Thursday, July 29, 2010

Can o Worms...

Were opened last night when Maddox decided to crawl in bed with us. It was 2 am when I felt his little body crawling over me. I was too tired to say no. And he was too cute. And now I'm pretty sure nights will never be the same.
Who wouldn't want to share the bed with this cute, crazy headed little three year old??

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Monday, July 26, 2010

I Need a Bloggy Make Over

Please, Please, Please send me some suggestions of who can do it. Something bad happened today to my blog. Notice it now says Merry Christmas on my background. What in the WORLD!??? "Cutest Blog On the Block" has done something and I can't figure out how to get my old background back.
Soooo, I'm gonna do a full scale awesome make over. Somebody tell me who to use!

Water filled weekend!

This past weekend was pretty near perfect! Friday David was off work so we took the lil guys up to the neighborhood pool. I didn't get many pictures because chasing two kids around the pool is crazy!! Especially Cruz, who has absolutely NO fear!

I got this photo when things finally calmed down and the kids were worn out! We went up and had lunch overlooking the golf course after swimming. It was a pretty perfect family day;)!

Saturday we went to the lake. Forgot my camera but I snapped a few with the iPhone. Here is me and my girl Michelle:

And David learned to wakeboard! He was so pumped! He made it look so easy that I had to try. Ummmmm, not so easy! I'll try again though. It looks fun!

Here's the best I could get of him on my no zoom phone:

And FYI: I'm posting this mostly as a test from my phone. Another reason I love this thang!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Lovin

I've been MIA from the blogging has been, well, CRAZY!! But thought I would play catch up with some of our summer time activities. So here is one big picture dump!

We took the kids to play golf on Fathers Day, there is a field next to the golf course and my kids loved trying push the big hay bales.Here is Cruz with his favorite accessory...his "bots"...that is what he calls his blankie.Davids family had a reunion in the begining of July. The kids had a blast seeing all of the cousins and getting spoiled.

Here is Maddox getting ready to play tennis with his Nana and cousins. Nana got him a racket for his birthday and he loves it!

Maddox and his cousins, Elizabeth and Catherine.

Nana got out the keyboard and the kiddos LOVED it!
My niece Sloan came up the following week to stay with my mom. We hung out with her alot! My kids LOOOOOOOOOVE her! Here she is with my lil Maddox:
We went to the drive thru zoo one day. The kids loved it...
I took Sloan to get a pedicure while she was here. She wanted zebra toes (too cute) the zoo she was sporting leapord flip flops...her feet were perfect for the safari...:).

It cracks me up how the emus walk right up to your window and check you out. Maddox loved it!This crazy camel actually BIT my car!!! We all was so funny!Maddox has also been doing swim lessons in between all of our summer activities. He has the cutest teacher, Courtney. I used to teach junior high with her parents. They have a pool in the backyard and every summer she teaches private lessons. Maddox isn't swimming yet....but he is a lot more comfortable in the water. Courtney did a great job! We'll be back next year....with Cruz doing them too.
Here is Maddox going down the slide at the end of his lesson:Working on kicks and arms:Courtney lets him pick out a silly band every day after class. So cute!Courtney and Maddox:

That's all for now! Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Birfday

Wowie, I'm behind here, but I'm trying to play catch up on some different things that have been going on!

My birthday was June 22nd. I am officially 31....but, its okay, I still feel 21 in my heart! For my birthday I woke up to Einstien Bagels (everything bagel with veggie cream cheese, my FAVE). The boys had made me cards and I got my gift from David, a tennis racket. I guess he picked up on the THOUSAND hints I left!

That night we went to Ruth's Chris absolute, all time, favorite restaurant EVER. If there is a special occasion...that is where I want to be! I mean, they bring your steak out sizzling in BUTTER....does it get any better!!?!

I'm "friends" with our Ruth's Chris chain on Facebook. They take pictures of people who are celebrating special occasions and put them on FB. I was glad, cause I didn't have my camera! So here is the pic I stole.....A few nights later was my birthday party with my friends. We ate at Bonefish and then took the party to aLoft. Had a great time.

And I got these FAB cupcakes from Bliss cupcakes in Fayetteville. One was chocolate milkshake and the others are vanilla milkshake flavored!

Here is the "girl" end of the table. Hubbies were at the other end!

Me and my special him.
Only Tara would have us take pictures in the bathroom...haha!!!

Leaving Bonefish....Jessica, Michelle, Serenity, Nicole, Tara, Me, Rachel, and Kim.

Silly Picture:

I'll let you in on a little secret....If there is a band playing, I'm gonna dance. And I don't care if ANYONE else is! Haha!!! The band this night wasn't even good, but we made it fun!

Thanks again friends and fam for an awesome birthday WEEK!

Proud of Rogers, Arkansas

You ask anybody...I Love the south, I'm a home grown Arkansan, and I wouldn't have it any other way! I never want to leave, I love Razorbacks, Walmart, Beaver Lake, Ozark Mountains, Little Rock, Eureka Springs, Hot Springs, my home town Jacksonville, but most of all...I love where I'm at right now...Rogers, Arkansas.

