Monday, March 30, 2015

Texas Tulips!

The weather this weekend was GORGEOUS so I really wanted to get the fam out to do something fun. (Actually, last weekend was pretty nice too and Jeremie chose a family outing to the local BBQ joint.....see where our priorities lie...well, it was pretty awesome....) 

So my friend had told me about this tulip farm about 30 minutes north of us so we decided to check it out.  And OH MY STARS at the gorgeous field of flowers. Ladies. Is this not every girls dream. A photo shoot a midst a field of tulips. 

Is this not the sweetest thing you've ever seen???? My boys. My heart.

You were able to pick the tulips for a small fee of $2.50 per flower, so J put me on a budget before we got started! ; )

Greyson seemed to enjoy the outing as much as he enjoys any other outing like the grocery store or the mall....with the expectation that he is getting milk within the next 3 hours.  But we sure did have a blast getting our little family out in the warm sunshine after a bitter end to the cold winter!

Maybe our tulip pickin' will be an annual tradition!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Show & Tell Tuesday: (But It's Thursday)...Most Embarrassing Moment

Okay, so our internet has been jacked up ALL week, so I'm finally able to post this.  A couple weeks ago, I decided to link up with Shay Shull's blog with a series called Show and Tell Tuesdays. I've really enjoyed it, and I've never linked up before, so here goes.  

Of course, my FIRST time to join this series was the day we were supposed to report our most embarrassing moment EVER.

Unfortunately, I have MULTIPLE embarrassing moments from busting my rear doing the “Cotton Eye Joe” at our school dance to accidentally sending my boss an email invite to my lingerie shower. BUT, my MOST embarrassing moment happened in 8th Grade.

Eighth grade was by FAR my favorite! Namely because I made the 8th grade showchoir, which was something that I’d been looking forward to since 6th grade.  Our group was called the “Showstoppers”, (doesn’t that just make you wanna do jazzhands right now?) and the day I looked forward to my WHOLE 8th grade life was the day the Showstoppers got to do an “exhibition performance” for the entire school.  THIS MEANT that I got to wear my flashy blue showchoir dress, hair, and stage makeup to school.  LADIES. You know how big this was. It also meant that I got to show off my MOVES to the whole school, specifically, my first boyfriend at the time. And when I say moves, I DO mean jazz hands and box steps. 

So my dad dropped me off at the crosswalk and I proudly threw on my fake Jansport (because my parents refused to pay $40 for a bookbag) and headed to the 8th grade area where we waited before the bell rang. To add MORE excitement, I had to walk through the 7TH GRADE area to get there, which is where my boyfriend was standing since he was a grade below me. I gave it my BEST 8th grade strut. My boyfriend was staring. My BFF/neighbor (who was also best buds with my boyfriend) was staring. Heck, the whole 7th grade was staring. I KNOW. Because I was looking smokin’ hot. (And by smokin’ hot, I mean a mouth full of braces, the layered “Rachel” haircut, and blue eye shadow to match my blue dress. DUH.) It was the best moment of my life to date.

When I made it to the 8th grade area, my dear girlfriends said “KATIE!!! Your dress is completely pulled up and stuck to your bookbag!!!!” They immediately pulled my dress down to cover my already advertised bum. I DIED. WANTED TO DIE.  Granted, I had the bloomers on, but YA’LL. I had just strutted my stuff across campus like it was New York Fashion week.

I had NO interest in performing for the school that day. And between my friends' and neighbor’s CONSTANT jokes, I PAID for my vanity that day. Maybe it was the darn fake Jansport. Bet the real Jansport wouldn’t have pulled it up.

So that’s it! We are human…..we ALL have them! Be brave and share YOUR most embarrassing moment!

And coming up on Show and Tell Tuesdays......

Thursday, March 5, 2015

February Fun

February has come and gone but it was a pretty fabulous month! Here are a few highlights.

