Guess Who’s Turning 1?

My beautiful babies, Parker & Piper celebrated their 1st birthday today! Surprisingly, I felt an array of emotions today as I watched my twins on this very special day.I can vividly remember the flood of emotions I felt when the Dr. informed me we were having twins. "This can't be happening!", "How am I going to manage twins?" "Will everything be okay?" I was so shocked to find out we were having twins (Aubrey was only 13 months old when we found out.) I couldn't fully embrace the joy and … [Read more...]

Simply Delicious

I have been on a new quest lately for simple, delicious and healthy recipes. With my sister's wedding quickly approaching and the thought of being in a swimsuit for 5 days (we are going on a cruise) it is a must that I lose a few pounds. My challenge is my hubby who insist we have "meat" with dinner and "no diet food" so you can imagine my excitement when I ran across this recipe for Chicken Parmesan Subs.This super easy, quick and healthy recipe came from Eating Well and it's definitely … [Read more...]

Wild Wonders

We loaded up the kids and took them to the Ft. Worth Zoo for a fun filled day with monkeys, lions, gorillas and much, much more.There was so much to see and do and the kids were full of smiles the entire day. I love experiencing such simple pleasures through the eyes of a child. There is something magical and contagious about a child's curiosity & wonder and it was such fun to see their excitement from exhibit to exhibit.Here are some of my favorite pics from the day...Aubrey feeding the … [Read more...]

Black & White 30th Birthday Bash

This past weekend we had a Black & White Bash for my 30th birthday. Whoa, the big 3-0!We sent the kids to Grandma & Grandpa Y's for the night, invited our favorite friends, told them to dress in black or white, decked the house out in B&W, made some yummy food and let the good times roll.Yummy FoodChocolate Fountain with goodiesB&W Birthday CakeThanks to my sister and hubby for helping put the event together (my sweet hubby helped make the tissue pom pom's), you guys rock. We had a blast and I … [Read more...]

Aubrey, Aubrey Shopping with Mama

Aubrey waited all day for Daddy to come home so she could play dress up with him, unfortunately when he got home we needed to run some errands. She was all dressed up and insisted she wear her blue dress shopping with her fancy shoes, hey who am I to argue. Beside the fact that she looked adorable, I reasoned that every girl needs to dress up and be fancy on occasions for no reason at all. So off we went shopping and here are some pictures from our outing.She walked up to the mannequin and … [Read more...]

Muffin Tin Monday -Faces

We cheated and made our muffin tin on Sunday because Daddy thought this was a fun one and didn't want to miss out on the action (plus it was helpful to have an extra set of hands.)The theme was People/Faces so we decided to play with our food and make "pizza faces." Here is what was in our muffin tin...Pizza Sauce, mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, red bell pepper and cheddar cheese.Everyone got an English Muffin that they could use to create their faces. Parker and … [Read more...]

Climbing Adventure

Today while we were fixing dinner Miss A. asked to eat outside and since it was fairly pleasant we decided that was a great idea. We enjoyed a new recipe for low-fat pulled pork sandwiches and ramen noodle salad, yummy!After dinner the kids were playing in the back yard running, giggling and generally being silly. I was enjoying the moment and trying to take in the sweet sound of laughter from my kids. The next thing I know I look over and see this...Yep that's right, my 11 month old son is … [Read more...]

All Aboard…

Our Trip to UtahA month later I am finally getting around to posting some pictures of our trip to Utah. We took a trip June 27-July 5 to Utah to visit our family. We went with Grandma & Grandpa Y, Aunt Bethany and Josh. We had a blast and enjoyed doing lots of fun activities. The kids were even great with all the traveling, new surroundings and varied schedules.Here are some of my favorite things we got to do (besides visiting with family, which we did not get enough pictures of.)We took a … [Read more...]

Sunday Sundae’s

The 3rd Sunday in July is know as Ice Cream Sundae Day. Who would pass up an opportunity to have ice cream sundaes, not us!I found our ice cream dishes that rarely get used and created yummy sundaes with all the toppings. They were a big hit with all of the kids and Aubrey wanted to know if tomorrow was Ice Cream Sunday Day too.Piper couldn't wait to get her hands on that yummy looking treat.Parker wanted nothing to do with a picture, he was much too busy eating! … [Read more...]

7 Successful Years

Happy 7th Anniversary to Us!Justin and I are celebrating 7 years of marriage today and after reflecting on the last 7 years I would say they have been pretty successful.We are still married (despite all the quirky habits and various life roller coasters), we have a beautiful home and three wonderful children. I am super blessed to have such a helpful, caring and adventurous husband. He keeps things light and funny, always knows when to make me laugh and is usually up for anything.We didn't … [Read more...]