May 21, 2012

Noah + Einstein

May 18, 2012

Spring Break at the Lake House

So, I'm gonna pretend I'm only a couple weeks late in posting about our Spring Break instead of a couple months. Oops! My mom and I decided it would be fun to go to the Lake House over Spring Break and have a girls + Noah weekend. And then my mom came up with the most wonderful idea ever and said, "Let's invite Nana to come along with us!" I'm so glad Nana ended up coming, because it wouldn't have been the same without her! 


What a special weekend it was; we had such a wonderful time! I loved watching Noah and Nana spend time together. They built forts, read books, figured out mazes in an activity book, played pretend cooking, put together puzzles... it really brought me back to my childhood and all the fun times I had with Nana. It made my heart smile to watch her play with Noah in the same way she used to play with me. 


The forecast for the weekend was rain and more rain, and that's exactly what happened. But we embraced the rain and enjoyed every minute of it. It wasn't going to stop us from having fun! We even got out in it and took Delilah ("Aunt Dewiwa") and Samson ("Sam Sam") for walks. And we sure took advantage of being indoors and did a lot of relaxing! It was wonderful!!

This was also the weekend I got my mom addicted to Draw Something. She always gives me a hard time now because I never get on and play any more. :) One evening we stayed up half the night playing that stupid game. There were a couple times I thought we were going to wake up Noah and Nana because we were laughing so hard at some of the drawings. It was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed that time with my mom.

One afternoon we attempted a photo shoot with the doggies and Noah. Yeah. Right. It's was like I was working with three children. :) I did love this picture though.


Noah loved every minute of our time at the Lake House. He got to ride in the golf cart with Mimi and Nana one afternoon. And on the last day Mimi planned a surprise egg hunt for Noah. Thankfully it was a beautiful day, so we were able to hide the eggs outside. Noah had the best time searching for the hidden eggs!


Mr. Noah standing with his little tree he planted last Christmas. It will be fun to watch both Noah and the tree grow taller over the years. 


On our way back home, we stopped by to see Aunt Megan and her new bull dog puppy, Maggie. She was the cutest thing I've ever seen; I couldn't get enough of her.


I mean, really, just look at that face.


Gah, she was adorable.


Noah loved Maggie too. They were so cute playing together.


And then Maggie's tooth accidently got stuck in Noah's sock and he thought she had bit him. After that, he wanted nothing to do with her. Ha!


Noah finally forgave her though and said, "Maggie not eat Noah," and agreed to see her again at Matt's graduation. Anyway, it was really fun getting to see Maggie for the first time.

What a great Spring Break we had! We loved every minute of it.


May 15, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

i'm loving that josh and i get to go on a date this friday night!
it's been too long. way too long. 

i'm loving that my brother, matt, is moving to dallas this summer!
we are all really excited about having him here with us.

i'm loving my new nail polish rainbow in the s-kylie | nicole by opi. 
it's sparkly and fun! perfect for summer!

i'm loving how sweet noah looked snuggled up
 at the end of our bed last night.

i'm loving all the spring-y type weather we've had the past
couple of weeks. usually by mid-may it's super hot, so it has
been nice! maybe we will have a mild summer?
hope so!

i'm loving this recipe!!! make it. you will be glad you did.

i'm loving this quote: "run when you can, walk when you
have to, crawl if you must, just never give up." -via

what are you loving this week?
happy wednesday!

linking up here

May 14, 2012

Twelve Days

count down begins
twelve days
me + josh
off to denver
a weekend away
the color run
can't wait

May 13, 2012

My Heart is Full


I am so blessed!
Thank you so much sweet boy for the video and card you
made me for Mother's Day. SO precious!
Love both you and your Daddy!

May 10, 2012

Muffins and Flowers


Wanted to share a picture of my pretty flowers Noah gave to me this week as a Mother's Day gift. I went up to his school Wednesday morning for "Muffins with Mom" and left with the sweetest pot of flowers in my hand. I just love the adorable flower pot Noah painted! He is quite the little artist I must say. Thank you sweet boy. I love my flowers!

May 09, 2012

Mommy and Baby Gruff


daddy recently shared one of his favorite childhood books with noah:
the three billy goats gruff, and now noah can't get enough of it.
he loves it and wants to read it over and over again.

he's also taken to calling himself "baby gruff" while josh is
"daddy gruff" and i am "mommy gruff." of course, einstein is the
"yucky troll" who lives under the bridge. since we can't really knock einstein
off the bridge into the water, we have to resort to "hiding in the bushes,"
which are the closest sheets or blankets we can find.

so, here we are: mommy and baby gruff embracing the camera!


May 08, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

the bloom theory-- stardust II
 i'll take one of these, please!

loving this quote:
 "pain doesn't tell you when you ought to stop. pain is
the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows
if you continue, you will change. don't let it stop you from being who
you can be. exhaustion tells you when you ought to stop. you only
reach your limit when you can go no further." -- via

loving how yummy these low fat fudge brownies look--
no eggs, oil, or butter used!

i have a love/hate relationship with jillian and her kickboxing video.
mostly i love it because she's giving me a good kick in
the rear and helping me get in shape.

absolutely loving katie herzig new album release the waking sleep
listen here on grooveshark


May 07, 2012

Newest OSU Grad

A big congrats to my brother, Matt, for graduating last
weekend with his degree in Architecture from Oklahoma State!

We are all so proud of you and all you've accomplished!
Can't wait to see what God has in store for you. 


May 01, 2012

Yucky Chawwwms