1) We had our first Valentine's Day with our new little cupid. 
My little family.
TELL ME this isn't the most darlin little valentine you've ever seen!!!
2) We moved Greyson to his crib.
This is actually a picture of him napping in his crib. It's been too dark to get a good shot of him all swaddled up and sleeping at night. And mamas know-ain't NO WAY I'll risk wakin' up a sleeping baby by shining a light in his face. Even for a cute picture.
P.S. For all you people about to private message me about not putting anything in his crib with him to sleep---I DON'T put anything in there at night, but while he naps, I'm watching the monitor and these are his comfort items.

The transition to the crib was not that hard. Greyson already slept great in his bassinet, but he was at the weight limit for it, so we had to move him to the crib. At the advice of my sister-in-law, I had already moved the bassinet across the room for a few weeks so I "weaned" myself off of having him right next to me. The little monster makes some CRAY-ZEE noises in his sleep, so I admit that I am probably sleeping better too.

Greyson likes to fall asleep to a good book.
The activity gym is his main squeeze for entertainment.
3) Nona came to visit!

Couldn't tear these two apart. I was afraid she was gonna stuff him in her carry-on.
4) My sister got engaged! 

Her fab fiance, Adam, surprised her with the SWEETEST proposal on Valentine's Day. He had these signs made up and wrapped in a box. She started pulling the signs out and by the time she put it all together and was freaking out, she turned around and he was on one knee. For REAL. And he secretly videoed it on his Go Pro. YA'LL. It should be a Go Pro commercial. It was the most darlin' thing. So was the ROCK he put on her finger. Brother did GOOD.

So coincidentally, Amy already had a plane ticket to come to Dallas a day early before a work expo she had here last week. So we happened to squeeze in some dress shopping and she happened to say YES to the dress!!!! Greyson and I LOVED being the peanut gallery. (Yes, I was THE person that brought their baby to a bridal store, but I really didn't have a choice. Greyson was perfection and we made it through the appointment without a meltdown or blowout or spit-up on the Casablancas. Praise the Lord.) I might have enjoyed shopping for Amy's wedding dress more than my own because there was NO pressure! She looked amazing and is going to be a beautiful bride!

If you are are shopping for a wedding dress in Dallas Lulu's Bridal is AMAZING.
5) We went to Oklahoma for Jeremie's birthday!

On Friday, we loaded up for our second annual birthday trip to Broken Bow, Oklahoma for J's birthday. We barely made it out of town as the snow started coming down in Dallas! 

J's ideal birthday celebration is getting out of town where no one can find him and just relaxing. Last year, we found these perfect little cabins in the woods with complete furnished kitchens. So we went to the grocery store when we got there and hunkered down in the cabin all weekend. It was perfect because it was snowing there too! So we cooked, sat by there fire, played in the snow and sat in the hot tub! (Well of course, Greyson did not get in the hot tub.) It's so funny, because last year during this trip, we had JUST found out that we were pregnant! Our family still didn't know, and that very weekend, my parents were jokingly (but seriously) sending us text messages about making a baby! HA! Well, one year later...the secret's sure out now! 
My three boys

Greyson's first snowman!

Our cabin in the snow
One necessary component of Jeremie's birthday is a cookie cake. Not a homemade one. Not one from Kroger. Trust me, I've tried both options. It MUST come from the Great American Cookie Company in the mall.  LISTEN. When I called and ordered the cake from the good ole cookie company, I warned the employee on the other end of the phone that I was going to spell out the name, because it was different. From her lackadaisical response, I had absolutely NO faith that this would turn out right. But I have a four month old. And I don't have time to spell my hubby's name 76 times over the phone. And I was right. This is how the cake turned out.

Phonetically, it works.
6) We had our four month shots!
That's right. Our little nugget turned FOUR months, so that meant the dreaded shots. Little man did so good though! I just got the biggest kick out of all his rolls in the mirror at the doctor's office!!! With it being so cold, the only time I really have him undressed is to bathe and then I'm in a rush to get him back in clothes to stay warm. This is cracked me up. Chunky monkey!

And that's it for February! We enjoyed the wintry weather and snow days that Jeremie got to stay home, but I'm happy to welcome some sunshine and warm weather in March!