So I was super proud to hear on the radio this morning that Rogers was ranked in the top 10 small cities to live in by Money Magazine. You can visit the link HERE.

Rogers was Number 10 in the can read about my town and what they had to say about it below:

10. Rogers, AR


Top 100 rank: 10

Population: 57,000

Unemployment: 5.8%

If you're inclined to dismiss a small city in Arkansas as a backwater, you're making a big mistake. Rogers is right next door to Bentonville, where Wal-Mart is headquartered.

Given the power of the retail behemoth, many Fortune 500 firms that sell it their wares have moved executives to the area. Lots of them have settled in Rogers, giving it a cosmopolitan feel. (Wal-Mart's CEO, Mike Duke, also calls Rogers home.)

They're drawn by top-notch schools and outdoor activities, including swimming and wakeboarding on the town's two lakes and golfing on its five courses.

(Not all is picture perfect: Rogers does contain some rundown areas.) Though Wal-Mart has had layoffs in recent years, the jobless rate here remains low. --A.L.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Random Thursday

  • Hope everyone is having a great summer! I'm loving all of your blogs. Summer and Fall are my faves! So many things to do!!
  • The weather here is yucky today and I have two lil guys with bad coughs....looks like we are staying in today!
  • Don't you just loooooove when this happens in the car?? Its rare with my kids, but wear them out at the lake and this is sure to follow: *Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong here?? I water EVERY day. This is a full sun plant and it is in the full afternoon sun. It used to look like big and beautiful. It wasn't a cheap hanging basket either!! Now look at the poor thing...someone help!

*Been feeling nostalgic...started looking back over my blog. I love blogging since it is like a scrapbook you can look back on anytime you want. Here is what we were up to this month LAST year.

*And here is what we were doing this month TWO years changes fast!

*Okay, I have to share some summer beauty products I have become addicted to. It would just be wrong to keep these two things all to myself! First, Moroccan must buy it now. You put it on damp hair before you dry. It cuts drying time BIG, my hair has never been softer...check it out and get you some here! I promise..worth every penny!!! You only use a little. My hairdresser said it one bottle will last at least a year!

*Second thing is my new fave lip gloss. I bought the shade in the middle. My husband even loves the look of it...summer bronzey color. Perfect! I consider myself a lip gloss connoisseur...and this IS the best ever. I bought mine at Sephora, you can get it by clicking here.

  • So what do ya'll think about Lindsey Lohan finally going to jail...I think its long overdue. Do ya'll keep up with celebrity info...I do, lets just say I visit the TMZ app too many times in a day!

  • This summer I have been playing tennis twice a week and loving every second. I have been playing for a year now and I think we may start competing in out! Ha!!!

  • Speaking of wouldn't believe the cute outfits they make for the game. Check these cute lil numbers I am scoping out...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our Fourth of July Festivies

So my last post was on our laid back Friday night....Saturday morning we hit the ground running and didn't stop till Monday afternoon! So glad we chilled while we could.

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays...right next to Halloween. Seriously. I love these two holidays because you always get to spend them at home, its laid back, and just always a good time!

So Saturday we invited our friends, the Browns, to the lake with us. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate! We drove around, rode the tube a few times, and then the rain came. We headed back to the dock and hung out there under the roof for a good hour +. The funny thing is, no one seemed to mind that we were just sitting there on a tiny boat. The kids where feeding fish, Rachel and I got to talk, and the boys talked fishing.

When I finally checked my trusty iPhone and realized the entire portion of our state and neighboring Oklahoma was covered in rain, we decided to head in. But we had a good time none the less!

Saturday night our wonderful neighbors invited us and another couple over for food and fireworks. We had a great time, I didn't remember my camera though! Ugh! We grilled and chilled and then once the sun went down the fireworks came out. All of our kids are little, so they got bored fast....although us adults were having a blast. To get the kids attention back we set off our big $60 firework. It was the biggest thing I've seen....worth every penny. I actually thought I was going to be hit by it! It had 5 major blast...crazy!!

Sunday morning we were suppose to head back to the lake with the Hamptons, but there was so much rain in the forecast we decided to cancel and move our lake day to Monday. Instead we headed to church, which always does an amazing service honoring the men and women who serve our country...brought me to tears!

That night the church did an amazing fireworks show. We went out to eat with the Hamptons and then headed over for the show. We laid out blankets and chairs and the kids ran wild the whole night. Good summer fun!

Here are Maddox and Ashlyn cracking each other up at dinner:
Me and my girl, Serenity:

I wish my kids would cooperate for photo ops. Here I am in red, white and blue, kids too...we even had a festive blanket. This could have been really cute, but here's all I could get out of them:

I bought some glow bracelets and necklaces for the kids to wear...they ended up making frisbee's out of them....whatever keeps em happy!

I couldn't wait to get some great pics with my camera....but I think I need a class. I spent the whole time changing settings....couldn't figure out which one worked best:

This one is my fave:

So Monday brought our last Fourth of July celebration...lake day with the Hamptons. The kids had a great time, and so did we!