Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Birthday Celebration at Omma's & A Sick Day

Hey Everyone! Think you can handle another birthday post?! I know you are thinking, how many birthday celebrations can she have?! This is the last one for me..for now!! 
My sweet in laws always have a special birthday dinner for all of us, we get to pick the menu our self, this year was one of the best ever . I picked steak with blue cheese crumbles, Paula Deen's cheesy mashed potatoes, brown rice and chocolate mousse. It was DELICIOUS!!
 Omma and Poppie surprised me when we pulled into their neighborhood with my very own personalized birthday sign!
All the cousins get so excited to be able to play with each other, and they play really good!!
 Ryder and Taylor playing a board game
 Having a blast!
Omma creates a beautiful tablescape for every occasion, here is my festive Valentine/birthday tablescape!
 WOW!! Talk about being excited for brown rice!!
 Check out this chocolate mousse Omma made me, its even better then it looks!!!
 Make a wish!! Taylor was my special helper!
 Trying to get a picture of these 4 kids can be a challenge!! 2/4 is not bad!
Here is a pic of my new bracelet I got from Dixie Delights, I love all her bracelets especially with the elephants, it really makes me think of Lilly P!!
 Omma surprised Hubby with a box of stuff after she had been cleaning out the basement, 2 really sweet items was this Winnie the Pooh doll and Burt from Sesame Street! Taylor loves them! Isn't it neat to see your kids playing with something you played with as a kid?
 Yesterday daycare called me to let me know Coco has a fever and was throwing up, its never fun to get that call at work, but luckily I am able to work from home. I picked her up from school and spent yesterday with her, she is feeling much better thank goodness. But daycare requires a child to be fever free for 24 hours so that meant Nicole had to stay home another day. Omma was awesome and met me this morning half way and took Nicole to her house, here are some pics of her day with Omma, Poppie and Ryder!
 Lunch time at Omma's, yum!
 Poppie's youngest grandgirl
 Nap time
 I am SO very thankful for all the help my family and friends give us with our girls. A big thank you to my Mother in Law and her help with Nicole and for making my birthday so special!! Love you Omma and PoppieXOXO

Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy 70th Birthday Aunt Brenda!!

Its seems like in my family we have 2 months out of the year that everyone has a birthday, for us its October and February!! I've already shared all the wonderful celebrations for me, but my sweet Aunt Brenda also had a milestone birthday to celebrate, 70!!
My Mom, Aunt Judy, and cousins Mindy and Catherine put together an awesome surprise party for her, SHOCKED is the word I would use to describe Brenda! She totally had no idea about the party but she loved every second!! Here are some great pics from Catherine, Mom, and me around the party that night, hope you enjoy and I am excited you get to meet more of my wonderful family!
 Here are the 2 ladies who played a big part in making this party so fantastic, Mom and Aunt Judy! My Mom has 2 great sisters, how lucky is she? And they all look like my Granny Canida :-)
 Aunt Judy's house looked stunning as usual, check out this food spread and those flowers as the centerpiece, so pretty!
 Meanwhile on the kitchen table were all the yummy desserts! I loved the salted caramel cheesecakes and chocolate covered strawberries!
 Aunt Brenda loves her VW Bug! Notice the cake was filled with my name, Uncle Lee's and Mary Kate's too, all the February birthday's!
 A super cute still a classic sign along with the black and white decor!
 Some race track garland over the kitchen fireplace
 Such a cute idea, I love this little mailbox for guests to put cards!
 As the Brenda and Lee pulled up, the front door opened wide and we all yelled surprise!
 Here is the birthday girl herself with Catherine and Mindy, pretty ladies!!
 Our family friends Milton and John, Coach Milton was my church softball coach back in the day!! I was not a great softball player but it sure was fun!!
 Sandy and June with their granddaughter
 All my little cousins are the sweetest girls around and they LOVE babies, thanks to Sophie and Caroline they played with my girls ALL NIGHT which allowed me to eat and socialize!!
 Ella Grace & Mary Kate XOXO
 Aunt Brenda's babies Michael and Mindy
 A group pic of all Aunt Brenda's little girls!! Some granddaughters and some great nieces!
 My sweet parents, so glad I got to see them on my birthday!
 Family that married into our family! My in-lawn and Catherine's parents
 My cousin Michael and 2/4 of his girls Molly Ryan and Caroline
 Family friends I have known all my life, Linda, Lynn, Margaret, and Carolyn
 The welcoming committee!! Caroline, Abby, Molly Ryan, Lauren and Sophie
 Catherine and Mindy, love them both!!
 Gigi's girl XOXO
 Like father like son, 2 handsome guys, don't ya think?!
 All the February birthday people!!
 My Mother in love!
 The East Pointer Sisters!
 Poppie's girl!
 Enjoying the party together!!
 These twin girls were the size of my hand when they were first born and look at them now!!
 Thank you girls for watching and playing with my girls!
 Burning Love!! Dancing to some Elvis!
 My favorite pic of the entire night!! Everyone was singing Happy Birthday to us and Brenda was giving a speech, just like her!! She was telling everyone how much she loved them and how much she appreciated the party, we love Aunt Brenda and wish her the happiest of birthday's!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Princess Bride Movie Night & What I Wore

