Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fellowship Friends Costume Parade

This morning Levi had a costume parade at his preschool! Is there anything cuter than kids in costumes!?! Um, no...they are just too dang cute!
I'm one of those moms who does not let the kids wear their costumes until the big day, or at school, so he was very ready to become THOR!!
That's right...I have TWO Avengers on my hands this year! You'll see Lane tomorrow!

Not sure what's up with the squinty face in these!

His class!

My boys are SO excited for tomorrow!! It's going to be a fun day...Boo Breakfast, fun after school Halloween snack, neighborhood crew dinner, and trick-or-treating! Oh and not to mention to top it all off, Lane's whole school in going to the Texas Motor Speedway for their Read to Speed it can't get much better for Lane man! He's pumped...I just hope the rain holds off so they can go tomorrow!
I can't wait to see all of your sweet kids in costume!! Happy Wednesday friends!!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up!

We had a fun, relaxing weekend! Friday afternoon the boys got a super fun box of Halloween goodies from Aunt Brittany, Uncle Cory, and Brody! Lane loved the spiders and web!

They wasted no time digging in!

Then we loaded up and met went to the Birdville football game to watch my cousin. Robin gave the boys their annual pumpkins! This year it was Nascar and a Ninja Turtle! So cute!

Lane rocking his spider gloves from Aunt Brittany!

Saturday morning we had two games. Lane got to finally play catcher! He was super excited about it, not to mention super cute in the gear, however he informed us he didn't like it!

After games we got lunch and haircuts....I had to snap a pic because all three of my boys took over one half of the salon!
Saturday afternoon my Aunt and Haley came up from Waco to spend the night and hang out! The boys loved having Haley and her friend Berkley here!! We ate, played, and stayed up real late to watch Texas play!

Sunday morning I took Lane to McD's for a breakfast playdate! You would think these four still go to the same school the way they just pick right up together! Love them! And I loved catching up with their mamas!

We spent the rest of Sunday visiting, eating, and doing a little shopping in Southlake! 
We are gearing up for Halloween in a couple of days. Hopefully the rain holds off and lets these kids do some Trick-or-Treating!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Start a Local Moms Blog in Your City

I hope you've noticed how much I have loved being a writer for Ft. Worth Moms Blog. It has been such a great opportunity to develop my writing, play a part in connecting moms in our city, and to get to know the other women on our fabulous team.

Ft. Worth Moms Blog is an amazing resource for moms in the Ft. Worth area and we are passionate about what we do! I’m proud to be part of something that is making a positive influence on both our beautiful city here AND on a national level! Did you know Ft. Worth Moms Blog has over 30 Sister Sites around the country?

These 30+ Sister Sites make up City Moms Blog Network. Each site is written and run by local moms, for local moms. They provide parenting information unique to their community, and to make things even more fun, they each throw fabulous events to get moms in their cities out on the town.

This network of locally focused moms blogs has empowered women all over the country to start their own businesses. When someone joins City Moms Blog Network as a Sister Site owner, they are joining a family that is eager to encourage and support one another. Sister Sites are provided with assistance in the startup phase, ongoing education and resources for continued support, and a community of fellow site owners eager to share best practices.

With the help of City Moms Blog Network, these Sister Site owners are able to become entrepreneurs (mompreneurs) and local influencers, all while doing something they love and are passionate about. I have loved watching Emily and Carly of Ft. worth Moms Blog grow it into what it is today, and I am thankful and proud of the part I am playing in that!

Is there a
City Moms Blog Network Sister Site in your area? City Moms Blog Network is currently looking for Sister Site owners in 25 specific cities in California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington. If you or someone you know might be interested in impacting moms in your community like Ft. Worth Moms Blog is, jump at this opportunity to join CMBN with your own Sister Site. These ladies are passionate about what they do and would love to partner with YOU to do the same! 
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Monday, October 21, 2013

DIY Disney: Autograph Books

 Our Disney trip is quickly approaching and I am definitely in 'Disney Mode"! I've been reading all sorts of blogs and scouring Pinterest for the best tips and tricks of Disney!
Autographs books are a must for the trip, and I knew that I could probably come up with something way cuter than the ones Disney sells, not to mention cheaper than the ones the sell, so I set out to make them myself!
Here is my finished product...

