{Friday randomness//about me}

Friday, January 23, 2015

Happy finally Friday friends! I am so, so glad it's Friday. Not that it's been a bad week, but I just love our weekends!! No school, no work, no early bedtimes! Can I get an amen?! Tomorrow is our annual trip to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and I am pretty excited! I love the FWSSR!! And the group we go with {we have 21 going this year!}. Have you ever been to the FWSSR?

I saw this over on Courtney's blog and thought it would be a fun Friday post! A fun way to get to know the actual blogger! I am almost certain I talk more about my boys on this blog than myself. They are just cooler and cuter. :))

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Four names that people call me other than my real name:

1- Mommy
2- Babe
3- Crys
4- friend

Four jobs I’ve had:

1- Telemarketing for the Dallas Morning News {blah!!!}
2- Data Entry
3- Senior Account Manager {1999 - current}

Four movies you’ve watched more than once:
1- 8 Seconds
2- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
3- Urban Cowboy
4- Ninja Turtles {the new one}

Four books I’d recommend:

1- The Bible :))
2- Can You Keep a Secret
3- Harry Potter Series
4- The Best Yes

Four places I’ve lived:

1- Grand Prairie, TX
2- Irving, TX
3- Duncanville, TX
4- Waxahachie, TX 

Four Places you have visited:

1- Disney World
2- Colorado
3- Smokey Mountains, TN
4- St. Louis, MO

{I think I need a tropical vacation!!!} 

Four places I’d rather be right now:

1- The Smokey's
2- The beach
3- Vegas
4- Anywhere with my boys!

Four things I don’t eat:

1- Seafood
2- Onions 
3- Anything on a bone
4- Quail/Dove

Four of my favorite foods:

1- Pizza
2- Salads
3- Italian
4- Mexican

Four things I’m looking forward to this year: 

1- Vacation!
2- Our 9 year wedding anniversary, 19th total year
3- Weekend trips
4- Babies!

Four things I’m always saying:

1- I love you so much!
2- Oh you're so cute!
3- NO!!!!!! {usually to Gunner}
4- Really?!?

Any plans for the weekend?
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{Kindergarten...Choosing to be Grateful}

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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My new all-time favorite picture of Mason!
Linking up with Ember Grey for a Grateful Heart

So...I know in my Goals//What I'm looking forward to post I put Pre-K Graduation and Kindergarten...but honestly, that's a big fat lie. I should have wrote that those are two things Mason is looking forward to. But his Mama? Not so much! I'm not ready for it. It's clouding my brain and making me so very weepy.

One day I was picking Mason up from school and without any warning his teacher said, "Pre-K graduation is Friday, May 22"...do you know how bad I had to fight back the tears?? It was hard. So hard. But once I got in the car it was a free for all and the waterworks started. And then I had to tell Nate in our daily afternoon call after school. More tears.

How can my sweet little baby be graduating Pre-K and gearing up for Kindergarten already? Wasn't it just yesterday we were at the hospital having him? Right?

I know that he's in school now, but Kindergarten just seems so much bigger, so much different. It's stepping out of my comfort zone and into a big new world. New school, new teachers, new kids, new routine, new, new, new. Mason is at the best school on the planet right now and I just don't know how anything else can compare.

Which leads me to the thing that is probably bothering me the most. The school district we are zoned to. But, that's a whole other post. 

Ever day this week Mason has brought home something in his folder that reminds me just how close we are to Pre-K Graduation; teacher/parent conference for the first semester assessment and to talk about graduation and Kindergarten, graduation field trip {to the Ranger game! Yeah} permission slip, if he will need transportation to/from school from FHK, etc! And each time I have to sign one of those forms I cry just a little harder.

Please tell me I'm not the only weepy Mama?

But, Mason is excited about graduation. He thinks it's so cool that he gets to wear a cap and gown and that he gets to keep it. He's ecstatic about going to big school and to Kindergarten. 

So, starting today I am going to choose to be grateful. Grateful that he's excited. Grateful for the time we've had at FHK and for his amazing teacher that has helped gear him up for Kindergarten. Grateful for how far he has come and for all that he has learned {and yet to learn}. Grateful that I will get to spend everyday of the entire Summer with him between the time he graduates Pre-K and starts Kinder. Grateful that I get to be this amazing little boy's Mama. 

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

What are you grateful for this week?

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

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{Weekend Wrap-up // Birthday weekend // Announcement}

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Tuesday friends!! 

I was going to post this yesterday...but decided I wanted to touch a computer as less as possible yesterday. It was a holiday for Nate & Mason so they were home. It was a normal work day for me, but it was pretty slow because it was a holiday for many of our clients. We got TONS done to the house and even started a couple of projects!! We were on our feet almost all day...and it hurt so good! :) I'm on a 'purge' phase where I want to clean out and de-clutter. I started with my bathroom yesterday. Its crazy how fast a girl can accumulate beauty products!! Then we worked on the bedroom. I used birthday gift cards to get a new bedding set, curtains and nightstand covers for our room. We are loving it! Hubbs is making us a new headboard using fence planks. I can't wait to see it come together. It was a busy, but very productive Monday!

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New bedding & Diesel approves
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Start of our headboard
But lets back track....it was such a good weekend. Friday night we went to dinner with my family to an awesome burger joint! Everyone loved what they ordered and I loved the atmosphere & decor. I wish I would have taken some pictures. 

Saturday morning we got up and ready and trucked on over to Fort Worth to meet up with The Haneys. We had a fabulous lunch on the patio at Uncle Julios. It was so nice to sit and catch up with them. Plus, I got to love on Baby T and that made my heart so happy. I barely sat down before she was climbing into my lap...LOVE! She played with my hair and my earrings and told me all about the FWSSR parade! Goodness I love that sweet girl! After lunch we went to Cabelas for some shopping! Always a good time at Cabelas. I am so so thankful I met Amanda over 4 years ago through blogging! She's one of my best friends and I love her dearly! Our hubbys love each other too, which is a bonus. We got home around 9pm {i think} and walked in to hear Mason say, "Mama where did these cupcakes come from?" My parent snuck into our house and left me cupcakes, flowers and birthday money! SO sweet!!!

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Oh and the Haneys brought us a tail fin from an old windmill. We hung it in our living room and we're in love with it.

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Sunday was my birthday. Nate worked until 9:30 am. It started as a normal day for me because I neglected housework the other days. So I had to clean, do laundry and grocery shop. The weather was nice so we go to play outside. Mason played with his neighbor friends and had a great time. That evening we went to dinner with Nate's family to Olive Garden. It was delicious and we found a new Moscato that we love! Winna winna!!!! After supper we went back to Nate's parent's house and they showered me with entirely too many gifts! It was a great time visiting with everyone and they made me feel so special! 



Amanda and I are bringing back Texas Tuesday! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Not familiar with Texas Tuesday?

What is Texas Tuesday? A chance for you to show off the awesomeness that is TEXAS!! You can blog about anything; restaurants, vacation spots, venues, concerts, your hometown, shops, fashion, sports, etc. The linkup is not limited to Texans, we just ask that the post is about Texas.

We will start it back up next Tuesday the 27th and we'd love to have you join us!!! Grab the button below!

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That was our weekend! How was yours? Do anything exciting?  

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