Autumn

September 25, 2018

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And just like that, Summer is gone and Fall is here. 
Honestly, I know my name is Summer and that should be my favorite season 
and it pretty much is, 
but Autumn holds a little piece of my heart.

I got married in the Fall,
and honestly, I think it's just such a romantic season.
Fall leaves, the smell of fireplaces, 
boots, scarfs, hats...
they are all my favorite.

Once Texas gets to Fall, we will let you know.
Today's high is 91! 
We did have a little Fall weather this weekend
with the highs in the mid-70's.

I look forward to all the is to come. 
Halloween, and making Jack-o-Lanterns 
with my family.
Decorating our house, and watching kids eye light up when they see it.
It's so magical and mysterious. 

Perfect for me.
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We Did It!

September 24, 2018

We did it! 
We actually got to play a softball game!
Actually 2 softball games! It's a miracle!


This is how sad it is,
she had a game Thursday... cancelled. 
Had practice Friday, cut short due to lightning. 
Game Saturday morning... cancelled due to rain.

Her coach sent an email out Saturday evening asking who could play Sunday.
Literally every parent on the team said YES!!


These girls played back to back games 
AND WON BOTH GAMES!

Belle did amazing!
She was first up to bat on the very fist pitch,
she got a HOME RUN!!!

She also pitched both games, 129 pitches and had 
48% strikes with 7 strike outs. 
She looked awesome as well as her whole team.
These girls can play!

I say it every season, 
and I am honest every time. 
But this season is something different.
Every girl can hit, field, run, etc.
They really look like a select team, 
and I can't wait for the rest of the season!

Happy Monday!
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14 Years

September 18, 2018

14 years ago today I married the love of my life. 
Eric & I met 19 years ago freshman year of college.
From the moment we met we were inseparable. 
We did everything together, 
and the funny thing is, we still do!

We don't have much time on weeknights anymore with softball and work,
but weekends we make it a priority for the 3 of us to spend as much time together as possible.
We really have been through everything together,
and I can't imagine not having him by my side. 


Here's to 14 years together, 
and many many more to come!

Happy Anniversary Love!
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Are You Excited?!

September 17, 2018

Are you as excited as I am about the new Mary Poppins movie coming out?!
Bella and I used to watch that original movie over and over again.
I seriously cannot wait to take her to see it!


Comes out December 19th! And trust me we will be first in line for it!
Here's the full trailer to watch as well!
Enjoy!!




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Firsts

September 14, 2018

This year has brought many firsts for Belle and our family.
We now have a pre-teen, 
which means tons of firsts, especially for her.

Yesterday was her first Cotillion Class. 
In case, you are not sure what that is, it's definitely a Southern tradition.
Boys and Girls from middle through high school 
take classes on how to properly dance, 
eat, sit, manners, etc. 
They all have to dress very nice as well. 
The girls in dresses, the boys in button down shirts and slacks. 
At the end they have a formal dance,
which for us will be in February.

Bella before her class last night!

Her first time to really wear makeup and she let me do her hair!
Never happens...

She also goes to her first middle school dance tonight!
To say she is nervous, is an understatement.
She couldn't even eat breakfast this morning, 
it was adorable.

It's really a growing stage for Bella and us!
We are getting used to dresses, girly things, 
and not always wanting to spend time with her parents.
The last part hurts me a little, not gonna lie.

But even with all this growing up she is doing, 
she still hugs us tight, 
& tells us she loves us constantly.

She is still that sporty girl
who loves softball,
her friends,
and her teammates 
more than you can imagine.

And she is still my Sweet Little Bella Belle.
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6 months

September 12, 2018

How has 6 months gone by since I last blogged?! 
Because life happened.

Our lives have been nothing short of insane all summer & it hasn't gotten better since school started. 
Did I mention Bella is in MIDDLE SCHOOL?!
How in the heck do I have a middle schooler?!


She has her 1st school dance Friday & she starts Cotillion tomorrow! I seriously don't know where the time has gone. 

Little catching up. Over the summer Bella played on her softball All Star Team. They did great, but man were we excited to have a break once it was over. 
6 days a week is tough on her and her parents!

We took a few vacations, our annual to South Padre,
then last month we went on a family cruise to the Caribbean.
It was AMAZING!


We swam with dolphins in Cozumel,
spent the day at Margaritaville in Grand Cayman,
and spent the day lounging on a private beach in Jamaica. 
Seriously, one of our best vacations ever.



We are now back in school and softball mode again. 
She has an amazing team that will do great this season!
She is pitching and so excited to be back at it!
Once the rains die down, we will have games and I will post pictures galore on here! 


I will end with this,
no matter how old Bella is getting, she is still our little girl!


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