Keeping up with all things love and romance for February, we watched The Princess Bride, it's such a great movie I can remember watching in elementary school and I still love it, especially cutie Wesley!
 I think this is one of the most famous quotes from the movie!
I wish Hubby and my kids would take note when I ask them to do something!!
 I used my beautiful red roses Hubby gifted me with, still going strong and a heart candy tray for romance decor, and of course a lighted candle!
 We had some hot (buffalo chicken) Rodents of unusual size dip with Frito's
 Just as cute as Wesley! I found this mask of Ebay for $5...SCORE!
 Some vanilla pudding cups and crumbled graham crackers made some lightening sand!
 Six fingered snacks came from Tyson chicken finger fries, yum!
 My littlest princess enjoying some graham crackers!
 True Love's Reece's Hearts XOXO
 Farm boy cutie Wesley
 My beautiful big princess with the bag of Fritos all for herself!
Inconceivable !!
 Believe it or not, I got this dress over a year ago and never wore out, it came from Shein.com and I got it for Valentine's Day dinner with Hubby. He actually was in the hospital last February and I never got to wear it until now! Plus this Valentine's Day was way better all thanks to Hubby, I am really proud of personal changes he has made. This dress is super comfy with a stretch waist, the skirt is a little shorter then I like, but I wore some thick black tights with it, love the floral skirt!
I am loving my new Lilly P dress Hubby got me for my birthday, it hits right below the knees and has some slits on the side, a little different then my other dresses. I have gotten so many compliments on the bright colors!
I had 2 doctor appointments scheduled for the same day so I went ahead and took a day off work. If there one thing you need to know about working Mom's is, don't mess with our days off. They are few and valuable. 
So when I showed up at my first doctor's appointment at 11:30 AM and they told me it had been cancelled by accident and there was no room for me I was not too happy.
Like my face turned red. I felt like I had just wasted my precious day off. But after a few minutes I decided to change my attitude and not let this made my day off work bad. Besides, I am always wishing for a few minutes by myself and I got it so I took advantage of it. After my second appointment at the dentist and getting my cavities filled...ouch! My dentist advised not to have anything except a milkshake for a few hours...if you insist!!
I pulled into Steak and Shake and got a chocolate peanut butter shake, YUM!
I also pulled into Target kid free in search for a beautiful white dress I had seen on The Small Things Blog...
Look at what I found!! I love this dress, its perfect and comfortable, I will be wearing it all the time!! And what's even better? I used my birthday cash from my Aunt Brenda to buy it...SCORE!
And the great birthday gifts don't stop there! Check out my new Lilly P scarf Mom and Dad gifted me, I love it!! The colors go perfect with my light blue Walmart dress, its so bright and pretty! Plus the day I took this I got to work early and was able to swing by Starbucks for their new butterscotch frappacino, so good!
My favorite green vest has been collecting some dust lately so I paired it with the gray chevron Lolly Wolly Doodle dress and boots, super comfy!
Another one of my favorite Shein.com dresses with tassel necklace
Anytime I wear any of my Disney cloths I get in a better mood! Still loving this Lauren Conrad Snow White sweater, its so soft and girly!
It does not happen often, but sometime you will find me in jeans. They are just not comfortable to me but I think they are super cute rolled up and perfect to wear with my new white shoes from Target. I also got this mint green top for Target, its so soft!
There is always something so pretty about a white top, I found this one on Shein.com and I loved the bottom details and its very soft. I paired it with some black pants.
That feeling when the Girl Scout Cookies you ordered come in!!!!!