December 14, 2016
I wanted to take a minute out of my day and remind myself to stop and breathe.
Cherish the holidays with my family,
spend as much time as possible with my daughter,
and enjoy my life just a little more.
Bella turns 10 next month,
and it feels like time with her is dwindling.
Pretty soon she's not going to want to sit in my arms and cuddle,
tell me all the funny things that happened at school,
climb into our bed when she's had a nightmare,
or beg me not to leave when we take her somewhere.
Before we know it she will be sharing secrets with her friends,
instead of her parents,
she will want to go on dates with boys,
instead of Mommy & Me day,
and I will watch her grow into a beautiful, amazing woman
before my eyes.
So until that time, I will cherish the moments we spend together,
going to movies,
checking out Christmas lights,
laughing at the funny things that happened at school today,
and I will know that no matter how many pictures I take,
how many blogs I post about her,
how many times I hug her and tell her I love her,
it won't be enough.
For she will one day be a little too far out of my reach.
December 13, 2016
This past weekend seemed to fly by, except for Sunday.
Saturday we took Bella to Fiesta Texas
to Holiday in the Park.
2 words: Cold & Rainy.
I'm not sure if you can tell by the pictures,
but it was so cold we all froze!
We only lasted 3 hours before giving in and heading home.
We did get on all the open rides,
and luckily no lines
(Hmmm wonder why?!)
Man Bella & I can rock some beanies!
(I wear them CONSTANTLY in the Winter!)
Saturday night we went to a friend's 40th birthday party!
Parker and his wife Tasha threw him an awesome birthday
at a bar in the Domain.
It was a blast!
Loved seeing people we haven't seen in years!
Such a fun time!
Little did we know all 3 of us would pay for Six Flags on Sunday!
We all were sick and feeling terrible all day.
Luckily we got our fun in the day before,
because none of us got off the couch Sunday!
Here's to a new week
filled with Christmas wrapping,
and spending time with the 2 people I love the most!
December 8, 2016
Last night we headed to Cedar Park to enjoy the Christmas lights.
It was so much fun and seeing Bella's eyes light up was magical!
I found these 2 streets that has the entire court light their houses up.
This was my favorite picture of the night.
Bella's just in awe of the lights.
Eric & Bella in front of one of our favorite houses,
they even had lights going along with the music...
Momma & her Bella Belle enjoying the lights!
This was in the middle of the street,
the lights go to the rooftop of every house on the block!
I LOVED this idea!!
Eric & I under the mistletoe!
Bella took this while laughing at her crazy parents!
Looking at Christmas lights has always been
something our family does,
and I wouldn't change it for the world!
December 7, 2016
I know I know there's still a few weeks left until Christmas,
but seriously the days/weeks are flying by,
so before we know it,
it'll be sneaking up on us!
Thank goodness I'm pretty much done shopping,
wrapping, decorating, etc.
But I feel like we all need to take a breath
and enjoy the actual holiday.
Spend time with my hubby and daughter,
go look at Christmas lights,
go to Holiday in the Park,
just enjoy the holidays before they're gone.
Bella will be 10 next month,
and I feel like the magic of Christmas
won't be as magic soon...
She loves Slippy her Elf on the Shelf,
and will sit under the tree staring at the gifts
for quite a while her eyes lit up
and her smile huge as can be.
So for the next few weeks
we will be family time,
enjoying the meaning of Christmas,
and loving the time spent with my family.
December 6, 2016
This past weekend we tore up the entire kitchen
to get ready for the new flooring.
Dust has been flying everywhere
ever since, but I'm so excited for what's
going to come end of the year.
Here's what our kitchen looks like as of now.
We did get a new stove (yay!)
but for the next 2 weeks or so,
we're wearing slippers everywhere downstairs.
The dogs are just loving it...
Towels are down for them to sleep and get comfy.
I'll be updating the remodel as we go along.
December 5, 2016
This weekend was my sister and brother in law's annual birthday parties,
now called the Birthmas party,
and it was awesome!
We all had an amazing time and thanks to ATG Photography
it was all captured on camera!
These are some of my favorite girls!
Always a great time with them!
Me & my sista in law celebrating her birthday in style!
(Ugly sweater style that is!)
Typical Eric & I pose!
We have the most fun together like always!
Love me some Tin!
She is such a sweet amazing person!
Such a fun party!
Happy birthmas to all the birthday peoples
we celebrated Saturday!!