December 15, 2014

All I want for Christmas....

Is to buy last minute plane tickets to Waco to surprise our sweet friends and watch B get reunited with her besties! Adam and I spontaneously bought tickets to Texas this week and we flew in yesterday afternoon and showed up at our friend's Christmas party to surprise our friends, who really, are family. It went JUST as I had hoped and it was the best money we could have spent! Watching B and her friends run into each other's arms was the best gift I could have received. The blog will be quiet this week as we are soaking up every minute with precious friends in our favorite place. Merry Christmas to us!! Xo


(I'll add the video that was taken when B saw her friends as soon as I can, it's priceless!)

December 9, 2014

busy Monday

Yesterday was a busy one! B gets out early on Mondays (grrr) so picked her up, then we had some of our favorite friends over for a play date, then off to gymnastics, I ran a couple errands while B was at gym, then picked her up, stopped by the grocery store to get some things for Adam's cousin's birthday dinner, came home, did homework with B and addressed Christmas cards, then Kyle came over and we grilled burgers and made milkshakes (per the birthday boy's request) and watched the Clippers win with a 3 pointer at the buzzer! Happy 31st birthday, Kyle! Whew! It was a full day! Oh, and I finished painting the garage bathroom in the morning, so glad that's done! Things are coming together around here but there are still projects to get done and one of my kitchen drawers broke yesterday! Grrr. I haven't really started my Christmas shopping yet so, I've got some things to work on. I just blogged another Waco mini session of some dear friends of mine, check it out here! xo

December 4, 2014

Christmas season/rain/etc.

I find that each year its hard for me to get my rear-in-gear and get my Christmas stuff out. I like having the house decorated and festive but the actual doing it bit is tough for me. This year is no exception. Once our bathroom in the guest house is done (and some dry wall patching/painting) we can put our furniture where it goes and actually put away the boxes that are still strewn about and maybe know where things actually are! I can.not.wait for that. I brought in about half of my ornaments, most of my decorations are still in the garage and it was all I could do to get the tree looking decent yesterday. Its been POURING buckets the last 2 days so that hasn't helped my lack of enthusiasm, esp since I have to walk outside to get to the garage to get said Christmas items. :/ Also, due to the lovely downpour that we so desperately needed, the pilot light in our water heater went out (its not insulated very well) so it was a cold shower for Adam yesterday (when we realized that it happened) and no shower for me. Our contractor got it up and running again but of course, it went out again last night. So, no shower for Adam today and I heated up hot water on the stove and poured it over myself in the shower so I wouldn't have to go 2 days without bathing! Ugh!! Thankfully the rain has stopped so once it gets lit again today it should stay on. Ay yi yi.

I can't believe Christmas is 3 weeks from today! It comes faster and faster each year I think. I haven't purchased hardly a thing BUT Aunt Karen is coming out today to have a "play day" with me so hopefully I can knock some things off my list! I haven't had time with Aunt Karen in years and am so looking forward to having her all to myself today! Lucky me!

Well, the bathroom tile is getting laid today for the floors and the sink and toilet will go back in tomorrow! Its coming together out there in the ol' guest house, which means...back to painting for me (BOOO!!). My plan is to just paint the bathroom and then try and color match the paint in the rest of the house for the places where they replaced the drywall (sure would have been nice for the previous owners to leave the paint cans behind!). Always something...the joys of home ownership I guess.

Well, that's the news around here today, thanks for checking in! xo

December 2, 2014

December 1, 2014

Good Thanksgiving weekend!

Monday already?! We had a great week off last week, so cozy! B and I stayed pretty busy while Adam was gone, lots of play dates! Adam got home late Tuesday afternoon and we pretty much went straight to the grocery store to get all the fixins for T-Day. Wednesday B went to a friend's house and I cooked/baked and Adam and I had a cozy day at home and then later in the afternoon we picked up B and went out to a nice dinner and the 3 of us had a little date. Thursday cousin Mike came over and we ate and watched football, lots to be thankful for. :) Since Mike doesn't typically live where we live he comes for the weekend, well, since he is now an hour away he went home but said he would come back each day so our tradition was still in tact (I'm hopeful next year he'll stay in the guest house :). So, Mike was also here all day Friday and Saturday -we loved it! We all went out to the movies/dinner on Friday, that was fun, and then Saturday Adam's cousin Caila and her family came into town, I did a mini session with them, then they all came over to play/have dinner with us! So fun! Adam's cousin Kyle also joined in the festivities so it was fun to have a full house with lots of family, good times. It was sad watching Adam take B to school today, I loved all of us being home together and just relaxing after a crazy season. I'm already looking forward to Adam's last day of class and having another break just around the corner!

Last night we went out (in the pouring rain) and got our Christmas tree! Now I need to dig through the garage and find all my Christmas d├ęcor stuff. Speaking of the garage/guest house, we're starting the work on the bathroom this week! Can't wait! We (my contractor) are installing new tile floors, a new toilet, and a new sink! I'm hopeful my sweet father-in-law will install a new shower some time next year but for now, we need the necessities covered so that space is actually functional  -can't wait! We are doing this project with a TINY budget so I'm not super excited about what I picked per se, function won out over style but it will be new and clean and look pretty good so I'm excited! COME ON OVER VISITORS!!!

That's pretty much what we've been up to around here, its been busy but good-busy! Today I've got a mini session to edit and a lunch date with a friend, not a bad Monday. :) Hope everyone has a great week! xo

Here's a peek from the ninner's bday shoot!