Here's what I used:
*6x6 Spiral bound sketcher's notebook for Hobby Lobby
*Disney stickers
*Foam letters
*Mickey washi tape
*Scrapbook paper

And here is the inside cover and first page!! I love how it turned out!! I wanted to add some ribbon, however I may get vetoed on that one from the hubs claiming ribbon would be "girly"! Oh well!

I was debating on making Levi his own, not thinking he'd be old enough for it, but he is at the "I want to do everything single thing my brother does", so I went ahead and made him one!

First Disney craft done!!
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Today we ventured out to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch, a yearly tradition! It seems like every single person had the same idea...I swear it gets more crowded every year! But we fought the crowds, and the boys had a great time!
They both loved the mazes! They went through the small one probably twenty times!

One thing I love about this patch is all the super cute photo opts!

Levi spotted Jake quick!

And the Monsters U boys!

This year they had the Duck Dynasty crew! Hilarious!

Gearing up for Disney!

Holly, Claire, and Coen met us out there!

I love this sweet picture!

Some family pic fun while waiting in line for the train...

We let the boys ride together by themselves and they loved it!!! So cute!

Another trip to the patch in the books!
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Friday, October 11, 2013

{Five on Friday}

It's Friday!! So glad the weekend is here...and it's a looong weekend at that! Anyway, it's 5 on Friday time again and I'm joining Darci and her friends! 
So here we go....


I am loving my newest Erin Condren Life Planner! I ordered the party pops one and love how it turned out, so colorful!!


Levi's school pictures came in this week and how cute are they!? Precious boy!


Need I say more!!?? We are geared up for Halloween, but Disney is definitely on my mind...making stuff, buying stuff, and the lists goes on! So excited!

This ADORABLE pumpkin print! Perfect for the boys' playroom, even though I already decorated, never to late to throw something else up!! LOVE!


And this. Even though it's been a long, exhausting season so far, and I'm pretty sure we all know how it's going to end...I am a Texas fun at heart and this game is tradition! So Hook 'em Horns!!!
Happy Friday everyone!!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Brief History of Me

After seeing this fun post from a new blog I follow (and fellow City Moms Blogger), I thought it was a neat idea, so I decided to play along! So here we go...a Brief History of Me!!


(unfortunately I found NO pictures of this time on my computer...let's face it, it was fun college times, way before I became a crazy picture taking mommy, ha!)

*I was 21 years old and in my 4th year at SFA.
*Had been dating Paul for about 4 years!
*Living in a cute little apartment with my bestie, Arlette.
*Began my first internship in 5th grade.
*Drove a black Ford Escort

EIGHT YEARS AGO...2005...A year full of changes for sure!

*I was 23 years old and graduated college.
*Was planning a wedding during last semester and got married in July.
*Moved to Lewisville, bought our first apartment, both started "real" jobs.
*Began my first year teaching.
*I bought my first car, a Nissan X-Terra.
*Traveled to DC together for Christmas.
*Started this blog!


*I was 26 years old.
*In my 4th year of teaching.
*Began building our first home in Keller.
*I became a mom!! We welcomed our first baby boy, Lane Michael, in March.


*I was 28 years old.
*In my 6th year of teaching.
*Paul and I went to Puerto Rico for his first Founders Club trip!
*Bought my 2nd car, a Tahoe.
*Celebrated 5 years of marriage in Vegas.
*I found out I was pregnant with sweet baby boy #2!


*I was 29 years old.
*In my 7th year of teaching.
*We went to the Bahamas for Founders Club trip #2....very preggo..what was I thinking!!!
*I became a mommy again when we welcomed little Levi Austin to the crew in April.
*I was a bridesmaid in my besties wedding, two weeks after having Levi...yea not pretty, ha!


*I am 31 (yikes).
*I said goodbye to teaching for a bit and began a new adventure staying at home.
*We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary back in Vegas...we kinda love that place!
*I sent my first born off to Kinder.
*I started blogging for Ft. Worth Moms Blog.
*Later this month we will celebrate one year in our new home we built last year!

Play along blog friends....I would love reading a Brief History of YOU!!!

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