Monday, March 30, 2015

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A few weeks ago I joined a group of moms for a #boyMOMBoxSwap hosted by Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me and Elizabeth at Chasin' Mason!! A chance to share a box full of goodies geared for boys? Sign us up! 

We were paired with Holly and Ewan from Back Home Again and had so much fun shopping for their box. Below is what we got from them...

+ animal crackers
+ lego set
+ Marvel Superhero
+ Spiderman bubble and whistle set
+ target giftcard
+ cute notecards

Mason was so excited to open his box! Homeboy loves getting mail! 

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Thanks Stephanie and Liz for having us and for setting this up! And a very special Thank you to Holly and Ewan! It was the perfect box of goodies and we adore it all.

Did you participate in this swap? Or one similar?

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{Guys behind the blog // March 2015 edition}

Friday, March 27, 2015

Linking up with Heavens to Betsy for her Guys behind the blog series! How fun is this? Nathan rarely makes an appearance on this blog. I need to change that. Starting with this post...

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March's questions:

1 // Do you have a good luck charm or ritual? (like a lucky coin, or you always used to listen to a certain pump-up song when you played sports in high school or college?) 

>> I had a lot of rituals, most baseball players do.  I didn’t wash my sliding shorts my entire senior year.

2 // What is your favorite dish that your wife/fiance/girlfriend makes for you?  Do you have any fun memories of a time when she tried to cook and it totally flopped or does she get it right every time?

>> Mine “was” chicken spaghetti and no funny stories.

{note: he was "was" because we are on a diet! I don't cook any of that oh-so-good but oh-so-bad for you food anymore.}

3 // What did you want to be when you were growing up? 

>> Besides a professional baseball player I wanted to be a game warden.

4 // Which of the five senses is your strongest?  

>> Touch, I am a very hands on kind of guy!  ;)

5 // Would you ever run for president?

>> No, I have a strong desire to please people and it would probably drive me crazy.


So there you have it friends! A little something about my guy. Happy Friday! Any plans for the weekend?

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{A Grateful Heart}

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Linking up with Emily at Ember Grey for a Grateful Heart

If I am being honest, it has been a very hard and trying last couple of weeks. Mason has an attitude bigger than Texas lately. He pushes his limits, talks back like no other, and has been throwing some epic tantrums. I know it's all just a stage and part of a learning process and pushing his boundaries to see how much he can get away with, but it's tiring nonetheless. Some days it feels like all we have done is get on to him and correct his behavior. Then it's time for bed and Mason apologizes over and over for his behavior and lays on the sweetness thick and heavy! He definitely knows right from wrong and knows what he is doing. I guess that's why it's so frustrating! But despite it all, I still have a ton to be Grateful for.

+ that the good times outweigh the bad
+ a supportive husband
+ sweet hugs and cuddles
+ the gym as an outlet to let out some frustration
+ snowcone dates
+ playing outside after school
+ when Mason picks flowers and tells me that I am his love
+ Mason's sweet and tender heart
+ puppies that bring a huge amount of happiness to Mason
+ friends that say, "I'll pray for you" without even having to ask them
+ bike rides
+ Spring time temps
+ budding flowers and bluebonnets and the birds chirping

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What are you grateful for this week?

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