Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Levi Austin: 7 Months

Sweet Levi, you are 7 Months!!!
Not much has changed from last month....

you are still my happy little boy!!

This was in the middle of his excited face!

Two main things have recently occurred that I want to remember...

1. You just started crawling!! Almost exactly when your big bro did!!
If you follow him as far as will be walking in 2 1/2 months!! Crazy!!

2. Your first tooth finally broke through!!
(If you click on the pic, you can see it nice and clear!)

Happy 7 Months big boy!!
Is it too soon to start birthday planning!?!?!

Monday, November 28, 2011

North Pole Breakfast

This past Sunday we had our first ever North Pole Breakfast !!!
 The idea came from Pinterest of course!!
We welcomed Bernard, our Elf, to our house for the Christmas season!

He arrived bright and early, bringing breakfast....

leaving letters to the boys....

and we enjoyed "snow covered donuts"!!
He also brought Lane some x-mas socks to keep his little toes nice and warm!!

then daddy read the Elf on the Shelf book while Lane ate!!

Levi didn't really have a clue, he did however get his fun plate for next year!

Lane was SUPER excited to see him!!

The Elf on the Shelf is such a fun tradition!! And now Lane is at the perfect age to really play along!! We had such a fun morning and love our new little family Christmas tradition!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Recap

What  a week!! It went by so fast, and I am not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow...I've enjoyed my week off way too much!!
. Like I  said we spent Thanksgiving in Victoria this year. It was a relaxing couple of days...and we all enjoyed ourselves! We spent lots of time hanging out...Lane played up a storm....Levi began crawling...and we all ate alot!!.
.Lane I think spent the majority of the time outside, playing with Bruiser and in the fort!

Mommy and my littlest turkey!

And my oldest turkey! Gotta love that face!!

Daddy and Levi

We had a rather large photo shoot outside...playing around with our new camera!  We had lots of funny outtakes!

I love Levi's face here

And this is Lane's "I'm over it smile"

Levi and Grandpa


Nana and Grandpa

Playing soccer in the yard

Levi feasted on Sweet Potatoes!!

My sister-in-law Holly and her family came down as well...Lane and Coen being silly!

Sweet Claire!!!

We had a great time away!! Paul, Rhonda, Holly and myself partook in some Black Friday shopping!! I've done it for the last 3 or 4 years and I love it for some reason!!
We made it home yesterday evening and got all unpacked. This early morning we awoke and had our first ever North Pole Breakfast (post on that to come!), then spent the remainder of the morning putting up our tree and decorating the inside of the house!! Gotta love this time of year!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


HaPpY ThAnKsGiViNg!!!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Paul and I are enjoying Turkey Day in Victoria this year. What a year it's been! We are so thankful for everything we've been given!
Especially these two....
Our super smart, funny, energetic, three year old!
And our too cute for words six month old!!
And for all of our friends and family who love us and are always there for us....we are super lucky!!
On a totally different is kinda special for a different reason...a dear tradition is coming to an end tonight. The last Thanksgiving day game in the UT-A&M rivalry will be played tonight. So everyone put your Horns up and hope we can go out with a bang!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

X-Mas Cheer from Tiny Prints

Christmas is right around the corner...and that means it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards! Luckily this year I already have my picture ready, I just have to find the perfect card!

I’m excited to give a shout out to Tiny Prints – a fabulous custom stationery company. A couple of weeks ago I ran across a blog about Tiny Prints giving away 50 free cards to bloggers!! I was super excited and immediately headed over to check out their selection!!

This year they have the Rainbow Collection that is so stinking cute!! I love so many of their cards!! Here are a few of my favs....

If you still need a card, head over to Tiny Prints and check out their huge holiday card selection!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall Crafting via Pinterest!

What did we ever do before Pinterest?!?! I don't know but what I do know is that I love it and have found so many cute things, good ideas, yummy foods, and much more!! It's one thing to find's another to bring some of it to life! So aside from yummy new recipes that I've made, I decided to make some cute little crafts that I have found!!
These first two are some super easy, super cheap and super cute fun Fall crafts.

 Pinterest Version

My Version, minus the bow, I forgot it at Hobby Lobby!
For the record I wanted to make one out of Levi's hand , but Paul thought that would have been an awful idea! Yea...I guess he's year though I will make one for my little turkey #2!

Pinterest Version

My Version!!
Loved how it turned out!

And the third craft I've had done for awhile.
Pinterest Version

My Version!

The boys bathroom is monsters, so when I saw this I loved it and knew I wanted to get it. So I clicked in to order it, and they were charging $30 for both prints! WHAT!?! No way! So I just bought the monster clip art for $3.00 and made it myself!!
I can't wait to make some of my Christmas crafts!!
In other news, we have have been nursing a certain little baby through cutting his first tooth AND a double pink eye infection! Not fun! I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!! I am so ready for a week long break, and I am so very ready for Christmas season to get here! I am itching to start decorating the casa!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Trip to the Speedway

Race Day finally got here this past Sunday!! Lane woke up SO excited! He could hardly wait to go. We got out there about 10:30 and the weather was pretty cloudy, but not hot at all.

Here is my little man @ Texas Motor Speedway!

 Daddy and Lane

A glimpse of the infield...waiting in line to get there!

On the track!!!

Tony Stewart's Crew Stand

 In front of Allmindinger's car

We got a great spot to watch all the cars being pushed out to pit road! Lane was glued to the fence watching as each car passed by! He would shout out the drivers name of each car! These guys next to us couldn't believe that a three year old was spouting all this out!!

Here are some of the cars that passed by
(Lane wanted me to include these particular drivers!)

We sat in turn 4 and had a great view of the entire track!! My favorite part was definitely the beginning, when they took a couple of laps then took off! The loudness was crazy!! But it was so fun! Lane did awesome the whole race!!

They had Tony Stewart's car in Victory Lane before the race!

Daddy and Lane got a close up peek into Trevor Bayne's car!

Wheeling Stewart's car to get in position!

The Fly by!

I love these next two pictures...Lane's sweet little captured by the race!!

He got a souvenir and played with it a bit!

And Stewart won!! This pic is a bit blurry!!

Lane loved loved loved the race!! He is still talking about it!
I have to share the funny side note....b/c it is so ironic!
When Lane was just a baby (7 months) we were eating at Christina's in Trophy Club, the night before a race. All the sudden Paul goes oh my goodness I think that is Tony Stewart sitting next to us. Well at the time I had NO clue who he was...nor did I really care, ha! But Paul did. So he googled him, showed me a pic to compare, and I was like yea I think that's him! So after some hush talking and many peeks towards his table, Paul leaned over and struck up a small conversation and got an autograph for Lane!!

So how ironic is it that at Lane's very first Nascar race...Tony Stewart won it!! Too neat!!
Anyway we all had a great time and I definitely would go back again!!