Thanksgiving with tickets to Phantom Of The Opera. I have always wanted to go!! Now my husband is a man's man so for him to go says a lot about trying to make me happy. He actually really liked it, and agreed the talent is unreal. The show was in Houston and it was amazing, all the special effects etc.
 Really thrilling when the chandelier falls and sparks.  I just love this show!
These are two of my favorite girlfriends I met this year. It is amazing when you meet new people and you just instantly bond with them. We all live in the same neighborhood and have kids in the same grade. Being a mom is so incredible busy once your kids are in school. I don't think anyone ever shared how crazy this would be with me. I remember my mom saying it goes so fast once kids are in school but my goodness. My days go so fast and then it's onto homework etc. The kids are already half way through the year and many school projects to go!
My kids received all "A's" again!! I can not believe this roll they are on. It may not last by my goodness they are really working and learning so much this year. Poor Jaden has a major work load but he is handling it so well!! 
New Years was awesome. I saw this game on one of my friends Facebook posts and thought it sounded fun. New Years is an okay holiday so I was hoping that adding this game would bring it up a notch, and yes it did!! You roll up a bunch of candy, money, gift cards or whatever you want into plastic wrap. You form a huge plastic wrap ball. I called the game "Ball Of Fun" Not to original. Anyway you sit in a circle and pass the ball, but the key is the next person is rolling a die and if they get a "5" then they get the ball. You keep doing that till your done and whatever rolls out during your time is yours to keep. The kids loved it so I think we will keep it as a tradition.
 After Ball Of Fun we got in the hot tub and listened to the war zone of fireworks. Texans love fireworks!! 
 Lauren went fishing with her new fishing pole. Not only did she catch this herself she used a rubber worm and pulled in a huge bass!!! When I mean huge this thing was HUGE!!
Drew and Rob got to go to the Texans Playoff game. The game ended stinky but what a treat. Rob has some nice customers and one of them gave him these luxury tickets. So not only did they go to the game they were well fed. I'm so glad Drew got to go to this big game with his dad he will always remember this.
 And my last bit of updates before I get onto a more routine blogging schedule is that all three of my kids are playing a sport right now. I am really proud of Jaden to try a sport. Normally he is not into sports but decided to try something new and step out of his comfort zone. Not only is it good for his health but doing something besides school was much needed!! He is playing soccer. He had his first game last Saturday in the pouring rain in 50 degree weather. For Texas that is very cold!!
#22 having a great time giving a great effort. Nice kids on his team with such willingness to help him out knowing he is new.  Drew Man playing flag football in all his glory. He was just getting  over a bad cold but could not wait to play. He is taking a break from baseball. Although we are a little sad we most importantly want him to be happy and try new things. He loves football!! I'm really enjoying this Saturday only sports program. If your in the Houston Area check it out it's called i9 and it's still competitive but very positive and not as crazy with late night games and practices.
Drew is #28 being guarded by a big kid talking trash to him (innocent stuff, but funny)
Lauren starts basketball next week, she is really excited. So much going on right now but I want to stay committed to blogging because I don't want to forget all our adventures down the road. It's amazing how you think you will remember all the different stages and kid stories but you do forget. It's time to make my annual blog book to keep all these memories permanently. I think it's been about 2.5 years since I last printed a book so I'm way behind. It's been a lot of work but I like to keep family up to date, and I have met some really nice people who have encouraged me in many ways. In return I hope that I can encourage others through my parenting fails and wins never a lacking humor and humbliness.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Get Away and Magnolia Market, Fun!!

We had a awesome Holiday break!! Rob took off the whole time to be with the kids and I. We did a assortment of fun activities. Lot's of eating out, Star Wars of course, shopping all the good things in life. We did get a project in too that I will share soon. We went to Dallas to The Great Wolf Lodge and spent the night. It was great. Lauren is at the perfect magical age of this place. My boys are at the top age for the hotel but they did love the indoor waterpark. Some of the rides were pretty thrilling.
On the way home Rob took me through Waco so I could go to Magnolia Market. Rob is even quite the fan of the show, he loves it as much as me I think... sshh don't tell.  Oh my gosh it truly lives up the hype. It is amazing!! No Jo or Chip around but the sales people were really nice. It was so crowded with it being just a few days before Christmas that I could barely walk through the store. They are turning Waco into a tourist town. The shop had amazing accessories and almost everything from the show. My favorite section was probably her artificial flower and plant section. You know how you look and look for good fakes, Joanna has great taste. I could have spent hundreds but honestly I was so hot I could not take it much longer(: I only live a couple hours away so we are defiantly going back.
The shop is industrial but at the same time homey and charming. She has the best taste. Some of it more rugged then I like but I can totally appreciate her brain and her designs.
Look how cute everything is!!
The kids walked in and walked out and then Rob took them to go eat, I love my husband!!
Everything is so perfect, inspiration for my backyard. Love the trellis and Ivy.

Selfie at the Silos
Oh yes I did!! I found some treasures!! I especially love the magnolia wreath. I found the perfect spot for it already. 
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