Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Colder Weather

Colder weather is officially here! Tis' the season...I'm hoping for snow, snow, and more snow. The day after Halloween I took down all my fall stuff and started getting Christmas stuff ready. I'm really ready for the holidays this year, I'm not hosting Thanksgiving so that obviously makes it okay to start early!




We've had a lot going on, between photo shoots, late night hours of editing photos, Brett's workouts, and his new work schedule I got myself sick! I had mono in 9th grade and apparently it lives in you forever and can come back at anytime (how annoying) often triggered by stress. Well it came back and it hit me hard and fast. High fever, severe sore throat, my body aches were so painful, headache, it was all over awful. Two days in bed and a trip to the doctors office later I was finally able to go back to work. My throat and cough were present for awhile and I still get exhausted easily but much better overall. Mono sucks...luckily Maisy was my side kick and we got caught up on sleep and Sons of Anarchy.



My parents and I took JT to Walking with Dinosaurs. I read some of the reviews that said it was amazingly real however a little graphic and scary at some points. I talked to JT and showed him some videos and he said he wanted to go. He did great! He got a little scared at the beginning when a big dino ate the baby dino right out of the egg (yikes!) but over all good.  He did cry when the triceratops were fighting and one got hurt and limped away with a broken horn. Sweet boy :)  He talked about it the whole way home and beyond.






We started to notice JT was getting really whiny throughout the day and by the end of the night he was a mess. He has always been really easy when we transition or change things up and so we decided to rework his bedtime. It is amazing the difference it has made! It has also been nice for us to have some extra time at night, a 30-45 min difference for me means I can actually get in bed before 1 a.m. So much happier all around!


And some random iPhone pics.














Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Longer weekends please!

We had such a fantastic weekend!  I'm trying to slow photography down a little bit to give myself more time on the weekends and so far it's totally the right decision.  We went to a pancake feed at JT's school and got to look at his art work and things he's been doing in his class.  


From there we met my parents at the pumpkin patch.  Love Schaake's and we had a great time as usual.  Jaris kept his streak of picking the smallest pumpkin ever going this year!  He still loves the tractors the best and wearing his boots of course!








We had a great lunch at Fuzzy's Tacos downtown and spent the rest of the day getting house projects done and playing in JT's bounce house, perfect weather for it. The weekend before, I went to Nell Hill's with my mom, grandma, and aunts so I had some stuff to rearrange but the majority of it was Christmas stuff.  I have to keep telling myself it's too early, but I'm soooo ready to decorate for Christmas!  Here are some of the projects we finished up...

 This was a teal stand before and I liked the teal but it's not a friendly color when you switch out seasonal decor.  The orange was okay with it but with Xmas around the corner the green and red wouldn't have worked so it got painted "modern gray" and got new knobs.

FYI...that's JT's green little pumpkin by the canister...
 This wasn't a project I'm just excited I finally have one!


The tray is a Nell Hill's purchase...


I refinished the dresser two weeks ago but finally got it downstairs and got my awesome fan fixed up as well, looks pretty great together!


Bounce house fun!


Jumping over mom!
We met up with family for dinner and called it a night.

Sunday we ate lunch and headed out to Clinton Lake trails to go on a little hike.  Maisy was so excited to get off her leash and as soon as she saw the chance she bolted down the steepest of hills to get to the water. We watched the Cowboys win, played a lot more in the bounce house, cut the grass, and had a homemade dinner. Such a great weekend!
Best I could do lol.


Can you see her in the water?







Wednesday, October 8, 2014

30...

Um, didn't I just graduate high school?  So many big things happen in your 20's and here are just a few of my favorite!

Got this sweet girl...

Married my high school sweetheart...



Got some ink...

Went on our honeymoon...

That time I jumped out of an airplane...

Girls trip to Chicago with my faves...


Grew a baby...
had a beautiful baby...I'd post all my faves of JT but that would be a long post :)

Went to a lot of concerts...somehow I saw Stevie Nicks, Madonna, and Cher, insane.
Goo Goo Dolls...

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks...

Went to a lot of awesome concerts...Miranda

Madonna

Carrie

Cher
Zac Brown Band

This fun moment!

Destin trip with my family...

and Brett's family.
And so many more amazing memories in between.  I'm looking forward to what my 30's hold!